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The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, May 2 at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.

A closed session will start at 6:30 p.m., during which personnel matters and union negotiations will be discussed.

Among the agenda items during the closed session to start at 7 p.m.: a resolution recognizing May 6-12 as Week of the Teacher; a proposed material revision to the Opportunities for Learning charter petition; funding for a new energy conservation project; awarding of a food service contract; and the implementation of a standardized process for visitor management to school sites.

The complete agenda follows:

(Closed Session 6:30 p.m.) PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will include a Public Hearing for item IX-C – Resolution No. 17/18-36 – Approving Agreement for Energy Conservation Facility Financing Contract Pursuant to Government Code Sections 4217.10-18

I. Call to Order
I.A. Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum
II. First Closed Session
II.A. Public Comments for Closed Session Items

Quick Summary / Abstract:
A member of the audience may address the Board on items listed in Closed Session by completing a Speaker Card. Please use the microphone and state your name and location of residence. No action will be taken at this time, and the Board President will limit comment time to 2 (two) minutes. If you wish to speak regarding an item not appearing on the Closed Session agenda, please make your comments during the Public Session (see below).
II.B. First Closed Session Items
II.B.1. Public Employee Appointment/Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Reassignment/Non-reelection (per Government Code Section 54957)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Public employee appointment/discipline/dismissal/release/reassignment/non-reelection.
II.B.2. Conference with Labor Negotiator: Michael Vierra – Negotiations with Hart District Teachers Association (per Government Code Section 54957.6)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Negotiations with Hart District Teachers Association.
II.B.3. Conference with Labor Negotiator: Michael Vierra – Negotiations with California School Employees Association Chapter 349 (per Government Code Section 54957.6) 

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Negotiations with California School Employees Association.
II.C. Reconvene to Public Session
III. Organization
III.A. Report of First Closed Session Action
III.B. Re-Establishment of Quorum
III.C. Pledge of Allegiance
III.D. Approval of Agenda
III.E. Approval of Minutes

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 18, 2018, presented for approval.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 18, 2018.
Attachments:
Minutes – Regular Meeting – April 18, 2018
IV. Recognitions by Board
V. Communications
V.A. Board Member Reports
V.B. Student Board Member Report
V.C. Employee Association Leadership
V.C.1. Hart District Teachers Association (HDTA) President Jayme Allsman
V.C.2. California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 349 President Kathy Hefferon
V.D. School Site Report – West Ranch High School

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
West Ranch High School Principal Mark Crawford will give a presentation on the school’s goals and unique programs.
VI. Special Items
VII. Public Comments

Quick Summary / Abstract:
If you wish to address the Governing Board on a topic within the subject matter of its jurisdiction, please complete the Request to Address the Board form and return it to the Secretary to the Board prior to the beginning of the item. Comments regarding the Consent Calendar will be taken during Public Comments. Please use the microphone and state your name and location of residence. No action will be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda, and the Board President will limit your comments to 2 (two) minutes. The President may limit public comment time based on the number of persons who wish to speak.  If you wish to speak regarding an item that appears on the agenda, you will be called upon to make your comments at the time the item is discussed by the Board.
VIII. Discussion Items
VIII.A. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Rollout – Update

Speaker:
David N. LeBarron, Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An update will be shared regarding the work being done for the rollout of NGSS this school year for grades 7, 8, and 9, as well as the upcoming chemistry pilot.
VIII.B. Health Services Update

Speaker:
Tracy Glen, Coordinator of Special Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Tracy Glen, Coordinator of Special Education, will give an overview of the health services department.
VIII.C. Proposed Personnel Commission Budget for Fiscal Year 2018/19 

Speaker:
John-Anthony Muraki, Director of Classified Personnel
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Personnel Commission’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018/19 is presented for discussion and review.
Rationale:
The Personnel Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed 2018/19 budget on April 12, 2018.  The Personnel Commission Budget for fiscal year 2018/19 is being presented to the Governing Board. Please consider the following information:

1.      Salary, Statutory and Health Benefits (Object 2000/3000)

Salaries reflect that of a new director placed at Step 2 of the appropriate salary schedule, as well as all the applicable salary step and longevity increments for Personnel Commission staff.  The District’s Director of Fiscal Services provided the salary, statutory benefit and health benefit costs.

2.      Supplies and Equipment Replacement (Object 4000)

Amounts to cover general supplies, equipment, and expenses are budgeted as is essential in supporting the services provided.

