Meeting Date:   2/22/2011 - 7:30 PM
Category:   Business/Action Items
Type:   Action
Subject:   16.1 School Closure
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
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
Funding
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation Approve recommendation as presented.
Approvals:  
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 'Approve recommendation as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 5 - 0
   
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Sherry Whitmarsh     Yes