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Governing Board Regular Meeting
Palo Verde USD
April 17, 2018 5:00PM
To be held in the District Administrative Center 295 North First Street Blythe, CA 92225 Closed Session 5:00 PM Open Session 6:00 PM

A. OPEN SESSION
A.1. Call to Order
A.2. Roll Call
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Mr. Samuel Burton, Member
Dr. Norm Guith, Member
Ms. Martha Gutierrez, Clerk
Mr. Alfonso Hernandez, President
Mrs. Jamey Mullion, Vice-President

B. PUBLIC COMMENT/ HEARING SESSION
B.1. Public Comment/ Hearing Session
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Session limited to comments/ hearing pertaining to agenda items at this time. See "Hearing Session" item below for guidelines.

C. CLOSED SESSION
C.1. Personnel Matters
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, the Board will discuss personnel matters.

A. Personnel Report


C.2. Labor Negotiations
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Dr. Charles Bush, Superintendent, will discuss with the Governing Board the current status of negotiations with PVTA, CSEA and Teamsters Local 542.

D. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
E. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
F. MOMENT OF SILENCE
G. REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
H. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
I. PROGRAMS AND PRESENTATIONS
I.1. Student of the Month – Elementary Level (Grades TK-8)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Mrs. April Smith, principal of Margaret White Elementary, will introduce Mr. Francisco Jesus Enriquez, who has been selected Elementary Student of the Month for April 2018. Mr. Enriquez is currently an 8th grade student at Margaret White Elementary.

I.2. Student of the Month – Secondary Level (Grades 9-12)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ms. Rachel Angel, (interim) principal of Palo Verde Valley High School, will introduce Miss Drew Cude who has been selected Secondary Student of the Month for April 2018. Miss Cude is currently a 12th grade student at Palo Verde Valley High School.

I.3. Presentation: Participants and Winners of the 2018 Riverside County Science and Engineering Fair
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Karla Phelps and Lorena Tribby, co-coordinators for the PVUSD District Science Fair, will present to the Governing Board, the participants and winners of the 2018 Riverside County Science and Engineering Fair held March 19-20, 2018, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.  


I.4. Presentation: Monthly Attendance Trophy
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Mr. Meliton Sanchez, Director of Business Services, will present the monthly attendance trophy.

J. HEARING SESSION
J.1. Hearing Session
Quick Summary / Abstract:
This is an opportunity for community members to address the Board on agenda and non-agenda items.  Those wishing to speak are to complete the form located on the back table and present it to the secretary prior to the meeting.  Speakers are limited to three minutes each and each subject to twenty minutes except by consent of the Governing Board.

Neither Board members nor staff members will respond during the public hearing.  Speakers who ask questions will be informed by the President that responses may be referred to the Superintendent for investigation or resolution.  Speaking time is limited to three minutes per speaker, twenty minutes total.

If necessary answers will be given:

a.  by telephone after research

b.  by mail after research

c.  at the next regular meeting of the Governing Board as an agenda item

The Board also would like to remind anyone who wishes to lodge a complaint against a District employee that there is an existing Board adopted policy in effect specifically for this purpose.  This policy contains a comprehensive procedure for reviewing and investigating public complaints, which includes a right of appeal to the Board.

This process provides a much more thorough opportunity for the complainant and the employee to be heard and the merits of the complaint to be properly investigated.  Anyone who wishes to receive a copy of this policy may contact the Superintendent’s Office.

K. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
K.1. Board Member Report
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Governing Board will report on recent activities and items of interest.

K.2. Student Board Member Report
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Miss Fritzi Ledesma, Student Board Member, will report on recent activities and items of interest.

K.3. Superintendent's Report
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Dr. Charles Bush, Superintendent, will report on recent activities and items of interest.

K.4. Reports of Associations
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Representatives from local PVTA, CSEA and Teamsters 542 may make presentations on their respective organizations at this time.

