Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


June 20th, 2023

 

Open Session / Reports

A. Meeting Practices and Public Comment Opportunities

B. Public Comment on Closed Session Items

C. Recess to Closed Session (Aspen Room, 4:30 p.m.)
D. Reconvene Open Session
E. Report of Closed Session Action
F. Approval of Agenda Order

 

 

Reports

A. Superintendent of Schools Report

 

 

Open Forum

 

 

Staff Reports

A. Parent and Student Listening Sessions. This item is for information only; no action is required.

 

 

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. Summer School Short-Term Personnel Items. It is recommended the Board approve the certificated and classified summer school short-term personnel items as presented.

D. Approval of Minutes for the June 6, 2023, Regular Board Meeting. It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the June 6, 2023, Regular Board Meeting.

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

F. Approval of Strong Schools Bond Change Orders. It is recommended the Board approve the attached list of Strong Schools Bond change orders as presented.

G. Board of Education School Assignments for the 2023-24 Academic Year. It is recommended the Board review and approve the assignments for school sites and programs for the 2023-24 academic year.

H. Resolution No. 2022-23.08 Resolution of the Palo Alto Unified School District Making Required CEQA Findings and Adopting Mitigation Measures for the Educator Workforce Housing Project at 231 Grant Ave in Palo Alto. It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2022-23.08.

I. Approval of Resolution No. 2022-23.22 to Establish a Special Revenue Fund. It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2022-23.22 to Establish a Special Revenue Fund.

J. Second Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Deputy Superintendent, Chief of Staff. It is recommended the Board approve the second amendment to the employment agreement for the Deputy Superintendent, Chief of Staff.

K. First Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Secondary. It is recommended the Board approve the first amendment to the employment agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Secondary.

L. Third Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Elementary. It is recommended the Board approve the third amendment to the employment agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Elementary.

M. Third Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Affairs. It is recommended the Board approve the third amendment to the employment agreement for the Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Affairs.

N. Third Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Chief Business Officer. It is recommended the Board approve the third amendment to the employment agreement for the Chief Business Officer.

O. 2021-22 School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) for the 2022-23 Reporting Year. It is recommended the Board approve submission of the attached 2021-22 SARCs, for the 2022-23 reporting year, to the California Department of Education (CDE).

P. Annual Request to Submit an Application for Consolidated Categorical Aid. It is recommended the Board approve the request to submit an application for Consolidated Categorical Aid, Part I, when it is released by the California Department of Education (CDE).

Q. World Languages – AP French and AP Spanish Textbook Adoptions. It is recommended the Board adopt Thèmes for use in the Advanced Placement Spanish Language course, and Temas in the Advanced Placement French Language course.

R. World Languages – Chinese Textbook Adoption. It is recommended the Board adopt Go Far with Chinese 1 for middle school Chinese courses, Integrated Chinese 1-4 for high school courses, and Ni Hao 1-4 for middle and high school courses as supplemental materials.

S. Authorization to Purchase and Install Playground Equipment at Nixon Elementary School. It is recommended the Board: 1) Authorize staff to submit to the Division of the State Architect (DSA), 2) Authorize staff to utilize California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) contracts in the amount of $400,000 to purchase and install accessible playground equipment and surfacing from Park Associates, Inc. dba Park Planet at Nixon, and, 3) Authorize staff to approve change orders in an amount not to exceed 10% of the contract or $40,000.

T. Authorization to Award a Contract for Pool Chemicals. It is recommended the Board authorize a two (2) year contract with three (3) possible one-year extensions to Lincoln Aquatics.

U. Acceptance of Large Donation. It is recommended the Board accept a $500,000 donation to Palo Alto High School from Mr. Jack Philips.

V. Legal Services Firms. It is recommended the Board approve renewing legal services agreements with AALRR and DWK.

 

 

Action Items

A. Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2023-24 Approval and Adoption. It is recommended the Board approve the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2023-24 Annual Update.

 

 

B. Proposed PAUSD Budget for 2023-24: Resolution No. 2022-23.18 Year End Budget Transfer Authorization 2022-23; Resolution No. 2022-23.19 Budget Transfer of Funds for the Fiscal Year 2023-24; Resolution No. 2022-23.20 Interfund Borrowing Fiscal Year 2023-24. It is recommended the Board: 1) Adopt the 2023-24 Budget as presented, 2) Approve Resolution No. 2022-23.18 Year End Budget Transfer Authority 2022-23, 3) Approve Resolution No. 2022-23.19 Budget Transfer of Funds for the Fiscal Year 2023-24, and 4) Approve Resolution No. 2022-23.20 Interfund Borrowing for 2023-24.

 

 

C. PAUSD Promise for 2023-24. It is recommended the Board approve the proposed priority area goals for 2023-24.

 

 

D. Resolution No. 2022-23.23 Giving Notice of Intent to Grant a Utility Easement to the City of Palo Alto for the Churchill Avenue Enhanced Bikeway Project. It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2022-23.23 Giving Notice of Intent to Grant a Utility Easement to the City of Palo Alto in relation to the City’s Churchill Avenue Enhanced Bikeway Project.

E. Resolution No. 2022-23.24 Giving Notice of Intent to Grant a Roadway Easement to the City of Palo Alto for the Churchill Avenue Enhanced Bikeway Project. It is recommended the Board approve Resolution No. 2022-23.24 Giving Notice of Intent to Grant a Roadway Easement to the City of Palo Alto in relation to the City’s Churchill Avenue Enhanced Bikeway Project.

 

 

Discussion Items

Information Items

A. Additional Analysis of i-Ready End-of-Year (EOY) Assessment Data. This item is for information only; no action is required.

B. Secondary Student Performance Report for Spring Semester 2022-23. This item is for information only; no action is required.

C. English Learner Programming and Outcomes Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations. This item is for information only; no action is required.

D. Let’s Talk! – June 2023 Report. This item is for information only; no action is required.

E. Title IX Update. This item is for information only; no action is required.

F. Public Records Act Update. This item is for information only; no action is required.

G. 2022-23 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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