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Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/20/2014 01:42 PM Updated by: Andy_Johnson on 04/20/2014 01:44 PM
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Calaveras Unified School District Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, April 22

San Andreas, CA ...The Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 3304 Highway 12, San Andreas, CA. Current Board Mmebers are, Karan Bowsher, Evan Garamendi, Gregory Gustafson, Zerrall McDaniel and Sherri Reusche. Mark Campbell is the Calaveras Unified School District Superintendent. The Mission of the Calaveras Unified School District is to provide all individuals with the tools needed to become lifelong learners who responsibly participate in our diverse society.


1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of the Agenda
Approve the April 22, 2014 agenda.
4. Announcement of Closed Session Items a) Conference with Labor Negotiator: Mark Campbell in regard to negotiations with CSEA
(Gov. Code 54957.6)
b) Conference with Labor Negotiator: Mark Campbell in regard to negotiations with CUEA (Gov. Code 54957.6)
c) Conference with Labor Negotiator: Mark Campbell in regard to negotiations with Management/Confidential/Supervisory (Gov. Code 54957.6)
CUSD BOARD AGENDA
April 22, 2014
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION ITEMS - CONTINUED
d) Conference with Labor Negotiator: Mark Campbell in regard to negotiations with CASTA (Gov. Code 54957.6)
e) To Consider the Appointment, Employment, Evaluation of Performance, Discipline, or Dismissal of a Public Employee (Gov. Code 54957)
5. Public Comments
At this time, visitors may comment on closed session items appearing on the agenda. This is not the time for discussion or deliberation nor can action be taken by the Trustees or Superintendent unless the matter is placed on a subsequent agenda. Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each closed agenda item (BB 9323). The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. If visitors wish to address issues listed on the agenda, they may do so at the time the item is addressed by the Board. Conduct of Hearing Session/Public Forum will be as follows, per Calaveras Unified School District Board Bylaw #9322.
6. Closed Session
7. Reconvene to Open Session
8. Pledge of Allegiance/Roll Call
9. Report of Action taken in Closed Session
10. Celebrations, Recognition and Announcements
1. Public Health Presentation
Joan Mazzetti, Health Education Manager, Calaveras County Public Health Department, and Students will give a presentation on the benefits of reducing sugary beverages and drinking more water.
2. Carter Kelly Construction Presentation
Mr. Brett Hayes, Project Manager/Senior Estimator, of Carter Kelly Construction will give a presentation on the Performing Arts Center project.
11. Superintendent’s Comments
12. Public Comments
At this time, visitors may address issues that do not appear on the agenda. This is not the time for discussion or deliberation nor can action be taken by the Trustees or Superintendent unless the matter is placed on a subsequent agenda. Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or non-agenda item (BB 9323). The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. If visitors wish to address issues listed on the agenda, they may do so at the time the item is addressed by the Board. Conduct of Hearing Session/Public Forum will be as follows, per Calaveras Unified School District Board Bylaw #9322.
CUSD BOARD AGENDA
April 22, 2014
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13. Action on Items Removed from the Consent Agenda
14. CONSENT AGENDA:
Generally routine items are approved by one motion without discussion. The Superintendent or a Board member may request that an item be pulled from the consent agenda and voted on separately.
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
a) Approval of Minutes
1. April 8, 2014 (pp 9-15)
b) Routine Personnel Report , April 8, 2014 (pg 16)
c) Approval, Vendor Warrant Listings
The Vendor Warrant listing from March 26, 2014 to April 14, 2014 is presented for approval. (A copy of the listing is available at the District Office and linked to this agenda on our website at www.calaveras.k12.ca.us.)
d) Approval of Donations (pg 17)
Donations to Calaveras Unified School District are presented for Board approval.
e) Service Contracts Under $500 Approved by the Business Department (pg 18)
f) Recognition of Grants – No item presented
g) Approval of Bond Disbursements - No item presented
h) Special Contract Services – No item presented
i) Overnight Events
1. Monterey Bay Aquarium Field Trip, West Point Elementary
West Point Elementary 3rd and 4th graders will travel to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on May 22-23, 2014. Travel will be private vehicles by district-approved drivers. The accommodations are at the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula. Chaperones are teachers and parents. Funded by donations and the Parent-Teacher Group.
j) Approval of Williams Settlement Legislation Quarterly Report (pg 19)
