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School board set to discuss homework survey results at its regular meeting tonight

District budget, LCAP also on agenda

The Pleasanton school board will hear a report on the 2015 homework survey results Tuesday night, the last meeting of the 2014-15 school year.

The homework survey -- given to students, teachers and parents/guardians -- was conducted from February 6 through March 3.

According to staff reports, the survey findings focus on the amount of time spent on homework according to what students, staff and parents reported.

The Homework Board Policy & Regulations 6154 -- adopted on June 17, 2014 -- states the amount of homework assigned to students should be different in elementary, middle and high school. In addition, the grade level guidelines of the policy are intended to apply to the needs of all students, but time allocations are targets toward the average student.

The homework survey discussion, scheduled for open session at 7 p.m., will also include staff's recommendation for the district's next steps -- which includes exploring possible facilitation of focus groups to further discuss the Homework Policy with students, certificated and classified staff, and parents/guardians.

In other business:

• Trustees will be considering the approval of the FY 2015/16 budget.

• Staff is set to present the second and final reading of the 2015-16 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), a required action under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) model.

According to staff reports, PUSD's LCAP is aligned with state and district priorities to ensure that supplemental funds provided to the district to support targeted students are expended in a manner to facilitate their academic success. The targeted students are socio-economically disadvantaged, English learners, and foster/kinship youth.

• The board will be meeting in closed session at 6 p.m. to discuss personnel actions -- "limited to consideration of the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline/release, or dismissal of a public employee or to hear 'complaints or charges brought against such employee by another person or employee unless the employee requests a public session.'"

The school board meeting will be held in the district's boardroom, 4665 Bernal Avenue.

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