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The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.

A closed session starts at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

The complete agenda follows:

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. Rejection of Claim No. 17/18-15L (per Government Code Section 54956.9)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Action to be taken on Claim No. 17/18-15L.  Documentation is confidential and maintained in District files.
II.B.2. Rejection of Claim No. 17/18-16L (per Government Code Section 54956.9)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Action to be taken on Claim No. 17/18-16L.  Documentation is confidential and maintained in District files.
II.B.3. Settlement Agreement No. 16/17-06L (per Government Code Section 54956.9)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Action to be taken on Settlement Agreement No. 16/17-06L.  Documentation is confidential and maintained in District files.
II.B.4. Settlement Agreement No. 17/18-14SA (per Government Code Section 54956.9)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Action to be taken on Settlement Agreement No. 17/18-14SA.  Documentation is confidential and maintained in District files.
II.B.5. 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.6. 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.7. 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.8. Public Employee Appointment – Supervisor of Individualized Education Program (IEP) Compliance (per Government Code Section 54957)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Consideration of appointment of Supervisor of Individualized Education Program (IEP) Compliance
II.B.9. Student Expulsion Report No. 18/19-01 (Ratification) (per Education Code Section 48918(c))

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratification requested for Student Expulsion Report No. 18/19-01.  Documentation is confidential and maintained in District files.
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  August 15, 2018, presented for approval.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 15, 2018.
Attachments:
Minutes – Regular Meeting – August 15, 2018
IV. Recognitions by Board
V. Communications
V.A. Board Member Reports
V.B. Employee Association Leadership
V.B.1. Hart District Teachers Association (HDTA) President Jayme Allsman
V.B.2. California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 349 President Kathy Hefferon
V.C. School Site Report – Golden Valley High School

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Golden Valley High School Principal Sal Frias will give a presentation on the school’s unique programs that support the safety and wellness of students, staff, and families.
Attachments:
Golden Valley Presentation
VI. Special Items
VI.A. Appointment of Supervisor of Individualized Education Program (IEP) Compliance

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Staff will present a candidate for the position of Supervisor of Individualized Education Program (IEP) Compliance.
Financial Impact:
Appropriate placement on the certificated management salary schedule.
Recommended Motion:
Approve candidate presented for the position of Supervisor of Individualized Education Program (IEP) Compliance effective August 15, 2018.
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. Technology Summer Project Update

Speaker:
Jon Carrino, Director of Technology Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An update on technology summer projects will be given by Jon Carrino, Director of Technology Services.
Attachments:
Technology Summer Project Update 2018
VIII.B. Facilities and Maintenance Project Update

Speaker:
Collyn Nielsen, Chief Administrative Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A presentation of the different facilities and maintenance summer projects will be shared with the Board.
Attachments:
F&M Summer Proj Update
VIII.C. New Board Policy and Administrative Regulation – First Reading

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
New Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5145.13 – Immigration Status is being presented to the Board for a first reading.
Rationale:
New Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5145.13 – Immigration Status is being presented to the Board for a first reading. The Board may suggest revisions before the second reading at the September 26, 2018, regular Governing Board meeting.

The administrative staff is also requesting authorization to update the language that appears in many board policies and administrative regulations to include the following: “immigration status or perceived immigration status.”  The new wording would read:  “District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, including harassment, with respect to gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status or perceived immigration status, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or any other unlawful consideration.”

Updates need to be made to the following board policies and/or administrative regulations:  0410, 1312.3, 4040, 5144, 5144.1, 5145.3, 5145.9, 6144, 6145, 6152.1, 6163.4.

Attachments:
AR 5145.13 Immigration Status First Reading
Bp 5145.13 Immigration Status First Reading
VIII.D. Revised Administrative Regulation – Second Reading

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Revised Administrative Regulation 3311 – Bids is being presented tonight for a second reading.  No changes were suggested at the first reading on September 5, 2018.
Attachments:
Revised Administrative Regulation 3311 – Bids
IX. Action Items
IX.A. Resolution No. 18/19-3 – District Representatives to Withdraw from Partners in Nutrition Cooperative (PINCO)

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The William S. Hart Union High School District is currently a member of Partners in Nutrition Cooperative (PINCO).  The District wishes to exercise greater control and options for selection of menu items that meet the unique needs and wants of the students.
Rationale:
The Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District hereby provides notice to the Executive Board of the Partners in Nutrition Cooperative (PINCO) of its intent to withdraw from PINCO at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30, 2019.
Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 18/19-3, District representatives notice to the Executive Board of Partners in Nutrition Cooperative (PINCO) of its intent to withdraw from PINCO at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30, 2019.
Attachments:
Res. No. 18/19-3 District Withdrawal from PINCO
IX.B. Resolution No. 18/19-4 – Certification of 2017/18 Unaudited Actuals Financial Report

