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Previous MeetingMarch 03, 2015 06:30 PM
Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Pico Rivera City Hall
6615 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

 

  
Preliminary Information

El Rancho Unified School District
Conducting the District's Business in Public

Closed Session - 5:30 p.m.
Open Session - 6:30 p.m.

Persons in the audience during the meeting of the Board of Education are asked not to talk during the presentations or the meeting. If conversation needs to take place, please do so outside of the Board Meeting so as to not disrupt others or the meeting. Please make sure your cell phone is turned off or silenced at this time.


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold 1.  CALL TO ORDER   
         
a. ROLL CALL - Members of the Board of Education      (V)  
  Dr. Aurora R. Villon, President
Jose Lara, Vice President
Alfred Renteria, Jr., Clerk
Rachel Canchola, Member
Delia Alvidrez, Member
         
b. ROLL CALL - Members of the Administrative Cabinet     
  Martin Galindo, Superintendent
Roxane Fuentes, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Ruben Frutos, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Mark Matthews, Director, Human Resources
Katherine Aguirre, Director, Special Education
2.  PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS   
3.  ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION   
Unfold 4.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. Procedure     
  Closed Session is conducted in accordance with applicable sections of California law. Closed Sessions are not open to the public. If additional time is required, the Board will reconvene Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting.
         
b. Liability Claim      (D)  
  Agency claimed against: El Rancho Unified School District
Claimant: Claim No. 505995
         
c. Conference with Labor Negotiators (Pursuant to subdivision (a) of Government Code § 54957.6)      (D)  
  Agency Designated Representative: Mark Matthews, Director, Human Resources
Employee Organizations: ERFT/CSEA/ERASA/Other Unrepresented Employees
Unfold 5.  RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION - 6:30 p.m.   
         
a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE      (D)  
  RECORDER - Sandy Watkins
INTERPRETER - Rosaura Elenes
VISITORS - Register No. 20-2014/2015
Unfold 6.  ADOPTION OF AGENDA   
         
a. Approve Agenda for the Regular Board of Education Meeting of March 3, 2015.      (D)  (V)  
  Recommendation is made that the Agenda be adopted as submitted.
7.  PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION   
Unfold 8.  STUDENT REPORTS   
         
a. ASB President, El Rancho High School, Mia Castillo      (D)  
         
b. ASB Spokesperson, Salazar High School, Jacqueline Reyes      (D)  
Unfold 9.  AWARDS AND RECOGNITION   
         
a. Recognition of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Curriculum and Instruction Administrator of the Year      (D)  
Unfold 10.  PUBLIC COMMENTS - Blue speaker's cards   
         
a. Procedure      (D)  
  Public Comments is the time when members of the audience may address the Board. Please be aware that Government Code 54954.2 prohibits the Board from taking action at this meeting if the item does not already appear on the posted agenda. In the interest of time, your remarks will be limited to three (3) minutes. We ask that you confine your comments to new ideas to avoid repeating what has already been said. Comments on the same topic will be limited to a maximum of fifteen (15) minutes. Please do not refer to students, employees, parents, or other individuals in a derogatory or potentially offensive manner. For your information, Board and Cabinet members may take notes, either written or on an electronic device during Public Comments.
Unfold 11.  INFORMATION ITEMS   
         
a. Presentation of the El Rancho Unified School District’s 2014/2015 Second Interim Report.      (D)  
         
b. Update on District Facilities Projects by Ruben Frutos, Assistant Superintendent Business Services      (D)  
Unfold 12.  BOARD OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS   
         
a. Procedure      (D)  
  Board Members have the opportunity to report and discuss information regarding conference attendance, committee updates, and other District-related activities/observations.
Unfold 13.  COMMENTS AND REPORTS BY THE SUPERINTENDENT AND CABINET   
         
a. Procedure      (D)  
  The Superintendent and members of Cabinet provide reports to the Board of Education on relevant educational issues and District activities.
Unfold 14.  CONSENT AGENDA   
         
a. Procedure      (D)  
 

All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are those on which the Board has previously deliberated or that can be classified as routine items of business. There will be no separate discussion of these items prior to the time the Board of Education votes on the motion unless members of the Board, staff, or public request specific items to be discussed or pulled from the Consent items (per Bylaws of the Board 9322).

