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Available Packet(s)

November 12 - Closed (2) and Open (1) Sessions

November 12 - BPRC

Cubberley Lease Main Terms

November 18 - Elementary SPSAs

November 18 - Regular Meeting

Executive Summary for November 18 Regular Meeting

Amendment to Cubberley Lease Agreement

 

 

 

 


Place:

Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto

 

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meeting

 

Date:


Time:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

 

5:00 p.m. - CLOSED SESSION, Room A

6:30 p.m. - OPEN SESSION, Board Room

 

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)         5:00 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 pursuant to Government Code §54957

[  ]  2.  Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9

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

[√]  4.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation pursuant to Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9:  One (1) case.  Name of cases:  (1) Taisei Construction Corporation v. PAUSD, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 113CV248322.

[√]  5.  Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 – Negotiator: Dr. Scott Bowers, regarding PAEA, CSEA, and Non-represented Groups

 

 

[√]  6.  Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54956 - Negotiators: Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee, 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

[√]  7.  Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release pursuant to Government Code §54957

[  ]  8.  Student Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.

 

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Agenda Order

Action

 

 

B.

Superintendent’s Report

Information

 

 

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 minutes for October 2014.

 

 

 

D.

Approval of Change Orders

Consent

5

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for October 2014.

 

 

 

E.

Fremont Hills Proposed Tenant Improvements

Consent

6

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the suggested capital improvements to the Fremont Hills property with an amortization period of ten years.  This item was discussed at the October 28, 2014 regular meeting.

 

 

 

F.

Board Policy Updates

Consent

7

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve Board Policies 1000, 1220, 1230, 4117.3, 5000, 5116, and 5137.  This item was discussed at the October 28, 2014, regular meeting.

 

 

 

G

Approval of Middle School SPSAs

Consent

8

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the middle school SPSAs for JLS, Jordan, and Terman.  This item was discussed at the special meeting of October 28, 2014.

 

 

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 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

 

 

 

A.

Citizens’ Oversight Committee Annual Report on the Strong Schools Bond for 2013-14

Information

9

 

 

The Citizens’ Oversight Committee is required by State law to review the program and issue an annual report to the public on the proper expenditures of taxpayers’ money.  Chairperson James Cowie will present and comment on the report to the Board.

 

 

 

B.

Annual Strong Schools Bond Financial and Performance Audits

Information

10

 

 

Law requires annual financial and performance audits.  Christy White Professional Accountancy Corporation will make a presentation at the meeting.

 

 

 

C.

2013-14 Parcel Tax Fiscal Report

Information

11

 

 

Staff will provide a report about Measure A revenue and expenditures.  No action is taken on this item.

 

 

 

D.

First Interim Financial Report

Discussion

12

 

 

The Board will discuss providing a positive certification to the County Superintendent that the District can meet its financial obligations through the end of the fiscal year and for the subsequent two years and approving the budget revisions listed in the projected year totals. 

 

 

 

E.

Annual Report on School Impact Fees for 2013-14

Information

13

 

 

Law requires the District to make specific information available to the public pertaining to the impact fee fund.  Staff will provide a report.  No action is taken on this item.

 

 

 

F.

High School Measures Report: Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT, Alumni Survey

Information

14

 

 

This is the first of two reports to be presented by staff.  This report covers academic achievement results at the high school level.  No action is taken on this item.

 

 

 

G.

Office for Civil Rights Update

Information

15

 

 

The Superintendent has committed to presenting monthly reports on OCR cases until they are resolved.  Dr. McGee will present a report for November.  No action is taken on this item.

 

 

 

H.

Cubberley Lease Agreement

Action

16

 

 

The City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Unified School District are in ongoing negotiations regarding this lease.  This topic is being discussed in closed and open sessions on November 12.  Staff anticipates a possible request for Board approval if negotiations conclude in time.  Information will be made public as it becomes available.

 

 

 

I.

Award of Contract for the Replacement of Traffic Signal at the Miranda and Arastradero Entrance at Gunn High School

Action

17

 

 

It is recommended the Board award a contract to Columbia Electric for the Replacement of Traffic Signal at Miranda and Arastradero entrance at Gunn High School in the amount of $149,000 and authorize staff to execute a change order allowance in the amount of 10% of the total contract amount or $14,900.

 

 

 

J.

Award of Contract for the Relocation and Renovation of a Modular Building for the Corporation Yard

Action

18

 

 

It is recommended the Board award a contract to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and authorize staff to execute a change order allowance in the amount of 10% of the total contract amount.  Bids will be opened on November 14, after this packet went to printing.  Information regarding the bidders will be provided once they are reviewed and a contractor selected.

 

 

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.

 

 

VII.

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

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for December 18.  This meeting will include the swearing in of newly elected Board members and the annual organization meeting to determine the President and Vice-President for 2015 calendar year.

 

 

VIII.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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