Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


May 25th, 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. Approval of Minutes for May 11, 2021, Regular Board Meeting: It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for May 11, 2021, Regular Board Meeting.

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. Proposal to Open Negotiations with California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 301 for the Successor Agreement to the 2018-21 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA): It is recommended the Board approve the proposal to open negotiations with CSEA for the Successor Agreement to the 2018-21 CBA.

E. Proposal to Open Negotiations with Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA) for the Successor Agreement to the 2018-21 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA): It is recommended the Board approve the proposal to open negotiations with PAEA for the Successor Agreement to the 2018-21 CBA.

F. Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan (CA Assembly Bill 86): It is recommended the Board approve the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan.

G. School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs) for the 2021-22 School Year: It is recommended the Board review and accept the proposed School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs) for the 2021-22 school year.

H. Supplemental Material Adoption for Eighth-Grade History/Social Studies: It is recommended the Board adopt Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi for use as a supplemental instructional material for eighth-grade history/social studies.

I. Resolution No. 2020-21.11 Requesting Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County to Establish Tax Rate for Measure A Bonds of Palo Alto Unified School District Expected to Be Sold During Fiscal Year 2021-22, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith: It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2020-21.11.

J. Resolution No. 2020-21.12 Requesting Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County to Establish Tax Rate for Measure Z Bonds of Palo Alto Unified School District Expected to Be Sold During Fiscal Year 2021-22, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith: It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2020-21.12.

K. Classroom Technology Refresh Project: It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for the classroom technology refresh project.

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

M. Resolution No. 2020-21.13 for Authorizing Signatures: It recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2020-21.13 for Authorizing Signatures.

N. Evaluation of External Firms that Provided Specialized Legal Services for 2020-21: It is recommended the Board approve the performance evaluation of the six (6) firms as presented by staff.

O. HED Addendum for Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools’ Projects: It is recommended the Board approve addendum no. 7 to HED Architects for additional services in the amount not to exceed $29,400 for Gunn High School and $5,460 for Palo Alto High School.

P. SVA Addendum for JLS Middle School Full Building Rehabilitation (REH) Project: It is recommended the Board approve addendum no. 5 to SVA Architects for additional services at JLS Middle School in an amount not to exceed $63,120.

Q. Award of Contract for the Construction of the JLS Middle School Gym Roofing Replacement Project: It is recommended the Board: 1) Authorize award of a contract for construction of the JLS Middle School gym roofing replacement project to Andy’s Roofing Co., Inc. in the amount of $1,210,100, and 2) Authorize the Superintendent or his designee to approve change orders in an amount not to exceed 10% of the contract, or $121,010.

R. Authorization to Award Contract for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel: It is recommended the Board authorize staff to award the bid for unleaded gas and diesel fuel to Western States Oil for a period of three years with two possible one-year extensions.

 

 

Action Items

A. Update on Significant Disproportionality and the Plan for Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CCEIS): It is recommended the Board approve the CCEIS plan for resubmission to the California Department of Education (CDE).

 

 

B. Tentative Agreement with Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA): It is recommended the Board: 1) Approve the Tentative Agreement between PAUSD and PAEA Article VI: Compensation and Benefits, 2) Approve the previously agreed upon Tentative Agreements between PAUSD and PAEA Article VII Hours and Article XI Leaves, and 3) Approve the attached PAUSD 2020-21 and 2021-22 Salary Schedules for Teachers.

 

 

C. Two-Meeting Approval Rule Waiver: It is recommended the Board waive the two-meeting rule for agenda items 5D, 5E, and 5F.

 

 

D. Tentative Agreement with California School Employees Association (CSEA): It is recommended the Board: 1) Approve the Tentative Agreement between PAUSD and CSEA Article VI: Compensation and Benefits, 2) Approve the previously agreed upon Tentative Agreements between PAUSD and CSEA Article XI: Leave Provisions, and 3) Approve the attached PAUSD 2020-21 and 2021-22 Salary Schedules for Office, Technical, Paraprofessional and Operations Support.

 

 

E. Salary Schedules 2020-21 and 2021-22: It is recommended the Board approve the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Salary Schedules for Non-Represented Groups: Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA) and Confidential Supervisory.

 

 

F. Salary Schedule for Contracted Management Positions: It is recommended the Board approve the salary schedule for contracted management positions beginning July 1, 2020.

 

 

Discussion Items

A. Campus Safety Upgrade Project: It is recommended the Board discuss authorizing staff to solicit bids for the campus safety upgrade project.

 

 

B. Every Student Reads Initiative (ESRI): It is recommended the Board discuss the two progress indicators (PI) presented for the ESRI.

 

 

Staff Reports

Information Items

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

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

 

 

Board Operations

A. Reports

B. Information Requests

C. Correspondence

Adjournment

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