Hart Board to appoint two members to Citizens’ Oversight Committee
The William S. Hart Union High School District. Dan Watson/The Signal
By Christina Cox
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Matthew Denny and Mark Elfont are expected to take on new roles as members of the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee, according to an agenda for Wednesday’s William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board meeting.

An ad hoc committee comprised of board members Linda Storli and Joe Messina, Superintendent Vicki Engbrecht and member of the public Carl Goldman recommended the appointment of Denny and Elfont following a review of six applications.

If appointed by the Governing Board, Denny will serve as the representative of a senior citizen’s organization and Elfont will serve as a Member at Large.

The district announced it was seeking applications to fill vacancies on its Measure SA Citizens Oversight Committee May 18.

The independent committee oversees the expenditures of the $300 million General Obligation (GO) bond approved by Santa Clarita voters in the November 2008 election.

Members of the Citizens Oversight Committee serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.

During Wednesday’s meeting, the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee is also expected to present its report on the district’s performance audit of the bond for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

The committee found that the district complied with the law and that the expenditures for the 12 months were consistent with Measure SA voter-approved provisions, according to the agenda item.

Albert Einstein Resolution

Governing Board members are also expected to approve a resolution to confirm and ratify the March 1, 2017 action of the board to deny the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences charter renewal petition and adopt the final report as findings in support of its denial.

The board plans to pass the resolution to confirm and ratify its actions and adopt the final report on March 1 in the board’s minutes.

On March 1, the district voted to deny the charter school’s five-year renewal petition following seven years of operation within the district.

In denying the renewal petition, the district stated that Albert Einstein was “demonstrably unlikely to successfully implement the program presented in the petition” and that the petition “failed to provide a reasonably comprehensive description of all required elements of a charter petition.”

Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project

During Wednesday’s meeting, Governing Board members are also expected to authorize the selection of TELACU Construction Management, a construction management services firm, for work on the Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project.

On June 6, the district opened its requests for proposals for the project and received five requests.  TELACU Construction Management was among those requests and was interviewed on July 10.

A selection committee—comprised of members of WLC Architects Inc., Sierra Vista Junior High School administration and facilities staff—recommended the selection of TELACU to act as the construction management service.

According to the district, the project is using a “CM multiple prime delivery method” where the district has multiple contracts with “prime” contractors and the construction manager acts as the general contractor on the project.

Additional Agenda Items:

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About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

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

Hart Board to appoint two members to Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Matthew Denny and Mark Elfont are expected to take on new roles as members of the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee, according to an agenda for Wednesday’s William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board meeting.

An ad hoc committee comprised of board members Linda Storli and Joe Messina, Superintendent Vicki Engbrecht and member of the public Carl Goldman recommended the appointment of Denny and Elfont following a review of six applications.

If appointed by the Governing Board, Denny will serve as the representative of a senior citizen’s organization and Elfont will serve as a Member at Large.

The district announced it was seeking applications to fill vacancies on its Measure SA Citizens Oversight Committee May 18.

The independent committee oversees the expenditures of the $300 million General Obligation (GO) bond approved by Santa Clarita voters in the November 2008 election.

Members of the Citizens Oversight Committee serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.

During Wednesday’s meeting, the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee is also expected to present its report on the district’s performance audit of the bond for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

The committee found that the district complied with the law and that the expenditures for the 12 months were consistent with Measure SA voter-approved provisions, according to the agenda item.

Albert Einstein Resolution

Governing Board members are also expected to approve a resolution to confirm and ratify the March 1, 2017 action of the board to deny the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences charter renewal petition and adopt the final report as findings in support of its denial.

The board plans to pass the resolution to confirm and ratify its actions and adopt the final report on March 1 in the board’s minutes.

On March 1, the district voted to deny the charter school’s five-year renewal petition following seven years of operation within the district.

In denying the renewal petition, the district stated that Albert Einstein was “demonstrably unlikely to successfully implement the program presented in the petition” and that the petition “failed to provide a reasonably comprehensive description of all required elements of a charter petition.”

Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project

During Wednesday’s meeting, Governing Board members are also expected to authorize the selection of TELACU Construction Management, a construction management services firm, for work on the Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project.

On June 6, the district opened its requests for proposals for the project and received five requests.  TELACU Construction Management was among those requests and was interviewed on July 10.

A selection committee—comprised of members of WLC Architects Inc., Sierra Vista Junior High School administration and facilities staff—recommended the selection of TELACU to act as the construction management service.

According to the district, the project is using a “CM multiple prime delivery method” where the district has multiple contracts with “prime” contractors and the construction manager acts as the general contractor on the project.

Additional Agenda Items:

  • Hold public hearing to acknowledge California School Employee Association (CSEA) Chapter 349 initial proposal for negotiations with the district for the 2017-18 school year
  • Approve resolutions passing the 2017-18 budget and the levy and collection of special taxes within Community Facility Districts:  No. 87-1, No. 90-1, No. 99-1, No. 2002-1, No. 2004-1, No. 2005-1 and. No. 2015-1
  • Conduct second reading of revised board policy and administrative regulation: Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund
  • Conduct first reading of revised board policies and administrative regulations: Sale and Disposal of Books, Equipment, and Supplies (Personal Property); and Management of District Assets/Accounts
  • Approve agreement for workforce management system (Kronos Incorporated) from June 23, 2017 to June 22, 2020 for web-based time keeping, accruals and leave tracking system
  • Hear an update on the Prop 39 Energy Savings Project from Brad Chapman of Alliance Building Solutions, Inc.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.