CSD Board Briefing

5.19.22, Cambrian School District

2021-22 Local Control Accountability Plan Presentations for Bagby, Fammatre & Farnham

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for our schools and the district to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.


Mr. Michael Kretsch, Bagby Principal, Mrs. Samantha Haley, Fammatre Principal and Mrs. Amy O’Hehir, Farnham Principal, summarized and outlined their 2022-23 Local Control Accountability Plan School Plan. These updates included an overview of the goals, actions and services for improving student outcomes according to the eight priorities set by the state in alignment with the District's Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP).


To view the Bagby presentation, please click here.

To view the Fammatre presentation, please click here.

To view the Farnham presentation, please click here.

Adoption of Consent Agenda Items

The Governing Board voted to accept the consent agenda items. Items listed under the consent agenda motion are considered to be a regular course of procedure and are acted on by the Board of Trustees in one motion. There is no discussion of these items prior to the Board vote unless a member of the Board, staff, or the public requests specific items be discussed and/or removed from the agenda. It is understood that the administration recommends approval on all consent items. Each item on the consent agenda approved by the Board of Trustees shall be deemed to have been considered in full and adopted as recommended.


Transitional Kindergarten Update

Mr. Linh Nguyen, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services updated the Governing Board on the changes to the Transitional Kindergarten program. Beginning 2022-23, districts are required to expand TK for age-eligible children, being reimbursed by ADA. For the 2022-23 school year in our district, we are expanding on our existing roadmap. Current TK enrollment is 80 students. Eligible TK students’ 5th Birthdays must fall between Sept. 2 - Feb 2. We anticipate a TK program at 4 school sites: Bagby, Fammatre, Farnham & Sartorette.


To view Mr. Nguyen’s presentation, please click here.


Personnel Report

The Governing Board approved the Personnel Report as part of the consent agenda. The Personnel Report reflects staffing changes throughout the District.


To view the Personnel Report, click here.

Governing Board Office Hours Update

Just a reminder that office hours for School Board members will be held next week, on Monday, May 23rd from 63-4 p.m. at Price Middle School. This is an opportunity for the School Board to provide a status update. Although the Board members will be at each particular school in the district for office hours, everyone from the district is welcome to attend at any of the locations during the scheduled office hours. There will be two Board members attending each of the office hours, which will be informal in nature.


Please review CSD Office Hours details, please click here to understand the process and procedures.

Administrative Position Approval: Assistant Superintendent of Personnel

The Governing Board voted to approve the administrative position of Assistant Superintendent of Personnel for the Cambrian School District. Mrs. Natalie Gioco will transition from being principal at Price Middle School to become the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel for the district.


Mrs. Gioco attended Fresno State University and San Jose State University and has a Masters degree in Cross Cultural Teaching. She has been an educator for 25 years and has been at Price for six years as principal. Prior to coming to Cambrian, Mrs. Gioco was an administrator in Morgan Hill Unified for nine years at both the elementary and high school level. Both of her children attended Cambrian Schools and are now in high school, and Mrs. Gioco is very proud to be joining the district at the cabinet level.

Developer Fee Justification Study

The Board approved moving forward with a Fee Justification Study by SchoolWorks in the amount of $4,500. Cambrian School District collects developer fees on any new and additional construction of residential and commercial buildings within the district boundaries.


On February 23, 2022, the State Allocation Board approved an increase of fees that may be collected by the school district to $4.79 per square foot for residential, and $0.78 per square foot for commercial development. Currently, Cambrian is charging $2.44 per square foot for residential development, and $0.392 per square foot for commercial development. In order for the District to increase the developer fee charges to match the new rates, the District is required to conduct a Developer Fee Justification study.


The District desires to increase our developer fee rates and conduct a Fee Justification Study with Koppel & Gruber.


To view the proposals for the CSD Developer Fee Justification Study, please click here.