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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

September 18, 2013

Regular Meeting # 2126

San Jose Room

5:00 p.m.

 

Teleconference Location:

Aria Hotel

3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV  89109

Room Reservation Under:  Christopher Stampolis

 

 

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.         TEACHERS OF THE YEAR RECOGNITION: 

·         Heather Bass, Gateway Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education

·         Jessica Lura, Bullis Charter School

 

3.         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)   

 

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

      

A.     Subject Matter:  Inter-District Transfer Appeal Filed on Behalf of Student

Resident District:  Mountain View Whisman School District  

Desired District:  Los Altos School District  

 

B.     Public Employee Performance Evaluation

Title:  County Superintendent of Schools

(Government Code Section 54957(b) (1) permits Boards to conduct a closed session for evaluation of performance of a public employee.)

   

OPEN SESSION  Approximately 6:45 p.m. (San Jose Room)  

   

5.         Report of actions taken in Closed Session

 

6.         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.

 

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, September 3, 2013, Tammy Logan, Subject:  Fwd: BCS Letter to LASD Requesting Joint Meeting Regarding Facilities Use Agreement

·         Letter, forwarded by Tammy Logan on September 3, 2013—Letter dated Aug 14, 2013, RE:  Teacher Lockout

·         Email, September 11, 2013, forwarded by Grace Mah, Subject: BCS Ruling

 

8.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

9.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of September 4, 2013 (#2125)

 

      *    B.   Acceptance of Donations

                   

       *   C.   Second Reading Revised Conflict of Interest of BB 9270 and E 9270   

                    On August 21, 2013, the Policy Development Subcommittee met and approved the revisions to Board Bylaw (BB) 9270 and Exhibit (E) 9270.  The revisions reflect changes in accordance with the California School Board Association (CSBA) model which provides for a resolution in adopting a conflict of interest code as an Exhibit to the Policy.  In addition, language was added to BB 9270 and E 9270 to ensure that we address the statutory requirements for review and approval by the County Board of Supervisors.  Administration recommends approval of revised Conflict of Interest BB 9270 and E 9270 with a Resolution Adopting a Conflict of Interest Code.

     

      *    D.    Request Approval of a Resolution in Support of September 15, 2013 as the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month

                    September 15 will mark the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for us to recognize the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to our country and to celebrate the rich and vibrant Hispanic culture. National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates through community activities a more balanced and accurate picture of Hispanic history.  This year’s theme is “Keeping the Promise:  Unity, Strength, Leadership.”  Administration recommends approval of resolution in support of September 15, 2013 as the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage month.

 

      *    E.    Request Adoption of Resolution for Signature Authorizations on Contracts Between the California Department of Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education

                    The California Department of Education (CDE) funds the Local Early Education Planning Council (LPC).  The LPC brings together parents, community members, government representatives and child care providers to assess local child care needs, sets local priorities for state and federal funds and affects public policy decisions regarding issues in Early Care and Education.  In order to continue receiving funds, the CDE requires a resolution by the Governing Board on an annual basis authorizing the Superintendent and/or their designee, to sign contracts for the Governing Board.  Administration recommends adoption of resolution for signature authorizations on contracts between the California Department of Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

 

10.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.  Update on Fiscal Oversight of Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD) (20 mins.)

On February 1, 2013, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Xavier De La Torre, declared the District a lack of going concern and appointed Ms. Nimrat Johal as the Fiscal Advisor to the District to perform the duties prescribed by California Education Code (EC) 42127.6.  On March 20, 2013, Ms. Johal provided, to the Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE), a

summary of the District’s fiscal position.  During this oversight, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) provided the District a loan to help them with cash flow issues. On June 30,

2013, the District repaid the $3.8 million loan that it had received from SCCOE. The District closed the books for fiscal year 2012-13 with a positive fund balance and cash position. Ms. Johal will provide an update of the current status of the District.  (Micaela Ochoa)

 

      *    B. SJ/SV 2020 Update (20 mins.)

                  Santa Clara County Office of Education, the City of San José, educators, business leaders and community organizations launched SJ2020.  The goal: to eliminate the achievement gap in San José by the year 2020.  SJ/SV 2020 Symposium – Eliminating the Achievement Gap is an action-oriented symposium for district teams and community leaders working to eliminate the achievement gap by creating high-performing districts. 

 

      *    C.  Strategic Plan 2013-16 (20 mins.)

                  On August 7, 2013, the Santa Clara County Board of Education adopted the Strategic Plan 2013-16 and subsequently asked for monthly updates on the staff’s work on the objectives.  Staff will present the Strategic Plan with the current status noted for each objective.  (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

         

            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.

·         Discussion on Strategic Plan with Respect to Serving Districts and Supporting Charter Schools, October 19 (Member Green)

·         Charter Schools Study Workshop, Oct 19

·         Update on Legislative Climate, Nov 13 (Member Green)

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

·         Alternative Education Department (AED) Academic and Counseling Resources Over Weekends, Nov 13 (Member Di Salvo)

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

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

·         Project Cornerstone Presentation (Member Beauchman)

·         Follow-Up on $55M Bond Funds for Special Education Sites (Member Di Salvo)

·         Strategic Plan Progress, 2nd Meeting of the Month  

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Joseph Di Salvo)

  12.       ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2013.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.