Ojai Unified School District


Ojai Unified School District Board of Education Open and Closed Session Meeting: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Boardroom 414 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai CA

Wednesday, June 26 2024

5:30pm - 10:00pm PDT

Here are a few things you need to know:

  • The Board may elect to limit public comments on any item to 30 minutes. 
  • Comments are greatly appreciated, however, please note that the Board cannot enter into a formal discussion, nor can a decision be made on any item that is not already on the agenda. Items the Board wishes to consider for future discussion can be placed on an upcoming agenda.
  • Routine items are part of the Consent Calendar and are approved by a single vote of the Board. When the agenda is adopted, a member of the Board can pull an item from the Consent Calendar and move the item to the agenda for discussion.
  • Individuals who require special accommodation to participate in a board meeting, including but not limited to an American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, or documentation in accessible formats, should contact the Superintendent’s office 48 hours before the meeting to enable the district to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accommodation and accessibility to this meeting.
  • To ensure that non-English speakers receive the same opportunity to directly address the Board, translation of written or oral comments will be available. 
  • All documents provided within 72 hours before the meeting to the members of the board concerning open session items addressed in this meeting may be viewed by the public at the Superintendent's office at the Ojai Unified School District, 414 East Ojai Avenue or on our website at ojaiusd.org
  • You can subscribe to our agenda mailing list by contacting Amanda Belcher at: abelcher@ojaiusd.org
  • The open session of this meeting will be recorded and available at ojaiusd.org

Members of the public may view the meeting in English and Spanish (in closed captioning) on the Ojai Unified YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Members of the public may present public comments in two ways:

1. Before 3 p.m. the day of the meeting, public comments can be made in writing by clicking this link: Make a Public Comment. Written comments will be sent to Board Members by 3 p.m. and will be posted on our website.

2. Public comments may be made in person during the meeting at the Boardroom - 414 E Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023, Ojai, CA. Individual speakers may speak for a maximum of three minutes on any two topics and one minute on any additional items. Requests from the public to speak on a specific agenda item must be submitted before the end of public comments on that item. 

Board Members:

  • Atticus Reyes, President, Trustee Area 3
  • Phil Moncharsh, Vice President, Trustee Area 1
  • Dr. Jim Halverson, Clerk, Trustee Area 5
  • Blair Braney, Trustee Area 2
  • Kathy Smith, Trustee Area 4


  • Dr. Sherrill Knox - Superintendent
  • Angie Genasci, Director of Human Resources
  • David Rogers, Director of Operations
  • Robin Monson, Director of Special Education
  • Ryan Worsham, Executive Fiscal Director

Minutes Secretary:
Amanda Belcher


  1. Call Meeting to Order in Open Session 5:30 p.m.
    5:30 pm PDT
  2. Closed Session will be at the end of the meeting
    1. Land Acknowledgement
    2. Flag Salute
    3. Emergency Additions or Modifications to Agenda
    4. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes


    Approval of Minutes of the June 5, 2024 Regular Board Meeting.

  4. Correspondence Regarding Important District Matters
  5. Monthly Communications
    1. Public comments

      Any individual attending the meeting in person who wishes to address the Board may do so at this time by completing a Speaker Card.

      Public comments related to a specific item on the agenda will be held until that item is discussed.

    2. Employee Union Presidents' Comments
      1. California School Employee Association (CSEA) President Delores Johnson
      2. Ojai Federation of Teachers (OFT) President Richard Byrd
    3. Board Member's Report


      Board Members have the opportunity to present information regarding items of current interest.

    4. Superintendent's Report


  6. Adoption of Consent Calendar
    1. Approval of Annual Consolidated Application for Funding - 2024-2025


      The purpose of the Consolidated Application is to declare intent to apply for 2024-2025 funding of specified Federal Programs.  This application is submitted annually.

    2. Ratification and Approval of Various Contracts and Memorandums of Understanding



      • McSwain/Ojai Academic Assessment Contract
      • Pioneer Healthcare Services - 2024-25 Service Agreement
      • Q SIS Renewal Contract for 2024-25
      • ERP-CA (Escape) 2024-25 Renewal Contract
      • Document Tracking Services Agreement 2024-25
      • Services Agreement with Ponzuric Learning Solutions

      • Aspiranet & OUSD MOU for COEDS 2024-2025
    3. Approval of Various Field Trips for Cross Country


      The Nordhoff Cross Country Team will be attending Rangers Running Camp in Mammoth. They will also be attending the Clovis Cross Country Invitational, and CIF State Championships in Fresno and CIF Prelims and CIF Finals, CA in Walnut.

