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Special Board Meeting
Calexico USD
July 25, 2019 5:00PM
District Administrative Board Room 901 Andrade Ave. Calexico, CA 92231

A. Opening Items
A.1. Call to Order
A.2. Pledge of Allegiance
B. PUBLIC COMMENTS (CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY)
C. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONVENING INTO CLOSED SESSION
D. CLOSED SESSION
D.1. Public Employee Appointments & Employments (Government Code Section 54957) All positions included in Certificated & Classified Employment Reports
D.2. Public Employee(s)/Discipline(s)/Dismissal(s)/Release(s)Non-reelection(s)/Non-renewal(s)/Resignation(s)/Reassignment(s)/Transfer(s)/Employments/Leaves of Absence (Government Code Section 54957)
D.3. Conference with legal counsel-Anticipated litigation
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (d)(2) of Section 54956.9 (two cases)

D.4. Conference with legal counsel - Existing litigation (Government Code section 54956.9, subdivision (d)(1)): Maria Ambriz v Calexico Unified School District, Imperial County Superior Court Case Number ECU000713
D.5. Negotiations: Conference w/District Labor Negotiators (Government Code Section 54957.6)
Negotiator: Carlos R. Gonzales, Superintendent: ACT/CSEA/Unrepresented/Management

E. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
F. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION(S) TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
G. COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC-The Board will take any and all comments from the public as follows on the agenda.
H. CONSENT AGENDA
H.1. Professional Development: 6 Staff Members to Attend The Acellus Camp Certification Training on August 20-22, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rationale:
Acellus is a computer based learning system that is able to present education content based on individual skill set of each student through customized personal instruction. Special Education Teachers in grades 7-12 utilize selected components of the Acellus Program. Training is requested for the purpose of maximizing all features of the program, develop and manage a blended learning environment in each of their respective programs/content areas. In order to support our teachers and investigate further possible district wide utilization and applications, staff members have been asked to attend the interactive design of Acellus Camp Certification Training, August 20-22, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri which will provide our Teachers with skills necessary to maximize the features of the program and enhance student outcomes. Attendees: Humberto Leon Ruiz, Rosa SanDigo, Juan Bosco SanDigo, Iyioluwa'de Olaoye, Antonio Solis and Mayra Preciado.
 
Financial Impact:
Funding Source: LCAP $10,000 Approximately $1,600 per participants; includes flight, lodging, travel, substitutes, Per Diem.
Attachments:
Acellus Conference Schedule
ACELLUS Information
I. DISCUSSION/POSSIBLE ACTION
I.1. Board Retreat Discussion
J. ACTION ITEMS
J.1. Agreement with Calexico Unified School District & School Innovations & Achievement Behavior Alert System for Tracking Pupils & Discipline Interventions.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez, Assistant Superintendent
Rationale:
SIA will Provide access to online software for the purpose of tracking pupils in their class(es) and their discipline to develop interventions to our unduplicated pupils who are at risk.
 
Financial Impact:
LCAP 9106 First year $15,300 there after each year $13,800
Attachments:
SIA - Behavior Alert Service Agreement
J.2. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District & Interquest Detection Canines for Detection Services for 2019-20 School Year.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez
Rationale:
Interquest shall provide contraband inspection services utilizing non-aggressive contraband detection canines. Inspections maybe conducted on an unannounced basis under the auspices and directions of the District administration with Interquest acting as an agent of the District @ $700 per visit.
 
Financial Impact:
LCAP Goal 6 $15,400
Attachments:
2019-20 INTERQUEST AGREEMENT
J.3. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District & AVID for CHS Schoolwide Training for 2019-20 School Year.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez, Assistant Superintendent
Rationale:
Participants will practice and discuss strategies, activities, and lessons focused on WICOR methodologies in order to facilitate students’ access to rigorous academics across all content areas. As a result of this strand, participants will develop a clear understanding of WICOR and their role in an AVID Schoolwide system that provides differentiated instruction to students to help develop a culture of student success, academic achievement, and college and career awareness.
 
