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Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Santa Clara USD
September 24, 2015 5:30PM
Santa Clara Unified School District Board Room

A. ORGANIZATIONAL ITEMS
Rationale:
  • All meetings of the Governing Board are open to the general public with the exception of Closed Sessions, which are held to consider those items specifically exempt under the Ralph M. Brown Act.  
  • In compliance with the American With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the Board meeting room or to otherwise participate at this meeting, including auxiliary aides or services, please contact  the Superintendent's Office at (408) 423-2005.  Notification at least three (3) days prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangement to ensure accessibility to the Board meeting.
  • The Board of Trustees may take other actions relating to the issues as may be determined following consideration of the matter and discussion of the recommended actions.
  • Agenda materials distributed less than 72 hours before a Board meeting can be inspected at the Superintendent' Office, 1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara..
 
A.1. CALL TO ORDER @ 5:30 P.M.
A.1.1. ROLL CALL
A.2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Actions:
Motion
Motion to approve the agenda with the following changes: 1. Move Report Item C.4, Elementary Summer School Report to follow Item C. 2 2. Move Items from the Public after the Summer School Report 3. Move Discussion Item H.1 to follow Items from the Public 4. Remaining reports to follow Discussion Item H.1 Board vote 6 Yes, 0 No, 1 Absent Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Andrew Ratermann.
Vote:
Absent Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
A.3. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC PRIOR TO CLOSED SESSION
Minutes:
The Board listened to comments from the following members of the Public:
Vickie Fairchild re: Closed Session Item C.4.1
Brian Darby re: Closed Session Item C.4.1
Chris Stampolis re: Closed Session Item C.4.1
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Members of the Public may speak to items listed for Closed Session. Forms available to do so must be completed and submitted to the Board President prior to Closed Session.
A.4. CLOSED SESSION AT 5:35 P.M.
Minutes:
The Board went into Closed Session at 5:42 PM
A.4.1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: (One (1) matter). Conference with District legal counsel regarding potential litigation initiated by the District against Board of Trustees member Chris Stampolis to compel Mr. Stampolis’ compliance with conflicts of interest disclosure requirements under Government Code §1090 and the District’s Bylaws and/or to compel Mr. Stampolis’ recusal from all further Board considerations and actual/purported effort to influence other Board of Trustees members any relating to: (i) Whether or not the District should consider entering into a potential Project Labor Agreement for the District’s Measure H Projects (“PLA”); (ii) Terms or conditions of a PLA; and (iii) If by action of other members of the Board of Trustees, the District elects to enter into a PLA: (a) administration of the PLA; (b) amendment of the PLA; or (c) enforcement of the PLA. Confidential agenda item.
A.4.2. Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation, Possible Initiation of Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4)): (One Potential Case)
A.4.3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: 1 case. Dick Noack, representative of Hopkins & Carley.Confidential agenda item.
A.4.4. Public Employee Appointment/Discipline/Dismissal/Release, Govt. Code 54957 and 54954.5(e)Confidential agenda item.
A.4.5. Conference with Labor Negotiators, Govt. Code 54957.6 and 54954.5(f) Agency Representatives: Stanley Rose, Andrew Lucia, Michele Burchfiel; Employee Organizations: UTSC, CSEA, AFT, Unrepresented Employees and ManagementConfidential agenda item.
A.4.6. Public Employee Appointments, Govt. Code 54957.6 and 54954.5(e); Management. Management – Coordinator of Health and WellnessConfidential agenda item.
A.5. RESUME OPEN SESSION AT 6:30 P.M.
Minutes:
The Board resumed Open Session at 7:05
A.6. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Minutes:
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Public Information Officer Jennifer Dericco.
B. RECOGNITIONS
B.1. Introduction of 2015-2016 Student Board Representatives from Middle College, New Valley High, Santa Clara High, and Wilcox High School.
Speaker:
Dr. Stanley Rose III Ed.D.
Minutes:
Dr. Rose introduced this years Student Board Representatives: Tamara Pantic a junior at Santa Clara High; Samia Abbasi, senior at Wilcox High School; Kyle Crotty senior at New Valley High and Feroz Abbassi, junior at Middle College.
C. REPORTS
C.1. REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION Govt. Code Section 54957.1
Minutes:
During Closed Session the Board:

A.4.1 - the Board gave direction
A.4.2 - this item was skipped
A.4.3 - the Board gave direction
A.4.4 - this item was skipped
A.4.5 - this item was skipped
A.4.6 - the Board was briefed regarding Action Item F.1
C.2. REPORT FROM STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
Rationale:
Neterech Mekonnen from Middle College, Trisha Zollo from New Valley High School, Tamara Pantic from Santa Clara High School, and Samia Abbasi from Wilcox High School
 
