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REGULAR MEETING OF THE GOVERNING BOARD
La Cañada USD
July 19, 2016 7:00PM
Round Building 4490 Cornishon Avenue La Cañada, California

1. CALL TO ORDER at 5:30 p.m.
2. OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
3. CLOSED SESSION at 5:30 p.m.
Attachments:
Closed Session Agenda
4. REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION
5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6.a. Minutes of April 19, 2016
Attachments:
M 4-19-16
7. REPORTS
7.a. Superintendent's Report
7.b. President's Report
7.c. Chief Business & Operations Officer's Report
8. REVIEW OF AGENDA
9. OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Members from the community are free to speak on a specific item on the Agenda once the item is on the floor for discussion. The President will recognize any individual who wishes to speak. If you would like to speak on an item not on the agenda you are asked to complete a speaker request, located at the back of the room, and turn it in to the secretary. Please limit remarks to three (3) minutes. The President may limit discussion on each topic and each speaker if it appears that additional time is required to dispose of a particular concern or proposal.
10. PROPOSED ACTION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS
11. FIRST READING ITEMS
11.a. *Recommendation for Governing Board Approval of Employment Contract for Chief Technology Officer (CTO), R5-16-17
Speaker:
Sinnette
Rationale:

Background

The LCUSD Director of Technology, Jamie Lewsadder, recently received her Chief Technology Officer certification.  Given the significant integration of Technology with Educational Services, Fiscal Services and Operations, and Human Resources, integrating a CTO position into a District’s Cabinet is increasingly reflective of best practices amongst districts.  The Governing Board must approve all employment contracts.

 

Current Considerations

The Superintendent is recommending that Jamie Lewsadder become the Chief Technology Officer, a Cabinet-level contract position. 

 

Financial Implications

The salary differential for 2016-17 between the Director of Technology position and the CTO position is $7,661.  The Director of Technology position will not be replaced.

 


 
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the recommendation of Ms. Jamie Lewsadder as the LCUSD Chief Technology Officer.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Governing Board is requested to approve the recommendation of Ms. Jamie Lewsadder as the LCUSD Chief Technology Officer.
Attachments:
R5-16-17 CTO Contract
12. SECOND READING
12.a. Approval of Governing Board Policy Revisions, R145-15-16
Speaker:
Wenn
Rationale:

Background

It is important to continually review and update the district’s board policies in order to stay on top of changing state requirements and/or district needs.

Current Considerations

As part of this continual review, the district has the following policy revision for the Board’s consideration:      

    BP 6161.1     Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials

    BP 6161.11   Supplementary Instructional Materials

 These policy revisions reflect current law and educational best practices and have been developed in consultation with District’s Council.       

Financial Implications

 There are no financial implications associated with the recommended Board Policy revisions.


 
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Governing Board adopt the recommended Board Policy revisions.   
Quick Summary / Abstract:
It is recommended that the Governing Board adopt the recommended Board Policy revisions. 
Attachments:
AR 6161.1
BP 6161.1
BP 6161.11
Memo regarding BP revisions
12.b. High School Math Textbook Adoptions, R146-15-16
Speaker:
Wenn
Quick Summary / Abstract:

It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the adoption of McGraw Hill-Glencoe: Algebra 1, Common Core Edition for LC Math 1 and LC Math 1 Advanced courses.

Attachments:
R146-15-16
13. CONSENT AGENDA
13.a. Personnel Report, P1-16-17
Speaker:
Davis
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the Personnel Report as presented.

Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Governing Board is requested to approve the Personnel Report as presented.
Attachments:
Personnel Report 7-19-16 revised
13.b. Approval of Job Descriptions, R1-16-17
Speaker:
Davis
Rationale:
All district job descriptions that are created or revised for positions within the Confidential, Managerial, Supervisory & Administrative Association (CMSA) must be approved by the Governing Board.  All district job descriptions that are negotiated with the La Canada Teachers' Association must be approved by the Governing Board. 
 
