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REGULAR MEETING
Piedmont City USD
May 25, 2016 7:00PM
Council Chambers, City Hall 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont Closed Session: 6:00 p.m. Regular Session:7:00 p.m.

Mission Statement:
We are committed to cultivate a learning community where students are engaged in their learning, strive for excellence, and are supported to achieve to their potential.
I. CALL TO ORDER
Time Certain:
6:00 PM
Minutes:
Closed Session called to order at 6:00pm.
II. ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM
Time Certain:
6:01 PM
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A majority of the Governing Board must be present in order to establish a quorum, allowing the Board to conduct business.
II.A. Request for Public Comment to Items on Closed Session Agenda
III. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
Time Certain:
6:05 PM
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Members of the public may speak to any Closed Session item on the agenda. The Board President may limit speaker time.
III.A. Public Employee Performance Evaluation: Superintendent (Government Code Section 54957)
III.B. Conference with District Labor Negotiator Randall Booker Regarding Negotiations with Association of Piedmont Teachers (APT) (Government Code Section 54956.6)
III.C. Conference with District Labor Negotiator Randall Booker regarding Negotiations with California School Employees Association (CSEA) (Government Code 54956.6)
IV. REGULAR OPEN SESSION
Time Certain:
7:00 PM
IV.A. Call to Order
Minutes:
Open session was called to order at 7:05pm.
IV.B. Pledge of Allegiance
IV.C. Report of Action Taken in Closed Session
Minutes:
No action taken during closed session.
IV.D. Agenda Adjustments
V. COMMUNICATIONS / ANNOUNCEMENTS (COMMUNITY)
Time Certain:
7:05 PM
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The comments are informational only, covering items of interest to the Board, staff and community.
V.A. Association of Piedmont Teachers (APT)
V.B. California School Employees Association (CSEA)
V.C. Parent Clubs
Minutes:
Julia Gumina, PRAISE member spoke on the topics of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
V.D. Student Representative to the Board
Minutes:
Jenny Hossler, student representative to the Board spoke on the following topics:

1. 51st Annual Bird Calling Contest
2. PHS Day on the Green and Day of Service
3. Senior Week
4. Senior Awards Ceremony
V.E. Persons Wishing to Speak to Any Item Not Listed on the Agenda
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Board members or staff may not discuss or take action on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda. Board members and staff may briefly respond to statements or answer questions.
Minutes:
Bill Blackwell spoke to concerns about Parcel Tax Exemptions.

Gus Gilbert, 12th grade student, spoke to concerns about the high number of fire drills at Piedmont High School.

V.F. Superintendent Announcements
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The PMS 8th Grade graduation will be held Wednesday, June 8th at 5 p.m. at Witter Field. The Millennium High School graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Veterans Hall. The Piedmont High School graduation will be held on June 9th at 5 p.m. at Witter Field.
Minutes:
None
V.G. Board President Announcements
Minutes:
None
VI. REVIEW AND ACTION ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
(The Board President may limit speaker time)
VI.A. Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee - The PUSD Facilities Steering Committee (comprised of community members and staff) will present its recommendation regarding the scope and prioritization of the facilities master plan, as well as the amount the Board should seek in a Facilities Bond for the November 2016 election.
Time Certain:
7:10 PM
Speaker:
PUSD Facilities Steering Committee Members
Minutes:
Facilities Steering Committee Members Sally Aldridge and Brad Hebert provided a summary of the Steering Committee's recommendation to seek voter approval of a $65 million Bond Measure.

Attachments:
Background on Steering Committee Recommendations
Steering Committee Recommendation
VI.B. Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6158.1 - Physical Education Independent Study
Time Certain:
7:50 PM
Speaker:
Randall Booker, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board will review recommended changes to Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6158.1 - Physical Education Independent Study.


Actions:
Motion
Board moves to approve Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6158.1 - Physical Education Independent Study. Passed with a motion by Sarah Pearson and a second by Doug Ireland.
Vote:
Yes Doug Ireland.
Yes Sarah Pearson.
Yes Rick Raushenbush.
Absent Amal Smith.
Yes Andrea Swenson.
Minutes:
Superintendent Booker presented the Revised BP-AR 6158.1 - Physical Education Independent Study
Attachments:
1. Background PE Independent Study
2. BP 6158.1 Physical Education Independent Study Program
3. AR 6158.1 Physical Education Independent Study Program
VI.C. Elementary Instructional Program Design
Time Certain:
8:00 PM
Speaker:
Randall Booker, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is asked to adopt the following contract language and bell schedule change that will enable the development of a new daily instructional schedule for the three elementary schools.

Contract Language
Article VI - Hours and Professional Responsibility 
A.3. Professional Day
At the elementary level, a full-time teaching position shall consist of direct instruction based on state mandated instructional levels with an average of 3040 minutes of preparation time per day.

