School board to decide on Lompa Ranch acquisition, Feuling’s renewal

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The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday will discuss and take possible action on the 10-acre Lompa Ranch North Specific Plan Area property near Robinson Street west of the Interstate 580.

The board will decide whether to direct Superintendent Andrew Feuling to issue a formal intent to acquire the property from the Myers Family Exempt Trust, the Arraiz Family 1993 TR, RD Lompa LLC, Lompa Ranch East Hills LLC and Terrasas & Tripp LLC, after previous discussions on the property referring to a development agreement in November 2017.

The item came before the board in February this year, and trustees were informed they had until May 2025 to provide written intent to acquire the property, with the district’s clock beginning as of May 2022 due to the pandemic and other reasons creating a delay, according to Feuling.

The developer offered a purchase price not to exceed $2 million, with Carson City School District paying no more than $150,000 out of pocket and submitting $1,000 per dwelling unit fee it collects per year and to be protected from fee collection from a phase developer.

In April, the property was to be considered as a future campus to fill the district’s kindergarten through eighth grade needs.

Also on the agenda, trustees will consider renewing Feuling’s contract of employment with the district as superintendent from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027, without a net increase in compensation for the first year and with discretionary increases each year afterward. The goal is to make compensatory increases consistent with other administrators in the district and for revision of certain terms of the contract as presented.

In May, Feuling had expressed interest in continuing his contract.

Following this item, the board will discuss and take possible action on the process and form of the superintendent’s annual evaluation for the 2023 calendar year. During the May 9 meeting, board President Laurel Crossman and Trustee Joe Cacioppo reported they had worked to revise and condense the criteria on their original form, eliminating language they found to be irrelevant or illogical. Crossman said a new draft might be brought back for approval, and the discussion was continued.

Dan Sadler, associate superintendent of human resources, will report on critical labor shortages impacting the district’s transportation department and special education paraprofessional positions. Board members will consider allowing the acceptance of applications from retired teachers and educational support personnel to help fill positions for bus drivers and special education paraprofessionals as allowed under Nevada Revised Statutes 286.523.

Trustees also will hear informational updates on a Ready to Rock kindergarten platform, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) and the Collaborative Assistance and Reliable Education Support (CARES) program.

The school board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert Crowell Board Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., but there will be an adjournment for closed session per NRS 288.220(4) to discuss labor relations with district management representatives. The meeting will reconvene to public session at 6:30 p.m.


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