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Regular Board Meeting
Calexico USD
December 12, 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. Negotiations: Conference w/District Labor Negotiators (Government Code Section 54957.6)
Negotiator: Carlos R. Gonzales, Superintendent: ACT/CSEA/Unrepresented/Management/Classified Supervisors

D.4. Conference with legal counsel-Existing litigation
Government Code section 54956.9, subdivision (d)(1)
Name of case: CSEA v. Calexico Unified School District, PERB case number LA-CE-6208-E

E. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION-Approximate time: 6pm
F. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION(S) TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
G. COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC-The Board will take any and all comments from the public related to an item on the agenda or any other item of District business that is not on the agenda.
H. PRESENTATIONS
H.1. Highest Attendance
Month 3: Blanche Charles Elementary & Enrique Camarena Jr. High School-96.52%

H.2. Student Representatives:
AU: Ari Wong
CO: Abigail Zepeda
CO-9th: Kristen Noriega
EC: Jose Jimenez
WM: Nestor Durazo

H.3. Students of the Month Recognitions:
AU: Sindy Ramirez Martinez & Jorge Gomez Nunez
CO: Miranda Franco & Erick Brito
CO-9th: Axel Arredondo & Laida Lopez
EC: Kate A. Vasquez & Jesus Pena
WM: Claudia Lopez & Orlando Gonzalez

H.4. Staff Presentations:
Mains Elementary School Staff:
Guadalupe Espinoza & Grace Noll

I. CONSENT AGENDA - all items appearing will be acted upon by one motion, without discussion, unless any item is pulled for separate consideration and action.
I.1. Approval of the Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of November 18, 2019.
Speaker:
Carlos R. Gonzales, Superintendent
Attachments:
November 18, 2019 Special Minutes
I.2. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 21, 2019.
Speaker:
Carlos R. Gonzales, Superintendent
Attachments:
November 21, 2019 Minutes
I.3. Acceptance of Donation from Molina Health Care of California in the amount of $250.00 for the Calexico High School Drumline.
Rationale:
Donation from Molina Health Care of California in the amount of $250.00 for the Calexico High School Drumline.
 
Attachments:
Donation Form and Check
I.4. Acceptance of Donation from Molina Health Care of California in the amount of $250.00 for the Calexico High School Band.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business Services
Rationale:
Donation from Molina Health Care of California in the amount of $250.00 for the Calexico High School Band.
 
Attachments:
Donation Form and Check
I.5. Travel: Intern Psychologist Hector Teran to Attend the National Association of School Psychologist Convention (NASP) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Speaker:
Dennis Price
Rationale:
The National Association of School Psychologists’ 2020 Annual Convention, is taking place February 18–21, 2020, in Baltimore, MD. As the largest annual gathering of school psychologists, the convention is an important professional development opportunity. It offers more than 1,200 sessions and workshops over four days that will provide me with skills and strategies to improve the quality of services that our students receive.
 
Financial Impact:
No financial impact to the district. Cost will be covered through a university grant and by employee.
Attachments:
Letter of support
NASP proposal acceptance
I.6. Travel: CHS Students and FFA Advisors to Attend the 2020 Made for Excellence (MFE)/FFA Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) Conferences in Ontario, Ca. on January 31, 2020-February 1, 2020.
Speaker:
Gabrielle Williams
Rationale:
This conference is focused on leadership development via student based competitions, workshops, interviews, public speaking, and team building activities. Instructional Objectives: Identify the characteristics of successful teams, including cooperation/ collaboration, leadership and effective decision-making skills as applied in groups/teams, and Career Technical Student organization activities. January 31, 2020 – February 1, 2020 Ms. Maureen Croak and Mr. Gabino Mendoza, FFA Chapter Advisor’s will chaperone students.
 
