Board Meeting Highlights – September 17, 2019    All Board reports can be found on Agenda Online.   Not all items listed on the Board Agenda are included in these Highlights.

A moment of silence was observed for the San Marin students in the recent tragic car accident.

Welcome Student Board Members!

DJ Straiten, Marin Oaks, Eva Gogas, Novato High School, and Elizabeth DeRuvo, San Marin High School

Student Presentation:  Three Sinaloa students presented the activities supporting the school’s Culture of Caring.

Non-Agenda Public Comment:  Several community members commented on San Marin Lights, class size, teacher compensation, and NUSD’s communication.  Many, many teachers were present in the audience.


2019-2020 DISTRICT GOALS:  The Superintendent presented the goals for the 2019-2020 school year. The three core goals include:  Student and Staff Success, Community Engagement, and Ensure Fiscal Responsibility.  Details can be found under Item 13.a.

10,000 DEGREES ANNUAL UPDATE AND MARIN PROMISE PARTNERSHIP: Representatives from 10,000 Degrees shared general information and demographics on the students they’re serving and the supports they’re providing to students and schools.  Ann Matheson reviewed the Marin Promise Partnership with NUSD.  information can be found under Item 13.b. and c.

AIR QUALITY AND PG&E PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF GUIDANCE:  The Marin County Office of Education has been collaborating with local partners, agencies, and Marin school district superintendents to develop guidance on districts’ response to impacted air quality and the possibility of a power shutoff by PG&E. More information can be found under Item 13.d.

STATE FACILITIES BOND PROGRAM AND ELIGIBILITY: NUSD used most of their School Facilities Program (SFP) eligibility for New Construction and Modernization projects during Measure A, but some eligibility remained as of the passage of Measure G in 2016. NUSD has updated its SFP eligibility and applied for funding on several of the early Measure G projects as well as a Career Technical Education competitive grant. Information on this item can be found under Item 13.c.

APPROVE 2018-2019 UNAUDITED ACTUAL FINANCIAL REPORT:  The Board approved the unaudited 2018-2019 actual financial report.  NUSD will close the 2018-2019 fiscal year with a deficit in the Unrestricted General Fund in the amount of ($910,695), Restricted General Fund additional carryover in the amount of $577,707, and the Combined General Fund deficit in the amount of ($332,988). The ending Combined General Fund balance is $12,244,874, including $4,445,799 in the Restricted General Fund and $7,799,075 in the Unrestricted General Fund. More information on this item can be found under Item 14.c.

Recordings of Board meetings can be found on NCTV’s YouTube Channel and NCTV reruns meetings on Comcast local Channel 30.


Next Board Meetings:           October 1, 2019, 7 pm, Regular Board Meeting & Hearing #4 for Trustee Area Maps

October 15, 2019, 7 pm, Regular Board Meeting