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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, California 95131
January 9, 2013
Regular Meeting # 2111
San Jose Conference
OPEN SESSION — 5:00 p.m.
1. PUBLIC COMMENTS OF PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OR TO PRESENT PETITIONS
At this time members of the public may address the Board on any issue within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board or agenda item. Members of the public may also address the Board on an agenda item before or during the Board’s consideration of the item. No action can be taken on an item not on the agenda at this time, but may be referred to the administration or put on a future agenda. In accordance with Board Bylaw 9323, individual remarks will be limited to 3 minutes each, unless otherwise stipulated.
2. The Board will hold a Closed Session to consider the following item:
<![if !supportLists]>a. <![endif]>PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Title: County Superintendent of Schools
(Government Code Section 54957(b) (1) permits Boards to conduct a closed session for evaluation of performance of a public employee.)
OPEN SESSION — Approximately 6:00 p.m.
3. Report of actions taken in Closed Session
4. CALL TO ORDER
A. Roll Call (Including Action on Absences if Necessary)
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Employee of the Month: Irene Aguilar (Administrative Assistant, Alternative Education, Student Services)
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS OF PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OR TO PRESENT PETITIONS
At this time members of the public may address the Board on any issue within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board or agenda item. Members of the public may also address the Board on an agenda item before or during the Board’s consideration of the item. No action can be taken on an item not on the agenda at this time, but may be referred to the administration or put on a future agenda. In accordance with Board Bylaw 8370, individual remarks will be limited to 3 minutes each, unless otherwise stipulated.
Correspondence addressed to the Santa Clara County Board of Education. Correspondence addressed to individual board members will be mailed to them directly.
8. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
9. CONSENT ACTION ITEM
Donations were made to the Educational Services Branch, Student Services Branch and the Office of the Superintendent. Administration recommends acceptance of donations.
10. ACTION ITEMS
* A. Renewal of the Charter for Magnolia Science Academy – Santa Clara Countywide Benefit Charter School
The Santa Clara County Board of Education (County Board) approved the countywide charter for Magnolia Science Academy – Santa Clara (MSA-SC) on March 4, 2009. The Magnolia countywide charter approval was for three schools: Magnolia Science Academy—Santa Clara, Magnolia Science Academy—Milpitas and Magnolia Science Academy—San Jose. The charter was granted for a three-year term, July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2012. On October 3, 2012, the Santa Clara County Office of Education received the petition for renewal of the Charter for Magnolia Science Academy—Santa Clara Countywide Benefit Charter School. On November 28, 2012, the County Board held a public hearing. On December 6, 2012, the Santa Clara County Office of Education received a letter from Magnolia Public Schools wherein they stated that “Unfortunately, the state’s prolonged budget crisis, and the resulting reductions and delays in revenue coupled with the ineligibility of additional countywide charter campuses to receive the federal start up grant of almost $600,000 make opening two more campuses an unrealistic goal for 2013, and for the foreseeable future.” California Education Code 47605.6(b) requires that the County Board grant or deny the renewal within 90 days of receipt of the charter petition. MPS agreed to a nine-day extension of the County Board’s decision. The renewal would be for a five-year period, July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.
11. INFORMATION ITEMS
The Santa Clara County Board of Education shall, as directed by the County Board President, annually conduct a self-evaluation in order to demonstrate accountability to the community and ensure that its governance of the Santa Clara County Office of Education effectively supports student achievement and the attainment of the County Office’s vision and goals. By January of each year, the County Board President shall establish a timeline and create a committee composed of no more than three County Board members, including the County Board President, to determine an evaluation method or instrument that measures a reasonable number of identified performance objectives. The criteria, process and schedule for the County Board’s self-evaluation shall be approved annually by the County Board in open session.
* B. Review Board Subcommittee Assignments
The Board President will present the subcommittee assignments for the 2013 calendar year.
C. County Board of Education Member Reports
The members of the Board may give reports on any activities related to their duties as members of the Santa Clara County Board of Education.
12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Requested items by Board members may be addressed at this time.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Foster Youth Update, First Quarter in 2013 (Joseph Di Salvo)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Alternative Education Update, February 20, 2013 (Joseph Di Salvo)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Common Core, February 20, 2013 (Leon Beauchman)
The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for January 23, 2013. For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.