Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting

March 24th, 2015


Open Session / Reports

A. Approval of Agenda Order

B. Superintendent’s Report – Student and Staff Successes

C. Student Board Member Reports



Approval of Consent Calendar

A. Certified 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. Approval of Warrants It is recommended the Board approve the warrants for February 2015 as presented.

D. Approval of Change Orders It is recommended the Board approve the change orders for February 2015 as presented.

E. Approval of International Field Trip It is recommended the Board approve the international field trip to Singapore for Gunn and Paly High School students.

Open Forum



Action / Discussion / Information Items

A. Safe and Healthy High Schools Staff will present an update on work occurring at the high schools to support safe and healthy high schools.



D. Approval of Schematic Design, Project Budget Adjustment, and Addendum No. 22 to DLM for the Library Renovation Project at Palo Alto High School The Board will discuss approving the schematic design, a budget adjustment in the amount of $1,044,140, and an addendum to the DLM contract in the amount of $774,375.



I. Donation of Furniture for Palo Alto High School The Board will discuss acceptance of an anonymous donation of $300,000 for furniture for the 200 Building – English Department.

E. Budget Transfers for Strong School Bond Projects The Board will discuss authorizing budget transfers for completed or nearly completed projects into their respective contingency reserve funds to fund future high priority projects.

F. Authorization to Bid Summer Maintenance Projects The Board will discuss authorizing summer projects at Greendell, Palo Alto High, Jordan Middle, Nixon Elementary, JLS Middle, and Fairmeadow Elementary schools as well as replacing lights at multiple sites.



G. Revision to Adopted School Calendar for 2015-16 The Board will discuss approving a revision to the 2015-16 school calendar to change March 20, 2016, from a local holiday to a regular school day.

H. Appointment of Independent Auditors for 2014-15 The Board will discuss the appointment of Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. as the district independent financial auditor and Christy White Accountancy Corporation as the performance auditor for the Strong Schools Bond program.

J. Extension of Site Leases – Garland Site to Stratford Schools and 525 San Antonio to Athena Academy The Board will discuss extending the leases for the two sites until June 30, 2017. Activities that precede bidding a school construction project on these two sites are estimated to take two years, followed by actual construction.

K. School Bus Purchase The Board will consider approving the purchase of a bus for the Voluntary Transfer Program students for $175,125.59. This item was discussed as part of the Second Interim Financial Reports made on February 24 and March 10, 2015.

Board Members’ Reports / Correspondence / Board Operations / Recognition

A. Report

B. Correspondence

C. Operations

D. Acknowledgements and Recognition

E. Board Calendar



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