Hart District to vote on Castaic High project

The William S. Hart Union High School District. Dan Watson/The Signal
The William S. Hart Union High School District. Dan Watson/The Signal

Among the items under review at Wednesday night’s William S. Hart Union High School District meeting, is a recommendation to approve more than $500,000 on the new Castaic High School.

Board Members are expected to approve a proposal from Geolabs – Westlake Village to provide Division of State Architect (DSA) Geological Inspection and Testing Services for Castaic High School’s Increment 2.

These geotechnical services include field observation, compaction testing and laboratory testing of soils and materials throughout the project, according to Geolab’s contract.

The proposal is recommended by district staff, Lundgren Management and Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke and is expected to cost a total of $550,000.

Members are also planning to review the district’s Measure SA General Obligation Bonds 2015-16 Performance Audit conducted by Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP.

According to the agenda item, the audit for the fiscal year found that the district acted in accordance with the requirements of Proposition 39 of the California Constitution for its expenditures on authorized bond projects.

“The results of our tests indicated that, in all significant respects, the District expended Measure SA proceeds for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, only for the specific projects developed by the District’s Governing Board, and approved by the voters,” Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP audit read.

Two new Board Policy and Administrative Regulations are going to undergo a first reading by governing board members.  The new policies deal with Lease-Leaseback Contracts and Debt Management.

An additional two Administrative Regulations, regarding Absences and Excuses and High School Graduation Requirements, are also expected to be reviewed for a second reading by the board.

The district is also expected to hear a Career Technical Education Update from Director of Career Technical Education Mariane Doyle, approve a resolution recognizing April 2-8 as Adult Education Week and amend the Governing Board Meeting Schedule to add a March 29, 2017 meeting.

Board members will not revisit the renewal of the Albert Einstein Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEALAS) charter until March 1, according to board minutes from the Feb. 1 meeting.

At the district’s meeting in March, staff members will present a report on the school’s charter to the board before it takes action on the petition for renewal.

Additional Agenda Items:

  • Approve joint venture training agreement with Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles from Nov. 30, 2016 to June 30, 2107 for Valencia High School and West Ranch High School culinary arts programs
  • Approve School Accountability Report Cards for 2015-16 schoolyear
  • Hear School Site Report from Rancho Pico Junior High School Principal Erum Jones
  • Hear update on WiSH Education Foundation from Executive Director Amy Daniels

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