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Previous MeetingFebruary 17, 2011 07:00 PMNext Meeting
Governing Board Meeting
ROOM 11
STANISLAUS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
2410 JANNA AVENUE, MODESTO, CA 95350

 

  
Preliminary Information

CLOSED SESSION (ADMIN CONFERENCE ROOM) - 5:45 P.M.

OPEN SESSION (ROOM 11) - 7:00 P.M.

 

Legend:

(V) - Action Item

(D) - Discussion Item

(C) - Consent Item


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold 1.  Call to Order   
         
a. The regular meeting of the Stanislaus Union School District Governing Board was called to order by Norm Lee at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the location noted above.     
Unfold 2.  Roll Call   
         
a. Board Members Present: Norm Lee - President, Gilbert Jackson - Clerk, Nate Howard, Karin Reenstierna, and John Gunderson.

    

Unfold 3.  Public Presentations   
         
a. Procedure for Public Presentation Regarding Items on Closed Session.     
  Opportunity for the public to address the Governing Board regarding items included on the Closed Session Agenda.
Unfold 4.  Closed Session   
         
a. Pupil Expulsion, Pupil Case #328.      (D)  
         
b. Pupil Expulsion, Pupil Case #329.      (D)  
         
c. Pupil Expulsion, Pupil Case #330.      (D)  
         
d. Pupil Expulsion, Pupil Case #331.      (D)  
         
e. Pupil Expulsion, Pupil Case #332.      (D)  
         
f. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS.      (D)  
  Agency negotiators: Wayne Brown and Kristen Elgen.  Employee Organizations:
i. California School Employees' Association, Chapter #520 (CSEA);
ii. Stanislaus Union Teachers' Association (SUTA).

         
g. Potential Litigation.      (D)  
         
h. Public Employee Performance Evaluation/Discipline/Dismissal/Release [GC54957 and GC54954.5(e)].      (D)  
  Title: Superintendent.
Title: Assistant Superintendent.
Title: Directors.
Title: Site Administrators.
Title: Psychologists.
Title. Support Services.
Title: K-8 Classroom Teachers.
Title: Supervisory - All Positions.
Title: Classified Employees - All Positions.
Title: Confidential Employees - All Positions.

The meeting was closed to the public at 5:50 p.m.
The meeting was opened to the public at 7:00 p.m.
Unfold 5.  Report of Action Taken in Closed Session   
         
a. Pupil Expulsion. Pupil Case #328.      (V)  
         
b. Pupil Expulsion. Pupil Case #329.      (V)  
         
c. Pupil Expulsion. Pupil Case #330.      (V)  
         
d. Pupil Expulsion. Pupil Case #331.      (V)  
         
e. Pupil Expulsion. Pupil Case #332.      (V)  
         
f. Potential Litigation.      (V)  
  Governing Board may take action on this item.
         
g. Public Employee Discipline Dismissal Release.      (V)  
  Governing Board may take action on this item.
6.  Pledge of Allegiance   
Unfold 7.  Public Presentations   
         
a. Procedure for Public Presentation - Opportunity for the public to address the Governing Board on items not on the Agenda and within the Governing Board jurisdiction.     
8.  Written Communications and Announcements   
Unfold 9.  Buildings and Grounds   
         
a. Update on Facilities.      (D)  
  Staff will present an update on facility issues for informational purposes only, but not limited to the following:
a.  Bond Update.
b.  Facilities.
Submitted by: Sandy Putnam, Don Haase, and Keith England
         
b. Approval/Ratification of Contracts and Change Orders.      (V)  
  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve/ratify the Contracts and Change Orders for the Prescott Modernization Project as presented.
Submitted by: Keith England, Paul Disario, and Don Haase
         
c. Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) - Community Report.      (D)  
  The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) shall present to the Governing Board, in public session, its second Community Report. At this time, the report reflects activity through June 30, 2010 and updates on current work in progress.
Submitted by: Sandy Putnam
Unfold 10.  Superintendent's Report   
         
