Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting


A. Approval of Agenda Order

B. Superintendent’s Report

Introduction of new staff members

Back to School Launch

Construction Update

C. Student Board Member Reports

D. Student and Staff Successes




These items are considered routine and will be approved in one action without discussion. If a Board member requests an item be removed from the Calendar or a citizen wishes to speak to an item, it will be considered under Action Items.

A.Certificated Personnel Actions

It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel actions as presented.

B.Classified Personnel Actions

It is recommended the Board approve the classified personnel actions as presented.

C.Approval of Warrants

It is recommended the Board approve the June and July 2014 warrants as presented.

D.Approval of Strong Schools Bond Change Orders

It is recommended the Board approve the June and July 2014 change orders as presented.

E.Approval of Minutes

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of the special and regular meetings of February 11, February 25, March 10, March 11, March 19, March 25, April 22, April 30, May 15 and 16, May 22, May 20, May 27, June 3, and June 17, 2014.

F.Appointment of Members to the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Strong Schools Bond

It is recommended the Board approve the reappointment of Todd Collins, Catharine Garber, Bruce Whitson, James Cowie, Walt Hays, and Arainne Teherani, and the appointment of Daniel Sin-Yew Teo to the Citizen’s Oversight Committee. This item was discussed at the June 17, 2014, regular meeting.

G.Board Resolution No. 2014-15.01 and Board Resolution No. 2014-15.022014-15.02, Child Development Contracts 2014-15 It is recommended the Board approve the Child Development Contracts in the amounts of $313,980 and $148,614 as presented.

H.Uniform Complaint (Williams Settlement and Valenzuela/CAHSEE Lawsuit Settlement) Quarterly Report It is recommended the Board review this quarterly presentation.

I.Appointment of Secretary to the Board of Education

It is recommended the Board of Education appoint Glenn “Max” McGee, Ph.D., Superintendent, as Secretary per Board Bylaw 9122.



A. 2014-15 Board of Education Goals The Board will discuss the goals for the 2014-15 academic year with action to be considered at a future meeting.

B. Resolution 2014-15.03 for Authorizing Signatures It is recommended the Board waive its two meeting rule to approve the Resolution which adds Glenn “Max” McGee, Superintendent, as an authorized signatory to contracts, orders, and checks.

C. Authorization to Issue Addendum No. 18 to Gelfand Partners Architects for Additional Services at Duveneck Elementary School The Board will discuss authorizing staff to execute this addendum to Gelfand in the amount of $5,964.75 for additional design services for Duveneck Elementary.

D. Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Replacement of Traffic Signal at Miranda/Arastradero at Gunn High School The Board will discuss authorizing staff to solicit bids for the replacement of the traffic signal at Gunn High School.

E. Declaration of Need: Emergency, Limited Assignment, and Short Term Staffing Permits for Certificated Employees The Board will discuss approving the Declaration of Need for 2014-15 as presented.

F. Teaching Assignments for Departmentalized Subjects The Board will discuss authorizing six teachers, who have met coursework requirements, to teach in those single subject areas as presented.

G. Renewal of Student Teaching and Intern Agreements The Board will discuss authorizing staff to enter into student teaching/internship agreements with 24 institutions as presented on an as needed basis.

H. Resolution of Support for AB 146 The Board will discuss possible adoption of a resolution in support of AB 146 which would repeal the reserve cap.

I. Biennial Review of Conflict of Interest Codes The Board will discuss recent Office of the County Counsel, County of Santa Clara, mandated changes to Board Bylaw 9270 – Conflict of Interest.


A. Reports Correspondence

Letter from Bob Wenzlau

B. Operations

C. Possible Future Board Agenda Items

D. Acknowledgements and Recognition

E. Board Calendar




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