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Regular Board Meeting
San Diego County Office of Education
January 08, 2020 6:00PM
Ernest J. Dronenberg, Jr. Board Room (Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center), 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111

1. OPENING PROVISIONS
1.a. Call to Order and Roll Call
1.b. Pledge of Allegiance
1.c. Approval of Agenda
2. BOARD ORGANIZATION
2.a. Election of Officers for 2020
2.b. Adopt Board Meeting Calendar for 2020
Attachments:
2020 Board of Education Meeting Calendar
3. INTRODUCTION OF STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
3.a. Juvenile Court and Community Schools Student Representative
Speaker:
Valentin Escanuela
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The JCCS student representative for the Jan. 8 Board meeting is Donesha Imani Berryhill from Cuyamaca Prep PM Independent Study Program. Principal Valentin Escanuela will introduce Donesha to the Board. Board Member Alicia Munoz will present the award.

Financial Impact:

None.

4. RECOGNITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
4.a. Recognition: Outstanding Student in the Juvenile Court and Community Schools
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Presentation of student for Winners’ Circle recognition by the San Diego County Board of Education for outstanding progress and achievement.
Rationale:

Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) presents students to the County Board of Education for recognition of outstanding progress and achievement. Each student receives a Winners’ Circle award. 

The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Excellent academic progress
  • Triumph over personal adversity
  • Academic growth and improvement
  • Citizenship demonstrating positive behaviors
  • Community service

JCCS uses a variety of methods for recognizing students:

  • Letters to parents
  • Bulletin board displays for exemplary work
  • Community service certificates
  • Lunch with the teacher
  • Gift certificates for academic or behavior improvement (donated by local businesses)
  • Student photo displays
  • Certificates, ribbons, medals for outstanding effort and achievement
  • Points system whereby students earn points for positive behavior and/or good grades and spend points on items donated by the business community (school supplies, snacks, music)
  • Honor roll (t-shirts, medals, certificates)

The selection process includes:

  • Eligibility of all JCCS students
  • Nominations of prospective honorees by teachers and selection by program principals

 
Financial Impact:

None.

Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the San Diego County Board of Education recognize the following JCCS student and present the student with an award:

Amile Abdel Ahad, grade 12, Cuyamaca Prep PM Independent Study Program


4.b. Recognition: Classified Employee of the Month for January 2020
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Classified Employee of the Month program is a monthly award that is meant to recognize and acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by exceptional classified professionals.

Rationale:

The SDCOE Classified Employee of the Month award program provides an opportunity to honor classified employees whose professional excellence and work ethic inspire others.

The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Proven excellence in job-related duties
  • Initiative in maintaining a positive atmosphere and providing support for colleagues
  • Service to districts or SDCOE (committees, volunteer work, professional development, service above-and-beyond job duties, etc.)
  • Innovation
  • Outstanding service to students (directly or indirectly)

The winner for the month of January is Sara Nicholson, systems technician I for SDCOE’s Business Services division.

 
4.c. Presentation: National Mentor Month
4.c.1. Adopt Resolution Proclaiming January 2020 National Mentor Month
Attachments:
Resolution-National Mentoring Month
4.d. Presentation: eSports in San Diego County
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This presentation will report on the San Diego County Office of Education Innovation division’s progress supporting eSports, also known as electronic sports, which is a form of organized, multiplayer video game competition and aligned to the San Diego County Board of Education goals.

Rationale:

The San Diego County Office of Education is supporting schools and districts in all stages of their eSports implementation. eSports is set to compete with traditional sports now that viewership is close to exceeding traditional sports. The number of college scholarships and careers related to eSports is growing rapidly. In response and support of our district and school needs, the Educational Technology department has provided leadership, guidance, and resources to increase opportunities for all students to participate and compete in eSports throughout the county. This presentation will report on a number of immediate and long-term benefits gained through participating on an eSports team.

 
Attachments:
Presentation-eSports
5. PUBLIC COMMENT - Agenda and Non-Agenda Items
6. ASSOCIATIONS COMMENTARY
7. APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Items listed in this section are considered to be routine and are acted on by the Board in one motion. It is understood that the Superintendent recommends approval on all Consent Items. Each item of the Consent agenda approved by the Board shall be deemed to have been considered in full and adopted as recommended.

