Superintendent Banda's meeting with the Latino community from 6-8 pm at El Centro de la Raza. Feedback, concerns and questions are welcome.
Tuesday, November 27th
Work Session: Strategic Plan Guiding Principles from 4:30-6:30 pm. No agenda available.
Wednesday, November 28th
School Board meeting starting at 4:15 pm. Sign up first thing Monday morning if you want to speak. Agenda.
Action items reflect the 2013 Legislative agenda, approval of "superintendent evaluation instrument: the CSIP approvals, voting in a new Policy 1400 about Board meetings.
To note about Policy 1400, it appears the start time is to remain at 4:15 p.m. It also changes the policy that saying that any changes in the prepared agenda may be requested by the Superintendnetn or a Board member and is approved by majority vote (and redlined out is "of the Board members present." As you may remember, earlier this year there was a tussle over whether a Board vote was correct because of what constituted a "majority". So I read this as it has to be a majority of the seven members rather than the majority of who is sitting at any given meeting.
Also (green is new, red is what is out):
All votes on motions and resolutions shall be by oral roll call vote except for a vote on the consent agenda, which shall be by “voice” vote. No action shall be taken by secret ballot at any meeting required to be open to the public. Except as provided in the next paragraph, a majority vote shall determine the outcome of a motion. In that regard, if a Board member abstains, the Board member’s presence counts toward meeting the quorum requirement, but does not count as a vote for or against the motion. The outcome of the vote is determined by the majority of those who voted.
An oral roll call vote of all the members of the Board is required for the election of Board officers, filling a vacancy on the Board, or for the selection of the school district Superintendent, and a majority vote of all the members of the Board is required for any person to be elected or selected as a Board officer, filling a vacancy on the Board, or for the selection of the school district Superintendent for such positions.
Intro items include contracts with labor partners Local No. 79 and No. 117, paying for a new capital program and project management software contract for $649,988 (hope it's worth it), audience participation (allowing 5 more speakers if the list grows to 35+ requests, payment to the district of $275k for a claim relating to the Silas Potter scandal*, and capital payments for Ingraham and the creation of a new elementary at Genesee Hill.
*The Release of Claim provides for payment of $275,000 (the amount of the losses recognized by SAO, less the $5,000 deductible under the agreement). The coverage limits are $500,000. The WSRMP has stated that the “questioned costs” are not covered under the insurance provisions. The Release of Claim provides that the District will retain the right to seek civil recovery from former employees and any third parties that may be responsible for the losses and questioned costs. It also provides that if a court directs restitution as a result of any criminal proceeding, the District gets to recover its $5,000 deductible first and thereafter split any recovery, 50% to the District and 50% to WSRMP, up to the amount paid by WSRMP.
The King County Prosecutor has filed charges against three individuals arising from the first report. Those charges are still pending. At this time the District has not decided whether to pursue civil action against any of the individuals involved in the RSBDP activities.
Saturday, December 1st
Board Retreat from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm