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Previous MeetingSeptember 04, 2014 06:00 PM
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

 

  
Preliminary Information

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. Expulsion/Re-Admittance/Admittance Recommendation (attachment)     
         
b. Confidential Parent Complaint [District BP/AR 1312.1] (1 case) (attachment)     
         
c. Public Employee Employment/Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Re-Assignment/Resignation     
4.  WELCOME PUBLIC - REGULAR MEETING (7:00 P.M.)   
5.  REPORT CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS   
6.  MOMENT OF REFLECTION   
7.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   
Unfold 8.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA   
         
a. Approval of September 4, 2014 Agenda      (V)  
Unfold 9.  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.

Unfold 10.  SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTS/CORRESPONDENCE   
         
a. 21st Century Learning Update     
         
b. Sierra Vista Update     
11.  BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS/CORRESPONDENCE   
Unfold 12.  NEW BUSINESS   
         
a. 2014-2015 Contract Proposal Between the District and the Vacaville Teachers Association (attachment)      (V)  
 

Randy Henry, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Brenda Hensley, Vacaville Teachers Association Chief Negotiator, will sunshine articles for the successor collective bargaining agreement to the 2013-2014 contract between the Vacaville Teachers Association and the Vacaville Unified School District.

MOTION: To approve sunshining of articles for the successor collective bargaining agreement to the 2013-2014 contract between the Vacaville Teachers Association and the Vacaville Unified School District.

Board Member Vote:

         
b. 2014-2015 Contract Proposal Between the District and SEIU Local #1021 (attachment)      (V)  
 

Randy Henry, District Negotiator, and George Glover, SEIU President, will present the joint District and Services Employees International Union #1021 sunshine articles for the successor collective bargaining agreement to the 2013-2014 contract.

MOTION: To approve sunshining of articles for the successor collective bargaining agreement to the 2013-2014 contract between SEIU #1021 and the Vacaville Unified School District.

Board Member Vote:

Unfold 13.  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.

Board Member Vote:

         
b. Approval of August 21, 2014 Regular Governing Board Meeting Minutes (attachment)      (C)  
         
c. Approval of Student Expulsion/Admittance/Re-Admittance Recommendations      (C)  
 

Administration requests approval of recommendations for Re-Admittance case #01-1415RA.

         
d. Request Approval to Contract Between Vacaville Unified School District and School City, Inc. (attachment)      (C)  
 

In accordance with Board Policy 3312, Contracts, staff requests Board approval for a three (3) year term contract between the District and School City, Inc., for an annually renewing software license to provide an assessment, analysis, and reporting system, including an assessment item bank for data, at a rate not-to-exceed $75,366.00 annually and a total contract not-to-exceed cost of $226,098.00 over the three (3) year term. Request to Contract attached.

         
e. Request for Contract between Vacaville Unified School District and The Speech Pathology Group (attachment)      (C)  
 

In Accordance with Board Policy 3312, Contracts, administration requests Board approval to contract with The Speech Pathology Group to provide speech and language services for district students per request of Special Education Director, Jodie Phan, with a total contract cost not-to-exceed $250,240.00. Please see the attached Request for Contract.

         
f. Vacaville Unified School District Contract Development (attachment)      (C)  
 

In Accordance with Board Policy 3312, Contracts, the Board delegates authority to designated district administrators to enter into and execute contracts on behalf of the District. To be valid or to constitute an enforceable obligation against the district, all contracts must be approved and/or ratified by the Board. All contracts entered and executed under the delegated authority, as required by law, shall be submitted to the Board. The Clerk of the Board shall certify any and all ratifications thereafter (Education Code 17605). Please see the attached Vacaville Unified School District Contract Development List for Board review and approval.

         
g. Approval of Middle School Course: World History Bilingual      (C)  
 

Administration supports the Secondary Leadership Team's recommendation that the proposal for a new course submitted by Willis Jepson Middle School entitled World History Bilingual be approved. This course will allow students the opportunity to build on reading and writing skills in the Spanish language. This course is for students in grade 7.

         
h. Acceptance of Gifts      (C)  
 

1.  PG&E Company, Employee Giving, for two donations of $75.00 each (total donation: $150.00) to Willis Jepson Middle School.

2.  Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign for the donation of $228.86 to Willis Jepson Middle School.

3.  Andrew Fonseca for the donation of $300.00 to the wrestling program for singlets at Will C. Wood High School.

4.  Banana Republic for the donation of a generous assortment of school supplies, including paper, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, rulers, and much more (donor value not reported) to the Vacaville Unified School District.

5.  Michelle Mann for the donation of a mini refrigerator (donor reported value: $50.00) to be placed in the SDC/TAP classroom at Hemlock Elementary School.

         
i. Approval of Obsolete Equipment      (C)  
 

The following equipment and/or supplies have been declared obsolete, not economically repairable, surplus, or of insufficient value to defray the costs of arranging a sale. The estimated value of one or more items is less than $2,500.00. Approval of disposal of the listed items, as appropriate, are in accordance with Education Code Articles 13 and 14.

3 Computers 12 Laptops
1 Palm M515 PDA 7 Printers
4 Projectors 3 Record Players
1 Server 1 VP Viewer
         
j. Personnel Actions (attachment)      (C)  
 

 

Unfold 14.  SUPERINTENDENT/STAFF REPORTS   
         
a. Pilot Primary Instructional Materials for Math Analysis for Consideration     
 

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.

         
b. Pilot Primary Instructional Materials for English 9-12 at Will C. Wood High School for Consideration     
 

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.

Unfold 15.  FUTURE BUSINESS   
         
a. Regular Governing Board Meeting; September 18, 2014; 7:00 p.m. Educational Services Center     
         
b. Regular Governing Board Meeting; October 2, 2014; 7:00 p.m. Educational Services Center     
         
c. Regular Governing Board Meeting; October 16, 2014; 7:00 p.m. Educational Services Center     
16.  CLOSED SESSION   
17.  ADJOURNMENT   

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