The Pleasanton school board is set to consider a series of appointments at the Tuesday night meeting.
After the principal positions at Amador Valley High School and Harvest Park Middle School were recently left vacant, the district conducted family engagement sessions at the respective sites, which officials say informed their replacement searches.
The appointments will be discussed during a closed session and possibly announced during the subsequent open meeting.
The Amador principal vacancy was made public at the May 22 board meeting when trustees announced that Michael Williams, who held the role for the past two years, is headed to the district office next year to assume the post of director of human resources.
"It's bittersweet because I'll be missing my Amador community, but I'm hoping that I can help the greater good of Pleasanton, so I appreciate the opportunity," Williams said at the meeting.
The Harvest Park position became available after Robin Munsell, the school's principal of just under two years, unexpectedly resigned in early May.
"This was not an easy decision to make," Munsell wrote in an email to families. "I have enjoyed my time here at Harvest Park and continue to be impressed by the dedication of the staff and the support of the parents and families."
Her email did not elaborate on why she was leaving Harvest Park, and she did not respond to the Weekly's requests for comment regarding her reasons for resigning.
The board will consider two additional employee appointments during closed session as well: a coordinator of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) and a project manager of facilities and construction.
The closed session meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., preceding the open session which is set to start at 7 p.m. and is held in the district board room, 4665 Bernal Ave.
In other business
*The board will consider approving a new employment contract with Superintendent David Haglund, who is nearing his one-year anniversary with the Pleasanton Unified School District.
According to staff, the proposed contract "supersedes and completely replaces the prior employment agreement (and any amendments thereto) signed by parties on June 13, 2017." The previous agreement was set to last from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
The new contract would take effect July 1, 2018 and continue through June 30, 2022, extending the contract term from three to four years. It calls for a new salary schedule with a step increase of 4% per year, starting with the 2018-19 school year -- this would increase Haglund's base salary to $280,900, a base salary adjustment of $10,600.
The proposed agreement also "changes the amount payable to the superintendent for termination without cause to the remaining base salary as specified by the agreement up to a maximum of 12 months, instead of the current nine months."
"These changes reflect the governing board's desire to ensure longevity and stability in district leadership," staff wrote on this agenda item.
Haglund recently was awarded a standard, retroactive salary raise for 2017-18, along with an extra $10,000 bonus, "in recognition of an outstanding performance and service," officials said.
*Trustees will consider approving the District Technology Plan for 2018-21.
The plan outlines how technology should be implemented in the classrooms, along with determining the technology and infrastructure needed to serve student needs.
*The board will consider approving the 2018-21 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) -- a three-year plan, updated annually, that is part of California's funding formula established in 2013. The plan identifies the school district's key goals for students, action steps that will be taken to achieve these goals (including expenditures), and how these goals will be assessed.
A first reading of this LCAP was held at the June 12 board meeting.
*The board will consider approving the proposed 2018-19 district budget, which also had a first reading at the June 12 meeting.
Per the proposed budget, the unrestricted revenue for the General Fund is expected to total $139,383,593, with unrestricted expenditures coming out to $119,341,123.
The only change made after the first reading was how funding is allocated to music and athletics programs -- the method was adjusted from a per site-based model to a per student-based model.
*Board members will consider approving the Measure I1 Facilities Master Plan, which details how the $270 million from the Measure I1 school facilities bond should be spent.
*The board will consider approving an exemption to the CalSTRS Retiree 180-day wait period, for one potential LEAD (Leadership Enhancement and Administrator Development) coach, who is retiring in August.
*Trustees will consider approving contracts with two legal firms for fiscal year 2018-19, both of which have previous agreements with the district set to expire June 30.
The first, with Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, is for an amount not to exceed $250,000, paid for from the General Fund.
The second is with Dannis, Woliver, Kelley for an amount not to exceed $75,000, also from the General Fund.
*The board will consider approving rates and a master contract for 2018-19 for the non-public schools (NPS) and non-public agencies (NPA) -- the district outsources services with these entities "in order to meet the needs of our diverse special education student population," staff wrote in a report.
Rates differ by NPA and NPA, and are set by the Bay Area SELPA Collaborative agreement.
*Trustees will consider approving updated board policies regarding student records, bullying and hate-motivated behavior.
*In closed session, the board will confer on negotiations with the APT and CSEA, and consider two compromise and release agreements regarding anticipated litigation.
Though these items will be discussed in private, community members are able to publicly comment on any closed session topics at the meeting's start at 5 p.m.