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Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Irvine USD
September 17, 2019 6:30PM
IRVINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Administration Center 5050 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 5:00 p.m. Closed Session / 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ORAL COMMUNICATION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Opportunities for public input occur prior to closed session (limited to closed session agenda items), at the beginning of each agenda item and at Oral Communication (for items not on the agenda). Persons wishing to address the Board should complete a blue request form, available on the information table, and submit it to the Board Secretary. Each topic or item is limited to 30 minutes; each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.
3. CLOSED SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Conducted in accordance with applicable sections of California law, Closed Sessions are not open to the general public. If additional time is required, the Board will reconvene the Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting.
3.a. Conference with Labor Negotiators [Government Code Section 54957.6]
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Agency Negotiator: Eamonn O'Donovan, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Employee Organizations:
  • Irvine Teachers Association
  • California School Employees Association
3.b. Public Employee Performance Evaluation [Government Code Section 54957]
Quick Summary / Abstract:
    • Superintendent's Evaluation 2018-19
    • Superintendent's Goals and Objectives 2018-19
4. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - 6:30 PM
5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE / ROLL CALL
6. REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION / ACTION
7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Recommended Motion:

Approve the minutes of the following meeting(s), as presented:

September 3, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the minutes of the following meeting(s), as presented:

September 3, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
Minutes - 090319
8. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Recommended Motion:
Adopt agenda, as presented.

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Adopt agenda, as presented.
9. ORAL COMMUNICATION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An opportunity to speak to a topic not on the agenda; limited to 3 minutes per person; 30 minutes per topic.
10. STUDENT BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
11. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
12. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
13. CONSENT CALENDAR
Quick Summary / Abstract:
All matters of the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by the Board in one motion, without prior discussion. At this time an item may be removed from the consent calendar by the Board, staff, or community for discussion.
14. CONSENT CALENDAR - Business Services
14.a. Check Register Report
Rationale:
Commercial Check Registers are presented to the Board of Education listing checks which have been issued in accordance with the established purchasing procedures and administrative regulations of the Irvine Unified School District.

These checks represent previously approved purchase orders and contracts and are presented to the Board of Education for ratification in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Education and Government Code Statutes of the State of California. A copy of the full report is attached.

District 75, Irvine Unified School District - Numbers 00298905 through 00299694
District 50, CFD No. 01-1 - None
District 44, CFD No. 86-1 - Numbers 00008030 through 00008031
District 41, Irvine Child Care Project - None
Revolving Cash - Numbers 49068 through 49109


IUSD/Fogarty/Payton
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment

 
Recommended Motion:
Ratify issuance of check numbers as listed, representing Board authorized purchase orders, invoices and contracts.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratify issuance of check numbers as listed, representing Board authorized purchase orders, invoices and contracts.
Attachments:
09-17-2019 Check Register Report
14.b. Contract Services Action Report 2019-20/04
Rationale:
BRAINSTORM STUDIOS, LLC
Contractor to provide engagement for Northwood Elementary School students with high-level cognitive tasks associated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) instruction as well as provide professional development for teachers through modeling, coaching, and active engagement during the 2019-20 school year.

September 18, 2019 – June 5, 2020
Budget No.: 0114412510-5810
Mazza/Northwood Elementary School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $21,400.00
Unrestricted General Fund – Fund 01

September 18, 2019 – June 5, 2020
Budget No.: 0114470010-5810
Mazza/Northwood Elementary School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $6,500.00
Other: Northwood Elementary School Donations

DAWSON & ASSOCIATES PHOTOGRAPHY
Contractor to provide photography services for the Irvine High School Homecoming Football Game Half-Time event.  A California Student Data Privacy Agreement (CSDPA) has been previously established between the Contractor and Irvine Unified School District (IUSD).

