The Board of Education met on January 12th for the Regular Board Meeting of the month. The agenda items which were discussed included the following:
Recognition was given to Mr. Dominic Falasco who had served during the past four years as a member of the Board.
Los Banos High School FFA students presented a report regarding the 2016 National FFA Convention and the Washington, D.C. Leadership tour. This has been an annual trip for the students for a number of decades. Each year students return with an appreciation of what they have learned, as well as an appreciation of our nation’s capital.
The 2015-16 Audit Report was presented by the accounting firm of Jeanette L. Garcia & Associates. The audit was submitted on time with the State of California and the Merced County Office of Education. The audit costs are included in the Adopted Budget.
The Board was asked to confirm receipt of, and set a date for, acting on the Renewal Charter Petition for Green Valley Charter School from Foundations Public Schools. The District had received their petition for renewal request on December 22, 2016, which begins the timeline for the approval process. Since the District must hold a public meeting within 30 days and make a decision within 60 days of December 22, the recommendation is to take Board action at the next Board meeting on February 9th, 2017.
Green Valley Charter School was approved for operation by Los Banos Unified School District in September, 2011. That initial charter was for five years and they must seek renewal for their charter. Staff is working with legal counsel to prepare a report on how the school has performed with regard to the goals and commitments set forth in the original charter.
To date the charter school has enrolled 203 students which has resulted in $1,978,690 from the District. The charter plans to grow to 270 students which would result in $2,631,755 passing to the charter.
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