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Previous MeetingMarch 03, 2015 05:50 PM
Board of Education - Regular Business Meeting
2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, California
Board of Education Meeting

 

  
Preliminary Information

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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 2 and 3     
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 -- Linda Halisi, Student Board Member     
         
d. Adoption of Minutes - January 12, 2015, Special Board Meeting      (V)  
         
e. Adoption of Minutes - February 3, 2015, Regular Business Meeting      (V)  
Unfold 4.  SPECIAL RECOGNITION   
         
a. 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners - Madison Smitley, JingWen Pu, and Clare Bland     
  By Dr. Ryan Lewis, Principal and Carlotta Maggi, Teacher – Santiago High School
Unfold 5.  PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD   
         
a. Project Based Learning - Coronita Elementary School     
  By Kevin Kazala, Principal and Students
6.  SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT   
Unfold 7.  PUBLIC HEARING   
         
a. 2015-16 Initial Successor Contract Proposal filed jointly by the Corona-Norco Unified School District and the Corona-Norco Teachers Association     
8.  HEARING SESSION   
9.  STUDENT BOARD MEMBER'S REPORT   
10.  BOARD MEMBERS' REPORTS   
Unfold 11.  ACTION SESSION   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve and/or accept the consent items:      (V)  
 

Executive Services: 12a 
Educational Services: 13a-f 
Instructional Support: 14a-m 
Business Services: 15a-h 
Facilities: 16a-h 
Human Resources: 17a-h

Unfold 12.  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 vote for no more than six candidates to serve as representatives to the CSBA Delegate Assembly.      (D)  (V)  
Unfold 13.  Educational Services, Lisa Simon, 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)  
 

California Weekly Explorer
On March 20, 2015, California Weekly Explorer will present "A Walk Through California" for fourth grade students at Adams Elementary School.  The cost is $425 and will be paid by the fourth grade fundraising account.

Science on the Go 
Beginning on March 18, 2015 through May 13, 2015, Science on the Go will provide four presentations to Barton Elementary School’s fifth grade students.  These presentations will include the Study of Magnetism, Electricity, and Rocks and Minerals.  The cost is $1,600 and will be paid by the PTA and fifth grade fundraisers.

James Twyman/Twylight Productions
During the 2014-2015 school year James Twyman, Twylight Productions, will present an interactive comedy hypnosis show set to music featuring Hypnotist HypnoTWYz, for a fundraiser at Corona High School.  The cost is $250 and will be paid by Corona High School.

Thor's Reptile Family
During the 2014-2015 school year, Thor's Reptile Family will present a reptile show for TK and Kindergarten classes at Corona Ranch Elementary School.  The cost is $1,000 and will be paid by the PTA.

West Coast Fundraising/Game Force
On March 6-7, 2015 West Coast Fundraising/Game Force will provide a Big Game Truck for students at Foothill Elementary School.  The Big Game Truck is provided by the PTA for top fundraising award.  This service is free of charge.

Sound Waves c/o N.A.M.E.
On March 5-6, 2015 the Foothill Elementary School PTA will provide a DJ party at lunchtime for students as a reward for PTA fundraiser.  This service is free of charge.

Game On Party Rentals DBA Lazertag Revolution
On March 13, 2015 Foothill Elementary School PTA will provide Lazertag Revolution for students as a reward for PTA fundraiser.  This service is free of charge.

Imagination Machine
On March 27, 2015 the Imagination Machine will perform stories written by students at Franklin Elementary School.  The cost is $1,100 and will be paid by the PTA.

Hidden Valley Nature Center
During the month of March 2015 Hidden Valley Nature Center will provide a demonstration on the difference between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks for fourth grade students at Harada Elementary School.  Students will make their own toothpaste using all natural materials, identify different rocks, and take home a rock ID card.  The cost is $300 and will be paid out of the fourth grade account.

John Abrams
On March 11, 2015 John Abrams will provide two assemblies titled "The Bully Game" to students at Highland Elementary School.  "The Bully Game" is an action packed assembly program designed to prevent bullying, repel peer pressure, and improve the overall school experience.  The cost is $900 and will be paid by the PTA.