October 18, 2019 – October 18, 2019
Colunga/Irvine High School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $250.00
Other: Irvine High School ASB

FILMED ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, LTD
Contractor to provide training and support to students in a collaborative effort to produce a video yearbook documenting the school events for the year.  Additionally, contractor will provide equipment, professional staff, training, and support at school sporting events, theatrical productions, and other live events throughout the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

June 1, 2019 – June 1, 2021
Colunga/Irvine High School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $55,000.00
Other: Irvine High School ASB
Ratify

FILMED ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, LTD
Contractor to provide training and support to students in a collaborative effort to produce a video yearbook documenting the school events for the year.  Additionally, contractor will provide equipment, professional staff, training, and support at school sporting events, theatrical productions, and other live events throughout the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

June 1, 2019 – June 1, 2021
Roach/Northwood High School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $75,000.00
Other: Northwood High School ASB
Ratify

FILMED ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, LTD
Contractor to provide training and support to students in a collaborative effort to produce a video yearbook documenting the school events for the year.  Additionally, contractor will provide equipment, professional staff, training, and support at school sporting events, theatrical productions, and other live events throughout the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

June 1, 2019 – June 1, 2021
Astor/University High School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $75,000.00
Other: University High School ASB
Ratify

GRAHAM COMPANY
Contractor to provide semi-annual maintenance visits on the forty-one (41) inverter systems throughout Irvine Unified School District.

September 18, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Budget No.: 0100505381-5630
Hoffman/Maintenance & Operations
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $10,000.00
Restricted General Fund – Fund 01

KONA ICE
Contractor to provide shaved ice at the Irvine High School Homecoming Dance event.

October 19, 2019 – October 19, 2019
Colunga/Irvine High School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $1,125.00
Other: Irvine High School ASB

MESA ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
Contractor to provide front-end system support and training on the Andover continuum building automation system.

September 18, 2019 – September 17, 2020
Budget No.: 0100505381-5810
Hoffman/Maintenance & Operations
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $7,896.00
Restricted General Fund – Fund 01

MITCHEL D. PERLMAN, PH.D., INC.
Contractor to perform Independent Educational Evaluation(s) (IEE) in the area of Psychoeducation as agreed upon by the Special Education Department during the 2019-20 fiscal year.

August 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Budget No.: 0101755710-5811
Hertig/Special Education Services
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $5,500.00
Restricted General Fund – Fund 01
Ratify

PEGLEG ENTERTAINMENT, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
Contractor to provide disc jockey services and arcade games at various Irvine High School events during the 2019-20 school year.

October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Colunga/Irvine High School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $9,900.00
Other: Irvine High School ASB

PQ BIDS, INC.
Contractor to provide a web-based prequalification service for prospective bidders.  Prequalification services include, but are not limited to: technical support, a 10-step questionnaire, conducting interviews, verification of contractors’ financials, letters of bondability, accountant release letters, and verification of contractor registration with the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).

September 18, 2019 – September 18, 2020
Budget No.: 4000564081-5811
Okino/Construction & Facilities
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $12,500.00
Special Reserve Fund for Capital Outlay Projects – Fund 40

RAEL & LETSON CONSULTANTS AND ACTUARIES
Consultant to complete the required Health Benefit Actuarial Study for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 75 Compliance Report for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years.

September 18, 2019 – August 31, 2021
Budget No.: 6900516960-5811
Bayne/Risk Management & Insurance
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $26,000.00
Self-Insurance Fund – Fund 67

SANDY’S FOOD SERVICE
Contractor to provide taco food service at the Irvine High School Homecoming Dance event.

October 19, 2019 – October 19, 2019
Colunga/Irvine High School
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $2,771.48
Other: Irvine High School ASB

TILLY’S LIFE CENTER
Contractor to provide an eight (8) week pilot program of the “I AM ME” Teen Empowerment Program.  This program, which provides curriculum aimed at taking a proactive and preventative approach to the growing mental health concern for teens, is hosted by the Irvine Family Resource Center.  A California Student Data Privacy Agreement (CSDPA) is to be established between Irvine Unified School District and Contractor.

October 1, 2019 – November 19, 2019
Budget No.: 0100905530-5811
S. Okino/Prevention and Intervention
Fee....................................................... not to exceed $3,333.00
Unrestricted General Fund – Fund 01

No Cost Agreements

PRESCHOOL UNIVERSITY, LLC
Contractor to provide applications in support of reading curriculum such as Sentence Reading Magic – Reading Short Vowel DVC Words, Partners in Rhyme – Rhyming for Phonemic Awareness, and Reading Magic 2 – Learning to Read Consonant Blends Through Advance Phonics Games.  Purchases are paid through individual school site budgets and approved through the Purchase Order Detail Report.  A California Student Data Privacy Agreement (CSDPA) is to be established between Irvine Unified School District and Contractor.

