Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


November 15th, 2016

 

Open Session / Reports

Superintendent’s Opening

 

 

B. Approval of Agenda Order

C. Superintendent’s Report

D. Student and Staff Successes

 

 

Public Comment’s / Open Forum

 

 

E. Student Board Member Reports

 

 

Consent Calendar

A. Approval of Consent Calendar

These items are considered routine and will be approved in one action without discussion. If a Board member requests an item be removed from the Calendar or a citizen wishes to speak to an item, it will be considered under Action Items.

B. Certified Personnel Actions

It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel actions as presented

C. Classified Personnel Items

It is recommended the Board approve the classified actions as presented.

D. Approval of Warrants.

It is recommended the Board of Education approve the warrants for October 2016 as presented.

E. Approval of Bond Change Orders

It is recommended the Board of Education approve the attached list of Strong Schools Bond change orders as listed

F. Approval of Minutes – September 27 Regular Meeting

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for September 27, 2016, Regular Meeting.

G. Approval of Minutes – October 18 Study Session

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the October 18, 2016, Study Session.

H. Approval of Minutes – October 18 Regular Meeting

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for October 18, 2016, Regular Meeting.

I.  Approval of Minutes – November 1 Regular Meeting

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for November 1, 2016, Regular Meeting.

 

 

Action / Discussion / Information Items

A. 2015-16 Parcel Tax Fiscal Report

20161115ParcelTaxReportExhibitA.pdf (72 KB)

20161115ParcelTaxReportExhibitB.pdf (67 KB)

20161115ParcelTaxReportExhibitC.pdf (946 KB)

This report is presented for information only.  No Board action is necessary.

 

 

B.  Annual Strong Schools Bond Financial and Performance Audits for 2015-16

The Strong Schools Bond is a Prop 39 bond.  As such, the law requires annual financial and performance audits.  Attached are the audits for the year that ended June 30, 2016.

 

 

C. Citizens’ Oversight Committee Annual Report for 2015-16 on the Strong Schools Bond

The voters of the Palo Alto Unified School District approved the Measure A – Strong Schools Bond on June 3, 2008.  This is a Prop 39 bond and, as such, requires a Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) be established.

 

 

D. BP/AR 6162.8 – Human and Animal Subjects Review Committee

20161115BP6162.8ResearchBPRCedits.pdf (72 KB) 20161115AR6162.8ResearchBPRCedits.pdf (140 KB)

The updated BP/AR will establish procedures for our students conducting advanced research to follow to familiarize them with a real human and animal subjects review process.

 

 

E. High School A-G and College Enrollment Report, AP Enrollment – AMENDED

Director of Research, Christopher Kolar, and Program Evaluation Coordinator, Clarisse Haxton, will be presenting district rates of postsecondary enrollment and completion from the high school graduating classes of 2008 to 2015 based on analysis of National Student Clearinghouse data

 

 

F. 2016-17 First Interim Financial Report – AMENDED

Education Code requires California school districts to submit interim financial reports to their County Office of Education twice a year.

16-17 1st Interim 111516.pdf (111 KB)  2016-17FirstInterimReportPages7-14.pdf (555 KB)

 

 

G.Annual Authorization to Purchase Technology

It is recommended the Board of Education authorize staff to purchase technology during the 2016-17 fiscal year from Apple, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $931,000 and Dell, LP in an amount not to exceed $445,000, with the total amount not to exceed $1,200,000.

 

 

H. Ratification of Tentative Agreement on Benefits for 2017 with the California School Employees Association

Pending ratification by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) membership, it is recommended the Board take action at its November 15 meeting to approve this tentative collective bargaining agreement on benefits for 2017.

I. Ratification of Tentative Agreement on Benefits for 2017 with the Palo Alto Educators Association

Pending ratification by the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA) membership, it is recommended the Board take action at its November 15 meeting to approve this tentative collective bargaining agreement on benefits for 2017 and the full-day kindergarten program.

 

 

J. Annual Report on School Impact Fees for 2015-16

Government Code section 66006(b)(1)(A-H) requires that each year the District make specific information available to the public pertaining to the impact fee fund.  Attachments A and B report on the findings for 2015-16.

 

 

K. Board Policy Review Committee Matrix

The Board will prioritize policies from a matrix of those scheduled for future consideration at the Board Policy Review Committee (BPRC) and identify any that may need discussion prior to BPRC review.

L. Call for Nominations for CSBA Delegate Assembly

This item is being presented for information at this time.  California School Boards Association (CSBA) is currently seeking delegates from each of its 21 regions.  Any Palo Alto Unified School District Board member can apply to serve as a delegate for our region.

M. Allocation of $60,132,808 in the Elementary School Bond Reserve

Recommendation

Pending the results of discussion at this meeting, it will be recommended at a subsequent meeting the Board of Education take the following actions:

  1. Transfer $23,000,000 from the Elementary School Reserve to the Hoover Elementary School Project
  2. Transfer $37,132,808 from the Elementary School Reserve to the Multi-Use Building Projects
  3. Authorize that $300,000 of the Multi-Use Building Projects funds be used to develop conceptual designs at three campuses:  Escondido, El Carmelo, and Hays

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

Adjournment

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