JOINT MEETING OF
ANTIOCH CITY COUNCIL
ANTIOCH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Work Session September 1, l999
7:00 P.M. Prospects High School/Atrium Café
Pursuant to Government Code Section §54952.2, the City Council Agenda for September 1, 1999 was posted on the door of the City Council Chambers, Third and "H" Streets on August 27, 1999.
Mayor Rocha called the joint meeting to order at 7:10 P.M., and City Clerk Martin called the roll.
Present: Council Members Davis, Sudario and Mayor Rocha; and
School Board Members Seelinger, Dille and Board President Smith
Council Member Freitas arrived at 7:13 P.M. and Council Member Soliz arrived at 7:44 P.M.
School Board Member Seelinger led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Superintendent Lee Jenkins presented the staff report stating the cost for crossing guards is currently $90,000 at the five to six locations in the city. In response to requests from Council Member Sudario, Superintendent Jenkins stated he would research her allegation that the State provided money to the schools from traffic ticket proceeds to defray the cost of crossing guards, and if the school was in receipt of any funds ear-marked for crossing guards he would report back with the amount and source. After discussion, the majority agreed the safety of Antiochs school children should be a shared responsibility and the cost of the crossing guards would be shared equally by both agencies.
Superintendent Lee Jenkins presented the staff report and then introduced the Districts demographer, Tom Williams, who presented the current projections.
Mr. Williams presented his latest findings and explained the process for school attendance projections. He stated while the greatest impact during that past 5-10 years has been in the elementary grades, there would a shift in the next 10 years and the biggest impact would be to the secondary grades. He stated it takes approximately six years to get a high school on line, longer than the time required to put an elementary or middle school on line. He then stated that the 700 homes built per year equals approximately 400 children enrolling in our schools. In the final analysis, Mr. Williams projected Antioch would need three additional middle schools, two elementary and one high school.
Recreation Services Manager Dave Sanderson introduced Carolyn Molski, Gina Lombardi, and Mickey Marchetti, who each presented a portion of the staff report, who all agreed there was a need for an after school program in Antioch that could address the needs of all school-age children. It was explained that while each group/agency represented provided a distinct service, the funding sources did overlap. Dave Sanderson stated they were currently looking for an outside funding source.
Terry Ramus stated he felt the issue of schools was at least as important as the issue of roads, which were the two main concerns addressed in Measure "U ." He felt there was a need for someone to be accountable for communication between the School District and the City.
With no further business, Mayor Rocha adjourned the meeting at 8:30 P.M.
L. JOLENE MARTIN, City Clerk
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