Board of Education: Policy Sub-Committee Meeting
Berkeley USD
May 19, 2017 12:30PM
2020 Bonar Street, Room 125 Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 644-8764

1. Call to Order
2. Approve Agenda

Board of Education: Board Policy Meeting

May 19, 2017
2020 Bonar St., Room 125
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.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54953, Director Ty Alper will be participating via teleconference at the following location: Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room E20, Stanford, CA 94305. This agenda will be posted at the foregoing location at least 72 hours before the May 19 Board Policy Committee meeting is scheduled to commence. Public participation will be permitted at the teleconferencing location. Government Code Section 54953 requires that all votes taken during the teleconferencing meeting shall be by roll call.

Josh Daniels, Chair
Ty Alper, Director


  1. Call to Order/Approve Agenda
  2. Public Comment
  3. Approval of Minutes for April 14, 2017
  4. Interviewing Students by District Representative—Discussion
  5. AR 1312.1:Complaints Regarding District Employees, Policies, Procedures and Practices – Discussion
  6. Complaints Policy – Action
  7. District Reserves—Action
  8. BP 5117 Inter District Permits—Action
  9. AR 5117 Inter District Permits—Discussion
  10. Communications/Social Media Policy—Action
  11. Update Policy Calendar

3. Public Comment - 3 minutes per speaker (limited to 15 minutes)
4. Action Items
4.1. Approval of Board Policy Committee Minutes for April 14, 2017

Board Policy Subcommittee Minutes
Room 126
April 14, 2017
12:00 -2:00pm


Chair Daniels called the Policy Subcommittee Meeting to order at 12:05pm.

Roll Call
Josh Daniels, Chair – Present
Ty Alper, Director – Present
Donald Evans, Superintendent – Present
Lyz Chairez, Recorder – Present 

Approval of Agenda
At the request of Alper, the inter district policy was moved first on the agenda and will be followed by communications and complaints policies. 

Motion to approve agenda as amended:
Alper/Daniels and unanimously 2-0.

Public Comment
One comment on complaints 

Inter District Transfers
Participants reviewed proposed language and discussed case-by-case determinations in granting inter district transfers based on a student’s attendance, grades and behavior.

Communications Policies

Natasha Beery explained that the proposed policies were modeled after CSBA’s samples. Participants discussed language.

Motion to present BP/AR1113 to the Board for first reading:
Daniels/Alper and approved 2-0.

BP/AR1114 will be addressed at a future meeting.

Alper explained that he has looked into how other school districts structure their complaint processes. BUSD currently has four different complaint procedures that overlap and could potentially be collapsed into a single streamlined process. Participants discussed proposed language.

Approval of Minutes for March 24, 2017
Daniels/Alper and unanimously approved 2-0. 

Meeting adjourned at 2pm.

4.2. Communications/Social Media Policy
AR 1230
BP 1230
4.3. BP 5117 Inter District PermitsWas edited within 72 hours of the Meeting

4.4. District Reserves Policy

BP 3100
4.5. Complaints Policy
BP re Complaints
5. Discussion Items
5.1. AR 5117 Inter District Permits

Documents are forthcoming 

5.2. AR 1312.1: Complaints Regarding District Employees, Policies, Procedures and Practices
AR 1312.1
5.3. Interviewing Students by District Representative

Draft BP re Student Interviews
6. Next Meeting Date
7. Adjournment

Published: May 16, 2017, 12:16 PM

The resubmit was successful.