FACILITIES MASTER PLAN Board of Education Study Session Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 5 p.m. The Board of Education Study Session will be held at the Thurston Middle School Library at 2100 Park Ave., Laguna Beach, Ca. The meeting will be broadcast live at www.lbusd.org/liveboardmeeting . View the agenda . On the Agenda The Study Session on June 27 will focus on the capital improvement projects related to the aquatic center, Laguna Beach High School and the district office. Aquatic Center At the direction of the Board and informed by community feedback, staff will present options for the aquatic center that maintain the pool and tennis courts in the same general location. Staff will present five options to the board for consideration. District Office The updated proposals for the district office will reflect the following changes informed by community feedback and direction from the Board: Maintain the district office administration buildings at 550 Blumont Avenue, separate from high school administration buildings Eliminate the proposed new parking structures Reduce scope and size (square footage reduced from the initial concept of 20,000 square feet down to 12,000 square feet) Cost Estimates The Board will also receive information regarding updated cost estimates based on the reduction of scope and size of the projects. Assuming all proposed projects are included in the Ten-Year Facilities Master Plan, potential construction costs are: Top of the World Elementary | $7.3M El Morro Elementary | $20M Thurston Middle School | $4.8M Laguna Beach High School | $23.3M District Offices | $13M Total: $68.3M Potential costs for the aquatic center are excluded from the overall total as each option has a different cost. Staff will present cost estimates specific to each option at the Study Session.
Dear LBUSD Families, We made it to the last week of the 2022-23 school year. I hope the summer break brings an opportunity to unwind, relax and spend quality time together. Please note that should you need anything, our district office remains open during the summer months, and our staff is available to assist you. Additionally, we know that social-emotional needs do not take summers off, and I wanted to share a resource with you that is available year-round. We have partnered with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service, to support the well-being of students, staff and their family members. With Care Solace, families and staff gain access to a dedicated Care Companion™ who navigates the mental health care system on their behalf, calling providers to find the right fit and availability. They help families with private insurance, Medicaid, and no insurance and are available 24/7/365 in any language. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
Call 888-515-0595, available 24/7/365 in any language.
Visit www.caresolace.com/lagunausd and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
Again, thank you for your partnership this year. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our families and the overall community. Enjoy a well-deserved summer break! Sincerely, Jason Viloria, Ed.D. Superintendent
Dear LBUSD Families, This week, the Board of Education has a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 5:45 p.m. It is our annual recognition meeting, celebrating students and staff across the district. We invite you to join us as we recognize the achievements and contributions of our school community — the agenda with the schedule for the evening has been posted HERE . I know these next couple of weeks will be filled with end-of-year celebrations that will consume your calendars, and before the festivities officially begin, I’d like to thank you for everything; the all-encompassing everything that includes the mornings rushing to get everyone to school on time, the after-school practices and performances, the late homework nights, commitment-filled weekends and all the small moments in between. Those moments play a pivotal role in helping our students realize their full potential, and while the year has not been without its challenges, it has also been filled with accomplishments that we should be immensely proud of. Our elementary school students have grown tremendously, participating in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association’s Elementary Honor Orchestra and various city and statewide art programs. In middle school, our Waveriders were recognized nationally for their writing and won first place at the countywide Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation competition (Moot Court). And finally, many of you were in the stands this fall when our Breakers brought home the first CIF Championship title in 76 years. Tomorrow night we’ll also recognize the 42 students that have completed Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways, which prepare students for high-skill, high-wage jobs in emerging and growing industry sectors in the local or regional economy. To name a few highlights. The end of the year is a reminder that each of those small moments that sometimes bring big frustrations become milestones for our students that we get to celebrate alongside them. So, as much as it is the busiest time of the school year, it is also my favorite, and I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming promotions, graduations and end-of-year events. Have a great last week of school, and enjoy your summer break! Sincerely, Jason Viloria, Ed.D. Superintendent
