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June 17, 2014 PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding a resolution for the possible increase in school facilities fees and adoption of CEQA notice of exemption.
  • The Board took action to appoint Dr. Glenn "Max" McGee as superintendent.
  • The Board took action to approve the contract for Dr. Glenn "Max" McGee.
  • The Board took action to appoint Dr. Scott Bowers as interim superintendent for the month of July 2014.
  • The Board took action to approve a stipend for Dr. Scott Bowers for the month of July 2014.
  • The Board took action to approve a resolution regarding the Office for Civil Rights.
  • The Board discussed the Cubberley lease with the City of Palo Alto.
  • The Board took action to approve the Local Control Accountability Plan.
  • The Board heard a review and summary of the 2013-14 annual focused goals work.
  • The Board heard a report on the Paly Gyms project.
  • The Board took action to authorize an expenditure increase for the Paly Gyms project.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2014-15 budget.
  • The Board discussed appointment of members to the Citizens' Oversight Committee for the Strong Schools Bond.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for Jordan athletic site improvements.
  • The Board took action to award a contract to Hewlett-Packard in the amount of $739,335 for managed printing services.
  • The Board took action to adopt the increase in school facilities fees and CEQA notice of exemption.
  • The Board took action to authorize a contract for 2014-15 with fs3|Hodges for bond program management in the amount of $1,114,398/
   
May 2014 Warrants Budget Presentation    
June 3, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board conducted public hearings for:
    • Local COntraol Accountability Plan
    • Proposed budget for 2014-15
    • Deferred Maintenance
  • The Board discussed appointment of a new superintendent: Dr. Glenn "Max" McGee.
  • The Board discussed the contract for superintendent Dr. Glenn "Max" McGee.
  • The Board discussed the appointment of an interim superintendent for the month of July 2014.
  • The Board discussed a stipen for the interim superintendent for the month of July 2014.
  • The Board discussed a resolution regarding the Office for Civil Rights.
  • The Board heard a report on the Strategic Plan survey results administered in March 2014.
  • The Board discussed the Local Control Accountability Plan.
  • The Board discussed Board Policy regarding administering medication and monitoring health conditions.
  • The Board discussed the proposed budget for 2014-15.
  • The Board discussed approving the schematic design and architect addendum for the central building at Gunn.
  • The Board took action on the proposed salary increase for substitute teachers for 2014-15.
  • The Board discussed authorizing issuance of addendums to Specialty Consultants for additional services for the Strong Schools Bond Program in the amount of $5,000 for HP Inspections and $3,800 for TestMarc Solutions.
  • The Board discussed changes to Board Policy 6146.11 For Alternative Credits Toward Graduation.
  • The Board discussed a resolution to increase school facilities fees and adoption of CEQA Notice of Exemption
  • The Board discussed authorization to award a contract for school lunch at Terman.
  • The Board discussed the student nutrition services consultant contract with Sodexho in the amount of $1,253,940 for 2014-15.
  • The board discussed chid care services and lease renwal of premises contract with Children's Creative Learning Center, Inc.
  • The Board discussed issuance of addendum no. 19 to DLM for performing arts center landscape changes at Paly in the amount of $5,840.
  • The Board discussed the deferred maintenance plan update.
  • The Board discussed a contract for 2014-15 with fs3|Hodges for bond program mananagment in the amount of $1,114,398.
  • The Board heard a report on the costs of issuance of General Obligation Bonds.
  • The Board discussed appropriation of Strong School Bond funds.
  • The Board took action to approve a contract and budget adjustment for the performing arts center at Paly in the amount of $21,844,000 plus 10% for change orders and a budget adjustment of $4,975,000.
  • The Board discussed its committee and school liaison assignment for 2014-15.
  • The Board discussed renewal of student teaching and intern agreements with 22 institutions.
   
Amended Agenda Budget Presentation    
May 27, 2014 Special Meeting - Agenda Only PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met in closed session to discuss the appointment of a new superintendent.
  • The Board met in closed session to discuss real property negotiations regarding Cubberley.
   
May 22, 2014 Special Meeting - Agenda Only PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met in closed session to discuss appointment/employment of a new superintendent.
   
May 20, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board conducted public hearings for:
    • Initial Negotiating Proposals submitted by Palo Alto Educators Association
    • Initial Proposals by the Board for Negotiations with Palo Alto Educators Association
    • Initial Negotiating Proposals submitted by California Service Employees Associaion
    • Initial Proposals by the Board for Negotiations with California Service Employess Association
  • The Board recognized certificated and classified retirees.
  • The Board heard a report on the new K-5 Progress Report.
  • The Board disucssed Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5131.2 - Bullying Prevention.
  • The Board discussed proposed slalry increase for substitute teachers for 2014-15.
  • The Board took action to authorize awarding a contract for the Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center and to adjust the Strong School Bond Budget for the Project.  Award went to Jeff Luchetti Construction, Inc. in the amount of $21,564,000 plus a change order amount of 10%, plus a budget adjustment of $4,70,000.
  • The Board took action to award a contract to Coulter Construction in the amount of $280,000 plus 10% for change orders for the science modular classroom buildings at Paly.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for the Renovation of E and K Buildings at Gunn to AM Woo Construction Inc. in the amount of $1,228,000 plus 10% for change orders.
  • The Board discussed the extension of the Stratford School Lease of the Garland School Site to June 30, 2015.
  • The Board discussed Board Policy updates for professional standards, conduct, and nondiscrimination/harassment.
  • The Board discussed authorizing issuance of Addendum no. 17 to Gelfand Partnners Architects for additional services at Duveneck in the amount of $3,895.
  • The Board took action to approve awarding contracts for special testing inspection services and inspector ofr record services at Paly's performing arts center in the amount of $214,000 to Matriscope and $356,400 to Construction Inspection Services Inc.
  • The Board discussed the proposed calendar of Board meetings for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The Board took action to approve the Chief Business Officer contract with Mrs. Cathy Mak through June 30, 2017.
  • The Board too action to approve the Associate Superintendent contract with Dr. Charles Young through June 30, 2017.
  • The Board took action to approve the Bond Manager contract with Dr. Robert Golton through June 30, 2016.
  • The Board discussed:
    • Initial Negotiating Proposals submitted by Palo Alto Educators Association
    • Initial Proposals by the Board for Negotiations with Palo Alto Educators Association
    • Initial Negotiating Proposals submitted by California Service Employees Associaion
    • Initial Proposals by the Board for Negotiations with California Service Employess Association
  • The Board discussed contracts for legal services for 2014-15 with Lozano Smith; Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost; and Dannis Woliver Kelley for $200,000, $250,000, and $515,000 respectively.
  • The Board discussed authorizing extension of the unleaded and diesel fuel contract.
   
April Warrants      
May 20, 2014 Special Meeting - Local Control Accountability Plan - LCAP PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met to discuss the Local Control Accountability Plan in a study session.
   
May 15-16, 2014 Special Meetings - all materials for this meeting were confidential PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met in closed session to interview candidates for the position of superintendent.
   
May 6, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board heard an update on the secondary schools counseling program.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2014 summer school program dates and locations.
  • The Board discussed the 2014 Adult School midterm WASC Report.
  • The Board took action to approve the Common Core State Standards budget.
  • The Board discussed approval of changes to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Palo Alto Management Association.
  • The Board took action to approve a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds in an amount not to exceed $40,000,000.
  • The Board took action to authorize awarding contracts for summer maintenance projects.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for the renovation of E and K buildings at Gunn High School in the amount of $1,150,000 with change orders not to exceed 10% to B Bros Construction, Inc.
   
Summer Projects - Amended      
April 30, 2014 Special Meeting - Agenda Only    

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met in closed session to review candidate applications and to identify candidates for interview for the position of superintendent.
   
April 22, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board discussed authorization to solicit bids for Jordan athletic site improvements.
  • The Board took action to approve the Early Childhood Development and Getting in the Game courses at Paly.
  • The Board discussed the Computer Science Principles and Computer Science Capstone Project courses for Paly.
  • The Board took action to approve the Sports Career Pathway for Paly.
  • The Board discussed a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds in an amount not to exceed $40,000,000.
  • The Board discussed recent updates to Board policies as presented by CSBA.
  • The Board discussed the appointment of independent auditors for 2013-14.
  • The Board discussed preparation documents for candidates in the November 4, 2014, board election.
   
March 2014 Warrants Bond Program Presentation    
March 25, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board took action to reelect probationary certificated staff members recommended for permanent status.
  • The Board took action to ratify the signed contract with Leadership Associates.
  • The Board discussed negotiations on renewal of Cubberley lease with the City of Palo Alto.
  • The Board discussed the Common Core State Standards budget.
  • The Board discussed the most recent policy updates from the California School Boards Association. 
  • The Board discussed authorizing the solicitation of bids for the renovation of L-31 and MS (E and K) at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the solicitation of bids for the Palo Alto High School science moducal classroom retrofit project.
  • The Board discussed authorizing bids for summer maintenance projects.
  • The Board discussed approving addendum no. 3 to the contract with Gilbane Building Company
  • The Board discussed authorizing the purchasing budget for Apple computers during the 2014-15 school year in the amount of $1,461,427.49.
   
February 2014 Warrants      
March 19, 2014 Special Meeting (agenda only) PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met to hear the process for a search; to set a timeline for the search; and to discuss the qualities and characteristics preferred in a new superintendent.
   
March 11, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board voted to confirm their selection of Leadership Associates as the search firm for the superintendency.
  • The Board discussed deferral of action on the thirteenth elementary school planning processs.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2013-14 second interim financial report.
  • The Board took action to choose candidates for the 2014 California School Boards Association delegate assembly election.
   
March 11, 2014, Special Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met in closed session pursuant to Government Code 54956 for Real Property Negotiations - 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; Re: instruction regarding price and terms of payment.
   
March 10, 2014 Special Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met to interview three search firms to assist them in the hiring of the next superintendent.  The firms included Leadership Associates, Ray and Associates, and Hazard, Young, and Attea & Associates.  The Board reached consensus to choose Leadership Associates.
   
February 25, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting HIghlights

  • The Board discussed the superintendent search process.
  • Staff presented information on the Local Control Accountaibolity Plan (LCAP) Process.
  • The Board discussed approval of DLM Architects' conceptual design for the Central Building Project at Gunn High School, DLM Architects' proposal for schematic design services and overall budget for the project.
  • Staff presented information regarding theenergy conservation program overview and progress report.
  • The Board discussed the second interim financial report.
  • The Board discussed the 2014 California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly election.
   
January 2014 Warrants Update of Second Interim ppt    
Gunn High School Central Building Project      
February 11, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF  

Board Meeting HIghlights

  • The Board took action to approve Board Policy and Administrative Regulation (BP & AR)1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedure, BP 5145.3 Nondiscrimination/Harassment, and BP 5145.7 Sexual Harassment.
  • The Board took action to approve new middle and high school courses for 2014-15.
  • The Board took action to approve other instructional changes at secondary level - for the solcial justice pathway.
  • The Board took action to approve the charge of the Elementary School Program Advisory Committee.
  • THe Board discussed the approval of the budget transfer and authorization to purchase furniture and equipment for the Media Arts Center and Classroom BUilding at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed approval of Board Policy 3461-Basic Aid Reserve Fund.
  • The Board discussed recent Board policy updates from the California School Boards Association.
   
February 6, 2014 Board and Superintendent Retreat PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board and Superintendent met to discuss their protocols, annual focused goals, and work together.  The meeting was facilitated by Rene Townsend of Leadership Associates.
   
January 28, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting HIghlights

  • The Board discusssed the 2012-13 Annual Independent Audit Report.
  • The Board discussed an update of the 2013-14 Secondary and Approval of the 2014-15 Blended Course Offerings.
  • The Board discussed the update on courses approved for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The Board discussed approval of new middle school and high school courses for 2014-15.
  • The Board discussed approval of other instructional changes at secondary level-sports career pathway and social justice pathway.
  • The Board discussed other instructional changes at secondary level-physics course name changes and course adjustments.
  • The Board discussed approval of other instructional changes at secondary level-secondary math content shifts, math flow chart update, and math course name changes.
  • The Board discussed approval of other instructional changes at secondary level-English 9A Pilot, Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed proposed revisions to Board Policy and Administrative Regulation (BP & AR)1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedure, BP 5145.3 Nondiscrimination/Harassment, and BP 5145.7 Sexual Harassment.
  • The Board took action to approve the charge of the Elementary School Program Advisory Committee.
   
December 2013 Warrants      
January 28, 2014 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting HIghlights

  • The Board met with administrative staff to discuss the High School Single Plans for Student Achievement.
   
January 14, 2014 Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting HIghlights

  • Staff presented a mid-year update toward annual focused goals
  • Staff presented information on the 2013-14 assessment program in lieu of STAR testing
  • The Board discussed planning for the potential thirteenth elementary school; a series of discussions have occurred on this topic
  • The Board discussed authoirzing the solicitation of bids and approval of a construction managmenet services agreement with fs3|Hodges for the Performing Arts Center Project at Palo Alto High School
  • The Board discussed the design update for the Indoor Physical Education and Athletic Facility Project at Palo Alto High School
  • The Board discussed authorizing awarding a contract to School Lunch at Terman Middle School to complete a pilot until June 2014
  • The Board took action to approve its 2014 Committee Assignments for Board members
   
Paly PE/Athletic Facility Project Paly Performing Arts Center Project    
December 10, 2013 Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board took action on school calendars for 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17.
  • The Board took action to approve:
    • The Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association
    • The Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the California School Employees Assocation
    • The compensation changes for adult education teachers
    • The compensation changes for non-represented management employees
    • The compensation changes for the non-represented confidential/supervisory employee group
    • The compensation change for the Superintendent.
  • Staff presented an update on the secondary schools counseling program.
  • Staff presented an update on the Safe and Welcoming Schools Initiative.
  • Staff presented information on academic achievement for high school measures.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2013-14 First Interim Financial Report.
  • The Board discussed authorizing a bid for the district managed printing contract.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to the contract with Gilbane Building Company in an amount not to exceed $288,080.
   
PDF November 2013 Warrants PDF Secondary School Counseling Presentation    
PDF College Readiness Presentation (updated) PDF Assessment Program    
December 9, 2013 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board discussed elementary facilities planning.
  • The Board discussed addressing middle school enrollment growth and staff provided an update on discussions with Bowman International School regarding potential acquisition of land and facilities located at 4000 Terman Ave.
   
November 19, 2013 Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board held public hearings on:
    • The Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association
    • The Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the California School Employees Assocation
    • The compensation changes for adult education teachers
    • The compensation changes for non-represented management employees
    • The compensation changes for the non-represented confidential/supervisory employee group
    • The compensation change for the Superintendent.
  • Staff presented the 2012-13 parcel tax fiscal report
  • The Board discussed the school calendars for 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17
  • The Board discussed the 2013-14 First Interim financial report
  • The Board took action on the 2013-14 additional resource allocations
  • The Board discussed:
    • The Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association
    • The Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the California School Employees Assocation
    • The compensation changes for adult education teachers
    • The compensation changes for non-represented management employees
    • The compensation changes for the non-represented confidential/supervisory employee group
    • The compensation change for the Superintendent.
  • The Board took action on the planning timeline for elementary facilities planning.
  • The Board took action on the proposed vision and mission statements.
  • The Board took action on the County Committee Election for Districts 1 and 5.
  • The Board discussed the call for nominations for the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly.
  • The Board discussed authorizing an addendum for Ninyo & Moore Specialty Consultants for additional testing and inspection services at Fairmeadow Elementary.
  • The Board took action to authorize a contract for the Miranda Ave. drop off project at Gunn High School to GradeTech, Inc. in the amount of $1,213,800 and for change orders in the amount of ten percent.
   
PDF October 2013 Warrants PDF 2013-14 First Interim Budget Update    
November 19, 2013 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board discussed the elementary Single Plans for Student Achievements.
   
November 5, 2013 Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Citizens' Oversight Committee presented information regarding the annual report on the Strong Schools Bond for 2012-13.
  • Staff presented information regarding the annual Stron Schools Bond financial and performance audits.
  • Staff presented information on academic achievement for the SAT, AP, and alumni survey results.
  • The Board discussed the 2013-14 additional resource allocations.
  • The Board discussed the proposed vision and mission statements.
  • Staff presented information about the annual report on School Impact Fees for 2012-13.
  • The Board took action on a declaration of need for emergency permits and short term staffing permits for certificated employees.
   
November 5, 2013 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board discussed elemenatry facilities planning.
   
October 22, 2013 Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • Staff presented the Calendar Advisory Committtee report.
  • The Board discussed the school calendar adoption process, timeline, and considerations/values.
  • The Board discussed the 2013 summer school program and tentative plans for the 2014 summer school program.
  • The Board discussed the proposed mission and vision statements.
  • Staff presented information regarding the Common Core State Standars and Smarter Balanced Assessments.
  • The Board discussed authorizing an addendum to DSA School Inspectors for inspection services at Terman Middle School.
   
PDFSeptember 2013 Warrants PDFRevised Calendar Details Chart    
October 22, 2013 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board discussed the Single Plans for Student Achievements for the middle schools.
   
October 8, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • Staff presented a special education report.
  • Staff presented a report on professional learning.
  • The Board took action to approve project and schematic design for Palo Alto HIgh School indoor physical education and athletic facilities.
  • The Board took action to approve the schematic desig for the science addition project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed the most recent board policy updates from CSBA.
  • The Board discussed a variable term waiver for moderate/severe education specialist teacher.
   
PDF Paly Gym Schematic Design PDFStrong Schools Bond Projects    
PDF Palo Alto High School Indoor Physical Education and Athletic Facilities    
September 24, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • Staff presented the enrollment report for 2013-14.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2012-13 ending balance, the budget update for 2013-14, and adopted the appropriation limits for 2012-13 and 2013-14.
  • The Board discussed authorization to issue an addendum to CIS Inc. Speciality Consultants for inspection services at Fairmeadow Elementary.
  • Staff presented the communication initiatives by the Board.
  • Staff presented the Strategic Plan goals and 2013 Growth API.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for window coverings at elementary school sites.
  • The Board took action to certifiy availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board took action on a resolution for authorizing signatures.
   
