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Regular Board Meeting
Pleasanton USD
August 13, 2019 5:30PM
District Office, Board Room 4665 Bernal Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566

1. OPEN CEREMONY - MEETING OF THE BOARD IN PUBLIC - 5:30 p.m.
1.1. Call to Order
1.2. Public Comments on Closed Session Items
2. CLOSED SESSION - 5:30-7:00 p.m.
2.1. Personnel Actions (Government Code 54957 and Education Codes §44909, §44929.1, and §44954)
2.1.1. Public Employee Appointment: Vice Principals, Harvest Park Middle School
2.2. Conference with Labor Negotiator Pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 Agency Negotiator: Julio Hernandez Employee Organization: Association of Pleasanton Teachers (APT) California School Employees Association (CSEA)
2.3. Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9 and 54956.95 Name of Potential Case: Taw v. Pleasanton Unified School District Liability Claim: Claimant: Lisa Taw Agency claimed against: Pleasanton Unified School District
2.4. Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), (d)(1) Vranesh v. Pleasanton Unified School District et. al. Alameda County Superior Court Case Number HG14744782
3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION - 7:00 p.m.
3.1. Pledge of Allegiance
3.2. Welcome by Board President: Valerie Arkin Vice President: Steve Maher Members: Joan Laursen, Mark Miller and Jamie Yee
4. ACTION OF CLOSED SESSION (5 Minutes)
4.1. Report on Action Taken in Closed Session
5. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (5 Minutes)
5.1. Approval of the Agenda
6. RECOGNITIONS AND INTRODUCTIONS (5 Minutes)
6.1. Back to School Supply Donations
6.2. Student Panelists
7. ASSOCIATIONS: Representatives from the Associations may address the Board. (10 Minutes)
7.1. Association of Pleasanton Teacher (APT)
7.2. California School Employees Association (CSEA)
8. COMMUNITY - COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE Comments will be taken at 7:15 p.m., or as close to that time as possible.
Rationale:






 
Quick Summary / Abstract:

School Board Meeting Procedures

No action or discussion shall be undertaken on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except that members of the legislative body or its staff may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by persons exercising their public testimony rights under Government Code 54954.3. In addition, on their own initiative, or in response to questions posed by the public, a member of a legislative body or its staff my ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his or her own activities. Furthermore, a member of a legislative body, or the body itself, subject to rules or procedures of the legislative body, may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, request staff to report back to the body at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.

9. STUDENT BOARD MEMBER REPORT - None
10. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT (5 Minutes)
11. CONSENT AGENDA (5 Minutes)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Pleasanton Board of Trustees utilizes a consent calendar for items that require the approval of the Board, but are of routine nature. They act upon these items in one vote. Any member may remove an item for additional questions. Board members receive their agendas and backup materials five days in advance of our meetings. They have the opportunity to ask questions, and to do research prior to our meeting. It is their intent to handle the routine items expeditiously, so they have time to address more serious issues.

11.1. Approval of the Board MinutesWas edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Rationale:

 



 
Recommended Motion:

That the Board approve the following minutes:

  • July 30, 2019, Special Board Meeting 
  • July 2, 2019, Special Board Meeting
  • June 25, 2019, Regular Board Meeting
  • June 11, 2019, Regular Board Meeting
  • May 21, 2019, Regular Board Meeting
  • May 7, 2019, Regular Board Meeting




















Financial Impact:

This item has no financial impact to the District.


Comments:

Prepared by: Janet Wolfinger, Administrative Assistant, Business Services

Prepared by: Roseanne Pryor, Administrative Assistant, Superintendent's Office

Reviewed by: Roseanne Pryor, Administrative Assistant, Superintendent's Office
 




Attachments:
A. Board Minutes for July 30, 2019 081319
B. Board Minutes for July 2, 2019 081319
C. Board Minutes for June 25, 2019 081319
D. Board Minutes for June 11, 2019 081319
E. Board Minutes for May 21, 2019 081319
F. Board Minutes for May 7, 2019 081319
11.2. Approval of June and July 2019 Purchase Orders
Speaker:
Amy Nichols
Rationale:

Monthly, District staff will include approval of purchase orders as part of the Consent Agenda.  In a manner similar to the approval of warrants, a Purchase Order (PO) Board Report will be presented at the first meeting of the month for the month preceding the meeting.  

The report provides the following information:

  • PO number
  • Vendor name
  • Description of items purchased
  • Location
  • Fund
  • Account Amount
  • PO Changes

With the change to Escape, this report now includes a list of previously issued purchase orders where any changes were made (page 5-7). It lists the change made by comparing old/new items and indicating if there was a change in the amount of the PO. The PO's are listed by site and provides detail under the description column of the report.

Payment for these purchase orders will be reflected in the warrant reports as items are received and invoiced.  Some vendor names may have been redacted to ensure student privacy.

This report includes purchase orders for June 2019 (Attachment A) and July 2019 (Attachment B) due to the summer break from regular Board meetings.

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarify of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board approve the attached purchase orders for June and July 2019.




Financial Impact:

June 2019:  $3,597,556.75 purchase orders from various funds as indicated

July 2019:  $12,326,140.14 purchase orders from various funds as indicated

Comments:

Prepared by: Amy Nichols, Director of Technology Services

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. June 2019 Purchase Orders
B. July 2019 Purchase Orders
11.3. Approval of June and July 2019 Warrants
Speaker:
Tom Gray
Rationale:

The Board is presented with warrants for the months of June and July, 2019.  This approval represents the warrants produced and amounts expended from various funds.

