[BHS Etree] BSEP: Parent Reps Needed For District BSEP P&O Committee

BHS etree bhs at lists.lmi.net
Mon Sep 27 14:22:26 PDT 2010

PLEASE do not reply to this email, contact Allen King
[mailto:allenk at mindspring.com]

If you are interested in representing BHS on the Measure A (BSEP) P&O
Committee, please contact the principal or the BSEP Committee Chair, Allen
King at allenk at mindspring.com.  Reps will be selected at the BSEP meeting on
October 4, 4:30 p.m. in the D-bldg. conference room.

BACKGROUND:    Since 1986, Berkeley schools have had the good fortune to
receive local property tax funding, most recently on the ballot as Measure A
of 2006, the Berkeley Public Schools Educational Excellence Act of 2006,
approved by nearly 80% of Berkeley voters.  In the 2010-11 school year, the
BSEP/Measure A tax revenues will total over $22 million, one fifth of the
district's entire budget.  These dollars support a wide range of programs
and services for our students, from Smaller Class Sizes to Counseling, from
Libraries to Music and Arts, from Technology to Parent Outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   The BSEP Planning & Oversight Committee, made up of
parent representatives from each school, meets regularly (see below) to:
* Develop, with district staff, budget recommendations for each element of
the BSEP Measure,
* Provide communication among the school sites;
* Review District compliance with the terms of the Measure.

The Planning & Oversight Committee needs four Representatives (plus two
alternates) from Berkeley High who will:
* Take a district-wide perspective;
* Provide vital public oversight of the Measure;
* Represent Berkeley High School in discussions of district-wide issues

P&O Committee meetings are normally held on the 2nd and/or 4th Tuesdays of
the month (monthly in the Fall, twice a month January-May), 7:00-9:30 p.m.


Allen King
BHS BSEP Committee Chair 

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