The Westridge SAC attended the district-wide SAC and LOSD Board meeting held on January 23, 2012. The agenda included a financial update from LOSD Board Chair John Wendland and a Strategic Initiative overview by Superintendant Dr. Bill Korach.
The Westridge SAC conducted a one-hour discussion on the following four topics:
• New Transfer Legislation – The Board has until March 1 to notify the State of Oregon if they will use the open enrollment legislation. The Board is soliciting advice from all SAC members before the projected decision date of February 6
• Middle School Schedule – The Board is considering the adoption of a new middle school schedule that would increase instruction time by over nine (9) days, but also carries an additional cost of $400k annually.
• Second Language Immersion – The Board is considering the implementation of a K-1 immersion language (both Mandarin and Spanish) program in the 2012-13 school year. This program could add complexity to the implementation of Scenario B next year.
• Starting and Ending School Times – The Board is evaluating a proposal to decouple the current busing routes between the elementary, middle, and high schools to allow for greater scheduling flexibility. The additional cost is estimated at $300k annually.
Each SAC member was tasked with providing feedback to the administration on these topics.
Communication was received from Stuart Ketzler that he does not foresee a boundary adjustment between Rivergrove and Westridge for the 2012-13 school year. This should allow Westridge a bit of classroom flexibility in 2012-13.
The next LO School Board meeting is January 30 @ 6PM at LO High School.
The next Westridge SAC meeting is February 13 @ 7PM in the Westridge library.
The complete set of meeting notes can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/79455404/Westridge-SAC-Meeting-Minutes-Jan-23