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Regular Board Meeting
Morgan Hill USD
February 05, 2019 6:00PM
MHUSD Board Room and the following teleconference locations: Trustee Horner: Disneyland Hotel Business Center - 1st Floor, Fantasy Tower 1159 Magic Way Anaheim, CA 92802 Closed Session 4:30pm

A. CALL TO ORDER
A.1. OFFICIAL SWEARING-IN OF NEWLY APPOINTED TRUSTEE: ADAM ESCOTO
Rationale:
Interviews were held on January 23, 2019 for prospective board members to fill the unexpired term of Teresa Murillo through November 30, 2020.

The Board has selected a candidate to fill the vacancy and adopt a resolution approving the provisional appointment.

The Board President will administer the Oath of Office to the new Board Member, Adam Escoto.

 
Comments:
Submitted by:
Steve Betando, Superintendent
Attachments:
190205 ProvisionalAppointmentToFillVacancyOnGoverningBoardAndCert Reso
A.2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION TOPICS
Rationale:
Members of the public may address the Board at this time regarding items on the Closed Session agenda. The Board of Education reserves the right to limit speaking time to three (3) minutes or less per individual.
 
A.3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (4:30 PM)
A.4. PUPIL PERSONNEL - Student discipline Education Code §48918 (c)(K-12)
A.4.a. Recommendation to deny readmission of student R 18/19-021
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Jessie Swift, Coordinator Student Services
Glen Webb, Director Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
A.5. LIABILITY CLAIMS - Governmental Code Section 54956.95
A.6. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION - Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: three cases
A.6.a. Recommendation to approve settlement of student EL 18/19-006Confidential agenda item.
A.7. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION - Pursuant to subdivision (a) of Government Code §54956.9
A.7.a. A Voice for Choice Advocacy, Inc., v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, et.al, Case No. 17CV316128
A.7.b. Santa Clara Superior Court Case No. 17CV319128; EL 17/18-001
A.7.c. Jane Doe 3 v. Morgan Hill Unified School District Claim No. 18CV333856
A.7.d. Morgan Hill Unified School District; San Jose Unified School District v. Peninsula Sports, Inc.; Does 1 through 50, Inclusive Case No. 18VC336443
A.7.e. Jane Doe, a minor, by and through her Guardian ad Litem, James Doe v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, and Roes 1-25 inclusive, Case No. 18CV335451
A.7.f. Catherine Rudolph v. Morgan Hill Unified School District Case No. 18CV338592
A.8. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Government Code § 54957.6) Morgan Hill Classified Employees Association (MHCEA) and Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers (MHFT), Designated representative: Fawn Myers / Morgan Hill Educational Leaders Association (MHELA), Unrepresented employees, Designated representative: Steve Betando, and Superintendent, Designated representative: Karen Rezendes, Lozano Smith
A.9. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code §54956.8)
A.10. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE-DISCIPLINE / DISMISSAL / RELEASE / REASSIGNMENT / COMPLAINT (Government Code § 54957 and 54957.1)
A.11. RECONVENE TO PUBLIC SESSION
B. CALL TO ORDER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
C. INTRODUCTION OF BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF
D. RECOGNITIONS / PRESENTATIONS
D.1. Live Oak Foundation Grant Report and Recognition of Contributions to Our Community
Rationale:
This evening the Principals will provide an overview of their school’s Live Oak Foundation Grant Proposals including funding allocations, goals and the implementation status.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by: 
Mary Alice Callahan, Barrett Elementary School Principal
Darren McDonald, El Toro Health Academy Principal
Patrick Buchser, JAMM Principal
Debbie Stewart, Los Paseos Elementary Principal
Debbie Grove, Nordstrom Elementary Principal
Julie Page, Paradise Valley Engineering Academy Principal
Claudia Olaciregui, San Martin Gwinn Environmental Science Academy Principal
Teresa Sermersheim, Walsh STEAM Academy Principal
Nanette Donohue, Britton Middle School Principal
Alex Aasen, Martin Murphy Middle School Principal
Lisa Martin, Central Continuation High School Principal
Maria Reitano, Live Oak High School Principal
Courtney Macko, Sobrato High School Principal
Shannon Lane, Community Adult School Principal
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
D.2. CABE Project 2-Inspire Program
Rationale:
On February 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. we will be holding the 2019 MHUSD CABE Project 2-Inspire Graduation. The California Association for Bilingual Education has developed a Parent Education Leadership Program, Project 2-Inspire, that consists of 3 levels. Participating parents commit to 12 hours of professional development for each level. Parents from San Martin Gwinn have completed level 2 and parents at El Toro have completed level 3. Project- 2-Inspire participants are now actively involved in school and district parent leadership.  This years graduates and participants are: Esmeralda Morales, Rosa Navarez, Alma Diaz, Jenevive Ramirez, Reyna Mata, Stephanny Gomez, Silvina Gopar, Judith Martinez, Maria Rosales, Johana Vidal, Margarito Alegre, Martha E. Avila, Maria Belen Soto, Adriana Garcia, Martia A. Resendiz, Jacqueline Yepez, Maria Santiz, Isidra Gomez, and Lorena Reyes.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Victoria Sorensen, Coordinator Equity Programs
Heather Nursement, Director State and Federal Programs
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
E. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Rationale:
Items listed under CONSENT are considered to be routine by the Board of Education and will be enacted by one motion at this time. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a board member or citizen so requests.
 
F. APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR
G. PUBLIC COMMENT / COMMUNICATIONS
Rationale:
This is opportunity for communication regarding items not on the agenda. Members of the public may address the Board regarding items on the agenda immediately prior to their being discussed by the Board.
 
H. COMMUNICATIONS
H.1. Closed Session Action Report (Government Code § 54957.1)
H.2. Report: Student Board Member
H.3. Reports: Superintendent / Staff
H.4. Reports: Board Members
H.5. Reports: Employee Groups: Morgan Hill Classified Employee Association / Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers / Morgan Hill Educational Leaders Association
H.6. Calendar: Upcoming events
I. CONSENT ITEMS
I.1. BUSINESS SERVICES
I.1.a. Approve Cost Sharing Agreement for Space Study with the City of Morgan Hill
Rationale:
The District currently leases a portion of City of Morgan Hill's Corporation Yard on Edes Court for the Transportation Department at a cost of $85,432 annually. The northern portion of the Corporation Yard houses the District's Transportation Department while the southern portion houses the City's Public Works Department.  Over the last ten years, the District and City have engaged in numerous conversations about the long term facilities needs of both entities as it pertains to the services currently housed at the Corporation Yard.  

The District and the City of Morgan Hill issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a consultant to assist with a space analysis for the City and the District for the Corporation Yard.  The intent is to determine the long-term space needs for the City and the District which will include a desire to include the transportation, facilities, maintenance, and grounds departments into a single location (currently housed on three separate locations within the District). The consultant's analysis will assist staff in determining if the current Corporation Yard is adequate for both entities' long term needs. The analysis will also examine co-location of the two entities at an alternative location and identify facility needs if the entities were to locate their services separately from each other. 

After review of the received RFQ’s both entities interviewed two consultants and are recommending the contract to Griffin Structures Inc. in the amount of $141,480. Staff is recommending the approval of the Cost Sharing Agreement with the City of Morgan Hill for 50% of the cost ($70,740). The Agreement with Griffin Structures, Inc. and the Cost Sharing Agreement will come before the City Council on February 20, 2019 for approval.

 
Financial Impact:
$70,740 from the Maintenance Fund
Comments:
Submitted by:
Anessa Espinosa, Director Facilities
Kirsten Perez, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Attachments:
190205 Attachment Draft City of MH Griffin Consultant Agreement
190205 MHUSD City of MH Cost Sharing Agreement Draft
I.1.b. Approve Citizens' Oversight Committee appointments
Rationale:
The District currently has three vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for the position of “At Large Community Member”, "Business Representative", and "Taxpayer Organization Member".  Staff has been actively searching to fill these vacancies though word of mouth, newspaper, MHUSD website and Facebook. Staff has received and reviewed applications and is recommending the appointments of the following to serve on the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee:

At Large Community Member:  Larry Fleischer

Business Representative:  John Noori

Taxpayer Organization Member:  Greg Ruebusch

Larry Fleischer has served as the Chairperson of Gunderson High School PTSA, Santa Clara County Chapter ACLU as well as a board member of ACLU of Northern California.  He has also been involved in organizing and coaching YMCA sports.

John Noori, father of three children in elementary school, has worked in the land development industry for nearly 20 years and owns his own civil engineering and land development consulting firm.  He has worked on public and private school projects, with Department of the State Architect, as well as many public agencies.

