The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to hear a presentation and hold a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed budget for special education services for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and its associated service and budget plan for the 2023-24 fiscal year are aimed at mapping the district's services for special education students as well as identifying expenses associated with those services.
"These plans identify expected expenditures, include a description of services, the physical location of services, and demonstrate that all individuals with exceptional needs have access to services and instruction appropriate to meet their needs as specified in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) pursuant to the SELPA Local Plan," SELPA Executive Director Linda Rowley Thom wrote in a staff report prepared for the upcoming meeting.
The annual service plan describes what services are provided to special education students and the locations those services are provided at throughout the school district, with the annual budget plan describing how the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year conforms with state requirements.
The presentation is set to be informational only, with no vote by the board set for the upcoming meeting. The public hearing is aimed at facilitating discussion and feedback on the information provided in the presentation and the proposed update to the budget ahead of its approval.
Following the upcoming public hearing, the board is set to bring the item back for discussion and a vote at its June 6 meeting.
The SRVUSD board is set to meet on Tuesday (May 16) at 6 p.m. The agenda is available here.
In other business:
* The board will discuss survey results and a feasibility study aimed at gauging the potential to renew a 2015 parcel tax measure.
* The board will discuss supporting a bill introduced in the State Assembly that would provide media literacy education to all elementary and secondary students in public school districts.
"The social implications of technological development are far-reaching and this bill would help ensure that students are equipped to confront the content that appears on social media networks and platforms," Superintendent John Malloy wrote in a staff report prepared for the upcoming meeting.
If approved the bill would go into effect during the next school year, in January 2024, as part of the revision process for mathematics, science, and history-social science curriculum
* The board members will discuss their annual self-evaluation process.
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