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Board Action Summary
January 14, 2003 Meeting of the Board of Education

Ron Ottinger, Ed Lopez, John de Beck, Frances O'Neill Zimmerman and Katherine Nakamura present.

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The Board of Education made the following appointments 5-0, with effective dates to be determined:

Kandra Olsen - from Manager, Insurance and Risk Services (Interim) to Manager, Insurance and Risk Services, Risk Management Department, Business Services.

The Board of Education made the following appointments 4-1, with de Beck voting no, and effective dates to be determined:

Karen Toyohara - from Interim Vice Principal to Vice Principal, Johnson Elementary.

Deeba Zaher - from Resource Teacher, Literacy Department, to Vice Principal, Hancock Elementary, Institute for Learning.


Major Agenda Items
The board voted 4-1, with Zimmerman voting no, for the policy recommendation regarding student possession and use of cellular telephones and other electronic signaling devices in schools. (E.5.c)

The board voted 5-0 for the temporary closure of Lincoln High School for reconstruction beginning 2003-04 school year. (E.5.e)

The board voted 3-2, with Zimmerman and de Beck voting no, for the relocation of Creative, Performing and Media Arts Magnet School from Fremont to the MacDowell campus. Staff was directed to spend no more than $2.5 million in retrofitting the site and to immediately commence an environmental impact and traffic study regarding the school site, and report results to the board immediately upon completion. In addition, the staff was directed to return in three months with a feasibility study on the transfer of CPMA to the Hale Middle School or Madison High School site at the soonest possible dates. The board directed the district to reserve $2.5 million in preparation for retrofitting CPMA, either at the MacDowell, Hale or Madison school sites, pending the results of the feasibility study.(E.5.f)

The board voted 5-0 to adjust, effective January 1, 2003, the Office-Technical and Business Services Salary Schedule. Salary rates have been raised by 1%, effective January 1, 2003. This is the money previously allocated to the 401 (a) plan. (E.10.b)

The board voted 5-0 to adjust, effective January 1, 2003, the Operations-Support Salary Schedule. Salary rates have been raised by 1%, effective January 1, 2003. This is the money previously allocated to the 401 (a) plan. (E.10.c)

The board voted 5-0 to adjust, effective July 1, 2000, the School Polices Services Salary Schedule. Salary rates have been adjusted for those job classes covered by the Memorandum of Understanding between the San Diego Unified School District and the School Police Services Bargaining Unit. Approval of the salary schedule will allow for rate adjustment for the remaining portion of the 2000/2001 Deficit Reduction Funds to be paid. (E.10.d)


Items Withdrawn
Implementation of an audition for the High School Level at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts Magnet, effective 2005-06 school year. (E.5.a)

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