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MDUSD board to discuss adult ed and Local One successor agreement

By Theresa Harrington
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 7:23 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district.

The Mt. Diablo school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the district office, 1936 Carlotta Drive, in Concord. Below is the agenda:

1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President will call the meeting to order Info
2.0 Announcements

2.1 In closed session, the Board will consider the items listed on the closed session agenda. Info
3.0 Public Comment
3.1 The public may address the Board concerning items that are scheduled for discussion during closed session only. These presentations are limited to three minutes each, or a total of thirty minutes for all speakers or the three minute limit may be shortened. Speakers are not allowed to yield their time. Info

4.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
5.0 Closed Session Agenda
5.1 Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotiations or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiators: Julie Braun Martin and Deborah Cooksey, Agencies: MDEA, CSEA, Local One M&O, Local One CST, MDSPA, and Supervisory. Info/Action
5.2 Anticipated Litigation – Significant exposure to litigation or claims made pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) Info
5.3 Anticipated Litigation – Significant exposure to litigation or claims made pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) Info
6.0 Reconvene Open Session
6.1 Reconvene Open Session at 7:30 p.m. Info
7.0 Preliminary Business
7.1 Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call Info

8.0 Report Out Action Taken in Closed Session
8.1 Negotiations Info/Action
8.2 Anticipated Litigation – Significant exposure to litigation or claims made pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) Info
8.3 Anticipated Litigation – Significant exposure to litigation or claims made pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) Info

9.0 Student Representatives
9.1 Student representatives will report on activities at their schools. Info

10.0 Recognitions and Resolutions
10.1 Resolution #13/14-31 Women’s History Month Info/Action
10.2 Resolution #13/14-32 Arts Education Month Info/Action

11.0 Board Member Reports
11.1 Board reports Info

12.0 Superintendent’s Report
12.1 Superintendent’s Report Info

13.0 Consent Agenda Action
13.1 (Item #1) Items listed under Consent Agenda are considered routine and will be approved/adopted by a single motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items; however, any item may be removed from the consent agenda upon the request of any member of the Board and acted upon separately. Action
13.2 (Item #2) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action
13.3 (Item #3) Request to Increase and Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2013-2014 School Year Action
13.4 (Item #4) Recommended Action for Classified Personnel Action
13.5 (Item #5) Classified Personnel: Request to Increase Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2013-14 School Year Action
13.6 (Item #6) Position Control Program Changes Due to Implementation of Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) effective 2013-14 Action
13.7 (Item #7) Business Plus Vendor Warrant Report and Business Plus Vendor Cancellations Warrant Report for the month of January 2014. Action
13.8 (Item #8) Williams Quarterly Summary Report Action
13.9 (Item #9) Approval of Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) Request Action
13.10 (Item #10) Approval of additional contract with Resource Development Associates, Inc. to revise and administer the Title I Parent/Family Involvement Survey for the 13 Title I schools. Action
13.11 (Item #11) Memorandum of Understanding between the University of San Francisco Nursing Program and Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
13.12 (Item #12) Approve contract with Marin County Office of Education (COE) Outdoor School of Walker Creek Ranch for Valhalla Elementary School Action
13.13 (Item #13) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held December 16, 2013 Action

14.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

15.0 Public Comment
15.1 The public may address the Board regarding any item within the jurisdiction of the Board of Education of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District that is not on this agenda. These presentation are limited to three minutes each, or a total of thirty minutes for all speakers, or the three minute limit may be shortened. If there are multiple speakers on any one subject, the public comment period may be moved to the end of the meeting. Speakers are not allowed to yield their time. Info

16.0 Communications
16.1 District Organizations – At regular Board meetings, a single spokesperson of each recognized district organization may make a brief presentation following the Consent Agenda. Items are limited to those which are informational. Info

17.0 Reports/Information
17.1 Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held January 29, 2014 Action

18.0 Business/Action Item
18.1 Adult Education Consortium Planning Grant intents to participate as a member. Action

18.2 Opportunity for public response to the Initial Successor Agreement Proposal for Public Employees Union Local #1 Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities/Transportation/Landscape/Warehouse/Food and Nutrition Services/Technology and Information Services/Substitute Custodian and School Bus Driver Units (M&O) and Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action

