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Notice of Special Meeting
Benicia USD
June 18, 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 linked here: 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)
4.2. Conference with Labor Negotiators (Action Item)
5. Reconvene to Open Session - 7:00 P.M. (Procedural Item)
5.1. Report on Closed Session Items (Action Item)
5.2. Announcement (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
This meeting is recorded for live-streaming and archiving on the District YouTube channel linked here for your convenience. Also, for tonight's public hearing, public comments may be submitted via the google form linked in item 12. Thank you!
6. HIGHLIGHT: None (Action Item)
7. APPROVAL OF AGENDA (Action Item)
Actions:
Motion
Approval of the agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Sheri Zada 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. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Procedural Item)
9. REPORTS - (NO ACTION REQUIRED) (Procedural Item)
9.1. Superintendent Report (Procedural Item)
9.2. Board Reports (Procedural Item)
10. 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.


11. CONSENT CALENDAR - ACTION ITEMS (Consent Agenda)
Actions:
Motion
Approval of consent calendar as written Passed with a motion by Mark Maselli and a second by Sheri Zada.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes Stacy Heldman-Holguin.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered by the Board to be routine and will be approved by the Board in one motion. There will be no discussion on these items unless members of the Board, staff or public request specific items to be pulled and discussed.

11.1. Minutes for the Meetings of: June 4, 2020 and June 11, 2020 (Consent Item)
Attachments:
Regular Meeting Minutes June 11, 2020
Special Board Meeting Minutes June 4, 2020
11.2. Approval of Personnel Action List (Consent Item)
11.3. Approval of the Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators (Action Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Charles Young, Superintendent
Rationale:
Each year prior to June 30, public school districts must file with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) a declaration of need for fully qualified educators. The declaration provides the District’s best current estimate of the number of emergency teaching permits and limited assignment permits it may need to appropriately staff its schools as well as local efforts it will undertake to certify, assign, and develop fully qualified certificated personnel for the pending school year. The signed, Board-approved declaration must be on file with the CCTC in advance in order for any emergency permits to be issued to certificated employees on the District’s behalf.
 
Recommended Motion:
Approval of the Declaration as Presented.
Attachments:
2020-21 CL500 Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators
12. DISCUSSION ITEMS (Procedural Item)
13. NON-CONSENT ACTION ITEMS (Action Item)
13.1. Consideration and Approval of the Award of Contract for the Liberty High School & DO Fire Alarm Upgrade Projects to the Lowest Bidder (Action Item)
Speaker:
Roxanne Egan, AIA
Rationale:
The projects were publicly bid to Pre-Qualified Contractors.  The work was identified in our Facilities Master Plan with Priority 1 essential project need and consists of replacement of the fire alarm systems at LHS, DO, Community Day, IT and maintenance to be in conformance with current code.  Staff will bring bid results to the Board meeting as the bid opening is June 16th.
 
Recommended Motion:

Approval of the award to the low bidder, Vanden Bos Electric in the amount of $563,500.

Actions:
Motion

Approval of the award to the low bidder, Vanden Bos Electric in the amount of $563,500.

Passed with a motion by Mark Maselli and a second by Gethsemane Moss.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes Stacy Heldman-Holguin.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
Attachments:
LHS FA Bid tabulation
13.2. Consideration and Approval of the Following LHS Course Outline: English 10-12 (Action Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Leslie Beatson
Rationale:
The course outline of record plays a critical educational role. It is the primary vehicle for course planning. When a course is revised or updated, it is the course outline that records the changes. As such, it forms the basis for a contract among the student, instructor, and institution identifying the expectations which will serve as the basis of the student's grade and give the fundamental required components of the course which the student is guaranteed to receive from the instructor and institution. More than just specifying the required components of the course, the outline of record states the content and level of rigor for which students—across all sections of the course—will be held accountable.  Maintaining academic standards means providing consistent, quality instruction in the classroom. As our courses are taught by various instructors, both full and part-­time, it is by reviewing the course outline that they may clearly identify the standards and content of the course they are to teach.  When new programs are designed, it is through the selection of courses and construction of new course outlines that the program design is evaluated for its ability to meet the newly identified needs of students.

Tonight the following High School course outlines for Liberty High School will be presented for your consideration and approval:

English 10-12: This current course has been updated to reflect the inclusion of StudySync curriculum which has already been approved by the Board. 

The proposed course updates will strengthen the alignment and elevation of instruction for all students in required in English courses. 


Recommendation: Approve the English 10-12 updated course outlines for Liberty High School. 

LHS English 10-12 Course Outline


 
Recommended Motion:

Approval of New Course Outline as Presented.

Actions:
Motion

Approval of New Course Outline as Presented.

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.
Yes Sheri Zada.
13.3. Update and Consideration of Approval of the Returning to Schools Feedback & Draft Models (Discussion Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Leslie Beatson
Rationale:

Dr. Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, will provide an update on the planning and recommendations from the Returning to School Design Team for returning to school in August 2020.  The purpose of the report is to inform the Board and public about the work that has been done by the design team and recommend a draft plan for returning to school in August 2020. 

 

Recommendation: Approve the draft plan and for returning to school in August, with the understanding that this plan may need to be updated and revised over the summer. 

 

Presentation and Draft Plan

 
Recommended Motion:
Approval of the draft plan for returning to school in August, with the understanding that this plan may need to be updated and revised over the summer. 
Actions:
Motion
Approval of the draft plan for returning to school in August, with the understanding that this plan may need to be updated and revised over the summer.  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.
13.4. Consideration and Approval of the COVID-19 Written Operations Report (Action Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Leslie Beatson
Rationale:

Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, will present BUSD's COVID-19 Written Operations Report.  This report is in lieu of the Strategic Plan-LCAP, which has been postponed until December, 2020.  The purpose of this presentation is to provide the board and pubic with information about the work done in BUSD during school closure and distance learning.  Specifically it addresses questions regarding program changes,  meeting the needs of English learners, foster youth and low income students, providing high quality learning opportunities, supervision of students and food service. 

The COVID-19 Written Operations Report does not require a public hearing. The report is coming forward tonight for approval. 

 

COVID-19 Written Operations Report

Presentation

 
Recommended Motion:

Recommendation: Approve the COVID-19 Written Operations Report as presented.

Actions:
Motion

Approval of the COVID-19 Written Operations Report as presented.

Passed with a motion by Mark Maselli and a second by Sheri Zada.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes Stacy Heldman-Holguin.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
Quick Summary / Abstract:



13.5. Consideration and Approval of the 2020-21 Budget for the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) (Action Item)
Speaker:
Tim Rahill, CBO
Rationale:

 The district provides the 2020/21 Budget using the information from the Governor's May Revise Budget.

 
Recommended Motion:

Approval of  the 2020-21 Budget for the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD)

Actions:
Motion

Approval of  the 2020-21 Budget for the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD)

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.
Quick Summary / Abstract:







Attachments:
1-Cash.Deferral.IOUS.2020_May_Revison_FINAL
2-23020.6.18.Budget.board.packet
2020.6.18.Budget.2020.20
4-2020..6.12.Budget.2020.21.SACS.Report
14. 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: June 17, 2020, 4:35 PM

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