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Upcoming Board Agenda
 

Place:

District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 - BOARD ROOM

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meeting

 

Date:

Time:

April 21, 2015

4:45 - 5:55 p.m. - Tenure Celebration

6:00 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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You may download the complete Board Packet or individual items by clicking on the specific item title below.  The Executive Summary from the Superintendent for this packet can be found here.

 

I.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

 

 

A.

Call to Order

 

 

 

B.

Recess to Closed Session (Conference Room A)            6:00 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 Evaluation pursuant to Government Code §54957

[  ]   2.  Employee Appointment / Employment pursuant to Government Code §54957 – District Administrators

[  ]   3.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation pursuant Government Code Section §54956.9

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

[  ]   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

 

 

This item provides an opportunity for the Superintendent to update the Board and community on topics of interest not currently set for discussion or action by the Board.  These topics generally include recognition of student and staff accomplishments and awards, photo presentations of events and/or construction progress since the last Board meetings, and announcements of upcoming events of interest to the Board and public.  When known in advance, topics will be bulleted below.

OCR

Zero Period Decision

Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)

Scholastic National Art and Writing Competition – Moriah Meyers and Kevin Shin

CSPAN Award – Jordan

Gunn FBLA State Winners

 

 

 

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 February 2015 as presented.

 

 

 

D.

Approval of Change Orders

Consent

5

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the change orders for February 2015 as presented.

 

 

 

E.

Approval of International Field Trip

Consent

6

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the international field trip to Costa Rica for Escondido elementary school students.

 

 

 

F.

Appointment of Independent Auditors for 2014-15

Consent

7

 

 

It is recommended the Board appoint the firm of Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. as the PAUSD independent auditor and Christy White Accountancy Corporation to perform the 2014-15 performance audit of the Strong Schools Bond program.

 

 

 

G.

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

Consent

8

 

 

This an informational report and requires no action by the Board.  There were no complaints in regard to the areas of this report.

 

 

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.

Probationary Certificated Staff Members Recommended for Permanent Status

Action

9

 

 

It is recommended the Board reelect the certificated staff members thereby granting them permanent status at the start of the new school year as presented.

 

 

 

B.

Advance Authentic Research – Science Research Project

Discussion

10

 

 

Staff will present information regarding the enhancing, extending, and expanding of the current Science Research Project. 

 

 

 

C.

New Courses – Palo Alto High School

Discussion

11

 

 

The Board will discuss approval of two courses – Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Early Childhood Development in Depth (ECDID).

 

 

 

D.

2015-16 Additional Resource Allocations

Action

12

 

 

The Board will consider approval of the recommended additional resource allocations.

 

 

 

E.

Authorization to Issue Amendment No. 1 to Matriscope Engineering Laboratories for Additional Testing and Special Inspection Services for the Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center Project

Discussion

13

 

 

The Board will discuss authorizing execution of an amendment to the contract in an amount not to exceed $175,000.

 

 

 

F.

Award of Selected Alternates to Alten Construction for the Performing Arts Center Project

Discussion

14

 

 

The Board will discuss approval of change orders for Palo Alto High School in an amount not to exceed $529,000.

 

 

 

G.

Board Policy Updates

Discussion

15

 

 

The Board will discuss a series of updates to Board Policy, Exhibits, and Administrative Regulation from the California School Boards Association.

 

 

 

H.

Approval of Schematic Design, Project Budget Adjustment, and Addendum No. 22 to DLM for the Library Renovation Project at Palo Alto High School

Action

16

 

 

The Board will consider approval of the proposed schematic design, project budget adjustment, and addendum for the library renovation at Palo Alto High School.  This item was discussed at the March 24, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

I.

Budget Transfers for Strong Schools Bond Projects

Action

17

 

 

The Board will consider authorizing project budget transfers.  This item was discussed at the March 24, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

J.

Revision to Adopted School Calendar for 2015-16

Action

18

 

 

The Board will consider approving the proposed change to the 2015-16 calendar as presented.  This item was discussed at the March 24, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

K.

 

Extension of Site Leases – Garland Site to Stratford Schools and 525 San Antonio to Athena Academy

Action

19

 

 

The Board will consider approving the one-year extensions of the leases for the Garland site and 525 San Antonio Road as presented.  This item was discussed at the March 24, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 May 12, 2015.  Future agenda items currently planned include:

Award of Contract for School Lunches at Terman Middle School

Extension of Contract for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel

Elementary Copier Contracts

A-G update

Revised SPSA

Board Policies from BPRC

Minority Achievement and Talent Development Report

Creative Bell Schedule Committee

New Course Proposals

Paly Athletic Complex

 

 

 

VII.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

 

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