Board of Education
November 15, 2001
The next regular meeting of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Board of Education is scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 15, 2001, in the Council Chambers of Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. Following Roll Call, at 5:00 PM, the Board will move to Closed Session, in the Board Conference Room of the District Administrative Offices, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, California, for reasons listed in Section III, below. The Board will reconvene in Open Session at 7 PM at City Hall.
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
V. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
VI APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.1 Approval of Minutes (None) 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 and Supplemental Textbooks to be Adopted 2
A.3 Approval of Independent Contractors 3-4
A.4 Approval of Overnight Field Trips 5
Business and Finance
A.5 Award of Purchase Orders, FY 2001-2002 6-6h
A.6 Approval of Conference and Travel . . . . .7-12
A.7 Acceptance of Gifts 13-13d
Proposition X /State Modernization
A.8 Certificated Personnel - Elections, Separations 14-18
A.9 Special Services 19-22
A.10 Classified Personnel - Merit 23-29
A.11 Classified Personnel - Non-Merit 30-31
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.
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. Student Board Member Reports
B. School Reports - John Muir Elementary School
C. SMMCTA Report
D. SEIU Report
E. PTA Council President Reports - Cheri Orgel, President
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.
State of the Schools
Strategic Planning Update
PAT (Performance Assessment Team) Report re: Jacobs Facilities, Inc.
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.12 Additional DAC Committee Appointments School Year 2001-02 32
A.13 Approval of Special Education Contracts (2001-2002) 33-35
A.14 Call for Nominations for CSBA Delegate Assembly 36
A.15 Revision/Increase to the Contract Between the District and
Jacobs Facilities 37-39b
A.16 Amendment to Budget Limitation (BLA) #4, Amendment #7, with
Jacobs Facilities, Inc./ JAMS Auditorium Roof 40-41
A.17 Amendment to Budget Limitation (BLA) #4, Amendment #7, with
Jacobs Facilities, Inc./ JAMS Cafeteria Walls 42-43
A.18 Removal of Planter Box Removal and Deck Replacement - John Muir
Elementary School/ Bid #02.05 44
A.19 Authorization to Purchase Apple Computers 45
A.20 Public Hearing: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Initial Proposals on
Negotiations for School Year 2001-2002 46
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 Board Policy 5129 -Beepers, Pagers, Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Signaling Devices. 47-53
XIII. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
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
This meeting will adjourn to the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education, Thursday, December 6, 2001, in Board Room of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Administrative Offices, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, California, 90404.
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