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REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Vista Del Mar Union SD
September 12, 2018 5:30PM
9467 San Julian Road, Gaviota, CA 93117

Mission Statement:
The mission of Vista de Las Cruces, a collaborative, historically rich community, is to guarantee students a safe and positive environment from which they will emerge as well-rounded, forward-thinking citizens.
1. OPEN SESSION
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Roll Call
1.C. Establish Order of the Agenda
1.D. Pledge of Allegiance
1.E. Vista Del Mar Education Association/ CTA Dedicated Board Time
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS/STAFF COMMENTS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Subject to Board policy, the President of the Board will allow any individual or group representative to address the Board on any subject not covered by an item on the agenda under Public Comments/Staff Comments.
3. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Superintendent/Principal will informally update the board on the progress of actions and events in the District.
4. CONSENT AGENDA
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Unless the Board pulls and items for separate action, the items listed below are approved without discussion:
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented.


4.A. Approval of Minutes: Special Board Meeting - June 20, 2018
Attachments:
June 20 Board Meeting Minutes
4.B. Approval of Minutes from the August 8, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
Attachments:
August 8, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
4.C. Approval of Revised Minutes from the March 14, 2018 Board Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The minutes reflect minor changes for clarity and accuracy in item 9.

4.D. Approval of Commercial Warrants
Attachments:
Commercial Warrants
5. ACTION ITEMS
5.A. Adoption of Resolution 02-2018-2019 In Opposition to Proposition 5: Property Tax Transfer Initiative
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This resolution formalizes opposition of the Vista Del Mar Union School District Board of Education to the passage of State Ballot Proposition 5 on the November 6 General Election ballot. This initiative will have a negative fiscal effect on funding for education. In particular, community-funded school districts like Vista Del Mar Union stand to lose significant levels of funding if this initiative is approved by voters.

Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board Adopt Resolution 02-2018-2019 In Opposition to Proposition 5: Property Tax Transfer Initiative.

Attachments:
Resolution No. 02-2018-2019: In Opposition to Proposition 5
5.B. Approval of 2017-18 Unaudited Actuals Budget Report
Speaker:
Taiwo Madison
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Every year, by September 15th, the previous school year's unaudited actuals must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board approve the 2017-18 Unaudited Actuals Budget Report.

Attachments:
2017-18 Unaudited Actuals Budget Report
5.C. Adoption of Resolution 03-2018-2019: "Gann" Limit
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Every year, the local Board of Trustees must pass a resolution for the "Gann" Limit.

Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board Adopt Resolution 03-2018-2019: "Gann" Limit.

Attachments:
Gann Form from Unaudited Actuals
Resolution No. 03-2018-2019: "Gann" Limit for 2018-19 School Year
5.D. Second Reading and Approval of Revised Board Bylaw and Exhibit 9270: Conflict of Interest
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Pursuant to Government Code Section 87306.5, the District is required to review its Conflict of Interest Code, beginning July 1 of each even-numbered year. The attached sample Bylaw and Exhibit are reviewed annually to assure legal compliance by California School Board Association's Gamut Online policy maintenance service. 

The bylaw revision presented for first reading here shows highlighted change that keeps the bylaw compliant with current law. The Exhibit, which constitutes the District's Conflict of Interest Policy, is revised to add the District's Fiscal Manager as a position requiring annual Conflict of Interest Reporting. Reporting is accomplished by means of filing a Form 700 with the Clerk of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.

The attachments to this item include:

  • Fair Political Practice Commission 2018 Conflict of Interest Code Biennial Notice Instructions for Local Agencies
  • A revised version of Board Bylaw and Exhibit 9270
  • A copy of FPPC Form 804 Identifying the new position of Fiscal Manager as a Category 1 reporting employee.
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board approve the Revised Bylaw and Exhibit 9270: Conflict of Interest.

Attachments:
BB 9270 Proposed
E 9270 COI Policy Proposed
FPPC Conflict of Interest Review Instructions
FPPC Form 804
5.E. Approval of Amended SBCSELPA Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This is a routine annual process which amends the Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area (SBCSELPA) Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement.

Two minor amendments are included this year:
   1. Addition of Adelante Charter School as a party to the agreement
   2. Alignment of Board membership term expirations to the fiscal year.

Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board approve the amended SBCSELPA Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement.

5.F. Ratification of School Bus Lease between Vista Del Mar Union School District and Guadalupe Union School DistrictWas edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The District was presented with an opportunity to lease our smallest school bus to Guadalupe Union School District for the 2018-19 School Year due to their unexpected need to transport homeless students from an area significantly removed from the normal bus routes. Because of the urgency of the need, Superintendent Banning conferred with the Board President and legal counsel to arrange a legally compliant contract at a prevailing cost per month and signed the agreement prior to this formal Board approval.


Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board ratify a School Bus Lease between Vista Del Mar Union School District and Guadalupe Union School District.

Financial Impact:

Expected income of up to $30,000.00

Attachments:
School Bus Lease Between VDMUSD and Guadalupe USD
6. INFORMATION ITEMS (No Action Required)
6.A. Status of Outdoor Camp Program for 2018-2019
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Superintendent/Principal will review the status of a pending contract for attendance of district students and staff at the annual outdoor camp.


Recommended Motion:

For Board information only

Attachments:
Draft Outdoor Camp Contract
6.B. Discussion Regarding Interest from GCL New Energy to Lease a Portion of District Property Adjacent to the Old Vista Del Mar School
Quick Summary / Abstract:
GCL New Energy is developing energy storage projects in the Goleta area and we've identified several sites that look attractive for the co-location of an energy storage facility for the benefit of SCE and the surrounding community.  By the way, an energy storage facility requires a relatively small footprint. 
Recommended Motion:

For Board information only

7. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
8. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss:

  1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS (Pursuant to Section 54957.6) 

    Agency designated representatives: William Banning, Interim Superintendent/Principal, and Taiwo Madison, Fiscal Manager
    Employee organization: Certificated Employees

  2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Pursuant to Section 54956.8) 

    Property: Lease of residential structure at 9467 San Julian Road, Gaviota, CA 93117
    Agency negotiator: William Banning, Interim Superintendent/Principal
    Negotiating parties: Vista Del Mar Union School District and Potential Lessee)
    Under negotiation: Price, terms of lease, terms of payment

  3. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

    Position: Certificated Teacher


9. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Reports from closed session, if required
10. ADJOURN
Disability Information:
For information regarding how, to whom, and when a request for disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, may be made by a person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation to participate in the public meeting, please contact Scott Turnbull at (805) 686-1880.

Published: September 7, 2018, 11:55 AM

The resubmit was successful.