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Resolution No. 18/19-4 certifies the 2017/18 Unaudited Actuals Financial Report, as required by California Education Code Section 42100, and appropriates differences between estimated year-end balances and unaudited year-end balances to the ending fund balance for each fund.
Rationale:
Annually, the District prepares a closing report of the budget for the prior fiscal year. This document reflects actual revenues and expenditures for the entire twelve months of operation, including accruals. The report is mandated and must first be accepted by the Board and then submitted to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

At the time that the District develops its annual budget, the ending balance for the prior fiscal year is estimated based upon prior year patterns of spending, current legislation and established time lines. This estimate is truly just that: an estimate. By year-end, when actual goods and services are received, and revenues earned, these figures can change. However, the importance of this report is two-fold. First, it establishes the actual ending balance of the prior fiscal year, which then becomes the beginning balance of the current fiscal year. Second, it finalizes the actual revenues and expenditures of the prior fiscal year. These figures will change only if there is an audit adjustment as a result of the annual financial audit.

Financial Impact:
None
Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 18/19-4 certifying the unaudited actuals report for the 2017/2018 school year, as presented.
Attachments:
2017-18 Unaudited Actuals
2017-18 Unaudited Actuals Presentation
Fund Summary Reconciliation
Resolution 18/19-4 Unaudited Actuals Financial Report
IX.C. Resolution 18/19-5 Gann Limit Adoption

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Resolution No. 18/19-5 adopts the District’s Gann Limit establishing an appropriations limit in accordance with Article XIII-B of the California Constitution.
Rationale:
In 1979, voters enacted Proposition 4 limiting growth in government spending to no more than the growth in population and inflation.  This spending limit, commonly referred to as the “Gann Limit” after the initiative’s author, Paul Gann, applies not only to the State of California, but also to cities, counties, special districts, school districts, and county offices of education.  The revenues subject to the Gann Limit are limited to state and local tax sources.  Federal aid and non-tax income (e.g. cafeteria sales and adult education fees) are excluded from the calculation.

To calculate the Gann limit, the base year (1978/79) appropriation limit has been increased annually for both inflation, as measured by the annual percentage change in California per capita personal income, and population, as measured by the annual change in average daily attendance (ADA).  All calculations (see attached) have been prepared in accordance with applicable constitutional and statutory law as provided for by the California Department of Education SACS Form GANN.  The District’s Gann Limit for 2017/18 ($123,594,877.64) and the estimated limit for 2018/19 ($128,041,118.08) do not exceed the limitations imposed by Proposition 4.

Therefore, staff requests the Governing Board adopt Resolution No. 18/19-5 declaring that the District’s budget appropriations in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 fiscal years do not exceed the limitations imposed by Proposition 4.

Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 18/19-5 declaring that the District’s budget appropriations for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 fiscal years do not exceed the limitations imposed by Proposition 4.
Attachments:
18/19-5 Gann Limit Resolution
GANN FORM
IX.D. Public Disclosure of Tentative Agreement with California School Employees Association Chapter 349 (2017/18 to 2018/19)

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Public disclosure of the terms and conditions, including financial impact, of a tentative agreement with the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 349.
Rationale:
Prior to entering into an agreement with an employee group, California Government Code Section 3547.5 requires a public school employer publicly disclose the major provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, including but not limited to, the costs incurred in the current and subsequent fiscal years.  This requirement ensures the public is adequately informed and has an opportunity to comment on an agreement’s impact before provisions become binding on the district.  Statute further requires the district superintendent and the chief business official certify in writing that the district can meet the agreement’s costs for the specified term (page 9 of the AB 1200 Disclosure).

The attached Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)-required public disclosure documents were submitted to LACOE for review, and the county’s response letter is also attached.

Financial Impact:
In addition to language changes resulting in no/minimal fiscal impact in the areas of organizational rights, evaluations, overtime distribution, vacation scheduling, probationary periods, safety, and leaves and transfers, the tentative agreement provides for the following compensation adjustments (cost estimates include statutory benefits):

(1) A two (2) percent one-time off salary schedule payment based on July 1, 2017, salary rate.

(2) An increase in the benefits cap to $14,500 for all CSEA members effective July 1, 2018.  This is equivalent to a one percent increase in bargaining unit costs on an ongoing basis.

