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Previous MeetingApril 14, 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 - February 17, 2015, Study Session      (V)  
         
e. Adoption of Minutes - February 24, 2015, Joint Meeting with RCCD      (V)  
         
f. Adoption of Minutes - March 3, 2015, Regular Business Meeting      (V)  
         
g. Adoption of Minutes - March 17, 2015, Study Session      (V)  
Unfold 4.  SPECIAL RECOGNITION   
         
a. 2015 CIF-SS Coastal Division and Masters Meet Individual Wrestling Weight Class 1st Place Winner – David VanWeems - Centennial High School     
  By Dr. Ben Roberts, Principal; Bill Gunn, Assistant Principal/Athletics; and Randy Campbell, Head Coach
         
b. 2015 CIF-SS Girls’ Championship Meet Individual Wrestling Weight Class 1st Place Winner - Shandrea Shelby and 2nd Place Winner – Sugey Ceja - Corona High School     
  By Dr. Danny Kim, Principal; Jason Mitchell, Assistant Principal/Athletics; and  Jim Bowers, Head Coach
         
c. 2015 CIF-SS Coastal Division Individual Wrestling Weight Class 1st Place Winner – Derek Abeln - Roosevelt High School     
  By Jeremy Goins, Principal; Tracy Edmondson, Assistant Principal/Athletics; and Mike and Stephanie Cataline, Head Coaches
         
d. 2015 CIF-SS Division 2 and SoCal Regional Division 1 Girls’ Soccer Champions - Santiago High School     
  By Dr. Ryan Lewis, Principal; Steve Mitchell, Assistant Principal/Athletics; and  Mike Fleming, Head Coach
         
e. 2015 CIF–SS Coastal Division Individual Wrestling Weight Class 1st Place Winner – Justin Thomas - Santiago High School     
  By Dr. Ryan Lewis, Principal; Steve Mitchell, Assistant Principal/Athletics, and Paul Herrera, Head Coach
         
f. Walmart Neighborhood Market - Bonnie Brown, Store Manager     
  By Kevin Kazala, Principal – Coronita Elementary School
5.  SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT   
6.  HEARING SESSION   
7.  STUDENT BOARD MEMBER'S REPORT   
8.  BOARD MEMBERS' REPORTS   
Unfold 9.  ACTION SESSION   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve and/or accept the consent items:      (V)  
 

Executive Services: 10a-d
Educational Services: 11a-f 
Instructional Support: 12a-k 
Business Services: 13a-r 
Facilities: 14a-b
Human Resources: 15a-c

Unfold 10.  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 new Board Policy 4192, Human Resources, Employee Resignations.      (V)  (C)  
  New Board Policy 4192-Human Resources, Employee Resignations is recommended by legal counsel and is brought forward for Board consideration.
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt new Board Policy 5524, Students, Student Services/Welfare, Administering Medication, and Monitoring Health Conditions.      (V)  (C)  
  This new Board Policy reflects the recommended administration of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors within its guidance.  These recommendations are in line with the published guidance from the California School Boards Association and the California Department of Public Health.
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 73, Adoption of Coronita Elementary School by Walmart Neighborhood Market.      (V)  (C)  
Unfold 11.  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)  
 

James Twyman
On May 21, 2015, James Twyman, Twylight Productions, will provide four hours of DJ service and three hours of photo booth for the Adams Elementary School sixth grade barbecue.  The cost is $774 and will be paid from the sixth grade fundraising account.

Lizard Wizard
Beginning May 8 through June 10, 2015, Lizard Wizard will present three assemblies for TK-K students at Barton Elementary School.  Students will get a hands-on look into the world of reptiles, amphibians, and more.  The cost is $825 and will be paid by Barton Elementary School.

Discovery Science Center
Beginning May 7, through June 1, 2015, Discovery Science Center will present The Discovery Cube, a water education program, to fifth grade students at Barton Elementary School.  There is no charge for this presentation.

Amazing School Assemblies
On May 8, 2015, Amazing School Assemblies will present the Animal Magic Fun Zone to students at Chavez Academy.  The magic show combines comedy, magic, music, and audience participation with live exotic pets.  The cost is $400 and will be paid by the PTA.

Hidden Valley Nature Center
On April 17, 2015, second grade students at Chavez Academy will participate in a rocks and minerals presentation presented by Hidden Valley Nature Center.  The students will learn about Moh's Hardness Scale, examine different rocks and minerals found in the earth and make toothpaste from minerals.  The cost is $275 and will be paid Chavez Academy.

Vermont Volunteers Historical Association
On May 15, 2015, the Vermont Volunteers Historical Association will present a Living History Lesson - "The Common Soldier of the Civil War" to eighth grade students at Citrus Hills Intermediate School.  The cost is $350 and will be paid by Citrus Hills Intermediate School.

