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					                                     Orinda Union School District
                                          Orinda, California
                              REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                              MINUTES
                                          AUGUST 25, 2008

Ms. Sorenson called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order at 3:00 p.m. in the District
Office Conference Room. Five Board members were present; a quorum was established.

Present:        Dr. Alper, Mr. Bontemps, Ms. Rudebusch, Ms. Sorenson, and Ms. West, members of the
                Board
                Dr. Jaconette, Ms. Bissell, and Mr. Bucci, of the staff
Absent:         None
Others present: See attached list.

Action #01-09—Adoption of Agenda
West/Alper
That the Board adopt the agenda for the August 25, 2008 meeting as presented.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West              Noes: None                   Absent: None

Public Comment on Closed Session Item
There were no comments from the public on the closed session item.

Closed Session
The Board convened in closed session for the purpose of:
   A. Conferencing with Legal Counsel—Existing Litigation pursuant to government code section
       54956.9(a)
       Name of case: Krama, Inc. vs. Orinda Union School District, Case No. C06-02457
   B. Conferencing with Real Property Negotiators pursuant to government code section 54956.8
       Property: Pine Grove Site, 8 and 12 Altarinda Road (APN 260-191-007 and 260-191-008)
       Negotiating Parties: Dr. Jaconette and Mr. Bucci, of the staff, and Legal Counsel, Harold Freiman,
       of Lozano Smith

Open Session
Ms. Sorenson reconvened the open session at 4:03 p.m. and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Report Out/Take Action on Closed Session Items
Ms. Sorenson reported that in closed session the Board took action and voted unanimously to approve
the Settlement Agreement regarding the pending litigation Krama, Inc. v. OUSD concerning the Orinda
Intermediate School construction.

Recognitions
Ms. Sorenson welcomed OIS students Tyler Kirchberg and Elliot Alper who are working on community
and citizenship boy scout badges; and Matt Moran, a GL/OIS parent, who will begin serving a four-year
term on the Board of Trustees in December.

Public Comment Period
There were no comments from the public.

Action #02-09—Consent Calendar
Rudebusch/Alper
That the Board adopt the Consent Calendar as presented.
    A. Minutes of the June 16, 2008 regular meeting and June 30, 2008 special meeting of the Board of
        Trustees
    B. Personnel Action Report
    C. Reclassification of mandatory pupil records
    D. Contract between OUSD and EMC Research for consulting services relating to parcel tax
    E. Contract between OUSD and Midland National for 403(b) plans for employees
Board of Trustees Minutes
August 25, 2008
Page 2 of 4

   F. Contract between OUSD and Lozano Smith to provide legal services for 2008-2009
   G. Contract between OUSD and Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost to provide legal services for 2008-2009
   H. Contract between OUSD and Dawn Kurisu for technology support at Glorietta School for 2008-
       2009
   I. Contract between OUSD and Solano Heating & Air Conditioning for WR computer lab
   J. Contract between OUSD and Hercules Electric for WR computer lab
   K. Contract between OUSD and Electrical protection Inc. for SH fire alarm upgrade
   L. Special education services contract between OUSD and Behavioral Intervention Assoc. (2)
   M. Special education services contract between OUSD and Margaret M. Bourne
   N. Special education services contract between OUSD and Deborah Burns-McCloskey (2)
   O. Special education services contract between OUSD and Daly Physical Therapy (2)
   P. Special education services contract between OUSD and Linda K. Haymes
   Q. Special education services contract between OUSD and Pawar Transportation (2)
   R. Special education services contract between OUSD and Raskob Learning Institute
   S. Special education services contract between OUSD and Whitney O’Keefe
   T. Special education services contract between OUSD and Faltz Associates
   U. Special education services contract between OUSD and Mary Requa
   V. Warrant numbers 783331-783334, 784348-784408, 786512-786578, 788658-788712, 789699-
       789714, 790568-790597, 792317-792365, 793162-793173, and 793940-793996 inclusive,
       excluding voids
   W. Donation of one Macintosh iMac computer, with keyboard, mouse and software; and one Avison
       advanced desktop scanner from Jan Gunn
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West              Noes: None             Absent: None

Action Items
Resolution #09-02—OUSD/City/Pulte Land Exchange Agreement
Mr. Freiman of Lozano Smith gave a brief synopsis of the land exchange agreement and the related
resolution, pointing out that no money would be involved in the transaction. Mr. Freiman stated that
under Education Code, the Land Exchange Agreement must be adopted by a formal resolution.
Alper/West
That the Board approve Resolution #09-02 Declaration of Intent to Exchange Real Property, inclusive of
the “Agreement for Exchange of Real Property and Escrow Instruction” regarding the exchange of
ballfield property on the Pine Grove site between the District and City. Further move that the
superintendent is authorized to make changes to the agreement that the superintendent, in consultation
with legal counsel, determines to be minor and non-substantive changes.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West                Noes: None           Absent: None

