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Previous MeetingOctober 21, 2014 06:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Turlock Unified School District Professional Development Center (eCademy Charter at Crane School site)
1100 Cahill Avenue, Turlock, CA
Character Counts October Character Trait: Trustworthiness

 

  
Preliminary Information
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the meeting room or to otherwise participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Roberta Cheney at (209) 667-0633. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Governing Board to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.
Any writings or documents that are public records
and are provided to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the District Office located at 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock, CA, during normal business hours. Prior to the meeting, access full packets at turlock.csbaagendaonline.net, or at turlock.k12.ca.us
The District welcomes Spanish and other language speakers to Board meetings.
Anyone planning to attend and needing an interpreter should call (209) 667-0633, 48 hours in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made for an interpreter. El Distrito da la bienvenida a las personas de hable hispana a las juntas de la Mesa Directiva. Si planea asistir y necesita interpretacion llame al (209) 667-0633, 48 horas antes de la junta, para poder hacer arreglos de intepretacion.
Community members have two opportunities to address the Board of Trustees.

If you wish to address the Board on an agenda item, please do so when that item is called. The start times are only an estimate and items may be considered in a different order. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Time limitations are at the discretion of the President of the Board.
Individuals have an opportunity to address the Board during the Period for Public Discussion on topics within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board not listed on this agenda. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes, with a total of thirty (30) minutes designated for this portion of the agenda. Individuals with questions on school district issues may submit them in writing. The Board will automatically refer requests to the Superintendent.
Items listed under the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and are acted on by the Board of Trustees in one motion. There is no discussion of these items before the vote unless a Board member, staff or public requests specific items be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar. It is understood that the administration recommends approval on all Consent Items. Each item approved by the Board shall be deemed to have been considered in full and adopted as recommended.

BELIEFS

We believe that
• Every person is unique and has equal worth.
• Every person can be a successful learner.
• People are responsible for their actions.
• The family experience has a profound impact on the development of the individual.
• Honesty and integrity build trust in all relationships.
• Motivation, hard work, and persistence are necessary to achieve full potential.
• High expectations yield greater levels of performance.
• A quality education enriches lives by creating and expanding opportunities.
• The positive actions of role models inspire people to excel.
• Service to others is vital in building a thriving community.

MISSION

The mission of the Turlock Unified School District, a premier progressive educational system, is to ensure all students graduate as self-motivated, responsible citizens equipped to compete successfully in an ever-changing global society by delivering effective instruction that engages all students to reach their individual potential and highest achievements within a safe and caring student-centered environment in partnership with our families and diverse community.

2014-2015
STRATEGIES

1. We will develop and implement reciprocal communication systems which are consistent across TUSD in order to provide students, families, staff, and community members with essential, relevant, and timely information.

2. We will ensure all staff has the curriculum, professional development, collaboration time, and support necessary to differentiate instruction and actively engage students in an environment that fosters learning.

3. We will promote student-centered engagement by providing equal access and increased opportunities to a broad course of studies that includes curricular and extra-curricular programs enriched by family and community support.

4. We will develop and implement interventions and supplemental services that are consistent across the District in order to accelerate learning and close the achievement gap.

5. We will provide equitable resources for students, staff, and families to prepare all students to be college and career ready.

6. We will prepare and equip students for digital-age learning with the skills to navigate future technology.

7. We will establish and maintain a safe environment and positive school climate for our students, staff, families, and community.

Approved by Board of Trustees:  Turlock Unified School District August 19, 2014

All Times Listed on this Agenda are Estimated


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold I.  6:00 pm OPENING BUSINESS   
         
