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1 Saddleback Valley Unified School District January 2007 Strategic Plan Report of Accomplishments

2 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child

3 We shall prepare all students for tomorrow’s world through a partnership among school, home, and the larger community. Developed CAHSEE support materials and implementation of CAHSEE intervention and preparation classes at the high schools, continuation and adult education programs. Developed after school CAHSEE supplemental instruction programs at each high school and the adult education program for students who had not passed the CAHSEE. In addition, CAHSEE summer school courses were offered in the summer of 2005 and Completed Physical Education course descriptions and curriculum revisions for grades 9–12. Strategy 1: Provide all students access to a comprehensive curriculum that will lead toward achieving academic proficiency or beyond, graduation from high school, and appropriate preparation for post secondary endeavors Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child

4 We shall prepare all students for tomorrow’s world through a partnership among school, home, and the larger community. Provided updated curricular support for Holt and Houghton Mifflin. Restructured the English Language Arts writing component in the District’s Houghton Mifflin English Language Arts series to integrate reading and writing instruction and focus on standards-based genres. Developed/provided K-5 writing plans. New English Language Arts writing pacing guides were distributed to all elementary teachers. Conducted an annual 6th grade writing benchmark. Representative teachers from each school met for two days to participate in the district-wide scoring of these papers. The writing benchmark in the 04/05 and 05/06 school years was persuasive writing. Strategy 1: Provide all students access to a comprehensive curriculum that will lead toward achieving academic proficiency or beyond, graduation from high school, and appropriate preparation for post secondary endeavors Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child

5 Developed and monitored the District Writing Portfolio System that was utilized in grades Students collected samples of both guided process and on-demand writings, aligned with genres specific to grade level ELA standards. On-line portfolios were also assembled using writing from the EETT project. Facilitated the implementation of new reading intervention programs such as High Point and Read 180. Provided targeted support for those schools where EL students are not achieving at expected proficiency levels. Strategy 1: Provide all students access to a comprehensive curriculum that will lead toward achieving academic proficiency or beyond, graduation from high school, and appropriate preparation for post secondary endeavors Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child We shall prepare all students for tomorrow’s world through a partnership among school, home, and the larger community.

6 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Purchased portions of the Avenues ELD program for the primary grade levels. Training was provided for representative teachers at grades K, 1, 2, and 3. Utilized High Point materials in many 4-6 grade special education SDC classes for language arts instruction. Strategy 1: Provide all students access to a comprehensive curriculum that will lead toward achieving academic proficiency or beyond, graduation from high school, and appropriate preparation for post secondary endeavors Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child We shall prepare all students for tomorrow’s world through a partnership among school, home, and the larger community.

7 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child We shall prepare all students for tomorrow’s world through a partnership among school, home, and the larger community. Introduced Positive Behavior Support at several elementary schools. The Pupil Services staff provided training and collaboration opportunities. Provided support for positive school climates. Character Counts (non-Mission Viejo version in other schools) The PAL® Peer Assistance Leadership Program, a peer-to-peer youth development program for elementary, intermediate, and high school students, is designed to improve school attendance; reduce drug and alcohol use; develop a positive school climate; increase academic success and responsible behavior, and increase involvement in the community. Strategy 2: Promote the social and emotional growth and development of all students in an environment that supports positive character traits and encourages respectful connections among all students and adults. Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child

8 Currently ten elementary schools, two intermediate schools, and one high school are participating in the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) activities. The PBS program provides school wide training to improve behavior for all students, and targeted interventions for those who need additional support. Three of our intermediate and three high schools have Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) programs. AVID targets secondary students with potential and drive, who are “in the middle,” to prepare them to enter and succeed at a four-year college or university. Strategy 2: Promote the social and emotional growth and development of all students in an environment that supports positive character traits and encourages respectful connections among all students and adults. Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child We shall prepare all students for tomorrow’s world through a partnership among school, home, and the larger community.

9 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Strengthened physical education and health instruction and standards alignments. Adopted new district wide K-12 physical education and health materials. Developed the federally mandated District Wellness Policy. The policy was adopted by the Board of Education. An initial draft of the Administrative Regulation was created and is now in place for the school year. Strategy 3: Provide a learning environment that promotes life-long learning habits and contributes to good physical health and development. Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child We shall prepare all students for tomorrow’s world through a partnership among school, home, and the larger community.

