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January 28th, 2014

A. CALL TO ORDER/OPEN SESSION/REPORTS/APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR/OPEN FORUM

Open Session:
A. Approval of Agenda Order
B. Student Board Representative Reports
C. Superintendent's Report
D. Student and Staff Successes

Approval of Consent Calendar
A. Certificated Personnel Actions
It is recommended the Board approve the certificated personnel actions as presented.

B. Classified Personnel Actions
It is recommended the Board approve the classified personnel actions as presented.

C. Approval of Minutes
It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of January 14, 2014.

D. Approval of Warrants
It is recommended the Board approve the warrants for December 2013.

E. Approval of Change Orders
It is recommended the Board approve the change orders as presented.

F. Authorization to Solicit Bids and Approve a Construction Management Services Agreement with fs3|Hodges for the Performing Arts Center Project at Palo Alto High School
It is recommended the Board authorize staff to solicit bids for the Performing Arts Center project at Palo Alto High School and approving a construction management services agreement to fs3|Hodges in the amount of $1,283,918. This item was discussed at the January 14, 2014, meeting.

G. Design Update for the Indoor Physical Education and Athletic Facility Project at Palo Alto High School
It is recommended the Board approve the design updates to the Indoor Physical Education and Athletic Facility Project at Palo Alto High School. This item was discussed at the January 14, 2014, meeting.

H. Authorization to Award a Contract for School Lunch at Terman Middle School
It is recommended the Board authorize continuing the pilot school lunch program at Terman and approve a contract to The Lunch Master to provide school lunches at Terman from February 1 to June 30, 2014. This item was discussed at the January 14, 2014, meeting.

I. Resolution 2013-14.08 - National Counselors Week
It is recommended the Board adopt this resolution to honor District counselors for the week of February 3-7, 2014


B. ACTION/DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEMS

Discussion
A. 2012-13 Annual Independent Audit Report
Staff and a representative from Vavrinek, Trine, Day, & Co. will be present to discuss the audit.


C. DISCUSSION ITEM

B. Update of 2013-14 Secondary and Approval of 2014-15 Blended Course Offerings
The Board will discuss approving the seven blended learning course piloted this school year plus the eleven blended learning courses proposed for the 2014-15 school year.


D. INFORMATION ITEM

C. Update on Courses Approved for the 2013-14 School Year
Staff will present information on new courses approved for the 2013-14 school year.


E. DISCUSSION ITEM

D. Approval of New Middle School and High School Courses for 2014-15
The Board will discuss approving new electives for JLS Middle School and new high school courses.


F. DISCUSSION ITEM

E. Approval of Other Instructional Changes at Secondary Level: Sports Career Pathway and Social Justice Pathway
The Board will discuss approving the pathway proposals at Palo Alto High School.


G. DISCUSSION ITEM

F. Other Instructional Changes at Secondary Level: Physics Course Name Changes and Course Adjustments
The Board will discuss approving course name changes and course adjustments for the high schools.


H. DISCUSSION ITEMS

Approval of Other Instructional Changes at Secondary Level: Secondary Math Content Shifts, Math Flow Chart Update, and Math Course Name Changes
The Board will discuss approving content shifts and course name changes to align District curriculum with the Common Core State Standards.

Approval of Other Instructional Changes at Secondary Level: English 9A Pilot, Palo Alto High School
The Board will discuss approving the pilot for all ninth grade students at Palo Alto High School to be enrolled in English 9A effective in the 2014-15 school year.


I. DISCUSSION ITEMS/BOARD MEMBER REPORTS/ADJOURNMENT

Discussion
I. Proposed Revisions to Board Policy (BP) and Administrative Regulation (AR) 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedure, BP 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment, and BP 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment
The Board will discuss adopting the Board Policies. Taking these actions will complete this portion of our resolution agreement with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

K. Expulsion
The Board will consider taking action in Expulsion Case 02-1314 as requested in the confidential materials presented.

Board Member Reports
A. Reports
B. Correspondence
C. Operations
Possible Future Board Agenda Items
Board members may suggest items for placement on future agendas
D. Acknowledgements and Recognition
E. Board Calendar
The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 11, 2014. Agenda items may include:Approval of UCPApproval of Basic AidApproval of Board Policy UpdatesUpdate on Governor's BudgetNew Secondary Courses



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