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MDUSD board on Wednesday to appoint new administrators, unveil Local Control Accountability Plan

By Theresa Harrington
Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 2:41 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district.

Now that the Mt. Diablo school board has approved a reorganization plan presented by Superintendent Nellie Meyer, it is ready to start appointing people to fill the newly created positions. On Wednesday, the board expects to appoint two new assistant superintendents, an executive director of operations, interim director of budget and fiscal services, director of College/Career/Adult School, director of Measure C, director of School Support and Accountability, director of special projects and five school support administrators.

Here is the complete agenda for the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the district board room:

“TYPE: Regular Board Meeting
DATE: 6/4/2014 TIME: 7:30 PM CODE:
LOCATION: School District Board Room-1936 Carlotta Drive, Co

1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President will call the meeting to order Info
2.0 Announcements
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 limit may be shortened. Speakers are not allowed to yield their time. Info

4.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
4.1 Adjourn to Closed Session Info

5.0 Closed Session Agenda
5.1 Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotiations or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiators: Julie Braun Martin and Deborah Cooksey, Agencies: MDEA, CSEA, Teamsters M&O, Local One CST, MDSPA, and Supervisory. Info/Action
5.2 Conference with Negotiators – Unrepresented Employees – Diablo Managers Association. Negotiators: Dr. Nellie Meyer and Larry Schoenke, Interim General Counsel Info/Action
5.3 Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation (Gov. Code Sec. 54956.9(b) Significant Exposure to Litigation: 1 case Info/Action

6.0 Reconvene Open Session
6.1 Reconvene Open Session at 7:30 p.m. Info

7.0 Preliminary Business
7.1 Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call Info

8.0 Report Out Action Taken in Closed Session
8.1 Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotiations or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiators: Julie Braun Martin and Deborah Cooksey, Agencies: MDEA, CSEA, Teamsters M&O, Local One CST, MDSPA, and Supervisory. Info/Action
8.2 Conference with Negotiators – Unrepresented Employees – Diablo Managers Association. Negotiators: Dr. Nellie Meyer and Larry Schoenke, Interim General Counsel Info/Action
8.3 Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation (Gov. Code Sec. 54956.9(b) Significant Exposure to Litigation: 1 case Info/Action

9.0 Recognitions and Resolutions
9.1 Recognition of the Northgate High School Jazz Band Info

10.0 Board Member Reports
10.1 Board Member Reports Info

11.0 Superintendent’s Report
11.1 Superintendent’s Report Info

12.0 Reports/Information
12.1 Annual Report of the 2010 Measure C Citizens Bond Oversight Committee Info

12.2 Final Report – 2002 Measure C Citizens Bond Oversight Committee Info

13.0 Public Employee Appointment
13.1 Appointment of Assistant Superintendents (2) Action

13.2 Appointment of Executive Director, Operations Action

13.3 Appointment of Interim Director of Budget and Fiscal Services. Action

13.4 Appointment of Director of College/Career/Adult School Action

13.5 Appointment of Director, Measure C. Action

13.6 Appointment of Director, School Support and Accountability Action

13.7 Appointment of Director, Special Projects Action

13.8 Appointment of School Support Administrator, – 5 Positions Action

14.0 Consent Agenda Action
14.1 (Item #1) Items listed under Consent Agenda are considered routine and will be approved/adopted by a single motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items; however, any item may be removed from the consent agenda upon the request of any member of the Board and acted upon separately. Action
14.2 (Item #2) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action
14.3 (Item #3) Recommended Action for Classified Personnel Action
14.4 (Item #4) Classified Personnel: Request to Increase and Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 School Year Action
14.5 (Item #5) Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators Action
14.6 (Item #6) Approval of Variable Term Waiver for CBEST Request for 30-Day Substitute Teacher Permits for the 2014-2015 school year. Action
14.7 (Item #7) CIF North Coast Representative for MDUSD High Schools 2014-2015 Action
14.8 (Item #8) Adjustments to NPS Contracts/Purchase Orders Action
14.9 (Item #9) Approve Increase to Purchase Order for Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) to Provide Temporary One-to-One Assistants for Special Education Students during the 2013-2014 School Year Action
14.10 Item #10) Request approval of independent service contract with Laurie Gulutzan, MFT, to provide counseling services to the students at Crossroads High School Action
14.11 (Item #11) Approve contracts with DataWorks Educational Research for services provided at Bel Air Elementary during June and July 2014. Action
14.12 (Item #12) Approval of new text for Economics course, “Economics: Concepts and Choices”, Holt McDougal Action
14.13 (Item #13) Procurement of Technology upgrades, Installation and Wiring for Bel Air Elementary Action
14.14 (Item #14) Award of Bid #1676: Theatre Audio Equipment at College Park High School Action
14.15 (Item #15) Award of Bid #1677: Theatre Drapes and Curtains at College Park High School Action
14.16 (Item #16) Award of Bid #1678: Theatre Lighting Fixtures and Controls for College Park High School Action
14.17 (Item #17) Notice of Completion for Bid #1645: Sports Field Lighting at Ygnacio Valley High School Action
14.18 (Item #18) Approval of Final (deductive) Change Order to Taber Construction, Inc. for Bid 1645 – Sports Field Lighting at Ygnacio Valley High School Action
14.19 (Item #19) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on August 14, 2013 Action
14.20 (Item #20) Minutes for the Special Board of Education Meeting held on August 21, 2013 Action

