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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

May 1, 2013

Regular Meeting # 2119

  San Jose Room (Open Session)

Board Room (Closed Session)

5:00 p.m.

  

1.         CALL TO ORDER  

A.  Roll Call (Including Action on Absences if Necessary)

            B.  Adoption of Agenda

            C.  Pledge of Allegiance

 

2.         EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH:   Gloria Graham, School Nurse, Student Services,

Special Education (Gateway)

 

3.         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.

 

CLOSED SESSION   ― (Board Room)  

 

4.         The Board will hold a Closed Session to consider the following items: 

 

a.       Subject Matter:  Inter-District Transfer Appeal Filed on Behalf of Students

Resident District:  Morgan Hill Unified School District

Desired District: Moreland School District

 

b.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Government Code Section  54956.9(d)(1))

San Jose Unified School District v. Santa Clara County Office of Education, et al.,

Santa Clara County Superior Ct. Case No. 113CV241695

 

c.       Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1))

Bymaster  v. Santa Clara County Office of Education, et al.,

Santa Clara County Superior Ct. Case No. 113CV241932

 

OPEN SESSION — (San Jose Room)  Approximately 6:30 p.m.

 

5.         Report of actions taken in Closed Session

 

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.

 

*7.       CORRESPONDENCE   

            Correspondence addressed to the Santa Clara County Board of Education.  Correspondence addressed to individual board members will be mailed to them directly.

 

·         Email, April 17, 2013, Mike Uhler, Subject:  RE: Feedback on the BCS Annual Presentation to the SCCBOE, scheduled for the April 3rd meeting

·         Email, April 17, 2013, Mike Uhler, Subject: Feedback on the BCS Annual Presentation to the SCCBOE, scheduled for the April 3rd meeting

·         Email, April 17, 2013, Tony Porterfield, Subject:  Bullis Charter School geographic preference – impact on diversity

·         Email, April 17, 2013, Rodger Cole, Subject:  Re: Bullis Charter School

·         Email, April 18, 2013, Grace Yang, Subject:  Letter to the Los Altos Town Crier Editor

·         Email, April 24, 2013, Christine Wan, Subject:  Parent Feedback from BCS and LASD Regarding 4/3 Meeting

 

8.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

9.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS 

 

      *    A.     Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of April 17, 2013 (#2118)

 

      *    B.     Request Adoption of a Resolution in Support of May 2013 as National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

                     National Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill.  In 1977, Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first week of May as National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week.  In 1992, the official designation of May as National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.  Administration recommends adoption of a resolution in support of May 2013 as National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

 

      *    C.     Approval of the County Superintendent’s Financial Activity Report on Travel/Conferences and Mileage Expenses for January through March, 2013 on Job-Related Expenditures

 

      *    D.     Request Approval of the Head Start Self-Assessment Action Plan  (10 mins.)

                     Head Start programs are required by federal regulations to conduct an annual program self-assessment and submit to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) a plan of action for improvement areas to be approved by the Board of Education and Policy Council.  Administration recommends the approval of Head Start Self-Assessment Action Plan.      (Linda Aceves)

 

      *    E.      Request Approval of WestEd-E3 Contract for Head Start/Early Head Start   (10 mins.)

                     The Head Start/Early Head Start Program has been chosen to participate in the Child Signature Program, funded by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and administered by WestEd-E3.  The purpose of the project is to increase quality of services for at risk children.  Administration recommends approval of WestEd-E3 contract.     (Linda Aceves)

 

10.       PUBLIC HEARING                                                                                                         

 

      *    A.    Public Hearing on Material Revisions on Rocketship Mateo Sheedy, Rocketship Sí Se Puedé, Rocketship Countywide (Los Sueños), Rocketship Discovery Prep, Rocketship 6 (Academy for Brilliant Minds), Rocketship 8, Rocketship 7 (Alma Academy), and Rocketships 9-28 Charter School Petitions Currently Authorized by the Santa Clara County Board of Education (30 mins.)

