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Previous MeetingMay 20, 2015 06:00 PM
Regular Board Meeting
District Office
231 Kingsley St.
Bridgeport, CA 93517

 

  
Preliminary Information

5:00 p.m. Closed Session

6:00 p.m.  Open Session

 

 

 

*In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Executive Secretary at (760) 932-7443. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangement to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  (28CFR 35.012-34.104 ADA Title II).  

All ESUSD Board meeting agendas and related minutes are posted and viewable on-line at: http://easternsierra.csbaagendaonline.net/.  Any materials required by law to be made available to the public prior to a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the District can also be inspected at any Eastern Sierra school site or at the District Office – 231 Kingsley, Bridgeport CA  93517

This meeting will be audio recorded.  This recording is to assist in the completion of the minutes.  It is NOT a transcript of the meeting and may be disposed of in 30 days.

 


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold I.  CALL TO ORDER   
         
1. Roll Call     
  The board president will take roll of the board members present, and establish that a quorum exists.
Unfold II.  PUBLIC COMMENT   
         
1. PUBLIC COMMENT     
 

1. Community Relations/Public Comment

The public is invited to participate in the meetings of the Board of Education. Members of the audience, who wish to speak to the Board on any topic, including any item on the agenda, should make a request to the Board President by completing a "Request to Be Heard" card prior to the introduction of the item of interest. The President will recognize those who desire to speak either during the "Open Discussion" or when the Board is discussing a particular agenda item. Each speaker is allocated a maximum of 3 minutes. The President may choose to limit each side of an issue to 10 speakers, or no more than 15 minutes per topic, if substantial numbers of people wish to address the Board. Board action may not legally be taken on any item not specially listed on the agenda. The Board may ask that such items be placed on the next agenda for consideration. Testimony is not protected from damage claims for slander. Public charges or allegations may result in legal action being brought by those individuals. For disability related assistance, please contact Eastern Sierra Unified School District, 231 Kingsley St., Bridgeport, CA 93517 - (760) 932-7443.

Unfold III.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--ANTICIPATED LITIGATION     
  Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9: 1 potential case.
         
2. 1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION     
  Name of case: CalSTRS Request for Executive Review, Donald Clark
         
3. Superintendent's Annual Evaluation     
  The Board of Trustees will present to the Superintendent its annual evaluation of the him.  The Board will report out to the public in Open Session the results of this evaluation.
         
4. Conference with District Labor Negotiator Regarding ESTA/ESCEA Negotiations     
  Superintendent Clark, acting negotiator for the district, will update the board on current negotiations with ESTA and ESCEA.
Unfold IV.  RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AND REPORT ANY CLOSED SESSION ACTION   
         
1. Reconvene to open session     
  The board president will reconvene the meeting to open session and report any action taken in closed session.
Unfold V.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   
         
1. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the board president     
 

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the board president.

Unfold VI.  READING OF MISSION STATEMENT   
         
1. The board president will read the Eastern Sierra Unified School District Mission Statement.     
 

The mission of ESUSD, a community ascending from varied pasts toward future promise, is to ensure that each student achieves academic and personal excellence, through a unique educational system distinguished by student centered learning environments with no boundaries, devoted and passionate staff, engaged partnerships within our communities, technology that bridges the gaps with all communities and the world and innovative risk in a secure environment.

Unfold VII.  OPEN PUBLIC HEARING   
         
1. Public Input - CSEA Proposal     
  The board will accept public input regarding the initial 2015/2016 Eastern Sierra Classified Employee's Association collective bargaining proposal.  If no public input is received during the time set for this purpose, the board may act on other items on the agenda before closing the public hearing.
Unfold VIII.  DISCUSSION - NO ACTION   
         
1. Lee Vining High School's Applied Learning program     
  The Board will discuss the changes the superintendent is making to the "Applied Learning" program at Lee Vining High School for the 2015/16 school year.
         
2. Kindergarten Room at Lee Vining Elementary School     
  The board will discuss the renovation schedule for the Kindergarten room at Lee Vining Elementary School.
         
3. Board Sub Committees     
  The Board will discuss whether or not there is interest in forming various sub committees that board members would be a part of during the year.
         
