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Regular Board Meeting
Natomas USD
April 28, 2021 3:00PM
EDUCATION CENTER - BOARD ROOM 1901 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834 Closed Session: 3:00 p.m. Open Session: 5:30 p.m.

I. OPEN SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
NUSD Board Meetings are open to the public at a limited capacity that is in alignment with guidance from the State of California and County of Sacramento. Due to seating configurations to meet social distancing guidelines seating for the public is limited. With 5 Board members and up to 10 staff that only leaves approximately 5 seats for the public based on the capacity allowed in the room. Individuals who choose to attend the Board Meeting in person will be required to wear a mask (or similar face covering) for the duration of their time inside the Education Center. Individuals who attend in person should take their temperature and self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the building. Anyone who has a temperature of 100.1 degrees or higher, or is exhibiting symptoms, should not attend in person. There will be a free-standing/touchless temperature machine at the entrance of the Education Center for those who forget to take their temperature before leaving home. The Board assumes no liability for any health risks to members of the public who attend the Board meeting in-person. All individuals attending the meeting in-person do so at their own risk.

Members of the public may attend the Board Meeting in person to give public comment (if capacity allows) or submit a public comment via eComment at publiccomment@natomasunified.org. If you are unable to submit a public comment via eComment please call Constituent and Customer Services prior to 12:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021 for assistance. NUSD Board Meetings are also live-streamed and recorded, and available for viewing at http://natomasunified.org/board-of-trustees/videos/. Those in attendance should expect that the recordings will capture all activity and discussions before, during, and after meetings.

II. ROLL CALL
III. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
PROCEDURE: The Board of Trustees welcomes the public's participation at Board Meetings and has devoted time in the meeting for that purpose. Members of the public may attend the Board Meeting in person to give public comment (if capacity allows) or submit a public comment via eComment at publiccomment@natomasunified.org. If you are unable to submit a public comment via eComment please call Constituent and Customer Services prior to 12:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021 for assistance. Presentations from the public are limited to two (2) minutes regarding any item that is within the Board's subject matter jurisdiction. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. Please note that Government Code Section 54954.2(a) limits the ability of Board Members to respond to public comments. In addition, the Board may not take action on any item which is not on this agenda except as authorized by Government Code 54954.2.
V. CLOSED SESSION
Quick Summary / Abstract:
PROCEDURE: There are a number of exceptions to the requirement that the public business is done in public. The Legislature has articulated these exceptions because of public necessity for confidentiality or because an open disclosure would violate the privacy rights of an employee or a pupil.  
V.a. Appeal Pursuant to Administrative Regulation 1312.3Confidential agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Angela Herrera, Chief Academic Officer
V.b. Conference with Legal Counsel Regarding Two Cases of Existing Litigation: Case No. 34-2019-80003194 and Case No. 34-2019-80003155Confidential agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Chris Evans, Superintendent
V.c. Conference with Legal Counsel Regarding Potential Litigation - One CaseConfidential agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Chris Evans, Superintendent
VI. RECONVENE OPEN SESSION
VII. ROLL CALL/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VIII. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
IX. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
X. COMMUNICATIONS
X.a. Student Board Member
X.b. Board Members
X.c. Superintendent's Report
XI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
PROCEDURE: The Board of Trustees welcomes the public's participation at Board Meetings and has devoted time in the meeting for that purpose. The Board requests that you fill out a Public Comment card and turn it in to the Superintendent's Assistant. Each card has a checkbox where you may indicate that you are requesting the Board exclude your student's directory information (name, address, grade, etc.) as defined in Education Code 49061 from the meeting minutes. Your name will be called under the appropriate agenda item or Public Comment section of the agenda. Presentations from the public are limited to two (2) minutes regarding any item that is within the Board's subject matter jurisdiction. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. Please note that Government Code Section 54954.2(a) limits the ability of Board Members to respond to public comments. In addition, the Board may not take action on any item which is not on this agenda except as authorized by Government Code 54954.2.Members of the public may attend the Board Meeting in person to give public comment (if capacity allows) or submit a public comment via eComment at publiccomment@natomasunified.org. If you are unable to submit a public comment via eComment please call Constituent and Customer Services prior to 12:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021 for assistance.
XII. CONSENT ITEMS
Quick Summary / Abstract:
PROCEDURE: Generally, routine items are approved by one motion without discussion. The Superintendent or Board member may request that an item be pulled from the Consent Agenda and voted on separately. In alignment with BB 9322, the item shall be removed and given individual consideration for action as a regular agenda item.
XII.a. Approve Consent Calendar
XII.b. Approve the March 24, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes and March 24 and April 9, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes
Speaker:
Chris Evans, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Chris Evans, Superintendent
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to approve the March 24, 2021 Regular Board meeting minutes and the March 24 and April 9, 2021 Special Board meeting minutes.
XII.c. Approve Title I Schoolwide Status for Two Rivers Elementary and Inderkum High Schools
Speaker:
Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to approve Title I Schoolwide Status for Two Rivers Elementary and Inderkum High schools.
Rationale:
Two Rivers Elementary and Inderkum High School have been identified for Title I eligibility based on their percentages of Free/Reduced Prices Meal (FRPM) students. The current list of 9 NUSD Title I Schoolwide status programs include American Lakes, Bannon Creek, Jefferson, H. Allen Hight, Natomas Park, Witter Ranch, Natomas Middle, Discovery and Natomas High.

