LTUSD School Board Meeting May 27th

By Angie Keil

It’s been another busy week as we approach Graduation (June 6th) and the final day of the school year (June 12th). I’m hoping that the warmer weather will return for the many events that are planned in the coming weeks. All schools will be closed next Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.

The School Board will meet next Tuesday and we have quite a lengthy agenda this time. The entire agenda is new posted online, with attachments, and here are some of the highlights:

· The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. at South Tahoe High School for one of the Board’s favorite events of the year – the Annual Student Lunch. This is a time when a cross-section of twenty students get to tell Board Members what they really think of LTUSD and it has been a tradition for many, many years. The lunch provided by the Cafeteria Department is always wonderful too!

· The Board will also meet many of Art teacher Candi Lincoln’s students who have, again, been winning awards left, right, and center. Check out the agenda item to see some of their works!

· Later that evening, beginning at 6:00 p.m., the public is invited to comment on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which is hot off the presses! Dr. Tarwater and staff have been working tirelessly over the past few months gathering and analyzing data for this comprehensive plan. If you’d like to comment on the plan and you can’t make it to the meeting, you can submit a comment online HERE.

· CFO, Debra Yates, will then present a review of the 2014/15 State Budget and the Governor’s May Revisions. Her 23-page PowerPoint presentation is attached to the agenda item if you care to peruse it in advance.

· Our new Technology Director, Sean Colt, will give an update on the District’s plans to upgrade our ancient telephone system – finally! I celebrated my 22nd anniversary with LTUSD on Monday and I remember when these phones were installed shortly after I started working here in the Superintendents Offices!

· Facilities Director, Steve Morales, will be busy again this summer with a few more construction projects – nothing near the feverish level of the previous four summers, though! The Al Tahoe ball fields over by Rufus Allen Boulevard will be getting a $200,000 facelift thanks to voters who approved Measure R on the November 2011 ballot. The District will be overseeing the work. And Tahoe Valley Elementary School is also slated for almost $500,000 in improvements – starting with the common space flooring replacement, again thanks to the voters who approved the 2008 Measure G Bond.

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