Excerpts from Meetings of the Cypress School District Board of Trustees
held in January 2018
Special Meeting - January 11, 2018
Facilities Master Plan - 2017 Update
The Board concluded it's review of the Facilities Master Plan, which included visits to the Christine P. Swain School site, the adjacent property where the Straight Talk Clinic is located, and Clara J. King Elementary School. 
Regular Meeting - January 18, 2018
School Presentation: Clara J. King Elementary School
Kindergarten, second, and fifth grade students demonstrated some of the strategies they have learned through the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) program this school year. 
Staff Presentation: School Readiness/State Preschool
Tandy Taylor, Director, Instructional Services, and Pam Glasell, Early Learning Program Manager, provided information regarding the district's State Preschool Program.
2016/17 School Accountability Report Cards
The Board approved publication of each school's 2016/17 School Accountability Report Card (SARC).  SARCs are intended to provide the public with important information about each public school and to communicate a school's progress in achieving its goals. Cypress School District SARCs are published on the district website.  
Academic Calendars
The Board approved traditional and year-round academic calendars for school years 2018/19 and 2019/20. The calendars are posted on the district website.
SCAQMD Alternative Fuel School Bus Replacement Program
The Board authorized the district to apply for replacement of one school bus under the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Alternative Fuel School Bus Replacement Program.  If awarded, the district may receive a new 2019 clean diesel bus valued at approximately $189,225 in exchange for a district contribution of $25,000.
Facilities Master Plan
The Board approved the 2017 update to the Facilities Master Plan, which includes needs for the District Office, Maintenance & Operations/Transportation, and Child Nutrition Services, as well as possible plans to reopen and modernize a closed school if necessitated by future student enrollment.
Architect Agreement for Child Nutrition Services Relocation
The Facilities Master Plan includes plans to relocate the Child Nutrition Services department from the District Office to the Landell school site to improve efficiency of the food services program. The Board approved an agreement with Ghataode Bannon Architects for services related to this move. The total cost will not exceed $82,250.
Board Compensation for Missed Meeting
Per Board Bylaw 9250, the Board must take action to authorize full compensation for any Board Member who was absent from a meeting. Trustee Candi Kern was unable to attend the December 13, 2017, Special Board Meeting due to illness. The Board adopted Resolution 178-10 authorizing full compensation for Trustee Kern for the month of December 2017.
Williams Legislation Uniform Complaints, 2nd Quarter 2017/18
The Board received a report indicating the district received no complaints regarding deficiencies related to instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that might pose a threat to the health or safety of students or staff, or teacher vacancy or misassignment during the second quarter of the 2017/18 school year.
Special Meeting - January 23, 2018
Joint Study Session with Cypress City Council
The district held a joint study session with the Cypress City Council to review project plans for the District Office property. The meeting included an overview of District Office needs, a tour of the current facilities, information about project funding, and a presentation from Melia Homes.
Additional information from these Board Meetings is available here
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Candi Kern - Sandra Lee - Donna McDougall - Brian Nakamura - Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D.

Anne Silavs