L. CONSENT ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Items listed under the consent calendar motions are considered to be routine and are acted on by the Governing Board in one motion.  There is no discussion of these items prior to the Board vote unless a member of the Board requests specific items be discussed and/or removed from the consent agenda. It is understood that Administration recommends approval of all consent items.  Each item on the consent agenda approved by the Governing Board shall be deemed to have been considered in full and adopted as recommended.


L.1. Minutes
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Superintendent’s Office submits to the Governing Board for approval the minutes from the Regular Meeting held on March 20, 2018.

Attachments:
Minutes 3/20/18
L.2. Personnel Report #2017-18-14
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Personnel Services Department submits to the Governing Board for approval the current Personnel Report.

Attachments:
Personnel Report 4/17/18
L.3. Permission to Surplus Obsolete Office Equipment: District Office
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Curriculum and Instruction Department requests from the Governing Board permission to surplus obsolete, outdated, and non-operational office equipment:

Chart Pro Multi Image Chart Printer - Tag #20902

Bostitch Electric Stapler - Tag #15110

Quartet Accusafe Paper Cutter - No tag

Ibico Commercial Laminator & Sealer EL-12II - no tag

These items will be disposed of per district board policy.



L.4. Ratification: Purchase Order Listing for March, 2018
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Business Services Department submits to the Governing Board for ratification the Purchase Order Listing for March, 2018. Total fiscal impact for March was $112,430.65.


Attachments:
Purchase Order Report for March 2018
L.5. Ratification: PVVHS Associated Student Body Statements for January and February, 2018
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Palo Verde Valley High School submits to the Governing Board for ratification the PVVHS Associated Student Body Statements for the months of January and February, 2018.


Attachments:
ASB Student Body Report - February 2018
ASB Student Body Report - January 2018
L.6. Permission for Student Out of State Travel: Felix J. Appleby Fourth Grade Field Trip to Arizona Science Center
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Felix J. Appleby Elementary fourth grade requests from the Governing Board permission for student out of state travel to the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, AZ. The trip is scheduled for May 24, 2018. Seventy-six students and three teachers will be attending the field trip and will be traveling by district bus.

Expense: $2,000

Funding: Student Fundraising


L.7. Permission for Student Out of State Travel: Felix J. Appleby Fifth Grade Field Trip to Arizona Science Center
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Felix J. Appleby Elementary fifth grade requests from the Governing Board permission for student out of state travel to the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, AZ. The trip is scheduled for June 1, 2018. Ninety students, three teachers, and fifteen volunteers will be attending the field trip and will be traveling by district bus.

Expense: $2,652

Funding: Student Fundraising


L.8. Permission for Student Overnight Travel: PVVHS Class of 2018 Senior Class Trip
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Palo Verde Valley High School Class of 2018 requests from the Governing Board permission for student overnight travel. The class of 2018 has organized a trip to GradNite at Disneyland Park and California Adventure on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, with a departure time of 8:00 am and a return time of 2:00 am on May 23, 2018.  At this time, the Class of 2018 group has approximately 100 students and 5 chaperones which include the class advisors Paul Salazar, Arnold Pelicano, Troy Peterson, Ruthann Peterson and Lauran Quist. Total cost of the trip is approximately $14,000 which includes the price of the tickets for GradNite, park hopper to Disneyland and California Adventure, and two charter buses. The trip will be paid for through a combination of class funds and out of pocket cost per student.


Attachments:
Class of 2018 Senior Gradnite Trip Agenda
L.9. Approval of MOU: Palo Verde Community College Adult Education-GED Class
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for approval a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Palo Verde Unified School District and Palo Verde Community College.  The MOU allows the use of one (1) classroom located on the Twin Palms High School Campus for PVCC to host an Adult Education/ GED class. The MOU is effective June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Income: $40/ week for custodial services (billing only during months class operates)

Attachments:
PVCC MOU Adult Ed./ GED Classroom
L.10. Ratification: B43 Productions Project Proposal
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for ratification a project proposal with B43 Productions.  The project is to create a staff appreciation video highlighting students of Palo Verde Unified School District. Filming took place on March 8, 2018.

