Our voices were heard.
Please note that the statements below are summarized and not verbatim.
Link to Full Agenda
2018 CAASPP Scores Online
**NOTE: The link listed above is provided for members' information and is not included with the Board Meeting Agenda documents.You may view the latest CAASPP data for SGUSD and all districts throughout California at this website.
The documents attached below are provided with the Board Meeting Agenda online.
Site Single Plans for Student Achievement Presentation
Budget Adjustment Forms
Certificated PSR 5
Training & Travel 5
Conference Report 5
Classified PSR 5
Draft Bd Mtg Calendar 2019
San Gabriel USD
October 23, 2018 6:00PM
Board Room 408 Junipero Serra Drive San Gabriel, California 91776
6:00 p.m. Closed Session
7:00 p.m. Open Session
1. Opening Procedure
Call to Order at PM by President Alvarez at 6:00 pm.
Establishment of Quorum: All members present.
2. Requests to Address Governing Board: None.
3. Recess to Closed Session at 6:01 pm.
4. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION at 7:03 pm.
4.a. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION: No action taken.
4.b. ANNOUNCEMENT OF SWEARING-IN Student Board Armando Talamantes, Del Mar High School for SY 2018-2019.
4.c. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE by Mr. Talamantes.
Welcome to Armando Talamantes by Pres. Cristina Alvarez. It’s good to have your perspective and opinion and represent your school and participation.
Dr. Scott welcomes: A little weird and scary to sit there the first time. We encourage you - genuinely interested in what you have to share. We’re very pleased for you.
4.d. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approved with no changes unanimously.
4.e. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE GOVERNING BOARD
Pres. Alvarez. A number of requests. A lot on CAASPP results and will wait until that point in the agenda. We have some general comments.
Dena Dragoo- I stand here as the SGTA President. I am glad to see the room full of San Gabriel educators. To our five Board members: Please make a hard effort to settle our contract. We left our families or brought our families with us tonight. We’d rather focus on our work of the district. Take into consideration of what we are doing. We ARE the contributing factor of student progress. Listen to our teachers tonight and settle our contract.
Lisa Durranandette- Roosevelt
I’m concerned with the amount of district administrator raises given this year. Roosevelt teachers met with you(Dr. Pappalardo) last year begging for support for our teachers and students. Asked for help- veteran teacher who wanted to quit- a teacher who had to leave early for maternity leave. You said you’d consider it. Gave yourselves large raises. We are trying to settle our contract. You say there is no money.
Echoing what I’ve heard tonight. 30 years as a classroom teacher now a sub. Same old, same old. I know and hope that you put students first. Manifest justice.
Pres. Alvarez- As you know we cannot address negotiations.
5. Approval of Minutes of October 9, 2018 Governing Board Meeting.
6. Public Hearing(s): None.
7. Reports and Presentation
7.a. Student Board Member Reports
Gabrielino High School, Mr. Chung
GHS: Gab speech and debate Tournament, Student Senate,Homecoming Spirit Week, Cash for College Workshop FAFSA
JMS: Speech & Debate, Jog a thon, Parent Teacher conferences
McKinley- Red Ribbon Week,Student Council elections
Wilson- Red Ribbon Week and Stand Together Week, iReady, PBIS, P/T Conferences, Trunk or Treat, Spirit Awards
Mr.Talamantes- Del Mar
Thanks Board for their welcome and opportunity.
Del Mar Domestic Violence , School Theme- Fair Housing Act for History Day competition. Movie game night. Football season 3-0. Cabrillo Marine Museum
Coolidge- P/T conference; 7 habits certification of teachers; Leader & Me Coaching; Red Ribbon Week.
RO- So Cal Jr Speech & Debate Tour- the only public school to compete. Trunk or Treat, Talent Show, Annual Halloween Parade, Kinder Paper Orchestra
WA- Red Ribbon Week, Halloween Parade, Fall Festival
7. b. Board President Report: President Alvarez.