PDFAugust Warrants      
September 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board held a public hearing regarding certification of availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • Staff presented information regarding professional development for administrators.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2013-14 annual focused goals.
  • The Board discussed approval of project and schematic design for the Palo Alto High School indoor physical education and athletic facilities.
  • The Board discussed approval of the schematic design for the science addition project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed the 2012-13 ending balance and the budget update for 2013-14.  The Board discussed adoption of a resolution for the appropriation limits for 2012-13 and 2013-14. 
  • The Board discussed the Special Education Local Plan Area 1 and Community Advisory Committee district representatives.
  • The Board discussed certification of availability of textbooks and instructional materials.

 

 

PDF Amended 2013-14 Focused Goals PDF Paly Gym Schematic Design    
PDF 2013-14 Budget Update PDF Safe Routes to School Partnership    
PDF Palo Alto Teen Mobile Makerspace Project      
September 6, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board acted in closed session to deny a request for the board to hear a uniform complaint.

 

 

August 27, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • Staff presented a report on the summer construction program.
  • The Board discussed the 2013-14 annual focused goals.
  • The Board took action to authorize award of a contract for the Gunn High School walkway project to Evra Construction Inc in the amount of $121,500 plus change orders not to exceed ten percent.
  • The Board discussed extension of the Athena Academy lease of the 525 San Antonio site.
  • The Board took action to approve the response to the Grand Jury Report of June 10, 2013.
  • The Board discussed renewal of student teaching and intern agreements.
  • The Board discussed the 2012-13 variable term waiver for the career and technical education teacher.
  • The Board discussed the 2013-14 variable term waiver for the career and technical education teacher.
  • The Board discussed teaching assignments for deparmentalized subjects.
  • The Board discussed the variable term waiver for library media teachers.
  • The Board discussed a declaration of need: emergency permits and short term staffing permits for certificated employees.
   
PDF June 2013 warrants PDF July 2013 warrants    
PDF 2013-14 Annual Focused Goals presentation PDF PAUSD events    
PDF Strong Schools Bond Report PDF Letter to CDE and CSBA regarding Board policies    
August 9, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board took action to approve the proposed Student Nutrition Plan for 2013-14.
  • The Board discussed the response to the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury Report of June 10, 2013.
  • The Board took action to approve a resolution requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara to establish tax rate for bonds of the district expected to be sold during fiscal year 2013-14 and authoirzing necessary action.
   
August 1, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • This was a closed session meeting of the Board.  The Board took action to reject a claim.
   

Meeting Date
Board Packet*
Minutes
June 18, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • Staff presented a progress report on 2012-13 focused goals.
  • The Board discussed 2013-14 focused goals.
  • The Board took action to approved the prposed 2013-14 proposed budget.
  • The Board took action to extend the contract of the Stratford School lease of the Garland School Site.
  • The Board took action to authorize an amendment to the contract with HP Inspections in the amount of $5,535 for inspection and testing services.
  • The Board too action to approve the assignments of Board members to schools and programs.
   
PDF May 2013 warrants

PDF Corrected Item #20 - Management Salary Schedule Adjustment

   
PDF 2013‐2014 Draft Annual Focused Goal Initiatives and Actions      
June 18-20, 2013 - Special Meetings PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board met over the course of three days to
    • Discuss issues and planning for the coming school year.
    • Discuss, in closed session, the Superintendent's evaluation.
   
June 11, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board held a pulic hearings for:
    • The proposed budget for 2013-14.
    • The use of categorical funding flexibility.
    • The deferred maintenance five-year plan.
  • The Board took action to approve the high school plans for guidance services.
  • The Board discussed:
    • The proposed budget for 2013-14.
    • The use of categorical funding flexibility.
    • The deferred maintenance five-year plan.
  • The Board took action to postpone the decision on the location of a thirteenth elementary school until May 2014; to revisit the charge of the Elementary School Site Location Advisory Committee; and to sunshine the Board's intent to consider extending the leases with Stratford School for Garland and Athena Academy for 525 San Sntonion Road, which currently expire on June 30, 2014, by an additional year to June 30, 2015.
  • The Board discussed the extension of the Stratford School lease of the Garland School Site.
  • The Board discussed teh student nutrition services consultant contract for 2013-14.
  • The Board discussed district boundary adjustments.
  • The Board discussed authorizing soliciting bids for the Miranda Avenue drop off project at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the solicitation of bids for the walkway area at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed approving the schematic design for renovation of the MS and L-31 buildings at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed establishment of tax rates for district bonds for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
  • The Board discussed the Strong Schools Bond planned maintenance.
  • The Board discussed authorizing a contract for 2013-14 with fs3|Hodges for Bond Program Management.
  • The Board discussed authorizing a contract for Inspector of Record Services for the classroom and media arts project at Palo Alto High School and other projects.
  • The Board discussed realignment of funds related to elementary school enrollment growth.
  • The Board discussed additional authorization for 2012-13 construction related legal expenses.
  • The Board discussed authorizing an amendment to DSA School Inspectors LLC for additional services at Gunn High School's new classrooms A and B projects.
  • The Board discussed a management salary schedule adjustment.
  • The Board discussed the 2013-14 Board assignments to schools and programs.
  • The Board took action on the proposed calendar for Board meetings for the 2013-14 school year.
   
PDF Item #21 Amended - PAUSD Boundary Adjustments

PDF 2013-14 PAUSD Budget Presentation

   
May 28, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF April 2013 warrants

PDF Letter from Lesley Robertson

   
PDF PAUSD Events    

Board Highlights for May 28, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • CSEA Employees of the Year, retirees and Jan Parker Subsitute Award recipients were honored.
  • The Board adopted the 2013 Strategic Plan.
  • The Board discussed renewal of the lease with the City of Palo Alto for the Cubberley community center.
  • The Board discussed postponing a decision on where to locate a 13th elementary school.
  • The Board adopted Board Policy 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act .
  • The Board adopted an update to Board Policy 6164.2 – Guidance/Counseling Services.
   
May 28, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Study Session on Calendar Values      

Board Highlights for May 28, 2013 - Special Meeting

  • The Board discussed the process for setting the next District calendar and planning values.
   
May 24, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF  
May 13, 2013 - Special Meeting - CANCELLED PDF  
May 7, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Corrected Item #11 - Adoption of BP 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504

PDF Strategic Plan Appendix: Selected Survey Results

   
May 7, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Safe and Welcoming Schools Action Plan Presentation      
April 23, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF March 2013 warrants

PDF Apprendix C - California Standards for the Teaching Profession & School Counseling Profession Clarification Addendum

   
PDF Bond Project Status Update      

Board Highlights for April 23, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed ratifying tentative Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Palo Alto Educators Association and California School Employees Association.
  • Staff provided a progress update on the strategic plan.
  • Staff presented a report on the Common Core State Standards & Smarter Balanced Assessments.
  • The Board adopted Resolution 2012-13.17 - Local Control Funding Formula.
   
April 12, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Main Presentation of 2013 Strategic Plan Survey Results

PDF Appendix: Additional Survey Results

   
April 9, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Letter from Sandra Pearson

PDF Updated Strategic Plan Presentation

PDF Additional Slides on Mission & Vision

   
PDF Elementary School Site Location Advisory Committee Report Presentation PDF Revision to Item #11 - Contract Award for Modernization of the Gunn Gymnasium    
PDF 2013-14 Workers' Compensation Program      

Board Highlights for April 9, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff provided a progress update on the strategic plan.
  • The Elementary School Site Location Advisory Committee presented its findings.
  • Staff gave an update on the work of the Calendar Advisory Committee.
  • The Board awarded a contract to modernize the Gunn High School gymnasium.
  • District counsel presented information on the Lease-Leaseback project delivery method for construction.
   
March 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF February 2013 warrants PDF Gunn Guidance Advisory Committee (GAC) Presentation to the Board    
PDF Palo Alto High School Guidance Program Update      

Board Highlights for March 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff from both high schools shared ongoing efforts to improve their guidance programs.  Members of the Gunn Guidance Advisory Committee presented their work and recommendations.
  • The Board took action to approve the conceptual design for the proposed new Palo Alto High
    School Indoor Physical Education and Athletic Facilities.
  • The Board took action to approve the Conceptual Design, Budget, Master Plan Revision and DLM
    Addendum No. 17 for the Science Addition Project at Palo Alto High School.
   
March 14, 2013 - Special Joint Study Session PDF  
PDF CCAC Report Volume 1 PDF CCAC Report Volume 2    
PDF CCAC Report Volume 3 PDF CCAC Report Volume 4    
March 12, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF PAUSD Events PDF Strong Schools Bond Projects Update    

Board Highlights for March 12, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff explained why the Board was postponing discussion of new Board policies and administrative regulations regarding bullying and Section 504 plans.
  • The Board discussed conceptual design for the Palo Alto High School Indoor Physical Education and Athletic Facilities.
  • The Board discussed the Science Addition Project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for New Construction and Modernization at Duveneck Elementary School.
  • The Board took action to give 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, approve the budget revisions listed in the projected year totals, and approve the additional resource allocation for the current and next fiscal year.
   
March 8, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
March 5, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF
February 26, 2013 - Special & Regular Meeting PDFPDF PDF
PDF January 2013 warrants PDF Second Interim Budget Update    
PDF Homework Update PDF OCR Resolution Agreement Next Steps    

Board Highlights for February 26, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • District counsel presented information and the Board discussed the Office for Civil Rights Resolution Agreement, Implementation and Next Steps.
  • The Board discussed the Second Interim Financial Report, Governor’s Budget Update and Proposed Additional Resource Allocation for 2013-2014.
  • The Board discussed updates to the Homework Board Policy and Administrative Regulation.
  • Staff presented information about planned new online hybrid courses at the high schools.
  • The Board discussed a design update for the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Project at Palo Alto High School. 
   
February 12, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Updated Bullying Report      

Board Highlights for February 12, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff shared information about a potential major donation to improve the Palo Alto High School indoor physical education and athletic facilities.
  • Staff presented a report on survey data related to bullying of students.
  • The Board adopted a resolution in support of the Protect Our Children Gun Buyback.
  • The Board adopted a resolution to issue Series C for the Strong Schools Bond program in the amount of $70,000,000.
  • The Board adopted a resolution to support Senate Constitutional Amendment 3 which reduces the two-thirds vote requirement to pass a parcel tax to a 55% threshold.
  • The Board approved a one-time, one percent off-the-salary-schedule payment for adult education employees.
   
January 29, 2013 - Special & Regular Meeting PDFPDF PDFPDF
PDF December 2012 warrants PDF Strong Schools Bond Update    

Board Highlights for January 29, 2013 - Special & Regular Meetings

  • High school principals presented their Single Plans for Student Achievement/Progress on WASC goals to the Board.
  • The Board discussed new courses for 2013-14 and a proposed curricular update for the Gunn English department.
  • The Board discussed the conceptual design for the Library renovation project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to change the Addison/Hays Attendance Boundary for 2013-14.
  • The Board awarded contracts for the athletic stadium entry gates and Tower Building window replacements at Paly and heater replacement for the gym and a new gas line at Gunn.
  • The Board discussed issuing the next series of Strong Schools Bonds.
   
January 15, 2013 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF PAUSD Events      

Board Highlights for January 15, 2013 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board ratified agreements with the Palo Alto Educators Association and the California School Employees Association giving employees a one-time, 1% raise retroactive for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • The Board was informed of preliminary discussions with Bowman International School regarding potential acquisition of land and facilities located at 4000 Terman Avenue and gave the Superintendent direction to move forward with discussions.
  • Staff presented a mid-year update on the annual focused goals.
  • The Board discussed a change to the Addison/Hays attendance boundaries.
   
January 10, 2013 - Special Meeting PDF  

Board Highlights for January 10, 2013 - Special Meeting

  • The Board and Superintendent held a retreat to discuss their protocols, annual focused goals and work
    together.
  • The Board recessed to Closed Session to discuss the Superintendent's mid-year evaluation.
   
December 18, 2012 - Special & Regular Meeting PDF PDF PDFPDF
PDF November 2012 warrants PDF Draft Updated Community Values for Enrollment and Facilities Planning    
PDF Updated Study Session Presentation PDF First Interim Budget Presentation    

Board Highlights for December 18, 2012 - Special & Regular Meetings

  • The Board held a study session to discuss enrollment projections and facilities planning, including a proposed change to the Addison and Hays attendance boundaries.
  • The Board elected Tom as President and Mitchell as Vice President for 2013.
  • The Board held public hearings and discussed ratifying tentative agreements with the Palo Alto Educators Association and the California School Employees Association.
  • The Board gave 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 approved the budget revisions.
  • Staff presented a report on the Strong Schools Bond Active Construction Projects.
  • The Board selected Baten Caswell and Emberling to work on the Strategic Plan Refresh Process.
   
December 10, 2012 - Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for December 10, 2012 - Special Meeting

  • The Board certified the election results of the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election.
  • Skelly administered the oath of office to Baten Caswell, Emberling and Townsend.
  • The Board waived the two-meeting rule and authorized PAUSD staff to sign an amendment to the existing contract with the City of Palo Alto for dark fiber, increasing the total contract amount to $772,000.
   
December 4, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF First Interim Budget Presentation PDF Recommended Revised Board Bylaw 9323 - Meeting Conduct    

Board Highlights for December 4, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented the 2012-13 First Interim Financial Report.
  • Staff presented the Annual Report on School Impact Fees for 2011-12.
   
November 13, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings PDFPDF PDFPDF
PDF October 2012 warrants      

Board Highlights for November 13, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings

  • Middle school principals presented their Single Plans for Student Achievement to the Board.
  • A member of the Citizens Oversight Committee for the Parcel Tax presented their 2011-12 fiscal report.
  • Staff presented an academic achievement report on college readiness measures.
  • The Board approved four recommendations regarding elementary facilities planning: (1) timeline, (2) to adopt the regression model for enrollment projections, (3) to select a site for a 13th elementary school this school year and (4) to direct staff to form an advisory committee.
  • The Board set the neighborhood high school for residents of the Stanford West/Oak Creek Corridor as Gunn High School, allowing for intradistrict transfers to Paly for the next four years.
  • The Board added Robotics Coaching stipends to the Coaching Salary Schedule.
   
October 25, 2012 - Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for October 25, 2012 - Special Meeting

  • The Board held a study session regarding elementary facilities planning.
   
October 23, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings PDFPDF PDFPDF
PDF September 2012 warrants PDF 2012 Growth API Report, Advanced Placement Report, and SAT Report    
PDF PAUSD Events      

Board Highlights for October 23, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings

  • Elementary principals presented their Single Plans for Student Achievement to the Board.
  • Staff presented a report on the 2012 Summer School Program.
  • Staff presented a report on the academic achievement measures of the API score, SAT and Advanced Placement exams.
  • Staff presented an update to the Board on the Strategic Plan.
  • The Board gave direction for the creation of the Calendar Advisory Committee.
  • The Board waived the two-meeting rule and adopted a resolution opposing Measure C.
   
October 9, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Enrollment Report      

Board Highlights for October 9, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented the 2012-2013 Enrollment Report.
  • High School staff provided an update on their guidance program improvement efforts and the Board affirmed staff direction.
  • Staff presented a report of key findings from the 2011-2012 California Healthy Kids Survey.
  • The Board waived the two-meeting rule and adopted a resolution in support of the Stanford and Palo Alto Trails Program.
  • The Board adopted new Board policies and updates.
   
September 18, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF August 2012 Warrants PDF Strong Schools Bond Status Update    

Board Highlights for September 18, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • The Citizens’ Oversight Committee Annual Report on the Strong Schools Bond for 2011-2012 was presented.
  • The financial and performance auditor for the District's Strong Schools Bond presented PAUSD with the best “unqualified” and "clean" opinions.
  • The Board approved revisions to the 2012-13 budget and annual financial reports and resolutions for the previous year. 
  • The Board awarded a contract to Pinguelo Construction in the amount of $958,310 for window replacement at the Paly Tower Building and the Haymarket Theater.
  • The Board discussed ways to improve the efficiency and productivity of its meetings as well as communications to the public.
   
September 4, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF 2012-2013 Draft Focused Goals - Outcomes and Activities PDF 2012-13 Budget Update    
PDF Progress Report on Strategic Plan Goals 1, 2 and 3      
PDF Adopted 2012-2013 Annual Focused Goals PDF Adopted 2012-2013 Annual Focused Goals:  Outcomes, Activities & Owners    

Board Highlights for September 4, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented a report on last year's and this year's District budget.
  • The Board adopted Resolution 2012-13.04 to Support Propositions 30 and 38
  • The Board took action to advise the Cubberley Community Advisory Committee's work and authorize the superintendent to begin preliminary work on exploration of a fourth middle school site.
  • The Board adopted Annual Focused Goals for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Staff presented a report on progress toward 3rd through 8th grade proficiency in English and Math on the CST.
   
August 21, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF June 2012 Warrants PDF July 2012 Warrants    
PDF Strong Schools Bond Status Report PDF PAUSD Events    

Board Highlights for August 21, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff reported on progress on the Strong Schools Bond construction projects as well as other summer facilities work.
  • The Board discussed Annual Focused Goals for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • The Board discussed next steps in the planning process for the Cubberley community center as well as authorizing the superintendent to begin preliminary work on exploration of a fourth middle school site.
  • The Board discussed adopting Resolution 2012-13.04 to Support Propositions 30 and 38.
  • The Board took action to move its March 26, 2013 regular meeting to April 9, 2013.
   


 

Meeting Date (2011-12)
Board Packet*
Minutes
June 26, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
May 2012 Warrants    

Board Highlights for June 26, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board approved a contract with the Bond Manager and the appointment of new principal of Briones Elementary School, Lisa Hickey.
  • The Board extended the superintendent's contract by a year until June 30, 2016.
  • PAUS and Stanford graduate Ariana Hoyt presented her senior thesis findings about the Springboard to Kindergarten program.
  • The Board approved the 2012-13 PAUSD Budget and related resolutions.
  • The Board discussed its early draft of District Goals for 2012-13.
  • The Board took action to approve next steps in  improving the High School Guidance Programs.
 