Dear Laguna Beach USD families, On Thursday, March 23, at 5 p.m. , district staff will present to the Board of Education an updated Facilities Master Plan that includes proposals for projects that would address facilities needs at all school sites and update the high school and district office facilities into community-integrated school buildings that meet the current and future needs of all students, while expanding recreational opportunities for the community. You can view the proposed projects here . A year ago, the Board directed staff to update the Facilities Master Plan to ensure that proposed updates to the plan for scheduled facilities projects expand the flexibility and mixed-use of all district-owned facilities to meet all existing and anticipated student and program needs, such as: the expansion of the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program, upgrades to outdated athletics facilities, outdoor learning environments, and the increased demand for comprehensive social-emotional support programs. The proposed projects include options for constructing an Olympic-sized pool (50 meters), a parking structure and a shared administrative building for district and high school staff that integrate student social-emotional, college and career readiness services into one physical space to make them more easily accessible to students and their families. The aquatic facility and parking structure would be available for community use, addressing citywide parking shortages and expanding recreational opportunities. Updates to the Facilities Master Plan were informed by feedback from two board representatives, several community partners and staff, alongside Ruhnau Clarke architects. Please join us at the upcoming Board Study Session on March 23 at 5 p.m. at Thurston Middle School to learn more about the proposed projects. If you cannot attend in person, the study session will be live-streamed. Visit www.lbusd.org/liveboardmeeting to watch. Public comment can be provided HERE . Sincerely, Jason Viloria, Ed.D. Superintendent Laguna Beach Unified School District
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Thursday, March 9, 2023 The Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at the Thurston Middle School Library at 2100 Park Ave., Laguna Beach, Ca. The meeting will be broadcast live at www.lbusd.org/liveboardmeeting . View the agenda . The open session will begin at 6 p.m. ON THE AGENDA REPORTS Principal's Report - Meghan Schooler, Top of the World Elementary Ms. Schooler will present an update on the 2022-23 school year. College and Career Advantage Report College and Career Advantage (CCA) Executive Director Paul Weir, Ed.D., and Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Chad Mabery, Ed.D., will provide an update on the Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered to LBUSD students and the industry-specific training opportunities that can lead directly to employment. ACTION ITEMS Approval of Service Agreement with Care Solace, Inc. The Board will consider a contract with Care Solace, Inc. to provide students, families and all staff members confidential 24/7 web-based, email, telephone, or text-based support to search, identify, and secure initial intake appointments with qualified local licensed mental health providers. SUBSCRIBE FOR BOARD MEETING UPDATES The Laguna Beach Unified School District publishes a new edition of the "It's A Wrap" newsletter after regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Education. To receive the newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE .
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Thursday, February 16, 2023 The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at the Thurston Middle School Library located at 2100 Park Ave., Laguna Beach, Ca. The meeting will be broadcast live at www.lbusd.org/liveboardmeeting . View the agenda . The open session will begin at 6 p.m., with the closed session to follow. ON THE AGENDA INFORMATION ITEMS Mid-Year Report: Update on the 2022–23 Local Control and Accountability Plan District staff will provide a mid-year update on the 2022-23 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals, actions, and outcomes. The LCAP goals are: Increase student academic achievement and social/emotional strength through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. All students will gain the knowledge and skills to be college and career ready through a wide variety of academic and enrichment opportunities. Professional Development focused on 21st Century teaching and learning. Safe, attractive, clean, well-equipped learning environments for all students that promote critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. All stakeholders will be engaged in the learning process by promoting a variety of opportunities for parents, students, staff, and the community that strengthen communication and meaningful participation. ACTION ITEMS Approval of 2023-24 LBUSD Comprehensive District and School Safety Plan The District and School Safety Plan was brought to the Board of Education on January 12, 2023, for information and public comment. The plan is now being brought back for approval. The District Safety Committee developed a comprehensive update to the current 2022-23 plan relevant to the needs and resources of the particular schools and District Office for the 2023-24 school year. This year Section 8.8 titled "Emergency Communications" was removed and replaced with a new section to expand on the current protocols and guidelines. View the safety plan . GOVERNANCE Discussion and Approval of LBUSD Board Governance Protocols Governance refers to the processes and structures used to direct and manage a Board's operations and activities. It establishes mechanisms to achieve accountability among the Board and management. At its regularly scheduled February 2 meeting, the Board discussed the governance protocols and identified additions and revisions. Three new sections were discussed as potential additions, including: Attendance at assigned outside organizations, committees, or Boards; Welcoming new Board members; and, Sharing articles of interest. The Board directed staff to revise the protocols and to present them to the Board for additional review, discussion, and approval. Other clarifications were discussed and are included in the presented protocols. You can view them here. SUBSCRIBE FOR BOARD MEETING UPDATES The Laguna Beach Unified School District publishes a new edition of the "It's A Wrap" newsletter after regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Education. To receive the newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE .
