Board of Education: Policy Sub-Committee Meeting
Berkeley USD
November 20, 2017 2:00PM
2020 Bonar Street, Room 126 Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 644-8764

1. Call to Order
2. Approve Agenda

Board of Education: Board Policy Meeting


November 20, 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 November 3, 2017
  4. BP/AR 1340: Public Records Act – Discussion
  5. LCAP Policy—Discussion
  6. Update Policy Calendar

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

Board Policy Subcommittee Minutes
Room 125
November 3, 2017

Chair Daniels called the Policy Subcommittee meeting to order at 10:06am 

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

Approval of Agenda 

Motion to approve agenda:
Daniels/Alper and unanimously approved 

Approval of Board Policy Subcommittee Meeting Minutes October 24, 2017

Motion to approve policy subcommittee minutes:
Alper/Daniels and unanimously approved. 


BP/AR 1340: Public Records Act

Participants looked at the use of technology policy and reviewed language of proposed PRA policy. This may come back for action based on today’s input. 

Wellness Policy

Jezra Thompson explained that as our lunch program requires us to have a wellness policy. Participants reviewed the existing related policies and discussed what should be captured. This item will come back to the committee in January 2018.

Deletion of AR 1312.3

AR 1312.3 has been replaced by AR 1311. This will go on the Nov. 15 meeting agenda for information. (attached without track changes)

Daniels explained that for the last 3 years the LCFF budget has been underspent by at least $200,000. It doesn’t make sense to continue building an already healthy reserve. The goal is to use reserve to create ongoing spending. Participants discussed and reviewed language with respect to supplemental funds.

Staff will be bringing an analysis of underspent funds. 

Update Policy Calendar
Policy Calendar was updated. 

Meeting adjourned at 3:57pm


5. Discussion Items
5.1. BP/AR 1340: Public Records Act
BP 3580 (Record Retention)
BP/AR 1340
BP/AR 4040 (Employee Use of Technology)
SanJose PRA Policy
5.2. LCAP Policy
BP 0460
6. Next Meeting Date
7. Adjournment

Published: November 17, 2017, 1:56 PM

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