                    The Santa Clara County Office of Education and the Santa Clara County Board of Education received a letter from Rocketship Education on April 17, 2013 requesting a material revision to all Rocketship Charters Schools (1-28) currently authorized by the Santa Clara County Board of Education.  The material revision request includes:  Board of Directors, Opening Dates, Enrollment, Special Education, Governance, Fingerprinting/Background Check, Lottery Policy, Fiscal Audit, Closure Protocol, Organizational Purpose of Rocketship Education, Change of Address, Expulsion Policy, Inclusion RSED Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation and Removal of Management Services Agreement/Fee.  This item will be placed on the May 15, 2013 board agenda for a decision.

 

11.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.    Annual Report to the Board:  Silicon Valley Flex Academy (20 mins.)

                    The County Board of Education has invited charter schools for which they are the authorizers to give a short presentation during a regularly scheduled County Board meeting.  Silicon Valley Flex Academy will give a 10-minute oral presentation on selected highlights from their Annual Report.

 

      *    B.    Annual Report to the Board:  Discovery Charter School (20 mins.)

                    The County Board of Education has invited charter schools for which they are the authorizers to give a short presentation during a regularly scheduled County Board meeting.  Discovery Charter School will give a 10-minute oral presentation on selected highlights from their Annual Report.

 

      *    C.     Report on Magnolia Science Academy – Santa Clara Countywide Benefit Charter School           (30 mins.)

                     The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is authorized to provide oversight to Magnolia Science Academy—Santa Clara (MSA-SC), so that the charter is held accountable for meeting measurable pupil outcomes (E.C. section 47601(f)).  As such, the SCCOE is charged to ensure that the charter complies with all reports required by law and to monitor its fiscal condition (E.C. section 47604.32 (c)(d)).  Staff will present its concerns on MSA-SC’s reporting deficiencies and the financial viability required for SCCOE staff to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for next year’s renewal. (Micaela Ochoa)

 

      *    D.    First Reading on Board Policy 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures (3 mins.)

                    On March 6, 2013 the Policy Development Subcommittee met to discuss revisions to PB 1312.3 Uniform Complain Procedures.  The revisions reflects new law (AB 1575) which mandates the use of uniform complaint procedures for resolving complaints alleging a violation of the prohibition against fees, deposits or charges for student’s participation in educational activities. (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

      *    E.      Santa Clara County Board of Education’s Quarterly Expenses (3 mins.)

                     The Board’s quarterly expenses covering January through March 2013 are being reported.

 

            F.       Board Committee Reports on:   

                       Committee members may provide or report on recent committee activities.

1.      Budget Study Committee (Dr. Xavier De La Torre, Chair)

2.      Policy Subcommittee  (Vice-President Chang, Chair)

3.      Joint Legislative Advisory Committee  (Member Di Salvo, Chair)

4.      Head Start Policy Council  (Member Song)

5.      Regional Operations Committee [ROP]  (Vice-President Chang)

6.      Santa Clara County School Boards Association Executive Board   (Member Beauchman)

7.      Joint Committee on Child Care (JCCC)  (Members Mah and Di Salvo)

8.      Warmenhoven Inclusion Collaborative (Member Di Salvo)

9.      California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate  (Member Hover-Smoot)

10.  California County Boards of Education (CCBE) Board of Directors   (Member Hover-Smoot)

 

            G.     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.

·         Next Steps on Charter Schools White Paper,  May 8 (Member Di Salvo)

·         Brown Act Training, May 8 (President Mah)

·         Nutritional Services at SCCOE Schools, May 15 (President Mah)

·         Dropout Recovery on SCCOE Students, May 15 (President Mah)

·         Budget Workshop Part II, May 22 (Dr. De La Torre)

·         Universal Preschool Update, June 19 (President Mah)

·         SCCOE Comparability Study by School Services of California, Aug 21 (President Mah)

·         Update on Migrant Education at SCCOE, September 4 (President Mah)

·         Board Strategic Planning Session  (Dr. De La Torre)

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact  (Member Di Salvo)

·         Parent Participation in California in Community Schools  (Member Di Salvo)

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for May 8, 2013.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.