June 25-26, 2012 - Special Meeting PDF  
June 22, 2012 - Special Meeting PDF  
June 19, 2012 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
PDFStudent Connectedness, Developmental Assets and Project Safety Net Presentation PDFCorrections to Board Items 11, 12, 13, 15 and 18 on Labor Negotiations    

Board Highlights for June 19, 2012 - Special Meeting

  • The Board discussed and held public hearings regarding labor agreements with the Palo Alto Educators Association and the California School Employees Association.
  • The Board discussed adopting new Japanese language instructional materials.
  • Staff presented an update on Student Connectedness and Developmental Assets and introduced new Project Safety Net Director, Christina Llerena.
  • Staff presented a progress report on 2011-12 Focused Goals.
  • The Board approved the removal of five portables at Ohlone Elementary School
  • The Board discussed contracts for legal services and construction program management services, as well as senior staff contract approval and title changes.
 
June 12, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Item 12 - Issuance & Sale of Refunding Bonds PDF Guidance Program Review Update presentation    
PDF Homework Advisory Committee - Policy and ARs Update PDF 2012-13 Proposed Budget    
PDF General Obligation Bonds Issuance Plan PDF Strong Schools Bond Tax Rate - Open Letter    
PDF Strong Schools Bond Issuance Discussion Document      

Board Highlights for June 12, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • This year's retirees and Jan Parker Substitute Award recipients were recognized.
  • The Board discussed high school plans to improve guidance/counseling services.
  • The Board adopted the new Board Policy 6154 about homework.
  • The Board discussed the proposed PAUSD Budget for 2012-2013
  • The Board set the tax rate on the Strong Schools (Prop 39) Bond for 2012-2013 to $60, in addition to the debt service for the existing B4E bond.
  • The Board renewed the student nutrition services consultant contract with Sodexo for 2012-13.
 
May 31, 2012 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
PDFThe Brown Act and Serial Meetings Review presentation (by Louis Lozano)    
May 22, 2012 - Special and Regular Meeting PDFPDF PDFPDF
PDFApril 2012 Warrants PDFHomework Presentation    
PDFStudy Session Presentation PDFUpdated Presentation for Review of Open-Ended Response in Guidance Counseling Survey    
PDF 2011-12 Budget Update PDF PAUSD Events    

Board Highlights for May 22, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed a new proposed Board Policy and Administrative Regulation on homework.
  • The Board adopted the new Board Policy 6146.1 which increases high school graduation requirements so they meet or exceed the UC/CSU "A-G" admissions requirements.
  • Staff provided an update on the Governor's May Revise and anticipated budget solutions for PAUSD for the 2012-13 school year.
  • Staff presented an analysis of the student survey free response question from the High School Guidance Program Review.
  • The Board discussed setting the tax rate for school district bonds for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
  • The Board took action to lease the property at 525 San Antonio Road to Athena Academy.
  • The Board approved contracts for summer maintenance projects.
  • The Board discussed renewal of the student nutrition services consultant contract for 2012-13.
  • The Board approved a resolution to consent to consolidation of elections for the November 6, 2012 Board election.
 
May 8, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFUpdated JLS School Modernization and New Construction Project contract award enclosure PDFUpdated Graduation Requirements Presentation    
PDFUpdated Proposed Board Bylaw 9323 - Meeting Conduct      

Board Highlights for May 8, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed a new proposed Board Policy that raises the High School graduation requirements so that they meet or exceed the "A-G" requirements for admission to the UC/CSU sytem.   The proposal included a process for students and their families to seek alternative graduation requirements.
  • The Board adopted the Guiding Principles for the Cubberley Policy Advisory Committee and approved the composition of members of the Cubberley Citizens Adviosry Commitee.
  • The Board approved a contract with SAUSAL Corporation Construction for the construction of the J.L. Stanford Middle School Modernization and New Construction project.
  • The Board authorized purchase of Apple products for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The Board discussed new policies and updates to policies/bylaws.
  • The Board awarded a contract to Zones to replace the District's wireless network.
 
April 26 , 2012 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
PDFSustainable Communities Strategies Memorandum Study Session Audio Recording    
April 24 , 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFMarch Warrants PDFTransition Plans for the 2012-13 School Calendar    
PDFDraft of Cubberley PAC Guiding Principles PDFCubberley Community Advisory Committee    
PDFDisproportionality Presentation PDFCollege Attendance of Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Students    
PDF PAUSD Events      

Board Highlights for April 24, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented a report on Transition Plans for the 2012-13 School Year and the Board suggested next steps.
  • Staff presented a report on steps to address the District's disproportionality findings.
  • Staff presented a report on college attendance of socio-economically disadvantaged students  who graduated in 2011.
  • The Board discussed architects conceptual site plans for the Cubberley site, Committee Advisory Committee proposed appointees and Draft Guiding Principles for the Policy Advisory Committee.
  • The Board discussed a resolution to increase the impact fee on residential development.
  • The Board discussed authorizing bids for fencing and entry gates to the Paly Athletics Stadium.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the purchase of Apple computers for the next school year.
  • The Board discussed its practices regarding public access to Board proceedings.
  • The Board discussed its proposed calendar of meetings for next year.
  • The Board discussed a bid by two schools to lease the property at 525 San Antonio Road.
 
March 27, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFFebruary Warrants PDFHigh School Guidance Program Review    
PDFMath Task Force PDFTransition Plans for the 2012-13 School Calendar - postponed    
PDFPAUSD Events PDFPaly Classroom Building & Media Arts Building    

Board Highlights for March 27, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff and the Citizens Oversight Committee presented a fiscal report for 2011-12 for the Parcel Tax.
  • Staff and a consultant presented a report on findings from a study of the guidance models at the high schools, and the Board discussed next steps with staff.
  • The Math Task Force presented its final report and recommendation, and the Board discussed next steps with staff.
  • A staff report on school and District planning and evaluation efforts to date for the 2012-13 Calendar transition was postponed until the April 24, 2012 Regular meeting.
  • Staff presented a summary of work completed or anticipated by the three Cubberley advisory committees and anticipated next steps in the planning for the Cubberley site.
  • The Board adopted a resolution to reduce the Classified staff by 3.75 fulltime equivalent positions.
  • The Board discussed authorizing bids for the Exterior Improvements Project for the Tower Building at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing an addendum to increase design fees for the Palo Alto High School New Classroom and New Media Arts Center Building.
 
March 13, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings PDF PDF PDFPDF
PDF Transition Partnership Program PDFSecond Interim Financial Report    
PDF PAUSD Events      

Board Highlights for March 13, 2012 - Special Meeting

  • The Board held a study session to discuss the proposed changes to graduation requirements with the Instructional Supervisors and guidance counselors that would be affected at both high schools.
  • Study Session Audio Recording

Board Highlights for March 13, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board gave a positive certification of the District's finances following a review of the 2011-12 Second Interim Financial Report.
  • The Board discussed a resolution to reduce the Classified staff by 3.75 fulltime equivalent positions.
  • The Board discussed authorizing bids on summer maintenance projects.
  • The Board discussed appointing independent auditors for 2011-12.
  • The Board took action to approve a project to upgrade and repair the Tower Building and Haymarket Theater at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed renewing the Transitional Partnership Program Contract for 2012-2015.
  • Staff asked for bids to lease the 525 San Antonio Road project.  No bids were submitted.
  • The Board discussed updating the list of sole source brands in Resolution 2010-11.12.
 
February 28, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings PDF PDF PDFPDF
PDF January Warrants PDFStudent Connectedness/ Developmental Assets/
Project Safety Net Update
   
PDF Homework Advisory Committee Update PDFSecond Interim Financial Report    
PDF PAUSD Events PDF Enrollment Projection, Facilities Funding, & Enrollment Growth Planning Study Session    

Board Highlights for February 28, 2012 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed the 2011-12 Second Interim Financial Report.
  • Staff presented an update on connectedness, developmental assets and Project Safety Net, including a presentation by a middle school student on the Open Session program.
  • The Board took action to approve a new high school course, Conceptual Physics, and science
    course name changes at Palo Alto High School.
  • Staff presented an update on the work of the Homework Advisory Committee.
  • The Board discussed authorizing a letter of intent to amend the existing dark fiber
    lease with the City of Palo Alto.
  • The Board took action to authorize bids for the replacement of the District’s wireless network.
  • The Board discussed authorizing an addendum to Gelfand Partners Architects for
    additional services at Ohlone School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing staff to solicit separate bids for the Fairmeadow Elementary
    School and Duveneck Elementary School modular classroom projects.
  • The Board discussed approving the Tower Building and Haymarket Theater project.
  • The Board discussed authorizing staff to execute an addendum to Enovity Inc. for
    Duveneck Elementary School commissioning services.
  • The Board took action to nominate candidates to the CSBA delegate assembly.

Board Highlights for February 28, 2012 - Special Meeting

  • Staff held a study session with the Board and discussed enrollment projections, facilities funding and enrollment growth planning.
 
February 14, 2012 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFEducation Technology & Libraries Update PDF Item 12 Revision 525 San Antonio Road    

Board Highlights for February 14, 2012 - Regular Meeting

 
January 31, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings PDF PDF PDFPDF
PDF December Warrants PDFGraduation Requirements-Preliminary Thinking    
PDFAlgebra 2 Performance and Learning presentation PDF PAUSD Events    
January 17, 2012 - Special and Regular Meetings PDF PDF PDF
PDF Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center PDF2012 Board of Education Committee Assignments    
January 10, 2012 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
December 13, 2011 - Regular & Organizational Meeting PDF PDF
PDF November Warrants PDF Homework Advisory Committee presentation    
PDF PAUSD Contract Awards 2011-2013 PDF PAUSD Events    
November 29, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF October Warrants PDF Calendar Mitigations Presentation    
PDF 2011-12 First Interim Financial Report PDF PAUSD Events    
PDF Ohlone New Classroom Building      
November 28, 2011 - Special Meeting PDF  
November 15, 2011 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Social-Emotional and Physical Well-being Presentation    
November 8, 2011 - Regular and Special Meetings PDF PDF PDF PDF
PDFElementary Teacher Support by Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs) Presentation Pow PDFPAUSD Events    
PDFUpdated item - #15 Citizens' Oversight Committee for the Parcel Tax Pow PDFUpdated Summer School Presentation    
PDFUpdated Assessment Presentation PDFStrong Schools Bond Audit Presentation    
October 25, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFSeptember Warrants PDFPre-Kindergarten Programs Presentation    
October 18, 2011 - Special Meeting PDF n/a
October 11, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF 2011-12 Parcel Tax Addendum PDFBond Program Projects Status    
PDF PAUSD Events      
September 27, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFAugust Warrants    
September 13, 2011 - Regular  and Special Meetings PDFPDF PDFPDF
PDF 2011-12 Proposed Focused Goals Presentation PDF Revised 2011-12 Focused Goals
PDF Revised Outcomes, Activities and Owndership: 2011-12 Focused Goals PDF 2011-12 Budget Update    
PDF ADOPTED Outcomes, Activities and Owndership: 2011-12 Focused Goals PDF ADOPTED 2011-12 Focused Goals    
August 23, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF June Warrants PDF July Warrants    
PDF 2011-12 Budget Update PDF New Administrators & PAUSD Events    
PDF Strong Schools Bond & Facilities Summer Update      

 

 

Meeting Date (2010-11)

Board Packet* Minutes
July 22, 2011 Special Meeting PDF PDF
July 20, 2011 Special Meeting PDF PDF
July 12, 2011 Special Meeting PDF PDF
June 27 & 28, 2011 Special Meetings & June 28 Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF May Warrants PDFDraft of 2011-12 Focused Goals    
PDF Updated Cubberley site map PDF2010-11 Focused Goal Review & 2011-12 DRAFT Focused Goals Presentation    
June 13 & 14, 2011 - Regular Meetings PDF PDFPDF
PDFJune 13 Agenda PDFJune 14 Agenda    
PDF 2011-12 Proposed Budget PDFDuveneck Schematic Design presentation    
PDFUpdated Authorization to Award Contracts for Summer Modular Building Relocations and Installations    
June 7 & 8, 2011 - Special Meetings PDF PDF
PDF2011-12 Budget Update PDFElementary Enrollment & Facilities Planning    
May 24 , 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF April Warrants PDFSupportive School Climate Update    
PDFBudget Update-Governor's May Revision & Property Tax Revenue PDFUpdate and Direction Regarding College Readiness    
PDFComparisons of Proposed Class of 2016 PAUSD High School Graduation Requirements with CSU/UC A-G Eligibilityt    
May 10, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFState Budget Update    
April 26, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF March Warrants PDFState Budget Update    
PDF PAUSD Events      
April 5, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDF Counseling Presentation PDF Budget Update    
PDF PAUSD Events      
March 22, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
PDFProject Cornerstone Presentation PDF Professional Development    
2010-11 Second Interim Financial Report PDF      
March 8, 2011 - Special and Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Study Session Materials PDF Certificated Personnel (revised) PDF   PDF
Cubberley/Fremont Hills/Garland Lease and Ventura Sale Agreement PDF 2010-11 Second Interim Financial Report PDF    
Kindergarten Pilot (a) PDF Palo Alto Adult School PDF    
Kindergarten Pilot (b) PDF Project Safety Net PDF    
February 22, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for February 22, 2011 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented information on the Math Task Force.
  • The Board discussed a longer day kindergarten pilot at Barron Park Elementary.
  • The Board discussed the schematic design and project budget for the athletic stadium improvements project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed the bidding process for the air conditioning of existing classroom buildings at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed the bidding process for classroom buildings A and B for Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed the bidding process for the Gunn High School gymnasium project.
  • The Board discussed the bidding process for the math and history/social sciences and media arts buidlings at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing execution of agreements for labor compliance services with The Labor Compliance Managers.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to the agreement with Verde Design Inc. for Palo Alto High School's multi-use field improvement project.
  • The Board approved changes to Board Bylaw 9270 - Conflict of Interest.
  • The Board adopted a resolution in support of placing a revenue extension measure on the ballot.
  • The Board discussed nominations for the 2011 California School Boards Association delegate assembly election.
 
January 25, 2011 - Special Meeting   PDF

Board Highlights for January 25, 2011 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met with principals to discuss the high school plans.
 
January 25, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Math Presentation (Updated) PDF 2010-11 Budget Update PDF    
December Warrants PDF      

Board Highlights for January 25, 2011 - Meeting

  • Staff presented an update on the Governor's proposed budget.
  • Staff presented information on elementary mathematics instruction and assessment.
  • The Board reviewed the open enrollment act transfers policy to be clear about this new policy.
 
January 11, 2011 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Strong Schools Bond Status Report PDF    

Board Highlights for January 11, 2011 - Regular Meeting

  • The auditor and staff presented the 2009-10 annual independent audit report.
  • The superintendent presented his mid-year progress report on focused goals.
  • Staff presented a construction update.
  • The Board took action to adopt a resolution changing board elections to even-numbered years.
  • The Board took action to approve the conceptual design and project and Gelfand addendum for Duveneck Elementary.
  • The Board took action to authoirze a teacher for a single subject class.
  • The Board took action to approve the MOU with Project Safety Net.
  • The Board took action to adopt Board Policy 5118 - Open Enrollment Act Transfers.
  • The Board took action to approve an addendum for Gelfand to continue elementary school growth planning.
  • The Board took action to approve the July 2010 CSBA Board policies updates.
  • The Board discussed a resolution to designate a specific brand or trade name in invitations to bid and requests for proposal pursuant to public contract code section 3400.
  • The Board discussed a resolution in support of applications for state eligibility determination and funding and authorization to sign applications and associated documents.
 
December 14, 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
October Warrants PDF November Warrants PDF    
Demographic Trends & Enrollment Forecasts PDF PAUSD Events PDF    

Board Highlights for December 14, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed an MOU with Project Safety Net.
  • Staff presented information on developmental assets.
  • Staff presented information on District-wide enrollment projections.
  • The Board discussed the conceptual design and project and Gelfand addendum for Duveneck Elementary.
  • The Board discussed moving Board elections to even numberred years to align with the CIty Council.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2010-11 First Interim Financial Report.
  • The Board discussed the July 2010 policy updates from CSBA.
  • The Board discussed an addendum for Gelfand to continue elementary school growth planning.
  • The Board discussed a new Board Policy regarding open enrollment act transfers.
  • The Board took action to approve the Board committee assignments for 2011.
  • The Board took action to name the Board President as its representative for the County Committee.
  • The Board took action to nominate candidates to the CSBA delegate assembly.
 
December 7, 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
First Interim Presentation PDF PDF    

Board Highlights for December 7, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board held its annual organizational meeting where Melissa Baten Caswell was elected President of the Board and Camille Townsend was elected Vice-President/Clerk of the Board.  Kevin Skelly, Superintendent, continues to serve as Board Secretary.  2011 Board committee assignments and Representative to the County Committee were also discussed.
  • The Board conducted public hearings on tentative agreements with PAEA and CSEA.
  • Citizen Oversight Committee members and staff presented the annual report for 2009-10 on the Strong Schools Bond.
  • The auditor for Measure A presentend the financial and performance audit information.
  • The Board took action to approve the school calendar for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The Board took action on the implementation of the Mandarin/English Dual Immersion Program at Ohlone Elementary.
  • The Board discussed the 2010-11 First Interim Financial Report.
  • The Board discussed the new Board Policy 5118 - Open Enrollment Act Transfers.
  • The Board discussed ratification of the tentative agreement with PAEA.
  • The Board discussed ratification of the tentative agreement with CSEA.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented management employees.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented confidential/supervisory employees.
  • The Board discussed a variable term waiver for a library media teacher.
  • Staff presented information on 2009-10 school impact fees.
  • The Board took action to approve the schematic design for the elementary classroom improvement projects at Barron Park and El Carmelo elementary schools.
  • The Board discussed addendums to TestMarc Commissioning Solutions and Enovity Inc. for commissioing services at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools.
 
November 30 , 2010 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
Elementary Achievement Data PDF Middle School Achievement Data PDF    

Board Highlights for November 30, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met with elementary principals to discuss their school plans.
 