Pioneer Living
On May 19, 2015, Pioneer Living will present an assembly on pioneer life to fourth grade students at Foothill Elementary School.  The cost is $600 and will be paid by the PTA.

BubbleMania and Company LLC
This item was originally approved by the Board of Education on November 18, 2014.    On December 10, 2014, the Bubblologist performed a show on the science of bubbles for students at Jefferson Elementary School.  The original cost was $320.  This agreement is being amended to include an additional charge of $30 to cover insurance costs, bringing the total to $350, to be paid by ASES.

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center
On April 22, 2015, Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center will present an assembly on fossils to second grade students at Harada Elementary School.  The cost is $1,786.50 and will be paid out of the second grade fundraising account.

Julian Mining Company
On May 8, 2015, Julian Mining Company will present an assembly on the California Gold Rush to fourth grade students at Harada Elementary School.  The cost is $2,359.92 and will be paid out of the fourth grade fundraising account.

Kids Reptile Parties.com
On May 12 and June 2, 2015, Kids Reptile Parties.com will present an assembly on reptiles to first grade students at Harada Elementary School.  The cost is $698 and will be paid out of the first grade fundraising account.

Julian Mining Company
On May 8, 2015, Julian Mining Company will present an assembly on the California Gold Rush to fifth grade students at Harada Elementary School.  The cost is $2,029.92and will be paid out of the fifth grade fundraising account.

Ryan Brennan
On April 22, 2015, Ryan Brennan and his company, Team Soil, will provide a BMX Stunt Bike Show for a PTA Family Night at Highland Elementary School.  Their message is to just say no to drugs and say yes to living a healthy life style.  The cost is $1,150 and will be paid by the PTA.

Rock On! Geology
On May 22, 2015, Rock On! Geology will show second grade students at Orange Elementary School how to compare physical properties of different kinds of rocks, compare, and sort common objects according to two or more physic attributes.  The cost is $325 and will be paid by Orange Elementary School.

Doug Carroll
On May 14, 2015, Doug Carroll will present a Civil War Living History assembly to students at Raney Intermediate School.  This assembly will include a three station rotation which consists of Abraham Lincoln, Union Infantry, and Confederate Artillery.  Students will go to each station to learn about life during the Civil War.  The cost is $1,700 and will be paid by Title I.

Hidden Valley Nature Center
On April 29, 2015, Hidden Valley Nature Center will present an assembly entitled "Biomes" to third grade students at Riverview Elementary School.  Using visual aids and live animals, they will demonstrate how animals adapt and survive in different environments.  The cost is $175 and will be paid by the PTA.

Active Sounds, Inc.
On April 28 and May 26, 2015, Active Sounds, Inc., will provide DJ services for Stallings Elementary School students.  The DJ party is a reward for Excellent Attendance.  The cost is $300 and will be paid by Stallings Elementary School's general fund.

Discovery Cube
On June 10, 2015, Discovery Cube will present "Reaction Lab" to the ASES Summer School students at Stallings Elementary School.  The cost is $325 and will be paid by ASES Summer School funds.

Street Beat
On June 12, 2015, Street Beat will present "Hip Hop Pizzazz" to the ASES Summer School students at Stallings Elementary School.  The cost is $950 and will be paid by ASES Summer School funds.

Inside the Outdoors
On June 8, 2015, Inside the Outdoors will present "The Traveling Scientist - Amazing Animals" to the ASES Summer School students at Stallings Elementary School.  The cost is $430 and will be paid by ASES Summer School funds.

John Abrams
On June 9, 2015, John Abrams will present "Animal Magic" to the ASES Summer School students at Stallings Elementary School.  The cost is $399 and will be paid by ASES Summer School funds.

Lizard Wizard
On June 11, 2015, Lizard Wizard will present an assembly on "Critters on a Cart" to the ASES Summer School students at Stallings Elementary School.  The cost is $225 and will be paid by ASES Summer School funds.

CABE Project 2 Inspire
Beginning in April 2015 and ending in May 2015, CABE Project 2 Inspire will provide Washington Elementary School EL parents with training workshops to help them participate and develop parent leadership skills.  The cost is $2,500 and will be paid by Title I.

ARCOIRIS Records
On May 18, 2015, ARCOIRIS Records will provide two assemblies with performer Jose Luis Orozco for students at Washington Elementary School.  The cost is $2,500 and will be paid by Washington Elementary School.

International Printing Museum
On May 6, 2015, International Printing Museum will present an assembly featuring Ben Franklin and his traveling printing shop to fifth graders at Wilson Elementary School.  The cost is $650 and will be paid by Wilson Elementary School.

