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June 12, 2019

JUNE 12, 2019


Redwood City, California


June 12, 2019

  1. Call to Order

President McBride called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office, Redwood City School District (“RCSD”), 750 Bradford Street, Redwood City.

Present at the meeting: President McBride, Vice-President Janet Lawson, Alisa MacAvoy, María Díaz-Slocum, Cecilia I. Márquez and Superintendent Baker.

Others Present: Linda Montes, Wendy Kelly, Antonio Pérez, Anna Lague, Patricia Corea, Johanness Van Der Pool, Michael Bolander, Will Robertson, Don Dias, Whitney Wood, Aaron Hand, and many others that did not sign in.

  1. Welcome

2.1 Welcome

2.2 Pledge of Allegiance

President McBride welcomed those present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Changes to the Agenda

Trustee MacAvoy requested to move Action Items 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 to Consent.

  1. Approval of Agenda

The board approved the agenda as amended, (Díaz- Slocum, MacAvoy; 5-0).

  1. Oral Communication


  1. School/Community Reports

6.1 Measure T Citizens’ Oversight Committee FY 2017-18 Annual Report

Michael Bolander, Chair for the Measure T Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee, provided the School Board and Superintendent Baker with an annual report.

Mr. Bolander commented that at the May 30, 2019 meeting, the Measure T Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee approved the fiscal year 2017-18 Annual Report and confirmed that the School District expended Measure T General Obligation Bond funds only for the specific projects approved by the voters, in accordance with Proposition 39.

6.2 Child Nutrition Equipment Update Report

Anna Lague, Director of Child Nutrition Services provided the School Board with a Power Point Presentation on the purchased equipment for district-wide kitchens and district office.

Ms. Lague reported on updated kitchen appliances for Garfield (Polar King Walk in Freezer); Adelante (Everest 3 Door Reach-in Freezer), which will be moved to Henry Ford; Roosevelt and Kennedy Middle School (Metro Hot Holding Cabinet); District Office (Four Dell Desktop Computers and a Lap Top); Clifford, Roy Cloud, Henry Ford, Garfield, John Gill, Kennedy Middle School, MIT, Roosevelt, Selby Lane, and Taft (Twelve GA Systems Refrigerated Serving Units); and Roy Cloud, Henry Ford, John Gill, MIT, and Roosevelt (Five Re-Thermalizing Hot Serving Units).

The School Board and Superintendent Baker thanked Ms. Lague and the entire Child Nutrition Services Department for the update and their hard work throughout the School District kitchens.

  1. Public Hearing

7.1 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP for 2019-20)

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services PK-5 Linda Montes provided the School Board and Superintendent Baker with a presentation of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

RCSD has engaged parents, educators, employees, union members, students and community to create the 2019-20 LCAP through a series of meetings and through an annual climate/LCAP survey. The information was compiled and shared with the LCAP Steering Committee at the March 2019 meeting. The LCAP Steering Committee developed a draft of the 2019-20 LCAP actions and services as per the data review and analysis. The draft of the proposed actions and services for the 2019-20 LCAP was developed using the data gathered from the Climate Survey and the stakeholder engagement meetings.

The total LCAP expenditures for 2019-20 fiscal year is $89,454,827 which include LCFF Supplemental & Concentration Grant of $8.2 million and $4.2 million from Fund 12-Child Development Fund. Approximately 83% of the General Fund budget is reflected in the LCAP goals, actions, and services.

7.2 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum for 2019-20

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum for 2019-20 was discussed along with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP for 2019-20).

7.3 Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2019-20

Chief Business Official, Priscilla Aquino-Dichoso provided the School Board and Superintendent Baker with a presentation regarding the proposed preliminary budget for the 2019-2020 school year.

Speaker’s Cards:

Whitney Wood, community member, asked if the savings for the school closures were incorporated into the budget.

In response to Ms. Wood’s comment, Chief Business Official Priscilla Aquino-Dichoso, replied that the savings were incorporated into the budget.

The Board and Superintendent thanked CBO Aquino-Dichoso and her team for all their hard work on the budget.

  1. Discussion Items

8.1 Discussion of Site Plan for Student Achievement

Wendy Kelly, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources provided the School Board and Superintendent Baker with a presentation on the Site Plan for Student Achievement.

Ms. Kelly mentioned that the SPSAs were presented for review and discussion only and the final SPSAs for approval would be added to the June 26th board meeting for approval.

Speaker’s Cards:

Aaron Hand, Orion Alternative School parent, commented that the SPSA template is extremely rigid and gives a limited amount of space to provide feedback. Mr. Hand added that Principal Rivera only had access to John Gill School’s data and not the Orion Alternative School’s data. Mr. Hand asked how both data could be merged? Mr. Hand expressed his concern about students that need additional academic help. Mr. Hand asked how could all the great things going on at the schools be captured on the SPSAs? Mr. Hand added that the Orion community has worked closely with parents to improve student attendance. Mr. Hand commented that there could be an increase in chronic absenteeism with the school closures. Mr. Hand finalized his comment by stating that it was a pleasure working with parents and staff.

Whitney Wood, community member, addressed the School Board by expressing that the SPSA is not a governing document, but rather a compliance document.

The Board thanked Ms. Kelly and the Princpals for the preparation of the SPSAs, especially for those school sites merging or changing for next year.

