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MDUSD board tonight to hold study session regarding issuance of remaining $77 million in Measure C bond funds

The Mt. Diablo school board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the district office at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord to vote on a Concord HS Choir trip to New Orleans and hold a study session regarding a proposal to issue the remaining $77 million remaining from the district’s 2010 Measure C.

Here is the agenda:

“1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President Will Call the Meeting to Order at 5:30 p.m. Info

1.2 Preliminary Business Info
2.0 Public Comment
2.1 Public Comment Info

3.0 Business / Action Item
3.1 Concord High School Choir Trip to New Orleans April 22-26, 2015 Action

4.0 Study Session
4.1 Study Session to Discuss Future Bond Sales Info

5.0 Adjournment
5.1 Adjourn Meeting Action”

Here is the agenda report for the study session:

“Subject: 4.1 Study Session to Discuss Future Bond Sales

Summary: Dale Scott and Mark Ferrell of DS&C, will make a presentation during this Study Session to consider a potential future resolution authorizing Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bonds, 2010 Election, 2010 Series F. Aggregate Principal Amount not to Exceed Seventy-Seven Million Dollars as authorized by the June 8, 2010 bond election. The proceeds of the bonds would be used to fund capital improvements/modernization work as previously deemed by the Board of Education to be essential to the maintenance and improvement of educational programming. Work includes, but is not limited to: Classroom technology improvements, roof replacements, restroom renovations, and kitchen improvements (Priority 1 projects). Also, next steps to meet ongoing needs of the District through a Bond Program will be discussed.

Funding:
Fiscal Impact : No impact to the General Fund. All costs of a future bond sale would be paid from monies raised through the sale of the bonds.

Recommendation: Study Session”

Do you support the proposed bond issuance?

Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015
Under: Education, Mt. Diablo school district, Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

MDUSD Board tonight to discuss Eagle Peak Charter MOU, CSEA contract and Immigrant Funds

The Mt. Diablo school board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the district office at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord. Items of interest on the agenda include a presentation about Ygnacio Valley High School’s IB application, the district’s MOU with the Eagle Peak Charter School, the CSEA contract and an application for Title III, Part A Immigrant Funds.

Here is the agenda:

“1.0 Call to Order
1.1 Board Member, Brian Lawrence, will participate via teleconference from the lobby at Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004 Info
1.2 Board President Will Call The Meeting To Order Info

2.0 Public Comment
2.1 Public Comment Info

3.0 Announcements
3.1 In Closed Session, the Board will consider the items listed on the Closed Session Agenda. Info
4.0 Closed Session Agenda
4.1 (Item #1) Expulsion of Student # 10-15 from all regular schools of Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.2 (Item #2) Expulsion of Student # 11-15 from all regular schools of Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.3 (Item #3) Expulsion of Student # 12-15 from all regular schools of Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.4 (Item #4) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
4.5 (Item #5) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
4.6 (Item #6) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
4.7 (Item #7) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
4.8 (Item #8) Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotiations or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiator: Deborah Cooksey, Agencies: MDSPA and CSEA Info/Action
4.9 (Item #9) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 4 cases Info/Action

5.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
5.1 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m. Action

6.0 Reconvene Open Session
6.1 Reconvene to Open Session at 7:00 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 (Item #1) Expulsion of Student # 10-15 from all regular schools of Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.2 (Item #2) Expulsion of Student # 11-15 from all regular schools of Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.3 (Item #3) Expulsion of Student # 12-15 from all regular schools of Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.4 (Item #4) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
8.5 (Item #5) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
8.6 (Item #6) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
8.7 (Item #7) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
8.8 (Item #8) Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotiations or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiator: Deborah Cooksey, Agencies: MDSPA and CSEA Info/Action
8.9 (Item #9) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 4 cases Info/Action

9.0 Recognitions and Resolutions

10.0 Student Representatives
10.1 Student Representative Reports Info

11.0 Board Member Reports
11.1 Board Member Reports Info

12.0 Superintendent’s Report
12.1 Superintendent’s Report Info

13.0 Reports/Information
13.1 School Spotlight: Ygnacio Valley High School Info

14.0 Public Employee Appointment
14.1 Appointment of Administrator-Assessment, Research and Evaluation Action
14.2 Classified Personnel: Appointment of Occupational Therapist Action