Bell Schedule

Early start (8:00am) for the elementary Instrumental Music Program. 



Actions:
Motion
Move to adopt the following contract language in the Agreement Between the Governing Board and the Piedmont Certificated Employee Organization and bell schedule change that will enable the development of a new daily instructional schedule for the three elementary schools: Contract Language Article VI - Hours and Professional Responsibility A.3. Professional Day At the elementary level, a full-time teaching position shall consist of direct instruction based on state mandated instructional levels with an average of 40 minutes of preparation time per day. Bell Schedule Early start (8:00am) for the elementary Instrumental Music Program. Passed with a motion by Rick Raushenbush and a second by Doug Ireland.
Vote:
Yes Doug Ireland.
Yes Sarah Pearson.
Yes Rick Raushenbush.
Absent Amal Smith.
Yes Andrea Swenson.
Minutes:
Superintendent Booker presented the contract language and bell schedule that will enable the development of a new daily instructional schedule for the three elementary schools.

Kenneth Williams, PHS Student, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Daniel Champion, PHS Student, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Saam Niamai-Jalinous, PHS Student, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Olivier Suter-Ternyuck, PHS Student, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Evan Hanke, PHS Student, spoke to supporting the early start time (8:00am)for the music program at the elementary schools.

Suzie Skugstad, PUSD Art Specialist, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Susy Struble, Wildwood parent, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Azi Rad, parent, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Peter Humphrey, parent, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Leslie Santos, Beach parent, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools.

Heather Meil, Havens Parents Club President and former PAINTS Board member, spoke to the need for certificated art teachers to support an articulated k-5, standards-based art program.

Gabrielle Kashani, President of Association of Piedmont Teachers, spoke to the vote by APT members on the elementary program design process, as well as the concerns voiced by the "no" votes.

Hope Salzer, Beach parent, spoke to the need to maintain the art program at the elementary schools, as well as a need to develop metrics to measure the success/areas to improve the changes that are proposed. She also spoke to the shortcomings of the elementary program design process.


Dr. Cheryl Wozniak, PUSD Director of Curriculum & Instruction spoke to the plan (currently underway)to support teachers with art integration (professional development, work with the Alameda County Office of Education), as well as to develop K-12 Arts Curriculum across the District.
Attachments:
Background on Elementary Program Design
VI.D. Approve Contract Agreement Between the District and the Association of Piedmont Teachers (APT) 2016-17
Time Certain:
8:45 PM
Speaker:
Randall Booker, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board will review the tentative agreement for the contract between the District and APT from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The community will have an opportunity to comment prior to Board action. It is recommended that Board approve the contract as presented and ratified by APT.
Actions:
Motion
Move to adopt the following contract language in the Agreement Between the Governing Board and the Piedmont Certificated Employee Organization and bell schedule change that will enable the development of a new daily instructional schedule for the three elementary schools: Contract Language Article VI - Hours and Professional Responsibility A.3. Professional Day At the elementary level, a full-time teaching position shall consist of direct instruction based on state mandated instructional levels with an average of 40 minutes of preparation time per day. Bell Schedule Early start (8:00am) for the elementary Instrumental Music Program. Passed with a motion by Rick Raushenbush and a second by Doug Ireland.
Vote:
Yes Doug Ireland.
Yes Sarah Pearson.
Yes Rick Raushenbush.
Absent Amal Smith.
Yes Andrea Swenson.
Motion
Move to approve the tentative agreement between the District and the Association of Piedmont Teachers for 2016-17 as presented. The fiscal impact to the District with the source of funds is as follows: 1. Increase of 1.5% across the salary schedule for all APT members, effective 7/1/2016. $316,583 ongoing Source: General Fund 2. Increase of additional teacher-leadership stipends/certifications for qualified APT members, effective 7/1/2016. $51,500 ongoing Source: General Fund a. District Content Leadership Teams (Science, Math, and other areas of curriculum focus) b. Career Technical Educational Credential Authorization Stipend c. Integrated Learning Specialist Certification Stipend d. Certificated Google Teacher Certification Stipend e. California Clinical Psychologist License Stipend f. GATE Coordinator Stipend Total $368,083 on-going New contract language: Article XX Class Size “District will make every effort to balance class size with the goal of having an evenly distributed number of students enrolled in like-subject courses/levels (eg. PE, Freshman English, 6th grade Core) within a site.” “Secondary administrators will provide a preliminary Master Schedule for teachers prior to the end of the previous school year. Teachers will discuss any issues of class size and/or imbalance with the site administrator prior to the beginning of the new school year.” Passed with a motion by Rick Raushenbush and a second by Sarah Pearson.
Vote:
Yes Doug Ireland.
Yes Sarah Pearson.
Yes Rick Raushenbush.
Absent Amal Smith.
Yes Andrea Swenson.
Minutes:
Superintendent Booker presented the contract agreement between PUSD and APT for 2016-17.
Attachments:
Background APT contract
VII. INFORMATION/DISCUSSION
Minutes:
None
VII.A. Annual Update on the Goals for the 2015-­16 Local Control Accountability Plan  and Draft LCAP Goals for 2016­-17.
Time Certain:
9:00 PM
Speaker:
Dr. Cheryl Wozniak, Director Curriculum and Instruction
Minutes:
Dr. Cheryl Wozniak, Director of Curriculum and Instruction presented the annual update on the goals for the 2015-16 LCAP and the draft LCAP goals for 2016-17.
VII.B. Governor's May Revise Update
Time Certain:
9:15 PM
Speaker:
Song Chin-Bendib, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Minutes:
Assistant Superintendent Song Chin-Bendib gave an update of the Governor's May Revise.
VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Time Certain:
9:25 PM
Minutes:
Superintendent Booker announced graduation dates for PMS, PHS and MHS.
IX. CORRESPONDENCE
Time Certain:
9:30 PM
Minutes:
Various Correspondence regarding Elementary Program Design
X. BOARD REPORTS
Time Certain:
9:35 PM
Minutes:
Board Member Raushenbush attended a Steering Committee meeting.
Board Member Ireland attended a Steering Committee meeting.
Board Member Pearson attended PMS Diversity Day, Prom, Cross Country Banquet, PHS Site Council meeting and Bird Calling Contest.
President Swenson attended BAC meeting, Education Foundation meeting and dinner, Service Learning Day at PHS and an ALPS meeting.
XI. CONSENT CALENDAR: ACTION ITEMS
Time Certain:
9:45 PM
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The following items are considered routine and can be handled with one action since it is recommended that all items be approved unanimously.

