Detailed Priorities / To Do List
2. Construction funding.
2.1. Arbitrage analysis - looks like $4 million++ per Rod Stewart & Wes.
2.2. Energy saving and rebate projects (Julie Steinberg & Financial Advisory Commission) note need to coordinate with FEMA claim re pendant lighting.
2.2.1. Persentation 8/3/98 Sue Wojtaszek of Honeywell conservative $275k/yr savings. Analyze re 10 year revenue stream.
2.2.2. Lighting, energy mgmt, HVAC upgrades, pool energy & humidity, preventative maint,
2.2.3. Put savings into facility improvements or cash flow to general fund?
2.3. Real estate underutilization -- 3 possible projects (HS lot, BV lot & district office).Need Financial Advisory Commission to move on this ASAP.
2.4. State bond funds.Keep momentum so qualify for all work after May, 1999. Stay on top of plan approval process and work out additive upgrades ASAP.
2.5. Private donors.
2.7. Additional bond issue?
2.8. FEMA $$ -- need to integrate into our budget analysis.
2.9. E-Rate $$ -- follow up re status.
2.10. Analysis re dramatically increased enrollments once state of the art schools.
3. District Website.
3.1. Better availability of information.
3.2. Post budgets, agendas and minutes. There has been some progress here, but not nearly enough. If we automate the process, we can make key information available to the public at a very low cost. Every citizen should be able to read the budget, and have advance notice of our agendas. Also, many reports that are presented to the Board, such as the special education report, should be on our website. The public pays for this information and we can provide it at a low cost, if we establish procedures for doing this.
4. In and Out Hamburger fundraising/morale plan.
4.1 Gave to Sol 3/24/98 appears materials lost someone needs to call them and evaluate the benefits from this program.
5. Special Education.
5.1. Implement report.
5.2. Videotapes for students & teachers to be distributed and broadcast on KBEV.
6. Study Session.
6.1. Discuss agendas/goals of all 5 board members.
6.2. Need a Saturday or a Sunday.
7. Proposition 209 -- permit program at HS now illegal???
8. Statistical samples/study re illegally enrolled students.
9. Weekly (or more frequent) assemblies at all schools to inculcate ethics, morals and patriotism.
10. Children-written column in BH Courier.
11. Advanced placement inclusiveness issues.
12. Reduce cheating at the high school.
13. Educational goals.
14. Zero Based Budgeting.
14.1. Logical, proven strategy & Wes Stewart has done this successfully.
14.2. Need organizational chart with summaries re duties.
14.3. Dr. Pellicone will propose budget cuts beginning January 1998.
15. CSBA Consultant re Board Operations (Allisons idea).
16. Madrigals perform at Board Meeting.
16.1Done 12/7/98 thank you Barry Brucker & Dr. Pellicone.
17. Perfect Student program under new attendance law, it will be especially important to encourage (near) perfect attendance, and homework is critical to learning process.
18. Social promotion policy ask for report re graduating 8th graders with more than 1 F.
18.1 New state law makes us more accountable we need to comply with letter & spirit.
20. Periodic summaries to all Board members re all material grievances & disputes.
21. Policy re hiring substitutes where no one being substituted for.
22. Effectiveness of custodial staff need accountability.
25.2. International Baccalaureate Organization.
25.3. National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
25.3.1 We have a long way to go to have a chance at this, but I am hopeful that we will get there within the next 2 years.
25.4. National Math League.
25.4.1. Makes math interesting & fun from 4th grade low cost curriculum enhancement.
25.4.2. Major local competitors already involved (Palos Verdes, San Marino, La Canada, South Pasadena, Harvard-Westlake, etc.)
25.4.3. Perhaps the best cost-benefit ratio of all Garys ideas.
25.5. National Honor Society (HS) & National Junior Honor Society (middle school).
25.5.1. We can control own chapter & teacher committee selects students.
25.5.2. Yearly cost of only $65.
25.5.3. Good way to recognize outstanding students.
25.5.4. 250 $1,000 scholarships per year.
25.5.5. Looks great on college applications.
25.6. Presidents Awards for Educational Excellence & for Educational Improvement.
25.6.1. Our federal tax dollars at work.
25.6.2. Improvement program provides opportunity to honor acheivement by special ed, ESL & other students who might not be able to compete for some of the other awards.
25.6.3. Local control of selection process, including ability to REWARD EFFORT, not just acheivement.
25.7. Garys list of history awards/scholarships.
25.7.1. A few look especially interesting, e.g. History of American West, History of Baseball.
28. Cola marketing opportunities explore national ad campaign.End of detailed priorities