Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


March 26th, 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 Frank S. Greene Jr. Middle School. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

B. 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.

 

 

C. Ethnic Studies Course Update. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

D. Technology / Artificial Intelligence Ad Hoc Committees Report and Recommendations. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

Open Forum

 

 

Approval of Consent Calendar

A. Approval of Minutes for the March 12, 2024, Regular Board Meeting. It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the March 12, 2024, Regular Board Meeting.

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

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

D. Annual Approval of Enrollment Provisions for Children of the City of Palo Alto Employees. It is recommended the Board approve enrollment provisions for children of the City of Palo Alto employees for the 2024-25 school year.

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

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

G. Approval of Renewal to Extend Lease Agreement Between the District and Athena Academy. It is recommended the Board approve the renewal to extend the lease agreement between the District and Athena Academy.

H. Authorization to Bid Measure Z Summer Projects. It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for the Measure Z projects.

I. Award Installation of the Fairmeadow Elementary School Playground. It is recommended the Board: 1) Authorize staff to award a contract for the installation of the Playground Project to Guerra Construction for $197,744, 2) Authorize the Superintendent or his designee to approve change orders in an amount not to exceed 10% of the contract, or $19,774, and 3) Approve the project budget of $900,000.

J. Sale of Surplus of Various Items and Furniture at Hoover. It is recommended the Board: 1) Declare the items as surplus to future operations of the District, and 2) Direct that the surplus items be sold by auction or disposed of.

K. Authorization to Purchase Maintenance Electric Vehicles. It is recommended the Board authorize staff to purchase two new Ford electric vehicles for the Maintenance Department.

L. Annual Authorization to Purchase School Site Technical Equipment. It is recommended the Board authorize staff to purchase technology for the 2024-25 fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000.

M. 2024-25 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Representatives to League. It is recommended the Board approve the 2024-25 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) representative appointments for Henry M. Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School.

N. School Linked Services Contract for 2024-25. It is recommended the Board approve the renewal of the Service Agreement between the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department and the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).

O. PAUSD College Now Update. It is recommended the Board approve the proposed College Now Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Foothill College and Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).

 

 

Action Item

Discussion Item

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

 

 

Information Items

A. Ad Hoc Committee Updates 2023-24. This item is for information only; no action is required.

B. Title IX Update: This item is for information only; no action is required.

C. Public Records Act Update. This item is for information only; no action is required.

D. 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