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BOARD OF EDUCATION
(back row L to R)
Superintendent Michael Watenpaugh, Trustees Greg Knell & Jon Loberg
(front row L to R)
Trustee Natu Tuatagaloa,
President Linda M. Jackson,
Paul M. Cohen
Public Forums were held March 21 and 22. Additional dates will be scheduled as budget information from the state becomes available.
The Board of Education held a Regular Board Meeting on Monday March 28, 2011. Below are highlights from the actions/discussions of the Board. The next Regular meeting of the Board will be held April 18, 2011.
Golden Bell Program Nominations
The Annual Golden Bellawards ceremony will be held May 26. Two elementary program nominations were approved for submission this year. TheDavidson MS Positive School Climate and Cultureand theColeman Elementary Father's Group have been recommended for recognition.
Resolution in Support of SCA 5
Senator S. Joseph Simitian has authored Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA) 5 calling for an amendment to the percentage for local parcel tax election approval to be changed from the current 2/3rds majority to 55%. The Board approved the Resolution and stressed the critical importance of communities supporting their local public schools as state funding reductions continue.
Superintendent Watenpaugh's Report
Superintendent Watenpaugh, reported on a 1-dayCollective Impact Symposiumhe was invited to attend at Stanford University. He was honored to be the only K-12 superintendent of schools who was invited to join a group of 300 participants representing national interests from the business community, healthcare, insurance, cities, counties, and higher education.
Madrone High Schoolwas visited by a Western Association for School and Colleges (WASC) Review Team this past week. The team had a positive visit and it is hopeful that Madrone will receive a six year accreditation. Accreditation notification will be sent to the school in June. San Rafael City Schools were also under review this week by a visiting State
Categorical Progrom Monitoring (CPM) team. In addition to a thorough review of district categorical programs, the team visited two school sites to review records and interview staff. The two sites visited were San Pedro Elementary and Davidson Middle School. One of the reviewers commented that in the 17 years he has been performing CPM reviews, San Pedro Elementary was the most outstanding school he had ever visited. The final CPM report was presented to district staff.
In Memoriam - Charles McGlashan
The Board adjourned their March 28th meeting in memory of Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan who died unexpectedly this week.
Thank you for your continued interest and support!
Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, Superintendent San Rafael City Schools