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Plumas Unified School District Regular Board Meeting via Zoom
Plumas USD
November 18, 2020 5:15PM
50 Church Street, Quincy

1. All Trustees and administrative staff may participate remotely from their homes due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Zoom link is in quick summary. Public Comment will be honored by participants raising their virtual hand.
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2. Call To Order
Speaker:
Leslie Edlund
3. Roll Call
Speaker:
Patty McCutcheon
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4. Approval of Agenda (Action)
Speaker:
Leslie Edlund
5. Public Input - 20 minutes
Quick Summary / Abstract:
No action or discussion shall be undertaken on any items not appearing on the posted agenda except that members of the Board or the Plumas Unified School District staff may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed (Education Code 54954.2).  There is a 3 minute time limit for each person who addresses the Governing Board during public input.  Note: speaker time limit of 3 minutes is monitored, with a limit of 20 minutes per topic.

Public Comment will be honored by participants raising their virtual hand or by emailing: toestreich@pcoe.k12.ca.us.

6. Student Achievement
6.a. Feather River Adult Education - 10 minutes
Speaker:
Kristy Warren
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Information item: Brad Miller, Principal designee for the Feather River Adult School, will provide a program update.  

Attachments:
Adult Ed Board Presentation 11.18.29
6.b. Student Representative to the Board - 5 minutes
Speaker:
Dave Keller
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Procedural item: Dave Keller, Trustee for the Indian Valley area, will administer the Oath of Office to Lacie Banchio, who will serve as Student Representative to the Governing Board for Greenville Junior/Senior High School for 2020-21.

Lacie Banchio will provide an update on events at their school.

Attachments:
Oath of Office PUSD - LB
7. Leadership
7.a. PCTA Update - 10 minutes
Speaker:
Suzanne Stirling and Yvonne Casalnuovo
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Information item:  Suzanne Stirling and/or Yvonne Casalnuovo will provide an update from PCTA membership.

7.b. County Colored Tier Status Update - 10 minutes
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Discussion:  Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate for tier assignment. The new health equity metric took effect on October 6, 2020.

At the time of publishing this agenda, Plumas County was identified in the Orange Tier.  We will most likely move to a more restrictive tier (Red or Purple Tier) by Wednesday, November 18th.   Contact tracing will determine which week the positive tests are placed in, which influences the colored tier the state places us in for that week. 

This agenda item is added for the purpose of discussing three items:

  1. Our current active COVID-19 case status. 
  2. Extending Distance Learning through Winter Break and possibly one week beyond.
  3. How our current status impacts the decision to cancel winter athletic practices in November and December prior to the start of league youth sports in January 2021.  

Recommendation:  Will be presented at the time of the meeting.  

7.c. Board Workshop Considerations - 10 minutes
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Discussion:  Board Workshops are often designed for the purpose of preparing for the strategic planning process which is designed to build capacity for strategic change while evaluating current conditions and developing a vision and goals for the future of the county/district.  This process generally involves making decisions about the future based on present data.  Our current leadership must be able to demonstrate and communicate values that align with the organization's mission and vision to support change. 

In consideration of our current status with Board member transition, the pandemic and budget considerations, would our trustees like to consider scheduling a time to discuss the above along with any other topics and/or priorities?  If so, administration would like to explore options and timelines for doing so.  

7.d. Policy Revisions - 5 minutes
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The following board policies and administrative regulations have been revised according to CSBA recommendations:

AR 5127 Graduation Ceremonies and Activities - Valedictorian and Salutatorian Criteria - modifications for 2020-21.

Executive Order N-56-20 addresses minimum physical education (PE) instructional minutes, PE course facilities, and the PFT during the state of emergency as a result of the threat of COVID-19. Specifically, the Executive OrderExternal link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) related to PE states:

The requirements specified in Education Code sections 51210(a)(7), 51220(d), 51222, and 51223, related to minimum instructional minutes in physical education for grades 1-12 are waived, and the requirements specified in Education Code section 51241(b)(2), related to providing adequate facilities for physical education courses, are waived.

BP 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements - PE requirements modifications for 2020-21.

Rationale:  Remain in compliance with legislative changes

Financial Impact: None

Recommendation:  CSBA has provided the identified revisions for your consideration. The attached policies are the first read, however, they may be approved if the board agrees with the recommended revisions. 

Attachments:
AR 5127 Graduation Ceremonies and Activities
BP 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements
8. Families/Communities
8.a. Plumas Performing Arts Donation - 10 minutes
Speaker:
Kristy Warren
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Information item: Plumas Performing Arts, in cooperation with PUSD music teacher Jane Brown, is donating a set of 25 Makala Waterman Ukuleles to PUSD. The plan is for them to be used by Quincy Elementary in 2020-21, then going forward by whichever school needs them most from year to year.

9. Facilities
9.a. Measure B Project Updates - 120 minutesWas edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich and Lisa Cavin
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Information/Discussion/Action item:  Project requests, including contracts, change orders, and bid awards will be discussed as well as dialogue regarding future projects and timelines.

