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					                                              AGENDA
                         JOINT MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
                RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
                  THE RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES CORPORATION
                                              Board Room
                                6735 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California

              Study Session                             November 3, 2008                                   Open Session
                3:30 p.m.                                                                                   5:30 p.m.
              Closed Session
                4:30 p.m.

Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by Section 202
of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification of accommodation in order to
participate in a meeting should direct such request to the District Superintendent at 788-7135, Ext. 80411 at least 48 hours before the
meeting, if possible.

As required by Government Code 54957.5, agenda materials can be reviewed by the public at the District’s administrative offices,
Reception Area, First Floor, 3380 Fourteenth Street, Riverside, California.

CALL MEETING TO ORDER – 3:30 p.m.

ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

                                                          STUDY SESSION

The Board of Education will hold a Study Session from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room to discuss:

         1.       State Budget Update

                  The Board of Education will hear a report on the status of the state budget.

                                                          CLOSED SESSION

The Board of Education will recess to Closed Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss:

         1.       Consideration of Pupil Services Matters Pursuant to Education Code Sections 35146 and 48918

         2.       Consideration of Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release Pursuant to Government Code
                  Section 54957




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            3.     Conference with Labor Negotiator Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6

                           District Representatives:            Gladys J. Walker, Interim District Superintendent
                                                                Glenn King, Assistant Superintendent
                                                                Mike Fine, Deputy Superintendent

                           Employee Organizations:              California School Employees Association

            4.     Public Employment Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957

                           Title: District Superintendent

                                                       OPEN SESSION

     The Board of Education will reconvene in Open Session at 5:30 p.m. to conduct the remainder of the meeting,
     reserving the right to return to Closed Session at any time to consider appropriate items.

     PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

     The Pledge of Allegiance to our flag will be led by one of the High School Student Board Representatives.

                                                                                     Oral Report      For
                                                                                     Assigned To     Board       Page
I.        PUBLIC RELATIONS

          A.      Reports by High School Representatives                               District
                                                                                    Superintendent
                  Joyce Lin – Arlington High School
                  Jennifer O’Grady – King High School
                  Cassidy Harris – Lincoln High School – (Lead Flag Salute)

          B.      RCTA Presentation by Mark Lawrence, President, Riverside             District
                  City Teachers Association                                         Superintendent


                  Mr. Mark Lawrence will report on the activities and
                  accomplishments of the Riverside City Teachers Association
                  (RCTA).

          C.      Scheduled Communications (approximately 6:30 p.m.)                   District
                                                                                    Superintendent
                  Pursuant to the Brown Act, Board of Education members
                  cannot discuss or take action on any item which does not
                  appear on the Consent and Action Calendars of the agenda.




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             The Board of Education may provide a reference to staff or
             other resources of information, request staff to report back at a
             subsequent meeting, or direct staff to place an item on a future
             agenda.

             Scheduled Communications provides an opportunity for
             members of the public to schedule time to address the Board on
             a specific topic. The president invites anyone who has
             requested an opportunity to address the Board under Scheduled
             Communications to do so at this time.

II.   GENERAL FUNCTIONS

      APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

             Moved_______ Seconded_______ Vote_______

      All items listed under the Consent Calendar are considered by the Board
      to be routine and will be enacted by the Board in one motion.

      There will be no discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes
      on the motion unless members of the Board, staff or the public request
      specific items to be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar.

      Items on the Consent Calendar appear in bold print and are listed under
      the appropriate District division.

      A.     BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

             1.      Ratification of Warrant List No. 7                              Deputy Supt.   Consent   1-5
                                                                                      Business
                     The payment for the purchase of goods, materials, and
                     services is done in school districts with checks called
                     warrants. Warrant lists are presented to the Board of
                     Education for ratification.

             2.      Resolution No. 2008/09-24– Resolution to                        Deputy Supt.   Consent   6-8
                     Appropriate Revenues, Expenditures, and Fund                     Business
                     Balance

                     Resolution No. 2008/09-24 – Resolution to Appropriate
                     Revenues, Expenditures, and Fund Balance will allow
                     Riverside Unified School District to appropriate
                     unbudgeted income during the current fiscal year.


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           3.      Sale of Surplus Equipment                                  Deputy Supt.   Consent   9-10
                                                                               Business
                   From time to time, the District conducts a sale of
                   surplus equipment with an auctioneer to dispose of items
                   that are surplus or obsolete.

           4.      Investment Report – Quarter Ending September 30,           Deputy Supt.   Consent   11-29
                   2008                                                        Business


                   California Government Code Section 53646 requires
                   that a status report on the District’s funds and
                   investments be prepared on a quarterly basis for the
                   Superintendent’s and the Board of Education’s
                   information.

           5.      Approval of the Following Change Order:                    Deputy Supt.   Consent   30
                                                                               Business
                   Change Order No. 1 – Purchase Order C6000444–
                   Bid No. 2007/08-20 – Frank Augustus Miller Middle
                   School Category 1- Earthwork

                   A change is recommended in the scope of work to
                   modify various multiple trade jobs at Frank Augustus
                   Miller Middle School.

