The Stockton Unified Board of Education will hold both a study session and regular board meeting today, despite a power outage at SUSD headquarters.
The District said the study session and meeting will go on as schedule, but the recordings of the events will be delayed and put on the SUSD website tomorrow. Power is expected to be restored at approximately 5 p.m.
Here’s what’s on the agenda:
Study session scheduled for 3 p.m.
Trustees will meet an hour early for a study session to discuss the three rounds of Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Act money, known as ESSER funds, SUSD has received since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and how the money has been directed.
At the session, trustees will consider what to do about the nearly 150 ongoing district positions that have been funded using these allocations, which will need to be switched to a different funding source when ESSER funds expire.
Check out Stocktonia’s preview story on the session below.
Regular board meeting scheduled for 4 p.m.
Trustees will do a final reading of board policies and regulations surrounding finances, ethics and conflicts of interests that did not meet state and federal requirements.
The revisions will then be sent to the California Department of Education by the end of the month.
CDE officials gave trustees a second chance to review and revise, as necessary, problematic board processes brought to light by a state investigation that found evidence of illegal activity in the state financial dealings. If not compliant, the district could lose out on federal funding.
Check out Stocktonia’s previous story on the issue below.
Trustees will also consider issuing a request for proposals for legal services for the upcoming school year “to ensure compliance with accounting standards and public contract codes,” as well as establishing an SUSD Board President Round Table Standing committee.
“The standing committee will meet with union and community leaders on a quarterly basis to provide opportunities to collaborate and problem solve with a united focus,” according to the board’s agenda.
Check out the board’s agenda for more information.
The governing board’s meetings are held at the district’s board room in the Arthur Coleman Jr. Administrative Complex on South Lincoln Street near the downtown waterfront. Meetings and study sessions are open to the public and can also be live streamed in both Spanish (here) or English (here).