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Board of Education Regular Meeting
Rowland USD
December 13, 2018 4:30PM
1830 S. Nogales Street, Board Room Rowland Heights, California 91748

I. OPENING (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
I.A. Call to Order (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
I.B. Roll Call and Attendance (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Julie Mitchell
I.C. Adoption of the Agenda of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, December 13, 2018 (Action Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, December 13, 2018.

or

Adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, December 13, 2018, with the following corrections/modifications:

I.D. Public Comments on Closed Session Agenda Items Only - Written Requests to Address the Board (Information Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
NOTE: Remarks are limited to three (3) minutes, unless extended further or limited by vote of the Board. A maximum of twenty (20) minutes, unless extended by the Board, is allocated for each subject discussed. Ordinarily, Board Members will not respond to presentations and no action can be taken. However, the Board may give direction to Staff following a presentation.
II. CLOSED SESSION (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Recess to Closed Session.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at any time during the meeting to discuss staff/student personnel matters, negotiations, litigation, and/or the acquisition of land or facilities.

II.A. Pupil Readmission (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Matilde Zamora, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
II.B. Meet with Chief Negotiator, Dennis J. Bixler, and discuss negotiations pursuant to Government Code, Section 3549.1 and/or Section 54957.6, regarding the Association of Rowland Educators (ARE) and California School Employees Association (CSEA) [Collective Bargaining] (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Dennis J. Bixler, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
II.C. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Dennis J. Bixler, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
II.D. Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation-Government Code 54956.9 (d)(2) one (1) potential case (Procedural Item)
II.E. Conference with Legal Counsel- Existing Litigation - Government Code 54956.9 (a) and (d)(1)-(2) one (1) case (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Case No. BC643363 - Suarez, Arika vs. Rowland Unified School District.

II.F. Conference with Legal Counsel- Existing Litigation - Government Code 54956.9 (a) and (d)(1)-(2) one (1) case (Discussion Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Case No.: Appeal No.: 17-56725 2:17-cv-2168-AJG(RAOx) - Doe, John (W.C.) v. Rowland USD

III. OPEN SESSION (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board will return to Open Session.
III.A. Flag Salute (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:

All in attendance will be led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag by Hurley Elementary School student, Vianna Pacheco.

III.B. Closed Session Report (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Report on any Board Action Taken in Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code 54957.7.

IV. REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

To comply with California Education Code Section 35143, the governing board shall organize by electing a president from its members and a clerk.  Additionally, a Vice President shall be elected.

Rationale:

Per California Education Code Section 35143, the governing board of each school district shall hold an annual organizational meeting during which the governing board shall organize by electing a president from its members and a clerk.

 
IV.A. Election: Clerk of the Board of Education (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board will nominate and elect a Board Member as the Clerk of the Board of Education to serve effective immediately with said term of office ending at the time of the reorganization of the Board in 2019.

IV.B. Election: Vice President of the Board of Education (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board will nominate and elect a Board Member as the Vice President of the Board of Education to serve effective immediately with said term of office ending at the time of the reorganization of the Board in 2019.

Financial Impact:


IV.C. Election: President of the Board of Education (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board will nominate and elect a Board Member as the President of the Board of Education to serve effective immediately with said term of office ending at the time of the reorganization of the Board in 2019.

V. BOARD RECOGNITIONS (Information Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
V.A. Recognize the Scholastic "Draw Your World" Art Contest Winner (Information Item)
V.B. Recognize the Rowland High School Boys Cross Country Team (Information Item)
V.C. Recognize the Rowland High School Girls Tennis Team (Information Item)
V.D. Recognize Rocky Bettar, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) State Adult Education Administrator of the Year (Information Item)
V.E. Recognize and Thank the Hurley Elementary School Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members for Providing Refreshments (Information Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Recognize and thank the Hurley Elementary School students, parents, staff, and community members for providing the refreshments at tonight's Board meeting.

VI. REPORTS (Committee Report Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
VI.A. Hurley Elementary School Spotlight Report (Information Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Hurley Elementary School principal, Dr. Alvarez, along with students Vania Macias and Amazon Emelio, will provide a brief report highlighting what is going on at their organization.

VI.B. Superintendent's Report (Information Item)
Speaker:
Julie Mitchell, Ed.D., Superintendent and Secretary to the Board
VI.C. Student Board Representatives' Reports (Information Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
VI.C.1. John A. Rowland High School (Information Item)
Speaker:
Emily Burch, ASB Speaker of the House, RHS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Receive a John A. Rowland High School Student Representative to the Board Report.
VI.C.2. Santana High School (Information Item)
Speaker:
Susan Chinchilla, ASB Member, SHS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Receive a Santana High School Student Representative to the Board Report.
VI.C.3. Nogales High School (Information Item)
Speaker:
Kaitlyn Anciano, Junior Cabinet President, NHS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Receive a Nogales High School Student Representative to the Board Report.
VII. PUBLIC COMMENTS (Procedural Item)
VII.A. Written Requests to Address the Board (Information Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:
NOTE: Remarks are limited to three (3) minutes, unless extended further or limited by vote of the Board. A maximum of twenty (20) minutes, unless extended by the Board, is allocated for each subject discussed. Ordinarily, Board Members will not respond to presentations and no action can be taken. However, the Board may give direction to Staff following a presentation.
VIII. PUBLIC HEARING (Procedural Item)
VIII.A. Public Hearing - Sunshine Proposal from the California School Employees Association to the Rowland Unified School District for the 2019-2020 school year. (Information Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The purpose of this Public Hearing is to provide members of the public the opportunity to be aware of and to provide input, information or comment specifically on the initial proposal for the purpose of collective bargaining and negotiations between the California School Employees' Association, Chapter 133, our classified employees association, and the Rowland Unified School District for the 2019-20 school year.  

