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03-20-14 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 2013-14-033
         
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
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(a)]      (D)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education consider and approve the recommendation of legal counsel.

San Jose Unified School District v. Silicon Valley Telecom Exchange, LLC, et al., Case Number 1-13-CV-255177
         
4. 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.

San Jose Unified School District v. Santa Clara County Board of Education, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 113CV241695
         
5. 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 2013-14-020
         
6. Liability Claims [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.95]      (D)  
  Claimant: Rahmat Jafar (Owner) / Seyed Mirhadian (Driver)
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 Capitol Honda - Donation of Car to Pioneer High School Family     
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 March 6, 2014.      (D)  (V)  
Unfold   VIII. CONSENT CALENDAR - Items VIII.A.1 - VIII.F.3   
         
1. Consent Calendar Items VIII.A.1 through VIII.F.3      (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.

         
2. Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education certify that the San José Unified School District (SJUSD) had three Williams Uniform Complaints, which were resolved, filed during the period from October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
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. 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.
         
4. New CSEA Classification/Job Description (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the new CSEA job classification/description for Interpreter/Translator II.
         
5. New CSEA Classification/Job Description (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the new CSEA job classification/description for Licensed Health Technician.
         
6. Revised CSEA Job Description (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the revised CSEA job description for the Interpreter/Translator I position.
         
7. Revised CSEA Job Description (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the revised CSEA job description for the Licensed Vocational Nurse position.
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 2013-14-020
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. Revised Non-Regular Hourly Employment Agreement with Barbara Emily Kritzer (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve a revised non-regular hourly employment agreement with Barbara Emily Kritzer in the amount of $33,075, (a 5% increase) plus mandatory deductions, to assist classroom teachers in providing a music program at Reed Elementary School during the 2013-14 school year.

Budget Source:  Restricted/PTA Booster [Fund 061]
  E. Community Engagement & Accountability - Consent   
Unfold   F. Administrative Services - Consent   
         
1. Monthly Reports for the Month of February 2014 (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Education, based upon review of the monthly reports of February 2014, approve the following reports:

  • Approved Purchase Order Report
  • Accounts Payable Commercial Warrant Report
  • Payroll Warrant Report
  • Cash Flow
         
2. Santa Clara County Treasury Investment Portfolio Status (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education receive and file the December 31, 2013 Detailed Investment Portfolio Listing as submitted by Emily Harrison, Acting Director of Finance, County of Santa Clara.
         
3. Service Agreement with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP (ACTION)      (V)  (C)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education authorize a Service Agreement with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP in an amount not to exceed $219,000 for auditing services during the fiscal years 2013-14 ($72,000), 2014-15 ($73,000) and 2015-16 ($74,000).

Budget Source:  Unrestricted General [Fund 031]
  END OF CONSENT CALENDAR   
  IX. ACTION ITEMS & REPORTS   
Unfold   A. Superintendent - Action Items   
         
1. Report: Consideration of a Middle School on the Washington Campus      (D)  
Unfold   B. Human Resources - Action Items   
         
1. Report by Dr. Chris Canelake, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources     
         
2. Amendment to Board Policy 4030 - Personnel - Nondiscrimination In Employment (1st Reading) (INFORMATIONAL)      (D)  
  INFORMATIONAL:  That the Board of Education review and consider the proposed amendment to Board Policy 4030 - Personnel - Nondiscrimination In Employment and vote to approve the amendment to the Board Policy at the April 10, 2014 Board Meeting.
         
3. Amendment to Administrative Regulation 4030 - Personnel - Nondiscrimination In Employment (1st Reading) (INFORMATIONAL)      (D)  
  INFORMATIONAL:  That the Board of Education review and consider the proposed amendment to Administrative Regulation 4030 - Personnel - Nondiscrimination In Employment and vote to approve the amendment to the Administrative Regulation at the April 10, 2014 Board Meeting.
         
4. Amendment to Administrative Regulation 4031 - Personnel - Complaints Concerning Discrimination In Employment (1st Reading) (INFORMATIONAL)      (D)  
  INFORMATIONAL:  That the Board of Education review and consider the proposed amendment to Administrative Regulation 4031 - Personnel - Complaints Concerning Discrimination In Employment and vote to approve the amendment to the Administrative Regulation at the April 10, 2014 Board Meeting.
  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     
         
2. Request for Facilities under Education Code § 47614 (“Proposition 39”) submitted by Sunrise Middle School Charter School ("Sunrise") (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Final Offer of Facilities to Sunrise Middle School Charter School ("Sunrise") for the 2014-15 school year.
         
3. Memorandum of Understanding between Vision To Learn and San Jose Unified School District (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Vision To Learn and San Jose Unified School District to provide vision services to students at no cost to the students or to the District.
Unfold   F. Administrative Services - Action Items   
         
1. Report by Mr. Stephen McMahon, Chief Business Officer, Administrative Services     
         
2. Use of amplified sound systems at Simonds Elementary School (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the request by the PTA at Simonds Elementary School to use amplified sound systems on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during their multicultural faire.
         
3. Use of amplified sound systems at Willow Glen Elementary School (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the request by Willow Glen Elementary School to use amplified sound systems on Saturday, May 10, 2014 during the annual Willow Glen 5K Run/Walk and post race festival.
         
4. Use of amplified sound systems at Gunderson High School (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the request by Special Olympics of Northern California to use amplified sound systems on May 16 - 17, 2014 during their spring games at Gunderson High School.
         
5. Use of amplified sound systems at Pioneer High School (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the request by Encore Swim Team to use amplified sound systems from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 and Saturday, June 28, 2014 during their swim meets at Pioneer High School.
         
6. Eligibility Pool – Architectural Services (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the following firms as being eligible to perform Architectural Services for the District and authorize staff to negotiate contracts for their services as those services are required:  Aedis Architects, Bartos Architecture, Cody Anderson Wasney Architects, Hamilton + Aiken Architects, HMC Architects, IBI Group, McKim Design Group, Sim Architects, and Spencer and Associates.
         
7. Funding Agreement between San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) and Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) for 2014-15 (ACTION)      (D)  (V)  
  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of Education approve the Funding Agreement between San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) and Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) for the 2014-15 school year.

Budget Source:  Unrestricted General [Fund 031]
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 2013-14-033      (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 - April 10, 2014     


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