3.      Operating Expenses (Object 5000)

The budget includes funds to cover the cost of standard operating expenses; such as, online application system, test scanner, recruitment ads, commission memberships, and expenses incurred when using exam raters from other districts.

Financial Impact:
The proposed Personnel Commission Budget for 2018/19 has a fiscal implication of $641,007 from the Unrestricted General Fund.
Attachments:
Annual Budget of Personnel Commission
Annual Financial and Budget Report
IX. Action Items
IX.A. Resolution No. 17/18-35 Recognizing May 6-12, 2018 as Week of the Teacher

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Governing Board Resolution No. 17/18-35 recognizes May 6-12, 2018, as Week of the Teacher. Week of the Teacher is a celebration in recognition of teachers and the contributions they make to education and society. It is held the first full week of May every year and provides an opportunity for students, parents, and school principals to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of teachers.
Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 17/18-35 Recognizing May 6-12, 2018, as Week of the Teacher.
Attachments:
Week of the Teacher 2018
IX.B. Request for a Material Revision to the Opportunities for Learning Charter School Petition

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Opportunities for Learning is requesting a material revision to their charter petition for the term July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022.
Rationale:
A public hearing was held on March 28, 2018, at a regular Governing Board meeting regarding Opportunities for Learning’s (OFL) request for a material revision to their charter petition for the term July 1, 2017-July 30, 2022.  No objections to the material revision have been made, and an analysis by staff did not reveal any problems.
Recommended Motion:
Hart District staff recommends that Opportunities for Learning’s proposed material revision to their charter petition, for the term July 1, 2017-June 30, 2022, be approved.
Attachments:
OFL Charter with proposed material revision
IX.C. Public Hearing – Resolution No. 17/18-36 – Approving Agreement for Energy Conservation Facility Financing Contract Pursuant to Government Code Sections 4217.10-18

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Conduct a public hearing and approve Resolution No. 17/18-36 approving agreement for energy conservation facility financing contract pursuant to Government Code Sections 4217.10-18.
Rationale:
On April 18, 2018, the Governing Board determined it is in the District’s best interest to approve and enter into an agreement with Alliance Building Solutions, Inc., for an energy conservation services project pursuant to California Government Code Sections 4217.10 through 4217.18.

Government Code Sections 4217.10 through 4217.18 authorize the District’s Governing Board, without advertising for bids, to enter into one or more energy service contracts, including related financing agreements, provided the anticipated cost to the District for the energy conservation facilities and services, including the funds needed to repay related financing agreements, will be less than the anticipated marginal cost of energy the District would have consumed in the agreement’s absence.

Resolution No. 17/18-36 makes a finding that the funds projected for repayment of the financing agreement are expected to be available from the savings generated by the energy conservation project.

Prior to acting on this agreement, and pursuant to California Government Code Sections 4217.10 through 4217.18, the Governing Board will hold a public hearing to receive comments from the public and any other interested parties regarding the District entering into this energy conservation facility financing contract.  The District noticed this public hearing two weeks prior to the meeting, as required by Government Code Sections 4217.10 through 4217.18.

Financial Impact:
The lease agreements with Holman Capital Corporation provide $23,031,998 to fund the energy conservation project the Governing Board approved on April 18, 2018.  Funds are expected to be deposited in an escrow account on May 15, 2018.  Per the agreements, lease payments for the solar project will be made on a bi-annual basis over a twenty (20) year period with a four and eight-tenths (4.8%) percent interest rate (see Exhibit A in the financing agreement for a rental payment schedule) and on a bi-annual basis over a fifteen (15) year period with a three and ninety-five-one-hundredth (3.95%) percent interest rate (see Exhibit B in the financing agreement for rental payment schedule).  Annual lease payments will be paid through project-generated energy cost savings.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Resolution No. 17/18-36 approving the agreement for energy conservation facility financing contract pursuant to Government Code Section 4217.10-18, making certain required findings surrounding the financing.
Attachments:
Exhibit A Solar Project Amortization
Exhibit B Energy Project Amortization
Exhibit C Solar Project Lease Purchase Agreement
Exhibit D Energy Project Lease Purchase Agreement
Resolution No. 17.18-36 Energy Conservation Financing
Revised Resolution No. 17/18-36 added 5/1/18 dd
IX.D. Award of Food Service Management Company Agreement to Sodexo America, LLC

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An agreement for food services management for the 2018-19 school year is presented for approval.
Rationale:
Per USDA guidelines, school districts utilizing food service management companies (FSMC) to administer the day to day operations of their food service programs are required to seek proposals every five years through a request for proposal (RFP) process.

