The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about restructuring the district's Educational Services Department on Tuesday night.
The first part of the discussion will begin during a 4 1/2-hour-long closed session immediately preceding the board's open-session meeting, during which board members will consider several public employee appointments, among them the new position of deputy superintendent of educational services -- a job created as part of the department's reorganization.
"The restructuring of the Educational Services Department is expected to save approximately $500,000 in General Fund expenditures," assistant superintendent of human resources Keith Rogenski wrote in a staff report. "Accordingly, there are no anticipated increased costs to the General Fund in creating and staffing this (deputy) position."
Toni Taylor, currently assistant superintendent of educational services, is expected to be offered the new deputy superintendent role.
According to the position description drawn up by SRVUSD, the role would "serve as the primary instructional leader for the district" and would "provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the district's curriculum, instruction, assessment, special education, student services, and school improvement initiatives," among other responsibilities. The position-holder would serve as the district's chief administrator "at the request or in the absence of the superintendent."
As deputy superintendent, Taylor would earn a little under $245,000 per year, eligible for a 5% longevity increase in 2019 and every three years subsequently for up to three increments, pending satisfactory performance reviews.
In closed session, the school board will also talk about other new hires in the Educational Services Department: executive director of elementary education, executive director of secondary education and director of educational services.
Other public employee appointments to be discussed during closed session include chief business officer, director of technology and assistant principals at California High, San Ramon Valley High and Stone Valley Middle schools.
And other closed-session agenda items include the continuation of the performance evaluation for superintendent Rick Schmitt, a student expulsion case, a conference with Rogenski regarding bargaining talks with the San Ramon Valley Education Association and an unspecified complaint against public employees under administrative regulation.
In other business
* During open session, board members will consider approving contract addenda for assistant superintendents, the superintendent and the chief business officer to give them a 3% salary bump -- the same percentage pay raises given to other employees for the 2016-17 school year.
The addendum for Gary Black, assistant superintendent of facilities and operations, would extend his employment contract through June 2019 and increase his annual salary by 3% to about $234,000, retroactive to July 1, 2016.
Rogenski would also see his contract extended through June 2019 and have his salary retroactively increased by 3% effective July 1, 2016, which in his case comes out to about $212,000.
After a 3% increase, also retroactive to July 1, 2016, Taylor's annual salary for 2016-17 would come out to almost $223,000, as would the annual salary for chief business officer Scott Anderson. Anderson will be leaving SRVUSD at the end of this month, as he took a position as deputy superintendent of business services for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
The addendum for Schmitt would extend his contract through June 2020, with a salary increase of 3% to $319,000 overall, retroactive to July 1, 2016.
The board will also be asked to approve a 3% base annual salary increase effective July 1, 2016 for all management and confidential employees. The financial impact of this increase would be about $502,000.
* The board will consider adopting the 2017-18 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the 2017-18 budget.
* Board members will consider approving numerous consent items, including bid awards for a San Ramon Valley High classroom building project, certificated and classified personnel changes and bids to provide produce for the district as part of a USDA pilot project.
Both the closed-session and open-session meetings will be held at the district administrative complex, 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville. The closed session is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m.