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Previous MeetingNovember 18, 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 November Character Trait: Citizenship


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.


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.


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.


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     
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. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release – Government Code Section 54957
3. Public Employee Appointment/Employment -- Government Code Section 54957
 Title: Administrative Positions
4. Potential Litigation (One Case)-- Government Code Section 54956.9(b)
5. Potential Litigation (One Case)-- Government Code Section 54956.9(c)
a. Report action taken in Closed Session (if any)     
b. Inspiration: Abel Medina & Nevien Mohsen, students from Crowell Elementary School, and Character Counts award recipients for the character trait of "citizenship", 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 PRESENTATION   
a. The Board of Trustees will congratulate and thank the following employee for his faithful and dedicated service to Turlock Schools: Dennis Baer 36 years     
Unfold VII.  6:51 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)  
Board Reports
Superintendent Report
Legislative Report
Staff Reports
Student Reports
Unfold VIII.  7:02 pm ANNOUNCEMENTS   
a. Upcoming Items of Interest and Board Meeting schedule:     
  1.  Thursday and Friday -- November 27 and 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday) 2014
2.  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 6:30 pm – Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees Regular and Organizational Meeting – TUSD Professional Development Center
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 X.  7:13 pm CONSENT CALENDAR   
a. *Approval of November 4, 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 Robert Gioletti & Sons Dairy in the amount of $2,000 for the District Ag Farm.
c. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Crowell Elementary School with Bureau of Lectures & Concert Artists, Inc., to provide two assemblies for K-6 students. (Item 3)      (C)  
d. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Wakefield Elementary School with Deborah Morgan Dance Studio to teach ballet and life skills. (Item 4)      (C)  
e. *Approval of the Contract for Student Services and Cunningham Elementary School with Center for Human Services to provide additional Student Assistance Specialist time for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year. The counseling will address the needs of our at risk students. (Item 5)      (C)  
f. *Approval of the Contract for Student Services with the Stanislaus County Office of Education Region 6 Local Education Consortium and TUSD for the Medi-Cal Administrative Claiming Agreement. (Item 6)      (C)  
g. *Approval of the updated 2 + 2 MJC Articulation Agreement for “Early Childhood Profession: Foundations in Early Childhood Development Theories and Practices,” effective for the 2014-15 school year. (Item 7)      (C)  
h. *Approval of the updated 2 + 2 MJC Articulation Agreement for “Educational Psychology: Foundations in Educational Theories and Practices,” effective for the 2014-15 school year. (Item 8)      (C)  
i. Approval of Student Expulsions: TUSD-8/2014-2015, TUSD-9/2014-2015.(Item 9)      (C)  
j. *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 Act. (Item 10)      (C)  
k. *Approval of the 2014-15 Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Award Notification (Item 11)      (C)  
l. *Approval of the financial reports for the period of 10/01/2014 through 10/31/14. (Item 12)      (C)  
m. *Approval of Classified Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 13)      (C)  
n. *Approval of Certificated Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 14)      (C)  
o. It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Calendar, as presented. Motion __________, Seconded by __________ Roll call vote: Ayes ___ Noes ___ Abstention ___ Absent ___      (V)  
a. (Information) Common Core State Standards and LCAP Transition/Implementation Plan Update. (Trevethan/Willett) (Item 15)      (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.
b. (Information) *Interdistrict Attendance Agreements for the 2014-2015 School Year(Ogden)(Item 16)      (D)  
  Administration will present information regarding the total number of students transferring into and out of the Turlock Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.
a. (Information) *October 2014 Board Policy Update Packet (Da Marto) (Item 17)      (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/AR 1312.3,                                        
                                          BP 5131.2,
                                          BP/AR 5145.3,
                                          BP/AR 5145.7    
Unfold XIII.  7:40 pm ADJOURNMENT   
a. Motion by ________, Seconded by_______ that the meeting be adjourned.      (V)  

(V) denotes "vote" (D) denotes "discussion" (C) denotes "Consent Item" (*) denotes "supporting documents"

Other Info

 Official Attendees

 Goal Scorecard

Indicates item has been updated within 3 days of the meeting date.