Board Meeting Bullets
NOTE TO MEMBERS: Attachments include proposed Reductions in Force for Certificated positions.
Link to Full Agenda
LCAP Update Presentation (See slide 10 for increased services for Unduplicated Students)
Second Interim Report
Second Interim Report Presentation (Report specifies current budget and funding changes.)
Exhibits A & B: Eliminate Certificated Services (Specifies reduction of 3 elementary, 1 middle school , and 1 high school FTE - full time equivalent teaching position)
Resolution Eliminating Certificated Services
MOU Tie Breaker Criteria (Specifies tie breaker criteria used to determine RIF- reduction in force- when teachers have the same hire date.)
Certificated Personnel Report (Lists six Certificated resignations.)
Classified Personnel Report
P.O. Report (Includes Apex Learning for GHS at $14,475.)
Essential Training Travel Report
Essential Training Report
SGTA BOARD MEETING
San Gabriel USD
March 12, 2019 6:00PM
1. OPENING PROCEDURE
1.a. CALL TO ORDER at 6:00 PM
1.b. ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM. All members present.
2. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE GOVERNING BOARD
2.a. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE GOVERNING BOARD. None,
3. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION
(NOTE: If the Governing Board does not complete Closed Session, it will RECONVENE the meeting to open session and RECESS the meeting to closed session after all open session business has been conducted.)
Recessed to Closed Session at 6:00 PM.
4. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION approx. 7:03 p.m.
4.a. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
Board unanimously moved for Jim Symonds to be approved as the new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at the next Board meeting. The Board directs the Superintendent to begin contract negotiations with Mr. Symonds.
Note that comments listed in the Minutes are abridged and not verbatim.
Mr. Symonds: Thanked Dr. Pappalardo and the Board. He is humbled and honored to accept the position. The hardest part is leaving McKinley because he is in love with the school and the staff. He feels he has been called to serve and hopes to bring positive energy to the position.
4.b. SWEAR-IN Student Board Member Jocelyn Tan, Gabrielino High School for the 2018-2019 School Year
4.c. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4.d. APPROVAL OF AGENDA.. Moved and approved unanimously.
4.e. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD:
Mr. Bill Brock, Wilson parent, regarding proposed Dual Immersion Mandarin program at Wilson. I think you are going too fast. I believe we need to bring parents into the planning. I would like you to speak to this situation at the next Board Meeting.
Congratulated Mr. Symonds.
Discussed well attended general meeting of SGTA members. Provided list of concerns with Isela Salazar to share with Board members. Also shared postcards from SGTA members with questions/concerns for Board to read at their leisure.
Also spoke regarding the Dual Immersion Program. Are we thinking about the program as we have been told, or are we beginning the program next year? We are told that one of the Mandarin teachers from GHS is already slated to go to Wilson to start the program next year. Concerned that we still need a master plan for the McKinley Dual Immersion Spanish program yet we are taking on a new Dual Immersion program at McKinley. What can we do to slow this down? Knows the value of a second language for our students. We just want it effectively planned out and not at the same time as when we are laying off teachers.
6th Grade teacher at JMS
I truly believe we all have the same belief to give the best to our students. Sadly for all the teachers, we are told that Jennifer Vargas and Anna Navarro, our TOSAs, will be back in the classroom next year. We don't have words for how effective they are. We don't know what we will do without them. Would like the school board would like to think about the needs of our students and not the needs of Dr. Pappalardo.
5. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S)
5.a. ACTION - Approve the Minutes of the February 12, 2019 Governing Board Meeting. Approved unanimously.
5.b. ACTION - Approve the Minutes of the February 26, 2019 Governing Board Meeting.Approved unanimously.
6. PUBLIC HEARING(S) None.
7.a. REPORTS - Student Board Members
Del Mar High School, Armando Talamantes : Updates on Del Mar, Coolidge, Roosevelt, and Washington schools.
Gabrielino High School, Jocelyn Tan: Updates on GHS, JMS, McKinley and Wilson.
7.b. REPORT - Board President
Welcomed Jocelyn Tan to the Board. Feel free to ask questions and make comments.
Mentioned beautiful service of Dr. Scott for his father.
Discussed Board retreat last Friday to go over protocols with new Board member.
Attended History event at Del Mar. Del Mar students will be going to Sacramento in May.
Attended Leader in Me presentation at Coolidge. A good turnout.
7.c. REPORT - Superintendent
Happy to report that the CTC accreditation monitoring team of the Induction program gave unanimous approval of the program for SGV Induction of which SGUSD is the lead at 5:15 PM this evening. Congratulated Gail Calhoun, program director and mentors involved with the program.
Congratulated Coolidge and Mr. Wong on the Leader in Me program.
7.d. PRESENTATION - Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2018-2020 Update
Presentation provided by Dr. Pappalardo. Full Presentation attached.
New 3-year LCAP plan will be needed next year for 2021.
We use the LACOE established template for the LCAP plan.
SGUSD Greatest Need identified: Math and Suspension Rate.
SGUSD Performance Gaps identified: English Learners and Students with Disabilities.
Next EAC meeting scheduled for March 27, 2019.
LCAP public hearing scheduled for June 18, 2019 Board meeting.
Board Member Comments: None.
7.e. PRESENTATION - Second Interim Report 2018-2019: A presentation on the 2018-2019 Second Interim Report given by Joyce Yeh, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services. Presentation attached.
Must submit report of current standing/situation by law and outlook for the following years.
LACOE required a Board approved resolution to go with the second Interim Report to address solvency plans.