Financial Impact:
Funding Source: Ag Incentive, Carl D. Perkins Grant – Pathways: Agriscience + Animal Science, FFA ASB Club, LCAP Student Leadership, and LCAP-CTE. Registration $970 + Lodging $410 + District Van $215 + Ag Truck $0, Gas for Van & Ag Truck $150, Per Diem $170 + Student Meals $150 = Total $2,065 (Approximately)
Attachments:
2020 Made for Excellence Conference
I.7. Professional Development: Approval of Six Science Teachers to Attend the National Conference on Science Education on April 2-5, 2020 in Boston, MA.
Speaker:
Gabrielle Williams
Rationale:
This is a Science conference focused on specific content areas such as, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The Science team has not attended before, it will be the first time they attend a Science conference in years. The information at the conference will also address the new Science standards, assessments and teaching strategies.
 
Financial Impact:
Funding: Title 1 Registration: $1,525 Lodging: $3,960 Airfare: $4,130 Rentals: $800 Meals: 1,695 Substitutes: $2,600 TOTAL (approximately): $14,500
Attachments:
National Conf on Science Education
J. INFORMATION ITEMS
J.1. Superintendent's Report
J.2. Measure V Update
J.3. Association Comments (ACT/CSEA)
J.4. ROP Committee
LCAP Committee

J.5. Accounts Payable Pre-list.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business Services
Attachments:
Prelist for Dec. 3, 2019
Prelist for Nov. 21, 2019
J.6. Board Reports-These are informational reports by board members. No action is taken.
K. ACTION ITEMS - Consideration & action/approval of the following items:
K.1. Memorandum of Understanding between CUSD and Imperial County School for Food Service Cooperative.
Speaker:
Gilbert Venegas, Director of Food Services
Rationale:
Approval of the attached Memorandum of Understanding between the member agencies of the Imperial County Food Service Cooperative to include Calexico Unified School District, Calipatria Unified School District, Central Union High School District, El Centro Elementary School District, Heber Elementary School District, Holtville Unified School District, Imperial Unified School District, Meadows Union Elementary School District, Seeley Union School District, Westmorland Union School District, Mc Cabe Union School District and Imperial County Probation Department - Juvenile Hall
 
Attachments:
MOU 2019-2020 IV CO OP
K.2. Agreement Between Calexico Unified School District and Jesse Douglas Hartline for Division of the State Architect Certified Project Professional Inspector Services.
Speaker:
Cesar L. Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business Services
Rationale:
On the December 13, 2018 Board meeting, the Board of Education approved an agreement between Calexico Unified School District and Jesse Douglas Hartline for DSA inspection services on all Measure V facility projects. A termination letter for this agreement was set forth on December 2, 2019 giving 30-day notice to said inspector. This new agreement, which better serves the District's needs will be effective January 1, 2020.
 
Financial Impact:
Not to exceed $80.00 per hour.
Attachments:
New Agreement
Termination Letter
K.3. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District and Imagine Learning for Piloting Software for the 2019-20 School Year at Cesar Chavez Elementary.
Speaker:
Mayra Molina
Rationale:
Imagine Learning is an online supplemental instructional resource and intervention program for language arts and math that provides language support to English learners. Cesar Chavez Elementary would like to pilot during this 2019-20 school.
 
Financial Impact:
No fee at this time. 90 day trial.
Attachments:
Imagine Learning Pilot Agreement
K.4. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District and All American Inspection, Inc. for Professional Services for Inspector of Record.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business
Attachments:
All American Inspections Proposal
Consultant Agreement
K.5. Agreement for Construction Services (Small Projects) with Derma's Floor Covering.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business
Rationale:
William Moreno Jr. High School (Classroom P5 & Units 17 & 18) and Aurora High School restroom flooring needs replacement.
 
