PUSD Board Meeting Summary – February 9, 2022

Thursday, February 10th, 2022 - Posted in All District News District Communications

At its February 9th meeting, the Piedmont Unified Board of Education:

Received Update on Administrative Regulation 5111 – Admissions – The Board of Education approved revisions to Administrative Regulation 5111 Admission on October 13, 2021. These revisions included the establishment of birthday cut-off dates for admission to Kindergarten and 1st Grade in accordance with the Education Code. The Board of Education requested to review this administrative regulation, and at the Board meeting on January 26, 2022, was presented with previous Board policy language for AR 5111, new language for AR 5111 adopted in October, 2021. The Board directed the District administration to develop language that allowed the greatest amount of flexibility for families and school sites. Also on January 26, 2022, the third reading of Senate Bill 70 Elementary Education: Kindergarten, passed in the Senate. If SB 70 is signed into law by Governor Newsom, this will mean compulsory education in California will begin at 5 years old and Kindergarten will become mandatory. This new language will restrict the District’s ability to provide the degree of flexibility that School Board members requested at the previous Board meeting; therefore, this item was placed on the Board agenda for additional information and discussion. Read full background & view presentation.

Received Update on the Facilities Planning – Pending Projects – The District maintains a list of facilities projects that will require attention in the near term (1-5 years). In preparation for the work that is planned for summer 2022, the list has been updated. This information item will share the list and the preliminary scheduling of projects over the next three summers. The projects for this summer have identified funding. All other projects are pending funding. Read full background

Received Annual Update for the 2021-22 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) – The State of California requires every school district to write a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for spending State-funded monetary allocations for education. The LCAP describes how the District will meet its annual goals for students, which should reflect both State requirements and local priorities. The LCAP is designed to address a set of standardized, measurable goals, for the purpose of improving conditions of learning, pupil outcomes, and engagement of staff, students, and community members. The LCAP must be adopted by local School Boards by July 1 and reviewed annually. Read full background & view presentation.

Received Presentation 2020-21 Results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) – The CAASPP – the California Assessments of Student Performance and Progress – is a collection of computer-based assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics and now, Science. The CAASPP replaced the paper-based Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program beginning in 2014. Last spring, Piedmont students in grades 3–8 and 11 participated in the 2020-21 CAASPP for English Language Arts and Math. Students in grades 5, 8, and 12 participated in the Science test “CAST”. Read full background & view presentation

Accepted the 2020-21 Financial Audit Report – Education Code Section 41020 requires each school district to contract with a qualified CPA firm for an audit of their books and accounts, including an audit of income and expenditures by source of funds. The CPA firm is required to file the report with the county superintendent of schools, the California Department of Education, and the State Controller’s Office. The annual audited financial report for fiscal year 2020- 21, prepared by Eide Bailly LLP is now complete. The auditor, Jill Stenton, presented the audit and answered questions. Read full background & Audit Report.

Conducted Public Hearing For 2022-23 Contract Opener Between the District and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 60 – Read full background.

Conducted Public Hearing For 2022-23 Contract Openers Between The District and the Association of Piedmont Teachers (APT) – Read full background.

Approved 2021-22 Tentative Agreement between the Piedmont Teachers Association (APT) and the Piedmont Unified School District – Read full background.

Approved the 2021-22 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Association of Piedmont School Administrators (APSA) and Piedmont Unified School District and Certify Public Disclosure of Collective Bargaining Agreement in Accordance with AB 1200 – Read full background

Approved 2021-22 Assistant Coaches Stipend Schedule – The District relies on coaches and assistant coaches to provide an athletics program for Piedmont High School and Millennium High School students. For 2021-22, the District budget only included stipends for head coaches. Thanks to a commitment from Athletics Boosters, the Board was asked to approve a $1,000 stipend for Assistant Coaches for 2021-22. Read full background and stipend schedule

Approved Superintendent Step Increase Per Contract Language – Read full background

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Next Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, March 9th, 7:00pm

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