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OUSD board to discuss at June 3 meeting how schools will reopen

6 3 20 OUSD
School reopening plans for Ojai Unified School District are near the top of a packed agenda for the Wednesday, June 3 school board meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. It can be watched in real time via Facebook or Youtube.
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Superintendent Tiffany Morse will present draft recommendations, developed by a 75-member Reopening Committee, divided into subgroups to consider:
— Bell schedules for elementary and secondary grades.
— Specialized classes, such as career technical education, P.E., music, art, dance, etc.
— Distance learning
— Student support
— Workplace safety.
The board will also consider appointing applicants to a Citizens Oversight Committee that held its first meeting last Wednesday. (Recorded meeting can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALN9qJO8C3Y.) 
The California Education Code requires that at least seven members be appointed for a minimum of two years to provide oversight of the spending of the $35 million in Measure J school bond money, approved by voters in November 2014. According to California Education Code 15282, committee members are chosen from certain groups, including an Ojai business organization, a senior organization, a taxpayer organization, a parent, a member of a parent teacher organization and two at-large members. 
The applicants are:
•  Jim Bailey (business)
• Darrell Gooden (at large)
• John Hook (senior)
• Kara Hooper (PTA or school council)
• William Norris (at large)
• Heather Teufel (parent)
• Marcy Toscher (at large)
• Kris Wallin (at large)
• Kate Wilson (PTA or school council)
Other agenda items include:
— Collaboration with university programs to provide training opportunities to credential program students for the 2020-21 school year.
— Discussion of school plans for student achievement, reviewing student scores and measures.
— Approve career camps and women’s studies be added to Nordhoff High School courses.
— A public hearing on the budget, which could change when the governor revisits the state budget in mid-June.
— Discussion of school bond projects and a change order for Nordhoff’s library.
— Update of board goals with regard to facilities, including creating a safe campus and “designing for joy.”