Minutes:
2015-2016 Student Board Representatives Tamara Pantic, Santa Clara High; Samia Abasi, Wilcox High School; Kyle Crotty, New Valley High and Feroz Abbassi, Middle College reported on recent activities at their respective high schools.
C.3. REPORTS FROM UNION PRESIDENTS
Speaker:
Michael Hickey, UTSC President, Patty Picard, CSEA Chapter 350 President and Brian Darby, Secretary, AFT
Minutes:
Michael Hickey, UTSC President, Patty Picard, CSEA Chapter 350 President and Brian Darby, Secretary, AFT discussed recent activities and concerns.
C.4. Staff will provide a report on 2015 Elementary Summer Programs
Speaker:
Lori Paolinetti, Diana Marshall, Melissa Alatorre Alnas
Rationale:

DATE: September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM: R E P O R T

TO: Dr. Stanley Rose, Superintendent

FROM: Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

PREPARED BY: Lori Paolinetti, Director of Elementary Education

SUBJECT: Elementary Summer Programs

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY

Staff will provide a review of our 2015 Elementary Summer Programs with specific highlights from Braly and Scott Lane.



 
Minutes:
Director of Elementary Education Lori Paolinetti, Braly Principal Diana Marshall and Gi Kennedy from George Mayne Elementary and Jill Peterson from Scott Lane Elementary reported on the 2015 Elementary Summer Programs including program "Glows" and "Grows."
Attachments:
Elementary Summer Program
C.5. Assistant Superintendent, Andrew Lucia will provide a status update on Central Park Elementary School
Speaker:
Andrew Lucia
Rationale:

DATE:  September 24, 2015

 

 

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:     R E P O R T

 

TO:                             Dr. Stanley Rose, Superintendent

FROM:                        Andrew Lucia / Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

DIVISION:                   Human Resources

PREPARED BY:          Andrew Lucia

 

SUBJECT:             Central Park School Elementary School

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY

Staff will give a report on the status of the Central Park Opening for the 2016-2017 school year. 


 
Minutes:
Assistant Superintendent, Andrew Lucia provided a status update regarding the opening of Central Park Elementary School. The presentation included four boundary options for the school which have been developed and plans to take the boundary plans to the community for input.

The Board to comments from the following members of the Public: Glenna Hall and Vickie Fairchild.
D. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC
Minutes:
The Board listened to comments from the following members of the Public regarding class size and special education classes:
Tracy Pope, Sarah Hedges, Andy Waddell, Michele Brown, Vickie Fairchild, Karen Hovey (for Alice Alder), Retta Robertson, Becky Castillo, and Michael Hickey
Robynne Calderon - re: Montague School
The Board also listened to comments from the following members of the Public:
Pam Page - re: instrumental music
Janine Cate - re: music classes
Patty Picard - re: Santa Clara Firehouse Run and class size
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Items from the Public must be submitted to the Board President on forms available in the lobby prior to Pledge of Allegiance and immediately following Closed Session. The law does not permit board action on any item not on the agenda. In order to complete the business of the meeting in a timely manner, it is requested that one spokesperson be chosen to speak on behalf of a group. The normal time limit is 2 minutes per spokesperson. The Board my use discretion in differentiating from this time limit.
E. CONSENT CALENDAR
Minutes:
At the request of Ms. Sallings, Ms. Muirhead, Mr. Stampolis Consent Items E. 5, E.1 and E.7 respectively were moved to the Action Item Agenda.
Consent Item E.5 changed to Action Item F.7
Consent Item E.1 changed to Action Item F.8
Consent Item E.7 changed to Action Item F.9
Actions:
Motion
Motion to approve Consent Items E.2-E.4, E.6 and E.8-E.15. Student preferential vote: 3 Yes, 0 No, 1 Absent. Board vote 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Christopher Stampolis.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Items listed on the consent calendar are considered routine and will be adopted by one motion. If requested by a Board Member or member of the Public, a Consent Item(s) will be pulled and placed under Action Items.
E.1. Approval of Personnel Items Summary
Speaker:
Andrew Lucia
Rationale:

DATE:    September 24, 2015

 

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:    CONSENT

 

TO:                            Dr. Stanley Rose, Superintendent

FROM:                       Andrew Lucia, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

DIVISION:                  Human Resources

PREPARED BY:          Andrew Lucia

 

SUBJECT:            Personnel Items Summary

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY

Certificated personnel items include new appointments and leaves of absence, as well as substitute new appointments, resignations/terminations.

Classified personnel items include new appointments, leaves of absence, and resignations/terminations.

 

(This is to certify that to the best knowledge of all District employees who prepared the new appointments list submitted under “Routine Personnel Items” (E1), no individual on this list is a relative or dependent of a District employee who may have influenced Administration’s hiring recommendation.)