10 Professional & Impassioned Staff

11 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child  Recruited and selected a high quality staff. For the school year, 10 administrators, 121 teachers, 144 regular classified employees, 400 exempt classified employees, and 153 exempt recreation employees were hired. All newly hired regular teachers and instructional aides meet the requirements for NCLB and have CLAD or equivalent EL certification. The NCLB requirements for special education teachers are still not fully spelled out by the State so in some cases we are still hiring some special education teachers who are not yet NCLB complainant. Strategy 1: Attract, retain, and support a professional staff dedicated to providing the highest quality educational and experience for students. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community.

12 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child  A number of actions were implemented to increase the applicant pool for qualified instructional assistants, especially those in the IBI Program. Advertisements were placed in the OC Register and the local Penny Saver. Brochures were updated and mailed with a display folder to branches of the county and city libraries within the school district boundaries as well as to large local churches. Substitute teachers were invited to an orientation meeting about the IBI Program and asked to consider working in the classified positions. Administrators provided tutoring and coaching to applicants that had difficulty passing the proficiency test. As a result, our vacancy rate decreased from 14% to 9%. Strategy 1: Attract, retain, and support a professional staff dedicated to providing the highest quality educational and experience for students. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community.

13 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Sub Finder, an automated substitute system with both phone and web capabilities, was implemented for 1,676 teachers and 642 instructional aides. Audit and monitor NCLB “Highly Qualified Teacher” requirements, and implement new procedures for the auditing and monitoring of teaching assignments based on the Williams settlement. At the beginning of the school year there were 25 teachers who were not NCLB compliant; at the end of the year there were only four teachers. Each of these teachers has a written plan, approved by the Principal and Personnel, and will be compliant by the NCLB deadline of June 30, Strategy 1: Attract, retain, and support a professional staff dedicated to providing the highest quality educational and experience for students. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community.

14 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Explored feasibility of implementing an on-line electronic application process. During the school year, staff reviewed on-line application processes currently being utilized in Capistrano and Irvine Unified School Districts. In July 2006, staff attended a county- sponsored training on a similar system and will determine whether to move forward with such a system. A day-long Asset Building training for all teachers and staff at all four intermediate schools started the school year off. The purpose of the training was to familiarize teachers with the connections between the 40 Developmental Asset framework and academic success. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 1: Attract, retain, and support a professional staff dedicated to providing the highest quality educational and experience for students.

15 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child  Negotiations were completed with all employee groups for new collective bargaining agreements. A one-year contract was negotiated with SVEA for ; the second year of a three-year agreement ( ) was negotiated with CSEA; the second year of a three-year agreement ( ) was negotiated with SVPSA. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 2: Create a structure to promote a collaborative culture in which employees are valued.

16 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child  Reviewed class size ratios in grades 7-12 and made recommendations as appropriate. Over the past few years, several factors have combined to result in high class sizes in grades Based on an analysis of class size both within and outside the District as well as input from secondary principals, it was determined to develop a plan to reduce class size. Staff recommended and the Board of Education approved 10 FTE (50 teaching sections) to be authorized on an off-ratio basis to lower class size in grades Each intermediate school received 2 off-ratio sections and each high school received 10 sections. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 2: Create a structure to promote a collaborative culture in which employees are valued.

17 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Developed and implemented two inservices for high school teachers of the special CAHSEE courses implemented in January for juniors and seniors who had not passed the CAHSEE. During the inservices, teachers reviewed standards and assessment data, developed curriculum, and identified materials to meet the needs of the students enrolled in the CAHSEE courses. Provided physical education inservices for all K–6 elementary school teachers as part of the District Staff Development Days. Several schools followed up with additional activities at their school sites. Provided related staff development options. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 3: Design opportunities for professional growth to reflect staff needs, interests and District goals; to promote life-long learning; and to foster self-reflection as a professional.

18 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Structured two elementary staff development days devoted to writing instruction, with specific emphasis on teaching and response strategies. Developed an optional full day inservice on 4th grade on-demand writing, which was provided to interested 4th grade teachers. A District handbook on 4th grade writing was distributed. Eighth grade teachers were trained and supported in the use of My Access on-line computerized writing scoring program. All intermediate English teachers attended site-based writing inservices. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 3: Design opportunities for professional growth to reflect staff needs, interests and District goals; to promote life-long learning; and to foster self-reflection as a professional.

