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Previous MeetingApril 20, 2015 06:00 PM
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Golden Oak Elementary Cafeteria
195 S. Wall Street
Shafter, California

 

  
(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold 1.  AGENDA EN ESPAÑOL   
         
a. -      (D)  
2.  CALL TO ORDER   
3.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Deanna Rodriguez-Root)   
4.  INVOCATION (Tammy Rubio Criswell)   
5.  ROLL CALL   
Unfold 6.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA   
         
a. -      (D)  (V)  
  The recommendation is to approve the agenda as presented.
Unfold 7.  SPECIAL PRESENTATION(S)   
         
a. HISTORY DAY PRESENTATION (Mrs. Alvarado)      (D)  
Unfold 8.  RICHLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT   
         
a. -      (D)  
  Gustavo Aguirre will present a report on the Richland Community Garden Project.
Unfold 9.  SPECIAL RECOGNITION   
         
a. RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION (Mrs. Gonzalez)      (D)  
  The Board would like to recognize Elisa Ruby with the Certificated Employee of the Month Award.
         
b. RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION (Mrs. Gonzalez)      (D)  
  The Board would like to recognize Becky Escalante with the Classified Employee of the Month Award.
         
c. TECHNOLOGY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY KERN CUE (Kelly Bergen)      (D)  
  Kelly Bergen will present the Technology Teacher of the Year award to Angelica Martinez.
Unfold 10.  RICHLAND TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION (RTA) REPORT   
         
a. -      (D)  
  Dr. Nancy Thompson will present RTA report.
Unfold 11.  PUBLIC COMMENTS   
         
a. -      (D)  
 

Members of the public shall have an opportunity to address the Board of Trustees either before or during the Board's consideration of each item of business to be discussed at regular or special board meetings. Each member of the public wishing to speak must completely fill out an individual Request to Speak form prior to the start of the meeting. The time allotted shall be three (3) minutes (6 minutes when translation is required) with a maximum of twenty (20) minutes in each subject area. This time may be used to address any item on the agenda, or any matter of concern within the jurisdiction of the Richland School District. Each person who addresses the Board must be first recognized by the presiding officer. Comments must be addressed to the Board as a whole and not to individual members or District employees. The Board and staff are not obligated to comment on, or respond to, addresses by the public. If appropriate, comments will be referred to staff for response at a later time. Testimony is not protected from damage claims for libel. Public charges or allegations may result in legal action being brought by those individuals

Unfold 12.  CONSENT CALENDAR/ROUTINE ITEMS OF BUSINESS   
         
a. -      (D)  (V)  
  All the items listed under the Consent Calendar are considered by the Board to be routine and will be enacted by the Board in one action. There will be no discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes on the motion, unless member of the Board, staff, or public request specific items to be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar.
         
b. APPROVAL OF WARRANT REGISTERS AND PURCHASE ORDERS      (D)  
         
c. APPROVAL OF REGULAR BOARD MINUTES, MARCH 9, 2015      (D)  
         
d. APPROVAL OF SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES, MARCH 26, 2015      (D)  
         
e. COUNTYWIDE PLAN FOR PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO EXPELLED PUPILS      (D)  
 

The requirement of a triennial update for the countywide plan for expelled pupils offers each county an opportunity to review the current status of its educational offerings for this very targeted population, as well as the at-risk pupils in the county in general.

Unfold 13.  CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION   
         
a. UNIFORM COMPLAINTS REPORT (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  (V)  
 

The Williams legislation expanded the uniform complaints procedures and added certain requirements now enumerated in EC35186.  Among these requirements is a quarterly report to be filed with the district governing board and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office.  There have not been any complaints filed.

The recommendation is to accept the quarterly report and file with required agencies.

 

         
b. COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL SAFETY PLANS (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  (V)  
 

Pursuant to Education Code 32281 and 32286, each school is required to adopt a comprehensive school safety plan.  The District and each school have also developed an Emergency Response plan.  District staff has reviewed these plans to affirm compliance with State law and submit to the Board of Approval.

The recommendation is to approve the Comprehensive Safe School and Emergency Response plans for each school site.  