 

 

 






 
Minutes:
Item moved to Action at the request of Board Member Muirhead becoming Action Item F.7
Recommended Motion:

RECOMMENDATION:

The personnel items are routine and are recommended for approval.


Actions:
Motion
Motion to approve Routine Personnel Summary (Action Item F.7 - formerly Consent Item E.1) Student Preferential vote: 1 Yes, 0 No, 3 Absent. Board vote: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Jodi Muirhead.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
E.2. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 10, 2015
Attachments:
Assessment Report
Minutes Bd Mtg 9-10-15
Report - Unaudited Actuals
E.3. Approval of Student Overnight Field Trips from Wilcox High School, Bowers, Haman, Pomeroy Elementary Schools, and Peterson Middle School
Rationale:

DATE: September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM: CONSENT ITEM

TO: Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent and Board of Trustees

FROM: Kathie Kanavel Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

PREPARED BY: Laurie Stapleton, Ph.D., Director, Secondary Education

Lori Paolinetti, Director, Elementary Education

                                                  

SUBJECT: Approval of student overnight field trips from Wilcox High School, Bowers, Haman, Pomeroy Elementary Schools and Peterson Middle School

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY

Five field trips involving overnight travel have been submitted for Board approval in accordance with Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6153.

All provisions of BP/AR 6153 will be met.  No student will be denied the opportunity to attend due to financial difficulties.


School

Destination

Dates

Wilcox

DECA Leadership & Comprehensive Excellence Conference, San Jose, CA

November 13-November 15, 2015

Wilcox

Western States Tournament Girls Varsity Water Polo, Modesto, CA

October 15-October 17, 2015

Bowers

YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School, Boulder Creak, CADecember 15-December 18, 2015

Haman

YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School, Boulder Creek, CA

March 1-March 4, 2016

Pomeroy

YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School, Boulder Creek, CA

June 6-June 9, 2016

Peterson

Catalina Island Marine Institute, Catalina, CA

October 15-October 18, 2015





 
Recommended Motion:

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended the Board approve the overnight field trips listed above. 


Attachments:
Field Trip Board Meeting
E.4. Acceptance of Carl Perkins Funding for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:

DATE:  September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM: CONSENT ITEM

TO:  Dr. Stan Rose, Superintendent and Board of Trustees

FROM:   Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

PREPARED BY:  Julie Beadell, Career Technical Education Coordinator

SUBJECT:  Carl Perkins Funding Application for the 2015-2016 School Year

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

Annual notification of Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education funds have been received from the Federal Government through the State of California.






 
Recommended Motion:

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept this entitlement.


Financial Impact:

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

None


Attachments:
Carl D. Perkins Grant Award Notification
E.5. Approval of the Agreement between First 5, Santa Clara County and Santa Clara Unified School District, Family-Child Education Services
Rationale:

DATE:      September 24, 2015


AGENDA TYPE: Consent

TO: Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent

FROM: Mark Allgire, Assistant Superintendent, Business

PREPARED BY: Kathy Martarano, Director, Educational Options

Administrative Summary:

We are requesting the Board's  acceptance of the grant funding which will promote program quality through training,support staff and much needed materials.



 
Minutes:
Moved to Action Items, becoming Action Item F.8, at the request of Board Member Sallings.
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Board accept funding of the First 5, Santa Clara County grant.

Actions:
Motion
Motion to approve the Agreement between First 5, Santa Clara County and Santa Clara Unified School District, Family-Child Education Services. (Action Item F.8, previously Consent Item E.1). Student preferential vote:1 Yes, 0 No, 3 Absent. Board vote: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Andrew Ratermann.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Financial Impact:
?There is no impact to the General Fund.
Attachments:
First 5 Santa Clara County Agreement with SCUSD-Family-Child Ed
E.6. Acceptance of Warrant Register and Purchase Order Report for August 1-31, 2015
Rationale:

DATE:                         September 24, 2015

AGENDA TYPE:          CONSENT

TO:                              Stanley Rose Ill, Ed.D., Superintendent

FROM:                        Mark Allgire , Assistant  Superintendent , Business Services

PREPARED BY:           Patricia Eagels, Accounting Manager

SUBJECT:                   Acceptance of  Warrant Register and Purchase Order Report for                                                               August 1-31,2015


ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY

The warrant register for the month of August 2015 is presented to the Governing Board for approval, in response to Board Policy 3314 Payment of Goods and Services adopted by the Board 4/25/13. This Policy states, "The Board shall approve all warrants (check)." While there is no legal requirement for Board approval of issued warrants , this list and future lists will add to the "transparency " of when the Board approves contracts and other authorized expenses as per Board Policies.

