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Regular Meeting of the Governing Board
Lemon Grove SD
January 12, 2021 5:00PM
Due to COVID-19 Meeting restrictions implemented by the County of San Diego, this meeting will be conducted virtually. Closed Session begins at 5:00 pm, Open Session to follow. You can view the Board Meeting on YouTube livestream by accessing the link on the district website at www.lemongrovesd.net, on January 12, 2021 beginning at 5:00 PM.

1. OPENING FUNCTIONS (Procedural Item)
1.a. Call to Order (Procedural Item)
1.b. Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum (Procedural Item)
1.c. Announcement and Public Comment Regarding Items to be Discussed in Closed Session (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

At this time, members of the public may comment on any closed session agenda item. Comments from individual speakers are limited to three (3) minutes.  In order to facilitate the orderly conduct of the meeting, anyone wishing to address the Board is asked to e-mail the Superintendent's Office at communications@lemongrovesd.net. In your request, please provide the following information:

(1) Name

(2) Phone number

(3) E-mail address

(4) Board agenda item number you wish to make a public comment.

The day of the Board Meeting, district staff will provide you with a Zoom link or phone number to call into, in order to join the Board Meeting; you will make your own public comment. As a reminder, you have a maximum of 3 minutes for each public comment you wish to make.

The Superintendent's Office will accept speaker requests until 12:00 pm the day of the Board meeting.

If you have any questions or need support with making public comment, please contact the district at 619-825-5600, ask for the Superintendent's office when you call.

1.d. Adjourn to Closed Session (Procedural Item)
2. CLOSED SESSION (Procedural Item)
2.a. Conference with Labor Negotiators (Government Code 54957.6) (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board will meet in closed session with its labor negotiators: Mr. Jonathan Pearl, Esq., Ms. Erica Balakian, Mrs. Teresa Moudry, Mrs. Sheree Stopper, Mrs. Marianna Vinson, and Mrs. Rebecca Burton to discuss negotiations regarding the Lemon Grove Teachers Association, the California School Employees Association, Confidential Employees, and Management Employees.


2.b. Personnel Actions (Government Code 54957) (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Limited to consideration of the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline/release, or dismissal of a public employee or to hear "complaints or charges brought against such employee by another person or employee unless the employee requests a public session." 

2.c. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Government Code 54956.9) (Procedural Item)
2.d. Potential Settlement Agreement (Government Code 54956.9) (Action Item)Confidential agenda item.
3. REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION (Procedural Item)
4. OPENING FUNCTIONS (continued) (Procedural Item)
4.a. Pledge of Allegiance (Procedural Item)
4.b. Announcement Regarding Public Comment (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Members of the public may comment on any non-agenda or agendized item. Comments from individual speakers are limited to three (3) minutes.  In order to facilitate the orderly conduct of the meeting, anyone wishing to address the Board is asked to e-mail the Superintendent's Office at communications@lemongrovesd.net. In your request, please provide the following information:

(1) Name

(2) Phone number

(3) E-mail address

(4) Board agenda item number you wish to make a public comment.

The day of the Board Meeting, district staff will provide you with a Zoom link or phone number to call into, in order to join the Board Meeting; you will make your own public comment. As a reminder, you have a maximum of 3 minutes for each public comment you wish to make.

The Superintendent's Office will accept speaker requests until 12:00 pm the day of the Board meeting.

If you have any questions or need support with making public comment, please contact the district at 619-825-5600, ask for the Superintendent's office when you call.


4.c. Approval of Agenda (Action Item)
4.d. Superintendent's and/or Governing Board Members' Reports on Correspondence, School Events, Conferences, Meetings or Legislation (Information Item)
4.e. Hearing of Citizens for Items Not on the Agenda (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Individuals have an opportunity to address the Board on topics of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board but which are not listed on the agenda.

Comments from individual speakers are limited to three (3) minutes.  In order to facilitate the orderly conduct of the meeting, anyone wishing to address the Board is asked to e-mail the Superintendent's Office at communications@lemongrovesd.net. In your request, please provide the following information:

(1) Name

(2) Phone number

(3) E-mail address

(4) Board agenda item number you wish to make a public comment.