Hidden Valley Nature Center
On May 19, 2015 and June 4, 2015, Hidden Valley Nature Center will present "Bones and Animal Adaptations" to third graders at VanderMolen Elementary School.  The cost is $500 and will be paid out of VanderMolen Elementary School's third grade fundraiser account.

Hidden Valley Nature Center
On May 15, 2015, Hidden Valley Nature Center will present an educationally based "insect" instruction to second grade students on Tracks A, B, and C.  On June 2, 2015, they will present an educationally based "rocks" instruction to second grade students on Tracks B, C, and D.  The total cost is $750 and will be paid by VanderMolen Elementary School's second grade fundraiser account and the PTA.

Linnie Frank Bailey
This is an amendment to the original Consultant Agreement approved by the Board of Education on January 13, 2015.  This agreement increases Linnie Bailey's CTE consulting by an additional 20 hours per month, giving her a total of 70 hours a month for April, May, and June 2015.  With the additional hours, her responsibilities will be to meet with CTE teachers to develop internships and job shadow opportunities for students, assist with the development of CNUSD website, newsletters and brochures and YEMP coordination for all intermediate and middle school sites.  Funding for the additional hours will come out of LCAP money for a total of $2,400 for three months.

Pearson Education
Beginning July 1 through August 30, 2015, Pearson Education will participate in CNUSD's three-day Literacy Conference, offering a customized presentation drawn from the content of Pam Allyn's Integrated Literacy Approach.  Pam Allyn will be a Keynote Speaker, providing one keynote speech per day (total of three different keynote speeches).  The cost is $12,000 and will be paid by Curriculum and Instruction Professional Development funds.

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

Raney Intermediate School
Alpine Camp & Conference Center, Blue Jay, California
May 26-29, 2015
50 Female Students
20 Male Students
05 Adult Female Supervisors
02 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Camp dormitories
Estimated Cost:  $14,910
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  IB students will attend science camp.

Corona High School
Northwoods Resort, Big Bear Lake, California
June 8-10, 2015
27 Female Students
13 Male Students
03 Adult Female Supervisors
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $6,600
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  ASB students will attend a Leadership Retreat.

Kennedy High School
AVID Junior College Tour, San Diego, California
April 20-21, 2015
37 Female Students
16 Male Students
02 Adult Female Supervisors
01 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $5,000
Source of Funds:  District general fund and fundraisers
Purpose:  AVID students will visit junior college campuses.

Norco High School
Big Bear, California
June 5-7, 2015
28 Female Students
12 Male Students
03 Adult Female Supervisors
01 Adult Male Supervisor
Transportation:  District bus
Lodging: Inn
Estimated Cost:  $3,200
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  ASB Summer Leadership Planning/Calendar Camp

Roosevelt High School
San Diego, California
May 11-12, 2015
51 Female Students
37 Male Students
04 Adult Female Supervisors
04 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Charter bus
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $2,000
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers and donations
Purpose:  AVID Sophomore College Tour.

Santiago High School
Orlando, Florida
December 27, 2015-January 1, 2016
00 Female Students
15 Male Students
00 Adult Female Supervisors
05 Adult Male Supervisors
Transportation:  Airplane
Lodging:  Hotel
Estimated Cost:  $25,050
Source of Funds:  Fundraisers
Purpose:  Boys' Basketball Team will compete in the KSA Events 2015 Holiday Basketball Tournament.

 

         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt the new intermediate and high school courses and selected textbooks/materials.      (V)  (C)  
 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

IB Design Physics
Basic Textbook:  
California Physical Science, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

Medical Life Science
Basic Textbook:  California Life Science, Prentice Hall
Supplemental Material:  Health and Science Pipeline Initiative

Medical Physical Science
Basic Textbook:  California Physical Science, Prentice Hall
Supplemental Material(s):  Health and Science Pipeline Initiative

Percussion Ensemble
Basic Textbook:  N/A
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Advanced Microsoft Word
Basic Textbook:
 MOS 2013 Study Guide:  Microsoft Expert Word; Microsoft Press, 2013
Supplemental Material(s):  Computer Software 

Digital Game Design
Basic Textbooks:  Brookey, R.A.  Hollywood Gamers: Digital Convergence in the Film and Video Game Industries.  Indiana University Press, 010; Cannon-Bowers, Janis.  Serious Game Design 7 Development: Technologies for Training & Learning.  1st ed. Information Science Reference, 2010
Supplemental Material(s):  Computer Software 

Digital Photography 2A/B
Basic Textbook:  Photography, Capture to Presentation (second edition) by Jack Klasey, Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher (www.g-w.com), c 2012
Supplemental Material(s):  Computer Software