18.3 Meeting Extension Action
19.0 Future Agenda Items
19.1 Future Agenda Items Info
20.0 Closed Session
20.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this closed session. Action
21.0 Reconvene Open Session
22.0 Adjournment
22.1 Adjourn Meeting”

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  • g. de la verdad

    I am stimied as to why the board members rubber stamp everything. How could those who did not attend BAC meetings allow the consent agenda to go through without one question about the Position Control transfers. Not to disallow the adjustments, but to assist the public, and themselves, to understand these adjustments and the subsequent back-fill of funds that will be needed for things like the Tier 3 programs.

    How do they rubber stamp the Vendor Warrant Report without questioning 25 year financing of bond funds for things like printer paper, gas and other obviously “non-construction” basic district operations items?

    Why do they not bring public the true costs of the legal department? I cannot believe they are within the reported range of the legal budget.

  • Wendy Lack

    “To avoid transparency is to thwart accountability.”

    It’s considered more time-efficient to cram all sorts of unexplained issues onto public agency consent agendas — it happens everywhere, not just MDUSD Board meetings (see http://on.rgj.com/1dondUy).

    No one wants to take the time to explain the pesky details in which the Devil abides — that is, assuming someone actually understands them.

    Only the public can change this state of affairs, by demanding data, answers and, most importantly, accountability — so that both governing board members and the public can achieve understanding.

    As residents of many communities have learned the hard way, citizen activism is often the only way problems are brought to light (see cities of Bell, Hercules, Stockton, Vallejo, et. al.).

  • tmharrington

    There was an interesting discussion at the end of the board meeting regarding trustees bringing forward future agenda items. Oaks and Hansen want these to be in writing. Mayo appeared to be concerned that district staff might suddenly get flooded with a bunch of new projects that the rest of the board doesn’t care about. In the end, they all agreed that it is up to the supt. and board president to decide whether the requests merit being placed on the agenda. But, Hansen stressed it would be helpful to have it in writing. As you may recall, Dennler previously asked to put an Admin. Reg. about management retirement benefits on a future agenda, without explaining why. She was absent last night and her item was not on the agenda.

  • g. de la verdad

    It’s already part of the Board Bylaws 9322: “Any member of the public or any Board member may request that a matter within the jurisdiction of the Board be placed on the agenda of a regular meeting. The request must be in writing and be submitted to the Superintendent or designee with supporting documents and information, if any, at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Items submitted less than two weeks before the scheduled meeting date may be postponed to a later meeting in order to allow sufficient time for consideration and research of the issue. ”
    But, you must care enough to…and learn…and follow the…, etc.
    Of course you have to be able to see past that giant rubber stamp…to do the job you were elected to do.

  • Doctor J

    “Any member of the public or any Board member ” — Hey members of the public — YOU too are entitled to place matters on the agenda. The ONLY reason for not placing it on the agenda is ‘The Board president and Superintendent shall decide whether a request is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board.”

  • g. de la verdad

    The public also has the right to request items be pulled from the Consent Agenda for questions and discussion – even if the board doesn’t want to discuss it.
    That’s Brown Act.

  • Doctor J

    Some member of the public needs to demonstrate this for the Board, and if they refuse, then file a “Cure and Correct”.

  • Doctor J

    Equity Advisory Committee — not very “public” friendly. Agenda notice did not meet the 72 hour posting requirement of the Brown Act again……..how many times does it take to get it right ? And the meeting times: how are these “public friendly” ??? “Future Meeting Dates: Equity Advisory Team Meetings: will be held in Board Room at the District Office from 3:00 –4:30″ Once again, not public friendly.

  • g. de la verdad

    The problem is, no one wants to sue the school district. Even if we win, we wind up paying twice anyway. And I think I’ve got the issue figured out. It takes a new board member about 8 months to stop giving a damn. After that, 1) the power rush, and 2) plans for your next elective office, and 3) the stipend (and MDV) are your incentive to keep going.

  • Anon

    I know I read something about Contracts for Some administrators on here a while back but can’t find it. Anyone know of the Contracts for Mills, Lock, B.M. and Richards are up this year and if we will retain them?