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Upcoming Board Agenda
 

Place:

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

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meeting

 

Date:

Time:

May 26, 2015

5:00 p.m. - Closed Session

6:30 p.m. - Open Session

 

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

Should you need special accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 650.329.3737 or kruegsegger@pausd.org.  Community members wishing to address the Board are allotted THREE minutes per speaker.

Should more than 20 people wish to address any one topic, the Board may elect to allot a shorter time per speaker.  Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda.  Materials presented at the Board meeting will be copied and provided to Board members after the meeting. To address the Board of Education, please read the instructions by clicking on the link.

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

 

I.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

 

 

A.

Call to Order

 

 

 

B.

Recess to Closed Session (Conference Room A)            5:00 p.m.

Action

 

 

 

Anyone wishing to address the Board regarding Closed Session items may do so at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items listed below may be discussed in closed session.  Items [√] marked are scheduled for discussion at this meeting.  All proceedings are reported to the public in open session where action is taken or staff is given direction.

[  ]   1.  Employee Evaluation pursuant to Government Code §54957

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

[√]   3.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(2): one (1) claim either pursuant to Government Claims Act or other written communication threatening litigation from Grade Tech, Inc., which shall be available for public inspection.

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

[  ]   5.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9

[√]   6.  Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 – Negotiator: Dr. Scott Bowers, regarding PAEA, CSEA, and Non-represented Groups

[  ]   7.  Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54956 –

[√]   8.  Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release pursuant to Government Code §54957

[  ]   9.  Student Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.

 

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Agenda Order

Action

 

 

B.

Superintendent’s Report – Student and Staff Successes

Information

1

 

 

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

  • Gunn High School Singers
  • OCR
  • PRAs
  • Social Justice Pathway Video
  • Introduction to Greendell Principal

 

 

 

C.

Student Board Member Reports

Information

 

III.

 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR

Action

 

 

 

These items are considered routine and will be approved in one action without discussion.  If a Board member requests an item be removed from the Calendar or a citizen wishes to speak to an item, it will be considered under Action Items.

 

 

 

A.

Certificated Personnel Actions

Consent

2

 

 

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

 

 

 

B.

Classified Personnel Actions

Consent

3

 

 

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

 

 

 

C.

Approval of Warrants

Consent

4

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the warrants for April 2015 as presented.

 

 

 

D.

Approval of Change Orders

Consent

5

 

 

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

 

 

 

E.

Authorization to Award a Contract for School Lunch at Terman Middle School

Consent

6

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve continuing the pilot school lunch program and approving a contract to The Lunch Master for the 2015-16 school year at Terman.  This item was discussed at the May 12, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

F.

Student Nutrition Services Consultant Contract for 2015-16

Consent

7

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve renewing the food services management and consulting contract with Sodexo for 2015-16.  This item was discussed at the May 12, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

G.

Authorization to Extend Contract for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel

Consent

8

 

 

It is recommended the Board authorize a one year extension of the fuel contract with Valley Oil Company.  This item was discussed at the May 12, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

H.

Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) 1, Community Advisory Committee

Consent

9

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Bylaws as presented.

 

 

 

I.

Ratification of Representatives to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Central Coast Section (CCS) League

Consent

10

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the appointments for the 2015-16 school year.

 

 

 

J.

Resolution 2014-15.10 – Board Compensation for Missed Meeting

Consent

11

 

 

It is recommended the Board adopt this resolution to ensure Ms. Heidi Emberling receives compensation for the month of June 2015.

 

 

IV.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

 

 

 

Anyone wishing to address the Board on non-agenda items may do so at this time.  Comments will be taken after the Consent Calendar.  Community members wishing to address the Board are allotted THREE minutes per speaker.  Please note that speaking time cannot be delegated to another person.  Should more than 20 people wish to address any one topic, the Board may elect to allot TWO minutes per speaker.  Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. 

 

 

V.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

A.

Ratification of Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA)

Discussion

(15)

 

 

The Board will conduct a public hearing regarding approval of the changes to the tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with PAEA.

 

 

 

B.

Ratification of Tentative Agreement with California School Employees Association (CSEA)

Discussion

(16)

 

 

The Board will conduct a public hearing regarding approval of the changes to the tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with CSEA.

 

 

VI.

 

ACTION / DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

 

A.

Creative Bell Schedule Committee

Action

12

 

 

The Board will consider approving the new Bell Schedule for Gunn High School which includes moving to a block schedule.  This item was discussed at the May 12, 2015, regular meeting.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Academic Excellence and Learning.

 

 

 

B.

Final Report of the Minority Achievement and Talent Development (MATD) Advisory Committee

Information

13

 

 

Staff will present the final report of the advisory committee.  Recommendations will be considered as part of the budgeting process.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Academic Excellence and Learning.

 

 

 

C.

New Paly Athletic Center Financial and Contract Related Approvals

Discussion

14

 

 

The Board will discuss a series of recommendations regarding the Paly Athletic Center.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Budget Trends and Infrastructure.

 

 

 

D.

Ratification of Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA)

Discussion

15

 

 

The Board will discuss approving changes to the tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with PAEA through June 30, 2016.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment.

 

 

 

E.

Ratification of Tentative Agreement with California School Employees Association (CSEA)

Discussion

16

 

 

The Board will discuss approving changes to the tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with CSEA through June 30, 2017.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment.

 

 

 

F.

Compensation Changes for Non-Represented Management Employees

Discussion

17

 

 

The Board will discuss approving compensation changes for the non-represented management group.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment.

 

 

 

G.

Compensation Changes for Non-Represented Confidential/Supervisory Employee Group

Discussion

18

 

 

The Board will discuss approving compensation changes for the non-represented confidential/supervisory group.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment.

 

 

 

H.

Resolution No. 2014-15.13, Resolution Requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara to Establish the Tax Rate for Bonds of the Palo Alto Unified School District Expected to be Sold During the Fiscal Year 2015-2016, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith

Discussion

19

 

 

The Board will discuss adoption of a resolution regarding issuance of Series E Strong Schools Bonds.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Budget Trends and Infrastructure.

 

 

 

I.

Proposed Calendar for Board of Education Meetings – 2015-16 School Year

Discussion

20

 

 

The Board will discuss its meeting schedule for the 2015-16 school year.  It is anticipated action will be considered at the next regular meeting.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Governance and Communication.

 

 

 

J.

Certification of Election Results – Special Mail Ballot Election

Action

21

 

 

It is recommended the Board accept the Statement of Votes; accept the Certificates of Election Results; and declare the totals to be the final results of the election.  Strategic Plan Initiative: Governance and Communication.

 

 

VII.

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ REPORTS / CORRESPONDENCE / BOARD OPERATIONS / RECOGNITION

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

A.

Reports

 

 

 

B.

Correspondence

 

 

 

C.

Operations

 

 

 

 

Possible Future Board Agenda Items

              Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas.

 

 

 

D.

Acknowledgements and Recognition

 

 

 

E.

Board Calendar

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for June 9, 2015.  Future agenda items currently planned include:

Budget

Measure A Expenditure Plan

ERB and Teachers’ College Report, Survey, and Assessment Results

LCAP – Public Hearing

LCAP – Discussion

Attorney Contract Renewals

Final Report of MATD

New Play Athletic Center

Calendar

PAEA

CSEA

Non-Represented, Management

Non-Represented, Confidential/Supervisory

Resolution to Issue Bonds in 2015-16

Board Policy Updates

Assignment of Board Members to Schools, Special programs, and Parent Groups

Proposed Calendar for Board of Education Meetings – 2015-16

 

 

VIII.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

 

 

 

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