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The Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a Virtual (Regular) Meeting Wednesday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/umVHLHu_z2g.

To provide public comment, submit written comments by email to ddunn@hartdistrict.org no later than 5:00 p.m., May 6. Please include the agenda item in your correspondence and limit your comments to a maximum of two minutes when read aloud. No action will be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda.

Items on the agenda include a discussion on temporary changes to Bowman High School’s graduation requirements and adopting temporary changes to grading policies and procedures, while delegating powers to the Superintendent.

The full agenda, including information on Closed Sessions Items, can be viewed below:

I. Call to Order (5:30 p.m.)
I.A. Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum
II. First Closed Session
II.A. Public Comments for Closed Session Items

Quick Summary / Abstract:
If you wish to make a public comment on a Closed Session item, you may submit written comments by email to ddunn@hartdistrict.org no later than 5:00 p.m., May 6. Please include the agenda item and meeting date in your correspondence. Please limit your comments to a maximum of two minutes when read aloud. No action will be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda.
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.B.4. Public Employee Contract Extension – Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (per Government Code Section 54957.6)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Public employee contract extension.
II.B.5. Public Employee Contract Extension – Chief Administrative Officer (per Government Code Section 54957.6)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Public employee contract extension.
II.B.6. Public Employee Contract Extension – Chief Business Officer (per Government Code Section 54957.6)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Public employee contract extension.
III. Public Session (7:00 p.m.)
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 22, 2020, presented for approval.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 22, 2020.
Attachments:
Minutes – Regular Meeting – Aprill 22, 2020
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 John Minkus
V.C.2. California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 349 President Kathy Hefferon
V.D. School Site Report – Golden Valley High School

Speaker:
Kathy Hunter, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Golden Valley High School Principal Sal Frias will give an update on the school’s transition to Distance Learning.
Attachments:
Golden Valley HS Board Presentation added 5/5/20 dd
VI. Special Items
VII. Public Comments

Quick Summary / Abstract:
To provide public comment, you may submit written comments by email to ddunn@hartdistrict.org no later than 5:00 p.m., May 6. Please include the agenda item and meeting date in your correspondence. Please limit your comments to a maximum of two minutes when read aloud. No action will be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda.
VIII. Discussion Items
VIII.A. Associated Student Body Report

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Business Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Associated Student Body (ASB) independent audit report for the 2019/20 school year is attached for the board’s review prior to posting to the District website.
Attachments:
ASB Fund Report
Communication Letter
IX. Action Items
IX.A. Resolution No. 19/20-32 – Recognizing May 4-8, 2020, As Week of the Teacher

Speaker:
Kathy Hunter, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Governing Board Resolution No. 19/20-32 recognizes May 4-8, 2020, 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 Board Resolution No. 19/20-32 recognizing May 4-8, 2020, as Week of the Teacher.
Attachments:
Resolution No. 19/20-32 Week of the Teacher
IX.B. Recognition of School Lunch Hero Day, May 1, 2020

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Business Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The William S. Hart Union High School District recognizes School Lunch Hero Day on May 1, 2020.
Rationale:
Preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, offering service with a smile, and most recently, preparing and serving the students of the Santa Clarita Valley during a pandemic, school food service professionals do it all! To celebrate their hard work and commitment, the William S. Hart Union High School District recognizes School Lunch Hero Day on May 1, 2020.
Recommended Motion:
Recognize May 1, 2020, as School Lunch Hero Day.
Attachments:
School Lunch Hero Day
IX.C. Resolution No. 19/20-33 – Adopting Temporary Changes to Graduation Requirements at Bowman High School and Delegating Powers to the Superintendent

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
District staff desires to temporarily reduce the number of elective credits required to graduate from Bowman High School to enable students and teachers to focus exclusively on core academic requirements. Bowman High School’s administrative staff believes this is a significant and necessary step to keep students on track to graduate.
Rationale:
Bowman High School’s grading program is different than those at other comprehensive high school sites and its credit recovery system calls for students to simultaneously complete current grade level requirements while also taking courses for credit recovery. The COVID-19 school closure has interfered and/or prevented with Bowman High School staffs’ ability to employ many of the personalized strategies necessary to help students stay on track for graduation. Despite persistent efforts to connect with Bowman High School students, a disproportionately large number of them have fallen behind, are not regularly completing coursework, and are at risk of not graduating.