Coast to Coast Soccer
Beginning March 6, 2015 through May 15, 2015, Coast to Coast will provide one-hour coaching sessions for ten weeks to ASES students at Home Gardens Academy.  The cost is $950 and will be paid by ASES.

Creative Sports, Inc.
On March 26, 2015 Creative Sports, Inc., will provide an assembly to students at Jefferson Elementary School.  Students will learn the benefits of doing their best, integrity, honesty, and self-worth.  The cost is $600 and will be paid by the PTA.

BMX Freestyle Team
On April 10, 2015 Robert Castillo's BMX Freestyle Team will perform a BMX Student Show/Assembly for students at Norco Elementary School.  The cost is $975 and will be paid by the PTA.

Riley’s Stone Soup Farm
On April 9, 2015 Riley’s Stone Soup Farm will present “Life in Colonial America” for the fifth grade students of Riverview Elementary School.  The cost is $810 and will be paid by the PTA and fundraisers.

Riley’s Stone Soup Farm
On April 14, 2015 Riley’s Stone Soup Farm will recreate pioneer days for the fourth grade students of Riverview Elementary School.  The cost is $630 and will be paid by the PTA and fundraisers.

Amazing School Assemblies
On May 28, 2015 Amazing School Assemblies will present “Animal Magic” for preschool through sixth grade students at Riverview Elementary School.  The cost is $900 and will be paid by the PTA.

Imperial Knights Production Company
On June 1, 2015 the Imperial Knights Production Company will perform a medieval tournament for students at Riverview Elementary School.  This performance will include a Drug-Free message, as well as games, dancing horses, jousting, and sword combat.  The cost is $1,500 and will be paid by the PTA.

Hidden Valley Nature Center
On March 17, 2015 Hidden Valley Nature Center will present Native American culture to the third grade students at Riverview Elementary School.  The cost is $175 and will be paid by the PTA.

Ultrasound Audio Inc
On June 3, 2015 Ultrasound Audio Inc. will provide audio and video production services for the graduation ceremony at Roosevelt High School.  The cost is $13,850 and will be paid by Roosevelt High School.

Elementary Art Smarts, Inc.
Beginning May 4, 2015 through June 5, 2015, Elementary Art Smarts, Inc. will provide art instruction on two separate days for all third grade students at VanderMolen Elementary School.  The cost is $258 and will be paid by the PTA.

Elementary Art Smarts, Inc.
Beginning March 4, 2015 through June 30, 2015, Elementary Art Smarts, Inc. will provide art instruction on two separate days for all second grade students at VanderMolen Elementary School.  The cost is $430 and will be paid by the PTA.

Thor's Reptile Family
On May 8, 2015 and June 5, 2015, Thor's Reptile Family will provide a hands on experience for first grade students at VanderMolen Elementary School.  Students will learn about reptiles, amphibians, animals, and the habitats.  The cost is $600 and will be paid by the first grade fundraiser account.

BMX Freestyle Team LLC
On April 24, 2015, BMX Freestyle will present a free style stunt show for students at Washington Elementary School.  The cost is $1,175 and will be paid by the PTA.

Laser Tag USA
On March 27, 2015 Laser Tag USA will provide laser tag activities for students at Washington Elementary School.  The cost is $995 and will be paid by the PTA.

Hoopitup! Worldwide
On March 23, 2015 Hoopitup! Worldwide will provide fitness assemblies for the students at Wilson Elementary School.  The assemblies will include interactive cardiovascular hoop workouts, latest age appropriate dance moves and music, and messages of nutrition, self-esteem, and anti-bullying.  The cost is $1,160 and will be paid for by a PTA Grant.

Mitchell Rosen, LMFT
Mitchell Rosen, LMFT, will speak to the CNUSD Leadership Team on March 12, 2015 on "How do we keep balance, support our staff, and lead in the time of monumental change."  The cost is $1,000 and will be paid by Educational Services.

Science 2 U
On March 20 and April 17, 2015 Science 2 U will present a science educational assembly to the students at Parks Elementary School.  The cost is $1,632 and will be paid by Parks Elementary School.

