Proposition 30, officially titled Temporary Taxes to Fund Education, is a California ballot measure that was decided by California voters at the state-wide election on November 6, 2012. The initiative is a measure to increase taxes to prevent $6 billion cuts to the education budget for California state schools. The measure was approved by California voters by a margin of 55 to 45 percent.
Proposition 30 provides for personal income tax increase over seven years for California residents with an annual income over $250,000, to be implemented retroactively starting January 1, 2012 through the end of 2018. The measure also provides for an increase in the state sales tax by 0.25 percent over four years (from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016).
Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, approved by the voters on November 6, 2012, temporarily increases the state’ s sales tax rate for all taxpayers and the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers. The revenue generated by the measure’s temporary tax increases is included in the calculations of the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee raising the guarantee by billions of dollars each year. A portion of the new revenues therefore would be used to support increased school funding, with the remainder helping to balance the state budget.
The new revenues generated from Proposition 30 are deposited into a newly created state account called the Education Protection Account (EPA). Of the funds in the account, 89 percent is provided to K-12 education and 11 percent to community colleges.
How does Prop 30 Funding Work?
1. Proposition 30 money is put in the State Education Protection Account quarterly and then routed to county offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools and community college districts.
2. County offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools and community college districts spend Proposition 30 money according to their adopted spending plans, which must be made public.
3. After the close of each fiscal year, Proposition 30 spending is audited to determine if the money was used according to law.
Pursuant to Article XIII, Section 36 of the California Constitution, school districts, county offices of education and community college districts are required to determine how the moneys received from the Education Protection Account are spent in the school or schools within its jurisdiction, provided that the governing board makes the spending determinations in an open session of a public meeting.
Stone Corral Bond Measure-C
On November 6, 2018, voters residing in the Stone Corral School District passed a $750,000 bond measure that which authorized funding for needed repairs, upgrades, new construction costs, and technology.
BOND PROJECT LIST
The District intends to complete the following projects, using a combination of funding sources. It is anticipated that bond proceeds will contribute a majority of the total cost. Other anticipated sources include state aid matching funds, developer fees and other available funds. The specific school facilities projects to be funded are set forth below:
- Repairing or replacing leaky roofs
- Modernizing/renovating outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities
- Replacing outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
- Constructing a multi-purpose room/gymnasium for school and community use
- Replacing temporary portables with permanent classrooms
Bond Oversight Committee
After a bond is passed, state requires that the governing board appoint a Citizen’s Oversight Committee.
What they will do:
1. Review Bylaws
2. Understand the purposes of the Bond and Committee
3. Inform the public about the policy and procedure of the Bond
4. Review proposed and actual expenditures
5. Present to the Board an annual written report:
6. Statement indicating whether the district is in compliance
“To protect the health of our students, staff, and visitors, we would like to remind you that our school is 100 percent tobacco free. Please refrain from using tobacco products anywhere on campus. Thank you for your cooperation.”
The Board of Education has a duty to protect and promote the health and well-being of all students and staff. The board is acutely
aware of the serious health risks associated with the use of tobacco products; both to the users and non-users, and that most
tobacco use begins by the age of 18. The board recognizes district personnel and school visitors serve as role models to students
and, therefore, adopts this 100% tobacco-free school policy to endorse a healthy lifestyle and prevent tobacco use.
For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette and any other smoking products, and both spit and spitless tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, Snus and snuff, in any form.
TOBACCO USE PROHIBITED
No student, staff member, volunteer or school visitor is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip, chew or use tobacco at any time, including non-school hours; in any building, facility or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered (by school district); or on school grounds,athletic grounds or parking lots.
No student, staff member or volunteer is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip, chew or use tobacco at any time, including non-school hours, at any school-sponsored event off campus. Additionally, no student is permitted to possess cigarettes, other tobacco products, papers used to roll cigarettes, lighters or other paraphernalia at any time.
TOBACCO PROMOTION PROHIBITED
Tobacco advertising is prohibited on school grounds, in all school-sponsored publications and at all school-sponsored events.
Tobacco promotional items including clothing, bags, lighters and other personal articles, are not permitted on school grounds, in school vehicles or at school-sponsored events.
“No Tobacco” signs will be posted throughout the district at entrances and other appropriate locations on all academic buildings, administrative spaces and athletic fields indicating tobacco use is not permitted.
Students will be provided notice of this policy through student handbooks, and district personnel will be provided notice of this policy through personnel handbooks.
District vehicles will display the international “No Smoking” sign.
Announcements will be made during home athletic events both before the event and during intermission, as well as at all school functions where deemed appropriate.
School Site Council
The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers.
Actual Policy (Link or pdf)-Budget/LCAP/School Plan/Test Scores/Student Handbook)
Accelerated Reader, Math
- Integrated Problem-Based Scenarios that will “train” your students on PBL skills (i.e. solving real-world problems, pulling evidence from non-fiction sources, generating practical responses, and so on)
- Problem-Based “Weekly Warm-ups” based on current events (you will receive these each week via e-mail during the school year)
- Hundreds of Critical/Creative Thinking Exercises that are aligned to the standards and help develop 21st Century Skills
- STEM Connections that encourage students to design a model to overcome specific challenges and constraints
Our teachers and staff are committed to being dedicated to all students. We think our staff should have these qualities:
- Friendliness and Congeniality
We think the most important characteristic a good teacher and staff member can have is to be friendly and congenial with all students.
- A Good Personality
A good teacher and staff member should have a very good personality; this leads to better communication, understanding, and ultimately good results.
- Deep Knowledge and a Great Education
Another important characteristic of a good teacher and staff member can have is knowledge and a balanced education.
- A Good Communicator
One of the very important characteristics of a good teacher and staff member is communication skills. Staff members should be very good speakers.
- A Good Listener
Apart from being a good communicator, a good teacher and staff member should also have the characteristic of being an even better listener.
- A Good Sense of Humor
A good teacher and staff member should also have the quality and characteristic of having a good sense of humor. So, a good teacher and staff member is the one who can keep up with his sense of humor, and with his strong communication skills and personality, can also maintain the discipline of the class.
The last but obviously one of the most important characteristics is that every teacher and staff member be a gentle, kind, and benevolent person.
- Teachers will select field trips that are appropriate for students and enrich the academic learning in the classrooms.
- Teachers will plan for and be prepared for minor emergencies. Teachers will have available
A portable first aid kit
Emergency contact numbers for each child
- Teachers will monitor and instruct students on appropriate behavior when boarding, exiting and riding the bus
- Teachers will monitor and instruct students on appropriate behavior for the specific area and experiences that they will encounter on the field trip: attentive audience member, respect other people present, crossing the street, handling artifacts…
- Students will be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. No student should be allowed away from the group by his/herself.
- Students will abide by all school rules and procedures while on the bus and field trips. Chapter 19 will be in effect. Teachers have the authority to enforce Chapter 19 discipline.
- In the event of an injury, teacher will call for assistance from another adult. Adults will tend to injuries, maintain order and keep other students calm and away from injured student. An “Accident Report” form will be completed upon return to school and parents will be informed of the injury.
- In the event of an emergency, the teacher will seek immediate help. Teachers will determine whether parents should be called to meet the injured student at the site or whether emergency services are needed. School administration and parents will be informed whenever there is an emergency situation. An “Accident Report” form will be completed upon return to school and parents will be informed of the extent of the injury.