FAIRFIELD — The last school board meeting of 2012 will focus on 2013.
The Fairfield-Suisun School District will take care of several housekeeping items Thursday while discussing several items that may shape how the next year will unfold.
The board will elect a new president, receive an update on the search for a new superintendent and set a timeline for the committee that will eventually change the attendance boundaries for two high schools.
A financial report will also be presented, giving more insight on the announcement in November that there will likely be no cuts made to the midyear budget or the following year.
Thursday’s meeting will be the last one as president for Kathy Marianno, who ran meetings in 2012. A recognition for Marianno will kick off the meeting as she slides down the dais and another board member takes her place holding the gavel.
Board members will also decide on appointments to various committees such as Safe Routes to School and joint committees with cities.
Superintendent Jacki Cottingim-Dias is retiring after the school year in June. The district is in the beginning steps of selecting a replacement. The board will be briefed on a timeline of the search and will be able to ask questions to staff.
As part of the recent reconfiguration to several campuses, the boundaries for Armijo and Fairfield high schools will be shifted to balance the populations. No current students would be affected as it would only apply to incoming freshmen for the 2013-14 school year.
The board will hear about a committee that will help shape those boundaries. It will be made up of representatives from the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City, parents, community members, staff, administration and the business community, according to staff reports.
The Fairfield-Suisun School District meets at 6 p.m. at 2490 Hilborn Road in Fairfield.
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