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Agenda for March 7 school board meeting

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WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION


JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA
4300 CUTTING BOULEVARD
RICHMOND, CA 94804


March 7, 2001


The Board Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Anyone wishing to address the Board regarding closed session items may speak at this time. The Board will then adjourn to Closed Session in the Teacherís Cafeteria.

A. CLOSED SESSION

A.1 CALL TO ORDER

A.2 DISCLOSURE OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
(Government Code Section 54957.7)

A.3 RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION AS SCHEDULED

See Exhibit A.
(Government Code Section 54954.5)


The Open Session will resume at the end of the Closed Session in the Cafeteria at approximately
7 p.m.



EXHIBIT A.
(Government Code Section 54954.5)
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

March 7, 2001

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

POTENTIAL LITIGATION

a. Discrimination Complaints

b. Potential Litigation - Breach of Contract

c. Potential Litigation - Bidding Procedures

d. Potential Litigation - Unlawful Detainer/Eviction Proceedings

e. Potential Litigation - Pupil Services Center

f. Potential Litigation - Construction

g. Pending Litigation:

1. Bynum v. WCCUSD
2. Mann v. WCCUSD
3. Dixon v. WCCUSD
4. Bynum v. WCCUSD Ė Appeal
5. Owens v. WCCUSD
6. WCCUSD v. NMHC
7. CRTA Protect v WCCUSD

h. Anticipated Litigation/Initiation of Litigation
(Government Code Section 54956.9 (C): 1 Case re Education Code Compliance

1. Audit of 1996-97 Attendance


3. LIABILITY CLAIMS (Government Code Section 54956.95)

4. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

a. ATKINSON, ANDELSON, LOYA, RUUD, & ROMO/Paul Loya

b. Employee Organizations

- UTR

- Local One

- School Supervisors Association

- WCCAA

c. Unrepresented Employees

- Confidential and Management

5. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT

a. Acting Vice Principal, Bayview Elementary School

b. Summer School Appointments:

Elementary School Principal
Middle School Principal
High School Principal
Secondary Assistant Principal

6. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Government Code Section 54957)

7. STUDENT DISCIPLINE (Education Code Section 35146)

a. Expulsions

8. EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/TERMINATION (Government Code Section 54957)

a. Non Renewal of Contracts of Temporary and Probationary Teachers
b. Request Authorization of Preliminary Notice of Possible Administrative
Reassignment or Release

9. REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS, if any.



OPEN SESSION

B. OPENING PROCEDURES

B.1 Pledge of Allegiance
B.2 Welcome and Meeting Procedures
B.3 Presentation of Student School Board Representative, Kristin Goss of Richmond High School

Comments:
Kristin Goss will serve as Student School Board Representative for Board of Education meeting dates of
March 7, and March 21, 2001.

Recommendation:
For Information Only

B.4 Roll Call
B.5 Report of Closed Session
* B.6 Agenda Review and Adoption (Public Comment)
B.7 Board Minutes: December 13, and December 21, 2000; January 5, January 17, January 23, and
February 7, 2001

C. SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

D. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD (Education Code 35145.5; Government Code 54950 et seq.)
"Requests to Address the Board" is to provide members of the public an opportunity to speak to the Board about any matter not on the agenda but is under the jurisdiction of the Board. Approximately 30 minutes will be allocated for this item. If there are more requests to speak than can be heard within this time limit, Requests to Address the Board will continue after Item G. Individuals wishing to speak must submit a "Request to Address the Board" form prior to the beginning of this item on the agenda. There is a three-minute time limit for each address. No "yielding of time" or "substitutions of speakers" is permitted. The Board will automatically refer to staff any formal written requests that are brought before them at this time. Written matters may be placed on a future meeting agenda.

D.1 Eleanor Thompson: Issues Concerning Ohlone Elementary School
D.2 Doris Mason: Measure M - Peres Elementary School
D.3 Sylvia Morena: Measure M - Peres Elementary School
D.4 Kathy Fields: Measure M - Peres Elementary School
D.5 Janet Scott: Measure M - Peres Elementary School

E. CONSENT ITEMS (Routine Matters)
Consent Items designated by "CI" are considered routine and will be enacted, approved, or adopted by one motion, unless a request for removal, discussion, or explanation is received from any Board member.

*CI E.1 Contracts for Professional Services

Comments:
Permission is requested of the Board of Education to approve contracts as of March 7, 2001.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval


*CI E.2 Formal Acceptance: Grants/Awards/Agreements

Comments:
Formal acceptance is requested from the Board of Education to accept grants/awards/agreements as
of March 7, 2001.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.3 Acceptance of Donations

Comments:
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has received donations as of March 7, 2001. The estimated values for any non-cash donations are those provided by the donor.

Staff recommends acceptance of these donations.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.4 Summary of Payroll and Vendor Warrants

Comments:
The following are summaries of Payroll and Vendor Warrants issued during the month of January 2001.