Greg Ruebusch has a Master's Degree in Finance and has served as a CFO and General Manager.  He has been active in attending and participating in MHUSD events such as Read Across America, volunteering at Mushroom Mardigras, and attending Board of Education meetings.

 
Comments:
Submitted by:
Casino Fajardo, Director Construction and Modernization
Kirsten Perez, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
I.2. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
I.2.a. Approve travel for 8 Live Oak High School FFA students to attend a Leadership Retreat in Sea Ranch, California
Rationale:
Eight Live Oak High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Officers request permission to attend a leadership training in Sea Ranch, California leaving Friday, March 15, 2019 and returning Sunday, March 17, 2019.   The purpose of this trip is to train the FFA officers, plan the year’s activities, attend leadership workshops and participate in team bonding experiences.

The students will be chaperoned by Live Oak High School teachers, Nicole Jorgenson and Ron Sjostedt. Transportation will be by private vehicle.  Accommodations will be at a rental home in Sea Ranch.  Students will pay $50 towards the cost of the trip.  Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available to students that need it.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:  
Dr. Maria Reitano, Principal, Live Oak High School  
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
I.2.b. Approve travel for nine members of the Live Oak High School Robotics Club to compete in the Monterey Bay Regional Robotics Competition
Rationale:
Nine members of the Live Oak High Robotics Club request permission to attend the Monterey Bay Regional Robotics Competition at Seaside High School in Seaside, California leaving on Thursday, March 21, 2019 and returning Sunday, March 24, 2019.

These nine students have been meeting up to five times a week to learn CAD, engineering design, and project management skills to prepare for this event.  Students will bring the robot they designed to the competition where they will assemble and compete with it.

There will be three adult chaperones including Live Oak High School teacher Kristopher Boursier.  Transportation will be by private vehicle. Accommodations will be at a local hotel.  The cost of the trip will be paid for by students and by funds raised by the Robotics Club, community donations, and through grants from NASA and the Brin Wojcicki Foundation.  Scholarships are available to students who need it.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Dr. Maria Reitano, Principal Live Oak High School
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
I.2.c. Approve travel for Ann Sobrato High School students to Santa Clara in partnership with California Association of Directors of Activities Student Leadership Conference
Rationale:
Students from Ann Sobrato High School wish to participate in a leadership conference on April 6-8, 2019 with CADA, the largest statewide support network for Activity Directors in the nation to provide a powerful experience in leadership development. Approximately 10 ASHS students and at least one ASHS staff will travel to Santa Clara with students and staff from across Northern California. During the 3-day program, students are involved in seminars and lectures, workshops and activities. Themes include leadership, self-worth, setting goals, self-identification and personal growth. Lodging, food, and all workshops are included. All activities and accommodations are prepared by the CADA staff who accompany chaperones and students daily. Students will pay between $200-300 for their trip after our ASB program pays for half of their program fees. The trips are organized outside of school resources and chaperones are volunteering their time to participate. The trips take place on non-student/non-employee work days over spring break. There is no cost to the district.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Courtney Macko, Principal, Ann Sobrato High School
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
I.2.d. Approve travel by the Ann Sobrato High School Senior Class to Disneyland in Anaheim, California
Rationale:
The Ann Sobrato High School Senior Class in planning to travel to Disneyland leaving Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and returning on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  The seniors would leave by bus at approximately 9:00a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and would arrive at Disneyland at approximately 5:00p.m.  They would join many thousands of high school seniors attending the traditional Disneyland Grad Night.  At 2:30a.m. the following morning, students would board busses for the return to Morgan Hill.  They would arrive at Ann Sobrato High School at approximately 8:30a.m. on June 6, 2019.  The mode of transportation would be chartered busses, and there would be at least one adult chaperone per bus. There would be no overnight accommodations.  Students would be contained within the boundaries of Disneyland/California Adventure for the entire trip.  The cost for this activity will be approximately $190 per student.  Disneyland has a huge number of security and staff that chaperone the students at Grad Night.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by: 
Courtney Macko, Principal, Ann Sobrato High School
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
I.2.e. Spring Open House schedule for 2019
Rationale:
School sites have finalized plans for the Spring Open House dates.  Attached is the updated 2018-2019 schedule.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by: 
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Attachments:
190205 Open House Schedule 2019
I.2.f. 4th Quarterly Report 2018 on Williams Uniform Complaints, October 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018, for the Morgan Hill Unified School District
Rationale:
Senate Bill 550 (December 2004) expanded the Uniform Complaint Procedure required of school districts to include complaints related to insufficient instructional materials, teacher vacancy or misassignment, and emergency or urgent facilities conditions, particularly those that threaten health or safety.

