Board Actions
April 24, 2001

Board President Sue Braun, Vice President Ron Ottinger, and members John de Beck, Ed Lopez and Frances O'Neill Zimmerman present.

The Board of Education made the following appointments 5-0, with the effective dates to be determined:

CENTRAL OFFICE:

Toren J. Allen, to Manager, Human Resources and Information Technology, from Manager, Corporate Business Technologies.

VICE PRINCIPAL:

Alexandria Nguyen, to Vice Principal, Pershing Middle School, from Peer Coach/Staff Developer, Marston Middle School.

REGARDING MAJOR AGENDA ITEMS:

LINCOLN: The board approved 4-1 a community engagement element proposed by the superintendent for the Lincoln High School Proposition MM project. Zimmerman voted no.

BARGAIN: The Board adopted 5-0 the Joint Initial Proposal by the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Education Association to negotiate the impacts and effects of implementation of the "Blueprint for Student Success 2," and to negotiate the impacts and effects of Certificated Performance Awards under the

API, with the San Diego Education Association as the exclusive representative for the certificated bargaining unit, in accordance with Section 3547 of the California Government Code and Section 1028 of the Bylaws of the Board of Education.

GATE: The board approved 5-0 recommendations from the district's GATE Seminar Task Force.

BLUEPRINT: The board approved 3-2 a staff recommendation for "Blueprint for Student Success 2" implementation and funding priorities for the 2001-2002 year. Zimmerman and de Beck voted no.

SCIENCE: The board approved 3-2 a new three years of science graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2006, which would include physics for all ninth-grade students unless a parent requested a waiver. Zimmerman and de Beck voted no.

REORGANIZE: The board approved 3-2 an administrative restructuring as part of the 2001-2002 District Organization Structure. It includes a net reduction of 28.63 positions to the central office staff and reorganizes the district's special education services to put more money into direct services for students. Zimmerman and de Beck voted no.

Updated board reports on these items will be available after 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, through links on the home page of the district's web site, www.sandi.net.