The following reports for June and July are included:

1. Accounts Payable Warrant Register for the Month, the summary report (Attachment A/C) provides the following information:

  • A recap by Fund of all warrants generated for the month
  • The individual production dates and warrant sequence numbers
  • The total of all expenditures for all Funds

2. Board Report (Escape Report ReqPay12c), (Attachment B/D) provides the following information

  • Details of all payments during the month sorted by Check Number
  • Fund Summary by Fund with Check Count and Expended Amount
  • Some information has been redacted to protect Student Privacy
  • On PO's issued after February 1, 2019 the comment field provides more relevant data than in the past. 

For June, the Fund Summary can also be found on page 44 of 44 on Attachment B.

For July, the Fund Summary can also be found on page 19 of 19 on Attachment D.

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources. 

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board approve the attached warrants for the months of June and July, 2019.


Financial Impact:

$ 5,981,537.58 from the Funds noted in Attachment A. (June)

$ 7,325,398.23 from the Funds noted in Attachment C. (July)



Comments:
Prepared by: Cathy McKim, Coordinator, Fiscal Services
Reviewed by: Tom Gray, Executive Director, Fiscal Services
Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. Warrant Register- June 2019
B. Board Report- June 2019
C. Warrant Register- July 2019
D. Board Report- July 2019
11.4. Ratification of June and July 2019 ContractsWas edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Speaker:
Amy Nichols
Rationale:

In May 24, 2016, the Board of Trustees approved Board Policy 3312 (Contracts).  The policy specifies that the Board will ratify contracts related to services and non-public works labor and materials less than $45,000 and public works projects less than $15,000 through a monthly consent agenda item, including contracts and agreements with no financial impact.

Per Board Policy 3312, Attachment A provides a summary of contracts and agreements that are presented for ratification.  Copies of the full documents are available on request.

The Administration recommends that the Board ratify the attached contracts and agreements under $45,000.

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarify of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.

The Bluesheet Attachment A has corrected Expiration Dates of the contracts in bold on pages 5-7.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board ratify the attached additional contracts and agreements for June and July 2019. 


Financial Impact:

$712,734.73 from various funds for June and July 2019


Comments:

Prepared by: Amy Nichols, Director of Technology Services
Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. June and July 2019 Contracts for Ratification
A. June and July 2019 Contracts for Ratification - Bluesheet (Pages 5-7)
11.5. Approval to Declare Property Surplus
Speaker:
Myla Y. Grasso
Rationale:

California Education Code Sections 17545 and 17546 authorize school districts to sell, for cash, any surplus personal property belonging to the school district if the property is:

  • No longer required for school purposes
  • Being replaced
  • Unsatisfactory or not suitable for school use

Per Education Code, disposal may be by:

  • Public auction of items exceeding $2,500 in value (auctions may be conducted by a district employee, public agency, or by contract with a private auction firm)
  • Private sale of items worth less than $2,500
  • Donations to charitable organizations or disposal if property is of insufficient value to defray costs of arranging a sale

The items listed in Attachment A from the Maintenance, Operations & Transportation Department are vehicles or equipment that are no longer in use, replaced or no longer suitable for use.

The money received from this sale will be deposited into the General Fund (Fund 01). Board approval is requested to declare these items surplus property and to authorize the Coordinator of Purchasing, Warehouse, and Graphics or the Director of Operations to dispose of said items.

 
Recommended Motion:
The Administration recommends that the Board declare the property listed in Attachment A as surplus and authorize the Coordinator of Purchasing, Warehouse, and Graphics or the Director of Operations to dispose of said items.
Financial Impact:
Proceeds from auction or recycling will be deposited to the General Fund (Fund 01).
Comments:
Prepared by:  Myla Y. Grasso, Director of Operations
Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent
Attachments:
A. Surplus List
11.6. Approval of the 2019-2020 Consolidated Application
Speaker:
Janelle Woodward
Rationale:

Each year, Pleasanton Unified School District submits the Consolidated Application to the California Department of Education. The Consolidated Application is a two-part application and reporting process for multiple state and federal, formula-driven, categorical programs funds submitted by county offices, school districts, and direct –funded charter schools.

The Consolidation Application (Con App) is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute categorical funds from various state and federal programs to county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools throughout California. Annually in June, each local educational agency (LEA) submits the spring release of the application to document participation in these programs and provide assurances that the District will comply with the legal requirements of each program. Program entitlements are determined by formulas contained in the laws that created the programs.

The Consolidated Application will include the following Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Spring Release Reports:

  • Protected Prayer Certification

  • LCAP Federal Addendum Certification

  • Application for Funding

  • Title III English Learner Student Program Subgrant Budget

  • Title III Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Budget

The LEA is required to review and receive approval of their Application for Funding selections with their local governing board. The Consolidated Application will be presented at the Board of Education meeting on August 13, 2019.

Organizational Goal 3:  To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration is requesting the Board of Trustees to review and approve the 2019-2020 Consolidated Application. 