19 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Eighth grade English teachers attended the annual UCI Writing Project conference in December. Funding will be extended into year 3 because the writing gains exceeded the program requirement. Provided opportunities for EL certification training (AB 2913) and other EL teacher inservices for school sites to increase their number of highly qualified teachers instructing English Learners. Over 410 teachers were trained throughout the school year and summer. Utilized High Point materials with many EL and at-risk students for language arts instruction. Ongoing staff development was provided. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 3: Design opportunities for professional growth to reflect staff needs, interests and District goals; to promote life-long learning; and to foster self-reflection as a professional.

20 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Provided professional development to elementary principals and teams of teachers from our title I schools by consultant, Dennis Parker, on strategic schooling. Several very successful sessions for Special Education staff development days. Sessions were presented to audiences composed of both special education teachers and regular education teachers on topics such as autism and behavior disorders. All kindergarten and first grade teachers received information from three speech and language pathologists about the cognitive development of language skills and the implications for the instructional program. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 3: Design opportunities for professional growth to reflect staff needs, interests and District goals; to promote life-long learning; and to foster self-reflection as a professional.

21 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child  Planned and supervised two formal days of inservice training for all special education teachers and instructional aides, psychologists and direct service providers, worked collaboratively with the instructional services department to cross over categorical trainings to regular education staff. We sent various staff members to over 100 other staff development opportunities. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 3: Design opportunities for professional growth to reflect staff needs, interests and District goals; to promote life-long learning; and to foster self-reflection as a professional.

22 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child  Increased number of teachers with EL certification - The District has 1,676 teachers. Of these, 950 are EL certified. Of the remaining teachers, 237 have completed the requirements and are waiting for CTC to issue the certificate; 166 teachers have completed AB 2713 training and are waiting test results from the OCDE; 224 teachers participated in AB 2913 training in summer of 2006 or have applied for an emergency permit while taking college/university coursework. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 3: Design opportunities for professional growth to reflect staff needs, interests and District goals; to promote life-long learning; and to foster self-reflection as a professional.

23 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child In accord with AB 1825, sexual harassment training was provided to all supervisors prior to January 1, The Personnel Department developed a 2-hour training program to meet the requirements of AB 1825 and held four sessions to train all District administrators, managers and supervisors. Authorized credentials for teachers who will complete their credential requirements under the District’s Induction Program. A total of 27 teachers completed their second and final year of participation in the BTSA/Induction program. Of these, 25 have completed the requirements and are being recommended for the Professional Clear Credential. Professional & Impassioned Staff We shall foster a positive learning environment that will result in the creation of and inspiring and inspired professional Learning community. Strategy 3: Design opportunities for professional growth to reflect staff needs, interests and District goals; to promote life-long learning; and to foster self-reflection as a professional.

24 Parent & Community Involvement

25 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Each school continues to encourage, invite, and promote parent participation in booster groups, site council PTA, PTO, etc. Schools who completed WASC reviews in the school year acknowledged the contributions of parent participation and the numerous volunteer hours. 100% of the EL parents in the Even Start Program increased their volunteer support in the classroom during the school year. Open Houses/Back-to-School nights were offered at all levels. Parent conference days were held at elementary schools. Superintendent Forums are held three times a year with PTA representatives from each SVUSD school. Parent & Community Involvement We shall encourage and welcome the involvement of parents and the broader community in the educational process and in The celebration of student and organizational success. Strategy 1: Promote the role of parents as volunteers and partners in the education of their children.

26 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child In August 2005 proposals were received from eleven companies which provide parent/student notification services. A committee of District Principals and Staff heard proposals from five companies. In February 2006 Chatter, Inc. (Family First Alerts) set up primary accounts for all 36 schools and provided training to site administration. As of June 2006, 18 of the 36 school have used the system and sent either a voice or a text message to parents. Parent & Community Involvement We shall encourage and welcome the involvement of parents and the broader community in the educational process and in The celebration of student and organizational success. Strategy 2: Implement a District-wide method for mass telephone communication.

27 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Approximately 50% of the EL parents from Even Start meet each week during the summer for literacy lessons with their children. Family Literacy with Orange County READ summer program has also increased in attendance. From Oct 2005 through May 2006, parents in the School Readiness Program were enrolled in a series of six week parenting classes. Thirty-six eligible parents were enrolled in the William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program to promote English language/literacy acquisition for parents and are actively participating six hours per day – five days per week. Parent & Community Involvement We shall encourage and welcome the involvement of parents and the broader community in the educational process and in The celebration of student and organizational success. Strategy 3: Promote a parent education program to assist in strengthening skills and in fostering conditions that enhance student learning.