RFP FS18-03A was published by the District on February 20, 2018.  A mandatory school site tour was led by Leigh Hansen, director of Purchasing and Warehouse, and Pam Mercuri, contract specialist, at Rancho Pico junior high school and West Ranch high school on March 2, 2018.  Chartwells and Sodexo both attended the tour.

RFP submissions were received from Chartwells and Sodexo on March 30, 2018.  On  April 3, the proposals were reviewed by a working group representing Fiscal Services, Purchasing, site administrators, and a food service director from another school district.

The working group recommended to the chief financial officer and superintendent that Sodexo America, LLC, be awarded the contract for the 2018-19 school year with the option for four additional year renewals.

Financial Impact:
Sodexo has proposed a fixed fee per meal structure that will cover all costs (food, labor, supplies, fuel, indirect charges, training, etc…) to administer the program.

Fee Structure:

Breakfast                      203,580 meals             $1.600 per meal                       $325,728

Lunch                           648,720 meals             $3.331 per meal                    $2,160,886

Non Reimbursable        298,500 meals             $3.331 per meal                       $994,304

TOTAL                      1,150,800 meals            $3.025 per meal                    $3,480,918

The program experienced a loss of $187,880 during the 2016-17 school year and is forecast to lose value for the 2017-18 school year.

Sodexo’s financial plan projects surplus revenue of $127,880 for the 2018-19 school year.

Recommended Motion:
Approve a food service management contract with Sodexo America, LLC, to provide food service management services for the 2018-19 school year.
Attachments:
Sodexo Food Service Management Contract
IX.E. Installation of Child Safety Alert Systems (CSAS) on School Buses

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approval of agreement with BusWest, LLC, to install Child Safety Alert Systems (CSAS) on fifty (50) school buses to meet California Vehicle Code Section 28160.
Rationale:
As a result of the tragic loss of a student left on board a school bus unattended, Senate Bill 1072 (Mendoza, Chapter 721, Statute of 2016), known as the Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law was enacted.  The purpose of the law is to ensure that no student is left unattended on board a school bus, a school pupil activity bus (SPAB), youth bus, or child care vehicle; and to provide specific procedures and driver discipline in the case of gross negligence in doing so.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) adopted section 1294 in title 1 of the California Code of Regulation (CCR) regarding the Child Safety Alert Systems (CSAS).  This action specifically implements California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 28160, which states that no later than the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year, school buses must be equipped with Child Safety Alert Systems. The CSAS is a device located inside the rear of the bus that forces the driver to walk to the back of the vehicle and depress a switch while checking for students that may still be on the bus.  In the event that this step is not carried out in a timely manner, the CSAS will be activated and will initiate a series of alarms and flashing lights to alert the driver that their bus has not been properly cleared prior to exiting.

The CHP has specifications on the complex installation of the CSAS.  District staff has contacted several authorized bus companies that will utilize teams to manage the installation process before the start of the 2018/2019 school year.

Financial Impact:
$36,100.74 in safety credits.  Funding: 010-90071-0-00000-36000-4410-0420000.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the agreement with BusWest, LLC, to install Child Safety Alert Systems (CSAS ) on school buses to meet California Vehicle Code Section 28160.
Attachments:
BusWest LLC Quote for Child Safety Alert System Installation
IX.F. Site Based Decision Rancho Pico Junior High School

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of site-based decision at Rancho Pico Junior High School.
Rationale:
On Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the certificated faculty of Rancho Pico Junior High School held a vote for a site-based decision regarding a early release Tuesday schedule for the 2018-19 school year.  The proposal passed with a 84 percent yes vote. The Hart District Teachers Association approved this schedule on April 19, 2018.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Rancho Pico Junior High School site-based decision regarding early release Tuesday schedule for 2018-19 school year.
Attachments:
Rancho Pico Site Based Decision
IX.G. Resolution No. 17/18-34 – Notice of Non-Reemployment Because of Reduction or Elimination of Particular Kinds of Services

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Resolution No. 17/18-34 authorizing the reduction or elimination of particular kinds of certificated services is presented for Board approval.
Rationale:
On February 28, 2018, the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District determined to reduce the following particular kinds of service of the District no later than the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.  The District is prepared at this time to present a final resolution outlining a reduction in force.
Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 17/18-34 to authorize the reduction or elimination of particular kinds of certificated services for the 2018/19 school year.
Attachments:
Resolution 17/18-34
IX.H. Agreement for Visitor Management System (Raptor Technologies)

