Excerpts from the Regular Meeting of the Cypress School District 
Board of Trustees held on May 9, 2019
Staff Presentation: Music Program 
Tandy Taylor, Director of Instructional Services, provided a presentation on the district's music program. Students from the ukulele group at Arnold, led by music teacher Cathy Kim, performed.
Recognition of 2018/19 Retirees
The following employees who retired or are retiring during the 2018/19 school year were recognized for their years of service to the district:  

  • Mary Fenoglio, Teacher, 34 years
  • Diana Hendricks, Food Service Senior, 32 years
  • Julie Bizio, Teacher, 30 years
  • Pam Lesher, Resource Center Technician, 28 years
  • Julie Gautreau, Coordinator, Assessment and Technology, 27 years
  • Vicki Waller, Health Assistant, 25 years
  • Loretta Hannifin, Central Kitchen Senior, 25 years 
  • Susan Bernal, Food Service Senior, 25 years
  • Laura Karpinski, Instructional Aide/ELD, 24 years
  • Randy Saffron, Technology Maintenance Technician, 21 years
  • Pam Parks, Instructional Aide/SE, 20 years
  • Randy Kelly, Lead Sprinkler/Gardening Technician, 20 years
  • Michelle Perlman-Moore, Teacher, 19 years
  • Bridget Tambio, Account Clerk, 7 years

PICTURED: Michelle Perlman-Moore, Randy Saffron, Vicki Waller, Julie Gautreau, Pam Lesher, Mary Fenoglio.
License to Use Agreements
Agreements for the use of vacant school sites were approved as follows:

Organization: Grace Christian School
School Site: Cawthon (entire school site)
Term: 7/1/19 – 6/30/20
Monthly Rate: $29,549.50

Organization: Cypress Recreation & Park District (Kids Corner program)
School Site: Swain (3 classrooms)
Term: 7/1/19 – 6/30/20
Monthly Rate: $643.60

Organization: Wisdom Mission School & Chapel
School Site: Swain (main office, multipurpose room, kitchen, 6 classrooms)
Term: 7/1/19 – 6/30/20
Monthly Rate: $7,621.05

Service Agreement Renewals 
The Board approved renewal of the following agreements for services to support district programs:

Vendor: Edlio LLC
Service: Website Content Management System
Term: 6/30/19-6/30/20
Cost: $5,280.00

Vendor: NIC Partners
Service: Tegile Storage Server Technical Support Agreement
Term: 7/1/19-6/30/22
Cost: $3,840.15

Vendor: West Interactive Services Corporation
Service: School Messenger Communication System
Term: 7/1/19-6/30/20
Cost: $6,687.45

Vendor: Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP
Service: Legal and consultation services related to labor and employment matters; special education and student matters; high-profile litigation and settlement agreements; and employee, community, intergovernmental, and media relations 
Term: 7/1/19 – 6/30/20 
Not-to-Exceed Cost: $100,000 

Administrative Appointments
The Board took action to reassign Rena Gibbs, Ed.D., from Principal at Arnold School to Coordinator, Assessment and Technology, and appoint Vanessa DeSantis as the new Principal at Arnold. 

Collective Bargaining
A public hearing was held regarding the district's proposal for 2019/20 contract negotiations with the Association of Cypress Teachers, which includes the following articles: Wages, Hours of Employment, and Health and Welfare Benefits. There were no speakers, and the Board subsequently voted to adopt the district's initial proposal. 

Revised Job Description: Grounds Equipment Operator
The Board approved a revised job description for the position of Grounds Equipment Operator reflecting current job duties and employment requirements with no change in salary.  

JumpStart4Kids Mental Health Services
Under an agreement approved by the Board, Western Youth Services will provide social, emotional, and behavioral support services for students at Arnold and Luther during the 2019/20 school year at a cost not to exceed $95,000. 

2018/19 Education Protection Account
Funds generated by Proposition 30, the temporary tax increase passed in 2012, are deposited in a state Education Protection Account. Districts must annually identify how its EPA funds will be used. At the May meeting, the Board adopted a resolution approving the district's spending determination of the Education Protection Account for 2018/19 in the amount of $771,426.00. The resolution and accounting of the district's 2018/19 funding plan can be viewed here.

Summer Maintenance Projects 
Multiple summer maintenance projects will be performed by M.P. South under a master agreement approved by the Board in November 2018. These projects include asphalt repair/replacement at Arnold, Morris, Luther, Landell, and King; roof replacement at Morris and King; HVAC replacement at Morris; exterior painting at Cawthon and Landell; storage building demolition at the District Office; drainage improvement at Morris and Vessels; and landscaping at Vessels. The total project cost is $758,346.77.

Playground Equipment and Surfacing at Vessels 
The Board authorized contracting with Dave Bang Associates for the purchase and installation of playground equipment and rubber playground surfacing at Vessels at a total cost of $85,887.14. Installation is scheduled for this summer.

Updated Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and Board Bylaw
The following updated Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and Board Bylaw were adopted by the Board:

BP/AR 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures
AR 1312.4 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
AR 1340 Access to District Records
BP/AR 3100 Budget
BP/AR 3260 Fees and Charges 
BP/AR 3515.4 Recovery for Property Loss or Damage 
BP/AR 4030 Nondiscrimination in Employment 
AR 4161.1/4261.1/4361.1 Personal Illness/Injury Leave 
BP/AR 5117 Interdistrict Attendance
AR 5125.2 Withholding Grades, Diploma, or Transcripts
AR 5148 Child Care and Development
BB 9323.2 Actions by the Board
Board Self-Evaluation
The Board discussed its annual self-evaluation using the California School Boards Association's online Board Self-Evaluation Survey. The Board will complete the evaluation between May 21 and June 3, and the results will be reviewed at the June 20 Board Meeting. The cost for the CSBA Self-Evaluation Survey is $200.
Additional information from the Board Meeting is available here.
Monday, June 10, 2019 - Open Session 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - Open Session 7:00 p.m.
Candi Kern - Sandra Lee - Brian Nakamura - Bonnie Peat - Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D. 
Anne Silavs