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Previous MeetingJanuary 13, 2015 07:00 PM
Regular Board Meeting
District Education Center Boardroom
47-950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, California
Closed Session at 6:00 p.m. - Open Session 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
  CALL TO ORDER   
  PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS   
Unfold   CLOSED SESSION   
         
1. Discuss and take action on student Admission Cases, Reinstatements, Stipulated Expulsion Orders, and Expulsions, as listed      (D)  (V)  
         
2. Settlement and Release Agreement      (D)  (V)  
         
3. Rejection of Claim #15-L-017      (D)  (V)  
         
4. Public Employee Performance Evaluation of the Superintendent      (D)  
  RETURN TO OPEN SESSION   
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   
Unfold   ROLL CALL   
         
1. Roll Call     
 
  • Wendy Jonathan, President
  • Matteo Monica III, V.P./Clerk
  • Michael Duran, Member
  • Donald B. Griffith, 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
         
2. Student Board Member Oath of Office Administered by Superintendent Gary Rutherford at the Podium     
Unfold   APPROVAL OF MINUTES   
         
1. Minutes of the Annual Organization and Regular Meeting of December 9, 2014      (V)  
  BOARD MEETING ADDENDA   
Unfold   APPROVAL OF AGENDA   
         
1. Agenda of the regular meeting of January 13, 2015      (V)  
  COMMUNITY/STAFF/STUDENT RECOGNITION   
  INTRODUCTION OF NEW OR RECENTLY PROMOTED EMPLOYEES   
Unfold   INFORMATION   
         
1. La Quinta High School’s Wrestling Team CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) State Tournament, Bakersfield, California, March 5–8, 2015     
         
2. Quarterly Report Summary on Williams Uniform Complaints October 2014 to December 2014     
         
3. Board of Education Meeting Schedule 2015-2016     
  PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS   
  BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS   
Unfold   STAFF CONFERENCE ITEMS   
         
1. Peer Assistance and Review (PAR)/Council and Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Update      (D)  
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION A   
         
1. Resolution No. 21/2014-2015, Resolution of the Board of Education of the Desert Sands Unified School District Entering Election Results into the Minutes and Certifying to the Board of Supervisors of Riverside County all Proceedings in the November 4, 2014 General Obligation Bond Election      (V)  
  Roll Call Vote
         
2. Resolution No. 22/2014-2015, Resolution of the Board of Education of the Desert Sands Unified School District Establishing an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and Approving Bylaws      (V)  
  Roll Call Vote
         
3. Resolution Number 23/2014-2015, Amendment 01, Contract #CSPP-4345 with California Department of Education, Child Development Services      (V)  
  Roll Call Vote
         
4. Resolution No. 24/2014-2015, Authorization to Budget for Grants and Awards      (V)  
  Roll Call Vote
         
5. Resolution No. 25/2014-2015, Local Reserve Cap Senate Bill 858, Section 27/California Education Code 42127.01      (V)  
 

Roll Call Vote

Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION B   
         
1. School Plan Summaries and Budgets for 2014-2015      (V)  
Unfold   GENERAL FUNCTIONS-SECTION C   
         
1. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Board Policy, Administrative Regulation, and Exhibit 1312.3, Community Relations: Uniform Complaint Procedures      (V)  
Unfold   CONSENT ITEMS STUDENT MATTERS   
         
1. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-29      (V)  (C)  
         
2. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-32      (V)  (C)  
         
3. Stipulated Expulsion #14/15-33      (V)  (C)  
Unfold   CONSENT ITEMS   
         
1. Addendum to Independent Contractor Agreement with Anna Miranda, Physical Therapist      (C)  
         
2. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Dr. Sharon Faber      (C)  
         
3. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Katherine Carranza, Licensed Clinical Social Worker      (C)  
         
4. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Coast 2 Coast Soccer      (C)  
         
5. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Stephen D. Chambers, Marriage and Family Therapist      (C)  
         
6. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Dream Shapers      (C)  
         
7. Independent Contractor Services Agreement with TLC Counseling for Clyde “Pops” Carter      (C)  
         
8. Student Teaching Agreement between Biola University, Inc., and Desert Sands Unified School District      (C)  
         
9. Agreement with California Mathematics Council      (C)  
         
10. Consulting Agreement with Sheri Lowenstein, Consultant      (C)  
         
11. Agreement Number C1004674 for Career Technical Education Instructor Services with Riverside County Superintendent of Schools      (C)  
         
12. Report of Purchases and Contracts for November 2014      (C)  
         
13. Bighorn Golf Charities Grant Award for Shadow Hills High School Theatre Club      (C)  
         
14. Damaged and Obsolete Textbooks 2014-2015      (C)  
         
15. Consent Items 1-14      (V)  
Unfold   PERSONNEL ACTIONS-CERTIFICATED   
         
1. Certificated Personnel      (V)  
Unfold   PERSONNEL ACTIONS-CLASSIFIED   
         
1. Classified Personnel      (V)  
  CALL OUT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS   
  SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS THAT RECEIVE AT LEAST 3 VOTES   
Unfold   ANNOUNCEMENT(S)   
         
1. The next regularly scheduled meeting the Board of Education is Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the District Education Center Boardroom, 47950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, California.     
  RECONVENE TO CLOSED SESSION IF NEEDED   
  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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