History Brought to Life
On April 2 and May 4, 2015, History Brought to Life will present an assembly to fourth grade students at Lincoln Alternative School.  Students will discover and describe social, political, cultural and economic life of Spanish missions and Mexican rancho periods.  The cost is $1,460 and will be paid by the K-6 Educational Fund.

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
Beginning March 5 through May 7, 2015, the Parent Institute for Quality Education will provide a nine week class for the parents of English learner students at Raney Intermediate School.  The classes will show parents how to achieve success for their students at each level of school and help them understand how to navigate the public education system.  The cost is $7,500 and will be paid with Title I funds.
 

         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2014-15 Agreement with the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools for Parent Engagement Leadership Initiative (PELI) training services at Washington Elementary School in the amount of $3,000.      (V)  (C)  
 

The Riverside Office of Education and 23rd District PTA have collaborated in the area of parent and family engagement through the Parent Engagement Leadership Initiative (PELI). Using Dr. Joyce Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvement as the research-based model for parent involvement within the county of Riverside, PELI was created by Kenneth Young, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, as the conduit to share the parent engagement message county wide.  The PELI curriculum has been developed based upon the Six Types of Parent Involvement and the Action Teams for Partnerships.

This curriculum is a ten module training including the topics of Parent Engagement:

  • Keys to Student Success
  • Positive Parenting in Public Education
  • Communicating
  • Volunteering
  • Learning at Home
  • Decision Making
  • Collaborating with the Community
  • Action Teams for Partnerships

PELI consultants will train a Washington Elementary School team of parents, administrators, and teachers with the understanding that those who have completed the training will take the material and train their parent groups (a trainer-of-trainer's model). Attendees are asked to participate in a pre and post survey in order to collect and document data specific to the goals of the Initiative.

         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Extended Day Field Trip requests from Anthony and Barton Elementary Schools; Home Gardens Academy; and Centennial, Corona, Norco, Roosevelt, and Santiago High Schools.      (V)  (C)  
 

Home Gardens Academy, Centennial High, Roosevelt High, and Santiago High School
Santa Clara, California
April 9-12, 2015
26 Female Students
22 Male Students
03 Adult Female Supervisors
02 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $18,900
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  FBLA members are competing at the State Leadership Conference.

Anthony Elementary School
Arrowhead Science Camp
May 18-22, 2015
62 Female Students
68 Male Students
05 Adult Female Supervisors (Actual site numbers will reflect a 10:1 ratio)
01 Adult Male Supervisor (Actual site numbers will reflect a 10:1 ratio)
Transportation:  District bus
Lodging:  Students will stay in dorms.
Estimated Cost:  $31,850
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers and donations
Purpose:  Sixth grade students will attend Science Camp.

Barton Elementary School
Pinecrest Conference Center, Arrowhead Ranch, Lake Arrowhead, California
May 26-29, 2015
101 Female Students
99 Male Students
05 Adult Female Supervisors (Actual site numbers will reflect a 10:1 ratio)
01 Adult Male Supervisor (Actual site numbers will reflect a 10:1 ratio)
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Students will stay in dorms.
Estimated Cost:  $46,000
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Sixth grade students will attend Science Camp.

Centennial High School
Catalina Island
March 20-22, 2015
13 Female Students
32 Male Students
01 Adult Female Supervisor
02 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Boat/parents will transport their child only to boat departure area
Lodging:  Students will stay in dorms.
Estimated Cost:  $11,700
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  11th and 12th grade students will attend Science Camp.

Centennial High School
Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, California
March 25-27, 2015
35 Female Students
16 Male Students
03 Adult Female Supervisors
02 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $10,500
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers/donations
Purpose:  AVID students will visit 7 colleges in 3 days.

Centennial High School
Palo Alto, California
March 26-29, 2015
51 Female Students
16 Male Students
04 Adult Female Supervisors
02 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $31,000
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  The Madrigals and Treble Choir will perform at a Choral Festival.

Centennial High School
Valencia, California
May 1-2, 2015
24 Female Students
28 Male Students
02 Adult Female Supervisors
02 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $7,644
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers/donations
Purpose:  Festival Winds concert performance at "Music in the Parks".

Corona High School
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Francisco, California
March 18-20, 2015
27 Female Students
21 Male Students
03 Adult Female Supervisors
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $16,301
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Junior AVID students will be visiting seven colleges in three days.

