Ojai Unified school board to review learning options for 2021-22 school year

 4 19 21 OUSD logoMany issues, including a review of Ojai Unified School District’s annual financial audit and home-school and distance-learnig optionsare on the school board’s May 12 meeting agenda. The meeting will be held via videoconference, although public comments can be made in person in the board room at 414 E. Ojai Ave.

The open session begins at 5:30 p.m.

The agenda can be viewed at:

The public may view the livestreamed meeting via district YoutubeVideo at:

It can also view the meeting via District Facebook at

Members of the public can present public comments by clicking HERE.

Comments will be received in two ways.

1. Prior to 4 p.m. the day of the meeting.

2. During the meeting in the Board Room at 414 E. Ojai Ave.

Since the public comment period is sometimes limited and since public comments are usually limited to three minutes verbal or 450 words written, the Ojai Valley News invites people submitting public comments to also send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for publication on the OVN website and/or newspaper.

Among agenda items are:

• 2020-21 home-school and distance-learning options.

• Presentation on tools school sites are using to monitor learning.

• Spotlight on Nordhoff High School dance program..

• Memorandum of understanding regarding COVID-19 with certificated and classified staff.

• Summer campouts for Nordhoff’s Greater Good Leadership Program and Matilija Leadership.

• Consider hiring registered behavior technician.

• Presentation on proposed BARR program, which stands for Building Assets, Reducing Risks, at Matilija Middle School for the next three years “to address both learning loss and social-emotions issues related to COVID-19. The cost is $50,000 per year for the next three years, which would be paid for “through COVID-related funds identified for learning-loss mitigation.” 

• Presentation on “Expanded Learning Opportunities” grant plan to describe how USD will use COVID-19 funding to implement a learning recovery plan.

• Consider what state tests to administer for what grades.

• Review contract for purchase of furniture for Nordhoff and elementary schools to “move towards a more collaborative learning classroom environment that is flexible, innovative and feels fun to be in.”