Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Paso Robles Joint USD
November 29, 2021 3:00PM
PASO ROBLES JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 800 NIBLICK ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 (805) 769-1000 CLOSED SESSION: 3:00 PM OPEN SESSION: 3:00 PM or after Closed Session Zoom link: CALL-IN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ONLY DURING THE SPECIFIED TIME AT 805-608-4230 Watch on YouTube: PRJUSD Broadcasts in English during the meeting, Spanish Closed Captioning available the following morning

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to deliver an exemplary education, in a safe environment, which empowers students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in an ever-changing world.
A.1. Meeting Protocols Under Covid-19
C. Arend
Quick Summary / Abstract:

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At this time, Board meetings will be held in-person with a virtual component unless advance notice is provided on the agenda. However, any or all Board members, staff, and others presenting may attend the meeting by phone or online without advance notice.
Additionally, pursuant to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer’s August 31, 2021 order, face coverings are required for all individuals attending the District’s Board meetings. If an individual is unable to wear a face mask they must furnish proof of a medical condition that is appropriate and signed by a medical doctor AND they must wear a face shield with a drape that can be tucked into their shirt. If the individual does not comply with these guidelines they may not enter the indoor space.  Virtual attendance at the board meeting is encouraged for individuals who cannot attend the in-person meeting. 

PHONE-IN PUBLIC COMMENT: Please call (805) 608-4230 to provide live public comments during the meeting, limited to an item number on the agenda in open session. You will be placed in a queue. You must call well in advance of the item you wish to comment on, public comment will not be available once the item has been discussed by the Board of Trustees.

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT: To provide written public comment on published agenda topics to be read during the meeting, please email 450 words or less to Note on the email if the comment is for a closed session item, an item number on the agenda in open session, or an item not on the agenda. Public Comments will be accepted via email until 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Public Comment is limited to three minutes per person and no more than 20 minutes total for any one item. Any documents, petitions, or information for submittal may also be emailed to the address above.


En este momento, las reuniones de la Junta se llevarán a cabo en persona con un componente virtual a menos que se proporcione un aviso previo en la agenda. Sin embargo, cualquiera o todos los miembros de la Junta, el personal y otras personas que se presenten pueden asistir a la reunión por teléfono o en línea sin previo aviso.

Además, de conformidad con la orden del Funcionario de Salud Pública del Condado de San Luis Obispo del 31 de agosto de 2021, todas las personas que asisten a las reuniones de la Junta del Distrito deben cubrirse la cara. Si una persona no puede usar una mascarilla, debe presentar un comprobante de una condición médica que sea apropiada y esté firmada por un médico Y debe usar un protector facial con una cortina que se pueda meter dentro de la camisa. Si la persona no cumple con estas pautas, no podrá ingresar al espacio interior. Se recomienda la asistencia virtual a la reunión de la junta para las personas que no pueden asistir a la reunión en persona.

COMENTARIO DEL PÚBLICO POR TELÉFONO: Por favor llame al (805) 608-4230 para proporcionar comentarios públicos en vivo durante la reunión, Se le colocará en línea de espera. Debe llamar con bastante anticipación al tema sobre el que desea comentar, los comentarios públicos no estarán disponibles una vez que el tema haya sido discutido por la mesa directiva.

COMENTARIO PÚBLICO ESCRITO: Para proporcionar un comentario público escrito para ser leído durante la junta, envíe un correo electrónico de 450 palabras o menos a Los comentarios públicos se aceptarán por correo electrónico hasta las 3:00 de la tarde el dia de la reunión. Los comentarios públicos están limitados a tres minutos por persona y no más de 20 minutos en total para cualquier artículo. Cualquier documento, petición o información para enviar también puede enviarse por correo electrónico a la dirección anterior.

A.2. Attendance/Call to Order
A.3. Adopt Agenda
B. PUBLIC COMMENT (for Closed Session Items)
B.1. Public Comment on Closed Session Agenda Items - To allow public comment prior to the Board's consideration of any closed session agenda item. Govt Code 54954.3
C.1. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release - Government Code Section 54957
C.2. Conference with Legal Counsel: Anticipated Litigation (1 case) - Government Code 54956.9
D.1. Report on Closed Session Action
F.1. Approve Inclusion of Student Trustee to the Governing Board
C. Dubost
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Superintendent received a letter dated November 10, 2021, from student representative senior Cameron LeClair attached to a petition with over 500 signatures requesting that the PRJUSD Board of Trustees approve the inclusion of a student trustee on the Governing Board of the District.  The student Leadership class and ASB recommend the ASB President be the Student Trustee.