15.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

16.0 Public Comment
16.1 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 presentation are limited to three minutes each, or a total of thirty minutes for all speakers, or the three 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

17.0 Communications
17.1 District Organizations – At regular Board meetings, a single spokesperson of each recognized district organization may make a brief presentation following the Consent Agenda. Items are limited to those which are informational. Info

18.0 Business/Action Items
18.1 Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Info

18.2 Public Hearing on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Info

18.3 Request to Approve Tentative Agreement between Public Employees Union Local I (CST) and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD)Regarding Articles 41 and 42. Action

18.4 Salary Increase for all Classified and Certificated Employees not Represented by a Bargaining Unit Action

18.5 (Item #8) Increase purchase order with Speech Pathology Group. Action

18.6 Mt. Diablo Adult Education Memorandum of Understanding with Contra Costa Community College District. Action

18.7 Mt. Diablo Adult Education Memorandum of Understanding with Monument Impact. Action

18.8 CAC Membership Renewal Recommendation for Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Action

18.9 Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department contract with Mt. Diablo Adult Education. Action

18.10 Approval of the Course of Study for AP Physics C: Mechanics Info/Action

18.11 Public presentation of an additional proposal to sunshine from Teamsters Local 856. Info

18.12 MDUSD Graduation Requirement Board Policy & Administrative Regulation Info/Action

18.13 Meeting Extension Action

18.14 Adoption of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan for the 2014-2015 School Year. Action

18.15 Adoption of Multimedia I Course of Study Info

18.16 Adoption of Multimedia II Course of Study Info

18.17 Adoption of Multimedia III Course of Study Info

18.18 Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Concord for the Restoration of School Resource Officers at 3 MDUSD High Schools Info

18.19 Revision of BP 5141.32 Child Health and Disability Prevention Program Info

18.20 Revision of BP 5141.31 Immunizations and AR 5141.31 Immunizations Info

18.21 2014-2015 Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) Info

18.22 Title I Schoolwide – Diablo Community Day, Sunrise Elementary, El Dorado Middle, Mt. Diablo HS, Ygnacio Valley HS, , Gateway Continuation High, Crossroads Continuation High and Olympic Continuation High. Info

18.23 Public Hearing for the Adoption of the 2014-15 Proposed Budget. Info

19.0 Future Agenda Items
19.1 Future Agenda Items Info

20.0 Closed Session
20.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this closed session. Action

21.0 Reconvene Open Session
21.1 Reconvene Open Session Info

22.0 Adjournment
22.1 Adjourn Meeting Info”

The district is currently advertising to fill the third new assistant superintendent position, along with the director of personnel and director of special ed positions. Do you believe this reorganization will improve the district?

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  • Doctor J
  • Doctor J

    Simi Valley CBOC says district misusing bond money. MDUSD CBOC “report” almost a year overdue and only a power point — was it voted on ? Not according to CBOC minutes. This is a Cody Concoction. We need an investigation. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/jun/02/schoolwatch-oversight-committee-says-simi-valley/

  • Doctor J

    How can Nellie attest to minutes when she was not Board secretary ? See 14.20 — the names of the public comment are conveniently omitted. Remember when Sally Smith was banned by the SDUSD from attending the public portion of the meeting ? Was that on order of Nellie ? It’s time to get to the truth.