Expense: NTE $3,500

Funding: Resource 1100 Lottery

03-802-1100-0-0000-7200-5800

Attachments:
B43 Production Agreement
L.11. Approval of Agreement: Agenda Online Services with CSBA
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for approval a service agreement with CSBA for Agenda Online Services. Agenda Online is the product used by PVUSD to create and manage Governing Board Meeting agendas. The term of this contract is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020 (2 years).  CSBA is in the process of moving the program to be "cloud based." Since PVUSD is a legacy user, we are being offered the premium package at our current rate of $2,750, for the 2018-2019 school year, and the premium package for the 2019-2020 at no cost.  Prior to the close of the 2019-2020 school year, PVUSD will be given the opportunity to reassess and choose the online program which best fits our needs.

Expense:

2018-2019: $2,750

2019-2020: no cost

Funding: Resource 0000 LCFF


Attachments:
Agenda Online Service Agreement
L.12. Approval of Consultant Services Contract: Dennis Deeds - Assistive Technology Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Special Services Department submits to the Governing Board for approval a service contract with Dennis Deeds to perform an assistive technology assessment as determined by the IEP team, including a records review, student assessment, teacher and staff interviews, a written report and participation in an IEP meeting via phone conference call or Skype. The term of the agreement March 26, 2018 to June 30, 2018.

Expense: $1,000 (includes services and mileage)

Funding: Resource 6500 Special Education

06-410-6500-0-5770-1190-5800


Financial Impact:


Attachments:
Dennis Deeds Service Contract
L.13. Approval of Contract: Total Compensation Systems, Inc. for Actuarial Study
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Business Services Department submits to the Governing Board for approval an agreement with Total Compensation Systems, Inc. The purpose of this agreement is to provide GASB 74/ 75 actuarial valuation services for PVUSD.  PVUSD recently had completed a "Full Valuation" study; fees for the coming year are only for the "Roll-Forward Valuation for 2nd." The term of this agreement is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Expense: $2,790 (Roll-forward Valuation for 2nd)

Funding: Resource 0000 LCFF

03-820-0000-0-0000-7300-5815


Financial Impact:


Attachments:
Total Compensations System Inc.
L.14. Ratification Regular School Business
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Superintendent’s Office submits for ratification from the Governing Board, contracts and services approved during the normal course of business under $15,000.:

A. Donation of Sculpture and Cacti to TPHS from PVC Student Veterans Organization: Est. Value $3,000



M. ACTION ITEMS
M.1. Public Hearing of AB 1200 Disclosure of Collective Bargaining Agreement-California School Employees Association (CSEA)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Per AB 1200, the Palo Verde Unified School District is required to hold a Public Hearing to disclose the negotiated settled agreements between the California School Employees Association and the Palo Verde Unified School District. A copy of both Agreements are available on the table at the back of the boardroom for public review.

Public Hearing opened at ______________________ p.m.

Those wishing to make a presentation may do so at this time.

Public Hearing closed at ______________________ p.m.

Attachments:
AB 1200 CSEA TA 041718
M.2. Approval of the Tentative Agreement between PVUSD and CSEA dated February 20, 2018.
Actions:
Motion
Passed with a motion by Norm Guith and a second by Samuel Burton.
Vote:
Yes Samuel Burton.
Yes Norm Guith.
Yes Alfonso Hernandez.
Yes Jamey Mullion.
Yes John Ulmer.
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Personnel Services Department submits to the Governing Board for approval, the Tentative Agreement, dated February 20, 2018 between the Palo Verde Unified School District and CSEA for Article 5 - Organizational Rights; Article 7 - Hours & Overtime; Article 8 - Pay and Allowances; Article 10 - Health and Welfare Benefits; Article 11 - Vacations; Article 13 - Leaves;  Article 18 - Working Conditions and Article 28 - Noon Hour Supervisors; Article 19 - Term of Agreement and Re opener. The AB 1200 has been approved by the Riverside County Office of Education. 

Attachments:
CSEA Tentative Agreement 02.20.18
M.3. Approval: 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 District Calendars
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for approval the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 District Calendars.

