School Board to Meet on Thursday at LVMHS Media Center

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s board of education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 in the Lucerne Valley Middle High School’s Media Center.
During closed session, Superintendent Peter Livingston, acting as agency negotiator, will meet with representatives of the Lucerne Valley Teachers’ Association, California School Employees Association and the district’s management regarding labor contracts. Mr. Livingston will report on negotiations following the session.
Later during the meeting, a public hearing will be held to hear the Sunshine Negotiation Proposal from the California School Employees Association and its Lucerne Valley Chapter #743 (CSEA) to Lucerne Valley Unified School District. Also, a public hearing will be held for the Sunshine Negotiation Initial Bargaining Proposal from Lucerne Valley Unified School District to the California School Employees Association and its Lucerne Valley Chapter #743 (CSEA) for school year 2020-2021.
Lucerne Valley FFA Chapter Student Representative will bring the board up-to-date on FFA news. Mr. Livingston will discuss March and April school district enrollment figures.
The school board will review Charter School Second Interim Reports for 2019-2020 for Alta Vista Innovation High, Elite Academic Academy, Elite Academic Academy- Adult Workforce Investment, Gorman Learning Center, Granite Mountain Charter School, Sky Mountain Charter School, and Triumph Charter School.
The school board will discuss the status of the upcoming annual Board and Superintendent Self-Evaluations during this Emergency Situation. “The emergency situation does not fit well with an open public meeting for the Board Self Evaluation,” according to the meeting agenda. “At this time, the Board would like to discuss options available and discuss ideas for replacing an open meeting with an alternative method,”
Board members, the Superintendent and Administrators will give their monthly status reports.
In discussion/action portion of the meeting, the school board is expected to approve the hiring current LVES Assistant Principal Ricky Anderson as the school’s principal. Current Principal Burt Umstead in March announced he would retire at the end of the school year. Anderson will take over the helm on July 1.
Also, the board is expected to approve Kelly Boeing as Co-Principal for Lucerne Valley Middle/High School, effective July 1. “Having a Co-Principal will allow for more duties to be shared between administrative staff at the site including County related mandates associated with federal accountability,” according to the agenda. The Assistant Principal position will not be filled.
The board is expected to adopt Lucerne Valley Unified School District's Initial Bargaining Proposal to California School Employees Association and its Lucerne Valley Chapter #743 Association.
The school board will approve Board Resolution 19/20-11, which will declaring the month of May 2020 as Employee Appreciation Month. “This resolution celebrates the teachers, classified employees, and administrative staff who have taken on the role of essential workers to make it possible for students to continue to learn during this uncertain and stressful time,” according to the agenda packet.