CSD Board Briefing

Cambrian School District, January 14, 2021

Recognitions: Cambrian Employees' & Board Members' Years of Service

Dr. Andrews and the Board recognized and celebrated the years of service of Cambrian School District employees and board members. Dr. Andrews presented the years of service awards to staff on the CSD team for 25, 30 and 35 years:

John Olsen, teacher 25 years

Randy Scofield, Governing Board Member 25 years

Raychelle Fordham, teacher 30 years

Marlene Austin, teacher 35 years

Cambrian School District would like to extend appreciation for their continuous dedication and commitment to families, students, and the Cambrian School District.

Operations: COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols and Procedures

Ms. Kristi Schwiebert, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services, reviewed the current protocols and procedures for COVID-19 from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Some of the recently-updated safety measures Ms. Schwiebert reviewed include:

  • Daily symptom screening

  • COVID-19 screening

  • Zoom procedures for student and staff quarantining

Other health and safety measures were established last September and include:

  • PK-5 secure cohorts

  • 6-8th six-foot distancing

  • TK-8th mask required

  • Physical distancing markers

  • Personal Protective Equipment, cleaning protocols, Merv-13s filters

  • Hybrid Schedule - the bridge to full capacity

  • Protocols and procedures on each campus for arrival, dismissal, and breaks for students and staff

Click here to review the COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures presentation.

Return to In-Person Learning and Instruction: State and Local Guideline Updates

This item was pulled from the Agenda, as the Governor’s Administration released the new COVID-19 guidance for schools on Thursday, the same day as the CSD board meeting. We had anticipated the information would be released earlier in the week, but the California Department of Public Health made the information public Thursday, later than we had expected. The guidance can be found here and CA Safe Schools for All Hub. Given the timing of the release of the new information, the revised guidelines will be reviewed at the Thursday, January 21, 2021 board meeting to discuss Cambrian’s next steps.

Measure R: Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

In November 2020 the residents of the Cambrian School District passed Measure R under the Proposition 39 statute, and the District is hereby seeking members willing to serve on the Measure R Citizens' Oversight Committee.

Per Education Code 15278(b) “The purpose of the citizens’ oversight committee shall be to inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues. The citizens’ oversight committee shall actively review and report on the proper expenditure of taxpayers’ money for school construction.” The Committee shall be comprised of at least 7 members, 5 of whom meet the specified criteria below:

▶One member who is active in a business organization representing district’s business community

▶One member who is active in a senior citizens’ organization

▶One member who is active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization

▶One member who is a parent/guardian of child enrolled in district

▶One member who is both a parent/guardian of child enrolled in district and active in a parent-teacher organization or school site council.

Education Code 15282(a)

All interested parties are invited to submit an application by January 29, 2021 via regular mail or email to:

Cambrian School District

Attn: Ms. Penny Timboe, Chief Financial Officer

4115 Jacksol Drive

San Jose, CA 95124


Click here to view the application.

Applicants will be notified of selection to the Committee Monday, February 8th.

At the Board meeting, Mr. Matt Kolker from GFSI presented information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Citizens' Oversight Committee. This was an informational item only as to the next steps for implementing Measure R. To view the Measure R Citizens’ Oversight Committee presentation, please click here.

Board Policies and Procedures: Debt Issuance and Management 3470 and Bilingual Instruction 6174 (First Reading)

One of the roles of the Governing Board is to ensure District Board policies are reviewed, added, removed, and kept up to date in order to keep the District legally compliant. The following policies and/or procedures were presented to the Board for review, for the first reading. The Board made no further changes and and the board policies/procedures will be brought back to a future board meeting on consent (second reading).

Click here to view BP 3470 Business and Noninstructional Operations Policy

Click here to view Board Policy 6174 Policy and Procedure

Next Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The meeting will be held online, via Zoom, and will be open to the public. Zoom login information will be sent out early next week.