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Regular Meeting
Tamalpais Union HSD
April 16, 2019 6:00PM
Kreps Conference Room; 395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, California, 94939; Phone (415) 945-1020 - FAX (415) 945-1026; www.tamdistrict.org; Call to Order at 4:55 p.m.; Closed Session 5:15 p.m.; Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.

1. Call Meeting to Order
Time Certain:
4:55 PM
2. Approval of Closed Session Agenda
3. Public Comments on Closed Session Agenda
4. Hear Appeal of a Denial of an Interdistrict Transfer Request for Student "F"
5. Recess to Closed Session in the Superintendent's Office
Time Certain:
5:15 PM
5.A. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code §54956.9(b):Confidential agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation:  1 case

5.B. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov Code §54957.6:Confidential agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Conference with Labor Negotiator:

  • Agency designated representative - Christensen; Employee Organization - TFT
  • Agency designated representative - Christensen; Employee Organization - CSEA
5.C. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Ed Code §35146:Confidential agenda item.
5.C.1. Graduation Requirement Waiver (Student "A")Confidential agenda item.
5.C.2. Graduation Requirement Waiver (Student "B")Confidential agenda item.
5.C.3. Graduation Requirement Waiver (Student "C")Confidential agenda item.
5.C.4. Consideration of Confidential Matter (Student "F")Confidential agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Consideration of Student Matter (Student "F")

6. Reconvene into Open Session
Time Certain:
6:00 PM
7. Announcement of Reportable Action Taken in Closed Session
8. Approve Agenda and Review Norms
9. Public Comment on the Consent Agenda
10. Approval of Consent Agenda
11. Student Trustee Reports
12. Superintendent's Report
13. Trustee Considerations (Please note that times listed for each item are estimated and actual times will vary.)
13.A. Discuss and Take Action on Resolution 18-20 for National Day of the Teacher - ROLL CALL VOTE (approx. 6:25 pm)
Speaker:
Lars Christensen
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends that the board adopt Resolution 18-20 acknowledging May 7, 2019 as National Day of the Teacher.

Rationale:

The Board of Trustees would like to honor the teachers and counselors who do an exceptional job for the Tamalpais Union High School District.  National Day of the Teacher is celebrated on May 7, 2019, and National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10. The board wishes to recognize the essential role teachers play in our educational system on this day, week, and throughout the year.

 
Attachments:
Resolution 18-20 National Teacher Day
13.B. Discuss and Take Action on Resolution 18-21: Classified School Employees Week - ROLL CALL VOTE (approx. 6:35 pm)
Speaker:
Lars Christensen
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends that the Board adopt Resolution 18-21 to recognize Classified School Employees Week, May 19-25, 2019.

Rationale:

Classified employees are integral to the daily operation of our schools.  This resolution acknowledges the vital role of classified school employees, and dedicates the week of May 19-25, 2019, to honor their contributions.

 
Attachments:
Resolution 18-21: Classified Employees
13.C. Discuss and Take Action on Resolution 18-22, Retiree Recognition - ROLL CALL VOTE (approx. 6:45 pm)
Speaker:
Lars Christensen
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends that the board adopt Resolution 18-22 to recognize and honor the contributions of the 2019 TUHSD retirees.

Attachments:
Resolution 18-22 Retirees
13.D. First Reading to Update Board Policy 1312.3 and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 Community Relations (approx. 6:50)
Recommended Motion:

The updates to  BP and AR 1312.3 are for discussion only at this time. No board action is required.

Rationale:

The District strives to maintain current language within all of our board polices and administrative regulations. The updates presented here reflect the most recent language as recommended by the California School Boards Association.

 
Attachments:
AR 1312.3 New
AR 1312.3 Redline
BP 1312.3 New
BP 1312.3 Redline
14. Consent Agenda
14.A. Approve Minutes from the March 26, 2019 Board Meeting
Attachments:
Draft Minutes for 3-26-19
14.B. Approve Personnel Summary for April 16, 2019
Attachments:
Personnel Summary 4-16-19
14.C. Ratify March 2019 Vendor Warrants
Rationale:

Ratify March 2019 Vendor Warrants

 
Attachments:
March 2019 Vendor Warrants
14.D. Approve Graduation Requirement Waiver (Student "A")
Recommended Motion:
Staff recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the graduation requirement waiver for Student "A" as discussed in closed session.
Rationale:

Background

Redwood High School Principal, David Sondheim, has recommended a graduation requirement waiver for a student.

The Board of Trustees may grant individual waivers of graduation requirements as recommended by the Principal.

This is a confidential student matter and will be discussed in Closed Session.

 
Comments:

Submitted by: Tara Taupier

14.E. Approve Graduation Requirement Waiver (Student "B")
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the graduation requirement waiver for Student "B" as discussed in closed session.

Rationale:

Background

Tamalpais High School Principal, J.C. Farr, has recommended a graduation requirement waiver for a student.

The Board of Trustees may grant individual waivers of graduation requirements as recommended by the Principal.

This is a confidential student matter and will be discussed in closed session.  

 
Comments:

Submitted by: Tara Taupier

14.F. Approve Graduation Requirement Waiver (Student "C")
Recommended Motion:

Staff recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the graduation requirement waiver for student "C" as discussed in closed session.

Rationale:

Background:

Sir Francis Drake High School Principal, Liz Seabury, has recommended a graduation requirement waiver for a student.

The Board of Trustees may grant individual waivers of graduation requirements as recommended by the Principal.

Parents are requesting a graduation requirement waiver for Integrated Science 3-4.  

