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Notice of Regular Meeting
Benicia USD
May 06, 2021 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:
PLEASE NOTE:  In an effort for our community’s voices to be heard,  BUSD has transitioned to accepting public comments via the “Public Comment” voicemail that will now be available.  Members of the public wishing to address specific items on the Board meeting agenda are requested to call 707-748-2787 (one comment per person, per item limited to 3 minutes) on the day of the meeting between 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please note that no anonymous messages will be played.  If your comment is for “closed session” please be sure to state that so that it can be addressed prior to “closed session.” The  board clerk will play the recording of all the “open session” public comments to the specific items then being discussed by the Board (Board Bylaw 9323) during the public comment item.  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 at which time the voicemail will be cut off. 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.  Please be reminded to keep your comments respectful and that students may be watching the board meeting.
4. CLOSED SESSION - 6:00 P.M. (Procedural Item)
4.1. Public Employment/ Action/ Appointment/ Discipline/ Dismissal/ Evaluation / Release (Action Item)Confidential agenda item.
4.2. Conference with Labor Negotiators (Procedural Item)Confidential agenda item.
Actions:
Motion
Consideration and approval of adopting the newer 3 ft physical distance between students on our campuses. Board directs Dr. Young and the Management team to reach out to our Unions to go back to the bargaining table to negotiate the impacts and effects regarding the newer guidance related to 3 ft physical distancing (from 6 foot) recommendation moving forward Passed with a motion by Sheri Zada and a second by Mark Maselli.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes CeCe Grubbs.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
4.3. Individual Student Matter(s)/ Student Need(s) (Procedural Item)Confidential agenda item.
4.4. Conference Regarding Anticipated Litigation (Action Item)Confidential agenda item.
5. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - 7:00 P.M. (Procedural Item)
5.1. Report on Closed Session Items (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
 
5.2. Announcement (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
This meeting is recorded for live-streaming and archiving on the District YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/beniciaunifiedschooldistrict for your convenience.
6. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Procedural Item)
7. APPROVAL OF AGENDA (Action Item)
Actions:
Motion
Passed with a motion by Mark Maselli and a second by Diane Ferrucci.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes CeCe Grubbs.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
8. HIGHLIGHT: Classified Employee of the Year to Represent Solano County at State Level, Andre Finn - Skills Trades Technician (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Khushwinder Gill, Assistant Superintendent HR and Lisette Estrella-Henderson, County Superintendent
9. REPORTS - (NO ACTION REQUIRED) (Procedural Item)
9.1. Student Reports (Procedural Item)
9.2. Superintendent Report (Procedural Item)
9.3. Board Reports (Procedural Item)
10. COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

PLEASE NOTE:  In an effort for our community’s voices to be heard,  BUSD has transitioned to accepting public comments via the “Public Comment” voicemail that will now be available.  Members of the public wishing to address specific items on the Board meeting agenda are requested to call 707-748-2787 (one comment per person, per item limited to 3 minutes) on the day of the meeting between 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please note that no anonymous messages will be played.  If your comment is for “closed session” please be sure to state that so that it can be addressed prior to “closed session.” The  board clerk will play the recording of all the “open session” public comments to the specific items then being discussed by the Board (Board Bylaw 9323) during the public comment item.  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 at which time the voicemail will be cut off. 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.  Please be reminded to keep your comments respectful and that students may be watching the board meeting.

11. CONSENT CALENDAR - ACTION ITEMS (Consent Agenda)
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Consent Calendar as presented.
Actions:
Motion
Approve the Consent Calendar as presented. Passed with a motion by Mark Maselli and a second by Diane Ferrucci.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes CeCe Grubbs.
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: April 22, 2021 Regular (Virtual) Board Meeting and April 24, 2021 (Virtual) Board Study Session (Consent Item)
Attachments:
April 22, 2021 Regular (Virtual) Board Meeting
April 24, 2021 (Virtual) Board Study Session Minutes
11.2. Approval of Personnel Action List (Consent Item)
Attachments:
PAL Summary
PAL Summary ADD
11.3. Acceptance of Gifts to the District (Consent Item)
Attachments:
Gifts List for Board Pkt of 5.6.21
11.4. Approval of the 2021-2022 Designation of CIF Representative to League (Consent Item)
Attachments:
2021-22 Designation of CIF Representatives to League
2021-22 Designation of CIF Representatives to League
11.5. Approval of the Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Khushwinder Gill, Assistant Superintendent HR
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:
2021-22 CL500 Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators
12. DISCUSSION ITEMS (Procedural Item)
12.1. The Governing Board conducts a Public Hearing on the School Facility Fee Justification Report for the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) (Discussion Item)
Speaker:
Timothy Rahill, Chief Business Official
Rationale:

State law gives school districts the authority to charge school facility fees on new residential and commercial/industrial developments.  The Government Code authorizes school districts to collect school facility fees on future development of no more than $4.08 per square foot for residential construction and $0.66 for commercial/industrial construction (Level I fees).  Previous BUSD rates were $2.97 for residential and $0.47 for commercial/industrial.  Level I fees are adjusted every two years according to the inflation rate for Class B construction as determined by the State Allocation Board.  The School Facility Fee Justification Report shows that BUSD meets the requirements of State law regarding the collection of school facility fees.  After conducting the Public Hearing on this item, the board will be asked to approve the board resolution to establish the school facility fees of $4.08 per square foot for residential construction and $0.66 for commercial/industrial construction.