District staff recommends reducing the amount of required elective credits by 10 for the 2019/2020 school year, which means current Bowman High School seniors will be required to earn 62.5 elective credits, and a total of 220 overall credits, in order to graduate.

Recommended Motion:
Approve Resolution No. 19/20-33 adopting temporary changes to graduation requirements at Bowman High School for the Class of 2020.
Attachments:
Resolution No. 19/20-33 – Bowman Graduation Requirements 2019/20
IX.D. Resolution No. 19/20-34 – Adopting Temporary Changes to Grading Policies and Procedures and Delegating Powers to the Superintendent

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
School closures due to COVID-19 and the transition to distance learning have presented a number of challenges for students. With that in mind, staff has developed temporary grading policy changes for Semester 2 of the 2019/20 school year keeping the following guiding principles at the forefront: continued teaching/learning; hold students harmless; minimize student failures; and, provide an intervention plan.
Rationale:
The California Department of Education has asked Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to weigh their grading policies during distance learning through the lens of equity and with the primary goal of doing no harm to students. The Los Angeles County Office of Education has stated that LEAs should implement policies that act without negative consequences for students, protect students’ post-secondary aspirations, and recognize there may not be equitable access to educational opportunities for all students. With these directives in mind, staff has developed a temporary alternative grading plan for the spring semester of 2020.

The proposed grading plan includes traditional A, B, and C grades, and credit/no-credit. This plan provides an option for students to choose credit/no-credit grading, which would not be calculated into their grade point average. It also provides a safety net by limiting no-credit only to students who were failing a class prior to the end of the third quarter. Staff believe this plan is beneficial to encourage continued engagement/motivation, provide choice, hold students harmless, and keep students on track to graduate.

Recommended Motion:
Approve Resolution No. 19/20-34 adopting temporary changes to grading policies and procedures for Semester 2 of the 2019/20 school year.
Attachments:
Resolution No. 19/20-34 – Temporary Grading Policies 2019/20
IX.E. Public Employee Contract Extension – Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Board to consider extension of the term of Agreement for Employment for Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, to expire June 30, 2023.
Financial Impact:
There are no changes to salary or benefits associated with this contract extension.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement for Employment for Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources.
Attachments:
Michael Vierra Amendment No. 3 added 5/5/20 dd
IX.F. Public Employee Contract Extension – Chief Administrative Officer

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Board to consider extension of the term of Agreement for Employment for Chief Administrative Officer to expire June 30, 2023.
Financial Impact:
There are no changes to salary or benefits associated with this contract extension.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement for Employment for Chief Administrative Officer.
Attachments:
Collyn Nielsen Amendment No. 1 added 5/5/20 dd
IX.G. Public Employee Contract Extension – Chief Business Officer

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Board to consider extension of the term of Agreement for Employment for Chief Business Officer to expire June 30, 2023, and revisions to language regarding non-renewal and termination of agreement in alignment with contractual protections provided to other Cabinet officers.
Financial Impact:
There are no changes to salary or benefits associated with this contract extension.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement for Employment for Chief Business Officer.
Attachments:
Ralph Peschek Amendment No. 1 added 5/5/20 dd
IX.H. Award of Construction Contract – La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project (Blue Diamond Concrete, Inc.)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:

A contract for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project to the lowest responsive/responsible bid, Blue Diamond Concrete, Inc., is presented for award.

