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02-13-14 Regular Session Board Meeting
Board Room
855 Lenzen Avenue
(District Administration Building)

 

  
Preliminary Information

All meetings of the Governing Board are open to the general public with the exception of Closed Sessions, which are held to consider those items specifically exempt under the Ralph M. Brown Act. Anyone planning to attend a meeting who has a disability and needs special assistance should call the Superintendent’s Office, 535-6069, at least three (3) days in advance to make special arrangements.

Spanish interpretation is available at Regular Session Board Meetings. To arrange for interpretation services, please call the Superintendent’s Office, 535-6069, at least three (3) days in advance. [Se ofrecen servicios de interpretación al español durante las juntas regulares de la Mesa Directiva del Distrito. Si desea solicitar interpretación al español, por favor llame a la Oficina del Superintendente, al 535-6069, por los menos con tres (3) días de anticipación.]
 

Mr. Richard Garcia, President
Mrs. Veronica Grijalva Lewis, Vice President
Ms. Teresa Castellanos, Member
Mrs. Sandy Engel, Member

Mrs. Pamela Foley, Member

Dr. Vincent C. Matthews, Superintendent of Schools

Nicole Sun, Student Board Member [Pioneer High School]
Chanel Nettle, Alternate Student Board Member [Gunderson High School]

The Regular Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be called to order at 5:00 p.m. The Board President will immediately adjourn the Regular Session Meeting to a Closed Session to consider those items that are specifically exempt under the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act. Closed Sessions are not open to the general public.

The Closed Session will adjourn at 6:00 p.m. The Regular Session Meeting will be reconvened at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at 855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, California. The Superintendent will report all actions taken by the Board of Education in Closed Session prior to the conclusion of the Regular Session Meeting [Pursuant to Government Code 54957.1].

Current Board of Education information can be found on our district Web site.


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold   CLOSED SESSION AGENDA - 5:00 PM   
         
1. Student Discipline - Student Expulsion Hearings [Pursuant to Education Codes 35146 and 48981]      (D)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education hold a hearing on the attached Student Expulsion Cases to consider the recommendation of the Administrative Hearing Panel to expel the students referenced in these expulsion cases:  

Student Expulsion Case Number 2013-14-030
Student Expulsion Case Number 2013-14-031
         
2. Personnel [Pursuant To Government Codes 54954.5 and 54957.1]      (D)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the following Personnel Items:

A. Public Employee Appointment

      Manager, Special Education

B. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Reassignment
C. Layoffs/Leaves of Absence/Resignation
D. Public Employee Contracts
         
3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]      (D)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education consider and approve the recommendation of legal counsel.

OAH Case Number 2013100641
OAH Case Number 2013110419
         
4. California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Waiver Requests      (D)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education review and discuss the following request(s) to waive the California High School Exit Examination for the following student(s):

Student Waiver Number 2013-14-010
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-011
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-012
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-013
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-014
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-015
         
5. Liability Claims [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.95]      (D)  
  Claimant: Ms. Noreen Calehuff
Agency claimed against: San Jose Unified School District

Claimant: Ms. Krystal Hayashida for Austin Hayashida (Minor)
Agency claimed against: San Jose Unified School District

Claimant: Mr. Gerardo Segura
Agency claimed against: San Jose Unified School District
  REGULAR SESSION AGENDA   
  I. Call Meeting to Order   
  II. Pledge of Allegiance   
Unfold   III. Adopt the Agenda   
         
1. Adopt the Agenda      (D)  (V)  
Unfold   IV. Special Order of Business   
         
1. Recognition of Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and F3 Education Awards Foundation Celebrate Success Art Contest Winner - Landry Schoennauer     
         
2. Recognition of Grant from The Castellano Family Foundation and Donation from Carmen Castellano to the San Jose High School Music Program     
         
3. Public Hearing - California Department of Education (CDE) General Waiver Request - Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) Class Size Reduction      (D)  
         
4. California Department of Education (CDE) General Waiver Request - Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) Class Size Reduction (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Education approve SJUSD's General Waiver Request to the CDE - Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) Class Size Reduction during the 2013-14 school year.
Unfold   V. Announcements and Reports   
         
1. Announcements and Reports by Board Members, Student Board Member and Superintendent      (D)  
  Board members may report on visits to schools, conferences and meetings attended and items of interest to the public.
Unfold   VI. Oral Petitions   
         
1. Persons wishing to address the Board of Education must fill out a Citizen's Request to Speak Card and bring it to the Board Secretary.      (D)  
  This portion of the Agenda provides an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the Board on any item of interest to the public; however, provisions of the Brown Act [Government Code 54954.2(a) and .3] preclude any action being taken on any item not appearing on the posted agenda for action.  A CITIZEN'S REQUEST TO SPEAK card must be completed and given to the Board Secretary prior to the conclusion of Oral Petitions.  Members of the public who wish to speak during the discussion of an item on the posted agenda must indicate the item number on the CITIZEN'S REQUEST TO SPEAK card. Time limits are two minutes at the discretion of the Board President.
         
