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Previous MeetingFebruary 10, 2015 03:30 PM
Regular Board Meeting
Woodside School, Room 39
3195 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062


Preliminary Information

Board meetings are open to the public. Prior to any final action being taken on any topic or prior to moving to a new topic, members of the public are invited to address the Board on the topic under consideration. All open session meetings of the Governing Board of the Woodside Elementary School District are electronically recorded. Recordings are available for public review upon request to the Superintendent/Principal. The times listed herein for individual agenda items are approximations. If the meeting is running ahead of schedule, the Board President may elect, upon consultation with the Trustees, to proceed with an agenda item or defer it to later in the meeting closer to the published time.


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
I.  CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL (2:00 p.m.)   
Unfold II.  CONVENE TO CLOSED SESSION (2:00 p.m.)   
a. a. Conference with Labor Negotiators: Superintendent Dr. Beth Polito and Chief Business Official Robin Wasco - Govt. Code 54954.5     
b. Personnel     
c. Superintendent's Mid-Year Review of Goals     
V.  FLAG SALUTE (3:32 p.m.)   
VI.  AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA (3:33 p.m.)   
VII.  OPEN FORUM (3:34 p.m.)   
Unfold VIII.  SPOTLIGHT (3:35 p.m.)   
a. Design Teacher Hilary Fenton will highlight the Green Design Challenge for grade 1-8. This is a volunteer program for students to improve the environment at Woodside School.     
Unfold IX.  COMMUNICATIONS (3:45 p.m.)   
a. Superintendent Dr. Beth Polito Comment     
b. Governing Board Comment     
c. Comment from Employee Groups     
d. Woodside School Student Council Comment     
e. Woodside School Foundation Comment     
f. Woodside School PTA Comment     
Unfold X.  CONSENT AGENDA (3:50 p.m.)   
a. Minutes from the Meeting of January 13, 2015      (C)  
b. January 2015 Warrants and Payroll      (C)  
c. January 2015 Financial Statement      (C)  
d. December Investment Portfolio Report for County of San Mateo Investment Pool      (C)  
e. Certificated Seniority List for the 2014-2015 School Year      (C)  
f. 2013-2014 School Accountability Report Card      (C)  
g. Resolution 2015-08: Declaring Emergency and Authorizing Reconstruction of School Facilities      (C)  
Unfold XI.  DISCUSSION - ACTION ITEMS (4:00 p.m.)   
a. Kindergarten Math Program      (D)  
  Kindergarten teacher Tracy Reilly will give a presentation on students learning to show their thinking in math problem solving.    
b. Common Core State Standards Update      (D)  
  Dr. Beth Polito and Principals Pam Duarte and Steve Frank will report on the transition to the Common Core State Standards. The administration will answer Common Core questions and report on California assessment tests.
c. TK-5 Report Card Update      (D)  
  TK-5 Principal Pam Duarte will present drafts of the TK-5 Common Core State Standards based report cards, as well as the process that has been undertaken.
d. 2015-2016 School Calendar      (D)  (V)  
  Superintendent Dr. Beth Polito will present two 2015-2016 school year calendars for consideration by the Governing Board.  
e. Overnight Fields Trips for the 2015-2016 School Year      (D)  
  Middle School Principal Steve Frank will present the proposed overnight field trips for the 2015-2016 school year for review.
f. Strategic Planning Update      (D)  
  Dr. Beth Polito will update the Board on the strategic planning process and implementation priorities.
g. Board Policy Updates for 2014-2015      (V)  
  Dr. Beth Polito and the Trustees will consider approval of the second readings of Board Policy updates for the 2014-15 school year.
h. 2014-2015 Audit Firm Selection      (V)  
  Chief Business Official Robin Wasco recommends the approval of the renewal of a three year contract with audit firm Chavan & Associates.
i. Facilities Master Plan Update      (D)  
  Dr. Beth Polito, Superintendent, and Mike Wassermann, Owner Representative, will provide an update on current and future work plans regarding the Facilities Master Plan.
a. Bond Program Budget Update
b. Logistics Plan
c. Communication Plan
Unfold XII.  BOARD MEMBER REPORTS (6:15 p.m.)   
a. Budget Committee Liaison - Wendy Warren Roth     
b. DELAC Committee Liaison - Kevin Johnson     
c. Facilities Committee Liaisons - Rudy Driscoll and Wendy Warren Roth     
d. Foundation Liaison - Wendy Warren Roth     
e. JCOP Committee Liaisons - Claire Pollioni and Wendy Warren Roth     
f. PTA Liaison - Claire Pollioni     
g. School Site Council Liaison - Marc Tarpenning     
h. Outreach Liaison - Kevin Johnson     
i. WSD/WTA Negotiations - Marc Tarpenning     
a. Board Governance Calendar     
  The Board governance calendar provides an overview of the agenda items for the entire school year, and the meeting at which they are tentatively scheduled to appear. The schedule may be modified and updated to reflect additional items which the Governing Board wishes to review.
XIV.  ADJOURN (p.m.)   



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Government code section 54957.5 states that public records that relate to any item on the open session agenda for a regular board meeting are available for public inspection. Those records that are distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting are available for public inspection at the same time they are distributed to all members, or a majority of the members of the Board. The Board has designated the Woodside School District office at 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA for the purpose of making those public records available for inspection.

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