  • Doctor J

    LCAP lacks required general student input into LCAP formation. Will COE approve without specific actions to reach out to student voices ? No place on the website can I find the written comments from parents or students or community members on the LCAP as required. PPPPPP. http://edsource.org/2014/students-want-more-say-in-district-accountability-plan-process/62718#.U44aptq9KSN

  • tmharrington

    WCCUSD appointed student reps from each of its feeder patterns to serve on LCAP committee.

  • Doctor J

    OMG, the LCAP not even proofread ! It’s a hastily drafted joke. Says “not available” the English Learner Master Plan that was approved by the Board two years ago. What ? Read the equity “journey” that stops a year ago ! Mary bacon’s contract didn’t get renewed ?

  • Doctor J

    Lack of accountability — and these administrators will be reappointed without applying for newly created positions and with raises. Smells like a den of skunks. What happened to Rose Lock’s oversight of the English Learner time table unanimously approved by the Board ? Jeanne Duarte-Armas should have done less white face painting for the Dent Halloween party (excuse me Nellie, the Central Offfice Halloween Party) and more work on meeting the Board mandated time table Jeanne proposed. Accountability. Accountability. Accountability. There is none in MDUSD. http://esb.mdusd.k12.ca.us/attachments/4c764f0c-18f9-4510-8332-41607904329d.pdf

  • Judy Neufeld-Fernandez

    I am the parent who spoke at public comment in an attempt to warn your district of Nellie Meyer’s abysmal failure to protect kids from abuse within SDUSD. Kids at school are supposed to be protected by mandated reporter laws and child protection laws. Nellie was informed of all types of abuse occurring at hands of her employees. She vilified parents raising safety concerns and silenced many with the issuance of “Threat to Arrest” and “Stay Away” letters at an alarming rate. These are intended for folks breaking the law and disrupting normal school day. NOT for good, law abiding parents speaking out about abuse at site council meetings !!! Even a reporter followed this dynamic on Sdusd under Nellie. Nellie disregards the law and misused “her” police department to bully and silence parents. She also condoned illegal investigation of school child abuse by school police. It is against penal code for school police to investigate school based child abuse. Sdusd regularly broke this law. Of course they NEVER found abuse!!! Nellie hurts kids and gets a paycheck for it. Shame on her.

  • Judy Neufeld-Fernandez

    “This was a Special Closed Session meeting. No minutes were taken.” Is stated in the Wednesday, August 21,2013 School Board meeting at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego Unified School District. The Scripps-Ranch principal, Ann Menna, BANNED my friend, Sally Smith, a parent, from attending this open to public comment meeting! ( Nelly Meyer is same woman who used poor judgment and suspended 32 teenagers for twerking and called is sexual harassment. However she failed to protect students from perverts at school!!)

    There was one member from the public who commented on Nellie’s failure to protect her child from an abusive teacher–me. Therefore, “no notes were taken ” is insufficient description of the meeting under Government Code 54957.7. -

  • Doctor J

    Now that Nellie and the Board’s memory has been refreshed, let’s see if they will correct the minutes. I guess the irony of this is that Nellie knows Judy Neufeld-Fernandez well from San Diego. If Nellie’s memory is failing at her age, the Board better invoke the medical examination clause.

  • Doctor J

    Whoa Nellie ! BP 4111 prohibits you from hiring the new positions without sending out job announcements and going through the selection process including interviews. Otherwise you will be leaving the district open to discrimination claims and Willie Mims will be chomping at the bit to make sure a non discriminatory hiring process is used. Dent certainly doesn’t look like the MDUSD community. I am sure you will hear more on this. But following federal and state law may not be your forte if the rumors swirling this afternoon are true that you directed staff to cut corners on IEP’s and CDE has ordered the district to redo hundreds of IEPs at a mega cost to the district. Nellie, just follow the rules. Hmmmmm. Can’t find that in the LCAP.

  • Doctor J

    “Every vacant management position, unless filled via involuntary transfer, shall be made known to all management personnel in the appropriate classification in order to permit requests for lateral transfer.
    “Management vacancies not filled via transfer shall be advertised so that all properly licensed and qualified employees have an opportunity to apply. Such advertisement may be statewide or only in-district at the discretion of the Governing Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent.” Sorry for leaving off Admin Reg 4111 the last post. Since the Board gave no discretion, statewide advertisement is required. Nellie, you really need to read the by-laws, board policies and administrative regulations. Some employment discrimination lawyer will have you tied in knots.

  • tmharrington

    I also spoke to Ms. Neufeld-Fernandez and to Sally Smith about this. Why were no notes taken?

