Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


December 8th, 2015

 

Call to Order

Open Session/Reports

A. Approval of Agenda Order

Annual Organizational Meeting

A. Election of Officers

The Board will elect its President for 2016. The new President will assume the office immediately following this action. The Board will then elect a Vice President/Clerk, followed by the election for Secretary. (Board Bylaw 9122 designates the Superintendent as Secretary.)

B. Naming the Board Representative for the County Committee

This representative votes on behalf of the Board for open seats on the Santa Clara County Committee. This traditionally has been assigned to the Board President.

C. 2016 Board of Education Committee Assignments

The Board will determine committee representation for its members for the 2016 calendar year.

 

 

 

 

Open Session / Reports

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. Approval of Warrants

It is recommended the Board approve the warrants for November 2015.

D. Approval of Change Orders

It is recommended the Board approve the Strong Schools Bond change orders for November 2015.

E. Extended Field Trip – International

It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the proposed extended international field trip to Mexico for Gunn High School students.

Open Forum

 

 

 

Action/Discussion/Information Items

A. SECOND READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINSTRATIVE REGULATION(S) –BP 5157, AR 5157, and BP 5145.7

It is recommended the Board approve the final versions of the Board Policies and Administrative Regulation discussed at their November 10, 2015 meeting.

 

 

B. NEW COURSE – BEAM (Business Entrepreneurship and Math)

Staff from Gunn High School’s math department will present a new math course.

 

 

C. ENROLLMENT PROJECTION

Staff will present an update to enrollment projections and present the Demographer’s report.

 

 

D. ACCEPTANCE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL SPSAs

It is recommended the Board accept the middle school SPSAs for JLS, Jordan, and Terman.

This item was discussed at the special meeting on November 17, 2015.

 

 

E. FIRST INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT

The Board will consider approving a positive certification to the County Superintendent that the District can meet its financial obligations through the end of the fiscal year and for the subsequent two years; and approving the budget revisions listed in the projected year totals. This item was discussed at the November 10, 2015 meeting.

 

 

F. BOARD POLICY REVIEW MATRIX AND CHARGE

The BPRC and Superintendent are presenting an updated charge and policy approval process to the Board.

 

 

H. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR CALIFORNIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (CSBA) DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

The Board will discuss possible nominee to the CSBA delegate assembly.

 

J. ANNUAL AUTHORIZATION FOR REFRESH PURCHASE OF APPLE AND CHROMEBOOK COMPUTERS

The Board will discuss annual authorization for refresh purchase of Apple and Dell Chromebook computers.

 

K. ANNUAL REPORT ON SCHOOL IMPACT FEES FOR 2014-15

State Law requires the District to make specific information available to the public pertaining to the Impact Fee fund. Staff will provide a report. This is an information item only, and no action is required.

 

 

 

L. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING (BPRC) – DEC. 16, 2015

A matrix of the policies proposed for discussion at the next BPRC meeting is included for informational purposes.

 

Board Members’ Reports / Correspondence / Board Operations / Recognition

A. Reports

B. Correspondence

C. Operations

D. Acknowledgements and Recognition

E. Board Calendar

Adjournment

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