Board members may request any item(s) be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered separately.
Actions:
Motion
Move to approve the consent calendar as presented. Passed with a motion by Sarah Pearson and a second by Doug Ireland.
Vote:
Yes Doug Ireland.
Yes Sarah Pearson.
Yes Rick Raushenbush.
Absent Amal Smith.
Yes Andrea Swenson.
XI.A. Approve Minutes of Board of Education Meeting for May 11, 2016
XI.B. Personnel Action Report
Attachments:
Personnel Action Report
XI.C. Contracts and Agreements - Business Services
Attachments:
Contracts and Agreements - Business Services
XI.D. Contracts and Agreements - Special Education
Attachments:
Contracts and Agreements - Special Education
XI.E. Adopt Resolution 18-2015-16 - Declaration of Surplus Property - Disposal of Obsolete Textbooks
Attachments:
1. Resolution 18-2015-16 - Declaration of Surplus Property
20. Resolution 18-2015-16 Exhibit 1
XI.F. Field Trip Request from PHS Yearbook leadership team to attend a retreat in Soda Springs, CA June 12-14,2016. Cost: $600 Funding Source: Yearbook Account
Attachments:
Field Trip Request
XI.G. Accept donation of $1,000 to the PUSD Wellness Center from Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.
XI.H. Accept donation of $1,000 to the PUSD Wellness Center from McCutcheon Construction Inc.
XI.I. Accept donation of $500 to the PUSD Wellness Center from Ocho Candy- Five Star Organics LLC.
XII. FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
Time Certain:
9:50 PM
Minutes:
1. Healthy Relationships Policy to be presented in Fall 2016
2. AP Courses to be discussed in Fall 2016 at a Board Workshop
XII.A. APT/CSEA Retirements (June 8)
XII.B. PHS Testing Conflict Calendar(June 8)
XII.C. LCAP First Reading (June 8)
XII.D. 2016-17 Budget, First Reading (June 8)
XII.E. Social Emotional Learning (June 8)
XII.F. Facilities Master Plan Bond/Ballot (June 8 and 22)
XII.G. Adopt 2016-17 Budget and LCAP (June 22)
XII.H. Healthy Relationships Policy (June 22)
XII.I. Board Committee Assignments (June 22)
XII.J. Firearms Policy (June 22)
XII.K. AP Courses (Fall 2016)
XIII. ADJOURNMENT
Time Certain:
9:55 PM
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Next Regular Board of Education Meeting: 

June 8, 2016

City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont

Please be advised that any communication sent to the Board of Education is subject to the Freedom of Information Act and can be viewed by the public, unless is is of a confidential issue covered under the Brown Act.

NO BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING IN JULY



Minutes:
Meeting adjourned at 10:50pm.
Disability Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (510) 594-2614. Notification by Monday noon preceding the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.
5/25/2016 6:00:00 PM ( Original )
PresentRandall Booker
PresentSong Chin-Bendib
PresentDoug Ireland
PresentSarah Pearson
PresentRick Raushenbush
AbsentAmal Smith
PresentAndrea Swenson

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