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Action Items Approved By School Board

Riverbank Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Daryl Camp shared some items from a special board meeting that was held on May 1 that were all approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees. The current board includes President Suzanne Dean, Board Clerk Ana Vigil, and board members Ernest Velasco, Elizabeth Meza and Susan Taylor, in addition to student board member Mikayla Macias. The action items took place during closed session.

Camp reported action out of that session, which included Ed Vaca being approved by the Riverbank Unified School District Board of Trustees as the Adelante High School Principal and the Riverbank High School Assistant Principal for the 2019-20 school year.

“Mr. Vaca was previously an ag teacher at Riverbank High School and has spent the last three years as an assistant principal at Hilmar High School,” said Camp. “Ed’s teaching and administrative experience should be an asset for RUSD as we strive to improve the conditions for learning for our students.”

The tentative agreements and salary schedules between the Riverbank Unified School District and the California School Employees Association Chapter 31 for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 have been approved as well.

The unrepresented groups (classified confidential, classified management, certificated management) salary schedules for 2018-19 and 2019-20 were also approved.

The Assembly Bill (AB) 1200 collective bargaining public disclosure has been approved. The bill requires local education agencies to publicly disclose the provisions of all collective bargaining agreements before entering into a written agreement. Government Code (G.C.) Section 3547.5 states: “Before a public employer enters into a written agreement with an exclusive representative covering matters within the scope of representation, the major provisions of the agreement, including, but not limited to, the costs that would be incurred by the public school employer under the agreement for the current and subsequent fiscal years, shall be disclosed at a public meeting of the public school employer . . .”

This provision is applicable to both single year agreements and multi-year agreements where the contract has been reopened to determine compensation adjustments in a subsequent year. It is intended to ensure that the public is aware of the known costs associated with a proposed collective bargaining agreement before it becomes binding on the district.

After presentations by two search firms, Camp explained that the board selected and voted to move forward with Leadership Associates firm to provide the superintendent search for the district. Camp will be leaving RUSD at the end of this school year. Leadership Associates is a California executive search firm with a national reach that specializes in helping California School Boards find new superintendents. Since 1996 they have conducted more than 400 searches and worked with a variety of school districts throughout California.