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Previous MeetingJanuary 20, 2015 05:00 PM
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Board Room
44711 N. Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534

 

  
Preliminary Information

Closed Session: 5:00 p.m.                      Open Session: 6:00 p.m.

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(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold 1.  CALL TO ORDER   
         
a. Presiding Officer     
Unfold 2.  ROLL CALL   
         
a. Superintendent     
Unfold 3.  WAIVE FURTHER READING AND APPROVE AGENDA   
         
a. Approve the agenda of Tuesday, January 20, 2015, and permit reading the title only of proposed agenda items in lieu of reciting the entire text.      (V)  
Unfold 4.  PUBLIC INPUT ON CLOSED SESSION AGENDA ITEMS   
         
a. Requests to address the Board on closed session items.     
Unfold 5.  CLOSED SESSION ITEMS   
         
a. Personnel Matters - with respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957     
 
  1. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Reassignment/Non-reelect
         
b. Employer / Employee Relations - with respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6     
 

Conference with Labor Negotiator, Mr. Lexy Conte, regarding: 

  1. Certificated Bargaining Unit
  2. Classified Bargaining Unit
  3. Unrepresented Groups
         
c. Pupil Personnel - with regard to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Education Code Section 35146      (V)  
 

Expulsions:

  1. Student #69017850
  2. Student #69018267
  3. Student #69019534
  4. Student #69020587
  5. Student #71003236
  6. Student #71010628
  7. Student #71010862
  8. Student #71011195
  9. Student #71018729
  10. Student #71021988
  11. Student #71022036
         
d. Legal Issues - with respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9     
Unfold 6.  RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. Presiding Officer     
Unfold 7.  RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION   
         
a. Report of any action taken in closed session pursuant to Government Code, Section 54957.1.     
Unfold 8.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   
         
a. Led by Dr. Michele Bowers     
Unfold 9.  RECOGNITION   
         
a. Red Ribbon Contest Award Winners     
         
b. Above and Beyond Awards     
Unfold 10.  ADDRESSING THE BOARD   
         
a. Requests to Address the Board (*an electronic device is used to record this meeting)     
 

Individuals who wish to address the Board may complete a speaker card and present it to the Superintendent’s secretary. The Board President shall recognize individuals who wish to speak.

Any person wishing to speak to any item not on the agenda may do so under "COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE."

Individuals wishing to present testimony to the Board concerning specific items on the agenda may do so once that item has been moved, seconded, and is on the floor for discussion.

Time limits of five minutes per person and fifteen minutes per item shall be allowed. (Board Bylaws #9322)

Board members may ask questions for clarification purposes, however, no action may be taken and no discussion may take place on an item not on the posted agenda. (Brown Act)

NOTE: A short break may be called at a convenient time.

         
b. Comments from PTA/CSEA/TAL     
         
c. Comments from the Audience     
Unfold 11.  PUBLIC HEARING   
         
a. Options for Trustee Areas for Transition to a By-Trustee Area Election System in November 2015.      (D)  
Unfold 12.  INFORMATIONAL ITEMS   
         
a. Enrollment Report      (D)  
  Leona Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Business
         
b. Budget Update      (D)  
  Leona Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
         
c. Other      (D)  
Unfold 13.  PRESENTATIONS-REQUESTS-PROPOSALS-REPORTS   
         
a. Audit Report by Christy White Accountancy      (D)  
         
b. Report of Findings of Life Source International Charter School Petition Renewal by Julianne Vela, Director of Special Programs.      (D)  
Unfold 14.  LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY DISCUSSION   
         
a. Second Reading of Revision to Board Policy 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools.      (D)  
Unfold 15.  INDIVIDUAL ACTION ITEMS - SUPERINTENDENT   
         
a. Adoption of Resolution 2014-15:18 - Board Member Absence.      (V)  
Unfold 16.  CONSENT AGENDA   
         
a. Consent Calendar Items     
  Items listed under the Consent Calendars of Superintendent, Business, Educational Services, and Human Resources are consistent with adopted policies and approved practices of the District and deemed routine and customary in nature. Board Members may request that any item be withdrawn from the Consent Calendar and considered separately. The item will be removed from the motion to approve and discussed immediately following action on the Consent Calendar.
Unfold 17.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS - SUPERINTENDENT   
         
a. Approval of all Consent Agenda Items - Superintendent, as detailed in Items 17b - 17i.      (V)  
         
b. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 6, 2015.      (C)  
         
c. Approval of Minutes - Lancaster School Facilities Corporation of January 6, 2015.      (C)  
         
d. Adoption of Revision to Board Policy 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures.      (C)  
         
e. Approval of Revision to Administrative Regulation 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures.      (C)  
         
f. Approval of Proclamation - African American History Month.      (C)  
         
g. Approval of District Membership in the Antelope Valley Board of Trade for the period of January 2015 to December 2015 at a cost of $250.00. Funding is provided by the General Fund.      (C)  
         
h. Acceptance of Donation - $5,000.00 from Northrop Grumman to Jack Northrop Elementary School.      (C)  
         
i. Acceptance of Donation - Books from Corwin Press to Lancaster School District, valued at $1,000.00.      (C)  
Unfold 18.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS - BUSINESS   
         
a. Approval of all Consent Agenda Items - Business, as detailed in Items 18b - 18o.      (V)  
         
b. Approval of Conference/Meeting Requests, Schedule No. 12.      (C)  
         
c. Approval of Purchase Order Report No. 11.      (C)  
 

Identification Code for Purchase Orders to employees:

