Board of Education to elect a new president during final meeting of the calendar year


The IUSD Board of Education will convene for its final session of 2014 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

As this marks the board’s annual organizational meeting, trustees will elect a new president and clerk and set meeting dates for 2015. In addition, the five-member board is scheduled to appoint school liaisons and representatives to various committees.

gavelA little later in the evening, board members will also vote to certify IUSD’s First Interim Report.

Every school district in California is required to certify its financial condition as “positive,” “qualified” or “negative” twice during each fiscal year. Positive is the ideal certification, while 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.

IUSD is recommending certifying its First Interim Report as positive, meaning the district is in solid financial shape.

Lastly, the board will vote on a recommendation to form a new education advisory committee to review and discuss critical educational issues and district initiatives.

This type of committee was requested by board members at their meeting last month. As proposed, it would include board appointees, the superintendent, the assistant superintendent of education services and representatives from the PTA, the Irvine Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association.

As usual, Tuesday’s meeting will be held at the District Office, which is located at 5050 Barranca Parkway in Irvine. To access the agenda, click here.