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Board Meeting Bulletin | June 18, 2024

Posted Date: 6/17/24 (3:00 PM)

Board Meeting Bulletin  |  June 18, 2024  

Meeting Information

June 18, 2024 | 6:00 PM

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Below are some agenda items that may be of specific interest:

Local Control And Accountability Plan (LCAP) 

As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law, every school district must develop a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) with input from parents and the community. The LCAP outlines district-wide and school-wide goals, actions to achieve these goals for all students (including specific subgroups), expected progress, and necessary expenditures. The plan also details how additional funds for low-income students, English learners, and foster youth will be utilized. Input for the LCAP was gathered through ThoughtExchange and reviewed by a 20-person advisory committee, including teachers, staff, parents, and community members. Feedback was also provided by various associations, PTA/PTSA presidents, the DAC/DELAC Committee, and district leaders. The LCAP has been open for public review and comments on the district website since June 12, 2024. Approval is recommended for adopting the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

Proposition 28 Plans 2023-2024

In November 2022, California voters approved Proposition 28, providing ongoing funding to support Arts and Music education, based on 1% of the K-12 portion of Proposition 98 funding. Each school must submit an annual Prop 28 Plan for Board approval, also available on the district's website. From April to May 2023, School Site Councils reviewed and approved Huntington Beach City School District’s school plans. Key highlights include:

  • Certificated staff for art.

  • Short-term employees to support arts.

  • Elective periods at the middle school.

  • Instructional materials for music and arts programming.

  • Budgets approved by School Site Councils allow the expenditure of funds within established guidelines. Approval is recommended for the 2023-24 Proposition 28 Plans. Detailed plans for each school are available as public attachments on the district website.

History-Social Science Instructional Materials Adoption, Second Reading

Throughout the 2023-24 school year, the District has engaged in a comprehensive process to adopt new History-Social Science textbooks for the 2024-2025 school year. This process, now concluded, has resulted in the recommended selection of textbooks that align with the updated 2016 History-Social Science Framework.

The District partnered with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) to facilitate this transition and provide a professional development series for District staff and educators. This collaboration aimed to engage the educational community in the adoption process.

Both phases of the pilot process are complete. After thoroughly reviewing feedback from students, staff, and families involved in the pilot, the textbook adoption committee has made its recommendations. The textbook adoption committee selected the Teacher Curriculum Institute (TCI) – Social Studies Alive! for Grades K-5 and National Geographic for Grades 6-8.

Visit the Textbook Adoptions webpage for more information, including access to pilots, informational meeting recordings, and more. 

The total cost of this adoption, not exceeding $1,000,000, will depend upon total enrollment staffing and be funded through the Restricted Lottery account. 

These materials will be presented for the second reading and adoption of the History-Social Science textbooks.

Adoption Of The 2024-2025 All Funds Budget

In accordance with Education Code section 52062(b)(2), the school district governing board must adopt its budget at a public meeting. Following the public hearing on June 11, 2024, the proposed 2024-25 Budget has been available for public review since June 6, 2024, and is posted on the District’s Fiscal Services website. The budget was developed using information from the Governor’s May Revision and advisories from the Orange County Department of Education and School Services of California. It complies with AB1200 accountability guidelines and includes updated multiyear projections as the District transitions to community-funded status in the 2024-25 fiscal year.

State law mandates that if significant changes occur between the district's budget and the state budget, the district must revise its budget within 45 days after the Governor signs it into law. The fiscal impact is detailed in the budget documents. Approval is recommended for the adoption of the 2024-2025 Budget.

Approve Use of Facilities Interior Spaces and Blacktop Fee Schedule 2024-2025

The District allows facility use under the Civic Center Act, charging fees based on whether the user is non-profit or for-profit. The fee schedule was last updated on July 19, 2011.

In 2022, HBCSD partnered with Facilitron to manage facility use. A fee study was conducted to align HBCSD's rates with neighboring districts. Facilitron presented their findings on May 7, 2024. The Board of Trustees is now considering approval of the updated fees for interior and blacktop spaces, with outdoor field space fees to be reviewed in August 2024. The proposed rate increases are listed in the Use of Facilities Fee Schedule 2024. Approval is recommended for the Facilities Use Fee Schedule as presented.

2024-2025 Strategic Plan Priority Goals

The District's vision, mission, learner profile, and five-year strategic plan, approved on June 21, 2022, includes annual priority goals aligned with long-term objectives. An update on the 2023-2024 strategic priority goals was provided at the June 11, 2024, Board meeting. There is no fiscal impact for approving the goals. Any items with a fiscal impact will be brought separately to the Board for approval. Approval is recommended for the 2024-2025 strategic plan priority goals.