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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

June 18, 2014

Regular Meeting #2141             

San Jose Room

5:00 p.m.

 

*** REVISED ***

 

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.         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

 

3.         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 SD; Evergreen SD; Franklin-McKinley SD and Mount Pleasant Elementary SD v. Santa Clara County Board of Education  

Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 114CV260070

 

OPEN SESSION Immediately Following Closed Session ― Approximately 5:45 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.

 

·         Letter, March 13, 2014, David Kuizenga, Rocketship Education, re:  submission of charter petition for Rocketship Alum Rock

·         Email, May 14, 2014, Jennifer Thomas, Subject:  Luther Burbank Fiasco

·         Letter, May 29, 2014, Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, re: support of charter petition for Rocketship Alum Rock

·         Letter, May 30, 2014, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, re:  support of charter petition for Rocketship Alum Rock

·         Email, June 3, 2014, Jocelyn Merz, Subject:  Concerned parent regarding Rocketship

·         Letter, June 3, 2014, Mayor Chuck Reed, re:  support of charter petition for Rocketship Alum Rock

·         Email, June 4, 2014, Claudia Martinez, Subject:  Stop Rocketship—Dorsa Elementary parent

·         Letter, June 4, 2014, Sue Ann Salmon Evans of Dannis Woliver Kelley Law Firm, Subject: Request to rescind Approval of Rocketship  9

·         Email, June 4, 2014, Magdalena Carrasco, Subject:  Rocketship Alum Rock

·         Email, June 4, 2014, Jennifer  Thomas, Subject:  Rocketship, Alum Rock and the future in Santa Clara County

·         Email, June 12, 2014, Gordon Lafer, Subject: Rocketship – New Report

 

7.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

8.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.  Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of June 4, 2014 (#2140)

 

      *    B.  Request Acceptance of Donation      

 

      *    C.   Request Approval of Kidango Mental Health Contract

                   The Head Start Program will contract with Kidango, Inc. to provide mandated mental health support for parents and staff per Head Start regulations.  Administration recommends approval of Kidango mental health contract.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    D.    Request Approval of the 2014-15 Service Provider Contracts Over $100,000     

                    The Special Education Department is requesting Board approval on various contracts which are at or exceed $100,000.  Funding has been incorporated into the FY 2014-15 budget to cover these expenses.  Administration recommends approval of the 2014-15 service provider contracts over $100,000.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    E.    Request Approval of Contract Over $100,000 with Revolution Foods

                    The Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Alternative Education Department serves breakfast and lunch to over 200 students a day in our Community Schools.  During the 2013-14 school year, Revolution Foods provided these meals for SCCOE students.  The Alternative Education Department will enter into an agreement not to exceed $225,000 for the 2014-15 school year to provide food services to five Alternative Education sites (Terra Bella, Odyssey, Sunol, Snell and Stonegate).  Administration recommends approval of contract over $100,000 with Revolution Foods.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    F.    Request Approval of Contract Over $100,000 with Odysseyware

                    Odysseyware will provide 200 user licenses and include curriculum for grades 3-12 in four content areas (English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies/History and Science).  In addition, Odysseyware will provide Professional Development for the Alternative Education Department including face to face on-site school and district professional development as well as webinars and remote, on-demand support services.  The Alternative Education Department will enter into an agreement not to exceed $146,000 for the 2014-15 school year.  Funding will come from Title I carryover that must be used by September 30, 2014 or be returned.  Administration recommends approval of contract over $100,000 with Odysseyware.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    G.    Request Approval for the Submission of Heising-Simons Foundation Grant Application

                    The Heising-Simons Foundation has encouraged the Head Start program to apply for funds to increase match concepts and family engagement activities to children and families enrolled in the Head Start program.  If funded, the Santa Clara County Office of Education will receive $70,840 to provide parent education and training for staff in best practices for early math concepts.  Administration recommends approval of submission of a Heising-Simons Foundation grant application. (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    H.    Request Approval to Surplus School Portable Building over $25,000

                    Per California Ed Code Section 1279, SCCOE must notify the Board of Education prior to the surplus or sale of any personal property worth over $25,000.  The Special Education Department owns a portable school building located at Live Oak High School.  Morgan Hill Unified School District is interested in purchasing the portable.  Administration recommends approval to surplus school portable building over $25,000 to Morgan Hill Unified School District.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    I.     Request Approval of Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)     

                    California Education Code Sections 41507, 41572 and 64001 and the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires each school to consolidate all school plans for programs funded through the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) and NCLB Program Improvement into the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).  The School Site Councils from Santa Clara County Office of Education’s three schools, County Community, Juvenile Hall and Special Education, revised and approved their SPSAs to include updated program activities and budget information that align to the newly approved Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan.  Administration recommends approval of SCCOE 2014-15 Single Plans for Student Achievement.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    J.     Request Adoption of Revised Board Policy 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures, Second Reading     