    4. Approval of Food & Nutrition Services Piggyback Contracts for Paper Products and Grocery Supplies for School Year 2024-25


  7. Presentation
  8. Curriculum and Instruction
    1. Local Indicators and the California School Dashboard


      Marilyn Smith, Director of Special Projects, will present information about the status of Ojai Unified on the Local Indicators for the California School Dashboard.

    2. Approval of Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology Curriculum: Myers' Psychology for the AP® Course: Fourth Edition ©2024


    3. Approval of Science Curriculum for K-6th Grade: National Geographic: Exploring Science (California)


    4. Approval of English Learner Curriculum - High School: English 3D from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt


  9. Human Resources
    1. Classified Employee Professional Growth Credits


      Pursuant to the CSEA Agreement for Professional Growth, employees can earn additional salary based on credits earned. Board approval is requested for payment for the 2024-2025 school year.

    2. Approval of Range Change for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) on the Classified Salary Schedule


    3. Approval of Workplace Violence Prevention Plan


  10. Governing Board/Superintendent
    1. Approval of 2024-2025 Adopted Budget


      Staff recommends the adoption of the 2024-2025 budget in accordance with the legal requirements as specified in Education Code Session 42103.

    2. Approval of 2024-25 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)


      Approval of 2024-2025 Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF),
      Budget Overview for Parents (BOP), Local Control
      Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the LCAP Annual Update 

    3. AB 1200 Disclosure and Public Hearing/Comment for the Approval of the Tentative Agreement between Ojai Unified School District and Ojai Federation of Teachers Local 2119

      Public Hearing

    4. Consideration and Approval of the Tentative Agreements between Ojai Unified School District and Ojai Federation of Teachers (OFT) Local 2119


  11. Business, Operations, and Facilities
    1. Measure J and K Projects Monthly Report


    2. Status Update of District Office Programs and Departments Move to Matilija


    3. Approval of Purchase Order with Hilford Moving and Storage for Moving Expenses Related to the District Office Move to the Matilija Campus


      Staff requests the Board to approve a purchase order in the amount of $81,540.00 in favor of Hilford Moving and Storage.

    4. Approval of Purchase Order with Chisum’s Floor Coverings for Flooring Replacement at Nordhoff High School Cafetorium


      Staff requests the Board  approve this purchase order in the amount of $ 39,180.00 in favor of Chisum’s Floor Coverings for flooring replacement at the Nordhoff high School Cafetorium.

    5. Resolution #23-24-38: Certification of Signatures, Fiscal Year 2024-2025


      A statement of authorized agent(s) along with a verified signature must be filed at the beginning of each fiscal year, or after any reorganization or staff change, school districts need to declare the agent(s) authorized to sign order, checks, contracts, documents, etc.

    6. Resolution #23-24-39: Temporary Loans between District Funds, Fiscal year 2024-2025 (EC42603)


      During the year, it may be necessary to temporarily transfer cash from one fund to another to meet cash flow obligations of the district. Each district should examine their cash flow needs, and if necessary, obtain Board approval authorizing the temporary transfer of cash to the appropriate fund.

    7. Resolution #23-24-40: Appropriation Transfers, Fiscal Year 2024-2025


      Many districts use Blanket Resolutions to expedite certain transactions. A blanket resolution approved by the Board authorizes advance approval of certain documents, allowing transactions to be input into the financial system in a timelier fashion. However, the information should still be provided to the board for ratification.

    8. Consideration and Approval of a Signing and Retention Bonus for Bus Drivers for the 2024-2025 School Year


    9. Nordhoff Quad Project


    10. Consideration and Approval of Sunnyside Licensing Agreement Proposal


  12. Future Agenda Items and Parking Lot Report


    The Board may discuss and potentially agendize items for future meetings.

  13. Adjourn to Closed Session
    1. Public Comments on Closed Session

      Agency Designated Representative: Dr. Sherrill Knox

      Employee Organization: California School Employee Association (CSEA)

  14. Adjourn Meeting



Name Attendance

Blair Braney

Dr. Jim Halverson

Phil Moncharsh

Atticus Reyes

Kathy Smith

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