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Previous MeetingApril 15, 2014 05:50 PM
Board of Education - Regular Business Meeting
2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, California
Board of Education Meeting

 

  
Preliminary Information

        Copies of the agenda materials are available in the Superintendent’s Office.  Pursuant to Government Code section 54957.5, writings that are public records that relate to an open session agenda item and that are distributed to a majority of Board members less than 72 hours prior to the meeting are available for public inspection at the above address in the Superintendent’s Office.

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(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold 1.  OPENING CEREMONY - 5:50 P.M.   
         
a. Call to Order     
         
b. Public Comment on Sections II and III     
Unfold 2.  CLOSED SESSION - 5:50 P.M.   
         
a. Student Expulsions/Readmissions/Admissions (Education Code 35146)     
         
b. Public Employee Appointment/ Assignment/ Reassignment/ Discipline/ Dismissal/ Release (Government Code 54957)     
         
c. Anticipated Litigation (Government Code 54956.9(b)(1)     
         
d. Negotiations - CNTA and CSEA Issues (Government Code 54957.6)     
Unfold 3.  OPEN SESSION - 7:00 P.M.   
         
a. Call to Order     
         
b. Report of Closed Session Action     
         
c. Pledge of Allegiance - Heather DePinho, Student Board Member     
         
d. Adoption of Minutes - Board Study Session, February 18, 2014      (V)  
         
e. Adoption of Minutes - Regular Board Meeting, March 4, 2014      (V)  
Unfold 4.  SPECIAL RECOGNITION   
         
a. High School Sports Recognitions - Centennial, Corona, Roosevelt, and Santiago High Schools     
 

Centennial High School
2014 State CIF Division I Boys' Basketball Southern Regional Champions

2014 CIF-SS Masters Meet Individual Wrestling Weight Class Champions - Dean Parker and David VanWeems

By Dr. Ben Roberts, Principal; Bill Gunn, Assistant Principal/Athletics; Josh Giles, Head Basketball Coach; and Randy Campbell, Head Wrestling Coach

Corona High School
2014 CIF-SS Division 2 Boys' Soccer Champions

By Dr. Danny Kim, Principal; Jason Mitchell, Assistant Principal/Athletics; and Michael Sutherland, Head Coach

Roosevelt High School
2014 CIF-SS Masters Meet Individual Wrestling Weight Class Champion, 2nd Place State - Nour Abdullatif

By Jeremy Goins, Principal; Tracy Edmondson, Assistant Principal/Athletics; and Mike and Stephanie Cataline, Head Coaches

Santiago High School
2014 CIF Northern Division Wrestling Team Champions
2014 CIF-SS Masters Meet Individual Wrestling Weight Class Champion, 2nd Place State - Mike Longo
2014 CIF-SS Masters Meet Individual Wrestling Weight Class Champion, 3rd Place State - Justin Thomas
2014 CIF-SS Masters Meet Individual Wrestling Weight Class Champion - Freddie Garcia

By Dr. Ryan Lewis, Principal; Steve Mitchell, Assistant Principal/Athletics; and Steve Glassey, Head Coach

Unfold 5.  PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD   
         
a. Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Federal Grant Award by Jodee Slyter, Director - Adult Education     
6.  SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT   
7.  HEARING SESSION   
8.  STUDENT BOARD MEMBER'S REPORT   
9.  BOARD MEMBERS' REPORTS   
Unfold 10.  ACTION SESSION   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve and/or accept the consent items:      (V)  
 

Executive Services: 11a-b
Educational Services: 12a-h 
Instructional Support: 13a- q
Business Services: 14a-h 
Facilities: 15a-i 
Human Resources: 16a-e

Unfold 11.  Executive Services, Linda K. White   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the gifts/donations.      (V)  (C)  
         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt revised Board Policy No. 1210, Community Relations, Participation by the Public, Access to School Premises.      (V)  (C)  
  The current Board Policy was written in 1985, and it is recommended that the original text of the Policy, as indicated by strikethrough, be deleted and replaced by the updated verbiage under the advisement of the California School Boards Association.  The proposed revisions to the current Board Policy are noted by bold and underline.  
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education appoint two Board representatives and one alternate to serve on the Corona Schools Committee.      (D)  (V)  
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education vote for a run-off candidate to serve as representative to the 2014 CSBA Delegate Assembly.      (D)  (V)  
Unfold 12.  Educational Services, David C. Hansen, Ed.D.   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Agreements for Contracted Services whereas the contractor agrees to render the services on the dates and times herein stated in accordance with the direction stipulated by the District Superintendent of Schools.      (V)  (C)  
 

Lizard Wizard
During the 2013-2014 school year, Lizard Wizard will provide two educational presentations/hands-on experiences into the world of reptiles to Kindergarten students at Barton Elementary School.  The cost will be $550 and will be paid by the Barton Elementary School PTA.