Financial Impact:

Based on funding received in 2018-2019:

  • Title 1: Improving Academic Achievement $277,840

  • Title 2: Supportive Effective Instruction $167,897

  • Title 3: English Learner $183,929

  • Title 3: Immigrant Student $105,536

  • Title 4: Student Support and Academic Enrichment $  18,773










Comments:

Prepared by:  Pam VandeKamp, Ed.D., Director of Assessment and Accountability

Reviewed by: Janelle Woodward, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent



Attachments:
A. 2019-20 ConApp
11.7. Approval of Pleasanton Adult & Career Education Classes Offered for the 2019-2020 School Year
Speaker:
Glen Sparks
Rationale:

The Board annually reviews and approves the courses offered by Pleasanton Adult and Career Education.  Course titles are selected from a list utilized by all adult schools for approval through the California Department of Education (CDE). The CDE approved list includes all California Adult Education Program (CAEP) funded courses that Adult Career Education will offer in the 2019-2020 school year.

The list of courses approved for 2019-2020 are attached.

Organizational Goal 4: To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.






 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the 19-20 Adult Education classes as listed.  



Financial Impact:

State funding is available to our District that is specifically set aside for adult education through the Mid-Alameda County Consortium (MACC) as approved by the California Department of Education.

Comments:

Prepared by:  Glen Sparks, Director, Adult and Career Education

Prepared by:  Beth Cutter, Assistant Director, Adult and Career Education 

Reviewed by: Janelle Woodward, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent


Attachments:
A. 2019-2020 Adult Ed A-22 List and Course Descriptions
11.8. Approval of MOU with Wheels for Youth Clipper Cards, Student Transit Pass Program
Speaker:
Heather Pereira
Rationale:

The Livermore Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) is currently in the process of moving from a ticket-based fare collection system to utilizing the county-wide Youth Clipper card. PUSD has purchased bus tickets for our students in need for a number of years. 

Initially, LAVTA moving to the Youth Clipper card presented a challenge for this process. In working collaboratively with representatives from LAVTA, staff identified a potential partnership with the Alameda County Transportation Commission. The Transportation Commission has been in the process of rolling out a Youth Clipper card program to serve income qualified students in Alameda County. Pleasanton was on the schedule to be included, but the start of the program was several years away. Therefore, LAVTA and PUSD worked with the Transportation Commission and Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s office to receive permission to start the Youth Clipper Card program in PUSD beginning with the 2019/2020 school year. 

Organizational Goal 5: To improve overall customer service ratings and stakeholder perceptions of the District and of each school within, as evidenced by the ratings on the Annual Benchmark Survey.





 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees review and review and approve the MOU with Wheels to distribute Youth Clipper cards to qualified students. 




Financial Impact:

Cost savings to the district approximately $20,000.








Comments:

Prepared by:  Heather Pereira, Coordinator of Extended Day Academic Interventions

Reviewed by:  Janelle Woodward, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning 

Reviewed by:  David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent





Attachments:
A. MOU
B. 2019 LAVTA PUSD Agreement
11.9. Approval of the Personnel Document
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

The August 13, 2019 Personnel Document (Certificated and Classified) includes:  New Hires, Resignations, Retirements, Leaves of Absences, and Changes in Assignment, Step In Column, Longevity, and Separation/Releases, 39-Month Rehire List and Coaches.

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.




 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board consider each item and provide its approval, acceptance, or denial as recommended by Human Resources on the Personnel Document. 



Financial Impact:

This item has financial implication to the District based on the change in compensation due to New Hires, Resignations, Retirements, Leaves of Absences, Changes in Assignment, Step in Column Changes, Longevity Changes, Separation/Releases, 39-Month Rehire List and Coaches. 



Comments:

Prepared by: Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Reviewed by: Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



Attachments:
A. Personnel Doc 08-13-19
11.10. Approval of the New Job Description for Senior Director of Procurement and Technology
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

In an effort to provide a clear description of qualifications and responsibilities, the Human Resources Division will periodically update and/or develop job descriptions for district positions.

Attached is the new job description for Senior Director of Procurement and Technology. This new job description reflects the responsibilities, functions and qualifications necessary to provide the services described.

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.








 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the attached new job description for Senior Director of Procurement and Technology.






Financial Impact:

Management/Confidential Salary Schedule Step 1 - Step 6: $147,673 to $168,268.





Comments:

Prepared by: Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Reviewed by: Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



Attachments:
A. Job Description Senior Director of Procurement and Technology
11.11. Approval of the Revised Job Description for Coordinator II, Purchasing, Warehouse & Graphics
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

In an effort to provide a clear description of qualifications and responsibilities, the Human Resources Division will periodically update and/or develop job descriptions for district positions.

Attached is the revised job description for Coordinator II Purchasing, Warehouse & Graphics. This new job description reflects the responsibilities, functions and qualifications necessary to provide the services described.

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.





 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the attached revised job description for Coordinator II Purchasing, Warehouse & Graphics.




Financial Impact:

Cost savings to the District between Coordinator I and Coordinator II salary schedule are: Step 1 - Step 6: $20,704 to $21,167



Comments:

Prepared by: Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Reviewed by: Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



Attachments:
A. Job Description Coordinator II, Purchasing, Warehouse & Graphics
11.12. Approval of Assignment Options under Ed Code §44831
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

Education Code §44831 allows the holder of a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders and a valid license from the Speech Language Pathology & Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board to work in a speech language assignment. 

  • Yu Fang Ng has a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and a valid Speech Pathology license.  Ms. Ng also has two years of out of state experience in providing Speech Pathology services to students.

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.




 
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board approve the assignment options under Education Code §44831. 



Financial Impact:

This item has no financial impact to the District.