 

         
c. APPROVAL OF RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT 2015-2016 CALENDARS (Mrs. Gonzalez)      (D)  (V)  
 

The recommendation is to approve the 2015-2016 student calendar and the classified holiday schedule as presented.

 

         
d. FIELD TRIP REQUEST - 4TH GRADE GOLDEN OAK STUDENTS TO FRESNO CHAFFEE ZOO (Principal Blacklock)      (D)  (V)  
 

Prior to the trip, 4th grade students will be studying a unit about wild animals.  Students will conduct research and write an expository / informational research essay about wild animals (physical traits, nutrition, behavior and the animals living environment).  Post activities will include an animal habitat project/presentation.  

The recommendation is to approve the 4th grade field trip to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo on May 11, 2015.

 

         
e. FIELD TRIP REQUEST - 8th GRADE GRADUATION TRIP TO MAGIC MOUNTAIN (Principal Prince)      (D)  (V)  
 

This field trip is an annual event for eligible Richland Junior High 8th grade students as a reward to mark the end of their elementary schooling.

The recommendation is to approve Richland Junior High 8th grade student field trip to Magic Mountain on May 18,2015.  The trip is paid through Student Council funds.

 

         
f. FIELD TRIP REQUEST- 7TH GRADE INCENTIVE TRIP TO MCDERMONT FIELD HOUSE (Principal Prince)      (D)  (V)  
 

This is an end of year activity for 7th grade students who have demonstrated good citizenship and academic performance.

The recommendation is to approve Richland Junior High 7th grade student field trip to McDermont Field House on May 18, 2015.  The trip is paid through Student Council funds.

 

         
g. FIELD TRIP REQUEST - RJH STUDENTS TO HISTORY DAY COMPETITION (Principal Prince)      (D)  (V)  
 

Students will participate in the National History Day State Competition in the category of Group Documentary.  No fees are associated with this field trip.

The recommendation is to approve the field trip request to the National History Day State competition from May 7-10, 2015.

 

         
h. FIELD TRIP REQUEST - RICHLAND JUNIOR HIGH SCIENCE CLUB TO MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM (Principal Prince)      (D)  (V)  
 

The Science Club will be visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Ca (886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA on Friday May 8th.  There, students will attend a guided tour of Jellies to experience an up close encounter with the world of Jelly Fishes as they witness the majestic displays as Jellyfish Dance.  Afterwards Students will explore the different exhibits halls in the Monterey Bay Aquarium which include Tentacles, The Jelly Experience, Giant Pacific Octopus, Kelp Forest, Life on Bay, Mission to the Deep, Monterey Habitats, Open Sea, Rocky Shore, Sandy Shore & Aviary, Sea Otters, and Splash Zone & Penguins.  There, students will be exposed to the various areas of science including Life, Earth, and Physical Sciences.  The Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibits aligns with the current California State standards that are taught for 7th and 8th grade Science, as well as the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards. The trip will be paid for by the Richland Junior High Science Club.

The recommendation is to approve the RJH Science Club field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on  Friday, May 8, 2015.

         
i. FIELD TRIP REQUEST - MIGRANT STUDENTS TO CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER LOS ANGELES (Mrs. Witcher)      (D)  (V)  
 

Students will get to explore science through exhibits, live demonstrations, and innovative programs to inspire science learning.  Field trip is being paid with Migrant funds.

The recommendation is to approve the Migrant students field trip to the California Science Center in Los Angeles on May 11, 2015.

 

         
j. FIELD TRIP REQUEST - GATE STUDENTS TO WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM (Principal Rodriguez)      (D)  (V)  
  This will be the culminating event for our unit on Animation.  We have studied the history and development along with the technological advances in this area and also produced our own short films. The trip will be paid through PTO fundraising.

The recommendation is to approve the GATE student's field trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum on Friday, May 15, 2015.  
Unfold 14.  PERSONNEL   
         
a. APPROVAL OF JOB DESCRIPTION AND SALARY SCHEDULE - DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, FACILITES AND OPERATIONS (Mrs. Gonzalez)      (D)  (V)  
 

The recommendation is to approve the job description and salary schedule for the Director of Planning, Facilities and Operations position.