           6.      Approval of the Following Notices of Completion:           Deputy Supt.   Consent   31-33
                                                                               Business
                   Purchase Order C6000544 – Bid No. 2007/08-57G –
                   Purchase and Install DSA – Approved Lunch
                   Shelters at Various Sites

                   Purchase Order C6000545 – Bid No. 2007/08-57P –
                   Purchase and Install DSA – Approved Lunch
                   Shelters at Various Sites

                   Purchase of Materials and Services from Tilden-Coil
                   Constructors for General Construction and Repair
                   of Fire Damage at Rivera Elementary School




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       C.     HUMAN RESOURCES

              1.      Certificated Personnel Assignment Order                   Asst. Supt.    Consent   34-35
                      CE 2008/09-07                                             Human Res.


                      The Board of Education is authorized to hire, assign,
                      promote, transfer, terminate, and set salaries for
                      certificated employees. The Board of Education is also
                      authorized to employ other personnel hired to perform
                      specific services for the District. The Personnel
                      Assignment Order includes the names of personnel
                      being presented for approval.

              2.      Classified/Non-Classified Personnel Assignment            Asst. Supt.    Consent   36-41
                      Order CL 2008/09-07                                       Human Res.


                      The Board of Education is authorized to hire, assign,
                      promote, transfer, terminate, and set salaries for
                      classified employees, as well as reclassify and approve
                      new positions. The Board of Education is also
                      authorized to employ other personnel hired to perform
                      specific services for the District. The Personnel
                      Assignment Order includes the names of personnel
                      being presented for approval.

III.   APPROVAL OF ACTION CALENDAR ITEMS

       Each District division with items for Board action, first reading, and
       second reading will be listed in this section of the agenda. An
       individual motion will be taken on each item.

       A.     BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

              1.      Acceptance of Donations to the District                   Deputy Supt.   Action    42-43
                                                                                 Business
                      Individuals and entities may make donations of usable
                      items or money to the District. The following donations
                      of $100 or more in value are accepted and
                      acknowledged by the Board of Education.

                      Castle View Elementary School
                      - Castle View Elementary School’s PTO
                      - Riverside Optimist Club



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                   Jefferson Elementary School
                   - Jefferson Elementary School’s PTA
                   - Ms. Melisa Shipp and Eric Hanson
                   - Target Corporation’s Take Charge of Education
                       Program
                   John W. North High School
                   - Mr. and Mrs. John and Kathy Allavie
                   - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn and Rosalyn Anderson
                   - Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Lorraine Anderson
                   - Dr. and Ms. Gary Baradak
                   - California Bank
                   - Mrs. Gayle Cloud
                   - Entrepreneurial Hospitality Corp.
                   - Hyman, Leone and Brad
                   - Sue S. Johnson
                   - Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Linda Kuperstein
                   - Ms. Mindy Lowe
                   - Sai and Esther Ober
                   - Dr. Susan J. Rainey
                   - Inland Engineers & Associates, Inc.
                   - Jeff Tavaglione, Inc.
                   - Ms. Joan Thirkettle
                   Victoria Elementary School
                   - Target Corporation’s Take Charge of Education
                       Program

                   Moved_______ Seconded_______ Vote_______

           2.      Resolution No. 2008/09-26 - Resolution of the Board of    Deputy Supt.   Action   44-50
                   Education of the Riverside Unified School District         Business
                   Approving, Authorizing, and Directing the Execution
                   and Delivery of Refunding Certificates of Participation
                   in a Principal Amount Not to Exceed $17,000,000 and
                   Authorizing and Directing the Execution of Lease
                   Financing Documents in Connection with and Certain
                   Actions with Respect Thereto

                   The Board of Education will consider a resolution to
                   approve refunding certificates of participation and the
                   execution of lease financing documents.

                   Moved_______ Seconded_______ Vote_______



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RECESS PUBLIC SESSION AND CONVENE THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL
DISTRICT SCHOOL FACILITIES CORPORATION AS A CONCURRENT
MEETING

      A.    Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Riverside Unified
            School District School Facilities Corporation

            1.      Resolution No. 2008/09-27 - Resolution of the Board of     Deputy Supt.   Action    51-55
                    Directors of the Riverside Unified School District          Business
                    Facilities Corporation Approving the Corporation’s
                    Participation in the Refunding of a 1998 Financing of
                    the Riverside Unified School District Through the
                    Delivery of Certain Refunding Certificates of
                    Participation and the Execution and Delivery of Certain
                    Legal Documents in Connection Therewith

                    The Board of Directors of the Riverside Unified School
                    District Facilities Corporation will consider a
                    resolution to approve the Corporation’s participation in
                    the refunding of a 1998 Financing of the District.