Comments:

Prepared by: Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Reviewed by: Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



11.13. Approval of Assignment Options under Ed Code §44258.3
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

Education Code §44258.3 allows the holder of a teaching credential to serve, by resolution of the governing board and with the consent of the teacher (Attachment A), in a departmentalized class if the teacher has adequate knowledge of the subject.   

  • Megan Lipman is a fully credentialed teacher at Foothill High School with a Single Subject Credential in Biology since 2007.  In addition, Ms. Lipman has completed an intensive Project Lead The Way training.  Ms. Lipman will participate in both local and regional CTE Meetings as well as participate on the TEC (Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative) Local Committee in the coming year.   
  • Kenneth Cuozzo is a fully credentialed teacher at Foothill High School with a Single Subject Credential in Biology since 2004.  Mr. Cuozzo has completed the intensive Project Lead The Way training and will participate on the TEC (Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative) Local Committee in the coming year.   In addition, Mr. Cuozzo has four years prior teaching experience in this subject.
  • Daniel Dalby is a fully credentialed teacher at Foothill High School with a Single Subject Credential in Foundational Level Mathematics since 2014. In addition, Mr. Dalby has completed the Project Lead The Way training for the Computer Sciences Program. Mr. Dalby will participate in both local and regional CTE Meetings as well as participate on the TEC (Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative) Local Committee in the coming year.
  • Stephanie Asturias is a fully credentialed teacher at Foothill High School with a Single Subject Credential in Health and a Multiple Subject Credential.  She has taught at both comprehensive high schools since 2007.  In addition, Ms. Asturias has completed the Project Lead The Way training in 2018.  Ms. Asturias will participate on the TEC (Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative) Local Committee in the coming year. 
  • Richard Hanson is a fully credentialed teacher at Amador Valley High School with a Single Subject Mathematics Credential hired in 1993.  Mr. Hanson participated in the Project Lead The Way training in 2017.  In addition, Mr. Hanson has taught the subject for nine years. Mr. Hanson has participated in both local and regional CTE Meetings as well as participated on the TEC (Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative) Local Committee.
  • Amy Turner Bull is a fully credentialed teacher at Amador High School hired in 2005.  Ms. Turner Bull has a Single Subject Credential in Biology. In addition, Ms. Turner Bull has taught the subject for one year.  Ms. Turner Bull has also completed the Project Lead The Way training and will participate in both local and regional CTE Meetings as well as participate on the TEC (Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative) Local Committee.
  • Renee Ogle is a fully credentialed teacher at Amador Valley High School with a Single Subject Credential in Biology, Health, and Introductory Science hired in 1997.  Ms. Ogle has also completed the Project Lead the Way training and will participate in both local and regional CTE Meetings as well as participate on the TEC (Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative) Local Committee.

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.




 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the assignment options under Education Code §44258.3. 


Financial Impact:

This item has no financial impact to the District.

Comments:

Prepared by: Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Reviewed by: Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



11.14. Approval of the Quarterly Report to the Alameda County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Regarding the Reporting of Uniform Complaints, District Policy/Regulation 1312.4 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

Education Code § 35186 requires the District to provide to the Board of Trustees and to the Alameda County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools a quarterly report that summarizes the nature and resolution of complaints filed under the Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures. 

The report must include the number of complaints by general subject area with the number of resolved and unresolved complaints.  The District is providing the required summary report verifying Regulation 1312.4 complaints filed during the April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 quarter.

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.



 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees review and approve the Quarterly Report in compliance with District Policy/Regulations 1312.4 Uniform Complaint Procedures.



Financial Impact:

This item has no financial impact to the District.



Comments:

Prepared by: Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Reviewed by: Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



Attachments:
A. Williams Quarterly Report April 2019 - June 2019
11.15. Approval of Updated Non-Public School (NPS), Non-Public Agency (NPA), Consultant, Independent Contractor List, Rates and Master Contract for 2019-2020
Speaker:
Mary Jude Doerpinghaus
Rationale:

In order to meet the diverse needs of students in special education, at times, the district is in need of contracting services with Nonpublic schools (NPS), Nonpublic agencies (NPA), private evaluators, consultants and transportation companies.  Nonpublic schools provide academic, therapeutic, mental health and behavioral support services for students in need of a more restrictive educational setting due to their disability. Nonpublic agencies provide services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, transportation and other designated instructional services.  Private evaluators provide assessment services for students in special education in need of independent educational evaluations. 

Currently, we create one annual contract for each NPS, NPA, private evaluators or other service providers. The costs of each contract is an estimate for the fiscal year.  In order to better track the monetary costs of student's placements, services and progress we will create annual master contracts with each. Individual service agreements and purchase orders will be submitted for each student in need of identified service(s).

The District is updating the NPS/NPA list to include the following schools or agencies and will add the rates to the NPS/NPA listing for 2019-2020:

  • Advanced Medical
  • ATX Learning
  • Lulu Capuchino dba Capuchino Therapy Services
  • EdTheory
  • Ellen Hoke
  • Let's Talk Speech
  • Nova Health Therapies, Inc.
  • Pine Hill School (Second Start Learning Disabilities Program)


Organizational Goal 2: To improve Multi-Tiered System of Supports (RTI2 and PBIS), including intervention and enrichment, as evidenced by California Dashboard and internal data sources.













 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends the Board approve the Updated Non-Public School (NPS), Non-Public Agency (NPA), Consultant, Independent Contractor List and Rates and Master Contract for 2019-2020



Financial Impact:

The fee is based on daily or hourly rate for services provided and paid by Special Education funds.

