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December 5, 2018 Board of Education Organizational Meeting
Bonita USD
December 05, 2018 7:00PM
Bonita High School, Student Union 3102 D Street, La Verne, CA 91750 (909) 971-8200 Fax: (909) 971-8329

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON CLOSED SESSION AGENDA ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This announcement is designed to alert the public to the opportunity to address the Board on agenda items. The Board may limit the total time for each agenda item to twenty (20) minutes. Any person wishing to speak on an agenda item may be granted up to three (3) minutes at the time the item appears on the agenda. In the case of a non-agenda item, comments may be made under Requests to Speak On Non-Agenda Items-Communication From The Public. Prior to addressing the Board, please fill out the “Request to Address the Board” card, which may be picked up from Adela Droe, Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. Any person addressing the Board should first state their name, association with the District, and address.

4. CLOSED SESSION AGENDA - 5:45 PM
4.1. Consideration of Student Discipline Matters Pursuant to Education Code Sections 35146, 48900, 48915, 48919, 48918(c)
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Consideration of Student Discipline Matters Pursuant to Education Code Sections 35146, 48900, 48915, 48919, 48918(c). See Student Disciplinary Action for student matters under consideration.
 
4.2. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigations, Pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(a)
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

Approval/ratification of November 20, 2018 Final Settlement Agreement and General Release, EN v. Bonita Unified School District, OAH Case No. 2018110599.

 
4.3. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release - Pursuant to Government Code 54957
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release - Government Code 54954.5(e) Pursuant to Government Code 54957
 
4.4. Public Employee Appointment/Employment Pursuant to Government Code 54957 Title: Chief Technology Officer
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Public Employee Appointment/Employment Pursuant to Government Code 54957  Title:  Chief Technology Officer
 
4.5. Public Employee Employment Pursuant to Government Code 59457 Title: Superintendent
Rationale:
Public Employee Employment Pursuant to Government Code 59457 Title: Superintendent
 
5. OPEN SESSION AGENDA
6. CALL TO ORDER
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Board of Education will reconvene into Open Session to report those actions taken in Closed Session, if any, that are required to be reported pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.1.
7. REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957.1

8. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
9. APPROVAL OF AGENDA ORDER AND CONTENT
10. ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING - BOARD OF EDUCATION
10.1. Administer the Oath of Office to Elected Board Members Mr. Derek Bahmanou and Mr. Chuck Coyne
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

California Government Code §1360 requires governing board members to execute and subscribe to the oath or affirmation outlined in Section 3 of Article XX of the Constitution of California before any officers enter an office.

Reelected Board Member Chuck Coyne and newly elected Board Member Derek Bahmanou will affirm the oath as Governing Board Members of Bonita Unified School District.

 
10.2. Election of Board Officer - President
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Elect                           to serve as President of the Board of Education.
 
Comments:
Pursuant to California Education Code 35143
10.3. Election of Board Officer - Vice President
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Elect                           to serve as Vice President of the Board of Education.
 
Comments:
Pursuant to California Education Code 35143
10.4. Election of Board Officer - Clerk
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Elect                           to serve as Clerk of the Board of Education.
 
Comments:
Pursuant to California Education Code Section 35143
11. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Reports from Members of the Board and from the Superintendent

12. COMMUNICATIONS FROM STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
Rationale:
The Board of Education will receive reports from the following student representatives:
  • Shane Koski – Ekstrand Elementary School
  • Grishm Sethi –  Ramona Middle School
  • Luke Melkesian – Bonita High School
  • Erik Vargas – San Dimas High School
  • Robert Shuey – Chaparral High School
 
13. FEATURED PRESENTATIONS
13.1. Recognition of the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation for Supporting District Programs - Introduced by Matthew Wien
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:
The Board of Education would like to recognize and thank the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation for their generous donations that support student programs in the District. The Foundation will donate $20,000 to support the following programs:
  • To support the Hands on History Program, Curriculum and Instruction will receive $5,000 to be used for transportation.
  • Each elementary will receive $500 to support Elementary Outdoor Science Camps.
  • Each elementary school will receive $625, and each secondary school will receive $1,200 to support the Arts.