The Purchase Order Report for the month of August 2015 is presented to the Governing Board for approval in response to Board Policy 3300 Expenditures  and Purchases adopted by the Board 4/25/13. This Policy states , 'The Governing  Board shall review all transactions entered into by the Superintendent or designee on behalf of the Board every 60 days. (Education Code 17605)"













 
Recommended Motion:

The Assistant Superintendent , Business Services and the Superintendent recommend the Governing Board approve the warrant register for the month of August 2015 for the payment of invoices for goods and services and approve the purchase order report for the month of August 2015.


Attachments:
Accounts Payable Warrant Register August 2015
PO Board Report August 2015
E.7. Acceptance of Donations
Rationale:

DATE:                                         September 24, 2015

 TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:          CONSENT  ITEM

 TO:                                             Board of Trustees

 FROM:                                       Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent


SUBJECT:      Acceptance of Donations

ADMINISTRATIVE  SUMMARY

Braly, Callejon & Washington have received donations in support of programs for students and staff. In accordance with Administrative Regulation 3290, the Assistant Superintendent, Business Services is reporting these donations to the Board for acceptance.



School

Donor

Amount

Purpose

Braly

Santa Clara School’s Foundation

$5,000.00

To support Technology, Engineering, Art, & Music through Art in Action

Callejon

Callejon Community Organization

$14,654.50

For school reimbursements

Callejon

Bayshore Community Church

$1,000.00

For Staff Callejon shirts & luncheons

Washington

Washington Parent Faculty Group

$5,000.00

To be used for field trip deposits

Washington

Washington Parent Faculty Group

$10,000.00

To be used for field trip deposits




 
Minutes:
Moved to Action Items, becoming Action Item F.9, at the request of Board Member Stampolis.

Motion to approve the donations by Ms. Sallings, second by Mr. Ratermann. Discussion followed. Mr. Ratermann called for the question. Mr. Stampolis requested the question be split. Maker of the motion declined.
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends the Board accept the donations.


Actions:
Motion
Motion to accept the donations. Student preferential vote: 1 Yes, 0 No, 3 Absent. Board vote: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Andrew Ratermann.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Attachments:
Donations September 24, 2015
E.8. Approval of Disposal of Obsolete Equipment
Rationale:

DATE:                                        September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:         Consent

TO:                                             Dr. Stanley Rose, Superintendent

FROM:                                        Mark Allgire, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

DIVISION:                                    Business

SUBJECT:                                   Approval of Disposal of Obsolete Equipment

 

ADMINISTRATIVE  SUMMARY:

The attached list of equipment represents items which are obsolete and/or in poor condition and no longer usable for District purposes. In accordance with Board Policy 3270 the attached list is recommended for disposal.








 
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends that the Board of Trustees consider and approve the disposal of the attached list of equipment.


Attachments:
Disposal of Obsolete Equipment
E.9. Approval of Destruction & Disposal of Class III Records
Rationale:

DATE:                                               September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:                Consent

TO:                                                   Stanley Rose Ill, Ed.D., Superintendent

FROM:                                              Mark Allgire, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

PREPARED  BY:                               Tammy Tea, Purchasing Agent

DIVISION :                                         Business

 SUBJECT:                                        Destruction & Disposal of Class Ill Records


ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

The attached list of documents is considered to be Class Ill. Staff hereby requests Board permission to submit them for destruction.

The records have met the retention period requirements of Article 2 , Sections 16023 through 16028 of Title 5, California Administrative Code, and are of no further use to the district.





 
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends the Board of Trustees consider and approve the destruction of the Class Ill records based on the attached listing.


Attachments:
Destruction & Disposal of Class III Records
E.10. Approve Change Orders to Construction Contracts
Rationale:

DATE:   September 24, 2015

ITEM TYPE:   CONSENT

TO:                      Stanley Rose III, Ed. D., Superintendent

FROM:                 Mark Allgire, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

PREPARED BY:   Larry Adams, Director, School Bond Projects

SUBJECT:           Approve Change Orders to Construction Contracts

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

The following Change Orders are for construction contracts previously awarded by the Board. District Staff, Construction Management firm staff and Architects have reviewed the changed scope, cost and time impacts, conformance with contract documents and relevant statutes, codes and regulations and recommend approval of the listed Change Orders. The total sum of Change Orders for each contract is either a) less than 10% of the original contract amount or b) less than $15,000, whichever is greater.

Buchser Gateway Project

Project

Contract/CO No.

Contractor

Bid Package

Amount

11.24

450770-02

Jensen Corporation

32.02--Landscape,Irrigation

$4,877.00

11.24

550233-04

Robert A. Bothman, Inc.

03.01--Concrete

($4,272.71)

11.24

550234-03

Viking Steel

05.01--Metal Fabrications

($7,255.00)

11.24

550254-03

Smith & Sons Electric, Inc.