September 18, 2019 – September 17, 2022
Ford/Information Technology


IUSD/Fogarty/Payton
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019
 
Financial Impact:
Self-Insurance Fund – not to exceed $12,500.00

Restricted General Fund – not to exceed $29,896.00

Unrestricted General Fund – not to exceed $24,733.00

Other Funds – ASB and/or Donations – not to exceed $219,046.48
Recommended Motion:
Approve and/or ratify the Contract Services Action Report 2019-20/04, as submitted.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and/or ratify the Contract Services Action Report 2019-20/04, as submitted.
14.c. Purchase Order Detail Report
Rationale:
The purchase orders listed on the Purchase Order Detail Report are processed in compliance with the applicable purchasing procedures and administrative regulations of the Irvine Unified School District. A copy of the full report is attached. A purchase order cannot be initiated unless the funds necessary have been previously approved in the school or program budget by the Board of Education. Each purchase order has been approved in the form of a requisition by the school administrator or manager responsible for the respective site or program. After initial approval at the local level, each requisition is reviewed and, if appropriate, authorized for processing in the form of a purchase order by staff of the Business Department.


IUSD/Fogarty/Payton
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment
 
Financial Impact:
All expenditures have been made within the authorized budget.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Purchase Order Detail Report dated September 6, 2019.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the Purchase Order Detail Report dated September 6, 2019.
Attachments:
09-17-2019 Purchase Order Detail Report
15. CONSENT CALENDAR - Education Services
15.a. Education Services Settlement Agreement
Rationale:

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the negotiated agreement has been reached.

IUSD/Parham/Tuominen
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

 
Financial Impact:


Recommended Motion:
Approve agreement to settle case in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement and authorize the Executive Director of Secondary Education to enter the negotiated agreement.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve agreement to settle case in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement and authorize the Executive Director of Secondary Education to enter the negotiated agreement.


15.b. Field Trips and Excursions
Rationale:
District policy states that field trips or excursions that involve out-of-state travel, overnight travel, air travel or solicitation of funds in excess of $3,500 shall be submitted to the Superintendent or designee for review and recommendation to the Board.

District policy further states that no expenses of students participating in a field trip or excursion shall be paid with school district funds, unless the field trip is required as part of an approved program. If an individual cannot raise the funds, a scholarship or other form of financial support shall be provided. The source of this financial support shall not be from any IUSD account.

Applications for the attached field trips were received for approval. District liability will apply.


IUSD/Parham
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment
 
Recommended Motion:
Approve field trips and excursions funded by donations as submitted.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve field trips and excursions funded by donations as submitted.
Attachments:
Field Trips and Excursions 9-17-19
15.c. Participation in Outdoor Education Science Camps for the 2019-20 School Year
Rationale:
Camp High Trails, Mile High Pines, Thousand Pines, Pali Institute, Catalina Island Marine Institute, Emerald Cove Outdoor Science (ECOS) Institute, and Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center provide students with an outdoor education program focusing on instruction in biology, geology, and environmental issues. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students experience hands-on instruction in the flora and fauna of California’s mountain, high desert, and island regions with emphasis on individual learning in small group settings. All outdoor schools blend science and nature activities with social growth where students will be hiking, exploring, and learning about the environment. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn cooperative and leadership skills. Students are challenged to think about the world around them. Outdoor education science camps are privately owned facilities prepared to meet the needs of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The variation in costs from site to site occurs due to a number of variables including: location of the camp, duration of the stay, student transportation options, and other local site decisions related to the camp.

 School

# Of Days

Cost Per Student

Location

 Alderwood

4

$440

 Pali

Eastshore

5

$550

Catalina

Santiago Hills

5

$465

ECOS

Vista Verde

4

$425

 ECOS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


IUSD/Parham/Machesky
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019


 
Recommended Motion:

Authorize the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services to enter into contracts with Camp High Trails, Mile High Pines, Thousand Pines, Pali Institute, Catalina Island Marine Institute, Emerald Cove Outdoor Science Institute, and Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center for the 2019-20 school year on behalf of the following school(s):

Alderwood 
Eastwood
Santiago Hills
Vista Verde

Quick Summary / Abstract:

Authorize the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services to enter into contracts with Camp High Trails, Mile High Pines, Thousand Pines, Pali Institute, Catalina Island Marine Institute, Emerald Cove Outdoor Science Institute, and Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center for the 2019-20 school year on behalf of the following school(s):

Alderwood 
Eastwood
Santiago Hills
Vista Verde

15.d. Temporary Athletic Team Coach Certification 2019-20
Rationale:

The California Department of Education requires district local governing boards to meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) sections 5593 and 5594 for Temporary Coaching Certifications. Section 5594 states that at the first regular board meeting or within 30 days after selection of a temporary athletic team coach, whichever is sooner, the district superintendent shall certify to the local board of trustees that the provisions in section 5593 have been met.