28 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Seventy-two parents and students were enrolled in the School Readiness and Resource Project, which require that their parents attend a one day a week class to increase their parenting skills and improve their role as their child’s first teacher. Various elementary schools held Family Science Night and Science Fairs. Gates Elementary held Family Resource Center and Family literacy every week. Nutrition classes and Family Math, “Grupo Crecer” was also held. Project Tomorrow Schools also held a variety of Family Nights on different topics. Plans are underway to provide a special Math Resources page on the District website for parents of elementary aged students. Parent & Community Involvement We shall encourage and welcome the involvement of parents and the broader community in the educational process and in The celebration of student and organizational success. Strategy 3: Promote a parent education program to assist in strengthening skills and in fostering conditions that enhance student learning.

29 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child 100% of the EL parents in the School Readiness & Resource Center Project increased their volunteer support in the classroom as partners in education. DELAC Officers Planning Mtg. dates: 10/13/05; 12/14/05; 1/12/06; 3/9/06; 5/4/06. DELAC Mtg. dates: 10/27/05; 1/19/06; 3/22/06; 5/11/06. A parent forum was held for parents to learn about the school district and its programs for English Learners. Questions and concerns were addressed. Parent & Community Involvement We shall encourage and welcome the involvement of parents and the broader community in the educational process and in The celebration of student and organizational success. Strategy 4: Expand the partnerships between students, teachers, parents and community which promote ownership of student and school achievement.

30 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Provided Sophomore Counseling to tenth grade students and their parents; including assistance in completing the four-year plan and guidance for post-high school options. A total of 2,342 10th graders received individual scholastic advisement sessions in Adult Education Brochure and Principals’ Newsletters continue to be sent regularly to District parents; Guidance Newsletter is mailed bi- annually to all 9-12 grade parents. All information is posted on SVUSD website. Guidance Newsletter & Principals’ Newsletters continue to be sent regularly to District parents. Educationally sponsored nights are posted on the SVUSD website. Parent & Community Involvement We shall encourage and welcome the involvement of parents and the broader community in the educational process and in The celebration of student and organizational success. Strategy 4: Expand the partnerships between students, teachers, parents and community which promote ownership of student and school achievement.

31 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child CPAC Meeting Dates: 11/15/05, 2/7/06, 5/16/06 Agendas & Minutes are housed in Pupil Services/Guidance Specialist Office. FAC Meeting Dates: 9/21/05, 10/19/05, 3/15/06, 5/17/06, 5/31/06, 6/7/06. Agendas & Minutes are housed in Business Services. DLAC Meeting Dates: 10/27/05, 1/19/06, 3/22/06, 5/11/06. Agendas & Minutes are housed in the Second Language Department. COC Meeting Dates: 1/12/06, 4/28/06, 7/20/06. Minutes are housed in the facilities Department. The District, in collaboration with CUSD and many community agencies, organizes and operates the South Orange County Youth Job/Career Fair. Parent & Community Involvement We shall encourage and welcome the involvement of parents and the broader community in the educational process and in The celebration of student and organizational success. Strategy 4: Expand the partnerships between students, teachers, parents and community which promote ownership of student and school achievement.

32 Infrastructure & Facilities

33 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Board presentation and follow-up preparation for pandemic flu outbreak. Held a district office emergency drill and all school call-in on 6/1/06. Reviewed and updated the district’s emergency preparedness plan Established a radio communication protocol and implemented a two way radio communication drill. Developed a wild fire evacuation plan for Trabuco Elementary and conducted an actual campus evacuation with students and teachers Conducted small group meetings for Disaster Plan Talk Group Teams and school site office managers Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 1: Evaluate, enhance and communicate disaster-safety plans.

34 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Participated in the Orange County Emergency Operation Center Emergency Radio Program with monthly radio checks. Participated in the OC Emergency Operation’s Area Tsunami Drill. Coordinated with the Red Cross for Disaster Shelter in Place Program and site evaluations. Continued the deployment of security cameras at school sites throughout the district. Continue the systematic upgrade of fire alarms. Completed the Bi-Annual fire alarm testing at each school site Installed the First Alert as the district-wide parent notification system Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 1: Evaluate, enhance and communicate disaster-safety plans.

