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February 23, 2023
Re: School Consolidation & Meetings Postponed
Dear OVSD Parents and Guardians,
First and foremost, thank you for caring and being staunch advocates for our OVSD students. I appreciate all of you who either attended in person or listened virtually to our Community Meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. We began our Listening Tour as part of the School Consolidation process at Circle View Elementary School. Last night, we met again for a second evening of listening at Village View Elementary School. Please be assured that Superintendent Conroy, the Board of Trustees, and I, are intently listening at our Community Meetings. Additionally, we are reading every communication sent to us. Among the many thoughtful points and ideas that have been shared thus far, these are some of the strong take-aways:
- Don’t close my child’s school
- Slow the process down and evaluate other options
- Give parents more opportunities to participate, and
- Consider the impacts on children who have just had to go through the COVID disruptions.
I have taken these sentiments to heart and agree that the process for evaluating school consolidation is moving too fast. As President of the Board, I have decided to postpone the current consolidation study. I have asked Superintendent Conroy to work with his staff, our Ocean View parents, and community to develop a range of future options for the Board to consider as it determines how to deal with the District’s ongoing declining enrollment.
I will not agendize any Board action regarding potential school consolidation or school closure for the 2023-2024 school year. Read more here.
The Ocean View School District Governing Board desires to provide a positive work environment where employees and job applicants are free from harassment and are assured of equal access and opportunities in accordance with law. The Ocean View School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, ancestry, natural origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or the perception of one or more of such characteristics, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, genetic information, military and veteran status, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability in its educational programs, activities, or recruitment and employment. All communication, with the exception of the Edjoin process, should be directed through the Human Resources Offices of Ocean View School District. Any applicant who attempts to directly contact the site Principal, department Director, Board Member(s) or any staff member with the intent of influencing the outcome of the hiring process will be disqualified from candidacy for this position. No Person shall be denied employment solely because of impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the employer of any necessary modifications to the job or work site in order to determine whether the employer can reasonable accommodate any known disability. Applicants who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Janet Worley at (714) 847-2551 ext. 1410 for information regarding the arrangements for accommodations. The Ocean View School District is a tobacco-free, drug-free environment. Link for employees: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment. Link for students: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment Policy.
Contact for Equity, Non-Discrimination and Title IX: Reagan Headrick, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 847-2551 Ext. 1411
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