8.2 First Reading and Discussion of Revisions to Board Policy 5030 – Student Wellness

Trustee MacAvoy commented that the Student Wellness Policy was due for an update and revision given new rules and some concerns from staff and parents.

Anna Lague, Director of Child Nutrition Services, commented that the reason why the Wellness Committee wanted to review and revise the policy was in order to address the rise of food allergies. Ms. Lague added that after including language in the policy specifically related to prevent any food allergies, there would be more preventive measures in effect.

  1. Consent Items

**Note: Trustee MacAvoy requested to move Action Items 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 to Consent.

The board approved the Consent Items (Lawson/Díaz-Slocum; 5-0), taking the following action:

9.1 Recommendation re: Ratification of Warrant Register, May 1, 2019-May 31, 2019

9.2 Recommendation re: Approval of Agreement for Consulting Management Services for the Child Nutrition Program between Sodexo America, LLC. and Redwood City School District

9.3 Recommendation re: Approval of Agreement between Redwood City School District and Dannis, Woliver & Kelley

9.4 Recommendation re: Approval of Agreement to Provide Meal Services to Connect Community Charter School and KIPP Excelencia Community Prep

9.5 Recommendation re: Approval of Agreement between Las Lomitas School District and the Redwood City School District

9.6 Recommendation re: Approval of Agreement with Dreambox

10.1 Recommendation re: Approval of Interim Housing Temporary Toilet Rental with United for Kennedy Middle School

10.2 Recommendation re: Approval of HDMI Adapter Purchase with Troxell

10.3 Recommendation re: Approval of Hoover School Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Participation Payment to PG&E

10.4 Recommendation re: Approval of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Infrastructure Easements with PG&E

10.6 Recommendation re: Approval of Roosevelt School Interim Housing Project Soil Off Haul Proposal with Dryco

10.7 Recommendation re: Approval of Selby Lane School Library Audio and Visual (AV) Equipment Purchase with IVS

10.8 Recommendation re: Approval of Taft School Electrical Service Upgrade Construction Agreement with Intermountain Electric Company

President McBride (Ayes)

Vice-President Lawson (Ayes)

Trustee MacAvoy (Ayes)

Trustee Díaz-Slocum (Ayes)

Trustee Márquez (Ayes)

10. Action Items

10.5 Recommendation re: Adoption of Resolutions 26, 27, 28, Resolutions for the Adoption of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for John Gill, Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs) for Garfield School, and Related Action for Taft School

The School Board adopted Resolutions 26, 27, and 28 for the adoption of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for John Gill, Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs) for Garfield School and Related Action for Taft School (Díaz-Slocum/Lawson; 5-0).

President McBride (Ayes)

Vice-President Lawson (Ayes)

Trustee MacAvoy (Ayes)

Trustee Díaz-Slocum (Ayes)

Trustee Márquez (Ayes)

  1. Board and Superintendent Reports

11.1 Report from Board Members and Superintendent

Vice-President Lawson reported attending the Chamber Education Committee meeting and the John Gill School 5th grade promotion.

Trustee MacAvoy reported attending promotion ceremonies at Hawes, Selby Lane, and Roosevelt. Trustee MacAvoy commented that Hawes’ promotion ceremony had been particularly special as it was the last promotion before its official closure. Furthermore, Trustee MacAvoy expressed that Principal Warren Sedar and Assistant Principal Leslie Danielle had done a great job during Selby Lane’s promotion given this was the last 8th grade promotion ceremony for the school due to the closure of the middle school grades at Selby and the merging with Adelante school. Trustee MacAvoy also reported attending the Redwood City Education Foundation Parcel Tax meeting and also visited Kennedy Middle School during their Field Day event. Lastly, Trustee MacAvoy attended John Gill School’s STEAM Day.

Trustee Díaz-Slocum reported attending graduation ceremonies at North Star Academy, Clifford School, and Fair Oaks School. Trustee Díaz-Slocum thanked Director of Communications, Jorge Quintana for being present at most of the graduations in RCSD. Trustee Díaz-Slocum reported attending the rosary for the Hawes’ student that passed away.

Trustee Márquez reported attending graduation ceremonies and promotions at Orion School, Henry Ford School, Adelante Spanish Immersion School and MIT.

President McBride reported attending the Make Time for Fitness event along with other board members and Superintendent. In addition, President McBride attended a Measure U meeting and a Walkathon event. President McBride attended the Clifford Coffee with the Superintendent event and commented Superintendent Baker had done a great job. Furthermore, President McBride also attended the Measure T Oversight Committee meeting. President McBride attended the Taft Community School promotion, in addition to the Kennedy Middle School graduation. Lastly, President McBride reported that Marilyn Ezrin, Redwood City Education Foundation Board President, hosted her first Parcel Tax meeting. President McBride also attended the ribbon-cutting event for the modernization of the Selby Lane Library and commented the library looks amazing!

Superintendent Baker reported attending most of the same events as board members.

  1. Information


13. Correspondence

Trustee Díaz-Slocum reported sending emails to many staff members and thanked staff members for being extremely responsive.

  1. Other Business/Suggested Items for Future Agenda


  1. Board Agenda Calendar

15.1 Changes to the Board Agenda Schedule

There were no changes to the board agenda schedule.

  1. Adjournment (Action Required)

The board adjourned the meeting at 10:47 p.m. (MacAvoy/Márquez; 5-0).

Alisa MacAvoy, Clerk