26.01--Electrical

$9,432.11







 
Recommended Motion:
Staff recommends the Board of Trustees approve the Change Orders to construction contracts as presented.

Financial Impact:
The referenced project is funded by Funds 210 and 211. 

Attachments:
Change Order Report 09-24-2015
E.12. Approval of Renewal of Ascend Rehabilitation Services
Rationale:

DATE:  September 24, 2015

ITEM TYPE:   CONSENT

TO:  Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent

FROM: Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services

PREPARED BY:  Anna Marie Villalobos, Director of Special Educaiton

SUBJECT:  Approval of Renewal of Ascend Rehabilitation Services

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

The following is a renewal of contract for Ascend Rehabilitation Services, a Non Public Agency that provides students with occupational therapy services.

Amount:  $105,600.00


 
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the renewal agreement with Ascend Rehabilitation Services for the 2015-2016 school year.

Financial Impact:

The Agreement will be funded from Special Education funds.

Attachments:
Ascend Rehabilitation Renewal 2015-16
E.13. Approval of the Renewal of contract for students attending Wings Learning Center
Rationale:

DATE:  September 24, 2015

ITEM TYPE:   CONSENT

TO:  Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent

FROM: Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services

PREPARED BY:  Anna Marie Villalobos, Director of Special Educaiton

SUBJECT:  Approval of Renewal of contract for students attending Wings Learning Center

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

The following is a renewal of contract for students attending Wings Learning Center, a Non Public Agency. This school serves students with disabilities who require more intensive services than can be provided in a public school setting

Amount:  $98,302.50


 
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the renewal agreement with Wings Learning Center for the 2015-2016 school year.

Financial Impact:

The Agreement will be funded from Special Education Funds.

Attachments:
Wings Renewal 2015-16
E.14. Approval of Renewal of Contract for student attending Spectrum Center
Rationale:

DATE:  September 24, 2015

ITEM TYPE:   CONSENT

TO:  Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent

FROM: Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services

PREPARED BY:  Anna Marie Villalobos, Director of Special Educaiton

SUBJECT:  Approval of Renewal of Contract for student attending Spectrum Center

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

The following is a renewal of contract for students attending Spectrum Center, a Non Public Agency. This school serves students with disabilities who require more intensive services than can be provided in a public school setting

Amount:  $243,885.50


 
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the renewal agreement with Spectrum Center for the 2015-2016 school year.

Financial Impact:

The Agreement will be funded from Special Education Funds.

Attachments:
Spectrum Renewal 2015-2016
E.15. Approval of Grant from Altera Foundation through Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Rationale:

Date:                                       September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:        Consent Item

TO:                                           Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent & Board of Trustees

FROM                                      Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

PREPARED BY:                      Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

SUBJECT:                               Approval of Grant from Altera Foundation through Silicon Valley                                  Community Foundation

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

Kathryn Hughes Elementary is being offered $100,000.00 from the Altera Foundation to continue the work of the previous grant for the Hughes Technology Professional Development Center.

 The Grant will support the following:

  • 50% technology coach to implement a train-the-trainer model of support
  • Upgrade the Chromebooks for the upper grades to jumpstart a refresh cycle for all devices
  • Implementation of Mouse Squad – a student run tech support class

 The intent of the continued funding is to help move Hughes to a self-sustaining model of technology-rich teaching and learning.

 FISCAL IMPACT: None


 
Attachments:
Altera Grant 2015
F. ACTION ITEMS
F.1. Announcement--Coordinator of Health and Wellness
Speaker:
Andrew Lucia
Rationale:

DATE:   September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:   A C T I O N

TO:                             Dr. Stanley Rose, Superintendent

FROM:                        Andrew Lucia, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

DIVISION:                   Human Resources

PREPARED BY:          Andrew Lucia

 

SUBJECT:                Announcement—Coordinator of Health and Wellness

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY

An announcement will be made regarding the appointment of the Health and Wellness Coordinator.  

 

 

 

 

 





 
Recommended Motion:

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board of Education approve this appointment.


Actions:
Motion
Motion to approve the appointment of Ben Gonzales as Coordinator of Health and Wellness. Board vote: 6 Yes, 1 No Passed with a motion by Andrew Ratermann and a second by Noelani Sallings.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
No Christopher Stampolis.
F.2. Approval of the Naming of the Wilcox High School Main Gym
Rationale:

DATE: September 24, 2015 


TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM: ACTION


TO: Stanley Rose III, Ed.D, Superintendent


FROM: Andrew Lucia, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources


PREPARED BY: Jennifer Dericco, Public Information Officer


SUBJECT: Naming of the Wilcox High School Main Gym


ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

In recognition of the outstanding commitment and work of Creighton A. Lane, former Wilcox High School lead security guard and head basketball coach, a community and school-based committee is requesting permission to name the Wilcox High School Main Gym the "Creighton A. Lane Memorial Gym."