Speaker:
Collyn Nielsen, Chief Administrative Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve agreement with Raptor Technologies for a visitor management system.
Rationale:
In an effort to further ensure the safest environment possible for our students and staff, the District has explored the implementation of a standardized process for visitor management to our sites.  Raptor Technologies provides a visitor management system that checks visitors against the National Sex Offender Registry and other predefined lists loaded by the District.  Within seconds, Raptor Technologies is able to ensure that each visitor is not on the registry or is in violation of any court-order provided to the school site, and it will issue a visitor’s badge with picture and destination.  The implementation of this new system will help the District to standardize and strengthen its visitor check in process across all sites.
Financial Impact:
Total implementation cost of $27,200 and annual software access fee of $9,180 will be paid from Safety Credits.
Recommended Motion:
Approve agreement with Raptor Technologies for a visitor management system.
Attachments:
Raptor Technologies
IX.I. Proposal for Geotechnical, Materials Testing and Inspection Services for Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project (Ninyo & Moore) 

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request approval of Ninyo & Moore as the Division of the State Architect (DSA) geotechnical, materials testing and inspection services company for the Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project.
Rationale:
District construction projects must comply with DSA guidelines. DSA requires the District to hire an independent DSA materials testing lab to work with the inspector of record/project inspector to perform any DSA mandated materials tests either required by the DSA or the inspector of record/project inspector.

Lundgren Management, Flewelling & Moody, and staff recommend hiring Ninyo & Moore to be the project’s DSA materials testing lab of record for the Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project.

Financial Impact:
$69,790 from Measure SA (Fund 21).
Recommended Motion:
Approve Ninyo & Moore as the Division of the State Architect geotechnical, materials testing and inspection services company of record for the Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project.
Attachments:
Ninyo & Moore Proposal
IX.J. Award of Prime Contractor Bid (WSH18-02E) Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A (Oakridge Landscape, Inc.)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request approval of the lowest responsive/responsible bid from Oakridge Landscape, Inc., for the Landscaping Bid Package WSH18-02E for the Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project.
Rationale:
On February 26, 2018, bids were opened for bid package No. WSH18-01E. The project delivery method is construction management multiple-prime with Lundgren Management as the construction manager. This type of construction delivery method is structured with several “prime” contractors managed by a District-hired construction manager. This bid package relates to the landscape and irrigation portion of the work, which was originally advertised for bid in February and only had one bidder. Since there was only one bidder, Lundgren Management and staff decided to reject all bids and to re-bid the work.

The bid package has been re-bid and three bids were received. Bids have been reviewed and analyzed by Lundgren Management, legal counsel, and District staff for responsiveness and completeness. The lowest responsible/responsive bidder, Oakridge Landscape, Inc., is being recommended for award.

Financial Impact:
$98,069 from Measure SA (Fund 21).
Recommended Motion:
Award bid No. WSH18-02E to Oakridge Landscape, Inc., the  lowest responsible/responsive bidder.
Attachments:
Award of Bid Tabulation, Hart Infrast WSH18-02E
IX.K. Fee Proposal For Saugus High School Auto Shop Equipment Addition Project (Architecture Plus, Inc.) 

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request approval of Architectural Plus, Inc., fee proposal to prepare Division of the State Architect (DSA) approved bid documents for the Saugus High School Auto Shop Equipment Addition Project.
Rationale:
Several large pieces of auto shop equipment have been delivered to the Saugus High School Auto Shop in recent months. These items include a large auto lift, parts washer, sandblaster, tire changer, moveable alignment rack, and work benches. Utilities need to be run to this equipment and the new lift needs to be anchored to the concrete floor in the service yard. Since structural work is involved in the installation of this equipment, the plans must be completed in accordance with DSA guidelines.

Architecture Plus, Inc., has provided a proposal to prepare DSA approved bid documents for the equipment addition. The attached proposal includes the architectural, electrical engineering and structural engineering work necessary to complete the bid documents for the equipment addition in accordance with DSA guidelines.

