Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


February 23rd, 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

 

 

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. Approval of Minutes for February 9, 2021, Regular Board Meeting: It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for February 9, 2021, Regular Board Meeting.

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

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

F. Sale of Surplus Property: It is recommended the Board: 1) Declare the items as surplus to future operations of the District, and 2) Direct that the surplus items be sold by auction or disposed of.

G. Authorization to Bid Revised Scope and Budgets for Roofing Projects at Briones Elementary School and JLS Middle School: It is recommended the Board: 1) Approve the project budgets for roofing at Briones Elementary School in the amount of $820,000 and JLS Middle School in the amount of $1,700,000, and 2) Authorize staff to solicit bids for the revised scope for the roofing projects at Briones Elementary School and JLS Middle School.

H. Authorization to Bid Gunn Parking Improvements Project: It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for the Gunn parking improvements project.

I. Authorization to Issue Addendum No. 6 to HED Architects for Additional Services at Gunn High School: It is recommended the Board approve addendum no. 6 to HED Architects for additional services at Gunn High School in an amount not to exceed $68,500.

J. Authorization to Issue Addendum No. 1 to fs3|Hodges for COVID-19 Support: It is recommended the Board authorize staff to issue addendum no. 1 to fs3|Hodges for bond program management services for 2020-21 in amounts not to exceed the following: 1) $40,796 for Cubberley, Building I Improvements, 2) $100,080 for roofing projects at JLS and Briones, and 3) $150,480 for District COVID-19 support services.

K. Appropriation to General Reserves of Interest for Measure A and Measure Z: It is recommended the Board approve the following appropriations for Measure A funds and Measure Z funds.

L. Contract with Law Firm Wendel Rosen LLP: It is recommended the Board ratify the contract with the law firm Wendel Rosen LLP.

 

 

Action Items

A. Approval of Supplementary Retirement Plan (SRP) for Certificated Non-Management, Certificated Management: It is recommended the Board approve the implementation of the District’s Supplementary Retirement Plan administered by Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) for the 2020-21 year for the following employee groups: 1. Certificated Non-Management; 2. Certificated Management.

 

 

B. Approval of One-Time Voluntary Retirement Incentive Plan for Classified Non-Management Employees. It is recommended the Board: 1. Waive the two-meeting rule, 2. Approve the implementation of the one-time voluntary retirement incentive plan for Classified Non-Management employees.

 

 

C. Equity Impact Report. It is recommended a Board of Education committee be established to assist the Board in reviewing and monitoring progress in the area of educational equity and assist with establishing benchmarks towards equitable outcomes for students.

 

 

Discussion Items

A. 2020-21 Second Interim Budget Report: It is recommended the Board discuss and review: 1) The draft Second Interim Financial Report for the General Fund, and 2) The budget revisions listed for revenues and expenditures.

 

 

B. Revised COVID-19 Testing Plan: It is recommended the Board approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Predicine.

 

 

C. Approval of Schematic Design for the New Administration and Multipurpose Building Project at Escondido Elementary School: It is recommended the Board approve the schematic design for the new Multipurpose Building project at Escondido Elementary School.

 

 

D. Approval of Schematic Design for the New Classroom Building and Renovations Project at Fletcher Middle School: It is recommended the Board approve the schematic design for the new Multipurpose Building project at Fletcher Middle School.

 

 

E. Approval of Revised Schematic Design for the New Multipurpose and Classroom Buildings Project at Palo Verde Elementary School: It is recommended the Board approve the revised schematic design for the new Multipurpose and Administration Building project at Palo Verde Elementary School.

 

 

F. 2021 California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election: It is recommended the Board review the ballot materials and determine which candidates to vote for.

 

 

Staff Reports

A. Student Well-Being: This item is for information only. No action is required. – THIS ITEM WAS TABLED TO A FUTURE MEETING

B. School Reopening Progress Report: It is recommended the Board discuss School Reopening Progress Report.

 

 

Information Items

A. Correction to D/F Report First Semester 2020-21: This item is for information only. No action is required.

B. Attendance Report: This item is for information only. No action is required.

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

D. Title IX Update: This item is for information only. No action is required.

E. Public Records Act Update: This item is for information only. No action is required.

F. 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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