History of Video Games
Basic Textbooks:  Kent Steven.  The Ultimate History of Video Games.  1st ed.  Three Rivers Press, 2010; Donovan, Tristan.  Replay:  The History of Video Games.  1st ed.  East Sussex, BN7:  Yellow Ant, 2010; Wolf, Mark, J.P.  The Video Game Explosion:  A History from PONG to Playstation and Beyond.  1st ed.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 2008
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

Honors Anatomy and Physiology
Basic Textbook:  Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th ed., Elaine Mariab
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

Introduction to Excel
Basic Textbooks:  Ageloff, Roy, Carey, Patrick, DesJardins, Carol, Oja, Dan and Parsons, June J. Excel 2013: New Perspectives, Cengage Learning, 2014; MOS 2013 Study Guide: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Press, 2013
Supplemental Material(s):  Computer Software

Introduction to PowerPoint
Basic Textbook:  Shelly, Gary B., Cashman, Thomas J., and Sebok, Susan L.  PowerPoint 2010: Comprehensive Concepts and Techniques, Course Technology, 2011
Supplemental Material(s):  Computer Software 

Introduction to Word
Basic Textbook:  Shelly, Gary B., Cashman, Thomas J., and Vermaat, Misty E.  Word 2010: Comprehensive Concepts and Techniques, Course Technology, 2011
Supplemental Material(s):  Computer Software

Medical Biology
Basic Textbook:  
Modern Biology, Prentice Hall
Supplemental Material(s):  Health and Science Pipeline Initiative

Medical Chemistry
Basic Textbook:  Modern Chemistry, Holt
Supplemental Material(s):  Health and Science Pipeline Initiative

MYP Art/Design
Basic Textbook:  Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2007, "Introducing Art"
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

Symphonic Wind
Basic Textbooks:  
Tone and Technique, Claude T. Smith; Symphonic Rhythms and Scales, Claude T. Smith; Scale Study, Raymond Fussell
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

Theatre Arts IB HL1
Basic Textbook:  
Schnaker, Harry H. and Katherine Anne Ommaney.  The Stage and the School, Glencoe, 1999
Supplemental Material(s):  To be selected

Theatre Arts IB HL2
Basic Textbook:  Schnaker, Harry H. and Katherine Anne Ommaney.  The Stage and the School, Glencoe, 1999
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

Video Game Prototyping
Basic Textbook:  Will Goldstone.  Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials.  Packt Publishing, 2011
Supplemental Material(s):  Computer Software 

Video Game Design: An Introduction to 3D Modeling
Basic Textbooks:  Ahearn, Luke.  3D Game Textures, 2nd Ed: Create Professional Game Art; Using Photoshop. 2 ed. Maryland Heights: Focal Press, 2003; Derakhshani, Dariush.  Introducing Maya 2011. 1st ed.  Indianapolis:  Sybex, 2010
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

 

ONLINE COURSES

Civil War
Basic Textbook:
 Odysseyware
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

Vietnam Era
Basic Textbook:  
Odysseyware
Supplemental Material(s):  N/A

 

         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Understanding and Statement of Work with the University of California for Transcript Evaluation Services (TES) at Centennial and Corona High Schools through the 2016-17 school year.      (V)  (C)  
 

Centennial and Corona High Schools both have the Puente Program at their respective school sites.  The mission of Puente is “to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities; earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations."  

Centennial and Corona High Schools have been informed by Jane Allsopp, Director, Secondary Programs and Training, Puente Project, that their schools have received a sponsorship award to receive a free subscription to the University of California Transcript Evaluation Service (TES) through the 2016-17 academic year.  

The primary purpose of the Transcript Evaluation Service is to provide a viable tool to monitor the progress of students in grades 9-12 with completing A-G courses. The subscription includes TES evaluations, results, resources, and in-person trainings.  Acceptance of the sponsorship award requires the submission of the attached MOU and Statement of Work as well as the responsibility of fulfilling the terms and conditions outlined in both.

         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education extend the STEM Education Agreement with Project Lead the Way through June 30, 2016.      (V)  (C)  
 

The purpose of the attached extension agreement is to renew the PLTW agreement for Corona High School for the 2015-2016 school year.

PLTW is a non-profit organization with 501 (c) (3) status based in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Their hands-on, activity/problem/project-based curriculum is in over 6,500 schools in the United States and is considered a leading solution for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.  Per the 2014-2015 PLTW Agreement, Corona High School is completing the first year of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Program.  The implementation of PLTW Engineering Program at Corona High School is part of an i3 PLTW research grant conducted by NextEd.  Corona High School began the PLTW Engineering Program with the Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) course for the 2014-2015 school year.  In the 2015-2016 school year Corona High School will be offering the second course in the PLTW Engineering Program:  Principles of Engineering (POE).    

         
f. 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).  This request is in compliance with Education Code 51241 and Administrative Regulation 6520 which state, in part, that "The Board of Education may grant permanent exemption from courses in physical education if the pupil is 16 year of age or older and has been enrolled in the 10th grade for one academic year or longer."

