Ceres Unified School District

Governing Board Meeting
Agenda and Recommendations

September 22, 2016

District Office - 2503 Lawrence Street, Ceres, California

Persons wishing to address the Board on any school related issue, are invited to do so, either when the item is presented on the agenda, or under the "Public Comments" section. In the interest of time and order, presentations from the public are limited to three (3) minutes per person, and the total time for items shall not exceed twenty (20) minutes. An individual speaker's allotted time may not be increased by a donation of time from members of the public in attendance. If you wish to speak under Public Comments, please complete a Public Comment card and turn it in to the Superintendent's Assistant. The Board requests complaints or charges against an employee be held in Closed Session. Please note that Government Code Section 54954.2(a) limits the ability of Board Members to respond to public comments. More Specifically, Board Members are limited, but not required, to give a brief response to public statements or questions regarding non-agenda items. Individuals who require disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the Board meeting should contact the Superintendent in writing.

  1. OPEN SESSION - 5:00 pm - District Office - Conference Room C
    1. Public Comment
    2. Study Session - Target Reserve Levels
    3. Study Session - SB 415
    4. Adjourn to Closed Session
  2. CLOSED SESSION - Conference Room C
    1. Public Employee - Discipline/Dismissal/Release (Government Code Section 54947)
    2. Conference With Labor Negotiator (Government Code Section 54957.6)
      1. Agency Designated Representatives: Scott Siegel, Denise Wickham and David Viss
        Employee Organizations: CUTA and CSEA
    3. Public Employment (Government Code Section 54957)
      1. Title: Superintendent Evaluation
        Attachment: Superintendent Evaluation Instrument
    4. Student Discipline/Expulsions (Education Code 35146)
      Attachment: EX01R-16/17
    5. Reconvene to Open Session
  3. PUBLIC MEETING - Preliminary Proceedings -7:00 pm - Board Room
    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    2. Invocation by Ken Sylvia of Youth for Christ
  4. COMMENDATION/SCHOOL PRESENTATION SECTION
    1. Lucas Elementary School Student Presentation
      Those who have received commendations or made presentations will have an opportunity to be excused at this time.
  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA - District Office
    1. Opportunity for the Board and administration to adjust the published agenda.
  6. HEARING SECTION
    1. Level II and Level III Developer Fees HearingExplanatory Statement: (Finance/Facilities)In order for the District to proceed with the collection of Level II and Level III Developer Fees, the Board of Trustees must adopt a resolution and approve a School Facilities Needs Analysis. Prior to considering the resolution and analysis study, the Board must hold a public hearing. In the action section of this meeting, an agenda item will address the resolution and the analysis study. The notice of public hearing is attached.
      Attachment: Notice of Hearing for the SFNAReferred to Board of Trustees by:Amy Peterman, Ed.D.Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
    2. Public Comments - Opportunity for Citizens to Address Items Not on the AgendaPersons wishing to address the Board on any school related issue not listed elsewhere on the agenda are invited to do so under the "Public Comments" item. Please note that Government Code Section 54954.2(a) limits the ability of Board Members to respond to public comments. More Specifically, Board Members are limited, but not required, to give a brief response to public statements or questions regarding non-agenda items.
  7. Report Out of Closed Session
  8. Consent Agenda - Consolidated Motion The purpose of the Consent Agenda (Consolidated Motion) is to expedite action on routine agenda items. These Items will be acted upon with one motion, second and approval of the Board, unless a member of the Board or public wishes to pull the item for individual discussion and action. All matters listed under Consent Agenda are those on which the Board has previously deliberated or that can be classified as routine items of business. An administrative recommendation on each item is contained in the agenda supplements. There will be no separate discussion of these items prior to the time the Board of Trustees votes on the motion unless members of the Board, staff, or public request specific items to be discussed or pulled from the Consent items. If a member of the public wishes to speak to an item on the Consolidated Motion, please complete a Public Comment card and turn it in to the Superintendent's Assistant prior to the Board taking action.
  9. ACTION SECTION
    1. Consideration of Student Expulsions Explanatory Statement: (Student Learning and Achievement) The following Student Expulsion is being submitted for consideration: EX01R-16/17.
      Recommended Action:Approve the Administrative Panel's Recommendation.
      Referred to Board of Trustees by: Jose Beltran Coordinator of Child Welfare and Attendance
    2. Two-Year Experience Waiver for Preliminary Administrative Credentials Explanatory Statement: (Human Resources/Collective Bargaining) Mariana Sandoval is a District Education Technology Specialist who has been employed in her current position for two years, has completed the Administrator Program at CSU, Stanislaus, and has three years of teaching experience. In order to be recommended for her Preliminary Administrative credential, Ms. Sandoval needs to have five years of teaching experience. Staff is requesting approval of a Two-Year Experience Waiver for Ms. Sandoval.

