Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


March 12th, 2024

 

Open Session / Reports

A. Meeting Practices and Public Comment Opportunities

B. Public Comment on Closed Session Items

C. Recess to Closed Session (Aspen Room, 5:30 p.m.)
D. Reconvene Open Session
E. Report of Closed Session Action
F. Approval of Agenda Order

 

 

Reports

A. Student Board Member Reports

 

 

A. Superintendent of Schools Report

 

 

Staff Reports

A. PAUSD Promise: Equity Update for Fairmeadow Elementary School. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

B. The Promise Annual Report 2023-24. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

C. Special Education Update and Progress on Federal and State Indicators. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

D. 2022-23 Annual Strong Schools Bonds Financial and Performance Audits. It is recommended the Board accept the 2022-23 Annual Strong Schools Bonds Financial and Performance Audits.

 

 

Open Forum

 

 

Approval of Consent Calendar

A. Approval of Minutes for February 27, 2024, Regular Board Meeting. It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the February 27, 2024, Regular Board Meeting.

B. Salary Schedule for Contracted Management Positions. It is recommended the Board approve the revised salary schedule for contracted management.

C. Certificated Personnel Items. It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel items as presented

D. Classified Personnel Items. It is recommended the Board approve the classified personnel items as presented.

E. Resolution No. 2023-24.13 Elimination of Classified Positions. It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2023-24.13 Elimination of Classified Positions.

F. Approval of February Purchase Orders. It is recommended the Board approve the February warrants and purchase orders as presented.

G. Authorization to Purchase Maintenance and Disaster Preparedness Vehicles. It is recommended the Board authorize staff to purchase eight new Ford vehicles for Maintenance and a Ford vehicle for Disaster Preparedness.

H. Authorization to Extend Award Contract with Western States Oil Company for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel. It is recommended the Board authorize a one-year extension of the fuel contract with Western States Oil Company.

I. Authorization to Issue Addendum 15 to LPA Architects. It is recommended the Board approve Addendum 15 for LPA Architects for design services for Escondido Elementary School for $62,450.

J. Board Policy (BP) 1160 Political Processes. It is recommended the Board approve BP 1160 Political Processes.

K. Board Policy (BP) 1312.2 Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials. It is recommended the Board approve BP 1312.2 Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials.

L. Board Policy (BP) 3400 Management of District Assets/Accounts. It is recommended the Board approve BP 3400 Management of District Assets/Accounts.

M. Board Policy (BP) 3551 Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund. It is recommended the Board approve BP 3551 Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund.

N. Board Policy (BP) 4151/4251/4351 Employee Compensation. It is recommended the Board approve BP 4151/4251/4351 Employee Compensation.

O. Board Policy (BP) 6163.1 Library Media Centers. It is recommended the Board approve BP 6163.1 Library Media Centers.

 

 

Action Item

A. 2023-24 Second Interim Budget Report. It is recommended the Board: 1) Waive the two-meeting rule, 2) Certify to the County Office of Education Superintendent the District can meet its financial obligations through the end of the fiscal year and for the subsequent two years and; 3) Approve the budget revisions listed in the projected year totals.

 

 

B. Authorization to Award a Contract for Palo Alto High School Fire Alarm Project. It is recommended the Board: 1) Authorize staff to award a contract for the installation of the Fire Alarm project to Aram Electric for $2,497,402, 2) Authorize the Superintendent or his designee to approve change orders in an amount not to exceed 10% of the contract, or $249,740, and 3) Approve the project budget of $3,985,554.

 

 

C. Authorization of Amendment 2 to the Facilities Lease for the Hoover Elementary School Replacement Campus Project. It is recommended the Board authorize Amendment No. 2 to the Facilities Lease for the Hoover Replacement Campus Project.

 

 

D. California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election for 2024. It is recommended the Board review the ballot materials and determine which candidates to vote for.

 

 

Discussion Item

A. 2024-25 Draft Budget Assumptions. It is recommended the Board receive information related to the 2024-25 Draft Budget Assumptions.

 

 

B. 2024-25 Transportation Plan. It is recommended the Board discuss the Transportation Plan for 2024-25 allowing the District to receive Home-to-School (HTS) Transportation Reimbursement Funding.

 

 

Information Items

A. Parent/Guardian Communications Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations. This item is for information only; no action is required.

B. 2023-24 Calendar of Board Items. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

Board Operations

A. Committee Reports

B. Information Requests

C. Reports

Adjournment