ECS 5-22-24 Board Meeting Recap

Eureka City Schools Board of Education Meeting Recap for May 22, 2024
Posted on 05/24/2024

May 24, 2024 - Eureka, CA - The following is an overview of the Eureka City Schools Board of Education regular public meeting from Wednesday, May 22, 2024. 

Student report for Spring activities from Eureka FFA School Board Representatives:

  • Eureka FFA Representatives Ava Jones (outgoing representative) and Jake Van Reusen (incoming representative) reportEureka FFA Student Boarded that more than 50 students participated in FFA career and leadership development events and visited several universities and community colleges throughout the state for competitions. They offered Ag Sales teams, where students received a product they had to present in a mock sale. The parliamentary procedure novice and advanced teams made it to the state finals, while the advanced debate team was in the top 6 in the state. The FFA school fair was successful, with 1,035 elementary students attending to learn about livestock, mechanics, logging, fishing, floral, and heavy equipment. The EHS agriculture department is proud to have expanded dual enrollment options for students.

All items on the Consent Calendar were approved. Discussion/Action items were all approved and as follows:

  • Request to Approve Hiring Sheri Jensen as a Teacher with the Early Retirement Option to fill the TOSA for Student Attendance & Engagement (0.61 FTE) Position
  • Consideration of Employment Agreement with Jennifer Johnson as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026
  • Approval of the Eureka City Schools Proposition 28 Arts and Music in Schools, Local Education Agency Report

Presentations, reports, and discussions are solely meant to inform/update the Board and gain feedback. They are as follows: MFRC Presentation

  • Marshall Family Resource Center (MFRC) Annual Report 2023-2024
  • Update on Governor’s May Revise
  • Food Services Department Update
  • Update on Student Listening Sessions in March 2024
  • Review of Policy Updates - CSBA Packet for October 2023 + Updates to BP 4154, BP 4254 and CSBA Packet for December 2023 (First Review)
  • Elementary Literacy Update
  • Annual Visible Learning Update
  • Local Control Accountability Plan Update

Information-only items:

  • Proposed Board Meeting Dates for 2025 (1st Review)


All Board items and attachments can be obtained via the following link:

More information on the Board of Education can be found at: 

The next regularly scheduled ECS Board of Education meetings will be:

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 *Regular Meeting: Public Hearing on Budget/LCAP - check Agenda for updated time

Thursday, June 27, 2024 **Regular Meeting: Adoption of Budget/LCAP

Eureka City Schools

2100 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Frances H. Taplin Board Room

All Meetings Begin at 6:30 p.m. for the Regular Open Session

(Closed Session Occurs Prior to the Open Session)

Press Contact:

Sierra Speer Dillon

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Eureka City Schools

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