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    November 1, 2017 - Regular Board Meeting
    Posted on 10/27/2017

    Agenda FINAL
    Regular Legislative Session
    November 1, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

    Board of Directors
    2445 – 3rd Avenue South
    Seattle, Washington 98134
    206-252-0040
    www.seattleschools.org


    I. Call to Order - 4:15 p.m.

    1. General Welcome Announcement to Audience
    2. Roll Call
    3. Pledge of Allegiance
    4. Recognition
      1. Communities in Schools
      2. 2017 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Washington State Physical Education Teachers of the Year
      3. Native American Heritage Month

    II. Student Presentations - 4:30 p.m.

    • Dearborn Park International School

    III. Superintendent Comments - 4:45 p.m.

    IV. Student Comments

    • Middle College High School

    V. Business Action Items - 4:55 p.m.

    A. Consent Agenda   

    1. Minutes of the September 26, 2017 Work Session, the October 11, 2017 Work Session, and the October 18, 2017 Regular Board Meeting (posted on 10/28).

    2. Personnel Report

    3. Annual approval of the written plans of programs or schools using the alternative learning experience model (C&I, Oct. 10, for approval) – Approval of this item would approve the plans of four Alternative Learning Experience schools or programs.  

    4. Amending Policy No. 2161, Special Education, and Repealing Policies C62.00, Graduation for Special Education Students, and C69.00, Procedural Safeguards for Parents (C&I, Oct. 10, for approval) – Approval of this item would incorporate Policies C62.00 and C69.00 into Policy No. 2161.

    5. Approval of the Washington State Auditor’s (SAO) Annual Audit Services Contract for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year Audits (A&F, Oct. 10, for approval) – Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to reimburse the Washington State Auditor’s Office for its services up to the amount of $346,890 for the District’s 2016-17 fiscal year audits.

    6. Approval of the Superintendent’s Professional Practice goal and rubric for 2017-18 (Exec, Aug. 24, for consideration) - Approval of this item would approve a professional practice goal and accompanying rubric and amend the Superintendent's Evaluation Instrument. (action report has been edited)

    B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

    VI. Public Testimony - 5:30 p.m.

    1.

    Ella Paulk

    Ida B. Wells Middle College High School at UW

    2.

    Sarah Sense-Wilson

    Anti-Bullying, Discrimination and Affirmative Action

    3.

    Chris Jackins

    Policy 5010, 5207, 5245; Policy 4140; Kids in the Middle Grant; Contract for Career Readiness Software; CTE Partnerships Resolution

    4.

    Carol Simmons

    Policies 5010, 5207

    5.

    Karen Elliott

    Native education, anti-bullying and discrimination

    6.

    Blaine Parce

    Board Policies 5010, 5207 and 5245

    7.

    Taylor Stahl

    Whittier/Loyal Heights re-zone; sibling grandfathering and transportation continuation

    8.

    Amy Bryan

    2018-19 Implementation Amendment to 2013-20 Growth Boundaries Plan for Student Assignment
    9. Vicki Pinkham Discrimination and Racism
    10. Aidan Carroll Nondiscrimination, bullying and Affirmative Action
    11. Tomoyuki C. Olsen 2018-19 Implementation Amendment to 2013-20 Growth Boundaries Plan for Student Assignment
    12. Eric Blumhagen Student Assignment Plan
    13. Eliza Rankin Lowell Elementary and SPS high-need schools
    14. Sam McKagan Lowell Elementary and SPS high-need schools
    15. Chandler Charles A Public, Inclusive, Native-focused High School
    16. Devin Bruckner Equitable Access to Advanced Learning
    17. Brian Terry Equitable Access to Advanced Learning
    18. Joseph Edward Mitchell A Native-focused Alternative Options High School
    19. Frank Irigon Education
    20. Julie Popper Equitable Access to Advanced Learning

    Wait List

    1.