 
14. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING
14.1. Adopt the Minutes of the November 7, 2018 Regular Board of Education MeetingWas edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Attachments:
November 7, 2018 Unofficial Meeting Minutes
14.2. Adopt the Minutes of the November 14, 2018 Special Board of Education Meeting
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Attachments:
November 14, 2018 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
15. REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON OPEN SESSION AGENDA ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
This announcement is designed to alert the public to the opportunity to address the Board on Agenda Items. The Board may limit the total time for each agenda item to twenty (20) minutes. Any person wishing to speak on an agenda item may be granted up to three (3) minutes at the time the item appears on the agenda. In the case of a non-agenda item, comments may be made under Requests to Speak On Non-Agenda Items-Communication from The Public. Prior to addressing the Board, please fill out the “Request to Address the Board” card, which may be picked up from Adela Droe, Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. Any person addressing the Board should first state their name, association with the District and address.
16. CONSENT AGENDA
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered by the Board of Education to be routine or sufficiently supported by prior or accompanying reference materials and information as to not require additional discussion. If any member of the Board so requests, an item shall be removed from this section and placed in the regular order of business following the approval of the Consent Agenda. Items will be approved with one motion, which is not debatable and which requires a unanimous vote for passage.

16.1. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
16.1.1. Approve Extended and Overnight Educational Field Trips as Listed
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Rationale:

a) Bonita High School Girls Basketball Team to attend the Eastside Prep Coaches vs Cancer Classic Basketball Tournament, East Palo Alto, CA, December 26-30, 2018

b) Bonita High School Wrestling Team to attend the Temecula Valley "Battle for the Belt" Tournament, Temecula, CA, January 10-12, 2019

c) Lone Hill Middle School Band Students to attend the WorldStrides OnStage San Francisco Heritage Festival Competition, San Francisco, CA, March 28-31, 2019

d) Lone Hill Middle School Choir Students to attend the WorldStrides OnStage San Francisco Heritage Festival Competition, San Francisco, CA, March 28-31, 2019

 
Attachments:
Extended and Overnight Educational Field Trips
16.1.2. Approve Amended Contract Between Bonita Unified School District and the UCLA Science Project
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

With the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Bonita Unified School District (BUSD) and UCLA Center X partnered to provide staff development and support in designing and delivering lessons that truly deliver learning opportunities in the manner intended by NGSS.

This fall BUSD secondary teachers identified the need for additional instruction and professional development.  In response, BUSD and UCLA have agreed to add three (3) additional days of professional development.

 
Comments:

The amended agreement allows an additional three (3) days of instruction and professional development. The amended total cost with funding by Educational Services is $50,377.50. This amount supersedes the original Board approval of $40,750 on May 2, 2018.

Financial Impact:
Educational Services - Not to Exceed $50,377.50
16.1.3. Approve Renewal Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and Document Tracking Services
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

Document Tracking Services (DTS) provides templates and data services to support the creation and updates for many State-required reporting documents. Their reports meet all the State requirements and are approved by the California Department of Education. As the State has changed the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) template every year, this service will help make transitions as the State continues to modify their required reports.

With this service, Bonita Unified School District will have access to five different templates of our choice, such as the Single Site School Plans, Safety Plans, and the School Accountability Report Card. This service will streamline our reporting processes and create consistent reports across all of our schools.

A copy of the Agreement is available for review in the Business Services Department.

 
Comments:

In addition to the reports, DTS also provides translation services for reports. Additionally, they prepopulate all of the CDE data required in reports for us.

Financial Impact:

Educational Services - $6,000

16.1.4. Approve Renewal Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and GST/VMware
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

The District maintains license agreements and support services through GST for its VMware virtualization server infrastructure. This agreement has been previously in place and allows the District to receive support and software updates. This agreement will annually renew software and maintenance support.

A copy of the agreement is available for review in the Business Services Department.

 
Financial Impact:
CIS Funding - Not to exceed $7,000
16.1.5. Approve Memorandum of Understanding Between Bonita Unified School District and WestEd
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

WestEd is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency that works with education and other communities providing web-based online surveys that can be administered to parents, students and District staff. Districts can monitor whether they are providing the school climate, critical development supports, and opportunities that promote healthy growth and learning.

As part of the LCAP preparation and planning and the new State accountability system, school districts are required to conduct school climate surveys. This year we will be contracting with WestEd to utilize their Healthy Kids Survey and the partner surveys they developed under contract with the California Department of Education.

A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding is available for review in the Educational Services Department.