15.0 Consent Agenda Action
15.1 (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
15.2 (Item #2) College Park High School and Ygnacio Valley High School Trip to California Association of Student Leaders Conference in San Jose, CA, March 28-30, 2015 Action
15.3 (Item #3) Concord High School’s Junior/Senior Ball, May 21, 2016 Action
15.4 (Item #4) Mt. Diablo High School’s trip change to St. Francis High School, La Canada, CA on 3/27/15 Action
15.5 (Item #5) Mt. Diablo High School JROTC trip to Camp San Luis Obispo, April 22-26, 2015 Action
15.6 (Item #6) Mt. Diablo High School’s International Hospitality Tourism Academy trip to New Brighton State Beach, May 11-13, 2015 Action
15.7 (Item #7) Northgate High School’s Trip to the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, March 20-22, 2015 Action
15.8 (Item #8) Northgate High School’s trip to the Next Generation Jazz Festival, March 27 – 29, 2015 Action
15.9 (Item #9) Northgate High School’s Spring Instrumental Music Tour to California State University, Long Beach, April 22-26, 2015 Action
15.10 (Item #10) Northgate High School’s trip to Ashland, Oregon, May 22-25, 2015 Action
15.11 (Item #11) Amendment to the Contract Between University Corp/Camp Sea Lab and Highlands Elementary Outdoor Education Action
15.12 (Item #12) Overnight Camping Trip for Sunrise Elementary School 4th and 5th grade Students at Mt. Diablo State Park Action
15.13 (Item #13) MDUSD Youth Ambassador Exchange Program Action
15.14 (Item #14) Non-Public School Adjustments Action
15.15 (Item #15) Independent Services Contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Nicole Padoan Action
15.16 (Item #16) Contract Increase with Speech Pathology Group Action
15.17 (Item #17) Annual Renewal of Follett Software Company Contract for Destiny Software Action
15.18 (Item #18) Contract Extension for Eagle Software Aeries Student Information System for 2015-2016 Action
15.19 (Item #19) Contra Costa County Office of Education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)- Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Consortium Collaborative Action
15.20 (Item #20) Fiscal Transactions for the month of February 2015 Action
15.21 (Item #21) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action
15.22 (Item #22) Request to Increase and Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014-2015 School Year Action
15.23 (Item #23) Request to Increase and Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2015-2016 School Year Action
15.24 (Item #24) Recommended Action for Classified Personnel Action
15.25 (Item #25) Classified Personnel: Request to Increase/Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 School Year Action
15.26 (Item #26) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on February 9, 2015 Action
15.27 (Item #27) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on February 23, 2015 Action
15.28 (Item #28) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on March 2, 2015 Action
16.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

17.0 Communications
17.1 District Organizations Info

18.0 Public Comment
18.1 Public Comment Info

19.0 Business/Action Item
19.1 Financial and Operational Memorandum of Understanding and Supplemental Charter Agreement Between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (“District”) and The Eagle Peak Montessori Charter School (“EPMS”) Action
19.2 Public presentation of the Initial Proposal for the Contract Reopener for California School Employees Association (CSEA) and Mt. Diablo Unified School District Info/Action
19.3 Approve Updated Application for Funding to Include Title III, Part A, Immigrant Funds Action
19.4 Reclassification of EL Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Info/Action
19.5 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Funds for 2015-2016. Action
19.6 Request ratification of submission by Mt. Diablo Adult Education of its annual application for Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA): Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II, Section 231 and the English Literacy and Civics Education (EL Civics) supplemental funding for 2015-2016. Action
19.7 Reclassification of Management Positions Action
19.8 Award of Service Contract to Skyline Engineering for Assessment and Design of 2010 Measure C, Modernization Group 1, Roofing Renovations at Various sites. Action
19.9 Final Change Order 1682-001 to Home Tech Remodeling, Inc. for Bid#1682 – Building E Window Replacement at College Park High School. Action
19.10 Notice of Completion for Bid #1682: Building E Window Replacement at College Park High School Action
19.11 Final Change Order 1627-001 (DEDUCTIVE) to Taber Construction, Inc. for Lease/Leaseback #1627 – Security System Replacement. Action
19.12 Notice of Completion for Lease Leaseback #1627: Security System Upgrades at Various Sites Action

19.13 Meeting Extension Action

19.14 Execution of Documents Action

20.0 Future Agenda Items
20.1 Future Agenda Items Info

21.0 Closed Session
21.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this Closed Session. Action

22.0 Reconvene Open Session
22.1 Reconvene Open Session and Report Out Info”

I am surprised the board is not voting on the proposal to issue the remaining $77 million in Measure C Bond Funds, which it discussed during a special March 9 study session.

Of note is the planned retirement of Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools Rose Lock, Director of Adult Education Joanne Durkee and School Support Administrator Marie Schirmer, who is a former longtime principal.

How do you think the loss of Lock, Durkee and Schirmer will affect the district next year?

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Under: Education, Mt. Diablo school district | 37 Comments »

MDUSD holds study session on $77 million bond issuance

The Mt. Diablo school board is meeting tonight to discuss issuing the remaining $77 million in 2010 Measure C funds. Here is the agenda:

“TYPE: Study Session
DATE: 3/9/2015 TIME: 6:30 PM CODE:
LOCATION: School District Board Room-1936 Carlotta Drive, Co

1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President Will Call the Meeting to Order Info

1.2 Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call Info

2.0 Public Comment
2.1 The public may address the Board regarding any item within the jurisdiction of the Board of Education of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. 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

3.0 Study Session
3.1 Study Session to Discuss Future Bond Sales Info

4.0 Adjournment
4.1 Adjourn Meeting Action”

Here is the agenda report:

“Study Session to consider potential future resolution authorizing Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bonds, 2010 Election, 2010 Series F. Aggregate Principal Amount not to Exceed Seventy-Seven Million Dollars as authorized by the June 8, 2010 bond election. The proceeds of the bonds would be used to fund capital improvements/modernization work as previously deemed by the Board of Education to be essential to the maintenance and improvement of educational programming. Work includes, but is not limited to: Classroom technology improvements, roof replacements, restroom renovations, and kitchen improvements (Priority 1 projects).

Funding:
Fiscal Impact : No impact to the General Fund. All costs of a future bond sale would be paid from monies raised through the sale of the bonds.

Recommendation: Study Session”

Here is the PowerPoint: http://esb.mdusd.k12.ca.us/attachments/d747325e-678f-428a-89a1-c7f4dc4829ee.pdf

Unfortunately, it does not appear that the study session will be videotaped or archived.

