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Previous MeetingDecember 09, 2014 07:00 PMNext Meeting
Regular Board Meeting (Annual Organization)
District Education Center Boardroom
47-950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, California
Board/Student Dinner at 5:30 p.m. - Closed Session at 6:30 p.m. - Annual Organizational and Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

 

  
Preliminary Information

Notice of Primary Language Services for Board of Education Agendas and Meetings.  An oral translation of any posted Board of Education agenda notice may be obtained by contacting Blanche Ramirez, Office of the Superintendent at (760) 771-8503. 

Any person may request that the assistance of a Spanish language translator be provided at a Board of Education meeting.  Requests for translation must be made 30 hours prior to the commencement of Regular Board meetings and 8 hours prior to the commencement of Special Board meetings.  To request such translation, please contact the District Translator, Adriana Gauto, in the State and Federal Programs Office (760) 771-8607 and provide your name, telephone number, and the agenda item(s) you desire to be translated.

Notificación de los Servicios del Idioma Primario para las Agendas y Juntas de la Junta de Educación.  Se puede obtener una traducción oral de cualquier notificación publicada de una agenda de la Junta de Educación  contactando  a  Blanche Ramirez, Oficina de la Superintendente llamando al (760) 771-8503. 

Cualquier persona puede requerir que la asistencia de una traductora al lenguaje español sea provista en la reunión de la Junta de Educación.  Las solicitudes para traducción deben ser hechas 30 horas antes de que comiencen las juntas Regulares de la Junta de Educación y 8 horas antes que comiencen las juntas Especiales de la Junta de Educación. Para solicitar tal traducción, por favor contacten a la Traductora del Distrito, Adriana Gauto, en la Oficina de Programas Estatales y Federales,  (760) 771-8607 y provean su nombre, número de teléfono, y el tema de la agenda/los temas de la agenda que solicitan les traduzcan.

PROCEDURES DURING MEETING.  Policy #9323 (2/06/01).  Adequate Information to Precede Actions--Oral Communications, Petitions, Delegations: Except in emergencies, the Board shall not attempt to decide upon any questions before examining and evaluating any information any person requests the Board to consider.  The Superintendent shall be given an opportunity to examine and to evaluate all such information and recommend actions before the Board attempts to make a decision.  This policy shall apply to petitions, correspondence and delegations as well.

BOARD MATERIAL is available in the Superintendent’s Office on the Monday afternoon preceding each regular meeting and in the Boardroom on the evening of each regular meeting should any citizen desire to review material given to the Board of Education for consideration and/or action.  The agenda and its extensive background material are studied by each member of the Board for at least three days preceding the meeting.  Board Members can call staff for clarification on any item, and many of the items on the agenda were discussed by the Board during previous meetings.  These procedures enable the Board to act more effectively on agenda items than would otherwise be possible.

AUDIO RECORDING may be made at any Board meeting, as indicated in Policy #9324 (4/21/98).  The recorder shall be placed in plain view of all persons present, insofar as possible.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE FLOOR.  We are pleased you can be with us at this meeting, and hope you will return often.  Your visit assures us of continuing community interest in our schools.  In accordance with Policy #9323 (2/06/01) time is reserved for oral communications by citizens present.  Citizens wishing to be heard on agenda items shall have a three-minute limit on each item or non-agenda item and should indicate their intention at this time.  The total amount of time for the public on any such matter shall be limited to ten (10) minutes.  Those wishing to make a formal presentation to the Board may do so during the Conference Item section of the Agenda.  In accordance with the law, decisions of the Board cannot be made on any matter not previously published before the board meeting as indicated in Policy #9323.2  (9/19/00).  However, at its discretion the Board may refer items to the staff for follow-up or place topics on a future board meeting.