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the attached job descriptions for Elementary Assistant Principal and ELD Lead Teacher (Secondary).
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Governing Board is requested to approve the Elementary Assistant Principal and extra-duty ELD Lead Teacher (Secondary) job descriptions as presented.
Attachments:
R1-16-17 Elem. Asst. Principal and extra duty ELD Job Descriptions
13.c. Middlebury Interactive Digital World Language Courses for K-6 Students, R2-16-17
Speaker:
Wenn
Rationale:

Background

For the past ten years LCUSD has been providing optional Spanish classes at its elementary sites funded by the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation (LCFEF).  During the past three years we have had one full time teacher providing Spanish language instruction at these school sites to ensure quality and consistency of instruction.  However, not every student has been able to enroll in this class due to contractual class size limitations.  LCUSD has been using a lottery system to select students for participation.  

Current Considerations

LCUSD will be working with Middlebury University to provide all K-6 students the opportunity to enroll in interactive digital world language courses in an online environment.  Student participation in this program will be completely voluntary and students can use it as often or as little as they wish. | Chinese | German

Courses will use interactive media, including animated stories, myths and legends, to introduce basic expressions and help develop vocabulary. Students’ primary focus will be on listening and speaking, along with opportunities to practice what they have learned in familiar settings. The Middlebury online courses will help students continue to build a language foundation for language learning, while introducing basic expressions, words and phrases.

Financial Implications

The cost of Middlebury online courses is $27,549.
 
Recommended Motion:

It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the contract with Middlebury University so that LCUSD can implement it effective August 2016.   

Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Governing Board is requested to approve the contract with Middlebury University effective August 2016. 
Attachments:
R2-16-17
13.d. Agreement with Assistance League of Flintridge for "Sprouts Program", R4-16-17
Speaker:
Sinnette
Rationale:

BACKGROUND

The district is mandated to provide Special Education for learning handicapped three to six year olds. The “Sprouts” program meets some of our legal preschool responsibilities and is offered on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00 with a goal of providing an individualized program for students and parents.  Parents are expected to attend the Wednesday sessions with their child.  The district also offers its own pre-school class at Paradise Canyon.


CURRENT CONSIDERATIONS

The Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals, Assistance League of Flintridge, is offering the attached agreement to conduct the "Sprouts" program for the 2016-2017 school year.


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The district will be responsible for the maintenance of the facility used for the class.

 


 
Recommended Motion:

The agreement language is basically the same as previous years.  Adjustments have been made to align language with new LCUSD lease agreements.  I recommend approval of this agreement with the Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals, Assistance League of Flintridge, for the "Sprouts" Program.

Quick Summary / Abstract:

It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the agreement with the Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals, Assistance League of Flintridge, for the "Sprouts" Program.

Attachments:
R4-16-17
13.e. Approval of 2016-2017 Agreement with Los Angeles County Office of Education for Peoplesoft Financial Services, R3-16-17
Speaker:
Evans
Rationale:

Background

The District is required to contract with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for business and financial data processing services and network support services.  Each year an agreement is signed which specifies options, systems and software used based on number of accounts and types of accounts, and number of terminals and types of lines used.

 Current Considerations

 The approximate base subscription and participation rate for the 2016-2017 year is as follows:

 Business and Financial Data Procession Services                          $20,159.24

 Financial Implications

 The estimated charge for this agreement is $20,159.24 which has been included in the 2016-2017 budget.

 Recommendation

 It is recommended that the governing board approve the agreement with LACOE for the 2016-2017 school year.


 
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Governing Board is requested to approve the Peoplesoft agreement with LACOE for the 2016-2017 school year.

Attachments:
R3-16-17
13.f. Purchase Order List 3-16-17
Speaker:
Evans
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended that the Governing Board approve Purchase Order List 3-16-17 as presented.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Governing Board is requested to approve Purchase Order list 3-16-17.
Attachments:
PO List 3-16-17
14. COMMUNICATIONS
15. RECONVENE CLOSED SESSION (if needed)
16. ADJOURNMENT

Published: July 14, 2016, 3:43 PM

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