Agencies and consultants may request to renegotiate rates.



Comments:

Prepared by:  Ann Brady, Executive Secretary

Reviewed by:  Mary Jude Doerpinghaus, Director of Special Education

Reviewed by: Ed Diolazo, Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent




Attachments:
A. Student Support Services Master List and Rates
Blue Sheet - Page 5 Only
11.16. Approval of Addendum to Lakemary Center Nonpublic School Master Contract for 2019-2020 school year.
Speaker:
Mary Jude Doerpinghaus
Rationale:

In order to meet the diverse needs of students in special education, at times, the district is in need of contracting services with nonpublic schools (NPS), nonpublic agencies (NPA), private evaluators, and transportation companies.  Nonpublic schools provide academic, therapeutic, mental health and behavioral support services for students in need of a more restrictive educational setting due to their disability. Nonpublic agencies provide services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, transportation and other designated instructional services.  Private evaluators provide assessment services for students in special education in need of independent educational evaluations. 

Currently, we create one annual contract for each NPS and NPA that we regularly use.  The costs of each contract is an estimate for the fiscal year. In order to better track the monetary costs of student's placements, services and progress we will create annual master contracts with each regularly used NPS and NPA.  Individual purchase orders will be submitted for each student in need of identified service(s). 

The District has an approved Master Contract with the Lakemary Center nonpublic school.  The District is seeking approval for the addendum to the Lakemary Center Master Contract for the 2019-2020 school year.  The addendum and approved Master Contract are attached. 

Organizational Goal 2: To improve Multi-Tiered System of Supports (RTI2 and PBIS), including intervention and enrichment, as evidenced by California Dashboard and internal data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends the Board approve the addendum to the Lakemary Center Nonpublic School Master Contract for the 2019-2020 school year. 




Financial Impact:

The fee is based on daily or hourly rate for services provided and paid by Special Education funds.

Agencies and consultants may request to renegotiate rates.



Comments:

Prepared by:  Ann Brady, Executive Secretary

Reviewed by:  Mary Jude Doerpinghaus, Director of Special Education

Reviewed by: Ed Diolazo, Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent




Attachments:
A. Master Contract 2019-2020
B. Lakemary Contract Addendum 2019-2020
11.17. Approval of the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) and Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) agreement from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 to provide work experience opportunities for students with disabilities through the We Can Work (WCW) services.
Speaker:
Mary Jude Doerpinghaus
Rationale:

Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Greater East Bay District are requesting renewal of an agreement from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. Maximum funding of $113,616.00 will be provided to work collaboratively with high school students with disabilities ages 16 to 21 years of age providing short term placements either on or off campus. These work experience opportunities are provided through the We Can Work (WCW) services. These pre-employment transition services (PETS) are an outcome-oriented and coordinated set of activities that promotes movement from school to post school activities. Students will be paid minimum wage and the work experiences will be individualized and can vary in duration as well as type of placement. Work experience hours are expected to average up to 100 hours per student per year depending on individual need and interest.

Organizational Goal 2: To improve Multi-Tiered System of Supports (RTI2 and PBIS), including intervention and enrichment, as evidenced by California Dashboard and internal data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board Trustees approve the Agreement and Authorize the DOR Board Resolution for the We Can Work grant between the Pleasanton Unified School District and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Greater East Bay for the period of July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021.




Financial Impact:

The fee is based on daily or hourly rate for services provided and paid by Special Education funds.

Agencies and consultants may request to renegotiate rates.





Comments:

Prepared by: Ann Brady, Executive Secretary, Special Education

Reviewed by: Doris Kwok , Assistant Director of Special Education

Reviewed by: Ed Diolazo, Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent









Attachments:
A. DOR Board Resolution
B. Standard Agreement DOR
12. REPORT/DISCUSSION and REPORT, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
12.1. Report and Discussion on the 45-Day Budget Revise for 2019-2020 (20 Minutes)
Speaker:
Tom Gray
Rationale:

On June 27, 2019, the Governor signed the 2019-20 State Budget into law.  Pursuant to the provisions of Education Code 42127(i)(4), “Not later than 45 days after the Governor signs the annual Budget Act, the school district shall make available for public review any revision in revenue and expenditures that it has made to its budget to reflect the funding made available by that Budget Act.”  

2019-20  Enacted  Revenue

There are no changes to LCFF revenue for what was in the District's Adopted Budget. However, the District is estimating that they will receive an additional $400K from the Tri-Valley SEPLA. This is based upon the State allocating additional revenue  to SELPA's that are below the State wide average.

2019-20 Enacted Expenditures

The State Adopted Budget  made changes to both the STRS and PERS rates from what was in the May revise. The net impact for the District is an additional $138K in costs.

STRS and PERS Rates

STRS rates are 17.10% changed from 16.70% at May Revise.

PERS Rate are 19.721% changed from 20.733% at May Revise.

 Other Items:

The Administration is in the process of reviewing budgeted positions, both filled budgeted positions and vacant budgeted positions making salary adjustments, and will make necessary staffing adjustments at the First Interim.

The presentation can be found in Attachment A and the updated MYP can be found in Attachment B.

Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data source










 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board review the 2019-20 45 Day Budget Revise.




Financial Impact:

The Fiscal impact is an increase of $262K to the fund balance.

