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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

August 21, 2013

Regular Meeting # 2124

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.         PUBLIC COMMENTS OF PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OR TO PRESENT PETITIONS

            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

 

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

 

a.       Subject Matter:  Inter-District Transfer Appeal Filed on Behalf of Students

Resident District:  Cupertino Union School District

Desired District:  Saratoga Union School District

 

b.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1))

Sharma et al. v. Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Clara et al., Sacramento Superior Ct. Case No. 34-2013-80001396

 

c.       Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1))

County of Santa Clara et al. v. Milpitas Economic Development Corp. et al., Sacramento Superior Ct. Case No. 34-2013-80001436

 

d.      Conference with Legal Counsel—Anticipated Litigation

(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4))

One (1) Potential Matter

 

  OPEN SESSION Approximately 6:30 p.m.  San Jose Jose Room

 

4.         Report of Actions Taken in Closed Session

 

5.         PUBLIC COMMENTS OF PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OR TO PRESENT PETITIONS

            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.

 

·         Email, dated August 7, 2013, Grace Mah, Subject:  BCS LASD latest – statement from parents and teachers.

·         Email, dated August 10, 2013, forwarded by Grace Mah, Subject: LASD has gone too far – Please help

·         Email, dated August 12, 2013, forwarded by Grace Mah, Subject: Facilities for BCS

·         Email, dated August 12, 2013, forwarded by Grace Mah, Subject: Important News from the LASD Board President

·         Email, dated August 13, 2013, forwarded by Nicole Smith, Subject: Correspondence to BCS from LASD, 8/12/13

·         Email, dated August 15, 2013, forwarded by Grace Mah, Subject:  BCS vs. LASD – My View of the Story

·         Email, dated August 15, 2013, forwarded by Grace Mah, Subject: Letter to Superintendent and Board Members (Aug 15, 2013)

 

7.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

8.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS 

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of August 7, 2013 (#2123)

 

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

 

      *    C.     Request Approval of Acceptance of Non-Competitive CTE Teach Mentor Program Grant  

                     CTE Teach is a program that provides new teacher support to CTE Teachers in K-12 districts, ROCP’s, community college and charter schools.  Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program and California Department of Education have partnered to offer the CTE Teach Program throughout California.   Teachers from all districts and ROP’s in Santa Clara and San Benito counties are eligible to participate in the CTE Teach program.  Administration recommends approval of acceptance of the non-competitive CTE Teach Mentor Program grant.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    D.    Request Approval for Travel Reimbursement of Expenditures for Board Members’ Attendance to the California Latino School Boards Association (CLSBA) Conference

                    Since the California Latino School Boards Association (CLSBA) is not under the pre-approved travel item found in “Addendum to Board Bylaw 9250,” this item is being brought to the Board for approval for travel reimbursement of expenditures.  Member Green has expressed an interest in attending this conference in Del Mar, CA.

 

      *    E.    Request Approval for Travel Reimbursement of Expenditures for Board Members’ Attendance to the Funding the Next Generation Conference

                   Since the Funding the Next Generation workshop is not under the pre-approved travel item found in “Addendum to Board Bylaw 9250,” this item is being brought to the Board for approval for travel reimbursement of expenditures.  Several board members have expressed an interest in attending this workshop in Alameda, CA.

 

9.         ACTION ITEMS

 

     *      A.    Request Adoption of Resolution in Support of a Strong Start in Early Learning for All in Santa Clara County   (15 mins.)

                   An ad hoc committee of the County Board of Education has been meeting since February 2013 with community leaders regarding the development of an initiative to increase access to high-quality early learning services for young children in Santa Clara County.  This resolution affirms the Board’s support for the development of such an initiative and can provide a model for other organizations to express their support for increasing access to high-quality early learning for the children of Santa Clara County.  Administration recommends adoption of the resolution in support of a strong start in early learning for all in Santa Clara County.            (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

10.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.  SCCOE 2013-14 Update on LCFF and LCAP (30 mins.)

                  Administration will present a 2013-14 Update on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) (Micaela Ochoa and Ted O)

 

      *    B.  Office of Innovative Schools:  Countywide Charter School Guidelines, Annual Presentation Template and Charter Schools Whitepaper (30 mins.)

                  One of the priorities for the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) has been to introduce a new division within the Office of the County Superintendent and led by the Chief Strategy Office, with support from General Counsel, to monitor and assess all charter schools under the supervision of the SCCOE.  This presentation will provide the Board with information on goals and responsibilities of the Office of Innovative Schools.  (Toni Cordova)

 

      *    C.    Santa Clara County Board of Education’s Quarterly Expenses (3 mins.)

                    The Board’s quarterly expenses covering April through June 2013 are being reported.

 

            D.    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 Chang, Chair)

3.      Joint Legislative Advisory Committee  (Member Di Salvo, Chair)

4.      Head Start Policy Council  (Member Green)

5.      Regional Operations Committee [ROP]  (Vice-President Chang)

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

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

8.      Warmenhoven Inclusion Collaborative (Member Di Salvo)

9.      California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate  (Member Hover-Smoot)

10.  California County Boards of Education (CCBE) Board of Directors   (Member Hover-Smoot)

 

            E.    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.

 

11.       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

·         Update on Migrant Education at SCCOE, September 4 (President Mah)

·         Update on Fiscal Oversight of Gilroy Unified School District, Sept 4 (Member Beauchman)

·         SCCOE Comparability Study, Sept 18 (President Mah)

·         Update on Revolution Foods, Jan 15 (Member Di Salvo)

·         Strategic Planning Group, Nov/Dec (President Mah)

·         Strategic Plan Progress, 2nd Meeting of the Month starting Sept 18

·         Quarterly Update on Universal Preschool, Nov 13 (Member Green)

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Joseph Di Salvo)

·         Discussion on Strategic Plan with Respect to Serving Districts and Supporting Charter Schools (Member Green)

·         Alternative Education Department (AED) Academic and Counseling Resources Over Weekends (Member Di Salvo)

 

 

12.       ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for September 4, 2013.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.