According to Education Code 35012, Section 2, at least one student shall be added to a school board if 10% of the high school student population petitions for that right.  The attached Ed Code stipulates that the school board shall approve the inclusion of the student trustee within 60 days of receiving the petition.

Ed Code 35012 also outlines that the student trustee would not attend, nor receive information for, closed session items and does not have any voting rights on items that come before the Board of Trustees.

The District welcomes the addition of a student board member and applauds the goal of increased student participation in board discussions.

Education Code 35012
Petition for Student Representation
F.2. Approve Minimum Qualifications of Provisional Appointment Applicants
C. Dubost
Quick Summary / Abstract:

In order to be appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board, a person must meet the eligibility requirements specified in Education Code 35107.  The minimum qualifications in order to be eligible for an interview by the Board of Trustees include:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live within the school district boundary
  • Be registered to vote at permanent address

Applications have been received by, and are attached for:

  • Mr. Thomas Blaine Baker
  • Mr. Jim Cogan
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Enney, Jr.
  • Mr. Seth N. Fidalgo
  • Mr. Robert W. Foster
  • Ms. Adelita Hiteshew
  • Ms. Kim Lachance
  • Ms. Cristina Mathers
  • Ms. Claire Ida McClure
  • Mr. Christopher J. Prieto
  • Mr. Rex Thornhill
  • Mr. W. Frank Triggs
  • Ms. Caitlin J. Vierra

The Superintendent will report on the eligibility of the applicants..

35107 Education Code
Application Packet for Reference
Baker, Thomas Blaine Application
Cogan, James Application
Enney, Kenneth E. Application
Fidalgo, Seth N. Application
Foster, Robert W. Application
Hiteshew, Adelita Application
Lachance, Kim Application
Mathers, Cristina Application
McClure, Claire Ida Application
Prieto, Christopher J. Application
Thornhill, Rex Application
Triggs, W. Frank Application
Vierra, Caitlin J.
F.3. Approve Six Interview Questions for the Provisional Appointment of Trustee
C. Arend
Quick Summary / Abstract:

On Monday, November 29, 2021, the Board of Trustees received a list of 12 questions that may be used for the interview process of the Provisional Appointment of Trustee scheduled for December 7, 2021.

During this item, the questions will be discussed and voted on utilizing only the question number. 

G.1. Set time for December 7, 2021, Special Board Meeting for Interviews
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Chair will call for a motion to adjourn the meeting at the conclusion of all business.
Disability Information:
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME AT ALL OF OUR MEETINGS. YOUR PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED AND APPRECIATED. If you wish to address the Board, please fill out a request form, provided on the table near the entrance, and submit it to the Clerk of the Board prior to the meeting. If you wish to speak on an item on the Agenda, please do so when that item is called. If you wish to speak on an item not on the Agenda, you may speak during the Public Comments section of the Agenda. The Board is governed by the Brown Act and may briefly respond to public comments but take no action except on items scheduled on the agenda. A maximum of 3 minutes per speaker may be allowed, and there is a 20-minute maximum limit for public input on any one subject/item. Speakers are requested to state their name and to address comments to the Board of Trustees. Items requiring lengthy discussion may, at the Board’s discretion, be scheduled as a specific agenda item at future meetings. Please notify the Superintendent’s Office if you plan to attend this meeting and need an interpreter or, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting. In order to assist staff in assuring that reasonable accommodations can be made, notifications should be made by noon on the Friday preceding the meeting, or at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, by calling (805) 769-1000, x.30104. Any materials required by law to be made available to the public prior to a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District can be inspected at the following address during normal business hours: Paso Robles Public Schools, 800 Niblick Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. If you have questions on school district issues, please submit them in writing. The appropriate staff member will contact you to answer your questions and provide you with information.

Published: November 24, 2021, 5:29 PM

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