What do you think of the proposal to sell the remaining $77 million in bonds in time for the 2015-16 building season?

Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015
Under: Education, Mt. Diablo school district | 112 Comments »

MDUSD board tonight to vote on summer school intervention, Eagle Peak charter MOU, review special ed transportation handbook

The Mt. Diablo school board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the district office at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord. Some items of interest include summer school intervention and high school credit recovery, an MOU with the Eagle Peak Montessori charter school and a review of a special ed transportation handbook.

Here is the agenda:

“1.0 Call to Order
1.1 Board President Will Call The Meeting To Order at 6:00pm Info
2.0 Public Comment
2.1 Public Comment Info
3.0 Announcements

3.1 In Closed Session, the Board will consider the items listed on the Closed Session Agenda Info
4.0 Closed Session Agenda
4.1 (Item #1) Admission of Student #B-15 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.2 (Item #2) Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotiations or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiator: Deborah Cooksey, Agency: MDSPA Info/Action
4.3 (Item #3) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 2 cases Info/Action
5.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
5.1 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m. Action

6.0 Reconvene Open Session
6.1 Reconvene to Open Session at 7:00 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 (Item #1) Admission of Student #B-15 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.2 (Item #2) Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotia3ions or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiator: Deborah Cooksey, Agency: MDSPA Info/Action
8.3 (Item #3) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 3 cases Info/Action

9.0 Recognitions and Resolutions
9.1 Recognition of the MDUSD 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Nominees and Finalists. Recognition of the MDUSD 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year for the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year 2015-2016 Program. Info

9.2 California Adult Schools Week – March 22-28, 2015. Action

10.0 Board Member Reports
10.1 Board Member Reports Info

11.0 Superintendent’s Report
11.1 Superintendent’s Report Info

12.0 Reports/Information
12.1 School Spotlight: Adult Education 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) Contract between the YMCA at Camp Arroyo and Meadow Homes Elementary Action
13.3 (Item #3) Contract between University Corporation Camp SEA Lab and Westwood Elementary Action
13.4 (Item #4) Mt. Diablo High School’s FAME Academy trip to Los Angeles April 6 – April 9, 2015 Action
13.5 (Item #5) Increase to the Contract for Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) to Provide Temporary One-to-One Assistants for Students Served by the CCCOE Special Education Programs during the 2014-2015 School Year. Action
13.6 (Item #6) Increase to Master Contract with Non-Public Agency Progressus Therapy for the 2014-15 School Year Action
13.7 (Item #7) Independent Service Agreement between MDUSD and G. Wayne Oetken & Associates Action
13.8 (Item #8) Adjustments to Position Control for the 2015-16 School Year Action
13.9 (Item #9) Request to Increase and Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014-2015 School Year Action
13.10 (Item #10) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action

14.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

15.0 Communications
15.1 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

16.0 Public Comment
16.1 Public Comment Info

17.0 Business/Action Item
17.1 2015 Summer School Intervention for grades 1, 5, 8 and High School Credit Recovery: Extended School Year, Title I Summer Program and District Summer Program Info/Action

17.2 Appointment of Summer School Administrators Action

17.3 Contract Between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and AVID for Implementation at College Park High School, Mt. Diablo High School, El Dorado Middle School, Oak Grove Middle School and District Leadership Info/Action

17.4 2015-16 School Calendar Action

17.5 PULLED BY STAFF: Financial and Operational Memorandum of Understanding and Supplemental Charter Agreement Between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (“District”) and The Eagle Peak Montessori Charter School (“EPMS”) Action

17.6 Chabot Las Positas Community College District Inter-Agency Agreement with Mt. Diablo Adult Education and related MOUs with Pittsburg, Liberty, and West Contra Costa Adult Education. Action

17.7 Second Interim Report Action

17.8 Create Job Description for Administrator-Assessment, Research and Evaluation Action

17.9 Request to Increase and Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014-2015 School Year. Action

17.10 Updated Cellular Phone Allowance Action

17.11 Review of Special Education Transportation Parent Handbook Info

17.12 Revised Job Description for Transportation Services Coordinator Info/Action

17.13 Membership Recommendation of Mr. John Parker as mandated taxpayer organization representative for the 2010 Measure C Citizens Bond Oversight Committee Action

17.14 Membership Recommendation for Mr. Todd Silva to serve on the 2010 Measure C Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. Action

17.15 Award of Service Contract to PHd Architects for Design of 2010 Measure C, Group 1, Restroom Renovations at Various Sites Action

17.16 Lozano Smith Legal Services Contract Action

17.17 Meeting Extension Action

17.18 Execution of Documents Action

18.0 Future Agenda Items
18.1 Future Agenda Items Info

19.0 Closed Session
19.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this Closed Session. Action
20.0 Reconvene Open Session
20.1 Reconvene Open Session and Report Out Info

21.0 Adjournment
21.1 Adjourn Meeting Action”

What items most interest you?

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Under: Education, Mt. Diablo school district | 44 Comments »

MDUSD Board tonight to discuss Common Core implementation, UC Berkeley History-Social Science project

The Mt. Diablo school board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the district office at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord. Of particular interest is a planned presentation about the district’s implementation of Common Core standards. The board also plans to extend its contract for UC Berkeley’s History-Social Science project and discuss a new job description for an administrator of assessment, research and evaluation to replace the position of Manager, Research and Evaluation.

