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Previous MeetingDecember 10, 2014 06:50 PM
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Board of Trustees
MANHATTAN BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
325 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

 

  
Preliminary Information

5:30 PM Closed Session

6:30 PM Organizational Board Meeting

6:50 Regular Open Session

Meetings are broadcast live via Manhattan Beach Local Community Cable, Channel 8 (Time Warner), Channel 35 (Verizon), and Live Streaming Video.
 

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Writings related to a Board meeting agenda item that are distributed to at least a majority of Board members less than 72 hours before a noticed meeting, and that are public records not otherwise exempt from disclosure, will be available for inspection at the District office, 325 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Such writings may also be available on the District’s website. (Government Code 54957.5 (b)).

 

 


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold A.  CALL TO ORDER   
         
1. Recess to Closed Session     
         
2. Reconvene Open Session     
         
3. Report from Closed Session     
         
4. Pledge of Allegiance     
         
5. Recess to Organizational Meeting     
         
6. Reconvene Open Session     
         
7. Approval of Agenda      (V)  
Unfold B.  ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS   
         
1. Sunshining of Manhattan Beach Unified School District's reopeners with the California School Employees Association for the 2014-2015 school year (Mrs. Seaton)     
         
2. Allison Arvin and Ryan Patel will update the Board on activities and events at the elementary schools and high school. Rebecca Rawson will review activities and events at Manhattan Beach Middle School.         
         
3. Public Comment     
 

The purpose of this section is to permit any person in the audience to make a statement to the Board of Trustees on items on the agenda. Persons are limited to three(3)minutes for their communication, unless the Board deems otherwise. Persons wishing to address the Board must come to the microphone. The President will conclude the Public Comment after a reasonable length of time and proceed with the agenda. The Board may, at its discretion, permit statements on items not on the agenda, but pertaining to the school district, if appropriate, and not an impediment to the efficiency and orderliness of the meeting. No action shall be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda.

         
4. Board Member Announcements     
Unfold C.  PRESENTATION/ACTION ITEMS   
         
1. Approve (Columbia) Reading Workshop as the Manhattan Beach Unified School District's Elementary Reading Curriculum (Dr. Geithman)         (D)  (V)  
         
2. Facilities Master Plan      (D)  (V)  
         
3. Public hearing and approval of AB 1200 County Office of Education Forms and Tentative Agreement between MBUSD and MBUTA (Dr. Matthews)         (D)  (V)  
         
4. Approve First Interim Budget Report for 2014-15 (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)         (D)  (V)  
         
5. Approve the 2013-14 External Audit Report (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)      (D)  (V)  
         
6. Authorize the Purchase of Dell Chromebooks for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard and Dr. Geithman)      (D)  (V)  
         
7. Approve the Purchase of ChromeCarts and Google Chrome Management Software (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard and Dr. Geithman)      (D)  (V)  
         
8. Approve Request for Allowance of Attendance Because of Emergency Conditions (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)      (D)  (V)  
         
9. Approve purchase of iBoss Web Filter License and Appliance from BorderLAN Security of San Marcos, CA (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)      (D)  (V)  
         
10. Approve Changes to Preschool Program Fees for the 2015-16 School Year (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)      (D)  (V)  
Unfold D.  STAFF AND PUBLIC SUBMITTED ITEMS   
         
1. Teaching Islam in Public Schools      (D)  
Unfold E.  CONSENT CALENDAR - INFORMATION   
         
1. Items in this section are considered routine and customary school district business. Any Board member may request that any consent item(s) be removed, discussed, and acted upon separately.     
Unfold F.  CONSENT CALENDAR - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES   
         
1. Approve request by the Mira Costa High School girls' basketball team to participate in the San Diego Holiday Prep Classic in San Diego, on December 26 - 30, 2014. (Dr. Geithman)      (V)  (C)  
         
2. Approve request by the Mira Costa High School boys' basketball team to participate in the San Diego Holiday Prep Classic in San Diego, on December 26 - 30, 2014. (Dr. Geithman)      (V)  (C)  
         
3. Approve request by the Mira Costa High School girls' water polo team to participate in tournaments in the San Diego area on January 23 - 24, 2015. (Dr. Geithman)      (V)  (C)  
         