  • tmharrington

    I have received a copy of a letter to the editor from a special ed parent complaining that transportation to Alliance was so late her son was declared truant and his credits toward graduation are in jeopardy. Considering that I have received two complaints about special ed transportation in two days, and that you area alleging IEP violations, it’s very surprising the CAC has decided not to meet in June.

  • Doctor J

    Add to that the public comment last week on transportation calling for the demise of the director. Maybe the district called off the CAC because the Asst Supt Special Ed was eliminated ? Or the district didn’t want the truth communicated on IEP’s and transportation ?

  • tmharrington

    Election results: WCCUSD bond measure loses, Contra Costa Community College District Bond Measure passes, Karen Sakata is new County Supt.

  • tmharrington

    I have been informed that the CAC traditionally doesn’t meet in June. However, there is no reason that a tradition can’t be revised when there are legitimate concerns to be discussed. Also, the CAC is abandoning its last opportunity to meet as a group with the assistant superintendent, whose position is being abolished this month.

  • tmharrington

    At Bryan Lawrence’s continued urging, the district has posted the names of recommended appointments, including Julie Braun-Martin for assist. supt. elementary and Rose Lock for assist. supt. middle schools: http://esb.mdusd.k12.ca.us/attachments/719aa6de-9ff8-4e95-bfea-ecb5cb236134.pdf

    Also, Meyer confirmed that CFO Bryan Richards has been placed on a leave of absence and his contract will not be renewed: http://www.contracostatimes.com/concord/ci_25900173/mt-diablo-school-district-cfo-placed-administrative-leave

    Meyer is recommending Nance Juner as interim director of budget and fiscal services: http://esb.mdusd.k12.ca.us/attachments/dd017c6d-e6d7-47ce-a7f6-c9541e246a4b.pdf

    Also, I have just now heard a rumor that CPHS may not have been granted accreditation.

  • Doctor J

    Here come the Employment Discrimination lawyers, chomping at the bit as Nellie ignores BP 4111. One thing about Bryan Richards, he knows where the “bodies” are buried and he is so offended right now I believe he will sing like a canary.

  • tmharrington

    Interestingly, the five school support admin. item has been pulled: http://esbpublic.mdusd.k12.ca.us/public_itemview.aspx?ItemId=8671&mtgId=463

    However, here are Meyer’s recommendations: Chris Holleran, Bill Morones, Christine Richardson, Marie Schirmer and Julianna Sikes: http://esb.mdusd.k12.ca.us/attachments/ebe8545c-e2e1-4de9-b653-4521b6b14f52.pdf

  • Doctor J

    The hasty reorganization is causing backbiting at Dent at unprecedented levels. Yesterday the Exec Dir of Instructional Support is posted and today staff pulls the 5 support administrators — after names are announced. How many blunders can Julie B-M make before she takes over management of 29 elementary schools ? Let’s not overlook her icy relationship with the deposed Director of elementary, Susan Petersen, now Principal of Ayers Elem after her untimely demotion that allowed her to earn her Director salary for an extra year. JBM was openly jealous and critical of SP “showing her up” at Delta View when SP vaulted DVE’s API score three years in a row for over 150 point gain — far surpassing JBM’s dismal performance at Delta View. JBM said when she left DVE that Bay Point schools could not achieve big gains in API. Now JBM will be the direct supervisor of SP — Nellie will have to referee that

  • tmharrington

    Julie Braun-Martin was appointed assist. supt for elem. schools and Rose Lock was appointed assist. supt. for middle schools. The district is in talks with the city of Concord to split the costs to bring back three School Resource Officers, one each for YVHS, CHS and MDHS and feeder middle schools. Details to be worked out.
    Also, the district plans to add eight new schools to its Title 1 program, bringing total Title 1 schools from 12 to 20, redistributing Title 1 money so that the current Title 1 schools would get less by sharing with the new schools, which include YVHS, MDHS and El Dorado MS.
    Single Plans for schools are available online under the SASS tab.
    Budget report was pulled by staff, so meeting is over.

  • Doctor J

    Telling the truth by the Supt has become irrelevant in order to save face. “The lies are so obvious. “I certify that the Annual Budget Plan was developed according to the SELPA’s local plan governance and policy making process. Notice of this public hearing was posted in each school within the SELPA at least 15 days prior to the hearing.” Now Nellie, you know that didn’t happen. So why lie ? How can the SPSA for the 20 Title I schools include the new budget amounts, 12 reductions and 8 increases, when the amounts have been figured out ? Let’s start telling the truth before you end up like Gen Eric Shinseki, getting fired for having a culture of lies being told to prevent the truth from being told.