7.a. Approval: Minutes of Regular Meeting on Dec. 11, 2019
Attachments:
Minutes-Regular Meeting Dec. 11, 2019
7.b. Approval: Real Property Lease Agreements
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The County Board of Education is being asked to approve the real property lease agreements listed on Schedule A (attached).
Rationale:
Section 1042(c) of the Education Code allows the County Board of Education to acquire, lease, or lease-purchase real property for the purpose of housing the offices and services of the county superintendent of schools.
 
Financial Impact:
Monthly lease costs are indicated on Schedule A.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the lease agreements listed on Schedule A.
Attachments:
Schedule A
7.c. Approval: Standard School Supply List
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The County Board of Education is asked to approve the Standard School Supply List.
Rationale:
Education Code Section 38110-38112 requires elementary school districts of fewer than 2,500 average daily attendance to purchase standard school supplies through the Superintendent of Schools, or when directed by him, through a County purchasing agent. It has been the practice of the San Diego County Board of Education to annually adopt a standard list of school supplies to meet this requirement. The County Superintendent of Schools, in association with the North County Educational Purchasing Consortium, has established who the lowest responsible bidders are for the items that were on the bid. The vendors have been identified on the list, and the list will be distributed to applicable school districts following County Board approval.
 
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Standard School Supply List.
Attachments:
Standard School Supply List
7.d. Approval: Accept Funding for the California Health Education Framework Rollout
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approval of the San Diego County Board of Education is requested to accept contract funds from the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) to facilitate the California Health Education Framework rollout.

Rationale:

OCDE has received funding from the California Department of Education for the California Health Education Framework rollout. San Diego County Office of Education will receive contract funding effective Jan. 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 as part of this grant. Scope of work for the funding will include: 

  • Identifying and coordinating a team of Health Education Framework leads from throughout San Diego County to lead the rollout of the framework

  • Providing professional learning to support the rollout of the California Health Education Framework

  • Developing and facilitating a mini-grant program to provide funding for districts/sites to update programming and instruction to align with the California Health Education Framework

  • Providing technical assistance and resources to support the dissemination, adoption and implementation of the California Health Education Framework

 
Financial Impact:

The contract from OCDE is for $84,000 to support the rollout of the California Health Education Framework.

Recommended Motion:
Accept funding from OCDE to support the rollout of the California Health Education Framework.
Attachments:
Budget Data-Health Ed Framework
7.e. Approval: Accept Grant Funds from the Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approval of the San Diego County Board of Education is requested to accept grant funds from the Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust in care of The San Diego Foundation.

Rationale:

On Nov 25, the Outdoor Education Outreach Program received a grant award for $11,325 from the Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust in care of The San Diego Foundation.

The grant is for equipment for the Splash Science Lab. The grant stipulates that the funds may not be used to satisfy the payment of a pledge or other personal or corporate financial obligation on behalf of the above referenced fund advisor(s); and no goods or services (memberships, tickets to events, benefits of a personal or corporate nature, etc.) will be provided to any individuals or entities as a condition of this grant.



 
Financial Impact:

The SDCOE Outdoor Education Program will receive $11,325 from the Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust in care of The San Diego Foundation.

Recommended Motion:

Accept the grant funds from the Hans and Margaret Doe CharitableTrust.

Attachments:
Budget Data-Doe Charitable Trust
7.f. Approval: Accept a Donation to the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, HOPE Program
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approval of the San Diego County Board of Education is requested to accept a donation of funds from the Monarch Foundation to support the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Grant Program (YHDP) HOPE Project.

Rationale:

SDCOE’s Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services department applied for and was awarded funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development via the Regional Task Force on the Homeless for a pilot program to serve unaccompanied youth in San Diego County. The Homeless Outreach, Prevention, and Education (HOPE) Project seeks to bridge the gap between education and service provider systems, improving cross-system and cross-sector collaborations. HOPE will connect youth to safe, stable, and inclusive supports and services by connecting to cooperative partners through the use of the education system as a hub.

We know that support for high school graduation of these students is vital. Students experiencing homelessness are 87% more likely to drop out of school. Due to the emphasis on cross-sector collaborations within these projects, The Monarch Foundation has agreed to partner with the Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services department on this project and has offered a donation of $10,000 to help with funding the program.

