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					                                 BOARD MEETING OF THE BYRON BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                       of the BYRON UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                         EXCELSIOR SCHOOL LIBRARY
                                              14301 Byron Highway Byron, CA
                                                   Tuesday, July 15, 2008


                                                         MINUTES

A1.   OPENING CEREMONIES

      1.      The meeting was called to order at    4:00 p.m.
      2.      Roll Call:      Board Members:               Kathy Slightam, President; Ken Silman, Clerk
                                                           Jill Sprenkel, Karri Murayama, Lisa Hultz
                           Others:                         Eric Prater, Superintendent
      3.      CLOSED SESSION

              a.       Government Code Section 54956.9
                       Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

A.    PUBLIC MEETING: 6:22 P.M.

      4.      Flag Salute
      5.      Approval of Agenda:    A motion was made by Lisa Hultz and seconded by Ken Silman to approve the agenda,
              deleting E.1.d.
      6.      Report out of Closed Session: Based on a recommendation from legal counsel, the board has agreed to pay an
              amount not to exceed $105,000 inn total to subcontractors for complete construction in order to avoid litigation.

B.    BOARD COMMUNICATIONS: Karri Murayama would like for the board members to have a site walk at each of the three
      campuses as a group, which was arranged for July 23 after the closed session board meeting. Jill Sprenkel said that Nancie
      Castro, the principal of the new Antioch medical school opening, invited board members to visit the new campus. Ken
      Silman attended Relay for Life at Liberty High School and sent condolences to the Ovick family. Kathy Slightam welcomed
      Gaby Hellier to the district.

C.    SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMUNICATIONS: Eric Prater also welcomed Gaby Hellier.

D.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: None

E.    SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

      1.      FINANCE AND FACILITIES

                a.   Approve Resolution 09-08, to Adopt Public Construction Cost Accounting Procedures

                     Approval of this Resolution will allow the district to do informal bids up to $125,000 and doesn’t take the 60
                     days. Instead the district can open the bid and close in ten days.
                     A motion was made by Jill Sprenkel and seconded by Karri Murayama to approve Resolution 09-08.
                     Roll Call: Unanimous

                b.   Approve Resolution 10-08, Informal Bidding Procedures under the Uniform Public Construction Cost
                     Accounting Act

                     A motion was made by Ken Silman and seconded by Lisa Hultz to approve Resolution 10-08 which outlines
                     how the informal bidding process will work. Board members will be invited to bid openings.
                     Roll Call: Unanimous




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     c.   Authorization of Request for Qualifications to be issued for:
              1) Architectural Design Services
              2) Inspector of Record, and
               3) Testing & Inspection Services

          A motion was made by Karri Murayama and seconded by Jill Sprenkel to approve authorization of Request for
          Qualifications to be issued.
          Roll Call: Unanimous

     d.   Approve first draft of Facility Master Plan: Removed from Agenda

     e.   Approve purchase of 500 chairs from Contract Interiors in an amount of $14,050.85 for the Excelsior
          School

          Excelsior School has approximately 200 broken chairs. The purchase of these chairs will allow Excelsior to
          receive new chairs that have a 15 year warranty. The remaining good chairs will be sent to Discovery Bay
          School for the fifth grade classes.
          A motion was made by Kathy Slightam and seconded by Lisa Hultz to approve the purchase of 500 chairs
          from Contract Interiors.
          Roll Call: Unanimous

     f.   Approve raising student lunches to $3.00 per meal for the 2008-09 school year based on budget
          recommendation from School Services of California

          A motion was made by Lisa Hultz and seconded by Karri Murayama to approve raising student lunches to
          $3.00 per meal. The Food Services Department will look into salad bar equipment available and costs
          involved.
          Roll Call: Unanimous

2.   HUMAN RESOURCES

     a.   Approve adding certificated position in first grade at Timber Point School based on increased
          enrollment

          A motion was made by Lisa Hultz and seconded by Jill Sprenkel to approve adding a first grade position at
          Timber Point School based on increased enrollment.
          Roll Call: Unanimous

     b.   Approve the employment of certificated staff for 2008-09 school year: Timber Point School: Kristin
                   th                  st                                         nd
          Brabec (4 ), Sarah Ehrhart (1 ); Discovery Bay School: Jamie Griggs (2 ), Karin Postel (1/2 ),* Sonia
                                                              th
          Manual* (PE); Excelsior School: Candice Hansen (6 Gr Math/Science); District Intern Psychologists:
          William Haun, Daniela Gutierrez (*pending fingerprint approval)

          A motion was made by Kathy Slightam and seconded by Karri Murayama to approve the employment of the
          certificated staff named above. Administration will work on a protocol to be used for establishing hire dates
          and how to decide placement of temporary contracts.
          Roll Call: Unanimous

     c.   Approve 1.0 FTE Teacher on Special Assignment position for Excelsior Middle School for the 2008-09
          school year

          A motion was made by Jill Sprenkel and seconded by Lisa Hultz to approve hiring 1.0 FTE Teacher on
          Special Assignment at the Excelsior School for the 2008-09 school year.
          Roll Call: Unanimous

     d.   Approve two 3 hours/day special education health aide positions

          In order to serve the needs of students with medical needs, a motion was made by Kathy Slightam and
          seconded by Lisa Hultz to approve the employment of two 3 hour per day health aide positions.
          Roll Call: Unanimous


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                    e.    Approve additional .2 FTE for BTSA Coordinator duties and new teacher support through CSS
                          Wednesdays

                          A motion was made by Lisa Hultz and seconded by Karri Murayama to approve an additional .2 FTE for BTSA
                          Coordinator for the 2008-09 school year.
                          Roll Call: Unanimous

F.       CONSENT AGENDA
         A motion was made by Lisa Hultz and seconded by Kathy Slightam to approve the following consent agenda:

         1.   Personnel:
              a. Approve medical Leave of Absence for Anna Rainey, classroom teacher, July 24-September 19, 2008
              b. Resignation of Henry Gonzales, maintenance/custodial, effective June 30, 2008
         2.   Business:
              a. Warrants: 6/10/08; 6/17/08; 6/26/08; 7/8/08
              b. Approve maintaining the Mileage Reimbursement Rate as suggested by the Internal Revenue Service
         3.   Minutes: 6/3/08; 6/10/08; 6/17/08
         4.   Approval, of Community-Based English Tutoring Program, Fiscal Year: 2008-09
              Roll Call: Unanimous

G.       FUTURE MEETINGS

         The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Board of Trustees is scheduled for: Special Meeting: July 23, 2008; August 5, 2008

H.       ADJOURNMENT:

         The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.




Date Approved: August 5, 2008




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