4. Students residing in Mono County going to Nevada Schools     
  The board will discuss how to best meet the educational needs of the students that reside in Mono County but attend schools in Nevada for the 2015/16 school year.
Unfold IX.  ORAL COMMUNICATIONS   
         
1. PUBLIC COMMENT     
 

1. Community Relations/Public Comment

The public is invited to participate in the meetings of the Board of Education. Members of the audience, who wish to speak to the Board on any topic, including any item on the agenda, should make a request to the Board President by completing a "Request to Be Heard" card prior to the introduction of the item of interest. The President will recognize those who desire to speak either during the "Open Discussion" or when the Board is discussing a particular agenda item. Each speaker is allocated a maximum of 3 minutes. The President may choose to limit each side of an issue to 10 speakers, or no more than 15 minutes per topic, if substantial numbers of people wish to address the Board. Board action may not legally be taken on any item not specially listed on the agenda. The Board may ask that such items be placed on the next agenda for consideration. Testimony is not protected from damage claims for slander. Public charges or allegations may result in legal action being brought by those individuals. For disability related assistance, please contact Eastern Sierra Unified School District, 231 Kingsley St., Bridgeport, CA 93517 - (760) 932-7443.

Unfold X.  INFORMATION ITEMS (NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN)   
         
1. Principals' Written Reports     
  Reports on school activities are provided by site principals for the board's review.
         
2. Maintenance Report     
  Maintenance and Facilities Director, Tony Ruiz, will update the board on current projects.
         
3. Business Report     
  Business Manager, Arik Avanesyans, will give a presentation on the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

The continuing disclosure for 13-14 will also be presented for informational purposes.
         
4. Superintendent's Report     
  The Superintendent will report to the board about various district matters.  There is no board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff.  No action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda item.
         
5. Board Reports     
  Each member of the board may report about various district matters.  There is no board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff.  No action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda item.
Unfold XI.  CONSENT AGENDA   
         
1. Consent Agenda Approval      (V)  (C)  
         
2. Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting of April 15, 2015.      (C)  
         
3. Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting of May 04, 2015.      (C)  
         
4. Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting of May 12, 2015.      (C)  
         
5. Cash Disbursements      (C)  
 

Approval of Warrants for the month of April in the amount of $966,279.15.

         
6. Personnel Report      (V)  (C)  
  This report consists of Certificated, Classified, Confidential and Management employees recently hired, resigned, transferred or reassigned and temporary assignments for the 2014/2015 school year.
Unfold XII.  CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING   
         
1. Close Public Hearing - CSEA Proposal     
  The board president will close the hearing requesting public input regarding the initial 2015/2016 Eastern Sierra Classified Employee's Association collective bargaining proposal.
Unfold XIII.  REGULAR AGENDA - DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS   
         
1. Acceptance of CSEA Collective Bargaining Proposal for 2015/2016      (D)  (V)  
 

Annually, each District bargaining unit presents the Board with its Initial Collective Bargaining Proposal for the upcoming school year. The attached CSEA proposal calls for opening negotiations on the following articles and topics: Article XVI - Salary, Article XVII - Benefits, Article XII - Transfers and Promotions.

         
2. District Response to CSEA Collective Bargaining Proposal      (D)  (V)  
 

Annually, upon receipt of the Collective Bargaining proposals from each district bargaining unit, the District provides a response.

         
3. Single Plans for Student Achievement for All Sites      (V)  
  Purpose/Rationale:  The Single Plan for Student Achievement is a plan of actions to raise the academic performance of all students to the level established under the California Academic Performance Index.  Plans for AES, CHS, BES, LVES, LVHS and EBES are attached.
Fiscal impact:  None.
         
4. Agreement Extension between the First 5 Commission (Mono County Children and Families Commission) and Eastern Sierra Unified School District to provide School Readiness Services      (V)  
 

Purpose/Rationale: This agreement extension between the First 5 Commission (Mono County Children and Families Commission) and Eastern Sierra Unified School District will provide funding from the Commission for Eastern Sierra Unified School District to continue School Readiness Services to all elementary schools within the district for the 2015-16 school year. 

