SRCS Board Meeting Agenda Analysis – 2/9/2022


Santa Rosa City Schools

February 9, 2022

5:00 p.m. – Closed Session 

6:00 p.m. – Open Session

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A live link will be posted on the SRCS website (link).

Please take time to review the following abbreviated version of the agenda. Click here to see the entire agenda. It has live links on many items with more information. If you want to comment to the board about any upcoming items, email Please CC on your comments.

Closed Session Items: 

A.1. Public Comment On Closed Session Agenda Items. To comment, email Adina Flores at

B.1 Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Title of employee being reviewed: Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Principals, Vice Principals, Assistant Principals, Directors, Coordinators)

B.2 Conference with Labor Negotiator (Designated Rep: Michael Shepherd, SRTA)


C.6. Special Presentations for Student of the Month and Certificated/Classified Employees of the Month

Monroe Elementary School

Ricardo Anzorena Quiroz, Student of the Month

Emi Beck, Classified Employee of the Month

Cynthia Cousland, Certificated Employee of the Month

Brook Hill Elementary School

Mayeli Lopez Navarro, Student of the Month

Carlos Gamez, Classified Employee of the Month

Aubrey (Nikki) Diehm, Certificated Employee of the Month

Montgomery High School

Da’rina Ballard, Student of the Month

Rebecca Sullivan, Classified Employee of the Month

April Santos, Certificated Employee of the Month

C.8. Public Comment on Non Agenda Items

SRTA members are invited to raise their hands and provide voice only comments during the meeting. Please observe the standard three minute time limit (and be prepared for a last minute change to a two minute limit). Only items not on the agenda are addressed at this time. 

Comments are requested at the board meeting to bring a member’s perspective to the messages contained in this analysis and share real experiences of the impact of district policies and practices. Please commit to watching at least one board meeting this year, and speaking to an agenda item that impacts you or your students. Speakers are most impactful when they are well spoken, composed and reasonable.


E.1. (Action) Public Board Meetings Via Teleconference per AB 361

The Board will consider the continuance of conducting public meetings virtually.

E.2. (Action) Resolution Recognizing February as Career Technical Education Month


The Board will consider approval of Resolution No. 2021/22-31 recognizing February as Career Technical Education Month for Santa Rosa City Schools.


SRTA honors all our CTE teachers, especially for the soft skills they develop in our students. A robust CTE program provides educational options for students and improves entry level qualifications.

E.3. (Action) Approval of Board Member School Site Liaison Assignments for 2022


These assignments are annual.


Board Member (Trustee Area)School Sites (Trustee Area)
Ever Flores (1)MCHS (7) RVMS (7) PTES (3) SRAC (7)
Jill McCormick (2)SRHS (1) SRMS (1) HVES (3) SRCSA (1)
Alegría de la Cruz (3)MHS (5) HSM (5)  HLES (1) BHES (4) 
Omar Medina (4)PHS (2) HCMS (2) ABES (2) JMES (2)
Ed Sheffield (5)EAHS (6) CCLA (6) ALES (1) SRFACS (4)
Stephanie Manieri (6)RHS (1) SLES (3) LBES (4) Kid Street
Laurie Fong (7)LHC (4) Lewis Educational Center (3)

SRTA encourages members to reach out to their liaison!

E.4. and 5 Public Hearing and Action: Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Request for Material Revision to Charter


The Board will conduct a Public Hearing for Santa Rosa French-American Charter School (SRFACS) to consider revising the charter document to include grades 7th and 8th.

Presentation from Study Session

Original Charter

Revised Charter

Expanding FACS the middle school will directly address declining enrollment as well as create a pathway for continuing to serve these diverse, dual language students.

It would be helpful if a long term goal/plan for this and other sites was shared with transparency. Historically broken promises around CCLA relocation and merger as well as the closing of Doyle Park have left scars.

E6. (Discussion) Public Hearing: Impact of 2020 Census Data on Trustee Area Map Population Balance and Proposed Adjusted Maps


Because of the impact of the Tubbs fire to trustee area 3, the districts are required to be redrawn to more equitably distribute the population and subgroups as calculated in the 2020 Census.


E7. (Discussion) Discussion of Proposals Received Regarding Fir Ridge Property (APN 173-620-030)


This is a contract for $3 million for the “Fir Ridge” property. Sale completion expected by October 2022. 


The sale of this property was approved with the agreement that these funds would establish a new program to assist employees in purchasing their own homes. Now that there is progress on this front, it is time to establish this program, in collaboration with union representatives so that these funds can be utilized at once when they are available. 

E8. (Discussion) West County Transportation Agency Annual Costs


Starting in the 2016-17 school year, SRCS transitioned to the West County Transportation Agency to provide busing. As part of the transition to WCTA, SRCS agreed to pay the same contract amount for services for the 2016-17 school year with a 3-year phase-in cycle for school to home transportation and a 5-year phase-in cycle for Special Education transportation.  Currently, SRCS represents approximately 42% (15/36)  for general education busing and approximately 56.5% (432/764) for Special Education busing. 

WCTA is still facing a driver shortage. WCTA has 16 open routes. 

ol YearTransportation AgencyCost of Home to School and Special Education Transportation

This item just addresses the annual costs of having WCTA service SRCS students. 

When this was a prior item many parental concerns were raised. Of greatest concern was the lack of communication from WCTA when the servicing routes were delayed, as well as the disruption caused when these delays were significant. Visions of students with disabilities waiting for extended periods of time in the rain were uncomfortable for all. Has any of this been addressed?