         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Grants Partnership Subscription Agreement with Hanover Research in the amount of $38,500, effective April 22, 2015.      (D)  (V)  
 

Hanover Research will provide our district with grant-development support through a systematic approach comprised of grant funding strategy, research-based grants prospecting, program development consultation, grant proposal development, and grant alerts.  As the client, our district has the authority to decide which grants to pursue through Hanover Research.

The Hanover Research Partnership runs twelve months beginning on April 22, 2015.  The cost is $38,500 and will be paid for through Local Control Accountability Funding. 

Unfold 12.  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)  
 

Daniel and Davis Optometry
To provide vision services to special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $5,000 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Mitchel Perlman, Ph.D.
To provide independent educational assessments to special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $5,000 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

Robert Luis Mendoza
To provide DJ services for Foster Youth Luncheons for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $800 and will be paid through the Foster Youth budget.

Sweetman Systems
To provide vision impairment assessment and develop software to read, navigate, and access social media for special education students for the 2014-15 school year.  The fee will be $500 and will be paid through Special Education funds.

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

165857

174008

174966

   178047

179937

180283

184374

184494

185945

185978

186780

187862

189031

191853

195373

195692

195768

195775

195996

   196557

198225

198778

200393

200445

202297

203767

207869

    224506

234245

242027

246798

247352

250987

251511

290519

    313241

321347

323365

330081

331121

332043

338444

 

 

 

 

         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 72 – School Nurse Day, May 6, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  School Nurse Day will be celebrated on May 6, 2015 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.
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 82 – National Child Abuse Prevention Month - April 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  Child abuse is an ongoing societal problem that impacts children across our nation.  Child abuse occurs across cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic strata in our society.  Although schools provide an important intervention in the fight against child abuse, prevention of child abuse is ultimately a community responsibility and successful programs involve partnerships between schools, law enforcement agencies, religious organizations, other community organizations, and the citizenry of our community.

Schools, students, parents and community members are encouraged to wear blue on April 15, 2015 to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Day and to engage in a variety of awareness and prevention activities designed to make our communities safer for all children and adolescents
         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 054-14/15) for unlawfully offering, arranging, or negotiating to sell anything represented as a controlled substance, and unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, 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)  
         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 055-14/15) 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 possessing not 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)  
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 058-14/15) 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 possessing not 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)  
         
h. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an expulsion case (No. 060-14/15) for committing an obscene act or engaging in habitual profanity or vulgarity, and committing sexual harassment, and for committing or attempting to commit sexual assault as defined in subdivision (n) of Section 48900, 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. 061-14/15) for causing, attempting to cause or threatening to cause physical injury to another person, and for disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties, and for intentionally engaging in harassment, threats, or intimidation sufficiently severe or pervasive to disrupt classwork by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, 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 the readmission case listed (No. 074-13/14), 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)  
         
k. It is recommended that the Board of Education take action on an admission cases (BD: 09/13/00, 02/12/02) 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 13.  Business Services, Sherry Mata   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve Purchase Order Register dated 2/14-3/24/2015 and Warrants issued 2/18-4/01/2015.      (V)  (C)  
  Attached is the purchase order listing for the period February 14, 2015 through March 24, 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. 8, paid February 2015 for monthly and hourly certificated and classified employees in the amount of $28,033,935.37.      (V)  (C)  
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize staff to reject all bids for irrigation supplies, Bid No. 2014/15-012, and authorize staff to seek new bids.      (V)  (C)  
  On November 18, 2014 the Board of Education authorized bids for irrigations supplies for Maintenance and Operations.  Bids were opened on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., three (3) bids were received and deemed non-responsive.

It is recommended that the Board of Education reject all proposals submitted for Irrigation Supplies Bid No. 2014/15-012 due to non-responsiveness and authorize staff to seek new bids for irrigation supplies.
         
d. It is recommended that the Board of Education award Bid No. 14/15-010, musical instruments, to Nick Rail in the amount of $135,809; Music & Art in the amount of $37,061; and to JKEAA Music in the amount of $188,871.      (V)  (C)  
  On February 3, 2015, the Board of Education authorized the preparation of a bid for musical instruments.  The term of the contract is through April 15, 2018.  

