May 24, 2016
Board Room – Administration Building
6:30 PM
Agenda
Action
Information
Consent
Public Hearing
Discussion
Title: 
I. Closed Session
Time: 
5:30 PM
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A. Call to Order
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B. Recess to Closed Session (Conference Room A)
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 – Principals, District Administrators (Coordinators, Directors, Associate Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendents) 
[ ] 3. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Significant exposure to litigation 
[ ] 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 

Title: 
II. Open Session / Reports
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A. Approval of Agenda Order
Action
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B. Superintendent’s Report
Information
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  • Student and Staff Successes
  • OCR Update 
  • • AAR Showcase 
  • • AP Retake 

 

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C. Student Board Member Reports
Information
Title: 
III. Approval of Consent Calendar
Tag: 
Action
Description: 
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.
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A. Certificated Personnel Actions
Consent
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It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel actions as presented. 

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B. Classified Personnel Actions
Consent
3

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

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C. Approval of Minutes
Consent
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It is recommended the Board approve minutes of the regular board meeting of October 26, 2015, and May 10, 2016 

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D. Approval of Change Orders
Consent
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It is recommended the Board approve the attached list of Strong Schools Bond change orders as presented. 

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E. Approval of Warrants
Consent
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It is recommended the Board approve the warrants as presented. 

Title: 
IV. Open Forum
Description: 
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.
Title: 
V. Action / Discussion / Information Items
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A. Jan Parker Substitute Award
Information
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This annual event recognizes our outstanding substitute teachers. Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Recruitment and Development 

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B. Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA)
Action
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The Board will discuss approving changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement with PAEA through June 30, 2018. This item was discussed at its May 10, regular meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment. 

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C. Ratification of Agreement with California School Employees Association (CSEA)
Action
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The Board will discuss approving changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement with CSEA through June 30, 2018. This item was discussed at its May 10, regular meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment. 

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D. Compensation Changes for Non-Represented Management Employees
Action
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The Board will discuss approving compensation changes for the non-represented management group. This item was discussed at its May 10, regular meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment. 

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E. Compensation Changes for Non-Represented Confidential/Supervisory Employee Group
Action
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The Board will discuss approving compensation changes for the non-represented confidential/supervisory group. This item was discussed at its May 10, regular meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Staff Development and Recruitment. 

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F. Investing In Kindergarten
Action
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The Board will consider a staff recommendation to expand the kindergarten day to afford more time to teach the current curriculum, for student choice activities, for music and physical education, and for play. 

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G. Additional Resource Allocations for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
Action
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The Board will consider approving additional resource allocations for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Budget Trends and Infrastructure 

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H. First Reading of Revised Board Policies and Administrative Regulation(s) – BP/AR 5125 Student Records, BP/AR 5141.27 - Food Allergies Special/Dietary Needs
Discussion
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The BPRC reviewed the policies at its March 31, 2016 meeting and are presenting them for Board discussion. Due to time constraints this item was not discussed at its April 19, 2016 and May 10, 2016 meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Governance and Communication 

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I. California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015
Information
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The Board will receive information on the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015. Strategic Plan Initiative: Academic Excellence and Learning 

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J. Board Policy Review Committee (BPRC) Meeting
Information
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A matrix of the policies proposed for discussion at the next BPRC meeting is included for informational purposes. Strategic Plan Initiative: Governance and Communication 

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K. Contracts for Legal Services for 2016-2017
Discussion
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The Board will discuss renewing contracts for legal services for 2016-17. Strategic Plan Initiative: Budget Trends and Infrastructure 

 

  

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L. Authorization to Award Contract for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel
Discussion
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The Board will discuss authorizing staff to award the bid for unleaded and diesel fuel to Valley Oil Company for a period of three years, with two possible one-year extensions. Strategic Plan Initiative: Budget Trends and Infrastructure 

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M. Authorization to Bid Furnishings and Equipment for the Paly Performing Arts Center and Contract for Renovation of Room 300A at Palo Alto High School
Action
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The Board will consider authorizing staff to seek bids for the Paly Performing Arts Center and Contract for Renovation of Room 300A at Palo Alto High School. Strategic Plan Initiative: Budget Trends and Infrastructure 

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N. Authorizing to Award Summer Preventative Maintenance Project
Action
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The Board will consider approving the award of contracts for Roofing Projects which were discussed at its March 22 regular meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Budget Trends and Infrastructure 

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O. Proposed Calendar for Board of Education Meetings – 2016-17 School Year
Discussion
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The Board will discuss its meeting schedule for the 2016-17 school year. It is anticipated action will be considered at the next regular meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Governance and Communication.

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P. Evolve Resolution
Action
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The Board will consider a resolution that supports efforts to modify how the values of commercial properties in California are reassessed while maintaining Proposition 13 protections for residential properties and small businesses. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting. Strategic Plan Initiative: Governance and Communication 

Title: 
VI. Board Members' Reports / Correspondence / Board Operations / Recognition
Description: 
This is an opportunity for Board members to address activities, correspondence, and operations and to acknowledge or recognize specific programs, activities, or personnel.
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A. Reports
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B. Correspondence
Information
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  • Email to Board Members from Doug Begg 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Liz Price 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Elizabeth Garr 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Wendy Ho 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Sara McNinch 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Aimee Blum 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Barbara Susco 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Pearl Chow 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Jen Tai 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Honore Lau 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Jenny Dixon 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from James Dixon 
  • Email to Board Members from Julie Tomasz 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Julie Tomasz 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Drew Harwell 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Kathleen Thibault 
  • Email to Board Members from Jessica Galbraith 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Michelle Lepori 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Peter Soparkar 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Adriene Guiriba 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Daniel Shapero 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Venkatesh Karnam 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Mary Shapero 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Julie Tomasz 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Model A 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Kim D’Ewart 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Merav Calderon Arditi 
  • Email to Board Member from Liz Price 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Sameer Gupta 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Theresa Hentzel 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Julie Tomasz 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Areej Alabdullah 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Kathy Howe 
  • Email to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Nancy Baer 
  • Letter to Dr. McGee from the Santa Clara County Office of Education 
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C. Operations
  • Possible Future Board Agenda Items 
    Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas. 
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D. Acknowledgements and Recognition
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E. Board Calendar

The next meeting of the Board will occur on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 

Items may include: 

  • LCAP 
  • 2016-2017 Budget 
  • Student Nutrition Services Contract 
  • Release of Bond Funds 
  • Authorizing to Award Contract for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel 
  • Contracts for Legal Services 2016-2017 

 

Title: 
VII. Adjourn
Tag: 
Consensus