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Thursday, February 2, 2023 The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the Thurston Middle School Library located at 2100 Park Ave., Laguna Beach, Ca. The meeting will be broadcast live at www.lbusd.org/liveboardmeeting . View the agenda. The open session/recognition event will begin at 6 p.m. An overview of the schedule of events is provided below. Light refreshments will be served. ON THE AGENDA (STUDENT & STAFF AWARDS NIGHT) ELEMENTARY RECOGNITIONS - 6 P.M. PTA Reflections (Elementary & Secondary) Drawing for the Planet Holiday Art Palette LPAPA Plein Air Invitational SECONDARY RECOGNITIONS - 7 P.M. LPAPA Plein Air Invitational TMS Brush and Palette Poem TMS Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest Winner TMS Upstander Award - Outstanding Citizenship TMS Tech Trek STEM Girls Awards TMS Advisement Enrichment Awards (Staff) TMS Culture and Climate Award (Staff) TMS Instructional Leader Award (Staff) Orange County Counselor of the Year (Staff) LBHS Orange County Athletic Directors’ Athlete of Character recipient LBHS Orange County Athletic Directors’ Athlete of Character recipient All-CIF, Football, Division 9 LBHS CIF Offensive Player of the Year, Football, Division 9 All-CIF, Football, Division 9 LBHS CIF Defensive Player of the Year, Football, Division 9 All-CIF, Football, Division 9 LBHS All-CIF, Football, Division 9 LBHS Captain Varsity Cheer LBHS All-CIF, Water Polo, Division 1 LBHS First Team All-Sunset League, Cross Country LBHS Student Service to School & Community Acknowledgment and Appreciation LBHS Basketball Coach Service to School & Community Acknowledgment and Appreciation (Staff) LBHS Athletics Statistician and Historian Service to School & Community Acknowledgment and Appreciation (Community) LBHS Coast Film Festival: FLOW Acknowledgment and Appreciation (Community) EMPLOYEE RECOGNITIONS 2023 LBUSD Classified Employee Division Winners 2023 LBUSD Classified Employee of the Year 2024 LBUSD Teacher of the Year SUBSCRIBE FOR BOARD MEETING UPDATES The Laguna Beach Unified School District publishes a new edition of the "It's A Wrap" newsletter after regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Education. To receive the newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE . Photos from the recognition event will be shared in this week's edition of "It's A Wrap" and on Instagram ( follow here ).
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Thursday, January 12, 2023 The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Thurston Middle School Library located at 2100 Park Ave., Laguna Beach, Ca. The meeting will be broadcast live at www.lbusd.org/liveboardmeeting . Member Perry will take the oath of office at 4:25 p.m. The closed session will begin at 4:30 p.m. Open session will begin at 6 p.m. ON THE AGENDA REPORTS Principal's Report - Dr. Julie Hatchel, El Morro Elementary Dr. Hatchel will present an update on the 2022-23 school year. INFORMATION ITEMS 2023-24 LBUSD Comprehensive District and School Safety Plan The District Safety Committee maintains and updates a Comprehensive District & School Safety Plan on an annual basis. The 2023-24 updates to the safety plan will be presented to the Board on January 12 for information only. The final plan will be brought to the Board for approval at the regularly scheduled February 16 meeting. Feedback is welcome and can be shared with us HERE . ACTION ITEMS Acceptance of the 2021-2022 District Audit Pursuant to Education Code, an audit report for the preceding fiscal year shall be filed with the County Superintendent of Schools of the county where the school district is located, the State Department of Education, and the Controller. This audit was performed by the independent auditing firm of Eide Bailly, LLP. Approval of Contract with Lynn Lyons, LICSW, to serve as keynote speaker In support of the District’s ongoing commitment to the positive development of the whole child and integrated focus on best practice instruction, effective prevention, and intervention systems in the area of social and emotional health, LBUSD staff proposes to host Mrs. Lynn Lyons, LICSW, author of the book, "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children," as the next LBUSD Presents speaker on May 9, 2023. Acceptance of Gifts - Check Totaling $50,000.00 Approval of the Consent Calendar will approve gifts/donations totaling $50,000 from SchoolPower on behalf of the Hexberg Family Foundation. SUBSCRIBE FOR BOARD MEETING UPDATES The Laguna Beach Unified School District publishes a new edition of the "It's A Wrap" newsletter after regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Education. To receive the newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE .
Dear LBUSD Families, Before the year ends, I want to wish you and your families a holiday season filled with peace, a renewal of hope and joy. Thank you for your continued partnership and collaboration this year. Together, we have surrounded our students with a community of support that empowers them through creativity and choice. You can view our 2021-2022 Progress Report for a quick year-in-review . It has been inspiring to see the innovation taking place in our classrooms and on our school campuses this school year. There is a palpable sense of excitement around teaching and learning that I am excited to share with you in 2023. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating everything our students, teachers and school staff have accomplished. Please have a safe holiday season and a happy New Year! Sincerely, Jason Viloria, Ed.D. Superintendent
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