 
Recommended Motion:

For the Governing Board to conduct the Public Hearing on the School Facility Fee Justification Report for the BUSD.

Attachments:
Developer Fee Justification Report
12.2. Summer School Update (Discussion Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Beatson, Assistant Superintendent Education Services
Rationale:

Dr. Beatson, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services,  will provide a preliminary Summer School update. The purpose of the presentation is to provide information about the need and structure of the summer school program.

 

Presentation

 
12.3. Initial Sunshine of the Classified School Employees Association #1096's proposal with Benicia Unified School District and Benicia Unified School District's Proposal for 2021-22 Negotiations with the Classified School Employees Association #1096 (Discussion Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Khushwinder Gill, Assistant Superintendent HR
Rationale:
The District, per Education Code, must publicly disclose negotiation proposals prior to commencing negotiations with the  Classified School Employees Association (CSEA) #1096 . The current collective bargaining agreement between Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) and CSEA #1096 requires specific articles to be opened before starting negotiations. Detailed information is listed on the attached document regarding the articles to be negotiated. 
 
Attachments:
CSEA BUSD Sunshine Proposal May 2021
13. NON-CONSENT ACTION ITEMS (Action Item)
13.1. Resolution 20-21-15 Board Resolution to adopt the School Facility Fees of $4.08 per square foot for residential development and $0.66 per square foot for commercial/industrial development. (Action Item)
Speaker:
Timothy Rahill, Chief Business Official
Rationale:

State law gives school districts the authority to charge school facility fees on new residential and commercial/industrial developments.  The Government Code authorizes school districts to collect school facility fees on future development of no more than $4.08 per square foot for residential construction and $0.66 for commercial/industrial construction (Level I fees).  Previous BUSD rates were $2.97 for residential and $0.47 for commercial/industrial.  Level I fees are adjusted every two years according to the inflation rate for Class B construction as determined by the State Allocation Board.  The School Facility Fee Justification Report shows that BUSD meets the requirements of State law regarding the collection of school facility fees.  After conducting the Public Hearing on this item, the school board is asked to approve the board resolution to establish the school facility fees of $4.08 per square foot for residential construction and $0.66 for commercial/industrial construction.

 
Recommended Motion:

For the Governing Board to review and approve the Board Resolution to adopt the School Facility Fees of $4.08 per square foot for residential development and $0.66 per square foot for commercial/industrial development.

Actions:
Motion

For the Governing Board to review and approve the Board Resolution to adopt the School Facility Fees of $4.08 per square foot for residential development and $0.66 per square foot for commercial/industrial development.

Passed with a motion by Diane Ferrucci and a second by Gethsemane Moss.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes CeCe Grubbs.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
Attachments:
Resolution Number 20-21-15
13.2. Discussion and Approval of Course Outline for CTE Business Foundations Class (Action Item)
Speaker:
Mrs. Stephanie Rice
Rationale:

Mrs. Stephanie Rice, Director of Education Services, will present a new course proposal and outline for the 2021-2022 school year.  The Business Foundations Course is the second in a CTE Marketing Pathway.  The first course began during the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of this presentation is to request the Board's approval of the new CTE course: Business Foundations. 


Recommendation: Approve the New Course for CTE Pathways: Business Foundations- BHS


 
Recommended Motion:

Approval of the New Course for CTE Pathways: Business Foundations- BHS


Actions:
Motion

Approval of the New Course for CTE Pathways: Business Foundations- BHS


Passed with a motion by Diane Ferrucci and a second by Mark Maselli.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes CeCe Grubbs.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
Attachments:
Business Foundations Course Outline
13.3. Discussion and Approval of the Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant (Action Item)
Speaker:
Dr, Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent Education Services
Rationale:

Dr. Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent Education Services, will report on the actions and services in the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant (ELO.)

The purpose of the presentation is to provide information regarding the requirements for the new one-time grant funds (ELO, In-person learning, ESSER II, ESSERIII), review the stakeholder engagement process, discuss proposed expenditures for the ELO grant, and to request approval of the ELO grant as written. 

Presentation

 
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant as presented.
Actions:
Motion
Approve the Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant as presented. Passed with a motion by Diane Ferrucci and a second by CeCe Grubbs.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes CeCe Grubbs.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
Attachments:
BUSD Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant
13.4. Consideration and Approval of the Single Plans for Student Achievement 2021-2022 (Action Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent Education Services
Rationale:

The Single Plan for Student Achievement is developed in conjunction with School Site Councils to develop goals to support the academic performance and Social-Emotional wellness of all students.

Site goals are directly aligned with our District's Strategic Plan/Local Control Accountability Plan. Each site team designates and studies state and local measures to measure progress and establish a plan that represents the uniqueness of their schools. Dr. Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services will report on the goals and high leverage actions for each site. 


Presentation


 
Recommended Motion:
Approval of the Single Plan for Student Achievement for BUSD as presented
Actions:
Motion
Approval of the Single Plan for Student Achievement for BUSD as presented Passed with a motion by Gethsemane Moss and a second by Diane Ferrucci.
Vote:
Yes Diane Ferrucci.
Yes CeCe Grubbs.
Yes Mark Maselli.
Yes Gethsemane Moss.
Yes Sheri Zada.
Attachments:
BHS WASC/SPSA Site Action Plan
BMS SPSA 2021-22
JHE SPSA 2021-22
LHS WASC/SPSA Site Action Plan
MFE SPSA 2021-22
MTE SPSA 2021-22
RSE SPSA 2021-22
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: April 30, 2021, 4:54 PM

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