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Previous MeetingMarch 24, 2015 04:15 PM
Regular Board of Education Meeting
Rush Park Auditorium
3021 Blume Drive,
Rossmoor, CA 90420

 

  
Preliminary Information

BOARD OF EDUCATION
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
1.  CALL TO ORDER (4:15 p.m.)   
Unfold 2.  COMMUNITY/STAFF PARTICIPATION   
         
a. Community or staff members desiring to address the Board are asked to complete a card located at the guest register and present it to the secretary prior to the meeting. In compliance with Bylaw 127, each speaker shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board of Education on an agenda or non-agenda item. The Board will not take comments on subjects outside of its jurisdiction.      (D)  
Unfold 3.  WORKSHOP   
         
a. CSBA AGENDA ONLINE      (D)  
         
b. CLASS SIZE      (D)  
 

Presented by Dr. Sherry Kropp, Superintendent 

         
c. SBAC      (D)  
 

Presented by Dr. Joshua Arnold, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services 

Unfold 4.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. CONFERENCE WITH DISTRICT LABOR NEGOTIATOR, DR. ANDREW PULVER (LAEA, CSEA)      (D)  
         
b. EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE/COMPLAINT      (D)  
         
c. MATTERS PERTAINING TO PUPILS      (D)  
Unfold 5.  OPEN SESSION (6:30 p.m.)   
         
a. The open session of the Board of Education meeting will begin with a report on closed session, including any action taken, and followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The Board President will introduce any special guests present in the audience.      (D)  
Unfold 6.  ACTION   
         
a. CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL REPORT      (D)  (V)  
Unfold 7.  REPORTS AND RECOGNITIONS   
         
a. STUDENT BOARD MEMBER REPORT         (D)  
 

Student Board Members, Kelly McCone and Roshni Pole, will report information on school and student events.

         
b. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT      (D)  
 

The Superintendent, Dr. Sherry Kropp, will present information on a variety of District business.

         
c. BOARD PRESIDENT'S REPORT      (D)  
 

The Board President will address the community and give a report. 

         
d. PTA REFLECTION WINNERS      (D)  
         
e. LOS ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL REPORT         (D)  
         
f. CATHY KUSCH AND ZOE HAGMANN, HEROES OF THE HEART, LOS ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL      (D)  
         
g. DR. BRANDON MARTINEZ - NEW PRINCIPAL OF LAHS      (D)  
         
h. DR. TRISHA CALLELLA      (D)  
         
i. SHARI WHITE, 2015 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR      (D)  
         
j. BEN CENIZA, 2015 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR      (D)  
8.  RECESS   
Unfold 9.  COMMUNITY/STAFF PARTICIPATION   
         
a. Community or staff members desiring to address the Board are asked to complete a card located at the guest register and present it to the secretary prior to the meeting. In compliance with Bylaw 127, each speaker shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board of Education on an agenda or non-agenda item. The Board will not take comments on subjects outside of its jurisdiction.      (D)  
10.  INFORMATION/PRESENTATIONS   
Unfold 11.  CONSENT   
         
a. APPROVAL OF UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING      (D)  (C)  
 

Unofficial Minutes, Regular Board Meeting, March 10, 2015.

         
b. APPROVAL FOR BOARD MEMBERS AND LAUSD ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF TO ATTEND THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT 27TH ANNUAL MEDAL OF VALOR LUNCHEON      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested for Board Members and LAUSD Administrative Staff to attend the Orange County Sheriff's Department Twenty-seventh Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon.

         
c. APPROVAL OF LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH DOCUMENT TRACKING SERVICES      (D)  (C)  
 

Renewal of licensing agreement with Data Tracking Services for management of database for the Single Plan for Student Achievement, School Accountability Report Card and Local Education Agency Plan.

         
d. APPROVAL OF 2014-2015 SINGLE PLAN FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT      (D)  (C)  
 

The stated purpose of the Single Plan for Student Achievement is to improve the academic performance of all pupils to the level of the performance goals, as established by the "Academic Performance Index."  Plans must be reviewed and approved by the governing board.  They have already been approved by the School Site Councils at each site and have been on display at the District Office.