Comments:

Prepared by: Tom Gray, Executive Director, Fiscal Services

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent



Attachments:
A. 12.1 Presentation 45 Day Budget
B. 12.1 Multi-Year Projection
12.2. Report and Discussion, PUSD College-Going Rate Reports from 2018-2019 (10 Minutes)
Speaker:
Pam VandeKamp
Rationale:

The College-Going Rate (CGR) is defined as the percentage of California public high school students who completed high school in a given year and subsequently enrolled in any public or private postsecondary institution (in-state or out-of-state) in the United States within 12 or 16 months of completing high school. California Department of Education recently released information through its online data source, Data Quest, regarding College Going Rates for students in California.  This report provides data for four years from 2014-2015 through 2017-2018.

LCAP Goal 1 - All students, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or gender will be proficient/advanced and college/career ready upon graduation.

Organizational Goal 1 Objective - Ensure ongoing implementation of research-based assessment strategies that focus on student academic growth and are leveraged to help close achievement and opportunity gaps.




 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees receive and discuss the PUSD College-Going Rate Reports from 2018-19.

Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact for this Board item.

Comments:

Prepared by:  Pam VandeKamp, Director, Assessment and Accountability

Reviewed by:  Janelle Woodward, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning

Reviewed by:  David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent



Attachments:
A. College Going Rates Report PPT
B. Bluesheet Slide #5 College Going Rates
12.3. Report, Discussion and Possible Action to Adopt Resolution 2019-2020.02 of the Board of Trustees of the Pleasanton Unified School District Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Not to Exceed $100,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Bonds of Pleasanton Unified School District, By a Negotiated Sale Pursuant to a Bond Purchase Agreement, Prescribing the Terms of Sale, Approving the Form of and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a Bond Purchase Agreement and a Continuing Disclosure Certificate, Approving the Form of and Authorizing the Distribution of an Official Statement for the Bonds, and Authorizing the Execution of Necessary Documents and Certificates and Related Actions (20 Minutes)
Speaker:
Thomas Gray
Rationale:

November 8, 2016

The voters of the Pleasanton Unified School District (District) approved Measure I1 authorizing the District to issue up to $270,000,000 in aggregate principal of bonds for authorized projects.

June 25, 2019

The Board conducted a first reading of a resolution and related documents authorizing the issuance and sale of not to exceed $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Bonds under the November 8, 2016 authorization.

The bonds will be sold and issued by the District.  Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP will serve as bond counsel and disclosure counsel.  Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, will serve as the underwriter.

1. Resolution 2019-2020.02 (Attachment B) authorizes the issuance of the bonds and establishes parameters for the terms thereof, approves the forms of and authorizes the execution and delivery of the financing documents (including the Bond Purchase Agreement and the Continuing Disclosure Certificate), approves the form of and authorizes the distribution of the official statement (in preliminary and final form), and sets forth the security provisions for the bonds and the covenants of the District to bond owners.
2. Bond Purchase Agreement (Attachment C) specifies the purchase price of the bonds to be paid by the underwriter, the interest rates, maturity dates and principal amounts of each maturity of the bonds, the date, time and place of the closing of the bond issue, the allocation of the expenses incurred in connection with the bond issue, the parties' representations to and agreements with each other and the conditions which the school district must satisfy before the underwriter becomes obligated to purchase the bonds.
3. Continuing Disclosure Certificate (Attachment D) contains the undertakings of the District to provide ongoing disclosure in the form of annual reports and event notices.  Federal securities laws indirectly require school districts to disclose and annually update certain financial and operating information relevant to the security and repayment of bonds.
4. Official Statement (Attachment E) (in its preliminary and final form) is used to provide information to investors and prospective investors about the District and the bonds.  The bonds constitute securities for purposes of state and federal securities laws and, therefore, the offering and sale of the bonds through the Official Statement is subject to certain provisions of such laws, including, importantly, the anti-fraud laws.  The Official Statement sets forth information about the terms of the bonds, the security for the bonds, the sources and uses of the proceeds of the bonds, the school district and the tax base of the school district, the documents under which the bonds are issued, and the tax-exemption of interest on the bonds.

The Administration recommended that they would return at the August 13, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting with a recommendation to approve the resolution and authorize staff to take the necessary steps to complete the financing.

August 13, 2019

Chet Wang, Managing Director from Keygent LLC, who serves as the District's Financial Advisor, will present the Measure I1 General Obligation Bond update (Attachment A) to the Board of Trustees.

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the resolution and authorize staff to take the necessary steps to complete the financing.

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees adopt Resolution 2019-2020.02 and authorize the issuance and sale of not to exceed $100,000,000 aggregate principle amount of Bonds under the November 8, 2016 authorization.

Financial Impact:

The bonds will be paid from taxes on property within the District levied and collected by the County of Alameda.  The bonds will finance projects authorized by voters at the November 8, 2016 election.

Comments:

Prepared by Janet Wolfinger, Administrative Assistant, Business Services
Reviewed by: Thomas Gray, Executive Director, Fiscal Services
Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. Measure I1 Go Bonds Update
B. Bond Resolution 2019-2020.02
C. Bond Purchase Agreement
D. Continuing Disclosure Certificate
E. Preliminary Official Statement
12.4. Report, Discussion and Possible Action to Adopt Resolution 2019-2020.03 of the Board of Trustees of the Pleasanton Unified School District Requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Alameda to Establish a Tax Rate for Bonds of the District Expected To Be Sold During Fiscal Year 2019-2020; Authorizing Superintendent or His Designee to Provide Estimated Debt Service for Said Bonds to Officials of the County of Alameda; and Authorizing Other Necessary Actions (10 Minutes)
Speaker:
Thomas Gray
Rationale:

November 8, 2016

The voters of the Pleasanton Unified School District (District) approved Measure I1 authorizing the District to issue up to $270,000,000 in aggregate principal of bonds for authorized projects.

