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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131

 

BOARD AGENDA

December 11, 2013

Regular Meeting #2130

San Jose Room

4:35 p.m.

 

 

OPEN SESSION 4:35 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:  Chris Lam-Vazquez, Construction Accounting Specialist, General Services

 

3.         GOLDEN BELL AWARDS RECOGNITION

The SCCOE's Inclusion Collaborative and Curriculum & Instruction programs have been chosen as two of the 59 recipients of the state's leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. Presented by the California School Boards Association (CSBA), this prestigious award recognizes public school programs that have made a demonstrated difference in the classroom, focus on meeting the needs of all students and which are innovative and sustainable. The Inclusion Collaborative's entry, All Children Learning and Playing Together, centered around its long-term objective of removing the many barriers that prevent children with disabilities from being included in high-quality learning environments. Curriculum & Instruction's submission focused on the Curriculum Leadership Council (CLC), a capacity building program for teacher leaders to guide implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

 

4.         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)  

 

5.         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:  Campbell Union High School District 

Desired District:  Santa Clara Unified 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—Existing Litigation

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

Santa Clara County Office of Education et al. v. Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Sunnyvale et al.,

Sacramento Superior Ct. Case No. 34-2013-80001627

 

E.     Conference with Legal Counsel—Anticipated Litigation

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) Two Cases

 

OPEN SESSION  Approximately 7:00 p.m. (San Jose Room)  

 

6.         Report of actions taken in Closed Session

 

7.         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.

 

8.         Annual Organizational Meeting   (15 mins.)

 

            A.  Election of President of the County Board of Education

 

            B.  Election of Vice-President of the County Board of Education

 

      *    C.  Certification of Signatures

                 

      *    D.  Setting of Day and Time for Regular County Board of Education Meetings for 2014

 

      *    E.   Discussion of Board Appointments to Subcommittees for 2014

 

      *    F.  Request Approval of Routine Travel Items

 

9.         CORRESPONDENCE   

            Correspondence addressed to the Santa Clara County Board of Education.  Correspondence addressed to individual board members will be mailed to them directly.

 

·         Email, November 9, 2013, Serge Bonte, Subject:  Santa Clara County Charters Accountability Goals and Oversight

·         Email, November 10, 2013, Raymond Blanchard, Subject:  Charter School Issue Update

·         Email, November 14, 2013, Karen Anger Hill, Subject:  Navigator Schools

·         Email, November 14, 2013, Aumi Rohm-Wesley, Subject:  Letter from BCS Board Chair

·         Email, November 14, 2013, Amy Agbonbhase, Subject: Navigator and Rocketship Charter Schools in MHUSD

·         Email, November 15, 2013, Megan Telfer, Subject: Support Morgan Hill’s Public Schools

·         Email, November 17, 2013, Leslie Pang-Saulo and Bernardo Saulo, Subject: Letter of Support for Navigator School in Morgan Hill

·         Email, November 17, 2013, Glen Webb, Subject: Letter regarding Navigator

·         Email, November 19, 2013, Stephanie Carlstrom, Subject: Please vote NO on the Morgan Hill Charter Schools

·         Email, November 19, 2013, Raymond Blanchard, Subject: Thank you

·         Email, November 19, 2013, Linda McNulty, Subject: New Charters and Special Education

·         Email, November 20, 2013, Anita Penry, Subject: Public Hearing re: MHUSD

·         Email, November 20, 2013, Wendy Ottsman, Subject: Rocketship Education & Navigator Charter Schools

·         Letter, November 20, 2013, Superintendent Gary McIntire—Hollister School District, RE:  Support of Navigator Schools

·         Email, November 21, 2013, Vincent Gutierrez, Subject:  Regarding Navigator Charter’s Petition

·         Email, November 22, 2013, Amy Porter Jensen, Subject:  MHUSD

·         Email, December 2, 2013, Jeff Bernstein, Subject:  November 20th Board Meeting

·         Email, December 3, 2013, Heather Deem, Subject:  Charter School petitions for Morgan Hill/A Parent’s Please

 

10.       SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

11.       CONSENT ACTION ITEMS   

 

      *    A.    Request Approval of Minutes of Special Board Meeting of November 6, 2013 (#2128-S2)

      *    B.    Request Approval of Minutes of Special Board Meeting of November 11, 2013 (#2128-S3)

      *    C.    Request Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of November 13, 2013 (#2129)

      *    D.    Request Approval of Minutes of Special Board Meeting of November 20, 2013 (#2129-S1)

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

      *    F.    Second Reading of Revised Board Bylaws 9130 and 9220

      *    G.    Request Acceptance of Donations  

      *    H.    Request Approval to Submit Non-Competitive Grant for Advancing Summer Matters Initiative through Technical Assistance Capacity Building

                    The goal of this project is to support the building of exemplary technical assistance (TA) to support the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Summer Learning Matters Initiative with the capacity to support the diverse needs of after school summer learning programs across the state.  ASAPconnect, a project of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, would receive $500,000 from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  Administration recommends approval to submit non-competitive grant for Advancing Summer Matters Initiative through Technical Assistance Capacity Building.        (Dr. Angelica Ramsey)

           

12.       ACTION ITEMS

                 

      *    A.  Annual Board Compensation Increase per California Education Code 1090  (5 mins.)