a. Call Public Session to Order     
         
b. Roll Call     
Unfold II.  6:02 pm PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. Public Comment     
  (If the Board does not complete Closed Session items by 6:30 p.m., it will reconvene after the Regular Board Meeting.)
A.  Identification of Closed Session Topics
B.  Public Comment Period Regarding Closed Session Items
Unfold III.  6:05 pm CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. The Board of Trustees will convene in Closed Session in the eCademy Charter at Crane School Staff Room regarding:     
  1. Conference With Labor Negotiators -- Government Code Section 54957.6
District Designated Representatives: Sandra Harrington, Assistant Superintendent Financial Services; Heidi Lawler, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources; and Jason Maggard, Director of Human Resources.
Employee Organizations:  Turlock Teachers Association (TTA),
California School Employees Association (CSEA),
Turlock Classified American Federation of Teachers (TCAFT), and
Unrepresented Employees (Classified Management, Certificated District    
and Site Administration, Adult School, Confidential Employees, and Student Support Personnel).
2. Potential Litigation (One Case)-- Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(3)(A)3.
3. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release – Government Code Section 54957
Unfold IV.  6:30 pm OPENING BUSINESS -- CALL TO ORDER   
         
a. Report action taken in Closed Session (if any)     
         
b. Inspiration: Grady Lanser, a student from Walnut Elementary Education Center, and a Character Counts award recipient for the character trait of "trustworthiness", will provide the Inspiration for the meeting.      (D)  
         
c. Flag Salute     
         
d. Turlock Unified School District Beliefs     
         
e. Roll Call     
Unfold V.  6:40 pm APPROVAL OF AGENDA   
         
a. Motion by ________, Seconded by __________ that the agenda for the meeting be approved.      (V)  
Unfold VI.  6:41 pm COMMUNICATIONS   
         
a. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person, with a total of thirty (30) minutes designated for this portion of the agenda.      (D)  
  Written
Board Reports
Superintendent Report
Legislative Report
Staff Reports
Student Reports
                       
Unfold VII.  6:51 pm ANNOUNCEMENTS   
         
a. Upcoming Items of Interest and Board Meeting schedule:     
  1.  Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:00 am - Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees Board Tour (Julien Elementary School, Ag Farm, Transportation Repair Facility, Cunningham Elementary School, Turlock High School and the District Office)
2.  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – 6:30 pm – Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees Meeting – Turlock Unified School District Professional Development Center.
Unfold VIII.  6:52 pm PERIOD FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION   
         
a. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person, with a total of thirty (30) minutes designated for this portion of the agenda.     
Unfold IX.  7:02 pm CONSENT CALENDAR   
         
a. *Approval of October 7, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes (Item 1)      (C)  
         
b. Acceptance of Donations (Item 2)      (C)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees accept a donation from Target in the form of a grant in the amount of $2,000 to the Wakefield Head Start Program.
It is recommended the Board of Trustees accept a donation in the amount of $4500.00 from Al and Sande Silveira for a “like new” Yamaha P22 Upright Piano (Oak Case) (circa 2004) to the District for use on the Dennis Earl stage to enhance performances.
         
c. Out-of-State Student Trips (Item 3)      (C)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve an out-of-state trip for a Pitman High School wrestler who is ranked No. 1 in the State and has been invited to a tournament in Ohio, December 12-15, 2014.
         
d. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Cunningham Elementary School with California Weekly Explorer Inc. to provide social science "Walk-Through" presentations for grades 4-6 students (Item 4)      (C)  
         
e. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Turlock Jr. High School with TNT Productions to provide music and lights for the 8th grade promotion dance. (Item 5)      (C)  
         
f. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Turlock High School with Jerold Ford to assess the Wrestling team before they are allowed to participate in the Wrestling Season. (Item 6)      (C)  
         
g. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Dutcher Middle School's Drama Club with Amber Traini to serve as Co-Director for the 2015 production of "The Groom Has Cold Feet". (Item 7)      (C)  
         
h. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Dutcher Middle School with Amber Traini to serve as Choreographer for the Drama Club's "Broadway Review". (Item 8)      (C)  
         
i. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Dutcher Middle School with John Marson and Bobby Marson, DBA Marson Brothers DJ Service, to provide DJ services for a school dance on March 13, 2015. (Item 9)      (C)  
         
j. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Dutcher Middle School with Tobi Clark to serve as Musical Director for the Drama Club's "Broadway Review". (Item 10)      (C)  
         
k. *Approval of the 2013/14 Annual Report on Developer Fees. (Item 11)      (C)  
         
l. *Approval of the financial reports for the period of 09/01/2014 through 09/30/14. (Item 12)      (C)  
         
