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September 4, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Bonita USD
September 04, 2019 6:00PM
115 W. Allen Avenue San Dimas, CA 91773

1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Quick Summary / Abstract:

These announcements are designed to alert the public that Bonita Unified School District Board of Education meetings are recorded pursuant to Gov. Code 54953.5 and rebroadcast on Community Channel 3. The recording may capture images and sounds of those attending the meeting.

Copies of the Board agenda materials are available upon request at Bonita Unified School District, 115 W. Allen Avenue, San Dimas, CA  91773.

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

The public has 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.

5. CLOSED SESSION AGENDA - 4:45 PM
5.1. 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.
 
5.2. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigations, Pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(a)
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

Number of Final Settlement Agreements and General Releases: Two

5.3.1. Approval/ratification of August 8, 2019 Final Settlement Agreement and General Release, CH v. Bonita Unified School District, OAH Case No. 2019072221.

5.3.2. Approval/ratification of August 15, 2019 Final Settlement Agreement and General Release, CL v. Bonita Unified School District, OAH Case No. 2019050075.
 
5.3. Public Employee Appointment, Public Employment, Pursuant to Government Code 54957 Title: Middle School Assistant Principal
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:
Public Employee Appointment, Public Employment, Pursuant to Government Code 54957 Title:  Middle School Assistant Principal
 
5.4. 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
 
6. OPEN SESSION AGENDA
7. 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.
8. REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957.1

9. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
10. APPROVAL OF AGENDA ORDER AND CONTENT
11. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Reports from Members of the Board and from the Superintendent

12. FEATURED PRESENTATIONS
12.1. Recognition of Foothill Credit Union
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

The Board of Education wishes to recognize and thank Foothill Credit Union for their tremendous commitment and support of the employees of Bonita Unified School District.  Every year, Foothill Credit Union donates to schools for classroom makeovers, school grants and foundation fundraisers, college scholarships, back-to-school supplies and events, teacher of the year and new teacher recognitions, and with many other school-related programs.

This summer, Oak Mesa Elementary School received a new break room. Bonita Unified School District is grateful to have such a supportive partnership with Foothill Credit Union, an organization that is committed to serving its community and aids Bonita Unified District in preparing every student to live their purpose.

 
Comments:
Foothill Federal Credit Union (also known as "Foothill Credit Union") is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative financial institution that has served our schools, hospitals, and numerous small businesses in the San Gabriel Valley since 1958.
12.2. Recognition of the 2019-2020 Welcome Back Speakers
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

The Board of Education wishes to acknowledge and honor the Ignite speakers for sharing their inspiring thought-provoking stories about the District's core values of equity, mastery, and focus on results with staff at the the District's 2019-2020 Welcome Back event.

Welcome Back (Ignite) Speakers:

  • Steve Bogan, teacher/coach at Bonita High School
  • Quicha Dotson, paraprofessional at Chaparral High School
  • Mark Holman, teacher/coach at San Dimas High School
  • Patricia Vandenberg, teacher at Bonita High School
  • Grishm Sethi, student at Bonita High School
 
13. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS BOARD MEETINGS
13.1. Adopt the Minutes of the July 31, 2019 Special Board of Education Meeting
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Attachments:
July 31, 2019 Unofficial Meeting Minutes
13.2. Adopt the Minutes of the August 7, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Attachments:
August 7, 2019 Unofficial Board of Education Meeting Minutes
13.3. Adopt the Minutes of the August 14, 2019 Special Board of Education Meeting
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Attachments:
August 14, 2019 Unofficial Board of Education Meeting Minutes
14. REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON OPEN SESSION AGENDA ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The public has 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.
15. 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.

15.1. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
15.1.1. Approve Professional Service Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and Panorama Education, Inc. for the 2019-2020 School Year
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

With the addition of mental health support staff for all school sites, we identified the need for a screening tool to identify students for services.  Panorama Education provides services for screening students between grades 3-12 and a teacher rating for kindergarten through grade 2. The survey covers student-specific areas including grit, growth mindset, self-efficacy, engagement, sense of belonging, and many more.

Each grade-span would identify 4-6 areas that would be surveyed 3 times a year. The surveys would be used to both identify areas of focus for school sites and identify individual students that might need intervention with the mental health support staff.
 
Comments:
As BUSD targets mental health, having a survey to monitor progress and areas of need will help the District focus resources carefully on specific site needs.
Financial Impact:
Lottery Funds - Not to Exceed $23,000
15.1.2. Approve Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and Orange County Department of Education for Participation in the Inside the Outdoors Field Trip Traveling Scientist Program for the 2019-2010 School Year
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

Inside the Outdoors field trips empower students, teachers, and parents to explore natural areas and expand their knowledge, understanding, and stewardship of the environment. The curriculum created for Inside the Outdoors programs supports current California academic standards and allows students to interact with these concepts in a real-world setting.

In October 5th grade students at Shull Elementary will visit Crystal Cove State Park where they will explore the coastal bluffs, examine the sandy beach, and investigate the tide pools. In April, they will also experience the local ecology at Rancho Sonado in Silverado.

A copy of the agreement is available for review in the Business Services Department.
 
Financial Impact:
Site Funds - Not to Exceed $8,000
15.1.3. Approve Memorandum of Understanding Between Bonita Unified School District and Alliance for Children’s Rights to Facilitate Foster Youth Support Partnership for 2019-2020 School Year
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

The Bonita Unified foster student support team is currently engaged in a partnership called the Foster Youth Support Partnership. The partnership involves representatives from Bonita Unified, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Foster Youth Services unit at Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and the Education Programs team at the Alliance for Children’s Rights (ACR), a non-profit foster youth advocacy organization. This partnership is aimed at developing a gold standard for inter-agency collaboration to support foster youth.  The 2019-2020 school year will be the fifth year that BUSD is formally engaged in this arrangement.

The Alliance for Children’s Rights often represents the legal concerns of foster students, including, in the past, students enrolled in BUSD schools. Therefore, in order to facilitate open and effective communication during the partnership process, ACR has proposed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will delineate the role and response of ACR in cases that may involve BUSD students.

 
Comments:
Signing this agreement will facilitate effective communication and will protect BUSD against potential liability.
Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
15.1.4. Approve Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding Between Bonita Unified School District and Tri-City Mental Health Center
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

Tri-City Mental Health Counseling will provide the District with group and individual counseling, as well as intervention and crisis counseling services for students at Bonita High School, Chaparral High School, Vista High School, and eight elementary schools: Allen Avenue, Ekstrand, Gladstone, Grace Miller, La Verne Heights, Oak Mesa, Roynon, and Shull.

Tri-City Mental Health Center agrees to provide up to three hours per week to all participating schools beginning October 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

This program is supported by the City of La Verne Youth and Family Action Committee who shares in funding the program.

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

 
Comments:

A contractual agreement between Bonita Unified School District and Tri-City Mental Health Center is required to provide short-term mental health services to students attending Bonita High School, Chaparral High School, Vista High School, Allen Avenue, Ekstrand, Gladstone, Grace Miller, La Verne Heights, Oak Mesa, Roynon, and Shull.

Financial Impact:
Shared funding between Educational Services, Medi-Cal, and City of La Verne Youth and Family Action Committee - $20,000
15.1.5. Approve Memorandum of Understanding Between Bonita Unified School District and McKinley Children's Center for the 2019-2020 School Year
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:

McKinley Children’s Center will provide qualified mental health professionals for group and individual counseling to eligible and enrolled youth and/or their family members of the Bonita Unified School District. Participating schools will be Allen Avenue Elementary, Ekstrand Elementary, Gladstone Elementary, Shull Elementary, Lone Hill Middle School, Chaparral High School, and San Dimas High School effective September 5, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

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

 
Comments:

An agreement between Bonita Unified School District and McKinley Children’s Center is required to provide short-term mental health services to students attending Allen Avenue Elementary, Ekstrand Elementary, Gladstone Elementary, Shull Elementary, Lone Hill Middle School, Chaparral High School, and San Dimas High School.

Financial Impact:

The program will be implemented at no cost to Bonita Unified School District for all students who meet Medi-Cal eligibility requirements for mental health services.

15.2. BUSINESS SERVICES
15.2.1. 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 9-4-19
B Warrants 9-4-19
15.2.2. 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 6-30-19
PO Report 9-4-19
15.2.3. Approve Budget Transfers Between Major Object Codes, as Listed
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Attachments:
Budget Adjustment Summary 09-04-19
15.2.4. Declare Items Listed as Surplus in Accordance with Education Code 17545 and Authorize Disposal
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:
Ekstrand Elementary School, Gladstone Elementary School, Oak Mesa Elementary School, Roynon Elementary School, and San Dimas High School 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 9-4-19
15.2.5. Approve Requests for Sunday Use of Facilities
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

The City of San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department has requested the use of San Dimas High School's gymnasium on Sunday, December 8, 2019 for a youth basketball draft.

San Dimas Little League has requested the use of Ekstrand Elementary School's fields and parking lot for league baseball games and practices on Sundays, from September 8, 2019 to November 24, 2019.

 La Verne Lazers Soccer Club has requested the use of Bonita High School's fields for games and practices from September 1, 2019, through September 1, 2020.

St. Peter Church has requested the use of Gladstone Elementary School's parking lot for overflow parking on Sundays from September 1, 2019 through September 1, 2020.

 
Comments:

District Policy 1330, Regulation 1330.1 requires Board approval for applications requesting use of District facilities on Sundays.

Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
15.2.6. Approve Lease Extension Agreement for Cell Tower at Bonita High School
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

In February, 2008, the District entered into a license agreement with SBA Communications Corporation to place a cell tower at Bonita High School.  The agreement terminates on November 29, 2028.  However, for leases of less than 10 years, cell carriers are hesitant to upgrade or install costly equipment. In order to ensure that cell carriers continue to use the tower, SBA Communications Corporation has requested that the lease be extended.

Business Services wishes to enter into a 44-year contract with SBA Communications Corporation for the period 10/01/19 - 11/29/63.

Current terms:

monthly rent:  $2,015.86

escalations - 3% annually

 

Proposed terms:

one-time signing bonus - $9,000

 monthly rent - one-time monthly increase of 20%, beginning 11/30/28

escalations - 3% annually.


Copies of the lease agreements are on file in the Business Office.

 
Comments:
Per Board Policy 3312, all agreements are brought to the Board for approval or ratification.
Financial Impact:

Current monthly income of $2,015.86

15.2.7. Approve Change Order #1 for Sunshine Painting Inc for the Painting Project at Lone Hill Middle School
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

The Board of Education, at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 12, 2019, approved an agreement with Sunshine Painting, Inc. for interior and exterior painting at Lone Hill Middle School.

District staff and the project manager have determined that an addition to the planned work is necessary.  The change identified in Change Order #1 includes removing and replacing a vinyl base in the auditorium.

The Change Order for additional work totals $1,200.  The total contract amount is now $86,100.

 
Comments:
During the course of the project, additional necessary work was identified.  In order to proceed with the project, District staff and the project manager determined that the additional work detailed in Change Order #1 was appropriate and should be completed.
Financial Impact:

General Fund - Change Order #1 - $1,200, bringing the total contract with Change Order #1 to $86,100.

15.2.8. Approve Notice of Completion for Bid 17-18:08 Bonita Unified School District Office Renovation and Expansion Project
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

On October 11, 2017, the Board of Education awarded Bid 17-18:08 Bonita Unified School District Office Renovation and Expansion Project.

 
Comments:
Harik Construction, Inc. has completed the project as called for in Bid 17-18:08.
Financial Impact:

Building Fund - Measure AB

15.2.9. Approve Notice of Completion for RFQ/P 18-19:10 Energy Services Design-Build Contractor for Proposition 39 Funded Energy Efficiency & Conservation HVAC Projects
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

On March 6, 2019, the Board of Education awarded RFQ/P 18-19:10 Energy Services Design-Build Contractor for Proposition 39 Funded Energy Efficiency & Conservation HVAC Projects.

 
Comments:
Allison Mechanical has completed the project as called for in RFQ/P 18-19:10.
Financial Impact:

Proposition 39 Funds - $649,835

15.2.10. Approve Notice of Completion for Bid 19-20:01 Exterior and Interior Painting at Lone Hill Middle School
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

On June 12, 2019, the Board of Education awarded Bid 19-20:01 Exterior and Interior Painting at Lone Hill Middle School.

 
Comments:
Sunshine Painting, Inc. has completed the project as called for in Bid 19-20:01.
Financial Impact:

General Fund - $86,100.

15.2.11. Approve Notice of Completion for Bid 19-20:02 Asphalt Repair and Slurry of Playgrounds at Allen Ave. Elementary School, Ekstrand Elementary School, Gladstone Elementary School, Roynon Elementary School, and Shull Elementary School.
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

On June 12, 2019, the Board of Education awarded Bid 19-20:02 Asphalt Repair and Slurry of Playgrounds at Allen Ave. Elementary School, Ekstrand Elementary School, Gladstone Elementary School, Roynon Elementary School, and Shull Elementary School.

 
Comments:
Arrow Parking Lot Service, Inc. has completed the project as called for in Bid 19-20:02.
Financial Impact:

General Fund - $55,600.

15.2.12. Approve Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and WTI
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:
WTI will be conducting curb flashing and roof repair for the Prop 39 new HVAC project at Allen Avenue Elementary School and Ekstrand Elementary School.
 
Comments:
WTI has the experience and expertise to complete the required work throughout the term of the project.
Financial Impact:
General Fund - $7,170
15.2.13. Approve Addendum to Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education for Use of Software for Processing Information from the HRS and PeopleSoft Systems for 2019-2020
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has entered into a contract with Hess & Associates, for non-exclusive use of personal computer proprietary software products in connection with LACOE's Human Resources System and the PeopleSoft Financial System to provide districts with the capability of downloading information from these systems to the District's in-house system. The contract is effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

The addendum to the agreement governs the use of Social Security numbers in the HRS and the PeopleSoft Financial System.

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

 
Comments:

The availability of information from the LACOE HRS and PeopleSoft Systems as a database source will save time and money in the gathering of data and the tracking of employee information. Unless authorized by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, all districts are required to utilize the financial support services provided by LACOE.

Financial Impact:

General Fund - $20,300

15.2.14. Adopt Resolution 2019-01 Approving the Recalculation of the 2018-2019 Appropriations Limitation and Establishing the 2019-2020 Estimated Appropriations Limitation Calculations
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

Since 1979, when Proposition 4 (the Gann Amendment) was approved by the voters of California, all school districts must establish a Gann Limit for the preceding and current fiscal year in accordance with the provision of the Gann Amendment and applicable statutory law.

 
Comments:

The California Department of Education is requesting these forms in accordance with Government Code section 7906(f) which states:

"Each school district shall report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and to
the Director of Finance, at least annually, its appropriation limit, its appropriations
subject to limitation, the amount of its state aid apportionments and subventions
included with the proceeds of taxes of the school district, and amounts excluded
from its appropriations limit, at a time and in a manner prescribed by the
Superintendent of Public Instruction and approved by the Director of Finance."




Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
Attachments:
Resolution 2019-01 Appropriations Limit
15.2.15. Adopt Resolution 2020-02 Authorizing Principal Jaymi Abusham, and Director of Transportation Rose Lee, as Signatories on Behalf of Bonita Unified School District
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

Jaymi Abusham was appointed Principal at the regularly scheduled Board meeting held on May 1, 2019, and Rose Lee was appointed the Director of Transportation at the regularly scheduled Board meeting held on June 12, 2019. The Los Angeles County Office of Education requires certification of signatures.

 
Comments:
State law requires that authorized signatures be filed with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
Attachments:
Resolution 2020-02 Certification of Signatures
15.3. HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
15.3.1. 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
15.3.2. 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
15.3.3. 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
15.3.4. Approve the Distribution of Attendance Incentive Awards to Classified and Confidential Employees
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:

The Attendance Incentive Award for classified and confidential employees is a program designed to reward employees with above average attendance. A classified/confidential employee is eligible when he/she retains at least 66% of the allocated illness leave days for any single year.

 
Comments:

This attendance incentive program is designed to reward regular attendance, improve the instructional programs, and reduce the costs of absenteeism.  A copy of the list of awardees is available in the Human Resources Department.

