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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

March 19, 2014

Regular Meeting #2135

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.         STUDENT RECOGNITION:   Christine Marie Watson of Live Oak High School, Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

 

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.    Subject Matter:  Expulsion Appeal Filed on Behalf of Student

Resident District:  Santa Clara Unified School District

 

B.     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

 

C.     Consideration of Public Employee Appointment (Government Code 54957)

Title:  Interim Superintendent

 

D.    Conference with Legal Counsel—Potential Litigation

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) ― Two Cases

 

 

OPEN SESSION Immediately Following Closed Session ― Approximately 7:30 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, March 3, 2014, Serge Bonte, Subject: LCFF/LCAP – When will the real work begin within the Santa Clara County Office of Education and its schools portfolio?

·         Email, March 10, 2014, Leon Beauchman, Subject:  RE: Sunrise Middle School

·         Email, March 11, 2014, Teresa Robinson, Subject: Sunrise / rigor

·         Email, March 11, 2014, Dave Cortright, Subject: BCS avoids Brown Act disclosure by directing the BCS foundation to spend money on its behalf

 

8.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

9.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of March 5, 2014 (#2134)

 

      *    B.    Request Approval of Proposed Donation from Charmaine Warmenhoven via Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) for 2014-15 Fiscal Year

                    Annually, Ms. Charmaine Warmenhoven, via the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, donates approximately $100,000 to the Inclusion Collaborative, Early Learning Services Department.  Ms. Warmenhoven would like to donate an estimated $100,000 in 2014-15.  The actual amount of the donation will be determined in November 2014.  Administration recommends approval of the proposed donation from Charmaine Warmenhoven via Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) for 2014-2015.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    C.    Request Approval for the Submission of an El Camino Hospital Community Benefit Program Grant Application

                    El Camino Hospital, through its Community Benefit Program, has encouraged the Head Start Program to submit a grant application to support the health and well-being of children who are receiving Early Head Start services.  If funded, the Santa Clara County Office of Education

                    would receive $80,500 to provide health and social services for infants and toddlers.  Administration recommends approval for the submission of an El Camino Hospital Community Benefit Program Grant application.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    D.    Request Recognition of Gavilan College’s Withdrawal from Regional Occupation Program (ROP)

                    After many years of partnership, Gavilan College has notified Santa Clara County Office of Education that it will officially end their participation in the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) as of June 30, 2014. In withdrawing from the ROP, Gavilan College will forfeit $247,960 in funding for the 2014-15 school year.  These funds will be re-allocated by the ROP Board at its next meeting in May 2014.  Administration recommends recognizing Gavilan College’s withdrawal from the Regional Occupational Program.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    E.    Request Approval to Accept the CaPROMISE Grant

                    The purpose of the CaPROMISE grant is to improve the provision and coordination of services and supports for child SSI recipients and their families in order to job train to obtain competitive employment in an integrated setting that may result in long-term reductions in the child recipient’s reliance on SSI.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education WorkAbility Department, from December 2013-September 2016, will receive up to $52,260.  Administration recommends approval to accept the CaPROMISE grant.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

10.       ACTION ITEMS

 

      *    A.   Decision on the Charter School Petition for Sunrise Middle School  

                   The Santa Clara County Office of Education, Office of Innovative Schools received a charter petition from Sunrise Middle School on January 21, 2014 to renew the charter for a five-year term beginning on July 1, 2014.  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.  A County Board of Education public hearing was held on March 5, 2014.  The Board must “either grant or deny the charter within 90 days of receipt of the petition.”  (Ed. Code, §47605, subd. (b).)  Staff finds that the Petitioners present an unsound educational program for the pupils to be enrolled in the charter school; are demonstrably unlikely to successfully implement the program as presented in the Petition and its supporting documents; and, that the Petition does not provide a reasonably comprehensive description of several essential charter elements.  Staff recommends that the County Board of Education deny the Petition.  (Toni Cordova)

 

      *    B.  Approve or Deny a Contribution Toward the PlayGarden – Rotary Club Centennial Project   
The San Jose Rotary Club has plans to create an inclusive ‘Rotary PlayGarden’ as their Centennial Legacy Project.  The purpose of the PlayGarden is to provide an environment where children and adults of all abilities can play side-by-side.  The Board had the opportunity to learn about the project and the fundraising goals of the Rotary at the December 13, 2013 and March 5, 2014 board meetings.  The Student Services Branch of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is likely to utilize the PlayGarden as a support to its student programming.  A funding gap of approximately $600,000 for the Rotary PlayGarden Project currently exists.  It is recommended that any SCCOE funds directed by the Board of Education to be a contribution to this project should come from the Facilities Fund.  Administration recommends approving or denying a contribution toward the PlayGarden – Rotary Club Centennial Project.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    C.    Request Approval of Contract Exceeding Prior Board Approved Amount

                    The Santa Clara County Office of Education is responsible for the educational services of students who live in Licensed Children’s Institutions with special needs attending Non-Public Schools located in Santa Clara County. The Second Start Learning Disabilities Program, Inc. provides a comprehensive program for students with significant mental health needs.  The original contract amount was estimated based on the actual expenditures from 2012-13.  The increased amount is needed due to a significant increase in enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.  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 approved amount.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    D.    Request Approval of Contract Exceeding Prior Board Approved Amount

                    Students who require more intensive mental health services as part of their instructional day attend Beacon School.  An increased number of students have enrolled at Beacon School since July 1, 2013, thus requiring additional funds to cover these expenses through the 2013-14 school year.  The increased amount reflects the increase in services of this component of the Program.  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. (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

11.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.  Head Start Monthly Board Reports 

                  As per the Head Start Act, all Head Start agencies are required to provide program information to the Board of Education.  This report covers January 2014.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    B.  First Reading of Revised Board Policy 0460 – Local Control and Accountability Plan  

                  On March 5, 2014, the Policy Development Subcommittee met and approved the draft of        BP 0460.  The new policy reflects the requirement of the new laws (AB 97 and SB 97, 2013) related to the development of a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) by July 1, 2014 and an update of the LCAP on or before July 1 of each subsequent year. (Vice President Green)

 

      *    C.  First Reading of Revised Board Policy 3513.3 – Tobacco Free Schools

                  On March 5, 2014, the Policy Development Subcommittee met and approved the revision of   BP 3513.3.  The policy revision addresses e-cigarettes as part of the Tobacco Free Schools policy.  (Vice President Green)

 

      *    D.  First Reading of Revised Board Policy 5131.62 – Tobacco (Students)

                  On March 5, 2014, the Policy Development Subcommittee met and approved the revision of   BP 5131.62.  The policy revision addresses e-cigarettes as part of the Tobacco Free Schools policy and the student specific policy regarding tobacco use. (Vice President Green)

 

      *    E.   First Reading of Revised Board Bylaw 9010 – Public Statements

                  On March 5, 2014, the Policy Development Subcommittee met and approved the revision of   BB 9010.  The bylaw revision addresses the responsibility of Santa Clara County Board members when speaking with members of the public, community groups, or the media.         (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.

 

12.       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

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

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

·         Come Back Kids Program … Riverside COE, April 23 (President Beauchman)

·         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 4 (Member Mah)

·         Drop Out Recovery – Magic Johnson Program (Member Di Salvo)

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Member Di Salvo)

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for April 9, 2014.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.