35 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- NEW CONSTRUCTION Del Lago, Montevideo, Lomarena & La Madera Elementary A multi-purpose room is being constructed at each site; all are expected to be ready for occupancy in February Cordillera/De Portola Elementary School Construction on new multi-use (three classroom) building at both Cordillera and de Portola began this summer. Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-February La Tierra Elementary School A portable staff restroom building has been installed at this site. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

36 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- NEW CONSTRUCTION Rancho Canada Elementary School Six (6) new portable classrooms were added to this site and three existing portable classrooms were relocated to make maximum use of available space while not impacting the playground. Los Alisos Intermediate School A large, new band portable classroom has been installed at this site. El Toro High School A sports turf and all weather track at ETHS have been completed. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

37 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- NEW CONSTRUCTION Laguna Hills High School Construction began on a new athletic stadium in November and will last approximately 8 months and should be ready for the 2007 football season. Mission Viejo High School A sports turf and all weather track at MVHS have been completed. The Performing Arts Project design is complete, and has been submitted to DSA. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

38 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- NEW CONSTRUCTION Trabuco Hills High School The schematic planning for a parking structure and 18 classroom building project has been completed and design is currently under way. Resurfacing of the THHS track took place early this summer. All fire alarm changes required by DSA have recently been completed. Silverado High School A new modular two-story office/classroom building and the relocation of the Adult Education building is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in April, Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

39 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- MODERNIZATION Glen Yermo Elementary School Ten (10) interim portable classrooms were installed this summer. The Administration office, library, food service area and multiple classrooms have been modernized. The entire modernization project will be completed by the end of February Rancho Canada Elementary School Nine (9) interim portables classrooms were installed this summer. The administration office, kindergartens, library and multi-purpose room are complete. Modernization was completed December 15. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

40 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- MODERNIZATION El Toro High School Portion 1 - The administration building, library, computer lab, food service, ASB, and portions of vocational education were completed in early November. Roofing was also completed on the administration building, 300, 400 & 500 classroom buildings The modernization of the 300 building is currently under way. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

41 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- MODERNIZATION Esperanza Special Education School Completion of the main office spaces and the food service kitchen is expected by the end of January The installation of two modular buildings to house Special Education offices and the California Children’s Services completed in December. Laguna Hills High School Modernization has been DSA approved, and State funding has been obtained for this project. Modernization is scheduled to begin during summer, Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

42 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- ENHANCEMENTS Cielo Vista Elementary School A new parking lot was completed this summer. Fencing around the kindergarten playground was moved to enlarge the area. A shade structure fabric was installed to cover the trellis outside the kindergarten classroom Lake Forest Elementary An additional TLC rental building was installed in summer. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

43 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- ENHANCEMENTS Portola Hills Elementary School Slide and soil conditions at this site continue. No planning for enhancement projects has taken place. Trabuco Mesa Elementary School A small wall around the playground was constructed. RSM Intermediate School Construction on a large band room and a drama storage area will begin shortly. Demolition began on December 27, Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

44 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- ENHANCEMENTS O’Neill Elementary School Completion on an enhanced teachers’ work room was completed in early fall. MEASURE B -- DISTRICT WIDE PROJECTS Field Renovations The renovation of the play fields have been completed at nine (9) elementary schools - Melinda Heights, San Joaquin, Cordillera, O’Neill, Linda Vista, Aliso, Cielo Vista, La Tierra and Lake Forest. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

45 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child MEASURE B -- DISTRICT WIDE PROJECTS Shade Structures At MVHS, a shade structure now covers both the swimming pool bleachers and the outdoor weight training area. At RSM, a shade structure covers the food service outdoor eating area. Playgrounds Upgraded playground equipment was installed at Lake Forest Elementary. New playground equipment for Portola Hills Elementary is being installed this month. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

46 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child A food service survey was created and administered to 86% of students in grades Food service facilities at several school sites are in the process of, or will be, reconfigured through the Measure B bond program. The Food Service Management contract with Sodexo was renegotiated for a one-year extension with the goal of reducing the operational costs while increasing student participation (Free and Reduced Lunch Program) and offering more nutritional food choices. A new District Wellness Policy was established and approved in spring of 2005, which is currently in practice at all schools. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 2: Assess and modify facility requirements for instructional programs and student needs

47 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Made improvements to the technology infrastructure of the schools, including such things as wireless capabilities, security cameras and new phone systems at a majority of the schools. Upgraded Cisco firewall to provide better security policies to prevent intruders (hackers). Migrated T-1 lines to Cox broadband for better and faster access from the sites to the District Office and the Internet. Replaced the substitute calling system with an online system called "Sub Finder" to enable a more efficient method of reserving and calling substitutes. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 3: Evaluate basic equipment and technology needs. Develop standards as necessary and appropriate.

