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
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
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.