Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


December 14th, 2021

 

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

 

 

Annual Organization Meeting

A. Election of Officers: It is recommended the Board elect its President for 2022.

B. Five-Minute Recess for Reseating: It is recommended the Board take a short recess to reseat.

 

 

C. Naming the Board Representative for the County Committee Election: It is recommended the Board: 1) Waive the two-meeting rule and, 2) Discuss this item and choose its representative.

 

 

D. Proposed Calendar for Board of Education Meetings for 2022-23 School Year: It is recommended the Board: 1) Waive the two-meeting rule, and 2) Approve the proposed schedule of Board of Education meetings for the 2022-23 school year.

 

 

E. Board of Education Committee Assignments for 2022: It is recommended the Board discuss the committee assignments for 2022.

 

 

Reports

A. Superintendent of Schools Report

 

 

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. Director II: Special Education Support Services: It is recommended the Board approve the job description for Director II: Special Education Support Services.

D. Approval of Minutes for November 16, 2021, Regular Board Meeting: It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for November 16, 2021, Regular Board Meeting.

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

F. Authorization to Bid the Tower Renovation Project at Palo Alto High School: It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for the Tower Renovation project at Palo Alto High School.

G. Authorization to Issue an Addendum to LPA, Inc. (LPA) Master Agreement for Design Services for a New Hoover Elementary School (Hoover): It is recommended the Board approve the issuance of an addendum to the LPA master agreement for design services for a new Hoover elementary school for $3,345,064.

H. Authorization to Rebid El Carmelo Multipurpose Building Project (El Carmelo project): It is recommended the Board authorize staff to rebid the El Carmelo multipurpose building project.

I. Educator Effectiveness 2021 Block Grant: It is recommended the Board review and discuss the plan for Educator Effectiveness 2021 Block Grant funds.

J. Appointment of District Representatives to the Special Education Local Plan Area I (SELPA I) Community Advisory Committee (CAC): It is recommended the Board appoint Rika Yamamoto and Christine Baker as the District’s representatives to the SELPA I CAC for 2021-22 and 2022-23, to meet the SELPA regulations for establishing membership with the SELPA I CAC.

K. New Course Proposals for the 2022-23 School Year: It is recommended the Board approve the new high school courses for the 2022-23 school year. – MOVED TO ACTION

L. Board Policy (BP) 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures: It is recommended the Board approve BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures.

M. Board Policy (BP) 3516.5 Emergency Schedules: It is recommended the Board approve BP 3516.5 Emergency Schedules.

N. Board Policy (BP) 4131 Staff Development: It is recommended the Board approve BP 4131 Staff Development.

O. Board Policy (BP) 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements: It is recommended the Board approve BP 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements.

P. Board Policy (BP) 6164.4 Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education: It is recommended the Board approve BP 6164.4 Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education.

 

 

K. New Course Proposals for the 2022-23 School Year: It is recommended the Board approve the new high school courses for the 2022-23 school year. – MOVED FROM CONSENT

 

 

Action Items

A. 2021-22 First Interim Budget Report: It is recommended the Board: 1) Waive the two-meeting rule, 2) Certify to the County Office of Education Superintendent the District can meet its financial obligations through the end of the fiscal year and for the subsequent two years, and 3) Approve the budget revisions listed in the projected year totals.

 

 

B. Fletcher Enrollment Lottery: It is recommended the Board authorize staff to hold an intra-district limited lottery for students in grades 6-8 to attend Fletcher Middle School.

 

 

Discussion Items

A. Appointment of Ten Members to the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Measure O Parcel Tax: It is recommended the Board appoint ten members to the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Measure O Parcel Tax starting on January 18, 2022, and ending on June 30, 2027.

 

 

B. Authorization to Issue an Addendum to HED Architects (HED) for Design Services for Temporary Administrative Facilities at Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools and New Water Service for Palo Alto High School (Paly): It is recommended the Board approve issuing an Addendum to HED for design services for temporary administrative facilities at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and new water service for Palo Alto High School (Paly).

 

 

Staff Reports

A. Absenteeism Report: This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

B. Board Equity Oversight Committee Report: This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

Information Items

A. California School Employees Association (CSEA) Stipend Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): This item is for information only; no action is required.

B. Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): This item is for information only; no action is required.

C. Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program (CSESAP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): This item is for information only; no action required.

D. 2021-22 Calendar of Board Items: This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

Board Operations

A. Reports

B. Information Requests

Adjournment

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