 
Comments:
Utilizing the WestEd surveys, schools, districts, counties, and the State have a standard tool that promotes the collection of uniform data within and across local education agencies that are also comparable to existing state and national survey datasets.
Financial Impact:

Educational Services – Not to Exceed $7,500

16.1.6. Approve Funding Increase to Professional Service Agreements for Specialized Services
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:
On July 1, 2018, the Board approved agreements for professional services between Bonita Unified School District and Contractors for July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. It is now necessary to increase the funding allocation. Copies of the agreements are available for review in the Business Office.

a. Building Blocks, OT
Building Blocks, OT will provide occupational therapy to students as specified in their Individual Education Programs (IEP).

b. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) will contract with Bonita Unified School District to provide Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training for the Specialized Services Department.

c. Duchenne Therapy Network, Inc.
Duchenne Therapy Network, Inc. will provide specialized physical therapy for Bonita Unified School District students as specified in their Individual Education Program (IEP) for the 2018-2019 school year.

d. Karen Schnee M.A. CCC-SLP/BCET
Ms. Schnee will provide educational therapy to Bonita Unified School District students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for the 2018-2019 school year.

e. Kohtz & Spurling, Dr. April Spurling
Kohtz & Spurling, Dr. April Spurling will contract with Bonita Unified School District to provide optometric assessments for students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for the 2018-2019 school year.

f. Lindamood Bell Learning Processes
Lindamood Bell Learning Processes will contract with Bonita Unified School District to provide specialized academic instruction for Bonita Unified School District students per their Individual Education Programs (IEPs).

g. Magnus International, Inc.
Magnus International, Inc. will contract with Bonita Unified School District to provide interpreters and translating services for Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings, as needed for the 2018-2019 school year.

h. Professional Tutors of America, Inc.
Professional Tutors of America, Inc. is a certified Non-Public Agency that provides students with Intensive Instruction, speech and social skills services as specified in their Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and in accordance with the Education Code.

i. Sky Pediatric Therapy
Sky Pediatric Therapy will contract with Bonita Unified School District to conduct physical therapy assessments for BUSD students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for the 2018-2019 school year.

j. University of California San Diego, Dr. Taras
The District will contract with California University of San Diego, Howard Taras, M.D. to provide medical consultation services as needed for Bonita Unified School District for the 2018-2019 school year.

k. West Shield Adolescent Services
West Shield Adolescent Services is a Non-Public Agency that provides transportation/relocation of student(s) to out-of-state Non-Public School(s) per their Individual Education Program (IEP). The cost of these services varies for each student due to out-of-state location, mileage and amount of agent hours and other pertinent costs necessary.

l. Western University of Health Sciences
The District will contract with Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry, Eye Care Institute at Pomona to provide vision assessments and therapy as needed for BUSD students on IEPs for the 2018-2019 school year.

 
Comments:
Specialized Services funding of $187,500 will supersede the original Board approval of $145,000 on July 1, 2018.
Financial Impact:

Specialized Services Total Funding: $187,500

16.1.7. Approve Enrollment of the Spring Transitional Kindergarten Students
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

Per Education Code 48000 (B)(i), the Governing Board of any school district maintaining one or more transitional kindergartens may, on a case-by-case basis, admit a transitional kindergarten child having attained the age of five years after December 2, but during that same school year, at any time during the school year with the approval of the parent or guardian, subject to the following conditions: (1) The Governing Board determines that the admittance is in the best interests of the child; and (2) The parent or guardian is given information regarding the advantages and disadvantages and any other explanatory information about the effect of this early admittance.

Bonita Unified School District will begin morning and afternoon Spring Transitional Kindergarten programs on January 7, 2019 at Ekstrand Elementary School and at Allen Avenue Elementary School. Students eligible for these programs must turn 5 years of age by June 6, 2019.The Spring Transitional Kindergarten program will focus on development of phonemic awareness and mathematical concepts, which will prepare students for success in the full year kindergarten program.The morning class will be in session from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and the afternoon class will be in session from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Students who enroll in the Spring Transitional Kindergarten program will continue in the full-year kindergarten program for the 2019-2020 school year. These students generate funding based upon ADA for the period beginning January 7, 2019 or once the child turns five.The following 100 students have enrolled in Spring Transitional Kindergarten:

