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In an effort to keep all staff informed about important topics within the District, the LBUSD Public Communications Department will send biweekly Board of Education meeting briefs to all staff members.
 

LBUSD Board of Education Meeting

October 27, 2015

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognized El Morro, Top of the World Elementary and Thurston Middle School Students who participated in the 17th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. Click here to view pictures of their journey.

FACILITIES OPTIONS
Jeff Dixon, Director of Facilities, provided the Board with a recap of the information shared at the October 5, 2015 LBUSD Special Study Session and a potential phasing plan for some of the improvements. Click here to view the PowerPoint.

RESERVES POLICY CHANGES
Dean West, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, provided the Board with a presentation of the established policies regarding reserve balances in Board Policies 3001 and 3003 due to the recent action at the State and national levels. Click here to view the Reserve Balance Policy Changes. 

EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS STATE GRANT EXPENDITURE PLAN
The Board approved an expenditure plan outlining the use of the Educator Effectiveness State Grant. This is a one time funding grant from the State in the amount of $240,422, provided to support professional development for teachers and administrators. The funds are available for use over the next three years, from 2015/16 to 2017/18.

BOARD POLICIES
The Board approved a second reading of the following Board Policies: BP 0420, BP 5111, BP 5113.1, BP 5141.4, and BP 5144.1. Click here to view a table of the policies.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH FIRMS
The Board approved five qualified executive search firms to interview on November 2, 2015 to facilitate the process of selecting a new superintendent.

NEW SPECIAL EDUCATION POSITION
The Board approved the creation of an Instructional Assistant, Special Education position for 5.75 hours a day, 10 months per year.

INCREASE OF HOURS FOR TWO SPECIAL EDUCATION POSITIONS
The Board approved increasing the hours of two Instructional Assistant, Special Education positions: (1) from 3.5 hours per day, 10 months per year to 5.75 hours per day, 10 months per year and (2) from 6.0 hours per day, 10 months per year to 7.0 hours per day, 10 months per year.

AGREEMENT WITH CALPERS
The Board approved the agreement with California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to establish a Prefunding Plan for Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) in the California Employer's Retiree Benefit Trust Program (CERBT).

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO REQUEST DISBURSEMENTS
The Board approved the Delegation of Authority to Request Disbursements from the CERBT with CalPERS to establish Prefunding Plan for Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB).

For full details on each of these information and action items, please visit: www.lbusd.org.
 

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