 

         
b. APPROVAL OF JOB DESCRIPTION AND SALARY SCHEDULE -ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (Mrs. Gonzalez)      (D)  (V)  
 

The recommendation is to approve the job description and salary schedule for the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services position.

 

Unfold 15.  BUSINESS   
         
a. AUTHORIZATION AND SUPPORT OF FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR STATE FUNDING FOR RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRCT ELIGIBLE FACILITIES - RESOLUTION NO. 2015-11 (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  (V)  
 

This resolution allows the Richland School District to make applications to the OPSC/SAB for the filing of eligibility and application documents under the School Facility Program (SFP), for various prospective SFP projects throughout the District.

The recommendation is to approve Resolution No. 2015-11.

 

         
b. EDUCATION CODE 42141 COMPLIANCE - AS IT RELATES TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  
 

Education Code 42141 requires school districts and county offices of education to publicly disclose certain information that affects their financial status as it relates to Workers' Compensation.  To assist all SISC I clients, an actuarial study was performed.  The study represents SISC's projected financial position as of June 30, 2015.

This item is for information only - no action is required.

         
c. APPROVE THE USE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  (V)  
 

District staff has investigated several purchasing options for technology equipment and supplies and has determined that using a bid originated from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, that allows for other school districts to "piggy-back" upon the agreements will provide a lower cost solution and is in the District's best interest to do so.

The recommendation is to approve purchases through the use of the piggy-back bid  through the established Technology Bid #12/13 - 1468 for Computer workstations, Laptops and Peripherals, as negotiated, approved and properly extended through the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

         
d. APPROVE RESOLUTION THAT ALLOWS RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PURCHASE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS OR SUPPLIES THROUGH THE USE OF MASTER CONTRACTS OR AGREEMENTS, OR PIGGY-BACK BIDS- RESOLUTION NO. 2015-12 (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  (V)  
 

District staff has investigated several purchasing options for technology hardware, general equipment and supplies, and has determined that using contracts, piggy-back bids or master agreements negotiated and approved by the State of California Department of General Services provides a lower cost solution and is in the District's best interest to do so.

The recommendation is to approve the resolution to purchase technology equipment, supplies and materials through the use of contracts, piggy-back bids and or master agreements through the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA), the Cal-Save Program and or the California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) as negotiated and approved through the Department of General Services for the State of California. This resolution is for the 2015 calendar year.

 

         
e. APPROVE CASH TRANSFER FROM FUND #17 TO FUND #40 (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  (V)  
 

The Superintendent has determined that a cash transfer from #17 into Fund #40 will ensure that the Richland School District has the maximum amount of dollars available to construct a new school facility in the future.

The recommendation is to authorize the Superintendent or designee to cause the transfer of the maximum available cash balance from Fund #17 into Fund #40.

Unfold 16.  OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS   
         
a. INTERDISTRICT ATTENDANCE AGREEMENTS (Mrs. Witcher)      (D)  (V)  
  The recommendation is to approve Interdistrict Agreement Requests as presented.
         
b. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT (Mrs. Witcher)      (D)  
         
c. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT (Mr. Hawkins)      (D)  
         
d. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT (Mrs. Gonzalez)      (D)  
Unfold 17.  BOARD DISCUSSION/FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS   
         
a. -      (D)  
  It is recognized that each board member may have items of interest to share that will benefit the District.  Each member will be given the opportunity to comment at this time
18.  ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION   
Unfold 19.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. EXPULSION HEARING      (D)  
  Expulsion Hearings - Possible student expulsion.
         
b. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT (Government Code Section 54957)      (D)  (V)  
         
c. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957      (D)  
         
d. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS      (D)  
  Agency Designated Representative:  Schools Legal Service
Employee Organization:  Richland Teachers' Association
Unfold 20.  RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION   
         
a. EXPULSION HEARING      (D)  (V)  
  Expulsion Hearings - Possible student expulsion.
         
b. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT (Government Code Section 54957)      (D)  
         
c. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957      (D)  
21.  ADJOURNMENT   

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