Now that school is in session, the Hermosa Beach City School District school board will be meeting in City Council Chambers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to present this year's enrollment report as well as approve this year's budgeted spending amount.
The board will approve the appropriations spending limit from last year, which needs to be calculated and submitted to the state as part of a requirement under the Department of Education. These calculations affect how the state monitors spending.
While reviewing and approving last year's appropriations limit, the board will also discuss and approve this school year's budgeted amount, which business manager Angela Jones recommended should be $6,199,819.87.
Other items that the board plans to vote on include adopting administrative regulation and policies regarding the Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures, which outline the process of filing and responding to complaints regarding deficiencies in school supplies or facilities that pose a threat to the health and safety of students and teachers.
The board will also consider approving its contract with Discovery Benefits to provide Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) health benefits to all eligible staff. Legislation that passed last year subsidized COBRA premiums as part of an economic stimulus plan.
For students, the South Bay Children's Health Center may provide counseling services starting in October as part of a Beach Cities Health District counseling grant. The board will vote on whether or not to approve this consultant service.
Other items that the school board will take action on include the use of tax funds, as well as landscaping possibilities.
Here is the school calendar:
Sept. 8 – School board meeting in City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Hermosa Beach Education Foundation meeting
Sept. 15 – View back-to-school night for parents
Sept. 17 – Local release (no classes)
Sept. 23 – Valley back-to-school night for parents
Sept. 24 – Hermosa Beach Education Foundation family picnic at View field at 5 p.m.
Oct. 6 – View principal's coffee time with parents at 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 8 -- Middle school dance, Valley MPR
Oct. 11 – PTO meeting in Valley MPR at 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 -- School board meeting in City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.
Oct. 16-17 -- PTO family photo fundraiser at Hermosa Beach Pier
Oct. 18-22 -- Parent teacher conferences, minimum days at both Valley and View
Oct. 29 -- PTO Halloween carnival
Nov. 3 -- View principal's coffee time with parents at 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 9 – Hermosa Beach Education Foundation meeting
Nov. 10 -- School board meeting in City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.
Nov. 11 -- Veteran's Day holiday (no classes)
Nov. 12 -- Furlough day (no classes)
Nov. 15-19 -- Valley book fair
Nov. 15 -- PTO meeting at 3:30pm
Nov. 22-26 -- Thanksgiving week break
Dec. 1 -- View principal's coffee time with parents at 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 8 -- School board meeting in City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.
Dec. 13-17 -- View book fair
Dec. 17 -- Furlough day (no classes)
Dec. 20-31 -- Winter break