Board of Education: Policy Sub-Committee Meeting
Berkeley USD
September 29, 2017 10:00AM
2020 Bonar Street, Room 126 Berkeley, CA 94702, (510) 644-8764

1. Call to Order
2. Approve Agenda

Board of Education: Board Policy Meeting

September 29, 2017
2020 Bonar St. 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. Approve Meeting Minutes for September 14, 2017
  4. AR 7310: Facilities Naming—Discussion  
  5. Interviewing Students by District Representative
  6. Update Policy Calendar

3. Public Comment - 3 minutes per speaker (limited to 15 minutes)
4. Action Items
4.1. Approve Meeting Minutes for September 14, 2017Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting

Board Policy Subcommittee Minutes
Room 125
September 14, 2017

Chair Daniels called the Policy Subcommittee meeting to order at 12:30pm

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

Approval of Agenda

Motion to approve agenda without the item regarding undocumented students:
Daniels/Alper and unanimously approved

Public Comment:
Four comments on facilities naming AR 

Approval of Board Policy Subcommittee Meeting Minutes for June and August 25, 2017 
Motion to approve policy subcommittee minutes:


District Reserve Policy|
Daniels explained that the state requires that we have a 3% reserve. The  goal is to strengthen the reserve by establishing an additional reserve beyond that threshold. Much of the discussion has centered around the conditions under which funds can be committed. The proposed  conditions are: the committed reserve is less than 1 percent, the adopted budget received a positive certification, and the unaudited actuals show that there are unassigned funds. 

Daniels moved to have this draft go before Cabinet. It will come back to the Policy Committee if Cabinet has any concerns. Otherwise, it will go before the Board for discussion on Sept. 27. Alper seconded. Motion passed unanimously.  

Name Change
Director Beery said that the AR has been drafted in consultation with the schools and the community. She shared some of the history of past name changing processes in BUSD. She explained that the goal is to test this new name changing process with LeConte to better and more smoothly lead other schools through this process. Participants discussed and reviewed language. Much of the discussion centered around the restriction of having one school at a time go through this process. This item will come back for further discussion .

Update Policy Calendar
Policy Calendar was updated.

Meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.

5. Discussion Items
5.1. AR 7310: Facilities Naming
AR7310 (revised)
5.2. Interviewing Students by District Representative
Draft Policy re Student Interviews
6. Update Policy Calendar
7. Adjournment

Published: September 26, 2017, 9:45 AM

The resubmit was successful.