The bid was advertised as required with a due date of March 5, 2015 at 10:00 am.  Three (3) vendors responded to the call for bids.  The District performed a thorough evaluation of all bids.  Bid award is based on lowest bid and meeting District specifications.
         
e. It is recommended that the Board of Education award Bid No. 14/15-011, band uniforms, to Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. in the amount of $65,756.25, and Demoulin Brothers & Co. in the amount of $76,128.50.      (V)  (C)  
  On February 3, 2015, the Board of Education authorized the preparation of a bid for band uniforms.  The term of the contract is through April 15, 2018.

The bid was advertised as required with a due date of March 23, 2015 at 10:00 am.  Two (2) vendors responded to the call for bids.  The District performed a thorough evaluation of all bids.  Bid award is based on lowest bid and meeting District specifications.
         
f. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the utilization of California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) Contract No. 4-14-75-0053A for the purchase of cleaning equipment and janitorial supplies from Gorm, Inc. through January 31, 2019.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code 20118, the District will be securing cleaning equipment and janitorial supplies from Gorm, Inc. through California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) Contract No. 4-14-75-0053A through January 31, 2019.  
         
g. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) No. B27164 for the purchase of computer equipment, peripherals, and related services from Hewlett-Packard Company through September 30, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code 20118, the District will be securing computer equipment, peripherals, and related services through Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) Contract No. B27164 from Hewlett-Packard Company through September 30, 2015.  
         
h. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of DGS State Contract No. 5149904-001 for travel arrangements and booking services from Concur through TravelStore, Inc. through April 4, 2018.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code 20118, the District will be securing travel arrangements and booking services from Concur through TravelStore, Inc. Contract No. 5149904-001 through April 4, 2018.
         
i. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) Contract No. 100614-CDW for the purchase of computer hardware, software, accessories, and installation services from CDW-G through December 1, 2018, with a maturity date of December 1, 2019      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code 20118, the District will be securing computer hardware, software, accessories, and installation services from CDW-G through National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) Contract No. 100614-CDW through December 1, 2018.  This contract has a maturity date of December 1, 2019.
         
j. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the extension of Piggyback Bid No. RIVCO-60072-013-11/14, County of Riverside, for the purchase of copier equipment, supplies, and preventative maintenance for districtwide use from Konica-Minolta through June 30, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  On January 14, 2014 the Board of Education authorized utilization of Piggyback Bid No. RIVCO-60072-013-11/14, County of Riverside, for the purchase of copier equipment, supplies, and preventative maintenance for districtwide use from Konica-Minolta through November 11, 2014.

On February 3, 2015 the Board approved an extension of Piggyback Bid No. RIVCO-60072-013-11/14 through March 31, 2015.  Pursuant to Education Code Section 17596, the District is exercising its option to extend the contract from March 31, 2015 through June 30, 2015.  Terms and conditions of the existing contract shall remain the same.
         
k. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the extension of Piggyback Bid No. P-13 13/14, Glendale Unified School District, for the purchase of Apple computer products, services, and related components for districtwide use through October 15, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  On January 14, 2014 the Board of Education authorized utilization of Piggyback Bid No. P-13 13/14, Glendale Unified School District, for Apple computer products, services, and related components for districtwide use through October 15, 2014.

Pursuant to Education Code Section 17596, the District is exercising its option to extend the contract for one (1) additional one (1) year term, October 15, 2014 through, October 15, 2015.  Terms and conditions of the existing contract shall remain the same.
         
l. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the extension of Piggyback Bid No. RIVCO-40500-001-10/12, County of Riverside, for the purchase of unleaded fuel and delivery services from Downs Energy for districtwide use through September 30, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
  On November 12, 2013 the Board of Education authorized utilization of Piggyback Bid No. RIVCO-40500-001-10/12, County of Riverside, for the purchase of unleaded fuel and  delivery services for districtwide use through September 30, 2014.

Pursuant to Education Code Section 17596, the District is exercising its option to extend the contract for one (1) additional one (1) year term September 30, 2014 through September 30, 2015.  Terms and conditions of the existing contract shall remain the same.
         
m. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize utilization of Piggyback Bid No. 15-04, Colton Joint Unified School District, for the purchase of playground equipment from Dave Bang Associates, Inc. for districtwide use through March 12, 2017.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Public Contract Code 20118, the District will be securing playground equipment through a piggyback bid from Colton Joint Unified School District.  Specifications and contract terms have been confirmed and meet District requirements.  Contract may be extended for three (3) additional one (1) year terms upon mutual agreement.
         
n. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the extension of County of San Bernardino Piggyback Agreement No. 10-209, Systems/Freestanding Furniture, Filing Systems, and Seating with G/M Business Interiors for the purchase of furniture for districtwide use through April 12, 2016.      (V)  (C)  
  On September 2, 2014 the Board of Education authorized utilization of the County of San Bernardino Piggyback Agreement No. 10-209, Systems/Freestanding Furniture, Filing Systems, and Seating with G/M Business Interiors for the purchase of furniture for districtwide use through April 12, 2015.