a. Teacher of the Year Nominees.      (D)  
  Stanislaus Union School District Teacher of the Year Nominees for the 2010-11 school year:
Agnes Baptist        Sheila Marable, 2nd grade teacher
Agnes Baptist        Loretta Knutson, SDC teacher
Chrysler                Barbara Frederiksen, 2nd grade teacher
Chrysler                Laura Anderson, 5th grade teacher
Eisenhut               Denise Carlson-Nieto, 4th grade teacher
Mary Lou Dieterich  Susan Dolan, 2nd grade teacher
Mary Lou Dieterich  Janice Lane, 5th grade teacher
Stanislaus             Joseph Yonan, 1st grade teacher
Prescott               David Braga, LH teacher
Submitted by: Wayne Brown

Unfold 11.  Business   
         
a. Monthly Budget.      (D)  
  Staff will present the monthly budget updates.
Submitted by:  Sandy Putnam
         
b. 2011 California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election.      (V)  
  There are two vacant positions for CSBA 2011 Delegate Assembly Sub Region 8-C, for which there are three candidates: Catie Englebright of Salida Unified School District, Eileen Hamilton of Turlock Unified School District, and Cynthia Lindsey of Sylvan Unified School District. The Governing Board can vote for two candidates or may want to consider a write-in.
Submitted by: Wayne Brown
         
c. Collective Bargaining Agreement Disclosure.      (D)  
  Presented is a report identifying the fiscal impact of the tentative agreement with and Stanislaus Union Teachers' Association (SUTA) and Stanislaus California School Employees' Association (CSEA), Stanislaus Chapter #520 on the district's budget. Even though it is presenting a reduction in salary and benefits expenditures, it still requires a Public Disclosure. As per AB2756 Fiscal Oversight Requirement, this document was previously presented to Stanislaus Office of Education (SCOE).

Open to the public at 8:08 p.m.
Closed to the public at 8:09 p.m.

Submitted by: Sandy Putnam
         
d. Resolution #1011-11, "A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A REVENUE EXTENSION MEASURE ON THE BALLOT IN JUNE, 2011."      (V)  
  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve Resolution #1011-11, "A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT PLACING A REVENUE EXTENSION MEASURE ON THE BALLOT IN JUNE, 2011."
Submitted by: Wayne Brown
Unfold 12.  Education   
         
a. District Professional Development Writing Update.         (D)  
  Staff will present the district wide professional development writing update. For the 2010-11 school year, district wide professional development has been provided for teachers to promote and design sequential instruction for writing across the grade levels. Quality collaboration between the District Assistance Intervention Team (DAIT) lead, Mary Camezon, site administrators and teachers, has proven to support student writing.  
Submitted by Susi Leslie
         
b. Obsolete Textbooks and Materials.      (V)  
  Susi Leslie, Director of Curriculum, has taken an inventory of textbooks and materials which need to be declared obsolete. It has been identified there is no value of the items. Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the disposal of these items through a give away program throughout the community and to charitable organizations.
Submitted by:  Susi Leslie
Unfold 13.  Coming Events   
         
a. Kindergarten Registration.      (D)  
  The District has set the following dates for 2011-2012 Kindergarten registration:
Agnes Baptist School    Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Dieterich School           Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Eisenhut School           Thursday, March 3, 2011
Stanislaus School         Friday, March 4, 2011
Chrysler School            Monday, March 7, 2011
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
b. Fund Raisers.      (D)  
  The Superintendent has approved the following fund-raiser:
i.  Prescott Senior Elementary School.
(1) Prescott Student Council will be having Valentine LoliGrams sales from February 7th through February 11, 2011. Sales will be to parents, relatives, and friends. The Student Council will be donating proceeds to the Prescott Arts, Music and Library through the ASB.

ii. Eisenhut Elementary School.
(1) Eisenhut Parents' Club will be selling candy from February 25th to March 14, 2011.  Funds will be used for field trips and Outdoor Education scholarships.
Submitted by: Wayne Brown

         
c. Parent Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days.      (D)  
  Parent Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days (K-6) will be held from Tuesday, February 22, 2011 through Friday, February 25, 2011. Parent Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days (7-8) will be held Thursday, February 24 and Friday, February 25, 2011.
         
