Dear Lakeside Community,
Have you enjoyed your first week of summer vacation? It's been busy here at school with all the summer maintenance that takes place to welcome everyone back in August. As of last check, we had more than 50 items on our summer maintenance and facilities list, so we'll be busy!
A quick update on
Measure J - there is no update. The Registrar of Voters in both counties has let us know that they have until July 5th to certify our election (based on the deadline they have to certify the presidential components). We expect to hear by that time and are aware that a bit more work goes into the manual mail in counts as well as the coordination between two counties. When we have an update, we will promptly share.
Do you have
parcel tax signs? If yes, please feel free to bring them to school. If you see them when you are out and about, again...please feel free to bring them to school. We appreciate your help.
A regular board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd.
The following topics are scheduled to be on the agenda, but not necessarily in this order. Check
for updates next week.
- Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) - Public Hearing - time certain 6:30 pm
- Budget - Public Hearing - time certain - following the 6:30 pm LCAP
- Bob Chrisman Award - Seth Whitman - time certain 7:30 pm
- Pioneer Spirit Awards - time certain 7:30 pm: Sara Anderso, Maria Daane, Cynthia Gingerich, Michael Gull, Eric Horton, Sarah Jones, Jeremiah Njoroge, Vicki Perkins, Matt Price
- Board policy updates
- Resolutions to Close the School Year - Summer Financials
- Attendance Procedures/Independent Study
Special Board Meeting is scheduled for June 23rd at 7:30 am with two agenda items:
- Local Control Accountability Plan
A quick update on staffing.....since we are still awaiting word on the parcel tax, teachers have not been assigned to grade levels for next year. I hope to have those conversations with staff in the next couple of weeks when we have a better picture of our financial status. Some of the criteria I am weighing includes student instructional needs, placement of special education students and support staff, teacher experience, teacher input, and class combinations. When we put it all on paper right now, there are so many different permeations (with or without the parcel tax), all of which have up and downsides.
The greatest challenge is a 3rd grade class with only nine children, as every other grade level has 15-18. That small group in that specific grade makes it more difficult to create combination classes. We've had many discussions as a staff about what is in the best interest of all students and how we can move forward with that question at the forefront. I'm hopeful that, with resolution on the parcel tax, we can see where we can make the best decisions for our students. We will keep you posted as the summer progresses.
communication will be a little more sparse this summer, focusing on information that needs to go out and batching that information into less than weekly updates. Do rest assured - anything critically important can go out in many different ways - on our website, BlackBoard Connect (text/email), and our private Facebook page.
Interim Superintendent & Lead Learner