LBUSD Board of Education May 14 meeting recap

At the May 14 LBUSD Board of Education meeting, Chief Technology Officer Mike Morrison presented an update on the status and progress of the technology department, including computer science and research initiatives.

During the meeting, the Board took action to approve an agreement with Kelvin Education, Inc. for the 2019-20 school year. The district is committed to supporting students K-12 in the development of positive personal and interpersonal skills to enhance academic achievement, positive decision-making, and long-term social-emotional health outcomes. 

Staff will utilize Kelvin Education, Inc.’s online-enabled research services, which include unlimited access to student social-emotional wellness screenings, school climate screenings, and a library of social-emotional learning and positive school climate intervention resources. 

The Board also took action to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Laguna Beach to operate an Adult Education program for the period of June 1, 2019, through May 21, 2022. Classes will be offered free of charge to Laguna Beach residents and topics will include computer skills, workforce presentation, ESL, and classes for adults with disabilities.

During the May 14 meeting, the Board received an update on the audiovisual equipment that would need to be replaced in the boardroom to effectively record the meetings. Additionally, the staff discussed the closed captioning requirements during live streaming for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

At the meeting, the Board directed staff to put live streaming of the school board meetings on hiatus while staff investigates potential options to become compliant with requirements. In the meantime, meetings will continue to be recorded and posted on the District website following the meeting. The Board also requested that a contract for upgrading the audiovisual system be brought forward for consideration at a future board meeting.

One of the goals set by the board of education has been to increase access to courses for all students. Dr. Viloria is proud to report that more LBHS students are taking – and passing – Advanced Placement (AP) exams than ever before. Cotinue reading about the work being done in the district to expand AP access to all students in the district in a guest column by Dr. Villoria below.

For more information on the LBUSD Board of Education including future action items, visit The next regular Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m.