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Board Briefs for Tuesday, June 7, 2016

At last night's Board meeting, Chief Academic Officer and Co-Superintendent Dr. Arlando Smith provided a brief overview of the development of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the correlation to the Local Control Funding Formula. He shared that while this document is still in draft form, it does incorporate feedback from our Race to the Top (RTTT) Grant Guiding Coalition, School Site Councils, and other stakeholder groups. Additionally, the NHUSD LCAP must align with agreements and commitments made for the RTTT and it includes survey data from our grant External Evaluator.

Dr. Smith requested that the Board hold a Public Hearing, as required, and stated that the final LCAP will be brought to the Board on June 21st for final approval. Clerk Canlas opened the Public Hearing for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2016-2017. As there were no speakers on this topic, the Public Hearing was closed at 7:33 p.m.

Chief Business Officer and Co-Superintendent Akur Varadarajan provided a summary of the Proposed Budget for 2016-2017 as part of the public hearing. He explained that while the current reserves are adequate he does anticipate that the district will experience some financial pressure due to the sunsetting of the district RTTT Grant next year. The 2016-2017 Budget and the multi-year analysis (2017-18 and 2018-19) will be presented for approval at the meeting on June 21, 2016.

He requested that the Board hold a Public Hearing for the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 – 2017. Clerk Canlas opened the Public Hearing for the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. As there were no speakers on this topic, the Public Hearing was closed at 7:34 p.m.

The Board also approved a number of appointments and changes to the placements of site administrators for the 2016-17 school year. A list of the site administrators for next year has been included below:

Alvarado Elementary School
Principal: Marcus Lam
Assistant Principal: Patricio Urbi, formerly of Emanuele Elementary

Eastin Elementary School
Principal: Carla Victor
Assistant Principal: Allison Sayavong, formerly of Kitayama Elementary

Emanuele Elementary School
Principal: Clint Puckett, formerly of Alvarado Elementary
Assistant Principal: Eric Barron, formerly of Conley-Caraballo High School

Hillview Crest Elementary School
Principal: Jessica Lange-Brar
Assistant Principal: Judith Alcala-Reveles

Kitayama Elementary School
Principal: Mikey McKelvey
Assistant Principal: interviews pending

Pioneer Elementary School
Principal: Cheri Benafield
Assistant Principal: Jeannette Alday, formerly of Eastin Elementary

Searles Elementary School
Principal: Raquel Bocage
Assistant Principal: Marc Guastavino, formerly the middle schools Math Coach

Cesar Chavez Middle School
Principal: Mireya Casarez
Assistant Principal: Amity Defaii, formerly the Literacy Coach at CCMS
Assistant Principal: Clarissa Zapata, formerly of Alameda High School

Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School
Principal: Heather Thorner
Assistant Principal: Kenyetta Agregado
Assistant Principal: Kevin Packham

James Logan High School
Principal: Abhi Brar
Vice Principal: Francis Rojas
House 1 Principal: Rose Nieto
House 1 Principal: Mary Rodriguez
House 2 Principal: Yvonne Hull
House 2 Principal: Eric Shawn
House 3 Principal: Alicia Elbert
House 3 Principal: Ron Polk

Conley-Caraballo High School
Principal: Ramon Camacho
Assistant Principal: Keith Lark, formerly of Cesar Chavez Middle School

Decoto school for Independent Study
Coordinator: Grace Kim

New Haven Adult School
Principal: Jessica Wilder

Scheduled Board Meetings for 2016-17
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (Annual Organization Meeting)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017