The agreement closes salary and benefit negotiations for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 school years.

Recommended Motion:
Accept the public disclosure of the terms and conditions, including financial impact, of the tentative agreement with CSEA for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 fiscal years.
Attachments:
AB 1200 CSEA
LACOE AB 1200 Letter
IX.E. Ratification of 2017/18 Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District and the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The District and the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 349 have agreed upon terms for contract negotiations for the 2017/18 academic year.  CSEA unit members have voted to ratify the tentative agreement, and staff is recommending the Board approve contract revisions as indicated in the attachment.
Financial Impact:
As indicated on AB 1200 document.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the tentative agreement between California School Employees Association Chapter 349 and the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District for the 2017/18 academic year.
Attachments:
CSEA Tenative Agreement 2017/18 with the Hart District
IX.F. Public Disclosure of Proposed Compensation Increase for Unrepresented Employees

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Public disclosure of the financial impact of a proposed compensation increase for unrepresented employees.
Rationale:
Prior to entering into an agreement with an employee group, California Government Code Section 3547.5 requires a public school employer to publicly disclose the major provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, including but not limited to, the costs incurred in the current and subsequent fiscal years.  This requirement ensures the public is adequately informed and has an opportunity to comment on an agreement’s impact before provisions become binding on the district.  Statute further requires the district superintendent and the chief business official to certify in writing that the district can meet the agreement’s costs for the specified term (page 9 of the AB 1200 Disclosure).

The attached Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)-required public disclosure documents were submitted to LACOE for review, and the county’s response letter is also attached.

Please note that pages four and on of the AB 1200 Disclosure reflect the combined impact of both the tentative agreement with the California School Employees Association and the proposed compensation increase for unrepresented employees.

Financial Impact:
The proposed compensation increase provides for the following adjustments (cost estimates include statutory benefits):
(1) A one (1) percent ongoing increase to the salary schedule effective July 1, 2018.

(2) A one-time off salary schedule payment equal to two (2) percent of the employee’s 2017/18 base salary as of July 1, 2017. Payment will be made for each unrepresented employee employed by the District on the date this compensation adjustment is approved by the District’s Governing Board.

Recommended Motion:
Accept the public disclosure of the financial impact of a proposed compensation increase for unrepresented employees.
Attachments:
AB 1200 HDMA
LACOE AB 1200 Letter
IX.G. Compensation Adjustments for Employee Groups Outside of California School Employees Association and Hart District Teachers Association

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintenent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Compensation adjustments for unrepresented employees.
Rationale:
The Governing Board shall increase the salary of each unrepresented District employee (certificated management, classified management and confidential groups) by one percent (1%) effective July 1, 2018.  Additionally, each employee in the unrepresented group will receive a one-time, off salary schedule payment equal to two percent (2%) of the employee’s 2017/18 annual base salary as of July 1, 2017. Payment will be made for each unrepresented employee employed by the District on the date this compensation adjustment is approved by the District’s Governing Board.
Financial Impact:
As indicated on AB 1200 document.
Recommended Motion:
Approve compensation adjustments for unrepresented employees.
IX.H. College and Careers Access Pathways (CCAP) Partnership Agreement – A Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
An agreement between the Santa Clarita Community College District  (Community College District) and the Williams S. Hart Union High School District (School District) to offer college courses to high school students, consistent with the provisions of AB 288, is being proposed.
Rationale:
Consistent with AB 288, the Community College District and the Hart School District is proposing to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (“CCAP”) Partnership agreement for the purpose of offering or expanding dual enrollment opportunities.
Recommended Motion:
Approve College and Careers Access Pathways (CCAP) Partnership Agreement – A Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement with the Santa Clarita Community College District.
Attachments:
CCAP Agreement 9/5/18
Reciprocal Facilities Use Agreement Hart and COC
IX.I. Change Order No. 1 and No. 2 – Bid Package No. PL1084A for Paving Overlay at Placerita Junior High School (Superior Paving Company, Inc.)