Rationale:

Four contractors were requested to provide quotes for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project (includes electrical installation). Two contractors submitted quotes. The lowest responsive/responsible quote is from Blue Diamond Concrete, Inc. Staff recommends awarding this project to the lowest responsive/responsible bidder, Blue Diamond Concrete, Inc.

Financial Impact:

$38,435 from Community Facilities District 2015-1 (Fund 49.1).

Recommended Motion:
Award the contract for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project to the lowest responsive/responsible bid, Blue Diamond Concrete, Inc.
Attachments:
LM Marquee – Blue Diamond
IX.I. Fee Proposal for Division of the State Architect Inspector of Record for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project (Premiere Inspection Services)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:

A fee proposal for Division of the State Architect (DSA) inspector of record for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project from Premiere Inspection Services is presented for approval.

Rationale:

District construction projects must comply with DSA guidelines. DSA requires the District hire an independent DSA inspector of record to work with the materials testing lab to perform any DSA mandated inspections required by DSA.

Staff recommends hiring Premiere Inspection Services to be the project’s inspector of record.

Financial Impact:

$4,500 from Community Facilities District 2015-1 (Fund 49.1).

Recommended Motion:
Approve fee proposal for DSA inspector of record for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project from Premiere Inspection Services.
Attachments:
La Mesa Marquee Premier
IX.J. Proposal for Division of the State Architect Geotechnical, Materials Testing and Inspection Services for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project (Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical & Environmental Sciences Consultants)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:

A proposal for Division of the State Architect (DSA) geotechnical, materials testing, and inspection services for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project from Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical & Environmental Sciences Consultants (Ninyo & Moore) is presented for approval.

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.

Financial Impact:
$6,610 from Community Facilities District 2015-1 (Fund 49.1).
Recommended Motion:
Approve proposal for DSA geotechnical, materials testing, and inspection services for the La Mesa Junior High School Digital Marquee Support Structure Project from Ninyo & Moore.
Attachments:
La Mesa Prop N&M
IX.K. Hart High School Modernization Project – Programming and Pre-Design Services (DLR Group)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:

A proposal for programming and pre-design services for the Hart High School Modernization Project (DLR Group) is presented for approval.

Rationale:

At the March 4, 2020, Board Meeting, DLR Group was approved for the Hart High School Modernization Project. A broad scope of work and a budget have been set for this project. Staff and DLR Group agree that initial work needs to be done to determine a more accurate scope of work and a schematic level project budget prior to bringing DLR Group under contract for the main project.

To that end, DLR Group has submitted a proposal for programming and pre-design services. This work would include interviews with District and school staff to determine the school’s needs and review of existing as-built plans and structural engineering reports. It would also include DLR Group working with their architectural and engineering staff to develop schematic designs based on interviews with school staff. Finally, this programming and pre-design phase would result in the cost estimator developing a pre-design cost estimate for the project. Staff and DLR Group believe that this initial work will help staff to better establish a baseline (scope of work and budget) to begin work on the project.

All of the interview work between the architect and staff could be done remotely (through video conferencing), so work could start immediately.

Financial Impact:

$79,000 plus $2,370 in reimbursable expenses from Special Revenue Fund for Capital Projects (Fund 40.3).

Recommended Motion:
Approve the proposal for programming and pre-design services for the Hart High School Modernization Project from DLR Group.
Attachments:
Pre-Design Hart DLR
IX.L. Valencia High School Modernization Project – Programming and Pre-Design Services (Harley Ellis Devereaux)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:

A proposal for programming and pre-design services for the Valencia High School Modernization Project (Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)) is presented for approval.

Rationale:

At the March 4, 2020, Board Meeting, HED was approved for the Valencia High School Modernization project. A broad scope of work and a budget have been set for this project. Staff and HED agree that initial work needs to be done to determine a more accurate scope of work and a schematic level project budget prior to bringing HED under contract for the main project.

