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Previous MeetingMay 10, 2011 05:30 PMNext Meeting
Board Room - District Office
181 Encinal Avenue
Atherton, California


Preliminary Information

Regular Board meetings are open to the public. Prior to any final action being taken on any item or prior to moving on to a new item. members of the public in attendance are invited to address the Board regarding items under consideration.

(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
I.  5:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER   
a. Closed Session     

The Board will meet in Closed Session regarding Public Employee Appointment (Superintendent) as per Government Code 54957; Consideration to Accept Administrative Hearing Panel Recommendation for Expulsion of a Student Pursuant to California Education Code Section 48918 (c).

a. Report of Actions Taken in Closed Session     

Board President Maria Hilton will report any actions taken in Closed Session.

Unfold IV.  ACTION   
a. Ratification of Contract with Dr. Maurice Ghysels for Position of Superintendent, Beginning July 1, 2011      (V)  

This action of appointing the new Superintendent will be followed by a reception with the Board of Education and the Community.

a. Procedure for amending the agenda.     
  Amendments to the agenda can be made at this time.
b. Agenda Attachments     
a. Procedure for Comments from the Audience      (D)  

Under Comments from the Audience, the public may address the Board on any subject not listed on the agenda. An individual may only address the Board once under this item. Three (3) minutes may be allotted to each speaker but can be extended by a Board member, if so desired. The Board cannot act on non-agenda items and cannot respond to issues other than to provide general information. The individual shall state his/her name and address before addressing the Board.

a. Update on Development of the District Testing and Evaluation Program      (D)  

Superintendent Ken Ranella and Assistant Superintendent Jo Mitchell will present an update on the developing program.

b. Presentation of the Preliminary Budget for 2011-12      (D)  

Superintendent Ken Ranella and Chief Business Official Diane White will present the necessary adjustments for both revenue and expenditures and recommendations of the Superintendent's Financial Advisory Committee.

Unfold VIII.  ACTION   
a. Resolution 10.11.25 - Reduction of Certain Classified Services in the Menlo Park City School District      (V)  

This resolution provides the opportunity to reduce classified service for the 2011-12 school year.

b. Establishment of Occupational Therapist Position (8 Hours Per Day for 10 Months and 4 Hours Per Day for Extended School Year - 20 days) and Appointment of Brie Cioffi to the Position      (V)  
c. Non-renewal of Certificated Contract Positions: EL Teacher - 1.0 FTE; Reading Specialist - .50 FTE; Resource Specialist - .40 FTE      (V)  

These certificated positions were developed in the fall of 2010 funded though Federal one-time funds.  

d. Establishment of Temporary Certificated Contract Positions: EL Teacher - .80 FTE and Reading Specialist - .40 FTE      (V)  

This action reconstitutes certificated positions funded as temporary positions through Federal one-time funds.

e. Authorize the Superintendent to Enter into a Contract with Ralph Larsen and Son, Inc., under a Lease-Lease Back Agreement for the Development of the Laurel Elementary School New Classroom Building F (Project #003-11-01), Not to Exceed $1,310,000      (V)  

This authorization will enable the construction process to begin prior to the next scheduled Board Meeting.

f. Adoption of Revised Master Facility Program Budget - May 2011      (V)  

The Master Facility Program Budget was updated and approved by the Board on November 16, 2010. Due to revisions required by the Hillview Middle School Project and closing of most of the elementary school projects, the Revised Master Facility Program Budget is being presented for Board adoption.

g. Second Reading/Adoption of Revisions to Board Bylaws      (V)  

The Board had a first reading of revisions to Board Bylaws at its April 5 regular meeting. The Board Bylaws are presented here for a second reading/adoption by the Board.

h. Second Reading/Adoption - Board Policy 5117 Interdistrict Transfers      (V)  

Revisions to Board Policy 5117 Interdistrict Transfers are brought back to the Board for a second reading/adoption. The initial reading was at the April 5 Regular Meeting of the Board.

i. Second Reading/Adoption of Revisions to Board Policy 1330 - Use of District Facilities      (V)  

Revisions to Board Policy 1330 - Use of District Facilities will have a second reading/adoption by the Board. The first reading was on April 5, 2011.

j. Approval of Classified Management Position, Human Resource Manager, and Appointment of Kathryn Christopherson to the Position      (V)  

The revision of the Position Description is reflective of the roles and responsibilities that have increased over time.