Financial Impact:
Funding: restrictive maintenance Amount not to exceed: $54,874.10
Attachments:
Agreement for Construction Svs.-Derma's Flooring
Aurora High FIT Report
K.6. Agreement between Calexico Unified School District and Landmark Consultants, Inc. for Special Inspections Services related to Projects A2 and A3 (Measure V) Construction Projects effective January 1, 2020. Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business
Rationale:
Landmark Consultants, Inc. is an independent consultant that provides professional testing services in compliance with the Division of the State Architect requirements for California public schools. Landmark Consultants is to provide their professional testing services for Measure V A2 and A3 projects (2, 2-story buildings at CHS). The various testing and reporting rates are listed on the attached agreement as Exhibit A.
 
Financial Impact:
Measure V: Not to exceed 1% of project cost.
Attachments:
Agreement
K.7. Extension to Lease Agreement between Imperial County Behavioral Health Services and Calexico Unified School District for 2019-2020 school year.
Speaker:
Dennis Price
Rationale:
Lease Agreement renewal for 2019-2020 school year, between Calexico Unified School District and Imperial County Behavioral Health Services Vista Sands Program to house Vista Sands Program at Kennedy Gardens Elementary School. This program is designed to provide behavioral and socialization services to children 7 to 12 years of age throughout our Calexico Unified School District.
 
Financial Impact:
Mental Health Funds
Attachments:
2019-2020 Vista Sands First Extension Amendment to Lease Agreement KG
K.8. Memorandum of Understanding between Calexico Unified School District and Imperial County Office of Education Support Services Department for Nursing/LVN Services 2019-2020 Fiscal Year.
Speaker:
Dennis Price
Rationale:
The Imperial County Office of Education Services Department licensed vocational nurse provides professional nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to care for special needs students. The licensed vocational nurse is under the immediate direction of ICOE school nurse in implementing physician orders for services rendered to students enrolled in the ICOE - Special Education School based programs. The specific nursing services covered in this MOU are for medically necessary medical supervision of students during daily home to school transportation. Nurses ride on the bus with students to and from school. LEA's are responsible for costs of services provided to students before and after school.
 
Financial Impact:
$22,769-Medi-cal Administrative Funds
Attachments:
ICOE MOU
K.9. Memorandum of Understanding between Calexico Unified School District & The Neighborhood House of Calexico for the Use of the CHS 9th Grade Campus Gym for Winter Homeless Shelter.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business
Attachments:
MOU-Neighborhood House
K.10. Rejection of Claim: Alvaro Reyes Echeverria vs Calexico Unified School District.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business Services
Rationale:
The District has received a claim for damages incurred by Cesar Chavez Elementary students while throwing rocks to a glass sliding door of a house behind the school.
 
Financial Impact:
General Fund: Unknown at this time.
Attachments:
Claim Form
Quote
K.11. Waive First & Second Reading of, and Consider Deletion, Board Policy/Administrative Regulation/Exhibit 0520.2-Title I Program Improvement Schools.
Speaker:
Brisa Huerta-Price
Rationale:
Federal program improvement requirements were suspended for the 2017-18 school year and was, beginning in the 2018-19 school year, replaced by a new system of comprehensive and targeted improvement established by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
 
Attachments:
BP/AR/E 0520.2
K.12. Waive First & Second Reading of, and Consider Deletion, Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 0520.3-Title I Program Improvement Districts.
Speaker:
Brisa Huerta-Price
Rationale:
Policy needs to be deleted as federal program improvement requirements were suspended for the 2017-18 school year and have, beginning in the 2018-19 school year, been replaced by a new system of comprehensive and targeted improvement established by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
 
Attachments:
BP/AR 0520.3-Title I Program Improvement Districts
K.13. First Reading Board Policy 0520-Intervention for Underperforming Schools.
Speaker:
Brisa Huerta-Price
Rationale:
New policy contains material formerly in BP 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan regarding interventions to support the continuous improvement of student performance within the priorities identified in the district's LCAP. Paragraph added to reference interventions that will be provided to schools identified by the California Department of Education (CDE) for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI), targeted support and improvement (TSI), and additional targeted support and improvement (ATSI).
 