To that end, HED has submitted a proposal for programming and pre-design services. This work would include interviews with District and school staff to determine the school’s needs and review of existing as-built plans. It would also include HED working with their architectural and engineering staff to develop schematic designs based on interviews with school staff. Finally, this programming and pre-design phase would result in the cost estimator developing a pre-design cost estimate for the project. Staff and HED believe that this initial work will help staff to better establish a baseline (scope of work and budget) to begin work on the project.

All of the interview work between the architect and staff could be done remotely (through video conferencing), so work could start immediately.

Financial Impact:

$56,690 plus reimbursable expenses (not to exceed more than $5,000 at cost) from Special Revenue Fund for Capital Projects (Fund 40.3).

Recommended Motion:
Approve the proposal for programming and pre-design services for the Valencia High School Modernization Project from HED.
Attachments:
Pre-Design Val HED
IX.M. Revised Board Policy and Administrative Regulation – Second Reading

Speaker:
Kathy Hunter, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures are being brought to the Board for a second reading and approval of the revised Board policy. No changes were made since the first reading at the April 22, 2020, Regular Governing Board meeting.
Recommended Motion:
Approve revised Board Policy 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures.
Attachments:
AR 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures Revised
BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures Revised
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. 19/20-17

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Personnel Report No. 19/20-17 regarding certificated, non-certificated, classified and non-classified employees is presented for approval.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Personnel Report No. 19/20-17.
Attachments:
19/20-17 Personnel Report
X.C. Consent Calendar-Curriculum/Instruction
X.C.1. Final Adoption of Textbooks/Instructional Materials, 2020/21

Speaker:
David N. LeBarron, Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Textbooks have been recommended for final adoption for the 2020/21 school year.
Rationale:
Speak – Publisher: Square Fish – Author: Anderson – Course Area: – English 9 / English 9 Honors  – Grade: 9From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows it’s a big fat lie – part of the nonsense of high school.  She is a friendless outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops.  Now, nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her.  As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether.  Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party:  She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather, and is still a threat to her.  Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him.  But this time, Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication.  Speak is a timeless novel about consent and finding the courage to speak up for yourself.

Principles of Economics – Publisher: McGraw-Hill– Author: Clayton  – Course Area: – Economics  – Grade: 12After reviewing four different publisher’s materials, and piloting the materials from this publisher in their classes, the high school Economics Materials Selection Committee recommends this book to be adopted for next school year.  The Principles of Economics material is structured for students to understand basic principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics with ties to personal finance.  Students practice social science analysis skills and inquiry skills throughout their study of the content.

Financial Impact:
Funding from State Instructional Materials Funds.
Recommended Motion:
Approve textbooks, as referenced above, for use beginning in the 2020/21 year.
X.C.2. Recommendation of Textbook/Instructional Materials Adoption, 2020/21

Speaker:
David N. LeBarron, Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A textbook has been recommended for adoption for the 2020/21 school year.
Rationale:
Principles of Economics, AP Edition, 8th Edition – Publisher: Cengage Learning – Author: N. Gregory Mankiw – Course Area: – AP Economics – Grade: 12 – After reviewing different publisher’s materials, and piloting the materials from this publisher in their classes, the high school Advanced Placement (AP) Economics Materials Selection Committee recommends this book to be adopted for next school year. Principles of Economics, AP Edition, 8th Edition is the most popular and widely-used text in the economics classroom. This new AP Edition provides greater coverage of the AP course curriculum and expanded analysis of Keynesian Theory.  Author N. Gregory Mankiw is a superb writer and economist that stresses the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail.  A thorough update has been made to keep all chapters fresh and relevant with current Economic coverage.
Financial Impact:
Funding from State Instructional Materials Funds.
Recommended Motion:
Approve textbook, as referenced above, for public review.
X.C.3. New/Revised Course Adoptions, 2020/21

Speaker:
David N. LeBarron, Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Courses are being recommended for adoption for use beginning in the 2020/21 school year.
Rationale:
Course Name:  Craft Arts 1 A/B

Grade: 9-12

Department: Fine Arts

This two-semester course is aligned with California Visual Art Standards and Common Core State Standards.  Students will learn about craft arts from the U.S. and other cultures.  They will create a variety of works using a selection of media.  Students will develop an appreciation of different art forms.  Creative problem solving and expression will also be encouraged.