Speaker:
Collyn Nielsen, Chief Administrative Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of Change Order No. 1 and No. 2  – Bid Package No. PL1084A for Paving Overlay at Placerita Junior High School in the amount of $6,918.
Rationale:
While performing work under Bid Package No. PL1804A, it was determined that it would be in the District’s best interest to add asphalt by the new container classrooms to make the area safer and more attractive.  It was also determined that it would be in the District’s best interest to replace 160 linear feet of rotted redwood header that was discovered during the paving process. These items were not included in the original bid package for Superior Paving Company, Inc.
Financial Impact:
$6,918 from the General Fund (01.0) for Paving Overlay at Placerita Junior High School.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Change Order No. 1 and No. 2 – Bid Package No. PL1084A for Paving Overlay at Placerita Junior High School in the amount of $6,918 to be paid to Superior Paving Company, Inc.
Attachments:
Change order #1 & #2
IX.J. Change Order No. 1 – Bid Package SV18-01A-05 Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project (Fischer, Inc.)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of Change Order No. 1 from Fischer, Inc., for Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project.
Rationale:

Fischer, Inc., is the plumbing and site utilities prime contractor for the Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project. Due to an existing large undocumented underground duct bank running across the site and obstructing the proposed (designed) run of site drainage piping, the contractor must run the site drainage in an alternate location. The new route for the site drainage will take additional labor and materials for the contractor to complete.

Financial Impact:
$52,468.02 from Measure SA (Fund 21).
Recommended Motion:
Approve Change Order No. 1 from Fischer, Inc., for Sierra Vista Junior High School Classroom Addition Project.
Attachments:
Change Order No. 1
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. 18/19-3

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Personnel Report No. 18/19-3 regarding certificated, non-certificated, classified and non-classified employees.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Personnel Report No. 18/19-3.
Attachments:
18/19 – 3 Personnel Report
X.B.2. Secondary Education Single Subject University Intern Program Memorandum of Understanding with California State University Northridge and the William S. Hart Union High School District

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A memorandum of Understanding between California State University Northridge and William S. Hart Union High School District is attached for Board approval.
Rationale:
Teaching internship programs are designed to help the District meet the shortages of qualified teachers.  Internships provide an alternative route to certification that allows candidates to obtain credentials while teaching in classrooms.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between California State University Northridge and William S. Hart Union High School District.
Attachments:
CSUN Intern Mou 
X.C. Consent Calendar-Curriculum/Instruction
X.C.1. Final Adoption of Textbook/Instructional Materials, 2018/19

Speaker:
David N. LeBarron, Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A textbook has been recommended for final adoption for the 2018/19 school year.
Rationale:
DHO Health Science – Publisher: Cengage Learning – Author: Simmers – Course Area: – Allied Health – Grade: 10-12 – This textbook provides an all-in-one resource for introductory coursework in the health science curriculum.  Organized in two parts, the text opens with foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions, including infection control, first aid, legal requirements, and professionalism.  The second part covers fundamental entry-level skills for a range of specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more.  Carefully revised, the updated edition includes information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, new nutritional guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, updates that correlate with the Enhanced National Healthcare Foundation Standards, and more to prepare students for success in today’s high-demand health science careers.
Financial Impact:
Funding from College & Career Readiness (CCR) Funds.
Recommended Motion:
Approve textbook, as referenced above, for use beginning in the 2018/19 year.
X.C.2. Recommendation of Textbook/Instructional Materials Adoption, 2018/19

Speaker:
David N. LeBarron, Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A textbook has been recommended for adoption for the 2018/19 school year.
Rationale:
Human Geography – Publisher: Amsco – Author: Palmer – Course Area: – AP Human Geography – Grade: 9-12 – This textbook has been recommended by many AP Human Geography teachers across the country.  It contains great summaries, as well as practice multiple-choice questions.  This textbook not only aligns with the standards for the course set up by the College Board, but it also aligns to our District’s Common Core Standards for Social Studies.  Students will be using this book as a secondary source (supplemental to the existing course textbook) and will be evaluating the vocabulary presented while reading and using the multiple maps and charts in the book.
Financial Impact:
Funding from school site SFA.
Recommended Motion:
Approve textbook, as referenced above, for public review.
X.C.3. Authorization to Attend Out-of-State Events – Administrative Center

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Nicholas Betty, Director of Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS), is requesting authorization to attend the following back-to-back conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 9-13, 2018:  2018 Trauma Informed Schools Summit (10/9-10), and the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health (10/11-13).
Financial Impact:
All expenses for Nicholas Betty’s attendance at the 2018 Trauma Informed Schools Summit (10/9-10), and the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health (10/11-13), in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be paid from Special Education Mental Health Service funds.
Recommended Motion:
Authorize Nicholas Betty to attend the following back-to-back conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 9-13, 2018:  2018 Trauma Informed Schools Summit (10/9-10), and the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health (10/11-13).
X.C.4. Ratification of Attendance at an Out-of-State Event

