The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a variety of presentations and informational reports Tuesday night, including a discussion about district facilities, a recognition of the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year and an update on the much-discussed personalized learning initiatives.
The update comes after Superintendent Rick Schmitt has spent the last few months talking with parents and staff about personalized learning options, which primarily focus on implementing ways to increase opportunities for student, family and staff choice, student wellness and reducing class size with no increase in General Fund expense.
The 10 proposals under consideration range from flexible start and end times to allowing middle school students the option of earning two years of world language credit.
According to district officials, implementation of the initiatives would begin in 2018-19, with some being phased in over multiple years. Parents can offer feedback and ask questions through an online form as well.
Also during presentations, Danville elementary school teacher Marissa Ware will be recognized for having been chosen as one of two Teachers of the Year by the Contra Costa County Office of Education.
The selection of Ware, a second-grade teacher at John Baldwin Elementary School, was announced at the end of September, and she advanced to the statewide Teacher of the Year program.
Board members will also hear presentations on Del Amigo High School, both from their student board member and from the school's principal, Amy Gillespie-Oss. Local schools rotate giving presentations to the board on their general programming and activities throughout the year.
Closing out the presentation portion of the meeting, the board will receive a staff presentation on facilities.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the district administrative complex at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.
In other business
* The board will consider adopting a resolution that would eliminate and/or reduce the number of classroom paraeducators in the district. According to a staff report, 1.4625 full time employee positions would be reduced or eliminated.
* Board members will consider approving a self-assessment on four local performance indicators to be submitted to the California Data Dashboard.
* During a closed-session meeting at 5 p.m., the school board will confer with legal counsel over multiple existing cases of litigation and one anticipated case.
Also in closed session, the board will discuss a student expulsion case. The final item in closed session includes a conference with Keith Rogenski, assistant superintendent of human resources, regarding negotiations with the teachers union.