Coaches are certified in the areas of:

  1. Care and prevention of athletic injuries, basic first aid, and emergency procedures;
  2. Coaching techniques;
  3. Rules and regulations in the athletic activity being coached; and
  4. Child or adolescent psychology, whichever is appropriate to the grade level of the involved sports activity.


IUSD/Parham/Tuominen
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment

 
Recommended Motion:
Accept the Temporary Athletic Team Coach Certification presented to the local board of trustees.

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Accept the Temporary Athletic Team Coach Certification presented to the local board of trustees.

Attachments:
Temporary Athletic Team Coach Certification 2019-20
16. CONSENT CALENDAR - Human Resources
16.a. Certificated Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04
Rationale:

The Certificated Personnel Action Report represents proposed Employment, Resignations, Separations and/or Retirements to/from the Irvine Unified School District.

 

IUSD/O'Donovan/Krumes
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment

 
Recommended Motion:

Approve and/or ratify the Certificated Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04 as submitted for Employment and Leave of Absence.

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and/or ratify the Certificated Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04 as submitted for Employment and Leave of Absence.

Attachments:
Certificated Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04
16.b. Classified Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04
Rationale:
The Classified Personnel Action Report represents proposed Employment, Resignations, Separations and/or Retirements to/from the Irvine Unified School District.


IUSD/O'Donovan/Baum
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment
 
Recommended Motion:
Approve and/or ratify the Classified Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04 as submitted for Employment and Separation.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and/or ratify the Classified Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04 as submitted for Employment and Separation.
Attachments:
Classified Personnel Action Report 2019-20/04
17. CONSENT CALENDAR - Special Education
17.a. Special Education Master Contract(s)
Rationale:

Each year the district prepares a master agreement for special education services with nonpublic schools and nonpublic agencies. In addition to the general agreement, individual service agreements for each identified special education student are negotiated at each IEP meeting. NPS/NPA provides work cooperatively within the district or other local public schools.


IUSD/Parham/Hertig
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment
 
Financial Impact:
$200,000.00 for the 2019-20 school year in Special Education related services.
Recommended Motion:
Authorize the Executive Director of Special Education to contract with and sign Master Contract(s) and the individual pupil service contract(s) for disabled student(s) negotiated between the Irvine Unified School District and State Certified Nonpublic Schools/Agencies.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Authorize the Executive Director of Special Education to contract with and sign Master Contract(s) and the individual pupil service contract(s) for disabled student(s) negotiated between the Irvine Unified School District and State Certified Nonpublic Schools/Agencies.
Attachments:
NPS-NPA Details for September 17, 2019 Board Meeting
17.b. Contract for Special Education Related Services
Rationale:
On occasion, it is appropriate for the District to enter into a contract arrangement with parents of students with special education needs. A small percentage of more severely involved special education students have very unique needs that cannot be met entirely by special education employees of IUSD who normally support our school-based programs. It is frequently financially advantageous to the district to have the flexibility to provide these specialized services without the usual employment restrictions associated with education code procedures. All services are provided as required by federal and state mandates or the IEP.


IUSD/Parham/Hertig
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019
 
Financial Impact:
$85,500.00 in Special Education related services.
Recommended Motion:
Authorize payment for special education related services in an amount not to exceed $85,500.00 for ongoing educational services to three (3) families.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Authorize payment for special education related services in an amount not to exceed $85,500.00 for ongoing educational services to three (3) families.
17.c. Special Education Settlement Agreement(s)
Rationale:

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement(s), the negotiated agreement(s) has/have been reached.

