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Previous MeetingSeptember 02, 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. 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: Andrew Wang, a student from Turlock Junior 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: Sarah Siegel, a student from Turlock Junior High School, and a Character Counts award recipient for the character trait of "responsibility", will provide the flag salute for the meeting.     
         
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 City of Turlock Recreation Department, will present information regarding the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program. (Harrington)     
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.  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 -- Dutcher Middle School Back-to-School Night -- 6:00 pm
2.  Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- Roselawn High School Back-to-School Night -- 6:00 pm
3.  Monday, September 15, 2014 -- Pitman High School Back-to-School Night -- 6:30 pm
4.  Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- Turlock High School Back-to-School Night -- 6:30 pm

5.  Tuesday, September 16, 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 August 19, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes (Item 1)      (C)  
         
b. *Approval of the Superintendent's Action Plan and Goals for the 2014-2015 School Year (Item 2)      (C)  
         
c. *Approval of the Personal Services Contract for Student Services with Mike Smith to provide four bullying prevention presentations to 7-8 grade students at Turlock Junior High School and Dutcher Middle School. (Item 3)      (C)  
         
d. *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 school dances. (Item 4)      (C)  
         
e. *Approval of the Practicum Agreement (MOU), for TUSD practicum students enrolled in the special education credentialing program, with California State University, Stanislaus, for the 2014-2015 school year. (Item 5)      (C)  
         
f. *Approval of April 2014 Board Policy Update Packet and BP/AR 5113 Absences and Excuses (Item 6)      (C)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve 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 3260, BP 3280,
                                    E 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9, AR 4117.14/4317.14,
                                    AR 4117.7/4317.7
                                    BP/AR 5113                        
         
g. Authorize filing of the Notice of Completion for the Julien Elementary School Modernization Project. It is also requested the Board authorize final acceptance of the project. (Item 7)      (C)  
         
h. *Approval of Classified Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 8)      (C)  
         
i. *Approval of Certificated Personnel Report, with Addendums (if any)(Item 9)      (C)  
         
j. 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) *2015 Graduation and Promotion Schedule for On-Track, Adult School, Dutcher Middle School, Turlock Junior High School, eCademy Charter at Crane School, Pitman High School, Turlock High School, and Roselawn Continuation High School. (Trevethan) (Item 10)      (D)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees receive information regarding the 2015 graduation and promotion schedule.
         
b. (Action) *Amendment to MOU for TUSD with Excell Center/Aspiranet for the 7-12 Fusion Charter School Special Education components.(Santos) (Item 11)      (V)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for TUSD with Excell Center/Aspiranet for the 7-12 Fusion Charter School Special Education components.
Motion by ______________________, Seconded by________________________.
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ________________

 
Unfold XII.  7:30 pm BUSINESS SERVICES   
         
a. (Information) *Technology Department Network Upgrade Update (Brem) (Item 12)      (D)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees receive updated information regarding the network upgrade in the District.
         
b. (Action) *Approval of a Joint Powers Agreement with Merced County for procurement, labor, and design of network upgrades to Osborn and Turlock Junior High School. (Brem)(Item 13)      (C)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve a Joint Powers Agreement with Merced County to add Turlock Unified School District to the existing Merced County AMS.NET FOCUS Contract #2009121 for procurement, labor, and design of network upgrades to Osborn and Turlock Junior High School.
Motion by ____________________,  Seconded by ________________________.
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ___________
         
c. (Action) *Approve Increase to GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price) for THS Phase 5 Modernization Project (Trainor) (Item 14)      (V)  
  It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve Proposed Change Order #03 in the amount of $125,000.00 for the THS Phase 5 Modernization Project for the construction costs of new baseball and softball netting.
Motion by ____________________,  Seconded by ________________________.
Student Representative Preferential vote:  ___________
Unfold XIII.  7:55 pm ADJOURNMENT   
         
a. Motion by ________, Seconded by_______ that the meeting be adjourned.      (V)  

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