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Pleasant Hill Education/Schools Advisory Commission to discuss CVHS charter and Northgate High on Wednesday

By Theresa Harrington
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:06 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district, Pleasant Hill.

The Pleasant Hill Education/Schools Advisory Commission plans to discuss the Clayton Valley Charter High School in Concord, as well as Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, on Wednesday. Most students who live in Pleasant Hill, however, attend either College Park High in Pleasant Hill or Ygnacio Valley High in Concord.

Here is the agenda for the Wednesday meeting, which is open to the public:

“MISSION STATEMENT
To improve the quality of K-12 education in the city of Pleasant Hill by:
Acting as an advocate for issues and concerns of Pleasant Hill public schools with regard to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
Facilitating communication, cooperation, and partnership among Pleasant Hill schools, including providing a forum for discussing common issues, concerns, and activities.
Involving and informing the general Pleasant Hill community & the City Council about the activities and needs of Pleasant Hill’s schools, including acting as a clearinghouse for information and when appropriate, acting as a liaison with businesses, groups, and youth activities.

PLEASANT HILL EDUCATION/SCHOOLS ADVISORY COMMISSION
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Large Community Room, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Chair: Jenny Reik Vice Chair: Kelly St. Germain
Members: Barbara Anderson, Vivian Boyd, Tracy Ervin-Lowery, Mary Gray, Ian Greensides, Joann Jacobs, Jennifer Ortega, Carol Sprecher, Lesley Stiles, Linda Waters, Peter Wilson

MEETING AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PUBLIC COMMENT
The public is welcome to address the Commission on any item that is not on the agenda. Speakers have three (3) minutes to address the Commission.

4. INTRODUCTION OF NEW COMMISSION MEMBERS: IAN GREENSIDES AND
LESLEY STILES

5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE COMMISSION MEETING OF NOVEMBER 30,
2011

6. ELECTION OF NEW COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON

7. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE PUBLIC MEETING WITH ASSEMBLYMEMBER
SUSAN BONILLA ON MARCH 8, 2012 IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

8. DISCUSSION REGARDING A REQUEST FOR FUNDING FROM PRINCIPAL
JENNIFER VORIS IN SUPPORT OF TWO PRESENTATIONS ON INTERNET
SAFETY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS AT SEQUOIA MIDDLE SCHOOL

9. UPDATE ON THE CLAYTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHARTER PETITION

10. REPORTS FROM DISTRICT MEETINGS:
 MDUSD Board Meetings
 Measure C Oversight Committee

11. COMMISSIONER SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS AND SCHOOL REPORTS by Principals/Commissioners: (3 minutes per report)
 Gregory Gardens Elementary –
 Fair Oaks – Vivian Boyd
 Hidden Valley Elementary – Linda Waters
 Pleasant Hill Elementary – Mary Gray
 Sequoia Elementary – Carol Sprecher
 Strandwood Elementary – Barbara Anderson
 Valhalla Elementary – Peter Wilson
 Pleasant Hill Middle School –
 Sequoia Middle School – Tracy Ervin-Lowery
 Valley View Middle School – Jennifer Ortega
 College Park High School – Kelly St. Germain & Joann Jacobs

12. DISCUSSON WITH MONICA FITZGERALD, NORTHGATE PFC PRESIDENT,
REGARDING NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL FEEDER PATTERN & PARENT
INVOLVEMENT AT THE SCHOOL

13. DISCUSSION REGARDING A POSSIBLE YOUTH SUMMIT HOSTED BY MAYOR
JOHN HANECAK

14. OLD BUSINESS/NEW BUSINESS

15. ADJOURNMENT
The Commission adjourns to a regular meeting of the Education/Schools Advisory Commission on February 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Community Room, 100 Gregory Lane. For information, call Martin Nelis at 671-5229 or email mnelis@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us.”

Do you think other cities should form education/schools advisory commissions?

JAN. 24 UPDATE: I just received a call from Martin Nelis, the city of Pleasant Hill’s public information officer. He clarified that the commission has been following the charter issue routinely during its meetings and said the Northgate item has nothing to do with the charter.

He pointed out that the commission released a statement about the charter in December: http://www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=5597.

The commission has invited a Northgate rep to speak about quarterly feeder pattern meetings, he said.

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