Science on the Go, Inc.
During the 2013-2014 school year, Science on the Go, Inc. will provide six presentations to 5th grade students at Barton Elementary School.  The presentations will include the study of Magnetism and Electricity, and Rocks and Minerals.  The cost is $1,400 and will be paid by the Barton Elementary School PTA and fundraising monies for 5th grade.

Vermont Volunteers Historical Association
On May 9, 2014, the Vermont Volunteers Historical Association will present a Living History Lesson - "The Common Soldier of the Civil War" to 8th grade history students at Citrus Hills Intermediate School.  The cost is $300 and will be paid by Citrus Hills Intermediate School.

CommCinema Mobile Digital Cinema Systems
On May 2, 2014, CommCinema Mobile Digital Cinema Systems will provide mobile digital cinema production services for a Family Outdoor Movie Night at Eisenhower Elementary School.  The cost is $1,500 and will be paid by Eisenhower Elementary School.

BebeKphoto
On April 18, 2014, BebeKphoto will be at Foothill Elementary School taking photos of 6th graders (individually and in groups) as a fundraiser for the 6th grade.  There is no charge for this service.

Full Spectrum Educational Services
On April 16, 2014, Full Spectrum Educational Services will provide two assemblies entitled "Bubble-Ology 101" for all students at Highland Elementary School.  From military applications, to medical technology, nuclear physics, and even the everyday light bulb, the assemblies will teach students the "ways of the Bubble."  The cost is $700 and will be paid by the Highland Elementary School PTA.

Art Workout LLC
During the 2013-2014 school year, Art Workout LLC will provide art instruction to the students of Home Gardens Academy ASES Summer Intersession program.  There will be 3 one hour classes tailored to each grade level.  The cost is $600 and will be paid by ASES funds.

The Imagination Machine
On May 12, 2014, The Imagination Machine will provide three performances to students at Jefferson Elementary School.  They will select student written stories and produce a play from the stories.  The cost is $1,435 and will be paid by the Jefferson Elementary School PTA.

Quantum Learning
During the 2013-2014 school year, Quantum Learning will provide a full day training on the 8 Keys of Excellence for five teachers, school counselor, student advisor, and assistant principal at Raney Intermediate School.  The cost is $2,750 and will be paid by Title I funds.

Hank Umemoto
During the 2013-2014 school year, Hank Umemoto will be the speaker for this year's Symposium of Tolerance at Santiago High School.  Mr. Umemoto will speak to sophomore honors classes who are partaking in their second semester symposium projects.  There is no charge for this assembly.

Wheels of Freestyle, Inc.
On May 23, 2014 Wheels of Freestyle, Inc., will present an Extreme Show for the students at Stallings Elementary School.  The cost will be $1,099 and will be paid out of Title I funds and ASES Base funds.

Thor's Reptile Family
On May 9, 2014 Thor's Reptile Family will present "Lizards and turtles and snakes, oh my! Frogs and bugs too!" to first grade students at VanderMolen Elementary School.  The cost is $600 and will be paid by the first grade fundraiser account.

Julian Mining Company
On May 2, 2014 and June 13, 2014 Julian Mining Company will present "The Gold Rush" to fourth grade students at VanderMolen Elementary School.  The cost is $1,788 and will be paid by the fourth grade fundraiser account.

Art Smarts, Inc.
During the 2013-2014 school year, Art Smarts, Inc. will provide educationally based art instruction to 5th grade classes at VanderMolen Fundamental Elementary School.  The cost is $118 and will be paid by the fundraiser account.

Art Smarts, Inc.
During the 2013-2014 school year, Art Smarts, Inc. will provide educationally based art instruction to three special education classes at VanderMolen Fundamental Elementary School.  The cost is $152 and will be paid by the fundraiser account.

Art Smarts, Inc.
During the 2013-2014 school year, Art Smarts, Inc., will provide educationally based art instruction to kindergarten classes at VanderMolen Fundamental Elementary School six times throughout the year.  The cost is $720 and will be paid by the fundraiser account.

