For a Listing of Upcoming Board Meetings see page 6 of the table of contents

The Board of Education meeting of December 14, 2000

will be held in the Board Room of the District's administrative offices

1651 - 16th Street


Meetings in Santa Monica are taped for rebroadcast

and played on cable channel 16 (CityTV) at 11:00 a.m.

on the Sunday following the Board meeting.

Meetings are rebroadcast in Malibu on Government Access

Channel 15 every Thursday at 2pm; every Saturday & Sunday at 8pm


Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Board of Education

MEETING AGENDA

December 14, 2000

A regular meeting of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2000 in the Board Room of the District's administrative offices, 1651-16th Street in Santa Monica. Following the call to order at 5:00 p.m., the Board will move to Closed Session in the Board Room for reasons listed in Section II, below.


PUBLIC PORTION OF MEETING MEETING: 7:00 P.M.

Persons wishing to address the Board of Education should submit the "request to address" card prior to discussion of the item.


I CALL TO ORDER

A Roll Call

B Pledge of Allegiance


II PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY

CLOSED SESSION -


Conference with the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent regarding 2000-01 negotiations with the Santa Monica-Malibu Teachers Association (SMMCTA) regarding Child Development Services and with Non-Represented Employees, pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Brown Act


Receipt of written advice from Legal Counsel regarding a litigation case with a former employee, pursuant to Section 54956.9 of the Brown Act.


Receipt of correspondence form Special Education Counsel regarding possible settlement of Case No. SN 1088-98, pursuant to Section 54956.9 of the Brown Act.


III BOARD OF EDUCATION - COMMENDATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

Recognition of the Proposition Y Campaign Committee


Recognition of Retiring Board Members:

Margaret R. Quiñones, Todd Hess, Dorothy Chapman

IV APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 1

A.1 Approval of Minutes: October 19, 2000

November 2, 2000

November 16, 2000

V CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda items are considered routine, as agreed by the President, Vice-President and Superintendent, requiring no discussion, and are normally all approved at one time by the Board of Education. However, members of the Board of Education, staff, or the public may request an item be removed from the consent agenda for clarification and/or discussion. Consideration will occur during Section VIII.


Business and Finance

A.2 Award of Purchase Orders, FY 2000-2001 2-3g

A.3 Approval of Gifts FY 2000/01 4-5d

A.4 Conference and Travel Approval 6-11

A.5 Approval of Independent Contracts 12-13

A.6 Agreement for Consultant Services - Cascade Consulting Group 14

A.7 Approval for Disposal/Sale of Surplus Equipment 15-17

A.8 Utilization of Contract for Transportation Service 18

Proposition X / State Modernization

A.9 Authorization to Take the Necessary steps to Cancel Purchase

Order to Grantland Development and Selection of

Ecocrete Incorporated to Provide Ten (10) Panelized Classrooms 19-20


Curriculum and Instruction

A.10 Smaller Learning Communities Funds 2000-01 School Year 21

A.11 Agreement with the University of California Los Angeles

Center X, Graduate School of Education and Information Science

For CTEI Events at UCLA 22


General Functions

A.12 Revision of Board Policy 8250 / Conflict of Interest / Exhibit "B" 23-24

A.13 Kindergarten Admission of Student DOB: 12/03/95 25

A.14 Expulsion of Student (B/D 10/26/84) 26


Personnel

A.15 Certificated Personnel - Elections, Separations 27-33

A.16 Special Services Employees 34-35

A.17 Agreement for Consultant Services/School Services

Of California (SSC) 36

A.18 Appointment of Classroom-Based Teacher Support Providers 37

A.19 Teaching Authorizations 38

A.20 Student Teaching Agreement - California State University, Northridge 39

A.21 Classified Personnel--Merit. 40-43

A.22 Classified Personnel--Non-Merit 44

VI COMMUNICATIONS

Communications is an opportunity for the Board of Education to hear reports from school sites, the Superintendent, the Student Board member, the Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association (SMMCTA), the Service Employees International Union (Local 660-SEIU), PTA Council, District Advisory Committees, and the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation.

