The Pleasanton school board is set to review and consider the fall 2017 demographers’ report Tuesday night.
The demographic report takes into account data collected from fall 2014 through fall 2017 to create a seven-year projection for student enrollment in the district. The data, staff say, can help Pleasanton Unified with future facilities projects, boundary adjustments and staffing requirements.
“This report and the recently compiled demographic data will help the District determine areas that will be most impacted by projected growth or decline as well as providing insight into the long-term needs of the District at Maturity (when all potential residential units are ‘built-out’ and the neighborhoods have been established),” demographers wrote in a staff report.
The board approved a contract in December 2017 with Davis Demographics, who will continue conducting the district’s demographic report for the next three years, at a cost of $25,000 per year.
To conduct their research, the demographers looked at student residential data collected over the past four years and identified future development plans.
The demographers said that the district can expect a total net growth of 790 students through 2024: 424 TK-5 students, 164 middle school students and 202 high schoolers. Northern Pleasanton would be most affected by projected student growth, they found.
“In the near term, the District continues to see the impacted campuses in the northern region of the District that includes the Donlon, Walnut Grove, and Fairlands elementary attendance areas,” Davis Demographics wrote in the staff report. The District should consider its options to address the capacity concerns that include redistricting, continuing to transfer students into schools with additional capacity, or add capacity in the form of a new elementary school or expanding existing schools with funds from Measure I1.”
They added that at least two extra elementary facilities will need to be constructed at some point after 2024 once the district has fully “matured.”
After receiving and discussing the findings at Tuesday night’s meeting, the board will consider approving the fall 2017 demographers’ report.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district office boardroom at 4665 Bernal Ave., following two hours of closed session.
In other business
* Board members will recognize the Employee of the Year for the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and students who earned perfect AP exam scores.
* The board will consider approving the conceptual design for the Lydiksen Elementary modernization project, which was presented at the last school board meeting. If approved, the project's schematic design phase will start immediately.
* Trustees will consider approve an enterprise fund for adult education, to account for fees collected and expenses incurred during the district's summer enrichment program.
*The board will consider approving an internship program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, proposed by the district's adult and career education department.
If approved, the district will apply to the Regional Center of the East Bay for state funding, for potential implementation beginning fall 2018.
* Board members will discuss the second interim budget report, prepared as of Jan. 31, and consider approving it with a positive certification.
*The board will consider approving Cossolias Wilson Dominguez Leavitt as the new auditing service providers for the district, staff’s recommended pick after a month-long RFP and interview process.
*Board members will consider a resolution reducing a 0.20 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee position in the World Language Japanese department.
* Trustees will consider appointing two board members to the policy subcommittee.
* Superintendent David Haglund will present a resolution to support student safety and well-being in California public schools.
“Pleasanton Unified School District urges the state of California and the United States Congress to prioritize policy that promotes student safety and well-being and ensures welcoming environments where all students have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive,” the resolution concludes.
* During closed session from 5-7 p.m., the board will consider appointing a coordinator of human resources. Also during closed session, trustees will confer with assistant superintendent of human resources Julio Hernandez regarding negotiations with the Association of Pleasanton Teachers (APT) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA).
Concluding the closed session in four separate items, the board will discuss undisclosed, anticipated litigation.