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


The Board of Education meeting of January 4, 2001

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

JANUARY 4, 2001

A regular meeting of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2001 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 -



Personnel/Certificated Administrative Appointment/Interview--Principal candidate, Santa Monica High School, pursuant to section 54957 of the Brown Act.



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



III BOARD OF EDUCATION - COMMENDATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

none



IV APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 1

A.1 Approval of Minutes: December 5, 2000 (public hearing)

December 13, 2000 (public hearing)

December 14, 2000 (regular meeting)



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 2-3c

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

A.4 Conference and Travel Approval 6-9

A.5 Approval of Independent Contractors 10

A.6 Legal Services/District--Lionel, Sawyer & Collins 11

A.7 Award of Actuarial Studies 12-13

A.8 Agreement with Los Angeles County Office of Education for

Regional Occupational Program (ROP) 14



Proposition X / State Modernization

Curriculum and Instruction

A.9 California Public School Library Act of 1990 (K-12) 15-16L

A.10 Kindergarten Through Grade Four Classroom Library Plan 17-17a



General Functions

A.11 Kindergarten Adminission of Student DOB: 12/14/95 18



Personnel

A.12 Certificated Personnel - Elections, Separations 19-21

A.13 Special Services Employees 22-23

A.14 Student Teaching Agreement - University of LaVerne 24

A.15 Classified Personnel--Merit. 25-27

A.16 Classified Personnel--Non-Merit 28

A.17 Volunteer Aides - 2000/2001 29-30



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

C. Student Board Members' Report

D. SMMCTA Representative's Report

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

F. PTA Council President's Report

The President's Report will also include a report from the site PTA at the Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH)



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.18 1999-00 Financial Audit 31

A.19 PUBLIC HEARING 32

Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association (SMMCTA) and

the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Initial Proposal for

Negotiations on Matters Related to Child Development Services for

School Year 2000-01

A.20 Approval of Agreement Between the Santa-Monica Malibu Unified

School District and the Following Employee Groups: 33-34aa

(1) Non-represented Employees (Management and Confidentials)

(2) Service Employees International (SEIU), Local 660

(3) Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association

A.21 Schedule of Board Meetings/Date Changes/Additions 35-36

(1) Move Meeting of April 26, 2001 to April 25, 2001

(2) Move Meeting of March 14, 2001 to March 15, 2001

(3) Schedule Special Meeting for January 11, 2001

(4) Schedule Board Retreat for February 2-3, 2001

(5) Set Dates for Board Workshops with Student Services / Educational

Services



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.



D.1 Status Report on Proposition X / State Facility Program Budget 37-43k

D.2 Issues with the Spring 2001 Testing Schedule 44-44c

D.3 Professional Development/Administrators, Teachers, Parents 45

D.4 Proposition X Oversight Committee / Process

For Filling Vacancies 46

D.5 CSBA Professional Governance Standards 47-48b



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 Board Liaison Assignments to District Committees for 2001 49-50

I.2 Monthly Budget Report as of November 30, 2000 51-52b



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 18, 2001 in the Santa Monica City Council Chambers, 1685 Main Street in Santa Monica.









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.com

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.