A. School Reports

B. Superintendent's Report

The Superintendent's report will include the following topics:

- Summer Program Update

The Department of Educational Services staff will give an overview of the Summer Intensive Program for 2000. Highlights will be: assessments, inquiry, lessons learned and next steps. Sue Gee, Peggy Harris and Jesus Vaca will do the presenting, with Denise Hanson-Booker, a teacher at Rogers.


- High School Exit Exam

Assistant Superintendent Sue Gee will give an overview of the new High School Exit Exam. The exam is a high-stakes test that all students mus pass in order to receive a high school diploma. Tim McNulty will address the exam's implications for students with special needs. (Tim to confirm his participation in this presentation)


C. Student Board Members' Report

D. SMMCTA Representative's Report

E. S.E.I.U. Representative's Report

F. PTA Council President's Report

G. District Advisory Committee Report(s)

H. SM-M Education Foundation President's Report

I. Proposition X / State Modernization--Jacobs /Sverdrup CRSS

J. Prop X Oversight Committee

VII PUBLIC COMMENTS


Public Comments is the time when members of the audience may address the Board of Education on items not scheduled on the meeting's agenda. All speakers are limited to three (3) minutes. When there is a large number of speakers, the Board may reduce the allotted time to two(2) minutes per speaker. The Brown Act (Government Code) states that Board members may not engage in discussion of issues raised during "VII, Public Comments" except to ask clarifying questions, make a brief announcement, make a brief report on his or her own activities, or to refer the matter to staff. This Public Comment section is limited to 20 minutes. If the number of persons wishing to address the Board of Education exceeds the time limit, additional time will be provided in Section XIII, CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC COMMENTS.


As a general rule, items under MAJOR and DISCUSSION will be listed in order of importance as determined by the President, Vice-President and Superintendent. Individual Board members may move to request a change in the order prior to consideration of any Major item. The Board may also move any of these items out of order to be heard immediately following PUBLIC COMMENTS if it appears that there is special interest by the public or as a courtesy to staff members making presentations to the Board.


VIII MAJOR ITEMS

These items are considered to be of major interest and/or importance and are presented for ACTION (A) at this time. Many have been reviewed by the Board at a previous meeting under the Discussion Items section of the agenda. Action Items are submitted to the Board of Education with a recommendation from the Superintendent. They may be tabled or postponed by action of a quorum of the Board. Items pulled from Section V, Consent Agenda, will be deliberated in Section VIII following the scheduled Action Items. When a member of the Staff presents an item, the Board may ask clarifying questions before the Public is heard on that item. Board discussion of the item will take place after hearing from the Public.


(A.-A.a: 15 minutes)

