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Upcoming Board Agenda
 

Place:

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

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meeting

 

Date:
Time:

Tuesday, February 24, 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 PDF Document or individual items by clicking on the specific item title below.  The Executive Summary by the Superintendent 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 – Probationary Certificated Employees

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

[√]  3.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9: Two (2) cases. Facts and circumstances of the potential cases are not subject to disclosure pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Government Code Section 54956.9

[√]  4.  Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(4): Deciding whether to initiate litigation: One (1) Case

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

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

[√]  7.  Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 – Negotiator: Dr. Scott Bowers, regarding PAEA, CSEA, and Non-represented Groups

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

[√]  9.  Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release pursuant to Government Code §54957

[  ]  10.  Student Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.

 

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Agenda Order

Action

 

 

B.

Superintendent’s Report – Student and Staff Successes

Information

1

 

C.

Student Board Member Reports

Information

 

III.

 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR

Action

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

A.

Certificated Personnel Actions

Consent

2

 

 

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

 

 

 

B.

Classified Personnel Actions

Consent

3

 

 

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

 

 

 

C.

Approval of Warrants

Consent

4

 

 

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

 

 

 

D.

High School WASC Reports and SPSA Budget Approvals

Consent

5

 

 

It is recommended the Board accept the High School WASC reports and approve their SPSA budgets.  This item was discussed at the February 10, 2015, special meeting.

 

 

IV.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

V.

 

ACTION / DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

 

A.

2014-15 Second Interim Financial Report

Discussion

6

 

 

The Board will discuss the Second Interim report.  Action to be considered for the next meeting is to give a positive certification to the County Superintendent and to approve the budget revisions listed in the projected year totals.

 

 

 

B.

Approval of New Middle School Courses for 2015-16

Action

7

 

 

The Board will consider approving new electives for JLS Middle School: Design and Technology Studios; Creature Creations, and Writing for Multimedia.  The Board will also consider approving a pilot expansion of Mandarin Immersion to Jordan Middle School.  This item was discussed at the February 10, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

C.

Board Policy Updates

Action

8

 

 

The Board will consider adopting updates and suggested changes to board policies.  This item was discussed at the February 10, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

D.

2015 California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election

Action

9

 

 

The Board will consider their choices for five Region 20 representatives to the CSBA Delegate Assembly.  This item was discussed at the February 10, 2015, regular meeting.

 

 

 

E.

Social Media Board Policy and Administrative Regulation

Discussion

10

 

 

The Board will discuss their goals for a Board Policy and Administrative Regulation regarding Social Media.  Sample documents are included as a starting point for the discussion.

 

 

 

F.

Authorization to Purchase Apple and Chromebook Computers

Discussion

11

 

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to purchase up to $1,121,000 of Apple devices and up to $510,000 of Dell Chromebook devices.

 

 

VI.

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ REPORTS / CORRESPONDENCE / BOARD OPERATIONS / RECOGNITION

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

A.

Reports

 

 

 

B.

Correspondence

 

 

 

C.

Operations

 

 

 

 

Possible Future Board Agenda Items

              Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas.

 

 

 

D.

Acknowledgements and Recognition

 

 

 

E.

Board Calendar

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for March 10, 2015.

 

 

VII.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

 

 

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