November 8, 2017
Next Meeting: December 13 at Merced High School
Merced Union High School District
Principal Mandy Ballenger showcased the LHS Punjabi Club led by advisor, Basheer Grewal. Club Officers, Simran Grewal and Ramandeep Authi shared how the club has helped bring the Livingston Indian community closer together. The club offers students the opportunity to share their culture with classmates and members of the community. The club hosts a Vaiskhi festival, Holi festival of colors celebration, and a week of learning about Diwali in which club members dress in traditional clothing and their Bhangra team performs traditional dances for the entire school.
LHS Punjabi Club
Site Leadership Profiles
Scott Weimer also presented the leadership training and support that has been taking place for site and district level administrators. Part of that training included completing leadership profiles using Strengths Finder 2.0 and Mr. Weimer presented the Board with the results. District leadership profiles are expected to be presented in February. The leadership style results are intended to help teams recognize and work to their individual strengths. The report also examined how long administrators throughout the district have been in their current position and with the district. Mr. Weimer commented that at both the site and district levels, "We have an experienced administrative staff who are learning their new jobs."
2018 Board Meeting Dates Schedule (5-0)
LHS Boys Track & Field
The district recognized the LHS 2017 Boys Track & Field team for winning the school's first ever CIF Track & Field title. Coach Daniel Wright praised the boys' hard work, saying they were a "very coachable group."
Assistant Superintendent of Business & Student Services, Scott Weimer, presented the 2017 CAASPP results to the Board. Mr. Weimer articulated that the results are no longer the sole measure by the state; rather they are a part of one aspect of our College & Career Readiness Indicator. Overall, MUHSD scores were slightly higher than the county average, but sligherly lower than the state average. Mr. Weimer did point out that CAASPP scores are cumulative assessments of students' entire school learning and shared that sites are looking closely at the scores of incoming 8th graders to create plans to best support their incoming students' needs.
LCAP & Dashboard Update
The Consent Agenda was approved 5-0 with modifations. One item was tabled and one item was moved to the Action Agenda.
Board Member Valadez nominated Board Clerk Medearis to serve as a delegate for CSBA Subregion 8-D, Merced (5-0)
Approval of Certificated Assignments (5-0)
Destruction of district records (5-0)