Board Meeting Highlights for January 2018
On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the Board of Trustees met during a regular board meeting.
- First Board Meeting of 2018
The Board meeting marked the first meeting with Ms. Meghan Weisler serving as Board President in 2018. She was elected unanimously at the District's annual organizational meeting on December 12, 2017. The Board of Trustees, Dr. Ortiz and the Luther Burbank school community look forward to working with Ms. Weisler in 2018 as she discharges her important role as the Board President. This will be Ms. Weisler's second term as the Board President. Ms. Liz Espinoza was unanimously selected at the Clerk of the Board of Trustees.
There were a number of important presentation provided to the Board of Trustees.
- The Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Price Waterhouse Cooper presented information on the District's use of Instructional Technology. The information from the SVEF and PWC audit will assist the District in updating its Instructional Technology Plan.
- Chavan and Associates presented their financial and operations audit report for 2017 required by state law for public agencies. This overview of the district finances and accounting for the use of public funds was sent to the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the State Controller’s Office and the California Department of Education. SCCOE reviewed the report and responded that there are no findings in the audit that require correction or a plan of correction.
- SODEXO Services provied the Board of Trustees with an overview of the District's nutrition program and the Federal requirements for meal components.
- The Board reviewed a report prepared by the San Jose Water Department Division of Drinking Water (DDW). In collaboration with the California Department of Education, the DDW has taken the initiative to begin testing for lead in drinking water at all public K-12 schools. The findings of the DDW inspection of District drinking water demonstrated that Luther Burbank drinking water and fixtures were far below the minimum threshold indicating a need for lead mitigation. The District continues to work to maintain our facilities in safe and secure conditions for our students and staff.
Annual personnel items, contracts/contract adjustments, and consent agenda items were also reviewed and approved.