Here is the agenda:

1.0 Call to Order
1.1 Board President Will Call The Meeting To Order Info
2.0 Public Comment
2.1 Public Comment Info
3.0 Announcements

3.1 In Closed Session, the Board will consider the items listed on the Closed Session Agenda Info
4.0 Closed Session Agenda
4.1 Item #1) Readmission of Student #03-14 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Info/Action
4.2 (Item #2) Request for second extension of the District Administrative Panel Hearing for Student E-A15. Action
4.3 (Item #3) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 2 cases Info/Action
4.4 (Item #4) Existing Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) regarding the matter of Larsen v. MDUSD Info/Action
4.5 (Item #5) Public Employment (Gov. Code Sec. 54957.6) Info

5.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
5.1 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m. Action

6.0 Reconvene Open Session
6.1 Reconvene to Open Session at 7:00 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 (Item #1) Readmission of Student #03-14 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Info/Action
8.2 (Item #2) Request for second extension of the District Administrative Panel Hearing for Student E-A15. Action
8.3 (Item #3) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 2 cases Info/Action
8.4 (Item #4) Existing Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) regarding the matter of Larsen v. MDUSD Info/Action
8.5 (Item #5) Public Employment (Gov. Code Sec. 54957.6) Info

9.0 Public Employee Appointment
9.1 Appointment of Program Specialist, Special Education Action

10.0 Recognitions and Resolutions
10.1 Resolution #14/15-39 Women’s History Month Info/Action
10.2 Resolution #14/15-40 Arts Education Month Info/Action

11.0 Student Representatives
11.1 Student Representative Reports Info

12.0 Board Member Reports
12.1 Board Member Reports Info

13.0 Superintendent’s Report
13.1 Superintendent’s Report Info

14.0 Reports/Information
14.1 Common Core Presentation Info

15.0 Consent Agenda Action
15.1 (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
15.2 (Item #2) Approve the contract between Silverspur Christian Camp and Wren Ave Elementary Action
15.3 (Item #3) Diablo View Middle School Symphonic Band and Jazz Band Field Trip to Anaheim, California Action
15.4 (Item #4) Concord High School’s Band Trip to Anaheim CA, March 25-29, 2015 Action
15.5 (Item #5) Mt. Diablo High School’s Sustainable Hospitality trip to Washington DC, April 5 – 10, 2015 Action
15.6 (Item #6) Northgate High School’s Choir trip to Anaheim CA, April 22 – 26, 2015 Action
15.7 (Item #7) Student Teaching Agreement between San Francisco State University and Mt. Diablo Unified School District Action
15.8 (Item #8) Contract with Rainbow Community Center to serve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) youth under MDUSD Workforce Investment Act Youth Employment Services Program (Mt. Diablo YES) Action
15.9 (Item #9) Fiscal Transactions for the month of January 2015 Action
15.10 (Item #10) Submission of the Kaiser Grant Action
15.11 (Item #11) 2015 Career Integrated Academics Committee Membership, in compliance with Carl Perkins Applied Technology funding. Action
15.12 (Item #12) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action
15.13 (Item #13) Recommended Action for Classified Personnel Action
15.14 (Item #14) Request to Increase and Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014-2015 School Year Action
15.15 (Item #15) Classified Personnel: Request to Increase/Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014/15 School Year. Action
15.16 (Item #16) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on January 26, 2015 Action
15.17 (Item #17) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on February 2, 2015 Action

16.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

17.0 Communications
17.1 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

18.0 Public Comment
18.1 Public Comment Info

19.0 Business/Action Item

19.1 Amend Independent Contract with The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project Action

19.2 Create Job Description for Administrator-Assessment, Research and Evaluation. Info

19.3 Contract Extension of CALNET II State Contract to June 30, 2016 Action

19.4 Meeting Extension Action

19.5 Execution of Documents Action

20.0 Future Agenda Items
20.1 Future Agenda Items Info

21.0 Closed Session
21.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this Closed Session. Action

22.0 Reconvene Open Session
22.1 Reconvene Open Session and Report Out Info

23.0 Adjournment
23.1 Adjourn Meeting Action”

How have the Common Core standards changed your child’s instruction?

Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Under: Mt. Diablo school district, UC Berkeley | 32 Comments »

Mt. Diablo school board tonight to discuss linked learning, special ed identification, audit and early retirement notification incentive

The Mt. Diablo school board has agreed to meet at 7 p.m. Mondays instead of at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting tonight. Here is the agenda for tonight’s meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the district office board room at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord.

Highlights include the district’s participation in a regional career pathways consortium, revisions to identification and evaluation for special education, the 2013-14 audit and a $1,000 early retirement notice incentive.

“1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President Will Call the Meeting to Order at 6:00 p.m. Info
2.0 Public Comment
2.1 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
3.0 Announcements

3.1 In Closed Session, the Board will consider the items listed on the Closed Session Agenda. Info
4.0 Closed Session Agenda
4.1 (Item #1) Expulsion of Student #04-15. Action
4.2 (Item #2) Admission of Student #A-15 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.3 (Item #3) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee Info/Action
4.4 (Item #4) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 2 cases Info/Action
5.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
5.1 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m. Action

6.0 Reconvene Open Session
6.1 Reconvene to Open Session at 7:00 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 (Item #1) Expulsion of Student #04-15. Action
8.2 (Item #2) Admission of Student #A-15 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.3 (Item #3) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee Info/Action
8.4 (Item #4) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b), Significant Exposure to Litigation: 2 cases Info/Action