Course Name:  Environmental Exploration

Grade: 7-8

Department: Electives

This one-semester course will encourage students to become in tune with their natural surroundings by giving them opportunities to experience everyday settings in a new way.  Students will experience nature in an intimate way by keeping a journal of their experiences, learn how to take detailed notes from nature and use those to better inform decisions in life, and find what it takes to create a natural space that is appreciated by society.  They will also learn how preservation of nature and natural spaces is important in a world that is ever changing.

Recommended Motion:
Approve courses, as referenced above, for use beginning in 2020/21.
X.C.4. Revision to School Plan for Student Achievement

Speaker:
Jan Daisher, Director of Special Programs and Professional Development
Quick Summary / Abstract:
State and federal laws require schools to annually review and update their School Plans for Student Achievement.  These site-specific plans describe school improvement activities that are supported with categorical funds.
Rationale:
State and federal laws require schools to annually review and update their School Plans for Student Achievement.  These site-specific plans describe school improvement activities that are supported with categorical funds. As required by Senate Bill 372, each school’s leadership, site council, and advisory committees conducted comprehensive needs assessments as well as an analysis of student achievement data based on the California Dashboard in the Fall of 2018 to develop objectives for their action plan.

Analysis of school plans reveals necessary updates and revisions.  The school site council has approved the revisions, after consulting with the school leadership team and advisory councils, and recommends them to the Board for approval.  All legal requirements remain in place for each plan that was approved in June 2019.  Annual evaluations conducted at that time meet the requirements of Board Policy 6190.

Attached are the revisions for the school plan of Golden Valley High School for the 2019/20 school year.  Goals and action plans remain aligned with LCAP District goals and school goals for increased student achievement.

Financial Impact:
School plans account for the spending of Title I federal grant money allocated to school sites specifically for increasing student achievement at schools with 40 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged families.  Allocated costs have not changed.  The revisions simply modify the plans guiding how the funds will be spent at the school site.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the revisions to the School Plan for Student Achievement for Golden Valley High School.
Attachments:
Addendum to Golden Valley High School SPSA 4/27/20
X.C.5. Appointment of District Representative to the Gateway SCV Adult Education Consortium Board

Speaker:
Mariane Doyle, Ph.D., Director of Career Technical Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
California requires a consortium of partners to oversee programs offered by K12, higher education, and non-profit providers of adult education in a community. The Hart District and College of the Canyons are partners in Santa Clarita’s adult education consortium, Gateway SCV.
Rationale:
Gateway SCV includes a management team, and all decisions made by that team must be approved by a governing board. Mike Kuhlman is the current board member representing the Hart District. With his recent transition to Superintendent, new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Kathy Hunter, is recommended to replace him as the Hart District’s representative to the board.
Financial Impact:
Gateway SCV receives California Adult Education Program (CAEP) funding and the Hart District operates Golden Oak Adult School with a portion of these funds. No changes to the funding are implicated by this board item.
X.D. Consent Calendar-Business Services
X.D.1. Food Services Management Contract Extension (Sodexo America, LLC)

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Business Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Contract extension renewal No. 2 to extend the existing food service management contract with Sodexo America, LLC, for the 2020/21 school year is presented for approval.
Rationale:
In May 2018, the District awarded the contract to operate the District’s food service program to Sodexo America, LLC (Sodexo).  Contract renewal extension No. 2 to the Sodexo agreement will extend the contract term for one year, as allowed per California Education Code Section 17596.
Financial Impact:
No impact to General Fund.
Recommended Motion:
Approve renewal contract extension No. 2 to the food service management contract with Sodexo America, LLC, for 2020/21.
Attachments:
Sodexo Contract Extension Renewal 2
X.D.2. Addendum to Transportation Services Contract (Storer Transportation)