Creighton worked at Wilcox for 25 years before passing away in February of 2014. He was a consummate professional, mentor, and cornerstone of the Wilcox community where he was instrumental in instilling "Charger Pride" and school spirit. Awarded the Classified Employee of the Year award in 2001, Creighton was well respected by staff, students and parents alike. With the goal of developing great human beings and productive young adults, Creighton also served his greater community in many ways, including coaching basketball teams throughout the Bay Area.

Following requests from members of the public to rename the gym at their March 13, 2014 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee to submit a recommendation for the re-naming of the Wilcox Main Gym. The Ad Hoc Committee membership was approved by the Board of Trustees on March 27, 2014. Over the past year, the Committee has been in touch with community members from their respective groups regarding naming the main gym in Creighton's honor and have been met with hundreds of affirmations of support.

All provisions of Board Policy 7310 - Naming of Facility have been met. As outlined in Board Policy 7310 – Naming of Facility, the Ad Hoc Committee is composed of District staff (including site administrator and teachers); community representatives; and parent/guardians and students.





 
Minutes:
The Board listened to comments from the following member of the Public: Patty Picard
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the naming of the Wilcox main gym to the "Creighton A. Lane Memorial Gym."

Actions:
Motion
Motion to approve the naming of the Wilcox main gym to the "Creighton A. Lane Memorial Gym." Student preferential vote: 2 Yes, 0 No, 2 Absent. Board vote: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Albert Gonzalez.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Financial Impact:

None.

Attachments:
Ad Hoc Committee Minutes 2015 08 25
F.3. Appoint members to the Measure J-2004, Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committees.
Rationale:

DATE:   September 24, 2015

ITEM TYPE:   ACTION

TO:   Stanley Rose III, Superintendent

FROM:   Mark Allgire, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

PREPARED BY:   Larry Adams, Director, School Bond Projects

SUBJECT:  Appoint members to the Measure J-2004, Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committees.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

The Measure H-2014 General Obligation Bond was approved by District voters on November 4, 2014. On December 11, 2014 the Board of Trustees certified the election results of voter approval of Measure H-2014, permitting the issuance of $419,000,000 in General Obligation Bonds for the purposes stated in the ballot. Since Measure H-2014 was placed before the voters under California state law, AB 1908 and Proposition 39, the Board established an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee within sixty days of entering the certification of election results in its meeting minutes. The committee’s purpose is to report to the public regarding the conformance of Bond expenditures with the purposes stated in ballot measure approved by the voters. The Committee bylaws were approved by the Board on March 5, 2015.

Also on March 5, 2015, the bylaws for the Citizen’s’ Independent Oversight Committees for the Measure J and Measure H-2010 Bonds were revised to align all three Committees. Members were appointed for all three Committees. However, not all positions were filled. Notices requesting applications to serve on the Committees were published in the Santa Clara Weekly, the Sunnyvale Sun, the San Jose Mercury News and the notice was posted on the District’s website in English and Spanish. Applications were not received for all available positions.

The committees must consist of at least seven members consisting of at least one member active in a business organization representing the business and financial community located within the district, one member actively involved in a senior citizens’ organization, one member active in a local taxpayers’ organization, one parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district, one parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in a parent-teacher organization and at least two members representing the community at large.

Staff conducted a more extensive outreach and obtained more applications. Staff has interviewed the applicants and recommends the following individuals for appointment to the committees.

Michelle Villagomez:

Ms. Villagomez is a parent residing in Alviso. She serves on the George Mayne School PTA. She is a teacher in the Orchard School District. She is recommended for appointment to the Measure J-2004, Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 committees as a parent who is also active in a parent-teacher organization.

Charitha Perera:

Mr. Perera is a parent residing in Sunnyvale. He belongs to the Peterson Middle School PTA. He is a business manager at Applied Materials, Inc. He is recommended for appointment to the Measure J-2004, Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 committees as the representative for the business and financial community.

Mr. Brett McLarney:

Mr McLarney is a Santa Clara resident and parent who belongs to the Buchser Middle School PTA. He is owner of McLarney Construction (his firm does not contract with the District). He is recommended to serve on the Measure H-2014 committee as a parent representative.

Mary Ng Dooley:

Ms. Dooley is a parent residing in the Rivermark area. She works at Cisco Systems. She has previously served on the Measure J and Measure H-2010 Committees. She is recommended for reappointment to a second two-year term on those committees as a parent representative.

Vladimir Raykin:

Mr. Raykin resides in San Jose. He belongs to the River Oaks Neighborhood Association. He works at Coherent, Inc. He currently serves on the Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 Committees representing the community at-large. He is recommended to fill the same position on the Measure J-2004 Committee.