2. Oral Petitions from SJUSD Bargaining Group Presidents      (D)  
  Each SJUSD bargaining group president is given five minutes to address the Board of Education. A CITIZEN’S REQUEST TO SPEAK card must be completed and given to the Board Secretary prior to the conclusion of Oral Petitions.  Bargaining group presidents who wish to speak during the discussion of an item on the posted agenda must indicate the item number on the CITIZEN’S REQUEST TO SPEAK card.
Unfold   VII. Minutes   
         
1. Approval of the minutes of the Regular Session Meeting held January 30, 2014.      (D)  (V)  
Unfold   VIII. CONSENT CALENDAR - Items VIII.A.1 - VIII.F   
         
1. Consent Calendar Items VIII.A.1 through VIII.F      (V)  (C)  
  All Agenda items listed under the Consent Calendar will be enacted in one motion.  There will be no discussion of these items prior to consideration of the motion, unless a member of the Board of Education or the Superintendent request that an item be removed from the Consent Calendar.
Unfold   A. Superintendent - Consent   
         
1. Acceptance of Gifts (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
 

RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education accept, with thanks, the gifts to the District as specified.

Unfold   B. Human Resources - Consent   
         
1. Administrative, Elementary/Secondary Certificated Personnel Actions and Personnel Services (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Administrative and Certificated Personnel Actions as specified.
         
2. Classified Human Resources Personnel Actions (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Classified Human Resources actions as specified.
         
3. Non-Regular Hourly Employment Agreements for $25,000 or less (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Non-Regular Hourly Employment Agreements for $25,000 or less as specified.
         
4. Short-term Limited Services Agreements (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Short-term Limited Services Agreements for $25,000 or less as specified.
Unfold   C. Board of Education - Consent   
         
1. California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Waiver Requests (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Requests to Waive the California High School Exit Examination for the student(s) discussed:

Student Waiver Number 2013-14-010
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-011
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-012
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-013
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-014
Student Waiver Number 2013-14-015



Unfold   D. Division of Instruction - Consent   
         
1. Approval of Field Trips (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the field trips for elementary and secondary students as specified.
         
2. Master Contract with Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf [NPS] (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve a Master Contract with Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf in an amount not to exceed $25,200 for educational services provided to special education students during the 2013-14 school year.

Budget Source:  Special Education [Fund 062]
         
3. Amendment to Master Contract with Therapeutic Learning Consultants, Inc. [NPA] (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve an Amendment to the Master Contract with Therapeutic Learning Consultants, Inc. to an amount of $58,880 rather than $26,420 for educational services provided to special education students during the 2013-14 school year.

Budget Source:  Special Education [Fund 062]
         
4. Amendment to Master Contract with Milhous School, Inc. [NPS] (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve an amendment to the Master Contract with Milhous School, Inc. to an amount of $427,000 rather than $240,000 for educational services provided to special education students during the 2013-14 school year.

Budget Source:  Special Education [Fund 062]
         
5. VIP Committee Recommendation for Revision to the VIP Plan (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the VIP Committee Recommendation for Revision to the VIP Plan under plan component II, Transitional Primary Language Instruction.
  E. Community Engagement & Accountability - No Consent Items   
  F. Administrative Services - No Consent Items   
  END OF CONSENT CALENDAR   
  IX. ACTION ITEMS & REPORTS   
Unfold   A. Superintendent - Action Items   
         
1. Report: Washington Middle School Process Update     
Unfold   B. Human Resources - Action Items   
         
1. Report by Dr. Chris Canelake, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources     
  C. Board of Education - No Action Items   
Unfold   D. Division of Instruction - Action Items   
         
1. Report by Ms. Nancy Albarrán, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Instruction     
Unfold   E. Community Engagement & Accountability - Action Items   
         
1. Report by Mr. Jason Willis, Assistant Superintendent, Community Engagement and Accountability     
Unfold   F. Administrative Services - Action Items   
         
1. Report by Mr. Stephen McMahon, Chief Business Officer, Administrative Services     
         
2. Removal of Measure H CBOC Member (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the removal of Measure H Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee member Joe Silva.
Unfold   G. Facilities and Construction - Consent Calendar   
         
1. Facilities and Construction Consent Calendar - No Consent Items     
  END OF FACILITIES & CONSTRUCTION CONSENT CALENDAR   
Unfold   H. Facilities & Construction - Action Items   
         
1. Ratification of Construction Related Contracts and Items (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education ratify District staff’s approval of Contracts, Change Orders, and Amendments referenced in the attached list.

Budget Source:  See Attached List
Unfold   X. Student Discipline   
         
1. Student Expulsion Case 2013-14-030      (D)  (V)  
  Following the hearing in Closed Session, the Board will now take final action on this case.
         
2. Student Expulsion Case 2013-14-031      (D)  (V)  
  Following the hearing in Closed Session, the Board will now take final action on this case.
  XI. Action Taken in Closed Session   
Unfold   XII. Adjournment   
         
1. Adjourn the Meeting      (D)  (V)  
         
2. Next Board Meeting - March 6, 2014     


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