Commencing April 1, 2005, all districts in California are required to submit quarterly reports to their respective County Office of Education regarding Uniform Complaints received in the last quarter and the resolution of the complaint.  The report must also be provided to the district’s governing board at a public meeting.  

Morgan Hill Unified School District’s 4th quarterly report for 2018 is attached.

No complaints were filed in any of the subject areas.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:  
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Attachments:
190205 Williams Quarterly Report
I.2.g. Approve Low Performing Students Block Grant Plan
Rationale:
The Low Performing Student Block Grant (LPSBG) provides funds for local educational agencies serving students identified as low performing on state English language arts or Math assessments, who are not otherwise identified for supplemental grant funding under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), or eligible for special education services.  Low performing students are students who scored Level 1 on either the Math or Language Arts Smarter Balanced Assessment.  

LEAs must have a plan describing how the funds will increase or improve evidence based services for the identified pupils to accelerate increases in academic achievement, and how the effectiveness of the services will be measured.  Funds can be spent, but not limited to professional development activities for certificated staff, instructional materials, or additional supports for pupils.  The plan must be approved by the Local Governing Board before the Required Report #1 is due on March 1, 2019.  By March 1, 2019 the LEA is required to report to the State Superintendent regarding the adopted plan to use the grant funds to increase the academic performance of pupils identified. 

Funding allocations are based on 2016-2017 CAASPP data.  CDE does not believe this grant will be renewed so this is a one-time grant.  CDE expects the LEA to use current CAASPP data (2017-2018) to generate a student cohort that will be worked with the length of the grant.  The LEA will need to report on the increased academic achievement at the end of the grant as it relates to the student cohort.  The final Required Report #2 will be due to CDE in November, 2021 and will cover implementation, strategies and whether there was increased academic achievement (LEAs determine measurement).

LEA Primary Contact for LPSBG: Heather Nursement, Director of Supplemental Programs

LEA Secondary Contact for LPSBG: Dr. Ramon Zavala, Asst. Supt. of Ed. Services

 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Heather Nursement, Director Supplemental Programs
Glen Webb, Director Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Michael Vogel, Director Special Education
Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Attachments:
190205 Low Performing Student Block Grant Plan
I.3. HUMAN RESOURCES
I.3.a. Certificated recruitment events for 2019
Rationale:
Information Only:

The California School Boards Association reports that every year, 200,000 new teachers are hired in the United States. Of those, 10% leave the profession by the end of the first year, nearly 30% leave teaching within three years and nearly 50% within five years. The annual turnover rate for all teachers is 20%, which is higher than many other professions. At the same time, fewer prospective teachers are entering the training pipeline, a decrease of 75% over the last 10 years.

This year, in order to recruit recent graduates as well as experienced teachers, Morgan Hill Unified School District will be participating in the following upcoming fairs and events. Despite the shortage, especially in high-needs areas such as Special Education, BCLAD, math, and science, our goal continues to be the recruitment of top talent.

Date

Event

February 21, 2019

California State University, Monterey Bay Education Job Fair

March 16, 2019

National University Education Career Fair

March 19-20, 2019

Santa Clara University On-Campus Interviewing Program

March 30, 2019

Santa Clara County Teacher Recruitment Fair

March 29, 2019

Sonoma State University Educator Job Fair

March 2019

California/Mexico Visiting Teachers Program (Mexico City – teacher exchange program with California Department of Education and Secretaria de Educación Pública - interviews conducted via Skype)

 
Principals will assist with these efforts to bring the best possible talent to join the Morgan Hill Unified School District team for the 2019-20 school year.

In addition to attending these recruiting events, Human Resources maintains close relationships with the following universities by accepting student teachers and interns and by sending information about recruitment and open positions.