Financial Impact:
$25,400 plus reimbursable expenses from Career Technical Education Incentive Grant.
Recommended Motion:
Approve fee proposal from Architectural Plus, Inc., for Division of the State Architect approved bid documents for the Saugus High School Auto Shop Equipment Addition Project.
Attachments:
Architecure Plus Proposal
X. Consent Calendar

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Unless a Board Member has a question concerning a particular item and asks that it be withdrawn from the Consent Calendar, the Governing Board approves all the items at one time.
X.A. Consent Calendar-Removal of Items
X.B. Consent Calendar-Personnel
X.B.1. Personnel Report No. 17/18-16

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Personnel Report No. 17/18-16 regarding certificated, non-certificated, classified and non-classified employees.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Personnel Report No. 17/18-16.
Attachments:
17/18-16 Personnel Report
X.B.2. Intern Agreements with Chapman University and the William S. Hart Union High School District

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Two intern agreements with Chapman University are attached for Board approval.
Rationale:
Two intern agreements with Chapman University are attached for Board approval:

1. Internship Agreement for Pupil Personnel Services Credential – School Psychology Intern Credential

2. School Psychology Supervised Paid Internship Fieldwork Agreement

Recommended Motion:
Approve the intern credential agreements with Chapman University.
Attachments:
Champman agreements -2
Chapman Agreements
X.C. Consent Calendar-Curriculum/Instruction
X.C.1. New/Revised Course Adoptions, 2018/19

Speaker:
David N. LeBarron, Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Courses are being recommended for adoption for use beginning in the 2018/19 school year.
Rationale:
Course Name:  Achieve 7

Grade: 7

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support Long-Term English Learners (Emerging, Bridging, Expanding) with grade level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas so that students can reclassify. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve 8

Grade: 8

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support Long-Term English Learners (Emerging, Bridging, Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve 9 A/B

Grade: 9

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support Long-Term English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas so that students can reclassify. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve 10 A/B

Grade: 10

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support Long-Term English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas so that students can reclassify. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve 11 A/B

Grade: 11

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support Long-Term English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas so that students can reclassify. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve 12 A/B

Grade: 12

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support Long-Term English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas so that students can reclassify.  This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve EL JH

Grade: 7-8

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester, designated course to support English Learners (Emerging, Bridging, Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas so that students can reclassify. The course will provide a time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve EL HS A/B

Grade: 9-12

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester, designated course to support English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas. The course will provide a time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve EL 9 A/B

Grade: 9

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve EL 10 A/B

Grade: 10

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve EL 11 A/B

Grade: 11

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Achieve EL 12 A/B

Grade: 12

Department: ELD / Electives

This is a two-semester course, designated to support English Learners (Emerging, Bridging or Expanding) with grade-level content.  This course will provide an opportunity during the regular school day to support language development, meaning making, effective expression, foundational skills, and content knowledge across the content areas. This course provides time for students to focus on the language of the content areas in ways that are closely aligned with what is happening in instruction. Students will have access to technology in order to conduct research, and support their own learning when necessary. Students will also receive a broad exposure to literacy in other avenues such as attending local theatre productions, college visitations, career-based field trips, museums and science centers.

Course Name:  Art of Engineering Design A/B

Grade: 10-12

Department: Practical Arts / Electives

This is a two-semester course for students interested in developing primary skills in the area of Engineered Drafting and Design. The curriculum will provide students with a practical and theoretical perspective of the visualization techniques used by contemporary and historical product designers and engineers. This includes freehand sketching, technical sketching, digital rendering, information and perspective graphics, and presentation skills. Students will learn how to model and design three-dimensional objects based on 2D drawings using engineering modeling software. Students will develop and apply knowledge of elements, principles, and concepts of art, science, design, and aesthetics. Students will be required to work both in teams and individually to solve mechanical issues, create drawings of ideas, and produce their own product and personal brand. Class activities will involve research, history, presentations, sketching, dimensioning, notations, sectional plans, 3D printing and other phases of Engineering Design and development.

Course Name:  Digital Media Arts I A/B

Grade: 9-12

Department: Fine Arts / Practical Arts / Electives

This two-semester, introductory course provides an introduction to the commercial application of design principles to communicate on a two-dimensional plane.  Students will create, manipulate, and analyze artistic elements and media used to express feelings and communicate ideas. Students will study the historical and cultural development of two-dimensional arts and its impact as a communications tool. Students will become familiar with current practices and applications including computer design and career focused traditional arts disciplines.

Course Name:  Digital Media Arts II A/B

Grade: 9-12

Department: Fine Arts / Practical Arts / Electives

This two-semester, continuation course provides a more advanced outlook on the application of design principles to communicate on a two-dimensional plane. Students will create, manipulate, and analyze artistic elements and media used to express feelings and communicate ideas. Students will continue to study the historical and cultural development of two-dimensional arts and its impact as a communications tool. Students will become more knowledgeable of current industry practices and applications including computer design and career focused traditional arts disciplines. Students will continue to develop a digital media arts portfolio that can be used to apply for internships and entry-level industry-related positions.