November 22 , 2010 - Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for November 22, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board took action to award contracts for the installation of interactive whiteboards and sound assist devices, phases 2 and 3.
  • The Board discussed the 2010 adult education mission statement.
  • The Board discussed accepting the ARRA federal program funds.
 
November 9 , 2010 - Special (10:00 a.m.) and Regular Meeting (7:00 p.m. Open Session) PDF PDF
Mandarin Immersion PDF Calendar Proposal PDF   PDF

Board Highlights for November 9, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met in a study session with middle school principals regarding their school plans.

Board Highlights for November 9, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed proposed school calendars for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
  • The Board discussed implementation of the District's dual immersion Mandarin/English Program at Ohlone Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed approval of the conceptual design and project budget augmentation for Hoover Elementary.
  • Staff presented the 2009-10 parcel tax fiscal report.
  • The Board discussed approval of the schematic design for elementary classroom improvement at Barron Park and El Carmelo elementary schools.
  • The Board discussed designation of the Hoover Elementary child care construction project as a high prioirty project and designation of the savings from the Garland project as funding this project.
  • The Board discussed nominations for the CSBA delegate assembly.
 
October 26 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
September Warrants PDF Calendar Presentation PDF    
2010-11 State Budget Update PDF PAUSD Events PDF    

Board Highlights for October 26, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed proposed school calendars for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
  • Staff presented an update on the 2010-11 state budget.
  • The Board discussed the 2010 summer school program and a proposal for the 2011 pogram.
  • The Board took action to adopt a resoluition authorizing the completion and submission of an application for Qualified School Construction Bond Allocation from the California Department of Education.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to TestMarc Commissioning Solutions for commissioning agent services at Fairmeadow Elementary.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to Deems Lewis McKinley architecture.
  • The Board discussed renewal of student teaching/intern agreements.
  • The Board discussed the replacement of two school buses.
  • The Board took action to approve a contract with O'Connor Construction Management, Inc. for project/construction management services for the Fairmeadow Elementary project.
  • THe Board took action to send a letter to the City regarding the housing element and it's impact to the District.
 
October 12 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for October 12, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented information regarding Strategic Plan Goals and accountability results.
  • Staff presented an update on Springboard to Kindergarten.
  • Staff presented the 2010-11 enrollment report.
  • The Board took action to approve the updated master plan project list for Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed budget augmentation to math and history/social sciences and media arts projects.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to Deems Lewis McKinley Architecture for Palo Alto High School athletic field stadium design services.
  • The Board discussed project/construction management services for Fairmeadow Elementary with O'Connor Construction Management, Inc.
 
September 28 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
August Warrants PDF Assessment Presentation PDF    
JLS Exterior Site Schematic Design PDF PAUSD Events PDF    
Fairmeadow Schematic Design PDF      

Board Highlights for September 28, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • Board members discussed proposed school calendars for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
  • Staff presented updated information on the Strategic Plan Goals and accountability results.
  • The Board took action to approve the exterior site schematic design of JLS Middle School.
  • The Board discussed the master plan project list for Palo Alto High School.
  • Staff presented information on the performing arts center at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to approve the schematic design of Fairmeadow Elementary School.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2009-10 ending balance and the budget update for 2010-11.
  • The Board discussed a resolution regarding appropriation limits for 2009-10 and 2010-11.
  • The Board took action to adopt the November 2009 CSBA policy updates.
  • The Board took action to adopt Board Policy 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials.
 
September 14 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Focused Goals Presentation dated 08/24 PDF Board Item Timeline PDF    
Focused Goals Presentation dated 09/14 PDF 2010-11 September Budget Update PDF    
Fairmeadow Schematic Design PDF      

Board Highlights for September 14, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding the certification of availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board took action to adopt the 2010-11 district focused goals.
  • The Board discussed the 2009-10 ending balance and the budget update for 2010-11.
  • The Board discussed the schematic design for Fairmeadow Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing filing of a CEQA exemption for Fairmeadow Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed approving the addendum to the Deems Lewis McKInley Architecture contract.
  • The Board took action to approve the appropriation of funds for the bond program.
  • The Board discussed the addendum to the AEDIS Architecture contract for fire sprinkler system designs at Jordan, J. L. Stanford, and Terman middle schools.
  • The Board discussed an amendment to the agreement with VBN Architects for Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to the contract with TestMarc for commissioning agent services at Ohlone Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed policy updates from California School Boards Association.
  • The Board discussed the policy update for the selection and evaluation of instructional materials.
  • The Board took action to approve the response to the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury.
  • The Board tabled an item regarding policy for employment of relatives for further review by an attorney.
  • The Board took action to nominate Dana Tom for the California School Boards Association Director-at-Large for Asian/Pacific Islander delegate.
  • The Board discussed the sale of surplus equipment in regard to three aircraft used by the adult education program.
  • The Board discussed the certification of availiability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board discussed variable term waivers for two libary media teachers.
 
August 24 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
June Warrants  PDF July Warrants PDF    
Special Education Presentation   PDF Special Education Fiscal Report PDF    
Bond/Facilities Presentation PDF Opening of School PDF    

Board Highlights for August 24, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board took action to appoint Todd Collins, Cathering Garber, and Mary Marth, to the Citizens' Oversight Committee for the bond program.
  • Staff presented an update on bond program and facilities summer work.
  • The Board discussed the focused goals for the 2010-11 school year.
  • Staff presented a review of the special education program.
  • The Board took action to appoint Christy White Accountacy Corporation as the bond program independent auditor.
  • The Board discussed a contract with Gelfand Partners for consulting services regarding sustainability.
  • The Board took action to award Hewlett Packard Company a contract for managed printing for Gunn High School and the District Office.
  • The Board to action to award a contract to Coulter Construction to install interactive whiteboards and sound assist devices at school sites.
  • Staff presented information regarding cost of issuance for Qualified School Construction Bonds.
  • The Board discussed appropriation of bond funds.
  • The Board took action to nominate Senator Joe Smitian for Legislator of the year for 2010.
  • The Board discussed support of the Foothill De Anza Community College District Education parcel tax.
 

 

 


 

Meeting Date (2009-10)
Board Packet*
Minutes
June 22 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
May Warrants  PDF 2010-11 Proposed Budget PDF    
High Speed Rail PDF      

Board Highlights for June 22, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented an update on focused goals and district initiatives.
  • The Board discussed the appointment of three new members to the Citizens' Oversight Committee for the bond program.
  • The Board took action to approve the budget for the 2010-11 school year.
  • The Board took action to approve the schematic design of JLS Middle School.
  • The Board took action to approve the conceptual design and project budget for the new theater project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to approve the conceptual design and project budget for the stadium project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to approve a contract for replacement of the southern side of the parking lot and the playground at the Greendell site in the amount of $149,000 plus ten percent for change orders.
  • Staff presented information regarding disproportionality.
  • The Board took action to approve the amendment of the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, contract.
  • The Board took action to approve the contract for the Chief Business Officer.
  • The Board took action to approve the contract for the Chief Business Office/Bond Manager.
  • The Board took action to approve the declaration of need for short term staffing permits.
  • The Board took action to approve the amended contract with Gilbane Building Company for project and construction management services.
  • The Board took action to approve their school and program assignments for the 2010-11 school year.
 
June 16 , 2010 - Meeting with City of Palo Alto and Foothill-DeAnza Community College District    
PAUSD Presentation PDF      
June 8 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Paly Bell Schedule  PDF Gunn High School Landscape Master Plan PDF    
Palo Alto High School Landscape Master Plan PDF Paly Bell Schedule, Additional PDF    

Board Highlights for June 8, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding the deferred maintenance plan update.
  • The Board discussed establishment of the tax rate for district bonds for the 2010-11 fiscal year.
  • The Board discussed the five-year deferred maintenance plan.
  • Staff presented information regarding the progress on landscape master plans for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools.
  • The Board discussed amending the contract with Gilbane Building Company to provide project and construction management services.
  • The Board discussed the contract with O'Connor Construction Managment, Inc. for 2010-11.
  • The Board discussed authorizing Addendum No. 9 with Gelfand Partners for additional services for Ohlone Elementary and the classroom improvements project.
  • The Board discussed renewal of the student nutrition services consultant contract for 2010-11.
  • The Board discussed a bid for managed printing contracts for Gunn High School and the District Office.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the purchase of Apple computers.
  • The Board discussed renewal of the Child Care Services contract.
 
June 7 , 2010 - Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for June 7, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met in closed session to discuss the employee evaluation for the Superintendent.
 
June 1 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
2010-11 Proposed Budget PDF JLS Middle School Schematic Design PDF    
Palo Alto High School Theatre PDF Palo Alto High School Stadium PDF    

Board Highlights for June 1, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding the 2010-11 district budget and the accompanying resolutions.
  • The Board took action to reappoint the four members of the Citizens' Oversight Committee for the Strong Schools Bond:  Ray Bacchetti, Scott Darling, Gary Hornbeek, and Deepak Kanungo.
  • The Board discussed the 2010-11 district budget and the accompanying resolutions.
  • The Board discussed the schematic design of J. L. Stanford Middle School.
  • The Board discussed approving the conceptual design and project budget for the new theater project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed approving the conceptual design and project budget for the stadium project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to adopt Board Policy 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention and Related Mental Health Promotion.
  • The Board discussed the initial proposals of California School Employees Association (CSEA) for negotiations.
  • The Board discussed the initial proposals of the Board for negotiations with CSEA.
  • The Board discussed the initial proposals of Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA) for negotiations.
  • The Board discussed the initial proposals of the Board for negotiations with PAEA.
  • The Board discussed the updated Memorandum of Understanding with Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA).
  • The Board discussed the Declaration of Need for Emergency Permits and Short Term Staffing Permits for Certificated Employees.
  • The Board discussed the biennial review of Conflict of Interest Code and changes to Board Bylaw 9270.
 
May 25 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Warrants PDF Budget Update PDF    
French PDF German PDF    
Project Safety Net PDF French Attachment C - Revised PDF    
Qualified School Construction Bond PDF Mandarin Immersion PDF    

Board Highlights for May 25, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board took action to accept the Certificat of Election Results for May 4, 2010.
  • The Board discussed adoption of French Language Instructional Materials - Levels I, II, and III, and German Language Instructional Materials - Levels 1 and 2 at Gunn High School.
  • Staff presented information about Project Safety Net.
  • The Board discussed adoption of Board Policy 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion.
  • Staff presented information regarding the K-12 Mandarin Chinese program and the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) Grant award.
  • Staff presented information regarding updating Board policies as proposed by CSBA.
  • Staff presented information regarding the Governor's May Revise for the 2010-11 budget and provided an update on property tax revenue.
  • The Board discussed Qualified School Construction Bonds and the three accompanying resolutions.
  • The Board discussed reappointing four members of the Citizens' Oversight Committee for the Strong Schools Bond.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the bid procurement for interactive whiteboards and sound assist devices.
  • The Board discussed the 2010-11 school assignments for Board members.
 
May 11 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Math Survey Result Comments PDF Teacher Math Survey Results PDF    
Math Presentation PDF      

Board Highlights for May 11, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed approving the schematic design for Terman Middle School.
  • Staff presented information regarding Pre-K - 12 math instruction.
  • Staff presented information regarding progress on projects at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools.
  • The Board discussed contracts for legal services for 2010-11 with Lozano Smith, Fagan Friedman and Fulfrost, and Dannis Woliver Kelley.
 
April 27 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Warrants PDF Gunn High School - CEQA PDF    

Board Highlights for April 27, 1010 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented information regarding the district arts programs and community partnerships.
  • The Board discussed adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration for 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto (Gunn High School)
  • The Board took action to approve the schematic design for Jordan Middle School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the bid for summer maintenance projects.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the bid for the Ohlone Elementary modernization and new construction project.
  • The Board discussed authorizing Addendum No. 8 with Gelfand Partners for pre-design services at Duveneck and Hoover elementary schools.
  • The Board took action to approve the Strong Schools Bond Plan and Budget for elementary schools.
  • The Board discussed entering into master agreements for Inspector of Record services with Bruce Mansell Consulting and Inspection, DSA School Inspectors LLC, and King Construction Inspections.
  • The Board discussed awarding a contract for copiers.
  • The Board discussed their meeting scheduled for the 2010-11 school year.
 
April 6 , 2010 - Special and Regular Meetings PDF PDF
Strategic Plan ppt PDF High Speed Rail PDF   PDF

Board Highlights for April 6, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met in a Study Session to dicuss the Strategic Plan Review.

Board Highlights for April 6, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board continued its discussion about the Strategic Plan Review.
  • The Board took action to adopt Resolution 2009-10.14 for Classified Reduction in Service.
  • The Board discussed the Strong Schools Bond Plan and Budget for Elementary Schools.
  • The Board discussed the process for adopting changes to Board policies as presented by the California School Boards Association (CSBA).
  • The Board took action to approve the new High School Courses in Chineses and Engineering for 2010-11.
  • The Board took action to approve the Conceptual Design and Project for Fairmeadow Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed Addendum No. 7 with Gelfand Partners for Design Services at Fairmeadow Elementary.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for construction of the Palo Alto High School Multi-use Fields to Valley Crest Landscape Development in the amount of $2,693,000 with a change order amount not to exceed $269,300.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for site work and relocation of modular classroom buildings at Palo Alto High School to Rodan Builders in the amount of $698,000 with a change order amount not to exceed $69,800 and for Gunn High School to Rodan Buliders in the amount of $805,000 with a change order amount not to exceed $80,500.
  • The Board discussed the purchase of Apple computer equipment for schools.
 
March 23 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
February 2010 Warrants PDF PAUSD Events PDF    
Gunn High School Master Plan & Quad Adjustment PDF      

Board Highlights for March 23, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board took action to reelect the certificated staff members to positions in the district for the 2010-11 school year, thereby granting them permanent status at the start of the new school year.
  • The Board discussed approving two new high school courses: Chinese Language and Culture and Introduction to Engineering Design.
  • The Board discussed certification and adoption of English books for Palo Alto High School:  Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, and Into the Wild and Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
  • The Board discussed adoption of a resoltuion for a reduction in classified service.
  • The Board discussed approving the conceptual design for Fairmeadow Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed approving the schematic design for Jordan Middle School.
  • The Board discussed the updated project list for Gunn High School's Master Plan.
  • The Board discussed approving air conditioning of existing buildings at Gunn High School and design addendum no. 7 for DLM Architecture.
  • The Board discussed a resolution for the issuance of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.
  • The Board discussed the appointment of independent auditors for 2009-10.
  • The Board discussed authorizing extention of an awarded contract for unleaded and diesel fuel.
  • The Board took action on the appropriation of $2,271,512 for the Gunn IA Building and furniture and equipment.
     
 
March 9 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
Item 11 Revision, Ohlone Modulars PDF 2009-10 Second Interim Financial Report PDF    
BaySci-Partnership for Elementary Science Teaching/LearningPDF      

Board Highlights for March 9, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding the photovoltaic system for the Science Resource Center.
  • Staff presented information regarding the BaySci partnership.
  • The Board took action to approve the second interim financial report.
  • The Board discussed authorizing CEQA exemptions for Jordan, JLS, and Terman Middle Schools.
  • The Board discussed appropriating $2,271,512 in State Career Technical Education Bond Funding to the County School Facilities Fund.
  • The Board took action to authorize awarding a contract for Ohlone Elementary for the relocation and installation of two existing modular classrooms and the installation of two other newly placed modular classrooms in the amount of $162,349 to Coulter Construction with a 10% contingency for change orders.
  • The Board took action to approve the photovotaic system on the Science Resrouce Center building and to execute an agreement with Sun Chariot Solar to design and install.
  • The Board discussed approving a variable term waiver for a sixth grade semester substitute.
 
February 23, 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
February 23, 2010 - Special Meeting   PDF
January Warrants PDF Item 8 Revision, Budget Balancing PDF    
2009-10 Second Interim Financial Report PDF Demographic Trends & Enrollment Forecasts PDF    
PAUSD Events PDF      

Board Highlights for February 23, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met in closed session for the empolyee evaluation of the Superintendent.   No action was taken.

Board Highlights for February 23, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board discussed the second interim financial report.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2010-11 budget balancing plan.
  • Staff presented a report on District-wide enrollment projections.
  • The Board took action to authorize issuance of Addendum 5 to Deems Lewis McKinley Architecture for initial studies for the football stadium renovations at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed a photovoltaic system for the Science Resource Center building.
  • The Board discussed adopting changes to Board Bylaw 9323 - Meeting Conduct.
  • The Board took action to approve changes to Board Bylaw 9270 - Conflict of Interest.
  • The Board discussed changes to Board Bylaw 9100 - Annual Organizational Meeting.
  • The Board nominated Cynthia Chang, Michael Gipe, Judy Hannemann, Kathleen Sullivan, Dana Tom, and Ellen Wheeler as delegates to the California School Boards Association (CSBA). 
 
February 9 , 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
February 9 , 2010 - Special Meeting   PDF
Budget Update PDF PDF    

Board Highlights for February 9, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met to discuss the budget balancing plan for the 2010-11 school year.

Board Highlights for February 9, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board further discussed the 2010-11 budget balancing plan.
  • The Board discussed progress on the conceptual design for Fairmeadow Elementary.
  • The Board discussed adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration for 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to authorize the solicitation of bids for the Palo Alto High School multi-use fields.
  • The Board took action to approve the high school plans and school and library improvement block grant budgets.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the issuance of Addendum 6 to Deems Lewis McKinley Architecture for initial studies for the football stadium renovations at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed aprroving changes to Board Bylaw 9270 - Conflict of Interest.
  • The Board discussed nominations to the 2010 California School Boards Association (CSBA) delegate assembly.
 
January 26, 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
January 26, 2010 - Special Meeting   PDF
December Warrants PDF 2008-09 Audit Report PDF    
District 2009-10 Focused Goals PDF Construction Update & PAUSD Events PDF    
PAUSD Baseball & Softball Field Improvements PDF Measure A - Technology Appropriation PDF    
Student Information System PDF High School SPSAs  PDF    

Board Highlights for January 26, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met to discuss the High School Level Single Plans for Student Acheivement (SPSAs).

