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Notice of (Virtual) Special Meeting
Benicia USD
May 21, 2020 6:00PM
In Compliance with Executive Order N-29-20 and N-35-20 issued by Governor Newsom on March 12th and 21st, 2020 respectively, this meeting will be Livestreamed and recorded via the BUSD YouTube channel linkedhere: https://www.youtube.com/c/beniciaunifiedschooldistrict Meeting will be conducted via Zoom from the Benicia Unified District Board Room 350 East K Street Benicia, CA 94510

1. CALL TO ORDER - 6:00 p.m. (Procedural Item)
2. ROLL CALL (Procedural Item)
3. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

For this meeting public comments may be submitted via a google form on this link that will be opened from 5:00pm to  6:00pm and must be submitted using the following link: https://forms.gle/DnkdjWBXpuvoHGmo6

4. CLOSED SESSION - 6:00 P.M. (Procedural Item)
4.1. Public Employment (Action Item)Confidential agenda item.
4.2. Conference with Labor Negotiators (Procedural Item)Confidential agenda item.
5. Reconvene to Open Session - 7:00 P.M. (Procedural Item)
5.1. Report on Closed Session Items (Procedural Item)
5.2. Announcement (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This meeting is recorded for live-streaming and archiving on the District YouTube channel linked here for your convenience.

6. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Procedural Item)
7. APPROVAL OF AGENDA (Action Item)
Actions:
Motion
Approval of the agenda as written Passed with a motion by Mark Maselli and a second by Stacy Heldman-Holguin.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes Stacy Heldman-Holguin.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
8. COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Public Comment – Members of the public may submit comments on items on the agenda, and any item within the jurisdiction of the school district in the following manner for meetings during the Shelter-in-Place Executive Order: Via a google form on this link: https://forms.gle/DnkdjWBXpuvoHGmo6 that will be opened to the public from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on the day of the meeting.

The Governing Board allows speakers to speak at regular meetings on agendized and non-agendized matters under public comment. Comments are limited to no more than three minutes per speaker. By law, no action may be taken on any item raised during the public comment periods and matters may be referred to staff for placement on a future agenda of the Governing Board.

9. DISCUSSION ITEMS (Procedural Item)
9.1. Budget Update (COVID-19 Impact) (Discussion Item)
Speaker:
Tim Rahill, Chief Business Official
Rationale:
The District will provide current information on the status of the State Budget and the potential impacts from the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic.
 
Attachments:
Pocket.Budget_MR-2020-21
9.2. Discussion of the Special Education Model and Continuum of Services (Discussion Item)
Speaker:
Ms. Julie Corona
Rationale:

Ms. Julie Corona, Director of Special Education and Student Services, will report on the BUSD continuum of services model for students receiving specialized instruction.  The purpose of this report is to review the requirements of special education, the process used by the special education task force, and to review the task force recommendation for the updated continuum of service. 

 

Presentation

 
10. NON-CONSENT ACTION ITEMS (Action Item)
10.1. Update and Discussion on Distance Learning including Feedback, Engagement, and Grading with consideration and approval for amending the current Board Administrative Regulation (AR 5121) on grading as it relates to assigning Incompletes. (Action Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

Dr. Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, and Mrs. Stephanie Rice, Coordinator of Education Services, will give an update on BUSD's Distance Learning implementation.  This update will include findings from the recent parent, student and staff survey results as well as a recommendation for amending the current Board Administrative Regulation (AR 5121) on grading as it relates to assigning Incompletes. 


Presentation

 
Actions:
Motion
The motion for consideration of approval was withdrawn and it was recommended the discussed revisions be made and brought back to the next weeks meeting. Trustee Zada had to leave the meeting and was no longer present approximately 9:15pm. Passed with a motion by Stacy Heldman-Holguin and a second by Mark Maselli.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes Stacy Heldman-Holguin.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Absent Sheri Zada.
Attachments:
Board Administrative Regulation AR5121 5.21.20 Recommended Update
Current Board Administrative Regulation 5121
Current Board Policy 5121
11. ADJOURNMENT (Procedural Item)
Disability Information:
In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Georgina Martinez at 747-8300, ext. 1211. Notification 48 prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangement to ensure accessibility to this meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II).

Published: May 20, 2020, 1:46 PM

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