  1. Conferences  
  2. City of Lancaster-SOLAR 
  3. Reimbursable Expenses-Administration 
  4. Classroom Supplies 
  5. Mileage 
  6. Tutoring Reimbursement 
  7. NCLB School of Choice Mileage 
  8. Tuition Reimbursement 
  9. Consultant 
  10. Autism Authorization
         
d. Approval of Budget Transfers and Adjustments.      (C)  
         
e. Approval of the Lancaster School District's Audit Report for the 2013-14 Fiscal Year.      (C)  
         
f. Approval of Cafeteria Purchase Order Report No. 4.      (C)  
         
g. Approval of Cafeteria Balance Sheet No. 4.      (C)  
         
h. Approval of Cafeteria Profit/Loss Report No. 4.      (C)  
         
i. Approval of the Agreement between the Lancaster School District and Great Western Park & Playground/GameTime to provide playgrounds for Discovery and Miller Elementary Schools at a cost of $149,696.00 less a Game Time Grant of $36,467.02. Total cost for the playgrounds is $128,989.16. Funding is provided paid by Fund 40.      (C)  
         
j. Approval of Change Order No. 6 with Vector USA for Cabling and Wiring per Terms and Conditions of Bid No. 07-08-1227 E-Rate District Portion at Monte Vista Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School, reflecting a decrease in the amount of $72,808.08. Funding is provided by Measure L Bond Funds.      (C)  
         
k. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with the Southern Kern Unified School District (SKUSD) District and the Lancaster School District regarding SKUSD field improvement project and Endeavour Middle School export grading project.      (C)  
         
l. Approval of Measure L Bond Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) member, Gary Riley, for a second term effective February 15, 2014, through February 15, 2016.      (C)  
         
m. Approval of the Amargosa Creek Middle School Basketball Teams Fundraiser with a Couple of Nuts to sell popcorn from January 2015 through February 2015. Anticipated profit is $1,000.00 which supports the purchase of basketball uniforms.      (C)  
         
n. Approval of the Endeavour Middle School Booster Club Fundraiser of "Taco Tuesday" Family Night at Foster Freeze, located at 1049 W. Avenue K, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. For every taco sold, Endeavour receives 50% of the profit. Proceeds will be used for incentives, computer equipment, library books, and more.      (C)  
         
o. Approval for Miller Elementary ASB to sell pencils from PencilPartner.com, effective January 21, 2015, through June 10, 2015. Profits from the pencil sales will be used to help with PBIS implementation. Anticipated profit is $156.00.      (C)  
Unfold 19.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES   
         
a. Approval of all Consent Agenda Items - Educational Services, as detailed in Items 19b - 19i.      (V)  
         
b. Approval of 2013-14 School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), published during the 2014-15 school year.      (C)  
         
c. Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with WestEd to Administer the Online Version of the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) to 5th and 7th grade students, staff members, and parents during the week of March 2-6, 2015, at a cost of $0.30 per 5th grade student (no charge for 7th graders) for a total of approximately $500.00. Funding is provided by LCFF/SC.      (C)  
         
d. Approval of Agreement with Scholastic Inc. to provide iREAD training for 40 K-3 teachers on January 28, 2015, at a total cost of $5,798.00. Funding is provided by Common Core funds.      (C)  
         
e. Approval for Submission of an After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program Grant Renewal Application through the California Department of Education, in the amount of $1,111,665.00 per year, to support CARES and RISE Education after school programs for the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018.      (C)  
         
f. Approval of Final Settlement Agreement Executed on January 16, 2015, for Student #71002070, for attorney fees at a cost of $6,500.00, and any other related fees due to IEP participation, not to exceed $2,000.00. Funding is provided by General Education and Special Education Funds.      (C)  
         
g. Approval for Participation in Outdoor Science School in Malibu for approximately 25 Amargosa Creek sixth grade students and 4 adults the week of May 18, 2015, though May 22, 2015, at a cost of $370.00 per student ($9.250.00) and no cost for adults. Funding to be provided by fundraising and parent donations.      (C)  
         
h. Approval for Participation in Outdoor Science School in Wrightwood for approximately 15 Piute Middle School sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students and 3 adults the week of February 2, 2015, through February 6, 2015, at a cost of $317.00 per student ($4,755.00) and no cost for adults. Funding will be provided by fundraising and parent donations.      (C)  
         
i. Approval for Participation in an Overnight Trip to Sea World San Diego for approximately 65 Discovery School seventh grade students and 8 adults on Thursday, April 9, 2015, through Friday, April 10, 2015, at a cost of $160.00 per person ($11,680.00). Funding will be provided by PTA and parent donations.      (C)  
Unfold 20.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS - HUMAN RESOURCES   
         
a. Approval of all Consent Agenda Items - Human Resources, as detailed in Items 20b - 20c.      (V)  
         
b. Approval Of Personnel Actions, Schedule No. 12.      (C)  
         
c. Approval of the Quarterly Report on Valenzuela/CAHSEE Lawsuit Settlement (aka Williams' Uniform Complaints).      (C)  
Unfold 21.  COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD AND DISCUSSION   
         
a. Dr. Grado     
         
b. Mrs. Grooms     
         
c. Mr. Kleven     
         
d. Mr. Miller     
         
e. Ms. Price     
Unfold 22.  RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. Recess to Closed Session (if necessary)     
Unfold 23.  RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION   
         
a. Report of any action taken in second closed session (if necessary) pursuant to Government Code, Section 54957.1.     
Unfold 24.  ADJOURNMENT   
         
a. Presiding Officer      (V)  


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