Templeton Unified School District has met its goals for 2021-2022 • Atascadero News


Templeton Schools Report Higher Than Expected Enrollment Rate

TEMPLETON – The Templeton Unified School District held a regular meeting on Thursday, September 23 at 6:15 p.m. for a public meeting. Trustee Vierra was absent due to the fires.

The meeting opened with nothing to report on the closed session and an adjustment to the agenda to start with item 14.1, the presentation from FFA Templeton High School. The presentation highlighted the various competitions and conferences that provide training and opportunities for high school students. Among the articles was a job interview competition in which students created resumes, practiced interviews and delivered a speech on a chosen agricultural topic to hone their skills for future interviews.

The Council then presented the English Language Development Update, which included a presentation of the students who have achieved the title of Master of the English Language. Each student was honored and photo opportunities were available.

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Item 7.1 was the public hearing regarding the disclosure of the collective agreement with the Templeton Teachers Association (TTA); without any public or Council comment on the article, the Council moved on to 8.1, which is the action on the article. The presentation highlighted the good partnership between the two groups in a civil and productive negotiation to find common ground for a settlement. The deal was approved.

Item 10.3 was a presentation of the first draft of the Core Values, Beliefs, Mission and Vision updates. This item had to be considered before COVID but put on hold until now, when there was time and space to examine the values ​​of the organization. This presentation was a draft and open to comments, adjustments and conversation. The goal was to talk about student outcomes and well-being, as well as collective values ​​across the broader staff, parents and community.

Item 11.1 was the Superintendent’s Report, which began with the AB 361 extension of Brown’s Law exemptions with application to remote meetings. The board will need to assess every 30 days the need to continue virtual meetings, although it is currently holding hybrid meetings that allow in-person and remote meetings. The Superintendent also reported on the Denim and Diamonds fundraising event, which was very well attended, and TES raised more than in previous years.

Council moved to the consent agenda. Item 13.5 (Approval of Interdistrict Transfer Requests) was withdrawn and the remainder of the consent agenda was approved 5-0. Point 13.5 was approved after a correction of the verbiage which was inserted in error.

The Council’s goals for the 2021-2022 school year focused on the main goals as well as the sub-goals of those goals. Many goals in different departments were discussed. One of the goals was to conduct assessments to ensure that students were meeting established standards and that teachers were teaching subjects effectively. In addition, emphasis has been placed on making information about colleges available, tracking attendance, and reaching out to families struggling with attendance in order to see students succeed.

Public comments on this item were opened, but due to a technical error, the Board could not hear the appellant even though those on zoom could hear. Admin Yamagata asked if the staff could work on the issue and try to get back to the caller and the article after moving on to other articles. Her comment was written and Administrator Dubost read it for her. He asked about the possibility of purchasing iPad insurance or the school’s iPad replacement plan. It was explained that iPads are purchased on an ongoing basis, but the plan to make iPads more rotated as is the case with Chromebooks is coming. The point was again open to the public for final comment and was approved 5-0.

The next element was registration, which is tracked in order to plan class sizes, as well as funding. The positive report is that the school has about 25 students above the expected number of enrollments.

Point 15.1 was the need for fully qualified educators. There are currently only seven teachers teaching in a field that is not exactly what their degree allows. The district will then go through appropriate accreditation programs to ensure that all teachers are fully qualified. The article was approved 5-0.

The next meeting is scheduled for October 14 at 6.15 p.m.

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