Brandman University
Cal Poly State University
Concordia University
CSU, Chico
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU, Stanislaus
Grand Canyon University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Stanford University
Sonoma State University
National University
UC Santa Cruz
University of Phoenix
Western Governors University

 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Fawn Myers, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
I.3.b. Approve 2018-19 certificated seniority list
Rationale:
Annually, the District sends the certificated seniority list to all schools and requests that all certificated employees review the list for accuracy and to forward any proposed corrections to the Human Resources Department. The attached certificated seniority list includes appropriate corrections that were submitted by certificated employees as investigated and verified by the Human Resources Department. A certificated seniority list is annually updated and brought to the Board of Education for approval.  In the event of any layoffs due to a reduction in force or reduction in particular kinds of service, per Ed Code, the seniority list is used to determine which personnel are notified. 

It is recommended that the Governing Board of the Morgan Hill Unified School District adopt the attached certificated seniority list.

 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Fawn Myers, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
Attachments:
190205 Certificated Seniority List
I.3.c. Adopt resolution with criteria for determining order of certificated employee seniority for those employees with the same date of first paid service in a probationary position
Rationale:
In order to meet the requirements of Education Code 44955, the Governing Board of the Morgan Hill Unified School District must determine the order of termination of certificated employees solely on the basis of the needs of the District and its students. The Governing Board of the Morgan Hill Unified School District must, therefore, act upon the Resolution to Adopt Criteria for Determining Order of Seniority for Those Employees with the Same Date of First Paid Service in a Probationary Position.
 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Fawn Myers, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
Attachments:
190205 OrderofSeniorityReso
I.3.d. Approve personnel action to employ, re-employ, promote, reassign, accept resignation, accept retirement, and authorize related compensation
Rationale:
See attached
 
Financial Impact:
Included in adopted budget
Comments:
Submitted by: 
Fawn Myers, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
Attachments:
190205 Personnel Order
I.4. SUPERINTENDENT
I.4.a. Approve the minutes from the Regular Board meeting of January 22, 2019
Comments:
Submitted by:
Steve Betando, Superintendent
Attachments:
190122 Meeting Minutes
I.4.b. Ratify travel approval for Superintendent Betando to attend ACSA Superintendent Symposium January 29 - February 1, 2019
Rationale:
The Superintendent seeks ratified authorization to attend the ACSA 2019 Superintendents' Symposium January 29 - February 1, 2019 in Monterey, Ca.
 
Financial Impact:
Cost of registration ($650) plus lodging and meals from the General Fund
Comments:
Submitted by:
Steve Betando, Superintendent
Mary Patterson, Board of Education President
J. GENERAL BUSINESS - PUBLIC SESSION ITEMS FOR BOARD DISCUSSION
J.1. Equity Item: Approve eRate Fiberoptic Internet agreement
Rationale:
The District currently contracts with Spectrum Communications to interconnect our school sites and administrative offices with each other with the current contract expiring in June 2019.

Staff submitted a request for proposal and Spectrum Communications was the only response that meets the needs of the District due to the fact that they are Morgan Hill's local provider.  The proposed monthly costs for services is $12,990, which is commensurate with the current rates the District pays. 

Staff recommends approving the agreement with Spectrum Communications that will meet federal requirements for the eRate program promoting school and library connectivity to the internet, and will cover 60% of the contract cost.  This results in the District having a monthly reduced cost of $5,196.

 
Financial Impact:
$5,196 Monthly expense to General fund. This has already been included in the adopted budget; no additional funding required.
Comments:
Submitted by:
Jim Carrillo, Director Technology
Kirsten Perez, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Attachments:
190205 Full Spectrum Contract
190205 Spectrum Letter of Intent
190205 Spectrum Price Fiber Connectivity
J.2. Governor's Budget 2019-20 report
Rationale:
Governor's Budget:

Governor Gavin Newsom released his January Proposal to the Legislature for the 2019-20 State Budget on January 10, 2019.  This is the Governor’s first ever state budget, just three days after being sworn into office.

The attached presentation contains further details on the potential impact of the Governor's Proposal on Morgan Hill Unified School District. It is worth noting that the January budget is simply the start of a six month negotiation process between the Legislature and the Governor prior to the enactment of a state budget in mid-June. The Governor’s January proposal provides direction to the District on what initial assumptions should be used in developing next year’s budget and the Governor will update these assumptions when the May Revision is released.

 
Comments:
Submitted by:
Victoria Knutson, Director Fiscal Services
Kirsten Perez, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Attachments:
190205 Governor's Budget Presentation
J.3. Appointment of the District's Representative to the Personnel Commission
Rationale:
Adam Escoto, the District's representative on the Personnel Commission, has resigned his position as Personnel Commissioner as a result of accepting the appointment as a trustee on the Board of Education. The term of this vacant Commissioner position expires on December 1, 2019.

