Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


June 8th, 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

 

 

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 May 25, 2021, Regular Board Meeting: It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for May 25, 2021, Regular Board Meeting.

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

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

F. Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators for Certificated Employees: It is recommended the Board approve the Declaration of Need for 2021-22 as presented, in order for permit applications to be submitted as needed prior to the start of the new school year. – MOVED FROM CONSENT

G. Textbook Adoptions for Psychology and AP Psychology: It is recommended the Board adopt Updated Myers’ Psychology for AP for use in Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology, and Thinking About Psychology for use in Psychology (Semester Course).

H. Textbook Adoption for AP Chemistry: It is recommended the Board adopt Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach, AP Edition.

I. Palo Alto Adult School (PAAS) Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Progress Report and Updated Action Plan: It is recommended the Board approve the PAAS WASC progress report and updated action plan.

J. Legal Services Firms: It is recommended the Board approve renewing legal services contracts with the six firms chosen by the RFP selection committee.

K. Board Policy (BP) 3230 Federal Grant Funds: It is recommended the Board approve BP 3230 Federal Grant Funds.

L. Board Policy (BP) 5112.5 Open/Closed Campus: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5112.5 Open/Closed Campus.

M. Board Policy (BP) 5126 Awards for Achievement: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5126 Awards for Achievement.

N. Board Policy (BP) 5131 Conduct: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5131 Conduct

O. Board Policy (BP) 5131.2 Bullying Prevention: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5131.2 Bullying Prevention.

P. Board Policy (BP) 5132 Dress and Grooming: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5132 Dress and Grooming.

Q. Board Policy (BP) 5141.31 Immunizations: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5141.31 Immunizations.

R. Board Policy (BP) 5141.5 Mental Health: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5141.5 Mental Health.

S. Board Policy (BP) 5142 Safety: It is recommended the Board approve BP 5142 Safety.

T. Board Policy (BP) 6142.6 Visual and Performing Arts Education: It is recommended the Board approve BP 6142.6 Visual and Performing Arts Education.

U. Board Policy (BP) 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements: It is recommended the Board approve BP 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements.

V. Board Policy (BP) 6146.2 Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency: It is recommended the Board approve BP 6146.2 Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency.

 

 

F. Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators for Certificated Employees: It is recommended the Board approve the Declaration of Need for 2021-22 as presented, in order for permit applications to be submitted as needed prior to the start of the new school year. – PULLED FROM CONSENT

 

 

Action Items

A. Every Student Reads Initiative (ESRI): It is recommended the Board approve the three progress indicators (PI) presented for the ESRI.

 

 

B. Award of a Contract for the Construction of the Briones Occupational Health (OH) Wing Roofing Replacement Project: It is recommended the Board: 1) Authorize award of a contract for construction of the Briones OH wing roofing replacement project to Roofline Builders, Inc. in the amount of $427,000, and 2) Authorize the Superintendent or his designee to approve change orders in an amount not to exceed 10% of the contract, or $42,700.

 

 

C. Third Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Superintendent: It is recommended the Board: 1) Waive the two-meeting rule, and 2) Approve the third amendment to the Superintendent’s contract.

 

 

Discussion Items

A. PUBLIC HEARING: Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Annual Update, Learning Continuity Attendance Plan (LCP), and 2021-24 LCAP: The Board will conduct a public hearing on this item prior to discussion on the agenda. Following the public hearing, it is recommended the Board approve the LCAP Annual Update, LCP, and 2021-24 LCAP.

 

 

B. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed PAUSD Budget for 2021-22: Resolution No. 2020-21.16 Year-End Budget Transfer Authorization for 2020-21; Resolution No. 2020-21.17 Budget Transfer Authority for 2021-22; Resolution No. 2020-21.18 Interfund Borrowing for 2021-22: The Board will conduct a public hearing on this item prior to discussion on the agenda. Following the public hearing, it is recommended the Board: 1) Adopt the 2021-22 budget as presented, 2) Approve Resolution No. 2020-21.16, 3) Approve Resolution No. 2020-21.17, and 4) Approve Resolution No. 2020-21.18.

 

 

C. PUBLIC HEARING: Review of Resolution No. 2020-21.15 for Education Protection Act (EPA) Funds for 2021-22: The Board will conduct a public hearing on this item prior to discussion on the agenda. Following the public hearing, it is recommended the Board review Resolution No. 2020-21.15 for Education Protection Act Funds and propose the funds be spent on current certificated teacher salaries and benefits, as presented.

 

 

D. Authorization to Issue an Addendum to LPA Architects for Schematic Design Services for a New Hoover Elementary School: It is recommended the Board approve issuing an addendum to LPA Architects for schematic design services for Hoover Elementary School in the amount of $224,342.

 

E. Approval of Schematic Design for the Greene Middle School Library and Classroom Building Project: It is recommended the Board approve the schematic design for the Greene Middle School Library and classroom building project.

 

 

F. Authorization to Submit the Paly Tower Renovation Project to the Division of the State Architect (DSA): It is recommended the Board authorize staff to submit plans for the Tower Renovation project at Palo Alto High School to the DSA for approval.

 

 

Staff Reports

A. Elementary (K-5) English Language Arts (ELA) Instructional Materials Adoption: This item is for information only. No action is required.

 

 

B. Professional Learning Plan and Budget Overview: This item is for information only. No action is required.

 

 

Information Items

A. Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Local Indicators: It is recommended the Board review the 2021 Report of Progress on the Local Indicators, as required by the California Department of Education (CDE).

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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