There are five attachments:

  1. The first spreadsheet "Measure B Project Requests" includes new contracts, change orders, and bid awards. Additional project information may be shared as soon as it is available. 
  2. The second is a list of items each site principal prepared for your consideration.  
  3. The third is a proposed schedule for the last issuance of bond proceeds.
  4. The fourth is a "Re-prioritization Spreadsheet" reflects completed, in progress and future recommended projects and timelines. The information will be reviewed for the purpose of providing direction to administration.
  5. a. The fifth is "ABM Solutions Presentation" slideshow which will cover heating system options, short/long term indoor air quality, phase II timeline, and alternative funding.
    b. ABM Solutions Heating Systems Chart

Recommendation:  Approval is requested for the following:

  1. Measure B Project Requests and exhibits as presented.
  2. Identify the items on the principal list for approval.
  3. Direction for the issuance of bond proceeds for future consideration.
  4. Identify the reprioritized items.
  5. Consideration of ABM recommendations.

In the event that an item is presented between the time this agenda is posted and the actual day of the meeting, staff will provide their recommendations on items that require board action. 

Attachments:
1. Measure B Project Request
2. Site Principal Measure B Priority Requests
3. Proposed Bond Issuance Schedule
4. Reprioritization Spreadsheet - Revised Category Details
5. b. ABM Solutions Heating System Chart
5.a. PUSD-ABM LOI 11.18.20
10. Consent Items (Action)
Speaker:
Leslie Edlund
10.a. Minutes from the Board Meeting
10.a.1. 10/7/20 Special
Attachments:
PUSD Minutes 10.7.20 Special Meeting
10.a.2. 10/14/20
Attachments:
PUSD Minutes 10.14.20
10.a.3. 10/26/20 Special
Attachments:
PUSD Minutes 10.26.20 Special Meeting
10.b. Service contracts included with this agenda
Attachments:
Service Contracts
10.c. Check registers for the month of October 2020
Attachments:
Check Register
10.d. Donations included with this agenda
Attachments:
Donations 11.18.20
11. Closed Session
11.a. Conference with Real Property Negotiator Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.8. Negotiating party: Plumas USD; Agency negotiator: Terry R. Oestreich.
11.a.1. Property: Pioneer, Taylorsville, Feather River Middle School, and Lee Road.
11.b. Pursuant to Section 54957 of the Government Code the Board will consider personnel matters including:
11.b.1. Superintendent's Contract, Goals and Evaluation
11.b.2. Public Employee Evaluation(s): principal(s), administrator(s), management
11.b.3. Public Employment: Position: Personnel transactions included with this agenda.Confidential agenda item.
11.b.4. Public Employee(s) Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Reassignment
11.b.5. Pursuant to sections 54957.6 and 3549.1 of the Government Code, Conference with Labor Negotiator(s): Agency Negotiators: Terry Oestreich. Association(s) PCTA and CSEA; and All Unrepresented Personnel - Administrators, Management, Confidential, Classified.
11.c. Anticipated Litigation, pursuant to Government Code 54956.9; 1 potential case.
12. Reconvene
13. Staff
13.a. Personnel transactions included with this agenda
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Action item:  This agenda may include, but is not limited to, authorization for offer of employment for administrative supervisors, certificated, and classified staff.  In addition, you will find new positions,  job descriptions, and leave of absence requests.

Rationale:  Recruit and retain the most talented, student-centered staff and invest in their professional growth.

Recommendation: Consideration of the Human Resources agenda items.

Attachments:
ELD Teacher Job Description
ESL Teacher Job Description
PUSD HR Agenda November 18, 2020-Public
13.b. PUSD - CSEA 193 Return to School MOU - 2 minutes
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Action item: A return to school MOU has been negotiated between PUSD and CSEA 193.

Recommendation: Request for approval of the attached return to school MOU.

Attachments:
PUSD-CSEA 193 RTS MOU Final
13.c. PUSD-PCTA Return to School MOU - 2 minutes
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Action item: A return to school MOU has been negotiated between PUSD and PCTA.

Recommendation: Request for approval of the attached PUSD-PCTA MOU.

Attachments:
PUSD-PCTA MOU 10.28.20
13.d. Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators - 2 minutes
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Action item: The State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires that we submit an annual declaration, at a regularly scheduled public meeting, certifying that there is an insufficient number of certificated persons who meet the district's specified employment criteria for the position(s) listed on the attached form.

Recommendation: Approval of the attached Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators.

Attachments:
Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators
13.e. Annual Statement of Need for Substitutes - 1 minute
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Information item: The State of California Commission of Teacher Credentialing requires that this Annual Statement of Need be filed at a school district indicating that there is an insufficient number of fully credentialed teachers available to serve as substitute teachers, and that holders of Emergency 30-day Substitute Permits will be used.

Recommendation: Information only, no action required.

Attachments:
Annual Statement of Need for Subs
14. Future Agenda Items
15. Adjourn
Disability Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Superintendent's Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (530) 283-6500 ext. 5201. All supporting documentation for this meeting is available for public review during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Superintendent's Office located at 50 Church Street in Quincy, or at www.pcoe.k12.ca.us.

Published: November 13, 2020, 2:58 PM

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