In accordance with the California Education Code Section 45245, “One member of the Personnel Commission shall be appointed by the Governing Board of the District and one member, nominated by the Classified Employees of the District, shall be appointed by the Governing Board of the District. Those two members shall, in turn, appoint the third member.”

Tara Bevington meets the qualifications for Commissioner as outlined below.  Ms. Bevington has met with District representatives in Human Resources and is willing to complete the term of the District's representative appointed by the Governing Board and to serve as Personnel Commissioner through December 1, 2019. Ms. Bevington accepts the responsibility as Commissioner should the Board of Education appoint her and will be recognized at the Personnel Commission meeting on February 27, 2019.

Qualifications:

California Education Code Section 45244
a) To be eligible for appointment or reappointment to the commission a person shall meet both of the following requirements:

(1) Be a registered voter and resident within the territorial jurisdiction of the school district.

(2) Be a known adherent to the principle of the merit system. No member of the governing board of any school district or a county board of education shall be eligible for appointment, reappointment, or continuance as a member of the commission. During his or her term of service, a member of the commission shall not be an employee of the school district.

(b) As used in this section, residence is that place in which his or her habitation is fixed, wherein the person has the intention of remaining, and to which, whenever he or she is absent, the person has the intention of returning. At a given time, a person may have only one residence.

(c) As used in this section, “known adherent to the principle of the merit system,” with respect to a new appointee, means a person who by the nature of his or her prior public or private service has given evidence that he or she supports the concept of employment, continuance in employment, in-service promotional opportunities, and other related matters on the basis of merit and fitness. 

Appointment Process (for both District representative and classified employees representative): 

California Education Code Section 45246

The appointee of the governing board and the appointee of the classified employees shall publicly announce the name of the person they intend to appoint. The governing board in open hearing shall provide the public and employees and employee organizations the opportunity to express their views on the qualifications of those persons recommended for appointment.

The board at the time may make its appointment or may make a substitute appointment or recommendation without further notification or public hearing.

Staff is recommending Tara Bevington to be appointed by the governing board to serve the remainder of the term of the vacant position as the District representative on the Personnel Commission.

 
Financial Impact:
None
Comments:
Submitted by:
Fawn Myers, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
J.4. Approve 2018-19 second interim budget for the restricted non-general funds as reported in the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) report
Rationale:
In accordance with Education Code 42130, a school district is required to submit twice during the fiscal year a financial report certifying the district’s ability to meet its financial obligations.  These reports examine the District’s enrollment, spending pattern, fund balance, and reserve for economic uncertainties.

There are several purposes for these reports:

  • To provide a review of the District’s financial condition at periodic intervals during the fiscal year
  • To provide a status report to the Board of Education and the public of the financial condition of the District
  • To determine necessary budget revisions as a result of current or projected financial information
    • The interim reflects adopted, revised and projected budgets
    • The second interim report reflects financial and budgetary status as of January 31, 2019

Attached is a summary description of each of the restricted non-general funds and a spreadsheet summarizing the budgeted amounts.

 
Comments:
Submitted by:
Victoria Knutson, Director Fiscal Services
Kirsten Perez, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Attachments:
190205 2018-19 Second Interim Other Funds SACS forms
190205 Other Funds Second Interim Budget 18-19 Narrative
190205 Other Funds Summary Report
J.5. Board of Education Committee Assignments
Rationale:
With a new Trustee appointed to the Board, Trustees will consider committee liaison re-assignments.
 
Comments:
Submitted by:
Steve Betando, Superintendent
Attachments:
190205 Board Committee Liaison Assignments
J.6. New business: future agenda items / recognitions
K. PUPIL DISCIPLINE
K.1. Recommendation to deny readmission of student R 18/19-021
L. ADJOURNMENT
Rationale:

The next REGULAR meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2019 with Open Session beginning at 6:00pm.  The agenda will be available on the District's website by 5:00pm Friday, March 1, 2019.

 
Disability Information:
Special Accommodations: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the Board meeting room or to otherwise participate at this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Kelly Schriefer at 201-6001. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the Board meeting. Documents provided to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session item in the agenda will be made available for public inspection in the District Office located at 15600 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill during normal business hours.

Published: February 1, 2019, 1:23 PM

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