9.0 Recognitions and Resolutions

10.0 Board Member Reports
10.1 Board Member Reports Info

11.0 Superintendent’s Report
11.1 Superintendent’s Report Info

12.0 Reports/Information
13.0 Public Employee Appointment
13.1 PULLED BY STAFF: Appointment of Vice Principal, Adult School Action
13.2 Appointment of Manager, Grounds & Facilities Assessment Action

14.0 Consent Agenda Action
14.1 (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
14.2 (Item #2) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action
14.3 (Item #3) Request to Increase/Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014-2015 School Year Action
14.4 (Item #4) Recommended Action for Classified Personnel Action
14.5 (Item #5) Classified Personnel: Request to Increase/Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014/15 School Year. Action
14.6 (Item #6) Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) Request Action
14.7 (Item #7) Education Code 44256(b Board Authorization Action
14.8 (Item #8) Variable Term Waiver Resolution Action
14.9 (Item #9) Ygnacio Valley High School Marching Band & Jazz Ensemble New Orleans Performance Tour, February 4-9, 2015 Action
14.10 (Item #10) Sequoia Middle School’s Leadership Field Trip Action
14.11 (Item #11) Northgate’s Folsom Jazz Festival January 23-25, 2015 Action
14.12 (Item #12) Contract between University Corporation-Camp Sea Lab and Ayers Elementary Action
14.13 (Item #13) Contract between ENH-Loma Mar and Woodside Elementary Action
14.14 (Item #14) Clinical Affiliation Agreement-Nursing between California State University Dominguez Hills and Mt. Diablo Unified School District Action
14.15 (Item #15) Submission of Two Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for Eleven Eligible Bay Point and Concord Mt. Diablo CARES After School Programs Action
14.16 (Item #16) Notice of Completion Lease/Leaseback #1635: Athletic Facility Improvements Project at Clayton Valley Charter High School Action
14.17 PULLED BY STAFF: (Item #17) Joint Use Agreement between Pleasant Hill Recreation and Mt. Diablo Unified School District regarding Pleasant Hill Middle School Tennis Courts Action
14.18 (Item #18) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on December 10, 2014 Action

15.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion
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 Public Comment
17.1 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 presentations 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

18.0 Business/Action Item
18.1 Board of Education Committee Assignments for 2015 Action

18.2 MOU between MDUSD and Contra Costa County Office of Education for the Regional Diablo Gateway to Innovation California Career Pathways Trust grant. Action

18.3 Independent Services Contract with ConnectEd Action

18.4 AP US History Textbook Adoption Presentation Info

18.5 Psychology Textbook Adoption Presentation Info

18.6 Amended Contract With Bay Area Community Resource (BACR) Action

18.7 Revision to BP 6164.4 – Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education Action

18.8 Revision to AR 6159.4 – Behavioral Interventions for Special Education Students (Post-Hughes Bill) Action

18.9 Budget Development Calendar 2015-2016 Action

18.10 2013-2014 Audit Report Action

18.11 2014-15 Early Retirement Notification Incentive Action

18.12 Approval of Tentative Agreement between CSEA (Mt. Diablo 43) and MDUSD for 2014/15 Re-Opener (Benefits Action

18.13 Public Hearing for Resolution 14/15-30: Increase Statutory School Facility Fees Imposed on New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Construction Action

18.14 Resolution No. 14/15-30 Increasing the Statutory School Fees Imposed on New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Development Projects Action

18.15 Meeting Extension Action

18.16 Execution of Documents 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
21.1 Reconvene Open Session and Report Out Info

22.0 Adjournment
22.1 Adjourn Meeting Action”

What items pique your interest?

Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015
Under: Education, linked learning, Mt. Diablo school district | 135 Comments »

A look back at some significant state and local education stories in 2014

Here’s a sampling of some significant education stories that appeared in this newspaper in 2014.

1. New school funding, curriculum and testing

- The California Board of Education adopted regulations to help districts implement the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula, which changed the ways schools were funded and required districts to create plans showing how they would spend money, especially for English language learners, low-income students and foster youth.

- Districts implemented new Common Core standards for education, focusing less on memorization and more on critical thinking.

- Students piloted new computer-based tests aimed at gauging how well they were learning with the new standards.

2. School child abuse cases

- The Brentwood school district agreed to pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit with the families of eight special needs children over its handling of a special-education teacher who was convicted of child abuse, yet allowed to remain in the classroom.

- An Antioch district teacher charged with abusing special-education students pleaded guilty to one felony count of child abuse and two misdemeanor charges.

n The Moraga school district agreed to pay $14 million to two women who sued over sex abuse by a former teacher, in what was believed to be the nation’s largest molestation settlement per student.

n Former Woodside Elementary teacher Joseph Martin was charged with 150 counts of child molestation involving 14 students. The District Attorney later dismissed 34 charges, a jury acquitted Martin of 21 more and failed to reach consensus on 95 charges. The District Attorney is retrying the former Mt. Diablo school district teacher on 24 felony molestation counts involving nine students.