Pursuant to Education Code Section 17596, the District is exercising its option to extend the contract for one (1) additional one (1) year term, April 11, 2015 through April 12, 2016.  Terms and conditions of the existing contract shall remain the same.
         
o. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize staff to seek bids for online ordering classroom and office supplies.      (V)  (C)  
  The District will be seeking bids for online ordering classroom and office supplies. The specifications will be developed to obtain unit cost prices to provide districtwide musical instruments on an as needed basis.

Bid results and recommendation for award will be presented at a future board meeting.
         
p. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Loss Control Services Agreement with Keenan & Associates in the amount of $67,975, through April 30, 2016.      (V)  (C)  
  The District is in need of assistance to meet various safety and regulatory compliance needs. We have determined that Keenan & Associates is best equipped to provide these services to the District. They will provide an onsite professional to preform safety-related services, training, regulatory program development and other risk management best practices. These services also include assisting the Maintenance & Operations department in developing safety standards and ensuring that all regulatory training is being completed.  Agreement will be in effect from May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016.
         
q. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following Workers' Compensation Settlement Agreements: No. 497073 - $870; No. 484334 - $50,000; No. 487115 - future medical care; No. 496767 - $690 with future medical care; and No. CN09246582 - $59,060.70 with future medical care.      (V)  (C)  
         
r. It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize the sale of weight room equipment pursuant to Education Code Section 17542.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Education Code section 17542, the following item will be sold to Hillcrest High School in Alvord USD in the amount of $479.  
• Weight Room Equipment

Education Code section 17542 authorizes the sale or lease of used personal property of the District to the federal government or its agencies, to the state, to any county, city, or special district, or to any other school district.  The sale price and terms are to be fixed by the governing boards of the school districts and approved by the county superintendent.  No advertisement for or receipt of bids is required for a sale to another public entity.
Unfold 14.  Facilities, Ted E. Rozzi   
         
a. It is recommended that the Board of Education award a contract to All American Inspection, Inc. for DSA Inspection Services at various schools, in the amount of $18,240.      (V)  (C)  
  Pursuant to Division of State Architecture regulations, the Facilities Division is required to provide DSA inspection services for certification close-out of existing fire alarm systems at ten schools (DSA A#04-56697). These schools include Coronita, Garretson, Highland, Home Gardens, Jefferson, Parkridge, Riverview, Stallings and Vicentia Elementary Schools and El Cerrito Middle School. All American Inspection, Inc. has submitted a proposal for these services in the amount of $18,240.
         
b. It is recommended that the Board of Education award a contract to Earth Systems Southwest for geotechnical observation, testing services, material testing and special inspection services, Eastvale Elementary School modular classroom building, in the amount $21,500.      (V)  (C)  
  As required by Title 21 and 24 of the California Administrative Code and in accordance with Section 81141 of the Education Code, the District will be required to contract for full-time geotechnical observation, testing services, material testing and special inspection services during the construction of the Eastvale Elementary School modular classroom building.

Earth Systems Southwest has provided a proposal of $21,500, which meets the budget established by the District.
         
c. It is recommended the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 80, Awarding Contract for Construction Services for the Santiago High School Gymnasium Improvement Project.      (D)  (V)  
  To complete the gymnasium improvements project at Santiago High School, the Facilities Division recommends the Board of Education approve 2014-15 Resolution No. 80, 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 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.

To construct the gymnasium improvements, the Facilities Division recommends the Board award the Lease-Leaseback Construction Services Agreement to West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. for a “Guaranteed Maximum Price” of $548,196.
         
d. It is recommended the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 81, Awarding Contract for Construction Services for the Roosevelt High School Gymnasium Improvements Project.      (D)  (V)  
  To complete the gymnasium improvements project at Roosevelt High School, the Facilities Division recommends the Board of Education approve 2014-15 Resolution No. 81, 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 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.

To construct the gymnasium improvements, the Facilities Division recommends the Board award the Lease-Leaseback Construction Services Agreement to West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. for a “Guaranteed Maximum Price” of $543,219.
         
e. 2014-15 Resolution No. 85, Authorizing the Issuance of Corona-Norco Unified School District, Riverside County, California, Election of 2014 General Obligation Bonds, Series A, and Actions Related Thereto      (D)  
 

An Election was held in the Corona-Norco Unified School District on November 4, 2014 for the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds of the District for various purposes in the maximum amount of $396,000,000 (the “Measure GG”). The District now desires to issue its first series of general obligation bonds under Measure GG in an amount not-to-exceed $100,000,000 (the “Bonds”), and to request Riverside County to issue the Bonds on behalf of the District. The District proposes that the issuance of Bonds include current interest bonds, as well as bonds that allow for the compounding of interest, including capital appreciation bonds. 