Temporary Student ID#s:
ID#902460, ID#902461, ID#902462, ID#902463, ID#902464, ID#902465, ID#902466
ID#902467, ID#902468, ID#902469, ID#902470, ID#902471, ID#902472, ID#902473
ID#902474, ID#902475, ID#902476, ID#902477, ID#902478, ID#902479, ID#902480
ID#902481, ID#902482, ID#902483, ID#902484, ID#902485, ID#902486, ID#902487
ID#902488, ID#902489, ID#902490, ID#902491, ID#902492, ID#902493, ID#902494
ID#902495, ID#902496, ID#902497, ID#902498, ID#902499, ID#902500, ID#902501
ID#902502, ID#902503, ID#902504, ID#902505, ID#902506, ID#902507, ID#902508
ID#902509, ID#902510, ID#902511, ID#902512, ID#902513, ID#902514, ID#902515
ID#902516, ID#902517, ID#902518, ID#902519, ID#902520, ID#902521, ID#902522
ID#902523, ID#902524, ID#902525, ID#902526, ID#902527, ID#902528, ID#902529
ID#902530, ID#902531, ID#902532, ID#902533, ID#902534, ID#902535, ID#902536
ID#902537, ID#902538, ID#902539, ID#902540, ID#902541, ID#902542, ID#902543
ID#902544, ID#902545, ID#902546, ID#902547, ID#902548, ID#902549, ID#902550
ID#902551, ID#902552, ID#902553, ID#902554, ID#902555, ID#902556, ID#902557
ID#902558, ID#902559, ID#902560

 
16.2. BUSINESS SERVICES
16.2.1. Approve and/or Ratify "A" Warrants (Payments for School Employees) and "B" Warrants (Payments for Equipment, Supplies, Services of Non-School Employees and Other Non-Salary Expenditures), as Listed
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Attachments:
A Warrants 12-5-18
B Warrants 12-5-18
16.2.2. Approve and/or Ratify Purchase Orders (Authorization for Purchase of Equipment, Supplies and the Services of Non-School Employees), as Listed
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Attachments:
PO Report 12-5-18
16.2.3. Approve Budget Transfers Between Major Object Codes, as Listed
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Attachments:
Budget Adjustment Summary 12-5-18
16.2.4. Declare Items Listed as Surplus in Accordance with Education Code 17545 and Authorize Disposal
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

Oak Mesa Elementary School, Shull Elementary School, Chaparral High School and School Age Care have requested that the equipment listed on the attached lists be declared obsolete.  Schools and departments periodically review their furniture and equipment items to identify obsolete items for disposal.

Board Policy 3270 details the various options for the disposal of surplus property, with the exception of E-waste. The District is currently disposing of salvageable items by using a public auction service. E-waste, which includes computers, printers and other technology equipment, is palletized and identified by a serial number. In order to comply with current regulations on the disposal of E-waste, the equipment is then disposed of by a qualified contractor.

The obsolete items identified by the school sites and departments have a value of less than $2,500 and will be disposed of as detailed in Education Code Section 17546(2). 

Storage of these items creates an unnecessary hazard that can be eliminated by declaring the items as surplus and approving their disposal.

 
Comments:
School sites and departments continue to monitor classrooms, offices, and storage areas in an effort to identify and dispose of unusable and obsolete items.
Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
Attachments:
Surplus/Obsolete 12-5-18
16.2.5. Approve Facility Use Requests for Sunday Use
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

Charter Oak Gymnastics, Inc. has requested the use of San Dimas High School's gym on March 31, 2019 for a gymnastics show.

 
Comments:
District Policy 1330 requires Board approval for applications requesting use of District facilities on Sundays.
Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
16.2.6. Independent Contract Agreements
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Rationale:
Approve Independent Contract Agreements between Bonita Unified School District and consultant(s)/contractors(s). Copies of each Independent Contract Agreement are kept on file in the Business Office.
 
Comments:

a.)  Kathy Lindenmayer

Kathy Lindenmayer, RN, will provide contractor services to the District, not to exceed $ 45,000 from January, 2019 through December, 2019.  Funding:  Educational Services

b.)  Joe Dilley Ph.D. Synergy Psychological Inc.

Dr. Joe Dilley with Synergy Psychological Inc. will provide psychological assessments and Executive Functioning Skills Therapy as needed for BUSD students with IEPs for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed $3,000.  Funding:  Specialized Services

c.)  Victoria Olvera, Ph.D.

Dr. Victoria Olvera, Bilingual Clinical Neuropsychologist, will provide neurological services, assessments, observations and IEP attendance for BUSD students with IEPs for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed $5,500. Funding: Specialized Services

d.)  Abbey Rozenberg

Abbey Rozenberg, speech and language specialist, will provide assessments and treatment of speech and language disorders for BUSD students with IEPs for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed $2,000.  Funding: Specialized Services                                                                     

e.)  Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Ocean Outreach

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Ocean Outreach will provide a special presentation for GATE students at Gladstone Elementary, not to exceed $310.  Funding:  site funds


16.2.7. Approve Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and DBMC, Inc.
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:
DBMC Inc., will build walls in the library and Room D9 at San Dimas High School to allow a more efficient use of each space.
 