Financial Impact:
Academic Language and Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach -September 30 - October 1, 2019: 50 participants @ $22,000. -October 21-22, 2019: 50 participants @ $22,000. -October 28-29, 2019: 50 participants @ $22,000. Content-Area Writing: A Schoolwide Approach -January 13-14, 2020: 50 participants @ $22,000. -February 24-25, 2020:50 participants @ $22,000. -March 2-3, 2020:50 participants @ $22,000. $132,000 Site's Title I funds
Attachments:
2018-19 AVID AGREEMENT SCHOOLWIDE TRAINING MARCH 2-3
2019-19 AVID CHS OCT 21-22 SCHOOLWIDE AGREEMENT
2019-20 AVID AGREEMENT CHS OCT 28-29 SCHOOL WIDE TRAINING
2019-20 AVID AGREEMENT FEB 2020 CHS SCHOOLWIDE APPROACH
2019-20 AVID AGREEMENT JAN 2020 CHS SCHOOLWIDE
2019-20 AVID AGREEMENT SEP OCT CHS SCHOOLWIDE
J.4. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District & AVID for Elementary School-wide Training on Strategies & Lessons Focused on the Inquiry Strand.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez, Assistant Superintendent
Rationale:
This strand is designed for grades TK–6 educators. Participants will practice and discuss strategies, activities, and lessons focused on the Inquiry Strand in order to facilitate students’ access to rigorous academics across all content areas. Date: November 21-22, 2019
 
Financial Impact:
The art of Inquiry: 50 participants @ $450 for a total of $22,000. Title I 4003 funds
Attachments:
2019-20 AVID AGREEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLWIDE TRAINING
J.5. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District & ALICE Training Institute for Blended Learning Training Which Provides Preparation on How To Handle Threats.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez, Assistant Superintendent Ed. Svc.
Rationale:
The ALICE Organizational Certification program helps mitigate legal and financial risk by ensuring your violent intruder response plan complies with Federal and State guidelines. A comprehensive document set includes customizable policy templates, implementation best practices, and program roll-out plans. Elearning will be provided for all staff as well as Elearning Support and Mainenance.
 
Financial Impact:
LCAP 9611 $11,750 per year for a total of $35,250
Attachments:
201-20 ALICE ORDER FORM
2019-20 ALICE AGREEMENT
J.6. Addendum Agreement with Calexico Unified School District & School Innovations & Achievement, Inc. for Attention2Attendance Software & Services.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez, Assistant Superintendent
Rationale:
SI & A will pull additional fields and provide additional aggregate level reporting for Special Education, Migrant Status and Homeless.
 
Financial Impact:
No additional fees.
Attachments:
Addemdum to SIA - A2A
J.7. Agreement Between Brandman University and Calexico Unified School District for August 12, 2019 - August 11, 2022 for Teacher Education Fieldwork Experience.
Speaker:
Brian J. Thurman Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Rationale:
That the Board of Trustees approve the agreement between Calexico Unified School District and Brandman University Educational Fieldwork Agreement for Teacher Education August 12, 2019 - August 11, 2022.
 
Attachments:
2019-22 Brandman University Agreement
J.8. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District & Follet School Solutions Inc. For Library Management System for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Speaker:
Eduardo Perez, IT Coordinator
Rationale:
Destiny by Follett library management system will advance library services for our students, staff, and parents by integrating with our current student information system (Synergy) and reading programs. As a result, we will benefit from accurate inventory records for library books, textbooks, and other resources as well as a more efficient work flow for our library technicians and access to online resources for our students, teachers, and curriculum leaders. Different solutions were evaluated by our district librarian and two solutions were presented to a group of school librarians and district leadership.
 