Read Naturally Live
Read Naturally Live is an intervention program that engages students with a motivating curriculum supporting fluency, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.  During the 2013-2014 school year they will provide onsite training to teachers at Washington Elementary School.  The cost is $1,600 and will be paid by Title I funds.

BMX Freestyle Team LLC
On May 19, 2014, the BMX Freestyle Team, LLC will perform freestyle bicycling assemblies for students at Washington Elementary School.  The cost is $1,175 and will be paid by the Washington Elementary School PTA.

Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE)
The Riverside County Office of Education will provide CNUSD teachers with Professional Development services.  These services will be rendered during the Spring and Summer of 2014.  The cost is $10,000 and will be paid out of Professional Development funds.

         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Extended Day Field Trip requests from Centennial, Corona, and Santiago High Schools.      (V)  (C)  
 

Centennial High School
Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
April 25-27, 2014
09 Female Students
00 Male Students
05 Adult Female Supervisors
03 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Rental vans
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $2,500
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Girls Varsity Basketball Team will compete in a basketball tournament

Centennial High School
Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California
April 25-27, 2014
12 Female Students
23 Male Students
01 Adult Female Supervisors
02 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Parents will transport their child only
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $3,848
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers and/or sponsorships
Purpose:  JSA students will attend the Spring State Convention

Centennial High School
Ayers Hotel and Suites, Ontario, California
May 16-18, 2014
04 Female Students
00 Male Students
01 Adult Female Supervisor
00 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Parents will transport their child only
Estimated Cost:  $596
Source of Funds:  Yearbook account
Purpose:  Students will attend Yearbook Editors Leadership Training

Corona High School
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California
April 24-27, 2014
00 Female Students
02 Male Students
00 Adult Female Supervisors
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  District van
Estimated Cost:  $1,500 
Source of Funds:  Parent donations
Purpose:  Students will attend the Skills USA California Leadership Skills Conference

Corona High School
San Diego, California
September 26-27, 2014
15 Female Students
00 Male Students
03 Adult Female Supervisors
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Charter bus
Estimated Cost:  $5,000
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Students will compete in Girls Volleyball Tournament

Santiago High School
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California
April 24-27, 2014
06 Female Students
13 Male Students
01 Adult Female Supervisor
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  District bus
Estimated Cost:  $6,000
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Students will attend the Skills USA California Leadership Skills Conference

         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2013-14 Single Plan for Student Achievement for the schools listed.      (V)  (C)  
 

The Single Plans for Student Achievement are developed and updated annually with review, advice, and certification from the School Site Council.  The purpose of the Single Plans for Student Achievement is to raise the academic performance of all students to the level of state and federal achievement standards.  The Single Plans for Student Achievement integrates the purposes and requirements of all categorical programs in which the school participates.  Approval of Single Plans for Student Achievement is required by California Education Code 64001.  The plans may be amended as needed during the school year with School Site Council and District approval.  

The plans for the following schools are hereby submitted for Board approval and are available for review in the Curriculum and Instruction Department of Educational Services.

 

Elementary Middle/Intermediate High School
Adams Citrus Hills Centennial
Anthony Corona Fundamental Corona
Barton El Cerrito Kennedy
Chavez Norco Norco
Corona Ranch Ramirez Orange Grove
Coronita Raney Pollard
Eastvale River Heights Roosevelt
Eisenhower   Santiago
Foothill    
Franklin    
Garretson    
Harada    
Highland    
Home Gardens    
Jefferson    
Lincoln    
McKinley    
Norco    
Orange    
Parks    
Prado View    
Riverview    
Sierra Vista    
Stallings    
Temescal Valley    
Todd    
Vandermolen    
Washington    
Wilson    

 

         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the request for exemption from the Physical Education graduation requirement for the students listed from Pollard High School.      (V)  (C)  
 

Attached is a list of students from Pollard High School who have requested exemption from the Physical Education graduation requirement (20 credits). These requests are in compliance with Education Code 51241 and Administrative Regulation 6520 which states, in part, that "The Board of Education may grant permanent exemption from courses in physical education if the pupil is 16 years of age or older and has been enrolled in the 10th grade for one academic year or longer."

         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the request for exemption from the Physical Education graduation requirement for the student listed from Roosevelt High School.      (V)  (C)  
 

A student from Roosevelt High School has requested an exemption from the Physical Education graduation requirement (10 credits). This request is in compliance with Education Code 51241 and Administrative Regulation 6520 which states, in part, that "The Board of Education may grant permanent exemption from courses in physical education if the pupil is 16 years of age or older and has been enrolled in the 10th grade for one academic year or longer."