Corona High School
San Diego, California
April 9-11, 2015
22 Female Students
30 Male Students
04 Adult Female Supervisors
04 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $10,000
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Symphonic Band will participate in a Wind Symphony clinic, and perform at various sites.

Norco High School
San Diego, California
July 21-24, 2015
06 Female Students
00 Male Students
01 Adult Female Supervisor
00 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Parents will transport their child only.
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $4,350
Source of Funds:  Yearbook sales
Purpose:  Students will attend Summer Yearbook Workshop.

Roosevelt High School
Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, California
March 5-7, 2015
00 Female Students
05 Male Students
01 Adult Female Supervisor
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Parents will transport their child only.
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $1,500
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Student athletes will participate in Boys California CIF State Wrestling Championships.

Santiago High School
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
March 19-21, 2015
14 Female Students
01 Male Student
02 Adult Female Supervisors
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Parents will transport their child only.    
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $3,500
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Dance team will compete at the USA Nationals.

Santiago High School
Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California
April 9-12, 2015
02 Female Students
20 Male Students
01 Adult  Female Supervisor
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $6,000
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Students will compete at the National Skills USA competition.

         
d. It is requested that the Board of Education approve the revised Extended Day Field Trip request from Chavez Academy.      (V)  (C)  
 

Chavez Academy's Extended Day Field Trip request for students to visit the Catalina Island Marine Institute was approved at the January 13, 2015 Board of Education Meeting.

Chavez Academy would like permission to change the date of this field trip from April 8-10, 2015 to April 15-17, 2015.  Catalina Island's pier is damaged and will not be available for use April 8-10, 2015.

         
e. 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 Team 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 2014-2015 school year at its regular meeting on September 2, 2014.  The Board, on that date, also certified the fall sport coaches and other coaches at the five high schools.  The Board of Education certified the rest of the winter sport coaches and other identified coaches on November 18, 2014.  The schools’ remaining coaches for the school year were certified on February 3, 2015. 

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.

         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 65, Adult Education Week, March 23-27, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve a GATE Magnet program for Barton Elementary School, effective the 2015-16 school year.      (D)  (V)  
 

Corona-Norco Unified School District currently hosts two elementary GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Magnet programs. These are located at Garretson and Norco Elementary Schools. Students living in the Eastvale area interested in attending a GATE Magnet program have attended Norco Elementary School. 

As Eastvale has continued to grow and expand, the number of students who are identified GATE has increased and therefore, it is hereby recommended that the Board approve to expand the District's GATE Magnet program to include Barton Elementary School in Eastvale, effective the 2015-16 school year.  

Unfold 14.  Instructional Support, Michael G. Cobarrubias   
         
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 directions stipulated by the District Superintendent of Schools.      (V)  (C)  
 

Aparna Guttery MA, OTR/L
To provide occupational and physical therapy to special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $2,000 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Christina Samonte
To provide braille transcribing for special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $5,700 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy
To provide pediatric occupational and physical therapy to special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $4,000 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Courtney Leedom MFT
To provide psychotherapy to special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $3,750 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Providence Speech & Hearing
To provide speech and hearing services to special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $2,700 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Tasha Arneson, Ph.D. MFT
To provide case management for special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $30,000 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Dyslexia Training Institute
To provide an independent evaluation for special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $5,000 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Lifestages Center – Donna Demerjian
To provide independent educational assessment for special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $5,000 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Perry D. Passaro
To provide a psychological test on a special education student for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $5,500 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

David Anthony Johnson
To provide a motivational presentation at a Cultural Awareness Luncheon on February 24, 2015.  The fee will be $250 and will be paid through the Parent Engagement budget.

