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March 25, 2014

 

 

 

 


Place:

Board Room - Administration Building

25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto Unified
School District
Board of Education

 

Regular Meeting

 

Date:
Time:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. Tenure Celebration
  6:00 P.M. - Closed Session
  6:30 P.M. - Open Session

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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.

 

 

 

I.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

 

 

A.

Call to Order

 

 

 

B.

Recess to Closed Session (Conference Room A)         6:00 p.m.

Action

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

[√]  1.   Employee Appointment / Employment / Evaluation pursuant to Government Code 54957: Principal(s)

[  ]  2.   Employee Appointment pursuant to Government Code §54957

[√]  3.   ·  Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation pursuant to Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9:  Three (3) cases.  Name of cases:  (1) Taisei Construction Corporation v. PAUSD, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 113CV248322; (2) Preston Pipeline, Inc. v. Taisei Construction Corporation, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 114CV258502; (3) AB Calif Acquisition Corp. vs Acoustics By the Bay, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 114CV259593.

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

[  ]  5.   Conference with Labor Negotiator, Dr. Scott Bowers, regarding PAEA, CSEA, and Non‑represented groups pursuant to Government Code §54957.6

[√]  6.   Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code §54956 - 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  Regarding:  Instruction regarding price and terms of payment

[√]  7.   Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release pursuant to Government Code §54957

[  ]  8.   Student Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.

 

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Agenda Order

Action

 

 

B.

Student Board Representative Reports

Information

 

 

C.

Superintendent’s Report

Information

 

 

D.

Student and Staff Successes

Information

1

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 as presented.

 

 

 

D.

Approval of Strong Schools Bond Change Orders

Consent

5

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the change orders as presented.

 

 

 

E.

Deferral of Thirteenth Elementary School Planning

Consent

6

 

 

It is recommended the Board defer planning work on a thirteenth elementary school; suspending the work of the recently formed thirteenth Elementary School Program Advisory Committee; and will sunshine its intent to consider extending the leases with Stratford School for Garland and Athena Academy for 525 San Antonio Road, which currently expire on June 30, 2015, by an additional year to June 30, 2016.  This item was discussed at the March 11, 2014, meeting.

 

 

 

F.

Extended Field Trip - International

Consent

7

 

 

It is recommended the Board approve the proposed January 2015 extended international field trip to La Amistad Camp in Costa Rica for Escondido fifth grade Spanish Immersion students.

 

 

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 the 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 to questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda.

 

 

V.

 

ACTION / DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

6:45

A.

Probationary Certificated Staff Members Recommended for Permanent Status

Action

8

5 m

 

It is recommended the Board reelect certificated staff members to positions in the District for the 2014-15 school year, thereby granting them permanent status at the start of the new school year.

 

 

6:50

B.

Ratification of Signed Contract with Leadership Associates

Action

9

5

 

The Board will ratify the contract with Leadership Associates, the superintendent search firm chose on March 10, 2014.

 

 

6:55

C.

Negotiations on Renewal of Cubberley Lease with the City of Palo Alto

Discussion

10

75 m

 

The Board will discuss providing direction and authorizing the Superintendent to continue exploring common Cubberley lease renewal interests with the City Manager.

 

 

8:10

D.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Budget

Discussion

11

15

 

The Board will discuss adopting the proposed CCSS budget.  Approval will be considered at the April 22, 2014, regular meeting.

 

 

8:25

E.

Board Policy Updates

Discussion

12

45 m

 

The California School Boards Association provides updates to board policies and regulations several times each year.  The Board will discuss the updates sent in December 2013.

 

 

9:10

F.

Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Renovation of L-31 and MS (E and K) at Gunn High School

Discussion

13

15 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to solicit bids for the Gunn High School E and K renovation project.

 

 

9:25

G.

Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Palo Alto High School Science Modular Classroom Retrofit Project

Discussion

14

5 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to solicit bids for retrofitting existing modular classrooms into two general science classrooms at Palo Alto High School.

 

 

9:30

H.

Authorization to Bid Summer Maintenance Projects

Discussion

15

15 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing staff to seek bids for the summer maintenance projects which include El Carmelo’s walkway; new flooring in the Terman multi-use building; replace the flooring in the district portion of the OH building at Briones; install new metal pool equipment building at Jordan; replace roofing on the M building at Jordan and stucco repair, ceiling repair, and light replacement; driveway improvements at Hoover; and selective replacement of canopy lights with LEDs.

 

 

9:45

I.

Addendum No. 3 to Contract with Gilbane Building Company

Discussion

16

5 m

 

The Board will discuss approving the addendum to the Gilbane contract to provide additional services in an amount not to exceed $98,000.

 

 

9:50

J.

Authorization to Purchase Apple Computers

Discussion

17

5 m

 

The Board will discuss authorizing purchase of up to $1,461,427.49 of Apple products during the 2014-15 school year.  This is part of the IT school purchase plan.

 

 

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.

 

 

9:55

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

 

 

 

 

Potential Closed Session meetings may occur on April 30 OR May 1 and on May 15 AND/OR 16.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for April 22, 2014.  Agenda items may include:

Board Policy Updates

Guidance Counseling

 

 

VII.

 

ADJOURN

Consensus

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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