Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


May 8th, 2018

 

Open Session / Reports

A. Report of Closed Session Discussion

B. Approval of Agenda Order

C. Superintendent’s Report

D. Student Board Member Reports

 

 

Approval of Consent Calendar

A. Approval of Consent Calendar:

It is recommended the Board approve all items of the Consent Calendar as presented or amended.

B. Certificated Personnel Items:

It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel items as presented.

C. Classified Personnel Items:

It is recommended the Board approve the classified personnel items as presented

D. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for February 27, 2018, Regular Board Meeting. MOVED TO ACTION

E. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for March 27, 2018, Regular Board Meeting. MOVED TO ACTION

F. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for March 29, 2018, Special Board Meeting.

G. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for April 20, 2018, Special Board Meeting.

H. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for April 26, 2018, Special Board Meeting.

I. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for April 27, 2018, Special Board Meeting.

J. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for April 30, 2018, Special Board Meeting (Superintendent Search).

K. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for May 2, 2018, Special Board Meeting (Superintendent Interview).

L. Approval of Purchase Orders:

It is recommended the Board approve the purchase orders for March as presented.

M. Waiver of 60-Day Notice Requirement for a City of Palo Alto Capital Improvement Project at the Ventura Site:

It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule and approve waiving the 60-day notice requirement in the Ventura Purchase Agreement for installation of new roofing systems and roof gutters at the Ventura site as specified in the attached City of Palo Alto request letter of April 24, 2018.

N. Extension of the Lease of the 525 San Antonio Site to Athena Academy:

It is recommended the Board approve a one-year extension in the current lease for 525 San Antonio. This item was discussed at the April 24, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

O. Authorization to Award the Project for the Replacement of the Gunn High School Fire Alarm System:

It is recommended the Board authorize as a contract for replacement of the fire alarm system at Gunn High School.

 

 

Open Forum

 

 

Action / Discussion / Information Items

A. Join the Conversation, Foothill-De Anza Community Outreach Initiative:

The President of Foothill College, Ms. Thuy Thi Nguyen, J.D., will provide a presentation. This item is for information only.

 

 

B. Elementary History-Social Studies Curriculum:

Staff will present the elementary school history-social studies curriculum adoption. It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule and approve the recommended curriculum.

 

 

C. Middle School History-Social Science Textbook Selection Advisory Committee Recommendation:

It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule and approve the adoption of the Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI) History Alive! California Series for grades 6-8.

 

 

D. 2017-2020 Equity Plan:

It is recommended the Board approve the 2017-2020 Equity Plan. This item was discussed at the December 19, 2017, Regular Board Meeting, and tabled from the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

 

 

E. California School Climate, Health, Learning System (Cal-SCHLS) Data & LCAP:

It is recommended the Board accept the presentation with clarifying discussion, no action is necessary.

 

 

F. Authorization to Approve the Budget for the Construction Phase of the Addison Project, Accept the Donation from an Anonymous Donor to Fund the Construction Phase, and Award the Construction Contract:

It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule and authorize the following related to the construction phase of the Addison Project.

 

 

G. Resolution No. 2017-18.14 Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Bonds of the Palo Alto Unified School District in an Amount Not to Exceed $40,000,000, by Public Sale; Prescribing the Terms of Said Bonds; Approving the Form and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of an Official Notice of Sale, a Paying Agent Agreement, a Continuing Disclosure Certificate, and an Official Statement Relating to Said Bonds; and Authorizing the Execution of Necessary Certificates and Documents Relating to Said Bonds:

It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2017-18.14. This item was discussed at the April 24, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

Evaluation of the Possibility of a Ballot Measure Authorizing a 2018 School Bond: It will be recommended at the next meeting the Board 1) Authorize staff to proceed with further development of the project list and with development of the resolution calling for the election, and 2) Authorize expenditures through June 19, 2018 in a not-to-exceed amount of $30,000, for consultant services related to communications, ballot measure development, and financial and legal advice. This item was discussed at the April 24, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

I. Approval for First Amendment to Interim Assistant Superintendent Contract:

It is recommended the Board review and discuss the First Amendment to the Contract of Anne Brown.

 

 

J. Declaration of Need for Emergency and Limited Assignment Permits for Certificated Employees:

The Board will discuss approving the Declaration of Need as presented.

 

 

K.  School Calendar:

It is recommended the Board review and approve the amended schedule of meetings for the 2018-19 school year. This item was discussed at the December 19, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

 

 

D. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for February 27, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

E. Approval of Minutes:

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for March 27, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

 

 

Board Operations

A. Reports

B. Correspondence

C. Operations

D. Acknowledgements and Recognitions

E. Board Calendar

Adjournment

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