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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

October 2, 2013

Regular Meeting # 2127

San Jose Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

OPEN SESSION 5:30 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.         EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH:  Jonathan Muñoz, Classified Personnel Specialist II, Human Resources Branch

 

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 item: 

  

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

Resident District:  Los Gatos Union School District  

Desired District:  Saratoga Union School District  

 

OPEN SESSION  Approximately 6:30 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, Sept 17, 2013, forwarded by Grace Mah, Subject:  A letter from the neighborhood of BCS and Egan

   

8.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

   

9.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of September 18, 2013 (#2126)

 

       *   B.    Request Approval of SCCOE Local Educational Agency Plan  

                    At the January 6, 2010 State Board of Education meeting, Santa Clara County Office of Education advanced to PI Year 3 and was identified in Corrective Action.  The Corrective Action calls for the revision of the Local Education Agency Plan (LEA) and for the plan to be regularly updated and approved by the local governing board.  Administration recommends approval of SCCOE’s Local Educational Agency Plan.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    C.    Request Approval to Accept a Non-Competitive Grant from The Heising-Simon Foundation to Support Partners with Birth through Third Grade Family Engagement Planning Efforts

                    A non-competitive grant was offered by the Heising-Simon Foundation to provide leadership and technical assistance to up to four local community agencies that could receive $50,000 grants to develop birth through third grade family engagement plans.  This grant has been awarded to the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and all four community agencies have been awarded planning grants.  The work for this grant supports both the Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan and SJ/SV 2020.  Administration recommends approval of acceptance of the non-competitive grant from The Heising-Simons Foundation to support partners with birth through third grade family engagement planning efforts.                           (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    D.    Acceptance of Donations

             

10.       PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION

 

      *    A.    Conduct a Public Hearing on 2013-14 Gann Appropriations Limit and Adopt Resolution Establishing 2013-14 Gann Appropriations Limit  (5 mins)

                    On November 6, 1979, the voters of the State of California approved Proposition 4/Gann Initiative.  This initiative added Article XIII-B to the State Constitution which has the effect of placing a limit on the amount of proceeds from taxes governmental entities may authorize for expenditure during each fiscal year.  The Board of Education is required to have a public hearing and then adopt a resolution to establish the 2013-14 Gann Appropriations Limit.  Administration recommends a public hearing on 2013-14 Gann Appropriations Limit and adoption of resolution establishing 2013-14 Gann Appropriations Limit. (Micaela Ochoa)

 

11.       INFORMATION ITEM

 

     *      A.    Renaissance Academy School – Alum Rock Union School District (15 mins)

                    Renaissance Academy is a college preparatory middle school in the Alum Rock Union School District.  They will be presenting information on their background, model, best practices and successes.

 

12.       ACTION ITEM  

 

     *      A.    Decision on the Charter School Petition for Alpha Middle School 2  (2 hrs)

                    On September 4, 2013, 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 from the Alum Rock Union School District spoke and numerous parents and students in support of Alpha 2 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.”  While there are areas of concern and clarity is needed, staff finds no legal grounds for denial of the petition.

 

13.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.  Communitas Charter School (30 mins)

                  Staff will present background information on the opening and closing of Communitas Charter School and the issue of course credits earned at Communitas.

 

      *    B.  2012-13 Unaudited Actual Financial Report through June 30, 2013  (5 mins)

                   Education Code 1628 states that on or before October 15 of each year, the County Superintendent of Schools of each county office shall prepare and file, in a format prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, an annual statement of all receipts and expenditures of the county office for the preceding fiscal year and shall file the statement, along with the statement received pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 42100, with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  (Micaela Ochoa)

 

      *    C.  Williams Complaint Report  (5 mins)

                   Complaints filed for SCCOE school sites under the Williams Settlement are limited to insufficient textbooks or instructional materials, unsafe or unhealthy facility conditions or teacher vacancies or mis-assignments. No Williams complaints were received during the April through June 2013 reporting period.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

              

            D.  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.

·         Strategic Plan Progress, Oct 16 

·         Breakdown on Ethnicity—HR Report, Oct 16 (Member Beauchman)

·         Ewing Study Overview, Oct 16 (Member Beauchman)

·         Facilities Plan, Oct 16 (President Mah)

·         Discussion on Strategic Plan with Respect to Serving Districts and Supporting Charter Schools, Oct 19, Special Board Meeting, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Member Green)

·         Charter Schools Study Workshop, Oct 19, Special Board Meeting, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

·         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)

·         Project Cornerstone Presentation, Nov 13 (Member Beauchman)

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

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

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Member Di Salvo)

   

15.       ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for October 16, 2013.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.