June 25, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Highlights
You can find the meeting agenda HERE
The meeting utilized teleconferencing in accordance with safe social distancing practices. Public comment was available through email and voice recording prior to the meeting.
The Board of Education adopted its 2020-21 budget based on Gov. Gavin Newsom's May revise. The adopted budget has a 10% reduction of LCFF Funding which results in a projected $16.1 million loss in revenue for the 20-21 fiscal year. With the adoption of the 2020-21 budget, the board is committed to maintaining fiscal solvency and the state required reserve levels. The District will be providing a budget revision within 45 days after the state official adopts the state budget.
LYNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS
Lynwood Unified School District held an emergency board meeting on June 24 to discuss a plan of action for improving the 5000 building under repair at Lynwood High School. The Board determined that the District will hire independent structural engineers to assess the building and the rest of the school to ensure structural integrity and safety. Lynwood High has been visited by the Department of State Architecture and independent inspectors.
“We will continue to pursue the very best improvements to our building structure that ensure a safe environment for students and staff,” LUSD Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “We’re committed to strengthening our campus and creating a new standard of excellence at LHS.”
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT RECOGNITION
The District recognized a pair of employees for demonstrating safe work practices.
Deanna Luna, Payroll Tech, and Monica Chavarin, Payroll Assistant: both have continued to safely distribute checks, process payrolls, and send out employee verifications during school closures.
Michael Evans, Operations Supervisor: Evans performs daily inspections on school grounds and works with staff to maintain sites.
All three employees will receive a resolution, plaque, and a $300 scholarship delivered by the Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation.
District staff were approved to attend the 2020 AP Summer Institute, as well as attend Project Lead the Way Virtual training this summer to strengthen skills and programs.
School improvement service agreements were approved to continue updating facilities throughout the District, including:
- Approval to enter agreement of fire alarm replacements at Mark Twain, Lindbergh and Will Rogers elementary schools.