banner

Special Board Meeting
Milpitas USD
July 28, 2020 5:00PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting Please use the link below to join: https://zoom.us/j/97601091641?pwd=T2R4ZzdKSm52MFJwazNPK0QwRXJSZz09 Passcode: 9SCjku Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,97601091641#,,,,,,0#,,354564# or +13462487799,,97601091641#,,,,,,0#,,354564# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher qu

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
Quick Summary / Abstract:

_____ Hon Lien
_____ Chris Norwood
_____ Kelly Yip-Chuan
_____ Michael Tsai
_____ Minh Ngo

3. REVIEW AND APPROVE THE OPEN SESSION AGENDA
Quick Summary / Abstract:

    Motion:_____   Second: _____   Action:______


4. FLAG SALUTE
5. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Members of the public may address the Board on any subject not on tonight's agenda; however, provisions of the Brown Act (Government Code 54954.2(a) and .3) preclude any action. As an unagendized item, no response is required from the Board or District staff and no action can be taken; however, the Board may instruct the Superintendent to agendize the item for a future meeting. 

If you would like to address the Board on any item on the agenda or one that does not appear on the agenda, please goto www.musd.org, complete the Public Comments contact form, and click submit. For items not on the agenda, your comment will be read into the record under the "Comments from the Public" portion on the agenda. For items on the agenda, your comment will be read at the time of that item. The District asks for contact information from all those wishing to speak so staff can follow up on issues brought to our attention. Thank you for your participation in this civic engagement.

6. BOARD GROUP AGREEMENTS
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board Group Agreements are provided for the Board's ready reference as a reminder of our conduct as elected officials.

Per Board Bylaw 9001, amended on April 10, 2018, Board members and the Superintendent agree to


1. Keep learning and achievement for all students as the primary focus.

2. Ask questions for our own understanding.

3. Be open and honest with each other.

4. No surprises includes unapproved communications with law enforcement, news media, regional elected officials on behalf of the District and/or Board.

5. Be aware that our behavior in the community reflects on us as a team.

6. Communicate proactively with each other about topics, questions, and challenges in open session and in advance of public Board meetings in compliance with the Brown Act.

7. Participate in professional development and commit the time and energy necessary to be an informed and effective leader.

8. Actively support the Culture of We in action, deed, and opportunity to serve the students and parents of the Milpitas Unified School District.






Rationale:

BACKGROUND: 

Board Group Agreements are provided for the Board's ready reference as a reminder of Board Member's conduct as elected officials.


 
7. REPORTS
8. ACTION ITEMS
8.1. Second Reading for the adoption of Board Policy 6157 Distance Learning
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The board will conduct a second reading of this proposed policy on distance learning. The public hearing and first reading for adoption was held on June 23, 2020. For further information regarding the implementation of distance learning in the event of a school closure, please review the California Department of Education's COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools.

Distance Learning Board Policy 6157 states: "The Governing Board recognizes that distance learning can be a viable alternative instructional strategy that supports student achievement of academic goals. Distance learning opportunities may be offered to students participating in independent study, credit recovery courses, enrichment courses, or other courses identified by the Superintendent or designee, or in the event that a school site is physically closed due to widespread illness, natural disaster, or other emergency."

Rationale:

STAFF

 

Norma Rodriguez,

Assistant Superintendent, Learning & Development

 

Cheryl Jordan,

Superintendent

 
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Board conduct the second reading, discuss and adopt the new policy.
Attachments:
New BP Distance Learning MUSD BP 6157
8.2. Second Reading for the adoption of Board Policy 0470 Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans: COVID-19 Mitigation Plan
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The board will conduct a second reading of this proposed policy on actions related to COVID-19 and return to in-person learning and working. The first reading and public hearing for adoption was held on June 23, 2020.

Board Policy 0470 states: "The following policy establishes actions that will be taken by the district to provide a safe learning and working environment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and shall supersede any conflicting language in existing district policies or administrative regulations until the Governing Board determines that the need for this policy no longer exists. The Board acknowledges that, due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, federal, state, and local orders impacting district operations are subject to change without notice. In the event that any federal, state, or local order may conflict with this policy, the order shall govern."

Rationale:

STAFF

Cheryl Jordan,

Superintendent 

 
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Board conduct the second reading, discuss and adopt the new board policy.
Attachments:
Board Policy BP0470 COVID19
8.3. Adopt Board Resolution 2021.1 MUSD EducatEveryWhere Distance Learning Phasing Into 2020-21 (Superintendent's Office)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
MUSD EducatEveryWhere has components of both distance and in-person instruction and supports.  For as long as conditions during the COVID19 Pandemic are such that it is not possible to have all learners present for in-person instruction, distance learning will be the primary mode of teaching and learning.  It is necessary to recognize the importance of collaboration between state guidelines, local county health officials, school district leadership, site administration, teacher and parent/guardian in support of each student, and that their partnership must be enveloped by the strength of the entire MUSD team, community and all other parties involved.
Rationale:

STAFF:

 

Cheryl Jordan,

Superintendent

 
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Board review, discuss and adopt Board Resolution 2021.1 MUSD EducatEveryWhere Distance Learning Phasing Into 2020-21
Attachments:
Resolution 2020.1 MUSD EducatEveryWhere Distance Learning Phasing into 2020-21
9. ADJOURNMENT
Disability Information:
Individuals who require special accommodation should contact the Superintendent’s Office at (408) 635-2600 ext 6013 at least two business days before the meeting date. All disclosable public records related to an agenda item for discussion in open session of a regular meeting of the Board of Education and distributed to all or majority of the Board members less than 72 hours prior to that meeting, shall be made available for public inspection at the same time the writing is distributed to all or majority of the Board members. Any such writings will be made available for public inspection during business hours in the Superintendent’s Office Bldg. 100, 1331 East Calaveras Blvd., between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Barring technical difficulties, such writings will also be posted on the District’s web site at www.musd.org.

Published: July 27, 2020, 2:22 PM

The resubmit was successful.