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Glendale Unified School District Meeting Preview

November 18, 2008

The board will review the district’s performance in the Great Southern California Shakeout, a state-wide disaster drill that took place last week. No vote is expected.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Administrators will explain the district’s strengths and weaknesses in reacting to the simulated magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

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The Glendale Unified School District might endure $8.8 million in losses if the Legislature approves the governor’s proposed $2.5-billion midyear budget cut to public education.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The board of education will discuss the possible cuts, as well as a report by the state’s legislative analyst’s office in its first meeting since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his proposal Nov. 6.

The board will not vote during this discussion.

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The California Department of Education released a report on the amount of students using the district’s special education services.

The report details what disparities exist between the proportions of students enrolled in the district from different ethnic backgrounds and the proportion of students from each of those backgrounds using special education services.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The board will not vote during its discussion of the report.


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