Board Highlights for January 26, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • Staff presented information on the 2008-09 Annual Independent Audit Report.
  • Staff presented information on the Mid-year Progress Report on Focused Goals.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the solicitation of bids for the Palo Alto High School multi-use fields.
  • The Board took action to approve the schematic design for Group 1 projects at Gunn High School.
  • The Board took action to approve the schemactic design for Group 1 projects at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed appropriation of Measure A funds for computers at all District schools.
  • The Board discussed authorizing issuance of a contract in an amount not to exceed $355,000 for a District student information system.
  • The Board discussed a variable term waiver for a ROP automotive mechanics teacher.
  • The Board took action to approve changes to the charge statement for the Board Policies Review Committee (BPRC).
  • The Board discussed authorizing issuance of Addendum 5 to Deems Lewis McKinley Architecture.
  • The Board discussed approving an agreement between the District and the City of Palo Alto for the public use, brokering, and maintenance of District-owned athletic fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts jointly used by school students and the general public.
 
January 12, 2010 - Regular Meeting PDF PDF
January 12, 2010 - Special Meeting PDF PDF
Governor's Proposed Budget PDF      

Board Highlights for January 12, 2010 - Special Meeting

  • The Board met to discuss and clarify Board policies to be considered for adoption.  Policies requiring further review were also discussed.  No action was taken at the meeting.

Board Highlights for January 12, 2010 - Regular Meeting

  • The Board conducted a pubic hearing regarding a proposed parcel tax renewal.
  • The Board took action to approve a parcel tax renewal and extension.
  • Staff presented a report on the Governor's proposed budget.
  • The Board discussed approval of Schematic Design for Group 1 projects at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to authorie bidding the site work and relocation of modular buildings to accommodate construction at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed approval of the schematic design for Group 1 projects at Gunn High School.
  • The Board took action to adopt legally aligned board polices.
  • The Board discussed entereing into a Master Agreement for Commissioning Agent Services with Enovity and Test Marc.
 
December 15 , 2009 PDF PDF
November 2009 Warrants PDF    
December 8 , 2009 PDF PDF
  2009-10 Budget Update PDF Sustainability Update & PAUSD Events PDF    
 

Parcel Tax Resolution #2009-10.08

(Possible Revisions 12/8/09) PDF

     

Board Highlights for December 8, 2009

  • Board members Mitchell and Tom were sworn into office.
  • Board members elected Klausner as president and Baten Caswell as vice-president for 2010.
  • Board members discussed committee assignment for 2010.
  • Klausner was nominated to be the representative to the County Committee.
  • The Board discussed the First Interim Financial Report.
  • The Board discussed adopting a possible resolution to hold a parcel tax election in April 2010.
  • The Board discussed adopting new policies.
  • The Board discussed renewing an MOU with Los Altos School District.
  • The Board took action to ratify the school plans and school and library improvement block grant budgets.
  • The Board nominated Tom to continue as a delegate to the California School Boards Association for Region 20.
  • Staff presented a report on Ohlone Elementary School Construction.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the bid of site work at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the bid of site work at Palo Alto High School
  • The Board discussed authorizing the bid for procurement and relocation of portables at Ohlone Elementary.
  • The Board discussed a close-out amendment to the agreement with the Jewish Community Center regarding the use of Greendell.
  • The Board discussed approving construction change orders.
  • The Board discussed the Career Technical Education grant for Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed increasing project budgets for the high school master plans.
  • The Board discussed an amendment to the agreement with AEDIS Architecture and Planning.
 
November 17 , 2009 PDF PDF
Superintendent's Report PDF October Warrants PDF  
Parcel Tax PDF      

Board Highlights for November 17, 2009 – Regular Meeting

  • Staff and a consultant from Tramutola presented information for planning for the possible renewal of the parcel tax.
  • Staff updated the Board regarding the acoption process for Board policies.
  • Staff presented the annual report on school impact fees for 2008-09.
  • The Board took action to approve the tentative agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association.
  • The Board took action to approve the tentative agreement with the California School Employees Association.
  • The Board took action to approve the compensation changes for the non-represented management employees.
  • The Board took action to approve the compensation changes for the non-represented confidential/supervisory employees.
  • The Board took action to adopt a resolution setting terms of sale for $25 million in Measure A Bonds.
  • The Board took action to approve the changes to the high school summer school program to allow credit for graduation.
 
November 17, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights forNovember 17, 2009 – Regular Meeting

  • The Board and staff met to discuss the middle school level Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA).
 
November 10 , 2009 PDF PDF
  Balancing the Budget PDF Joint Letter to Bargaring Units PDF  
  PAUSD Events PDF      

Board Highlights for November 10, 2009

  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding the tentative agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association.
  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding the tentative agreement with the California School Employees Association.
  • Staff presented information about the 2008-09 parcel tax fiscal report.
  • Staff presented information about the Measure A school bond financial and performance audits.
  • The Measure A Citizen's Oversight Committee presented their annual report for 2008-09 to the board.
  • Consultant Gene Bregman, Gene Bregman & Associates, presented results of a community survey regarding possible renewal of the parcel tax.
  • Staff presented information on the budget reduction process.
  • The Board discussed ratification of both tentative agreements with the employee associations.  Action is expected at the November 17 regular meeting.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented management employees.  Action is expected at the November 17 regular meeting.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented confidential/supervisory employees.  Action is expected at the November 17 regular meeting.
  • The Board discussed a resolution regarding terms of sale for $25 million in Measure A Bonds.
  • The Board took action to approvethe 2010 summer school budget, including a 5% increase in tuition, and program locations.
  • The Board discussed changes to the high school summer school program to allow credit for graduation.
  • The Board tabled action on the elementary Single Plans for Student Achievement to ensure all site councils had voted on the plans.
   
October 27 , 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for October 27, 2009 – Special Meeting

  • The Board and staff met to discuss the elementary level Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA).
 
October 27, 2009 PDF PDF
  Warrants PDF Assessment Report & Strategic Plan Goals PDF  
  PAUSD Events PDF      

Board Highlights for October 27, 2009 – Regular Meeting

  • The Board conducted a public hearing for notice of intent to adopt a mitigated negative and declaration draft initial study/mitigated negative declaration for 780 Arastradero Road, Gunn High School.
  • The Board conduced a public hearing for notice of intent to adopt a mitigated negative and declaration draft initial study/mitigated negative declaration for 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto High School.
  • Staff presented the strategic plan goal and accountability results.
  • Staff presented an update on the project to install bleachers at Pal Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to approve the Springboard to Kindergarten three-year pilot program.
  • The Board discussed the notice of intent to adopt a mitigated negative and declaration draft initial study/mitigated negative declaration for 780 Arastradero Road, Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed the notice of intent to adopt a mitigated negative and declaration draft initial study/mitigated negative declaration for 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed the award of bid for the purchase of Smartboards.
  • The Board took action to approve a Memorandum of Understanding Among Basic Aid School Districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
 
October 13, 2009 PDF PDF
Springboard Kinder Proposal PDF Assessment Report & Strategic Plan Goals PDF    
September 22, 2009 PDF PDF
  Parcel Tax PDF Enrollment Update PDF    

Board Highlights for September 22, 2009

  • The Board took action to approve the conceptual design for Gunn High School and authorized proceeding with the schematic design.
  • The Board too action to approve the conceptual design for Palo Alto High School and authorized proceeding with the schematic design.
  • The Board discussed addendum no. 4 with DLM Architecture for a landscape architect.
  • Staff presented the 2009-10 enrollment report.
  • The Board discussed the potential parcel tax process.
  • The Board took action to adopt the 2008-09 ending balance and revisions to the budget for 2009-10.
  • The Board discussed adoption of the appropriation limits for 2008-09 and 2009-10.
  • The Board discussed the Board policies adoption process.
  • The Board discussed addendum no. 2 to the agreement with AEDIS Architecture and Planning for middle schools design services.
   
September 8, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for September 8, 2009 – Special Meeting

  • Staff and Board members met to discuss a future parcel tax and next steps.
   
September 8, 2009 PDF PDF
  Board of Education Goals PDF Budget Update 2009-10 PDF    
  Middle Schools Conceptual Design PDF High Schools Conceptual & Schematic Design PDF    

Board Highlights for September 8, 2009 – Regular Meeting

  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding certification of sufficient textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board discussed the agreement between the City of Palo Alto and the district for the middle school sports program and the summer enrichment program.
   
August 25, 2009 PDF PDF
  Board of Education Goals PDF Contingency Plan for Elementary Enrollment PDF    
  First Day of School PDF      

Board Highlights for August 25, 2009

  • The Board discussed the Strategic Plan and the Focused Goals for the current school year.
  • Staff provided an update for the 2009-10 state budget.
  • The Board approved the lease agreement for the Garland Site with Stratford School, Inc.
  • The Board discussed variable term waivers for a library media teacher and a Spanish immersion teacher.
  • The Board discussed authorizing three teachers who would each teach a single subject class upon having met course work requirements. 
  • The Board discussed a third addendum to the agreement with Deems Lewis McKinley Architecture.
  • The Board discussed the furnishings and equipment budget for the Gunn High School Industrial Arts building.
  • The Board discussed approving the Regional Occupational Program Joint Powers Agreement.
   
August 5, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF

Board Highlights for August 5, 2009

  • The Board took action to approve a resolution authorizing the completion and submission of an application for qualified school construction bond allocation from the California Department of Education.
  • The Board took action to establish the tax rate for District bonds for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
   
August 3-4, 2009 Special Meeting PDF  

Board Highlights for August 3, 2009

  • The Board met in with a facilitator and the superintendent in a workshop to discuss issues, planning, and potential goals for the coming school year.

Board Highlights for August 4, 2009 Board Highlights for August 4, 2009

  • The Board met in with a facilitator and the superintendent in a workshop to discuss issues, planning, and potential goals for the coming school year.
  • The Board then met with council members to continue the discussion about goals.
  • The Board discussed a resolution authorizing the completion and submission of an application for qualified school construction bond allocation from the California Department of Education.
  • The Board discussed establishment of the tax rate for District bonds for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
  • The Board discussed a second amendment to lease agreement for the Garland site between the District and Stratford School, Inc.
 

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Meeting Date (2008-09)
Board Packet*
Minutes
June 23, 2009 PDF  
  Middle Schools' Conceptual Designs PDF Ohlone Schematic Design PDF    
  Programming and Predesign Gunn and Paly PDF      
June 23, 2009 Special Meeting PDF  
  2009-10 Budget PDF      
June 9, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board met in closed session for the annual review of the superintendent.
 
June 2, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board conducted a public hearing and discussed the budget for the 2009-10 school year.  Action is planned for the June 23 regular Board meeting.
  • The Board continued its discussion about the process for reviewing and adopting policies.
  • The Board took action on student population growth and boundary adjustments, delaying changes for one year.
  • The Board discussed the schematic design for Ohlone Elementary.
  • The Board discussed the schematic design for Garland Elelemtary.
  • The Board discussed extending its agreement with the City of Palo Alto for maintenance and of athletic fields and tennis and basketball courts used jointly by students and the public.
  • The Board discussed renewing the student nutrition contract with Sodexo.
  • The Board took action on the budget for middle school improvements from the Measure A bond.
  • The Board discussed approving a contract with Nigro, Nigro & White for performance and financial audits of the Measure A program.
  • The Board discussed authorizing filing a CEQA exemption for Garland and Ohlone elementary schools.
  • The Board discussed extending the contracts with O’Connor Construction Management, Inc. and Gilbane Building Company for an additional year.
  • The Board discussed renewal and changes to certificated personnel contracts for the Assistant Superintendent of HR and the CBO.
  • The Board took action to approve the declaration of need for 2009-10.
  • The Board discussed their school and program assignments for the 2009-10 school year.
 
  Garland Elementary School Design Update PDF Ohlone Schematic Design PDF    
  Proposed 2009-10 Budget PDF      
May 26, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board conducted public hearings on:
    • PAEAs suggested initial proposals for negotiations with the District.
    • The Board’s suggested initial proposals for negotiations with PAEA.
    • CSEAs suggested initial proposals for negotiations with the District.
    • The Board’s suggested initial proposals for negotiations with CSEA.
  • The Board discussed student population growth and possible boundary adjustments.
  • Staff presented an update on the pilot Mandarin program and the FLAP Grant.
  • The Board discussed the English Learner master plan.
  • Staff presented a report on the Governor’s May revise for the 2009-10 budget and an update on the property tax revenue growth.
  • The Board took action to authorize awarding a contract for the El Camino Field at Palo Alto High School to McGuire and Hester Construction in the total amount of $2,025,650.
  • The Board took action to award contracts for modular building installation as follows:
    • To Coulter Construction in the amount of $30, 796 for Ohlone.
    • To Coulter Construction in the amount of $79,098 for Jordan.
    • To Mark Electric in the amount of $139,734 for JLS.
  • The Board discussed the middle school construction budget.
  • The Board took action to close out the budget for Gunn High School’s AD-2 renovation project.
  • The Board discussed the initial proposals as follows:
    • From PAEA to the District.
    • From the District to PAEA.
    • From CSEA to the District.
    • From the District to CSEA.
  • The Board discussed the declaration of need for emergency permits and short term staffing permits for certificated employees.
  • The Board discussed authorizing accepting Carl D. Perkins vocational and applied technology education funds.
  • The Board discussed renewal of the Transitional Partnership Program Contract for 2009‑10.
  • The Board discussed the specific requirements for the Board member election of two seats to be held on November 3, 2009.
  • The Board took action to approve its meeting schedule for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The Board discussed a resolution in support of SCA 8 – Senator Simitian – to reduce the necessary vote from 66.6% to 55% for parcel taxes.
  • The Board initiated its discussion of their individual assignments to schools, special programs, and parent groups.
 
  Budget Update PDF      
May 19, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board and staff conducted a workshop on setting a timeline and process for reviewing and adopting updated policies and regulations.
 
May 12, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • Staff presented a mid-year report concerning the College Bound program at Barron Park.
  • The Board discussed adoption of Spanish language instructional materials.
  • The Board discussed renewing contracts for legal services with Lozano Smith, Fagan Friedman and Fulfrost, and Miller Brown and Dannis.
  • The Board discussed extending its contract for unleaded and diesel fuel.
  • The Board discussed its schedule of meetings for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The Board took action to approve soliciting bids for the summer maintenance projects at Escondido, Hays, Gunn, Paly, and the District Office.
  • The Board discussed authorizing closing out the budget for Gunn’s AD-2 renovation project.
 
April 28, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board took action to approve the math textbook for grades 6-8 and the grade 8 supplemental text.
  • The Board took action to approve the math textbook for the elementary level.
  • The Board took action to approve the Project lead the Way memorandum of understanding to proceed with preparations to offer Introduction to Engineering – Digital Electronics.
  • The Board discussed summer maintenance projects.
  • The Board discussed amending the agreement with VBN Architects for additional services.
 
  Elementary School Math Adoption PDF      
April 14, 2009 PDF  
 
  • The Board took action to certify and adopt math books for Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed approval of the math textbook for the elementary level.
  • The Board discussed approval of the math textbook for grades 6-8 and the grade 8 supplemental text.
  • The Board took action to approve the group one project budgets for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and authorized issuing addendum No. 2 with Deems Lewis McKinley Architects, and approved moving forward with the group one projects.
  • The Board took action to authorize budget funds and to bid the site infrastructure work for the installation of nine modular classrooms at three sites.
  • The Board discussed the Project Lead the Way memorandum of understanding.
 
April 14, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board and Superintendent met in a workshop with CSBA representative Babs Kavanaugh to discuss a different approach to Board meetings that is used to inform, to build understanding, and to hold dialogue.
 
March 31, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board took action to ratify the agreements with PAEA.
  • The Board took action to ratify the agreements with CSEA.
  • The Board took action on compensation changes for non-represented employees.
  • Staff presented an update on middle school and high school world languages.
  • The Board discussed certification and adoption of mathematics books for Palo Alto High School.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed approval of new high school courses for 2009-10.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed approval of changes to the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) induction program.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board took action to approve the master plans for Gunn and Palo Alto High School modernization.
  • The Board discussed approval of a budget for Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools group one projects, authorization of addendum number two to DLM, and to move ahead with group one projects.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed adopting a resolution for the issuance of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed appointing the independent auditor for 2008-09.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed infrastructure work and budget for the installation of nine modular classrooms at three school sites.
 
  BTSA Induction Orientation Update PDF Paly Math Textbook Standard Certification PDF    
  Master Plan Update (Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools) PDF    
March 31, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board met to discuss student population growth and possible attendance area adjustments, particularly at the elementary level.
 
  Garland Elementary Boundary Analysis PDF      
March 17, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board conducted a public hearing and later discussed the tentative agreement with PAEA.  Action is planned for the March 31, 2009, regular meeting.
  • The Board conducted a public hearing and later discussed the tentative agreement with CSEA.  Action is planned for the March 31, 2009, regular meeting.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented employees.  Action is planned for the March 31, 2009, regular meeting.
  • The Board took action to approve the conceptual design for the new classroom building at Ohlone Elementary.
  • The Board discussed master plans for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools modernization.
  • The Board took action to authorize bids for the Palo Alto High School field projects.
  • The Board took action to approve the second interim financial report.
  • The Board took action to award contracts for the set-up and rental of modular buildings at Ohlone Elementary and Jordan and JLS middle schools.
  • The Board discussed authorizing a teacher with sufficient coursework for a single subject class.
  • The Board discussed a resolution for a classified reduction in service paid for by categorical funds from the state which was part of the funding cuts.
 
March 17, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board met with staff, including middle school principals, to discuss middle school demographics and school size data and included impacts to Terman Middle School, housing sixth grade, growing the middle schools, triggers for a possible fourth middle school, and considerations for each grade level.
 
March 6, 2009 Special Meeting
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  • The Board took action to approve formation of a Regional Occupational Program Joint Powers Agreement with Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Fremont Union High School District.
 
March 3, 2009
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  • Staff presented the Second Interim Financial Report for discussion.
  • Staff presented an update on the Strategic Plan.
  • The Board discussed approval of Ohlone Elementary School’s new classroom building design.
  • The Board took action to approve the budgets for the elementary school level construction specifying funds to be used for each part of that work.
  • The Board discussed technology purchases to be made from Measure A funding.
 