Richard Bicknell:

Mr. Bicknell is a Santa Clara resident. He currently serves on the Measure H-2010 Committee representing the community at-large. He is recommended to fill the position on the Measure H-2014 Committee representing a taxpayer organization.

Approving these recommendations fills every position on the three Bond Oversight Committees.

Previously, on March 5, 2015, the Board appointed Tim Towers to the Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 Committees, as a tax payer organization representative, and Jim Van Pernis to all three Committees, as a senior citizen representative. Noel Matyas remains a member of the Measure J-2004 and Measure H-2014 Committees



 
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommend the Board of Trustees appoint members to the Measure J-2004, Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committees as presented.
Actions:
Motion
Motion to appoint members to the Measure J-2004, Measure H-2010 and Measure H-2014 Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committees as presented. Student preferential vote: 2 Yes, 0 No, 2 Absent. Board vote: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Christopher Stampolis and a second by Jodi Muirhead.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Financial Impact:
Funding will come from the General Fund. Expenses related to the operation of an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee cannot be paid from Bond Proceeds. Committee members serve on a volunteer basis without pay. Costs are expected to be minimal. 
Attachments:
Bond Oversight Terms Committee
F.4. Approval of the Assistive Technology Job Description
Speaker:
Andrew Lucia
Rationale:

DATE:   September 24, 2015

 

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM:    ACTION

 

 

TO:                           Dr. Stanley Rose, Superintendent

FROM:                      Andrew Lucia / Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

DIVISION:                 Human Resources

PREPARED BY:        Andrew Lucia

 

SUBJECT:            Assistive Technology Job Description

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY

The attached job description describes the requirements, duties and responsibilities of the Assistive Technology position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
Recommended Motion:

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the job description as presented. 


Actions:
Motion
Motion to approve the Assistive Technology job description as presented. Student preferential vote: 1 Yes, 0 No, 3 Absent. Board vote: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Dr. Michele Ryan.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Attachments:
Assistive Technology Job Description
F.5. Adoption of Resolution #15-31 Week of the School Administrator (Roll Call Vote)
Rationale:

DATE: September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA: ACTION

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Stanley Rose, III, Ed.D., Superintendent

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

California Education Code, Section 44015.1, sets aside the second full week in the month of October each year as the "Week of the School Administrator".  Schools, school districts, and county superintendents of schools are encouraged to observe the week with public recognition of the contributions that school administrators make to successful pupil achievement. 



 
Recommended Motion:

RECOMMENDED:

It is recommended that the Board adopt Resolution #15-31, proclaiming October 11-17, 2015 as the Week of the School Administrator in Santa Clara Unified School District.

Actions:
Motion
Motion to adopt Resolution #15-31, proclaiming October 11-17, 2015 as the Week of the School Administrator in Santa Clara Unified School District. Student preferential vote: 1 Yes, 0 No, 3 Yes. In a roll call vote the Board votes: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Dr. Michele Ryan.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Attachments:
Resolution #15-31 Week of the School Administrator
F.6. Adoption of CSBA Policy Manual Maintenance Update Recommendations (Roll Call Vote)
Rationale:

DATE: September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA ITEM: ACTION

TO:                 Board of Trustees

FROM:            Stanley Rose III, Ed.D., Superintendent

SUBJECT:      CSBA Policy Manual Maintenance Update Recommendations

ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

Since the Board began reviewing and adopting CSBA Recommended Board Policies,   a number of quarterly Policy Manual Maintenance Packets have been received.  These CSBA recommended updates include legislatively mandated changes to Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. 

Staff reviewed the recommendations for the BPs and ARs listed below and forwarded them to the Board Policy Committee for their consideration. The recommended updates were then reviewed by the Board Policy Committee at their meeting on August 27, 2015.  They were brought to the full Board as a Planning Item at the September 10, 2015 meeting and are now being brought forward as an Action Item for adoption.





 
Actions:
Motion
Motion to adopt CSBA Policy Manual Maintenance Update Recommendations for BP and AR 1330 Use of School Facilities; BP and AR 1312 Uniform Complaint Procedures; BP and AR 3250 Transportation Fees; BP 5131.2 Bullying and AR 5145.3 Nondiscrimination/Harassment. Student preferential vote: 1 Yes, 0 No, 3 Absent. In a roll call vote the Board voted: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Noelani Sallings and a second by Dr. Michele Ryan.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Quick Summary / Abstract:

a.

BP 1330

Use of School Facilities

b.

AR 1330

Use of School Facilities

c.

BP 1312

Uniform Complaint Procedures

d.

AR 1312

Uniform Complaint Procedures

e.

BP 3250

Transportation Fees

f.

AR 3250

Transportation Fees

g.

BP 5131.2

Bullying

h.