If members of the public wish to provide input, information or comment, as it relates specifically to the proposal from CSEA to RUSD, they are to come forward to the podium at the start of this public hearing. 

Public Hearing opened at __________ p.m.

Public Hearing closed at ___________ p.m.

Attachments:
CSEA Initial Proposal
Notice of Public Hearing RUSDs CSEA Initial Proposal 2019-20
VIII.B. Public Hearing - Sunshine Proposal from the Rowland Unified School District to the California School Employees Association for the 2019-2020 school year (Information Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The purpose of this Public Hearing is to provide members of the public the opportunity to be aware of and to provide input, information or comment specifically on the initial proposal for the purpose of collective bargaining and negotiations between the Rowland Unified School District and the California School Employees' Association (CSEA), Chapter 133, our classified employees association for the 2019-20 school year.  

If members of the public wish to provide input, information or comment, as it relates specifically to the proposal from RUSD to CSEA, they are to come forward to the podium at the start of this public hearing. 

Public Hearing opened at __________ p.m.

Public Hearing closed at ___________ p.m.

Attachments:
Notice of Public Hearing RUSDs CSEA Initial Proposal 2019-20
RUSD Initial Proposal To CSEA
VIII.C. Public Hearing - Sunshine Proposal from the Association of Rowland Educators to the Rowland Unified School District for the 2019-2020 school year. (Information Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The purpose of this Public Hearing is to provide members of the public the opportunity to be aware of and to provide input, information or comment specifically on the initial proposal for the purpose of collective bargaining and negotiations between the Association of Rowland Educators (ARE), our certificated employees association, and the Rowland Unified School District for the 2019-20 school year.  

If members of the public wish to provide input, information or comment, as it relates specifically to the proposal from ARE to RUSD, they are to come forward to the podium at the start of this public hearing. 

Public Hearing opened at __________ p.m.

Public Hearing closed at ___________ p.m.

Attachments:
ARE Sunshine Proposal
Notice of Public Hearing RUSDs ARE Initial Proposal 2019-20
VIII.D. Public Hearing - Sunshine Proposal from the Rowland Unified School District to the Association of Rowland Educators for the 2019-2020 school year (Information Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The purpose of this Public Hearing is to provide members of the public the opportunity to be aware of and to provide input, information or comment specifically on the initial proposal for the purpose of collective bargaining and negotiations between the the Rowland Unified School District and the Association of Rowland Educators (ARE) for the 2019-20 school year.  

If members of the public wish to provide input, information or comment, as it relates specifically to the proposal from RUSD to ARE, they are to come forward to the podium at the start of this public hearing. 

Public Hearing opened at __________ p.m.

Public Hearing closed at ___________ p.m.

Attachments:
Notice of Public Hearing RUSDs ARE Initial Proposal 2019-20
RUSD Initial Proposal To ARE
IX. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS (Action Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
IX.A. First Interim Financial Report (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to receive the First Interim Report and certify that the District will meet its financial obligation for the remainder of the 2018-19 fiscal year and the next two subsequent fiscal years, based on financial information as of October 31, 2018. In certifying the 2018-19 First Interim Report as positive, the Board understands its fiduciary responsibility to maintain fiscal solvency for the current and subsequent two fiscal years.

Rationale:

Education Code 42130, as well as, the enactment of AB 2861 in 1986, and AB 1200, which became effective January 1992, provides specific requirements and procedures for reports by district superintendents to governing boards, and certifications by governing boards as to their expectations regarding the district’s ability to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the current and two subsequent fiscal years.  The reporting schedule calls for two interim financial reports during the year.  The first report covers the period ending October 31; and the second report covers the period ending January 31.

In preparing the First Period Interim Report, staff has followed the format requested by the State.  It consists of a financial report, attendance detail, and cash flow projection.  They cover the financial and budgetary status of the District, identify the outstanding obligations of the District, and support a finding by the Board of Education that the District will be able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the current and two subsequent fiscal years.  The Interim Report also includes summary data for the other funds and accounts:  Adult Education, Deferred Maintenance, Capital Facilities, Special Reserve, Child Development, Cafeteria, School Facilities, Insurance, and Building. 

The First Interim Report captures all changes since budget adoption and essentially creates a new working budget.  These changes typically result from both state actions, as well as local actions taken by the District.

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

Attachments:
First Interim Report
IX.B. Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for Consolidated Programs (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 64001 and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools that receive federal funds through the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) and ESEA Program Improvement funds consolidate all school plans into the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

Rationale:

The California Department of Education, Education Code Section 64000 requires schools and districts that receive federal or other applicable funding through the district’s Consolidated Programs Application (ConApp) process to prepare a School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for any recipient school. The SPSA is a blueprint to improve the academic performance of all students at a school site. SPSA requirements are also included in the Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) process. The California Department of Education does not require that school plans be submitted to the Department, but that are reviewed and retained on file at each participating school site and the District office.

The purpose of the SPSA is to coordinate all educational services at the school. The SPSA shall, at minimum, address how funds provided to the school through any of the sources under Section 64000 will be used to improve the academic performance of pupils to the performance goals established by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).The SPSA also serves as the organizer for an individual school’s improvement process. The plan should be developed with a deep understanding of the root causes of student academic challenges and identify research-based instructional strategies to improve the achievement of students.

The SPSA involves a continuous development, implementation, and monitoring cycle. The major steps of this continuous cycle include:

  1. Analyzing student data and identifying needs;
  2. Measuring effectiveness of current improvement strategies to determine critical cause for student underachievement;
  3. Identifying a limited number of achievement goals, key improvement strategies, and funding sources to implement the plan;
  4. Attaching timelines, personnel responsible, proposed expenditures, and funding sources to implement the plan;
  5. Recommending the SPSA for governing board approval;
  6. Implementing the plan; and
  7. Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the implementation.

SPSA plans for each school have been developed in accordance with the California Department of Education requirements as described above. Each school plan is unique and has actions that addresses the schools needs based on the need assessment at the school. School plans are kept on file at each school site and in the Office of Special Projects. School plans are available upon request from the site principal or Silvia Rivas, Director of Special Projects/GATE.


 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

IX.C. Course and Software Adoption - Project Lead the Way, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

In an effort to enhance our District Career Technical Education course offerings for our students, it is proposed that we revise our former ROP Robotics course and implement a more comprehensive course option in the computer sciences for our students.

Rationale:

After a review of the existing robotics course, as well as required research, the teacher, site principal and Director Rocky Bettar request to implement the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) course. This course, which includes robotics, will be the most beneficial for the students and will complete the sequence for our Career Pathway.

The cost of the PLTW participation fee is $2,000. The curriculum is computer based. The total one-time cost of instructional materials, equipment and teacher online training for this class will not exceed $85,000 to be paid from CTEIG Funds.

 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $85,000.00 from the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG).
IX.D. Receive the Initial Proposal for Bargaining from the California School Employees Association, Chapter 133 for the Purpose of Negotiations (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

It is recommended the Board of Education receive the initial proposal for collective bargaining from the California School Employees Association, Chapter 133 (CSEA) to the Rowland Unified School District. Topics to be negotiated include:

  • Article 4: Organizational Rights.CSEA seeks to improve the communication to our membership by negotiating site visit release time. 

  • Article 10: Hours, Overtime and Layoff. CSEA seeks to make the following enhancements: language updates, transportation section, and classified hours.  

  • Article 11: Vacations and Holidays. CSEA seeks to make an enhancement to the vacation allotment and add the Cesar Chavez floating holiday to honor our diverse student population.  

  • Article 12: Salaries and Fridge Benefits.CSEA seeks to negotiate a salary increase, health cap increase, and an increase to our professional development days to improve the lives of classified employees.  

  • Article 13: Early Retirement. CSEA seeks to negotiate a retirement incentive and clean up health language.  

The above contract articles are open but not limited to the items specified above. CSEA reserves the right to amend, delete or add to the above proposals during the negotiating process.

Rationale:

Prior to the beginning of collective bargaining, parties are required to provide the public an opportunity to be informed of the topics of negotiations. Following receipt of CSEA's initial proposals for bargaining, and the opportunity for the public to provide comment, negotiations may commence.

 
Financial Impact:

The financial impact of agreements reached through negotiations will be reviewed publicly by the Board of Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education prior to Board approval of agreements reached through negotiations.

Attachments:
CSEA Initial Proposal
IX.E. Approve Rowland Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Bargaining with the California School Employees Association, Chapter 133 for Purpose of Negotiations (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Pursuant to California Government Code, Section 3547, it is recommended the Board of Education adopt the initial proposal for collective bargaining between Rowland Unified School District and the California School Employees Association, Chapter 133. Topics to be negotiated include: 

  • Article III: Recognition. The District proposes to review and amend current contract language in light of a recent United States Supreme Court Decision.  

  • Article VIII: Leaves. The District proposes to review and amend current agreement to clarify processes. 

  • Article X: Hours, Overtime and Layoff. The District proposes to review and amend the current agreement in order to provide clarity and meet the needs of the district. 

  • Article XII: Salary and Fringe Benefits.  The District proposes to continue to provide fair and competitive compensation and to review options available in order to promote health and welfare among employees at a reasonable cost. 

  • XVI: Early Retirement. The District proposes to review current agreement, amend language to clarify benefits provided to eligible early retirees and to explore options in order to reduce costs.

The District reserves its right to introduce new subjects for negotiation during the course of bargaining in conformance with the notice requirements set forth in Government Code section 3547(d) and the Tentative Agreement reached on May 23, 2018.  

The District looks forward to positive and constructive negotiations with the California School Employees Association and Its Chapter 133.


Rationale:

Prior to the beginning of collective bargaining, parties are required to provide the public an opportunity to be informed of the topics of negotiations. Following adoption of the district's initial proposals for bargaining, and an opportunity for public comment, negotiations may commence.

 
Financial Impact:

The financial impact of agreements reached through negotiations will be reviewed publicly by the Board of Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education prior to Board approval of agreements reached through negotiations.

Attachments:
RUSD Initial Proposal to CSEA
IX.F. Receive the Initial Proposal for Bargaining from the Association of Rowland Educators for the Purpose of Negotiations (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

It is recommended the Board of Education receive the initial proposal for collective bargaining from the Association of Rowland Educators (ARE) to the Rowland Unified School District. Topics to be negotiated include


Rationale:

Prior to the beginning of collective bargaining, parties are required to provide the public an opportunity to be informed of the topics of negotiations. Following receipt of ARE's initial proposals for bargaining, and an opportunity for the public to provide comment, negotiations may commence.

 
Financial Impact:

The financial impact of agreements reached through negotiations will be reviewed publicly by the Board of Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education prior to Board approval of agreements reached through negotiations.

Attachments:
ARE Sunshine Proposal
IX.G. Approve Rowland Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Bargaining with the Association of Rowland Educators for Purpose of Negotiations (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Pursuant to California Government Code, Section 3547, it is recommended the Board of Education adopt the initial proposal for collective bargaining between Rowland Unified School District and the Association of Rowland Educators. Topics to be negotiated include:

  • Article IV: Association Rights/Organizational Security. The District proposes to review and amend current contract language in light of a recent United States Supreme Court Decision.  

  • Article VII: Hours, Duties and Work Year. The District proposes to review and amend the current agreement in order to meet the academic needs of students. 

  • Article IX: Evaluation Procedures. The District proposes to review current evaluation documents and amend to meet current standards for our certificated employees.  

  • Article XII: Leaves. The District proposes to review and amend current agreement to clarify processes. 

  • Article XIII-Health and Welfare Benefits.  The District proposes to review options available in order to promote health and welfare among employees. The District also proposes to review current agreement language and amend accordingly. 

  • Article XIV-Salary Schedules and Rules.  The District proposes to continue to provide fair and competitive compensation in this area.  The District proposes to review current agreement language and amend accordingly. 

  • XVI: Early Retirement. The District proposes to review current agreement, amend language to clarify benefits provided to eligible early retirees and to explore options in order to reduce costs.

The District reserves its right to introduce new subjects for negotiation during the course of bargaining in conformance with the notice requirements set forth in Government Code section 3547(d).  

The District looks forward to positive and constructive negotiations with the Association of Rowland Educators.

Rationale:

Prior to the beginning of collective bargaining, parties are required to provide the public an opportunity to be informed of the topics of negotiations. Following adoption of the district's initial proposals for bargaining, negotiations may commence.

 
Financial Impact:

The financial impact of agreements reached through negotiations will be reviewed publicly by the Board of Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education prior to Board approval of agreements reached through negotiations.

Attachments:
RUSD Initial Proposal to ARE
IX.H. Board Member Nomination: CSBA Delegate Assembly (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Nominate any Board of Education Member from CSBA Region 23, to the California School Board Association's Delegate Assembly, Region 23, Subregion 23-B, should the Board have any candidates.

Rationale:

The Delegate Assembly is a vital link in the association’s governance and sets the general policy direction for the association. Working with member boards, the Board of Directors, and Executive Committee, Delegates ensure that the association promotes the interests of school districts and county offices of education throughout the state.

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

Attachments:
2019 Delegate Assembly Nomination Form
IX.I. Resolution No. AS-18-19:06 and Certification of Signatures (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to adopt Resolution AS-18-19:06 and approve Certification of Signatures authorizing designated signatures for warrants, checks, orders for salary payment, contracts, agreements, notices of employment, and other related documents and actions from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

Rationale:

The governing board of each school district and community college district is required to hold an annual organizational meeting according to Education Code Section 35143/72000 and LACOE requires the Certification of Signatures Resolution to be approved at that meeting.

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

Attachments:
Resolution AS.18.19.06
IX.J. Resolution for Compensation for Cary Chen (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Board President, Cary Chen, was absent from the scheduled meeting on November 8, 2018, due to a personal obligation that could not be ignored. The Board is being asked to approve his stipend for November be paid pursuant to Education Code Section 35120(9)(c).

Attachments:
Resolution - Compensation for Cary Chen 2018
IX.K. Resolution for Compensation for Angelena Pride (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Board Member, Angelena Pride, was absent from the scheduled meeting on November 8, 2018, due to a personal obligation that could not be ignored. The Board is being asked to approve her stipend for November be paid pursuant to Education Code Section 35120(9)(c).

Attachments:
Resolution - Compensation for Angelena Pride 2018
IX.L. Students Completing Graduation Requirements Through Alternative Means (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board of Education is being asked to approve an alternate course of study to satisfying the Rowland Unified School District graduation requirement in history/social science.

Rationale:

The following students have completed AP European History as part of their courses of study for high school graduation.  AP European History is a UC approved high school course that meets the “A” History requirement as part of A-G for college entrance. It is recommended that the Board approve the alternate course of AP European History to fulfill the world history graduation requirement.

Student ID# 24383
Student ID# 24253
Student ID# 24342
Student ID# 24078
Student ID# 24673
Student ID# 24663
Student ID# 24611

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

IX.M. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co., Inc. (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co., Inc. for the provision of Construction Management Services for the Stanley G. Oswalt Academy New Campus Project.

Rationale:

District administrative staff followed bid protocol by placing a solicitation for bids in a newspaper of general circulation, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, on September 20, 2018, and September 27, 2018.  District administrative staff received eight proposals for Construction Management Services for the Stanley G. Oswalt Academy New Campus Project; RFP/RFQ No. 2018-19 (R4), on October 18, 2018. 

Bid proposals were reviewed and verified for appropriate documentation, and references were checked.  The review panel was comprised of the Board Vice President, CBOC Chair, Assistant. Superintendent, Administrative Services, Principal of the Stanley G. Oswalt Academy, Director of Fiscal Services, Director of Purchasing and the Director of Maintenance and Operations. 

Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co., Inc., was determined to be the lowest responsive, responsible firm.

 
Financial Impact:

Not to exceed 5.2% of construction budget and/or $1,976,000.00 from Bond Fund.

X. PUPIL PERSONNEL (Action Item)
X.A. RUSD Student #17-18:06 - Readmission from Expulsion (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Readmit student #17-18:06 to the Rowland Unified School District, effective January 14, 2019 with placement at Nogales High School.

Rationale:

Student #17-18:06: was expelled from the Rowland Unified School District by the Board of Education on January 18, 2018. It is recommended that student #17-18:06  be readmitted to the District, effective January 14, 2019 with placement at Nogales High School.


 
Financial Impact:
No financial impact.
XI. CONSENT CALENDAR (Consent Agenda)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Rationale:
NOTICE: All matters listed under Consent Calendar are considered by the Board of Education to be routine or sufficiently supported by prior or accompanying reference materials and information not requiring additional discussion. They will be enacted by a motion as referenced below. There will be no separate discussion of these items prior to the time the Board of Education votes on the motion, unless Members of the Board, staff, or public request specific items be discussed, added to, or deleted from the Consent Calendar for separate action. Members of the public may request that a specific item be removed from the Consent Calendar by completing the "Written Request to Address the Board" form/card and presenting it to the Secretary of the Board, in accordance with Board Bylaw 9322. All Consent items are indicated by the designation (c) after the item title.
 
XI.A. General Function Consent Items (Consent Item)
XI.A.1. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, November 8, 2018 (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Julie Mitchell, Ed.D., Superintendent and Secretary to the Board
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Attachments:
DRAFT 11-08-18 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
XI.A.2. Gifts/Donations (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Accept the gifts/donations made to the District as listed on the attached, and send the appropriate letters of appreciation.

Attachments:
Donations 12.13.18
XI.B. Educational Consent Items (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Dr. Matilde Zamora, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
XI.B.1. Puente Hills Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) 2018-2020 Membership List (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Puente Hills Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) membership list for the two term period of  2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
Rationale:

Puente Hills SELPA is composed of the Rowland Unified and Hacienda La Puente Unified School Districts. Each local educational agency appoints their member representatives. This request is to appoint two new parents of special needs children to the Puente Hills SELPA Community Advisory Committee (CAC) representing the Rowland Unified School District. This appointment is in accordance with California Education Code 56192

Community Advisory Committees are mandated by state and federal laws and regulations that address parent involvement in Special Education (Ed Code 56190). The members of the CAC are appointed by, and responsible to, the governing board of each participating district or county participating in the Local Plan (Ed Code 56192). At least, the majority of the committee shall be composed of parents of pupils enrolled in school.  at least a majority of the parents shall be parents of individual with exceptional needs. (Ed Code 56193). This appointment shall be for two years. 

 
Financial Impact:
No financial impact.
Attachments:
Community Advisory Committee 2018-2020
XI.B.2. Rowland High School Wrestling Team Travel - Las Vegas Holiday Wrestling Classic, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 20-23, 2018 (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the request from the Rowland High School Wrestling Team to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in the annual Las Vegas Holiday Wrestling Classic, December 20-23, 2018.
Rationale:
The trip will provide our young student athletes the opportunity to compete in this top level tournament. It will also give college exposure to our college bound student/athletes to the many college coaches/recruiters in attendance. 
 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $2,500.00 from school site General funds.
Attachments:
Rowland High School Wrestling Classic Trip - Dec. 2018
XI.B.3. Rowland High School Wrestling Team Travel - Doc Buchanan Wrestling Classic, January 3-5, 2019 (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the request from the Rowland High School Wrestling Team to travel to Clovis, California to participate in the Doc Buchanan Classic, January 3-5, 2019.
Rationale:
The trip will provide our young student athletes the opportunity to compete in this top level tournament. It will also give college exposure to our college bound student/athletes to the many college coaches/recruiters in attendance. 
 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $2,500.00 from school site General funds.
Attachments:
Rowland High School Wrestling Classic Trip - January 2019
XI.B.4. Nogales High School Cheer Team Travel to JAMZ Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 21-22, 2019 (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the request from the Nogales High School Cheer Team to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in the annual JAMZ All Star Cheer National Competition, February 21-22, 2019.

Rationale:

This event provides the students with the opportunity to network and compete with other high school cheer teams from throughout the United States while also being judged by national judges. Students will have the opportunity to develop personally as cheerleaders and role models for their peers. Students will learn the value of hard work, dedication, and perseverance through adversity as they compete to reclaim their national title. The cheer team currently holds 7 national titles.


 
Financial Impact:

The cost of the trip is $110.00 per student. Students have participated in fundraising activities throughout the year to cover the cost of the competition fees.  Each student's parents are responsible to transport their student to the competition and will pay all costs for lodging and meals.

Attachments:
Nogales High School Cheer Competition - Feb. 2019
XI.B.5. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Mark Ellis, Ed.D. (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Mark Ellis Ed.D. for one day of professional development on January 11, 2019.
Rationale:

Dr. Ellis will create and lead three 1.5 hour sessions related to math at Rowland’s Professional Learning Conference on January 11, 2019.

 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $3,000.00 from District General funds.
XI.B.6. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and High Tech High Graduate School of Education (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
High Tech High Graduate School of Education will lead sessions at Rowland Unified School District's Professional Learning Conference on January 11, 2019.
Rationale:

Kelly Jacob will create and lead three 1.5 hour sessions on Project Based Learning (PBL) for attendees at Rowland’s Professional Learning Conference to support interest and growth in project based learning approaches and implementation.

This focus on teacher growth and development is supported by LCAP Goal 1: Academic Achievement for all Students.

 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $2,882.55 from District General funds.
XI.B.7. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Salsana LLC (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Salsana LLC  for services to be rendered March 12-13, 2019.
Rationale:

Salsana LLC will provide family engagement concerts for the Dual Immersion Families at Rorimer Elementary on March 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. and Hurley Elementary on March 13, 2019 also at 6:00 p.m. Each concert will be 50 minutes long and will consist of an energetic, interactive concert, taking families on a bilingual musical journey celebrating culture and language by Latin Grammy award winning 1 2 3 Andres.

Andres' songs will inspire students to explore the whole hemisphere and learn and practice Spanish. Andres will transport the families through a lesson of geography that incorporates language, history, culture and music. 1 2 3 Andres has been hailed as “A Rockstar for little language learners” by Billboard magazine. 

This event will provide Dual Immersion families at Rorimer and Hurley Elementary the opportunity to learn about different cultures and the benefits of being Bilingual and Trilingual through music. 


 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $1,400.00 ($700.00 per school) from Title III funds.
XI.B.8. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Windtree Education (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Rowland Unified students in grades 1-12 will be provided with an opportunity to participate in a Robotics class or a 3D Printing and Modeling class during the 2018 -2019 after school enrichment program.

Rationale:

Windtree Education will provide after school classes from January 14, 2019 -  May 31, 2019  for 330 students in grades 1-12.

Students in grades 1-8 will have the opportunity to participate in a 3D Design and Printing course which will provide access to a 3D printer and will guide the students in basic 3D modeling and design. Students in grades 1-12 will also have the opportunity to participate in a Robotics course that will guide students in the building of a robot and will provide materials and lessons for the learning of Python, a computer language.

Jellick, Rorimer, Hurley, Northam & Santana High School will host one 3D Design and Printing class and one Robotics after school from January 14 - March 22, 2019. Hurley Elementary will offer two sessions with the second session taking place April 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019.

All students will receive a certificate of completion for each class and will provide a showcase event for parents.
 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $32,700 form District Title I funds.
XI.B.9. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Puente Hills Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo to provide professional services for the Puente Hills SELPA for the term of December 14, 2018, to June 30, 2019.
Rationale:
The law corporation will provide representation in administrative and court proceedings for the State Board of Education Waiver process for Single District SELPA. They will also perform work designed to increase the number of successful Alternative Dispute Resolutions as required by the SELPA. 
 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $7,000.00 from SELPA funds.
XI.B.10. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Jellick Elementary and Newsela (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratify the license customer agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Jellick Elementary School and Newsela for the term of October 14, 2018 to October 13, 2019.
Rationale:

Newsela provides reading comprehension for students and offers an extensive online library of current event articles geared towards readers of varied abilities and interests.  Most articles are accompanied by a comprehension quiz aligned to Common Core Standards. 

Newsela provides teachers, parents and students with over 1,000 current event articles scaled at five different Lexile reading comprehension levels.  Students read articles covering a wide array of topics then complete accompanying Common Core-aligned quizzes.  Teachers have the ability to assign articles and monitor student progress through the Newsela Binder feature. Newsela’s library of articles are in English and Spanish and includes lesson plans to help teachers implement bilingual reading comprehension in their classrooms.

 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $4,235.00 from site Title 1 funds.
XI.B.11. Contract Agreement Addendum between the Rowland Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the addendums # 1 and #2  to the contract  agreement #F11113 for school participation in the Inside the Outdoors field trip programs between the Rowland Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education to include a field trips for Oswalt Academy and Telesis Academy between December 14, 2018 - May 31, 2019.

Rationale:

Oswalt and Telesis Academy students will attend the Mt. San Antonio College Gabrielino Walk between December 14, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

The contract agreement (#F11113) between the Rowland Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education was approved at the October 11, 2018 Board meeting and only included students from Blandford Elementary and Ybarra Academy  Since that time, Oswalt and Telesis Academy have signed up classes to attend.

 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $1000.00 per school, from Oswalt and Telesis Academy General funds.
XI.B.12. Non-Paid Internship for Senior Seminar Program (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratify the following Non-Paid Internship Site Agreements between the Rowland Unified School District and Industry Security Services that began on October 31, 2018.
Rationale:
As part of the Senior Seminar program, students are placed at a local business where they work after school to gain practical experience in their career interest area.
 
Financial Impact:
No financial impact.
XI.B.13. Approval of Conference Attendance (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve the Conference attendance as listed on the attached.
Attachments:
Travel & Conference - December 13, 2018
XI.C. Administrative Consent Items (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Alejandro Flores, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services
XI.C.1. Amended Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Certified Transportation Services, Inc. (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to ratify Amendment No. 1 for the extension of the agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Certified Transportation Services, Inc. for student shuttle bus and transportation services for one additional year under the same terms and conditions with a 4% increase.

Rationale:

The District awarded Bid Number 2016/2017:R10 to Certified Transportation Services, Inc. at the Board meeting of June 13, 2017, for fiscal year 2017-2018.

The District reserves the right to renew the bid price agreement for a period of not more than four years after the initial period under the same terms and conditions.

Administrative staff is requesting to grant an additional extension for the remainder of this fiscal year to Certified Transportation Services, Inc. with a 4% increase from December 14, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

 
Financial Impact:

Not to exceed $75,000.00 from General Fund.


XI.C.2. Amended Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Santa Barbara Transportation Corp, dba Student Transportation of America (STA) (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve Amendment No. 1 for the extension of the agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Santa Barbara Transportation Corp, dba Student Transportation of America (STA) for student shuttle bus and transportation services for one additional year under the same terms and conditions with a 1.9% increase.

Rationale:

The District awarded Bid Number 2016/2017:R10 to Santa Barbara Transportation Corp, dba Student Transportation of America (STA) at the Board meeting of June 13, 2017, for fiscal year 2017-2018.

The District reserves the right to renew the bid price agreement for a period of not more than four years after the initial period under the same terms and conditions.

Administrative staff is requesting to grant an additional extension for the remainder of this fiscal year to Santa Barbara Transportation Corp, dba Student Transportation of America (STA) with a 1.9% increase from December 14, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

 
Financial Impact:

Not to exceed $25,000.00 from General Fund.

XI.C.3. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and the City of West Covina (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to ratify a Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and the City of West Covina for use of their communications tower (BKK) for district communications.

Rationale:

The communications tower that used by West Covina to support all their emergency communications is ideally suited to provide radio coverage for the district. This site has been used by the district for some Emergency communication systems in the past and with the implementation of the new radio system, additional radio communications will now be routed through this site. This is an extension of an original lease agreement that was signed in 2011. The district has continued to use this tower and is now formally extending the contract. This contract is payable annually. 

This agreement will be in effect from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2021.

 
Financial Impact:

Not to exceed $22,160.00 from General Fund for the five year period.

XI.C.4. Notice of Completion – District Office Vestibule Renovation Project (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to accept as complete the installation of exterior and interior glass doors and windows at the District Office vestibule by Elite Glass Enterprises, Inc. and to authorize the recording of the Notice of Completion.

Rationale:

The Commercial Claim Section of the Office of the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools requires that any contract work done for a specific job which exceeds $25,000 must have approval for the Notice of Completion from the Board.

The installation of the vestibule renovation consisted of installation of glass storefront entrance, interior glass doors and windows. This project is necessary as it is part of the District’s safety and security upgrades at the District Office.  The project was completed on November 8, 2018, by Elite Glass Enterprises, Inc. at a cost of $27,600.00.

 
Financial Impact:

Not to exceed $27,600.00 from Deferred Maintenance.

XI.C.5. Piggyback Bid Agreement, Val Verde Unified School District, Office Supplies, Classrooms Supplies and Related Support Services Bid Contract No. 18/19-001 (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the Val Verde Unified School District, Bid Contract No. 18/19-001 for the purchase of office and classroom supplies and related support services.

Rationale:

Under Public Contract Code Notwithstanding Sections 20118, (“piggyback” statute) Sections and 20111, the governing Board of any school district, without advertising for bids, if the board has determined it to be in the best interest of the district, may authorize by contract, lease requisition, or purchase order, any public corporation or agency, including any county, city, town, or district, to purchase materials, supplies, equipment, and other personal property for the district.

By utilizing “piggyback” Contract Bid No. 18/19-001, Val Verde Unified School District, the District may purchase office products for classroom and office use from Southwest School & Office Supply. Other public agencies in the State of California who desire to purchase office products using this bid shall be extended the same or lower pricing by virtue of “piggyback” agreement.

Through this “piggyback” bid the Rowland Unified School District will receive significant savings on volume purchases and will comply with Public Contract Code Section 20118.

This “piggyback” agreement will be in force from December 14, 2018, to May 31, 2022.

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

XI.C.6. Piggyback Bid Agreement, Spicers Paper, Inc., Fontana Unified School District, Contract Agreement Bid No. 18/19-1505 (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the Spicers Paper, Inc., Fontana Unified School District, Contract Agreement Bid No. 18/19-1505 for the purchase of paper products for printing services.

Rationale:

Under Public Contract Code Notwithstanding Sections 20118, (“piggyback” statute) Sections and 20111, the governing Board of any school district, without advertising for bids, if the board has determined it to be in the best interest of the district, may authorize by contract, lease requisition, or purchase order, any public corporation or agency, including any county, city, town, or district, to purchase materials, supplies, equipment, and other personal property for the district.

The Spicers Paper, Inc. “piggyback” bid from the Fontana Unified School District will allow the Rowland Unified School District to procure paper products for district-wide printing needs at a discounted rate and will comply with the requirements of Public Contract Code 20118.

Through this “piggyback” bid the Rowland Unified School District will receive significant savings on volume purchases and will comply with Public Contract Code Section 20118.

This “piggyback” agreement will be in force from December 14, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

XI.C.7. Surplus Instructional Materials and Equipment (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve staff to surplus instructional materials and equipment which has been deemed obsolete by school sites and/or departments and no longer of value to the overall educational program.

Rationale:

Items on the attached lists are obsolete instructional materials and equipment which has been deemed by school sites to be not upgradeable, no longer working, or replaced due to modernization/new construction. District policy requires that the Board declare surplus this equipment and instructional material such as books/textbooks used by school sites and departments and authorizes staff to dispose of it in a manner compliant with California Education Codes 17545, 60510, 60510.1 and 60521.

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

Attachments:
Surplus Book List 12.13.18
Surplus List 12.13.18
XI.C.8. Auction Surplus Vehicle (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve that staff hold auction of vehicles which have been deemed obsolete by the Transportation Department staff due to age and cost prohibitive to repair.

Rationale:

The governing board of any school district or designee may advertise for bid by posting a notice in at least three public places in the district for at least two weeks, or by publishing a notice at least once a week for at least two weeks in a newspaper having a general circulation in the district and, if possible, publishing within the district.  The District shall sell the property to the highest responsible bidder or shall reject all bids (Ed. Code 17545).

This auction will be coordinated by GovDeals and will provide a means for Rowland Unified to post assets for sale and for potential buyers to bid on these assets via an online auction system.

The money received from the sale shall be placed to the credit of the fund from which the original expenditure for the purchase of the property was made or in the general or reserve fund of the district (Ed. Code 17547).

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

Attachments:
Surplus Vehicle List 12.13.18
XI.C.9. Approval and Ratification of Warrants (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Alejandro Flores, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and/or ratify the Warrants as listed on the attached.
XI.C.10. Approval and Ratification of Purchase Orders (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Alejandro Flores, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and/or ratify the Purchase Orders as listed on the attached.
XI.D. Human Resources Consent Items (Consent Item)
Speaker:
Dennis J. Bixler, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
XI.D.1. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Always Safe & Healthy (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This agreement will enable RUSD to provide American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/First Aid Certification Training during the upcoming professional development days for classified staff on January 9 & 10, 2019.

Rationale:
In order to meet the professional development needs of RUSD's classified employees, a variety of training sessions will be offered on January 9 and 10 which will include CPR/First Aid. This agreement provides the authorization to hire a trainer for these dates at a rate of $49 per participant, not to exceed $8,100 in total.
 
Financial Impact:

Not to exceed $8,100.00 from District General Funds.

XI.D.2. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Demontray "Dee" Hankins (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This agreement will enable RUSD to provide Demontray "Dee" Hankins as a Keynote Speaker and facilitator of a breakout session during the upcoming professional development day for classified staff on January 9, 2019.

Rationale:

Demontray "Dee" Hankins will speak on the topic of resiliency during his keynote and breakout session.

 
Financial Impact:

Not to exceed $4,000.00 from District General Funds.

XI.D.3. Student Teaching Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Loyola Marymount University (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

It is recommended the Governing Board renew the agreement between Loyola Marymount University and Rowland Unified for the period of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2021, in order to provide practice teaching and demonstration teaching for Loyola Marymount University graduate level students seeking a teaching credential.

Rationale:

The agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Loyola Marymount enables RUSD to train and mentor prospective teachers. This relationship provides an avenue to assist the district in recruitment and development of highly qualified teachers.

 
Financial Impact:

No financial impact.

XI.D.4. Adopt Revised Salary Schedules (R&U) for Non-Classified Employees (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

It is recommended that the Board approve the increase in compensation for positions not within a bargaining unit with hourly salaries below $12.00 per hour to $12.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2019, in compliance with Labor Code 1182.12. These positions are shown on Salary Schedule U: Playground Supervision Aides and Student Assistants; and Salary Schedule R: Recreation.

Rationale:

In April of 2016, California Labor Code 1182.12 was amended to provide for a series of minimum wage increases for Californians. Beginning in January 2019, the code amendment increases the California Minimum Wage from $11.00 per hour to $12.00 per hour and will raise the minimum wage each year on January 1 until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour in January 2023.

To be in compliance with California Labor Code, RUSD must increase the rate of compensation for any positions currently below $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2019.  All employers in the State of California must comply with this new minimum wage.

RUSD employs Playground Supervision Aides, Recreation Leaders, Life Guards, and Student Workers who are currently paid less than $12.00 per hour and the district is required to increase their hourly rate. The cost for this mandated increase in compensation will be provided through multiple funding sources. Funding sources include Recreation department funds, Special Education funds, District general fund, school site funds, and categorical program funds and are based on the individual employee’s assignment and its respective funding source.

 
Financial Impact:
Approximately $20,000 paid by multiple funding sources.
Attachments:
Salary Schedule R&U 121318
XI.D.5. Human Resources Action Report HR:18-19:6 (Consent Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve Human Resources Action Report HR:18-19:6.

Attachments:
HR Report 121318
XII. BOARD REPRESENTATIVE & COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS (Procedural Item)
XII.A. Board Representative to La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program (LPVROP) Board of Directors (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board Representative to the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program (LPVROP) Joint Board of Trustees, effective December 1, 2018, ending on June 30, 2019.

Rationale:

Two RUSD Board members serve on the LPVROP Board. The seat currently occupied by Donna Freedman became vacant once her two-year term was completed on November 30, 2018.  LPVROP generally meets once per month at the LPVROP Offices.

 
XII.B. Appointment: Board Representative to Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization in October/November 2019 (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board member as the official Board Representative to elect members to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization in October/November 2019.

Rationale:

The Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization is an independent, 11-member elected body that studies and makes recommendations and decisions on such matters as transferring territory between/among school districts, unifying or deunifying a school district, and forming new districts.  

Committee members are elected to four-year terms by Los Angeles County school boards.  Elections are held every fall and a representative of each school board must designate a representative to attend and vote on behalf of their district.

Lynne Ebenkamp served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.C. Appointment: Board Representative to iQ Academy-Los Angeles Board of Directors (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board Representative to Board of Directors, iQ Academy California-Los Angeles, a Rowland Unified School District authorized Charter School, for the purpose of representing the Rowland Unified School District.

Rationale:

These meetings are generally done telephonically, generated at the RUSD District Office, no more than one time per month. 

Cary Chen served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.D. Appointment: Board Representative to the California Association of Large Suburban School Districts (CALSSD) (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board Representative to the California Association of Large Suburban School Districts (CALSSD).

Rationale:

The meetings will be held in the ACSA, Third Floor Conference Room in Sacramento, California. District staff will generally attend the meetings with the Board representative, once a review of the agenda has been done and topics are relevant and of interest to the needs of the District. 

The meeting dates for 2018 are as follows: 
Friday, January 25, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019

Lynne Ebenkamp served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.E. Appointment: Board Representative to Los Angeles County School Trustee Association (LACSTA) Meetings (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board Representative to the 2019 Los Angeles County School Trustees Association (LACSTA) to vote on all Association matters, and to communicate between the Executive Board, the Association, and the local Rowland Unified School District Board.

Rationale:

LACSTA generally meets two to three times per year in the evening. Dates and locations have not yet been published.

Angelena Pride served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.F. Board Liaison: Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board Member to serve as Liaison to the Rowland Unified School District Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).

Rationale:

The CBOC meetings approximately 4-8 times per year at locations within the District.

David Malkin served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.G. Board Liaison: Rowland Council Parents and Teachers Association (RCPTA) (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board representative to serve as Liaison to the RCPTA for the purpose of representing Rowland Unified School District.

Rationale:

The RCPTA meets monthly, currently scheduled on Wednesday evenings, generally at the District Office.

David Malkin served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.H. Board Liaison: Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board representative to serve as Liaison to the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council for the purpose of representing Rowland Unified School District.

Rationale:

This position has been filled on a rotating basis during 2018.

 
XII.I. Board Liaison: City of Industry (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board representative to serve as Liaison to the City of Industry for the purpose of representing Rowland Unified School District.

Rationale:

David Malkin served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.J. Board Liaison: City of La Puente (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board representative to serve as Liaison to the City of La Puente for the purpose of representing Rowland Unified School District.

Rationale:

Angelena Pride served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.K. Board Liaison: City of Walnut (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board representative to serve as Liaison to the City of Walnut for the purpose of representing Rowland Unified School District.

Rationale:

Donna Freedman served in this role during 2018.

 
XII.L. Board Liaison: City of West Covina (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Appoint a Board representative to serve as Liaison to the City of West Covina for the purpose of representing Rowland Unified School District.

Rationale:

Lynne Ebenkamp served in this role during 2018.

 
XIII. CONFERENCE SECTION (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
XIII.A. Board Members' Comments (Information Item)
XIV. RETURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NECESSARY) (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
XV. ADJOURNMENT (Action Item)
Speaker:
Cary Chen, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Adjournment of the Regular Board Meeting of the Rowland Unified School District Board of Education.
Disability Information:
Individuals requiring disability-related accommodations may contact the District Office at (626) 965-2541 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Published: December 7, 2018, 5:50 PM

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