  Elementary School Budgets Measure-A PDF Ohlone Conceptual Recommendation Gelfand Partners PDF
 
  Second Interim Financial Report PDF Strategic Plan Recap PDF
 
February 24, 2009
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  • Staff presented an update on the K-5 science implementation.
  • The Board took action regarding Garland Elementary to approve full renovation of the exiting wings, positioning of the library, for a new two-story classroom wing, and for the location of the MP building, with a qualification that the MP room accommodate the school population.
  • The Board took action to authorize filing an exemption to CEQA for the Palo Alto High School fields.
  • The Board took action to specify proprietary items for construction in bids or requests for proposals.
  • The Board discussed authorizing solicitation of bids for the Palo Alto High School fields.
  • The Board discussed changes to the funding sources for the contract with Gilbane.
  • The Board took action to nominated Michael Gipe, Nancy Newton, Pam Parker, and George Sanchez as delegates for Region 20 of the California School Boards Association.
 
  Garland Elementary School Design Update PDF Garland School PDF
 
  K-5 Science PDF
 
February 10, 2009
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  • The Board conducted a public hearing and then discussed a waiver for the Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program.
  • Staff presented a progress report on the design for Garland Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed adopting a prequalification questionnaire and uniform rating system for contractors.
  • The Board discussed approving a teaching wall project at the elementary schools.
  • The Board discussed a contract with AEDIA Architecture and Gelfand Partners for modular buildings to accommodate growth at three campuses.
  • The Board discussed authorizing filing of an exemption to CEQA for the Palo Alto High School fields.
  • The Board discussed specifying proprietary items for construction.
  • The Board took action to authorize leasing space at 2462C Wyandotte Avenue for the adult education program.
  • The Board discussed the modification to the superintendent’s contract.
  • The Board discussed nominees to the California School Boards Association delegate assembly election.
 
  Progress Report Garland Elementary School Schematic Design PDF
 
February 10, 2009 Special Meeting
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  • The Board of education met in closed session for the evaluation of the superintendent.
 
January 27, 2009
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  • The Board recognized two teachers for achieving National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.  The Board also recognized two teachers receiving certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Staff presented a progress report on the high school master plans.
  • Lapkoff & Gobalet presented enrollment projections for the middle and high schools.
  • Staff presented information regarding student population growth and potential boundary adjustments.
  • The Board discussed budgets for elementary school construction using Measure A bond money.
  • The Board discussed a contract with O’Connor Construction Management for maintenance project services.
  • The Board discussed a variable term waiver for an elementary Spanish immersion teacher.
  • The Board discussed a contract with Paul Hull for Inspector of Record services at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the solicitation of bids for the design, manufacture, and installation of bleachers at Palo Alto high school.
 
  Enrollment Forecasts for Elementary Enrollment PDF District-wide Enrollment Forecasts PDF    
  Master Plan Update (Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools) PDF Middle and High School Trends and Forecasts PDF
 
  Nationally Certified Teachers PDF Boundary Adjustments PDF
 
January 27, 2009 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met to review the high school Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) for both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools.  The information reflected work on the upcoming Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation materials.
January 13, 2009
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  • Staff presented an update on the progress for the design at Garland Elementary School.
  • Staff presented an update on the progress for the design at Ohlone Elementary School.
  • Staff presented the results of the 2007-08 annual independent audit report.
  • Staff presented the latest information on the Governor’s budget proposals.
  • The Board discussed entering into contracts for surveying work at Garland and Ohlone.
  • The Board discussed a modification to the CBO’s contract to add days due to the expanding needs for the construction projects.  The increase will be paid with bond funds.
  • The Board took action to approve their final assignments to various committees for 2009.
  • The Board took action to revise the budget for the Gunn Industrial Arts Building project.
  Garland Elementary School Schematic Design PDF Governor's Proposed Budget PDF
 
  Ohlone School Design Gelfand Partners PDF  
 
December 19, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board took action to correct an error on the 2010-2011 calendar in February.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for the Gunn Industrial Arts Building renovation and addition to Svala Construction.
  • The Board discussed a revision to the budget for the Gunn Industrial Arts Building after funding was withheld at the state level.
December 15, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding the elementary school growth planning.
  • Staff and the demographers presented updated enrollment projections.
  Demographic Trends PDF Elementary School Capacity Survey PDF
 
December 9, 2008
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  • The Board conducted its annual organizational meeting.  Mitchell was elected president; Klausner was elected vice-president; and Skelly was elected secretary/clerk.  Various committee assignments were discussed, with action planned for January 13, 2009. 
  • The Board took action to ratify the tentative agreements with PAEA and CSEA.
  • The Board approved the compensation changes for non-represented employees.
  • The Board approved the changes to the graduation requirements.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding high school master plan services.
  • The Board took action to approve the scope, budgets, and architect contract for the various projects at the high schools.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding pre-design for the middle schools.
  • The Board took action to give a positive certification for the First Interim Financial Report and to approve the budget revisions.
  • Staff presented the 2007-08 parcel tax fiscal report.
  • The Board ratified the school plans and school and library improvement block grant budget for the elementary and middle schools.
  • The Board discussed a revision to the 2010-11 school year calendar to correct a holiday error in February.  Action was planned for December 19.
December 9, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding alternative methods for construction project delivery.  No action was taken.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding the high school master plan services.  No action was taken.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding middle school pre-design services.
  Project Delivery Methods PDF Pre-Design Progress (Middle Schools) PDF
 
  Master Plan (Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools) PDF
 
November 18, 2008
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  • The Board conducted public hearings on the proposed tentative agreements with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA) and the California School Employees Association CSEA).
  • The Board took action to select member Melissa Baten Caswell as representative to the City’s Housing Element Committee.
  • The Board discussed the proposed tentative agreements with PAEA and CSEA.  Action to ratify the agreements was planned for December 9.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented employees.  Action was planned for December 9.
  • The Board took action to approve the measurable achievement goals supporting the Strategic Plan.
  • The Board discussed proposed changes to graduations requirements to better meet the UC a-g requirements.  Action was planned for December 9.
  • The Board took action to approve the proposed 2009 Summer School Program, the tuition schedule, and the program locations.
  • The Board discussed the scope, budgets, and architect contract for the Palo Alto High School fields projects.  Action was planned for a December meeting.
  • Staff presented the annual School Impact Fee report for 2007-08.
  • The Board took action to vote for Gervase, Walton, and Parker for the Santa Clara County Committee on School Organization.
  • Staff presented the First Interim Financial Report.  Action was planned for December 9.
  • The Board discussed the possibility of nominating candidates for the California School Boards Association delegate assembly.  There were no nominations.
  Assessment Report PDF First Interim Financial Report PDF
 
November 18, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met to discuss the Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) reports with middle school principals.
November 12, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board took action to award a contract for work at Gunn High School to Jon Plane Construction, Inc. in the amount of $816,400, which included the customary ten percent contingency.
October 30, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board held a special meeting to adopt the budget for Measure A.
  • The Board took action to authorize an addendum to the contract with AEDIS Architects.
  • The Board took action to authorize an addendum to the contract with Gelfand Partners.
  • The Board took action to authorize the purchase of switches for the secondary school network infrastructure.
  • The Board, district staff, and elementary principals discussed the Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs) at length.
October 28, 2008
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  • The Board met with students from the high schools for an informal dinner before open session.
  • The Board approved revisions to a board policy regarding school size and enrollment.
  • The Board discussed the 2008 summer school program and the proposal for the 2009 program.  Action is planned for November 18.
  • The Board approved the proposed school calendars for 2009-10 and 2010-11.
  • The Board discussed the third report regarding assessment and strategic plan goals.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to the contract with AEDIS.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to the contract with Gelfand Partners.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  • The Board discussed a budget for the Measure A bond.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  • The Board took action to authorize soliciting bids for the industrial arts building at Gunn High School.
  • The Board took action to adopt a resolution opposing transfer of territory into Palo Alto Unified School District.
  • The Board discussed the appointment of Baten Caswell to a City of Palo Alto committee on the housing element.  Action is planned for November 18.
  • Staff presented information on the purchase of switches for the secondary school network infrastructure.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  Assessment Report PDF  
October 14, 2008
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  • The Board discussed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA).  The item returns for action on the consent calendar October 28.
  • The Board discussed the proposed school calendars for 2009-10 and 2010-11.  They also heard public comments.  Action is planned for October 28.
  • The Board discussed revisions to Board Policy 6011—School Size and Enrollment.  Action is planned for October 28.
  • Staff presented the second of a three-part series of report on assessment and strategic plan goals.
  • Comments were made regarding a resolution for a transfer of property into the Palo Alto Unified School District.  The item returns on the consent calendar October 28.
  • Staff provided an update on the state budget.
  • The Board discussed authorization to seek bids for the industrial arts building at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed a student nutrition services consultant contract for the 2008-09 school year.
  • The Board discussed the annual renewal of student teaching/intern agreements with local universities.
  • Staff presented the resolution for the adoption of appropriation limits for 2007-08 and 2008-09.  The item returns for action on the consent calendar October 28.
 
  Assessment Report PDF Proposed School Calendars PDF
 
September 30, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met in special session to discuss an addendum to the contract with Gelfand Partners.
  • The Board also discussed entering into a contract with Verde Design for landscape services at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed a change order allowance for the contract with O C Jones and Sons for the fields at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools.
 
September 23, 2008
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  • The Board took action to approve the revisions to the 2008-09 budget and to approving the 2007-08 unaudited actual financial report.
  • Staff presented the proposed calendars for the 2009-20 and 2010-11 school calendars.  The item will be discussed again at the October 14 meeting with action planned for the October 28 regular meeting.
  • Staff presented the enrollment report for the current school year.
  • Staff presented a revised School Size policy.  The item will be discussed again at the October 14 meeting with action planned for the October 28 regular meeting.
  • Staff presented a report on California standards tests and accountability.
  • The Board discussed an amendment to the master agreement with DLM Architects for high school master planning services.
  • The Board discussed a lighting project for the Palo Alto High School aquatic center.
  • The Board took action to execute a time and materials contract with OCMI for $758,730 and a contract with GBC for $1,281,675 to provide program, project, and construction management services through June 30, 2009.
 
  Enrollment Report PDF Assessment Report: California Standards Test PDF
September 9, 2008
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  • The Board conducted a public hearing on the availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board took action to adopt the focused goals for the 2008-09 school year.
  • Staff presented an update on the 2007-08 ending balances and a budget update for 2008‑09.
  • The Board discussed availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board discussed entering into contracts with O’Connor Construction Management and Gilbane Building Company to provide program, project, and construction management services.
  2008-09 Budget Update PDF  
September 9, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board discussed entering into contracts with O’Connor Construction Management and Gilbane Building Company to provide program, project, and construction management services.
  • Staff provided information regarding an action plan for Measure A.
  • Staff provided an update on the progress toward architect assignments.
August 26, 2008
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  • Student Board representatives for 2008-09 are Phil Park, Gunn, and Chirag Krishna, Paly.
  • The Board appointed the members of the Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
  • The Board discussed the 2008-09 focused goals.
  • The Board discussed refining the Superintendent and Board protocols.
  • Staff presented a process for updating policy and procedure.
  • Staff requested authorization to seek bids for the installation of the structural elements for the Gunn High School lower fields.
  • The Board took action to authorize entering a master contract for Measure A architectural services with AEDIS, Deems Lewis McKinley, and Gelfand.
  • The Board took action to extend the contract with O’Connor Construction through September 30.
  2008-09 District Focused Goals PDF (3 MB )  
August 19, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met in a special meeting to:
    • discuss entering a master contract for Measure A architectural services.
    • discuss extending the contract with O’Connor Construction Management.
    • discuss appointing member to the Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
    • take action on the declaration of need for emergency permits and short-term staffing permits for certificated employees.
    • take action on variable term waivers for a library media teacher and an industrial arts and technology education teacher.
    • take action to assign the departmentalized subject video production teacher.
    • take action to authorize three teachers to teach a single subject class upon meeting course work requirements.
  • The Board then met in closed session.
August 12, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met in a special meeting to take action on Resolution 2008-09.04 – Approving a Form of Official Statement in Connection with the Issuance of Palo Alto Unified School District General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2008, Series 2008.
August 5, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met at a workshop with facilitator Rene Townsend to discuss issues and planning for the coming school year.
  • The Board met in the afternoon with Council to discuss issues and planning for the coming school year.
  • The Board discussed Resolution 2008-09.04 – Approving a Form of Official Statement in Connection with the Issuance of Palo Alto Unified School District General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2008, Series 2008.
August 4, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met at a workshop with facilitator Rene Townsend to discuss issues and planning for the coming school year.
July 2, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board held a special meeting to take action to:
    • approve Bond Issuance documents
    • approve the Strong Schools Bond Citizen’s Oversight Committee guidelines
    • approve the contract with O’Connor Construction Management through August 31.
    • establish an initial pool of architects for the Strong Schools Bond
    • approve a new contract term with CSEA
    • approve the Child Care Service and Lease Renewal Contract with Children’s Creative Learning Center, Inc.
    • approve the Consent Calendar item: Resolution 2008-09.03 – Authorizing Signatures.

 

 

 

Meeting Date (2008-09)
Board Packet*
Minutes
June 23, 2009 PDF  
  Middle Schools' Conceptual Designs PDF Ohlone Schematic Design PDF    
  Programming and Predesign Gunn and Paly PDF      
June 23, 2009 Special Meeting PDF  
  2009-10 Budget PDF      
June 9, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board met in closed session for the annual review of the superintendent.
 
June 2, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board conducted a public hearing and discussed the budget for the 2009-10 school year.  Action is planned for the June 23 regular Board meeting.
  • The Board continued its discussion about the process for reviewing and adopting policies.
  • The Board took action on student population growth and boundary adjustments, delaying changes for one year.
  • The Board discussed the schematic design for Ohlone Elementary.
  • The Board discussed the schematic design for Garland Elelemtary.
  • The Board discussed extending its agreement with the City of Palo Alto for maintenance and of athletic fields and tennis and basketball courts used jointly by students and the public.
  • The Board discussed renewing the student nutrition contract with Sodexo.
  • The Board took action on the budget for middle school improvements from the Measure A bond.
  • The Board discussed approving a contract with Nigro, Nigro & White for performance and financial audits of the Measure A program.
  • The Board discussed authorizing filing a CEQA exemption for Garland and Ohlone elementary schools.
  • The Board discussed extending the contracts with O’Connor Construction Management, Inc. and Gilbane Building Company for an additional year.
  • The Board discussed renewal and changes to certificated personnel contracts for the Assistant Superintendent of HR and the CBO.
  • The Board took action to approve the declaration of need for 2009-10.
  • The Board discussed their school and program assignments for the 2009-10 school year.
 
  Garland Elementary School Design Update PDF Ohlone Schematic Design PDF    
  Proposed 2009-10 Budget PDF      
May 26, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board conducted public hearings on:
    • PAEAs suggested initial proposals for negotiations with the District.
    • The Board’s suggested initial proposals for negotiations with PAEA.
    • CSEAs suggested initial proposals for negotiations with the District.
    • The Board’s suggested initial proposals for negotiations with CSEA.
  • The Board discussed student population growth and possible boundary adjustments.
  • Staff presented an update on the pilot Mandarin program and the FLAP Grant.
  • The Board discussed the English Learner master plan.
  • Staff presented a report on the Governor’s May revise for the 2009-10 budget and an update on the property tax revenue growth.
  • The Board took action to authorize awarding a contract for the El Camino Field at Palo Alto High School to McGuire and Hester Construction in the total amount of $2,025,650.
  • The Board took action to award contracts for modular building installation as follows:
    • To Coulter Construction in the amount of $30, 796 for Ohlone.
    • To Coulter Construction in the amount of $79,098 for Jordan.
    • To Mark Electric in the amount of $139,734 for JLS.
  • The Board discussed the middle school construction budget.
  • The Board took action to close out the budget for Gunn High School’s AD-2 renovation project.
  • The Board discussed the initial proposals as follows:
    • From PAEA to the District.
    • From the District to PAEA.
    • From CSEA to the District.
    • From the District to CSEA.
  • The Board discussed the declaration of need for emergency permits and short term staffing permits for certificated employees.
  • The Board discussed authorizing accepting Carl D. Perkins vocational and applied technology education funds.
  • The Board discussed renewal of the Transitional Partnership Program Contract for 2009‑10.
  • The Board discussed the specific requirements for the Board member election of two seats to be held on November 3, 2009.
  • The Board took action to approve its meeting schedule for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The Board discussed a resolution in support of SCA 8 – Senator Simitian – to reduce the necessary vote from 66.6% to 55% for parcel taxes.
  • The Board initiated its discussion of their individual assignments to schools, special programs, and parent groups.
 
  Budget Update PDF      
May 19, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board and staff conducted a workshop on setting a timeline and process for reviewing and adopting updated policies and regulations.
 
May 12, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • Staff presented a mid-year report concerning the College Bound program at Barron Park.
  • The Board discussed adoption of Spanish language instructional materials.
  • The Board discussed renewing contracts for legal services with Lozano Smith, Fagan Friedman and Fulfrost, and Miller Brown and Dannis.
  • The Board discussed extending its contract for unleaded and diesel fuel.
  • The Board discussed its schedule of meetings for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The Board took action to approve soliciting bids for the summer maintenance projects at Escondido, Hays, Gunn, Paly, and the District Office.
  • The Board discussed authorizing closing out the budget for Gunn’s AD-2 renovation project.
 
April 28, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board took action to approve the math textbook for grades 6-8 and the grade 8 supplemental text.
  • The Board took action to approve the math textbook for the elementary level.
  • The Board took action to approve the Project lead the Way memorandum of understanding to proceed with preparations to offer Introduction to Engineering – Digital Electronics.
  • The Board discussed summer maintenance projects.
  • The Board discussed amending the agreement with VBN Architects for additional services.
 