Course Name:  EL Newcomer English A/B/C

Grade: 9-12

Department: ELD / Electives

This one-semester course is specifically designed for Newcomers (Emerging students only). Newcomer students have been enrolled in US schools less than two full consecutive semesters.  This course provides ELA/ELD standards-based content instruction to introduce and teach students English so they can transition to grade-level English as quickly as possible. Students can only take this course a total of three semesters. Students will have access to technology and will receive a broad exposure to literacy in order to bridge proficiency gaps.

Course Name:  Engineering Design Technology A/B

Grade: 9-12

Department: Practical Arts / Electives

This two-semester course provides an introduction to engineering and technical drawings through the use of sketching, computer-aided drafting (CAD), and dimensioning. Techniques covered include geometric construction, orthographic projection, pictorial methods, section and auxiliary views, basic geometry, 2D CAD and 3D CAD solid modeling. This course will reflect how engineering and design are done. The course introduces and and develops the concepts, content, and skills needed to gain an overall understanding of the principles of Engineering and Design.  Projects are integrated with English while reinforcing the authentic workspace environment and conveying that learning requires effort from all involved.

Course Name:  Innovation Design and Manufacturing A/B

Grade: 10-12

Department: Electives

This two-semester course provides students with the opportunity to focus on one or more areas of industrial technology, creatively pursuing new knowledge or solving a technological problem, by designing and building prototypes and working models.  Students will form a partnership with a community industry member who will mentor them through all of the steps, from design to final prototype, while applying multiple fabrication techniques including tools and materials required for the manufacture of a prototype.  They will use manufacturing processes in the areas of forming, joining, assembly, mechatronics, mechanics, pneumatics and prototyping, which includes hands on use of manufacturing equipment.  They will read, write, and analyze engineering drawings, set up and operate common manufacturing machines, and utilize best practices for operating hand tools found in a common machine shop or hacker lab.

Course Name:  Social and Emotional Learning A/B

Grade: 11-12

Department: Electives

This two-semester course is a hands-on course that seeks to improve the school climate at Academy of the Canyons by promoting a balanced lifestyle and providing our school the resources needed to foster a healthy community.

Course Name:  Sports and Exercise Psychology

Grade: 11-12

Department: Social Sciences / Electives

In this two-semester course, students are introduced to psychological factors that affect performance in sport such as motivation, concentration, focus, confidence, anxiety, and relaxation.  Students will also be introduced to mental skills that enhance performance, make athletic participation more enjoyable, and learn skills that can be transferred to other aspects of their lives. Specific transferable skills covered in this class will be: goal setting, visualization and imagery techniques, leadership, team-building, and how to cope and recover from injury.

Recommended Motion:
Approve courses, as referenced above, for use beginning in 2018/19.
X.C.2. Requests to Attend Out-of-State Events – Arroyo Seco Junior High, Canyon High, La Mesa Junior High, Placerita Junior High, Sierra Vista Junior High, and West Ranch High Schools, and Administrative Center

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Requests to attend out-of-state events have been made by employees at Arroyo Seco Junior High, Canyon High, La Mesa Junior High, Placerita Junior High, Sierra Vista Junior High, and West Ranch High Schools, and Administrative Center.
Rationale:
Matt Hinze, an assistant principal at Sierra Vista Junior High School, is requesting authorization to attend the Staff Development for Educators (SDE) 2018 National Conference for Differentiated Instruction being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 9-13, 2018.

Doris Barela-Fossen, a culinary arts teacher at Sierra Vista Junior High School, is requesting authorization to attend the 109th Annual Conference and Expo for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences being held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-28, 2018.

Heather Frame and Alison Hunsaker, Advanced Placement teachers at West Ranch High School, are requesting authorization to attend the Advanced Placement Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, July 19-22, 2018.

The following employees are requesting authorization to attend the Carnegie Learning National Institute (Math) Inclusive Advanced Educator Workshop, Arizona, July 9-12, 2018: Roslyn Denny, Administrative Center; Alexis Hyde, Canyon High School; Michael McGeever, LaMesa Junior High School; Christy Foster, Arroyo Seco Junior High School; and Paul Kass, Placerita Junior High School.

