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TUSD Board of Trustees to receive update on energy program, budget process
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The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider approval of numerous noteworthy items at Tuesday’s board meeting. The board is scheduled to hear an update regarding the TUSD Energy Conservation Program and schools that received the “Energy Star Label” award from the federal government.

The board will also receive information from Chief Financial Officer Lori Decker on the General Education Budget Report and an analysis of the proposed state budget from Gov. Jerry Brown.

On the consent calendar, the board is scheduled to accept two $500 donations from Kohl’s Department Store for Pitman High School’s orchestra and Roselawn High’s student body to help promote youth-focused programs in the community. The Save Mart Corporation is scheduled to donate $3,500 worth of small appliances to be used at several district schools.  Also on the consent calendar, the board will consider the approval of a funded trip to Dallas for two THS speech student to attend the annual National Forensic League Speech Tournament in June.

Further items of note from the consent calendar include the possible approval of a new ornamental horticulture science program at Pitman and Turlock high schools. Also, the board could approve a services contract with Luann Alemao & Associates to provide training to special education students in the Transitional Partnership Program at Turlock and Pitman high schools. The 2009-10 School Accountability Report Cards are also scheduled to be approved and will be posted on the TUSD website in the next few days. 

The Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Performing Arts Building behind district offices at 1574 East Canal Dr. For more information call 667-0632.