         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2015-16 Agreement with the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools for the Riverside County Office of Education Instructional Services Through the Community School Program.      (V)  (C)  
  The Riverside County Superintendent of Schools has an Agreement with the Corona-Norco Unified School District to provide instructional services through the Community School Program to CNUSD students who are not eligible for court school funding.  This agreement is renewed annually.  The attached agreement with the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools - Community School Program is for the 2015-16 school year.
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Extended Field Trip Requests from Adams Elementary; Corona Fundamental and River Heights Intermediate; and Centennial, Corona, Norco and Roosevelt High Schools.      (V)  (C)  
 

Proposed Extended Field Trip
Adams Elementary, River Heights Intermediate and Corona Fundamental Intermediate
Camp Buckhorn
Idyllwild, CA
March 13-15, 2015
23 Female students each camp
08 male students each camp
02 Adult Male Supervisors each camp
03 Adult Female Supervisors each camp
The student-staff ratio will be approximately 6:1
Transportation: Friday Night Live Contracted bus
Lodging: Students will stay in camp cabins.
Estimated cost: $3,240
Source of funds: Funding will be provided by Grades 6-12 TUPE Grant, and Riverside County Friday Night Live
Purpose: To promote youth development and healthy lifestyles, free of alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse among youth.

Proposed Extended Field Trip
Centennial, Corona, Norco and Roosevelt High Schools 
Camp Buckhorn
Idyllwild, CA
March 20-22, 2015
25 Female students each camp
11 male students each camp
03 Adult Male Supervisors each camp
02 Adult Female Supervisors each camp
The student-staff ratio will be approximately 7:1
Transportation: Friday Night Live Contracted bus
Lodging: Students will stay in camp cabins.
Estimated cost: $3,510
Source of funds: Funding will be provided by Grades 6-12 TUPE Grant, and Riverside County Friday Night Live
Purpose: To promote youth development and healthy lifestyles, free of alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse among youth.

         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the 2014-15 WorkAbility I allocation in the amount of $230,721.      (V)  (C)  
 

The Corona-Norco Unified School District has been awarded the following 2014-15 allocation for the following program in the following amount, by the California Department of Education.

  • 2014-15 WorkAbility I                                                  $230,721
         
e. 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 students’ 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 students’ 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 requests to grant the CAHSEE waivers under Education Code 60851 are for the following students: Nos. 198932, 202941, 230790, 313980.                
 

         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 045-14/15) for possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, and for possessing any knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil, 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. 048-14/15) for causing, attempting to cause or threatening to cause physical injury to another person, and because other means of correction are not feasible and/or the presence of the pupil causes a continuing danger, 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. 050-14/15) for causing, attempting to cause or threatening to cause physical injury to another person, and for possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, and for possessing any knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil, and because other means of correction are not feasible and/or the presence of the pupil causes a continuing danger, 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. 051-14/15) for causing, attempting to cause or threatening to cause physical injury to another person, and for possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, and for possessing any knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil, and for possessing any knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the student, and because other means of correction are not feasible and/or the presence of the pupil causes a continuing danger, 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. 052-14/15) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, and for 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 not more than one avoirdupois of marijuana, other than controlled 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)  
         
k. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 056-14/15) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, and for 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 not more than one avoirdupois of marijuana, other than controlled 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)  
         
l. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 057-14/15) for unlawfully possessing, using, selling, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, and for 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 not more than one avoirdupois of marijuana, other than controlled 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)  
         
m. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on the readmission cases listed (No. 182-10/11, 012-12/13) as recommended by the Administrative Hearing Panel in accordance with Board of Education rules and regulations, and in compliance with Education Code 48916. 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 approve the 2014-15 Safe School Plans.      (D)  (V)  
 

Education Code 35294.8 requires that each school submit their comprehensive school safety plan to the Board of Education for approval.  The purpose of the Comprehensive Safe School Plan is to develop strategies aimed at the prevention and education of potential incidents involving crime and violence on the school campus, as well as other emergencies such as, earthquakes, lockdowns, etc.  As part of the compliance both law enforcement and fire department have reviewed and approved the plans.  The Safe School Plans submitted for Board approval (which are available for review in the Instructional Support Division), are:

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

 