The day of the Board Meeting, district staff will provide you with a Zoom link or phone number to call into, in order to join the Board Meeting; you will make your own public comment. As a reminder, you have a maximum of 3 minutes for each public comment you wish to make.

The Superintendent's Office will accept speaker requests until 12:00 pm the day of the Board meeting.

If you have any questions or need support with making public comment, please contact the district at 619-825-5600, ask for the Superintendent's office when you call.


5. INFORMATION / DISCUSSION ITEMS (Information Item)
5.a. Recognition of Board Member Mrs. Blanca Brown (Information Item)
Speaker:
Balakian/Loschen
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Lemon Grove School District recognizes former Board Member Mrs. Blanca Brown for her long tenure and service as a Board member to the Lemon Grove School District. During Mrs. Brown's tenure as a Trustee of the district, she advocated for health and wellness of our Lemon Grove students. She was instrumental in the implementation of the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program. Further, she was a leader in the partnership with the County of San Diego to build the Lemon Grove Public Library on district property for the benefit of the whole Lemon Grove community.
5.b. Board Update: Infinite Campus Student Information System Implementation (Information Item)
Speaker:
Stopper/DeJarnatt
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Technology Director, Richard DeJarnatt, will be providing the Board with an update on the current status of the Infinite Campus Student Information System Implementation.
Attachments:
Board Presentation.pdf
6. ACTION ITEMS (Procedural Item)
6.a. Sports for Learning (Action Item)
Speaker:
Vinson
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Sports for Learning will provide on-site supervision, tutoring and physical education options for LGSD students at each of our 7 school sites. Sports for Learning will provide 2 staff per site for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week.  Each staff member will supervise one cohort of students. Cohorts will target support to our most vulnerable students including homeless, foster, English learners, students with disabilities and those who are not engaging in distance learning. 
Recommended Motion:
Recommended for approval.
Financial Impact:
$627,200, Federal COVID Relief Funding (resource pending due to recency of the funding allocation).
Attachments:
SFL Board Presentation
Sports for Learning Contract Agreement and Quote
Staff support for cohorts
6.b. School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) 2020-2021 (Action Item)
Speaker:
Vinson
Quick Summary / Abstract:
California public and nonpublic, nonsectarian schools must annually provide SARC information to the community to allow public comparison of schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics.  Each school's SARC report is attached herewith to this agenda item.
Recommended Motion:
Approve each site's School Accountability Report Card.
Attachments:
LGA SARC 2020-21
MH SARC 2020-21
MV SARC 2020-21
SA SARC 2020-21
SM SARC 2020-21
VLMA SARC 2020-21
6.c. Resolution #2020-21-05: Commitment to Equity in Lemon Grove School District (Action Item)
Speaker:
Vinson
Quick Summary / Abstract:
January 2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the Lemon Grove Incident.  On January 5, 1931, Jerome T. Green, principal of the Lemon Grove Grammar School, acting under instructions from the school trustees, stood at the door and admitted all pupils except the Mexican students. Principal Green announced that the Mexican children did not belong at the school, could not enter, and instructed them to attend a two room building constructed to house Mexican children.  That incident triggered a series of events that resulted in the case of Roberto Alvarez vs. the Board of Trustees of the Lemon Grove School District - the first successful school desegregation court decision in the history of the United States.  Though desegregation is usually thought to have begun with the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education, the earliest court cases concerning school desegregation occurred in the Southwest and California in the 1930s and began here in Lemon Grove. 

The Board acknowledges past racial injustices experienced by LGSD students, families and staff, as evidenced by the “Lemon Grove Incident” of 1931 and recommits to equity, diversity & inclusion in the district.
Recommended Motion:
District Leadership recommends adoption of the resolution.
Attachments:
Board Resolution - Commitment to Equity
7. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent Agenda)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

All consent agenda items are recurring ones that are considered routine by the Governing  Board and will be enacted with one motion. Separate discussion of an item will be as requested, and the item will be considered following approval of the balance of the agenda. The Superintendent recommends approval? of the following:

