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Dublin Unified School District 2010-11 School Board Meetings

June 14 – 6:30pm

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • A special presentation to the Dublin High School Irish Guard Marching Band was made for helping student Robbie Houghton realize his dream of leading the DHS Irish Guard Marching Band. Read more about Robbie’s special story in Dublin Patch.
  • Over $2,000 in donations taking advantage of the Wells Fargo Matching Gifts program were recorded
  • An update on the District’s strategic plan was presented. Read more…
  • The first draft of the 2011-12 DUSD General Fund was presented. Read more…
  • An update on the Odysseyware online learning project was presented. Read more…
  • An update on the Wells Middle School Master Plan (Measure ‘C’ projects) was presented. Read more…
  • An update on the summer Mathematics Achievement Academy (offered by Cal State East Bay and held at District’s including DUSD) was presented. Read more…

May 24 – 6:30pm

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • There will be a special spotlight on Wells Middle School
  • DUSD’s Teacher of the Year, Jan Cohen (Wells Middle School) will be recognized along with the4 Teresa Herrington Memorial Award Recipient Joanne Sharkey; Employees of the Month Jaimie DeWitt and Lyn Dinelli will be recognized and parent volunteers Mr. and Mrs. Heidi Evans will be recognized
  • The Tom Fiori Memorial Bench will be dedicated by the DUSD Board of Trustees
  • The new Asst. Superintendent – Human Resources appointment will be announced and voted on
  • District staff will present the annual 2010 Base API Report – read more…
  • The Measure L Parcel Tax Report for the fiscal year 2010-11 will be presented. The Parcel Tax proceeds were primarily used to avoid class size increases in K-3. Read more…
  • A public hearing and vote on the use of Tier III program funding will be held. Read more…
  • An update on the District budget will be presented. Read more…
  • A vote on a revised City / DUSD Joint Use Agreement will be held. Read more…

May 10 – 6:30pm

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • Two groups are receiving special recognition – Fallon and Wells Midle School for participation in the CPR 7 project, as well as teachers who have completed the Tri-Valley Teacher Induction Program
  • On the consent calendar is the project bid for the demolition of old Dublin High buildings now replaced by the new buildings opened earlier this year, as well as approving course material for new Dublin High courses (including AP Psychology)
  • May 11 with be formally recognized as the Day of the Teacher (consistent with a State of California initiative) along with the Classified School Employees Week (May 15-21)
  • Most notable is a discussion item regarding a possible Parcel Tax or, in partnership with the City of Dublin, a User Utility Tax – read more….

April 26 – 5:30pm

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • The Annual District Employee/Volunteer Recognition Program will be held starting at 5:30pm followed by a reception. Details on recipients are available here.
  • An overview of the District’s Response to Intervention (RTI) program will be presented. Read more…
  • A public hearing regarding the “Use of previously certified environmental impact reports for CEQA review of E-4” and a vote on the proposal will be held. Read more… A public hearing will also be held on “Suitability of a Site for Acquisition and Use as an Elementary School” and a vote on the proposal will be held. Read more… Both are administrative steps in preparation for E-4 – the next elementary school planned for Dublin.
  • District staff will provide an update on the 2008-12 Strategic Plan. Read more…

April 12 – 6:30pm

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up is available here.
  • There will be a vote on new principals for Wells Middle School and Dougherty Elementary School
  • On the consent calendar: to make way for the new Dublin HighCafeteria (part of the renewal project), demolishing the old Building D will go to public bid; students from Dublin High’s DECA club are attending the International Career Development Conference
  • Revised demographic projections will be presented – read more…
  • A Measure C Bond Progress Report will be presented – read more…
  • A vote on a resolution supporting Professional Learning Communities (PLC) – read more…
  • The first draft of the 2011-12 Capital Facilities Funds Budget will be presented – read more…

March 22 – 6:30PM

  • Dublin Patch video of the spotlight on Murray Elementary School is available here
  • EDCC approval for Kolb Elementary School was on the consent calendar (read more…)
  • Approval recommended for issuance of a $25 Million for Qualified School Construction Bond as a Bond Anticipation Note for construction products in the district (read more…)
  • Resolution for adoption of a Professional Learning Community in the district presented (read more…)

March 8 – 6:30PM

Prior Meeting Preview: March 1 – 6:30PM

  • Fallon’s student robot team – “Team TeknoBotz” – will be recognized for success in recent competitions (photos and video available here from Dublin Patch)
  • An update on the EDCC (Extended Day Child Care) program will be presented (read more…)
  • An update on the District’s Special Education program will be presented (read more…)
  • The Board of Trustees will vote on 2011 California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly candidates (read more…)