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
West Ranch High School teacher Christine Hirst is requesting ratification of her trip to the Houston Space Center University, in Houston, Texas, June 29-July 3, 2018.
Financial Impact:
The Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant covered all expenses for Christine Hirst’s attendance at the Houston Space Center University, June 29-July 3, 2018.
Recommended Motion:
Ratify Christine Hirst’s trip to Houston, Texas, June 29-July 3, 2018, to attend the Houston Space Center University.
X.C.5. Requests for Overnight/Out-of-State Trips – Valencia High and West Ranch High Schools 

Speaker:
Vicki Engbrecht, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve overnight/out-of-state student trip requests from Valencia High School (Medical Science Academy (MSA), Cross Country, Choir, Dance) and West Ranch High School (Girls Tennis, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Marching Band).
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 Valencia High School Principal Stephen Ford and West Ranch High School Principal Mark Crawford are attached.
Recommended Motion:
Approve trips:  VHS MSA, San Diego, 9/30-10/3/18; VHS Cross Country, Fresno, 10/5-6/18; VHS Choir, San Luis Obispo, 11/1-3/18; VHS Dance, Buena Vista, FL, 2/27-3/4/19; VHS Choir, San Luis Obispo, 3/22-23/19; VHS MSA, Sacramento, 3/27-31/19; WRHS Girls Tennis, Santa Ana, 9/13-14/18; WRHS Girls Tennis, San Diego, 9/28-29/18; WRHS FBLA, Ontario, 10/4-5/18; WRHS FBLA, Anaheim, 10/27-28/18; WRHS Marching Band, San Diego, 10/27-28/18.
Attachments:
Trip Approvals for 9-5-18 Board Meeting
X.C.6. Renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project for the 2018/19 School Year

Speaker:
Michael Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project for the 2018/19 school year.
Financial Impact:
A total of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) from the General Fund paid out quarterly over the school year to the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project for counseling services for the 2018/19 school year.
Recommended Motion:
Approve renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project for the 2018/19 school year.
Attachments:
SCV Youth Project MOU 2018/19 School Year
X.C.7. 2018/19 Preliminary Title I Allocations by School Site

Speaker:
Jan Daisher, Director of Special Programs and Staff Development
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and authorize the preliminary Title I allocations by school site for fiscal year 2018/19.
Rationale:
Title I, Part A, Basic Grant, is a federal program to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.

On May 16, 2018, the Board approved the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Consolidated Application submitted to the California Department of Education for the District to receive Title I funds.  Preliminary allocations have been issued by the federal government pending federal budget approval.  The District’s allocation increased by $30,695 from the estimate submitted in the Consolidated Application. The attached chart lists the current 2018/19 site allocations.

Recommended Motion:
Approve and authorize the submission of the preliminary Title I allocations for funding schoolwide programs, fiscal year 2018/19.
Attachments:
2018/19 Title I Allocations
X.C.8. Revisions to Single Plan for Student Achievement: 2017/2018

Speaker:
Jan Daisher, Director of Special Programs and Staff Development
Quick Summary / Abstract:
State and federal law require schools to annually review and update their Single Plan 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 Single Plan for Student Achievement.  These site-specific plans describe school improvement activities that are supported with categorical funds.  As required by Senate Bill 374, the school leadership, site councils, 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 2017 to develop objectives for their action plan.

Mid-year analysis of each plan reveals necessary updates and revisions.  Each school site council has approved its respective revisions, after consulting with school leadership teams and advisory councils, and recommends them to the Board for approval.  All legal requirements remain in place for each plan that was approved in November 2017.  Annual evaluations conducted at that time meet the requirements of Board Policy 6190.

Attached are the revisions for each school plan for the 2017/2018 school year.  Goals and action plans remain aligned with LCAP District goals and school goals for increased student achievement.

Recommended Motion:
Approve 2017/2018 revisions to the Single Plan for School Achievement for Sequoia Charter School and Placerita Junior High School.
Attachments:
Placerita 2017-18 Revisions
Sequoia 2017/18 Revisions
X.C.9. Revisions to 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 annually review and update their Single Plan 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 Single Plan for Student Achievement.  These site-specific plans describe school improvement activities that are supported with categorical funds.  As required by Senate Bill 374, the school leadership, site councils, 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 2017 to develop objectives for their action plan.

Mid-year analysis of each plan reveals necessary updates and revisions.  Each school site council has approved its respective revisions, after consulting with school leadership teams and advisory councils, and recommends them to the Board for approval.  All legal requirements remain in place for each plan that was approved in May of 2018.  Annual evaluations conducted at that time meet the requirements of Board Policy 6190.