7.a. Personnel Action Report (Consent Item)
Attachments:
Personnel action Report - January 12, 2020
7.b. Gifts to the District: (Consent Item)
7.b.1. The Blackbaud Giving Fund Your Cause - for San Miguel students - $339.90 (Action Item)
Attachments:
Donation Notification 113.pdf
7.b.2. Price Philanthropies - for Extended Day Program San Altos Elementary students - $2,000.00 (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Price Philanthropies Foundation takes great pleasure in informing you that a grant in the amount of $2,000 has been awarded to the Lemon Grove School District c/o San Altos Elementary ("Grantee”), at the discretion of Pamela Gutierrez and the check is enclosed. Please note that you are not authorized to print or publish attribution to Price Philanthropies Foundation for this contribution. If you would like to do so, we require that you first obtain our written consent.


This grant is for general support for the EDP extended day program at San Altos Elementary School. We are excited about the work you do and hope you find this grant will further the objectives of your organization.

Attachments:
Donation Notification 117.pdf
7.c. Orders and Financial Statements: (Consent Item)
7.c.1. Ratification of Purchase Orders (Consent Item)
Attachments:
Purchase Order Report - December 2020.pdf
7.c.2. Commercial Warrants (Consent Item)
Attachments:
Commercial Warrants - December 2020.pdf
7.c.3. Revolving Cash, Student Body and Camp Accounts (Consent Item)
Attachments:
Bank Account Summary - November 2020.pdf
RCF - November 2020.pdf
Student Body - November 2020.pdf
7.c.4. Ratification or Approval of Contracts (Consent Item)
7.c.4.1. Contract Amendment: Aseltine School, 2021 COVID-19 Amendment (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Burton
Quick Summary / Abstract:
COVID-19 Related Amendment to 2020-21 NPS contract.

A nonpublic nonsectarian school (NPS) certified by the California Department of Education (CDE) and designated for the purpose of providing special education and related services to identified individuals with exceptional needs under the authorization of Education Code sections 56157 and 56365-56366.5. Anticipate one student placement for 2020-21, full time placement, Monday – Friday and extended school year. Nonpublic nonsectarian schools are part of a district’s continuum of program options. The placements are considered more restrictive than district provided placements and are designed to meet the unique needs of students with more severe and/or chronic disabilities.
Financial Impact:

COVID-19 related amendment to 2020-21 NPS contract to address unforeseen occurrence due to pandemic. This amendment does not change the contract amount. Total contract amount to remain at $76,654.20.

General Fund | State Special Education Funding | Special Education Program

0100-6500015-5760-1180-5800015-096-EX

Attachments:
2021 Aseltine COVID Amendment.pdf
7.c.4.2. Contract Amendment: RO Health Inc., Total Amount Amendment (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Burton
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ro Health, Inc. is an authorized nonpublic agency (NPA) and certified to serve students on public and nonpublic school sites through the California Department of Education. This contract is to provide behavior specialist services, para-professional support and nursing services, including substitute school nursing needs, as well as support student(s) with medical condition(s) and provide mandated nursing requirements. Medical personnel is required to be on site for any and all medical needs, as required by the California Department of Education. The services cannot be done by an existing staff or employee.
Financial Impact:

Previously approved contract amount was for $30,000.00. Request increase to $100,000.00.

General Fund | State Special Education Funding | Special Education Program

0100-6500015-5760-1180-5800015-096-EX

Attachments:
Original RO Health Contract.pdf
7.c.4.3. Contracts for Ratification (Consent Item)
Attachments:
Contracts for Ratification.pdf
8. ADJOURNMENT (Procedural Item)
Disability Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, disability-related modifications or accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the public meetings of the District’s Governing Board, please contact the office of the District Superintendent at (619) 825-5600. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accommodation and accessibility to this meeting. Upon request, the District shall also make available this agenda and all other public records associated with this meeting in appropriate alternative formats for persons with a disability. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting for Spanish translation services at the Board meeting may also be requested by contacting (619) 825-5600. This meeting may be audio recorded solely to facilitate preparation of official minutes, and any recording will be destroyed after 30 days. (Si requiere servicio de traducción a español para la junta de la mesa directiva, necesita solicitar estos servicios 72 horas antes de la junta. Favor de llamar 619-825-5600.)

Published: January 8, 2021, 4:43 PM

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