  • Doctor J

    Kudos to Debra Mason For calling the LCAP what it really is — nothing new, all 200 pages of it, waved around as a thick book,but inside just “here is what we are doing” and “continue doing it”. Where are the innovative ideas ? Where is the specifics on English learners? Where is the emphasis on anything ? Yet the new Asst Supt’s are just old gum being re chewed. So disappointing. Since Debra Mason was the only speaker of substance on the LCAP, instead of energizing the masses about parental involvement in the LCAP creation, Nellie has just turned off the hundreds who attended. It was like unveiling a statute but when the sheet was removed, it was just a square stone block. Oh, and if you don’t think they don’t read this blog, a student advisory committee ? No, there isn’t one, but now they wasted the last six months and school is out, they are going to form one. What a transparent joke ! At least Neliie admitted it was a fill in the blank template. all done behind closed doors. the icing on the cake — the budget is delayed two more weeks. what did they expect after Bryan was the odd man out. are Rose and Julie working without contracts ?

  • Doctor J

    “Setting clear guidelines on reporting how districts both receive and use the money is simply a matter of giving the public the information they need to hold policymakers accountable,” Jonathan Kaplan, a senior policy analyst with the nonprofit California Budget Project, wrote in a column in the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday. The legislature will soon send a message to Nellie Meyer: BE EXPLICIT in your LCAP ! http://edsource.org/2014/legislators-want-spending-plans-to-be-clear-about-whos-getting-the-money/62805#comment-340977

  • Doctor J

    which is the truth ? Last nights claim they had Spanish versions to hand out ? Or today’s back peddling that “The draft LCAP is in progress being translated. As soon as we receive it back from the translators, the draft will be uploaded to this website. Thank you for your patience.” someone needs to explain this contradiction ! I could swear I saw the link to the Spanish version this morning. I am told it was unintelligible by native Spanish speakers. Just another blunder to add to the list.

  • g. de la verdad

    “…just old gum being re chewed.” Worse yet, it’s someone else’s old gum, and that someone else was fired.

  • Guest

    I am new to the party. What is happening to Kerri Mills’ position? Is she staying on in some capacity? The district is its own SELPA; who will be SELPA Director with the Asst. Sup. position being eliminated?

  • Doctor J

    Kerri Mills’ position was eliminated by Board action on May 28 effective July 1 and the new position is titled “Director of Special Education”. you can read the new job descriptions on the agenda of May 28 under the reorganization. Interestingly, the job description attached to the EdJoin advertisement does not indicate that this position serves as the SELPA director. Last night the Board approved the Local Special Education plan and budget for 2014/15 which listed Kerri Mills as Selpa Director even though her position disappears on June 30. the Board may have to clean this oversight up. You can see the new job description and salary range on EdJoin, through the employment link on the district website.

  • Guest

    Thanks Dr. J. So is it your understanding that Mills will be gone on June 30, or that the district has opened up the new Sped Director position on EdJoin for Mills and others to apply? I still don’t understand who is going to be SELPA director or who will fulfill those significant responsibilities.

  • tmharrington

    In a voicemail message a few minutes ago, Dr. Meyer has confirmed that Kerri Mills is still currently working in her assistant supt. position. She was at a an out-of-town conference during the last board meeting. Dr. Meyer said the new director of special ed would be the SELPA Director.

    Regarding the CPHS accreditation rumor, Meyer said CPHS is currently accredited and recently went through the WASC process. She said she would get back to me with more information on the results of that.

    I continue to be impressed with Meyers’ responsiveness to the press.

    However, I do note that she has not regularly disseminated messages to the community about what is going on in the district. In contrast, as I have pointed out before, the WCCUSD Superintendent releases monthly messages to his community promptly at the beginning of each month. This month, he is promoting the district’s summer learning programs: http://www.wccusd.net/cms/lib03/CA01001466/Centricity/domain/77/messages/2013-2014/A%20Summer%20of%20Learning%206-2014.pdf

  • g. de la verdad

    Wonder how San Diego SPED is doing, and whether Meyer is recruiting from that district? http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/oct/22/san-diego-schools-leaving-college-career-transitio/
    Click on the Report link to see how their CAC presents information/concerns.

  • tmharrington

    True to her word, Meyer just called to tell me CPHS got one-year accreditation. Typically, she said, schools get six years with a mid-term visit after three years. So, clearly there are some issues of concern at CPHS. Meyer said she’ll try to get me the WASC recommendations next week.