  Elementary School Math Adoption PDF      
April 14, 2009 PDF  
 
  • The Board took action to certify and adopt math books for Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed approval of the math textbook for the elementary level.
  • The Board discussed approval of the math textbook for grades 6-8 and the grade 8 supplemental text.
  • The Board took action to approve the group one project budgets for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and authorized issuing addendum No. 2 with Deems Lewis McKinley Architects, and approved moving forward with the group one projects.
  • The Board took action to authorize budget funds and to bid the site infrastructure work for the installation of nine modular classrooms at three sites.
  • The Board discussed the Project Lead the Way memorandum of understanding.
 
April 14, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board and Superintendent met in a workshop with CSBA representative Babs Kavanaugh to discuss a different approach to Board meetings that is used to inform, to build understanding, and to hold dialogue.
 
March 31, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board took action to ratify the agreements with PAEA.
  • The Board took action to ratify the agreements with CSEA.
  • The Board took action on compensation changes for non-represented employees.
  • Staff presented an update on middle school and high school world languages.
  • The Board discussed certification and adoption of mathematics books for Palo Alto High School.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed approval of new high school courses for 2009-10.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed approval of changes to the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) induction program.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board took action to approve the master plans for Gunn and Palo Alto High School modernization.
  • The Board discussed approval of a budget for Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools group one projects, authorization of addendum number two to DLM, and to move ahead with group one projects.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed adopting a resolution for the issuance of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed appointing the independent auditor for 2008-09.  Action is planned for the April 14, 2009, meeting.
  • The Board discussed infrastructure work and budget for the installation of nine modular classrooms at three school sites.
 
  BTSA Induction Orientation Update PDF Paly Math Textbook Standard Certification PDF    
  Master Plan Update (Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools) PDF    
March 31, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board met to discuss student population growth and possible attendance area adjustments, particularly at the elementary level.
 
  Garland Elementary Boundary Analysis PDF      
March 17, 2009 PDF PDF
 
  • The Board conducted a public hearing and later discussed the tentative agreement with PAEA.  Action is planned for the March 31, 2009, regular meeting.
  • The Board conducted a public hearing and later discussed the tentative agreement with CSEA.  Action is planned for the March 31, 2009, regular meeting.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented employees.  Action is planned for the March 31, 2009, regular meeting.
  • The Board took action to approve the conceptual design for the new classroom building at Ohlone Elementary.
  • The Board discussed master plans for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools modernization.
  • The Board took action to authorize bids for the Palo Alto High School field projects.
  • The Board took action to approve the second interim financial report.
  • The Board took action to award contracts for the set-up and rental of modular buildings at Ohlone Elementary and Jordan and JLS middle schools.
  • The Board discussed authorizing a teacher with sufficient coursework for a single subject class.
  • The Board discussed a resolution for a classified reduction in service paid for by categorical funds from the state which was part of the funding cuts.
 
March 17, 2009 Special Meeting PDF PDF
 
  • The Board met with staff, including middle school principals, to discuss middle school demographics and school size data and included impacts to Terman Middle School, housing sixth grade, growing the middle schools, triggers for a possible fourth middle school, and considerations for each grade level.
 
March 6, 2009 Special Meeting
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  • The Board took action to approve formation of a Regional Occupational Program Joint Powers Agreement with Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Fremont Union High School District.
 
March 3, 2009
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  • Staff presented the Second Interim Financial Report for discussion.
  • Staff presented an update on the Strategic Plan.
  • The Board discussed approval of Ohlone Elementary School’s new classroom building design.
  • The Board took action to approve the budgets for the elementary school level construction specifying funds to be used for each part of that work.
  • The Board discussed technology purchases to be made from Measure A funding.
 
  Elementary School Budgets Measure-A PDF Ohlone Conceptual Recommendation Gelfand Partners PDF
 
  Second Interim Financial Report PDF Strategic Plan Recap PDF
 
February 24, 2009
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  • Staff presented an update on the K-5 science implementation.
  • The Board took action regarding Garland Elementary to approve full renovation of the exiting wings, positioning of the library, for a new two-story classroom wing, and for the location of the MP building, with a qualification that the MP room accommodate the school population.
  • The Board took action to authorize filing an exemption to CEQA for the Palo Alto High School fields.
  • The Board took action to specify proprietary items for construction in bids or requests for proposals.
  • The Board discussed authorizing solicitation of bids for the Palo Alto High School fields.
  • The Board discussed changes to the funding sources for the contract with Gilbane.
  • The Board took action to nominated Michael Gipe, Nancy Newton, Pam Parker, and George Sanchez as delegates for Region 20 of the California School Boards Association.
 
  Garland Elementary School Design Update PDF Garland School PDF
 
  K-5 Science PDF
 
February 10, 2009
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  • The Board conducted a public hearing and then discussed a waiver for the Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program.
  • Staff presented a progress report on the design for Garland Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed adopting a prequalification questionnaire and uniform rating system for contractors.
  • The Board discussed approving a teaching wall project at the elementary schools.
  • The Board discussed a contract with AEDIA Architecture and Gelfand Partners for modular buildings to accommodate growth at three campuses.
  • The Board discussed authorizing filing of an exemption to CEQA for the Palo Alto High School fields.
  • The Board discussed specifying proprietary items for construction.
  • The Board took action to authorize leasing space at 2462C Wyandotte Avenue for the adult education program.
  • The Board discussed the modification to the superintendent’s contract.
  • The Board discussed nominees to the California School Boards Association delegate assembly election.
 
  Progress Report Garland Elementary School Schematic Design PDF
 
February 10, 2009 Special Meeting
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  • The Board of education met in closed session for the evaluation of the superintendent.
 
January 27, 2009
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  • The Board recognized two teachers for achieving National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.  The Board also recognized two teachers receiving certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Staff presented a progress report on the high school master plans.
  • Lapkoff & Gobalet presented enrollment projections for the middle and high schools.
  • Staff presented information regarding student population growth and potential boundary adjustments.
  • The Board discussed budgets for elementary school construction using Measure A bond money.
  • The Board discussed a contract with O’Connor Construction Management for maintenance project services.
  • The Board discussed a variable term waiver for an elementary Spanish immersion teacher.
  • The Board discussed a contract with Paul Hull for Inspector of Record services at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed authorizing the solicitation of bids for the design, manufacture, and installation of bleachers at Palo Alto high school.
 
  Enrollment Forecasts for Elementary Enrollment PDF District-wide Enrollment Forecasts PDF    
  Master Plan Update (Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools) PDF Middle and High School Trends and Forecasts PDF
 
  Nationally Certified Teachers PDF Boundary Adjustments PDF
 
January 27, 2009 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met to review the high school Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) for both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools.  The information reflected work on the upcoming Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation materials.
January 13, 2009
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  • Staff presented an update on the progress for the design at Garland Elementary School.
  • Staff presented an update on the progress for the design at Ohlone Elementary School.
  • Staff presented the results of the 2007-08 annual independent audit report.
  • Staff presented the latest information on the Governor’s budget proposals.
  • The Board discussed entering into contracts for surveying work at Garland and Ohlone.
  • The Board discussed a modification to the CBO’s contract to add days due to the expanding needs for the construction projects.  The increase will be paid with bond funds.
  • The Board took action to approve their final assignments to various committees for 2009.
  • The Board took action to revise the budget for the Gunn Industrial Arts Building project.
  Garland Elementary School Schematic Design PDF Governor's Proposed Budget PDF
 
  Ohlone School Design Gelfand Partners PDF  
 
December 19, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board took action to correct an error on the 2010-2011 calendar in February.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for the Gunn Industrial Arts Building renovation and addition to Svala Construction.
  • The Board discussed a revision to the budget for the Gunn Industrial Arts Building after funding was withheld at the state level.
December 15, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding the elementary school growth planning.
  • Staff and the demographers presented updated enrollment projections.
  Demographic Trends PDF Elementary School Capacity Survey PDF
 
December 9, 2008
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  • The Board conducted its annual organizational meeting.  Mitchell was elected president; Klausner was elected vice-president; and Skelly was elected secretary/clerk.  Various committee assignments were discussed, with action planned for January 13, 2009. 
  • The Board took action to ratify the tentative agreements with PAEA and CSEA.
  • The Board approved the compensation changes for non-represented employees.
  • The Board approved the changes to the graduation requirements.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding high school master plan services.
  • The Board took action to approve the scope, budgets, and architect contract for the various projects at the high schools.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding pre-design for the middle schools.
  • The Board took action to give a positive certification for the First Interim Financial Report and to approve the budget revisions.
  • Staff presented the 2007-08 parcel tax fiscal report.
  • The Board ratified the school plans and school and library improvement block grant budget for the elementary and middle schools.
  • The Board discussed a revision to the 2010-11 school year calendar to correct a holiday error in February.  Action was planned for December 19.
December 9, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding alternative methods for construction project delivery.  No action was taken.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding the high school master plan services.  No action was taken.
  • Staff and consultants presented information regarding middle school pre-design services.
  Project Delivery Methods PDF Pre-Design Progress (Middle Schools) PDF
 
  Master Plan (Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools) PDF
 
November 18, 2008
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  • The Board conducted public hearings on the proposed tentative agreements with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA) and the California School Employees Association CSEA).
  • The Board took action to select member Melissa Baten Caswell as representative to the City’s Housing Element Committee.
  • The Board discussed the proposed tentative agreements with PAEA and CSEA.  Action to ratify the agreements was planned for December 9.
  • The Board discussed compensation changes for non-represented employees.  Action was planned for December 9.
  • The Board took action to approve the measurable achievement goals supporting the Strategic Plan.
  • The Board discussed proposed changes to graduations requirements to better meet the UC a-g requirements.  Action was planned for December 9.
  • The Board took action to approve the proposed 2009 Summer School Program, the tuition schedule, and the program locations.
  • The Board discussed the scope, budgets, and architect contract for the Palo Alto High School fields projects.  Action was planned for a December meeting.
  • Staff presented the annual School Impact Fee report for 2007-08.
  • The Board took action to vote for Gervase, Walton, and Parker for the Santa Clara County Committee on School Organization.
  • Staff presented the First Interim Financial Report.  Action was planned for December 9.
  • The Board discussed the possibility of nominating candidates for the California School Boards Association delegate assembly.  There were no nominations.
  Assessment Report PDF First Interim Financial Report PDF
 
November 18, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met to discuss the Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) reports with middle school principals.
November 12, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board took action to award a contract for work at Gunn High School to Jon Plane Construction, Inc. in the amount of $816,400, which included the customary ten percent contingency.
October 30, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board held a special meeting to adopt the budget for Measure A.
  • The Board took action to authorize an addendum to the contract with AEDIS Architects.
  • The Board took action to authorize an addendum to the contract with Gelfand Partners.
  • The Board took action to authorize the purchase of switches for the secondary school network infrastructure.
  • The Board, district staff, and elementary principals discussed the Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs) at length.
October 28, 2008
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  • The Board met with students from the high schools for an informal dinner before open session.
  • The Board approved revisions to a board policy regarding school size and enrollment.
  • The Board discussed the 2008 summer school program and the proposal for the 2009 program.  Action is planned for November 18.
  • The Board approved the proposed school calendars for 2009-10 and 2010-11.
  • The Board discussed the third report regarding assessment and strategic plan goals.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to the contract with AEDIS.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to the contract with Gelfand Partners.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  • The Board discussed a budget for the Measure A bond.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  • The Board took action to authorize soliciting bids for the industrial arts building at Gunn High School.
  • The Board took action to adopt a resolution opposing transfer of territory into Palo Alto Unified School District.
  • The Board discussed the appointment of Baten Caswell to a City of Palo Alto committee on the housing element.  Action is planned for November 18.
  • Staff presented information on the purchase of switches for the secondary school network infrastructure.  Action is planned at a special meeting on October 30.
  Assessment Report PDF  
October 14, 2008
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  • The Board discussed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA).  The item returns for action on the consent calendar October 28.
  • The Board discussed the proposed school calendars for 2009-10 and 2010-11.  They also heard public comments.  Action is planned for October 28.
  • The Board discussed revisions to Board Policy 6011—School Size and Enrollment.  Action is planned for October 28.
  • Staff presented the second of a three-part series of report on assessment and strategic plan goals.
  • Comments were made regarding a resolution for a transfer of property into the Palo Alto Unified School District.  The item returns on the consent calendar October 28.
  • Staff provided an update on the state budget.
  • The Board discussed authorization to seek bids for the industrial arts building at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed a student nutrition services consultant contract for the 2008-09 school year.
  • The Board discussed the annual renewal of student teaching/intern agreements with local universities.
  • Staff presented the resolution for the adoption of appropriation limits for 2007-08 and 2008-09.  The item returns for action on the consent calendar October 28.
 
  Assessment Report PDF Proposed School Calendars PDF
 
September 30, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met in special session to discuss an addendum to the contract with Gelfand Partners.
  • The Board also discussed entering into a contract with Verde Design for landscape services at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed a change order allowance for the contract with O C Jones and Sons for the fields at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools.
 
September 23, 2008
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  • The Board took action to approve the revisions to the 2008-09 budget and to approving the 2007-08 unaudited actual financial report.
  • Staff presented the proposed calendars for the 2009-20 and 2010-11 school calendars.  The item will be discussed again at the October 14 meeting with action planned for the October 28 regular meeting.
  • Staff presented the enrollment report for the current school year.
  • Staff presented a revised School Size policy.  The item will be discussed again at the October 14 meeting with action planned for the October 28 regular meeting.
  • Staff presented a report on California standards tests and accountability.
  • The Board discussed an amendment to the master agreement with DLM Architects for high school master planning services.
  • The Board discussed a lighting project for the Palo Alto High School aquatic center.
  • The Board took action to execute a time and materials contract with OCMI for $758,730 and a contract with GBC for $1,281,675 to provide program, project, and construction management services through June 30, 2009.
 
  Enrollment Report PDF Assessment Report: California Standards Test PDF
September 9, 2008
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  • The Board conducted a public hearing on the availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board took action to adopt the focused goals for the 2008-09 school year.
  • Staff presented an update on the 2007-08 ending balances and a budget update for 2008‑09.
  • The Board discussed availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board discussed entering into contracts with O’Connor Construction Management and Gilbane Building Company to provide program, project, and construction management services.
  2008-09 Budget Update PDF  
September 9, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board discussed entering into contracts with O’Connor Construction Management and Gilbane Building Company to provide program, project, and construction management services.
  • Staff provided information regarding an action plan for Measure A.
  • Staff provided an update on the progress toward architect assignments.
August 26, 2008
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  • Student Board representatives for 2008-09 are Phil Park, Gunn, and Chirag Krishna, Paly.
  • The Board appointed the members of the Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
  • The Board discussed the 2008-09 focused goals.
  • The Board discussed refining the Superintendent and Board protocols.
  • Staff presented a process for updating policy and procedure.
  • Staff requested authorization to seek bids for the installation of the structural elements for the Gunn High School lower fields.
  • The Board took action to authorize entering a master contract for Measure A architectural services with AEDIS, Deems Lewis McKinley, and Gelfand.
  • The Board took action to extend the contract with O’Connor Construction through September 30.
  2008-09 District Focused Goals PDF (3 MB )  
August 19, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met in a special meeting to:
    • discuss entering a master contract for Measure A architectural services.
    • discuss extending the contract with O’Connor Construction Management.
    • discuss appointing member to the Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
    • take action on the declaration of need for emergency permits and short-term staffing permits for certificated employees.
    • take action on variable term waivers for a library media teacher and an industrial arts and technology education teacher.
    • take action to assign the departmentalized subject video production teacher.
    • take action to authorize three teachers to teach a single subject class upon meeting course work requirements.
  • The Board then met in closed session.
August 12, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met in a special meeting to take action on Resolution 2008-09.04 – Approving a Form of Official Statement in Connection with the Issuance of Palo Alto Unified School District General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2008, Series 2008.
August 5, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met at a workshop with facilitator Rene Townsend to discuss issues and planning for the coming school year.
  • The Board met in the afternoon with Council to discuss issues and planning for the coming school year.
  • The Board discussed Resolution 2008-09.04 – Approving a Form of Official Statement in Connection with the Issuance of Palo Alto Unified School District General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2008, Series 2008.
August 4, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board met at a workshop with facilitator Rene Townsend to discuss issues and planning for the coming school year.
July 2, 2008 Special Meeting
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  • The Board held a special meeting to take action to:
    • approve Bond Issuance documents
    • approve the Strong Schools Bond Citizen’s Oversight Committee guidelines
    • approve the contract with O’Connor Construction Management through August 31.
    • establish an initial pool of architects for the Strong Schools Bond
    • approve a new contract term with CSEA
    • approve the Child Care Service and Lease Renewal Contract with Children’s Creative Learning Center, Inc.
    • approve the Consent Calendar item: Resolution 2008-09.03 – Authorizing Signatures.

 



Meeting Date (2007-08)
Board Packet*
Minutes
June 24, 2008 PDF (23MB)
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  • The Board approved the consent calendar which included certification and adoption of an English Book for Palo Alto High School; certification and adoption of English Books for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools; contracts for legal services to Lozano Smith, Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost, and Miller, Brown & Dannis for 2008-09; ratification of representatives to California Interscholastic Federation, Central Coast Section League; the Uniform Complaint Quarterly Report; the annual request to submit an application for Consolidated Categorical Aid; 2008-09 Adult School Courses; a resolution for a classified reduction in services; and a resolution for the child development contract for 2008-09.
  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding Developer Fee Adjustments.
  • The Board took action to approve the budget for 2008-09 which included three resolutions.
  • The Superintendent provided a presentation on the focus goals for 2007-08 and proposed goals for 2008-09.
  • Staff presented an update on the implementation of the Mandarin Chinese Program and the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant award.
  • The Board took action to adopt the developer fee adjustments.
  • The Board took action to adopt a resolution to establish the tax rate for bonds and authorizing necessary actions in connection to the sale during fiscal year 2008-09.
  • The Board discussed the establishment of the citizens’ bond oversight committee.
  • The Board discussed extending the contract with O’Connor Construction Management to the end of August 2008.
  • The Board discussed establishment of an initial pool of architects for bond projects.
  • The Board took action to award a contract to ESR Construction for installation of one modular building at Fairmeadow Elementary.
  • The Board took action to extend and modify the Superintendent’s Employment contract.
  • The Board took action to appoint Bob Golton and Cathy Mak to share the position of Chief Business Officer for the 2008-09 school year.
  • The Board discussed extending the contract term with CSEA.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2008-09 school/program assignments for its members.
  • The Board discussed renewing the Child Care Services premises contract.
 