k. Approval of Revision of Superintendent's Contract for 2010-11 Providing a 2.3% Increase to the Total Compensation      (V)  

This revision provides an increase in total compensation for the Superintendent for 2010-11.  The percentage of increase for one year equals the increase for all other certificated employees for salary that was retroactive to the 2009-10 fiscal year and the increase of health benefits for 2010-11.

l. Authorization for the Superintendent to Enter into a Contract with a Food Vendor, (to be named), for 2011-12 School Year Lunch Program      (V)  

Approval of a food vendor and authorization to enter into a contract for the 2011-12 School Year Lunch Program is requested of the Board.

m. Renewal of Contract for School Fusion     

Renewal of the contract for School Fusion is presented for consideration by the Board. The cost for a one year renewal is $5,040 and for a two year renewal is $9,576.

n. Resolution 10.11.26 In Recognition of Classified School Employee Week      (V)  

By passage of SB 1552 (Campbell) in 1986, the California Legislature adopted the third full week of May each year as Classified School Employee Week. Board adoption of Resolution 10.11.26 designates the week of May 15-21, 2011, as Classified School Employee Week.

o. Nomination for California School Boards Association Outstanding Legislator of the Year for 2011      (V)  

The Board will consider nomination of a Senator and/or Assembly Member for CSBA's 2011 Outstanding Legislator of the Year.

a. Superintendent's Report      (D)  

Superintendent Ranella will give his monthly report to the School Board.  

b. Assistant Superintendent's Report      (D)  

Assistant Superintendent Jo Sauer Mitchell will update the Board on recent developments.

c. Report by Director of Facility Planning and Construction      (D)  

The Director of Facilities Planning and Construction will provide an update regarding the Measure U Bond Program.

d. School Board Report      (D)  

Board Members will have the opportunity to report on activities, meetings and observations.

a. Removal - Items from Consent Agenda      (C)  

Information concerning the consent items listed below has been forwarded to each Board member prior to the meeting for study. All items on the consent agenda are routine in nature and will be acted upon in one single motion. If any member of the Board, the Superintendent, or the public so requests, an items shall be removed from the consent agenda and will be placed on the regular order of business following the approval of the consent agenda for separate discussion and action.

b. Special Board Meeting Minutes - April 4, 2011      (C)  
c. Regular Meeting Minutes - April 5, 2011      (C)  
d. Special Board Meeting Minutes - April 7, 2011, 11:00 A.M.      (C)  
e. Special Board Meeting Minutes - April 7, 2011, 6:00 P.M.      (C)  
f. Special Board Meeting Minutes - April 12, 2011      (C)  
g. Special Board Meeting Minutes - April 13, 2011      (C)  
h. Special Board Meeting Minutes - April 27, 2011      (C)  
i. Vendor Warrants - April 2011      (C)  
j. Certificated Personnel Order      (C)  
k. Classified Personnel Order      (C)  
l. Resolution 10.11.27 Budgetary Increases and Transfers      (C)  
m. Ratification of Agreement for Consulting Services with Enovity, Inc. to Provide CHPS Commissioning Services for the Hillview Middle School Project      (C)  
n. Ratification of Agreement for Consulting Services with Brad Kaune to Provide Project Scheduling Review Services for the Hillview Middle School Project      (C)  
o. Ratification of Additional Testing and Material Inspection Services with Consolidated Engineering Laboratories for Oak Knoll Project #004-08-01      (C)  
p. Approval of Agreement for Inspection Services with George Kalligorous, d.b.a. Elmast Construction Inspection Services for the Laurel School Building F Project      (C)  
q. Approval of Consent Agenda      (C)  

The Board approves the Consent Agenda. A roll call vote will be taken for any Resolutions.

a. Written Communication     

The Board received the following written communications:

  • 2010-11 Second Interim Report
  • San Mateo County Monthly Investment Reports - Month of March 2011


a. Next Regularly Scheduled Meetings     
  • June 14, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Regular Meeting

Meetings are held in the Board Room at 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton 


Board meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who need special assistance or a disability-related modification or accommodation (including auxiliary aids or services) to participate in this meeting; or who have a disability and wish to request an alternative format for the agenda, meeting notice, agenda packet or other writings that may be distributed at the meeting, should contact the Superintendent at least seven working days before the meeting by telephone at 321-7140 or by fax at 321-7184. Notification in advance of the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility of this meeting and the materials related to it.

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