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SPECIAL MEETING NO CLOSED SESSION
Reed Union ESD
September 22, 2020 6:00PM
Open Session: 6:00 PM Trustees, Administration and the Public will participate virtually via a Zoom Webinar link and Audio Call Dial-in Number. ------ Use this link to join the webinar: https://reedschools-org.zoom.us/j/84203214188 ------ Or Telephone dial: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 -- Webinar ID: 842 0321 4188 ------ International numbers available: https://reedschools-org.zoom.us/u/kdGqxevxOJ

A. Convene to Open Session/Public Meeting (Procedural Item)
B. Pledge of Allegiance (Action Item)
C. Call to Order/Roll Call (Procedural Item)
D. Approval of Agenda (Action Item)
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended the Board approve the agenda.
Actions:
Motion
It is recommended the Board approve the agenda. Passed with a motion by Liz Webb and a second by A. J. Brady.
Vote:
Yes A. J. Brady.
Yes Amy Jacobs.
Yes Sherry Wangenheim.
Yes Liz Webb.
Yes Afsaneh Zolfaghari.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board will vote to approve the agenda.
E. Public Comment (Procedural Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Persons wishing to speak regarding an item on the agenda or other topic are given an opportunity to do so. In the interest of time and order, individual speakers will be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or non-agenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. In accordance with the Brown Act, unless an item has been placed on the published agenda, there shall be no action taken. The Board may: 1) acknowledge receipt of the information; 2) refer to staff for further study; or 3) refer the matter to the next agenda.

If you wish to make a public comment during the Board meeting Open Session, please email cestrella@reedschools.org prior to the 6:00 PM start time. Your email should be titled PUBLIC COMMENT and include your name so you can be recognized by the Board president to make your comment. If you wish to make a comment after the public comment time has started, and there is time remaining in the Public Comment period, send an email and you will be put on the list of those who wish to speak. The Board President will call your name when it is your turn to speak. Please state your name and/or organization before making your comments.

Please make sure that your device is muted unless you have been recognized by the Board President to comment.

Click this link to join the webinar: https://reedschools-org.zoom.us/j/84203214188

Or Telephone dial:  US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799  

Webinar ID: 842 0321 4188

International numbers available: https://reedschools-org.zoom.us/u/kdGqxevxOJ

F. Approval of the Minutes of the August 18, 2020 and September 15, 2020 Regular Meetings (Action Item)
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of the August 18, 2020 and September 15, 2020 Regular Meetings.
Actions:
Motion
It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of the August 18, 2020 and September 15, 2020 Regular Meetings.
Passed with a motion by A. J. Brady and a second by Afsaneh Zolfaghari.
Vote:
Yes A. J. Brady.
Yes Amy Jacobs.
Yes Sherry Wangenheim.
Yes Liz Webb.
Yes Afsaneh Zolfaghari.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board will vote to approve the minutes of the August 18, 2020 and September 15, 2020 Regular Meetings.
Attachments:
Minutes August 18, 2020 Regular Meeting
Minutes September 15, 2020 Regular Meeting
G. Information Items (Information Item)
G.1. Preparation and Activities Update for the Return of Students to In-Person Instruction (Information Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Superintendent Lynch will report on the preparations and activities to enable students to attend classes in-person for Phase 2 of the Phases of Reintroduction plan.
G.2. Instructional Plan for Families Choosing to Remain in Distance Learning when In-Person Classes Resume (Information Item)
Recommended Motion:

