Castaic Board to purchase new swing set for elementary school

Castaic Union School District Building. Dan Watson/The Signal

Castaic Elementary School will soon have a new swing set in its upper grade play yard following a regular meeting of the Castaic Union School District Governing Board Thursday.

The play world swing, from Dave Bang Associates, Inc., will replace a swing set that was damaged earlier this year.

The work, totaling $5,893.61, will include the purchase of new materials and the installation of replacement parts.

Governing Board members are also expected to approve of a purchase of HVAC units to replace a unit in the front lobby area of the district office and a unit for the Network Operations Center (NOC).

According to the agenda item, the NOC is a crucial operation center and is important during the warm months because the center serves as a backup for the main air conditioning unit.

The purchase from Pacific Mechanical Service, Inc. is expected to cost a total of $18,650.

The Governing Board is also expected to approve of certificated assignment monitoring to allow certificated employees to teach subjects other than those authorized on their credentials during the school year.

Following Education Code, employees are allowed to teach subjects not listed on their credentials or outside of their credential authorizations.

This allowance would permit teachers to instruct art, math, physical science and video production classes, as well as teach English Learners, students with autism and students with traumatic brain injury.

Board Policies

The Governing Board is also expected to conduct a first reading to delete a board policy, administrative regulation and exhibit abou5t the Title I Program Improvement Schools.

This policy is no longer necessary because the federal program improvement requirements were suspended for the school year and will be replaced in the 2018-19 school year by improvements established by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The board is also expected to conduct a first reading of a board policy and administrative regulation about Tobacco-Free Schools following the adoption of two new laws.

The laws now requires all districts to prohibit tobacco use on school campuses, display signs prohibiting tobacco use at all school entrances and remove the ability to designate a smoking area on campus.

Additional Agenda Items:

  • Hold a celebration for Erin Oxhorn-Gilpin, a 2018 California State Teacher of the Year
  • Present school awards to Northlake Hills Elementary School
  • Establish date, time and place for proposed 2018 Board of Trustees meetings
  • Adopt resolution to contract with the California Department of Education for Child Care Development
  • Approve of the 2017 Draft Governance Handbook about developing and sustaining a framework for effective governance

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