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Previous MeetingSeptember 18, 2014 06:00 PMNext Meeting
Regular Governing Board Meeting (Closed Session begins at 6:00 PM; Open Session begins at 7:00 PM)
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CENTER
401 Nut Tree Road
Vacaville, California 95687

 

  
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VUSD Board of Trustees meetings are conducted according to Rosenberg's Rules of Order

** PROCEEDINGS OF THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED **

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE VACAVILLE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Mission of the Vacaville Unified School District is to graduate all students with academic excellence, commitment to community and confidence to achieve their fullest potential through a rigorous standards-based education program and a collaborative partnership of families, community and staff.


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
1.  ESTABLISH QUORUM/CALL TO ORDER   
Unfold 2.  COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR (CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY)   
         
a. COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR: 3-minute time limit per individual; 20-minute time limit per topic     
 

ITEMS ON THE AGENDA - Persons wishing to speak to items on the agenda are asked to complete a "Request to Speak" card and present it to the President prior to the meeting. Persons submitting a "Request to Speak" card will be given an opportunity to speak at the time the item is discussed by the Board.

Persons who have complaints against Board Members or staff are encouraged to seek resolution of those complaints by utilization of the Vacaville Unified School District written complaint procedure rather than orally addressing them at a meeting. Speakers are cautioned that under California law no person is immune from liability for making intentionally false or defamatory comments regarding any person simply because those comments are made at a public meeting.

Unfold 3.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Superintendent      (D)  
Unfold 4.  RECESS TO CONDUCT REGULAR LIBRARY MEETING   
         
a. Library Closed Session begins at 6:30 P.M.; Open Session begins at 6:50 P.M.     
5.  WELCOME PUBLIC - REGULAR MEETING (7:00 P.M.)   
6.  REPORT CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS   
7.  MOMENT OF REFLECTION   
8.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   
Unfold 9.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA   
         
a. Approval of September 18, 2014 Agenda      (V)  
Unfold 10.  COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR   
         
a. COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR: 3-minute time limit per individual; 20-minute time limit per topic     
 

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA - Persons wishing to speak to items not on the agenda are asked to complete a "Request to Speak" card and present it to the President prior to the meeting. Persons submitting a "Request to Speak" card will be given an opportunity to speak at this time.

ITEMS ON THE AGENDA - Persons wishing to speak to items on the agenda are asked to complete a "Request to Speak" card and present it to the President prior to the meeting. Persons submitting a "Request to Speak" card will be given an opportunity to speak at the time the item is discussed by the Board.

Persons who have complaints against Board Members or staff are encouraged to seek resolution of those complaints by utilization of the Vacaville Unified School District written complaint procedure rather than orally addressing them at a meeting. Speakers are cautioned that under California law no person is immune from liability for making intentionally false or defamatory comments regarding any person simply because those comments are made at a public meeting.

11.  SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTS/CORRESPONDENCE   
12.  BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS/CORRESPONDENCE   
Unfold 13.  STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS   
         
a. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School Report by Student Representative Michael Mahlberg     
         
b. Country High School Report by Student Representative Sevrin Garcia     
         
c. Vacaville High School Report by Student Representative Damanique Mott     
         
d. Will C. Wood High School Report by Student Representative Devon Galbraith     
Unfold 14.  CONSENT CALENDAR   
         
a. CONSENT ITEMS      (V)  (C)  
 

Routine items on the Consent Calendar are enacted by the Board in one motion. Discussion only occurs if members of the Board, Administration or public request specific items be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar.

MOTION: Approve Consent Calendar items as presented.

Student Board Member Advisory Vote:
Board Member Vote:

         
b. Approval of September 4, 2014 Regular Governing Board Meeting Minutes (attachment)      (C)  
         
c. Request for Contract between Vacaville Unified School District and Alpha Vista (attachment)      (C)  
 

In Accordance with Board Policy 3312, Contracts, administration requests Board approval to contract with Alpha Vista to provide occupational therapy and speech and language services, with a contract cost not-to-exceed $107,952.00. Please see attached Request for Contract.

         
d. Request for Contract between Vacaville Unified School District and Placer County Office of Education (attachment)      (C)  
 

In Accordance with Board Policy 3312, Contracts, administration requests Board approval for a three year term contract with Placer County Office of Education to provide consulting services for Positive Behavioral Interventions and support for Fairmont Charter School, Vaca Pena Middle School, and Will C. Wood High School, per request of Assistant Superintendent, Danielle Storey, with a total contract cost not-to-exceed $35,350.00. Please see the attached Request for Contract.

         
e. Pilot Primary Instructional Materials for Math Analysis for Approval      (C)  
 

The Secondary Instruction Council recommends approval of this request to pilot a primary instructional material. Primary adoptions that affect all students at particular grade level(s), TK-12th grade, will be shared with community stakeholders through a showcase event and will be available for review upon request through the Educational Services Department. Primary adoption subjects include English, Math, History, Science and Health. All other curriculum adoptions will only be available for review upon request through the Educational Services Department.

Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry, 2nd edition, published by CPM. Copyright 2009. Cost is $90.00/book. Thirty (30) copies will be used during the pilot. Lottery funds will be used for this purchase of $3,203.89.

         
f. Pilot Primary Instructional Materials for English 9-12 at Will C. Wood High School for Approval      (C)  
 

The Secondary Leadership Team has approved the submission of pilot instructional material to be used in English, grades 9-12, at Will C. Wood High School. Primary adoptions that affect all students at particular grade level(s), TK-12th grade, will be shared with community stakeholders through a showcase event and will be available for review upon request through the Educational Services Department. Primary adoption subjects include English, Math, History, Science and Health. All other curriculum adoptions will only be available for review upon request through the Educational Services Department.

HMH Collections 2015: Close Readers, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Copyright 2014, are recommended for use in English 9-12. Cost of the textbook is $23.95 each. Copies to be purchased for this pilot are 520, for a total of $14,579.09. District categorical funds will be used for this purchase.

         
g. Approval for Vacaville High School Future Farmers of America to Attend the North Coast Region COLC Leadership Training in Sebastopol, CA, September 19 and 20, 2014      (C)  
 

Vacaville High School's FFA officer team requests approval to attend the North Coast Region COLC Leadership Conference in Sebastopol, CA on September 19 and 20, 2014. This conference will enable officers to effectively lead a group, inspire others, and advocate for agriculture. Registration cost is $20.00, which will be paid by the Vacaville FFA. Students will pay for some meals and lodging is provided by the North Coast Region COLC. Fundraising will help defray expenses. The six student leaders will be accompanied by 3 adults, including Dani Battisti and Amanda Ehnat, VUSD certificated staff members, and Jon Couvillion, a parent of one of the FFA officers.

         
h. Vacaville High School Varsity Wrestling Team Requests Permission to Travel to Various Wrestling Tournaments      (C)  
 

Vacaville High School's Athletic Department is requesting permission for the varsity wrestling team to attend the tournaments shown in the table in various locations and on various dates. Participation in these tournaments will prepare student athletes for the end of season tournaments. Students will be accompanied by a minimum of two chaperones in addition to three coaches. Student-athletes and coaches are all male so gender ratio will be maintained. Transportation will be provided by parents, school bus, and airlines. Students will pay for meals. Team fundraising will pay for lodging. No student will be denied the opportunity to participate because of the cost of these trips.

Event Date Location
Reno Tournament of Champions December 18-21, 2014 Reno, NV
The Clash Tournament January 1-4, 2015 Rochester, MN
Joe Rios Memorial Wrestling Tournament January 8-10, 2015 Chico, CA
Temecula Valley Invitational January 15-18, 2015 Temecula, CA
Sac Joaquin Section Division 1A Championships February 19-21, 2015 Stockton, CA
CIF Sac Joaquin Masters Championships February 26-28, 2015 Stockton, CA
California CIF State Championships March 5-8, 2015 Bakersfield, CA

 

         
i. Acceptance of Gifts      (C)  
 

1.  Target, Take Charge of Education, for the donation of $250.55 to Willis Jepson Middle School.

2.  Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Chevron Humankind Employee Engagement Fund, for the donation of $60.00 to Willis Jepson Middle School.

3.  Target, Take Charge of Education, for the donation of $916.95 to Will C. Wood High School.

4.  Melvin Byrd for the donation of $60.00 to Stephanie Byrd's classroom at Browns Valley Elementary School.

5.  Daniel and Vilma Miller for the donation of numerous school supplies (donor value not reported) to the classrooms of Mrs. Garner and Mr. Miles at Hemlock Elementary School.

         
j. Personnel Actions (attachment)      (C)  
Unfold 15.  SUPERINTENDENT/STAFF REPORTS   
         
a. Primary Instructional Materials for Geometry at Independent Study Program for Consideration     
 

The Secondary Leadership Team has approved the submission of this textbook as a primary instructional material in the Independent Study Program to the Board. This textbook has been screened by the various departments and is available through the Educational Services Department for review. This textbook will be recommended for adoption in Geometry at the next board meeting.

Geometry - Concepts and Applications, published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. Copyright 2005. Approximate cost is $68.00. This textbook was previously piloted and no additional copies will be purchased.

Unfold 16.  FUTURE BUSINESS   
         
a. Regular Governing Board Meeting; October 2, 2014; 7:00 p.m. Educational Services Center     
         
b. Regular Governing Board Meeting; October 16, 2014; 7:00 p.m. Educational Services Center     
         
c. Special Recognition Evening; October 23, 2014; 6:00 p.m. Educational Services Center     
17.  CLOSED SESSION   
18.  ADJOURNMENT   

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