Excerpts from the Regular Meetings of the Cypress School District Board of Trustees
held on July 27, 2017 and August 10, 2017
JULY 27, 2017
BOARD ACTIONS
Student Teaching Agreement
The district partners with a number of institutions of higher education to provide student teaching experience to credential candidates. A new student teaching agreement with Western Governors University was approved. 
  
Annual Agreement Renewals
Annual agreements related to Student Support Services were renewed for the 2017/18 school year. More information regarding these agreements can be found   here.
  
Management and Confidential Employee Salary Schedules 
Consistent with the recent collective bargaining agreements reached with the Association of Cypress Teachers and California School Employees Association, the Board approved a 2% salary increase effective July 1, 2016  and a 0.5% salary increase effective July 1, 2017 for management and confidential employees. Additionally, on the confidential employee salary schedule, the longevity increment of 13.25% beginning service year 22 was changed to 14% beginning service year 21, effective July 1, 2016.
  
Employment Contracts
The Board approved amended employment contracts for the Superintendent; Assistant Superintendent, Business Services; and Administrative Director, Human Resources/Induction, reflecting changes to salary schedules and contract terms. 
  
Superintendent
Annual salary for 2017/18 $219,390
Contract term extended to June 30, 2020

Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Annual salary retroactive to July 1, 2016 is $187,105.85, plus 3.5% longevity increment
Annual salary effective July 1, 2017 is $188,041.38, plus 3.5% longevity increment
Contract term ends June 30, 2020

Administrative Director, Human Resources/Induction
Annual salary retroactive to July 1, 2016 is $171,697.42, plus 10.5 % longevity
Annual salary effective July 1, 2017 is $172,555.91, plus 10.5% longevity
Contract term ends June 30, 2019 118.37  

Substitute Speech-Language Pathologist
The district will contract with Pacific Coast Speech Services to cover the absence of two Speech-Language Pathologists while on leave between August and December 2017. The cost is not anticipated to exceed $65,000.
  
School-Sponsored Field Trips 
In accordance with Board Policy 6153, the Board approved a list of school-sponsored field trips.
  
Disposal of Obsolete/Damaged Library Books 
Instructional materials are inventoried periodically to identify items that are obsolete and/or damaged beyond repair. Following such an inventory, the Board authorized disposal of library books from each school.
  
Parent Education at King
The Parent Institute for Quality Education will offer a nine-week series of classes providing families with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure their children achieve their full potential. The school will utilize its Title I and Title III funds to cover the cost of the program, which is not expected to exceed $12,000.
  
State Preschool Program
The Board adopted Resolution No. 178-01 approving an agreement with the California Department of Education and receipt of $459,378 for continuation of the district's State Preschool Program for the 2017/18 school year.
  
Use of Facilities Fee Schedule
District facilities are made available to various community organizations under the Civic Center Act. Districts are permitted to charge reasonable fees to cover the costs associated with such use, and fees may be adjusted annually for inflation. An updated fee schedule, reflecting a 3% increase, based on the Consumer Price Index for Orange County, was approved by the Board.
  
Transportation Agreement with Boys & Girls Club of Cypress
The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress provides free and low-cost after-school and summer programs for school-age children, including many from the Cypress School District. Under this agreement, the Boys & Girls Club may request assistance in transporting students from various schools within the district to the Club. Fees charged to the Club will cover the driver's salary and operational costs for the bus.
  
Arnold and Vessels Paving Project Completed 
The repaving project at Arnold and Vessels by M.P. South, Inc. was completed over the summer at a cost of $175,597.30. The Board approved filing a notice of completion with the County of Orange.  
INFORMATION / DISCUSSION

Williams Uniform Complaints

The Board received a report indicating the district received no Williams Uniform Complaints during the fourth quarter of the 2016/17 school year. Williams Complaints deal with sufficiency of instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils, and teacher vacancy or misassignment.
 AUGUST 10, 2017
BOARD ACTIONS
Music Program Consultants
In 2016/17, the district utilized the services of two consultants, Brian Dennis and Debora Wondercheck, to assist with development of the district's new music program. Agreements with both consultants were renewed for the 2017/18 school year at a maximum cost of $10,000 each.
  
Renewal of Annual Agreements
Annual agreements for web-based educational programs, county network and software support, consultants, and other services were renewed for the 2017/18 school year. Additional information regarding these agreements can be found here.
  
Cognitively Guided Instruction Professional Development
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is an approach to teaching mathematics that focuses on using children's mathematical thinking as the basis for instructional decisions. Teachers at Arnold, King, Landell, and Luther are trained in CGI. This agreement provides for 12 days of follow-up professional development during the 2017/18 school year.
INFORMATION / DISCUSSION
Mission, Vision, and Core Values
The Board performed its annual review of the district's Mission, Vision, and Core Values, which were adopted in October 2016.  No changes were recommended.
  
Mission
We inspire and empower
Every student,
Every Moment, for
Every opportunity!
  
Vision
Engaging in dynamic learning for success in an ever-changing world.
  
Core Values
In the Cypress School District,
We work with respect and integrity;
We embrace innovation and diversity; and
We model compassion, resilience, and perseverance.
  
District Goals
The Board also reviewed the district's goals, which were previously adopted in November 2016.
  
District Priority Area 1 - Student Achievement
Goal 1: Provide a data-driven, evidence-based instructional program that effectively addresses the educational needs of all students and supports high levels of academic achievement and student success.
  
District Priority Area 2 - STEM & Music
Goal 2: Promote student innovation and creativity through the development of STEM and music programs that serve all students.
  
District Priority Area 3 - District Climate
Goal 3: Foster a positive district climate by building strong internal and external relationships to support student achievement.
  
District Priority Area 4 - Resource Management
Goal 4: Effectively manage resources to maximize student success while maintaining the financial health of the district.
  
The Board requested that an additional goal under District Priority Area 4 - Resource Management be developed to address modernization needs for the District Office.
FULL MEETING AGENDAS
Additional information from the July and August Board Meetings is available here
NEXT MEETING
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Candi Kern - Sandra Lee - Donna McDougall - Brian Nakamura - Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D.

SUPERINTENDENT
Anne Silavs