Unfold 15.  CONSENT AGENDA - SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE   
         
a. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Education's Regular Meetings held on February 3, 2015 and February 17, 2015.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
b. Adopt Resolution declaring the month of April as National Autism Awareness Month in the El Rancho Unified School District.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
c. Approve and adopt revised Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3, Uniform Complaint Procedures.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
Unfold 16.  CONSENT AGENDA - DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES   
         
a. Approve second reading and adopt new Board Policy 7111, Naming and Renaming of School Facilities.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
b. Approve Consultant Agreement between the El Rancho Unified School District and Under the Stars Events.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
c. Approve Consultant Agreement between the El Rancho Unified School District and Sepia Productions Inc.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
d. Approve conference attendance for the 2015 Foster Youth Education Summit      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
e. Approve Conference Attendance to the California Institute of Behavioral Mental Health, Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.)      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
f. Approve conference attendance to Play Matters      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
g. Approve California Department of Education, Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training      (D)  (V)  (C)  
Unfold 17.  CONSENT AGENDA - DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION   
         
a. Amend Master Contract and approve/ratify Individual Service Agreements between El Rancho Unified School District and Whittier Area Parents' Association for the Developmentally Handicapped (WAPADH), a nonpublic, nonsectarian public agency      (D)  (V)  (C)  
Unfold 18.  CONSENT AGENDA - DIVISION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES   
         
a. Approve attendance to the 2015 California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) Conference and Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
b. Amend extended educational field trip for Birney Elementary School students to the Whale Watch Spirit Cruises and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, CA.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
c. Approve extended educational field trip for The STEAM Academy @Burke students to Washington D.C. and New York.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
d. Approve participation for El Rancho High School students in the 2015 Lions Clubs International Youth Leadership Institute at the Lions Camp at Teresita Pines in Wrightwood, CA.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
e. Approve consultant agreement with Mad Science of Los Angeles for science enrichment for GATE students.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
f. Approve participation in the Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Reimbursement Program for El Rancho High School.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
Unfold 19.  CONSENT AGENDA - DIVISION OF BUSINESS SERVICES   
         
a. Approve conference attendance to LA Expo Design & Development for landscaping.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
b. Approve Budget Revisions      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
c. Certification of the El Rancho Unified School District’s ability to meet its financial obligations for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
d. Award Bid No. 2014/2015-636 for Wireless Access Points (WAP).      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
e. Approve acceptance of proposal to provide Transport connection from District Offices to the Los Angeles County Office of Education for access to CENIC.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
f. Approve acceptance of proposal from Time Warner Cable Business Class for Internet Access.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
Unfold 20.  CONSENT AGENDA - DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES   
         
a. Approve Certificated Personnel Register No. 23-2014/2015.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
b. Approve Classified Personnel Register No. 24-2014/2015.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
c. Approve Certificated Salary Schedules to reflect the 0.5% salary increase for the 2014-2015 school year.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
         
d. Approve Classified Salary Schedules to reflect the 0.5% salary increase for the 2014-2015 school year.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
Unfold 21.  CONSENT AGENDA VOTE   
         
a. Consent Agenda Vote      (D)  (V)  (C)  
 

Consent Agenda items are voted on by a single motion. It is understood that the Administration recommends approval on all Consent Items. Each item on the Consent Agenda approved by the Board of Education shall be deemed to have been considered in full and adopted as recommended.

22.  NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS   
23.  NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS - SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE   
24.  NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS - DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES   
Unfold 25.  NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS - DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION   
         
a. Consultant agreement with McKee Music Therapy Services, LLC.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
26.  NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS - DIVISION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES   
Unfold 27.  NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS - DIVISION OF BUSINESS SERVICES   
         
a. Approve selection of Architectural Firms.      (D)  (V)  
         
b. Approve selection of grant writing services consultant.      (D)  (V)  (C)  
Unfold 28.  NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS - DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES   
         
a. Approve Certificated Personnel Register No. 24-2014/2015.      (D)  (V)  
         
b. Approve Classified Personnel Register No. 25-2014/2015.      (D)  (V)  
Unfold 29.  RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS   
         
a. Procedure      (D)  (V)  
  Board members and District administration have the opportunity to discuss and recommend items to be placed on future Board of Education meeting agendas.
Unfold 30.  ADJOURNMENT   
         
a. Adjourn Regular Board of Education Meeting of March 3, 2015.      (D)  (V)  
         
b. Future Board Meetings      (D)  (V)  
  Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Regular Public Meeting (6:30 pm Open Session) at City Hall.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Regular Public Meeting (6:30 pm Open Session) at City Hall.

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