Renewal Agreements: The following routine renewal agreements were approved by the Board:
Swank Movie Licensing - Public performance site license, 12/11/19-12/10/20, $3,162
Thinking Maps - Learning Community site license, 11/23/19-11/22/20, $21,570
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 100 additional Reading Counts! licenses, 7/1/19-6/30/20, $400
Language Network, Inc. - Interpretation/translation services, 7/1/19-6/30/20, Not to exceed $2,000
Employee Health Insurance: The district contracts with the California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA) for its employee health insurance. The Board approved renewing the contract with VEBA for the upcoming 2020 plan year. The renewal rates reflect the following increases from 2019: Kaiser HMO +4.29%, United Healthcare HMO +1.58%, United Healthcare PPO +9.76%.
Maintenance/Construction Unit Price Bid Master Agreement: The Board approved the renewal of a master agreement with M.P. South, Inc. for maintenance and construction improvement projects throughout the district. Individual projects will be performed on an as-needed basis following Board approval.
Disney Musicals in Schools Program at Vessels: The Segerstrom Center for the Arts Disney Musicals in Schools program is designed to create sustainable musical theater programs in public elementary schools. Vessels was selected to participate this school year. The Board approved an agreement with Segerstrom Center for the Arts at a not-to-exceed cost of $1,500, which will be reimbursed by the Vessels PTA.
English Language Development Program: The Board approved a license agreement with Rosetta Stone for access to the Foundations for K-12 e-learning program designed to build fundamental language skills in up to 24 languages. The total cost for the 2019/20 school year is $16,250.
Developer Fee Justification Study: Developer fees are levied against construction projects for the purpose of funding construction or reconstruction of school facilities. Fee limits are set by Government Code and are adjusted every two years according to inflation. Because the district's currently established fees are lower than the amount authorized by law, the Board approved an agreement with Cooperative Strategies, LLC to perform a developer fee justification study for fiscal years 2019/2020, 2021/2022, and 2023/2024. The cost for this study will not exceed $5,148.
Property Management Services for Corporate Avenue Building: On September 10, 2019, the Board approved the purchase of a commercial office building located at 5816 Corporate Avenue in Cypress for the district’s new administrative headquarters. At the October meeting, the Board approved an agreement with Pan American Properties to provide property management services for the portion of the building not occupied by the district. Pan American will be paid 4% of the total monthly gross receipts, or $1,000, whichever is greater, for their services.
Architectural Services for Corporate Avenue Building: An agreement with Ghataode Bannon Architects was approved for planning services associated with relocation of the district’s current administrative offices to the Corporate Avenue building. The total cost for these services will not exceed $26,500.
Organizational and Efficiency Review: To ensure the highest level of organizational performance, the Board approved an agreement with School Services of California to perform a comprehensive review of systems, procedures, and practices in the Business Services and Human Resources departments. The cost for this review is $27,800 plus expenses relative to completion of the project.
2019/20 District Goals and Strategies:
The Board adopted updated goals for the 2019/20 school year, along with strategies for achieving those goals.
2019/20 District Goals and Strategies