         
e. APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH VOCABULARY.COM TO PROVIDE A SITE LICENSE FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 TO ACCESS THE SITE TO LEARN AND COMPLETE CUSTOMIZED VOCABULARY LISTS AND GAMES      (D)  (C)  
 

Middle School and High School teachers have been piloting the program with approximately 1,000 students on a Free Trial basis.  The period for the free pilot has ended.  

         
f. APPROVAL OF AN OVERNIGHT EXTENDED FIELD TRIP FOR LOS ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL MARINE BIOLOGY STUDENTS TO MONTEREY, CA, MAY 15-17, 2015 TO VISIT THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM      (D)  (C)  
 

Students will be able to experience some of the marine related topics that they study at Los Alamitos High School in their actual environment.

         
g. APPROVAL OF AN INSURANCE AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT WITH PRECIOUS LIFE SHELTER      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested of an Insurance an Indemnification Agreement with Precious Life Shelter.

         
h. APPROVAL OF AN ADDENDUM TO AN INDIVIDUAL CONTRACT WITH ALPINE ACADEMY TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR A STUDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS      (D)  (C)  
  Approval is requested of an addendum to an individual contract with Alpine Academy to provide services for a student with special needs (Student #1190095087).
         
i. APPROVAL OF A MASTER AND INDIVIDUAL CONTRACT WITH WHITTIER AREA PARENTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY HANDICAPPED      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval of a master and individual contract with Whittier Area Parents Association for the Developmentally Handicapped(WAPADH) to provide assistive technology services for a student with special needs.  Student #1190117046.

         
j. RATIFICATION OF THREE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS WITH AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION THERAPIES      (D)  (C)  
 

Ratification is requested of three individual contracts with Augmentative Communication Therapies.

         
k. RATIFICATION OF CONTRACT WITH COMMERCIAL AQUATIC SERVICES, INC. TO REPAIR THE SWIMMING POOL HEATER AT LOS ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL      (D)  (C)  
 

Ratification is requested of a contract with Commercial Aquatics to repair the swimming pool heater at Los Alamitos High School.

         
l. APPROVAL OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT WITH PAUL T. SCHELL DBA SOUND WAVES FOR DJ SERVICES AT EXTENDED DAY CARE'S CAMP FUN IN THE SUN SUMMER PROGRAM      (D)  (C)  
 

This agreement allows Sound Waves to provide DJ services for Extended Day Care's "Camp Fun in the Sun" summer program for 2015-16.

         
m. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH NEXT EVENT AND MEETING PRODUCTION, INC. DBA N-EFFECT PRODUCTIONS FOR DJ SERVICES AT THE SADIE HAWKINS DANCE AT LOS ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested to hire Next Event and Meeting Production, Inc. dba N-Effect Productions to provide DJ services at the Los Alamitos High School Sadie Hawkins Dance.

         
n. APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH S-W COMPRESSORS FOR THE RENTAL OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) EQUIPMENT FOR CNG STATION AT THE AUXILIARY OFFICE      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested of an agreement with S-W Compressors for the rental of compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment for the CNG station at the Auxiliary Office.

         
o. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH BARKSHIRE LASER LEVELING, INC. TO TOP-DRESS AND LASER LEVEL THE LAUREL FIELD AT THE MAIN DISTRICT OFFICE      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested of a contract with Barkshire Laser Leveling, Inc. to top-dress and laser level the Laurel Field at the Main District Office.

         
p. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH LAWNSCAPE SYSTEMS, INC. FOR WEED ABATEMENT OF THE FIELDS AT OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested of a contract with Lawnscape Systems, Inc. for weed abatement at Oak Middle School.

         
q. RATIFICATION OF CONTRACT WITH RCB AND SONS, INC. FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE PROJECT AT OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL      (D)  (C)  
 

Ratification is requested of a contract with RCB and Sons, Inc. for a landscape maintenance project at Oak Middle School.

