SCOTTS VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Scotts Valley Unified School District will provide each

student with quality educational opportunities by

maximizing the use of all of our resources.

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

February 26, 2013

PUBLIC SESSION: 5:00pm

SCOTTS VALLEY CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

One Civic Center Drive

Scotts Valley, CA  95066

 

AGENDA

OPENING PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SESSION – 5:30p.m.

(5 minutes)

A.     CALL TO ORDER

 

B.     FLAG SALUTE

 

D.     SET THE AGENDA

 

BOARD UPDATE/DISCUSSION

(20 minutes)

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

(15 minutes)

STUDENT ADVISORY MEMBER’S REPORT

(5 minutes)

SCZCSBA REPORT

(5 minutes)

SVEA REPORT

(5 minutes)

 

MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC – ORAL

Members of the audience are welcome to address the Board at this time during the meeting regarding items NOT listed on this agenda.  The Trustees may ask questions for clarity but cannot take action on those matters until such matters are appropriately placed on a future agenda, according to law.

The Governing Board may prohibit members of the public, who speak during the time permitted on the agenda for public expression, from commenting on matters that are not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the governing body.  The Governing Board retains the discretion to adopt regulations at its meetings, which may limit the time for public discussion of items within its subject matter jurisdiction.  Open Public Discussion at the beginning of the meeting is limited to 15 minutes.   For the record, please state your name at the beginning of your statement.

 

 

ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

 

 

 

A.     CONSENT AGENDA                                                                 

(5 minutes)

1.      Approve Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting of  February 5, 2013                     Back--up

Consent

2.      Approve the Letter to SVUSD Families and Community Members in Support of Athletic ProgramsBack--up

Consent

3.      Approve Resolution Number 13-015 “Measures to Support a Reduction in Gun Violence” as ModifiedBack--up

Consent

4.      Approve Letter to Legislators Regarding Funding Priority for School Safety            Back--up

Consent

5.      Adopt the CSBA Update to Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint ProceduresBack--up

Consent

6.      Approve a Contract with Total Compensation Systems, Inc. for an Actuarial Study of Retiree Health LiabilitiesBack--up

Consent

7.      Approve WarrantsBack--up

Consent

RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended that the Board approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

B.     ADMINISTRATION                                                                 Weaver

1.      Board Workshop on Effective Governance with Facilitator Babs Kavanaugh of BK ConsultingBack--up

Discussion/Action

(3 hours)

“Democracy is never a final achievement. It is a call to an untiring effort.” ~ John F. Kennedy

5:00 – 5:30

Opening - District Assets, Challenges and Opportunities

·          What is one thing you are proud of?

·          What are the challenges on the horizon?

·          What is one thing that you want to accomplish while on this governance team?

5:30 – 6:00

Overview – Effective Governance System – Alignment and Focus

·          Effective Governance – Best Practices to guide the work

·          12 Principles of Highly Effective Boards   

·          Review of roles and responsibilities

“Well-functioning, successful teams usually have chemistry that can’t be quantified.
They seem to get into a virtuous cycle in which one good quality builds on another.”
~ Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Harvard Business Review

6:00 – 6:30

Governance Culture – Providing Support - no surprises 

·          What does the Superintendent need from the Trustees to be effective?

·          What do the Trustees need from the Superintendent to be effective?

·          What do Trustees need from one another to be effective? 

6:30-7:00

Working Dinner – Governance Handbook Review

7:00 – 7:45

Governance Structure and Process

·          Continue review of SVUSD Governance Handbook with specific emphasis on: seeking answers; responding to community concerns, governance team goals

7:45 – 8:00

·          Next Steps, Evaluation and Closing

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT

Feb. 27

SVHS Expo and Open House

6:30-8:30pm

Feb. 28

SVEF Meeting

Vine Hill Theater Production Presentation (K-3)

Bruno’s upstairs 7pm

Rec Room, Time TBD

March 1

Vine Hill Theater Production Presentation (4-5)

Rec Room, Time TBD

March 4-5 & 7-8

SVHS Battle of the Bands

Lunch break

March 5

SVMS STAR 7th Grade Writing

SVHS IB Grade 8 Parent Night

 

Student Union 6pm

March 6

Brook Knoll Pizza Night

SV Round Table Pizza 5-8:00pm

March 8

SVHS Rockin’ the Union

Student Union 6:30-8:30pm

March 9

Vine Hill Dinner & Auction

Santa Cruz County Science Fair

Cocoanut Grove

 

March 15

SVHS Sports Rally

SVHS MORP Dance

Gym 10:08am

Student Union 7:30-10:30pm

March 16

Falcon Club Poker Tournament

Bruno’s BBQ

March 17-20

SVHS WASC Team Visit

 

March 20

Vine Hill Pizza Night

SV Round Table Pizza 5-8:00pm

March 21

SVHS Talent Show

Student Union 6:30-8:30pm

March 23

Brook Knoll ‘I the 80’s’ Dinner & Auction

Cocoanut Grove

March 27

Brook Knoll Kindergarten Parent Orientation

6:00-8:00pm

March 28

SVHS Ping Pong Tournament

SVEF Meeting

 

Bruno’s upstairs 7:00pm

May 4

SVEF Mt. Charlie Challenge

 

April 26

Falcon Club Golf Tournament

DeLaveaga Golf Course

 

 

FUTURE MEETING DATES

The next regularly scheduled Public Board Meetings will be held on:

Board Meeting Dates approved December 11, 2012

   March 12, 2013

  May 14, 2013

   March 26, 2013

  May 28, 2013

   April 9, 2013

  June 11, 2013

   April 23, 2013

  June 25, 2013 (tentative)

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Home Page = http://www.svusd.santacruz.k12.ca.us

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Written materials pertaining to items on this agenda may be viewed at the Scotts Valley Unified School District Office, 4444 Scotts Valley Dr., Ste. 5B, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 during normal office hours. (SB 343, 10/04/07)