- In other action
The Lodi Unified School District Board approved several local
The board approved the instruction calendar for the 2012-13
school year in a 6-1 vote after a brief discussion on possibly
shelving it to a later meeting while waiting for more concrete
budgetary information from Governor Jerry Brown's office. Trustee
George Neely voted against.
Chief business officer Tim Hern gave an interim budget report
revealing a cut over $5 million to Lodi Unified as a result of the
automatic "trigger" reductions included in the state's 2011-12
budget. The biggest single cut is about $2 million in
As a visual aid, Hern brought a Charlie Brown-style Christmas
tree with a single ornament.
"This is basically the tree we have left after the budget has
done what it has done to California education," said Hern.
The cut in revenue will result in about $13 to $15 per ADA. The
board voted unanimously to approve the report.
Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Unified School District board of trustees conducted its
final meeting of the year Tuesday with new leadership. Ron Heberle
was appointed president of the board, with Joe Nava serving as vice
president and Michael Abdallah as clerk. Trustee Bonnie Cassel was
nominated for the president spot, but was outvoted 4-2, with only
herself and Ruth Davis voting against Heberle. Cassel was also
nominated for vice president, but declined the office.
The new officers' first major move was to approve a new reading
and language arts curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade.
A group of eight teachers piloted a program called California
Treasures starting on Oct. 16 and were convinced of its merits by
Nov. 9 when they decided to bring it forward to district
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:00 am.