Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting

October 27th 2015

Call to Order

Open Session/Reports

A. Approval of Agenda Order

B. Superintedent’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. Approval of Minutes: It is recommended the full Board approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of May 12, 2015.

D. Submittal of Plans to DSA for the Paly Library Renovation Project: It is recommended the Board authorize staff to submit the plans for the Library Renovation Project at Palo Alto High School to the Division of the State Architect for approval. This item was reviewed at the October 13, 2015, regular meeting.

E. Approval of Bond Change Orders: It is recommended the Board of Education approve the Strong Schools Bond change orders as listed.

F. Approval of Warrants: It is recommended the Board approve the warrants for September 2015 as presented.

G. Approval of Minutes – TO BE PULLED FOR A SEPARATE VOTE: It is recommended then participating Board members (Baten Caswell, Emberling, and Townsend) approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 18, 2014. It is recommended this item be pulled for that separate vote.

Open Forum



Information Item

A. High School Testing Results: Staff will present Board members and the community with an analysis of the previous years’ SAT, ACT and AP results as well as understanding of longitudinal data trends



Information Item

B. Counseling Survey: Staff will present an update on the Secondary Schools Counseling Program Evaluation.



Discussion Item

C. BPRC Process: Staff will propose changes to the BPRC procedures.

Action Item

D. BPRC Backlog: Staff will propose changes on how minor policy changes are processed.



Discussion Item

E. Resolution of OCR Cases: 09-13-5901 (Palo Alto High School) and 09-14-1217 (Gunn High School)



Information Item

F. Additional Resource Allocation Process: Staff will propose budget allocation process for 2015-16, and 2016-17.

Board Members’ Reports/Correspondence/Board Operations/Recognition

A. Reports

B. Correspondence

C. Operations: Possible Future Board Agenda Items – Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas.

D. Acknowledgements and Recognition

E. Board Calendar: The next special meeting of the Board will occur on November 3, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., for a Budget Study session. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will occur on November 10, 2015. Items may include

-  Annual Refresh and Tech Report

–  Hanover World Language Study

–  High School GPA Reporting

–  Mathematics Piloting for 2016-17 Study Session

–  First Interim – Budget

–  Bond Audit

- Impact Fees


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