SOUTH BAY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Imperial Beach, California
MINUTES of the SPECIAL and REGULAR
BOARD MEETINGS of DECEMBER 10, 2009
I. SPECIAL BOARD MEETING/CLOSED SESSION:
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by Board President Aguilar in
the Board Conference Room at 601 Elm Avenue, Imperial Beach, California.
Roll Call: Trustees Aguilar, Brown, Inzunza, Jones, Lopez, Superintendent Parish.
Flag Salute: The flag salute was led by Board President Aguilar.
The Closed Session meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
II. PRELIMINARY – REGULAR BOARD MEETING:
CALL TO ORDER: By District Superintendent Dr. Carol Parish at 6:00 p.m. in Burress
Auditorium at 601 Elm Avenue, Imperial Beach, California.
ROLL CALL: Present: Trustees Aguilar, Brown, Inzunza, Jones, Lopez; Dr. Parish;
Others Present: (See Exhibit A)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Principal Robert Daily introduced Cassandra Chacon and
Yasmin Rodriguez, sixth grade students from Pence School, to lead the pledge of
PRESENTATION: Dr. Parish presented a plaque to Trustee Aguilar honoring her service
as Board President.
III. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
A-1. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT:
MOTION BY Trustee Inzunza, SECOND BY Trustee Lopez to elect Althea Jones
as President of the Board of Trustees. Vote on Motion: Ayes–Trustees Brown,
Inzunza, Jones, Aguilar, Lopez; Noes–None.
A-2. ELECTION OF VICE-PRESIDENT:
MOTION BY Trustee Inzunza, SECOND BY Trustee Aguilar to elect Chris Brown
as Vice-President of the Board of Trustees. Vote on Motion: Ayes – Trustees
Aguilar, Brown, Inzunza, Jones, Lopez; Noes – None.
A-3. ELECTION OF CLERK:
MOTION BY Trustee Brown, SECOND BY Trustee Jones to elect David Lopez as
Clerk of the Board of Trustees. Vote on Motion: Ayes – Trustees Aguilar, Inzunza,
Jones, Brown, Lopez; Noes – None.
A-4. SET DATES FOR REGULAR TRUSTEE MEETINGS:
MOTION BY Trustee Brown, SECOND BY Trustee Aguilar and UNANIMOUSLY
CARRIED to Set the Dates for Regular Trustee Meetings for the Period of January
through December 2010. (Exhibit A, attached)
A-5 APPOINTMENT OF DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT AS SECRETARY TO THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
MOTION BY Trustee Brown, SECOND BY Trustee Inzunza and UNANIMOUSLY
CARRIED to appoint District Superintendent as Secretary to the Board.
A-6 APPOINT ONE ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBER TO SERVE ON THE SBUSD
MOTION BY Trustee Aguilar, SECOND BY Trustee Brown to elect David Lopez to
serve on the SBUSD Educational Foundation. Vote on Motion: Ayes – Trustees
Aguilar, Inzunza, Jones, Brown, Lopez; Noes – None.
A-7 ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 10-108 IN THE MATTER OF BOARD OF
TRUSTEES CODE OF ETHICS: Trustee Lopez discussed the need to remember
the second statement of the Code of Ethics – to focus on what is best for the
children. Trustee Jones suggests that the Code of Ethics be looked at more often,
as a reminder of priorities.
MOTION BY Trustee Brown, SECOND BY Trustee Inzunza and UNANIMOUSLY
CARRIED to adopt Resolution No. 10-108 in the Matter of Board of Trustees Code
of Ethics (Board Bylaw 9271). (Exhibit B)
IV. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP, STUDENT AND STAFF RECOGNITION AND
B. HIGHLIGHT PENCE SCHOOL: Introduced Principal Robert Daily to present
outstanding student achievement information for Pence School.
V. REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION:
Board President Jones reported that there was no action taken in closed session.
VI. ORAL COMMUNICATION FROM THE PUBLIC ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
C-1. Frank Cherry spoke regarding the stress that the teachers are under. He also
mentioned the number of issues facing current SWTA President Laura Wood and
the negotiating team, including benefits, salary reductions, furloughs, and class
C-2. Makaio Lawley spoke regarding his desire to fully participate in the VPA program.
He stated that the program has changed and he asked the Board to make the
school keep their promises.
C-3. Gwendolyn Kessler spoke regarding her disappointment with the VPA program.
She stated that she has spoken with school administration and is still dissatisfied.
She asked the Board to review the original and current plans for the program, and
to address the shortfall of what was promised.
VII. COMMUNICATION FROM BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT:
Board members thanked Principal Daily for his presentation on student achievement.
Members also recognized Robin Kavanagh for her years of service.
