The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night will consider approving the employment contract between PUSD and Santa Ana schools administrator David Haglund as the district's next superintendent.
Haglund, a 29-year educator who currently works as deputy superintendent of educational services and chief academic officer for the Santa Ana Unified School District, was recently announced as the school board's finalist for the vacancy. If appointed Tuesday, he would start July 1.
Under the proposed three-year contract, Haglund would earn an annual base salary of $265,000 and health benefits over 220 workdays. He would get 18 days of sick leave annually and 27 vacation days plus holidays.
Haglund would also receive $10,000 for one-time moving expenses, a nearly $3,000 stipend for possession of master's and doctoral degrees, and a coach for professional support for one year.
By comparison, Rick Rubino -- who was fired as superintendent by the board without cause in January after just over six months at the helm -- received an annual base salary of $256,000.
The board held three special closed-session meetings over the last week to discuss Haglund's possible employment. On June 2 and 5, trustees, district administrators and union representatives interviewed residents and colleagues about Haglund in private meetings in Santa Ana.
On Wednesday evening, the board met in closed session to talk about the proposed contract for Haglund. No reportable action was taken during that meeting.
The new superintendent will be PUSD's fifth leader since spring 2015. Deputy superintendent of business services Micaela Ochoa has been serving as interim superintendent since January, when the board fired Rubino after six months in the position.
The board Tuesday will first discuss Haglund's employment in closed session before a formal vote on his contract would take place in open session.
Also in closed session, trustees will discuss the selection of a principal for Donlon Elementary School and vice principals for Amador Valley and Village high schools.
They will also consider one case of employee discipline, dismissal or release and discuss anticipated litigation with legal counsel. The board must report out any action taken in closed session.
The school board meeting will get underway at 7 p.m. in the district office boardroom at 4665 Bernal Ave. after closed session at 5 p.m.
In other business
* PUSD administrators will ask the board to approve a Measure I1 bond project list for the first series of bonds in advance of consideration of the first issuance June 27.
Pending board discussion and direction Tuesday, administrators would bring financing documents for the first bond series -- which would amount to an estimated $69 million -- back to the board at its next regularly scheduled meeting later this month.
The project list includes the Lydiksen Elementary rebuild at a rough cost of $30 million; certificates of participation payoff at $14.3 million; $11.5 million for modernizations qualifying for state funding; $9.6 million for infrastructure, safety and security projects; and $3.7 million for staff and student technology.
The board will also receive reports on project financing and schools eligible for modernization funding from the state as part of the overall Measure I1 discussion Tuesday evening.
District administration last month expressed a desire to proceed with the issuance and sale of Measure I1 bonds so a few projects could get started. To that end, the district has requested pricing estimates from its bench of architects for work to develop a Measure I1 and facility master plan, which would also include input from a committee of PUSD stakeholders. That plan, which could take months to complete, would include timelines, budgets and project details by school.
Administrators are slated to recommend a contract for a facilities master plan architect June 27.
Approved by a 69% yes vote in November, Measure I1 imposes a new tax on Pleasanton property owners that is expected to generate $270 million in revenue for school facilities projects.
* There will be a public hearing for the first reading of the 2017-18 proposed budget and affiliated local control and accountability plan and local educational agency plan. The final budget will then be brought back for approval June 27.
* Trustees will review one new policy regarding transportation of students on school-related trips and updates to exiting policies on suicide prevention and tobacco-free schools.
The current board policies for tobacco and suicide prevention need to be updated to reflect changes to current legislation, according to district administration.
* The board will consider authorizing one-time contract increases for assistant superintendent of educational services Odie Douglas and assistant superintendent of human resources Dianne Howell.
The increases for the 2016-17 school year would amount to 0.85% of each of the annual salaries -- the same increase that management, Association of Pleasanton Teachers and California School Employees Association members received earlier this school year.
For Douglas and Howell, who each make $197,000 a year, the increase would mean an additional $1,674.50 for this school year. Howell is scheduled to retired July 31.
* The board will be asked to approve new and amended job descriptions relating to child nutrition services reorganization, health service clerk reclassification and employees working summer hours.
Trustees will also go over a revised job description for the coordinator of assessment position.
* The board will review and discuss a proposed AP science instructional materials adoption for biology, physics, chemistry and environmental science classes.
* The board will consider a resolution for possible use of the education protection account.
* Trustees will receive information about a proposed agreement between PUSD and the Alameda County Office of Education for school business software and system support services.
* The board will be asked to approve an amended meeting calendar for the 2017-18 school year that would move the meeting currently scheduled for Dec. 12 to Dec. 11.