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Previous MeetingJanuary 13, 2015 05:00 PM
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,
Kentfield School District Office
750 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904

 

  
Preliminary Information

MISSION

The Kentfield School District's mission is to inspire and challenge all students to live, learn, and lead to their fullest potential. 

VISION

Kentfield School District will deliver a quality education that empowers our students to reach high, work hard, and be kind. 

Note: The complete Board package is available for review and printing from the Kentfield School District web site at: www.kentfieldschools.org. On the left side of the home page, under Board of Trustees, click on "Board Meetings", then click on "next Board Meeting's agenda" and that will take you to Agenda Online. Follow the instructions to review the agenda and/or download supporting documents.


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold A.  CALL TO ORDER -4:30 PM   
         
1. Call to Order     
 
  • Juli Kauffman, President
  • Ashley Paff, Clerk
  • Ross McKenna, MCSBA Representative
  • Heather McPhail Sridharan
  • Cynthia Roenisch
Unfold B.  PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS - 4:31 PM   
         
1. 1. Persons desiring to address the Board on matters not on the Agenda: The public may direct questions or comments related to school business to the Board and Superintendent concerning matters not on the agenda. No action may be taken by the Board unless the matter is placed on a subsequent agenda. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the President and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits. Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or non-agenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. (Reference: Bylaws of the Board, BB 9323)     
Unfold C.  RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION - 4:35 PM   
         
1. COMPLAINT AGAINST PUBLIC EMPLOYEE. Pursuant to Government Code 54957.     
         
2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNCIL - EXISTING LITIGATION, Pursuant to Government Code 549956.9(a) KSD vs MCOE, Case # CIV1303105     
         
3. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR, Pursuant to Government Code 54957.6, Name of Agency Negotiator: Liz Schott, Employee Organization: KTA     
         
4. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, Pursuant to Government Code 54957, Title: Probationary and Temporary Employees     
D.  CONVENE TO OPEN SESSION / PUBLIC MEETING - 5:00 PM   
Unfold E.  OPENING PROCEDURES   
         
1. Pledge of Allegiance     
         
2. Approval of Agenda, Strategic Plan Highlights and Review Norms      (V)  
F.  REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION   
Unfold G.  PUBLIC COMMENT - 5:05 PM   
         
1. Persons desiring to address the Board on matters not on the Agenda: The public may direct questions or comments related to school business to the Board and Superintendent concerning matters not on the agenda. No action may be taken by the Board unless the matter is placed on a subsequent agenda. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the President and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits. Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or non-agenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. (Reference: Bylaws of the Board, BB 9323)     
Unfold H.  CONSENT ITEMS   
         
1. Approval of the consent calendar means that all items listed hereunder are adopted by a single motion unless a member of the Board or the Superintendent requests that any such item be removed from the consent calendar and voted upon separately.      (V)  
         
2. Minutes      (C)  
 
  • Action: Consider the approval of the Board minutes from the Regular Meeting on December 9, 2014.
  • Action: Consider the approval of the Board minutes from the Special Meeting on January 6, 2015. 
         
3. Human Resources      (C)  
 
  • Action: Consider the approval of the hiring of Lisa Della Valle, Paraprofessional at Bacich School for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Action: Consider the approval of the hiring of Shannon Pigott, Paraprofessional at Bacich School, for the 2014-15 school year. 
  • Action: Consider the approval of the hiring of Madeline Wachs, Paraprofessional at Bacich School, for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Action: Consider the approval of the hiring of Jacqueline Cheong, School Psychologist, for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year. 
  • Action: Consider the approval of the retirement of Donna Maffei, Kentfield School District HR/Payroll, effective June 30, 2015.
         
4. Policy     
 
  • Action: Consider the approval of the Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints. There were no complaints for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

 

         
5. Finance     
 
  • Action: Consider the approval of the Request For Journal Voucher Transfer - Interfund Transfer.
         
