Each year the Board holds an organizational meeting during which, among other administrative tasks, officers are elected and a schedule of regular meetings is developed for the upcoming calendar year.
Board Officers for 2018 are:
Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D., President
Sandra Lee, Vice President
Donna McDougall, Clerk
Candi Kern, Member
Brian Nakamura, Member
Regular Board Meetings were scheduled as follows:
January 18, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
February 8, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
March 8, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
April 12, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
May 10, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
June 11, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
June 21, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
July 12, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
August 16, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
September 13, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
October 11, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
November 8, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
December 13, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Professional Development on My Math and Course I Math Curriculum
The Board approved professional development for Instructional Learning Coaches on the district's new math curriculum so that the coaches may provide teachers with ongoing support. The total cost for this training is $2,500.
School Library Consultation Services
An Independent Contractor Agreement with Darielle Marie Tom, a credentialed Library Media Teacher, was approved to provide school library consultation services during the 2017/18 school year at a cost of $500.
2016/17 Audit Report
The audit report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, prepared by Nigro & Nigro, PC, was presented to the Board. The audit revealed no findings.
2017/18 First Interim Financial Report
The District is required to submit a First Interim Financial Report by December 15 of each year. This report reflects actual revenue and expenses as of October 31, as well as projected revenue and expenses through June 30. The board certified the district's 2017/18 First Interim Financial Report and authorized filing a positive certification with the Orange County Department of Education and California Department of Education. A Second Interim Financial Report will be presented to the Board in March 2018.
Amendment to Exchange Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions for District Office Property
The Board ratified an amendment to the Exchange Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with Melia Homes, Inc., approved in September 2017, which allows for the exchange amount to be adjusted based on the fees charged to Melia Homes Inc. by the City of Cypress and the number of units approved by the city.
Consultant Services for District Communications Plan
The Board approved entering into an agreement with Terilyn Finders, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs at Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, to provide an on-site audit, communication planning services, and administrative training over a nine-day period at a maximum cost of $7,400.
Cypress Education Foundation Board of Directors for 2018
The Cypress Education Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of five members - the Superintendent, two directors appointed annually by the Superintendent, and two directors and an alternate appointed annually by the Board of Trustees. At the December meeting, the Board appointed Christine Barnes and Christie Parker as directors and Ethel Bowman as alternate director for 2018.
California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly
The California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly provides policy direction for the association and ensures that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education. Trustee Kern has served as a delegate representing Orange County since 2016. The Board nominated Trustee Kern for a second two-year term.
Updated Board Policies and Administrative Regulations
The following updated Board Policies and Administrative Regulations were adopted by the Board:
BP 0400 - Comprehensive Plans
BP 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan
AR 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan
BP 0500 - Accountability
BP 0520.2 - Title I Improvement Schools
AR 0520.2 - Title I Improvement Schools
BP 0520.3 - Title I Improvement Districts
BP 1113 - District and School Websites
AR 1113 - District and School Websites
BP 3280 - Sale or Lease of District-Owned Real Property
BP 3513.4 - Drug and Alcohol-Free Schools
AR 3515.6 - Criminal Background Checks for Contractors
BP 4140/4240/4340 - Bargaining Units
BP 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy
AR 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy
AR 5113.11 - Attendance Supervision
BP 5113.12 - District School Attendance Review Board
AR 5113.12 - District School Attendance Review Board
BP 5117 - Interdistrict Attendance
AR 5117 - Interdistrict Attendance
AR 5125.2 - Withholding Grades, Diploma, or Transcripts
BP 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs
BP 6020 - Parent Involvement
AR 6020 - Parent Involvement
AR 6112 - School Day
BP 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips
BP 6170.1 - Transitional Kindergarten
AR 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth
BP 6173.2 - Education of Children of Military Families
AR 6173.2 - Education of Children of Military Families
All Cypress School District Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and Board Bylaws can be viewed