Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/22/2011 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 16.1 School Closure
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Enclosure: Power Point
File Attachment:
School Closure Information for Feb 22.pdf
Summary: The purpose of this Board item is to:

1. Answer Board questions asked at the Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Board workshop;

2. Consider whether additional facilities need to be closed. Currently, Silverwood, Westwood, and Willow Creek are being considered;

3. Consider consolidation or closure of Necessary Small High School programs and Diablo Community Day School;

4. Provide an opportunity for staff to make a recommendation to the Board.

Provided the Governor's Budget proposal is approved and our funding is only reduced by $18.38 per student, staff recommends that we implement the approved facility closures and:

• Develop a program at Glenbrook that will allow us to reduce the number of special education students served by nonpublic schools;

• Redraw current boundary lines to minimize overflow transportation costs;

• Investigate ways to meet student needs in our Necessary Small High Schools more efficiently; and

• Update our Independent Study\Horizon and Home study programs by providing online learning opportunities.

Staff believes the above recommendations will reduce $1.5 million on ongoing expenses
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Approve recommendation as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Sherry Whitmarsh Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the Original motion 'Superintendent's report.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Sherry Whitmarsh     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes