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REGULAR SESSION
Ravenswood City ESD
May 09, 2019 6:30PM
Board Meeting Room 2120 Euclid Ave. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 The Board will convene at 6:30 p.m., approve the agenda and immediately go into Closed Session. They are expected to resume Open Session at approximately 7:15 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
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3. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957:
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Anyone wishing to address the Board on closed session matters may do so at this time.
3.A. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT
3.A.1. Consideration to Approve the Permanent Classified Reemployment of After School Program Class Leader, effective April 15, 2019
3.A.2. Consideration to Approve the Permanent Certificated Reemployment of a District Nurse, effective June 3, 2019
3.A.3. Consideration to Approve the Certificated Employment of a Summer School Teacher, effective June 20, 2019 through July 19, 2019 at the hourly rate.
3.A.4. Consideration to Approve the Permanent Certificated Reemployment of a Teacher, effective August 13, 2019.
3.A.5. Consideration to Approve the Certificated Employment of a Summer School Teacher, effective June 20, 2019 through July 19, 2019 at the hourly rate.
3.A.6. Consideration to Approve the Certificated Employment of a Summer School Teacher, effective June 20, 2019 through July 19, 2019 at the hourly rate.
3.A.7. Consideration to Approve the Certificated Employment of a Summer School Teacher, effective June 20, 2019 through July 19, 2019 at the hourly rate.
3.A.8. Consideration to Approve the Certificated Employment of a Summer School Teacher, effective June 20, 2019 through July 19, 2019 at the hourly rate.
3.A.9. Consideration to Approve the Probationary Certificated Management Employment of a Vice Principal of Ravenswood Middle School, effective August 1, 2019.
3.A.10. Consideration to Approve the Probationary Certificated Employment of a Teacher, effective August 13, 2019.
3.B. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RESIGNATION
3.B.1. Notice of Accepted Resignation and Retirement of an Integrated Services Coordinator, effective June 28, 2019.
3.B.2. Notice of Accepted Resignation of School Psychologist, effective April 15, 2019.
3.B.3. Notice of Accepted Resignation and Retirement of Certificated Teacher, effective June 14, 2019.
3.C. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LEAVES OF ABSENCE
3.C.1. Notice of Family Medical Leave Act concurrent with California Family Rights Act Leave for School Support Staff, effective May 1, 2019 through May 17, 2019.
3.D. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE
3.D.1. Notice of Release of Classified Probationary Employee, effective April 18, 2019.
3.D.2. Consideration to approve the Release of Temporary Teachers: A and B.
3.D.3. Certificated Management/Administration.
3.D.4. Public Employee Discipline, Dismissal, Release.
3.E. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.6
3.E.1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR. District Negotiator: Gina Sudaria, Interim Superintendent and Janae H. Novotny, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP. Employee Organization: RTA – CSEA – Unrepresented Parties (Management/Confidential)
3.E.2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR: Board of Trustees and Rosendo Padilla, Jr., San Mateo County Counsel’s Office – Unrepresented Party (Interim Superintendent)
4. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
4.A. REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.1
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
5.A. Consideration to approve the Minutes for the April 18, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
6. FROM THE FLOOR
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Persons wishing to address the Board on matters NOT on the posted agenda may do so. Speakers are customarily limited to two minutes, but an extension can be provided at the discretion of the Board Chairperson. If there are more than five individuals wishing to speak during Public Comment, the Chairperson may choose to hear some speakers at this time and defer the rest of the speakers to a second Public Comment at the end of the Board meeting. In response to comments on a non-agenda item, the Board may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed as allowed by the Brown Act (Government Code Section 54954.2). However, the Board’s general policy is to receive the comment, and/or refer items to staff for comprehensive action or report.

7. SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
7.A. Stanford-Sequoia K-12 Research Collaborative Presentation
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This research will explore topics selected by RSD in collaboration with GSE that address key problems of practice.  The research findings produced will be generalizable in nature, as well as useful from the perspective of the RSD school district leaders.  The research findings will be used by the district leaders to better understand and improve efforts to reform district and school practices and policies.


Attachments:
Stanford-Sequoia K-12 Presentation
8. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
8.A. SPARK Presentation
Attachments:
SPARK Presentation
8.B. Stanford Live Presentation
Attachments:
Stanford-Sequoia K-12 presentation
9. BUSINESS DEPARTMENT
9.A. Consideration to Approve the Lease With Family Connections
Speaker:
Steven J. Eichman
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Family Connections has requested to extend their lease for an additional two (2) years.