6. Finance     
 
  • Action: Consider the approval of Form -J13A, requesting credit for the average daily attendance due to the closure of Bacich Elementary and Kent Middle Schools on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
Unfold I.  EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION REPORT   
         
1. Kentfield Teachers Association, KTA Representative     
         
2. Kentfield Classified Employees, Classified Representative     
Unfold J.  EDUCATIONAL SHOWCASE - 5:20 PM   
         
1. Report         
 
  • Social Studies (Peter Goetz)

  • Unfold K.  REPORTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF TO BOARD - 5:45 PM   
             
    1. Reports:     
     
    • Superintendent's Report (Liz Schott) 
      • Master Planning Update
      • Bond Oversight Committee
      • Strategic Planning / LCAP Update
      • Superintendent Goals
      • Substitute Teachers
    • Bacich School Update (Sally Peck)
      • School Structure Update
      • Math Coach Job Description
    • Kent Middle School Update (Skip Kniesche)
      • School Structure Update
      • Middle School Math Group
    • Finance Report (Barbara Johnson)

     

    Unfold L.  ACTION AGENDA - 7:00 PM   
             
    1. Finance      (V)  
     
    • Action: Consider the approval of the warrants for December 2014.
             
    2. Calendar      (V)  
     
    • Action: Consider the approval of the Kentfield School District 2015-16 school calendar.
             
    3. Policy      (V)  
     
    • Action: Consider the request for an Interdistrict Transfer out of the Ross Valley School District into the Kentfield School District to complete the 2014-15 school year. Student currently attends Kent Middle School.

    (8) Ross Valley School District 

             
    4. Policy      (V)  
     
    • Action: Consider the request of an Interdistrict Transfer out of the Larkspur/Corte Madera School District in to the Kentfield School District to complete the 2014-15 school year. Student currently attends Hall Middle School.

    (8) Larkspur/Corte Madera School District

     

    Unfold M.  REPORTS FROM BOARD OF TRUSTEES - 7:15 PM   
             
    1. Report: Board President     
     
    • Board Goals
    • Board Protocols and Norms
    • Board Highlights
             
    2. Report: Communication Committee (Heather McPhail Sridharan)     
             
    3. Report: Joint Legislative Advisory Committee (JLAC) (Heather McPhail Sridharan and Ross McKenna)     
             
    4. Report: Marin County School Boards Association (MCSBA) (Ross McKenna)     
             
    5. Report: Golden Bell (Ross McKenna)     
             
    6. Report: Talk 12 (Liz Schott)     
             
    7. Master Planning Steering Committee (Heather McPhail Sridharan, Ashley Paff)     
             
    8. CSBA Conference (Ashley Paff, Heather McPhail Sridharan, Ross McKenna)     
    Unfold N.  MASTER CALENDAR   
             
    1. Master Calendar for 2014 - 2015     
    O.  FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS   
    Unfold P.  PERTINENT DATES - 7:45 PM   
             
    1. Pertinent Dates for 2014 - 2015         
     
    • January
      • 5 - Board Governance Workshop
      • 13 - Board Meeting
      • 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
      • 21 - Facilities Master Planning/Community Outreach Meeting
    • February
      • 10 - Board Meeting
      • 16 to 20 - Presidents' Recess
    • March
      • 10 - Board Meeting
      • 18 - Facilities Master Planning/Community Outreach Meeting
    • April
      • 2 - Kent Open House 
      • 7 - Board Meeting 
      • 8 - Board Visit to Bacich
      • 9 - Bacich Open House
      • 13 to 17 - Spring Recess
      • 27 - 29 - Gold Country Trip
      • 27 thru May 29 - CAASPP Testing
      • 29 - Superintendent and Trustee Dinner - MCSBA
    • May
      • 5 - Board Meeting
      • 9 - kik Spring Event - Rock the Casbah
      • 21 - Golden Bell
      • 25 - Memorial Day
      • 26 - Board Meeting
    • June
      • 9 - Board Meeting
      • 12 - Last Day of School, Graduation
    Q.  DEBRIEF ON MEETING AND NORMS   
    R.  ADJOURNMENT - 7:50 PM   

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    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) 458-5130 x 9 or e-mail or mmoulton@kentfieldschools.org.

    All public documents that are part of this agenda packet are available for inspection at the Kentfield Schools District Office, located at 750 College Avenue, Kentfield CA 94904.

    Regular Board meetings for the 2014-2015 school year are held on the second or third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM in the Kentfield School District Office Board Room, 750 College Avenue, Kentfield, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Board meeting dates can be found on the district website at: www.kentfieldschools.org




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