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Regular Meeting
Escalon USD
May 18, 2021 7:00PM
District Office

1. NOTICE - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER: MEETING TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Pursuant to orders given by San Joaquin County Public Health Department and the State of California Public Health Department, all members of the Board of Education as well as the Superintendent and District Staff, will join the meeting via phone/video conference and no teleconference locations need be posted. The district will be using a webinar format (using Zoom) for the Board Members to participate remotely, and to allow for orderly public comment.  There will not be a physical location for this meeting.

Participants who would like to make comments can join the meeting from their computer, tablet or phone. We ask that participants to type their full name when joining the meeting, as prompted.  The board president, will announce the opportunity for public comment on non-agenda items  and for each agenda item. We ask that all participants who wish to make public comments for that item use the “Raise your Hand” functionality. The attendees will be called upon, their microphone unmuted, and then allowed to make their statement for up to three minutes. At the end of three minutes the attendee’s microphone will be muted and the next participant will be called upon.

To join the board meeting using a PC, Mac, IPad, IPhone or Android device, please click on this URL  https://zoom.us/j/99186098419 the noticed meeting time. It may help to download the Zoom app before the meeting if you don’t have it already. Instructions on how to join a meeting by video conference are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193 -Joining-a-Meeting. 



2. CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 PM
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
4. CLOSED SESSION
4.1. Call closed session to orderConfidential agenda item.
4.2. Discuss employment/discipline/release/acceptance of retirement/resignation/appointment or replacement of district employeesConfidential agenda item.
4.3. Conference with Superintendent and District Negotiator regarding negotiationsConfidential agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
  • Representative: Mr. Ron Costa Employee Organization: CSEA Chapter #345

4.4. Adjourn closed sessionConfidential agenda item.
5. CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
6. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
7. REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION
8. ADDITION TO THE AGENDA
9. REPORTS
9.1. Escalon High School Board Representative
Speaker:
Ella MacKinnon
9.2. Retiree Recognition
Attachments:
Retirees 2020-21
10. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
11. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
11.1. Financial Report
Speaker:
Ron Costa
Attachments:
April 2021 Financial Report
12. FACILITIES REPORT
13. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Members of the public may address the Board on items not on the agenda. The Board will allow comments by members of the public on an agenda item during consideration of the item. Speakers will be allowed up to three (3) minutes. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 15 minutes. With Board consent, the Board President may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard.  It is requested that persons wishing to speak please come forward to the podium and begin by stating their full name. Please be advised that the Brown Act prohibits discussion or action on non-agenda items, and imposes limitations on board members’ responses to public comments. (Government Code section 54954.2(a).) Complaints against specific District employees should be resolved through the District’s Personnel Complaint Procedure. The right to address the Board does not exempt the speaker from any potential liability for defamation. The proceedings of the Board are public record.



14. CONSENT AGENDA
14.1. Approval of Minutes, May 4, 2021
Attachments:
Minutes 5-4-21
14.2. EUSD Student Body Quarterly Report
Attachments:
Student Body Report January - March 2020
14.3. Approval of Bills/Warrants
Attachments:
April 2021 Warrants
14.4. Retirements/Resignations
14.4.1. Donna Miller, Cafeteria Assistant, Van Allen Elementary, effective 06/04/2021
14.4.2. Brittney Connell, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Special Education, effective 06/04/2021
14.4.3. Becky Adelman, School Secretary II, Escalon High School, effective 07/01/2021
14.5. Request to Hire/Change Status
14.5.1. Krystal Rodriguez, Cook II, Collegeville Elementary, effective 8/1/2021
14.5.2. Cindy Davis, Cook II, Van Allen Elementary, position going from 3.75 hours to 5.75 hours, effective 08/01/2021
14.5.3. Lorena Velasco, Bilingual Instructional Assistant, Collegeville Elementary, effective 05/19/2021
14.5.4. Elaine Currie, SLP, Special Education, Going from .5 FTE to 1.0 FTE, effective 07/02/2021
14.5.5. Daniel Bauer, Groundskeeper, MOT, effective TBD
14.5.6. Theodore Gonzalez, English Teacher, EHS, effective 08/09/2021
14.5.7. Diana Ayala, Music Teacher, DO, effective 08/09/2021
15. ACTION ITEMS
15.1. Consider Approval of the Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators
Speaker:
Ron Costa
Rationale:
 The Declaration of Need is a required filing with the State of California on Teacher Credentialing when an individual is teaching in an area without the appropriate credential but is in individual is teaching in an area without the appropriate credential but is in the process of either completing the coursework or passage of examinations to acquire the appropriate credential. 
 