Comments:

DBMC Inc. is uniquely qualified to provide the appropriate construction and finishing.

Financial Impact:

Developer Fees - $30,345.

16.2.8. Approve Notice of Completion for Bid 18-19:01 for Best Contracting Services for roof repairs at Allen Avenue and La Verne Heights Elementary Schools
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

On May 2, 2018, the Board of Education awarded Bid 18-19:01 to Best Contracting Services for roof repairs at Allen Avenue and La Verne Heights Elementary Schools.

 
Comments:
Best Contracting Services has completed the project as called for in Bid 18-19:01.
Financial Impact:

Deferred Maintenance Fund - $380,057.87

16.2.9. Resolution 2019-05 Certification of Signatures
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:
As part of the Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education, the Los Angeles County Office of Education requires that a Certificate of Signatures for the ensuing year be completed. Resolution 2019-05 Certification of Signatures provides Los Angeles County Office of Education with signatures of the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Development, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Senior Director of Fiscal Services to sign Warrants, Orders for Salary Payment, Notices of Employment, Contracts and Purchase and Payment Authorizations, as designated, signatures of Directors, Principals, Assistant Principals, and Coordinators to sign Approvals for Payment of Invoices, as designated, signature of Director of Purchasing to sign Purchase Orders, as designated, and signatures of the Board of Education members.
 
Comments:

State law requires that authorized signatures be filed annually with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
Attachments:
Certification of Signatures Resolution
16.3. HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
16.3.1. Approve/Ratify Terminations, Resignations, Leaves of Absence, Employment, Changes of Status, Extra Duty and Other Routine Personnel Items for Certificated and Certificated Management Employees as Listed. All Employment at Appropriate Step and Column on Designated Salary Schedule
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Attachments:
Certificated Personnel Report
16.3.2. Approve/Ratify Terminations, Resignations, Leaves of Absence, Employment, Changes of Status, Extra Duty and Other Routine Personnel Items for Classified, Classified Management and Confidential Employees as Listed. All Employment at Appropriate Step and Column on Designated Salary Schedule
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Attachments:
Classified Personnel Report
16.3.3. Approve/Ratify Classified/Certificated Attendance at Conferences, Conventions, Workshops and Meetings as Listed. Actual and Necessary Expenses Incurred by Such Attendance to be Paid by Bonita Unified School District Unless Otherwise Specified in Accordance With Board Policy 3350
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Attachments:
Conference Report
16.3.4. Approve Certification of Management Personnel Assigned as Teacher Evaluators for the 2018-2019 School Year in Accordance with Education Codes 44660-44665
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:

Pursuant to Education Codes 44660-44665, the names of those management personnel assigned to evaluate teachers are listed below.  Specific criteria upon which the Superintendent's recommendation for certification include:

  • Possession of a valid and appropriate administrative or supervision credential
  • Knowledge of District policies, procedures and adopted curriculum
  • Knowledge of requirements relative to evaluation procedures
  • Understanding of District standards of pupil progress
  • Competency in instructional methodologies
  • Skill in assessing and remediation of classroom climate
  • Skill in techniques and procedures of evaluation and instruction

It is important that management personnel are trained in all phases of the evaluation process in order to provide assistance, direction and support to the personnel who are being evaluated.