Total of payroll warrants: $ 14,243,561
Total of vendor warrants: $ 16,818,897

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.5 Approval of Routine Personnel Changes

Comments:
Routine personnel changes include actions to hire, promote, or terminate certificated and classified employees in accord with appropriate laws, established policies and procedures.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval


*CI E.6 Resolution No. 64-0001: Providing for the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bonds,
Election of 2000, Series A, of the District in the Aggregate Principal Amount of $15,000,000

Comments:
More than two-thirds of the votes cast on the November 7, 2000, general election were in favor of the issuance of $150 million general obligation bonds. This resolution will initiate proceedings for the issuance of the GO Bonds, Election of 2000, Series A, in the amount of $15 million, pursuant to the general obligation bond law provisions of the California Government Code. The resolution will authorize the sale and specify all of the terms and provisions of the Series A bonds, including provisions governing redemption and payment of the bonds. The resolution directs the County to establish two funds - a Debt Service Fund for collection of property taxes and payment of principal and interest on the bonds, and a Building Fund to deposit the proceeds from the sale of bonds and pay for the costs of issuance and authorized projects.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.7 Resolution No. 65-0001: Providing for the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds

Comments:
Resolution No. 65-0001 provides for the issuance and sale of refunding bonds as described in the proposed Forward Delivery Refunding Program. Projected cash flow savings to taxpayers is estimated to be $900,296. In addition, the West Contra Costa Unified School District will receive estimated cash payments from the Underwriter totaling $393,400 to augment the Measure E fund toward construction of the middle school in Richmond.

The proceeds from the sale of refunding bonds will be used to defease outstanding Measure E bonds. The program poses absolutely no financial or market risk to the District. The underwriter will pay the District for the purchase of the Optional Redemption Rights (call rights) on outstanding Measure E bonds, will market the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, and will bear all costs for bond counsel and financial advisor service contracts.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.8 Certification of Athletic Coaches

Comments:
Under California Education Code Section 5593, all athletic team coaches are required to be certified annually. Topics covered during the training include first aid, CPR, coaching techniques, adolescent psychology (as it relates to sports participation), and ethics.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval



*CI E.9 2001 CSBA Delegate Assembly Election Ballots

Comments:
It is appropriate for the Board of Education to cast ballots for the 2001 CSBA Delegate Assembly.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.10 Waiver to Increase Resource Specialist Caseload for David Gabelko at Gompers
Continuation High School

Comments:
Request waiver of Education Code 56362(c) in order to increase Resource Specialist from a caseload of 28 to 32 students, due to the fact that the West Contra Costa Unified School District has been unable to locate a certificated RSP teacher to take the caseload overage.

If this waiver is not approved, we will not be able to meet the legal mandates of IDEA. We would have approximately four students whose IEPs would not be implemented.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.11 Resolution No. 66-0001: Amendment to Schools Excess Liability Fund (S.E.L.F.) JPA
Approval of Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) Agreement Changes

Comments:
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has received a request from Schools Excess Liability Fund (S.E.L.F.) Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) to approve proposed changes to its JPA Agreement. The Districtís risk management firm has reviewed the requested agreement changes and is recommending Board of Education approval.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

*CI E.12 Principal Leadership Institute

Comments:
The West Contra Costa Unified School District would like approval to enter an agreement with the University of California, Berkeley to collaborate with the Principal Leadership Institute. The Districtís obligations include recruiting candidates from our teaching staff for the program, providing intern assignments for the candidates selected, and providing support for these interns during their training. Since this program can be viable recruitment tool for administrative candidates, we recommend approval of the Memorandum of Understanding.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval




F. ACTION ITEMS

* F.1 Summer School Administrative Appointments 2000-2001

Comments:
The following summer school administrative appointments will be reported for 2000-2001:

Elementary School Principal
Middle School Principal
High School Principal
Secondary Assistant Principal

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

* F.2 Measure M Action Plan

Comments:
Staff will present the Measure M Action Plan for Board of Education approval.

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval

* F.3 Board Policies

Comments:
The following Board Policies are presented for Board of Education approval:

BP 0520 Intervention for Underperforming Schools
BP 3440 Inventories
BP 4200 Classified Personnel
BP 4215 Evaluation/Supervision
BP 5141.21 Administering Medication

The first reading of the Board Policies was February 7, 2001

Recommendation:
Recommend Approval



G. DISCUSSION ITEMS

* G.1 Board Policy and Administrative Regulation

Comments:
The following new Board Policy and Administrative Regulation are presented for information only:

BP/AR 1240 Volunteer Assistance
AR 3515.4 Recovery for Property Loss or Damage

The Board Policy and Administrative Regulation are presented for a first reading. The Board Policy will be reviewed again and considered for Board of Education action at the meeting of March 21, 2001.

Recommendation:
For Discussion/Information Only

* G.2 Board Policies and Administrative Regulations

Comments:
The following revised Board Policies and Administrative Regulations are presented for information only:

BP 0410 Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities
AR 0470 Comprehensive Safety Plan
BP 4100 Certificated Personnel
BP 5000 Concepts and Roles in Student Personnel
BP/AR 5124 Student Records; Confidentiality
BP/AR 5145.11 Questioning and Apprehension
BP 5146 Married/Pregnant Students
AR 5145.7 Sexual Harassment

The Board Policies and Administrative Regulations are presented for a first reading. The Board Policy will be reviewed again and considered for board of Education action at the meeting of March 21,2001.

Recommendation:
For Discussion/Information Only



* G.3 Status Reports

Comments:
These are the standing reports on the status of the following:

Richmond Middle School
Hercules Middle/High School
Pupil Services Center
Measure M Timeline

Recommendation:
For Discussion/Information Only

H. UNFINISHED REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD (continued from Item D)

I. COMMENTS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SUPERINTENDENT

J. ADJOURNMENT
At 10:00 p.m., any items remaining on the agenda that require immediate attention will be moved to this time. All other items will be tabled to another, or the following Board meeting, in order to make fair and attentive decisions. The meeting will adjourn at 10:30 p.m. The meeting may be extended by a majority vote of the Board of Education.

The public may address items which are marked with an asterisk (*)


Run dates: 2001-03-02 - 2001-03-07
 


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