3. Charter schools

n The Contra Costa County Board of Education approved an agreement paving the way for the Summit K2 Charter School to open in El Cerrito in the fall, after the West Contra Costa school board rejected the charter petition.

n The Antioch school district reached an agreement with Dozier-Libbey High teachers to keep the site under its authority, after a months-long campaign to convert the school into an independent charter. The Antioch school board and Contra Costa County Board of Education denied the charter petition and teachers dropped their appeal to the state Board of Education.

n Although the Contra Costa County Board of Education renewed the charter for Clayton Valley Charter High for five years, tensions built throughout the year between some staff members and the school’s governing board. An original petitioner for the school was fired, the board president resigned and a teacher board member was asked to resign, but refused. Teachers voted no confidence in Executive Director Dave Linzey and the board dismissed the school’s coordinator of technology after he was accused of breaching Linzey’s confidence.

n The West Contra Costa school board approved three charter petitions in December, after initially proposing to seeking a waiver from its responsibility to vote on charters, saying the independent schools negatively impact the district.

n The Knightsen school board rejected a charter proposed by ChartHouse Public Schools, which also seeks to operate a countywide Performing Arts charter.

4. West Contra Costa bond program

n Voters rejected a $270 million bond measure in June.

n The Securities and Exchange Commission subpoenaed the district, board president, county, and district financial advisers and consultants in an inquiry into the district’s bond financing. The school board approved hundreds of thousands in contracts for legal representation related to the SEC inquiry, along with representation related to separate questions from the FBI.

What do you think were the most significant education stories in 2014?

Posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2015
Under: Antioch school district, Brentwood school district, California Department of Education, Clayton Valley Charter High, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa County Board of Education, Education, Knightsen school district, Moraga school district, Mt. Diablo school district, West Contra Costa school district | 7 Comments »

Mt. Diablo school district is collecting donations for homeless and foster youth

For the past three years, the Mt. Diablo school district has collected donations during the holiday season for its homeless and foster youth. Last year, the district served 190 homeless students and 224 foster youth through its holiday donation drive, said James Wogan, program administrator. This year, the district is collecting donations for 128 foster youth and 226 homeless students through Dec. 17.

Some homeless families have lost their homes and have moved in with other family or friends, he said. Others have lived in vehicles, tents, homeless shelters or on-and-off in hotels.

Over half of the foster youth live in group homes, Wogan said.

“It’s those kids who we prioritize for the holidays,” he said, adding that it’s hard for them to wake up Christmas morning wondering where their biological parents are. “Just growing up in a group home is very difficult. At least, homeless families have each other, whereas for foster youth, they’re with staff members.”

Wogan and other district staff members and social workers distribute gift cards, hoodies and other donations, he said.

“We brighten their holiday season,” he said, “because we’re able to grant some of their wishes.”

Here is the group’s donation request:

“Dear Mt. Diablo Unified Community,

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are writing to ask for your consideration to contribute to a local foster youth or homeless child. There are children who attend our schools who do not have enough to eat, stable housing, or parents in their lives. Life is a struggle and they are doing their best to overcome trauma, stress and hardships. We do all that we can to support homeless students and foster youth, and we need your help. You do so much already, we can’t thank you enough. If your family and friends are looking for additional ways to make a real and lasting impact in kids’ lives this holiday season, please consider contributing to Mt. Diablo HOPE and Foster Youth Services.

Below are ways that you can help:

1. Donations of gift cards are greatly appreciated. Gift cards enable caregivers and youth to pick out and buy their own items, a luxury that many families live without. Department store (Target, Kohl’s, etc.) and grocery store (Safeway, Albertson’s, Raley’s) gift cards can be dropped off at the front desk of the Mt. Diablo Unified District Office, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord; mailed or dropped off to Mt. Diablo HOPE at 2730 Salvio St., Concord, CA (94519); or dropped off with the principal at all Mt. Diablo Unified schools in care of Mt. Diablo HOPE.

2. Donations by check can be made payable to ‘Mt. Diablo HOPE.’ We will send you a receipt for tax purposes. Please drop off or send contributions to:

Elsa Dalpiaz and James Wogan
Mt. Diablo Homeless Outreach Program for Education (MDUSD HOPE)
2730 Salvio St., Concord, CA (94519)

Checks can also be dropped off at the front desk of the Mt. Diablo Unified District Office, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord; or dropped off to the principal at all Mt. Diablo Unified schools in care of Mt. Diablo HOPE.

3. Donations can also be made by PayPal via www.mdusd.org. (Click on Holiday Donation Drive — Mt Diablo Homeless and Foster Youth.)

4. If you would like to ‘sponsor’ an individual foster youth or homeless child for the holidays, please e-mail your name and contact information to hope@mdusd.org or visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16KJTWxVw89lDuJdWJ2uzAevGdYBr0v_lqOraE-Ed3Vw/edit?usp=sharing or E-mail hope@mdusd.org.

5. We are collecting new hoodies and sweatshirts for our homeless students and foster youth. New hoodies and sweatshirts can be dropped off at three locations:

- Mt. Diablo Unified District Office, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord.
- Willow Creek Education Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord.
- Mt. Diablo Homeless Outreach Program for Education (Mt. Diablo HOPE) 2730 Salvio St., Concord.

Please feel free to forward this. Thank you for helping to spread the word.
On behalf of our homeless children and foster youth, we THANK YOU!

Happy Holidays!”

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014
Under: Education, Mt. Diablo school district | No Comments »

MDUSD board election winners look toward the future

Updated results from the Contra Costa County elections office released Friday, which included all timely vote by mail ballots, showed no change in the outcome of the Mt. Diablo school board race between six candidates for three seats. Incumbent Cheryl Hansen finished first with 23.4 percent of votes, followed by Bay Point parent Debra Mason with 19.6 percent and incumbent Linda Mayo with 19.1 percent.