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Business Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An agreement with Storer Transportation School and Contract Service for the continuation of payments to contractors in compliance with Senate Bill 117 and House Resolution 748 is presented for approval.
Rationale:
The agreement will require Storer to continue to provide health benefits and a base salary to existing staff.  Storer will be required to provide proof of these payments and services to the District prior to approval of any invoices submitted.
Financial Impact:
Establish a fixed daily rate of $13,105.94 for fifty three (53) schools days remaining in the 2019/20 school year.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the agreement for Storer Transportation continuation of payments to contractors in compliance with Senate Bill 117 and House Resolution 748.
Attachments:
Storer Agreement SB 117
X.D.3. Interagency Agreement – Long Term Transportation Plan for Foster Care Youth

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Business Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An agreement for a long-term transportation plan to establish procedures to provide and fund the necessary transportation for foster youth to remain in the school of origin as required by the Every Youth Succeeds Act (“ESSA”) is presented for approval.
Rationale:
Interagency Agreement between the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Los Angeles County Office of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS), the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), and the Undersigned Los Angeles County School Districts and their Affiliated Charter Schools for a Long-Term Transportation Plan to Ensure School Stability for Foster Youth is presented to establish procedures to provide and fund the necessary transportation for foster youth to remain in the school of origin as required by the Every Youth Succeeds Act (“ESSA”).
Financial Impact:
The District will be responsible for any costs associated with utilizing or re-routing bus routes for “school of origin” transportation or for any Metro TAP cards provided to William S. Hart Union High School District (WSHUHSD) foster youth as appropriate.  DCFS and District shall split transportation costs evenly for both stop-gap and long-term private transportation of WSHUHSD foster youth as appropriate.  The estimated annual amount for these services is $125,000.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Interagency Agreement with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Los Angeles County Office of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS), the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), and the Undersigned Los Angeles County School Districts and their Affiliated Charter Schools for a Long-Term Transportation Plan to Ensure School Stability for Foster Care Youth.
Attachments:
Long Term Transportation ESSA
X.D.4. Acceptance of Monetary Donation

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Business Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A monetary donation for the 2019/2020 school year is presented for Governing Board approval.
Recommended Motion:
Accept the monetary donation in the April 2020 Monetary Donations list in the amount indicated.
Attachments:
Acceptance of Monetary Donation
X.D.5. Acceptance of Donation

Speaker:
Leigh Hansen, Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A donation of 200 N95 masks from Pegleg Entertainment is presented for approval.
Rationale:
Pegleg Entertainment would like to donate 200 N95 masks to the District.
Financial Impact:
The value of the N95 masks donation is $1000.
Recommended Motion:
Accept the donation from Pegleg Entertainment of N95 masks and send an acknowledgement letter to the donor.
X.E. Consent Calendar-Operations
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.
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Most of the Santa Clarita Valley school districts are working on a “blended” learning model for the coming school year, meaning there will be options for students to spend some days on campus and other days distance learning, officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is reaching out to more than 100 of California’s top private industry partners, businesses, and donors with a new call to action: contribute to a $500 million initiative that would provide computing and connectivity devices to all of California’s public school students in need.
Monday, Jun 29, 2020
WiSH’s first SCV Virtual Talent Show was an overwhelming success, with 57 submissions incorporated in mid-June's inaugural airing and many requests to make it an annual event, which WiSH confirms it has plans to do.
Monday, Jun 29, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has outlined two upcoming efforts the California Department of Education will lead in the coming weeks as schools tackle questions surrounding school police, educational equity and racial justice.