      The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requires Board approval for the issuance of waivers. Recommended Action:Approve a Two-Year Experience Waiver for Preliminary Administrative Credential for Mariana Sandoval.
      Referred to Board of Trustees by:Denise Wickham, Ed.D.Deputy Superintendent, Personnel Services
    3. Resolution for School Facilities Needs Analysis and Increase to Alternative School Facilities Fees (Level II and Level III Developer Fees)Explanatory Statement: (Finance/Facilities) In order to revise the Alternative School Facility Fees (Level II and III Developer Fees), the Board must approve a School Facilities Needs Analysis and adopt a resolution revising the fees. The School Facilities Needs Analysis for Ceres Unified School District, dated August 23, 2016 and the accompanying resolution are attached.

      The Level II fees calculated for Ceres Unified School District are $4.28 per square foot (up from $3.67 per square foot currently). The Level III fees are double the Level II fees ($8.56 per square foot) and may only be collected when the State has no bond money available to allocate to school districts. These fees affect residential developments. If adopted, the new fees will become effective on September 23, 2016.
      Attachments: School Facilities Needs Analysis-09.22.16 and Resolution 03-16/17Recommended Action:Adopt the resolution approving the School Facilities Needs Analysis and establishing the rate for alternative School Facilities Fees (Level II and II Developer Fees).
      Referred to Board of Trustees by:Amy Peterman, Ed.D.Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
    4. Social Media Plan for School SafetyExplanatory Statement: (Student Learning and Achievement) Currently, state law requires that any time a district considers a plan to gather pupil information obtained from social media, it shall notify students and parents about the proposed plan and provide the opportunity for public comment prior to adoption of the plan. The CUSD Social Media Plan for School Safety will be an integral part of the District's ability to maintain student safety. The Plan details the acceptable practices under which the District may gather or maintain student information from social media. Attached is a copy of the plan, which was presented for public hearing and review at the August 11, 2016 Board meeting.Attachment: CUSD Social Media Plan for School SafetyRecommended Action:Approve the Social Media Plan as presented.
      Referred to Board of Trustees by:Jay SimmondsAssistant Superintendent, Student Support Services
  10. INFORMATION & STUDY
    1. Superintendent's ReportThis is an opportunity for the Superintendent to report on current events, research and activities, and to add personal comments.
    2. Board ReportThis is an opportunity for the Student Representatives' Reports and for Board Members to report on current events, research and activities, and to add personal comments. Ceres High School will be first to report.
    3. Association Report This is an opportunity for the two employee associations to report on current events, research and activities, and to add personal comments. CUTA will be first to report.
    4. 2016-2017 Class Assignment Explanatory Statement: (Student Learning and Achievement) As required by Board Policy 6152, Senate Bill 359, the California Mathematics Placement Act, and Assembly Bill 1012, the Educational Services Division has reviewed class assignment data for students enrolled in comprehensive high schools. Staff have taken steps to ensure ninth grade students are placed appropriately in mathematics, using the Ceres Unified Mathematics Placement Protocol. In addition, student schedules have been reviewed to ensure appropriate placement in courses with educational content and that students are not repeating a course in which they have previously earned grades required to graduate and/or meet UC/CSU a-g requirements.
      Referred to Board of Trustees by:Debra Bukko, Ed.D.Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
    5. Construction Update ReportExplanatory Statement: (Finance/Facilities) Staff will update the board on the status of construction projects around the district.
      Referred to Board of Trustees by: Amy Peterman, Ed.D.Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
    6. Ceres Unified School District Physical Education Focus Explanatory Statement: (Student Learning and Achievement) Ceres Unified School District staff will present information on the Physical Education Program and overall student wellness focus.
      Referred to Board of Trustees by:Jay Simmonds Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services
    7. Board Policy July 2016 Revisions - First Reading (Draft)Explanatory Statement: (Policy and Judicial Review) In the process of maintaining and updating our Board Policies and Administrative Regulations to comply with current law and the California School Boards Association (CSBA) recommendations, a draft copy of the July 2016 Proposed Revisions will be made available for Board Member review at the September 22, 2016 meeting. A copy of the proposed changes has been forwarded to CSBA to prepare an edited copy for a second reading at an upcoming meeting.

      If you have need to refer to the present CUSD Board Policy in reviewing this material, Board Members can access the current policies through the CSBA Online service. Others may call the school office at (209) 556-1500, to request access to the policy.

      Staff will be present to answer questions.
      Attachment: July 2016 Proposed Revisions - DraftReferred to Board of Trustees by: Scott Siegel, Ed.D. Superintendent
  11. RESEARCH
    1. Research Items
      State board poised to take new direction in school accountability, EdSource, September 5, 2016
      Governor pressed to sign accountability bill at odds with state board, EdSource, September 7, 2016
      Attachments: State board poised to take new direction and Governor pressed to sign bill
  12. ADJOURNMENT

Any documents that are public records and are provided as backup to open session items on this agenda are accessible to the public on the Website www.ceres.k12.ca.us, with the exception of documents provided at the time of the meeting. Documents that are public records, and are provided at the time of the meeting to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session item, will be made available for public inspection upon request to the Superintendent's Executive Assistant, who is seated to the Trustees' right at the Cabinet table during Governing Board meetings held in the District Office Board Room, 2503 Lawrence Street, Ceres.