Board Action Update | October 18, 2019

October 17, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting
Posted on 10/18/2019

October 18, 2019

The purpose of this update is to inform the community of the actions that were taken by the Board at the October 17, 2019 School Board meeting. 

Board Actions:

  • The Board of Education approved former superintendent Dr. Linda Kimble’s resignation. 

  • The Board of Education voted in favor of appointing Dr. Doyle as Superintendent of Schools.

  • The Board of Education approved the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for facilities at Guajome Park Academy and Guajome Learning Centers. 

  • The Board of Education approved a lease agreement for Verizon Wireless to place a cell tower on the Vista High campus.

  • The Board of Education approved a resolution opposing California State University’s proposal requiring four years of math for freshman eligibility.

  • The Board of Education approved the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the CSEA Transportation Study. 

  • The Board of Education approved a contract with Cannon to replace copy machines district-wide.

  • The Board of Education discussed the 2019-20 budget status and the projected $19.2 million dollar budget deficit for the 2020-21 school years and agreed to the following budget solutions:

    • Develop protocols to reduce district legal fees

    • Develop a restructuring plan for district leadership

    • Eliminate the Elementary Collaboration Professional Development Wheel at the elementary level

    • Reduce magnet school allocations by 10%

    • Form a committee to gather community input on school consolidation

  • The Board gave the following direction to staff for future budget solutions:

    • Investigate cost savings for closing the district office during holidays

    • Investigate the development of salary and hiring protocols to reduce cost

    • Investigate the potential use of an energy manager to reduce overall district energy consumption

    • Evaluate the impact of recent solar installations on monthly energy charges

    • Negotiate the potential reduction of two professional development days and two instructional days

    • Gather information on the eight period schedule at Rancho Minerva Middle School

    • Investigate the viability of staggering start times to reduce transportation costs

    • Investigate potential grants through San Diego County Office of Education to offset the cost of the Teen Parent Program

    • Investigate the cost of the impact teacher program

    • Investigate the induction program moving to San Diego County Office of Education pending negotiations