AR 5145.3

Nondiscrimination/Harassment



Attachments:
1312.3 BP Uniform Complaint
1312.3 AR Uniform Complaint
1330 AR Use of Facilities
1330 BP Use of Facilities
3250 AR Transportation fees
3250 BP Transportation fees
5131.2 Bullying
5145.3 AR Nondiscrimination-Harassment
Guidesheet to recommended changes
G. PLANNING ITEMS
H. DISCUSSION ITEMS
H.1. Trustee Stampolis Public Disclosure of LiUNA Consulting Services And Recusal From Board Consideration of Potential Project Labor Agreement (PLA)
Rationale:

Date:  September 24, 2015

TYPE OF AGENDA:   DISCUSSION

TO:    Board of Education

FROM:   Stanley Rose, III, Ed. D., Superintendent

Subject:   Trustee Stampolis Public Disclosure of LiNUA Consulting Services and Recusal From Board Consideration Of Potential Project labor Agreement (PLA)


ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY:

At the August 13, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board was advised that Trustee Stampolis' consulting services to LiUNA constitute a conflict of interest compelling Trustee Stampolis to make public disclosure of the scope and nature of said consulting services to LiUNA and to recuse himself from Board consideration of a potential Project Labor Agreement.  At the September 10, 20015 Board meeting, the Board took action directing District Counsel to initiate legal proceedings to compel Trustee Stampolis to comply with his disclosure and recusal obligations and to afford Trustee Stampolis with an opportunity to voluntarily comply with his disclosure and recusal obligations.  This Action Item of provides an opportunity to Trustee Stampolis to voluntarily comply with his public disclosure and recusal obligations.  This Action Item does not require the Board of Trustees to take action.  


RECOMMENDATION: 

Afford Trustee Stampolis an opportunity to publicly disclose LiUNA consulting services and to recuse himself from Board consideration of a Project Labor Agreement.











 
Minutes:
When Mr. Stampolis did not publicly disclose LiUNA consulting services or recuse himself from Board consideration of a Project Labor Agreement the Board President moved on to the next item on the agenda.
I. ITEMS FROM THE BOARD AND STAFF
Rationale:
Conferences; Visits to Schools, Meetings Attended, Announcements Regarding Community Events, Correspondence, Requests to Add Future Agenda Items
 
I.1. REPORT FROM SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF
Speaker:
Stanley Rose III, Ed.D.
Minutes:
Director of Classified Human Resources announced the passing Mike Tran a long time member of the district's ITG department.

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Kathie Kanavel reported there was an overflow crowd at the Wilcox Science Lecture Hall for the most recent Parent Night regarding CAASPP and about the recent Writing Workshop professional development held on a Saturday.

Superintendent Rose discussed attendance at a recent SCOPE (Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education) meeting and the professional development efforts relating to professional development for teacher by teachers. Dr. Rose also welcomed the Student Board Representatives stating he he glad to have them back for the new school year.
J. RESUME CLOSED SESSION
Rationale:
If needed, this second Closed Session is a continuance of the first Closed Session to allow the Board additional time to discuss Closed Session items they were not able to discuss due to lack of time before the scheduled Open Session
 
K. REPORT
Rationale:
(Needed only if the Board resumes Closed Session)
 
K.1. Report from Closed Session, Govt. Code Section 54957.1
L. FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
  • October 8, 2015, Regular Meeting of Board of Education, 6:30 p.m.
  • October 27, 2015, (Tuesday) Regular Meeting of Board of Education, 6:30 p.m.
  • November 12, 2015, Regular Meeting of Board of Education 6:30 p.m.

M. ADJOURNMENT
Minutes:
Board President Gonzalez requested the meeting be adjourned in memory of Mike Tran.

Meeting adjourned at 10:19 PM
Actions:
Motion
Motion to adjourn the meeting in Mike Tran's memory. Student preferential vote 1 Yes, 0 No, 3 Absent. Board vote: 7 Yes, 0 No Passed with a motion by Andrew Ratermann and a second by Dr. Michele Ryan.
Vote:
Yes Jim Canova.
Yes Albert Gonzalez.
Yes Jodi Muirhead.
Yes Andrew Ratermann.
Yes Dr. Michele Ryan.
Yes Noelani Sallings.
Yes Christopher Stampolis.
Disability Information:
Persons requiring auxiliary aides, who plan on attending the Board meeting, must notify the District Office 24 hours before the meeting at 408-423-2005.
9/24/2015 5:30:00 PM ( Original )
AbsentJim Canova
PresentAlbert Gonzalez
PresentJodi Muirhead
PresentAndrew Ratermann
PresentDr. Michele Ryan
PresentNoelani Sallings
AbsentChristopher Stampolis
9/24/2015 5:34:00 PM
PresentChristopher Stampolis
9/24/2015 5:55:00 PM
PresentJim Canova

The resubmit was successful.