Attachments:
BP 0520
K.14. First Reading of Revised Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6171-Title I Programs.
Rationale:
Policy updated to address (1) the requirement to use federal Title I funds to supplement, not supplant, funds available from state and local sources; (2) use of the district's local control and accountability plan to fulfill requirements for the Title I local educational agency plan; and (3) methods for demonstrating the comparability of services between Title I and non-Title I schools. Regulation updated to reflect amendments by the Every Student Succeeds Act related to schoolwide programs, targeted assistance programs, and participation by private school students.
 
Attachments:
Current BP/AR 6171
Proposed BP/AR 6171
K.15. First Reading of Revised Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 0520.1-Comprehensive And Targeted Support and Improvement.
Speaker:
Brisa Huerta-Price
Rationale:
The changes to the policy address the state's new accountability system, developed in response to federal Title I requirements, to provide interventions to schools identified by CDE for CSI, TSI, or ATSI. Policy includes criteria for the identification of schools, requirements for a school improvement plan, and actions to be taken if implementation of the school plan is unsuccessful after a specified period of years.
 
Attachments:
Current BP/AR 0520.1
Proposed Revised BR/AR 0520.1
K.16. Second Reading of Revised Board Policy 9110-Terms of Office.
Speaker:
Carlos R. Gonzales, Superintendent
Rationale:
Bylaw updated to reflect New Law (AB 2449) which changes the commencement of the term of office of board members from the first Friday in December following the election to the second Friday in December.
 
Attachments:
BB 9110-Terms of Office Revised
K.17. Provisional Internship Permit for Roberto A. Arevalo for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Speaker:
Brian J. Thurman, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources & Risk Management
Rationale:
The individual 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 employee this individual. Applicant information: Roberto A. Arevalo, Enrique Camarena Jr. High, Science Teacher, Grade: 7-8
 
K.18. Resolution regarding Disposition of Surplus Personal Property to Gobierno Del Estado de Baja California.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business
Rationale:
Student Furniture are antiquated and unserviceable. Therefore, surplus is recommended for recycling.
 
Financial Impact:
None to report
Attachments:
Resolution-Surplus Personal Property
Surplus Equipment Form
K.19. Resolution In Support of Proposition 13-Public Preschool, K-12 & College Health & Safety Bond Act of 2020.Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Speaker:
Elisa Ramirez, Asst. Superintendent
Attachments:
Prop 13 Resolution
K.20. Approval of the 2019-20 First Interim Report for Fiscal Year.
Speaker:
Cesar Vega, Asst. Supt. of Business Services
Rationale:
In accordance with Education Code Sections 42130 and 42131, school districts are required to prepare and submit two interim financial reports to the Governing Board. The purpose of these reports is to notify appropriate State and County Office of Education officials as to whether or not the District will be able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the current year and for two subsequent years. The Board of Trustees is required to certify each interim report to indicate that it has been informed of the financial stability of the District. The Statuses of 1988 also requires the Superintendent to certify that an Interim Report review has been conducted using the State adopted Criteria and Standards. As mandated by A.B. 1200, the District's First Interim reporting period is based upon activities from July 1 through October 31. The Second Interim reporting period is July 1 through January 31. The Board of Trustees is required to certify each interim report within 45 days after the end of the reporting period. After approval of the financial statements by the Board of Trustees, the financial statements are forwarded to the Imperial County Office of Education, which reviews them for mathematical accuracy and compliance of technical provisions. After this review, they are forwarded to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
 
Attachments:
First Interim Narrative and Budget Report
K.21. Certificated Employment Report.
Speaker:
Brian J. Thurman Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Attachments:
12 12 19 Certificated Employment Report
K.22. Classified Employment Report.
Attachments:
Classified Employment Report
L. RECONVENE TO EARLIER CLOSED SESSION (SEE ABOVE, ITEM D)
M. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
N. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION(S) TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
O. ADJOURNMENT
Disability Information:
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Published: December 9, 2019, 4:31 PM

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