 
Financial Impact:

The San Diego County Office of Education Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services department will receive $10,000.

Recommended Motion:

Accept the Monarch Foundation funds donation.

7.g. Approval: Accept Williams Uniform Complaint Policy Quarterly Report
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This consent item provides the county superintendent of schools and San Diego County Board of Education with summarized data related to Williams Uniform Complaints filed quarterly for the San Diego County Office of Education’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS).

Rationale:

Education Code Sec. 35186(d) requires: “A school district shall report summarized data on the nature and resolution of all complaints on a quarterly basis to the county superintendent of schools and the governing board of the school district. The summaries shall be publicly reported on a quarterly basis at a regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board of the school district. The report shall include the number of complaints by general subject area with the number of resolved and unresolved complaints. The complaints and written responses shall be available as public records.” 

JCCS will submit quarterly reports to the county superintendent of schools and the San Diego County Board of Education in July, October, January, and April.

 
Financial Impact:

No fiscal impact.

Recommended Motion:

Accept the quarterly report from Oct. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019, reflecting that the San Diego County Office of Education’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools received zero complaints regarding instructional materials, facilities, teacher vacancy, or misassignments.

Attachments:
UCP Quarterly Report Jan 2020
7.h. Approval: Adopt a Resolution to Submit a "Closure due to Emergency Conditions" Declaration to the California Department of Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approval of the County Board of Education is requested to adopt a resolution to submit a declaration of The Right to Close Due to Emergency Conditions to the California Department of Education (CDE) to recoup lost revenue caused by the closure of two Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee on Anti-Poverty of San Diego, Inc. (MAAC) classrooms on Oct. 31 due an emergency power outage that affected eight San Diego County school districts, including Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District. The classrooms were reopened Nov. 1.

Rationale:

The Early Education Programs and Services department subcontracted its state-funded preschool slots to MAAC for the 2019-20 school year. As mentioned above, their classrooms in Pauma were closed due to an emergency power outage. Current law permits recovery of lost revenue due to emergency conditions that preclude programs from operating as scheduled. The CDE requires that a board-approved resolution declaring a program closure due to an emergency condition be submitted along with our request for reimbursement for lost days of attendance of children participating in the preschool program.

 
Financial Impact:

The San Diego County Office of Education’s Early Education Programs and Services department would recover approximately $1,160.11 of income for the day the classrooms at Pauma State Preschool were closed.

Recommended Motion:

Adopt The Right to Close Due to Emergency Conditions resolution for the Early Education Programs and Services department.

Attachments:
Resolution-Preschool Emergency Closure
8. ACTION ITEMS
8.a. Appointment or Reappointment of Board Policy Committee Representatives
8.b. Appointment or Reappointment of Classroom of the Future Foundation Ex-Officio and Alternate Member
9. INFORMATION ITEMS - NO ACTION
9.a. Review of the 2018-19 Annual County Schools Service Fund (CSSF) Audit
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Education Code Section 1040 requires that the County Board of Education shall, as a scheduled agenda item at a regularly scheduled meeting, review the report of the formal audit provided for by the County Superintendent of Schools.
Rationale:
The San Diego County Office of Education annual audit for fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 has been completed by Wilkinson Hadley King & Co., LLP under guidelines issued by the State Controller. The audit indicated our office to be in compliance with state and federal guidelines with the exception of one audit finding.
 
Attachments:
CSSF Audit Report
9.b. Legislative Update
Attachments:
Legislative Update-Jan 2020
10. BOARD REPORTS
10.a. Communications from Board Members
11. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Future agenda items are not considered on the agenda and Board Members will not be able to discuss per the Brown Act.
12. NEXT MEETING DATES
12.a. Regular Board Meeting on Wed., Feb. 12, 2020, 6 p.m., Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center
13. ADJOURNMENT
Disability Information:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if accommodations are required, please call the Board Secretary 48 hours in advance at (858) 292-3515 and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at 6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 509, San Diego, California 92111; at our website at http://www.sdcoe.net/Board/Pages/default.aspx; or at the scheduled meeting. In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact Carmen P. Aguilar at (858) 292-3515.

Published: January 3, 2020, 4:10 PM

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