Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/11/2013 - 5:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 15.14 Eagle Peak seeks Board support to increase its enrollment for the 2013-14 school year by approximately 20-35 students in order to add a 6th grade. Doing so allows the school to accommodate its existing 5th grade students. That Board's support would come in the form of the District, as the owner of the property on which Eagle Peak is situated, applying to the City of Walnut Creek to increase the site's current student capacity. Eagle Peak also seeks permission to add a portable building on the site as a classroom for the additional students. The cost of the building will be at Eagle Peak’s expense.
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Policy:
Enclosure: None
File Attachment:
Summary: Eagle Peak’s current charter authorizes K-6 Grades. If the school adds 20-35 students, it's total enrollment will be between 213-223. In order for an increase to be effective, however, the District must notify the City of Walnut Creek in writing of its intent to increase student capacity and must comply with applicable laws. The notification is required pursuant to an agreement dated May 20, 2003 between the District and the City of Walnut Creek that any increase in enrollment must, among other things, complies with applicable requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, writing a letter of intended increase in enrollment to the city; determining the need for a CEQA/NEGDEC/EIR; meeting with the neighboring residents; and filing an application with the Planning Division. An increase in students requires additional physical space in the form on another classroom.
Funding:
Fiscal Impact Unknown at this time.
Recommendation: Authorize staff to initiate the process with the City of Walnut Creek to increase Eagle Peak’s student capacity by 20-35 students. Depending on the outcome of the community engagement process, the Board can decide by June 1st the whether to continue it's support for the increase in enrollment. Authorize Eagle Peak to begin the design work associated with a portable building on its existing campus.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Lynne Dennler Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the New motion ' support to increase its enrollment for the 2013-14 school year by approximately 20-35 students in order to add a 6th grade. '. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes