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Previous MeetingDecember 11, 2014 07:00 PM
Regular Governing Board Meeting
STANISLAUS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
2410 JANNA AVE., MODESTO, CA 95350
ROOM 11

 

  
Preliminary Information

OPEN SESSION (ROOM 11) – 7:00 P.M.

 

Legend:

(V) - Action Item

(D) - Discussion Item

(C) - Consent Item

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. Individual speakers shall be allowed three (3) minutes to address the Board on each agenda or nonagenda 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 Jeff McKay at 7:39 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the location noted above.     
Unfold 2.  Roll Call   
         
a. Board Members Present: Susan Elliott, Jeff McKay, Gilbert Jackson, Michael Tognotti, and Chris Swiggum.     
Unfold 3.  Pledge of Allegiance   
         
a. Mary Lou Dieterich Elementary students will lead the pledge of allegiance.     
4.  Written Communications   
Unfold 5.  Public Presentations   
         
a. Prescott Poetry Slam.      (D)  
  Prescott students will perform their Poetry Slam projects.
Submitted by: Tom Price, Principal of Prescott Junior High
         
b. Spelling Bee Champion      (D)  
  A SUSD student was one of the top two finalists at the Stanislaus County Junior High Spelling Championship held November 19, 2014. 36 students from 20 schools participated in the event. Liah Kim, 8th grader from Prescott, will represent the County at the State Championship at Miller Creek School in San Rafael on May 2, 2015.

On behalf of Stanislaus Union School District, we would like to congratulate Liah Kim and acknowledge her achievement.
Submitted by: Stacey Aprile
         
c. Procedure for Public Presentation.      (D)  
  Opportunity for the public to address the Governing Board on items not on the Agenda and within the Governing Board jurisdiction.   
Unfold 6.  Site Presentation   
         
a. Site Presentation.      (D)  
  Mary Lou Dieterich Elementary will be reporting on their site presentation.
Submitted by: Britta Skavdahl, Ed.D.
Unfold 7.  Consent Agenda   
         
a. Minutes.      (C)  
  Approve the minutes of the Regular Governing Board meeting held November 13, 2014.
         
b. Minutes.      (C)  
  Approve the minutes of the Special Governing Board meeting held November 13, 2014.
         
c. Cash Disbursements.      (C)  
  Approve the cash disbursements for all funds for the period ending November 30, 2014.  The County Treasurer holds the cash for these funds.
Unfold 8.  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.
         
b. Approval of Consent Agenda.      (C)  
  Approval of all items under Consent Agenda, unless a request has been made to consider the item separately.
9.  Discussion and Action on Items Removed from Consent Agenda   
Unfold 10.  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 Watson
Unfold 11.  Education   
         
a. CAASPP Update.      (D)  
  This spring, students in grades three through eight will participate in the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance). This report outlined components of the CAASPP System and updates the Board on changes for the 14-15 CAASPP administration.
Submitted by:  Stacey Aprile
         
b. California English Language Development Test (CELDT) 2013-14.      (D)  
  This report provides the Board with official CELDT (California English Language Development Test) results from the 13-14 school year.  
Submitted by: Stacey Aprile
         
c. Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Contracts      (V)  
  Eligible students at three school sites in the District, Agnes Baptist, Chrysler, and Eisenhut elementary schools will receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES) for this school year, as these schools continue to be identified as Program Improvement (PI) schools under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. After school tutoring services will be provided to the students who meet eligibility criteria. Stanislaus Union School District entered into contracts with seven vendors. There are 122 students on the roster with a per pupil cap of $850.21, for a total expenditures of $103,726 combined. Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the SES contracts as presented.
Submitted by: Stacey Aprile

         
d. 2014-2015 Single Plans for Student Achievement (Site Plans).      (V)  
  The 2014-2015 Single Plans for Student Achievement (Site Plans) have been prepared by site principals and approved by each site's School Site Council. These working documents outline school goals and action plans, with a focus on student achievement. Budget expenditures to meet school goals are delineated in the plans. Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the site plans as presented.
Submitted by: Stacey Aprile
         
e. Stanislaus Union School District Learning Center Model for Special Education Services for 2015-2016      (D)  
  Staff will present a report on the development of Learning Centers for the delivery of Special Education Services and Response to Intervention (RtI) Services to be implemented in the 2015-2016 school year.
Submitted by: Michele Wolf
Unfold 12.  Business   
         
a. First Interim Financial Report - Positive Certification.      (V)  
  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the Stanislaus Union School District's FY2014-15 First Interim Report with a Positive Certification. Education Code Sections 42130-42134 requires the certification be made twice each fiscal year no later than December 15th and March 15th. The Governing Board may make a certification based upon the data in the attached State-reporting format.
Submitted by: Sandy Watson
Unfold 13.  Personnel   
         
a. Employment - Certificated.      (V)  
  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the employment of the following certificated teacher:
- Karen Schultz, Read 180 Teacher, assigned to Chrysler School for 3 hours per day, 91 days per year, to be placed appropriately on the certificated salary schedule, pending Board approval.
Submitted by: Britta Skavdahl, Ed.D.
         
b. Employment - Classified.      (V)  
  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the employment of the following classified employees:
- Sharlene Acree, Office Manager I assigned to Prescott Junior High School for 8 hours per day, 193 days per year, to be placed appropriately on the Confidential Employee Salary Schedule, effective November 24, 2014;
- Elizabeth Alania, Paraprofessional, English learner assigned to Agnes Baptist School for 3 hours per day, to be placed appropriately on the Classified Employee Salary Schedule, effective October 24, 2014;
- Sean Gillespie, Paraprofessional, Resource assigned to Prescott Junior High School for 5 hours per day, to be placed appropriately on the Classified Employee Salary Schedule, effective November 14, 2014;
Submitted by: Britta Skavdahl, Ed.D.
         
c. Classified - Added Position at Eisenhut Elementary.      (V)  
  Staff recommends that the Governing Board approve the following added position:
Paraprofessional, assigned to Eisenhut Elementary, 4 hours per day, 4 days per week for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year, to be placed appropriately on the Classified Employee Salary Schedule, pending Board approval.
Submitted by: Britta Skavdahl, Ed.D.
Unfold 14.  Policies - First Hearing   
         
a. Policy - First Hearing.      (D)  
  Staff has reviewed California School Boards Association revisions and is submitting proposed revisions for the October 2014 Policies for Article 1 – Community Relations and Article 5 – Students. A list is included with the Agenda, showing the sections and topics recommended for revision.
Submitted by: Britta Skavdahl, Ed.D.
Unfold 15.  Coming Events   
         
a. Winter Vacation.      (D)  
  All District schools and the District Office will be closed from December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015. Schools and District Office will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.
16.  Items to be Placed on Future Governing Board Agendas   
17.  Superintendent's Report   
Unfold 18.  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     
Unfold 19.  Closed Session   
         
a. Public Employee Performance Evaluation/Discipline/Dismissal/Reassignment/Release [GC54957 and GC54954.5(e)].      (D)  (V)  
Unfold 20.  Report of Action Taken in Closed Session   
         
a. Public Employee Performance Evaluation/Discipline/Dismissal/Reassignment/Release [GC54957 and GC54954.5(e)].      (V)  
  Governing Board may take action on this item.
21.  Adjournment   

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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.

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