  1. Black, Christine - Principal, Ed Jones Education Center
  2. Carter, Tomeika - Principal, Grace Miller Elementary
  3. Coles, Carl - Superintendent
  4. Coss, Jason - Principal, Lone Hill Middle School
  5. Daniels, Allison - Principal, Gladstone Elementary
  6. DiGrazia, Tammi - Principal, Roynon Elementary 
  7. Ellis, James - Principal, Ramona Middle School
  8. Grenier, Debbie - Principal, Allen Ave Elementary
  9. Gribbon, Dan - Dean of Students, Ed Jones Educational Center
  10. Horsley, Chris Ann - Sr. Director, Elementary Curriculum & Instruction
  11. Kear, Rita - Assistant Principal, San Dimas High School
  12. Kline-Taylor, Nadia - Assistant Principal, Lone Hill Middle School
  13. Lee, Kevin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Development
  14. Lindsay, Joy - Assistant Principal, Bonita High School
  15. McKee, Patrick - Principal, La Verne Heights Elementary
  16. Nance, Jack - Assistant Principal, San Dimas High School
  17. Neal, Anne - Sr. Director, Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
  18. Noyes, Greg - Assistant Principal, Ramona Middle School
  19. Patterson, Steven - Principal, Oak Mesa Elementary
  20. Peoples, Marcie - Coordinator, Specialized Student Services
  21. Pizzolo, Gene - Assistant Principal, Bonita High School
  22. Podley, Eric - Assistant Principal, Bonita High School
  23. Poma, Andrea - Dean of Students, San Dimas High School
  24. Powell, Jennifer - Principal, Shull Elementary
  25. Ritchie, Kenny - Principal, Bonita High School
  26. Roberts, Shavon - Assistant Principal, Ramona Middle School
  27. Rodgers, Mark - Sr. Director, Specialized Student Services
  28. Sandoval, Leslie - Assistant Principal, Roynon Elementary
  29. Walker, Danielle - Coordinator, Specialized Services
  30. Wang, Ji - Principal, Ekstrand Elementary
  31. Wien, Matthew - Assistant Superintendent Educational Services           
 
Comments:
The goal of the evaluation process is to improve teaching strategies and techniques to enhance student learning.
Financial Impact:

Not applicable.

16.4. SUPERINTENDENT
16.4.1. Receive Second Reading and Adopt Revisions to Existing Board Policies
Rationale:
The District's Board policies are reviewed and updated periodically. As new state and federal laws and regulations are enacted, affected policies must be revised or updated.

The Board reviewed first reading of Board policies at the November 7, 2018, Regular Board of Education meeting.  It is now appropriate for the Board of Education to receive for a second reading and adopt revisions to existing Board Policies 1312.3, 3320, 5131.2.
 
Attachments:
Second Reading and Adoption of Board Policies
16.4.2. Accept with Thanks the Donation of Gifts Valued at $49
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

Accept with thanks the donation of gifts valued by donor at $49 in accordance with IRS guidelines and Board Policy 3290. A letter of appreciation to donor will be sent on behalf of the Board of Education and staff.

Oak Mesa Elementary School, Room 5

Teacher Lisa Young donated an Amazon Echo Dot for classroom use.

 
16.4.3. Accept with Thanks the Donation of Gifts Valued at $2,275
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

Accept with thanks the donations of gifts as valued by donor at $2,275 in accordance with IRS guidelines and BP 3290. A letter of appreciation will be sent to the donor on behalf of the Board of Education and staff.

Shull Elementary School

Chris Ann Horsley donated rocks, boulders, mulch, bark and trees to landscape Shull Elementary School.

 
17. DISCUSSION/ACTION AGENDA
Rationale:
The Governing Board will take action in open session on the following student disciplinary items listed.
 
17.1. BUSINESS SERVICES
17.1.1. Approve 2018-2019 First Interim Financial Report for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year with a Positive Certification
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:
Education Code Section 35035G and AB1200 requires governing boards to approve and submit two interim reports during the fiscal year no later than 45 days after the close of the period being reported.  The first report shall cover the financial and budgeting status of the District for the period ending October 31.  The Second Interim Report shall cover the period ending January 31.  The reports presented to the Board are in the format required by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and based on standards and criteria for fiscal stability developed as per Education Code Section 33127. 

Education Code Section 42131 also requires governing boards to file a certification as to whether or not the school district is able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year and for the two subsequent fiscal years.  The certification is based upon the Board’s assessment of the District’s current budget and projected forecasts of revenues, expenditures and fund balances. 

 
Comments:

A copy of the 2018-2019 First Interim Report is attached to this agenda item and available in the Business Office. Also included is a narrative detailing the assumptions and variables, as well as summary comparative financial statements for each fund of the District, presenting original June budget to current First Interim budget amounts.

The District's First Interim Report is certified as "Positive". A positive certification indicates that based on current projections, the District will meet its financial obligations for the current and subsequent two fiscal years.

Attachments:
2018-2019 First Interim Board Memo
2018-2019 First Interim PowerPoint
First Interim Report 2018-2019
17.1.2. Receive and Accept 2017-2018 Annual Audit Report by Nigro & Nigro, PC, Certified Public Accountants
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

California Education Code, Section 41020 requires districts to have an annual audit performed by an independent accounting firm. Copies of the audit are transmitted to the Los Angeles County Clerk, Los Angeles County Office of Education, State Controller and the State Department of Education Audit Bureau, as required.