The quarterly report for the Williams Settlement Legislation Act for January through March 2014 is presented for Board approval. This report provides information on complaints received for instructional materials, facilities and/or teacher vacancy and misassignments. This report is sent to the County Office of Education.
CUSD BOARD AGENDA
April 22, 2014
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15. PERSONNEL
a) Certificated Report (Lorraine Angel)
b) Classified Report (Scott Grutzmacher)
c) All Personnel
1. Approval of 2014/2015 School Year Calendar (pg 20)
The 2014/2015 Calaveras Unified School District school year calendar is presented for Board adoption. Both the CUEA and CSEA bargaining units have agreed to the calendar as presented.
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
d. Classified Personnel
1. Resolution 2013/14-19, In Recognition of California School Bus Drivers (pg 21)
Adoption of Resolution 2013-14/19 is recommended to recognize California School Bus Drivers on April 22, 2014 for their continued and excellent services to the youth of the District.
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
2. Employee Request for Leave
Diane Newton, a Calaveras High School campus monitor, is requesting an unpaid leave of absence for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year. Staff recommends approval of the leave.
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
3. California School Employees Chapter (CSEA) #405, 2014-15 Reopener Initial Proposal to Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD).
Because the Governing Board represents the public’s interest in negotiations with employee organizations, the Board must keep the public informed about issues being negotiated to provide the public an opportunity for input. CSEA is proposing the following items for the 2014-15 Collective Bargaining Agreement:
ARTICLE IV
4.1 Personnel Files
4.11 The personnel file of each employee shall be maintained at the
District’s central administrative office. No disciplinary action of any kind shall be taken against an employee based upon materials which are not in the personnel file.
CUSD BOARD AGENDA
April 22, 2014
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PERSONNEL – CONTINUED
Classified Personnel – Continued
4.1.1.1 Prior to a mark of needs improvement in any
section of the evaluation, the supervisor will meet with the employee to discuss area that needs to be improved and provide them a change to improve before the evaluation is placed in the permanent file.
ARTICLE XV
15. Health and Welfare Benefits
 Increase the percentage of the benefit cap for 4 hour employees to 100%
 Increase the District share of costs for health benefits to $775 per month, $9300 per year
 Increase the District vision and dental contribution to cover all costs for the current plans
 Provide a District contribution for ambulance insurance, $100, and Medi-Flight insurance, $150
 Increase by 10% for each retiree percent paid by the District up to 100%
ARTICLE XVI
16. Disciplinary Action
Exclusive Procedure
Discipline shall be imposed upon employees pursuant to this Article.
Progressive Discipline
In accordance with the concept of “progressive discipline,” counseling and an opportunity for improvement shall typically precede disciplinary action
16.1.1 The Unit member will first receive a verbal warning which will
include a description of the alleged misconduct and a description of the steps the bargaining unit member must take to avoid disciplinary action. Unit members will be given ten (10) working days to improve their conduct before any further steps are taken.
16.1.2 The unit member may receive a written warning which includes a description of the alleged misconduct and a description of the steps the bargaining unit member must take to avoid disciplinary action
CUSD BOARD AGENDA
April 22, 2014
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PERSONNEL – CONTINUED
Classified Personnel - Continued
16.1.3 The unit member may be subject to disciplinary action.
However, this concept shall not apply in cases involving gross misconduct or other circumstances deemed appropriate by the district.
ARTICLE XVIIII
Classified Salary Schedule
A fair and equitable increase to the salary schedule. Make adjustments to Salary schedule steps.
4. Adoption of Resolution 2013/14-22, In the Matter of Reduction of Classified School Services for the 2014-15 School Year (pg 22)
It is recommended the Board adopt Resolution 2013/14-22, In the Matter of Reduction of Classified School Services for the 2014-15 School Year, as follows:
Reduce or Eliminate:
Paraeducator PSN 2874 2.0 Hours, Monday-Friday
Paraeducator PSN 2875 (short-term) 1.0 Hour, Monday-Friday
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
d) Certificated Personnel
f) Management/Confidential/Supervisory - No item presented
16. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
a. Report from Director Lisa McInturf and Chief Technology Officer Ric Stitt
Mrs. McInturf and Mr. Stitt will provide a report from on the field test s for Smarter Balance Testing (computer-based testing).
17. BUSINESS
a. Bond Disbursements for the Performing Arts Facility – Performing Arts Center