                    Moved_______ Seconded_______ Vote_______

ADJOURN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE RIVERSIDE UNIFIED
SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL FACILITIES CORPORATION MEETING

RECONVENE PUBLIC SESSION OF REGULAR MEETING

      B.    EDUCATIONAL ALTERNATIVES AND SERVICES

            1.      Board Policy #5125.1 – Release of Directory                 Asst. Supt.    First    56-58
                    Information                                                Educ. Alt. &   Reading
                                                                                 Services

                    Board Policy #5125.1 – Release of Directory
                    Information and the accompanying rules and
                    regulations have been revised to be consistent with
                    current law. The No Child Left Behind law expanded
                    requirements in the release of Directory Information.

IV.   RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE
      HEARING PANEL AND/OR THE DIRECTOR OF PUPIL
      SERVICES AND ADOPTION OF THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR
      ALL APPROVED CASES


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           Moved_______ Seconded_______ Vote_______

    A.     Case for Expulsion                                                    Asst. Supt.   Action   Confidential
                                                                                                          Insert
                                                                                Educ. Alt. &
                                                                                  Services
           Consistent with Administrative Regulation #5144.1, principals
           have the authority to suspend and recommend for expulsion
           students who are in violation of specific subsections of
           Education Code Section 48900 or Education Code Section
           48915, and Board Policy #5144.1.

           Student Case #2008-011

     B.    Cases for Expulsion with a Recommendation for Suspended               Asst. Supt.   Action   Confidential
                                                                                                          Insert
           Expulsion                                                            Educ. Alt. &
                                                                                  Services

           Education Code Section 48917 provides that a student who has
           been recommended for expulsion may have the expulsion
           suspended by the Board of Education. The suspended expulsion
           is valid for the term of the original expulsion order. The
           student is placed upon school probation, assigned to a school
           program, and must remain there until the conditions identified
           in the Rehabilitation Plan are met.

           Student Cases #2008-013, #2008-014, #2008-015, #2008-017

    C.     Case for Readmission After Expulsion                                  Asst. Supt.   Action   Confidential
                                                                                                          Insert
                                                                                Educ. Alt. &
                                                                                  Services
           Students expelled from the Riverside Unified School District
           who have successfully completed the conditions stipulated in
           their rehabilitation plan may apply for readmission (RUSD
           Rules and Regulations #5144.1).

           Student Case #2004-247

    D.     Case for Denial of Admission for a Student Expelled by                Asst. Supt.   Action   Confidential
                                                                                                          Insert
           Another School District                                              Educ. Alt. &
                                                                                  Services

           Education Code Section 48915 permits school districts to enroll
           a student expelled by another school district for certain specific
           violations following a hearing in which the receiving school
           district determines the student does not represent a threat to the
           safety of students or staff or of disrupting the instructional
           program. The following students are not recommended for
           admission:


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             Student Case #2008-00U

V.    INFORMATION

      A.     BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

             1.     45-Day Budget Revisions Pursuant to Education Code         Deputy Supt.   Information   59-60
                    Section 42127(i)(4)                                         Business                    Handout


                    The Board will hear a report on impacts of the adopted
                    State Budget on the District’s 2008-09 adopted District
                    budget.

      B.     OPERATIONS

             1.     Presentation of the Landscape Design of Frank               Asst. Supt.   Information   61-62
                    Augustus Miller Middle School                               Operations


                    Staff and representatives of HMC Architects will present
                    to the Board of Education the landscape design of
                    Frank August Miller Middle School.

             2.     Fall 2008 Enrollment Report                                 Asst. Supt.   Information   63
                                                                                Operations                  Handout
                    The actual K-12 Fall 2008 enrollment will be presented
                    and contrasted with projected enrollment and prior
                    year’s enrollment. The District experienced a decrease
                    of 3 students compared with last year for a grand total
                    of 43,365 students.

VI.   UNSCHEDULED COMMUNICATIONS

      Unscheduled Communications provides an opportunity for citizens to
      make suggestions, identify concerns, or request information about
      matters affecting the school District. Complaints against employees
      will normally be heard in Closed Session, and the District’s complaint
      procedure should be followed before discussion with the Board.

      Individuals or groups who wish to address the Board are requested to
      fill out a “Request to Address the Board of Education” card located on
      the table at the back of the Board Room. Comments or presentations
      should be limited to five minutes or less.



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       Pursuant to the Brown Act, Board of Education members cannot
       discuss or take action on any item which does not appear on the
       Consent and Action Calendars of the agenda. The Board of Education
       may provide a reference to staff or other resources of information,
       request staff to report back at a subsequent meeting, or direct staff to
       place an item on a future agenda.

VII.   BOARD MEMBERS’ AND SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMENTS

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS, AGENDA ITEMS, AND OTHER EVENTS

       A.     Monday, November 17, 2008 – Regular Board Meeting
              - Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. – Closed Session will be held
                 after the Open Session
       B.     Monday, December 8, 2008 – Organizational Meeting
       C.     Monday, February 2, 2009
              - Destiny Textbook System Update

       The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for
       Monday, November 17, 2008. The meeting will be called to order at
       5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at 6735 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside,
       California at which time the Board of Education will reconvene in
       Open Session. Closed Session will be held after the Open Session.




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