IUSD/Parham/Hertig
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

 
Financial Impact:
$65,000.00 in Special Education related services.
Recommended Motion:
Approve agreement(s) to settle seven (7) cases in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement(s) and authorize the Executive Director of Special Education to enter into the negotiated agreement(s).
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve agreement(s) to settle seven (7) cases in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement(s) and authorize the Executive Director of Special Education to enter into the negotiated agreement(s).
18. CONSENT CALENDAR - Superintendent
18.a. Conference Attendance
Rationale:

Board approval and/or ratification is required for the attendance of staff at the following out-of-state events:

Event: Visit Student Placed at Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
Location: Provo, UT
Dates: October 10-11, 2019
Attendee: Stephanie Pettey
Cost: $900.00
Budget: 0101757620-5210

Event: College Board Forum 2019
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: November 6-8, 2019
Attendee: Cassie Parham
Cost: $2,575.00
Budget: 0100909320-5210

Event: NSTA Seattle Area Conference on Science Education
Location: Seattle, WA
Dates: December 12-14, 2019
Attendee: Nelly Tsai
Cost: $754.00
Budget: 0100909320-5210

Event: The Annual Conference on Assessment and Grading
Location: Austin, TX
Dates: June 21-24, 2020
Attendee: Kara Rydman
Cost: $2,189.00
Budget: 0100909320-5210

IUSD/Walker
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

 
Recommended Motion:

Approve/ratify out-of-state conference attendance for staff, as follows:

1) Stephanie Pettey to Provo, UT, October 10-11, 2019, for $900.00,
2) Cassie Parham to Washington, D.C., November 6-8, 2019, for $2,575.00, 
3) Nelly Tsai to Seattle, WA, December 12-14, 2019, for $754.00,
4) Kara Rydman to Austin, TX, June 21-24, 2020, for $2,189.00.

Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve/ratify out-of-state conference attendance for staff, as follows:

1) Stephanie Pettey to Provo, UT, October 10-11, 2019, for $900.00,
2) Cassie Parham to Washington, D.C., November 6-8, 2019, for $2,575.00, 
3) Nelly Tsai to Seattle, WA, December 12-14, 2019, for $754.00,
4) Kara Rydman to Austin, TX, June 21-24, 2020, for $2,189.00.


19. FACILITIES CONSENT CALENDAR
Quick Summary / Abstract:
All matters of the Community Facilities District Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by the Board in one motion, without prior discussion. At this time an item may be removed from the Consent Calendar by the Board, staff, or community for discussion.
19.a. Change Order Requests for Measure E Series 1 Improvements – Modernization Projects at Springbrook Elementary School and Westpark Elementary School
Rationale:
Certain modifications were issued during the construction phase of the Measure E Series 1 Improvements – Modernization projects at Springbrook Elementary School and Westpark Elementary School and require a change order to the contract.  A list of each item, the requesting party, a brief explanation of the reason for the change, and the cost of the change are available in the Facilities office upon request.

The following list contains the bid categories, contractors, change order amounts, and brief descriptions.  The cumulative total of the change orders to the contractors listed below is within the 10% allowed by the Public Contract Code.

Change Order Requests

Description: Change Order
Bid Package No.: 12 Misc. Specialties
Contractor: RVH Constructors, Inc.
Requested by: District
Site: Westpark Elementary School No. WP12-02
Reason: Credit for unused allowance.
Amount: < $4,748.00 >

Description: Change Order
Bid Package No.: 13 Mechanical
Contractor: Air-Ex Air Conditioning, Inc.
Requested by: District
Site: Westpark Elementary School No. WP13-02
Reason: Credit for unused allowance.
Amount: < $3,363.00 >

The total contract amount awarded for the project to date is $15,645,568.00.  The total of all change orders is $86,812.00 or 0.55% of the project. The new total of all contract amounts shall be $15,732,380.00.


IUSD/Fogarty/Okino
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

 
Financial Impact:
< $8,111.00 > Funding may be provided by various categories, including, but not limited to: Building Fund – Fund 21, Capital Facilities Fund – 25, Special Reserve Fund for Capital Outlay Projects – Fund 40, and Community Facilities District – CFD 86-1.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the listed change orders in the amount of < $8,111.00 > for the Measure E Series 1 Improvements – Modernization projects at Springbrook Elementary School and Westpark Elementary School as listed. No change to the completion date.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the listed change orders in the amount of < $8,111.00 > for the Measure E Series 1 Improvements – Modernization projects at Springbrook Elementary School and Westpark Elementary School as listed. No change to the completion date.
20. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR
21. ITEMS OF BUSINESS
21.a. Public Hearing: Irvine International Academy Charter Petition
Rationale:

On August 20, 2019, a charter school petition for Irvine International Academy was received by the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education during an open, public meeting of the Board.  The petitioner is requesting that the Board of Education of IUSD review and grant this charter for Irvine International Academy pursuant to the process, standards, and timelines specified in California Education Code 47605.

