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April 22, 2014

 

 

 

 


Place:

Board Room - Administration Building

25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meeting

 

Date:
Time:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

5:00 - Closed Session
6:30 P.M. - Open Session

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Should you need special accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 650.329.3737 or kruegsegger@pausd.org.  Community members wishing to address the Board are allotted THREE minutes per speaker.  Should more than 20 people wish to address any one topic, the Board may elect to allot a shorter time per speaker.  Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda.  Materials presented at the Board meeting will be copied and provided to Board members after the meeting. To address the Board of Education, please read the instructions by clicking on the link.

 

 

 

I.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

 

 

A.

Call to Order

 

 

 

B.

Recess to Closed Session (Conference Room A)            5:00 p.m.

Action

 

 

 

Anyone wishing to address the Board regarding Closed Session items may do so at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items listed below may be discussed in closed session.  Items [√] marked are scheduled for discussion at this meeting.  All proceedings are reported to the public in open session where action is taken or staff is given direction.

[√]  1.   Employee Appointment / Employment / Evaluation pursuant to Government Code 54957 – Associate Superintendent, Chief Business Officer, Bond Manager

[√]  2.   ·  Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9: Two cases. Facts and circumstances of the potential cases are not subject to disclosure pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Government Code Section 54956.9.

·  Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9:  Two cases.

[√]  3.   Liability Claims pursuant to Government Code § 54957.1 - Dougall v PAUSD

[√]  4.   Conference with Labor Negotiator, Dr. Scott Bowers, regarding PAEA, CSEA, and Non‑represented groups pursuant to Government Code §54957.6

[√]  5.   Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54956 - Negotiators: Dr. Kevin Skelly, Mrs. Cathy Mak, Dr. Robert Golton  Property: Cubberley; 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301  Parties:  City of Palo Alto and PAUSD  Regarding:  Instruction regarding price and terms of payment

[√]  6.   Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release pursuant to Government Code §54957

[   ]  7.   Student Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.

 

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Agenda Order

Action

 

 

B.

Student Board Representative Reports

Information

 

 

C.

Superintendent’s Report

Information

 

III.

 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR

Action

 

 

 

These items are considered routine and will be approved in one action without discussion.  If a Board member requests an item be removed from the Calendar or a citizen wishes to speak to an item, it will be considered under Action Items.

 

 

 

A.

Certificated Personnel Actions

Consent

1

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel actions as presented.

 

 

 

B.

Classified Personnel Actions

Consent

2

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the classified personnel actions as presented.

 

 

 

C.

Approval of Warrants

Consent

3

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the warrants for March 2014.

 

 

 

D.

Approval of Strong Schools Bond Change Orders

Consent

4

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the change orders as presented.

 

 

 

E.

Approval of Minutes

Consent

5

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of February 11, and March 10 and 19, 2014.

 

 

 

F.

Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Renovation of L-31 and MS (E and K) at Gunn High School

Consent

6

 

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to solicit bids for the Gunn High School E and K renovation project.

 

 

 

G.

Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Palo Alto High School Science Modular Classroom Retrofit Project

Consent

7

 

 

It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for retrofitting existing modular classrooms into two general science classrooms at Palo Alto High School.  This item was discussed at the March 25, 2014, meeting.

 

 

 

H.

Authorization to Bid Summer Maintenance Projects

Consent

8

 

 

It is recommended the Board authorize staff to seek bids for the summer maintenance projects which include El Carmelo’s walkway; new flooring in the Terman multi-use building; replace the flooring in the district portion of the OH building at Briones; install new metal pool equipment building at Jordan; replace roofing on the M building at Jordan and stucco repair, ceiling repair, and light replacement; driveway improvements at Hoover; and selective replacement of canopy lights with LEDs.  This item was discussed at the March 25, 2014, meeting.

 

 

 

I.

Addendum No. 3 to Contract with Gilbane Building Company

Consent

9

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the addendum to the Gilbane contract to provide additional services in an amount not to exceed $98,000.  This item was discussed at the March 25, 2014, meeting.

 

 

 

J.

Authorization to Purchase Apple Computers

Consent

10

 

 

It is recommended the Board authorize purchase of up to $1,461,427.49 of Apple products during the 2014-15 school year.  This is part of the IT school purchase plan.  This item was discussed at the March 25, 2014, meeting.

