Excerpts from the Regular Meetings of the Cypress School District 
Board of Trustees held on June 10, 2019 and June 20, 2019
June 10, 2019
Staff Assignments: The Board approved the reassignment of Vanessa Freedman from fourth grade teacher at Morris to STEM Teacher on Special Assignment, replacing Adam Kelly, who will return to a teaching position at Morris.  

Annual Agreement Renewals: A number of routine agreements for services to support district programs and other business were renewed. Details regarding these agreements can be found in the Board agenda.

Property & Liability and Workers' Compensation Insurance: The district participates in public risk-sharing pools for its property & liability and Workers' Compensation insurance. The Board ratified 2019/20 annual contributions of $241,283 for property & liability insurance and $366,119 for Workers' Compensation insurance.

Board Memberships for 2019/20: The Board voted to renew its membership in the Orange County School Boards Association at an annual cost of $175. Additionally, the Board renewed its membership in the California School Boards Association and Education Legal Alliance at a total cost of $10,418.

Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators: In order to meet district staffing needs, it is sometimes necessary to file for short-term teaching authorizations with the state for individuals who are not fully credentialed in the specialty areas to which they are assigned. Before filing for such an authorization, a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators must have been adopted by the Board. The Board adopted the District's 2019/20 Declaration, which estimates a need for two Limited Assignment Permits in the area of Special Education and one English learner authorization emergency permit.

Mystery Science: A one-year membership with Mystery Science, a web-based program that provides teachers with lessons based on the Next Generation Science Standards, was approved for the 2019/20 school year at a total cost of $2,994.

Disposal of Obsolete/Damaged Instructional Materials: 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. The list of titles is available here.

Disposal of District-Owned Personal Property: The Board declared an oven and hot holding cart, both over 20 years old, as unusable and authorized recycling for scrap metal. 

Child Nutrition Services Projects: Notices of completion were approved for the following projects:

•   Landell Child Nutrition Services Project by M.P. South at a total cost of $1,164,485.

•   Landell Child Nutrition Services Low Voltage Improvements Project by ICS Services, Inc. at a total cost of $24,586.68.

Peachjar for Parent Communication: The Board approved an agreement with Peachjar for use of their electronic parent communication system for dissemination of district, school, and PTA-related information as well as flyers from community organizations. The only cost to the district is a one-time setup fee of $4,050.
2019/20 Budget and Local Control & Accountability Plan: Tim McLellan, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services, and Tandy Taylor, Director, Instructional Services, provided a presentation regarding the district's 2019/20 Budget and Local Control and Accountability Plan. 

As required by law, two public hearings were held to provide the community with an opportunity to address the Board on the proposed budget and LCAP prior to adoption at a subsequent meeting. There were no comments from the public.
The full Board agenda is available  here .
June 20, 2019
Staff Presentation: Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS): Scott Adams, Director of Student Support Services, and Ellen Murray, Behavior/Inclusion Specialist, provided a year-end update on the district's work in the area of MTSS, a comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students.
Annual Agreement Renewals: Several routine agreements for services to support district programs and other business were renewed. Details regarding these agreements can be found in the Board agenda.

2019/20 Budget and Local Control & Accountability Plan: The Board adopted the district's budget , Local Control & Accountability Plan, and Local Control & Accountability Plan Every Student Succeeds Act Federal Addendum for 2019/20.

2019/20 Consolidated Application: Districts are required to file a Consolidated Application (ConApp) as a condition of receiving federal categorical funding. The Board approved submission of the district's 2019/20 ConApp, which represents approximately $460,000 in federal categorical funding for the upcoming school year.

State Preschool Program: The Board adopted Resolution No. 189-16 approving an agreement with the California Department of Education and receipt of $551,494 for continuation of the district’s State Preschool Program for the 2019/20 school year.

Postage Meter Equipment: A five-year agreement with Neopost was approved for replacement of the district's postage meter at a total cost of $6,984.

Superintendent's Contract for Employment: The Superintendent's employment contract was amended to extend the term through June 30, 2022, with successive one-year extensions upon positive performance evaluations. In addition, effective the 2020/21 school year, the Superintendent will receive the same across-the-board percentage salary increases awarded to other district management personnel.

Assistant Superintendent's Contract for Employment: The Assistant Superintendent's employment contract was amended to extend the term through June 30, 2022.
Board Self-Evaluation: The Board reviewed the results of their annual self-evaluation survey.
The full Board agenda is available  here .
Special Meeting - Board Study Session: July 11, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Regular Meeting: July 11, 2019, Open Session 10:00 a.m.
Candi Kern - Sandra Lee - Brian Nakamura - Bonnie Peat - Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D. 
Anne Silavs