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Previous MeetingMay 05, 2015 05:30 PM
Agenda Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Novato Education Center
1015 Seventh Street

 

  
Preliminary Information

Novato Unified School District is an innovative and effective educational system that provides diverse academic experiences to meet individual student needs, and challenges students to realize their educational potential

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1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL - 5:30 p.m.   
2.  CLOSED SESSION AGENDA   
Unfold 3.  CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT/RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION - 5:32 p.m.   
         
a. Announcement     
 

Prior to adjourning into closed session, a representative of the legislative body must orally announce items to be discussed. Individuals may address the Board on these items in accordance with the Public Comment Announcement statement at the end of the agenda.

         
b. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov Code §54957: Public Employee Appointment: Superintendent     
         
c. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov Code §54957.6: Conference with Labor Negotiator - Board representative: Board President, Unrepresented employee: Superintendent     
         
d. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov Code §54957 and §54957.6: Conference with Labor Negotiators (Pam Conklin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources) Employees Organization: Novato Federation of Teachers     
         
e. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov Code §54957 and §54957.6: Conference with Labor Negotiators (Pam Conklin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources) Employees Organization: California School Employees Association     
         
f. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov Code §54956.9: Insurance Claim 507286 Against the District     
4.  PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AGENDA - 5:35 p.m.   
Unfold 5.  CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL - 6:30 p.m.   
         
a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE     
Unfold 6.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF REPORTABLE ACTION / CLOSED SESSION - 6:34 p.m.   
         
a. Board Action in closed session must be reported in open session     
Unfold 7.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA - 6:36 p.m.   
         
a. Approval of Agenda      (V)  
Unfold 8.  PUBLIC COMMENT ON CONSENT AGENDA - 6:38 p.m.   
         
a. Individuals may address the Board in accordance with the Public Comment statement on the last page of the agenda.     
Unfold 9.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA - 6:41 p.m.   
         
a. All Consent items approved by a single action      (V)  
Unfold 10.  DISCUSSION/ACTION - 6:45 p.m.   
         
a. Appointment of New District Superintendent to succeed Dr. Shalee Cunningham      (D)  (V)  
 

Recommendation: The Board of Trustees recommends the appointment of James Hogeboom as the new District Superintendent to succeed Dr. Shalee Cunningham.

         
b. Approval of Employment Agreement for new District Superintendent      (D)  (V)  
 

Recommendation: The Board of Trustees recommends the approval of the Employment Agreement between the new District Superintendent, James Hogeboom, and the Novato Unified School District.

Unfold 11.  PRESENTATION - 6:55 p.m.   
         
a. Special Student Recognition     
         
b. Mosaic Project Grant     
         
c. Community Partner - Novato Youth Center - Cheryl Paddack, Executive Director     
Unfold 12.  STUDENT PRESENTATIONS - 7:25 p.m.   
         
a. Lu Sutton Elementary School     
         
b. High School Student Presentations - Students from Marin Oaks, Novato and San Marin High Schools     
Unfold 13.  NON-AGENDA NEW BUSINESS - 7:55 p.m.   
         
a. Questions, Comments and Announcements: Board     
Unfold 14.  NON-AGENDA PUBLIC COMMENT - 8:05 p.m.   
         
a. Individuals may address the Board in accordance with the Public Comment statement on the last page of the agenda.     
Unfold 15.  STAFF REPORT - 8:10 p.m.   
Unfold 16.  DISCUSSION / ACTION (Cont'd) - 8:25 p.m.   
         
a. Approval of New Course Outlines and Technical Revisions to Existing Course Outlines         (D)  (V)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend approval of the new course outlines and the approval of technical revisions to the existing course outline.

         
b. Approval of the Elementary Math Curriculum      (D)  (V)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend approval of the Everyday Mathematics and Math Expression Programs.

         
c. Authorization to Change District Electricity Provider from PG&E to Marin Clean Energy's "Light Green" Program      (D)  (V)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend authorization to change the District’s electricity provider from PG&E to Marin Clean Energy’s “Light Green” program.

         
d. Authorize Fund Transfer from the General Fund (01) to the Building Fund (21) for Capital Outlay         (D)  (V)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend authorization to transfer funds from the General Fund (01) to the Building Fund (21) for Capital Outlay.

