Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/25/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 16.14 Public Input and Information Meetings
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Summary: Public Input and Information Meetings

Summary: On February 6, 2012, the Board approved holding six Public Input and Informational Meetings. On February 22, 2012, General Counsel expressed concerns about the public agenda for those meetings. On March 12, 2012, the superintendent and general counsel proposed a format for those input meetings that focused only on the strategic plan; however, that proposal was not approved. On September 10, 2012 as Information Item 5.2 Public Prioritization on Strategic Plan, one of those meetings was identified as being utilized for that purpose.

As of this date, at least four of these approved Public Input and Informational Meetings remain approved and the meeting format and dates still need to be determined. Since their approval in February, Trustee Hansen has proposed a variety of uses for these meetings including a State of the District report, gathering input regarding what we’re doing well and what we can improve, holding meetings in different cities, attendance and boundary issues, Bay Point School Planning, Measure C projects and updates, among others.

At the January 28, 2013 meeting, Board members brainstormed ideas for those public input meetings.

Proposals for Four Public Input and Informational Meetings:

MEETING #1: President Hansen met recently with both Mayor Michael Harris and Vice Mayor Jack Weir to discuss the city’s educational initiatives and determine how the Board and the City Council can work together. As a result, the proposal is for the MDUSD Board and the Pleasant Hill City Council to use one of these approved Public Input meetings to hold a joint meeting to be held in Pleasant Hill. The purpose will be to seek input and ideas that will increase our communication, our awareness of local educational issues and ideas, and our responsiveness and support.

MEETING #2: President Hansen also met recently with Concord Mayor Dan Helix. A similar meeting will be held with the Concord City Council and community.

MEETING #3: A similar meeting will be held with the Pittsburg/Bay Point City Council and community.

MEETING #4: A similar meeting will be held with the Clayton City Council and community.
Funding:
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Action
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Cheryl Hansen Moved, Member Brian Lawrence seconded to approve the New motion 'approve these four public input meetings and add two more meetings to allow for joint meetings with Walnut Creek and Martinez if there is an interest.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes