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Board of Education Regular Meeting
Rowland USD
November 14, 2019 4:00PM
1830 S. Nogales Street, Board Room Rowland Heights, California 91748

I. OPENING (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, Board President
I.A. Call to Order (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, 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, November 14, 2019 (Action Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, November 14, 2019.

or

Adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, November 14, 2019, 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:
PLEASE NOTE: The public is welcome to provide comment to the Board. Remarks are limited to three (3) minutes, unless extended or limited by vote of the Board. A maximum of twenty (20) minutes, unless extended by the Board, is allocated for each subject discussed. The Brown Act open meeting regulations under which the Board must operate do not allow Board Members to comment on non-agenda items or information you may bring up that are not in the agenda. Additionally, no action can be taken. However, the Board may give direction to Staff following a comment.
II. CLOSED SESSION (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, 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. 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.B. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
II.C. Public Employment pursuant to Government Code, Section 54957 - Title: High School Assistant Principal, Performing Arts Center Manager, and Director of Transportation (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
II.D. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9 (one case).
II.E. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation - One (1) Case, Pursuant to Governmental Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
III. OPEN SESSION (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board will return to Open Session.
III.A. Flag Salute (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:

All in attendance will be led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag by Northam Elementary School fourth grade greeters Christopher Pugliese, Greidis Hernandez, Jayden Gomez and Brisa Gareia.

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

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

III.C. Board Recognitions (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
III.C.1. Recognize the Rowland High School National Hispanic Recognition Program Recipients (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
III.C.2. Recognize Los Angeles County Fair America's Kids Art Competition Students (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
III.C.3. Recognize Giano Intermediate School as a Distinguished National Best Practice Showcase Site (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
III.C.4. Recognize and Thank the Northam Elementary School Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members for Providing Refreshments (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Recognize and thank the Northam Elementary School students, parents, staff, and community members for providing the refreshments at tonight's Board meeting.
IV. REPORTS (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
IV.A. Northam Elementary School Spotlight Report (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Northam Elementary School principal Mr. Stahl, along with the Robotics Club and Fourth Grade Greeters, will provide a brief report highlighting what is going on at their organization.
IV.B. Superintendent's Report (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
IV.C. Student Board Representatives' Reports (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
IV.C.1. Santana High School (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Receive a Santana High School Student Representative to the Board Report.
IV.C.2. Nogales High School (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Receive a Nogales High School Student Representative to the Board Report.
IV.C.3. John A. Rowland High School (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Receive a John A. Rowland High School Student Representative to the Board Report.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS (Procedural Item)
V.A. Written Requests to Address the Board (Information Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, Board President
Quick Summary / Abstract:
PLEASE NOTE: The public is welcome to provide comment to the Board. Remarks are limited to three (3) minutes, unless extended or limited by vote of the Board. A maximum of twenty (20) minutes, unless extended by the Board, is allocated for each subject discussed. The Brown Act open meeting regulations under which the Board must operate do not allow Board Members to comment on non-agenda items or information you may bring up that are not in the agenda. Additionally, no action can be taken. However, the Board may give direction to Staff following a comment.
VI. PUBLIC HEARING (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
VI.A. Public Hearing Regarding Trustee Area Boundaries Under California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Rowland Unified School District in accordance with Elections Code section 10010 will receive and consider public input regarding the composition of proposed trustee area boundaries to be used for by-trustee area elections pursuant to Education Code sections 5019 and 5020.  The Board invites public testimony regarding this matter.

The public hearing is for all interested parties to provide comments on the above mentioned item.

Public Hearing opened at                                   p.m.

Public Hearing closed at                                                 p.m.



VII. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS (Action Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, Board President
VII.A. California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) - Board Discussion of Boundaries for Trustee Areas (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This item is a discussion item and no final action will be taken by the Board during this meeting on this topic.

Cooperative Strategies, LLC has drafted five trustee areas (maps) based on the criteria approved by the Board on October 24, 2019, Resolution No. SO-19-20:05, Establishing Criteria For Developing Trustee Area Boundaries, and input received from the community. Five Trustee Area Boundary (maps) have been developed based on the established criteria and have been made available to the Board and community for review and discussion.
VII.B. Personnel Commissioner Re-Appointment (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the re-appointment of Sharon Fernandez to complete the three-year term as the CSEA appointee to the Personnel Commission, effective December 1, 2019, through December 1, 2022, per the Personnel Commission Rule 2.1.1 Appointment Procedures.

VII.C. Adopt Revised Salary Schedules (R&U) for Non-Classified Employees (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
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 $13.00 per hour to $13.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2020, 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.

VII.D. Partnership Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and the Rowland Water District (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve a partnership agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Rowland Water.

VII.E. Review and Discuss Board Bylaw 9323 (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This item is a discussion item and no final action will be taken by the Board during this meeting on this topic.

Review and discuss Board Bylaw 9323 as a whole, but in particular as it relates to public comment at Board meetings.

VII.F. Board Member Nomination: California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly (Action Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

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

VIII. CONSENT CALENDAR (Consent Agenda)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
VIII.A. General Function Consent Items (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
VIII.A.1. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, October 10, 2019, Special Board Meeting of Monday, October 21, 2019, and Board Study Session of Thursday, October 24, 2019 (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of Thursday, October 10, 2019, Special Board Meeting of Monday, October 21, 2019, and Board Study Session of Thursday, October 24, 2019.

VIII.A.2. Gifts/Donations (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

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

VIII.B. Educational consent Items (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
VIII.B.1. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Ratify the contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for professional development provided in October 2019.

VIII.B.2. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Santana High School and Jeremy Hart (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Santana High School and Jeremy Hart for an assembly to be held between November 15, 2019 through June 4, 2020.

VIII.B.3. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education will train Rowland Unified School District teachers in core practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and support their learning in developing engaging units of study for students.

VIII.B.4. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Theodore Sagun (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Theodore Sagun for professional development services to be provided between November 15, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

VIII.B.5. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Career Technical Education (CTE) Career Pathway Program and Web Video Vision, Inc. (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The district Career Technical Education (CTE) Career Pathway Program desires to renew the Service Agreement with Web Video Vision for the term of November 15, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

VIII.B.6. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Oswalt Academy and Prime Time Music & Entertainment (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Ratify the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Oswalt Academy and Prime Time Music & Entertainment for the term of October 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020.

VIII.B.7. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Telesis Academy and Prime Time Music & Entertainment (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Telesis Academy and Prime Time Music & Entertainment for the term of November 15, 2019 - June 05, 2020.

VIII.B.8. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Ybarra Academy and Fibo Kids Art Academy (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Ybarra Academy and Fibo Kids Art Academy for the term of November 15, 2019 - March 20, 2020.

VIII.B.9. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Oswalt Academy and Heart For Education (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Ratify the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Oswalt Academy and Heart for Education for services provided between September 11, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

VIII.B.10. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Ybarra Academy and Heart For Education (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Ratify the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Ybarra Academy and Heart for Education for services provided between September 11, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

VIII.B.11. Contract Agreement Addendum between the Rowland Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the amended contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, and the Orange County Office of Education for student participation in the Inside the Outdoors Traveling Science Program.

VIII.B.12. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Rowland High School and Total Safety Solutions, LLC (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Ratify the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Rowland High School and Total Safety Solutions, LLC for assemblies provided on October 17, 2019.

VIII.B.13. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Telesis Academy and Scott Backovich Communications (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Telesis Academy and Scott Backovich Communications for the term of December 4, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

VIII.B.14. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Special Education and Hollar Speech and Language Services (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Special Education and Hollar Speech and Language Services for the term of November 15, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

VIII.B.15. Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Special Education and Greta Binkley (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Special Education and Greta Binkley for the term of November 15, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

VIII.B.16. Approve the Comprise and General Release Settlement Agreement, Office of Administrative Hearings (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Compromise and General Release Settlement Agreement, Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Case No. 2019090803.

VIII.B.17. Non-Paid Internship for Senior Seminar Program (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Non-Paid Internship Site Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Mount San Antonio College - Arts Division for student placement beginning November 15, 2019.

VIII.B.18. Approval of Conference Attendance (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the Conference attendance as listed on the attached.

VIII.C. Administrative Consent Items (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
VIII.C.1. Annual Membership for the Super USDA Foods Cooperative Purchasing Group for the 2020-21 School Year (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the annual membership agreement with Super USDA Foods Cooperative for the 2020-21 school year.

VIII.C.2. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Nigro & Nigro, PC (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Nigro & Nigro, PC to evaluate current practices and procedures of the Nogales Marketplace and to develop best practices for the Marketplace.

VIII.C.3. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and National CineMedia, LLC (NCM) (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and National CineMedia, LLC (NCM) for the term of 13 weeks total starting on December 20, 2019, through June 18, 2020.

VIII.C.4. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Special Projects and National CineMedia, LLC (NCM) (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve the contract agreement between the Rowland Unified School District, Special Projects and National CineMedia, LLC (NCM) starting on January 30, 2020, through March 11, 2020.

VIII.C.5. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and ACC Contractors, Inc., for the Oswalt Academy – Interim Housing, RFP Bid No. 2019/20: (R2) (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve an agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and ACC Contractors, Inc., for the Interim Housing Project for the Stanley G. Oswalt Academy.

VIII.C.6. Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and TYR, Inc. (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve a Contract Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and TYR, Inc. for the provision of Department of State Architect inspection services for the Oswalt Academy Interim Housing Project.

VIII.C.7. Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for Division of State Architect (DSA) Certified Inspector of Record (IOR) for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the issuance of Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for a DSA Certified Inspector of Record for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project.

VIII.C.8. Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for Environmental/Abatement Monitoring Services for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the issuance of Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for Environmental/Abatement Monitoring inspection services for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project.

VIII.C.9. Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for Material Testing Laboratory Services for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the issuance of Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for Material Testing Laboratory services for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project.

VIII.C.10. Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for a Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Services (SWPPS) Practitioner Inspector for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the issuance of Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/Q) for a Qualified SWPPS Practitioner Inspector for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project.

VIII.C.11. Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Licensed General Building Contractor for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a General Building Contractor for the Oswalt Academy New Campus Project.

VIII.C.12. Request for Proposal (RFP) for the upgrading of the District Network Firewall (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the upgrading of the district network Firewall.

VIII.C.13. Piggyback Bid, GSA-SYNNEX Corporation, Contract No. 47QTCA19D00MM, for the purchase of Bretford Carts (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board is being asked to approve the General Service Administration (GSA) SYNNEX Corporation Piggyback Contract No. 47QTCA19D00MM for the purchase of Bretford Carts from Bretford Incorporated.

VIII.C.14. Approval and Ratification of Warrants (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve and/or ratify the Warrants as listed on the attached.

VIII.C.15. Approval and Ratification of Purchase Orders (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and/or ratify the Purchase Orders as listed on the attached.
VIII.D. Human Resources Consent Items (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
VIII.D.1. Affiliation Agreement between the Rowland Unified School District and Biola University, Inc. (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

University Internship Programs are designed to be partnerships between institutions of higher education and public school districts to meet the growing need for qualified teachers.

VIII.D.2. Human Resources Action Report HR:19-20:4 (Consent Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Approve Human Resources Action Report HR:19-20:4.

IX. CONFERENCE SECTION (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
IX.A. Board Members' Comments (Information Item)Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
X. RETURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NECESSARY) (Procedural Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, Board President
XI. ADJOURNMENT (Action Item)
Speaker:
Donna Freedman, 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: November 8, 2019, 1:58 PM

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