m. *Approval of the August 2014 Board Policy Update Packet (Item 13)      (C)  
  Details of Item:        Deletions:   BP 4131.1, BP/AR 4138, BP/AR 4139, BP 4315.1, BP 5149
                       Additions:   BP/AR 4131.1                  
                             Revisions:   BP/AR 4112.2,                                        
                                          BP/AR 4112.21, BP/AR 4115,
                                          BP 4117.3, BP 4315, E 4319.21, BP 5147,
                                          AR 6146.2, BP/AR 6172,   
                                          E 9323.2.                                    
         
n. *Approval of Contracts for Supplemental Education Services (SES) Providers for the 2014-2015 school year. (Item 14)      (C)  
         
o. *Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Learning to Teach Continuum with Stanislaus County Office of Education for new teachers. (Item 15)      (C)  
         
p. *Accept the Governance Screener required by the Head Start Federal Government to be in compliance with the OHS 5-year Grant Requirements. (Item 16)      (C)  
         
q. *Receive program information and accept reports regarding the Head Start Program as required by Head Start Federal Government to be in compliance with the 2007 Improving Head Start for School Readiness. (Item 17)      (C)  
         
r. *Accept the quarterly report regarding formal complaints filed by the Turlock Unified School District under the District’s Uniform Complaint Policy. (Item 18)      (C)  
         
s. *Approval of Classified Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 19)      (C)  
         
t. *Approval of Certificated Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 20)      (C)  
         
u. It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Calendar, as presented. Motion __________, Seconded by __________ Roll call vote: Ayes ___ Noes ___ Abstention ___ Absent ___      (V)  
Unfold X.  7:04 pm EDUCATIONAL SERVICES   
         
a. (Action) *Adoption of Resolution No. 8/2014-2015: In Support of Head Start Awareness Month, in celebration of Head Start's 50th Anniversary.(Huerta) (Item 21)      (V)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees adopt Resolution No. 8/2014-2015:  In Support of Head Start Awareness Month, in celebration of Head Start's 50th Anniversary.

Motion __________, Seconded by __________
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ___________
Roll call vote:  Ayes ___  Noes ___ Abstention ___ Absent ___
         
b. (Information) Common Core State Standards and LCAP Transition/Implementation Plan Update. (Trevethan/Willett) (Item 22)      (D)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees continue to receive updated information regarding the TUSD Common Core State Standards and LCAP transition/implementation plan on a monthly basis throughout the year.
Unfold XI.  7:18 pm BUSINESS SERVICES   
         
a. (Information) Transportation Update (Trainor/McCrary) (Item 23)      (D)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees receive information regarding transportation and the District’s bussing program.
         
b. (Information/Action) Authorization to Enter into Agreement for Proposition 39 - California Clean Energy Jobs Act Consultant (Trainor/Smith)(Item 24)      (V)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees authorize the Administration to enter into an agreement with TerraVerde Renewable Partners, LLC for consultant services to perform screening, energy audits and recommendations for an expenditure plan for the District Proposition 39 funds.  
Motion __________, Seconded by __________
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ___________
Unfold XII.  7:40 pm ADMINISTRATION   
         
a. (Action) *Adoption of Resolution No. 9/2014-2015: repeal of the reserve cap language.(Da Marto) (Item 25)      (V)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees adopt Resolution No. 9/2014-2015:  repeal of the reserve cap language, which takes effect if Proposition 2 is approved by voters.

Motion __________, Seconded by __________
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ___________
Roll call vote:  Ayes ___  Noes ___ Abstention ___ Absent ___
         
b. (Information) *Conflict of Interest Code Board Policy Update (Da Marto) (Item 26)      (D)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees receive information regarding new policy and changes in law to existing policy as reflected in revisions to the Turlock Unified School District’s Board Policies, as presented.
Details of Item:             
                             Revisions:   BP 9270 (Conflict of Interest Code update)
                                                                        
Unfold XIII.  8:00 pm ADJOURNMENT   
         
a. Motion by ________, Seconded by_______ that the meeting be adjourned.      (V)  

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