posted 05/11/01

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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Board of Education


May 17, 2001

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled to be held on May 17, 2001, in the Council Chambers of the City of Santa Monica's City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, at 7:00 PM. At 5:00 PM, following roll call at the District Offices, 1651 16th Street Santa Monica, the Board will move to Closed Session, 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 back of the room.


A Roll Call

B Pledge of Allegiance



  • Personnel Matter/ Assistant Superintendent Search - Business and Fiscal Services Pursuant to GC 54957 as cited in the Brown Act

  • Conference with Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent regarding 2000-2001 negotiations with the Santa Monica-Malibu Teachers Association (SMMCTA) regarding Child Development Services (CDS) and Peer Assistance Review (PAR), pursuant to GC 54957 as cited in the Brown Act
  • Receipt of the Recommendation from Special Education administrators to approve the proposed settlement of the following cases, pursuant to GC 54956.9 as cited in the Brown Act:
  • 1. Case Number SN 1424-00

    2. Case Number SN 797-00

    3. Case Number SN 1972-00

    4. Case Number SN 1159-00

    5. Case Number SN 661-00

    6. Case Number SN 252-00


    7. Case Number SN 2215-00

    8. Case Number SN 284-01

    9. Case Number SN 349-99


    LACOROP Outstanding Students and SMMUSD ROP Coordinator, Rebel Harrison

    V APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (0 minutes)

    VI APPROVAL OF MINUTES ( 0 minutes)

    A.1 None 1


    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 2,2a-2h

    A.3 Approval of Gifts FY 2000/01 3,3a-3d

    A.4 Conference and Travel Approval 4-8

    A.5 Approval of Independent Contractors 9-10

    A.6 Extension of Contract with Lord, Bissell and Brook 11

    Proposition X /State Modernization

    Curriculum and Instruction

    A.7 Approval of Consolidated Application: Part 1 2001-2002 12

    General Functions

    A.8 Approval of Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Grant 13

    A.9 Approval of Cooperative Extension 5-A-Day Power-Play! Mini-Grant 14


    A.10 Certificated Personnel - Elections, Separations 15-17

    A.11 2000-2002 Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators 18

    A.12 Teaching Authorizations 19

    A.13 Classified Personnel - Merit 20-22

    A.15 Classified Personnel - Non-Merit 23

    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 (35 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 - none

    B. Student Board Member Reports

    C. SMMCTA Reports

    D. SEIU Reports

    E. PTA Council President Reports

    - Roosevelt PTA

    F. Prop X Oversight Committee

    G. Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation

    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 (90 minutes)

    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.15 Approval of Santa Monica College's Request to Initiate Modification at the Madison Site 24

    A.16 Acceptance of Pipe Organ Donation for Barnum Hall 25, 25a-25g

    A.17 Approval of Special Education Contracts 26-27, 27a

    A.18 Increase Twining Laboratories Contract for Testing Services/ Proposition X Construction Projects 28

    A.19 Authorization to Purchase Gateway and Apple Computers 29-30

    A.20 Approval of API Awards 31, 31a-31h

    A.21 Approval of Board Policy 7310: Naming of Facilities 32-33


    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 Proposed Community Access Plan for Santa Monica Elementary

    Public School Playgrounds 34-38, 38a-38g

    D.2 Discussion of Upcoming Budget Planning Board Workshop 39

    D.3 Approval of Board Meeting Schedule for Fiscal Year 2001-2001 40


    I.1 Basic Textbooks to Be Adopted 41

    I.2 Monthly Budget Report 42, 42a-c


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


    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.


    A continuation of Section VIII, as needed.


    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".


    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.


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


    The next meeting of the Board of Education is a Special Meeting/ Budget Workshop Education Workshop scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 24, 2001, from 5-7 PM, in the Board Room of the District Offices, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, California.

    The subsequent meeting of the Board of Education is a Special Meeting/ Special Education Workshop scheduled to be held on Monday, June 4, 2001, from 5-7 PM, in the Board Room of the District Offices, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, California.

    The next regular meeting of the Board of Educations is scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 7, 2001, at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the District Offices, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, California.

    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

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