         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2014-15 Agreement with Project Lead the Way for STEM Education.      (V)  (C)  
 

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the Nation's leading provider of STEM Education.  PLTW prepares students for the global economy through its world class curriculum, high-quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities and professionals.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) strongly encourages students to complete the 4-year pathway.  The course sequence of A-G approved courses is as follows:  Introduction to Engineering Design (Freshman Year); Principals of Engineering (Sophomore Year); Specialization Course (Junior Year) - Local Choice - Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Digital Electronics; Capstone Course (Senior Year) Engineering Design and Development.

The Board of Education will approve the Agreement ("Agreement") substantially in the form of a draft and authorize the Deputy Superintendent Business Services, or their designee, to finalize and execute the Agreement and to negotiate, execute, and deliver all documents necessary to carry out the terms of the Agreement.

         
g. It is requested that the Board of Education approve the listed Integrated Math Courses.      (V)  (C)  
 

Over the course of the next three years, Corona-Norco Unified School District is making the transition from a traditional math course sequence, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, to an integrated math course sequence.  To accommodate this transition, the Board would need to approve the following courses:

    Integrated Math 1
    Integrated Math 2
    Integrated Math 3
    Integrated Math 1 Honors
    Integrated Math 2 Honors
    Integrated Math 3 Honors

Once these courses are approved, course codes will be provided to school sites for the building of master schedules.

         
h. It is recommended that the Board of Education certify that the District has met the conditions set forth in Title V, California Code of Regulations Sections 5593 and 5594, Temporary Athletic Coaches.      (V)  (C)  
 

According to Title V, California Code of Regulations, Temporary Athletic Team Coach Regulations, Sections 5593 and 5594, the Board of Education is asked to certify that coaches, identified to date, have met the requirements as detailed in Section 5593. 

The Board of Education certification timelines for athletic coaches were adopted for the 2013-2014 school year at its regular meeting on September 3, 2013.  The Board, on that date, also certified the fall sport coaches and other coaches at the four high schools.  The Board of Education certified the rest of the winter sport coaches and other identified coaches on November 12, 2013.  The schools’ remaining coaches for the school year were certified on February 4, 2014. 

The President of the Board of Education is asked to certify to the State Board of Education on a State form all coaches already certified for the school year. 

Dave Reid, District Athletic Director, has reviewed with the high school athletic directors the status of each coach relative to Title V and certifies that the provision of Section 5593 has been met by the schools and coaches.

Unfold 13.  Instructional Support, Michael G. Cobarrubias   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Agreement for Contracted Services whereas the contractor agrees to render the services on the dates and times herein stated in accordance with the directions stipulated by the District Superintendent of Schools.      (V)  (C)  
 

 

Dr. Tasha Arnerson

To  provide services as MHCM (Mental Health Case Manager) for students at risk for residential placement and/or to bring students back from residential placement.  Linkage between CNUSD, RTC’s, (residential treatment centers) and wrap around services.

         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2013-14 Master Contract with Brighton House, NPS.      (V)  (C)  
 

The District is responsible to provide a free and appropriate education for all eligible children living within the District boundaries.  On occasion the services of non-public, non-sectarian schools and agencies are necessary once District options have been exhausted.

It is necessary for the District to establish a master contract with any State-approved, non-public, non-sectarian school or agency which we anticipate utilizing for the 2013-14 school year.  Utilization of these non-public schools and agencies only occurs once authorized by a student’s Individualized Education Plan, reviewed by the Board, and an Individual Service Contract has been developed.  These Master Contracts have been reviewed by the law firm of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP for legal compliance and are available for review in the Special Education Department. The Master Contract presented for approval is for the following agency:  

  • Brighton House - NPS

 

         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the listed California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) waivers under Education Code 60851.      (V)  (C)  
 

The California High School Exit Exam is a requirement for graduation for all students.  Education Code 60851 allows local Boards to waive this requirement for students with IEPs when they have achieved a score of 350 (which is a passing score) on both sections but where one or both sections were taken with the modifications considered necessary for all testing, as listed on their IEP (the act of taking the CAHSEE with modifications nullifies the results).  Essentially, the Board’s action will recognize that the student met the CAHSEE requirement and that the modification was necessitated by the student's disabilities.

Numerous requirements have been met prior to the request for a waiver, in addition to achieving a score of 350, all other graduation requirements must be met; the student's parent must request the waiver; the IEP must specify the use of a testing modification; the teacher must verify the request and supporting documentation; the principal must approve the request and request Board action; and the Special Education Department must approve the request to be forwarded to the Board of Education.

