Board to elect a new president on Tuesday during its final regular meeting of 2011


The IUSD Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6 will mark its final regular session of 2011, and there’s no shortage of business on the agenda.

Perhaps most notably, board members are set to elect a new president, as Sue Kuwabara’s one-year term is coming to a close, and they’ll pick assignments and set meeting dates for 2012.

Representatives from the Irvine Company will also be on hand to present the latest installment of a 10-year, $20 million pledge to enrich curriculum in art, science and music. And later in the evening, the board is expected to discuss the budget and certify IUSD’s First Interim Report, which indicates the district’s fiscal health.

School districts are required by the county to examine and certify their finances as “positive,” “qualified” or “negative” twice each year. IUSD staff is recommending a positive certification, which is ideal. (“Qualified” indicates a district may not be able to meet its financial obligations for the current year and the two subsequent years. A negative certification indicates a district will not be able to meet its financial obligations.)

As usual, Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office, which is located at 5050 Barranca Parkway in Irvine. Local cable subscribers may also watch the meeting live on channel 39.

To access a PDF of the agenda, click here.