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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

May 21, 2014

Regular Meeting #2139

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.         NOMINEES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:     

            Each year at the request of the California Department of Education (CDE), the County Superintendent invites submissions from county districts for the state “Classified School Employee of the Year” program.  A Santa Clara County Office of Education committee reviewed all submissions and selected one employee from each job classification.  The County Superintendent then forwarded these names to the CDE for consideration of statewide recognition.

 

3.         STUDENT RECOGNITION:   Juan Huerta, Blue Ridge High School, Alternative Education

 

4.         STUDENT RECOGNITION:   Teresa Acfalle, Del Mar High School, Foster Youth

 

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.

   

CLOSED SESSION (Board Room)  

 

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

 

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

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, et al. vs. Santa Clara County Board of Education et al.

Santa Clara County Superior Ct. Case No. 114CV260070

 

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

 

7.         Report of actions taken in Closed Session

 

8.         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.

 

9.         CORRESPONDENCE   

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

·         Email, May 8, 2014, Don Renwick, Re:  Human Resources and Financial Operations

 

10.       SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

11.       Board Committee Reports:   

                    Committee members may provide or report on recent committee activities.

1.      Budget Study Committee (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Chair)

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

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

4.      Head Start Policy Council  (Member Mah)

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

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

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

8.      Warmenhoven Inclusion Collaborative (Member 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)

 

12.       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.       CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of May 7, 2014 (#2138)

   

      *    B.    Request Acceptance of Donation(s)

                    A donation was made to the Student Services Branch.  Administration recommends acceptance of donation.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    C.  Adoption of Second Reading of Revised Board Policy 3312(a) – Contracts

                  On April 9, 2014, the Policy Development Subcommittee met and approved the revision of BP 3312(a).  The policy revision addresses board approval of contracts that exceed $100,000.  (Vice President Green)

 

      *    D.  Request Approval to Accept the Non-Competitive Grant from Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

                  A non-competitive Mathematics grant was offered by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation to support preschool teachers in programs serving low-income families and public school teachers of grades K-3 in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.  Emma Monica, Preschool Teacher/Coach, of the Santa Clara County Office of Education will receive $500 to purchase math manipulatives. Administration recommends acceptance of the non-competitive grant from the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    E.   Request Approval to Accept the Non-Competitive Grant from Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

                  A non-competitive Mathematics grant was offered by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation to support preschool teachers in programs serving low-income families and public school teachers of grades K-3 in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.  Martha Arevalo, School Readiness Specialist, of the Santa Clara County Office of Education will receive $500 to purchase school books titled “Developing Number Concepts, Book 1.” Administration recommends acceptance of the non-competitive grant from the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    F.   Request Approval of a Resolution in Support of the Week of May 18-24, 2014 as Classified School Employee Week

                    May 18-24 marks the annual Classified School Employee Week, a time for schools and communities statewide to celebrate the work of bus drivers, office and clerical staff, custodians, food services workers, paraprofessionals, maintenance and operations workers and other classified employees who work in a variety of jobs like print services, library and media assistance, security and technology.  This year’s theme is:  Classified Employees:  Inspiring Generations.  Administration recommends adoption of resolution in support of May 18-24, 2014 as Classified School Employee Week.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    G   Request Approval to Accept the Head Start Budget Revision

                   The Head Start Program requests a budget revision from the basic grant which was approved by the Regional Office for FY 2013-14.  The request revision will allow the program to purchase educational supplies and equipment to meet the program objectives and liquidate by July 30, 2014.  Funds for these expenditures will be incorporated in the FY 2013-14 budget.  Administration recommends acceptance of the Head Start budget revision.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

14.       ACTION ITEM

 

      *    A.  Request Approval of the Facility Shared Use Agreement with Educare of California at Silicon Valley

                  The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) will operate eight classrooms at the Educare of California at Silicon Valley (ECSV) facility when constructed.  The facility Shared Use Agreement negotiated between SCCOE and ECSV describes the rights and obligations of each with respect to the use and upkeep of the facility.  The fiscal implications of this agreement are unknown at this time.  Administration recommends approval of the Facility Shared Use agreement with ECSV.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

 

 15.      INFORMATION ITEM

     

      *    A.  Revisions to the Discovery Charter School Website   

                  On February 23, 2014, the Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE) renewed the charter for Discovery Charter School, a charter school first authorized by SCCBOE in 2006 and renewed in 2009.  During deliberations on this action, concerns were raised regarding language on the school’s website about parent volunteer requirements and donations.  Board members expressed concern that the website language might deter some parents from applying to the school.  They identified specific changes they would like to see and requested that they receive an update on changes to the charter school website.  Staff will provide an update on the changes.   (Toni Cordova)

     

      *    B.    Emerging Scholars Program Expansion   

                    The SCCOE—Foster Youth Services (FYS) program focuses on eliminating educational barriers that impede the educational achievement and success for students in the foster care system.  SCCOE services include educational support, assistance in expediting school records and immediate school enrollment.  Training is provided to school district staff on the appropriate laws that protect foster children and youth.  To improve educational achievement, FYS collaborates with the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (SVEF) to provide outstanding services to students in the foster care system.  Staff will brief the Board on the Emerging Scholars Program Expansion.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    C.  Feasibility Report:  Potential Video Production of Board Meetings

                  Trustee Di Salvo and Trustee Green requested a report about the potential video production of the Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE) meetings.  Information regarding the history of planning initiatives for video production, current technical specifications and relevant considerations will be discussed.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

16.       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

·         Update on Alternative Education Department including Lunch Services and After-Hours Family Mental Health Services Pilot, June  4  (Member Di Salvo)

·         Educate Our State, June 18 (Vice President Green)

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Member Di Salvo)

·         Charter Schools Workshop (President Beauchman)

·         Foster Vision (Member Mah)

·         Early Childhood – general policies and procedures  (Member Mah)

·         Branch Reports (Member Mah)

 

17.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for June 4, 2014.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.