In the opinion of the auditors, the combined financial statements of the District fairly present, in all material aspects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the Bonita Unified School District as of June 30, 2018.

A representative of Nigro & Nigro, PC, Certified Public Accountants, will attend the December 5, 2018 Board meeting to review the audit and to answer questions.

 
Comments:
California Education Code requires districts to have an independent financial audit completed on an annual basis and to have the report reviewed and accepted by the Board of Education at a regularly scheduled meeting.
Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
Attachments:
Audit Report 2018
17.2. HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
17.2.1. Conduct a Public Hearing of the Initial Proposals for Negotiations Between the Bonita Unified Teachers Association and the Bonita Unified School District for the 2018-2019 School Year
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:
California Government Code 3547 provides that, "All initial proposals of exclusive representatives and of public school employers, which relate to matters within the scope of representation, shall be presented at a public meeting of the public school employer and thereafter shall be public records."
 
Comments:
As provided by California Government Code, the attached proposal is being presented as part of this Board Agenda so the public will have knowledge of the initial proposal.
Financial Impact:

Specific costs of settlements cannot be determined prior to negotiations, although costs may be incurred as a result of agreements.

Attachments:
BUSD Sunshine Letter
BUTA Sunshine Letter
17.2.2. Adopt the Initial Proposal for Negotiations Between the Bonita Unified Teachers Association and the Bonita Unified School District for the 2018-2019 School Year
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:
California Government Code 3547 provides that, "All initial proposals of exclusive representatives and of public school employers, which relate to matters within the scope of representation, shall be presented at a public meeting of the public school employer and thereafter shall be public records."
 
Comments:
As provided by California Government Code, the attached proposal is being presented as part of this Board Agenda so the public will have knowledge of the initial proposal.
Financial Impact:

Specific costs of settlements cannot be determined prior to negotiations, although costs may be incurred as a result of agreements.

Attachments:
BUTA Sunshine Letter
17.2.3. Adopt the Initial Proposal for Negotiations Between the Bonita Unified School District and the Bonita Unified Teachers Association for the 2018-2019 School Year
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:
California Government Code 3547 provides that, "All initial proposals of exclusive representatives and of public school employers, which relate to matters within the scope of representation, shall be presented at a public meeting of the public school employer and thereafter shall be public records."
 
Comments:
As provided by California Government Code, the attached proposal is being presented as part of this Board Agenda so the public will have knowledge of the initial proposal.
Financial Impact:

Specific costs of settlements cannot be determined prior to negotiations, although costs may be incurred as a result of agreements.

Attachments:
BUSD Sunshine Letter
17.2.4. Approve Credential Assignments for Employees per California Education Code 44258.7(b)
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:

California Education Code allows teachers to instruct students in subjects outside their credential area if specific criteria are followed. California Education Code 44258.7(b), allows, by resolution of the governing board, the holder of a teaching credential in a subject or subjects other than physical education to be authorized to coach one period per day in a competitive sport for which students receive physical education credit, as long as the employee of the District has completed a minimum of 20 hours of first aid instruction appropriate for the specific sport.


 
Comments:
Board approval of this request will authorize this assignment, and keep the District in compliance with the California Education Code.
Financial Impact:

Not Applicable.

Attachments:
Education Code 44258.7(b)
17.3. SUPERINTENDENT
17.3.1. Approve First Amendment to Superintendent's Employment Contract
Rationale:
After the completion of the evaluation and goal-setting process, it is requested the Board of Education approve the First Amendment to the employment contract for Mr. Carl Coles, Bonita Unified School District Superintendent of Schools.


 
Comments:
The First Amendment has been reviewed by District legal counsel, and must be approved by the Board of Education in Open Session. The approved First Amendment employment contract will be available for review in Human Resources Development.

Financial Impact:
General Fund

17.3.2. Call for Nominations for California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly is a vital link in the association’s governance structure.  Working with local districts, county offices, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Delegates ensure that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education throughout the state.  It sets CSBA’s general policy direction and fulfills a critical governance role within the Association. The Delegate Assembly is comprised of Delegates who are elected by local board members in 21 geographic regions throughout the state.  The Delegate Assembly meets twice each year.  Nomination and candidate biographical sketch forms for CSBA’s Delegate Assembly are now being accepted until Monday, January 7, 2019.
 
