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Board Briefs: Oct. 12, 2021

Here are a few highlights from the Oct. 12 board meeting:

Update provided on K-8 schools

Staff provided the board with an overview and update of the middle years programs at the district’s eight K-8 schools. The report provided a historical context of the dates each site began the shift into becoming a K-8 school, along with current details on programmatic offerings and enrollment. The full presentation is available.

ESSER III Expenditure Plan presented to the board

The board heard an update on the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Expenditure Plan. School districts receiving ESSER funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, referred to as ESSER III funds, are required to develop a plan for how they will use funds to, at minimum, address students’ academic, social emotional, and mental health needs, as well as opportunity gaps that existed before, and were exacerbated by, the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan must be adopted by the local governing board at a public meeting on or before Oct. 29, 2021, and must be submitted for review and approval to the County Office of Education within five days of adoption. 

On May 25, 2021, the governing board approved the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan which included the utilization of ESSER funds to create a multi-year plan that provides supplemental instruction and support to students, including those identified as needing academic, social emotional, and other supports. Included within the ESSER III Expenditure Plan are actions identified within the ELO Grant Plan, as well as other actions identified utilizing stakeholder input. Review the draft ESSER III Expenditure Plan and provide feedback here. Action is anticipated on this item at the Oct. 26 board meeting. 

Update provided on construction projects

Staff provided an update on the district’s current construction projects for Bond Measures J, N and P. The most recently completed projects include the science building at Mira Loma High School, student union at Casa Roble Fundamental High School, the new Del Paso Manor Elementary School campus, the CTE and science buildings at Del Campo High School and the new Arden Middle School building. Construction is currently underway on the renovations and new building at Barrett Middle School. 

In other news…

  • The board discussed and approved the required elements of the Early Literacy Support Block Grant (2020-2023) Action Plan. 
  • The board approved the proposed changes to the guest teacher salary schedule. 

The next regular board meeting will be held on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.sanjuan.edu/boardmeeting for details. You can also view videos of prior board meetings on the district’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SanJuanUnified.