November 15th, 2016
Open Session / Reports
B. Approval of Agenda Order
C. Superintendent’s Report
D. Student and Staff Successes
Public Comment’s / Open Forum
E. Student Board Member Reports
A. Approval of Consent Calendar
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.
It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel actions as presented
It is recommended the Board approve the classified actions as presented.
It is recommended the Board of Education approve the warrants for October 2016 as presented.
It is recommended the Board of Education approve the attached list of Strong Schools Bond change orders as listed
It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for September 27, 2016, Regular Meeting.
It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the October 18, 2016, Study Session.
H. Approval of Minutes – October 18 Regular Meeting
It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for October 18, 2016, Regular Meeting.
It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for November 1, 2016, Regular Meeting.
Action / Discussion / Information Items
A. 2015-16 Parcel Tax Fiscal Report
This report is presented for information only. No Board action is necessary.
The Strong Schools Bond is a Prop 39 bond. As such, the law requires annual financial and performance audits. Attached are the audits for the year that ended June 30, 2016.
The voters of the Palo Alto Unified School District approved the Measure A – Strong Schools Bond on June 3, 2008. This is a Prop 39 bond and, as such, requires a Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) be established.
D. BP/AR 6162.8 – Human and Animal Subjects Review Committee
The updated BP/AR will establish procedures for our students conducting advanced research to follow to familiarize them with a real human and animal subjects review process.
Director of Research, Christopher Kolar, and Program Evaluation Coordinator, Clarisse Haxton, will be presenting district rates of postsecondary enrollment and completion from the high school graduating classes of 2008 to 2015 based on analysis of National Student Clearinghouse data
F. 2016-17 First Interim Financial Report – AMENDED
Education Code requires California school districts to submit interim financial reports to their County Office of Education twice a year.
G.Annual Authorization to Purchase Technology
It is recommended the Board of Education authorize staff to purchase technology during the 2016-17 fiscal year from Apple, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $931,000 and Dell, LP in an amount not to exceed $445,000, with the total amount not to exceed $1,200,000.
H. Ratification of Tentative Agreement on Benefits for 2017 with the California School Employees Association
Pending ratification by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) membership, it is recommended the Board take action at its November 15 meeting to approve this tentative collective bargaining agreement on benefits for 2017.
Pending ratification by the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA) membership, it is recommended the Board take action at its November 15 meeting to approve this tentative collective bargaining agreement on benefits for 2017 and the full-day kindergarten program.
J. Annual Report on School Impact Fees for 2015-16
Government Code section 66006(b)(1)(A-H) requires that each year the District make specific information available to the public pertaining to the impact fee fund. Attachments A and B report on the findings for 2015-16.
The Board will prioritize policies from a matrix of those scheduled for future consideration at the Board Policy Review Committee (BPRC) and identify any that may need discussion prior to BPRC review.
This item is being presented for information at this time. California School Boards Association (CSBA) is currently seeking delegates from each of its 21 regions. Any Palo Alto Unified School District Board member can apply to serve as a delegate for our region.
Allocation of $60,132,808 in the Elementary School Bond Reserve
Pending the results of discussion at this meeting, it will be recommended at a subsequent meeting the Board of Education take the following actions:
- Transfer $23,000,000 from the Elementary School Reserve to the Hoover Elementary School Project
- Transfer $37,132,808 from the Elementary School Reserve to the Multi-Use Building Projects
- Authorize that $300,000 of the Multi-Use Building Projects funds be used to develop conceptual designs at three campuses: Escondido, El Carmelo, and Hays
Board Members’ Reports / Correspondence / Board Operations / Recognition
- Possible Future Board Agenda Items
Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas.
D. Acknowledgements and Recognition
E. Board Calendar