Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


April 20th, 2016

 

Open Session / Reports

A. Approval of Agenda Order

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 Minutes

It is recommended the Board approve minutes for October 13 and 27, 2015.

D. Approval of Warrants

It is recommended the Board approve the warrants for March 2016 as presented.

E. Approval of Strong Schools Bond Change Orders

It is recommended the Board approve the attached listing of change orders as presented.

F. Appointment of Independent Auditors for 2015-2016

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. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting.

G. Change in the Accounting Procedures for Bond Fund 212 and 216

The Board will discuss a technical change to the accounting for Board funds. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting.

H. Extension of Site Leases – Garland Site to Stratford Schools and 525 Antonio to Athena Academy

The Board will discuss extending the leases for the two sites until June 30, 2018. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting.

I. Strong Start Resolution

The Board will consider a resolution for PAUSD to support and endorse Strong Start of Santa Clara County and its commitment to expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for all children ages 0 to 8 in the County. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting.

J. Uniform Complaint (Williams Settlement and Valenzuela/CAHSEE Lawsuit Settlement) Quarterly Report

This an informational report and requires no action by the Board. There were no complaints in regard to the areas of this report.

K. Authorization to Seek Bid for Summer Maintenance Projects

The Board will discuss authorizing summer maintenance projects for multiple school sites.

Open Forum

 

 

Action / Discussion / Information Items

A. Probationary Certificated Staff Members Recommended for Permanent Status

It is recommended the Board reelect the certificated staff members thereby granting them permanent status at the start of the new school year as presented.

 

 

B. Algebra 1/1A – Pilot

The Board will discuss a pilot to combine two algebra courses at Gunn.

 

 

C. 2016-2017 Enrollment Planning

The Board will discuss the enrollment projections for 2016-17 and the implications of them for staffing, overflow, and future plans for an additional elementary and/or middle school.

 

 

G. Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of the Next Series of Strong Schools Bonds

The Board will review a resolution that will authorize the sale of Strong Schools Bonds and discuss the use of these bond funds. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting.

 

 

D. First Reading of Revised Board Policies and Administrative Regulation(s) – AR 1220 Citizens Advisory Committees, BP/AR 5111 Admission, AR 5112.2 Exclusions from Attendance, and BP/AR 5141.3 Immunizations

The BPRC reviewed the policies at its March 3, 2016 meeting and are presenting them for Board discussion.

E. First Reading of Revised Board Policies and Administrative Regulation(s) – BP/AR 5125 Student Records, BP/AR 5141.27 – Food Allergies Special/Dietary Needs

The BPRC reviewed the policies at its March 31, 2016 meeting and are presenting them for Board discussion

 

 

F. Consideration and Possible Adoption of Resolution No. 2015-16.06 – The Increase in School Facilities Fees and Adoption of CEQA Notice of Exemption

The Board will discuss the increase to facilities fees and adoption of CEQA Notice of Exemption to increase the impact fee on residential development and on commercial/industrial development.

H. Evolve Resolution

The Board will consider a resolution that supports efforts to modify how the values of commercial properties in California are reassessed while maintaining Proposition 13 projections for residential properties and small businesses. This item was discussed at its March 22, 2016 meeting.

I. Board Policy Review Committee (BPRC) Meeting – April 29, 2016

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 Recogniton

E. Board Calendar

Adjournment

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