Low-performing schools, Summit, district property, live-streaming on July 24 OUSD board agenda

Austin Widger, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Ojai Unified School District Board will have a jam-packed agenda as it meets for the second consecutive week at 5:30 p.m. July 24.
A special presentation on the "plan for improvement for Meiners Oaks and Matilija Middle School, the two schools on the Low-Performing Schools List," is the first item on the agenda, after public comments. This agenda item comes as a response to the two schools making the California Department of Education list of the 781 lowest-performing schools in the state.
Also on the agenda is a proposed one-year license agreement with the charter educational vendor Rock Tree Sky to utilize Summit for one year for $50,000. There is also a proposal to declare the 108-year-old Summit School surplus property; state the intention to offer the school for lease; authorize solicitations to lease the school through a bid process and concurrently request a waiver of the competitive bidding process.
The board will also consider rejecting all the proposals, except for one — from Play Ground Design LLC and Seal Rock Investments LLC — for the district property at 414 E. Ojai Ave. The agenda states the board will then "discuss the next steps for consideration."
The last discussion and potential action item on the agenda is in regard to potentially live-streaming the school board meetings. Currently, the meetings are videotaped and available for viewing online within 48 hours of the meeting’s conclusion.
The agenda for the July 24 meeting can be viewed at
All board meetings take place at the OUSD district offices, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai.