by President Jeff Reed
When presenting the LCAP, the glaring difference between the County’s ratio of students to counselors ratio and WUSD’s ratio, survey results showed a need for more counselors (social and emotional) support, academic intervention programs, professional devt on CCSS, ELD, interventions to close achievement gap, and technology.
Oscar wants to “set a high bar for the community” but feels they need more data so they can get some specific strategies and programs that are prioritized
The Board questioned the recommendation they cut the .6 FTE of an elective Spanish position, and asked for clarification on the resolution of possibly moving or the laying off of all the administrators and psychologists. The former was explained to be problematic because of low enrollment in the Spanish elective, and the latter as a standard resolution done every year to give the Board flexibility on administrative positions.
The Board approved Option1 on next year’s calendar, the earlier start time in August so we end at the end of May, after discussion revealed we are not synched with Santa Rosa’s spring break, and Lisa suggested we may lose more in ADA by adopting the Santa Rosa plan than what we would pay in Special Ed transportation costs.