4. Approve request by the Mira Costa High School Model United Nations to participate in the Harvard Model UN Tournament in Boston, MA, on January 26 - February 1, 2015. (Dr. Geithman)      (V)  (C)  
         
5. Approve revised K-8 Professional Development - Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Institute (Dr. Geithman)      (V)  (C)  
         
6. Approve 2014-2015 Single Plans for Student Achievement (Dr. Geithman)      (V)  (C)  
Unfold G.  CONSENT CALENDAR - STUDENT SERVICES   
         
1. Ratify Amendment to District Master Contract for 2014/15 School Year for Nonsectarian, Nonpublic Agency (NPA) Services with Autism Behavior Consultants. (Mrs. Schneider)      (V)  (C)  
         
2. Ratify Final Settlement Agreement and Release between Parents and District for Attorney's Fees and Costs. (Mrs. Schneider)      (V)  (C)  
         
3. Ratify Final Settlement Agreement and Release between Parents and District for Educational Fees and Costs. (Mrs. Schneider)      (V)  (C)  
         
4. Ratify District Master Contract for 2014/15 School Year for Nonsectarian, Nonpublic School (NPS) Services with Discovery Ranch and Discovery Ranch Holdings, LLC dba Discovery Academy. (Mrs. Schneider)      (V)  (C)  
         
5. Ratify District Memorandum of Participation (MOP)Agreement for 2014/15 school year with Southwest SELPA. (Mrs. Schneider)      (V)  (C)  
Unfold H.  CONSENT CALENDAR - PERSONNEL   
         
1. Certificated Personnel Assignments, Orders, and Other Personnel Actions (Mrs. Seaton)      (V)  (C)  
         
2. Classified Personnel Assignments, Orders, and Other Personnel Actions (Mrs. Seaton)      (V)  (C)  
         
3. Approve temporary employment contract with Susan Curtis for the position of Interim Executive Director of Student Services (part time) from January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015. (Mrs. Seaton)      (V)  (C)  
         
4. Ratify contract with Ronald Dam for creation of Maggie Mabery's Teacher of the Year video as required by the California Department of Education (Mrs. Seaton)      (V)  (C)  
         
5. Ratify contract with Lucille Bertein for support provided to the MBUSD Food & Nutrition Services Department (Mrs. Seaton)      (V)  (C)  
         
6. Approve contract with Philip Cott to provide temporary support in the area of Student Services. (Mrs. Seaton)      (V)  (C)  
Unfold I.  CONSENT CALENDAR - BUSINESS   
         
1. Accept, with thanks, a gift to the District from Jeffrey & Mary Sherman. (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)         (V)  (C)  
         
2. Approve Williams Quarterly Report (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)      (V)  (C)  
         
3. Accept Developer Fee report for the month of November 2014. (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)      (V)  (C)  
         
4. Approve the Purchase of Equipment from MelroseTec (a division of MelroseMAC) of Los Angeles, California, for the Cinematic Arts & Broadcast Journalism Program (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)         (V)  (C)  
         
5. Ratify purchase orders to-date. (Dr. Murakawa-Leopard)      (V)  (C)  
Unfold J.  BOARD BUSINESS   
         
1. Approve minutes of the regular Board meeting of November 5, 2014.      (V)  
         
2. Approve minutes of the regular Board meeting of November 19, 2014.      (V)  
Unfold K.  SUPERINTENDENT/CABINET REPORT   
         
1. Measure BB Project Update         
         
2. SoCal ROC Update     
L.  PUBLIC COMMENT   
M.  ITEMS FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION/ACTION   
N.  ADJOURNMENT   
Unfold O.  CLOSED SESSION AGENDA   
         
1. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation, Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9, Case Number 2014100334. (Mrs. Schneider)      (D)  
         
2. Public Employee Performance Evaluation, per Government Code Section 54957, Superintendent of Schools.     

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Adopted Goals of the Board of Trustees for 2014-2015

  • Focus on Successful Academic Strategies
  • Focus on Career Development and Continuous Learning for all Staff
  • Continuous Improvement of Secondary Schools
  • Maintain a Sound Budget Focused on Maximizing Student Achievement

 




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