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Upcoming Board Agenda
 

Place:

Board Room - Administration Building
25 Churchill Avenu, Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meeting

 

Date:
Time:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
5:30 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:30 P.M. – OPEN SESSION

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 Community Media Center.

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.

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Youmay download the complete Board Packet PDF Document or individual items by clicking on the specific item title below. Additionally you may download the Superintendent's Executive Summary PDF Document.

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 Evaluation pursuant to Government Code §54957
[√]  2.  Employee Appointment / Employment pursuant to Government Code §54957 – Director of Assessment and Evaluation
[  ]  3.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9 –
[√]  4.  Liability Claims pursuant to Government Code §54957.1 – One case:  Farrar v PAUSD
[  ]  5.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9
[√]  6.  Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 – Negotiator: Dr. Scott Bowers, regarding PAEA, CSEA, and Non-represented Groups
[  ]  7.  Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54956
[√]  8.  Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release pursuant to Government Code §54957
[  ]  9.  Student Discipline

 

 

 

 

II.

 

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Agenda Order

Action

 

 

B.

Superintendent’s Report / Student and Staff Successes

Information

1

 

C.

Student Board Member Reports

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

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 warrants for December 2014 as presented.

 

 

 

D.

Approval of Change Orders

Consent

5

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the change orders for December 2014 as presented.

 

 

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

7:00 p

A.

Parcel Tax Resolution #2014-15.08

Action

(6)

 

 

The Board will conduct a public hearing regarding the ballot language for a parcel tax being considered for placement on the May 5, 2015, ballot. 

 

 

VI.

 

ACTION / DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

 

A.

Parcel Tax Resolution #2014-15.08

Action

6

 

 

The Board will consider approving the ballot language for a parcel tax to be placed on the May 5, 2015, ballot.  This item was discussed at the January 13, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

B.

The Enrollment Management Advisory Committee Charge

Action

7

 

 

The Board will consider approving the proposed charge for the Enrollment Management Committee.  This item was discussed at the January 13, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

C.

District Mental Health and Wellness Services

Information

8

 

 

Staff will present an update of services regarding student support services.  This is an information item and no action will be taken by the Board.

 

 

 

D.

Professional Development Management: “My Learning Plan”

Information

9

 

 

Staff will present an update on “My Learning Plan,” a professional development management program.  This is an information item and no action will be taken by the Board.

 

 

 

E.

Purchase of Dell Chromebook 11 Units for Palo Alto High School

Action

10

 

 

The Board will consider authorizing the purchased of 465 Dell laptops for Palo Alto High School in the amount of $157,507.31.  This item was discussed at the January 13, 2015, regular meeting.  A similar purchase for Gunn High School will be considered in the future.

 

 

 

 

Board Policy Updates

Discussion

11

 

 

The Board will discuss updates and suggested changes to board policies.

 

 

VII.

 

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.

 

 

 

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 February 10, 2015.

 

 

VIII.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

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