Asian Youth Center Dinner- Mr. Tcheng to be honored
Meet & Greets at the sites w/Principal and Teachers. Listen to concerns specific to the sites. Began with Del Mar and Coolidge with Supt. Papalardo and Pres. Alvarado. Other Board members will be present at other meet and greets.
7.c. Superintendent’s Report: Dr. Papalardo
Thanked and welcomed student Board members.
Tonight we will hear about CAASPP and SPSA
Next meeting will be MIE (Roosevelt Music Immersion) data
Dec 11th Board re-org meeting
No Board election- 3 open seats and only 3 submitted.
Thanked Mr. Tcheng for his service in 2nd term. I appreciate you and thank you.
7.d. CAASPP Presentation
Requests to speak before presentation:
Patti Kim- JMS
We are the contributing factor for continued student progress (we saw 1-1 devices and iReady). Listed JMS teacher contributions.
Lynn Fisher/Jenna Dizon: McKinley
San Gabriel teachers are the contributors to student growth. Listed McK teacher contributions to programs, site committees and district roles. Completed MA and grad class work and admin credential. We are San Gabriel, We are McKinley, We are contributing factors.
Christy Esparza- Roosevelt
We are the contributing factors. Listed all teacher contributions. As WE do whatever is asked of us. We are the contributing factors.
Matt Neuenberg- Wilson
We are the contributing factor. Listed all programs and site/district participation. Instructional program DBL . District touting DBL- it’s a Wilson teacher who brought this program to the district. She received her MA DBL and is now completing her doctorate. WE are the contributing factor.
Katherine Kloster, Rana Masri, Yvette VIllasenor, Del Mar - Teachers and counselors contribute to the success of our students. We are the contributing factor.
Jennifer McGraw - Washington
Listed teacher participation and contributions. It does not happen by accident.
Yolanda Mendoza with Shannon James
See attached CAASPP presentation link.
(Note that slides do not mention teacher contribution. This emphasis was added in presentation comments by Yolanda Mendoza.)
Ms. Mendoza: We see great growth especially in grades 3 and 4.
“Elementary School overall gains and know we are moving in the right direction. We are proud of the gains and the teachers for all they did.
There are other factors but we are exceedingly proud of what our teachers have done.”
“Contributing factors certainly are our teachers…”
JMS- Proud of the growth and attribute it to the high quality teaching staff.
GHS- Continued growth focus. See slides for more information.
District subgroup scores: We working with principals and teachers. Demographics are changing in our district.
ELA/Math- Subgroup comparisons- low and not quite what we want. Still better than county and state. We are in contact regularly with principals and staff.
Ms. James- We continue coaching support - listen to teacher needs for training and PD, and inclusion practices.
Ms. James spoke regarding CA Dashboard Changes Coming
Better readability and public understanding
Local Data is required to measure our progress and reported at the district level , no site level indicators.
Priority 1- Met
Priority 2- Met
Priority 3- Met
Priority 6- Met
Priority 7- Met
Mr. Ammon- I don’t like this presentation every year. I don’t think test results are a great indicator of success. Let’s move back to contributing factors of growth. I knew we had a problem when the teachers and principals were not mentioned on this slide. The perception the DEC is patting itself on the back without giving credit to the troops.
Ms. Mendoza- an oversight on our part.
Mr. Ammon -Why weren’t our signature programs mentioned?
Mendoza- an oversight on our part.
Mr. Ammon- We should not compare sites (RO needs)
McKinley-When looking at this data are we factoring in Dual Immersion, STEM Lab, Intervention into success?
Ms. Mendoza- Yes, they are contributors
Ms. James- With data we dig deeper,we work with our teachers to look deeper, look at the students; look at ways to differentiate and support and differentiate our support
Mr. Ammon- Slide 13- I don’t like that statement for CO scores- raw data looks like they dropped. Poverty data has increased 10%.
RO- shining improvement. It’s not just MIE. School Climate survey was off the charts.