June 25, 2019

The Board of Trustees (Board) conducted a first reading of a resolution and related documents authorizing the issuance and sale of not to exceed $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Bonds under the November 8, 2016 authorization.

August 13, 2019

The Board conducts a second reading of the resolution and related documents authorizing the issuance and sale of not to exceed $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Bonds under the November 8, 2016 authorization.

Keygent LLC, the District's Financial Advisor has advised the District that it is not possible or advisable to sell a series of the District's bonds in time to permit the Auditor-Controller of the County to calculate tax rates necessary to pay debt service on such bonds in order that such tax rates may be reflected on 2019-20 property tax bill of taxpayers in the District.

The California Ed Code provides that the Board of Supervisors of the County shall annually, at the time of making the levy of taxes for county purposes, estimate the amount of money required to meet the payment of the principal and interest on bonds authorized by the electors of the District and not sold, and the governing board of the district informs the Board of Supervisors in their belief will be sold before the next tax levy and further provides that said Board of Supervisors shall levy a tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest so estimated.

The Administration recommends that the Board adopt Resolution 2019-2020.03 (Attachment A) requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Alameda to establish a tax rate for bonds of the District expected to be sold during Fiscal Year 2019-2020, authorizing the Superintendent or his designee to provide estimated debt service for said bonds to Officials of the County of Alameda, and authorizing other necessary actions.

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board adopt Resolution 2019-2020.03 requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Alameda to establish a tax rate for bonds of the District expected to be sold during Fiscal Year 2019-2020, authorizing the Superintendent or his designee to provide estimated debt service for said bonds to Officials of the County of Alameda, and authorizing other necessary actions.





Financial Impact:

This item has no fiscal impact to the General Fund.

Comments:

Prepared by: Janet Wolfinger, Administrative Assistant, Business Services
Reviewed by: Thomas Gray, Executive Director, Fiscal Services
Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. Tax Levy Resolution 2019-2020.03
12.5. Report and Discussion on the District’s Actuarial Report (10 Minutes)
Speaker:
Tom Gray
Rationale:

As required by the Government Accounting Standards Board's Statement No. 75 (GASB 75), the Pleasanton Unified School District contracts every year for an actuarial study to be used to calculate the long term debt associated with Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB). 

This report summarizes the GASB actuarial valuation for the Pleasanton Unified School District's Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 (measured at June 30, 2018). Nyhart Actuary & Employee Benefits prepared this report to meet employer financial accounting requirements under Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 75 (Accounting and Financial Reporting by Employers for Post employment Benefits Other Than Pensions). GASB 75 allows for a rolled forward of data from the report completed for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and it was the method that was used to complete this report. Since this is now an annual report, a full actuarial value will be completed in fiscal year 19/20  and Nyhart will make a presentation in the spring of 2020.  Attachment A provides the actuarial report for June 30, 2019.

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:
The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees receive the District's actuarial report.

Financial Impact:
The fiscal impact to the district is outlined in the report

Comments:
Prepared by: Tom Gray, Executive Director, Fiscal Services
Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. GASB 75 OPEB Report
12.6. Report, Discussion, and Possible Action to Approve TBWB for Bond Strategy Advisory Services (10 Minutes)
Speaker:
Thomas Gray
Rationale:

November 8, 2016

The voters of the Pleasanton Unified School District (District) passed a $270 million General Obligation bond measure (Measure I1) to address facility needs, safety improvements, and building modernizations to support 21st-century learning environments.  The District received the 1st issuance (Issuance A) in October 2017.  The District is scheduled to receive the proceeds from the 2nd issuance (Issuance B) in September 2019.  The 3rd issuance (Issuance C) is scheduled for 2022 and the 4th issuance (Issuance D) is scheduled for 2024.  

There is a potential opportunity for another bond measure in 2020 that would continue the expiring tax rate from the previous bond measures from 1988/1997.  

July 19, 2019

The District issued RFP 2019-2020.06 (Attachment A) for Bond Strategy Advisory Services.  The RFP was emailed to eleven firms and posted on the District's website.  The scope of work includes:

1. Coordinate or prepare informational (non-advocacy) materials to assist the District in informing community members about how the District receives funding, the programs supported by that funding, and the reason the District may elect to place a general obligation bond ballot measure on the ballot in 2020.

2. Advise the District regarding communication methods which will enable the community to be well informed regarding District issues.

3. Perform such other functions normally contemplated to be in the scope of Bond Strategy Advisory Services.

August 2, 2019

The deadline for submittal of proposals was August 2, 2019.  Two (2) bids were received.  A summary of the responses is included (Attachment B).

August 6, 2019

Interviews were conducted for two (2) firms on August 6, 2019.  The interview panel consisted of:

  • Superintendent
  • Executive Director, Fiscal Services
  • Director, Operations
  • Director, Technology
  • Board Trustee

A summary of the interview evaluation is attached to this document (Attachment C).  The selection committee deemed TBWB to be the firm that is most qualified to meet the needs of the District for Bond Strategy Advisory Services.  A copy of the contract is attached (Attachment D).  TBWB previously provided the District with Bond Strategy Advisory Services for Measure I1, and the interview panel recommends that TBWB return to the District as the District's Bond Strategy Advisory Services.

