By Theresa Harrington
Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 7:16 pm in Mt. Diablo school district.
The Mt. Diablo school board will hold a special meeting Tuesday morning to discuss its search for a new superintendent. However, the agenda for the meeting is not posted on the district’s website because the former superintendent’s secretary has left the district and the only other person who knows how to post the agenda online is on vacation, said Board President Cheryl Hansen.
Instead, the interim superintendent’s substitute secretary emailed the agenda to me so that I could inform the community about the meeting. Also, the agenda has been posted in the required locations according to the Brown Act, Hansen said.
Here is the agenda:
“MT. DIABLO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
JAMES W. DENT EDUCATION CENTER
1936 Carlotta Drive
TYPE: Special Board Meeting
DATE: 5/28/2013 TIME: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: School District Board Room – 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord
1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President will call the meeting to order. Info
2.1 In closed session, the Board will consider the items listed on the closed session agenda. Info
3.0 Public Comment
3.1 The public may address the Board concerning items that are scheduled for discussion during closed session only. These presentations are limited to three minutes each, or a total of thirty minutes for all speakers or the three minute may be shortened. Speakers are not allowed to yield their time.
4.0 Adjourn to Closed Session
4.1 Discussion of Search for Superintendent Discussion
Pursuant to Gov’t Code §54957
Identification of potential candidates
4.2 Student Issues
4.3 Public Employee Discipline / Dismissal / Release / Complaint
4.4 Anticipated Litigation
5.0 Reconvene Open Session
5.1 Reconvene Open Session Info
5.2 Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call Info
6.0 Report Out Action Taken in Closed Session
6.1 Discussion of Search for Superintendent Info
7.0 Public Comment
7.1 The public may address the Board regarding any item within the jurisdiction of the Board of Education of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District that is not on this agenda. These presentations are limited to three minutes each, or a total of thirty minutes for all speakers, or the here minute limit may be shortened. If there are multiple speakers on any one subject, the public comment period may be moved to the end of the meeting. Speakers are not allowed to yield their time. Info
8.0 OPEN SESSION ITEMS
8.1 Discussion of Search for Superintendent Discussion
Meet with search firm advisors, Leadership Associates, to discuss:
1) Overview of Search Process
2) Finalize Timeline
3) Desired Qualities and Characteristics of a Superintendent
4) Identification of Groups and Individuals for Community/Staff input
9.0 Closed Session
9.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this Closed Session. Action
10.1 Adjourn Meeting Info”
Hansen told me that the board will first discuss the superintendent search with Leadership Associates in closed session for about 30 minutes, then meet in open session, then return to closed session to discuss the other closed session items. The agenda will be posted online Tuesday morning, she said.
Are you satisfied with the public notice the board is providing regarding this meeting?