COLA increase by the State in June and STRS assistance will help us with an extra $225,000.
We received some new grants from the state to help us with Classified PD. This can help us backfill monies already spent.
Also received an additional small grant to help low performing students.
Updated demographic study indicates some optimism for 'out years" regarding declining enrollment. We may level off next year. Decline in enrollment may not be as steep next year.
3rd Interim report due on June 1st. Will use as our base for the 2020 budget. Report will be presented to the Board on May 14, 2019.
Presenting our Layoff resolution today. Will approve the final layoff resolution on May 14, 2019.
Board Member Comments:
Mrs. Alvarado: When we do a self qualified declaration, does it put us in a negative light with LACOE?
Ms. Yeh: No. It puts us in a more cautious light. It is perceived as a positive step.
Mrs. Alvarado: It's all about the revenue. We will need to make cuts somewhere.
Mr. Ammon: Thanked Ms. Yeh for the presentation. Asked question about projected enrollment.
Mrs. Yeh: We projected 80 down this year, but declined enrollment was double our expected projection.
Dr. Scott: Multi-year financial projection. $3,000,000 of costs imposed that are not in the classroom (salaries, health and welfare, and retirement fund.) Every school in the state is suffering from declining enrollment. There has to be a better way of doing this. Will take a fundamental change.
Mrs. Haas: Thank you for putting this together,. Question on proposed STRS. We need to monitor this at the state level.
Mrs. Yeh: It is not our decision. We are told to pay this rate.
8. BUSINESS SERVICES
8.a. ACTION - Approve 2018-2019 Second Interim Report Based on the assumptions available for the District at the time of the Second Interim reporting period, it is appropriate for the District to certify the qualified status due to the financial uncertainties for the out years in the multi-year projections.
The Superintendent recommends the Governing Board approve the Qualified Certification of District Solvency on the Second Interim Report for fiscal year 2018-2019 and the subsequent two fiscal years - 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
8.b. ACTION - Approve to Authorize Award of E-Rate Project 2019-2020. Eight school sites will receive updated network equipment and services under the upcoming e-rate funding application. Upon board approval, a contract will be awarded to Data Impressions in the amount of $39,517.41, NIC Partners in the amount of $31,085.78, Federal Technology Solutions Inc. in the amount of $19,059.16, and a five-year contract to Foothills Education and Technology Partnership in the yearly amount of $54,276.
Rationale: The District continues to participate in the federally funded E-Rate program, allowing us to provide our students and teachers with modern-day internet access, including maintenance to keep our internal network connections reliable. Funding is available based on our NSLP (Nation School Lunch Program) percentages, at which we qualify for an 80% discount. The program reimburses 80% on qualified internet access and equipment purchases, while the District covers the remaining 20%. This allows the District to upgrade our network and wireless infrastructure to provide greater bandwidth and security.
For the upcoming e-rate year, we solicited competitive proposals for the following categories: network hardware, cabling services, and internet service. After an extensive evaluation process, we would like to bring forward the following four partners for our upcoming e-rate projects: Data Impressions, NIC Partners, Federal Technology Solutions Inc., and Foothills Education and Technology Partnership, respective to the categories mentioned above.
9. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (None.)
10. HUMAN RESOURCES
10.a. (ROLL CALL) – Adopt Resolution No. 6/2018-2019, Reduction or Discontinuance of Particular Kinds of Certificated Services for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rationale: The Superintendent has indicated that the reduction in particular kinds of services is related to the loss or potential loss of revenue limit funding, certain categorical funding, and/or special programs.
No discussion or comment.
10.b. ACTION - Approve Memorandum of Understanding Between San Gabriel Unified School District and San Gabriel Teachers Association, Tie-Breaker Criteria
Rationale: The Superintendent has indicated that the reduction in particular kinds of services is related to the loss or potential loss of revenue limit funding, certain categorical funding, and/or special programs, therefore tie-breaking criteria must be established for those who first rendered paid service to the District on the same date.
No discussion or comment.
NOTE TO MEMBERS: SGTA members left meeting when RIF resolution was passed without comment or discussion.
No further Minutes provided by SGTA.
11. SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
12. GOVERNING BOARD
13. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS, AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS NOTE: (This section provides an opportunity for the Governing Board to share information with other Board Members and members of the public.)
14. CONSENT AGENDA NOTE: (The Governing Board may take one (1) vote for all Consent items including: Business Services, Educational Services, Human Resources, and Superintendent's Office. Items may be removed from the Consent agenda and voted on separately.)
14.a. CONSENT - BUSINESS SERVICES
14.a.1. Accept All Donations to the San Gabriel Unified School District from Various Donors
Voluntary donations in various amounts totaled $200.00 and were specifically made to the GATE Program to help with field trip costs.
Voluntary donation of $20.00 was made specifically to the SGVC Induction Social Committee.
14.a.2. Approve Warrants Issued for Payments of Payroll, Goods and Services Received for Feb. 2019 - Report No. 11
14.a.3. Approve Purchase Orders Issued in Excess of $5,000 Report No. 11 (Attached.)
14.a.4. Approve Essential Travel Report No. 11 (Attached.)
14.b. CONSENT - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
14.b.1. Approve Essential Training Travel Report No. 11 (Attached.)
14.c. CONSENT - HUMAN RESOURCES
14.c.1. Approve Certificated Personnel Status Report No. 11 (Attached.)
14.c.2. Approve Classified Personnel Status Report No. 11 (Attached.)
14.d. CONSENT - SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE (None.)
15.a. NEXT MEETING REMINDER: March 12, 2019
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