The Pleasanton Unified School District board will decide Tuesday whether to resume adult education courses and which firms to interview to facilitate its search for a permanent superintendent.
The school board, which will meet at its district headquarters on Bernal Avenue, will decide whether to start up its adult education classes, which were cut in 2012 because the funding was needed for other programs. Closed session will start at 6 p.m., and open session will begin at 7 p.m.
The adult education classes, which are expected to be paid for through a state grant, could be workforce reentry programs, programs for adults with disabilities, technical education programs, English as a second language courses or classes that help adults earn a high school equivalency certificate, among other options under the state grant requirements.
The school board will also decide which three firms to interview out of seven firms being considered to run the district's superintendent search process. The board is expected to approve a contract with a firm next month.
The firms being considered are Atlantic Research Partners, CSBA/McPherson & Jacobson LLC, The Cosca Group, Dave Long & Associates, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Leadership Associates and Ray and Associates Inc.
The selected firms will be interviewed publicly at a special board meeting on Nov. 3.
Whichever the board approves will facilitate receiving and reviewing applications for the district's position of superintendent, will present candidates for the board's consideration and will arrange logistics when a superintendent has been chosen.
Pleasanton Unified is searching for a new superintendent after its former superintendent Parvin Ahmadi left earlier this year to become superintendent at Castro Valley's school system. Former Amador Valley principal Jim Hansen was appointed as interim superintendent this summer.
In other meeting news:
-The board will hear an update from a committee that is tasked with gathering opinions about a proposed change to the district's instructional calendar for upcoming school years.
-The board will decide whether to appoint Lei-Wey Sun to a board audit committee, which is tasked with reviewing the district's finances. Sun is a certified public accountant, a parent to PUSD students and a Pleasanton resident.
-The board will decide whether to approve a report on its quarterly investments.
-The board will decide whether to accept the donation of a $200 cello to Harvest Park Middle School.