Unfold 17.  CONSENT: All items approved by a single action - 9:25 p.m.   
         
a. Minutes of the Meeting of April 7, 2015      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of April 7, 2015 is recommended.

         
b. Personnel Actions of May 5, 2015         (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: Approval of the Personnel Actions of May 5, 2015 is recommended.

         
c. Resolution 2014-2015 #18 - Certificated Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, 2015      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: Superintendent and staff recommend approval of Resolution 2014-2015 #18 - Certificated Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, 2015.

         
d. Resolution 2014-2015 #19 Classified Employee Appreciation Week, May 18-22, 2015      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: Approval of  Resolution 2014-2015 #19 - Classified School Employees Appreciation Week, May 18-22, 2015 is recommended.

         
e. Approval of the Agreement for Legal Services with Atkinson, Andleson, Loya, Ruud & Romo for the period of April 23, 2015 through April 23, 2016      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: Approval of the Agreement for Legal Services with Atkinson, Andleson, Loya, Ruud & Romo for the period of April 23, 2015 through April 23, 2016 is recommended.

         
f. Approve Agreement with Forever Aquatics to Manage Community Activity at Novato High School Pool from June 15, 2015 through August 15, 2015         (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend approval of the agreement with Forever Aquatics to manage community activity at the Novato High School pool from June 15, 2015 through August 15, 2015.

         
g. Authorization to Begin Public Bidding for the Replacement of the District Office HVAC System      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend authorization to begin the public bidding process for replacement of the District Office HVAC system.

         
h. Authorization to Purchase Pelican Wireless Thermostats      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend Board authorization to purchase Pelican wireless thermostats.

         
i. Ratify the Quarterly Investment Report for Quarter Ending March 31, 2015 (Q1)      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation:  The Superintendent and staff recommend ratification of the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ending March 31, 2015 (Q1).

         
j. Declaration of Disposal of Surplus/Obsolete and Unusable Property      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend approval to dispose of surplus, obsolete or unusable property as declared.

         
k. Declaration of Disposal of Unusable Textbooks and/or Instructional Materials      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation:  The Superintendent and staff recommend the disposal of obsolete textbooks and instructional materials as declared.

         
l. Ratification of Warrant Register for Warrants issued April 1, 2015 through April 27, 2015      (V)  (C)  
 

Recommendation: The Superintendent and staff recommend ratification of the warrants issued April 1, 2015 through April 27, 2015 as presented.

Unfold 18.  ADJOURNMENT- 9:35 p.m.   
         
a. The Board believes that late night meetings deter public participation, can affect the Board's decision-making ability, and can be a burden to staff. No new item of business, except the consent agenda will be considered after 10:00 p.m., unless it is determined by a majority of the Board to extend to a specific time. The meeting shall be extended no more than once, or may be adjourned to a later date.     
Unfold 19.  FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   
         
a. Future Board Meetings     
 
May 19, 2015

Regular Meeting (Board Recognition)

5:30 p.m.

District Education Center

June 16, 2015

Regular Meeting 

5:30 p.m.

District Education Center

June 23, 2015

Regular Meeting 

5:30 p.m.

District Education Center

 

         
b. All district meetings are open to the public. The public is encouraged to attend. The Board of Trustees meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session and 6:30 p.m. for Open Session unless noted otherwise.     
Unfold 20.  AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING   
         
a. Affidavit of Posting     
 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Gladys Batz, certify that on Friday, May 1, 2015,  I caused to be posted a notice of the meeting of the Novato Unified School District Board of Education.

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Unfold 21.  MEETING PROCEDURES   
         
a. Meeting Procedures     

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