Attached are the revisions for each school plan for the remainder of this current 2018/19 school year.  Goals and action plans remain aligned with LCAP District goals and school goals for increased student achievement.

Recommended Motion:
Approve 2018/19 revisions to the Single Plan for School Achievement for Canyon High School, William S. Hart High School, Sierra Vista Junior High School, and Sequoia School.
Attachments:
Canyon 2018/19 Revisions
Hart 2018/19 Revisions
Sequoia 2018/19 Revisions
Sierra Vista 18/19 Revisions
X.C.10. Ratification of Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 17-W224 between William S. Hart Union High School District and South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

Speaker:
Mariane Doyle, Ph. D., Director of Career Technical Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratification of Amendment No. 2 to Agreement 17-W224 between William S. Hart Union High School District and South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc., regarding individual referral services for classroom training.
Rationale:
Golden Oak Adult School’s Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, and Microsoft Excel are currently listed on the Employment Development Department’s eligible provider list which is required for eligible participants to receive funding support through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and CalWORKs partners.

Amendment No. 2 will add Golden Oak Adult School’s new Hospitality program to Agreement No. 17-W224 between William S. Hart Union High School District and South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

The agreement will potentially increase enrollment in Golden Oak’s programs and expand opportunities for potential students.

Recommended Motion:
Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement 17-W224 between William S. Hart Union High School District and South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Attachments:
Amendment 2 to Agreement No. 17-W224
X.C.11. Memorandum of Understanding Between the Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program and William S. Hart Union High School District with Regards to Participation in the Career Technical Education TEACH Site Program

Speaker:
Dr. Mariane Doyle, Director of Career Technical Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
A memorandum of understanding sets forth the terms between the Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program (CRY-ROP) and William S. Hart Union High School District for participation in the Career Technical Education (CTE) TEACH professional development program for Career Technical Education educators.
Rationale:
The Career Technical Education (CTE) TEACH program, administered by CRY-ROP,  is a comprehensive professional development program modeled after their highly successful Teacher Induction Program.  CTE TEACH involves administrative supervision overseeing the use of Mentor Teachers. The CTE TEACH professional development training addresses all the teaching practices proven to be effective and is presented in a sequenced and scaffolding structure that includes teaching methods, learning styles, lesson planning, CTE concepts, equity and diversity in the classroom, mandated reporting, and legal/ethical issues.  The project will include five Mentor Teachers to complete three hundred hours, assigned in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), of CTE TEACH professional development curriculum, classroom visits/teacher observations and other forms of technical assistance to support the beginning CTE teacher.

The term of the agreement shall be from September 4, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

Financial Impact:
As a participating agency for the CTE TEACH, CRY-ROP will pay the District 300 hours at a rate of $50.00 per service hour, totaling $15,000.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the memorandum of understanding between Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program (CRY-ROP) and the William S. Hart Union High School District for participation in the Career Technical Education (CTE) TEACH site program.
Attachments:
CTE TEACH professional development
X.C.12. Amendment to the Agreement between the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Sulphur Springs Union School District, for the provision of Counseling Services

Speaker:
Dr. Nicholas Betty, Director of Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services Program (ERICS)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Amendment No. 1.1 to the Agreement between the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Sulphur Springs Union School District, for the provision of Counseling Services is presented for Board approval.
Rationale:
The following language is being added to Section 6 “Financial Consideration” of the original agreement between the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Sulphur Springs Union School District, for the provision of Counseling Services:

The District of Residence will compensate the Operating District an additional $5,330.00 for the aforementioned one-quarter (.25) Associate Therapist.  This $5,330.00 is calculated as one-quarter (.25) of the compensation for one (1) Associate Therapist as indicated in the original agreement.

The Operating District will invoice the District of Residence monthly over ten (10) months at $4,797.00 per month, not to include the months of July or August 2018, for the services of the Associate Therapists.  The District of Residence shall make payment within thirty (30) days of receipt of the invoice.

All other sections of the original agreement remain in effect.