The current lease expired on June 30, 2017 and the requested two (2) year extension would extend the lease until June 30, 2021.


Rationale:

The current lease between the RCSD and Family Connections has expired and both parties would like to enter into another lease agreement.

 
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the board of Trustees approve the lease Agreement with Family Connections.


Financial Impact:

Family Connections does not pay a yearly lease amount. This is because the students they serve all reside within the RCSD attendance area and their mission is to ready the students to be successful when they attend kindergarten in the RCSD.

Family Connections will pay $50 per month for Internet and will pay for all utilities such as water, gas, electricity, etc.


Attachments:
Board Cover Memo - Family Connections Lease
Family Connections Lease
10. CONSENT AGENDA
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Board action to approve the following items is taken simultaneously with one motion to “approve the consent agenda,” which is not debatable and which requires a unanimous vote for passage. If any member of the Board, the Superintendent, or the Public so requests, any item shall be removed from this section and placed in the regular order of business. The action indicated on each item is deemed to have been considered in full, and action taken by the Board as worded therein.
10.A. Consideration to approve Payments to Vendors, April 1 to 30, 2019
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approval of Payments to Vendors, April 1 to 30, 2019


Recommended Motion:

The Board of Trustees approves the payments to vendors

Financial Impact:

The total amount of vendor payments for the month of April is $1,420,336.10

Attachments:
Vendor Payment Report
10.B. Consideration to approve the Following Contracts: 1)Staff Rehab, 2)Playworks, 3)Stanford Live, 4)AVID Center, 5)Stanford-Sequoia K-12 Research Collaborative, 6)San Mateo Co. Health/Family Health Services, 7)DGI, 8&9)Community Playgrounds, 10)Adroit Advanced Technologies, 11)HopSkipDrive
Speaker:
Steven J. Eichman
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board of Trustees will consider approval of current request from various schools and departments to hire individual contracts or consulting firms to provide specified services.
Rationale:
Proposals of contracted services typically appear on every Board meeting agenda.
 
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve these contracts.
Financial Impact:
Addressed individually on the summary sheet.
Attachments:
Contracts - Detail - 5-9-19
Contracts - Summary - 5-9-19
10.C. Consideration to approve that seven staff members attend the AVID Summer Institute in Seattle, WA.
Quick Summary / Abstract:

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The AVID program is far more than just having an AVID elective classroom, AVID WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading) should be implemented school-wide to increase rigor and support differentiation.  Middle schools implement Cornell Notes, Marking the Text and other WICOR strategies to support students learning in all content areas.  AVID strategies are easily identifiable during observational rounds. Ravenswood’s AVID program is a key part of the high-school transition, as stated in the LCAP.

The AVID Summer Institute (SI) is a key part of ensuring sites are successful in implementing AVID and that expectations are clear for staff and students alike.  Staff will be expected to run an AVID elective and share strategies across site after attending the institute. 

SI Dates: July 1 – July 3   

SI Location: Seattle, WA

Rationale:
  • AVID Summer Institute is an annual professional learning event where contracted sites come to learn the latest in AVID methodologies and strategies to successfully implement AVID in their schools
  • AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination—fosters a safe, open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms. 75% of AVID students are from a low socioeconomic status background, and 80% are underrepresented students.  
  • Middle schools implement Cornell Notes, Marking the Text and other WICOR strategies to support students learning in all content areas.   
  • Ravenswood’s AVID program is a key part of the high-school transition, as stated in the LCAP.  
  • For the program to continue, we would like the teachers at RMS to be trained at summer institute to ensure the proper implementation next school year
  • AVID also fits well within Summit for the RMS
  • A goal overall would be to shift more responsibility to the sites for ownership of the AVID program.
 
Recommended Motion:

That the Board approve that seven staff members attend AVID Summer Institute in Seattle, WA



Financial Impact:

No Fiscal Impact to RCSD - Funded by REF


Attachments:
2019 AVID Summer Institute Memo
11. BOARD OF TRUSTEES
11.A. Consideration to approve Resolution 1253 – Board Members Excused Absences.
11.B. Consideration to approve Interim Superintendent Contract
11.C. Board Reports/Communications
11.D. Next Regular Board Meeting: May 23, 2019.
12. ADJOURNMENT

Published: May 6, 2019, 5:47 PM

The resubmit was successful.