D. District Advisory Committee: No Report.
E. District English Language Learner Advisory Committee: Director Pamela
Reichert-Montiel reported that DELAC had met with parents regarding budget
F. South Bay PTA Council: The Council thanked Robin Kavanagh for her support
G. South Bay Education Foundation: Trustee Aguilar reminded attendees to buy
cookbooks and bowling tickets.
H. California School Employees Association, Chapter 59: President Lynda Elliott
reported on a recent holiday event. She also mentioned her participation in the
recent SWTA Working Together meeting. She asked that the Board consider
other ways to cut the budget as the support team is thin and has done enough.
I. Southwest Teachers Association: President Laura Wood reported that there is a
fundamental philosophical disagreement between SWTA and the Board regarding
current and future budget decisions. SWTA believes reserves should be used to
pay for benefits. She asks that the Board allow SWTA to keep their benefits and
hopes that all the parties will continue to work together.
J. District Superintendent: Dr Carol Parish thanked Robert Daily for his hard work
and creative presentation. She also recognized Robin Kavanagh for her long
tenure at SBUSD and her many positive qualities. Dr. Parish recognized Robin on
behalf of the entire Board and wished her health and happiness in retirement.
IX. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS
K. SCHOOL RESTRUCTURING PROCESS OVERVIEW: Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Francisco Escobedo presented detailed information on the restructuring of
Oneonta and Sunnyslope schools. He discussed interventions and plans. He also
presented several restructuring options.
Trustee Brown asked about the success of combining schools and splitting grade
levels. Dr. Escobedo commented that it is too soon to tell if this option in other
Districts has been successful.
L. APPROVE SUBMISSION OF A POSITIVE CERTIFICATION OF THE FIRST
INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT 2009-10: Director Arlene Mitchell presented the
First Interim Financial Report for 2009-10. Assistant Superintendent Scott
Buxbaum concluded the presentation with a summary overview.
Motion by Trustee Inzunza, Second by Trustee Brown to approve a positive
certification of the first interim financial report 2009-10. Vote on Motion: Ayes-
Trustees Aguilar, Inzunza, Brown, Jones, Lopez; Noes-None; Motion Carried.
X. CONSENT CALENDAR:
Motion by Trustee Inzunza, Second by Trustee Brown and Unanimously Carried to
approve/ratify all remaining items on the Consent Calendar as listed.
M-1. Approved School Board Minutes for the November 12, 2009 Special and
Regular Board meeting and the November 19, 2009 Special Board meeting.
M-2. Approved Resolution No. 10-109 authorizing Trustee compensation for
official meeting missed due to illness. (Exhibit C).
M-3. Adopted Resolution No. 10-110 regarding “Census in Schools Week” –
March 1-5-, 2010. (Exhibit D).
N. Approved the supplemental educational services provider contracts.
O-1. Approved Purchase Order Report No. 6 Encumbered from November 4, 2009
through December 1, 2009.
O-2. Approved Warrant and Check Registers for the Month of November 2009.
O-3. Accepted contract with Barnhart Inc. for the proposition X model classroom
remodel at Oneonta School and authorized the administration to sign all
documentation and file the notice of completion.
O-4. Awarded contract to Winzler & Kelly Consulting Engineers and Ninyo and
Moore Hazardous Material Abatement Consultants for the modernization
Proposition X project.
HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Classified Personnel – Approved/Ratified
P-3. EMPLOYMENT – SHORT TERM.
P–4. EMPLOYMENT– SUBSTITUTES/EXTRA HELP–DAY-TO-DAY.
P–5. EMPLOYMENT - TEMPORARY CLASSIFIED MANAGEMENT.
P–6. EMPLOYMENT- CONSULTANTS.
P–7. LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
P–8. DENY LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
P–9. RESCIND LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
P-10. RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT–Accepted by Superintendent (For Info. Only).
P-13. TRANSFERS, LATERAL TRANSFERS & OTHER PERSONNEL ACTIONS (For
P-15. TRUSTEE CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE/REIMBURSEMENT FOR AUTHOR-
IZED EXPENSES (in accordance with BP/AR 4331 & BB 9240).
P-16. POSTING OF CLASSIFIED MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
Certificated Personnel – Approved/Ratified
Q–1. EMPLOYMENT – TEMPORARY.
Q–2. EMPLOYMENT – PROBATIONARY.
Q–4. EMPLOYMENT – GUEST TEACHERS/EXTRA HELP/DAY-TO-DAY.
Q–5. LEAVE OF ABSENCE-APPROVAL/DENIAL.
Q–6. REQUEST TO RESCIND LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
Q–7. WAIVERS, 2009-10.
Q–8. RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT – Accepted by Superintendent (For Info. Only).
Q-10. REQUEST TO RESCIND RESIGNATION APPROVAL/ DENIAL.
Q-12. PROVISIONAL INTERNSHIP PERMITS.
R. The Regular Board Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Carol Parish, Ed.D., District Superintendent/Date David Lopez, Clerk of the Board/Date