However, the gap between fourth-place finisher Michael Langley and third-place finisher Linda Mayo dropped from 477 to 417 votes, with Langley garnering 18.7 percent. followed by Herbert Lee with 9.8 percent, James Ryan with 8.8 percent and write-ins getting nearly 0.5 percent.

Another 13,000 provisional ballots and 10,000 “exceptions” that could not be counted by machine are still to be counted. Officials expect to begin counting the outstanding ballots Monday and to release another update Nov. 14, with a final update Nov. 21. The certification deadline is Dec. 2.

After the initial results were released Tuesday, the three Mt. Diablo school district winners responded via e-mail to requests for comments.

Hansen said she was happy to receive a vote of confidence from the community and was glad for the opportunity to continue working toward changes, after accomplishing some goals during her first term. Foremost among those was the ouster of former Superintendent Steven Lawrence last year, who was replaced by current Superintendent Nellie Meyer.

“From my perspective, while positive progress has been made in the past year or two, there’s still more work to be done to correct the 2010-12 board majority and former superintendent’s poor judgment and ill-advised decision making,” said Hansen, who was elected to her first term in 2010.

The 2010-12 board majority included Mayo and former Trustees Gary Eberhart and Sherry Whitmarsh. Eberhart stepped down two years ago and Whitmarsh was unsuccessful in her 2012 re-election attempt. The pair was replaced by Trustee Brian Lawrence and Board President Barbara Oaks.

Hansen said she wants to continue to restore previously cut programs, enhance employee benefits, and build school support and community relationships.

“Also,” she said, “I’d still like to see all board members embrace the concept of public service and voluntarily forgo health benefits at the taxpayers’ expense.”

Oaks and Hansen tried to push through a board bylaw amendment in September that would have required board members to pay the full cost of their medical, dental and vision coverage. But the proposal was defeated by Mayo, Brian Lawrence and Trustee Lynne Dennler. Dennler did not seek re-election this year.

This newspaper’s public employees’ salary and benefits database shows Hansen and Oaks received no health benefits as board members in 2013. Brian Lawrence received $1,458 in district-paid benefits, Dennler received $12,781 and Mayo received $14,371 for herself and her husband. Mayo said during the campaign that it’s important for the district to provide benefits to trustees so that those who may not be able to afford them would not be discouraged from serving.

Regarding the new makeup of the board, Hansen said she is excited that Mason was elected.
“She is a dedicated, experienced educator and community member who will be another important voice of common sense on the board,” Hansen said.

Mason said some voters may have chosen her over Mayo because of her fresh outlook.

“Linda has been on the board for 17 years,” Mason said, “so people may feel she has already made her contribution to the leadership of the district.”

Mayo said she was pleased that voters weighed in on the board election during a low turnout year.

“Public education should be the important first consideration for our youth,” she said. “I look forward to working with Debra Mason, Cheryl Hansen, Brian Lawrence, Barbara Oaks and Dr. Nellie Meyer during the next four years. Together, with our parents, staff and community, we have great work to accomplish.”

How do you think the loss of Dennler and the addition of Mason will affect the board?

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014
Under: Education, Election, Mt. Diablo school district | 129 Comments »

Mt. Diablo school board to vote on boosting principals’ salaries, discuss a “graduate profile” and vote on cell towers at MDHS and Pleasant Hill MS

The Mt. Diablo school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the district office at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord. Here is the agenda, which includes a proposal to fast-track pay increases for principals, a “graduate profile” aimed at describing traits and skills of a district grad, and a plan to place Verizon Wireless cell towers at Mt. Diablo HS and Pleasant Hill MS in exchange for money:

“1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President Will Call the Meeting to Order at 6:00 p.m. Info
2.0 Public Comment
2.1 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
3.0 Announcements

3.1 In Closed Session, the Board will consider the items listed on the Closed Session Agenda. Info
4.0 Closed Session Agenda
4.1 (Item #1) Readmission of Student #10-13 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.2 (Item #2) Readmission of Student #19-13 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.3 (Item #3) Readmission of Student #C-14 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
4.4 (Item #4) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b, Significant Exposure to Litigation: 2 cases Info/Action
4.5 (Item #5) Existing Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) regarding the matter of Bay Area News Group (BANG) v. MDUSD, Case No. MSC N13-1551 Info/Action
4.6 (Item #6) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
4.7 (Item #7) 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: Larry Schoenke and Deborah Cooksey, Agencies: MDEA, CSEA, Teamsters M&O, Local One CST, MDSPA, and Supervisory. Info/Action
5.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
5.1 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m. Action

6.0 Reconvene Open Session
6.1 Reconvene to 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 (Item #1) Readmission of Student #10-13 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.2 (Item #2) Readmission of Student #19-13 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.3 (Item #3) Readmission of Student #C-14 into the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Action
8.4 (Item #4) Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Sec. 54956.9(b, Significant Exposure to Litigation: 2 cases Info/Action
8.5 (Item #5) Existing Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t. Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) regarding the matter of Bay Area News Group (BANG) v. MDUSD, Case No. MSC N13-1551 Info/Action
8.6 (Item #6) Discipline, Dismissal or Release of Public Employee (Gov. Code Sec. 54957(b)(1) Info/Action
8.7 (Item #7) 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: Larry Schoenke and Deborah Cooksey, Agencies: MDEA, CSEA, Teamsters M&O, Local One CST, MDSPA, and Supervisory. Info/Action

