ECS Board Meeting Recap May 2, 2024

Eureka City Schools Board of Education Meeting Recap for May 2, 2024
Posted on 05/03/2024

May 3, 2024 - Eureka, CA - The following is an overview of the Eureka City Schools Board of Education regular public meeting from Thursday, May 2, 2024. 

Employee Recognition Ceremony:

  • Newly Hired, Newly Permanent Certificated, and Newly Permanent Classified Employee Recognition
  • Retiree Recognition for Classified and Certificated Employees: Jamie Bush, Vicki Forsman, Valorie Heidger, Carrie Matson, William Morris, Belinda ThrashECS Newly Hired, Permanent and Retiree Employees
  • Certificated Employee of the Year: Pam Brittenburg – Alice Birney Elementary2024 Certificated of the Year Pam Brittenburg
  • School Site Nominees for Certificated Employee of the Year: Pam Brittenburg – Alice Birney Elementary, Jason Hineline – Grant Elementary, Harmony Pelren – Lafayette Elementary, Andrew Dehart – Washington Elementary, Beverly Racanac – Winship Middle School, Kayla Rogers – Zane Middle School, Brenda Smith – Eureka High

Certificated Employee of Year School Site Nominees

  • Administrator of the Year: Charley Batini - Director of Maintenance, Facilities and Operations
    Charley Batini 2024 Admin of the Year

Eureka High AVID students recite the Pledge of Allegiance and provide updates about the AVID program:

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an in-school academic support program, aimed to prepare students for college eligibility and success. Students in the program said AVID supported them through the college application process and financial aid and facilitated field trips to Santa Rosa Jr. College, San Francisco City State College, San Francisco State University, and UC Davis. Nineteen students in the 2024 AVID class have been accepted by more than 65 colleges and universities, including College of the Redwoods, Cal Poly Humboldt, San Jose State University, Sonoma State, and many more.

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

  • Final Action on Resolution 23-24-040 and Decision Not to Reemploy Classified Employees for the 2024-2025 School Year
  • Final Action on Resolution 23-24-041 and Decision Not to Reemploy Certificated Employees for the 2024-2025 School Year
  • Annual Declaration of Need for Teachers with Emergency Permits and Limited Assignment Permits
  • Discussion and Consideration of Approval of Low Bid for the EHS Albee Stadium and Bud Cloney Field Project

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

  • Enrollment Update
  • Annual CTE Report (Career and Technology Plan for Secondary Schools including Continuation High School and Dual Enrollment)
  • Annual District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Presentation
  • Local Control Accountability Plan Update

Information-only items:

  • Information Only: June 2024 - Review of CDE Calendar of Events
  • Information Only: Meaningful Board Report (Future Annual Items)


The EHS AVID students recap video can be found here: Eureka High Avid Students Lead Pledge & Present Update at ECS Board Meeting

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 meeting will be:

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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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