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold   CALL TO ORDER   
         
1. Board Members Oath of Office Administered by Superintendent Gary Rutherford at the Podium     
Unfold   CLOSED SESSION   
         
1. Rejection of Claim #15-L-011      (D)  (V)  
         
2. Rejection of Claim #15-L-013      (D)  (V)  
         
3. Rejection of Claim #15-L-016      (D)  (V)  
         
4. Settlement Authority of Claim #453932      (D)  (V)  
         
5. Settlement and Release Agreement      (D)  (V)  
         
6. Discuss and take action on student Admission Cases, Reinstatements, Stipulated Expulsion Orders, and Expulsions, as listed      (D)  (V)  
         
7. Discuss Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release, Pursuant to Government Code section 54957      (D)  (V)  
         
8. Update on Negotiations with California School Employees Association (CSEA) and Desert Sands Teachers Association (DSTA)      (D)  
         
9. Public Employee Performance Evaluation of the Superintendent      (D)  
  RETURN TO OPEN SESSION   
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   
Unfold   ROLL CALL   
         
1. Roll Call     
 
  • Michael Duran, President
  • Wendy Jonathan, V.P./Clerk
  • Donald B. Griffith, Member
  • Matteo Monica III, Member
  • Gary Tomak, Member
  • Gary Rutherford, Ed.D., Superintendent
  • Kathleen Felci, Asst. Supt., Education
  • Sherry Johnstone, Asst. Supt., Personnel
  • James Novak, Ed.D., Asst. Supt., Business

Student Board Members:

  • Jazmin Acosta, Summit High School
  • Jazmin Carbajal, Shadow Hills High School
  • Jessica Gutierrez, Indio High School
  • Rebecca Iniguez, Amistad High School
  • Yung Kim, Palm Desert High School
  • Brittney Siordia, La Quinta High School
  • Marina Valdez, Horizon School

 

Unfold   ANNUAL ORGANIZATION MEETING   
         
1. Board of Education President      (V)  
 

The gavel is assumed by the newly elected President of the Board of Education, who then assumes his/her duties and conducts the remainder of the annual organizational meeting and the regular meeting.

         
2. Board of Education Vice President/Clerk      (V)  
         
3. Secretary to the Governing Board      (V)  
         
4. County Committee on School District Organization Representative      (V)  
         
5. Day, Time, and Place of Regular Meetings      (V)  
         
6. Certification of Authorized Signatures      (V)  
 

The Annual Organization Meeting concluded at ____ p.m.

Unfold   APPROVAL OF MINUTES   
         
1. Minutes of the regular meeting of November 18, 2014      (V)  
  BOARD MEETING ADDENDA   
Unfold   APPROVAL OF AGENDA   
         
1. Agenda of the regular meeting of December 9, 2014      (V)  
  COMMUNITY/STAFF/STUDENT RECOGNITION   
  INTRODUCTION OF NEW OR RECENTLY PROMOTED EMPLOYEES   
Unfold   PUBLIC HEARING   
         
1. Public Hearing No. 05/2014-2015, Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Conveyance of Easement      (D)  
Unfold   INFORMATION   
         
1. Board Member Representative Appointments for 2015     
         
2. General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2001, Government Code Section 53410 Annual Report     
Unfold   STAFF CONFERENCE ITEMS   
         
1. Amistad High School, Associated Student Body Report      (D)  
         
2. First Interim Financial Report      (D)  
  PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS   
  BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS   
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION A   
         
1. Resolution No. 18/2014-2015, Annual and Five-Year Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, in Compliance with Government Code Sections 66006 and 66001      (V)  
  Roll Call Vote
         
2. Resolution No. 19/2014-2015, Declaring the Futility of Public Bidding for Changes in the Fire Sprinkler System, and Approving Change Order No. 5 for the Indio High School Reconstruction - Phase 1A Construction Project      (V)  
  Roll Call Vote
         
3. Resoluton No. 20/2014-2015, Convey Easement to Tower Assets Newco IX, LLC      (V)  
  Roll Call Vote
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION B   
         
1. First Interim Financial Report      (V)  
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION C   
         
1. Award Contracts for the 360/03F Indio High School Reconstruction Phase 2 Demolition and Earthwork Project      (V)  
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION D   
         
1. Independent Contractor Agreement with Alpha Vista Services, Inc.      (V)  
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION E   
         
1. Ratify Staff Designation that Certain Construction Projects Are Substantially Complex and Subject to Ten Percent (10%) Retention      (V)  
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION F   
         
1. Grant Award Notification for the Health Science Academy at Indio High School      (V)  
         
2. Grant Award Notification for Academy of Technology and Landscape Management at Shadow Hills High School      (V)  
         
3. Grant Award Notification for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006      (V)  
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION G   
         