    Sebrena Burr

    Family Engagement - Transparency

    2.

    James Wagar

    School Boundaries

    3.

    Katie McVicars

    School Boundaries

    VII. Board Comments

    VIII. Business Action Items (Continued) - 6:30 p.m.

    C. Action Items

    1. Amend Board Policy No. 5010, Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action; Adopt New Board Policy No. 5207, Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying; and Adopt New Board Policy No. 5245, Anti-Retaliation (A&F, Oct. 9, for consideration) – Approval of this item would adopt standalone polices for nondiscrimination; harassment, intimidation, and bullying; and non-retaliation for employees in the 5000 policy series. (action report and attachments have been edited)

    2. Repealing School Governance Structures Policy and Procedures F20.00, F20.01, and F20.02 and Adopting New Board Policy No. 4140, Collaborative Governance Structures (C&I, Oct. 10, for consideration) – Approval of this item would replace outdated policy and procedures related to school governance structures with higher-level policy language about the importance of collaborative governance structures. (attachment has been edited)

    3. Adoption of Board Resolution 2017/18-3: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnerships (C&I, Oct. 10, for consideration) – Approval of this item would adopt a resolution in support of CTE partnerships that support district goals.

    4. 2017-18 Legislative Agenda (Exec, Oct. 12, for approval) – Approval of this item would adopt the formal statement of the District’s legislative priorities from the School Board to members of the state and federal legislatures.

    5. Kids in the Middle grant from the Nesholm Family Foundation (A&F, Oct. 9, for approval) – Approval of this item would accept a grant of $596,608 to provide support to the three highest poverty middle schools in the district.

    6. 2018-19 Implementation Amendment to 2013-20 Growth Boundaries Plan for Student Assignment (Ops, Oct. 5, for approval) – Approval of this item would update the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries Plan to prevent misalignment of the Whittier Elementary School and Loyal Heights Elementary School boundaries. (action report has been edited)

    D. Introduction Items

    1. Amending Policy No. 2415, High School Graduation Requirements (C&I, Oct. 11, for consideration) – Approval of this item would amend Policy No. 2015 to remove a minimum GPA requirement imposed by the district to bring graduation requirements more in line with state law.

    2. Amending Policy No. 2420, High School Grade and Credit Marking (C&I, Oct. 11, for consideration) – Approval of this item would amend Policy No. 2420, to align credit requirements with state law.

    3. Resolution 2017/18-4, Certification of Excess Levies and Calculation of General fund Levy Rollback for 2018 (A&F, Oct. 9, for approval) – Approval of this item would certify to the county legislative authority budgets or estimates of the amounts to be raised by taxation on the assessed valuation of the property in the district.

    4. Superintendent's Employment Agreement: Employment Agreement - Cost of Living Adjustment ("COLA") - Approval of this item would increase the Superintendent's base salary by the COLA amount of 2.3% ($6,787.22). 

    5. BTA IV: Award Construction Contract K5078, Bid No, B08705 to Forma Construction Company for the Magnolia Elementary School Renovation and Addition Project (Ops, May 18, for consideration) - Approval of this item would authorize the execution of construction contract K5078 to Forma Construction Company for the Magnolia Elementary School Renovation and Addition Project in the amount of $26,217,500, and authorize the transfer of $5,000,000 from BTA IV Program Contingency to the Magnolia Elementary School Renovation and Addition Project.

    IX. Executive Session: To consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased price - This session will begin at the conclusion of the regular Board meeting and last approximately 30 minutes. The legislative session will reconvene at the conclusion of the executive session to adjourn the meeting if there is no further business before the Board. No action will be taken as a result of the executive session.

    X. Adjourn - 8:30 p.m.

    Calendar Reminders

    A complete list of upcoming Board meetings and Director community meetings can be found on the School Board website at this link: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=15493. A paper copy of upcoming meetings will be provided at Board Meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the School Board Office at 206-252-0040.