August Board Meeting Highlights
September 23, 2016
August 2, 2016
  • The Board of Trustees approved the 2016 Facilities Master Plan prepared by WLC Architects.  The plan can be found on the Facilities Bond Measure webpage on the NUSD website. 
  • A revision to a personal finance course entitled, “Financial Algebra: Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications” was also approved.  Information on this course can be found in Discussion/Action Item 14.d. for the August 2, 2016, meeting.
August 16, 2016
  • Superintendent Jim Hogeboom gave the Board a progress report on the San Marin High School Stadium Lights Project and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Notice of Preparation and Initial Study.  The impetus for consideration of the lights on the San Marin High School football field came from San Marin students, parents and athletic boosters last year, and was highlighted by a petition signed by over 1,000 people who stated their support for the idea of lights on the field.  After the Superintendent and staff met with proponents and opponents of proposed stadium lights, it was recommended to the Board to hire Rincon Consultants, Inc. to prepare a CEQA Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to understand all impacts of such a project.  
The Notice of Preparation and the Initial Study were released on August 25, 2016, which began a 30-day comment period.  A community Scoping Meeting was held on September 7, 2016, and  the Initial Draft will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their September 20, 2016, meeting for additional comments.  The 30-day comment period ends on September 25, 2016. 

Rincon Consultants will address all public comments in the draft EIR which will be released for a 45-day public comment period in late November 2016.  A final EIR will be presented to the Board of Trustees in early 2017.  Consideration of the installation of stadium light at San Marin High School will be at a subsequent board meeting.
  • Approve Revisions to the 2016-17 Combined General Fund Budget (45-day Revision).  The Board approved the revisions to the 2016-17 Budget in accordance with Education Code Section 42127(h), “Not later than 45 days after the Governor signs the annual Budget Act, the school district shall make available for public review any revisions in revenues and expenditures that it has made to its budget to reflect the funding made available by that Budget Act.”  
        Significant budgetary changes since the budget adoption in June include:
  • LCFF gap funding percentage was reduced from 54.84% to 54.18%, for a decrease of ($35,433) in projected LCFF funding.
  • One-time Prop 98 Mandate Reimbursement funding was reduced from $237 to $214 per ADA, decrease of ($170,682) in projected one-time mandate funding
       Other significant budgetary changes since the budget adoption include:
  • Projected Lottery funding rate increased to $190 per ADA, for an increase of $83,397 
        Projected local revenues increased by $197,320, significant changes include:
  • $124,000 grant from the HAAS Foundation supporting the 10,000 Degree Program
  • $50,000 grant from the Buck Foundation supporting the New Comer Program
  • $25,000 grant from Health & Human Services supporting the Newcomer Program
       Projected salary and benefit costs increased by $2,556,579, significant changes include:
  • 5% salary increase for NFT & Unrepresented Groups (fund balance designation)
  • New 1 FTE New Comer Program Counselor position
  • Funding Change for the Delivery Driver position (100% GF)
      Other budgetary changes include the following:
  • Increased Crossing Guard contract to cover Special Ed. Extended Year Program
  • Additional devices for the 1:1 and Refresh Program (fund balance designation)
  • Algebra & HS Spanish Textbooks
  • Passenger vans (3) for Spec. Ed./Athletics (fund balance designation)
  • 10,000 Degrees Program
Overall, projected revenues increased by $111,390 and expenditures increase by $2,942,507. The Adopted budget showed a net increase of $2,125,208 in the fund balance; which was largely due to the timing of contract negotiations, now with the budgetary changes noted above, the revised General Fund budget shows a net decrease of ($705,909) in the Combined General Fund balance. The Combined General Fund ending fund balance is projected to be $14,267,778 or 17.4% of the Combined General fund expenditures.  More information can be found in  Discussion/Action Item 13.a. for the August 16, 2016, meeting.

Future Board Meetings:

10/4/16      Regular Board Meeting, 7 pm Open Session

10/16/16    Regular Board Meeting, 7 pm Open Session

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