1. First Reading of Revised Board Policy, Administrative Regulation, and Exhibit 1312.3, Community Relations: Uniform Complaint Procedures      (V)  
Unfold   CONSENT ITEMS STUDENT MATTERS   
         
1. Reinstate Student #13/14-32      (V)  (C)  
         
2. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-17      (V)  (C)  
         
3. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-21      (V)  (C)  
         
4. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-23      (V)  (C)  
         
5. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-24      (V)  (C)  
         
6. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-26      (V)  (C)  
         
7. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-28      (V)  (C)  
         
8. Expulsion Case #14/15-25      (V)  (C)  
Unfold   CONSENT ITEMS   
         
1. Award Contract to Clark Seif Clark, Inc., for Abatement Clearance Services for the 360/03F Indio High School Reconstruction Phase 2 Demolition and Earthwork Project      (C)  
         
2. Award Contract to Earth Systems Southwest for Soils Compaction Testing and Inspection Services for the 360/03F Indio High School Reconstruction Phase 2 Demolition and Earthwork Project      (C)  
         
3. Award Contract to Whitson CM Contracting & Management, Inc., for Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner Services for the 360/03F Indio High School Reconstruction Phase 2 Demolition and Earthwork Project      (C)  
         
4. Independent Contractor Agreement with 3Chords, Inc., Doing Business As, Therapy Travelers      (C)  
         
5. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Desert Recreation District      (C)  
         
6. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Camp Stevens      (C)  
         
7. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Waterford Institute, Inc.      (C)  
         
8. Agreement with Anderson Communications, Inc., for Repeater Air Time for Desert Sands Unified School District      (C)  
         
9. Student Teaching Agreement between Desert Sands Unified School District and Cal State University, Fresno, Fullerton, Los Angeles, and Monterey Bay      (C)  
         
10. Agreement with Indio Emergency Medical Group, Inc., Doing Business As Desert Urgent Care      (C)  
         
11. Agreement with The McCallum Theatre      (C)  
         
12. Proposal to Keenan Statewide Educational Wrap-Up Program Construction Insurance for the 360/03F Indio High School Reconstruction Phase 2 Demolition and Earthwork Project      (C)  
         
13. Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement Regarding Interim Housing at Indio High School      (C)  
         
14. Change Order No. 4 for the Indio High School Reconstruction - Phase 1A Construction Project      (C)  
         
15. Change Order No. 5 for the 12-13/006 Indio High School Reconstruction - Phase 1B Project      (C)  
         
16. Change Order No. 7 for the La Quinta High School Culinary Arts/Public Safety/Health Academy/Classrooms and MPR Building Project      (C)  
         
17. Notices of Completion for the La Quinta High School Culinary Arts/Public Safety/Health Academy/Classrooms and MPR Buildng Project      (C)  
         
18. California Cade Corps Unit Program at Palm Desert High School      (C)  
         
19. Grant Award Notification for the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant for Indio High School      (C)  
         
20. Cash Donations      (C)  
         
21. Donation      (C)  
         
22. Damaged and Obsolete Textbooks 2014-2015      (C)  
         
23. Declare Surplus and Authorize Sale and/or Disposal of District Property      (C)  
         
24. Consent Items 1-23      (V)  
Unfold   PERSONNEL ACTIONS-CLASSIFIED   
         
1. Classified Personnel      (V)  
Unfold   PERSONNEL ACTIONS-CERTIFICATED   
         
1. Certificated Personnel      (V)  
  CALL OUT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS   
  SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS THAT RECEIVE AT LEAST 3 VOTES   
  RECONVENE TO CLOSED SESSION IF NEEDED   
Unfold   ANNOUNCEMENT(S)   
         
1. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education is Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the District Education Center Boardroom, 47950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, California.     
  ADJOURNMENT   

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Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate participation of the disabled in all of the District's public meetings. If particular accommodations for the disabled are needed (i.e., disability-related aids, or other services), please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 760-771-8503 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

 

Public inspection of agenda documents that have been distributed to the Board less than 72 hours before the meeting, will be made available at the Education Center, 47-950 Dune Palms Road and, when feasible, attached to the agenda item on the District's online agenda at http://dsusd.csbaagendaonline.net   (Government Code 54957.5)




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