Santa Rosa City Schools

April 25, 2018

6:00PM  Open Session Santa Rosa City Hall - City Council Chambers 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa

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 on any items email

Regular meetings are televised on local cable channel 27 and re-broadcast the following Saturday at 7:00 PM and again Sunday at 9:00 AM.  Videos of the meetings are also posted on the SRCS YouTube Channel: Link to videos of prior meetings

C.8. Public Comment On Non Agenda Items

SRTA members are invited to complete blue speaker cards to speak the board for up to three minutes.  Items not on the agenda are addressed at this time.  Items on the agenda are addressed during the item with the same blue card.

SRTA Members, parents, and students are invited to share students accomplishments that have happened because of the professional teachers and counselors we have in our district.


E.2. Approval of Personnel Transactions

SRTA bids farewell to three resigning members, with  a combined 5 years of service: Iysis Jones (SPSV), Chelsea Rybicki (EAHS), and Hannah Seropian-Mille (HLES).  We also note 0.6 FTE in partial resignations from 2 members.  We welcome Adam Morgan (RHS) to our ranks.   We are appreciative of our soon to be retiree: Patricia Fitch (HVES), and Howard Hardie (SLES). Thank you for your 40 years of combined service to the students of our district.  We wish you all the best in retirement!

E.4. Approval of Donations and Gifts

$720,000 in Fire Relief Donations is in this month’s report.  SRTA looks forward to learning about the impact of these generous donations.

E.5. Approval of Contracts

SRTA appreciates the services of Aarow Benefits Group, and the dental coverage we are provided.  We hope to calendar a review of the coverage of this care to bring it up to date with current dental practices.

E.6. Approval of Schoolzilla Contract

From the attached information it is unclear why the reports in Illuminate Ed are not sufficient for data purposes.  $87,291.00 per year could be used for services directly impacting the learning environment of our students.


F.1. (Action) Second Reading of BP 6146.1 and 6146.4: Updated Graduation Requirements

SRTA Position Statement Regarding Santa Rosa’s A-G Policy

Every single student should graduate college, career, and LIFE ready.

Every single student in Santa Rosa deserves access to the core curriculum, including a college preparatory pathway.

Every single student deserves access to a comprehensive menu of electives, Career/Technical Education, and Arts, as well as advanced academic courses above and beyond A-G requirements.

Every single student deserves a robust system of support and intervention to ensure they can graduate from high school.

A-G classes, designed to help students become ready for success at the university level, should be the curriculum offered in ninth and tenth grade.

Students who continue to struggle with A-G curriculum, despite robust systems of support and intervention, or who have different goals other than going to a university right after high school, deserve an opportunity to choose -- with their families -- regular/survey classes, additional electives, and alternative pathways.

Students with special needs and extenuating circumstances deserve alternatives to college prep curriculum at all grade levels.

Students who are behind in credits deserve immediate access to alternative programs for credit recovery.

FAMILIES must have the final say in course selections for their children.

All stakeholders, including students, families, and staff, must have a seat at the table when making critical decisions regarding our school district.

We must all work together to make this a destination district.

F.2. (Action) Facilities Update on Cesar Chavez Language Academy (CCLA) and Hidden Valley Elementary School

SRTA accepts the move of CCLA to Cook MS, with the condition that an inclusive, robust process be established and followed for this transition.

F.3 (Action) Accept the Enrollment Projection Study Prepared by Cooperative Strategies 

As we were already in declining enrollment before the wildfires in October and with the addition of numerous charter schools in the area, the district should focus on finding ways to attract families back into our district schools. The presentation of this study sounded like it is a work in progress, and the predictions will continue to evolve over time, with return visits from the strategists.

F.5. (Action) Resolution Recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11)

SRTA hopes that the high regard this resolution says teachers are held in by the district and board will transfer to actionable inclusion in the decision making process.

F.6. (Action) Resolution Recognizing Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11)

SRTA values the contribution substitute teachers make to our system.  We need to strengthen this relationship, as we are once again facing shortages.  

F.7. (Action) Resolution Recognizing National School Nurse Day (May 9)

We need to honor our nurses, and retain their services by working with them to maintain their credentials and make their jobs doable.

G.2. Williams Settlement Quarterly Report

SRTA appreciates SRCS’s acknowledgement of the six Williams complaints that were resolved.

Tentative Future Agenda Discussion Items

SRTA encourages members to prepare for the following possible future agenda items.

SRTA looks to the  future scheduling of the following items:

C&I K-12 Update, LMC Reports on Janus, Illuminate Update, Emergency Preparedness Discussion,  FCMAT Report, BEST Plus Update, CNS Program Update

May 9

CNS Program Update

College & Career Update

CTE Update

Illuminate Update

Physical Education State Requirements

May 23

Football 2020 Recommendations

Foss Curriculum Approval

BAC Report

3rd Interim

LCAP First Viewing

ELPAC Update