Board Meeting Alerts

Board Agenda Alert: May 14, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Regular Meeting, 5:00 P.M.

Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103

There is a chance for  Public Testimony (Up to 30 minutes at beginning of meeting.  You can speak to issues not on the agenda between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM

B. Opening Ceremony
3. Student Presentation: Wilson Middle School Intermediate Orchestra (Sub district D - Richard Barrera)

C. Report of Closed Session Actions and Superintendent and Board Information Reports
1.Administrative Assignments (OE-5)
Public Employee Appointment/Public Employment; General Counsel, Chief of Staff

E. Superintendent's Consent Agenda
23. Resolution on Education Protection Account (EPA) Requirements and 2012-13 EPA Program by Resource Report; 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Resolution on the Education Protection Account (EPA) Requirements and the 2012-13 EPA Program by Resource Report.
FISCAL IMPACT: $115,538,018. It is important to note this is not new funding for 2012-13. The EPA Funds have already been included in the General Fund budget. It is only a change in the source of how the district receives the funds. 
BACKGROUND: Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, approved by the voters on November 6, 2012, temporarily increases the states sales tax rate for all taxpayers and the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers.
The new revenues generated from Proposition 30 are deposited into a newly created state account called the Education Protection Account (EPA). School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools (LEAs) will receive funds from the EPA based on their proportionate share of the statewide revenue limit amount, which includes charter school general purpose funding. 
A corresponding reduction is made to an LEA's revenue limit or charter school general purpose state aid equal to the amount of their EPA entitlement. For 2012-13, LEAs will receive EPA payments at the end of June, 2013. Beginning with the 2013-14 Fiscal Year, LEA's will receive these EPA payments on a quarterly basis commencing September, 2013. 
Proposition 30 requires all districts, counties, and charter schools to report on their web sites an accounting of how much money was received from the EPA and how that money was spent and that the board acknowledge that the EPA funds will not be spent on administrators or other administrative costs. Proposition 30 also requires that the use of EPA funds be determined by the governing board at an open public meeting prior to any expenditures being recorded for 2012-13.

31. Naming the Now-Merged San Diego High School of Business and San Diego High School of LEADS to San Diego High School of Business and Leadership;
32. Classification Items; BUDGETED: YES, GENERAL UNRESTRICTED (OE-5)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the following recommendation to re-establish the Chief of Staff position that will allow the district to meet its goals and objectives that align with the district's mission and vision.
OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
RECOMMENDATION:
1. Re-establish, effective May 14, 2013, the management job classification of Chief of Staff, at salary grade 054 on the NonRepresented Management Salary Schedule. 
Job Class Salary
Grade Annual Salary Range
Chief of Staff 054 $151,799- $193,738
2. Abolish, effective July 1, 2013, the management job classification of Chief of Staff and District Relations. Future abolishment date recommended to allow for internal processes.
Job Class Salary
Grade Annual Salary Range
Chief of Staff and District Relations 044 $119,408- $152,123
FISCAL IMPACT: The 2013-14 salary costs to fund a single position, including the cost of fixed and variable benefits total approximately $205,321. This cost will be partially offset by savings from the elimination of the Chief of Staff and District Relations position.
IMPACT TO DISTRICT STAFFING: The recommendation results in the appointment of a single incumbent.
CONSULTATION WITH BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Not applicable.
BACKGROUND: The original job classification of Chief of Staff was abolished in July 2009, due to district reorganization. The recommendation to re-establish the job classification and position of Chief of Staff is necessary with primary focus on providing the leadership and responsibility of thoughtfully and systematically implementing the district's instructional program around Common Core State Standards. The recommended Chief of Staff position requires one to be an instructional leader with experience leading and transforming large and small scale systemic initiatives with a focus on learning outcomes. The Chief of Staff role will be vital in engaging and leading all departments to have a clear and laser-like focus on student and adult learning. Approval to establish this position will allow for the appointment of a single incumbent. 

