Board of Education: Policy Sub-Committee Meeting
Berkeley USD
March 08, 2016 3:00PM
2020 Bonar Street, Room 126 Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 644-8764

1. Call to Order
2. Approve Agenda

Board of Education: Board Policy Meeting

March 8, 2016
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

2020 Bonar Street, Room 126
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-6206

The Berkeley Unified School District intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, please call the Superintendent’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at 510-644-6206

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Berkeley tiene la intención de proporcionar adaptaciones especiales en conformidad con el Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades de 1990). Si usted desea una adaptación especial, por favor comuníquese con el personal de la Oficina del Superintendente 48 horas antes de la reunión al 510-644-6206.

Josh Daniels, Chair
Ty Alper, Director

  1. Call to Order/Approve Agenda
  2. Public Comment
  3. BP7310: Naming Facilities – Action (5 min)
  4. BP 1312.3 & AR 1312.3 – Action (30 min)
  5. District-Police Interaction – Discussion (30 min)
  6. Update Board Policy Calendar – Action

3. Public Comment - 3 minutes per speaker (limited to 15 minutes)
4. Action Items
4.1. Board Policy 7310: Naming Facilities


TO:                  Policy Subcommittee
FROM:           Josh Daniels
DATE:           March 8, 2016
SUBJECT:    Board Policy 7310: Naming Facilities

On August 26, 2015, the Board directed the Policy Committee to review Board Policy 7310 and to establish, in more detail, a process for naming and renaming school sites and school facilities. On February 9, 2016, and again on February 26, 2016, the Policy Committee discussed and reviewed possible amendments to BP 7310 as well as a new administrative regulation (proposed AR 7310) and exhibit (proposed E 7310). The Policy Committee will take action on amends to BP 7310 and a new AR/E 7310 on March 8, 2016.  Attached is the version of BP/AR/E 7310 being presented to the Policy Committee on March 8, 2016.  If the Policy Committee makes additional changes on March 8,  2016, then a new version of BP/AR/E 7310 will be distributed at the March 9, 2016 Board meeting. 

The intent of the Policy Committee in amending BP 7310 and creating AR/E 7310 was to establish a simple and clear process for school communities to initiate the process of naming or renaming school sites and school facilities.  The process calls for a petition to initiate a review of an existing name or to name an unnamed school facility, and it sets a minimum threshold for employee signatures or parent/guardian signatures to force action on the petition.  Additionally, the process requires the Superintendent to appoint an advisory committee to bring forth recommendations while preserving the right of the Board to make its own decision regardless of the recommendation of the advisory committee or the Superintendent.

Board policy 7310


To receive Board Policy 7310 for first reading.

BP/AR/E 7310
4.2. BP 1312.3 and AR 1312.3


TO:               Policy Subcommittee
FROM:   Ty Alper and Susan Craig
DATE:           March 8, 2016
SUBJECT:   Proposed revisions to BP 1312.3 & AR 1312.3 for March 8, 2016 meeting

We propose revisions to BP 1312.3 and AR 1312.3, as indicated below. 

We propose two categories of revisions. 

First, we propose amending the BP and AR to clarify that the language of the UCP is not meant to preclude restorative justice in any case.  We realized that this was not the appropriate place to detail the processes for restorative justice, which will be included in a revised discipline and/or RJ policy.  For now, we want the UCP to reflect what we think is the will of the Board, which is that RJ should not be automatically precluded in any case.

Second, we propose amending the BP and AR to conform to new legislation that states that any complaint that the district has not complied with requirements regarding the education of homeless or foster students, as specified in Education Code 51225.1 or 51225.2, may be filed under the district’s Uniform Complaint Procedures. (see attachment)

BP/AR 1312.3
5. Discussion Items
5.1. District-Police Interaction


TO: Board Policy Subcommittee
FROM: Ty Alper and Susan Craig
DATE: March 8, 2016
SUBJECT: District-Police Interaction

Attached are Board Policies from Oakland and Pasadena that deal with district-police interactions. Some districts have MOUs with the police departments in addition to or instead of Board policies, and this is likely something the District want to explore. But the Policy Committee is first considering a Board policy governing these interactions, and we provide these two examples for discussion. We also include a very recent report on MOUs between districts and police departments in CA, just as a point of comparison. 

Police in Schools Policy
6. Next Meeting Date
7. Update Board Policy Calendar
8. Adjournment

The resubmit was successful.