  • tmharrington

    Here’s an Ed Trust West LCAP checklist: http://fairshare4kids.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ETW_LCAP_evaluation_checklist_6_3_14.pdf

    How does MDUSD measure up?

  • tmharrington

    Meyer called to correct this information, saying CPHS got a six-year accreditation with a follow-up visit after one year. She said I can pick up the report next week.

  • tmharrington
  • tmharrington

    Here’s a new blog post that includes sample questions from the EdTrust-West LCAP checklist: http://bit.ly/1p4r8fM

    I noticed in watching video of the MDUSD meeting that Trustee Hansen asked some of the presenters how they were selected to be on the committee and no one answered. Were they hand-picked? Mason said much of the plan seemed sweeping and overly broad, without much concrete data or many specific examples of what will change in the future.

    And Denise Lambert shouldn’t have to ask for an invitation to include a CAC rep on the LCAP committee. CAC should have been included from the beginning.

    Over in WCCUSD, Giorgio has noted that the LCAP committee has a large staff representation, as did the LCAP “community meetings.” Staff is not the voice of parents. In addition, Giorgio has questioned whether School Site Councils have really been involved in the LCAP, since some principals do not appear willing to work with these groups.

    At WCCUSD’s LCAP hearing, many Spanish-speaking parents said they didn’t feel like their voices were being heard. Some expressed frustration with principals who refused to share budgets with them.

  • k. saint

    Will the district be approving an assistant superintendent for high schools?

  • tmharrington

    Yes, but the district appears to still be recruiting for this very important position.

  • tmharrington

    Here’s a summary of the actions taken by the board on June 4, including the reorg. appointments: http://www.mdusd.org/boe/Documents/action/2014/06-04-14.pdf

  • tmharrington

    It looks like more drama at CVCHS on Wednesday, with the board considering removing its president: http://www.claytonvalley.org/ourpages/board/meetings/—2014/06_June/CVCHS%20Board%20Agenda%206_11_14.pdf

  • Doctor J

    More errors by Julie B-M as she has had her bags packed for a month. 3 Principal pool jobs reposted to correct errors in May 27 postings. Just think of all those people who applied under the erroneous information. Uh, welcome to MDUSD.

  • Doctor J

    Dirty laundry time at CVCHS in PUBLIC ! Brown Act requires open session. Agenda doesn’t say if it’s for cause or not — significant omission. another omission is the potential vacancy of the Vice-Chair is not noticed, so someone is thinking that he might be elevated to the chair but can’t be removed by Board action. get out the air fresher and hope someone shoots the brown spots on the underwear with Resolve. dirty laundry is always nasty.

  • g. de la verdad

    She should expand the “pool” to cover the mass exodus that will surely follow in the wake of her appointment.

  • tmharrington

    I have just received another anonymous message from someone confirming that there is also a mass exodus occurring at Crossroads HS as a result of Kate McClatchy’s leadership. The big question there, according to the anonymous source, is: Will the district keep McClatchy there next year? After the school year ends, musical chairs often begin.

  • Doctor J

    Last year the late decisions . . . Er demotions . . . Resulted in several of those demoted being paid at their higher rate for this school year. think Cronan, McClatchy and Petersen. will the same mistakes be made this year too ? Just think they got their higher pay and then their bonus pay based on the higher pay. Why no publicity on Bryan Richards demise ? was another laptop stolen ? Or he just backed up all MDUSD financial records for his “personal use” ?

  • tmharrington

    Supt. Meyer declined to state why Richards left. When I asked if there were allegations of wrongdoing, she said, “no.” But, she declined to state whether he was escorted out of the building. I have heard from two separate sources (based on second-hand information) that he was.

  • tmharrington

    Here’s the MDUSD graduation schedule, which I found on the city of Concord’s website: http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/about/citynews/releases/2013/06_03_2013.asp

    I’m surprised MDUSD doesn’t have this on its home page.

  • tmharrington

    Here’s the schedule of MDUSD graduations and when the city of Concord will broadcast them: http://www.cityofconcord.org/pdf/about/citynews/tvlistings.pdf

  • g. de la verdad

    Quick thoughts: Was she just splitting hairs? No “allegations” leaves lots of room for being “caught red handed.” Dr. J. mentioned back-biting at Dent — I’d bet there was a bit of back-stabbing over the past 30 days too.