What discussions need to take place regarding the hiring of needed positions in our district (HR Specialist/Support, Tech Support, Supervision (lunch time/after-before school) Possible Contracted Services (Program Implementation), Office Support)?
Annually, the Board of Trustees and District Office Staff review past, current and future programs (to include positions) in alignment with LCAP Goals, Actions and Services. Because Millbrae is one of lowest district in regard to local revenue sources, the district relies solely on LCFF dollars and is able to fund highly prioritize programs as appropriate ensuring fiscal solvency. Should the district be able to increase local revenue (increase Foundation revenue, Parcel Tax, Grants, ect...), the district would then be able to expand, increase and/or explore additional programs (to include positions) that align with our LCAP and Goals.
What are the district's plan to increase local revenue?
While we remain committed to every student, we continue the need to strengthen our core and supplemental programs, modernize and expand our existing school facilities. This school year, the Board of Education will engage in conversations regarding additional revenue sources from a possible bond measure, parcel tax, grants, and/or donations to enhance and prepare our District for success in future years.
What are the plans for technology infrastructure?
As part of our comprehensive district technology plan, there is component that encompasses infrastructure. The technology committee has discussed hiring a consultant to complete a technology infrastructure needs assessment and determine next steps.
We do not have enough devices for student use. What is expected of teachers?
The Board has approved a line item for technology funding (annually). We have determined that a refresh cycle will begin in 2016, beginning with Taylor Middle School and continuing with (2) elementary schools in the next year out. Also, in alignment with our technology plan, we are increasing student devices, moving towards 1:1. We plan to purchase a chrome cart for each elementary campus and 6 chrome carts for our middle school campus.