Resolution #09-01—Developer Fees
Mr. Bucci recommended that the district increase the residential developer fees from the current rate of
$2.24 to $2.97 per square foot of construction, and that commercial and industrial developer fees be
increased from the current rate of $0.36 to $0.47 per square foot of construction. The current fees have
not been changed for four years.
Public Hearing
There were no comments from the public.
West/Rudebusch
That the Board approve Resolution #09-01—Levy and Collection of Level 1 School Facilities Fees as
presented.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West                Noes: None              Absent: None

Action #03-09—Del Rey Elementary School Site Plan for 2008-2009
Principal Kirsten Theurer presented highlights of the Del Rey Elementary School Site Plan. The site plan
is developed by the school site council and identifies school wide efforts to improve instruction, student
services, school environment and the organization to meet the needs of all students.
West/Bontemps
That the Board approve the 2008-2009 Del Rey School Site Plan.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West                 Noes: None              Absent: None
Board of Trustees Minutes
August 25, 2008
Page 3 of 4

Action #04-09—Wagner Ranch Elementary School Site Plan for 2008-2009
Principal Janis Arnerich presented highlights of the Wagner Ranch Elementary School Site Plan. The site
plan is developed by the school site council and identifies school wide efforts to improve instruction,
student services, school environment and the organization to meet the needs of all students.
Alper/Rudebusch
That the Board approve the 2008-2009 Wagner Ranch School Site Plan.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West                Noes: None               Absent: None

Action #05-09—Orinda Intermediate School Site Plan for 2008-2009
Principal Michael Randall presented highlights of the Orinda Intermediate School Site Plan. The site plan
is developed by the school site council and identifies school wide efforts to improve instruction, student
services, school environment and the organization to meet the needs of all students.
West/Alper
That the Board approve the 2008-2009 Orinda Intermediate School Site Plan.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West                  Noes: None             Absent: None

Action #06-09—Election of Board of Trustees Vice-President
At the December 3, 2007 reorganization meeting, the Board elected Ms. Rudebusch to serve as president
for the remainder of the 2007-2008 school year. On July 1, 2008, Ms. Sorenson assumed the office of
president thereby creating a vacancy in the office of vice-president.
Alper/Rudebusch
That the Board elect Pam West to serve as Vice-President until December 2008.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West                   Noes: None        Absent: None

Action #07-09—Board Bylaw 9320 Meetings and Notices
The regular meeting date for the Board of Trustees was changed from the first Monday of the month to
the second Monday of the month for 2008-2009. Accordingly, Board Bylaw 9320 has been updated to
reflect this change.
Rudebusch/Bontemps
That the Board waive the second reading and adopt Board Bylaw 9320 changing the regular monthly
meeting date to the second Monday of the month.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West              Noes: None                Absent: None

Discussion Items
Technology Plan
Mr. Ben Lang and Ms. Tina Burkhart of Total School Solutions presented an overview of the OUSD
Technology Plan for Board discussion. A committee comprised of classified, certificated, administrative
staff and parent representatives from each school collaborated on a new district technology plan. OUSD
contracted with Total School Solutions to facilitate the process.

Master Facility Plan
Mr. Henry Petrino and Mr. Dennis Dunston of Total School Solutions presented an overview of the final
Master Facility Plan (MFP) for Board discussion, focusing on the recently completed structural and
geotechnical analysis. The finding of the structural engineer was that inspections showed no visible
evidence of distress on the building systems, and that they are likely to perform well through the
remaining life of the buildings. The MFP also includes enrollment projections, site capacity and utilization,
adequacy studies, facility needs assessment, and a financing plan. The estimated dollar amount to
complete project costs and additional needs for education programs is upwards of $55 million.

2007-2008 STAR Test Results
Ms. Lisa Bissell, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, presented test results by grade level for math,
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language arts, 5 and 8 grade science, and 8 grade history. Findings were shared with the Board and
comparisons made over the past six years.

Information Items
None
Board of Trustees Minutes
August 25, 2008
Page 4 of 4

Communications
Board/Superintendent Reports
See attached.
Dr. Jaconette reported that several possible sites for the temporary district office have been identified and
are being investigated. A draft study for relocation of the maintenance operations is being completed and
will be brought to the Board for discussion. The Leadership Team identified district goals for 2008-2009
that will be brought to the Coordinating Council for further input, and then brought to the Board. EMC
Research is currently conducting a voter opinion survey on a possible increase in the parcel tax.
The Superintendent/Board Activity Reports are also posted online at orindaschools.org. Click on District
Info, then on Board, and then on Board Minutes.

Future Agenda Items
Staff development update, enrollment update, state budget update, parcel tax planning, Pine Grove
project, maintenance operations relocation, nutrition policy, facilities, district goals.

Action #08-09—Adjournment
Bontemps/Alper
That the August 25, 2008 meeting be adjourned.
Ayes: Alper, Bontemps, Rudebusch, Sorenson, West                   Noes: None               Absent: None

No further action was taken and the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.



                                                                           __________________________
                                                                                        Dr. Joe Jaconette
                                                                             Superintendent and Secretary
                                                                              Orinda Union School District

				
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