The request to grant the CAHSEE waivers under Education Code 60851 is for the following students:                                          

162586

166482

170356

170978

175310

175850

175983

177320

177348

177399

178460

178473

179066

182729

183641

183971

186031

186889

187336

187454

188250

188301

189052

189302

218455

219108

223851

223885

228327

230121

230661

230790

233233

243962

240844

246301

250151

251087

251162

289776

289947

290636

311551

320198

       

 

 

         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the 2013-14 Special Education allocations in the total amount of $515,471.      (V)  (C)  
 

The Corona-Norco Unified School District has been awarded the following 2013-14 allocations for the following programs in the following amounts, by the California State Department of Education.

  • 2013-14 Preschool Local Entitlement

$341,243 

  • 2013-14 State Preschool Grants

$16,802 

  • 2013-14 Federal Preschool Grants

$157,426 

 

         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2013-14 Resolution No. 73, School Nurse Day, May 7, 2014.      (V)  (C)  
 

School Nurse Day will be celebrated May 7, 2014 to recognize the significant role that school nurses play in improving the quality of life for students and to ensure their educational development promoting wellness and providing essential services to the schools.

         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 050-13/14) for disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties, and for making terrorist threats against school officials or school property, or both, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 055-13/14) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
h. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 056-13/14) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, and unlawfully possessing any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2(commencing with section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, except for the first offense for the possession of more than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
i. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 057-13/14) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
j. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 058-13/14) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
k. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 059-13/14) for willfully using force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
l. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 061-13/14) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
m. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 062-13/14) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
n. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 063-13/14) for possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, and for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
o. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 064-13/14) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
p. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 069-13/14) for committing an obscene act or engaging in habitual profanity or vulgarity, and committing sexual harassment. This section shall not apply to pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1-3, inclusive, as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations and in compliance with EC 48918. Materials have been given individually to all Board members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in Closed Session.      (V)  (C)  
         
q. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on the admission cases listed (BD: 07/27/96, 09/27/96) as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel, in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations, and in compliance with EC 48915.1. Materials have been given individually to all Board Members for review and consideration. Student confidentiality requires that discussion, if needed, take place in closed session.      (V)  (C)  
Unfold 14.  Business Services, Sherry Mata   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve Purchase Order Register dated 2/16/14-3/31/14 and Warrants issued 2/20/14-3/31/14.      (V)  (C)  
  Attached is the purchase order listing for the period February 16, 2014 through March 31, 2014 along with a more detailed explanation of orders in excess of $10,000 except warehouse stock, textbooks, consultant agreements, utilities and maintenance open purchase orders.
         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve Payroll Report No. 8, paid February 2014 for monthly and hourly certificated and classified employees in the amount of $26,976,771.18.      (V)  (C)  
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize Amendment No. 2 to the Self-Insured Claims Administration Services Agreement with Keenan & Associates through June 30, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  On January 17, 2012 the Board of Education awarded a contract for Self-Insured Claims Administration of our workers’ compensation program to Keenan & Associates.  The contract secures a year service term ending June 30, 2015.  However, each annual period of service must be board approved.

Pursuant to Education Code Section 17596, the District is exercising its option to extend the contract for one (1) additional term July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  Terms and conditions of the existing contract shall remain the same.

         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Savings Recommendation Agreement with Utility Resource Management Group, Inc.      (V)  (C)  
  The District and Utility Resource Management Group, Inc. (URM) will enter into a Savings Recommendation Agreement (SRA) and mutually agree that URM will serve as the District’s exclusive consultant in connection with the electric, water, sewer, and gas utilities. URM will perform audits and analyses with respect to the various utilities at all of the District’s present and future facilities.