         
r. APPROVAL OF SELF-FUNDED DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE BENEFIT AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SELF-FUNDED SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA (SISC)      (D)  (C)  
 

Renewal of agreement with SISC for self-funded Delta Dental insurance benefit.

         
s. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH ANTHEM BLUE CROSS FOR NETWORK SERVICE OF PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION (PPO)      (D)  (C)  
 

Renewal of agreement with Anthem Blue Cross for network services of PPO.

         
t. APPROVAL OF DENTAL NET GROUP BENEFIT AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ANTHEM BLUE CROSS OF CALIFORNIA      (D)  (C)  
 

Renewal of agreement with Anthem Blue Cross of California for Dental Net group insurance benefits for 2015-16.

         
u. APPROVAL OF ANTHEM BLUE CROSS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEE LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS      (D)  (C)  
 

Renewal of agreement with Anthem Blue Cross Life Insurance Company for employee life insurance benefits for 2015-16.

         
v. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH TRICAST, INC. AS PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER (PBM) CONSULTANT TO THE DISTRICT FOR REVIEW OF OUR PHARMACY BENEFIT PROVIDER AND REDUCE COSTS      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval of agreement with TRICAST, Inc. as pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) consultant to the District for review of our pharmacy benefit provider and reduce costs.

         
w. APPROVAL OF RENEWAL OF AGREEMENT WITH CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CARE OF CALIFORNIA      (D)  (C)  
 

Renewal of agreement with Chiropractic Health Care of California providing access to network doctors for employee chiropractic benefits for 2015-16.

         
x. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH BENEFIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. (BRMS) FOR THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH BENEFITS      (D)  (C)  
 

Renewal of agreement with BRMS for third party administration of District's health benefits.

         
y. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH BB&T INSURANCE SERVICES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. AS INSURANCE CONSULTANT TO THE DISTRICT FOR ALL HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval of agreement with BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc. as insurance consultant to the District for all health benefit plans.

         
z. APPROVAL OF 2015-16 INSURANCE RATES FOR PART-TIME DISTRICT EMPLOYEES, RETIREES, DEPENDENTS, AND COBRA PARTICIPANTS      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval of insurance for part-time District employees, retirees, dependents and COBRA participants.

         
aa. APPROVAL OF FOOD SERVICES RECOMMENDED FOOD PRICE LIST FOR 2015-2016      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested of the Food Services Recommended Food Price List for 2015-2016.

         
bb. CONTINUATION OF CONTRACT WITH GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL STRATEGIES, INC. TO COMPLETE SPECIALIZED FINANCIAL SERVICES THROUGH JUNE 2016      (D)  (C)  
 

Continuation of contract with Government Financial Strategies, Inc. to complete specialized financial services through June 2016.

         
cc. RATIFICATION OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT WITH DOUGLAS WOOD FOR THE FILMING OF FOUR DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS HELD AT THE RUSH PARK AUDITORIUM      (D)  (C)  
 

Ratification of independent contractor agreement with Douglas Wood for the filming of four District Board Meetings at the Rush Park Auditorium.

         
dd. RATIFICATION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH BOSCO DIGITAL INC., A SUB-CONTRACTOR OF KONICA MINOLTA, TO PROVIDE CONVERSION OF LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS FROM MICROFICHE FORMAT TO DIGITAL FORMAT      (D)  (C)  
  Ratification of an agreement with Bosco Digital Inc., a sub-contractor of Konica Minolta, to provide conversion of Los Alamitos Unified School District microfiche student transcripts to digital format to provide better accessibility, legibility, and durability to student record archives.
         
ee. APPROVAL TO PARTICIPATE IN SURPLUS COMMODITY OFFERING PURCHASING ENTERPRISE (SCOPE) FOOD PROCESSING COOPERATIVE FOR 2015-2016      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested to participate in Surplus Commodity Offering Purchasing Enterprise (SCOPE) food processing cooperative for 2015-2016.