F. Student Instructional Matters
2. Proposed Addition of Morse High School to 2013 General Education Summer School Program
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the addition of Morse High School to the proposed 2013 Summer School sites (Attachment 
1). On April 23, 2013, the board directed staff to explore the feasibility of including Morse High School as an open site for the 2013 Summer School program. Staff met with high school principals on April 26, 2013 to discuss the feasibility of opening Morse for a 2013 Summer School program. The high school principals agreed that it is important to open Morse to ensure adequate Summer School opportunities for the students in Area 1. Staff revised the estimated enrollment projections and high school principals agreed to reduce the estimated clerical, counselor and librarian costs related to the middle school program (8th grade retention to be held on the high school campuses) to free up funding to accommodate the $201,845 associated with opening an additional high school.
FISCAL IMPACT: $1,861,403 for the 2013 general education Summer School program, including Morse High School. The board approved $1,888,254 for general education Summer School on April 23, 2013, which did not include Morse. No additional funding beyond what has already been approved is needed to open Morse High School. 
The April 23, 2013 proposed general education Summer School program budget of $1,928,254 included $40,000 to be provided to La Jolla High School for D and F core course make-up. The board did not approve this expenditure. La Jolla High School students that require D and F make-up in core courses during Summer 2013 may attend the nearest open high school (e.g., Mira Mesa or Madison).
PRIOR YEAR FISCAL IMPACT: $1,391,233 - actual.
IMPACT TO DISTRICT STAFFING: No additional staffing is required. Summer School provides additional work opportunities for existing 10-month certificated and classified staff.
CONSULTATION WITH BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Yes, shared with the District Advisory Committee (DAC) for Compensatory Education on March 20, 2013, and April 17, 2013.
BACKGROUND: On April 23, 2013, the board approved a proposed 2013 general education Summer School program, which included one open high school in each of the six areas (Henry, Hoover, Lincoln, Madison, Mira Mesa, and San Diego) to offer D and F core course make-up in Grades 9-12.
The board directed staff to explore the feasibility of also opening Morse High School for Grades 9-12 core course make-up to ensure students in Area 1 are offered the opportunity to attend Summer School at their school of enrollment.
3. Revise District Graduation Requirements to Include Computer Proficiency and Suspend the Senior Exhibition Requirement; BUDGETED: N/A (OE-2)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the following recommendations:
1. Revise district graduation requirements for the Class of 2016 and beyond to include computer proficiency: Students in the Class of 2016 and beyond may demonstrate computer proficiency (in Grades 5-12) through completion of a course of study (e.g., i21) that incorporates proficiency in computer applications. Proficiency may also be demonstrated through satisfactory results on the high school level district test of computer proficiency. Reinstating the computer proficiency requirement will ensure that district students continue to be prepared for college and career as they enter the 21st century technologically based world.
2. Revise district graduation requirements to suspend the senior exhibition requirement effective with the Class of 2014. Senior exhibition is not a state graduation requirement, nor is it required for UC 'a-g' eligibility. Staff will work with senior high principals to ensure student graduation readiness in alignment with Common Core State Standards performance tasks and 21st century skills. 
FISCAL IMPACT: No fiscal impact for restoring the computer proficiency requirement; potential savings to 2013-14 general fund unrestricted of $400,000 for suspending the senior exhibition requirement.
PRIOR YEAR FISCAL IMPACT: In 2012-13, the district began providing central funding to sites in the amount of $50 per students to defray costs related to senior exhibition ($400,000 total). In prior years, sites funded senior exhibition through their own site budgets.
IMPACT TO DISTRICT STAFFING: None.
CONSULTATION WITH BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Not applicable.
BACKGROUND: On March 29, 2011, the board, through its actions on the recommendations of the 'a-g' Task Force, removed Computer Literacy as a graduation requirement effective with the Class of 2016 (current Grade 9 students) and adopted Career Technical Education requirements that incorporated computer proficiency. On April 10, 2012, the board rescinded the Career Technical Education and the embedded computer proficiency requirement. [Note: Students in the Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015 are required to meet the Computer Literacy requirement by: 1) completing a computer education course; 2) completing an approved course incorporating computer education and computer applications, or 3) by passing a test.]
Senior exhibitions were created prior to our current assessment system as a way to evaluate high school experience via a portfolio. Some of the current requirements are similar to a culminating project and include community service work, evidence of success throughout their school career, and work samples. While there is consensus that this is a valuable educational experience, the preparation of a senior exhibition that meets site-developed criteria may not be in alignment with Common Core State Standards assessments. This item may be revisited in the future.

I. District Operations
1. Construction Bonds Update (Propositions S and Z); 
2. Financial Update on 2013-14 Budget Development and Third Interim Financial Report Update, Fiscal Year      2012-13, in Compliance with Education Code Section 42131; 
3. Reduction/Elimination of Vacant Positions Resolution; 
4. High Bidder and Auction Results for District-Owned Property Mission Beach Center-REQUIRES 4 VOTES; 
5. Transportation Classification Actions; 
6. Motion Tabled from April 9, 2013 Board Meeting Regarding Elimination of Vacant Transportation Budget Supervisor Classification on the AASD Represented Classified Supervisors' Salary Schedule (Continued from April 23, 2013 Meeting); 
7. Ethical Practices Task Force Recommendations (Continued from April 23, 2013 Meeting);