Attachments:
18/19 District Calendar (Draft)
19/20 District Calendar (Draft)
M.4. Approval: 2018 PVUSD Summer School Configuration and Calendar
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Curriculum and Instruction Department submits to the Governing Board for approval the 2018 PVUSD Summer School Configuration and Calendar. It is proposed that PVUSD hold a Summer School program similar to the prior year's program; providing service to credit deficient seniors and juniors and Special Education students in the Extended School Year (ESY) program. The program will be placed at the Palo Verde Valley High School campus and will be limited to the number of online "seats" available. Students would begin on Monday, June 11, 2018 and end on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Funding: Resource 0000 LCFF and Resource 6500 Special Education


Attachments:
ESY & SS Calendar 2018 (DRAFT)
M.5. Approval: PVUSD Head Start 2018-2019 Budget Reapplication
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Palo Verde Head Start submits to the Governing Board for approval the 2019-2019 Head Start Reapplication.  Total number of slots remains the same at 153 students with 80 AM/ PM slots and 64 full day slots.  There is no change in the center's hours of operation.  Wages make up between 60% and 80% of the total budget.  As part of our contract, we are required to earn $342,770 as In-kind or volunteer hours.  A copy of the application is on display in the District Office located at 295 N. First St. Blythe CA 92225.

Basic Budget: $1,365,779

Training and Technical Assistance: $5,302

Total: $1,371,081

Non-Federal Share: $342,770


Attachments:
2018-2019 Head Start Budget Reapplication Worksheet
2018-2019 Head Start Reapplication
M.6. Second Reading and Approval: Updated BB 9260 Legal Protection
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for second reading and approval updated board bylaw 9260 Legal Protection. The bylaw has been updated to reflect current law and district practice.


Attachments:
BB 9260
M.7. Second Reading and Approval: Updated BP 3515.7 Firearms on School Grounds
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for second reading and approval updated board policy 3515.7 Firearms on School Grounds. Per CSBA, the policy has been updated to reflect new law (AB 424) which eliminates the authority of the superintendent or designee to permit a person with a concealed weapons permit to possess a firearm on school grounds. Exhibits deleted as they applied to the possession of firearms on school grounds and are now unnecessary.

Attachments:
BP 3515.7
M.8. Second Reading and Approval: Updated BP 5117 Interdistrict Attendance
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for second reading and approval updated board policy 5117 Interdistrict Attendance. Per CSBA, the policy has been updated to reflect new law (AB 99, 2017) which makes a number of changes to the school district of choice program, including (1) requiring a participating district to register as a school district of choice with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the County Board of Education by July 1, 2018; (2) expanding the factors that must not be considered by districts in the selection process; and (3) revising the requirements for annually reporting the disposition of transfer requests.

Attachments:
BP 5117
M.9. Second Reading and Approval: Adoption of BP 3513.4 Drug and Alcohol Free Schools
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for second reading and approval adoption of board policy 3513.4 Drug and Alcohol Free Schools. Per CSBA, the new policy has been suggested for adoption to prohibit the possession, use, or sale of drugs or alcohol by any person on district property and addresses enforcement and discipline for violations of this policy. The policy also reflects new law (Proposition 64, 2016) which prohibits any person from possessing, smoking, or ingesting cannabis on school grounds while children are present.

Attachments:
BP 3513.4
N. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEMS
N.1. Discussion: HVAC Bid Status
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Business Services Department submits to the Governing Board for discussion the current status of the HVAC Bid.

N.2. Information: 3rd Quarter 2017-2018 Williams Uniform Complaint Report
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Superintendent's Office submits to the Governing Board for information the 3rd Quarter 2017-2018 Williams Uniform Complaints Report.

Attachments:
UCP 3rd Quarter Report
O. OTHER BUSINESS
P. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Q. ADJOURNMENT
R. CALENDAR
R.1. Next Meeting
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Regular Meeting: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:00 PM - Closed Session/ 6:00 PM - Open Session
District Administration Center
295 North First Street, Blythe, California 92225


Published: April 13, 2018, 11:14 AM

The resubmit was successful.