The Cambrian

Coast Union trustees to meet tonight

Coast Unified School District Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 9) to consider a variety of topics, some of them concerning new technology available to students.

Superintendent Chris Adams also expects to discuss with the trustees whether they want to issue a statement about an ongoing process to determine if Cayucos would transfer out of Coast and into the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. If that happens, Cayucos students would no longer attend Coast Union High School, and Coast representatives say their district would lose more than $1 million in funding. County-level meetings about that process are set for Aug. 22, Sept. 5 and Sept 19 at the County Office of Education, across from Cuesta College.

At CUSD’s Aug. 9 meeting, held at the Old Grammar School, 1350 Main St., trustees expect to be updated on the installation of wireless communication systems at the middle and high schools, and preparation of iPads for students in grades 6 through 12. John Calandro, middle-school principal, is to report on a summer technology camp and classes that are teaching 27 students so they can mentor others and their teachers.

Among other items the board is to consider are: An offer to donate $5,000 worth of Lightspeed Rocket equipment to help the district limit what students can access online; set parameters for buying local produce; approving 2012- 2012 bus routes; and get an update on the Nov. 6 election.