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Previous MeetingJanuary 13, 2015 06:00 PMNext Meeting
Regular Board Meeting
District Office Conference Room
20460 Forrest Hills Drive
Saratoga, CA. 95070


Preliminary Information

Closed Session - 6:00 PM Large Conference Room
Open Session - 7:00 PM Large Conference Room

CLOSED SESSION : Personnel, Negotiations, Legal Matters
Pursuant to State law (Section 54954.2), closed sessions are not open to the public and may only be held for collective bargaining discussion, employment or dismissal of an employee, disciplinary matters relative to student(s) or employee(s), meeting with legal counsel on pending or anticipated litigation, emergency situations, and other exceptions as provided by law, including Government Code sections 54957 and 54957.6.

Action items will be acted upon in one motion unless they are removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion by Board members or any interested party.

(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold 1.  Call to Order/Public Comment   
1. Call to Order/Public Comment      Time Certain: 06:00 PM     
  The meeting will be called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Board President Arati Nagaraj.  The public is given the opportunity to make community comments on any item on the closed session agenda.
Unfold 2.  Closed Session   
1. Personnel Report      Time Certain: 06:05 PM         (V)  
2. Certificated and Classified Negotiations     
  Conference with Labor Negotiator Lane Weiss (Government Code 54954.5)
Unfold 3.  Open Session/Report Out From Closed Session   
1. Open Session/Report Out from Closed Session      Time Certain: 07:00 PM     
  Board President Arati Nagaraj will report out action taken in closed session.
Unfold 4.  Action/Consent Items   
1. Approval of Agenda for January 13, 2015      Time Certain: 07:05 PM      (V)  (C)  
2. Approval of Minutes for December 9, 2014      (V)  (C)  
3. Common Core Funding Technology Proposal      (V)  (C)  
4. Purchase Order Report      (V)  (C)  
5. District Warrants      (V)  (C)  
6. Local Educational Agency Plan      (V)  (C)  
7. Memorandum of Understanding for Provision of Annual Technical Services      (V)  (C)  
8. Agreement for Special Services with School Services of California, Inc.      (V)  (C)  
Unfold 5.  Spotlight   
1. Instructional Media Presentation      Time Certain: 07:10 PM     

Instructional Media Specialist Doris Watson and students will share how students in Grades 3-5 are embracing computer programming as part of the computer curriculum.

Unfold 6.  Communications   
1. Introduction of Visitors and Guests      Time Certain: 07:25 PM     
  The Board President will ask members and guests to introduce themselves.
2. Comments from the Community     
  The public is given the opportunity to make community comments and announcements appropriate to educational programs and activities not already on the agenda.  Please limit remarks to three minutes.
3. Comments from Employee Groups     
4. Comments from the Superintendent     
5. Comments from Board Members     
Unfold 7.  Action/Discussion   
1. Annual Financial Report (Audit Report)      Time Certain: 07:35 PM      (D)  (V)  
  Michael Ash from Christy White Associates will present the District's Annual Financial Report (Audit Report) for approval.
2. Next Generation Science Standards      Time Certain: 08:05 PM      (D)  
  Director of Educational Services Roberta Zarea will present preliminary information regarding the Next Generation Science Standards.
3. Project Lead the Way      Time Certain: 08:25 PM      (D)  
  Superintendent Lane Weiss and Director of Educational Services Roberta Zarea will present information about "Project Lead the Way."
4. Williams Quarterly      Time Certain: 08:55 PM      (D)  (V)  
  Superintendent Lane Weiss will present the quarterly complaint report as required by the Williams Settlement. No complaints were filed with any school in the district during the reporting period October 1-December 31, 2014.
5. Adjourn for Recess      Time Certain: 09:00 PM     
  The Board President will call for a 10 minute recess.
6. Reconvene to Open Session      Time Certain: 09:10 PM     
  The Board President will call the meeting back into Open Session.
7. Common Core Mathematics      Time Certain: 09:15 PM      (D)  
  Director of Educational Services Roberta Zarea will provide an update on Common Core Mathematics in SUSD.
8. Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment      Time Certain: 09:35 PM      (D)  

Director of Educational Services Roberta Zarea will update the board on the following items:

  • Professional Development in SUSD
  • LCAP Update
9. Budget Update      Time Certain: 09:45 PM      (D)  
  Superintendent Lane Weiss will provide the board with an update on the Governor's Budget for the State of California
10. California School Boards Association Annual Conference Summary Report      Time Certain: 09:50 PM      (D)  
  Board members and staff will share highlights from the California School Boards Association Conference held in San Francisco December 13-16, 2014.
11. New Agenda Online      Time Certain: 10:00 PM      (D)  
  Superintendent Lane Weiss and Executive Administrative Assistant Amy Schaumburg will give a brief overview of the new Agenda Online system.
Unfold 8.  Communications   
1. Communications      Time Certain: 10:10 PM     
  The public is given the opportunity to make community comments and announcements appropriate to educational programs and activities not already on the agenda.
Unfold 9.  Future Agenda Items   
1. Future Agenda Items      Time Certain: 10:15 PM     
  The board will review future agenda items.
Unfold 10.  Adjournment   
1. Adjournment      Time Certain: 10:25 PM     
  The board meeting will be adjourned at 10:25 p.m.


Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a Board meeting may request assistance by contacting the Superintendent's office at: 20460 Forrest Hills Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070, (408) 867-3424, ext. 502, or fax (408) 868-1539.

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