The Stockton Unified Board of Trustees meets this afternoon for its second regular meeting of the month.

Recently, trustees opted to start the school board meetings an hour earlier, so as not to run over too late in the evening. The meeting will convene briefly at 4 p.m. before going into closed session and then reconvening to public session.

Meetings, which are held at the district’s board room in the Arthur Coleman Jr. Administrative Complex on South Lincoln Street near the downtown waterfront, are open to the public and can also be live streamed in both Spanish and English. 

Here’s what to pay attention to on this week’s agenda:

Consultants from McPherson & Jacobson, the firm hired by the district in February to conduct its superintendent candidate search, will report findings to trustees from a public survey as well as a series of public discussions they conducted over the last month or so to gather input from the SUSD community.

Participants were asked about their community and school district, as well as what characteristics were important in a Stockton Unified superintendent. 

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Consultants will also advise trustees on the upcoming interview process of superintendent candidates. Firm dates for the likely two-day process have yet to be set, but trustees asked the consultants for an accelerated timeline that could see a superintendent hired by the end of May.

Stockton Unified has been without a permanent superintendent since last summer, when the district’s former Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. resigned his post a little more than a year into his three-year contract. 

Other agenda items:

  • Susana Ramirez, interim superintendent of education services and directors, will present a proposal for recommendations to update Stockton Unified high school graduation requirements.
  • Trustees will also hear an update presentation on the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) three-year plan, which is required by the state.

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Stockton Unified now streams its governing board meetings live. The public can watch Monday’s meeting starting at 4 p.m. on SUSD’s YouTube channel. The meetings can be watched in either Spanish (here) or English (here).

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