                  California Education Code 1090 provides that, “On an annual basis, the county board of education may increase the compensation of individual board members beyond the limits delineated in this section, in an amount not to exceed 5 percent based on the monthly rate of compensation. Any increase made pursuant to this section shall be effective upon approval by the County Board of Education.”   (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

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

                   Head Start comes before the Board each year for approval of their Grant Summary.  Head Start has an ongoing relationship with community partners, a list of which is mentioned in the annual grant application.  Upon receipt of funds, Head Start then enters into contracts with those partners.  Partner contracts are normally given a 3-year term, pending annual funding.  Funds have been incorporated for this purpose in the FY13-14 budget.  Administration recommends approval of the contract exceeding $250,000 for Kidango, Inc.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    C.  Request Approval of Contract Exceeding $250,000 for SJB Child Development  (5 mins.)

                   Head Start comes before the Board each year for approval of their Grant Summary.  Head Start has an ongoing relationship with community partners, a list of which is mentioned in the annual grant application.  Upon receipt of funds, Head Start then enters into contracts with those partners.  Partner contracts are normally given a 3-year term, pending annual funding.  Funds have been incorporated for this purpose in the FY13-14 budget.  Administration recommends approval of the contract exceeding $250,000 for SJB Child Development.   (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

      *    D.  Request Approval of Contract for Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company  (5 mins.)

                   Effective November 1, 2013, Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company  was made available to all eligible employees and their families.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education has estimated the premiums to be $21,148,802 based on open enrollment calculations as of September 30, 2013.   (Philip Gordillo)

   

13.       INFORMATION ITEMS

 

      *    A.    Update on Legislative Climate  (60 mins.)

                    The Board has requested an update on the Legislative climate regarding pre-school, re-zoning authorization and charter schools.  Kevin Gordon and Barrett Snider from Capitol Advisors Group will be presenting.  (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

      *    B.    PlayGarden – Rotary Club Centennial Project  (15 mins.)

                    The San Jose Rotary Club has plans to create an inclusive ‘Rotary PlayGarden’ as their Centennial Project.  The purpose of the PlayGarden is to provide an environment where children and adults of all abilities can play side-by-side.  This presentation will provide the Board with information on this unique PlayGarden.  (Dr. Mary Ann Dewan)

 

       *   C.   First Interim Financial Report for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014  (20 mins.)

The State requires county offices of education and school districts to prepare two interim financial reports per fiscal year.  This First Interim Financial Report covers actual expenditures July through October and budget projections for this year and the subsequent two years.  Pursuant to Education Code sections 1240 and 33127, the County Board of Education is required to review and file the report.  (Micaela Ochoa)

           

      *    D.  Strategic Plan 2013-16  (60 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)

 

      *    E.   First Reading of Revised Board Policies 0420, 5141.27, 6144, and 6162.6 (5 mins.)     

                   On November 13, 2013, the Policy Development Subcommittee met and approved the revision       of BP 0420—School Plan/Site Councils, BP 5141.27―Food Allergies/Special Dietary Needs,      BP 6144—Controversial Issues, and BP 6162.6—Use of Copyrighted Materials.  (Toni Cordova)

 

      *    F.   First Reading of Revised Board Policies 5141.3 and 1312.3 (5 mins.)     

                   The California Department of Education (CDE) conducted a Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) visit at SCCOE on December 2, 3 and 4, 2013.  The monitoring visit covered certain federally funded programs including but not limited to Title I, Title III and Perkins Funding. During the visit, it was determined that two of the SCCOE Board Policies are not compliant with current federal regulations. This determination resulted in a finding. The two affected policies are:  Non-Discrimination/Harassment Board Policy 5141.3 and Uniform Complaint Procedures Board  Policy 1312.3.  The changes to the policies reflect mandated language that reflects provisions of state and federal law.  (Toni Cordova)

 

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

                     The Board’s quarterly expenses covering July through September 2013 are being reported.           (Dr. Xavier De La Torre)

 

            H.    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)

 

            I.    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.

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

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

·         Quarterly Update on Universal Preschool, Feb 19 (Member Green)

·         Update on the Alternative Education Department’s After-Hours Family Mental Health Services Pilot, June 18 (President Mah)

·         SCCOE Comparability Study (President Mah)

·         Kids in Common (Member Green)

·         Update on Memorandum of Understanding on Alpha Middle School (Member Green)

·         STRIVE and Collective Impact (Member Di Salvo)

   

15.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for January 15, 2013.  For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our Web site at www.sccoe.org.