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School Board to Discuss High School Administrator Hire, 2012-13 Budget

The board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday

A new assistant principal for could be appointed as early as tonight, according to school officials.

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday and will discuss the hiring of a new assistant principal during its closed session.

Whoever is appointed will replace David Hamahashi, one of Newark Memorial’s three assistant principals who retired earlier this year, Superintendent of Schools Dave Marken said.

Tuesday’s public meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the district office, 5715 Musick Ave.

Among the items on the board is a presentation, public hearing and vote on the district’s 2012-13 budget.

Here are some notes from the proposed budget as outlined in district documents:

  • The projected enrollment for the 2012-13 school year is a total of 6,494 students, which is a 0.4 percent decline from 2011-12 school year.
  • The overall total of the district’s projected funds generated through its average daily attendance for 2012-13 is approximately $33.2 million.
  • The proposed beginning balance of the 2012-13 school year is budgeted at $4.8 million. The ending balance is listed at $2.8 million.
  • Newark Unified is expected to meet its requirement of maintaining a 3 percent reserve that totals $1.6 million, which is a total based on its planned expenditures for the next school year.

For more information, see the attached PDFs or download the full agenda on the school website.

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Albert Rubio June 20, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Nika Megino, I would like to recommend the patch write an update on Measure G activity. I don't understand how NUSD can get 63 million and not inform the public about what is being done regarding this money. If the patch cannot gather relevant information, how can the public be informed? * Who at NUSD is responsible for informing the public on measure G planning? How will they fulfill this responsibility? * Is there a legal responsibility for NUSD to keep the public informed on bond expenditures? If so what should the public expect? * has the independent oversight group been elected? have they met? Any meeting reports? * if so who are they ? * Is there a link online for people to know how to apply to be on the committee? * what is the status of the bonds themselves? Has any money been spent? * is there a webpage that gets updated with this information. * What is the history and status of the previous bond? what was that money been spent on? Is there documentation available? I am not interested in anecdotal explanations.
Bill June 22, 2012 at 06:00 AM
All excellent questions. I have also wondered about how the school bond monies are spent. There should be a regular reporting of the expeditures so voters can see where there tax dollars are being spent.
Albert Rubio June 22, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Exactly Bill. It has been almost 8 months and I've heard nothing from posts or emails. If it's my fault, then I would like to see the sources and get myself up to date. If not, the public is being let down. I'm not sure what to do at this point, I wish we had a small group to help keep the District honest and responsible.
Albert Rubio June 28, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I have received some information on the Measure G activities. Many questions can be answered here: http://www.nusd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1329741517347 Thanks Nika
Albert Rubio June 28, 2012 at 04:10 AM
The current members of the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee are: William Baker, Jack Dane, Andrea Francis, Mondae Hefter, Casper Knoop, Tammie Mackey, Liz Mafi-Tuitama, Theresa Miller, Marilyn Painter, Jerome Behrens and Lozano Smith. Sadly there is no information that I could see about the money or any projects. There are no minutes from the last meeting. I suggest NUSD make a direct link to the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee page from the home page. It is very difficult to find. Also I hope people insist that all the info from the previous bond, which is still being paid back, is posted. If it is, please somebody share it here.
Bill July 18, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I agree with Albert. There shouild be a regular reporting of monies spent or to be spent on all NUSD bonds. This includes monies already spent on projects on which we are still paying A website that is regularly updated would be most welcome and should be a mandatory requirement on any Newark school or city bond measure.

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