Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


November 10th, 2020

 

Open Session / Reports

A. Virtual Meeting Practices & Connection Information

B. Public Comment on Closed Session Items

C. Recess to Closed Session (Aspen Conference Room)
D. Reconvene Open Session
E. Report of Closed Session Action
F. Approval of Agenda Order

 

 

Reports

A. Superintendent

 

 

B. Student Board Members Reports

 

 

Open Forum

 

 

Approval of Consent Calendar

A. Certificated Personnel Items: It is recommended the Board approve the Certificated Personnel Items as presented. 

B. Classified Personnel Items: It is recommended the Board approve the Classified Personnel Items as presented.

C. Approval of Minutes for October 27, 2020, Regular Board Meeting: It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for October 27, 2020, Regular Board Meeting.

D. Tentative Agreement with California School Employees Association (CSEA) for 2021 Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance: It is recommended the Board approve the Tentative Agreement with CSEA for 2021 Health Benefits.

E. Tentative Agreement with Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA) for 2021 Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance: It is recommended the Board approve the Tentative Agreement with PAEA for 2021 Health Benefits.

F. Authorization to Add Sugimura Finney Architects (SFA) to Architect Pool: It is recommended the Board approve the addition of Sugimura Finney Architects to the list of approved architect pool.

G. Second Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Superintendent: It is recommended the Board approve to extend the term of employment of Dr. Donald B. Austin to end on June 30, 2024. – MOVED TO ACTION

H. Second Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Associate Superintendent of Education Services: It is recommended the Board approve to extend the term of employment of Sharon Ofek to end on June 30, 2022. 

I. First Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Chief Business Officer: It is recommended the Board approve to extend the term of employment of Carolyn Chow to end on June 30, 2022.

J. First Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services – Elementary: It is recommended the Board approve to extend the term of employment of Anne Brown to end on June 30, 2022.

K. First Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Affairs: It is recommended the Board approve to extend the term of employment of Yolanda Conaway to end on June 30, 2022.

L. Board Policy (BP) 3290 Gifts, Grants, and Bequests: It is recommended the Board approve BP 3290 Gifts, Grants, and Bequests.

M. Board Policy (BP) 3540 Transportation: It is recommended the Board approve BP 3540 Transportation.

N. Board Policy (BP) 2210 Administrative Discretion regarding Board Policy: It is recommended the Board approve BP 2210 Administrative Discretion regarding Board Policy.

O. Board Policy (BP) 1100 Communication with the Public: It is recommended the Board approve BP 1100 Communication with the Public.

P. Board Policy (BP) 3320 Claims and Actions against the District: It is recommended the Board approve BP 3320 Claims and Actions against the District.

Q. Board Policy (BP) 4119.24/4219.24/4319.24 Maintaining Appropriate Adult-Student Interactions: It is recommended the Board approve BP 4119.24/4219.24/4319.24 Maintaining Appropriate Adult-Student Interactions.

R. Board Policy (BP) 1340 Access to District Records: It is recommended the Board approve BP 1340 Access to District Records.

S. Board Policy (BP) BP 1431 Waivers: It is recommended the Board approve BP 1431 Waivers.

T. Board Policy (BP) BP 3551 Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund: It is recommended the Board approve BP 3551 Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund.

U. Approval of October Warrants and Purchase Orders: It is recommended the Board approve the October warrants and purchase orders as presented.

V. Approval of Bond Change Orders: It is recommended the Board approve the attached list of Strong Schools Bond change orders as listed.

W. Substitute Teacher Salary Rate: It is recommended the Board approve the temporary increase for Substitute Teacher Salary Rates through June 30, 2021.

 

 

G. Second Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Superintendent: It is recommended the Board approve to extend the term of employment of Dr. Donald B. Austin to end on June 30, 2024. – MOVED FROM CONSENT

 

 

Action Items

A. Reopening Secondary Schools: It is recommended the Board take the following actions related to the reopening of schools.

 

 

B. Move the December 8, 2020, Regular Board Meeting to December 15, 2020: It is recommended the Board: 1) Waive the two-meeting rule, 2) Cancel the December 8 Regular Board Meeting, 3) Reschedule a Regular Board Meeting for December 15.

 

 

C. County Committee on School District Election: It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule and elect members of the Santa Clara County Committee on School District Organization for the District 2, 4, and At-Large seats.

Discussion Item

A. 2021-22 Draft Budget Assumptions: It is recommended the Board discuss the 2021-22 draft Budget Assumptions. – POSTPONED TO THE NEXT MEETING

 

 

Staff Reports

A. Special Education Programs Update: This item is for information only. No action is required. – POSTPONED TO THE NEXT MEETING

B. Equity Impact Report: Addressing Inequities with Restorative Practices: This item is for information only. No action is required. – POSTPONED TO THE NEXT MEETING

Information Items

A. AB 1200 Collective Bargaining Disclosure-California School Employees Association (CSEA): This item is for information only. No action is required.

B. AB 1200 Collective Bargaining Disclosure-Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA): This item is for information only. No action is required.

C. AB 1200 Collective Bargaining Disclosure-Non Represented and Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA): This item is for information only. No action is required.

D. Assessment Update: English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC), California Assessment System of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), & Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB): This item is for information only. No action is required.

E. Call for Nominations for California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) Delegate Assembly: This item is for information only. No action is required.

F. COVID-19 Data Update: This item is for information only. No action is required.

G. 2020-21 Board Calendar Items: This item is for information only. No action is required.

Board Operations

A. Reports

B. Correspondence

C. Operations

D. Acknowledgements and Recognitions

E. Board Calendar

F. Correspondence

Adjournment

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