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Previous MeetingMarch 10, 2015 04:30 PM
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
980 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 101
Palm Springs, CA

 

  
Preliminary Information

CLOSED SESSION - 4:30 P.M.
REGULAR MEETING - 6:00 P.M.


An audio tape recording will be made of this meeting by the recorder. Gov. Code 54954.2 et seq.

Due to airwave interference with the audio sound system caused by cellular phones, it is requested that all cell phones be turned to the off position during this meeting.


REASONABLE ACCOMODATION FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY:
Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in a Board meeting, may request assistance by contacting the Superintendent's Office at 980 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way; telephone (760) 416-6003; fax (760) 416-6015.


SPANISH TRANSLATION:
Translation services are available for all Board meetings. Please complete a blue card (available on the agenda table located at the back of the room) and submit it to the recorder to request this service.

Los servicios de interpretación son disponibles durante todas las juntas de la Mesa Directiva. Por favor llene la forma de color azul (disponsible in la mesa localizada en la parted de atrás de esta sala) y entréguesela a la secretara para recibir esto servicio.


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
1.  CLOSED SESSION (4:30 P.M.)   
Unfold 2.  OPENING CEREMONY   
         
a. Call to Order and Roll Call by President Karen Cornett     
  Shari Stewart, Clerk
Richard Clapp, Member
John Gerardi, Member
James Williamson, Member
Unfold 3.  HEARING SECTION   
         
a. Members of the audience may at this time address the Board of Education regarding only matters on the Closed Session Agenda.     
Unfold 4.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. STUDENT SERVICES:     
  The purpose of this Closed Session item is for the Governing Board to receive the report of pupils under Education Code Section 48918, for whom it has been determined that expulsions/revocations are appropriate due to the particular circumstances which are set out in the report of the incident as listed in the separate confidential document (Gov. Code 35146, 48918,49073,49676, and 54957).
         
b. STUDENT SERVICES:     
  The purpose of this Closed Session item is for the Governing Board to receive the
report of pupils who have completed the terms of their expulsion and are now applying for readmission to the District (Gov. Code 35146, 48918, 49073, 49076; and 54957).
         
c. PERSONNEL:     
  The purpose of this Closed Session item is for the Governing Board to discuss possible
action pertaining to the appointment, employment, evaluation or dismissal of personnel
(Gov. Code 54957.6).
         
d. NEGOTIATIONS:     
 

The purpose of this Closed Session item is for the Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources to conference with the Governing Board regarding the progress of negotiations with PSTA and Teamsters (Gov. Code 3549.1 and 54957.6).

5.  ADJOURNMENT FROM CLOSED SESSION   
6.  REGULAR MEETING (6:00 P.M.)   
Unfold 7.  OPENING CEREMONY   
         
a. Call to Order and Roll Call by President Karen Cornett     
  Shari Stewart, Clerk
Richard Clapp, Member
John Gerardi, Member
James Williamson, Member
Zane Martin, Student Board Member
         
b. Pledge of Allegiance     
         
c. A Moment of Silence will be observed for the following individual:     
  Lois Hutchinson who passed away February 19, 2015.  Lois worked for the District for over 25 years as the secretary at Desert Hot Springs Elementary School.

8.  REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS   
9.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA   
10.  COMMUNICATIONS - BOARD CLERK   
Unfold 11.  STUDENT REPORT   
         
a. The Student Report will be presented by Rancho Mirage High School Student Representative Charlotte Klang.     
Unfold 12.  SPECIAL RECOGNITION   
         
a. The Governing Board wishes to recognize the following Palm Springs Unified School District Spelling Bee winner and runner-up:     
 
  • Jenna-May Ingal, Winner, eighth grader at James Workman Middle School 
  • Sommer Alex, Runner-up, eighth grader at Raymond Cree Middle School
         
b. The Governing Board wishes to recognize the following Riverside County Spelling Bee Winner:     
 
  • Jenna-May Ingal, Winner, eighth grader at James Workman Middle School 
         
c. The Governing Board wishes to present the District’s Shiny Apple Awards to:         
  Tracy Moss for providing harp concerts to the District's elementary students.

Tony Marchese and Mark VanLaanen for being fundamental pillars of support for student learning and achievement.

Fogelson Family Foundation for its vision, leadership and generosity in bringing the "GAME ON!" Initiative to the District's elementary students.
         
d. The Governing Board wishes to recognize and commend the following Employees of the Month for March, 2015:     
  Classified: Jeannine Green, Nutrition Services
Certificated: Rebecca Patterson, Palm Springs High School
Unfold 13.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION   
         
a. Members of the public who desire to address the Board on any topic related to Board work are welcome to do so at this time. Speakers are requested to: complete and submit a yellow form (located in the back of the room) to the Board Recorder, limit their remarks to not more than three (3) minutes, to appoint a spokesperson if the concern is a group concern, and to supplement verbal presentation with written reports, if necessary or desired.     
Unfold 14.  PRESENTATION   
         
a. PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCIENCE PROGRAM UPDATE PRESENTATION     
         
b. FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM     
Unfold 15.  INFORMATION   
         
