Excerpts from the Regular Meeting of the Cypress School District 
Board of Trustees held on September 17, 2020
BOARD ACTIONS
Annual Agreement Renewals
The following annual renewal agreements were approved by the Board:
  • Rosetta Stone Ltd. - Foundations for K-12 online program for English learners 
  • n2y, LLC - Unique Learning System and News-2-You online special education programs
  • Orange County Health Care Agency - Educationally Related Mental Health Services
  • Central Drug System - Drug testing required for school bus drivers
  • Del Sol School – Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School/Agency Services Master Contract
  • Olive Crest Academy – Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School/Agency Services Master Contract
  • Speech and Learning Development Center – Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School/Agency Services Master Contract

Public Hearing and Resolution on Sufficiency of Instructional Materials  
As required by Education Code, the Board held a public hearing to receive input regarding the adequacy of instructional materials in our schools. One public comment was received expressing concern regarding the availability of Board-approved instructional materials in all core areas and the adoption of instructional materials aligned to current content standards in science and reflecting more current information in social science. Staff explained that the textbooks and other instructional materials in use by the district are aligned to the current state content standards and all students are provided with all necessary materials. Ultimately, the Board adopted Resolution No. 20/21-2 affirming the finding of sufficient textbooks or instructional materials for the 2020/21 school year.

Red Ribbon Week
The Board adopted Resolution No. 20/21-3 in support of Red Ribbon Week, October 26-30, 2020.

Contract Agreement with California School Employees Association
The Board approved an agreement with the California School Employees Association, Chapter 325, which includes a 2.0% salary increase effective July 1, 2019, and a 0.5% salary increase effective January 1, 2020.

Management and Confidential Employee Salaries
Salary schedules for management and confidential employees were approved reflecting the same salary increases of 2.0% effective July 1, 2019 and 0.5% effective January 1, 2020, that were negotiated by the Association of Cypress Teachers and California School Employees Association, Chapter 325. A revised salary schedule including the new Executive Director, Educational Services and Coordinator, Special Education positions was also approved.

Week of the School Administrator
Resolution No. 20/21-4 was adopted recognizing the week of October 12-16, 2020, as Week of the School Administrator.

Morris Drainage Improvement Project
A Notice of Completion was approved for the Morris Drainage Improvement project completed by M.P. South at a total cost of $198,894.80.

Gann Limit
The 1979 "Gann Initiative" requires districts to formally adopt an annual appropriations limit based on appropriations from the previous fiscal year with adjustments for changes in cost of living, population, and other factors. The Board adopted Resolution No. 20/21-5 establishing the district’s actual appropriations limit for 2019/20 of $28,587,009 and the estimated limit for 2020/21 of $28,856,356.

2019/20 Unaudited Actuals
As required by Education Code Section 42100, the Board certified its review of the district's final revenue and expenditure figures for 2019/20. General Fund revenues for 2019/20 totaled $45,789,596.35 versus total General Fund expenditures and transfers out of $45,142,431.89. The General Fund closed 2019/20 with an ending balance of $10,744,445. The full report is available on the district website

Conflict of Interest Code
The Political Reform Act requires the district to review its conflict of interest code biennially. The Board adopted Resolution 20/21-6 amending the district’s conflict of interest code to include new administrative positions approved by the Board of Trustees since its last review.

2020/21 District Goals and Strategies
The Board adopted updated goals for the 2020/21 school year along with strategies for achieving those goals. The 2020/21 Goals and Strategies may be viewed on the district website

Updated Board Policies and Administrative Regulations
The following updated Board Policies and Administrative Regulations were adopted by the Board:
BP 3555 Nutrition Program Compliance
AR 4030 Nondiscrimination in Employment
BP 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11 Sexual Harassment
AR 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11 Sexual Harassment
AR 4119.12/4219.12/4319.12 Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures
BP 5141.22 Infectious Diseases
AR 5141.22 Infectious Diseases
AR 5145.3 Nondiscrimination/Harassment
BP 5145.6 Parental Notifications
BP 5145.7 Sexual Harassment
AR 5145.7 Sexual Harassment
AR 5145.71 Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures
BP 6142.7 Physical Education and Activity
AR 6142.7 Physical Education and Activity
BP 6159 Individualized Education Program
AR 6159 Individualized Education Program
BP 6159.1 Procedural Safeguards for Special Education
AR 6159.1 Procedural Safeguards for Special Education
BP 6159.2 Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education
AR 6159.2 Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education

All Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and Board Bylaws may be viewed online.
DISCUSSION ITEMS
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
Senate Bill 98 requires that school districts adopt a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan describing how the district will provide continuity of learning and address the impact of COVID-19 as well as what expenditures the district will make to support its ability to address the impacts of COVID-19. As required, the Board held a public hearing to receive input from the community on the plan prior to considering its adoption at a subsequent meeting. The Board heard one comment suggesting that the district provide additional detail regarding monitoring and supports for students’ social and emotional well-being and also expressing concern that families were not adequately engaged in development of the plan. Staff explained that the district will utilize the services of Outreach Concern and Western Youth Services for counseling and mental health services for students. It was also explained that due to the state’s tight timeline for development of the plan, the district utilized relevant information gathered from other recent surveys, as is permitted by the California Department of Education.
Excerpts from the Special Meeting of the Cypress School District 
Board of Trustees held on September 22, 2020
BOARD ACTIONS
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
Following the public hearing held on September 17, the Board adopted a revised Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan incorporating input received from the public hearing as well as from the Orange County Department of Education. The plan is available on the district website.
FULL BOARD AGENDAS
Additional information from both Board Meetings is available here.
NEXT MEETING(S)
Regular Meeting: Thursday, October 8, 2020
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
Candi Kern - Sandra Lee - Brian Nakamura - Bonnie Peat - Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D. 
 
SUPERINTENDENT 
Anne Silavs