Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Board of Education

MEETING AGENDA

August 2, 2001

The next regular meeting of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Board of Education is scheduled to be held on August 2, 2001, in the Board Room of the District's Administrative Offices, 1651 16th Street Santa Monica. Following Roll Call, at 5:30 PM the Board will move to Closed Session, for reasons listed in Section III, below. The Board will reconvene in Open Session at 7 PM in the Board Room.

The Public Portion of the Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM

If you wish to address the Board of Education you must submit the "request to address" card prior to discussion of the item. The cards are located with meeting materials at the room's entrance.

I CALL TO ORDER

A Roll Call

B Pledge of Allegiance

II PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY


III CLOSED SESSION


IV BOARD OF EDUCATION - COMMENDATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

None

V APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

VI APPROVAL OF MINUTES (None) Page 1

VII CONSENT CALENDAR

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.
Curriculum and Instruction

A.2 Approval of Basic Textbooks to be Adopted page 2

A.3 Approval of Supplemental Textbooks to be Adopted pages 3-4

A.4 Approval of Independent Contractors page 5

General Functions

None

Business and Finance

A.5 Award of Purchase Orders, FY 2001-2002 pages 6, 6a-6i

A.6 Approval of Gifts 2000/2001 pages 7, 7a-7d

A.7 Approval of Gifts FY 2001/02 pages 8, 8a-8b

A.8 Approval of Conference and Travel pages9-13

A.9 Denial of Claim - Student (DOB 6/20/88) page14

A.10 Denial of Claim - Terry Segarra page 15

A.11 Approval and Authorization to Use the Law Firm of O'Melveny

and Myers, LLP, for Non-Personnel Contract Issues page 16

Proposition X /State Modernization

None

Personnel

A.12 Certificated Personnel - Elections, Separations pages 17-25

A.13 Special Services Employees page 26

A.14 Special Services Employees page 27

A.15 Appointment of Assistant Principal at Santa Monica High School (00-01) page 28

A.16 Classified Personnel - Merit page 29-39

A.17 Classified Personnel - Non-Merit page 40


VIII 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 "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

The Communications section provides an opportunity for the Board of Education to hear reports from the individuals or Committee representative listed below. All reports arelimited 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 - none

B. SMMCTA Report

C. SEIU Report

D. PTA Council President Reports

E. Proposition X Oversight Committee Report

X Superintendent's Report

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.18 Approval of Special Education Contracts pages 41-43

A.19 Agreement to Provide Head Start Program for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 page 44

A.20 Approval of Vendors: Annual Food and Supplies for Nutrition Services pages 45, 45a

A.21 Approval to Restrict Bus Passes Issuance pages 46-47

A.22 Approval of Independent Contractor Agreement for Strategic Planning

Facilitator/ Presentation of Strategic Plan Framework and Overview pages 48


XII DISCUSSION ITEMS

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

D.1 Approval of Off-Site Meeting Locations page49

D.2 Revised Proposal: City of Santa Monica and SMMUSD Elementary School Playground Access Program pages 50-56

XIII INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

I.1 Basic Textbooks to Be Adopted page 57

I.2 Personnel Commission: Classification Study, Wage and Salary Survey pages58, 58a-58e

XIV BOARD MEMBER ITEMS

These items are submitted by individual Board members for information or discussion, in accordance with 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.

XX ADJOURNMENT

This meeting will adjourn to the next regularly meeting of the Board of Education Thursday, August 16, 2001, at 7 PM in the District Offices, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, California.

The Board has scheduled a (one) combined meeting with members of the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at 8:00 PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. The sole topic of discussion will be the proposed Revised Shared Playground Access Plan.


Meetings held in Santa Monica are taped for rebroadcast and played on Cable Channel 16 (City TV) at 11:00 AM on the Sunday following the Board meeting. Meetings are rebroadcast in Malibu on Government Access Channel 15 every Thursday at 2 PM; every Saturday & Sunday at 8 PM