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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

February 19, 2014

Regular Meeting #2133

San Jose Room

5:00 p.m.

 

 

OPEN SESSION 5:00 p.m.  (San Jose Room)

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER  

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

            B.  Adoption of Agenda

            C.  Pledge of Allegiance

 

2.         PUBLIC COMMENTS OF PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD  

            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.

 

CLOSED SESSION (Board Room)  

 

3.         The Board will hold a Closed Session to consider the following item: 

           

A.    Subject Matter:  Expulsion Appeal Filed on Behalf of Student

Resident District:  Gilroy Unified School District

 

B.     Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1))

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District et seq. v. Santa Clara County Board of Education et seq.

 

C. Conference with Legal Counsel-Potential Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))  1 Case

 

OPEN SESSION Immediately Following Closed Session ― Approximately 6:15 p.m. (San Jose Room)  

 

4.         Report of actions taken in Closed Session

 

5.         PUBLIC COMMENTS OF PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD  

            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.

 

6.         CORRESPONDENCE   

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

·         Email, February 3, 2014, Serge Bonte, Subject:  LCFF/LCAP – Now the real work begins … within the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE)

·         Email, February 4, 2014, Wanny Hersey, Subject: Bullis Charter School – Letter from Ken Moore, BCS Board Chair, regarding update on schools facilities mediation

·         Email, February 6, 2014, Dave Cortright, Subject:  BCS Brown Act Violation

·         Email, February 8, 2014, Joe Seither, Subject: Illegal Bullis Charter School lottery entry conditions

 

7.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

8.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Special Board Meeting of January 27, 2014 (#2131-S1)

 

      *    B.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of February 5, 2014 (#2132)

 

      *    C.    Request Acceptance of Donations

                    Donations were made to Student Services and Human Resources Branch.  Administration recommends acceptance of donations.   (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

      *    D.    Request Adoption of Resolution Recognizing March as Arts Education Month

                    Artspiration is a countywide arts initiative that supports professional development, student engagement and arts advocacy.  The month of March has been nationally designated as Arts Education month to support and value the importance of the arts for our students.  Staff recommends adoption of resolution recognizing March as Arts Education month.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    E.    Request Approval of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County (FIRST 5) Child Signature Program Contract

                    The Head Start program participates in the Child Signature Program, funded and administered by FIRST 5, to provide quality early learning experiences and family services. The purpose of the project is to increase the quality of services for at-risk children.  Administration recommends approval of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County (FIRST 5) Child Signature Program Contract.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    F.    Request Approval of Contract over $100,000 with Advent Ministries

                    Advent Ministries provides counselors to seven Alternative Education programs to support the social-emotional wellness of substance dependent youth.  Students receive five day a week individual and group counseling sessions.  Title I and Safety Grant funding will be used.  Administration recommends approving contract over $100,000 with Advent Ministries.

 

      *    G.    Request Approval of Contract Exceeding Prior Board Approval Amount

                    The need to contract for Occupational Therapist (OT) and Physical Therapist (PT) services has increased due to employee leaves and the increase in services as per IEPs.  The Board originally approved a contract for $300,000 at the June 19, 2013 meeting.  The increased contract will cover the expenses through Fiscal Year 2013-14.  Funding has been incorporated into the FY 2013-14 budget to cover this expense.  The cost will be fully reimbursed by the State and School Districts.  Administration recommends approval of contract exceeding prior Board approval amount for Educational Business Healthcare Services, Inc. (EBS).

 

9.         ACTION ITEM

 

      *    A.  Renewal of the Charter Discovery Charter School 1 for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019

                    The charter for Discovery Charter School 1 expires on June 30, 2014. This charter school was originally approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Education (County Board) on February 1, 2006, on appeal from the Moreland Elementary School District.  On November 8, 2013, the Office of Innovative Schools of the Santa Clara County Office of Education received a petition from Discovery Charter School 1 seeking renewal of the charter.  California Education Code Section 476607 (a) (1) requires that “each renewal shall be for a period of five years.”  On February 5, 2014, the County Board held a public hearing on the charter school petition for renewal.  Administration recommends approval of the renewal petition for Discovery Charter School 1 for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019. (Toni Cordova)

 

10.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

       *   A.    Seven Trees (Daniel Lairon) Construction Update

                    In October 2004, the State Allocation Board approved an allocation of approximately $57 million for modernization and new construction projects for the Santa Clara County Office of Education (from the voter approved Proposition 55).  Administration will provide a project closure update including project expenditures, change orders and general information. (Micaela Ochoa)

 

      *    B.    Update on Alpha Middle School 2 Memorandum of Understanding

                    The Santa Clara County Board of Education granted a charter to Alpha Middle School 2 on October 2, 2013 pursuant to the terms of the Charter Schools Act of 1992, as amended.  Per the Board’s direction, the conditions of approval included items mandated by the Board’s approval of the charter petition.  Staff will provide an update on the status of the Memorandum of Understanding.  (Toni Cordova)

 

      *    C.    Purchase Card Audit Finding:  2013-

                    On January 15, 2014, the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s financial auditors presented their 2013 audit findings.  One of their audit findings was directly associated with SCCOE Purchasing Cards (P-Card).  At the conclusion of their presentation, the Board of Education requested a follow-up report on this item.  (Micaela Ochoa)

 

       *   D.    Discussion on the County Board’s Participation on a Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on Education

                    The Board has been invited to be a partner in a mayoral candidates’ forum on educational matters.  The Board’s role will be to assist in providing the public with a fair and impartial presentation of relevant facts related to educational issues in Santa Clara County.   (President Beauchman)

     

            E.  County Board of Education Members Report  

                    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.

 

11.       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Requested items by Board members may be addressed at this time.

·         Rotary Park Project, March 5 (President Beauchman)

·         Come Back Kids program (Independent Study) — Riverside COE, March (President Beauchman)

·         Kids in Common, April 9 (Vice President Green)

·         Update on Alternative Education Lunch Services, June  4  (Member Di Salvo)

·         Update on the Alternative Education Department’s After-Hours Family Mental Health Services Pilot, June 18 (Member Mah)

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Member Di Salvo)

 

12.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for March 5, 2014.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.