Unfold 15.  Business Services, Sherry Mata   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve Purchase Order Register dated 1/17-2/13/2015 and Warrants issued 1/21-2/18/2015.      (V)  (C)  
  Attached is the purchase order listing for the period January 17, 2015 through February 13, 2015 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. 7, paid January 2015 for monthly and hourly certificated and classified employees in the amount of $27,930,425.25.      (V)  (C)  
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Little Lake City School District piggyback bid for the purchase of bottled water and various grocery items from A & R Food Distributors for Child Nutrition Services through June 30, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code 20118, the District will be securing bottled water and various grocery items for our Child Nutrition Services program through a piggyback bid from Little Lake City School District.  Equipment, specifications and contract terms have been confirmed and meet District requirements.
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize staff to seek bids for classroom technology.      (V)  (C)  
  The District will be seeking bids for classroom technology.  This may include LCD projectors and install, document cameras, interactive whiteboards, and Extron audio-visual switching and control systems.  Specifications will be developed to obtain unit cost prices to provide districtwide base classroom technology on an as needed basis.

Bid results and recommendation for award will be presented at a future board meeting.
         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Contract No. 100614-CDW for the purchase of hardware, software, peripheral products, and professional services from CDW-G through November 18, 2018.      (V)  (C)  
  It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Contract No. 100614-CDW for the purchase of hardware, software, peripheral products, and professional services from CDW-G through November 18, 2018, with a maturity date of November 18, 2019.
         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Kern County Superintendent of Schools PEPPM 2015 Product Line Bid No. 527080 for the purchase of projectors, printers, scanners, and accessories from Epson through December 31, 2018.      (V)  (C)  
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the extension of NJPA Contract No. 022712-TFU for the purchase of floor coverings with related supplies, equipment, and services from Tandus Centiva US LLC through March 20, 2016.      (V)  (C)  
  On June 17, 2014 the Board of Education authorized utilization of NJPA Contract No. 022712-TFU for the purchase of floor coverings with related supplies, equipment, and services from Tandus Centiva US LLC through March 20, 2015.  However, each annual renewal must be board approved.

Pursuant to Education Code Section 17596, the District is exercising its option to extend the contract for one (1) additional one (1) year term, March 20, 2015 through March 20, 2016. Terms and conditions of the existing contract shall remain the same.
         
h. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2014-15 Memorandum of Understanding with the Los Angeles County Office of Education for students enrolled in the County Community Schools and Specialized High Schools programs.      (V)  (C)  
  The Corona-Norco Unified School District currently has non-mandatory expelled, district-referred students enrolled in Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Community School Programs and Specialized High Schools.  Under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), LACOE will not receive direct funding from the State of California for students enrolled outside of their district of residence.  This agreement will allow LACOE to request funding reimbursement from CNUSD for servicing students residing within our district boundaries.
         
i. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2014-15 Second Interim Financial Report and certification that the District will be able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year and two subsequent fiscal years.      (D)  (V)  
  Legislation requires that each school district prepare an interim financial report, and submit the report to the County Office of Education.  The Board is required to certify that the District will be able to meet its financial obligations for the current fiscal year and additional two-year budget projections.

This report contains updated expenditures and income reflecting the revised financial projections thru January 31.
Unfold 16.  Facilities, Ted E. Rozzi   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the utilization of Piggyback Bid No. 2010-0001, Los Alamitos Unified School District, for the purchase and installation of a modular building, Eastvale Elementary School, in the amount of $336,096.      (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 one (1) 36’ x 40’ relocatable classroom building by Silver Creek Industries, Inc.   

Silver Creek Industries, Inc. has provided a proposal to provide and install a relocatable classroom building at Eastvale Elementary School in the amount of $336,096.
         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the filing of a Notice of Completion for Category 16-Specialties, Roosevelt High School Locker Addition Project.      (V)  (C)  
  On October 7, 2014, the Board of Education awarded a construction agreement to Dalke & Sons Construction, Inc., for Category 16-Specialties, Roosevelt High School Locker Addition Project.

On January 30, 2015, the District and WLC Architects conducted an inspection of the work.  It was determined that all scope of work was substantially complete and in conformance with the agreement.   
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education award a contract to PCH Architects, Inc. for architectural and engineering services for security fencing at various schools.      (V)  (C)  
 

Pursuant to Government Code Section 4525-4529.5, the Facilities Division utilized a qualifications-based selection process to seek architectural and engineering services. The District is required to provide architectural and engineering services for Division of State Architect’s approval for security fencing at various schools. 