d. GATE Testing.      (D)  
  GATE Testing is scheduled for February 14-17, 2011. Make up day is February 22, 2011.
Submitted by: Susi Leslie
         
e. Physical Fitness Testing.      (D)  
  Physical Fitness Testing. District pupils in fifth and seventh grades will participate in Physical Fitness Testing from March 7th through March 31, 2011.  This year we will be using Aeries for recording and reporting the results.  Scantrons won't be needed. An in-service is scheduled for February 22, 2011 for the new process.
Submitted by: Susi Leslie
         
f. Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Testing      (D)  
  1. The fourth and seventh grade STAR writing tests will be administered on, March 1, 2011.  Make up day is March 2, 2011.

2. District pupils in the second grade through eighth grade will participate in the STAR Testing Program from April 4 through April 7, 2011.  Make up days are April 11th through April 13, 2011.

3. Special Education pupils taking the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) may begin testing March 29 through April 13, 2011.
Submitted by: Susi Leslie
         
g. Standards Test In Spanish (STS) Testing      (D)  
  Standards Test in Spanish (STS) Testing will be held March 29 through April 1, 2011 for pupils in grades 2-8 whose home language is Spanish and who have been enrolled in a U.S. public school fewer than 12 months.  
Submitted: Susi Leslie
         
h. Open House.      (D)  
  Open House schedule for Spring 2011:
Eisenhut School        Tuesday   May 10, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dieterich School        Tuesday   May 10, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Stanislaus School      Tuesday    May 10, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Prescott School        Wednesday  May 11, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Agnes Baptist School Thursday   May 12, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Chrysler School         Thursday   May 12, 2011 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Submitted by: Wayne Brown
Unfold 14.  Consent Agenda   
         
a. Minutes.      (C)  
  Approve the minutes of the Regular Governing Board meeting held January 20, 2011.
         
b. Minutes.      (C)  
  Approve the minutes of the Special Governing Board meeting held February 3, 2011.
         
c. Cash Disbursements.      (C)  
  Approve the cash disbursements for all funds for the period ending January 31, 2011.  The County Treasurer holds the cash for these funds.
         
d. Enrollment Report.      (C)  
  Business Manager Sandy Putnam presented an enrollment report by site and grade.
Submitted by: Sandy Putnam
         
e. Wellness - Asthma.      (C)  
  Staff presents the Asthma Friendly Flag Program report year-to-date.
Submitted by: Susi Leslie
         
f. Prescott After School Recreation - Coaches.      (C)  
  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the employment of the following as coaches for track at Prescott School; pending clearances:
Tamara Convertino starting March 10, 2011 ending May 14, 2011; $800.00 stipend
Chris Lawrence starting March 10, 2011 ending May 14, 2011; $800.00 stipend
Anderson Schmidt starting March 10, 2011 ending My 14, 2011; $800.00 stipend
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
g. Policy - Second Hearing.      (C)  
  Staff has reviewed California School Boards Association revisions and is submitting proposed revisions to Article 1 - Community Relations, Article 3 - Business & Noninstructional Operations, Article 4 - Personnel, Article 5 - Students, Article 6 - Instruction, Article 7 - Facilities. Staff is presenting these policy sections for a second hearing. A list is included with the Agenda, showing the sections and topics recommended for revision. Staff presented these policy sections for a first hearing on January 20, 2011.    
Submitted by: Wayne Brown
Unfold 15.  Approval of Consent Agenda   
         
a. Items to be Removed From Consent Agenda     
  All items under Consent Agenda are to be approved by a single action. Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion, upon request by a member of the Governing Board, audience, and/or staff.
         