Quick Summary / Abstract:
As California and Marin County Health Officials have now approved a return to in-person learning in Marin County there may be families who are not comfortable with the timing and choose to have their students continue in a Distance Learning model for an additional period of time. The Extended Distance Learning program classes have been established and will not accommodate additional enrollment. Superintendent Lynch will discuss a modified independent learning option that will be supported by a daily check-in by an RUSD teacher that families may consider.
H. Trustee Considerations (Action Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Items for Trustee Consideration may be for discussion only or for action. Any item for which the members of the Board may vote will be marked as an ACTION ITEM.
H.1. Discussion and Approval of Date to Transition to Phase 2 of the Phases of Reintroduction Plan (Action Item)
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended Trustees approve starting Phase 2 of the Phases of Reintroduction Plan on Monday, October 5, 2020.
Actions:
Motion
It is recommended Trustees approve starting Phase 2 of the Phases of Reintroduction Plan on Monday, October 5, 2020.
Passed with a motion by A. J. Brady and a second by Liz Webb.
Vote:
Yes A. J. Brady.
Yes Amy Jacobs.
Yes Sherry Wangenheim.
Yes Liz Webb.
Yes Afsaneh Zolfaghari.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Marin County has moved from Tier 1 to Tier 2 in the State of California COVID-19 Response Framework, and if the county remains in Tier 2 for two consecutive weeks students may return to campus for in-person instruction as early as Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Beginning in-person attendance during the week of October 5th will accommodate finalizing all reopening campus implementation plans, provide final confirmation from Public Health that schools can reopen, and accommodate starting on a Monday to provide a full first week of Phase 2 all of which are needed to ensure a smooth reopening of in-person instruction.
H.2. Approval of the 2020/2021 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LeCAP) (Action Item)
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended the Board approve the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan as presented.
Actions:
Motion
It is recommended the Board approve the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan as presented.
Passed with a motion by A. J. Brady and a second by Liz Webb.
Vote:
Yes A. J. Brady.
Yes Amy Jacobs.
Yes Sherry Wangenheim.
Yes Liz Webb.
Yes Afsaneh Zolfaghari.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The California Department of Education states that Senate Bill 98 established that the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and an annual update to the LCAP are not required for the 2020–21 school year and that the California Department of Education (CDE) shall not publish the California School Dashboard in December 2020 based on performance data on the state and local indicators. SB 98 supersedes the requirement to develop and adopt an LCAP by December 15, 2020, which was established by Executive Order N-56-20, which was published in April 2020.

SB 98 also separates the development and adoption of the Budget Overview for Parents from the development and adoption of the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year. The legislation also requires that the Budget Overview for Parents be developed and adopted by December 15, 2020. The requirements to hold a separate public hearing and adoption at a public local governing board meeting consistent with California Education Code (EC) Section 52064.1 of the Budget Overview for Parents remains.

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members, while both streamlining engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. In particular, it was important to combine (1) the intent behind Executive Order N-56-20, published in April 2020, which envisioned an off cycle Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) due December 15th, and (2) the ongoing need for LEAs to formally plan to return to school in the midst of the uncertainty and of COVID-19, without requiring two plans. The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan replaces the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year.

The RUSD LeCAP was guided by feedback, input and recommendations gained from stakeholder meetings and surveys. Labor partners and communications committee members provided final input and review of the plan.

The RUSD Board of Trustees reviewed the LeCAP at their regularly scheduled meeting on September 15, 2020 and conducted a public hearing, in which no one from the public made comment.

Attachments:
RUSD LeCAP 2020-2021
H.3. Discussion of Timeline for moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3 in the Hybrid Model (Action Item)
Recommended Motion:
It is recommended the Board approve the Administration's proposal to remain in Phase 2 of the Phases of Reintroduction plan for a minimum of six weeks prior to transitioning to Phase 3.
Actions:
Motion
The Board approved remaining in Phase 2 of the Phases of Reintroduction plan for a minimum of five weeks prior to transitioning to Phase 3, making November 9, 2020 the earliest day to transition to Phase 3.
Passed with a motion by A. J. Brady and a second by Liz Webb.
Vote:
Yes A. J. Brady.
No Amy Jacobs.
Yes Sherry Wangenheim.
Yes Liz Webb.
Yes Afsaneh Zolfaghari.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board will discuss potential timelines and factors to move from Phase 2, split cohort in-person instruction, to Phase 3, full cohort in-person instruction.

In order to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the approved RUSD Phases of Reintroduction plan, a number of factors should be considered to ensure the district thoughtfully moves into full class attendance based on a number of criteria. The administration recommends that factors including air quality guidance and the rate of positive COVID-19 cases be considered as recommended by Marin Public Health. Additionally, schools need the opportunity to have students and staff practice and demonstrate the protocols and allow the time to determine if adjustments are needed once students are on campus. For these reasons, the administration recommends that the transition between Phase 2 and Phase 3 be at least a 6-week period. Six weeks will allow for students to practice the protocols twelve times and allow for adjustment or modification to practices and protocols before moving into full class attendance.
H.4. Future Items for Trustee Consideration (Discussion Item)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Trustees will discuss suggestions for potential future items to come to the Board for information, discussion or action.
I. Conclusion (Procedural Item)

Published: September 18, 2020, 8:25 AM

The resubmit was successful.