Pursuant to California Education Code Section 15146(b)(2), enacted by California Assembly Bill 182 (Stats. 2013, Chapter 477) and effective as of January 1, 2014, the Resolution and materials included in this agenda item are to first be publicly noticed as an information item at this April 14, 2015 Board meeting. At the Board’s next consecutive meeting, currently scheduled for May 5, 2015, the attached Resolution and materials will be publicly noticed as an action item for consideration by the Board. 

(a) Bond Resolution. This Resolution petitions the Board of Supervisors of Riverside County to authorize the issuance of the Bonds on behalf of the District. The resolution specifies the basic terms and parameters, and approves the form of Purchase Contract and form of Preliminary Official Statement described below. In particular, Section 2 of the Resolution establishes the maximum aggregate principal amount of the Bonds to be issued ($100,000,000). Section 9 of the Resolution states the maximum underwriter’s discount (___%) with respect to the Bonds, and authorizes the Bonds to be sold at a negotiated sale to an underwriter to be determined (the “Underwriter”). The Resolution authorizes the issuance of any combination of current interest bonds, capital appreciation bonds and convertible capital appreciation bonds, to be issued in one or more series of taxable or tax-exempt bonds. 

(b) Form of Purchase Contract. Pursuant to the Purchase Contract, the Underwriter will agree to buy the Bonds from the District. All the conditions of closing the transaction are set forth in this document, including the documentation to be provided at the closing by various parties. Upon the pricing of the Bonds, the final execution copy of the Purchase Contract will be prepared following this form. 

(c) Form of Preliminary Official Statement. The Preliminary Official Statement (“POS”) is the offering document describing the Bonds which may be distributed to prospective purchasers of the Bonds. The POS discloses information with respect to among other things (i) the proposed uses of proceeds of the Bonds, (ii) the terms of the Bonds (interest rate, redemption terms, etc.), (iii) the bond insurance policy for the Bonds, if any, (iv) the security for repayment of the Bonds (the ad valorem tax levy), (v) information with respect to the District’s tax base (upon which such ad valorem taxes may be levied), (vi) District financial and operating data, (vii) continuing disclosure with respect to the Bonds and the District, and (viii) absence of litigation and other miscellaneous matters expected to be of interest to prospective purchasers of the Bonds. Following the pricing of the Bonds, a final Official Statement for the Bonds will be prepared, substantially in the form of the POS. 

(d) Form of the Continuing Disclosure Certificate. The form of the Continuing Disclosure Certificate can be found in APPENDIX C to the POS. Effective July 3, 1995, all underwriters of municipal bonds are obligated to procure from any public agency issuing debt a covenant that such public agency will annually file “material financial information and operating data” with respect to such public agency through the web-based Electronic Municipal Market Access (“EMMA”) system maintained by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (a federal agency that regulates “broker-dealers,” including investment bank firms that underwrite municipal obligations). This requirement is expected to be satisfied by the filing of the District’s audited financial statements and other operating information about the District, in the same manner the District has filed in connection with prior bond issuances. 

(e) Requirements of Education Code Section 15146(b) and 15146(c). In satisfaction of California Education Code Sections 15146(b) and 15146(c), enacted by California Assembly Bill 182 (Stats. 2013, Chapter 477) and effective as of January 1, 2014, appended to the Resolution is an information item (“Exhibit A”) containing the following information provided by Piper Jaffray & Co., the financial advisor to the District: approximations of the financing term of the Bonds; time of maturity of the Bonds; repayment ratio of the Bonds; estimated change in assessed value of taxable property within the District over the term of the Bonds; an analysis containing the total overall cost of the capital appreciation bonds expected to be issued; a comparison between the overall cost of the capital appreciation bonds expected to be issued and the overall cost of current interest bonds; and the reason that capital appreciation bonds are being recommended.   

FISCAL IMPACT - There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund resulting from the issuance of the Bonds.

Unfold 15.  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 adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 83, Recognition of Classified School Employee Week, May 17-23, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
         
c. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt 2014-15 Resolution No. 84, Recognition of Day of the Teacher, May 13, 2015.      (V)  (C)  
Unfold 16.  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 17.  CLOSING CEREMONY   
         
a. Adjournment      (V)  
         
b. Next Board Meetings - Board/Council Chambers, 2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, CA 92860     
 

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


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