Recommended Motion:
Approve the amendment to the Agreement between the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Sulphur Springs Union School District, for the provision of Counseling Services.
Attachments:
Sulphur Springs Amendment 8/21/18
X.D. Consent Calendar-Business Services
X.D.1. Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services Agreement (BLX Group LLC)

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
BLX Group’s services include calculation for arbitrage and rebate requirements contained in the Internal Revenue Code.  All bond issues are required to have arbitrage calculations completed on them per terms outlined as part of issuance.  These services will be performed for Bond Measures V and SA and Lease Revenue Bonds, as well as Community Facilities Districts.
Financial Impact:
Fees are charge as outlined on the Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Service Fee Schedule and are to be charged against the appropriate Fund based on the bonds that are reviewed.
Recommended Motion:
Approve agreement for arbitrage rebate compliance services with BLX Group LLC for the period of September 6, 2018, through June 30, 2023.
Attachments:
BLX Service Agreement
X.D.2. Acceptance of Donation

Speaker:
Kathy Hunter, Director of Student Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Office Depot is generously donating 200 backpacks filled with school supplies for distribution to students in need.
Rationale:
District staff worked  with Office Depot to secure a donation of 200 backpacks with supplies to be provided to students in need as determined by the District social workers and child welfare and attendance specialist.  The total donation is equal to $7,000.
Recommended Motion:
Accept the donation of backpacks and school supplies valued at $7,000 from Office Depot and send acknowledgement to the donor.
X.D.3. Disposition of Surplus/Obsolete Equipment 

Speaker:
Leigh Hansen, Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Disposition of Surplus/Obsolete Equipment.
Rationale:
Pursuant to California Education Code Section 17545(b), the value of the following equipment will be sold through public auction, and if not sold, disposed of as surplus/obsolete equipment pursuant to Education Code Section 17545 (b).

1) Disc-belt sander (QTY 2, Sierra Vista Junior High School)

2) Powermatic band saw (QTY 1, Sierra Vista Junior High School)

3) Delta planer (QTY 1, Sierra Vista Junior High School)

4) Baldor drill press (QTY 1, Sierra Vista Junior High School)

5) Craftsman radial saw (QTY 1, Sierra Vista Junior High School)

Pursuant to California Education Code Section 17546(c), staff requests the Governing Board, by unanimous vote of those members present, find that the property listed below is of insufficient value to defray the costs of arranging a sale and thereby authorize the property to be donated to a charitable organization deemed appropriate by the Board, or disposed of in the local dump.  All e-waste will be collected and certified to its proper disposal by an e-waste recycler.

1) Delta unisaw table saw (QTY 1, Sierra Vista Junior High School)

Recommended Motion:
Authorize staff to dispose of specified equipment pursuant to California Education Code Sections 17545(b) and 17546(c).
X.D.4. Service Provider Agreement Between Meadows and Associates and William S. Hart Union High School District for the 18/19 School Year

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, H/R
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Two service provider agreements between Meadows and Associates and the William S. Hart Union High School District for computer software usage for use in the Induction Programs (teacher and administrator) are presented for approval.
Financial Impact:
As stated in the agreement.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the service provider agreements between Meadows and Associates and the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Attachments:
Service Provider Agreement Meadows & Assoc
X.D.5. Amendment No. 1 to Service Agreement with Practi-Cal, 2018/19

Speaker:
Sharon Amrhein, Director of Special Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Medi-Cal Services Program, under the umbrella of Practi-Cal, assists districts in receiving reimbursement for health services provided to Medi-Cal eligible students.
Financial Impact:
There are no up front costs to the District.  Reimbursement checks are sent directly to the District by the Department of Health.  Practi-Cal then bills the District for up to nine percent of the reimbursement.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Amendment No. 1 to Service Agreement with Practi-Cal for the 2018/19 school year for Medi-Cal billing.
Attachments:
Practi-Cal
X.D.6. Amendment to the Agreement for Hearing Screening Services (Arcadia Audiometric Associates, Inc.), 2018-19

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The agreement is being amended to reflect General Education services instead of Special Education services.
Financial Impact:
No Change
Recommended Motion:
Approve the amendment to reflect General Education services instead of Special Education services for hearing screening services with Arcadia Audiometric Associates, Inc., for the 2018/19 school year.
Attachments:
Acradia Audiometrics
X.D.7. Amendment to the Agreement for Vision Screening Services (Burbank Family Optometry), 2018/19

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The agreement is being amended to change the name of the company to Burbank Family Optometry and to reflect General Education services instead of Special Education services.
Financial Impact:
No Change
Recommended Motion:
Approve the amendment to change the name of the company to Burbank Family Optometry and to reflect General Education services instead of Special Education services for vision screening services with Wayne W. Hoeft, O.D., for 2018/19.
Attachments:
Burbank Family Optometry
X.D.8. Special Education Consultant Agreements, 2018/19

Speaker:
Sharon Amrhein, Director of Special Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
It is necessary to complete individual assessments as specified in students’ Individual Education Programs to determine and provide the designated instructional services (DIS) necessary for the students to benefit educationally from their instructional program. The District contracts with many vendors to perform and provide these assessments and services.
Rationale:
Approve Special Education Consultant Agreements, extending from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. A master contract will be generated for each Agreement (see attachment).

