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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

June 4, 2014

Regular Meeting #2140

San Jose Room

5:00 p.m.

 

Teleconference Location

Residential

11747 SW Military Lane

Portland, OR   97219

 

 

 

Open 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 RECOGNITION:   Sung Park, Teacher, Severe Disabilities, Milpitas High School, Ridder Park Cluster

 

3.         STUDENT RECOGNITION:   Osvaldo Santiago, East Side Union High School District, San Jose Conservation Corps, Migrant Education

 

4.         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

 

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

 

A.    Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4)(one case)

 

OPEN SESSION Immediately Following Closed Session ― Approximately 5:50 p.m. (San Jose Room)  

 

6.         Report of actions taken in Closed Session

 

OPEN SESSION

 

7.         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.

 

8.         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 16, 2014, Serge Bonte, Subject: Recent US DOJ/DOE “Dear Colleague” Letter

·         Email, May 18, 2014, Serge Bonte, Subject: (another more) recent US DOE (Office for Civil Rights) “Dear Colleague” Letter

·         Memo, May 27, 2014, Gemma M. Abels, RE:  Rocketship Education Alum Rock

 

9.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

10.       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)

 

11.         REPORT OF MEETINGS HELD JUNE 1 AND 2, 2014 IN SACRAMENTO

 

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 21, 2014 (#2139)

 

      *    B.    Request Acceptance of Donations

                    A donation was made to the Special Education Department.  Administration recommends acceptance of the donation.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    C.    Request Approval to Accept the Non-Competitive Grant from FIRST 5, Santa Clara County

                    A non-competitive grant was offered by FIRST 5, Santa Clara County division to provide quality learning services to support the vision, mission and planning of the Inclusion Collaborative and supports inclusive practices.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education will receive $163,436 to implement the work.  Administration recommends to accept the non-competitive grant from FIRST 5, Santa Clara County.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    D.    Request Acceptance of Title III Year 2 and 4 Technical Assistance Grant

                    The California Department of Education (CDE) develops local capacity for Local Educational Agency (LEA) improvement by assisting them to assess their current English Learner programs and planned modifications.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is the State Regional Technical Assistance Lead Agency working with LEAs in Year 2 and Year 4 of

                    Program Improvement (PI) for Title III in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties which constitute Region 5. The SCCOE Title III Region 5 office is one of 11 Regional offices responsible for submitting the required fiscal and grant activity reports to CDE for this 18-month grant award.  Administration recommends acceptance of Title III Year 2 and 4 Technical Assistance Grant.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    E.    Request Approval for Contract Exceeding $100,000

                    Chandler Tripp School re-roofing project is listed in the SCCOE Five Year Maintenance Plan.  This was presented to the Board of Education on November 13, 2014.  Bids were received on May 20, 2014 for the roofing project.  Funds have been incorporated for this purpose in the 2013-14 budget.  Administration recommends approval for bid #B25-13-14 proposal from Foam Experts for the Chandler Trip School re-roofing project.  (Micaela Ochoa)

 

14.       PUBLIC HEARING

 

      *    A.    Public Hearing on Charter School Petition for Rocketship Alum Rock

                    On May 9, 2014, the Office of Innovative Schools of the Santa Clara County Office of Education received a petition from Rocketship Education seeking approval to open Rocketship Alum Rock.  This petition was submitted on appeal from the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District (District), having been denied by the District’s Board of Education on May 8, 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.”  This item will be placed on the County Board of Education agenda for a vote on June 18, 2014.  (Toni Cordova)

     

15.       ACTION ITEMS

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan

                  At the January 6, 2010 State Board of Education (SBE) meeting, the Santa Clara County Office of Education Local Education Agency (LEA) advanced to Program Improvement (PI) Year 3 and was identified in Corrective Action.  The Corrective Action calls for the revision of the LEA Plan and for the Plan to be annual updated and approved by the local governing board.  The LEA Plan is a requirement for SCCOE because federal funds are received under Titles I, II and III.  Administration recommends approval of the SCCOE Local Educational Agency Plan.      (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    B.    Request Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Sale of Property located at 38 N. Almaden Blvd. #1800, San Jose, CA  95110 and Designating Signee for Full Reconveyance

                  Pursuant to a settlement agreement on the matter titled Santa Clara County Board of Education v. Weis, et al, involving the property located at 38 N. Almaden Blvd #1800, San Jose, California (“Property”), the Board agreed to accept a deed in lieu of foreclosure and transfer the Property to the Santa Clara County Office of Education.  The Board directed staff to pursue the sale of the Property.  Administration recommends the adoption of the resolution releasing the lien secured by the Deed of Trust in connection with the property located at 38 N. Almaden Blvd, #1800, San Jose, CA  95110 and authorizing and directing Dr. Mary Ann Dewan to sign and deliver the Reconveyance and any and all documents necessary to consummate the sales transaction.  (Maribel Medina)

 

      *    C.   Request Adoption of Resolution Pertaining to Consolidation of Elections    

                  Whenever a school district election is scheduled to be held on the same day and in the same territory (or in territory that is part of the same) as elections of other political subdivisions, the district election may be either completely or partially consolidated with other elections.  The County Registrar of Voters estimates the costs for the County Board of Education positions to be approximately $605,000 (this cost includes candidate statement costs and the assumption that there are two candidates per area).  Administration recommends adoption of resolution pertaining to Consolidation of Elections.  (Suzanne Carrig)

 

16.       INFORMATION ITEM

     

      *    A.  Alternative Education Department Court and Community Schools Update   

                  The Alternative Education Department (AED) has been engaged in reform and Program Improvement efforts for the past five years.  The Board will have an opportunity to recognize the members and their efforts as part of the AED Student Leadership Team; hear an update on the partnership between AED and Revolution Foods for improved nutritional meal choices for SCCOE students and learn more about the AED Family Mental Health pilot program.  In addition, the Board will receive an update regarding the current status of the department, progress made on key initiatives during the 2013-14 school year and anticipated changes for the 2014-15 school year.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

17.       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

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

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Member Di Salvo)

·         Charter Schools Workshop, fall 2014 (President Beauchman)

·         Foster Vision (Member Mah)

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

·         Charter School Annual Report, July 2014 (All)

·         Branch Reports (Member Mah)

 

18.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2014.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.