The schools include Victress Bower School; Adams, Anthony, Corona Ranch, Foothill, Franklin, Garretson, Highland, Jefferson, Lincoln Alternative, McKinley, Norco, Prado View, Riverview, Sierra Vista, Stallings, Washington, and Wilson Elementary Schools; Auburndale, Corona Fundamental, Norco and Raney Intermediate Schools; and Centennial, Corona, Norco, Orange Grove and Santiago High Schools. 

PCH Architects, Inc. has submitted a proposal for these services.  Final contract amounts will be determined after a complete survey of all sites.

         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education award a contract to PCH Architects, Inc. for architectural and engineering services at Centennial, Corona, Norco, Santiago and Roosevelt High Schools, for ventilation modifications, in the amount of $154,500.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Government Code Section 4525-4529.5, the Facilities Division utilized a qualifications-based selection process to seek architectural and engineering services.

The District is required to provide architectural and engineering services for Division of State Architect’s approval for HVAC modifications at Centennial, Corona, Norco, Santiago and Roosevelt High Schools.  PCH Architects, Inc. has submitted a proposal for these services in the amount of $154,500.
         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 63, Resolution of Intention of the Board of Education of the Corona-Norco Unified School District to Establish Community Facilities District No. 15-1 of the Corona-Norco Unified School District, and to Authorize the Levy of a Special Tax Therein.      (V)  (C)  
 

KB Home Coastal, Inc., has requested the Board approve formation of a new Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 15-1, for Tentative Tract Maps No. 32821-1 and 32821, that consists of 284 dwelling units located in the City of Eastvale. 

With Board approval CFD No. 15-1 will generate approximately $4 million in total developer fees, which is an additional $2.4 million increase in revenues that would have been collected under the current Level I school fee assessed by the District. This will improve the District’s ability to plan and construct schools in the City of Eastvale. As the lead agency, the District will have responsibility for CFD administration and an annual administration fee will be included in the CFD formation process.

         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 64 Resolution of Intention of the Board of Education of the Corona-Norco Unified School District to Incur Bonded Indebtedness not to Exceed the Amount of $6,500,000 Within Community Facilities District No. 15-1 of the Corona-Norco Unified School District.      (V)  (C)  
 

KB Home Coastal, Inc., has requested the Board approve formation of a new Community Facilities District No. 15-1 (CFD), for Tentative Tract Maps No. 32821-1 and 32821, 284 dwelling units located in the City of Eastvale. 

With Board approval CFD No. 15-1 will generate approximately $4 million in total developer fees, which is an additional $2.4 million increase in revenues that would have been collected under the current Level I school fee assessed by the District. This will improve the District’s ability to plan and construct schools in the City of Eastvale. As the lead agency, the District will have responsibility for CFD administration and an annual administration fee will be included in CFD formation process.

         
g. It is recommended the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 69, Awarding Contract for Pre-Construction Services to Construct Roosevelt High School Gymnasium Improvements.      (V)  (C)  
  To construct the project, the Facilities Division recommends the Board of Education approve 2014-15 Resolution No. 69, Awarding Contract for Pre-Construction Services to Construct Roosevelt High School Gymnasium Improvements. 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, WLC Architects is preparing the necessary plans to secure DSA approval. Parker & Covert reviewed all project documents and Facilities Division circulated an RFP to qualified lease-leaseback entities (“LLB Entities”) to provide pre-construction services, including but not limited to, design/constructability review of the design documents and value engineering of the plans and specifications for the Project. Facilities received and reviewed proposals of three LLB Entities for the Project.

The Facilities Division recommends the Board award the Pre-Construction Services Agreement for the Project to West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. for a “Guaranteed Maximum Price” of $507,109. After DSA approves the plans and specifications for the Project, West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. will provide Facilities Division, for its consideration, a final Guaranteed Maximum Price for the construction of the Project. At that time, Facilities will bring back to the Board for its consideration a second Resolution to approve the plans and specifications and lease-leaseback documents for the Project, and award the Construction Services Agreement to West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. for the agreed upon Guaranteed Maximum Price.
         
h. It is recommended the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 71, Awarding Contract for Pre-Construction Services to Construct Santiago High School Gymnasium Improvements.      (V)  (C)  
  To construct the project, the Facilities Division recommends the Board of Education approve 2014-15 Resolution No. 71, Awarding Contract for Pre-Construction Services to Construct Santiago High School Gymnasium Improvements. 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, WLC Architects is preparing the necessary plans to secure DSA approval. Parker & Covert reviewed all project documents and Facilities Division circulated an RFP to qualified lease-leaseback entities (“LLB Entities”) to provide pre-construction services, including but not limited to, design/constructability review of the design documents and value engineering of the plans and specifications for the Project. Facilities received and reviewed proposals of three LLB Entities for the Project.