WA- Thank you Mr. Perry and your staff. WA has remarkable success with the achievement gap. What is the staff doing that is working?
WI- Noted Jo Ann Slater’s comment that “We aren’t the wealthy school anymore”. How are they maintaining their growth with these changes?
JMS and GHS poverty levels increased 8-10 %. 54% at Gab are Free & Reduced lunch but 92% of the seniors went on to 2-4 yr colleges.
Were the sites consulted regarding this presentation?
Ms. Mendoza- Yes. The principals were consulted.
Mr. Ammon- Referenced Dr. Papalarado’s" simple, but elegant plan.” We should consult staff as well as principals to build collaboration.
Mr. Ammon commented that Ms. Shellhart has warned us with needs and support for inclusion.
We need to be careful in how we present data so that we do not unintentionally malign.
Dr. Scott- Agrees with Ammon’s overall comments, but this report was not designed to be that detailed. How do we give an impartial and equal assessment of progress? It’s a tough challenge. Teachers, I hope you know. We’d like to settle the contract too, and it will happen. We appreciate you and tell you every day.
Mr. Tcheng- My general observation is there is no mention of the teachers at all. We are very proud of are students. There should be a statement of how we got there. Ultimately when we present the dashboard and scorecard that we reflect the collective evaluation of the result. It’s sad when we have a great story to tell, and we are not unified in a success story of our district. They do well, and we all contributed.
Ms. Shellhart- (Teachers) “Your perception is reality.” We appreciate you. You say settle our contracts. I appreciate you. We hear you, we see you, we appreciate you.
We have to be careful with printed reports and how we tell our stories.
Tasked Dr. Murray with significant improvement with Students with Disabilities last year. I am not seeing those improvements. We will charge him again with this task.
Pres. Alvarado- I echo my colleagues comments. We do appreciate you, and I know we need to settle the contract. A shout out to Roosevelt with improved scores.
Comments from student members:
Mr. Chung- I want to reiterate that teachers are a contributing factor of our success. Agreed with the economic factors mentioned by Mr. Ammon. Noted the issues of student disabilities wanted to amplify the needs of the students. I know test scores may not reflect student success.
Mr. Talamantes- Teachers are a major contributing factor. Mr. Talamantes discussed need to put the spotlight on students with disabilities. Thanked his Del Mar teachers in attendance for their willingness to help him. (My work, too!) I was failing in my classes last year.
Pres. Alvarado- This is why we do what we do every day.
7.e. Site Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) Presentation (See attachment.)
See attached presentation for details.
Ms. Shellhart- Do we have data if we met or did not meet last year?
Ms. Lizaraburu: Check the narrative of each plan (but data is not included.) They analyze whether they met it or not. They monitor the goal. You have the updated plan, barriers, and school make-up/culture. The evaluation is part of the process, but not presented in the plan.
Mr. Tcheng- Are the goals set by all stakeholders? (Yes.)
Ms. Lizarzaburu- only 4 schools are required to do SPSA, but all mirror it and get parent participation. Only required for Title 1 schools.
Dr. Scott yields time to Mr. Ammon.
Mr. Ammon- questioned about Instructional rounds.
Ms. Lizarzaburu: Will not be district directed. The school decides what will be looked at. Site driven, not district driven. Determined by the LCAP with some site based autonomy.
Some statements in the SPSAs are objective, some are more of a value statement. Some are worded positively. Some comments were targeted at Hispanic students that seemed to be a negative value statement. Are we expecting Hispanic students not to succeed? It should be followed by a positive statement. I’ve been saying this for 20 years.
Ms. Lizarzaburu- As a Hispanic woman (and even if I wasn’t) I agree. I will take it back to the sites to follow up with the positive statement.
8. BUSINESS SERVICES
8.a. ACTION - Approve 2018-19 Budget Revisions (See attachment.)
Presented by Joyce Yeh.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the Governing Board approve the revisions to the 2018-19 Original Budget and authorize the Superintendent or designee to execute the necessary documents.
