Want to learn more about school finance?

dollars.jpgWatch Joel Montero, Chief Executive Officer of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team, present information about school funding and the state's budget. Read notes from the meeting.

Thanks to Marin County Office of Education for hosting the event.

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Superintendent Search Survey

survey.jpegPlease fill out the short survey for our Dixie Superintendent Search. Deadline is this MONDAY!

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Bidding Policy

bidding.jpgAt our next school board meeting, on April 3 at 1130am, we will be discussing revisions to our bidding policy and the lease-leaseback option. Here is the agenda. Please join us.

 

 

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Superintendent Search

5075cb1ca1482.image.jpgHere are the public meeting dates when we will discuss the superintendent search.

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Dixie School District Boardroom

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Open Session 1:30 – 5:00 pm

        · Item: The Cosca Group meets with the Board re pre recruitment information

 

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Dixie School District Boardroom

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Closed Session 1:00 – 4:00 pm

        · Item: Selection of applicants for interviews

 

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Dixie School District Boardroom

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Closed Session 9:00 am

        · Item: Board conducts initial interviews

 

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Dixie School District Boardroom

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Closed Session 6:00 pm

          Item: Board conducts final interviews

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Dixie School District Boardroom

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Open Session 7:00 pm

        · Item: Appointment  of the Superintendent

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Review and Improve our LCAP

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Learn About Our LCAP

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Letter regarding negotiations

This is a letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Lohwasser, on our negotiations with Dixie Teachers Association. 

Dixie School District and Teachers Association Settle Negotiations

After meeting in negotiations since last April, the District and Dixie Teachers Association met in a fact-finding hearing on Friday, February 3, 2017. We mutually agreed in writing to a tentative agreement over the remaining outstanding issue for 2016-17 wages.  

The District and Association presented facts to a three person fact-finding panel composed of a neutral fact-finding chair and a representative of the District and of the Association. After presentation of the facts, a significant number of various proposals by each party were exchanged. After more than ten hours of mediation, we coordinated a resolution with the panel chair and signed a tentative agreement.  Since a written agreement was reached, a written fact-finding report has not been issued.  

While the parties tried to achieve a multi-year agreement, only a one year agreement was able to be reached.  That resolution was a salary schedule increase of 2% retroactive to July 1, 2016 and was added to the other items tentatively agreed to last June between the Association and District. 

The salary increase is identical to that reached with the California School Employees Association for 2016-17. 

The District and Association will present at public Board meetings in Spring, initial proposals for 2017-18. The District is committed to reaching a fair and fiscally responsible resolution with the Association as we move forward.

Sincerely,

Dr. Thomas Lohwasser

Superintendent

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LA Times articles on school funding and pensions

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Board Holds Study Session Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Dixie Board of Trustees will conduct a study session on our search for a new superintendent from 4-5pm at Marin Office of Education Board Room, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue in San Rafael. The study session is open to the public. Click here to read the agenda.

 

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Changes in School Board Elections

your-vote-your-voice_(2).jpgEarlier this month, I attended a briefing at Marin County Board of Education's office on SB 415, an election law which requires most local governments to hold their elections in even years. The Dixie Board of Trustees has two options. Option 1 is to extend the terms of the three members we will elect in November 2017 to 2022 and the two members we will elect in November 2019 to 2024. Option 2 is to extend the terms of all sitting trustees one year. Dick Spotswood wrote about the law in his column yesterday. I encourage you to read Dick's column on the Marin IJ website.

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