Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


September 9, 2014

Call to Order

OPEN SESSION / REPORTS

A. Approval of Agenda Order

B. Superintendent’s Report

C. Student Board Member Reports

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR

A. Certificated Personnel Actions

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

B. Classified Personnel Actions

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

C. Authorization to Issue Addendum No. 18 to Gelfand Partners Architects for Additional Services at Duveneck Elementary School It is recommended the Board authorize staff to execute this addendum to Gelfand in the amount of $5,964.75 for additional design services for Duveneck Elementary. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

D. Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Replacement of Traffic Signal at Miranda/Arastradero at Gunn High School It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for the replacement of the traffic signal at Gunn High School. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

E. Declaration of Need: Emergency, Limited Assignment, and Short Term Staffing Permits for Certificated Employees It is recommended the Board approve the Declaration of Need for 2014-15 as presented. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

F. Teaching Assignments for Departmentalized Subjects

It is recommended the Board authorize six teachers, who have met coursework requirements, to teach in those single subject areas as presented. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

G. Renewal of Student Teaching and Intern Agreements

It is recommended the Board authorize staff to enter into student teaching/internship agreements with 24 institutions as presented on an as needed basis. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

H. Biennial Review of Conflict of Interest Codes

It is recommended the Board approve one recent staff member addition to Board Bylaw 9270 – Conflict of Interest. The policy was sent to the Santa Clara County Office of County Counsel for their final review and will return for Board approval after that review. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

OPEN FORUM

PUBLIC HEARING

A.Certification of Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials

There will be a public hearing prior to Board discussion of this item later on the agenda.

ACTION / DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEMS

A. 2014-15 Board of Education Goals

The Board will consider approving the goals for the current school year. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

B. Amendment to Superintendent’s Contract

The Board will discuss amending to reflect the days the Superintendent will work in the 2014-15 school year.

C. Certification of Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials

In order to be eligible to receive instructional materials funds, school districts must ensure they have fully complied with the requirements of Ed Code 60119. The Board will discuss this annual certification.

D. 2013-14 Ending Balance and Budget Update for 2014-15 – Resolution 2014-15.06: Adoption of Appropriation Limits for 2013-14 and 2014-15

The Board will discuss approving the revisions to the 2014-15 budget, approving the filing of the 2013-14 unaudited actuals; adopting a resolution to establish the appropriation limit for 20141-5 and to re-establish the appropriation limit for 2013-14; and approving the education protection account spending plan for 2013-14.

E. Authorization to Award Phase 2 of the Window Coverings Project at Four Elementary School Sites

The Board will discuss approving a contract with Pinguelo Construction in the amount of $385,000 with a ten percent change order allowance. This project was originally approved June 11, 2013.

F. Resolution 2014-15.04 – Local Reserve Caps

The Board will discuss possible adoption of a resolution regarding the reserve cap. This item was discussed at the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.

BOARD MEMBERS’ REPORTS / CORRESPONDENCE / BOARD OPERATIONS / RECOGNITION

A. Reports

B. Correspondence Information

•Letter to Barb Mitchell from Larry Horton, Stanford University

•Letter to Dr. McGee and Board Members from Adolescent Counseling Services

C. Operations

Possible Future Board Agenda Items Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas.

BPRC

D. Acknowledgements and Recognition

E. Board Calendar

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will occur on September 23, 2014.

ADJOURN

 

 

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