48 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Migrated Special Education management system from the VAX to SEIS which is an online database for managing the needs of special education. Provided more efficient printing services for report cards and school locators by using a new printer better designed for this function. Purchased minimal installation of wireless capabilities at the school sites with close to 200 access points. Installation was completed in fall Provided better web filtering and more complete reporting of web activity through a new web filtering software called 8e6. This will allow principals to gain access to site reports of any internet activity and track a history of this activity. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 3: Evaluate basic equipment and technology needs. Develop standards as necessary and appropriate.

49 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Budgeting is monitoring requisitions from Facilities to determine the appropriateness of the expenditure. Maintenance and Operations conducts annual assessment of needs and recommends program of work. Infrastructure & Facilities We shall provide a safe, fully-functioning learning environment that enhances educational programs for all students. Strategy 4: Review maintenance needs associated with improving the physical environment of District wide facilities.

50 Resources

51 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Board Member/Superintendent’s office participation in South County Regional Chambers of Commerce activities. Working with SVEF to invite new directors through corporate, civic, and/or community involvement. Assisting in membership expansion and the redirection of the foundation’s mission. Principal for a Day event held to bring in new business and community leaders into schools. Resources We shall increase the net District income by $20 million Through identifying new resources and maximizing current resources, including time, money, materials and staff. Strategy 1: Enhance business and community partnerships for innovative funding alternatives.

52 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child No action Resources We shall increase the net District income by $20 million Through identifying new resources and maximizing current resources, including time, money, materials and staff. Strategy 2: Research the feasibility of voters authorizing a Parcel Tax.

53 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child More active in taking positions/advocating for legislation in Sacramento In March 2006 and October 2006, Field Representatives from our local legislators’ offices attended a meeting with Executive Cabinet to discuss the legislative issues pertinent to SVUSD. Direct contacts were made and a working partnership has been established. A Legislative Field Representative meeting will continue to be held each fall. Participated in OC Superintendents Legislative Action Day in Sacramento on March 21, 2006 to lobby for educational needs. PTA Council conducted a Sacramento Safari on May 1-2, 2006 to lobby for educational needs. Resources We shall increase the net District income by $20 million Through identifying new resources and maximizing current resources, including time, money, materials and staff. Strategy 3: Advocate for state and federal funding reform.

54 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Assembly and Senate activity is tracked on a regular basis. Participated in the California Declining Enrollment Coalition and reevaluated the five-year enrollment projection based on actual enrollment data. Provided information to District’s lobbyist and legislators’ representatives regarding declining enrollment, funding issues and flexibility, and the need for local control. Sent several letters to Assembly and Senate Committee Members in support (or opposition) of bills related to the above and their effect on SVUSD. Resources We shall increase the net District income by $20 million Through identifying new resources and maximizing current resources, including time, money, materials and staff. Strategy 3: Advocate for state and federal funding reform.

55 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Provided monthly updates on attendance rates to the schools. Provided schools with an Attendance Counts! Template to be used in their newsletters. Positive certification was attained for the 1st and 2nd interim financial reports. Using all funding flexibilities provided in the Mega and AB 825 Block Grants to maintain a positive ending balance. Closer scrutiny by executive cabinet of District expenditures. Resources We shall increase the net District income by $20 million Through identifying new resources and maximizing current resources, including time, money, materials and staff. Strategy 4: Implement formal and informal management strategies to ensure the efficient use of fiscal resources.

56 Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Changed the investment strategy for the Alternative Retirement System (ARS) which increased interest earnings to 5% (if old strategy had been maintained only 1% would have been earned per PARS). Began the process to issue tax revenue anticipatory notes (TRANS) for with possible earnings of $200K. - End - Resources We shall increase the net District income by $20 million Through identifying new resources and maximizing current resources, including time, money, materials and staff. Strategy 4: Implement formal and informal management strategies to ensure the efficient use of fiscal resources.


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