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1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]
The city of Santa Clarita's Film Office has reported three productions now shooting in the Santa Clarita Valley:
Now Shooting in SCV: ‘Eden’ TV Show, 2 Still Photoshoots
Another resident of the city of Santa Clarita has died due to COVID-19, the city's 26th fatality and the 33rd in the Santa Clarita Valley to date, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 33rd SCV Resident Dies; New Cases Surge in 18-40 Demo
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, July 7, according to the latest South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
Tuesday SCV Air Quality: Unhealthy for Sensitive People
After breaking a daily coronavirus testing record over the July 4 holiday weekend, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday said hospitalizations remain alarmingly high as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the state’s largest counties.
Newsom Reports Spike in California COVID Hospitalizations, Patients in ICU
Caltrans is adopting a set of new, high-priority actions to improve access to walking, bicycling and transit options throughout California.
Caltrans Adopts Action Plan to Increase Walking, Bicycling Statewide
A brush fire dubbed the Soledad Fire burned more than 1,000 acres and shut down Highway 14 Sunday, and as of 9 a.m. Monday was 30% contained, according to Los Angeles County Fire Chief Deputy David R. Richardson Jr.
Soledad Fire in Agua Dulce Burns 1,500 Acres, 48% Contained
Smoke from the Soledad Fire burning near Agua Dulce has caused unhealthy air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains, sparking a smoke advisory from Los Angeles County Public Health officials.
Soledad Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for SCV, Local Mountains
As firefighters worked through the night battling the Soledad Fire in Agua Dulce, a second blaze, named the Cambria Fire, was reported Monday morning in nearby Placerita Canyon.
Cambria Fire Scorches 5 Acres in Placerita Canyon
The city of Santa Clarita has canceled the 2020 Concerts in the Park series due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Safer at Home order.
Santa Clarita Cancels Concerts in the Park Summer Series
After improving the data processing systems, which resulted in no data being reported since Thursday, July 2, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Sunday reported an increase of 7,232 new cases for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
L.A. County Reports 7,232 New COVID-19 Cases After 3 Days of Data Upgrades
1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
church
1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
Park officials have announced Los Angeles County regional parks and natural areas, which include William S. Hart Park, Placerita Nature Center and Vasquez Rocks, will now be closed Mondays and Tuesdays due to staffing reductions.
SCV Regional Parks, Natural Areas Reduce Operating Hours
As the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health suspends daily reports until Monday, the California Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed a total of 248,235 cases statewide as of July 2 (up from 5,688 from July 1 and another 2,352 results received), with 6,263 deaths (up 100 from July 1) from the disease.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Rise Statewide
The Old Town Newhall Library will exhibit works by Santa Clarita artists created during "The Quarantine Art Challenge" from July 14 to October 9.
‘Quarantine Art Challenge’ Exhibit to Open at Newhall Library July 14
The Committee for College of the Canyons — Yes on Measure E has been ordered to pay a $9,000 fine for infractions committed in 2016 and 2017.
Committee for College of the Canyons Bond Measure Ordered to Pay $9K Fine
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has launched a new website to provide county residents with general program information on DPSS services.
L.A. County Launches New Website for Public Social Services Dept.
At the direction of the Department of Public Health, all Los Angeles County beaches will be closed this weekend, resulting in the closure of all lifeguard towers.
Beaches in L.A., Ventura Counties to Close for Holiday Weekend
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, July 4, according to the latest South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
July 4 Air Quality: Unhealthy in SCV for Sensitive People (and Pets)
The city of Santa Clarita has changed the language of its Code Enforcement’s mission statement -- by omitting a portion stating that issues are addressed using the "broken windows" theory -- to reflect what officials said is a more accurate reflection of operations.
City Changes Code Enforcement Mission Statement Regarding ‘Broken Windows’ Theory
In a multiagency partnership, several Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits were able to receive enough food donations to allow them to serve thousands of local families in need.
Acts of Kindness: Enough Food Donations to Last the Summer
When Simon Mee, owner of Newhall Refinery, heard that officials were ordering bars and wineries to close once again, he wondered if SCV restaurants would be next.
SCV Restaurants in ‘Survival Mode’ Amid Ever-Changing COVID-19 Restrictions
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