                    Pursuant to Education Code, the Uniform Complaint Procedures policy must include a reference to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Statute requires an update to Uniform Complaint Procedures Policy 1312.3 to include complaints regarding the requirement and implementation of LCFF including the implementation of LCAP.  This is required to be completed on or before June 30, 2014. Administration recommends adoption of revised Board Policy 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures, Second Reading.  (Toni Cordova)      

   

9.         PUBLIC HEARING

 

      *    A.    Public Hearing on the Disclosure Statement of the Tentative Agreement for a Successor Contract between the County Superintendent of Schools and the Association of County Educators (ACE)              

                    The County Superintendent of Schools and ACE reached a tentative agreement on May 30, 2014.  ACE is to ratify this agreement on June 20, 2014.  (Micaela Ochoa and Philip Gordillo)

 

10.       ACTION ITEMS

 

      *    A.   Decision on Charter School Petition for Rocketship Alum Rock     

                  On May 9, 2014, the Innovative Schools Office of the Santa Clara County Office of Education received a petition from Rocketship Education seeking approval to open Rocketship Alum Rock (RS Alum Rock) with the boundaries of Alum Rock Union Elementary School District (ARUESD).  On June 4, 2014, the Santa Clara County Board of Education held a public hearing on the provisions of the charter and to consider the level of support for the petition pursuant to California Education Code Section 47605 (b) at which staff, parents, and students from the ARUESD spoke, and numerous parents, community members and students in support of RS Alum Rock also addressed the Board.  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.” Staff reviewed the petition utilizing the criteria for approval set forth in Education Code Section 47605. Through the staff report, staff has provided the Board with an assessment of the sufficiency of the charter petition with respect to all criteria for approval.  Staff recommends that the Board review staff’s analysis with respect to these criteria and make a finding regarding whether each criterion for approval has been satisfied.  (Toni Cordova)

 

      *    B.   Request Adoption of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)     

                  Pursuant to Education Code 52062(b)(1), the Santa Clara County Office of Education held a public hearing to solicit the recommendations and comments of members of the public regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the Local Control Accountability Plan.  This public hearing was held on June 11, 2014.  Administration recommends adoption of the Local Control Accountability Plan.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    C.   Request Adoption of the Santa Clara County Office of Education Annual Budget for 2014-15

                  Education Code 1622 states that on or before July 1 of each fiscal year, the County Board of Education shall adopt an annual budget for the budget year and shall file the budget with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Administration recommends adoption of the Santa Clara County Office of Education Annual Budget for 2014-15.  (Micaela Ochoa)    

 

      *    D.   Request Adoption of the 2014-15 Resolution According to the Provisions of Article XIII, Section 36 of the State to Approve the Spending Plan for the Education Protection Account (EPA) for 2014-15

                  On November 6, 2012, the voters of California approved Proposition 30, which temporarily increases the state’s sales tax and the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers.  Part of the revenue generated would be used to support increased Local Educational Agency (LEA) funding, with the remainder helping to balance the state budget.  The Board will be presented the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s estimated EPA revenue and expenditure and spending plan for 2014-15.  Administration recommends adoption of the    2014-15 resolution to approve the spending plan for the Education Protection Account.  (Micaela Ochoa)    

     

      *    E.    Request Approval of the 2014-15 Service Provider Contracts Over $250,000     

                    The Special Education Department is requesting Board approval of contracts which exceed $250,000.  Funding has been incorporated into the FY 2014-15 budget to cover the expenses. Administration recommends approval of the 2014-15 service provider contracts over $250,000.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

11.       INFORMATION ITEM

 

      *    A.  Report on State Preschool Annual Self-Review

                  The California Department of Education (CDE), Child Development Division contract with the Santa Clara County Office of Education requires that each year the State Preschool Program conduct a self-review and report the findings to the Board of Education.   (Dr. Mary Ann  Dewan)

 

      *    B.  Review of the 2014-15 Real Estate Leases

                  The Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Board Policy 3312(a) – Contracts, requires that all contracts for real estate purchases and leases be placed on the Board agenda as Study Action Items.  As part of our effort to ensure compliance with BP 3312(a), we have compiled a draft list of leased properties.  Administration is working on a few additional details and will present the final list for approval on July 16, 2014.  (Micaela Ochoa)

 

      *    C.  Head Start Monthly Board Reports

                  The Head Start Monthly report will review April 2014.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

12.       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)

 

13.       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.

 

14.       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

·         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)

 

15.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next regular Board of Education meeting is scheduled for July 16, 2014.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.