Financial Impact:
Year 1 (Migration/Implementation): $51,698.32 Renewal after Year 1: $22,322.17
Attachments:
Follet Agreement
J.9. Agreement between the Calexico Unified School District & ALAS Media for Multi-Media Professional Development Services.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez
Rationale:
The workshops for our district staff development days are designed based on staff surveys. Based on the data from the survey we are seeking to contract with ALAS Media to provide 2 trainers with each providing three workshops that meets the needs based on the 2019-2020 survey and the demand created with our investment in increasing access to technology. ALAS Media is a Los Angeles based full-service video production company with over 11 years of globally recognized experience. They have provided professional development workshops for us before and have received highly positive feedback from participants. ALAS Media will be providing workshops in the area of multimedia and in the area of music.
 
Financial Impact:
Funding Source: Title I $6,000
Attachments:
ALAS Agreement
J.10. Agreement between the Calexico Unified School District & Ariana Flewelling for Professional Development Services on August 20, 2019.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez
Rationale:
The workshops for our district staff development days are designed based on staff surveys. Based on the data from the survey we are seeking to contract with Ariana Flewelling to provide three workshops that meets the needs based on the 2019-2020 survey and the demand created with our investment in increasing access to technology. Ms. Flewelling is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer and Innovator and her services match the need and will enhance the learning experience of our staff.
 
Financial Impact:
Title I: $1500
Attachments:
Consultant Services Agreement
J.11. Memorandum of Understanding between Calexico Unified School District & Imperial County Office of Education for District Wide Professional Development Day on August 20, 2019.
Speaker:
Christine Colunga
Rationale:
This agreement is between Calexico Unified School District and the Imperial County Office of Education for the district wide professional development day on August 20, 2019. The agreement is for two Curriculum Coordinators to provide staff development on the following topics; Mathematical Mindset and strategies for Conceptual Development and MTSS: Universal Design for Learning Upon signature by the entities, this agreement immediately goes into effect through June 30, 2020.
 
Financial Impact:
Title I PD-$3,000
Attachments:
ICOE MOU
J.12. Memorandum of Understanding between Calexico Unified School District & Imperial County Office of Education to Provide Professional Development Services on Differentiated Instruction to the Staff At Calexico Mission School during the 2019-2020 School Year.
Speaker:
Claudia Montaño
Rationale:
Imperial County Office of Education will provide 4 hours of professional development to Mission School teachers in Differentiated Instruction during the 2019-2020 school year. ICOE Coordinator will: a. Provide a review of differentiated instruction b. Provide strategies on Micro-differentiated Instruction c. Provide a detailed work plan d. Communicate with district administration to discuss progress & support
 
Financial Impact:
Site Allocation Title II-$ 750.00 *Federal regulation states that CUSD is required to spend an equal amount of Title III funds per student to service public and private school teachers.
Attachments:
2019-2020 MOU Between Calexico Unified School District & Imperial County Office of Education
Differentiated Instruction Plan
J.13. Textbook Adoption for Grades 7-8 Social Science.
Speaker:
Christine Colunga
Rationale:
Calexico Unified School District needed to adopt a new Social Science Curriculum (core textbook materials, teacher guides, assessments and ancillary resources) which is current to the new Social Science Standards for all 7th and 8th grades social science classes at; Enrique Camarena and William Moreno Junior High Schools. The new Social Science Curriculum for our junior high sites is; Teacher Curriculum Institute
 
Financial Impact:
General Funds/LCAP: $269,274.53
Attachments:
Grades 7-8 Social Science Textbook Adoption
J.14. Textbook Adoption for Grade 6 Social Science.
Speaker:
Christine Colunga
Rationale:
Calexico Unified School District needed to adopt a new Social Science Curriculum (core textbook materials, teacher guides, assessments and ancillary resources) which is current to the new Social Science Standards for all 6th grade classrooms at; Blanche Charles, Cesar Chavez, Dool, Jefferson, Kennedy Gardens, Mains and Rockwood Elementary Schools. The new Social Science Curriculum for our elementary sites are; National Geographic Learning- Cengage Learning
 
