The Board of Education meeting of April 5, 2001
will be held in the Board Room of the District's Administrative Offices
1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA.
Meetings in Santa Monica are taped for rebroadcast
and played on cable channel 16 (City TV) 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 2 p.m.; every Saturday & Sunday at 8 p.m.
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Board of Education
April 5, 2001
A regular meeting of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2001, in the Board Room of the administrative offices of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, 1651 Sixteenth Street in Santa Monica, California. At 3 p.m., following roll call, the Board will move to CLOSED SESSION in the Board Conference Room for reasons listed in Section III, below.
|THE PUBLIC PORTION OF MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.|
Any person wishing to address the Board of Education must 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
III CLOSED SESSION
IV APPROVAL OF AGENDA
V BOARD OF EDUCATION - COMMENDATIONS/RECOGNITIONS - none
VI APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.1 Approval of Minutes: March 12, March 15, 2001 1
VII CONSENT AGENDA (5 minutes)
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 XI.
Business and Finance
A.2 Award of Purchase Orders, FY 2000-2001 2-2h
A.3 Approval of Gifts FY 2000/01 3-3d
A.4 Conference and Travel Approval 4-9
A.5 Renew Contract: School Services of California, Inc. 10
A.6 Denial of Claim: Student (DOB: 9/20/83) 11
A.7 Adopt Resolution Number 00-12: Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes 12-13
A.8 Adopt Resolution Number 00-13: In support of SB 6 , "Elimination of
PERS Revenue Limit Reductions" 14-15
A.9 Adopt Resolution Number 00-14: Authorization to Sell Proposition X
General Obligation Bonds 16-17
A.10 Extension of Legal Services Agreement: Isaacs, Clous and Crose 18
A.11 Approval to Proceed with SCAQMD School Bus Replacement Grant 19-21
Proposition X /State Modernization
A.12 Increase W/L/C Architects Design Contract for Barnum Hall/II 22 -23
Curriculum and Instruction
A.13 Approval of Independent Contractor Contracts 24-25
A.14 Overnight Field Trip (s) 2000-2001 26
A.15 2001/2002 Community-Based English Tutoring Program 27
A.16 Adoption of Supplemental Textbooks 28
A.17 Support for AB 869/ The Arts Materials, Equipment and Assistance
A.18 Expulsion of Student (DOB 03-17-87) 30
A.19 Certificated Personnel - Elections, Separations 31-37
A.20 Special Services Employees 38-39
A.21 Classified Personnel - Merit 40-44
A.22 Classified Personnel - Non-Merit 45-46
VIII PUBLIC COMMENTS (20 minutes)
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 "VIII, 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 XVI, CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC COMMENTS.
IX COMMUNICATIONS (20 minutes)
The Communications section provides an opportunity for the Board of Education to hear reports from the individuals or Committee representative listed below. All reports are limited to 5 minutes or less. However, if more time is necessary, or if a report will not be presented, please notify the Board secretary eight work days prior to the date of the meeting.
A. School Reports
B. Student Board Members' Reports
C. SMMCTA Representative's Report
D. S.E.I.U. Representative's Report
E. PTA Council President's Report
The President's Report will also include a report from the site PTA, Lincoln Middle School
F. District Advisory Committee Report
G. SM-M Education Foundation President's Report
H. Proposition X / State Modernization--Jacobs/Sverdrup CRSS
I. Proposition X Oversight Committee
J. Financial Oversight Committee
K. Malibu Youth Coalition
X Superintendent's Report (10 minutes)
The Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendents may report on items not requiring action by the board but are of interest to the Board and public.
Regarding Major and Discussion Items
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.
XI MAJOR ITEMS
These items are considered to be of major interest and/or importance and are presented for ACTION (A) or INFORMATION (I) 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 VII, Consent Agenda, will be deliberated in Section XI 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.23 Approval of Santa Monica College Request to Initiate Modifications at the Madison Site (5 minutes) 47
A.24 Approval of Special Education Contracts (5 minutes) 48-50
A.25 Acceptance of Resignation and Declaration of Vacancy/ District Advisory Committee/ Prop X Oversight Committee/ Karen Paris (5 minutes) 51
A.26 Head Start Collaborations with the Los Angeles County Office of
Education (5 minutes) 52-53
A.27 Approval of School 2000-2001 School Improvement Plans (5 minutes) 54-61
A.28 Approval of Citizens Advisory Committee to Interview Candidates for Superintendent (5 minutes) 62-64
A.29 Approval of Board Policy 3590 - Parcel Tax (10 minutes) 65-66
A.30 Approval of Revised Board Policy 5129 to Replace Existing
Policy 5129: Beeps, Pagers, Cellular Phones, and Other Electronic
Signaling Devices (10 minutes) 67-68
A.31 Approval of 2000-01 Site Block Grant Expenditures for
Santa Monica High School ( 5 minutes) 69
A.32 Approval of Budget Adjustments ( 5 minutes) 70-73i
XII 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.
D. Approval of Board Policy 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of
Instructional Materials (15 minutes) 74-76b
XIII INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
I.1 Monthly Budget Report as of February 28, 2001 (5 minutes) 77-77c
XIV BOARD MEMBER ITEMS
These items are submitted by individual Board members for information or discussion, as per Board Policy 8320(b).
XV 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.
XVI CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC COMMENTS
A continuation of Section VIII, as needed.
XVII BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
Board Member Comments is the section 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".
XVIII 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.
XIX CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education may adjourn to CLOSED SESSION to complete discussion on items listed for CLOSED SESSION.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Educations is scheduled to be held on April 25, at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the District's Administrative Offices, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA, at which DAC Reports and Recommendations will be presented.