Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


February 27th, 2018

 

Open Session / Reports

A. Report of Closed Session Discussion

B. Approval of Agenda Order

C. Superintendent’s Reports

D. Student Board Member Report

 

 

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 January 30, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

E. Approval of Purchase Orders:

It is recommended the Board approve the warrants and purchase orders for January as presented.

G. Appropriation of Bond Funds for Magical Bridge Playground at Addison Elementary School:

It is recommended the Board approve the following appropriation of Bond funds. This item was discussed at the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

H. Appropriation of $7,008,356 from State Bond Funding:

It is recommended the Board appropriate the amount of $7,008,356. This item was discussed at the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

I. Authorization to Bid the Addison Elementary School Project:

It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for the Addison Elementary School project. This item was discussed at the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

J. Authorization to Bid the Science Addition Project at Palo Alto High School:

It is recommended the Board authorize to solicit bids for the Science Addition Project at Palo Alto High School. This item was discussed at the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

K. Authorization to Bid the Replacement and Updates to the Fire Alarm System at Gunn High School:

It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for upgrades to the fire alarm system at Gunn High School. This item was discussed at the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

 

 

Open Forum

 

 

Action / Discussion / Information Items

A. Memorandum of Understanding with the Palo Alto Educators Association:

It is recommended the Board approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Palo Alto Educators Association.

 

 

B. Special Education Report:

This item is to provide an update to the Board and community regarding ongoing efforts and progress towards Special Education Program Improvement and next steps to address equity, access, and inclusion for improvement in outcomes for students with disabilities.

 

 

 

C. Board Policy (BP) 6151 Class Size:

It is recommended the Board approve the Class Size Policy.

 

 

D. Second Interim Budget Report:

Pending discussion at this meeting, it will be recommended at the meeting of March 13, 2018, the Board 1) Issue a positive certification to the County Superintendent that the District can meet its financial obligations through the end of the fiscal year and for the subsequent two years, and 2) Approve the budget revisions listed in the projected year totals.

 

 

E. Facilities Master Plan Project List Progress Report and Evaluation of the Possibility of a Ballot Measure Authorizing a 2018 School Bond:

It is recommended the Board 1) Authorize staff to proceed with evaluation and 2) Authorize expenditures through May 7, 2018, not to exceed $50,000, for consultant services. This item was discussed at the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

 

 

F. Amendment to the Solar Power Purchase Agreement with REC Solar:

It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule and approve the first amendment to the Solar Power Purchase Agreement with REC Solar.

 

 

G. Authorization to Enter into a Project Management Agreement with ARC Alternatives, Inc.:

It is recommended the Board authorize staff to increase the existing agreement for ARC Alternatives, Inc. by $102,560 for construction support of the PV solar system design/construction phase. This item was discussed at the February 13, 2018, Regular Board Meeting.

 

 

H. Resolution No. 2017-18.10 for Full and Fair Funding of California’s Public Schools:

It is recommended the Board adopt the resolution urging the State Legislature to fund California’s public schools.

 

 

I. Next Step in Response to Stanford GUP:

As a follow up to previous Board Discussion on the Stanford GUP, the superintendent will be sending a letter to the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education and to peer school districts seeking the wisdom and experiences of similar school districts and universities on ideas about how to work together with Stanford to maintain the excellence of local K-12 schools amidst university expansion.

 

 

J. 2018 California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election:

It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule and review the proposed list of candidates and determine who they wish to vote for at the February 27, 2018, regular meeting.

F.  Approval of Strong Schools Bond Change Orders:

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

 

 

Board Operations

A. Reports

B. Correspondence

C. Operations

D. Acknowledgements and Recognitions

E. Board Calendar

Adjournment

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