The Internal Audit Policy and Procedure action item has been heavily edited. I don't have time to read it through carefully but I believe this is because this which appears in the item wording:
Based on questions from Directors at the introduction of this item, this policy and procedure
were reviewed again at the May 10, 2011, Audit & Finance Committee meeting. At that meeting,
the Audit & Finance Committee recommended adding a sentence in the policy that indicates the
Internal Auditor would be evaluated by the Audit & Finance Committee Chair, with input from
the full Board. That language has been added to the proposed policy and is reflected in the
document attached to this action report.
The Transportation Contract Extension has been edited because they are in the last year of a 5-year contract with two firms. The district has to do the following:
By May 19th, 2011, the District is obligated under its contracts with the two transportation firms
to: a) accept their fee proposals for the 2011-2012 school year, b) reject the proposal, or c) cancel
This action does not address issues relating to the management of transportation services for
students, such as fuel costs, the use of cabs to transport homeless students, and improvements in
student transportation operations. Those and other issues are scheduled to be addressed at the
Board’s Work Session on Transportation on October 12th, 2011.
There is now a Transportation Q&A document attached to this item. Again, I don't have time to read thru it but FYI.
One of the biggest changes is the striking of the high school science and high school social studies instructional materials adoption from the agenda. It states, "postponed due to budget uncertainties." Odd because of this from the Supplemental levy:
Okay so did I miss something (always possible) but where is this money?
Also, the levy states that $25.5M of the levy is to "reduce the number and severity of cuts that will have to be made to instructional programs and services over the next several years." Did any of this make it to this year's budget? I don't recall mention of it.