Sunnyvale School District Board of Education Updates

The following is a summary of actions taken by the Sunnyvale School District Board at the June and August meetings.

June 21:

  • Sunnyvale Middle School student, Yu-Sheng Chuang was formally recognized for his accomplishments as an English Learner and for serving as a leader and role model in the My Name My Identity initiative.
  • Adopted a resolution ordering a school bond election on November 6, 2018. The $100 million school bond will provide funds to renovate older schools, improve instructional technology, and increase campus safety and security at schools in the District. The average yearly cost to property owners in the Sunnyvale School District will be $10 per $100,000 of assessed valuation (not market value).
  • Approved the 2018-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
  • Adopted the 2018-2019 Budget. Current projections show adequate year-end fund balances in all funds.

August 9:

  • Approved a new job description for a technology integration specialist, which will assist teachers in preschool, elementary, and middle schools to improve instruction through improved integration of technology. The primary focus of the position is to enrich and support teaching and learning while strengthening the technology skills of students, teachers, and staff.
  • Approved the tentative agreement between Sunnyvale School District and California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the Public Disclosure of the Financial Input. The District and CSEA reached a tentative agreement on the Reopener Negotiations for the 2018-2019 school year regarding a 4% salary increase effective July 1, 2018, reclassification, leaves, and employee benefits. As required by AB 1200, financial projections of the annual cost of the settlement, as well as the fiscal impact on the future years, were included for public disclosure. According to the projections, the District can maintain the necessary unrestricted reserves to meet the state standard minimum reserve amount for the current and next two fiscal years.
  • Approved Sunnyvale Certificated and Classified Association for Management Personnel (SCCAMP) and Sunnyvale School District revisions of Memorandum of Understanding and Public Disclosure of the Financial Input. The District and SCCAMP reviewed and revised purpose and acceptance, compensation and benefits, management employee rights, employee evaluations and the salary schedules. For 2018-2019 the 2017-2018 salary schedules shall be increased by 4% effective July 1, 2018; for 2019-2020, the 2018-2019 salary schedules shall be increased by 4% effective July 1, 2019; and for 2020-2021, the 2019-2020 salary schedules shall be increased by 2% effective July 1, 2020. According to the projections, the District can maintain the necessary unrestricted reserves to meet the state standard minimum reserve amount for the current and next two fiscal years.
  • Approved contracts for the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services; Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources and for the Superintendent.

August 23 (Special Board Meeting):

  • The board discussed media relations, demographics and school capacity, Agenda Online and board goals, protocols, roles and responsibilities

The next Board of Education meeting is September 4, 2018.

Board of Education meetings are generally scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Sunnyvale School District Administrative Office, 819 West Iowa Avenue, Sunnyvale.

The Board of Education is the elected governing body of the SSD. Its five members serve four-year terms and are elected by Sunnyvale residents. Learn more about the members, and view their meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes at https:/www.sesd.org/Page/57.

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