The SRA will be effective for five (5) years from the date of signature. Upon mutual agreement of both parties and upon approval by the Board of Education, the agreement may be renewed for subsequent five (5) year terms. The cost savings generated will be shared, 40 percent to URM and 60 percent to the District, with the exception of any Proposition 39 energy savings measures.
         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize extension of the Software Licensing and Maintenance Support Agreement with Aequitas Solutions, Inc. for the Zangle Student Information System, through June 30, 2019.      (V)  (C)  
  On April 17, 2012 the Board of Education authorized the District to ratify an agreement with Aequitas Solutions, Inc. for software licensing and maintenance of the Zangle Student Information System through June 30, 2014. Aequitas Solutions, Inc. acquired stock of C-Innovations, Inc., the Zangle product suite, including the copyrights and all accounts receivable on January 9, 2012. The agreement has a provision to extend licensing and maintenance support for an additional five (5) years, compliant with Education Code Section 17596. Terms, conditions, and price schedules will remain in effect for the next term.
         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Piggyback Bid No. 48 12/13 B, Coachella Valley Unified School District, for the purchase of custodial supplies from Southwest School & Office Supplies for districtwide use through June 30, 2014.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20118, the District will be securing a significant portion of custodial supplies through a piggyback bid from Coachella Valley Unified School District. Equipment specifications and contract terms have been confirmed and meet District requirements.
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Piggyback Bid No. C-1032, Los Angeles Unified School District, Printing Equipment, Supplies, and Related Services with KIS Computer Center for districtwide use through March 31, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20118, the District will be securing a significant portion of printing equipment, supplies, and related services through a piggyback bid from Los Angeles Unified School District. Equipment specifications and contract terms have been confirmed and meet District requirements. The contract will be utilized by schools and departments districtwide; it is estimated that purchases under this contract will approach $200,000 during fiscal year 2014-15.
         
h. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Moreno Valley Unified School District Piggyback Bid No. 11-12-06, MO Custodial Supplies and Software, from GORM, Inc., for districtwide use through June 30, 2014.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20118, the District will be securing a significant portion of custodial supplies from GORM, Inc., through a piggyback bid from Moreno Valley Unified School District. Equipment specifications and contract terms have been confirmed and meet District requirements.
         
i. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Contract No. 111309-CDW for the purchase of computer hardware, software, accessories, and installation services from CDW-G through December 15, 2014.      (V)  (C)  
         
j. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the filing of a Notice of Completion for Bid No. 2013/14-PW101, Carpet and Tile Replacement, District Office and Riverview Elementary School.      (V)  (C)  
  On September 3, 2013 the Board of Education authorized the award of Bid No. 2013/14-PW101, Carpet and Tile Replacement to Floor Tech America, Inc.  

On February 18, 2014, Andrew Sterner, Director - District Support Services, conducted a final inspection of the District Office and Riverview Elementary School and determined that all work in connection with these projects has been completed in conformance of the bid specifications.
         
k. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the District to become a member of the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities).      (V)  (C)  
  U.S. Communities offers competitively bid commodity contracts to government, education, and non-profit agencies at no cost. Commodities include, but are not limited to, supplies, materials, equipment, and select service contracts. Public works contracts are excluded. In addition, membership does not require minimum or maximum order thresholds. The U.S. Communities membership is not intended to replace the District’s bidding process when bidding for a specific commodity or service is in the best interest of the District.

Prior to utilizing a U.S. Communities contract, a formal request will be submitted to the Board of Education for approval, stating the vendor name and contract number.

A copy of each contract utilized under U.S. Communities will be maintained in the District’s Purchasing Department for reference and auditing purposes.
         
l. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the District to become a member of the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA).      (V)  (C)  
  NCPA offers competitively bid commodity contracts to government, education, and non-profit agencies at no cost. Commodities include, but are not limited to, supplies, materials, equipment, and select service contracts. Public works contracts are excluded. In addition, membership does not require minimum or maximum order thresholds. The NCPA membership is not intended to replace the District’s bidding process when bidding for a specific commodity or service that is in the best interest of the District.

Prior to utilizing an NCPA contract, a formal request will be submitted to the Board of Education for approval, stating the vendor name and contract number.

A copy of each contract utilized under the NCPA will be maintained in the District’s Purchasing Department for reference and auditing purposes.
         
m. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) Contract No. 02-09 for the purchase of custodial supplies from Waxie Enterprises, Inc., through November 30, 2014.      (V)  (C)  
  NCPA Contract No. 02-09 with Waxie Enterprises, Inc. is effective through November 30, 2014 and is renewable annually for an additional three (3) years, if mutually agreed upon by Region XIV Education Service Center and Waxie.
         
n. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following Workers' Compensation Settlement Agreements: No. CN10275786 - $55,000; No. 473341 - future medical care; No. 473342 - $9,821.41 with future medical care; No. CN08232672 - $27,939.66 with future medical care; and No. CN11305970 - $4,140 with future medical care.      (V)  (C)  
Unfold 15.  Facilities, Ted E. Rozzi   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education award a contract to Inland Inspection & Consulting for project inspection services, Corona High School, in the amount of $19,680.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Division of State Architecture regulations, the Facilities Division is required to provide project inspection services for construction of the science classroom upgrades at Corona High School. Inland Inspection & Consulting has submitted a proposal for these services in the amount of $19,680.
         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education award a contract to R. Jensen Company, Inc., for site work, Garretson Elementary School, in the amount of $89,500.      (V)  (C)  
  On July 16, 2013 the Board of Education authorized Facilities to seek bids for the installation of modular classroom buildings at various sites.  Facilities determined that Garretson Elementary School needs two (2) additional classrooms for the 2014-15 school year.  