Financial Impact:
All expenses for Matt Hinze to attend the Staff Development for Educators (SDE) 2018 National Conference for Differentiated Instruction in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 9-13, 2018, will be paid using a scholarship from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA); all expenses for Doris Barela-Fossen to attend the 109th Annual Conference and Expo for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-28, 2018, will be paid from the Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG); all expenses for Heather Frame and Alison Hunsaker to attend the Advanced Placement Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, July 19-22, 2018, will be paid from the College Readiness Block Grant; all expenses for Roslyn Denny, Alexis Hyde, Michael McGeever, Christy Foster, and Paul Kass to attend the Carnegie Learning National Institute (Math) Inclusive Advanced Educator Workshop, in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 9-12, 2018, will be paid by Carnegie Institute.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Matt Hinze’s request to attend the Staff Development for Educators (SDE) 2018 National Conference for Differentiated Instruction, in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 9-13, 2018; approve Doris Barela-Fossen’s request to attend the 109th Annual Conference and Expo for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, being held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-28, 2018; approve Heather Frame and Alison Hunsaker’s request to attend the Advanced Placement Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, July 19-22, 2018; and approve Roslyn Denny, Alexis Hyde, Michael McGeever, Christy Foster, and Paul Kass to attend the Carnegie Learning National Institute (Math) Inclusive Advanced Educator Workshop, in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 9-12, 2018.
X.C.3. Ratification of Attendance at Out-of-State Event – Saugus High School

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Wendy Noonan and Kristin Wilkins, teachers at Saugus High School, are requesting ratification of their attendance at the School Climate and Culture Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 21-23, 2018.
Financial Impact:
All expenses for Wendy Noonan and Kristin Wilkins to attend the School Climate and Culture Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 21-23, 2018, will be paid by the Hart District Teachers Association.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Wendy Noonan and Kristin Wilkins’ request to attend the School Climate and Culture Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 21-23, 2018.
X.C.4. Requests for Overnight/Out-of-State Trips – Hart High and Valencia High Schools 

Speaker:
Vicki Engbrecht, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve overnight/out-of-state student trip requests from Hart High School (Girls Volleyball) and Valencia High School (Medical Science Academy (MSA)).
Rationale:
The submitted trip requests have been reviewed and meet all requirements established by Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 3541.1.  Trip requests signed by Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont, and Valencia High School Principal John Costanzo are attached.
Recommended Motion:
Approve trips:  HHS Girls Volleyball, Santa Barbara, 8/24-25/18; VHS MSA, Dallas, TX, 6/26-7/1/18.
Attachments:
Trip Approvals for 5-2-18 Board Meeting
X.C.5. Single Plan for Student Achievement: 2018-19

Speaker:
Jan Daisher, Director of Special Programs and Staff Development
Quick Summary / Abstract:
State and federal law require schools to develop a plan called the “Single Plan for Student Achievement.”  These site-specific plans describe school improvement activities that are supported with categorical funds.
Rationale:
State and federal law require schools to develop a plan called the “Single Plan for Student Achievement.”  These site-specific plans describe school improvement activities that are supported with categorical funds.  Senate Bill 374 requires that school leadership, site councils, and advisory committees conduct a needs assessment as well as an analysis of student achievement data based on the California Dashboard to develop objectives for their plans.  Staff can only approve categorical purchases that directly support the objectives cited.

Again this year, in keeping with the District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), all schools have aligned their Single Plan for Student Achievement goals with the four goals of the LCAP.

Each school site council has approved its respective Single Plan for Student Achievement after consulting with required advisory groups and recommends it to the Board for approval.  All legal requirements have been met for each plan.  The annual evaluations will be conducted to meet the requirements of Board Policy 6190.

Because of the similarities in funding and the alignment with LCAP, each school plan is similar in design and format.  Attached is the plan for each Title I school for the 2018-19 school year.  Actual allocations will be determined in August when funding is provided by the district Title 1 grant.  To facilitate implementation, Board approval is requested.

Recommended Motion:
Approve the 2018-19 Single Plan for Student Achievement for Sequoia, Bowman, Golden Valley, Canyon, and Hart High Schools, and La Mesa, Sierra Vista, and Placerita Junior High Schools.
Attachments:
2018-19 SPSA: Canyon High School
2018-19 SPSA: Golden Valley High School
2018-19 SPSA: Jereann Bowman Continuation High School
2018-19 SPSA: La Mesa Junior High School
2018-19 SPSA: Placerita Junior High School
2018-19 SPSA: Sequoia Charter School
2018-19 SPSA: Sierra Vista Junior High School
2018-19 SPSA: William S. Hart High School
X.D. Consent Calendar-Business Services
X.D.1. Agreement for Peoplesoft Financial System (Los Angeles County Office of Education)

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratify agreement with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for the use of the PeopleSoft Financial System in 2018/19.
Rationale:
In February 2016, the Governing Board authorized the District to enter into an agreement with Smartetools, Inc., for its SmarteFinance and SmarteHR systems.  While the District has historically contracted with LACOE for the use of its financial system (PeopleSoft), LACOE offers school districts the option to become an “interface” district, meaning the District may substitute PeopleSoft system components with another financial system, provided the new system can integrate or “interface” with PeopleSoft, which in combination with the LACOE Human Resource System (HRS), remains the official system of record for all financial reporting requirements.