Rationale: The budget revision is prepared to capture the budgetary variance between the June adoption and the most recent projections of the 2018-19 operation. The updated numbers will help validate the current year spending plan and allow for sufficient time in preparation of multi-year projections.
The 2018-19 budget updates include, but are not limited to the following changes:
- Declining enrollment updates based on the most current enrollment data
- Decrease in One-Time Discretionary Funds per ADA from $344 per May Revision to $184 per the Adopted State Budget
- Distribution of site carryovers
- Health and Welfare renewal changes
- Step and Column Increases
- Salary projections based on the most current salary data
Action Taken: unanimously approved.
8. b. ACTION – Re-Appoint Member to the Long-Range Facilities Master Plan Oversight Committee, for a Two-Year Term to Fill Vacancy
Recommended Motion: The Superintendent recommends to re-appoint Kathay Feng to the Long-Range Facilities Master Plan Oversight Committee for a two-year term.
Action Taken: unanimously approved.
9. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
9.a. ACTION - Approve the 2018-2019 K-12 Single Plans for Student Achievement
Recommended Motion:The Superintendent recommends that the Board of Education approve the attached Single Plans for Student Achievement for Coolidge Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, Gabrielino High School, and Del Mar High School.
Action Taken: unanimously approved.
9.b. ACTION - Approve Consultant Agreement with 2 TEACH LLC for Co-Teaching and Universal Design Learning Training
Recommended Motion:The Superintendent recommends the approval of this Consultant Agreement with 2 TEACH LLC for co-teaching and Universal Design Learning in an amount not to exceed $28,439.50.
Rationale:The District needs to provide training to General Education and Special Education teachers on effective co-teaching and inclusion strategies. 2TEACH LLC will provide training in the fall and a follow up training in the spring to District teachers on co-teaching strategies and implementing the Universal Design for Learning methods. The Consultant will also provide training to District administrators on professional observation, coaching, and how to effectively support teachers implementing the co-teaching model.
Action Taken: unanimously approved.
10. HUMAN RESOURCES. No remarks.
11. SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE. No remarks.
12. GOVERNING BOARD.
12.a. Governing Board Calendar to be reviewed with new Board member before approval.
13. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS, COMMUNICATIONS
Ms. Shellhart: Welcome to student board members. Special Ed Parent support meeting with positive parent feedback. Daughter married this past weekend.
Mr. Tcheng: Welcome to new student members; a good start. Unfortunately, I have one more meeting to interact with you. It’s been a great 5 years. Thank you for the opportunity and best wishes.
Dr. Scott: Welcome. This is the longest meeting we’ve had in 5 years. We started at Del Mar this morning. It’s been a long day, but that’s what we do. We need to be reminded to be listening and mindful. We give up time to do this because we truly care.
Mr. Ammon: Congratulate Ms. Shellhart on daughter’s wedding. Welcome to Andrew and a great start. Thank you teachers for all you do and what you did for me.
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.
Motion: to approve consent agenda.
Action: Unanimously approved.
14. a. CONSENT AGENDA BUSINESS SERVICES
14.a.1. Approve Purchase Orders Issued in Excess of $5,000 Report No. 5 (See attachment.)
14.b. CONSENT - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
14.b.1. Approve Renewal of Consultant Agreement with Sarah Reeves for Induction Professional Development from August 2018 through June 2019
Recommended Motion:The Superintendent recommends the renewal of the Consultant Agreement with Sarah Reeves for Induction Professional Development from August 2018 through June 2019.
14.b.2. Approve Essential Training Travel Report No. 5 (See attachment.)
14.c. CONSENT - HUMAN RESOURCES
14.c.1. Approve Certificated Personnel Status Report No. 5 (See attachment.)
14.c.2. Approve Classified Personnel Status Report No. 5 (See attachment.)
14.d. CONSENT - SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
14.d.1. Approve Essential Training Travel Report No. 5 (See attachment.)
15. ADJOURNMENT at 8:44 pm.
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