Project Bid No. F0013-003 was prepared, advertised, and opened on March 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  Two (2) bids were received.  The Facilities Division deems R. Jensen Company, Inc. as the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder with a base bid in the sum of $89,500.
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Piggyback Bid No. 2010-0001, Los Alamitos Unified School District, to refurbish and install modular buildings, Garretson Elementary School, in the amount of $79,054.04.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code sections 20118 and 20652, the District is permitted to utilize Los Alamitos School District’s Piggyback Bid No. 2010-0001, approved on October 8, 2010, to purchase and install a modular building by Silver Creek Industries, Inc.   

Silver Creek Industries, Inc. has provided the following proposal to refurbish and install two (2) district-owned modular buildings at Garretson Elementary School in the amount of $79,054.04.
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education award a contract to WLC Architects, Inc., for architectural and engineering services, Santiago High School, in the amount of $25,020.      (V)  (C)  
  The Facilities Division is required to provide architectural and engineering services to secure Division of State Architecture approval for Santiago High School Additional Improvements; Kiln, Drama and Cafeteria.  WLC Architects, Inc., has submitted a proposal for these services in the amount of $25,020.
         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Research Proposal and Agreement with True North Research, Inc., in the amount of $25,350.      (V)  (C)  
  To continue with data collection on a possible General Obligation Bond in 2014, the administration recommends the Board approve an agreement with True North Research, Inc. to complete a public opinion survey as described in the attached. True North completed a similar public opinion survey last year, and their work and response were exemplary.
         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the First Amendment to the Joint Use Agreement Between the County of Riverside and the District for the Joint Use of Library Facilities Located at El Cerrito Middle School for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.      (V)  (C)  
  In July 2004 the County of Riverside executed an agreement with the Corona-Norco Unified School District to establish a joint use of the library facilities at El Cerrito Middle School.  

The agreement has since expired, and the County of Riverside would like to extend the agreement for three consecutive years effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. The County of Riverside agrees to compensate the District for the use of the facilities at $955.09 per month with a 2% annual increase per year.
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the First Amendment to the Joint Use Agreement Between the County of Riverside and the District for the Joint Use of Library Facilities Located at Roosevelt High School for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.      (V)  (C)  
  In January 2007 the County of Riverside executed an agreement with the Corona-Norco Unified School District to establish a joint use of the library facilities at Roosevelt High School.  

The agreement has since expired and the County of Riverside would like to extend the agreement for three consecutive years effective  July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. The County of Riverside agrees to compensate the District for the use of the facilities at  $1,485.69 per month with a 2% annual increase per year.
         
h. It is recommended the Board of Education adopt 2013-14 Resolution No. 74, Awarding a Contract for Pre-Construction Services to Construct District Information and Technology Office Improvements.      (V)  (C)  
  To commence the work, Facilities recommends the Board of Education approve Resolution No. 74, Awarding a Contract for Pre-construction Services and Authorizing the use of the Lease-leaseback Project Delivery Method as Defined in Education Code Section 17406.  

Education Code Section 17406 authorizes governing boards, without advertising for bids, to lease property currently owned by a school district to any firm for a minimum of $1 per year to construct buildings, under which title to the property and buildings returns to the school district at the expiration of the lease.  Lease-Leaseback Agreements have been recognized by the State Legislature as a proven method to deliver school facilities on time, on budget, and with reduced risk associated with design conflicts, delays and costs overruns.  A school district issues a Request for Proposals to contractors experienced with Lease-Leaseback construction.  The school district reviews the RFP responses and selects the contractor whose experience and demonstrated financial capability provide the best value to the school district.

For the project, PCH Architects is preparing the necessary plans.  Parker & Covert reviewed all project documents.  Facilities circulated an RFP to qualified general contractors to provide pre-construction services.  Facilities reviewed proposals of three contractors to prepare the final recommendation.  The Facilities Division recommends the Board award the Pre-Construction Services Agreement for the Project to Neff Construction, Inc. for a “Guaranteed Maximum Price” of $0.00 (zero).