August 13, 2019

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the contract with
TBWB to provide Bond Strategy Advisory Services to the District.

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.

 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board approve the contract with TBWB as presented.


Financial Impact:

Proposed fee schedule per financing to be funded through Bond Funds:

$6,500 per month and reimbursable expenses - GO Bonds, BANs, COPs, CFD bonds and Refundings

Comments:

Prepared by: Janet Wolfinger, Administrative Assistant, Business Services
Reviewed by: Thomas Gray, Executive Director, Fiscal Services
Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. RFP 2019-2020.06
B. Summary of Responses
C. Summary of Interviews
D. TBWB Contract
12.7. Report, Discussion and Possible Action to Approve a Waiver Application, per EC §44265.3, Professional Preparation Program for the Speech Language Pathology Services Credential (5 Minutes)
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

The District must ensure that all certificated employees are appropriately credentialed, per Education Code §44830(a). The Board of Trustees may approve that a waiver application be submitted to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for an applicant when a fully credentialed candidate is not available.

The District began an ongoing search for Speech Language Pathologists in March 2018. The search included posting the position on our District website, EdJoin, holding specific hiring fairs, and contacting local universities. The District was fortunate to find a candidate, Molly Vasquez, who holds the skills required for the position. 

Molly has almost completed a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology.  She will be done with her classes in August of 2019.  Upon graduation Ms. Vasquez will have met all educational and clinical requirements for her ASHA certification, California state Speech Language Pathology license and her California credential. 

University of the Pacific has verified Molly's enrollment in a Speech Language Pathology Program and her anticipated program completion date of August 2019.  We are confident of Molly's qualifications and are recommending that the Board approve this request to apply for a Waiver for a Speech Language Pathology Credential with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Assignment Information:  Speech Language Pathology, 1.0 FTE, All School Sites, Grades TK-8

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.






 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve a Waiver Application, per EC §44265.3, Professional Preparation Program for a Speech Language Pathology Credential, to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for Molly Vasquez.



Financial Impact:

This item has no financial impact to the District.

Comments:

Prepared by:    Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources 

Reviewed by:  Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by:  David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



12.8. Report, Discussion and Possible Action to Approve Resolution 2019-2020.04, Excuse the Absence of Trustee Steve Maher on July 30, 2019, Special Board Meeting (5 Minutes)
Speaker:
David Haglund
Rationale:

Education Code 35120 and Board Bylaws 9250 (a) require the Board to adopt a resolution to excuse the absence of a trustee from a Board meeting, so that the Board Member may receive the compensation provided for in the Education Code. 

Organizational Goal 3: To strengthen District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations which will ensure clarity of direction for staff, as evidenced by Board actions and other data sources.






 
Recommended Motion:

That the Administration adopt Resolution 2019-2020.04 to excuse the absence of Trustee Steve Maher on July 30, 2019, Special Board Meeting.

Financial Impact:

This item has no financial impact to the District.

Comments:

Prepared by: Roseanne Pryor, Administrative Assistant

Reviewed by: David Haglund, Ed.D., Superintendent

Attachments:
A. Resolution for Trustee Maher's Absence on July 30, 2019 081319
12.9. Report, Discussion and Possible Action to Approve a Waiver Application, per EC §44270, Professional Preparation Program for a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (5 Minutes)
Speaker:
Julio Hernandez
Rationale:

The District must ensure that all certificated employees are appropriately credentialed, per Education Code §44830(a).  The Board of Trustees may approve that a waiver application be submitted to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for an applicant when a fully credentialed candidate is not available.

The District began a search for a Vice Principal in June 2019. The search included posting the position on our District website and EdJoin. The District was fortunate to find a candidate, Malcolm Norrington, who was best qualified for the position. 

Mr. Norrington holds out of state teaching and administrative credentials, as well as a clear California teaching credential.  Mr. Norrington's experience includes 12 years of classroom teaching and 13 years as a school resource officer for Los Angeles Unified.  That experience has exposed Mr. Norrington to a variety of situations that have helped prepare him for his role as Vice Principal.

National University has verified Malcolm Norrington's enrollment in a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program and his anticipated program completion date of March 2020.  He is also scheduled to take the second CPACE exam in October 2019.

We are confident of Malcolm Norrington's qualifications and are recommending that the Board approve this request to apply for a Waiver for a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

This agenda item aligns with District Organizational Goal 4:

To build our Professional Learning Community through strengthening employee recruitment, development, and retention strategies to ensure continuity of a high-quality workforce, as evidenced by hiring data, professional development participation, and exit surveys.




 
Recommended Motion:

The Administration recommends that the Board of Trustees approve a Waiver Application, per EC §44270, Professional Preparation Program for a Preliminary Administrative Credential, to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for Malcolm Norrington.



Financial Impact:

This item has no financial impact to the District.

Comments:

Prepared by:    Lisa Hansen, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources 

Reviewed by:  Julio Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Reviewed by:  David Haglund, Ed.D, Superintendent



13. BOARD REPORTS AND REQUESTS - Board Members will report on meetings they have attended and request possible future agenda items.
14. UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS - The next board meeting will take place on August 27, 2019.
15. Adjournment
Disability Information:
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Published: August 8, 2019, 9:41 PM

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