a. SUBMISSION OF HEAD START REPORTS PER REQUIREMENTS OF THE HEAD START ACT (OE-10.1)      (D)  
16.  BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS   
17.  SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT   
Unfold 18.  BOARD ACTION ITEMS   
         
a. APPROVAL OF MONITORING REPORT, GOVERNING POLICY: R-2.1 RESULTS MONITORING REPORT FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (R-2.1)         (V)  
         
b. APPROVAL OF POSITIVE CERTIFICATION OF SOLVENCY SECOND INTERIM REPORT FOR FY 2014/2015 (OE-5.1)      (V)  
         
c. APPROVAL OF REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION FOR RANCHO MIRAGE HIGH SCHOOL TO BECOME A SCHOOL-WIDE TITLE I PROGRAM (OE-10.1)      (V)  
         
d. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014/2015-64: AUTHORIZATION TO ENCUMBER FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2015/2016-64 (OE 6.7)         (V)  
         
e. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014/2015-65: AUTHORIZATION TO ESTABLISH THE SPENDING DETERMINATION FOR THE EDUCATION PROTECTION ACCOUNT FOR 2014/2015 (OE 6.7)      (V)  
         
f. APPROVAL OF 2014-2015 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION FOR CATEGORICAL AIDE PROGRAMS (PART II) (OE-6.7, OE-10.1 AND OE-10.6)      (V)  
         
g. ADOPTION OF REVISIONS TO GOVERNING POLICIES: BOARD CULTURE, BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT RELATIONSHIP AND OPERATIONAL EXPECTATIONS     
Unfold 19.  SUPERINTENDENT'S CONSENT ITEMS   
         
a. APPROVAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES CERTIFICATED AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE TRANSACTIONS (OE-4)      (V)  (C)  
         
b. APPROVAL OF EXPULSION CASE 2014/2015-055 RECOMMENDATION AND FINDING OF FACT AND CONCLUSION OF LAW (OE-11)      (V)  (C)  
         
c. APPROVAL OF EXPULSION CASE 2014/2015-057 RECOMMENDATION AND FINDING OF FACT AND CONCLUSION OF LAW (OE-11)      (V)  (C)  
         
d. APPROVAL OF EXPULSION CASE 2014/2015-059 RECOMMENDATION AND FINDING OF FACT AND CONCLUSION OF LAW (OE-11)      (V)  (C)  
         
e. APPROVAL OF EXPULSION CASE 2014/2015-060 RECOMMENDATION AND FINDING OF FACT AND CONCLUSION OF LAW (OE-11)      (V)  (C)  
         
f. APPROVAL OF EXPULSION CASE 2014/2015-061 RECOMMENDATION AND FINDING OF FACT AND CONCLUSION OF LAW (OE-11)      (V)  (C)  
         
g. APPROVAL OF EXPULSION CASE 2014/2015-062 RECOMMENDATION AND FINDING OF FACT AND CONCLUSION OF LAW (OE-11)      (V)  (C)  
         
h. APPROVAL OF HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE YEAR 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR (OE-10.11)      (C)  
         
i. APPROVAL FOR THE DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FROM DESERT HOT SPRINGS ALTERNATIVE CENTER (OE-10.1)      (C)  
         
j. APPROVAL OF WORK-BASED LEARNING BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS (OE-10.5)      (C)  
         
k. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014/2015-38, APPROVAL OF THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND ADOPTING THE MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM FOR THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION CENTER PROJECT PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT AND THE CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE; APPROVING THE PROJECT AND DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO STAFF TO EXECUTE THE NOTICE OF DETERMINATION (OE-13.5)      (C)  
         
l. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014/2015-59, FINDING THE CLASSROOM BUILDINGS AT RAYMOND CREE MIDDLE SCHOOL EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT AND APPROVING THE FILING AND RECORDATION OF A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION (OE-13.1a)      (C)  
         
m. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014/2015-62, FINDING THE RESTROOM/LOCKER ROOM BUILDINGS AT RAYMOND CREE MIDDLE SCHOOL EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT AND APPROVING THE FILING AND RECORDATION OF A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION (OE-13.1a)      (C)  
         
n. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014/2015-63, FINDING THE POOL AND ANCILLARY BUILDINGS AT CATHEDRAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT AND APPROVING THE FILING AND RECORDATION OF A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION (OE-13.1a)      (C)  
         
o. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE AND OTHER CONTRACTS (OE-6.2)      (C)  
         
p. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS UNDER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS (OE-6.2)      (C)  
         
q. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER REPORT (OE-2)      (C)  
         
r. APPROVAL TO AWARD BID NO. 07-15; 2014/2015 PORTABLE RELOCATION PHASE I      (C)  
         
s. APPROVAL OF ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS (OE-6)      (C)  
Unfold 20.  BOARD CONSENT ITEM   
         
a. Approval of Special Board Meeting Minutes February 24, 2015      (V)  
         
b. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes February 24, 2015      (V)  
21.  SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS   
Unfold 22.  SETTING OF THE NEXT BOARD MEETING   
         
a. Special Board Meeting:     
  April 14, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. -  LCAP: Board Input Study Session
         
b. Regular Meeting:     
  Closed Session, April 14, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting, April 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
23.  ADJOURNMENT   


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