Bond disbursements for the Performing Arts Facility are presented for Board review. (A copy of the disbursements are available at the District Office and linked to the agenda on our website at www.calaveras.k12.ca.us.)
CUSD BOARD AGENDA
April 22, 2014
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BUSINESS – CONTINUED
b. Adoption of Resolution 2013/14-17, Fund 40 Capital Outlay (pg 23)
It is recommended the Board adopt Resolution 2013/14-17, to establish a Fund 40 for capital outlay projects. Once approved by the CUSD Board, it will go to the Calaveras County Office of Education then to the Calaveras County Treasury.
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
c. Adoption of Resolution 2013/14-18, New Revolving Account for ROP (pg 24)
It is recommended the Board adoption Resolution 2013/14-18 to establish a new revolving account for ROP. The Calaveras County Office of Education is no longer the oversight for the ROP funds. Calaveras Unified School District will take over the account.
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
d. Adoption of Resolution 2013/14-21, to Authorize Calaveras Unified School District to Participate in the 2014/15 California School Cash Reserve Program (pp 25-68)
It is recommended the Board adopt Resolution 2013/14-21, to Authorize Calaveras Unified School District to participate in the 2014-2015 California School Cash Reserve Program. To supplement the school district’s cash flow during a fiscal year, the district can issue and sell Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANS). The California School Boards’ Association (CSBA) has developed the California School Cash Reserve Program. Through this program, the CSBA also invests the monies not currently needed by the school district for cash flow purposes to maximize the opportunity to realize a profit on the entire transaction. Through analysis of our cash flow for the 2014-2015 year, participation in the California School Cash Reserve Program will help the District maintain a healthy cash flow throughout the entire year.
Motion___ Second___ Vote___
18. POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
Policy Overview (pp 69-71)
a. First Reading – Board Policies, Bylaws, Administrative Regulations and Exhibits
AR 4161.11 Industrial Accident/Illness Leave (pp 72-74)
AR 4161.8 Family Care and Medical Leave (pp 75-88)
BP 6144 Controversial Issues (pp 89-91)
BP 6162.6 Use of Copyrighted Materials (pp 92-93)
AR 6162.6 Use of Copyrighted Materials (pp 94-98)
BB 9010 Public Statements (pp 99-100)
BB 9250 Remuneration, Reimbursement and Other Benefits (pp 101-103)
b. Second Readings/Adoptions – No item presented
BP 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements (pp 104-108)
CUSD BOARD AGENDA
April 22, 2014
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19. Calendar of Events DATE EVENT April 26 West Point Fun Day (for TK – 12th grade), 8:00 a.m. to Noon May 3 Relay for Life, Bret Harte High School May 15-16 Frog Jump Holiday – No School May 26 Memorial Day Holiday – No School May 30 Preschool Enrollment, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., District Office, IMC June 4 Senior Awards Night, CHS, 7:00 p.m. June 10 Alternative Education Graduation, San Andreas Elementary Gym, 6:00 p.m. June 11 Calaveras High School Graduation, 6:30 p.m.
20. Future Agenda Items
22. Comments from Board Members
22. Next Meeting/Adjournment
The next regular meeting of the CUSD Board is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2014. This meeting will be held at CUSD District Administrative Office Board Room. Closed Session begins at 4:30 p.m. and Open Session begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dated: 04-17-14
Time Posted: NoonAny individual who requires disability-related accommodations, including auxiliary aids and services, in order to participate in the board meeting, should contact the Superintendent in writing. (Gov. code 54953.2, 54954.1)
Members of the Public may request an item be placed on the agenda. The agenda request form is
available on the CUSD website, www.calaveras.k12.ca.us, under forms, public. Agenda requests must be received at the District Office no later than 9:00 a.m., Monday, one week before the Board meeting. Forms can also be requested by calling (209) 754-2300. All Board meetings are tape recorded.


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Woohoo!
Posted on: 2014-04-21 15:02:40   By: Anonymous
 
Yay! More layoffs...soon we will have trained monkeys teaching instead on humans!

[Reply ]

    Re: Woohoo!
    Posted on: 2014-04-21 17:34:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Where do you read layoffs??? The District actually is taking applications for eight teachers right now!

    Now who's the monkey?

    [Reply ]

      Re: Woohoo!
      Posted on: 2014-04-23 14:37:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Reduce or Eliminate:
      Paraeducator PSN 2874 2.0 Hours, Monday-Friday
      Paraeducator PSN 2875 (short-term) 1.0 Hour, Monday-Friday

      Must have learned to read from CUSD huh?

      [Reply ]


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