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You can watch the Board meetings live on Comcast Channel 30 or on  Novato Community Television's YouTube channel.  The meetings are rebroadcast on Channel 30 (click  here for the schedule) and archived on NCTV's YouTube channel.

Steve Hospodar, Hamilton School Principal, showed a video on the Mentor Me Program at Hamilton and a mentor/mentee pair shared their rewarding experience with the program.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Catherine Pace at cpace@nusd.org.

  • 2015-16 Single School Plans for Student Achievement:  The Board of Trustees approved the Single Plan for Student Achievement for Olive and Rancho Elementary Schools, San Jose and Sinaloa Middle Schools, and Marin Oaks, NOVA and Nexus Schools.Each year all schools must submit a formal Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) to the Board of Trustees for approval.  The principal in collaboration with their Site Council, ELAC, PTA and staff developed three goals, one each in the following areas:  English Language Arts, Mathematics, and School Culture and Climate.  More information and the SPSAs can be found under Discussion/Action 14.a.  
  • 2015-2016 Second Interim Budget Report:  Nancy Walker, Director of Fiscal Services, presented the Board with the Second Interim Budget Report for 2015-2016.  State law requires that school districts review their budgets twice during the fiscal year, with the second report prepared using data as of January 31.  The Report documents that NUSD certifies it will be able to meet its financial obligations for the current and two subsequent fiscal years. 
The Report included the following points:
    • The LCFF funding formula is based on funding being restored to the 2007-2008 funding levels, including an annual COLA, over an eight-year period ending in 2019-2020; thus, providing a significant increase in school funding after five years of reduced or flat funding. It should be noted that Novato Unified School District's (NUSD) funding was cut by more $50 million since 2007-2008.
    •  The Novato Unified School District is experiencing declining enrollment; therefore, less revenue is received during these years (2015-2018). However, due to the implementation of the LCFF funding formula, the decline in revenues from the decline in enrollment is not as noticeable.
    • Deficit spending in the amount of ($1,109,986) is projected in the Combined General Fund for the 2017-2018 year. It should be noted that the increase in STRS and PERS is $934,085 in 2016-2017 and $1,151,911 in 2017-2018. 
The Report and Narrative can be found under Discussion/Action 14.c.
Future Board Meetings:
3/29/16      Special Board Meeting, 7 pm Open Session
                     Budget Workshop

4/5/16        Regular Board Meeting, 7 pm Open Session
                     NUSD Board Room, 1015 Seventh Street

Are you interested in receiving advance notice of the Board agenda and its reports?  If so, please email Gladys Batz, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at gbatz@nusd.org and say you want to be added to the email list.  Ms. Batz sends out the link to the agenda and board reports for the upcoming Board meeting the Friday before a regular Board meeting.  The agenda and associated board reports can also be found on AgendaOnline.   The link can also be found on the homepage of the NUSD website (www.nusd.org) under Quick Links.