Financial Impact:

General and Restricted Funds: $41,792.00

15.3.5. Approve Renewal Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and the University of La Verne to Allow Students to Participate in Fieldwork and Supervised Teaching Experiences, Effective August 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:

The District provides opportunities for students from various universities to gain experience under the supervision of teachers and administrators in our District. Assignments will be made through the Specialized Services Department.


 
Comments:

This agreement creates a partnership between The University of La Verne and Bonita Unified School District to develop and train competent teachers for the District.

 

Financial Impact:
Not Applicable.
15.3.6. Approve Agreement Between Bonita Unified School District and Concordia University to Provide Students in the School Counselor Program the Opportunity to Participate in Supervised Fieldwork, Effective September 4, 2019 to June 30, 2022
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:

The District provides opportunities for students from various universities to gain experience under the supervision of teachers and administrators in our District. Assignments will be made through the Specialized Services Department.

 


 
Comments:

This agreement creates a partnership between Concordia University and Bonita Unified School District to develop and train competent counselors for the District.

Financial Impact:
Not Applicable.
15.3.7. Approve Attendance of District Employees at Conferences and Training Sessions Sponsored by the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) for the Period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:
Prior approval of attendance at conferences and training sessions sponsored by the SELPA will allow employees to attend valuable trainings throughout the school year.
 
Comments:
The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) offers cost effective conferences and training sessions that are of great value to Bonita District employees.  Notices of those conferences and sessions are sometimes received with very little advanced notice and not enough time to bring the item before the Board prior to employee attendance.
Financial Impact:
The cost will be budgeted from the appropriate site or department funds.
15.4. SUPERINTENDENT
15.4.1. Accept with Thanks the Monetary Donation of $2,000
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

Accept with thanks the monetary donation $2,000.00 and send letter of appreciation on behalf of the Board of Education and staff.

Educational Services for the 2019-2020 Welcome Back Event

SchoolsFirst Credit Union donated $2,000.00 to sponsor the August 15, 2019 Welcome Back Event.

 
15.4.2. Accept with Thanks the Monetary Donation of $100
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

Accept with thanks the monetary donation $100.00 and send letter of appreciation on behalf of the Board of Education and staff.

Hands on History Program - Shull Elementary School

Parisa Mazandarani and Amir Golsorkhi donated $100 towards the Hands On History Program at Shull Elementary School.

 
16. DISCUSSION/ACTION AGENDA
16.1. BUSINESS SERVICES
16.1.1. Approve Unaudited Actuals Report for Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Speaker:
Susan Cross Hume, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
Rationale:

According to Education Code 42100, the governing board of each school district shall approve an annual statement of all receipts and expenditures of the District for the preceding fiscal year, on or before September 15.

 
Comments:

On or before September 15 of each year, the Board must review and approve the "unaudited actuals" for the fiscal year ended June 30. The "unaudited actuals" presented for each fund in the District are the actual financial results for the previous fiscal year. A Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance, as well as a Balance Sheet, is presented for each fund. These financial statements become the basis for the District's external audit.

The financial statements, in the format required by the California Department of Education are attached. An additional narrative and set of fund summary financial statements for the District are also attached.

Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
Attachments:
Unaudited Actuals Financial Statement 9-4-19
Unaudited Actuals Narrative 9-4-19
Unaudited Actuals Presentation 9-4-19
Unaudited Actuals SACS 2018-2019
16.2. HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
16.2.1. Approve Variable Term Waiver for the 2019-2020 School Year
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) allow Districts flexibility to have an individual work in a teaching position while under a Preliminary Career Technical Teaching Credential and waive Ed Code 44253.11 so they can teach English Learner students. The Variable Term Waiver allows the employer to fill the assignment while giving the waiver holder additional time to complete requirements. The CTC requires Public Notice regarding these matters, to include the applicant's name, assignment, school site, and a statement that the applicant will be employed on the basis of an additional document.


 
Comments:

Board approval will allow the District to employ the following teachers for the 2019-2020 school year with the addition of a Variable Term Waiver.

Rosalinda Sanchez - San Dimas High School - CTE Teacher - Athletic Training

 

Financial Impact:

Not Applicable.