Expanding Title I Schoolwide status to 2 additional NUSD schools, allows more students to benefit from additional resources to support their academic achievement.  

Increasing the number of Title I schools allows for increased flexibility for allocating Title I funds, while staying compliant with Title I restrictions and ensuring that the funds are expended. The addition of two Title I schools does not yield the District additional Federal funding. The current funding will be spread out to support the additional schools. With this change in per-school allocations, carryover funding in the amount of $322,104 will be allocated to keep all Title I schools whole for the 2021-22 school year.

The attached table includes the additional schools eligible for Title I and shows the funding allocation for all Title I schools for 2021-22.

 
Attachments:
Expanding Title I - Funding Allocations 2021-22
XIII. PUBLIC HEARING
XIII.a. Public Hearing Regarding the Public Disclosure between Natomas Unified School District and the Natomas Teachers Association (NTA) as Required by AB 1200
Speaker:
Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to hold a Public Hearing regarding the Public Disclosure between the Natomas Unified School District and the Natomas Teachers Association as required by AB 1200.
Rationale:
Before a public school employer enters into a written agreement with an exclusive representative covering matters within the scope of representation, the major provisions of the agreement, including but not limited to, the costs that would be incurred by the public school employer under the agreement for the current and subsequent fiscal years, shall be disclosed at a public meeting of the public school employer in a format established for this purpose by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Review of the attached AB 1200 Public Disclosure was completed by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and accepted on April 21, 2021.
 
Attachments:
AB1200 Public Disclosure (NTA April 2021)
XIV. ACTION ITEMS
XIV.a. Approve the Public Disclosure in Accordance with AB 1200 between the Natomas Unified School District and the Natomas Teachers Association (NTA)
Speaker:
Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Superintendent Recommends Approval Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to approve the Public Disclosure in Accordance with AB 1200 between the Natomas Unified School District and the Natomas Teachers Association (NTA).
Rationale:
Before a public school employer enters into a written agreement with an exclusive representative covering matters within the scope of representation, the major provisions of the agreement, including but not limited to, the costs that would be incurred by the public school employer under the agreement for the current and subsequent fiscal years, shall be disclosed at a public meeting of the public school employer in a format established for this purpose by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Review of the attached AB 1200 Public Disclosure was completed by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and accepted on April 21, 2021.
 
Attachments:
AB1200 Public Disclosure (NTA April 2021)
XIV.b. Present and Approve 2021-2022 Budget Actions
Speaker:
Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Superintendent Recommends Approval Javetta Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent Angela Herrera, Chief Academic Officer Carol Swanson, Associate Superintendent
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to receive information on the proposed 2021-2022 budget actions and approve certain items.
Rationale:
Trustees will receive a presentation where staff will explain their recommended approach to utilize one-time funds, and seek Board action where possible in order to begin to take the preliminary steps to launch some of the proposed actions.  Staff will be asking for board approval on certain items, but not necessarily all of the items.  More information will be provided during the Board meeting on Wednesday, April 28.
 
Attachments:
2021-2022 Budget Actions - 4.29.2021
XIV.c. Approve Amendment to Employment Agreement with Carol Swanson
Speaker:
Chris Evans, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Superintendent Recommends Approval Chris Evans, Superintendent
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to approve the amendment to employment agreement with Carol Swanson.
Rationale:
This is an amendment to a current employment agreement and represents no new FTE.
 
Attachments:
First Contract Amendment for Carol Swanson
XIV.d. Ratify a Contract with Advanced Solutions for the Purchase, Installation, and Implementation of a New Voice Over IP Telephone System
Speaker:
Angela Herrera, Chief Academic Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Superintendent Recommends Approval Angela Herrera, Chief Academic Officer
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to ratify a contract with Advanced Solutions for the purchase, installation, and implementation of a new Voice Over IP telephone system at 10 Natomas Unified Schools.
Rationale:
10 of our Natomas schools have outdated phone systems that need replacing. The phone devices and handsets and the software systems are out of warranty and support, which requires the systems to be updated and to utilize current technology.

The contract amount is $298,570.26 and will be funded from Safety & Security Measure J.
 
Attachments:
Est_125_from_ADVANCED_SOLUTION_3116
XV. DISCUSSION
XV.a. First Reading of Administrative Regulation
Speaker:
Chris Evans, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Chris Evans, Superintendent NEW: AR 0100 - Theory of Action for Student Success
Recommended Motion:
The Board is asked to review and discuss the attached proposed administrative regulation.
Rationale:
The first proposed AR 0100 would focus on the who, what and when of equity/diversity actions that align with Board Policy (BP) 0100. The Board is asked to discuss the draft with an interest to move forward with a 2nd reading and possible approval at the May 12th Board Meeting.
 
Attachments:
0100 AR Theory of Action for Student Success - April 2021 DRAFT
XVI. ADJOURNMENT

Published: April 23, 2021, 4:01 PM

The resubmit was successful.