June13, 2008    
 
  • The Board met in closed session regarding the evaluation of the superintendent.
 
June11, 2008 Special Meeting Agenda PDF
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  • The Board met in closed session regarding the evaluation of the superintendent.
 
June 10, 2008 Special Meeting Agenda PDF
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  • The Board met in closed session regarding the evaluation of the superintendent.
 
June 4, 2008 Special Meeting PDF
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  • The Board took action to award the construction contract for the Gunn Aquatic Center to Biels Martin.
 
June 3, 2008 PDF (15MB)
 
  • Approval of consent calendar items included the Deferred Maintenance Plan update; initial proposals for negotiations from CSEA to PAUSD; initial proposals for negotiations from PAUSD to CSEA; initial proposals for negotiations from PAEA to PAUSD; initial proposals for negotiations from PAUSD to PAEA; and Resolution 2007-08.16 for Classified Reduction in Services.
  • The Board conducted a public hearing on the proposed district budget for the 2008-09 school year including three supporting resolutions.
  • The Board discussed the proposed budget for 2008-09 and its three supporting resolutions.
  • The Board discussed adjustments to the Developer Impact Fees.
  • The Board discussed drafts of bond issuance resolutions.
  • The Board discussed adoption of an English Book for Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board discussed adoption of English Books for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools.
  • The Board approved the updated GATE Plan.
  • The Board discussed awarding contracts for legal services to Lozano Smith; Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost; and Miller, Brown & Dannis for the 2008-09 school year.
  • The Board discussed assignment for its members to various school sites and programs in the district.
  • The Board approved the Board Meeting Calendar for the 2008-09 school year.
 
  Proposed Budget PDF    
May 27, 2008 PDF (12MB)
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  • The Board approved the consent calendar, which included authorization to accept Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act funds.
  • The Board conducted public hearings on items including:  initial proposals for negotiations from CSEA to PAUSD; initial proposals for negotiations from PAUSD to CSEA; initial proposals for negotiations from PAEA to PAUSD; initial proposals for negotiations from PAUSD to PAEA; and on the Deferred Maintenance Plan.
  • Staff reported on the Governor’s May budget revise and an update on the district’s budget for 2008-09 and property tax revenue.
  • The Board approved the proposed student nutrition services plan for 2008-09.
  • The Board discussed a resolution to reduce classified services in accordance with changes to the student nutrition services plan.
  • Staff presented information on the Stellar Coaches Fund for both high schools from donors Celeste and Kevin Ford.
  • The Board discussed the application for 2008-09 GATE funding.
  • Staff provided a presentation for increasing academic achievement and developing college readiness for students of color.
  • The Board discussed each of the public hearing items as noted above.
  • The Board discussed the proposed Board Meeting Calendar for the 2008-09 school year.
 
  Strategic Plan PDF Budget Update PDF  
May 13, 2008 PDF (1MB)
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  • Consent calendar approvals included an MOU among Basic Aid Districts in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties for 2007-08 and 2008-09; appointment of an independent auditor for 2007-08; and a contract with Miller, Brown & Dannis for legal services.
  • Staff presented an update on school district construction.
  • The Board discussed the final proposal of the Strategic Plan.  Further discussion and action is planned for the May 27 meeting.
  • Staff provided a presentation on the Adult School mid-term WASC report.
  • Staff provided a presentation on proposed changes to the student nutrition services plan for the 2008-09 school year.
  • The Board approved the college bound program at Barron Park Elementary, which begins in August 2008.
  • Staff provided an update on the work of the Health Council.
  • Staff provided an update on the work of the Palo Alto Drug and Alcohol Community Collaborative.
  • The Board took action to award a contract to ESR Construction for the installation of two modular buildings at Ohlone Elementary.
  • The Board took action to award a contract to American Asphalt for paving services at Escondido Elementary.
 
  Adult School Midterm Report PDF Construction Status Report PDF  
  Health Council Update PDF Student Nutrition Plan 2008-09 PDF  
  Strategic Plan Update PDF    
May 9, 2008 Special Meeting Agenda PDF
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  • A meeting of about 70 board, staff, and community members was held at the Crowne Plaza for a final discussion of the Strategic Plan before its presentation for final consideration by the Board.
 
May 7, 2008 Special Meeting Agenda PDF
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  • Parent and volunteer Terry Godfrey presented information that analyzed Strategic Plan survey comments.  Information was broken down by parent, teacher, and student comments.
  • Staff then updated the most current version of the strategic plan.
 
  Strategic Plan Update PDF Survey Analysis PDF  
April 22, 2008 PDF(5MB)
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  • The Board met in a study session to discuss the progress of the Strategic Plan.
  • During the regular meeting, the Board certified and adopted a chemistry book and biotechnology book for Palo Alto High school and adopted resolutions for issuance of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, for a classified reduction in service, for the day and week of the teacher, and for classified employees’ week as part of the consent calendar.
  • The update of the Strategic Plan was part of the regularly televised portion of the meeting.
  • The Board discussed the college bound program at Barron Park Elementary.
  • The Board discussed signing an MOU among basic aid school districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years.
  • The Board discussed the renewing the contract of the independent auditor for 2007-08, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. at a cost of $44,000.
  • The Board noted the meritorious award presented by ASBO to Business Services for its budget book.
  • The Board took action to accept the Aquatic Center plans from the Gunn High School Sports Boosters and authorized staff to solicit bids for the installation.
  • The Board discussed using the legal services of Miller, Brown & Dannis for construction documentation.
 
  Strategic Plan Update PDF    
April 8, 2008 PDF(5MB)
PDF
 
  • The Board approved a resolution for National Volunteer Week, April 27-May 3, 2008.
  • The Board, staff, and representatives of McKinsey & Company discussed progress on the strategic planning process, including recent results from the surveys.
  • The Board heard proposals for new high school courses including Grade 9 Integrated Science 1; Grades 9-12 Mandarin Chinese 1, 2, 3 and 4; Grade 12 Advanced Placement (AP) Economic is – Macro; and Grades 10-12 Foundations of Science.  Approval is pending at the meeting of April 22, 2008.
  • The Board discussed certification and adoption of two books:  Modern Chemistry by Raymond E. Davis, Regina Frey, Mickey Sarquis, and Jerry L. Sarquis and Introduction to Biotechnology by William J. Thieman and Michael A. Palladino for Palo Alto High School.  Approval is pending at the meeting of April 22, 2008.
  • The Board discussed authorization to seek bids for the installation of a new aquatic center at Gunn High School.  Approval is pending at the meeting of April 22, 2008.  The project is contingent on the passage of Measure A, the facilities bond, on June 3, 2008.
  • The Board took action to award a contract for the Gunn and Palo Alto high school synthetic turf installation and the Gunn High School lower field improvements to O. C. Jones and Sons in the total amount of $5,123,800, including a contingency of ten percent.
  • The Board discussed authorizing bids for eight summer maintenance projects that would include Addison, Ohlone, Nixon, and Escondido elementary schools; JLS Middle School; Gunn High School, and the Corp Yard.  Approval is pending at the meeting of April 22, 2008.
  • The Board took action to award a contract to ESR Construction in the total amount of $374,000, including a ten percent contingency, for a modular daycare building at Hoover Elementary School.
  • The Board discussed issuance of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) in the amount of $5 million to accommodate cash flow needs in the General Fund.  Approval is pending at the meeting of April 22, 2008.
  • The Board discussed passing a resolution for a classified reduction of service of 1.0 full‑time equivalent (FTE) position due to the end of funding for the position.  Approval is pending at the meeting of April 22, 2008.
  Strategic Plan Update PDF Synthetic Turf Contract PDF  
March 19, 2008 PDF
PDF

 

  • The Board met with staff and representatives of McKinsey & Company regarding the strategic planning process.
March 18, 2008 PDF(2MB)
PDF
 
  • Staff reviewed the enrollment numbers for the fall of 2008.  They also reviewed the random selection process for district-wide programs.
  • The Second Interim Financial Report was approved for a positive certification to the county superintendent.
    Janice Shaul and Lisa Lewis, Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) reviewed the program.
  2nd Interim Financial Report PDF Enrollment Report PDF  
  Palo Alto Community Child Care Report PDF    
March 11, 2008 PDF(2MB )
PDF
 
  • Staff presented an update of work being done on the strategic plan with McKinsey & Company.  The presentation included the expected timeline through April, stakeholder perspectives, current vision and mission, results of interviews, and the approach to focus groups and surveys.
  • The Board discussed the adoption of elementary and middle school science instructional materials.  Adoption is recommended as part of the consent calendar for the March 18 meeting.
  • Staff reviewed the Second Interim Financial Report.  This required report covers changes form the first interim, property tax growth, and the 2008-09 estimated deficit and budget balancing plan.  This report indicates the district can meet its financial obligations for the current and subsequent two fiscal years.
  • Staff reported on the student nutrition services program which is projecting a deficit.  A potential grab and go program will be presented at a future Board meeting.
  2nd Interim Financial Report PDF (50MB) Strategic Plan Update PDF  
  K-8 Science Report PDF    
February 26, 2008 PDF(6MB )
PDF
 
  • The Board adopted a resolution ordering a school bond election for June 3, 2008, and authorizing necessary actions in connection therewith.  This item was previously discussed at the February 12 regular Board meeting.
  • The Board accepted two donations: $2,800,000 for the installation of synthetic turf at both high school fields and $50,000 for the improvements to the Gunn lower fields.  In related actions, the Board: approved the budget allocations to the synthetic turf project and Gunn’s lower fields project; authorized entering into a contract with Verde Design Inc.  for the design and construction administration for the Gunn High School lower fields project in the amount of $275,000, including a ten percent contingency; and authorized solicitation of bids for the installation of synthetic turf at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and for field improvements to the Gunn High School lower fields.  Each of these items was previously discussed at the February 12 regular Board meeting.
  • The Board also endorsed five candidates to serve on the California School Boards Association delegate assembly for Region 20, Santa Clara County, including Frank Biehl of Eastside; Cynthia Chang of Los Gatos-Saratoga; Rudy Nasol of Berryessa; Kathleen Sullivan of Morgan Hill; and Dana Tom of Palo Alto.
  After the Bond Passes PDF Strategic Plan Updated PDF  
  Bond Resolution PDF    
February 12, 2008
PDF(6MB )
 
  • The Board passed a resolution in opposition to the Governor’s proposed budget.  In addition, it was agreed letters would be sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Joe Simitian, and Assembly member Ira Ruskin.
  • The Board approved a waiver application for the Adult Education Innovation and Alternative Instruction Delivery Program.
  • The Board also appointed Melissa Baten Caswell as liaison to the Palo Alto PTA Council for the remainder of the 2007-08 school year.
  Bond Issue PDF Gunn Lower Fields PDF  
  Gunn and Paly Fields PDF Strategic Plan Draft PDF
January 29, 2008
PDF(1MB )
PDF
January 22, 2008 Special Meeting
PDF(1MB )
PDF
  2008 School Bond PDF(5 MB )  
January 15, 2008
PDF(1MB )
  Governor's Proposed Budget PDF  
December 20, 2007 Special Meeting Agenda
PDF(13 KB )
PDF
December 18, 2007 Special Meeting
PDF(1 MB )
PDF
December 11, 2007
PDF(6 MB )
PDF
  1st Interim Financial Report PDF(116 KB) Gunn High School Aquatic Center PDF
  Strategic Plan Thoughts PDF (37 KB )  
November 13, 2007
PDF (1 MB )
PDF
  1st Interim Financial Report PDF (33 MB ) High School Task Force Progress Report PDF
  Demographic Trends & Enrollment Forecast PDF  
November 1, 2007 Special Meeting Agenda
PDF (13 KB )
PDF
October 30, 2007 Special Meeting Agenda
PDF (13 KB )
PDF
October 23, 2007
PDF(1 MB )
PDF
  Elementary Enrollment Update PDF (30 KB ) Bond Issue PDF (1 MB )
  District Goal: Improve Communication PDF (1 MB ) Survey of Likely Voters PDF (30 KB )
October 9, 2007
PDF (2 MB )
PDF
September 25, 2007
PDF (2 MB )
PDF
  Enrollment Report PDF (1 MB )
  Staffing Report PDF (1 MB )
September 11, 2007
PDF (3 MB )
PDF
August 28, 2007
PDF (4 MB )
PDF
  Revenue Update 2007-2008 PDF (4 MB )


Meeting Date (2006-07)
Board Packet*
August 22, 2006
PDF (31 MB )
August 29, 2006
PDF (7 MB )
  State Budget Presentation 2006 - 2007 PDF (1 MB)
September 12, 2006
PDF (6 MB )
September 26, 2006
PDF (4 MB )
October 10, 2006
PDF (4 MB )
October 24, 2006
PDF (4 MB )
November 2, 2006
PDF (4 MB )
November 14, 2006
PDF (16 MB )
November 28, 2006
PDF (7 MB )
December 12, 2006
PDF (14 MB )
  Feasibility Study Implementing a K-5 Mandarin Chinese Dual Immersion Program Presentation PDF (1 MB)
January 9, 2007
PDF (6 MB )
January 16, 2007
PDF (1 MB )
  Planning for Enrollement Growth Presentation PDF (1 MB)  
January 30, 2007
PDF (4 MB )
February 6, 2007
PDF (1 MB )
February 13, 2007
PDF (9 MB )
February 27, 2007
PDF (9 MB )
March 6, 2007
PDF (1 MB )
March 13, 2007
PDF (7 MB )
  2006-07 Second Interim Financial Report PDF (3 MB)  
March 20, 2007
PDF (3 MB)
March 27, 2007
PDF (13 MB)
  2006-07 New State Grants Update PDF (1 MB)  
April 10 , 2007
PDF (1 MB)
April 17, 2007
PDF (9 MB)
April 24, 2007  
  Proposed Facilities Master Plan Presentation PDF (4 MB)  
May 1, 2007
PDF (1 MB)
May 8, 2007
PDF (4 MB)
May 22, 2007
PDF (3 MB)
  Charter School Ongoing Incremental Costs PDF (77 KB)  
June 5, 2007
PDF (4 MB)
  Proposed Budget 2007-08 PDF (101 KB)  
June 19, 2007
PDF (2 MB)
June 26, 2007
PDF (4 MB)
  Budget Presentation - Retiree Healthcare Plan PDF (195KB)  
  Organizational Development Project PDF (405KB)  

 

 

Meeting Date (2005-06)
Board Packet*
August 23, 2005
PDF (3.5 MB )
August 30, 2005
PDF (3.3 MB )
September 13, 2005
PDF (8.6 MB )
September 27, 2005
PDF (11 MB )
October 11, 2005
PDF (6 MB )
October 25, 2005
PDF (1.5 MB )
November 1, 2005 (Agenda Only, No Packet)
PDF (1 MB )
November 8, 2005
PDF (1 MB )
November 10, 2005 (Agenda Only, No Packet)
PDF (1 MB )
November 15, 2005
PDF (4 MB )
November 17, 2005 (Agenda Only, No Packet)
PDF (1 MB )
November 28, 2005 (Agenda Only, No Packet) Cancelled
November 29, 2005 (Agenda Only, No Packet)
PDF (1 MB )
December 13, 2005
PDF (7 MB )
January 10, 2006
PDF (6 MB )
February 14, 2006
PDF (7 MB )
March 14, 2006
PDF (2 MB )
March 28, 2006
PDF (8 MB )
April 4, 2006
PDF (8 MB )
April 25, 2006
PDF (3 MB )
May 02, 2006
PDF (1 MB )
May 09, 2006
PDF (15 MB )
May 23, 2006
PDF (18 MB )
June 13, 2006
PDF (32 MB )
June 27, 2006
PDF (11 MB )

 


Meeting Date (2004-05)
Board Packet*
August 24, 2004
PDF (1.7 MB )
August 31, 2004
PDF (1.6 MB )
September 14, 2004
PDF (2.5 MB )
September 28, 2004
PDF (3.3 MB )
October 5, 2004
No Packet
October 12, 2004
PDF (1.9 MB )
October 19, 2004
No Packet
October 26, 2004
PDF (1.4 MB )
November 9, 2004
PDF (1.3 MB )
November 16, 2004
No Packet
November 23, 2004
No Packet
November 30, 2004
No Packet
December 14, 2004
PDF (3.3 MB )
January 11, 2005
PDF (1.1 MB )
January 18, 2005
PDF (383 KB )
January 25, 2005
PDF (3.4 MB )
February 8, 2005
PDF (3.7 MB )
February 15, 2005
No Packet
February 22, 2005
PDF (3.8 MB )
March 1, 2005
No Packet
March 8, 2005
PDF (4.3 MB)
March 22, 2005
PDF (1 MB)
April 12, 2005
PDF (1 MB)
April 19, 2005
No Packet
April 26, 2005
PDF (3.4 MB)
May 10, 2005
PDF (4.9 MB)
May 17, 2005
No Packet
May 24, 2005
PDF (3 MB)
June 14, 2005
PDF (4.5 MB)
June 28, 2005
PDF (3.5 MB)



Meeting Date (2003-04)
Board Packet*
August 26, 2003
PDF (4 MB )
September 9, 2003
(2 MB)
September 23, 2003
(6.5 MB)
September 30, 2003
Special Meeting
October 7, 2003
Special Meeting
October 14, 2003
(3 MB)
October 28, 2003
(576 KB)
November 4, 2003
Meeting Cancelled
November 18, 2003
(1.7 MB)
December 9, 2003
(2 MB)
January 13, 2004
(5.2 MB)
January 27, 2004
(1 MB)
February 10, 2004
(1.4 MB)
February 17, 2004
Special Meeting
February 24, 2004
(4 MB)
March 9, 2004
(6.5 MB)
March 23, 2004
(2 MB)
April 20, 2004
(3 MB)
May 11, 2004
(4 MB)
May 25, 2004
(2 MB)
June 8, 2004
(3 MB)
June 22, 2004
(5.5 MB)


Revised July 2007