9.0 Public Employee Appointment
9.1 ITEM PULLED BY STAFF: Appointment of Administrator, Necessary Small High School/Vice Principal – Prospect Action

9.2 Appointment of Vice Principal, High School – Northgate High School Action

10.0 Board Member Reports
10.1 Board Member Reports Info

11.0 Superintendent’s Report
11.1 Superintendent’s Report Info

12.0 Consent Agenda Action
12.1 (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
12.2 (Item #2) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action
12.3 (Item #3) Request to Increase Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014-2015 School Year Action
12.4 (Item #4) Recommended Action for Classified Personnel Action
12.5 (Item #5) Classified Personnel: Request to Increase/Decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2014/15 School Year. Action
12.6 (Item #6) Budget Transfer and/or Budget Increases/Decreases for July through September 2014. Action
12.7 (Item #7 Adjustments to Contract Amount between Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Medical Billing Technologies, Inc. (MBT) for the 2014/15 School Year Action
12.8 (Item #8) Independent Contracts for the Event Group, Inc. and College Park High School. Action
12.9 (Item #9) Northgate Independent Contracts with Events To The T for Junior Prom and Senior Ball Action
12.10 (Item #10) Approve the contract between Exploring New Horizons and Valle Verde Elementary Action
12.11 (Item #11) Northgate High School’s Women’s Varsity Basketball Trip to Reno, Nevada Action
12.12 (Item #12) Williams Quarterly Summary Report Action
12.13 (Item #13) Approve the Purchase of Vehicles for Maintenance and Operations Action
12.14 (Item #14) Award of Bid #1685 for Custodial Supplies Action
12.15 (Item #15) Exercise extension of RFP #1665: Swimming Pool Maintenance Service Action
12.16 (Item #16) Approve Open Order for Emergency Pool Repairs. Action
12.17 (Item #17) Approve Lease/Leaseback #1663 Final Change Order #1663-001 (DEDUCTIVE)to Taber Construction, Inc. for Portable Replacement 2014 at Eagle Peak MS, Gregory Gardens ES, Silverwood ES and Woodside ES Action
12.18 (Item #18) Notice of Completion for Lease/Leaseback #1663: Portable Classroom Replacement 2014 Action
12.19 (Item #19) Lease/Leaseback #1659 Final Change Order #1659-001 (DEDUCTIVE)to Taber Construction, Inc. for HVAC Modernization at El Dorado Middle School, Highlands Elementary School, Pine Hollow Middle School, Wren Avenue Elementary School, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Sequoia Middle School, Valhalla Elementary School and Walnut Acres Elementary School Action
12.20 (Item #20) Notice of Completion for Lease/Leaseback #1659: HVAC Modernization at Various Schools Action
12.21 (Item #21) Award Service Contract for Architectural Services to Design the PE Building Improvements at Clayton Valley Charter High School Action
12.22 (Item #22) Award Project Inspector Contract for Modular Gymnasium Project # 1631 at Concord High School. Action
12.23 (Item #23) Resolution No. 14/15-21 Compensation for Board Members Action
12.24 (Item #24) Approval of Variable Term Waiver Request Action
12.25 (Item #25) Approval of Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) Request Action
12.26 (Item #26) Minutes for the Special Board of Education Meeting held on April 11, 2013 Action
12.27 (Item #27) Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on April 8, 2013 Action
12.28 (Item #28) Minutes for the Special Board of Education Meeting held on April 3, 2013 Action
12.29 (Item #29) Minutes for the Special Board of Education Meeting held on March 28, 2013 Action
12.30 (Item #30) Minutes for the Special Board of Education Meeting held on March 27, 2013 Action
12.31 (Item #31) Ygnacio Valley High School’s trip to Southern California on October 29 – November 1, 2014 Action
13.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

14.0 Communications
14.1 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

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 presentations 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 Business/Action Item

16.1 Create New Job Description for Workers’ Compensation Specialist Info/Action

16.2 Creation of Intermediate Typist Clerk position for Meadow Homes Elementary, Mt. Diablo Elementary, Hidden Valley Elementary and College Park High School Action

16.3 Public Hearing Resolution 14/15-20 Education Protection Account. Action

16.4 Resolution 14/15-20 Education Protection Account 2014-15. Action

16.5 Principal Salary Schedule Action

16.6 Approve Graduate Profile for Mt. Diablo Unified School District Info

16.7 Procurement of New Firewall/Security/Bandwidth Management Appliance Action

16.8 Award Lease/Leaseback contract #1631 to Meehleis Modular Buildings, Inc. for construction of the Modular Gymnasium Building project at Concord High School for a Guaranteed Maximum Cost of $3,698,805.00 Action

16.9 Approve Cellular Tower Agreement with Verizon Wireless and Mt. Diablo Unified School for placement at Mt. Diablo High School and Pleasant Hill Middle School. (Oak Park) Action

16.10 Minutes for the Board of Education Meeting held on October 15, 2014 Action

16.11 Meeting Extension Action

16.12 Execution of Documents Info

17.0 Future Agenda Items
17.1 Future Agenda Items Info

18.0 Closed Session
18.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this Closed Session. Action

19.0 Reconvene Open Session
19.1 Reconvene Open Session and Report Out Info

20.0 Adjournment
20.1 Adjourn Meeting Action”

Do you agree with the plan to make it easier for principals to reach the top of the pay scale more quickly?

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Under: Education, Mt. Diablo school district | 63 Comments »