Comments:

A Board member must be formally nominated by a board in the region or sub region and may be nominated by his or her own district or county office. There are two required Delegate Assembly meetings each year. In 2019, the first meeting will be May 18-19 in Sacramento and the second one will be November 4-5 in San Diego. The term of office for each elected Delegate is two years beginning April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2021.

Bonita Unified is in Region 23-C.

Attachments:
CSBA Call for Nominations
17.4. BOARD OF EDUCATION - ASSIGNMENT OF COMMITTEES AND MEETING DATES FOR 2019
17.4.1. Appoint One Representative to San Antonio Regional Occupational Program Board of Directors.
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Appoint                 to serve on the San Antonio Regional Occupational Program Board of Directors for a term of one year.
 
17.4.2. Appoint One Alternate Representative to San Antonio Regional Occupational Program Board of Directors
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Appoint                           to serve as Alternate Representative to San Antonio Regional Occupational Program Board of Directors for a term of one year.
 
17.4.3. Appoint One Representative to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Appoint                             to serve as Representative to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association.

 
17.4.4. Appoint One Representative to Elect Members to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization
Rationale:
Appoint                     to serve as Representative to elect members to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization.
 
17.4.5. Appoint First of Two Representatives to serve on the La Verne Ad Hoc Committee
Rationale:
Appoint                       to serve as Representative to the La Verne Ad Hoc Committee.
 
17.4.6. Appoint Second of Two Representatives to serve on the La Verne Ad Hoc Committee
Rationale:
Appoint                          to serve as Representative to the La Verne Ad Hoc Committee.


 
17.4.7. Appoint First of Two Representatives to serve on the San Dimas Ad Hoc Committee
Rationale:
Appoint                          to serve as Representative to the San Dimas Ad Hoc Committee.


 
17.4.8. Appoint Second of Two Representatives to serve on the San Dimas Ad Hoc Committee
Rationale:
Appoint                          to serve as Representative to the San Dimas Ad Hoc Committee.


 
17.4.9. Appoint One Representative to the La Verne / San Dimas Educational Foundation
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Appoint                           to serve as Representative to the La Verne / San Dimas Educational Foundation.
 
17.4.10. Approve Regular Board of Education Meeting Dates for 2019
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Bonita Unified School District Board of Education Regular meetings are held monthly and are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session.
 
Comments:

Below are the proposed Board of Education regular meeting dates and two special meeting dates for 2019:

January 9, 2019
February 6, 2019
March 6, 2019
April 10, 2019
May 1, 2019
June 12, 2019
June 26, 2019 (Budget)
July 3, 2019
August 7, 2019
August 14, 2019 (Site Plans)
September 4, 2019
October 2, 2019
November 6, 2019
December 4, 2019

17.5. STUDENT DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Rationale:
The Governing Board will take action in open session on the following student disciplinary items listed.
 
17.5.1. Student Disciplinary Action for Student #090602507
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Student Disciplinary Action Pursuant to Education Code #48900 (c). Recommendation that student #090602507 be expelled for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year with placement in a Community Day School or Alternative School outside the Bonita Unified School District.
17.5.2. Student Disciplinary Action for Student #167704710
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Student Disciplinary Action Pursuant to Education Code #48900 (c). Recommendation that student #167704710 be expelled for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year with placement in a Community Day School or Alternative School outside the Bonita Unified School District.
18. REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS COMMUNICATION FROM THE PUBLIC
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This is an opportunity for the public to address the Board on non-agenda items. No action can be taken on non-agenda items (Board Policy 9055). Individual speakers may be allowed up to three (3) minutes to address the Board on any non-agenda item. The Board reserves the right to limit the time on a non-agenda item. Prior to addressing the Board, please fill out the "Request to Address the Board" card, which may be picked up from Adela Droe, Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. Any person addressing the Board should first state their name, association with the District, and address. At this time, the Board wishes to recognize:

Community (Individuals having completed a Request Card)

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Bonita Unified Teachers Association (BUTA)

California School Employees Association (CSEA)

Bonita Unified Management Team (BUMT)

19. FUTURE MEETING DATES
19.1. The Next Regular Board of Education Meeting Date
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
19.1.1. The Next Regular Board of Education Meeting Date
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
The next regular Board of Education meeting date is scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union at Bonita High School, 3102 D Street, La Verne.

 
20. ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS
21. ADJOURNMENT
Disability Information:
Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in a Board meeting may request assistance by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at 909-971 8200, extension 5101.

Published: November 30, 2018, 4:38 PM

The resubmit was successful.