Interface charges will continue through 2021/22, when LACOE expects to have fully implemented its Business Enhancement System Transformation (BEST) Project.  The BEST Project is LACOE’s effort to procure a new, integrated financial and human capital management system to replace the current HRS and PeopleSoft Systems.  In November 2016, the Governing Board authorized the District to enter into an agreement to return to full-use of the County’s systems upon completion of the BEST Project.

This agreement reflects the District’s continuing status as an interface district for the 2018/19 fiscal year (effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019), and may be amended by mutual written consent or terminated by either party with thirty (30) days advance written notice.

Financial Impact:
Total cost of $40,300 to be paid from the General Fund (01.0) on a quarterly basis, $40,000 for interface functionality and $300 for 1099 reporting services.
Recommended Motion:
Ratify agreement for use of Peoplesoft Financial System with the Los Angeles County Office of Education for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Attachments:
Peoplesoft Financial System Contract
X.D.2. Purchasing through California-Approved Piggyback Contracts (CMAS 4-17-72-0057B)

Speaker:
Leigh Hansen, Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Board Policy 3311(a) provides that the District may piggyback with the contract of another public agency or corporation when the Board has determined it in the District’s best interest. The term “piggyback” is associated with Public Contract Code Section 20118, which allows public entities to acquire property by participating in an existing contract of another public entity.
Rationale:
Piggybacking with another public entity contract allows the District to take advantage of lower costs realized through economies-of-scale and also avoids the time and expense of a public bid process.  Each piggyback contract is evaluated for participation and usage.  When the District’s need is greater than the piggyback contract participation or usage, the District will author and publish its own bid to obtain the best cost. Administrative Regulation 3311(a) further defines that when bids are not required, District staff shall make a good faith effort to secure quotes.

Staff requests the use of the following California-approved piggyback contracts during the 2017/2018  school year:

State of California Multiple Award Schedule, CMAS number 4-17-72-0057B for the purchase, warranty and installation of floor covering and related products.

Recommended Motion:
Approve the procurement, warranty, and installation of floor covering and related products via CMAS 4-17-72-0057B contract for the 2017/18 school year pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20118 and Board Policy 3311(a).
X.E. Consent Calendar-Operations
X.E.1. Prequalification List Per Public Contract Code Section 20111.6 (April 2018)

Speaker:
Leigh Hansen, Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve general contractors and subcontractors prequalified in April 2018 application process to bid on certain District public works projects pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111.6.
Rationale:
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111.6 (as enacted by Assembly Bills 1565 and 1581), general contractors and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing subcontractors (as defined) planning to bid on certain public projects must be prequalified prior to submitting bids for such projects.  Specifically, the District must prequalify bidders on all public projects with an expenditure of one million dollars ($1,000,000) or more, and using funds received under the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 or any funds from a future state school bond.

The District currently accepts prequalification applications on a quarterly basis, and recently issued a notice inviting prequalification (RFQ18-04A) for the April application period (April 1, 2018 to April 10, 2018).

The attached list reflects the addition of the contractors approved during the April 2018 application window.

Recommended Motion:
Approve the attached list to include general contractors and subcontractors prequalified in the April 2018 application process to bid on certain District public works projects pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111.6.
Attachments:
Approved Contractor List
X.F. Consent Calendar-Requests for Information
X.G. Approval of Consent Calendar 
X.H. Items Removed from Consent Calendar
XI. Items for Future Consideration by the Board
XII. Second Closed Session

Quick Summary / Abstract:
This Closed Session will be used as an extension of item II – First Closed Session, if needed.
XII.A. Public Comments for Second Closed Session Items
XII.B. Second Closed Session Items
XII.C. Return to Public Session
XII.D. Report of Second Closed Session Action
XIII. Adjournment
Disability Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent’s Office (661.259.0033.x201). Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


Published: April 27, 2018, 3:30 PM

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