NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC/ELECTRONIC
REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
June 10, 2020
4:30 PM Closed Session | 5:30 PM Open Session
Attendance and Public Comment Changes Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
The Carmel Unified School District will be conducting its regular meeting on June 10, 2020. Given the current Monterey County Shelter-In-Place Order covering the territory of the District, and the Social Distance Guidelines issued by Federal, State, and Local Authorities, the District is implementing the following changes for attendance and public comment.
The District has taken steps to utilize technology to encourage full public participation during upcoming meetings in order to comply with public health guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be accessible online through the following option: CUSD Board Meeting YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/channel/UCcDVJoR39bfd2e9CjBez3Bw/live
The District will activate the link to the streaming option on the District's webpage no later than the date and time of the Board meeting.
General Public Comments & Comments on District Agenda Items
If you are attending the meeting via web access and wish to make a public comment on a non-agenda, open forum, or agendized item, you must submit your public comments by designated google form link below no later than June 10, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Please state your name and the item you are commenting on, including the agenda item number and title if you are commenting on an agendized item. If you wish to submit a public comment on more than one agenda item, please submit a separate google form for each item on which you are commenting. Please be aware that written public comments, including your name, may become public information. Additional requirements for submitting public comments by google doc are provided below.
For general public comments and comments regarding District Agenda Items, all public comments must be received by google form no later than 3:30 p.m. on June 10, 2020. Comments received by this time will be read aloud by a staff member during the applicable agenda item, provided that such comments may be read within the normal 3 minutes (450 words) allotted to each speaker. Any portion of your comment extending past 3 minutes (450 words) may not be read aloud due to time restrictions. If a general public comment or comment on an agenda item is received after June 10, 2020 3:30 p.m., efforts will be made to read your comment into the record. However, staff cannot guarantee that written comments received after June 10, 2020 3:30 p.m. will be read.
The District thanks you for your cooperation in advance. Our community’s health and safety is our highest priority.
The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a respectful and productive environment that fosters a culture of civility where staff, the community and the Board feel safe to express themselves and are free from bullying, harassments and threats. The Board welcomes your comments and requests that you express yourself accordingly. Thank you for your interest in our schools and this meeting.
DISABILITY INFORMATION: If you require special assistance such as auxiliary aids or services in order to access the Board meeting room, review the agenda, or otherwise participate in this meeting, please contact the Secretary to the Superintendent at email@example.com. Please provide sufficient advance notice to allow the District time to arrange for your accommodation.
NOTICE TO AUDIENCE: The Board reserves the right to change the order of the agenda items.
On behalf of the Board of Education ...
“By a unanimous vote, the Board has designated Trisha Dellis to serve as the Acting Superintendent of the District in the absence of the District’s Superintendent.”
3/31/2020 UPDATE: School Facilities to Remain Closed Through the End of the School Year
Dear CUSD Families and Staff:
I am writing to provide you with an update on the closure of our school facilities in Carmel Unified School District. In concert with other public and charter school districts in Monterey County, we are taking a “safety first approach” due to the ongoing needs of social distancing during this COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, our school facilities will remain closed through the end of the school year.
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Dear Parents and CUSD employees: A Chicago colleague asked recently, “What is the name of your new school district?” “Carmel Unified,” I responded. “Unified? ” she inquired as though she had misheard. I quickly responded, “Yes, in Chicago we would call it a Unit District. It serves students in grades K-12. Actually we also have a preschool program here, so it’s actually pre-K to grade 12, but it’s about the same thing as a unit district.”
Captain Cooper School, a K-5 school nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Big Sur, is located 26 miles south of Carmel on California State Route One. Surrounded by mountains, the school sits some 500 feet above the entrance to the Big Sur Valley. Our site is also home to the Apple Pie Preschool. Together the schools have just under 90 students.