b. Approval of Consent Agenda      (V)  
  Approval of all items under Consent Agenda, unless a request has been made to consider the item separately.
16.  Discussion and Action on Items Removed from Consent Agenda   
Unfold 17.  Personnel   
         
a. California School Employees Association Chapter #520 (CSEA) Initial Contract Proposal to Stanislaus Union School District (SUSD).      (D)  
  Governing Board will receive public input regarding CSEA's initial contract proposal presented at the Special Governing Board meeting held on February 3, 2011.
Public hearing opened at 8:55 p.m.
Public hearing closed at 8:56 p.m.
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
b. Stanislaus Union School District (SUSD) Initial Contract Proposal to California School Employees' Association (CSEA) Stanislaus Chapter #520.      (D)  
  The Governing Board will receive public input regarding SUSD's initial contract proposal presented at the regular Governing Board meeting held on January 20, 2011.
Public hearing opened at 8:56 p.m.
Public hearing closed at 8:57 p.m.
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
c. Stanislaus Union School District (SUSD)/California School Employees' Association (CSEA) Chapter #520 (CSEA) - Tentative Agreement /Memorandum of Understanding.      (V)  
  Negotiators for SUSD and CSEA have reached an agreement on a Tentative Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding dated February 7, 2011. CSEA will be voting on the Tentative Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding at its Chapter meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 and will inform the District of the outcome following the Chapter meeting.  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the Tentative Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding.
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
d. Unpaid Leave of Absence - Certificated.      (V)  
  Staff has received a request from Ericka Kiriakou, elementary teacher, to extend her unpaid leave of absence. Mrs. Kiriakou is currently on an unpaid leave for the 2010-2011 school and has requested a second year of unpaid leave for the 2011-2012 school year.
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
e. Unpaid Leave of Absence - Classified.      (V)  
  Martha Gudino, Community Paraprofessional assigned to Chrysler School, has requested to extend her unpaid leave of absence from December 1, 2010 through February 1, 2011, which the Governing Board approved at the December 16, 2010 meeting, to the remainder of the school year.  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve Mrs. Gudino's request for an unpaid leave of absence from December 1, 2010 through May 26, 2011 for a total of 106 days.
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
f. Reduced Workload Program (RWP) - Certificated.      (V)  
  Superintendent Wayne Brown has received requests from the following teachers to participate in the Willie Brown Reduced Workload Program for the 2011-2012 school year. Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the following teachers request to participate in the Reduced Workload Program:
Margaret A. Mangum, second year in the program for 50%; and
Cynthia M. Scott, first year for 80%.
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
         
g. Resignation - Classified.      (D)  
  Superintendent Wayne Brown has received and accepted a letter of resignation from Nicole Foster, Paraprofessional assigned to Prescott School, effective February 8, 2011.
Submitted by: Kristen Elgen
18.  Discussion Item(s)   
19.  Items to be Placed on Future Governing Board Agendas   
Unfold 20.  Committee, Conference, & Meeting Reports   
         
a. Governing Board and staff members represent the District on committees sponsored by other agencies and/or organizations and may report on activities of these meetings and/or conferences attended. The Governing Board will not take action on items discussed     
21.  Closed Session   
22.  Report of Action Taken in Closed Session   
23.  Adjournment   

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In accordance with state law (GC54954.3), members of the public may address the Governing Board regarding items included on the Agenda and other items related to its jurisdiction but not included on the Agenda.  The Governing Board will not take official action on any item presented during public presentations.  Governing Board members and/or District staff may request clarification from a speaker, offer brief comments, and/or the Governing Board may give staff direction as a result of public presentations, but none of these activities is(are) required by law.  In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, individuals who require disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the Board meeting should contact the Superintendent or designee in writing.

All items on the consent agenda section are approved by a single action. Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion, upon request by a member of the Governing Board, audience, and/or staff.

"Any writings or documents that are public records and are provided as backup to open session items on this agenda are accessible to the public on the Website http://stanunion.csbaagendaonline.net, with the exception of documents provided at the time of the meeting. Requests for documents that are public records and are provided at the time of the meeting to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session item will be made available for public inspection upon request to the Superintendent's Office located at 2410 Janna Ave, Modesto, CA 95350, during normal business hours."



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