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Previous MeetingSeptember 16, 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 September Character Trait: Responsibility

 

  
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. Conference With Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation -- Government Code Section 54956.9(c)One Potential Case
Unfold IV.  6:30 pm OPENING BUSINESS -- CALL TO ORDER   
         
a. Report action taken in Closed Session (if any)     
         
b. Inspiration: Adam Volk, a twelfth grade student from Turlock High School, and a Character Counts award recipient for the character trait of "responsibility", 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. Retirement     
  The Board of Trustees will congratulate and thank the following employee for his faithful and dedicated service to Turlock Schools:
Vernon Storment            26 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)  
  Written
Board Reports
Superintendent Report
Legislative Report
Staff Reports
Student Reports
                       
Unfold VIII.  7:01 pm ANNOUNCEMENTS   
         
a. Upcoming Items of Interest and Board Meeting schedule:     
  1.  Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- Turlock High School Back-to-School Night -- 6:30 pm

2.  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 6:30 pm – Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees Meeting – Turlock Unified School District Professional Development Center.
Unfold IX.  7:02 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 X.  7:12 pm CONSENT CALENDAR   
         
a. *Approval of September 2, 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 the Stanislaus Sheriff’s K9 Association in the amount of $1,000 to the Turlock High School FFA Club.
It is recommended the Board of Trustees accept a donation from Zoetis in the amount of $1,229 to the Turlock High School FFA.
It is recommended the Board of Trustees accept a donation from Nancy Hamaguchi in the amount of $500 to the Turlock High School Boys Soccer Club.
It is recommended the Board of Trustees accept a donation from Dr. Sonny H. Da Marto in the amount of $750 for an HP Pavilion PC 96857 for an elementary classroom.
         
c. Approval of the addendum to the Personal Services Contract for eCademy Charter at Crane School with I AM YOGA for Physical Education activities for K-8 Home School Charter students, approved August 19, 2014, adding ninth grade students. (Item 3)      (C)  
         
d. Approval of the addendum to the Personal Services Contract for eCademy Charter at Crane School with Gymnastics Unlimited for K-8 Home School students, approved August 19, 2014, adding ninth grade students. (Item 4)      (C)  
         
e. Approval of the addendum to the Personal Services Contract for eCademy Charter at Crane School with Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy for K-8 Home School students, approved August 19, 2014, adding ninth grade students. (Item 5)      (C)  
         
f. Approval of the addendum to the Personal Services Contract for eCademy Charter at Crane School with MJ Misailidis for Physical Education activities for K-8 Home School Charter students, approved August 19, 2014, adding ninth grade students. (Item 6)      (C)  
         
g. *Approval of the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant for the 2014-15 school year. (Item 7)      (C)  
         
h. *Receive program information and accept reports regarding the Head Start Program as required by the Head Start Federal Government to be in compliance with the 2007 Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act. (Item 8)      (C)  
         
i. *Approval of the Solution Tree Contract to provide professional development related to Common Core State Standards for the 2014-15 school year. (Item 9)      (C)  
  Professional development workshops conducted by Solution Tree intended for District Leadership teams, principals, School Leadership teams, and PLC teams to develop a more indepth understanding of the Common Core State Standards related to ELA, math, and Response to Intervention (RTI).
         
j. *Approval of the financial reports for the period of 08/01/2014 through 08/31/14. (Item 10)      (C)  
         
k. *Receive information on approval of 2014-15 TUSD Budget by Stanislaus County Office of Education (Item 11)      (C)  
         
l. *Adoption of Resolution No. 06/2014-15: Adoption of Appropriation Limit (Item 12)      (C)  
         
m. *Approval of the 2013-14 Unaudited Actual Financial Reports.(Item 13)      (C)  
         
n. *Approval of Classified Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 14)      (C)  
         
o. *Approval of Certificated Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 15)      (C)  
         
p. 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 XI.  7:14 pm EDUCATIONAL SERVICES   
         
a. (Information) Public Hearing - Statement of Assurance for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (Weaver/Trevethan) (Item 16)      (D)  
  Board President, Bob Weaver, will declare a Public Hearing to discuss the availability of TK-12 student textbooks and instructional materials for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 and then receive any public testimony. When all who wish to speak have done so, the Board President will declare the Public Hearing closed.
         
b. (Action) *Adoption of Resolution No. 05/2014-2015: Statement of Assurance for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Student Textbook and Instructional Materials Realignment Program. (Trevethan) (Item 17)      (V)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees adopt Resolution No. 05/2014-2015 Statement of Assurance for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, TK-12 Student Textbook and Instructional Materials Realignment Program as presented.
Motion __________, Seconded by __________
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ___________
Roll call vote:  Ayes ___  Noes ___ Abstention ___ Absent ___
         
c. (Information) Common Core State Standards and LCAP Transition/Implementation Plan Update. (Trevethan/Willett) (Item 18)      (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.
         
d. (Information/Action) *Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Grant Award Notification (Rumayor) (Item 19)      (V)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees receive information and approve the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy grant award notification.
Motion __________, Seconded by __________
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ___________
Unfold XII.  7:40 pm BUSINESS SERVICES   
         
a. (Information) *Technology Department Progress and Update (Brem) (Item 20)      (D)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees receive updated information regarding technology in the District.
Unfold XIII.  7:50 pm ADJOURNMENT   
         
a. Motion by ________, Seconded by_______ that the meeting be adjourned.      (V)  

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