Winters students recognized at school board meeting

John Barsotti, Winters Middle School Principal, presented his three outstanding middle school students to the Trustees.

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  • Oath of Office to newly elected members (if election year).
  • Election of Board President.
  • Election of Board Clerk.
  • Appointment of Board Secretary.
  • Determine dates and times of regularly scheduled meetings.
  • School Board Trustees heard an informational presentation from ABM Building Solutions, LLC representative Bill Sherbert. Cutler shared that in July 2018 WJUSD authorized ABM to conduct a survey of energy consumption to see if we would qualify for ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions program. “This program allows school districts an opportunity to upgrade their facilities and optimize the learning environment without impacting the existing budget,” said Cutler. Sherbert presented that WJUSD qualified for the program and presented findings from a preliminary study done in November. He said their program provides the district with an option to address infrastructure needs and get those thing done this year without new money needing to be budgeted because everything is funded through the program. Sherbert said the program works by utilizing the monies ABM finds from the energy savings opportunities. He explained basically they work to replace equipment that does not conserve energy and replace it with equipment that does. “If ABM fails to provide you with the savings that we promise we write you a check,” said Sherbert. The preliminary report found ABM could provide 34 percent savings for the district. He said the next step would be for the District to write a “letter of intent” to submit to ABM which would spark a new survey to get spot on numbers and savings. If the District chooses to not go forward with the program after signing a letter of intent WJUSD would be billed $28,700. Some Trustees expressed concerns that the preliminary number might get skewed as progress on constructing the new high school buildings progress. However, Sherbert said the numbers would not be too different since their survey covers all district sites. The next step is for Trustees to decide whether or not to submit a letter of intent to ABM. At the meeting School Board Trustees took action to approve:
    • Karen Peters as the WJUSD Interim Chief Business Officer/Director of Business Services.
    • Acceptance of Joint Sunshine Proposal of the District and Winters Area Education Association (WAEA) for 2018-2019 school year.
    • Acceptance of Joint Sunshine Proposal of the District and California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter #694 for 2018-2019 school year.
    • Acceptance of Independent Auditor’s Report for June 30, 2018.
    • Acceptance of Independent Auditor’s Report for the 2014 Measure R.
    • Acceptance of Independent Auditor’s Report for the 2016 Measure D.
    • 2018/19 First Interim Report & Criteria & Standards Review.
    • December 6, 2018 Budget Revision to the 2018/2019 General Fund #01, the Child Development Fund #12, the Cafeteria Fund #13, the Building Fund #21, Capital Facilities Fund #25, Capital Facilities-RDA Fund #26 and the Special Reserve Fund #40/Resolution No. 1078-18.

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