Recommended Motion:
The Administration Recommends the Escalon Unified School District Board of Trustees Approve the Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators.
Attachments:
Declaration of Need 2021-2022 Year
15.2. Consider Approval of the EUSD Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan.
Rationale:
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant is part of the COVID funds that the State of California allocated to schools. In order to receive the Expanded Learning Opportunity funds, school districts must have a board approved plan prior to June 1, 2021. To develop this plan the district obtained input from stakeholders through school site council meetings, district advisory committee meetings, consultation with bargaining units, department meetings and input from surveys. From this input, a  plan was developed to provide additional supports for low-income students, English learners, foster youth, homeless students, students with disabilities, students at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation, disengaged students students, students who are below grade level, credit deficient students and students at risk of not graduating.
 
Recommended Motion:
The Administration Recommends the Escalon Unified School District Board of Trustees Approve the EUSD Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan.  
Attachments:
EUSD Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan
15.3. Consider Approval of the Escalon Charter Academy Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan.
Rationale:
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant is part of the COVID funds that the State of California allocated to schools, including charter schools. In order to receive the Expanded Learning Opportunity funds, charter schools must have a board approved plan prior to June 1, 2021. To develop this plan the charter school, in conjunction with the district, obtained input from stakeholders through school site  meetings, consultation with bargaining units, staff meetings and input from surveys. From this input, a plan was developed to provide additional supports for low-income students, English learners, foster youth, homeless students, students with disabilities, students at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation, disengaged students students, students who are below grade level, credit deficient students and students at risk of not graduating

 
Recommended Motion:
 
The Administration Recommends the Escalon Unified School District Board of Trustees Approve the Escalon Charter Academy Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan. 
Attachments:
Escalon Charter Academy Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan
15.4. Consider Approval of a Contract with TPH Architects to Provide Architectural Services for Restroom Renovations at Farmington, Van Allen and Collegeville Elementary Schools
Speaker:
John Lial
Rationale:
The district has asked TPH Architects to design, develop a scope of work and estimate of cost for renovating the restrooms at Farmington, Van Allen and Collegeville Elementary School.  Prior to beginning the design phase the district must enter into a contact with TPH Architects.  TPH will provide these services for fixed fee of $209,120.00
 
Recommended Motion:
The Administration Recommends the Escalon Unified School District Board of Trustees Approve Entering Into a Contact with TPH for them to Provide the Architectural Services for the Restroom Renovations at Farmington, Van Allen and Collegeville Elementary Schools. 
Attachments:
TPH_Restroom Renovation
15.5. Consider Approval of Board Policy Revisions
Speaker:
Ron Costa
Rationale:

BP 0420.42 Charter School Renewal

BP 3110 Transfer of Funds 

BP 3230 Federal Grant Funds

BP 3452 Student Activity Funds

BP 3600 Consultants

E 4112.9 Employee Notifications 

  4212.9

  4312.9

BP 6142.8 Comprehensive Health Education 

BP 7210 Facilities Financing 


 


 
Recommended Motion:
The Administration Recommends the Escalon Unified School District Board of Trustees Approve Board Policy Revisions 
Attachments:
Board Policy Revisions
16. INFORMATION
17. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
18. ANNOUNCEMENTS
18.1. May
Rationale:

20 Open House - Van Allen Elementary 

31 No School - Memorial Day 

 
18.2. June
Rationale:

2 Graduation - Gateway Charter Academy 

2 Graduation - Vista High School 

Promotion Ceremony - El Portal Middle School 

4 Graduation - Escalon High School 

4 Last Day of School 

15 EUSD Board Meeting - 7pm 

17 EUSD Board Meeting - 7pm

 
19. ADJOURNMENT
Disability Information:
Materials related to an item on this Board Agenda submitted to the Escalon Unified School District Board of Directors after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Escalon Unified School District Office at 1520 E. Yosemite Ave., Escalon, CA during normal business hours.

Published: May 13, 2021, 1:55 PM

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