         
ff. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH KNOWLAND, INC. DBA KNOWLAND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR DIVISION OF STATE ARCHITECT (DSA) INSPECTOR SERVICES FOR THE HVAC UPGRADE PROJECT AT MCGAUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested of a contract with Knowland, Inc. dba Knowland Construction Services to serve as DSA inspector for the HVAC upgrade project at McGaugh Elementary School.

         
gg. APPROVAL OF USE OF FACILITIES AGREEMENT WITH GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CYPRESS DBA SEACOAST GRACE CHURCH FOR MCAULIFFE MIDDLE SCHOOL'S EIGHTH GRADE AWARDS CEREMONY      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval is requested of a Use of Facilities agreement with Grace Community Church of Cypress, dba SeaCoast Grace Church, for the McAuliffe Middle School Eighth Grace Awards Ceremony.

         
hh. APPROVAL OF GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE FOR THE PHASE II MODERNIZATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT MCGAUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND LOS ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL BY WEST COAST AIR CONDITIONING CO., INC.      (D)  (C)  
 

This action approves the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the Phase II modernization and improvement project at McGaugh Elementary School and Los Alamitos High School.

         
ii. RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENT OF AGREEMENT WITH FRONTLINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF AESOP SUBSTITUTE CALLING SYSTEM      (D)  (C)  
         
jj. AUTHORIZATION TO PROCESS NECESSARY WARRANTS BETWEEN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS      (D)  (C)  
 

Board Policy No. 3314(a) requires approval of payment for purchase items through presentation of a warrant list at Board meetings.  This authorization allows for warrants to be processed during the period between Board of Education meetings.

 

         
kk. APPROVAL OF MEMBERSHIPS      (D)  (C)  
 
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Western Association of Schools & Colleges-Accrediting Commission for Schools

 

         
ll. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (OCDE) FOR 2014-2015 INSIDE THE OUTDOORS SCIENCE PROGRAM      (D)  (C)  
         
mm. RATIFICATION OF A MASTER AFFILIATION AGREEMENT AND PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER, A CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATIO, AND TRUSTEES OF LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT      (D)  (C)  
  Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (LBMMC) sponsors and operates a Family Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Training Program.  Each year, LBMMC Primary Care Sports Medicine will designate one Trainee who will serve in the capacity of Team Physician for Los Alamitos High School under the supervision of the Site Director.  The Trainee will serve as a team physician for Los Alamitos High School.  He/she will provide onsite and sideline coverage at selected sporting events.  The trainee will also provide coverage for any special event such as conferences and regional/state play-off games.  The Trainee will assist in pre-participation physical exams to athletes.  The trainee will also attend regular athletic training room hours and be available to the athletic staff.
Unfold 12.  ACTION   
         
a. APPROVAL OF THE REVISION TO THE BOARD REPRESENTATIVE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2015      (D)  (V)  
         
b. APPROVAL OF SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS      (D)  (V)  
         
c. APPROVAL OF WARRANTS      (D)  (V)  
 

The Superintendent recommends that the Board of Education approve warrants totaling $2,259,055.00 for the period of March 4, 2015 through March 17, 2015.

         
d. ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS      (D)  (V)  
 

The Superintendent recommends that donations to the District be accepted, and that letters of appreciation be written to the donors.

         
e. CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL REPORT      (D)  (V)  
         
f. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS AND STIPULATION TO STUDENT EXPULSION WAIVERS OF HEARING AND APPEAL RIGHTS      (D)  (C)  
 

Approval of an agreements and stipulation to student expulsion waivers of hearing and appeal rights.

Unfold 13.  COMMUNICATION   
         
a. The discussion will provide each Board Member an opportunity to address the community.      (D)  
Unfold 14.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
a. CONFERENCE WITH DISTRICT LABOR NEGOTIATOR, DR. ANDREW PULVER (LAEA, CSEA)      (D)  
         
b. EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE/COMPLAINT      (D)  
         
c. MATTERS PERTAINING TO PUPILS      (D)  
Unfold 15.  ADJOURNMENT   
         
a. The next Board of Education Meeting is scheduled for April 21, 2015 and will be held at the Rush Park Auditorium, 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor, CA      (D)  

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