Upon completion of the plans and specifications for the Project, Neff Construction, Inc. will provide Facilities, for its consideration, a final Guaranteed Maximum Price for the construction of the Project. At that time, Facilities will return to the Board for its consideration a second Resolution to award the Construction Services Agreement for the Project to Neff Construction, Inc. for the agreed upon Guaranteed Maximum Price.
         
i. It is recommended the Board of Education adopt 2013-14 Resolution No. 75, Awarding a Contract to Replace Relocatable Classroom Building and Modernize Science Classrooms at Corona High School.      (V)  (C)  
 

In order to commence work, Facilities recommends the Board of Education approve Resolution No. 75, Awarding a Contract to Replace Relocatable Classroom Building and Modernize Science Classrooms at Corona High School, and authorize the use of the lease-leaseback project delivery method as defined in Education Code Section 17406.

Education Code Section 17406 authorizes governing boards, without advertising for bids, to lease property currently owned by a school district to any firm for a minimum of $1 per year to construct buildings, under which title to the property and buildings returns to the school district at the expiration of the lease. Lease-Leaseback has been recognized by the State Legislature as a proven method to deliver school facilities on time, on budget, and with reduced risk associated with design conflicts, delays and costs overruns. A school district issues a Request for Proposals to contractors experienced with Lease-Leaseback construction. The school district reviews the RFP responses and selects the contractor whose experience and demonstrated financial capability provide the best value to the school district.

For the project, PCH Architects prepared the necessary plans and secured DSA approval. Parker & Covert reviewed all project documents. Facilities circulated an RFP to qualified general contractors to provide construction services. Facilities reviewed proposals of two contractors to prepare the final recommendation. The Facilities Division recommends the Board award the Construction Services Agreement to Neff Construction, Inc. for a “Guaranteed Maximum Price” of $891,295.

         
j. Building Fund (Measure U) Final Audit and Financial Report     
  The expenditure of General Obligation Bond proceeds by the District is subject to stringent financial accountability requirements.  Performance and financial audits have been performed annually and presented to the board and posted on the Facilities website. All bond expenditures have been monitored by an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee.

Upon approval of the General Obligation Bond/Measure U proposition and sale of any bonds approved, the Board has taken actions necessary to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of bonds have been deposited.

The attached report is an annual Financial and Performance audit and states the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in accordance with the bond measure ballot language. All bond proceeds have been fully expended.

The final Financial and Performance Annual Report developed by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. is attached for your information.

Unfold 16.  Human Resources, Samuel Buenrostro, Ed.D.   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Human Resources Report which includes Certificated, Classified and Management employment, changes in hire dates, special education extended year assignments, summer school assignments, ratification of temporary assignments, changes in salary schedule placement, reclassifications, leaves of absence, reemployment list placements, suspensions, resignations, changes in resignation dates, rescinded resignations, terminations; Certificated extra duty assignments, changes in extra duty assignments, continued employment lists; and Classified anniversary step increases, changes in names of classifications, changes in hours and/or months, longevity increases and extra hours.      (V)  (C)  
         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the listed credential waiver(s).      (V)  (C)  
  State law which went into effect beginning in the 1995-96 school year requires public notice prior to the consideration of a waiver request for credentialing.  The attached format meets the requirements of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and permits the District to obtain a waiver for teachers who have not yet fully completed training for the permanent credential.
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2013-14 Resolution No. 76, Recognition of Classified School Employee Week, May 18-24, 2014.      (V)  (C)  
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2013-14 Resolution No. 77, Recognition of Day of the Teacher, May 14, 2014.      (V)  (C)  
         
e. Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints - April 2014      (V)  (C)  
Unfold 17.  CLOSED SESSION-Unfinished Business   
         
a. Student Expulsions/Readmissions/Admissions (Education Code 35146)     
         
b. Public Employee Appointment/ Assignment/ Reassignment/ Discipline/ Dismissal/ Release (Government Code 54957)     
         
c. Anticipated Litigation (Government Code 54956.9(b)(1)     
         
d. Negotiations - CNTA and CSEA Issues (Government Code 54957.6)     
Unfold 18.  CLOSING CEREMONY   
         
a. Adjournment      (V)  
         
b. Next Board Meetings - 2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, CA 92860     
  Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Business Meeting
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - Board Study Session

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