16.2.2. Approve Teaching Credential Assignments for Employees Per California Education Code and the California Code of Regulations
Speaker:
Kevin Lee, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Development
Rationale:

California Education Code and the California Code of Regulations allows teachers to instruct students in subjects outside their credential areas if specific criteria are followed.

 
Quick Summary / Abstract:

California Education Code 44263 allows, by resolution of the governing board, teachers to instruct students in subjects outside their credential area if specific criteria are followed. The holder of a teaching credential to serve, with consent of the teacher, in a departmentalized class if the teacher has completed 18 semester units of course work, or 9 semester units of upper division or graduate coursework, in the subject taught.

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 school district has completed a minimum of 20 hours of first aid instruction appropriate for the specific sport.

California Education Code 44865, allows, by resolution of the governing board, teachers to instruct students in subjects outside their credential area if specific criteria in staffing options for non-traditional school programs are followed.  A valid teaching credential is deemed qualified for teachers in the following assignments with the consent of the teacher:

a) Home teacher
b) Classes organized primarily for adults
c) Hospital classes
d) Necessary small high schools
e) Continuation schools
f)  Alternative schools
g) Opportunity schools
h) Juvenile court schools
I) County community day schools


Comments:
Board approval of these requests will authorize assignments and keep the District in compliance with the California Education Code and the California Code of Regulations as identified.
Financial Impact:
Not applicable.
Attachments:
Education Code 44258.7(b)
Education Code 44263
Education Code 44865
16.3. SUPERINTENDENT
16.3.1. Call for Nominations for Membership on the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Rationale:

The Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization is an 11 member body charged by the legislature with responsibilities in the areas of school district organization, unification, formation, boundary changes, the manner in which governing board members are elected, and the establishment and abolition of trustee areas. The County Committee is comprised of two members representing each of the five Supervisorial districts, plus one member elected at-large.

This Fall, the following four-year terms of office on the County Committee will be filled by election, and the candidates will serve through the end of 2023.

• Second Supervisorial District: (Vacant)
• Third Supervisorial District: (Vacant)
• Fifth Supervisorial District: (Ms. Suzan Solomon- Incumbent)
• At-large: (Dr. Ted Edmiston- Incumbent)

The County Committee is requesting that the Board of Education submit nominations for membership on the County Committee.

 
Comments:
Information on the nomination process and nominee requirements is attached.
Attachments:
Membership on the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization
Nonimations for Membership on the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization.pdf
16.3.2. Call for Nominations for California School Boards Association Directors-at-Large
Rationale:

Nominations for CSBA for two Directors-at-Large, African American and American Indian, are now being accepted until Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Directors-at-Large represent ethnic minority groups and provide vital view points. The nominations for Directors-at-Large must be made by a CSBA member board, and the nominee must be a board member from a CSBA member board. A signed and dated candidate form completed by the nominee along with two letters of recommendation are due to CSBA no later than Saturday, October 5, 2019.

The Directors serve a two-year term beginning immediately upon the close of the Annual Education Conference and Trade Show. In Odd-Numbered Years, Directors-at-Large, African American, American Indian, and county, are elected and represent ethnic minority groups and county boards.
 
Comments:

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.  The board is responsible for setting direction for CSBA by adopting the vision and mission and overseeing the corporate operations of the association.

The CSBA Board of Directors consist of 21 regional and five Directors-at-Large representative of ethnic minority groups and county boards. These Directors-at-Large are designated as American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islanders, African American, Hispanic and County Boards.
Attachments:
CSBA Call for Nominations
16.4. STUDENT DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Rationale:
The Governing Board will take action in open session on the following student disciplinary items listed.
 
16.4.1. Student Disciplinary Action Pursuant to Education Code #48900.4 for Student #151003977
Speaker:
Matthew Wien, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
Rationale:
Student Disciplinary Action Pursuant to Education Code #48900.4.
Recommendation that student #151003977 be re-admitted to a school within the Bonita Unified School District.
 
Financial Impact:
Not Applicable
17. 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)

18. FUTURE MEETING DATES
18.1. The Next Regular Board of Education Meeting Date
Speaker:
Carl Coles, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The next regular Board of Education Meeting is on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at the District Office, 115 W. Allen Avenue, San Dimas.
19. ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS
20. 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: August 30, 2019, 3:55 PM

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