As dropping enrollment forces the San Ramon Valley School District to get creative with its funding, one cost-saving measure the district is pursuing is the combination of its alternative education programs, a move the Board of Education will discuss at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.
District staff estimate that combining the Del Amigo High School in Danville with San Ramon's Venture Independent Study School, will save the district approximately $1.2 million annually.
With the exception of its adult transitions program, all Del Amigo programs will be transferred over to the Venture campus located at Dougherty Valley High School starting next school year. District officials say the cost-saving measure will help ensure no loss of employment for staff members at either site.
District staff will discuss the change with the school board and review public comment at Tuesday’s meeting.
The SRVUSD Board of Education is set to hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the district offices, 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.
In other business
* Trustees will join thousands of other agencies from across the country and recognize March as Women’s History Month corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.
* March is also set to be recognized as Art History Month.
* The board will also hear a presentation on the 2019-20 education budget proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.