 

 

 

K.

Uniform Complaint (Williams Settlement and Valenzuela/CAHSEE Lawsuit Settlement) Quarterly Report

Consent

11

 

 

This item is for information only and is presented on a quarterly basis on the consent calendar.

 

 

 

L.

Negotiations on Renewal of Cubberley Lease with the City of Palo Alto

Consent

12

 

 

The Board was asked to provide direction and to authorize the Superintendent to continue exploring common Cubberley lease renewal interests with the City Manager.  This item was discussed at the March 25, 2014, regular meeting.  Board directed language changes to the interests are included.

 

 

IV.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

 

 

 

Anyone wishing to address the Board on non-agenda items may do so at this time.  Comments will be taken after the Consent Calendar.  Community members wishing to address the Board are allotted THREE minutes per speaker.  Please note the speaking time cannot be delegated to another person.  Should more than 20 people wish to address any one topic, the Board may elect to allot TWO minutes per speaker.  Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or to questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda.

 

 

V.

 

ACTION / DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

7:00 p

A.

Authorization to Solicit Bids for Jordan Athletic Site Improvements

Discussion

13

30

 

The Board will discuss accepting a $250,000 donation to fund the Jordan projects and authorizing staff to solicit bids for those projects, which include a walk path around the fields, long jump pit, par-q course, and replacement of basketball poles, backboards, and tennis court poles.

 

 

7:30 p

B.

Approval of New High School Courses for 2014-15

Action

14

15

 

The Board will consider approving the Early Childhood Development course and the Getting in the Game course for Palo Alto High School.  These courses were discussed on January 28, 2014.

 

 

7:45 p

C.

Approval of New High School Courses for 2014-15

Discussion

15

20

 

The Board will discuss approving the Computer Science Principles course and the Computer Science Capstone Project course for Palo Alto High School.

 

 

8:05 p

D.

Approval of Other Instructional Changes at Secondary Level: Sports Career Pathway

Action

16

20

 

The Board will consider approving the Sports Career Pathway for Palo Alto High School.  This item was discussed on January 28, 2014.

 

 

8:25 p

E.

Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Bonds in an Amount Not to Exceed $40,000,000

Discussion

17

30

 

The Board will discuss adopting the resolution for the sale of bonds.

 

 

8:55 p

F.

Board Policy Updates

Discussion

18

45

 

The Board will discuss policies not completed at the March 25 meeting due to time constraints, the February 2014 updates from CSBA, and a policy update being reconsidered from 2012.  All policies from the March 25 meeting and this meeting will be considered for approval at the May 6, 2014, regular meeting.

 

 

9:40 p

G.

Appointment of Independent Auditors for 2013-14

Discussion

19

10

 

The Board will discuss the appointment of Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co as the district independent auditor for the District’s financial audit for 2013-14 and the appointment of Christy White Accountancy Corporation to perform the 2013-14 performance audit and financial audit of the Strong Schools Program.

 

 

9:50 p

H.

Registrar of Voters – Preparation Documents for November 4, 2014, Board Election

Discussion

20

10

 

Currently, two seats on the Board of Education will be subject to election/reelection in November.  The Board must make several determinations so the correct information is provided to candidates. 

 

 

VI.

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ REPORTS / CORRESPONDENCE / BOARD OPERATIONS / RECOGNITION

 

 

 

 

This is an opportunity for Board members to address activities, correspondence, and operations and to acknowledge or recognize specific programs, activities, or personnel.

 

 

10:00

A.

Reports

 

 

 

B.

Correspondence

 

 

 

C.

Operations

 

 

 

 

Possible Future Board Agenda Items

Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas.

 

 

 

D.

Acknowledgements and Recognition

 

 

 

E.

Board Calendar

 

 

 

 

Closed Sessions are planned for April 30, 10:30 a.m., Room A; to review candidate applications for the position of Superintendent and on May 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for interviews of candidates for the position of Superintendent.  If needed, closed session will continue on May 16 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.  The two May meetings will occur off site; site is yet to be determined.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for May 6, 2014.  Agenda items may include:

Board Policy Updates

Personnel

Academic Alignment

 

 

VII.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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