Fiscal Impact: $8,675.00 maximum grant award to the district.

         
5. Designation of CIF Representatives for the 2015/2016 School Year      (V)  
  Purpose/Rationale:  The District must annually designate its representative to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).  This action approves Roger Yost as the Eastern Sierra Unified School District CIF Representative for the 2015/2016 school year.

Fiscal impact:  None.
         
6. 2015-16 School Schedules      (V)  
  Approval of the 2015-16 school bell schedules and alternative day schedules for all schools.  Bell schedules are included for regular days, professional development days, and minimum days.    
         
7. Professional Services Agreement with Daniel C. Jenkins      (V)  
 

Purpose/Rationale: This agreement engages Daniel Jenkins, in the 2015/2016 school year, to provide project management services to projects associated with the 2004 school bond. 

Fiscal impact: $65.00 per hour and travel costs.

         
8. 2015/2016 Revised School Calendars      (V)  
  At the April 15th, 2015 Regular Board Meeting, the board approved the revised school calendars to reflect August 18th, November 2nd, and March 14th as In-Service Days for all sites. The district will no longer be holding these dates as In-service days and they have been removed. Attached are the newly revised calendars for the 2015/2016 school year for ESUSD and Edna Beaman Elementary School.
         
9. Memorandum of Understanding with MCOE for Services Provided by Tammy Nguyen      (V)  
 

This contract between Mono County Office of Education and Eastern Sierra Unified School District are for the services provided by Tammy Nguyen for the 2014/2015 school year. Services will include, but not be limited to for Strategic Planning training, support and facilitation, Common Core training and support and Professional Development training, including grade level team meetings. 

Fiscal Impact: $24,906.40 from a combination of General, Common Core and Title III Funds.

         
10. Memorandum of Understanding - Title III Part A Consortium      (V)  
  Title III Part A funding is distributed to the consortium by the State Office of Education. The Consortium is tasked with providing services to Eastern Sierra Unified that cover Title III Part A requirements. This MOU ensures the District is participating in the Consortium and meeting the requirements for Title III Part A.
         
11. Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 2015/2016 Membership      (V)  
  Purpose/Rationale:  The district must annually apply to maintain membership in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA).  This application will cover membership for the 2015/2016 school year.

Fiscal impact:  None.
         
12. Local Educational Agency Plan      (V)  
  The approval of a Local Educational Agency Plan by the local school board and State Board of Education is a requirement for receiving federal funding subgrants for NCLB programs.  The LEA Plan includes specific descriptions and assurances as outlined in the provisions included in NCLB.  The plan spans five years and is updated annually.
         
13. ESUSD Goals for 2015/16      (V)  
  Annually the Board approves district goals.  This year's goals are the year one implementation plan for the approved strategic plan.
         
14. Resolution 15-05, Resolution on Local Reserves Cap SB 858, Section 27/California Education Code 42127.01      (V)  
  The LCFF is not fully implemented, many school districts are still funded below their 2007-08 levels, and districts cannot survive another downturn without fiscally responsible reserves; the Board of Education of the Eastern Sierra Unified School District calls upon the Legislature and the Governor to repeal the language contained in Sec. 27 of SB 858 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2014) now in Education Code 42127.01 immediately.
         
15. Add Paraprofessional Aide Positions - Lee Vining High School and Coleville High School (Online Classrooms)         (V)  
  The Superintendent requests the addition of two, 7.5 hour per day Instructional Aide positions for online classrooms at Lee Vining and Coleville High Schools. 

Fiscal Impact: Approximately $80,772 from the General Fund.

Salary: $40,946, Overhead: $10,236, Benefits(If elected) $29,590.08

Unfold XIV.  ADVANCED AGENDA   
         
1. Advanced Items for Future Board Meetings     
 

Under this item, further items, or elimination of items may be suggested by Members of the Board for the next regularly scheduled board meeting.  Currently pending items:

 

Unfold XV.  CLOSED SESSION (IF NECESSARY)   
Unfold XVI.  ADJOURNMENT   
         
1. Adjournment      (V)  
 

Adjournment to meet again for the Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., District Office, 231 Kingsley Street, Bridgeport, CA 93517.



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