The Facilities Division recommends the Board award the Pre-Construction Services Agreement for the Project to West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. for a “Guaranteed Maximum Price” of $509,556. After DSA approves the plans and specifications for the Project, West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. will provide Facilities Division, for its consideration, a final Guaranteed Maximum Price for the construction of the Project. At that time, Facilities will bring back to the Board for its consideration a second Resolution to approve the plans and specifications and lease-leaseback documents for the Project, and award the Construction Services Agreement to West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. for the agreed upon Guaranteed Maximum Price.
         
i. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 61, Authorizing the Execution of a Joint Community Facilities Agreement and Addendum Thereto (CFD No. 36).      (D)  (V)  
 

In the Eastvale area of the District, the Jurupa Community Services District (“JCSD”) is ready to form Community Facilities District (”CFD”) No. 36 to facilitate the payment of JCSD and other development fees. 

With Board approval of the Joint Community Facilities Agreement with the JCSD, the new CFD No. 36 to sell bonds, that include approximately $1.8 million deposit to the District, for the Level I school fee obligation based on the expected 122 dwelling units. Under the existing SB 50 statutes, the District would normally collect these fees over the two-year build-out period of the development. Accepting the lump sum deposit will improve the District’s ability to plan and construct schools in the City of Eastvale. In addition, with JCSD being the lead agency in the CFD formation, JCSD will have the responsibility for annual tax assessments and delinquency monitoring. 

The Board has previously approved similar Joint Communities Facilities Agreements for Jurupa Community Services District CFD’s.

Unfold 17.  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 accept the 2015-16 Initial Successor Contract Proposal filed jointly by the Corona-Norco Unified School District and the Corona-Norco Teachers Association.      (V)  (C)  
  In accordance with Section 3547(a) of the Government Code, a copy of the proposal has been available online as well as in the Human Resources Office for public view for the past 4 weeks.
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Agreement for Consultant Services with Ewing Consultants, Inc. for a classified employee classification and compensation study, in the amount of $57,500.      (V)  (C)  
  Ewing Consultants will perform a classified employee classification and compensation study for the Corona-Norco Unified School District.  Class descriptions will be prepared which accurately describe current duties, responsibilities, and requirements for classifications within the current CSEA Collective Bargaining unit.  A salary survey will be conducted including specific recommendations regarding the appropriate level of compensation for all classes.  The cost is $57,500 and will be paid by Human Resources.
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 66, Authorization for Elementary Credentialed Teachers to Teach Departmentalized Classes for Intermediate/Middle Schools, E.C. 44256(b) - Multiple Subject with 6/12 units.      (V)  (C)  
         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 67, Authorization for Single Subject Credential Holders to Teach in Intermediate/Middle Schools.      (V)  (C)  
         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 68, Authorization to Teach Subject(s) Outside Credential Area for High Schools.      (V)  (C)  
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 70, Week of the School Administrator, March 1 - 7, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
         
h. Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints      (V)  (C)  
         
i. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the listed Provisional Internship Permit.      (V)  
  State law, which went into effect beginning in the 2005-06 school year, requires public notice when employing someone on a Provisional Internship Permit.  The attached format meets the requirements of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and permits the District to obtain a Provisional Internship Permit for teachers who have not yet fully completed training for the permanent credential.
Unfold 18.  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 19.  CLOSING CEREMONY   
         
a. Adjournment      (V)  
         
b. Next Board Meetings - Board/Council Chambers, 2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, CA 92860     
 

March 17, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. - Board Study Session 
April 14, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Business Meeting
May 5, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Business Meeting
May 19, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. - Board Study Session 


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