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August 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

 


Place:

BOARD ROOM

 

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meetings

 

Date:


Time:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CLOSED SESSION -  5:30 P.M.

OPEN SESSION - 6:30 P.M.

 

Most Board of Education meetings are cablecast live on cable services CHANNEL 28 and webcast live on http://communitymediacenter.net/watch/schedules.  Meetings that are not cablecast or webcast will be recorded and posted online to Meetings & Materials.  Meetings are also available on demand at http://www.communitymediacenter.net/watch/pausd_webcast/PAUSDondemand.html.

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)            5:30 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 pursuant to Government Code §54957

[  ]  2.   Conference with Legal Counsel regarding Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9

[  ]  3.   Liability Claims pursuant to Government Code § 54957.1

[√]  4.   Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54957.6, Negotiator: Barb Mitchell; Unrepresented Employee: Superintendent

[  ]  5.   Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54956 -

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

[  ]  7.   Student Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.

 

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Agenda Order

Action

 

 

B.

Superintendent’s Report

Information

 

 

 

Introduction of new staff members

Back to School Launch

Construction Update

 

 

 

C.

Student Board Member Reports

Information

 

 

D.

Student and Staff Successes

Information

1

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

2

 

 

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

 

 

 

B.

Classified Personnel Actions

Consent

3

 

 

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

 

 

 

C.

Approval of Warrants

Consent

4

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the June and July 2014 warrants as presented.

 

 

 

D.

Approval of Strong Schools Bond Change Orders

Consent

5

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the June and July 2014 change orders as presented.

 

 

 

E.

Approval of Minutes

Consent

6

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of the special and regular meetings of February 11, February 25, March 10, March 11, March 19, March 25, April 22, April 30, May 15 and 16, May 22, May 20, May 27, June 3, and June 17, 2014.

 

 

 

F.

Appointment of Members to the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Strong Schools Bond

Consent

7

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the reappointment of Todd Collins, Catharine Garber, Bruce Whitson, James Cowie, Walt Hays, and Arainne Teherani, and the appointment of Daniel Sin-Yew Teo to the Citizen’s Oversight Committee.  This item was discussed at the June 17, 2014, regular meeting.

 

 

 

G.

Board Resolution No. 2014-15.01 and Board Resolution No. 2014-15.022014-15.02, Child Development Contracts 2014-15

Consent

8

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the Child Development Contracts in the amounts of $313,980 and $148,614 as presented.

 

 

 

H.

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

Consent

9

 

 

It is recommended the Board review this quarterly presentation.

 

 

 

I.

Appointment of Secretary to the Board of Education

Consent

10

 

 

It is recommended the Board of Education appoint Glenn “Max” McGee, Ph.D., Superintendent, as Secretary per Board Bylaw 9122.

 

 

IV.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

 

6:45 p

 

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 that 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 questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. 

 

 

V.

 

ACTION / DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

7:00 p

A.

2014-15 Board of Education Goals

Discussion

11

60 m

 

The Board will discuss the goals for the 2014-15 academic year with action to be considered at a future meeting.

 

 

8:00 p

B.

Resolution 2014-15.03 for Authorizing Signatures

Action

12

5 m

 

It is recommended the Board waive its two meeting rule to approve the Resolution which adds Glenn “Max” McGee, Superintendent, as an authorized signatory to contracts, orders, and checks.

 

 

8:05 p

C.

Authorization to Issue Addendum No. 18 to Gelfand Partners Architects for Additional Services at Duveneck Elementary School

Discussion

13

5 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to execute this addendum to Gelfand in the amount of $5,964.75 for additional design services for Duveneck Elementary.

 

 

8:10 p

D.

Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Replacement of Traffic Signal at Miranda/Arastradero at Gunn High School

Discussion

14

15 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to solicit bids for the replacement of the traffic signal at Gunn High School.

 

 

8:25 p

E.

Declaration of Need:  Emergency, Limited Assignment, and Short Term Staffing Permits for Certificated Employees

Discussion

15

5 m

 

The Board will discuss approving the Declaration of Need for 2014-15 as presented.

 

 

8:30 p

F.

Teaching Assignments for Departmentalized Subjects

Discussion

16

10 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing six teachers, who have met coursework requirements, to teach in those single subject areas as presented.

 

 

8:40 p

G.

Renewal of Student Teaching and Intern Agreements

Discussion

17

5 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to enter into student teaching/internship agreements with 24 institutions as presented on an as needed basis.

 

 

8:45 p

H.

Resolution of Support for AB 146

Discussion

18

20 m

 

The Board will discuss possible adoption of a resolution in support of AB 146 which would repeal the reserve cap.

 

 

9:05 p

I.

Biennial Review of Conflict of Interest Codes

Discussion

19

10 m

 

The Board will discuss recent Office of the County Counsel, County of Santa Clara, mandated changes to Board Bylaw 9270 – Conflict of Interest.

 

 

V.

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ REPORTS / CORRESPONDENCE / BOARD OPERATIONS / RECOGNITION

 

 

9:15 p

 

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

 

 

 

A.

Reports

 

 

 

B.

Correspondence

 

 

 

 

Letter from Bob Wenzlau

 

20

 

C.

Operations

 

 

 

 

Possible Future Board Agenda Items

              Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas.

 

 

 

D.

Acknowledgements and Recognition

 

 

 

E.

Board Calendar

 

 

 

 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will occur on September 9, 2014.  Items may include:

All discussion items noted above should return for possible Board action.

 

 

VI.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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