Financial Impact:
General Funds/LCAP: $116,656.59
Attachments:
CUSD 6th Grade Social Science Textbook Adoption
J.15. First Reading of Revised Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6162.51- Standardized Testing And Reporting Program.
Speaker:
Christine Colunga
Rationale:
The regulation updated to reflect NEW TITLE 5 REGULATION (Register 2015, No. 48) which establish a July 1 deadline for designating a district test coordinator, address the qualifications of “test administrators” who administer California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) achievement tests and test examiners who administer California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for students with significant cognitive disabilities, prohibit a student’s sibling from serving as his/her translator or scribe during test administration, establish testing windows for the CAA and for schools, and amend the testing variations that may be used during CAASPP administration.
 
Attachments:
Current AR 6162.51 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
Current BP 6162.51 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
Proposed AR 6162.51 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
Proposed BP 6162.51 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
J.16. Adoption of Job Description: Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Coordinator-Certificated.
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez, Asst. Superintendent
Rationale:
Under the supervision of Director of Academic Services and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, the role of the MTSS Coordinator is to provide schools with direct support using the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model. The MTSS Coordinator will provide administrative leadership to the MTSS structure team to ensure all essential components of MTSS are implemented and monitored with fidelity, lead to dramatic, and quantifiable academic, social-emotional, and behavioral achievement results for students.
 
Financial Impact:
Certificated Salary Schedule + Health and Welfare Benefits Funding: LCAP Goal 4 Action 1
Attachments:
MTSS Job Description
J.17. Approval of The International Academy of Science-Acellus Web-Learning Process Services at Aurora High School, Calexico High School, William Moreno Jr. High School and Enrique Camarena Jr. High School.
Speaker:
Dennis Price
Rationale:
The International Academy of Sciences (IAS) provide online courses through the Acellus Program. The Acellus Program was purchased in past years for use and availability for all students in grades 7-12 with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP). The courses are used within SPED Classrooms as part of a blended learning approach and many Acellus courses are being used as part of a credit recovery program for students receiving Special Education Services.
 
Financial Impact:
LCAP Goal 1; Action 6 $15,418.00
Attachments:
ACELLUS Information
J.18. Approval of Nielsen Construction Change Order for Exterior Painting & Window Renovations at Godfrey Gym, Re-Roofing and HVAC Replacement Project.
Speaker:
Cesar L. Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business Services
Rationale:
Change Order #001 to provide additional exterior painting to include repairing the exterior stucco including cracks, painting doors, stairs and railing and windo infill.
 
Financial Impact:
Funding: ERP & Maintenance Fund Change order Total: $112,749.25 Original contract: $578,000 New total contract including change order: $690,749.25
Attachments:
Change Order
J.19. Approval of Provisional Internship Permit for Vanessa Ochoa for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Speaker:
Dr. Brian J. Thurman, Assistant Superintendent
Rationale:
The employee listed below is being employed on the basis of a Provisional Internship Permit. There are no objections by the District and/or its administrators to employ this individual for the 2019-2020 School Year. Applicant Information: Vanessa Ochoa; Kennedy Gardens Elementary School; Special Education Teacher; K-6 Grade
 
J.20. Resolution for the Education Protection Account to Establish Spending Determinations for 2019-20 School Year.
Speaker:
Cesar L. Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business Services
Rationale:
Pursuant to Article XIII, Section 36 of the California Constitution, school districts are required to determine how the monies received from the Education Protection Account are spent in the schools within its jurisdiction, provided that the governing board makes the spending determinations in an open session of a public meeting.
 
Attachments:
Resolution
Summary
J.21. Certificated Employment Report.
Speaker:
Brian J. Thurman Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Attachments:
Certificated Employment Report
J.22. Classified Employment Report.
Attachments:
Classified Employment Report
K. RECONVENE TO EARLIER CLOSED SESSION (SEE ABOVE, ITEM D)
L. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
M. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION(S) TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
N. ADJOURNMENT
Disability Information:
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Published: July 24, 2019, 4:34 PM

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