Rick Schmitt is set for his first school board meeting as San Ramon Valley schools superintendent, with summertime administrative items leading the docket for the morning session Tuesday.
Schmitt, who started the job last month, spent 17 years as a school administrator in the San Diego area, including the previous three as superintendent of San Dieguito Union High School District, based in Encinitas in north-coastal San Diego County. He was hired in May to succeed Mary Shelton once she stepped into retirement at the end of June.
The new superintendent's first board meeting will take place Tuesday morning, with the open session starting at 8:30 a.m. at the district administrative complex, 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.
The school board will consider reducing or eliminating employment positions -- amounting to less than half of a full-time job -- due to lack of work or lack of funds.
The positions on the list are 0.167 full-time equivalent (FTE) for an instructional assistant and 0.133 FTE for an instructional assistant in physical education.
Board members will also discuss approving 150-plus new teaching and classified personnel moves related to June or July resignations, new hires, leaves of absence or assignment changes.
The board will consider requesting provisional internship permits for five teaching positions -- a program that replaced the emergency permit program previously offered by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
The one-year permit can be requested after "a diligent search has been conducted and a fully credentialed teacher could not be found," according to district staff.
The board will weigh whether to appoint one of its members as a representative to the Contra Costa County School Boards Association.
Before the public meeting, the board will sit in closed session beginning at 8 a.m. to discuss the appointment of assistant principals at Charlotte Wood Middle School and Quail Run Elementary School, as well as discipline, dismissal or release of unnamed certificated and classified employees.
Board vice president Mark Jewett plans to participate in the entire Tuesday meeting by phone from Twain Harte in Tuolumne County.