Some Gen Ed routes are routinely causing students to be 45 minutes late to school. At the secondary level, these students can be regularly missing an entire class period. How is this completely unacceptable situation being addressed? All students deserve an education.

Extending the experience of our students outside the classroom has been recognized as incredibly important. Arranging transportation for field trips through WCTA is difficult at best.  


F.2. Approval of Personnel Transactions

Personnel Transactions

EdJoin shows a total of 120 current postings for 238 job vacancies for SRCS, 15 less than last meeting. 22 of these are coaching positions. There are 50 certificated openings (four more than last meeting), and two certificated management openings (the same as last meeting.) There are 184 current classified openings (twenty less than last meeting), and two classified management positions (one more than the last meeting.) 

SRTA welcomes two certificated new hires: Mayra Figueroa and Itzel Negrete both at CCLA. We bid farewell to the resigning Jacquelyn Cosgrove (MCHS), Sophie Bigot (FACS), Shannon Davison (PHS), Daniel Gaines (PHS), Todd Kapp (SRHS). Guillaume Sauvourel (FACS) and Omar Alvarez (MHS) who take with them 14 years of experience with the students of SRCS. We wish you success!

It is so much more efficient to retain and train employees than acquire and assimilate new hires. 

There is one classified hire with three resignations taking 12 years of institutional knowledge with them.

We bid farewell to Aaron Harkey, Assistant Principal of SRHS. 

F.4. Approval of Contracts 


1National Academy of Athletics$6,720Extend lunchtime program at CCLA to the end of the year using Site Funds.
2Portuguese Futbol$2,160Provide lunchtime activities to all CCLA students one time per week for two months using Site Funds.
3Momentum in Teaching (ABES)$13,276Increase continued professional development andsupport with the implementation of LucyCalkins writing curriculum at ABES utilizing CSI Grant Funding
4Momentum in Teaching (BHES)$9,087Increase continued professional development andsupport with the implementation of LucyCalkins writing curriculum at BHES utilizing CSI Grant Funding
5Shawn Olney$3,000Technical Director for the EAHS spring drama production using site funds.

Total value of contracts = $34,243.00

Summary of Contracts


F5. Approval of Award to Sonic for E-Rate discounted bandwidth upgrade to the SRCS’ Secondary Internet Connection


The Board will consider approval of E-Rate Year 25 (2022-2023) Form 471 application for upgraded 10 Gbps Load Balanced Internet Connection at Elsie Allen High School for $42,700 per year.


Board Report Summary

F6. Approval of Development Group Inc. CMAS Proposal for District Office Data Center Upgrade


The Board will consider approval of Development Group Inc. CMAS Proposal for District Office Data Center Upgrade. DO Hyperflex Implementation $477,224 for Product & Manufacturer Maintenance and $23,704 for Cisco SMARTnet Proposed Service.  Total $500,928.


F7. Approval of Proposed Revisions to the Extra Duty Hourly/Miscellaneous Salary Schedule 2021-2022


The Board will consider approving the following changes be made to the Extra Duty Hourly/Miscellaneous Salary Schedule 2021-2022:

  • Changed CELDT to ELPAC.   The California Department of Education (CDE) transitioned from the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) as the state ELP assessment in 2018.
  • Added Classified Test Proctors (ELPAC)(Retirees)(Hourly rate) of $42.00.

2. (a) Test Proctors

(i) Certificated Test Proctors (CELDTELPAC) (Subs, Retirees) (Hourly rate) $42.00
(ii) Classified Test Proctors (ELPAC)(Retirees)(Hourly rate) $42.00
(b) Certificated Test Proctors (CELDTELPAC) (contract employee) (Extended Day pay) $52.39
Proposed Revisions

SRTA appreciates the updates to this schedule. It is also time to update the procedures and processes for student testing. The messaging around who is responsible for various testing, and the two way communication to ensure the testing is done at a time to least negatively impact precarious students, needs improvement.

G1. and G2. Approval of Minutes 

01/26/22 Minutes

I1. Future Board Discussion Items

SRTA Members are encouraged to prepare for the upcoming agenda items.

  • Student/Staff awards & site reports:  Ridgway High School,  Hidden Valley Elementary, Maria Carrillo High School (2/23/22)
  • Board Meetings Via Teleconference (2/23/22)
  • Resolution for March as Womens’ History Month (2/23/22)
  • Resolution for Arts Education Month (2/23/22)
  • CVRA Trustee Area Maps (2/23/22)
  • Fiscal Stabilization Plan 21/22 Part 1 (2/23/22)
  • Approval of Board Policies (2/23/22)
  • LCAP Update (2/23/22)
  • COVID-19 Site Safety Plans (moved to 2/23/22)
  • SARCs (moved to 2/23/22)
  • Student/Staff awards & site reports:  Elsie Allen High School, Santa Rosa Middle, CCLA (3/9/22)
  • Elsie Allen High School/CCLA Design Work Update (3/9/22)

SRTA looks to the future scheduling of the following items:

  • Review of Math grades and Sem 1 progress including demographic data
  • Open Enrollment Policy Update 
  • Granting a permanent easement to City of SR at MHS
  • Youth Truth Data 
  • MiSR Educational Foundation Update
  • Lease / Leaseback Montgomery High School
  • Parcel Tax Update
  • Student Voice Policy
  • Dress Code Policy
  • BEST Plus Update
  • PE update

SRTA Members are encouraged to prepare for the upcoming agenda items.

I4. Site Video Presentations

Monroe Elementary School

Monroe SPSA

Monroe Video

Brook Hill Elementary School

Brook Hill SPSA

Brook Hill Video

Montgomery High School

Montgomery SPSA

Montgomery Video

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