California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
Julie Gautreau, Coordinator, Instructional Technology/Special Projects, provided the Board with information regarding the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and the 2016 results. The PowerPoint presentation can be viewed
Sufficiency of Instructional Materials for the 2016/17 School Year
As required by Education Code, the Board held a public hearing to receive input from parents, teachers, bargaining unit leaders, and community members regarding the adequacy of instructional materials in our schools. No speakers were present to address the Board. Following the hearing, the Board adopted Resolution 167-01 affirming a finding of sufficient instructional materials for the 2016/17 school year.
Consultant Services for Development of Districtwide Instrumental Music Program
The Board approved an independent contractor agreement with Debora Wondercheck for technical assistance in developing a districtwide instrumental music program planned for the 2017/18 school year. The cost for these services will not exceed $10,800. Ms. Wondercheck is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Vanguard University, Director of Music at the Waldorf School of Orange County, and founder/CEO of the Arts & Learning Conservatory, a nonprofit organization committed to providing high quality performing arts instruction to students of all ethnic and social backgrounds.
Professional Development for Classified Staff
The Board authorized staff to enter into a contract with Partnership for Education and Professional Development to provide training for classified school site staff focusing on instructional strategies, behavior management, and behavior response for all students. Two full-day training sessions are planned for October 3, 2016 and January 30, 2017, at a cost not to exceed $7,000.
Red Ribbon Week, October 23-29, 2016
The Board adopted Resolution No. 167-03 in support of Red Ribbon Week, which will take place October 23-29, 2016.
Week of the School Administrator, October 10-14, 2016
Resolution No. 167-05 was adopted recognizing October 10-14, 2016, as "Week of the School Administrator." In April each year, the Board also adopts resolutions recognizing "Day of the Teacher" and "Classified School Employee Week." These resolutions represent the Board's appreciation for the mutual efforts of all personnel in support of instruction in the Cypress School District.
New Job Descriptions for State Preschool Program Staff
Job descriptions were approved for two new classified positions - Family Resource Assistant-Bilingual (Spanish) and Preschool Teacher - for the District's new State Preschool Program. The Family Resource Assistant is a full-time, 12-month position with a starting salary of $38,085.72. Two Preschool Teachers will be hired, one working 246 days a year and the other working 186 days, with starting salaries of $40,076.64 and $31,647.36 respectively.
The 1979 "Gann Initiative" set a formula for calculating spending limits for publicly funded programs and required, among other things, that governmental entities, including school districts, formally adopt an appropriations limit for each fiscal year. This limit is based on annual appropriations for the prior fiscal year with adjustments for changes in cost of living, population, and other factors. As required by law, the Board adopted Resolution No. 167-04 establishing the District's adjusted 2015/16 Gann Limit of $24,698,738 and an estimated limit for 2016/17 of $25,562,739.
2015/16 Unaudited Actuals
As required by Education Code Section 42100, the Board certified its review of the District's final revenue and expenditure figures for 2015/16. The General Fund closed with an ending balance of $10,464,079. General Fund revenues totaled $40,060,021, versus General Fund expenditures and transfers out of $38,220,797, reflecting an increase to the General Fund of $1,839,224.