Counseling Services, Danielle Kallin

Health Services, Mediscan

Counseling Services, Partners In Special Education

Health Services, Soliant

Assistive Technology, Jennifer Strom

Health Services, Therapists Unlimited

Financial Impact:
Danielle Kallin, approximately $20,000, budgeted from Mental Health Elementary funds

Mediscan, budgeted from Special Education or Nursing funds as positions are needed

Partners in Special Education, approximately $25,000, budgeted from Special Education funds

Soliant, budgeted from Special Education or Nursing funds as positions are needed

Jennifer Strom, approximately $25,000, budgeted from Medi-Cal funds

Therapists Unlimited, budgeted from Special Education or Nursing funds as positions are needed

Recommended Motion:
Approve Special Education Consultant Agreements, extending from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.
Attachments:
Vendor Master Contract
X.D.9. Additional Nonpublic Schools, 2018/19

Speaker:
Sharon Amrhein, Director of Special Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of additional nonpublic schools for the 2018/19 school year.
Rationale:
On June 13, 2018, the Governing Board approved a list of state-licensed, nonpublic schools to provide services for Individuals with Exceptional Needs for whom the District has no appropriate program.  Such determination is made by Individual Education Program Teams.  It is requested to add the following nonpublic school to the approved provider list:

Copper Hills Youth Center, West Jordan, UT

Kingston Academy, Kingston, TN

NSI Academy, Sheridan, WY

Sandy Pines, Brentwood, TN

Walden School, Framingham, MA

Financial Impact:
Fiscal implications will be determined as the Individual Service Agreements are completed.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the additional nonpublic schools, 2018/19.
X.E. Consent Calendar-Operations
X.E.1. Change Order No. 1 – Saugus High School Auditorium Project – Bid Package No. SA16-03-04 (Santa Clarita Concrete)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of Change Order No. 1 – Bid Package No. SA16-03-04 from Santa Clarita Concrete for the Saugus High School Auditorium Project.
Rationale:
This item was approved at the August 15, 2018, Regular Board Meeting as Change Order No. 1 to Bid Package No. SA16-03-02. The item is being resubmitted for approval with the correct Bid Package number.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Change Order No. 1 from Santa Clarita Concrete for the Saugus High School Auditorium Project – Bid Package No. SA16-03-04.
Attachments:
Change Order No. 1
X.E.2. Notice of Completion, Bid Package No. PL1804A – Paving Overlay at Placerita Junior High School (Superior Paving Company, Inc.)

Speaker:
Collyn Nielsen, Chief Administrative Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Accept notice of completion for Bid Package No. PL1804A – Paving Overlay at Placerita Junior High School and authorize retention release to Superior Paving Company, Inc.
Rationale:
A Notice of Completion has been prepared for the Governing Board’s consideration for the following construction contract:

Superior Paving Company, Inc.

Paving Overlay

Placerita Junior High School

PL1804A

Staff requests the Governing Board accept this project as complete and release the funds (5 percent) previously retained per contract specifications.

Recommended Motion:
Accept Notice of Completion for Bid Package No. PL1804A – Paving Overlay at Placerita Junior High School and authorize retention release to Superior Paving Company, Inc.
Attachments:
Notice of Completion Bid PL1804A
X.E.3. Fee Amendment No. 1 – Division of the State Architect Inspection Services for Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project (McCarthy Inspection Services, Inc.)

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

Request for approval of Fee Amendment No. 1 for Division of the State Architect (DSA) inspection services for Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project from McCarthy Inspection Services, Inc.

Rationale:

It is the responsibility of the project inspector to perform tasks required of them by the DSA and the District, such as performing periodic inspections of the work, advising the contractor of nonconforming work, keeping accurate records, and certifying that the completed work has been done in accordance with the DSA approved plans and specifications. DSA requires the District to employ a DSA project inspector for this project.

Fee Amendment No. 1 will cover final inspection of all work including path of travel, fire alarm testing, ADA signage, completion of punch-list items, and DSA Box administration as required by DSA Administrative Code. Their initial proposal only covered inspection work through the end of July.

Financial Impact:
$15,600 from Measure SA (Fund 21). Project contingency funds will be used for this fee amendment.
Recommended Motion:

Approve Fee Amendment No. 1 for Division of the State Architect inspection services for Hart High School Infrastructure Phase 2A Project from McCarthy Inspection Services, Inc.

Attachments:
McCarthy Fee Amendment No. 1
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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