Excerpts from the Regular Meeting of the Cypress School District 
Board of Trustees held on November 14, 2019
Pledge of Allegiance
Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 295 led the Pledge of Allegiance.

School Presentation: Frank Vessels Elementary School
Students in Mrs. O'Gara’s sixth grade class demonstrated their work with the Lego Robotics program.
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
Rena Gibbs, Coordinator of Assessment and Technology, provided the Board with an overview of the district's 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results.
USDA Foods Super Co-Op
The district participates in the Super Co-Op, a cooperative organization that assists school districts in obtaining food products from the USDA Foods program at the best possible price. The Board approved renewing membership in the Co-Op for the 2020/21 school year for an annual fee of $450.

Class Act Program at King
The Board approved an agreement with the Pacific Symphony for King's 14th year of participation in the Class Act program. This year, Class Act will be exploring the music of John Williams and the theme of “Symphony at the Movies.” The cost will not exceed $4,576 and will be paid from the school's Title I funds.

Collective Bargaining
A public hearing was held regarding the proposal from the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 325, for 2019/20 negotiations. Items for negotiation include wages, hours of employment, health and welfare benefits, leaves, and safety conditions of employment. There were no speakers, and the Board subsequently voted to accept the CSEA proposal.

A second public hearing was held regarding the district's proposal for 2019/20 contract negotiations with CSEA, which includes wages, hours of employment, and health and welfare benefits. Again, there were no speakers, and the Board subsequently voted to adopt the district's initial proposal.

Special Education Student Transportation
A master agreement with Zum Services, Inc. was approved for transportation of special education students that cannot be accommodated by the district's transportation department. Services will be utilized on an as-needed basis with individual costs presented for Board approval as contracted throughout the remainder of the school year.

2019/20 Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Updated Comprehensive School Safety Plans for the district's six schools were approved by the Board. These plans are posted on the district's website.

Funding for School-Based Mental Health Services
The Board adopted a resolution formally requesting that the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Health Care Agency re-evaluate the allocation and distribution of funds generated by the Mental Health Services Act to school districts for school-based mental health services.

Board Compensation for Missed Meetings
Per Board Bylaw 9250, the Board must take action to authorize full compensation for any Board Member who was absent from a meeting. Resolutions were adopted authorizing full compensation for the month of October for Trustees Sandra Lee and Bonnie Peat, who were unable to attend the October 10, 2019, Board Meeting.

Annual Organizational Meeting
As required by Education Code, the Board formally selected December 12, 2019, as the date for its annual organizational meeting. At this annual meeting, the Board elects officers and representatives and sets the schedule of meetings for the upcoming calendar year.
Additional information from the Board Meeting is available  here .
Regular Meeting: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Open Session 7:00 p.m.
Candi Kern - Sandra Lee - Brian Nakamura - Bonnie Peat - Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D. 
Anne Silavs