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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

March 5, 2014

Regular Meeting #2134

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.         EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH:   Rachel Zlotziver, Communications/PR Specialist, Office of the Superintendent

 

3.         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)  

 

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

 

A.    Conference with Real Property Negotiators

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property:  38 North Almaden Blvd., Unit 1800, San Jose, CA  95110

Agency Negotiator: Micaela Ochoa, Chief Business Officer, SCCOE

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms

 

B.     Conference with Legal Counsel-Potential Litigation

(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))  2 Cases

               

             C.  Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956(d)(1))

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District et al. v. Santa Clara County Board of Education  et al. Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 114CV260070

   

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

   

5.         Report of actions taken in Closed Session

 

6.         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.

 

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, Feb 16, 2014, Joe Seither, Subject: Illegal Bullis Charter School Lottery Entry Conditions

·         Email, Feb 21, 2014, Joe Seither, Subject: Letter to Bullis regarding application process and Brown Act

·         Email, Feb 22, 2014, Dave Cortright, Subject: Letter to Bullis regarding application process and Brown Act

·         Email, Feb 27, 2014, Joseph Di Salvo, Subject:  Rocketship to expand in San Jose

 

8.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

9.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of February 19, 2014 (#2133)

 

      *    B.    Request Approval of Purchase Order in the Amount of $198,762

                    This purchase order will be for maintenance/license contract for Financial, Human Resources and Payroll System.  The vendor is Quintessential School Systems (QSS).  Funds have been incorporated for this purpose in the 2013-14 budget.  Administration recommends approval of purchase order exceeding $100,000 for Quintessential School Systems.  (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

      *    C.    Request Approval of Title III Action Plan for Submittal to the California Department of Education (CDE)

                    On January 14, 2013 the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) received notice from the California Department of Education (CDE), identifying the district as a Title III Year 4 Program Improvement district.  As a Local Education Agency which received Title III funding to support our English Leaners, the SCCOE is required to demonstrate student growth in three specific areas referred to as Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO’s).                

 

                    In addition, the SCCOE is also required to develop an improvement plan that will ensure the LEA meets future AMAO objectives.  The Title III Action plan will be submitted March 14, 2014 to CDE and requires Board President signature certifying all rules and regulations will be observed by the SCCOE and that the information contained in the Plan is correct and complete.  Administration recommends approval of Title III Action Plan for submittal to CDE.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

    *      D.    Request Approval of Campbell Successor Agency Surface Lot Profit Participation Agreement

                    The California State Legislature enacted Assembly Bill x126 to dissolve redevelopment agencies formed under the Community Redevelopment Law (“Dissolution Law”).  According to the Dissolution Law, the Successor Agency is required to dispose of all Agency-owned properties and distribute the proceeds to the taxing entities.  Pursuant to an exception the Successor Agency may transfer the property to the city or county that created the agency as long as it reaches a compensation agreement with the taxing entities. Staff recommends approval of the Profit Participation Agreement.

     

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

 

10.       PUBLIC HEARING

 

      *    A.   Public Hearing on the Charter School Petition Renewal (Appeal) for Sunrise Middle School

On January 21, 2014, the Office of Innovative Schools of the Santa Clara County Office of Education received a petition from Sunrise Middle School seeking renewal of its charter.  This petition was submitted on appeal from San Jose Unified School District, having been denied by the District’s Board of Education on January 14, 2014.   California Education Code Section 47605(b) requires that “no later than 30 days after receiving a petition… the governing board of the school district shall hold a public hearing on the provisions of the charter, at which time the governing board of the school district shall consider the level of support for the petition by teachers employed by the district, other employees of the district, and parents.”  The Education Code further requires that “the governing board of the school district shall either grant or deny the charter within 60 days of receipt of the petition, provided, however, that the date may be extended by an additional 30 days if both parties agree to the extension.”  This item will be placed on the County Board agenda for a vote on March 19, 2014.   (Toni Cordova)

 

11.       ACTION ITEMS

 

      *    A.   Discussion and Adoption of Resolution in Support of Protection of the Local School Revenues Act of 2014

                    Educate Our State (EOS), a grassroots, parent-led organization educating and uniting Californians to advocate for systemic change that will provide all students with a high-quality public education, is seeking to place on the ballot an initiative entitled “Protection of Local School Revenues Act” and which the Attorney General titled “School Funding, Property Tax Revenues” that would restore the schools’ rights to their allocated share of property tax revenue, prevent the State Legislature from redirecting those funds in the future and direct the State to compensate local governments for the actual Vehicle License Fee revenue they have lost from the State’s General Fund, all without raising taxes.  Administration recommends adoption of resolution in support of “Protection of Local Schools Revenue Act of 2014.”   (President Beauchman)

       

      *    B.     Request Approval of Travel and Expense Reimbursement for Board Members to Attend the New Schools Venture Fund 2014 Summit 

                     Member Di Salvo has requested conference registration to the New Schools Venture Fund 2014 Summit which is being held on April 30, 2014 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, CA.  Since the New Schools Summit is not on the Board’s pre-approved travel item list (BB 9250(a)), a request for travel and expense reimbursement is being brought to the Board for approval.  

 

12.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.  PlayGarden – Rotary Club Centennial Project

                  The San Jose Rotary Club has plans to create an inclusive ‘Rotary PlayGarden’ as their Centennial Project.  The purpose of the PlayGarden is to provide an environment where children and adults of all abilities can play side-by-side.  The PlayGarden is designed to be a legacy project in celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of the San Jose Rotary.  Staff will provide the Board with an update on the status of the PlayGarden project.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

           

      *    B.  Update on Status of Santa Clara County School Districts’ Funding

                  The 2013-14 Budget replaced the previous K-12 finance system of Revenue Limits with a new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  For school districts and charter schools, the LCFF creates base, supplemental and concentration grants in place of previously existing K-12 funding streams, namely revenue limits and categorical programs.  Administration will present an overview of the estimated impact of LCFF on districts in Santa Clara County.  The data presented is based on the Districts’ First Interim, December 2013 data.   (Micaela Ochoa)

 

      *    C.  Santa Clara County Office of Education 2013-14 Second Interim Financial Report   

The State requires county offices of education and school districts to prepare two interim financial reports per fiscal year. This Second Interim Report reflects the updates of actual revenues and expenditures through January 31, as well as revised budget projections for February through June and two subsequent years.  (Micaela Ochoa)

     

      *    D.   Santa Clara County Board of Education’s Quarterly Expenses  

                   The Board’s quarterly expenses covering October through December 2013 are being reported.    (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

            E.    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 Green, Chair)

3.      Joint Legislative Advisory Committee  (Grace Mah, Chair)

4.      Head Start Policy Council  (Grace Mah)

5.      Regional Operations Committee [ROP]  (Michael Chang)

6.      Santa Clara County School Boards Association Executive Board (Anna Song)

7.      Joint Committee on Child Care (JCCC)  (Grace Mah, Joseph Di Salvo)

8.      Warmenhoven Inclusion Collaborative (Julia Hover-Smoot)

9.      California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate  (Vice President Green)

10.  California County Boards of Education (CCBE) Board of Directors   (Vice President Green)

     

             F.  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.

 

13.       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact, March 19 (Member Di Salvo)

·         Come Back Kids program (Independent Study) — Riverside COE, March 19 (President Beauchman)

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

·         Update on Alpha Middle School 2 MOU, April 23 (Vice President Green)

·         Update on Discovery Charter School 1, May 21 (Member Chang)

·         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)

 

14.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for March 19, 2014.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.