 
Comments:

Sumitted by: Tara Taupier

14.G. Second Reading of Board Policy (BP), Administrative Regulation (AR) and Exhibit (E) 6146.1: High School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency
Rationale:

Background:

The proposed changes in BP 6146.1 include:

  • Current policy language and content
  • Standards of Proficiency reflecting the TUHSD graduate profile
  • Removal of California High School Exit Exam
  • Updated Science requirement (3 years), per NGSS and course sequencing
  • Suspended technology requirement removed
  • Additional language on sexual harassment, affirmative consent, and human trafficking (per Ed Code)
  • Elective requirement reduced by 5-10 credits to adjust for additional science/technology courses
  • Addition of AP Economics as an option to satisfy the Economics requirement

Changes in AR language related to standards of proficiency are made to reflect the BP.

The Exhibit language is changed slightly to show that transfer student credit and alternative means of meeting graduation requirements is now a part of BP 6146.11.  

This policy was reviewed in Trustee Considerations at the March 26, 2019 BOT meeting.

 
Attachments:
1. BP 6146.1 rev 4.16.19
2. AR 6146.1 Grad Requirements
3. 6146.1 Grad Requirements Redline
14.H. Second Reading of BP/AR/E 6146.11: Alternative Method of Meeting Graduation Requirements
Rationale:

Background:

BP 6146.11 is updated to reflect current policy language and content based on examples provided by CSBA.  It also removes references to California High School Exit Exam, which no longer applies.

 AR 6146.11 is updated with minor adjustments to language, and has added information about District approved online courses to count towards graduation requirements.

Exhibit 6146.11 now replaces the second Exhibit 6146.1(a), "Request for Alternative Means to Meet Graduation Requirements: Transfer Students" and the current E(1) 6146.11, "Request for High School Credit for Alternative Coursework."  Those two forms are now merged into one form, E 6146.11.

 
Attachments:
1. BP 6146.11 Grad Alternatives
2. AR 6146.11 Grad Alternatives
3. E 6146.11 Form for Alternatives
4. 6146.11 redline versions
14.I. Second Reading of BP 6146.3: Reciprocity on Standards of Proficiency/Graduation Requirements
Rationale:

This revision to BP 6146.3 removes the reference to prior proficiency standards which are outdated.

 
Attachments:
1. BP 6146.3
2. BP 6146.3 redline
14.J. Second Reading of BP 6146.4: Differential Graduation and Competency Standards for Students With Disabilities
Rationale:

This revision removes language referring to the California High School Exit Exam, which no longer applies.  It is also updated to reflect more current policy language and content using templates from CSBA.

 
Attachments:
BP 6146.4
BP 6146.4 redline
14.K. Second Reading of BP/AR 3551: Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund (approx. 7:20 pm)
Speaker:
Corbett Elsen
Rationale:

Background:

Corbett Elsen, Chief Financial Officer, will present information regarding the revision of BP/AR 3551:  Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund.  This revision is to ensure compliance with Education Code 49557.5, as added by SB 250 (Ch. 726, Statutes of 2017), requiring any district that participates in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program to ensure that students with unpaid meal fees are not shamed or treated differently than other students.

 
Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact.

Quick Summary / Abstract:

This revision is to comply with Ed Code 49557.5.  All National School Lunch program participants must ensure that students with unpaid meal fees are not shamed or treated differently than other students.

Attachments:
1. BP 3551revised
2. AR 3551 revised
3. BP/AR 3551 redline
14.L. Approve Textbook/Supplementary Book List
Rationale:

Traditionally, new district-wide adoptions are funded through the Instructional Materials and Lottery funds. Supplementary books which may be used by only a few teachers are also funded by instructional monies.

Since the budget is already approved, no additional funding is required.
 
Comments:

Submitted by:  Kim Stiffler

Attachments:
Textbook Approval List
14.M. Accept Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints - No complaints filed (April 2019 Quarter)
Attachments:
Williams Quarterly Report April 2019
14.N. Approve Selection of Bid 62 for New HVAC Systems
Attachments:
Matrix HG Bid 62
14.O. Approve Selection of Bid 63 for New Hydronic Boiler
Attachments:
Matrix HG Bid 63
14.P. Declare as surplus obsolete equipment and authorize the disposal of RHS Field Hockey Goals
Rationale:

Board Policy 3270 provides for the disposal of books, equipment and supplies.  Four field hockey goals are obsolete and broken. They are not being used by any schools in the district.

Board Policy 3270 allows the Board to authorize the sale of such materials without advertisement for bid, donation or sale at a nominal price to organization or individuals who will use them for educational purposes or disposal.

David Sondheim, Principal of Redwood High School, recommends the disposal of the goals.

 
Attachments:
Field Hockey Goals
15. Trustee Reports (approx. 6:55 pm)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
At this time the Trustees may make announcements, without discussion, regarding various matters of interest to the Board, such as Marin County Joint Legislative Advisory Committee, Marin County School Boards Association, Fiscal Advisory, Golden Bell, or other updates.
16. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda (approx. 7:10 pm)
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues, and provides this time for members of the audience to address the Board on any school-related matter not on this agenda. The Board can take no action at this time. Speakers are requested to identify themselves prior to addressing the Board and will be heard for up to three (3) minutes. The presiding officer of the Board shall determine, based on time constraints of the Board, whether some time less than three (3) minutes shall be allocated to individual speakers.

17. Conclusion
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Review Meeting Norms.

Future Meeting Dates:

  • April 30, 2019:  Regular Meeting, Kreps Conference Center
  • May 14, 2019:  Regular Meeting, Kreps Conference Center
  • May 28, 2019:  Regular Meeting, Kreps Conference Center
18. Adjournment
Disability Information:
Americans with Disabilities: Assistance will be provided to those requiring accommodations for disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Interested persons must request accommodations at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at 415-945-1020.

Published: April 12, 2019, 3:38 PM

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