A.23 Election of Board of Education President 45

A.24 Election of Board of Education Vice-President 46

A.25 Appointment of Superintendent as Secretary to the Board

Of Education 47

A.26 Election of Voting Representative--Los Angeles County Committee

On School District Organization 48

A.27 Election of Annual Representative to Los Angeles County

School Trustees Association for 2001 49

A.28 A.28a Certification of Authorized Signatures 50-50b

A.29 PUBLIC HEARING

To Hear Public Input Regarding Sufficient Textbook and/or

Instructional Materials for Fiscal Year 2000-01 51

A.30 Approval of Submission to the California Department of

Education of a Notification of Compliance with Education

Code, Section 60119 (Public Hearing Requirement) for

Fiscal Year 2000-01, Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials

Incentive Program, Grades K-12 52-53

A.31 PUBLIC HEARING

Regarding Special Education Non-Compliance 54-55

A.32 Approval of Special Education Contracts 56-58


A.33 Financial Oversight Committee/Acceptance of Resignation

Reduction of Committee Size from Eight to Seven 59

A.34 Recommendation for Acceptance of Bids for Cabinetry Work for

Roosevelt, Edison, Franklin, McKinley and Muir Elementary Schools 60

A.35 Recommendation for Acceptance of Bids for Edison Elementary

Modernization Work 61-62

A.36 Approval of Budget Limitation Agreement #12 (Master Contract

Amendment No. 14) for Edison Elementary Modernization Work 63-65

A.37 Budget Adjustments 66-70

A.38 2000-01 First Interim Report 71-81

(The full text of the First Interim Report is included with this

Agenda as Attachment A)


IX DISCUSSION ITEMS

These items are submitted for information (FIRST READING) and discussion. Action will generally be considered at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.


X BOARD MEMBER ITEMS

These items are submitted by individual Board members for information or discussion, as per Board Policy 8320(b).


XI REQUESTS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC OR DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

These items are submitted by members of the public to address the Board of Education on a matter within the jurisdiction of the Board, as per Board Policy 8320(c). Requests must be submitted to the Superintendent in writing ten days before the Board meeting or prior to agenda planning, in accordance with the established agenda planning schedule, whichever is less. The written request will not exceed 500 words and will include, as an attachment, brief background information and the reason for the request.


XII INFORMATION ITEMS

These items are intended to keep the Board informed on various District business matters which do not require formal action by the Board.

I.1 Superintendent Search/Continuing Update 82


XIII CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC COMMENTS

A continuation of Section VII, as needed.


XIV BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Board Member Comments are where a Board member may make a brief announcement or make a brief report on his or her own activities relative to Board business. There can be no discussion under "BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS".


XV FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Items for future consideration will be listed with the projected date of consideration. The Board of Education will be given any backup information available at this time.


XVI CLOSED SESSION

The Board of Education may adjourn to CLOSED SESSION to complete discussion on items listed for CLOSED SESSION.


XVII ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2001 in the Board Room of the District's Administrative Offices, 1651 16th Street in Santa Monica.

ATTACHMENT A - FIRST INTERIM REPORT


BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULE 2000-2001

*These dates have been confirmed at the Santa Monica City Council Chambers

2000
August 10
September 07 21*
October 05 Malibu 19 * 28 (Win-Win/SEIU) 30 (Interviews with Search Firm Reps)
November 02 Malibu 16 * 09 (Win-Win/SEIU)
December 14 05 (Public Hearing) 13 (Public Hearing)
2001
January 04 18*
February 01 15*
March 01 (Malibu) 14 (Wed)
April 05 26 (DAC Reports & Recommendations)
May 03 (Malibu) 17* 10 (Closed Session, Superintendents Evaluation)
June 07 28 (Budget adoption)



AGENDA DISTRIBUTION

Agendas are distributed to:

All District principals

District managers/supervisors

all branches of the public library in Santa Monica and Malibu

print media in both Santa Monica and Malibu

SMMCTA and SEIU representatives

presidents of PTA Council and site PTAs

African American Parent Support Group

District Legal Counsel

the City Managers of both Santa Monica and Malibu

members of the public who may subscribe.

electonic media - surfsantamonica

email distribution list

Agenda Tables of Contents are mailed first class mail at no cost to the receiving party to

chairs of District Advisory Committees, chairs of Site Governance Councils,

members of the Prop X Oversight Committee

City Council members of both Santa Monica and Malibu

Board of Trustees Members Santa Monica College

representatives of child care/child welfare agencies in Santa Monica

representatives of various City commissions

requesting members of the public.

members, Superintendent's Financial Task Force; members Financial Oversight Committee

email distribution list

A copy of the Table of Contents is posted 72 hours in advance of regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting and is accessible to the public 24 hours/day in the window outside the District Offices entrance, 1651 - 16th street in Santa Monica. Special meeting agendas are posted 48 hours prior to special meetings of the Board of Education.