Pursuant to Education Code Section 47605(b), the IUSD Board of Education must hold a public hearing on the provisions of the Charter Petition, at which time the Board of Education shall consider the level of support for the Charter Petition by teachers employed by IUSD, other employees of IUSD, and parents.  During this agenda item, the charter petitioner and the public have the opportunity to express their comments concerning the proposed charter school.

Currently, IUSD is conducting a comprehensive analysis of the Charter Petition and assessing whether it complies with applicable legal requirements and if granting the Charter is consistent with sound educational practice.  The Board of Education's action to approve or deny the Charter Petition will be scheduled for a future Board of Education meeting, currently anticipated to be a regular meeting on October 15, 2019. 


IUSD/Walker/Chavez
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment

 
Recommended Motion:
Convene a Public Hearing on the provisions of the Irvine International Academy Charter Petition and consider the level of support for the Charter Petition.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Convene a Public Hearing on the provisions of the Irvine International Academy Charter Petition and consider the level of support for the Charter Petition.

Attachments:
Irvine International Academy Petition
21.b. First Reading - Proposed Revisions to Board Policy 6146.7: High School Graduation Requirements
Rationale:

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 6146.7 reflect the recommendations of a committee of teachers, administrators, parents, and students that convened to revisit Irvine Unified School District’s graduation requirements in light of the increasing cognitive demands of entry-level university courses and rapidly changing careers.  In forming their recommendation, the committee reviewed student achievement and matriculation patterns and closely examined student sub-group data. 

After months of deliberation, the committee determined that three years of math, with completion of Math II, and three years of science, with exposure to physics standards, would better equip all students to succeed in post-secondary endeavors.  The Committee also recommended increasing the current credit requirement by 10 credits to ensure that students continue to pursue elective opportunities while in high school.

The revised Board Policy would require students to take an additional year of math, an additional year of science, and complete 225 credits to earn an IUSD diploma.  To allow sufficient time for course development and training, the new requirement would begin with our current fifth graders, the class of 2027.

 
IUSD/Parham
Board Agenda
September 17, 2019

Attachment
 
Recommended Motion:
Approve for first reading, proposed revisions to Board Policy 6146.7: High School Graduation Requirements.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve for first reading, proposed revisions to Board Policy 6146.7: High School Graduation Requirements.
Attachments:
BP 6146.7 HS Graduation Requirements
22. ORAL COMMUNICATION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An opportunity to speak to a topic not on the agenda; limited to 3 minutes per person, 30 minutes per topic.
23. CLOSED SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Conducted in accordance with applicable sections of California law, Closed Sessions are not open to the general public.
24. ADJOURNMENT
25. Board Meeting Information
Quick Summary / Abstract:

FUTURE MEETINGS:
October 1, 2019
October 15, 2019

The District will make every attempt to accommodate any attendee or participant at this meeting who needs special assistance, when notice is given to the Superintendent's Office 949.936.5000 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Regular Board Meetings are broadcast live on Cox channel 39 and AT&T U-verse channel 99.

The board meeting agenda and support materials are accessible from the District's web site (www.iusd.org/board/) prior to the close of business on the Friday preceding the meeting. Any written materials distributed to the Board after the 72 hour posting period will also be made available for public review at the time of distribution. Copies may also be obtained at the District Administration Center or at the meeting.

* Opportunities for public input occur at the beginning of each agenda item.  Persons wishing to address the Board should complete a blue request form, available on the information table, and submit it to the Board Secretary. Each topic or item is limited to 30 minutes; each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.

Disability Information:
The District will make every attempt to accommodate any attendee or participant at this meeting who needs special assistance, when notice is given to the Superintendent's Office 949.936.5000 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Published: September 13, 2019, 11:32 AM

The resubmit was successful.