February 8 – 6:30PM

  • A Dublin Patch write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • A spotlight on Green Elementary School with student presentations will take place near the start of the meeting
  • A State of the District report will be presented – read more…
  • A comprehensive update on the Tri-Valley ROP Program will be presented – read more…
  • A summary of prioritized budget reductions to address education funding shortfalls will be presented – read more…
  • An update on the District’s English Language Learner program will be presented – read more…
  • Just under $3,000 in donations to Dublin Elementary, Frederiksen Elementary and Dublin High School were received by the District
  • Dougherty Elementary’s interim principal will be presented for approval
  • DHS and Fallon Cheer trip to the USA High School / Jr High Nationals Cheerleading Competition (Mar 24-27) in Anaheim, DHS ROP trip to the DECA Conference in Santa Clara and a Murray Elementary Pathways overnight camping trip are on the consent calendar for approval

January 25 – 6:30PM

January 11 – 6:30PM

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • The Green / Kolb / Fallon boundary change decision is back on the agenda, led by impacted Green Elementary School parents. Parent Andrea Weinstein will present new data questioning the District’s recommendation and Board’s decision regarding Kolb Elementary School boundaries for the 2011-12 school year. Ms. Weinstein’s presentation is available here.
    • Dublin Patch also published an article on the Green / Kolb / Fallon boundary change issue: read more…
  • District staff will present an update on the DUSD Homework Policy: read more…
  • The consent calendar includes approval for 17 Dublin High students to attend the DECA Northern California Career Development Conference in San Ramon January 14-16,2011.
  • Valley High School and the Adult Education Program will be in the spotlight

December 7 – 6:00PM (note the earlier start time)

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • There will be a spotlight on Dougherty Elementary School
  • The most significant agenda item is the fiscal outlook of the District – to remain solvent the District must address future deficits projected at $1.5 Million and over $3.5 Million in 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively. The full interim report is available here.
  • Donations recognized including $1,500 from Target’s Take Charge of Education program
  • Incoming Board of Trustees member Sean Kinney and re-elected Trustee David Haubert will be sworn into office
    • Board of Trustee elections will be held (for President, Vice-President and Secretary)
  • An overview of the Tri-Valley Teacher Induction Program (leveraged by public and private schools in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Castro Valley and Sunol) will be presented. Read more…
  • An overview of the benefits of, and the requirements for, building a Professional Learning Community in the DUSD will be presented. Read more…
  • An Action item to re-instate $18,000 of funding for the Dublin High School Library will be presented (the funding will be used for the new Dublin High Library opening with the latest phase of the renewal project)

November 16 – 6:30PM (K-4 Green & Fallon parents are strongly recommended to attend – vote expected)

  • Dublin Patch’s write-up of the meeting is available here.
  • Agenda is primarily focused on the Green / Kolb / Fallon vote (grade configuration or boundary change)
  • Somewhat related to the Green / Kolb / Fallon issue is an update on Program & Facilities Learning Environments available here

November 2 – 6:30PM

  • The upcoming agenda is mainly focused on the recommendations for reconfiguring Green and Fallon schools with the opening of Kolb Elementary (Fall 2011). There Board of Trustees may be voting on the issue at Tuesday’s meeting (if no vote is taken Nov. 2, it is highly likely a vote will occur at the Nov 16 Board meeting).
  • From numerous proposals that have been discussed, two proposals are being presented to the Board for discussion and possible action.
    • Recommendation A is the original Boundary Committee recommendation to have Green and Kolb become K-4 schools and Fallon become a 5 / 6-8 school. Read more…
    • Recommendation B keeps Green and Kolb as K-5 schools with a boundary change. Read more…. Boundary change summary available here.
  • Both proposals include the possibility of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program at Fallon (supported by 65% of respondents in a District survey, and endorsed by OneDublin.org – read more…)
  • Both proposals include revocation of inter- and intra-district transfers and residency verification
  • A summary presentation prepared for the Board Meeting is available here.
  • The full results of the online survey of Green and Fallon parents is available here.
  • All agenda item attachemnts are available here.

Prior Meeting Preview: October 26 – 6:30PM (Dublin Patch write-up of the meeting available here)

This week’s agenda is brief. The Green / Kolb / Fallon grade configuration issue is not on the agenda but parents are encouraged to attend and make 3-minute statements (comments can be made or submitted on non-agenda items).

Regarding the Green / Fallon / Kolb issue, Dr. Hanke provided the following information today: “The Green / Fallon survey results will be discussed as a part of the Boundary Committee Report / Recommendation to be presented at the 11/2 Board Meeting. November meetings are the first and third due to Thanksgiving week.”

Items of interest on the agenda:

  • An update on Bond Measure ‘C’ projects District-wide. The most notable recent events were ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Dublin High Sports Complex and upgrades at Dublin Elementary. Read more…
  • An update on the Integrity in Action program. Read more…
  • An extensive presentation the California State Budget and impacts on the Dublin Unified School District. Read more…
  • An update on the District’s plan to improve communication with the community. Read more…

Prior Board Meeting notes available here.

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