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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

October 16, 2013

Regular Meeting # 2128

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.         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 item: 

  

a.       Subject Matter:  Expulsion Appeal Filed on Behalf of Student

Resident District:  Berryessa Union School District 

 

b.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Government Code Section  54956.9(d)(1))

San Jose Unified School District v. Santa Clara County Office of Education, et al.,

Santa Clara County Superior Ct. Case No. 113CV241695

   

c.       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 7:30 p.m. (San 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, Blanca Alvarado, Sept 30, 2013, Subject: Alpha-Blanca Alvarado Middle School Application

·         Email, Matt Hammer, Sept 30, 2013, Subject:  Please support Alpha’s petition

·         Email, Christina Aronen, Sept 30, 2013, Subject:  Questions from Communitas parents

·         Email, Frank Chavez, Oct 1, 2013, Subject:  Alpha 2 Middle School

·         Email, Craig Mann, Oct 2, 2013, Subject:  ALPHA: the real issue in question is …

·         Email, Joseph Di Salvo, Oct 5, 2013, Subject:  Letter to CUHSD

·         Email, Dave Cortright, Oct 5, 2013, Subject:  Two things regarding BCS

·         Email, Julia Hover-Smoot, Oct 7, 2013, Subject:  RE:  Two things regarding BCS

·         Email, Serge Bonte, Oct 8, 2013, Subject:  Santa Clara Office of (Public or Private Entities) Education?

   

7.         SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

8.         CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of October 2, 2013 (#2127)

 

      *    B.    Request Approval to Accept Grant Award Renewal from the Sobrato Family Foundation

                    The Sobrato Family Foundation has been supporting SCCOE’s A Look at Learning (A.L.L.) comprehensive professional development system.  This grant helps A.L.L. expand its reach and impact to the school districts through staff development and conducting training of trainers.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

      

      *    C.    Request Approval of LEA End of Year Evidence of Progress Update  (30 mins.)

                    The End-f-Year Evidence of Progress Report was due to the California Department of Education (CDE) on September 30, 2013.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) submitted this report online to the California Accountability and Improvement System (CAIS).  LEAs were asked to focus on their current priorities as identified in the LEA Plan and provide evidence of progress as outlined in three specific areas.  Administration recommends approval of LEA End of Year Evidence of Progress Update.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    D.    Request Acceptance of Donations

   

9.         PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION

 

     *      A.    Public Hearing and Request Adoption of Resolution Regarding Sufficiency of Textbooks and Instructional Materials   (5 mins.)

                    Education Code 60119 requires that, in order to receive instructional materials funding, the Board of Education must hold a public hearing each year to determine whether students have sufficient textbooks and instructional materials.  Further, the Board of Education must affirm in a resolution that sufficient supplies exist at all sites operated by the Santa Clara County Office of Education and that it has adopted textbooks and instructional materials that are consistent with the state curricular frameworks and standards.  Administration recommends public hearing and adoption of resolution regarding sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

10.       ACTION ITEM

 

      *    A.    Adoption of Resolution for Moreland School District for Exception to the 180-Day Wait Period (Government Code 7522.56)  (5 mins.)

                    The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is considered to be the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) employer for all Local Educational Agencies (LEA’s) within the County.  Due to recent pension reform changes, all CalPERS employees working after their retirement date without reinstating from retirement, except under certain conditions, must wait for a period of 180-days, unless a waiver is approved.  The Moreland School District is requesting approval to employ Jean Lian a recent CalPERS retiree, as a short-term employee to support the District in the Business Office.  Administration

                    recommends adoption of resolution in support of exception to the 180-day wait period for retired employees returning to employment based on the Moreland  School District’s Board of Education’s certification that the nature of employment and appointment is necessary to fill a critically-needed position before the 180-day separation period for Jean Lian. (Micaela Ochoa and Nimrat Johal)

 

      *    B.    Request Approval of Contract Exceeding $250,000  (5 mins.)

                    Effective November 1, 2013, Valley Health Plan will be available to all eligible employees and their families.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education has estimated the premiums to be $1,910,000 based on open enrollment calculations as of September 30, 2013.  Funding has been incorporated into the FY 2013-14 budget to cover this expense.  Administration recommends approval of contract exceeding $250,000.

   

11.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.  Migrant Education Program Update (20 mins.)

                   The goal of the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment.  Staff will present an overview of the Region 1 Migrant Education Program.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    B.  Common Core Implementation Funds Plan  (30 mins.)

                  AB 86 was signed by the governor July 1, 2013.  The state budget provides $1.25 billion statewide in one-time funds for the implementation of the Common Core Statewide Standards.  That amount is estimated to be about $200 per student.  The money is one-time money to be spent in 2013-14 and 2014-15.  As a condition of receipt of the funds, each local educational agency must develop and adopt an expenditure plan detailing how the funds will be spent.  The 2013-14 Preliminary Entitlement is $389,600.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education’s first apportionment received was $194,800.  (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

 

      *    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.

                  (Toni Cordova)

 

            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.

 

 

12.       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, 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, Dec 11 (Member Green)

·         Strategic Plan Progress 2013-16, Dec 11

·         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)

·         SCCOE Comparability Study, Nov/Dec (President Mah)

·         Consolidation of School Districts, Jan 15 (Member Beauchman)

·         Follow-Up on $55M Bond Funds for Special Education Sites, Nov  13 (Member Di Salvo)

·         Presentation on Rotary Club of San Jose Play Ground (Member Di Salvo)

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Member Di Salvo)

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2013.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.