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Board Actions
for December 11, 2007

Luis Acle, John de Beck, Shelia Jackson, Mitz Lee and Katherine Nakamura present.

View the associated board reports.

The board made the following appointments/reassignments 5-0, with effective dates to be determined:

Podhorsky, Dr. Charles – from Interim Principal, Hoover High School, to Principal, Hoover High School.

Vera, Elba – from Assistant Principal, Oak Valley Middle School, Poway Unified School District, to Vice Principal, Hoover High School.

Klein, Harlan – from Principal, Toler Elementary, to Principal, Innovation Middle School.

Bagula, Fabiola – from Vice-Principal, Balboa Elementary School, to Principal, Balboa Elementary School.

The board made the following appointments/reassignments 4-1, with effective dates to be determined:

Caballero, Edward – from Administrator, Office of Parent, Community and Student Engagement, to Principal, Sherman Elementary.

Major agenda items:

The Board voted 5-0 to:

  • Receive annual financial statements for fiscal year 2006-07, presented by external auditor Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman.

The Board voted 4-1 with Jackson in opposition to:

  • Approve revisions to Grade 8 promotion/retention policy.

The Board voted 4-0 with De Beck absent to:

  • Consider at its January, 2008, meeting, changes to Board Policies F-2600 and H-3500, and Administrative Procedures 4255 and 6156 regarding parental notification and early release of students to obtain confidential medical services.
  • Approve Provisional Internship Permits for teacher assignment to severe shortage area.
  • Adopt Memoranda of Understanding between the San Diego Unified School District and:
    • San Diego Education Association (SDEA)
    • California School Employees Association (CSEA) Office-Technical Business Services (OTBS), Chapter 788
    • California School Employees Association (CSEA) Paraeducators, Chapter 759
    • California School Employees Association (CSEA) Operations-Support Services (OSS), Chapter 724
    • San Diego City Schools Police Officers Association (POA) regarding disaster relief leave and additional personal necessity leave for employees adversely affected by the 2007 San Diego County fires
    • San Diego Education Association (SDEA), as a result of the San Diego County wildfires of 2007, providing long-term visiting teachers pay for visiting teachers and Child Development Center visiting teachers extending the excessing process certificated evaluations timelines due to the District’s closure.
  • Adopt a tentative agreement with the San Diego Education (SDEA), as the exclusive representative of the Certificated Bargaining Unit, for the 2007-08 reopener negotiations of Article 7 – Wages and Article 9 – Health and Welfare.
  • Accept the School Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT) Third Progress Reports for Marshall Elementary School, Mann School of Expedition, and Roosevelt Middle School.
  • Appoint Meghann Hughes to the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education.
  • Reappoint Leon Brooks and Jesus Garcia to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) for a three-year period ending December 2010.

The Board voted 3-1 with Acle in opposition and De Beck absent to:

  • Certification of the Fiscal Year 2007-08 First Interim Financial Report in compliance with Education Code Section 42130.

Annual Meeting of the Board of Education

  • The board voted 5-0 to readopt the Bylaws of the Board of Education
  • The board conducted elections of officers for the Board of Education. Katherine Nakamura was elected President and John De Beck was elected Vice President.

Recognition and Presentations:

The Board voted 5-0 to approve:

  • Resolution in the Matter of Recognition of January 15, 2008, as the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presentation of colors: Madison High School Junior ROTC.

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