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Current Board Agenda - April 10, 2019 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

2019 Meeting Schedule: 1/9; 2/13; 3/13; 4/10; 5/8; 6/12; 6/26 no July meeting; 8/14; 9/11; 10/16; 11/6; 12/18





Newcastle Elementary School District Office

645 Kentucky Greens Way

Newcastle, CA 95658

Board Room


May 8, 2019




5:00 P.M. OPEN SESSION – NESD Board Room

1.0       Call to Order

2.0       Roll Call and Establishment of a Quorum

3.0       Approval of Agenda

4.0       Announce Closed Session Items

            4.1       Negotiations and Related Matters NTA GC§ 54957.6

            4.2       Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation GC§54956.9 (1) Pending Legislation

5.0       Public Comment on Closed Session Items

            General public comments on any closed session item that will be heard. The Board may limit comments to no more than 3             minutes pursuant to Board Policy 9323(d).

6.0       Adjourn to CLOSED SESSION


5:05 P.M. CLOSED SESSION – NESD Conference Room


6:00 P.M. OPEN SESSION – NESD Board Room


1.0       CALL TO ORDER

2.0       THE PLEDGE


              3.1       Negotiations and Related Matters NTA GC§ 54957.6

            3.2       Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation GC§54956.9 (1) Pending Legislation

4.0       FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC – It is the policy and practice of the Board of Trustees of the Newcastle School District to encourage                  public attendance and participation at its meeting. This portion of the meeting is set aside for the purpose of allowing an opportunity               for individuals to address the Board regarding matters not on the agenda, but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, and is                   limited to 3 minutes per individual. The Board is not allowed to take action on any item that is not on the agenda except as authorized               by Government Code Section 54954.2.


  5.1       Reports

                      5.1.1      CSEA

                        5.1.2      NTA

                        5.1.3      STUDENT COUNCIL

                        5.1.4      PTC

                        5.1.5      CHARTER SCHOOLS


                            Dave Cory, Principal


                            Jeff Kraunz, Executive Director        

5.1.6      STAFF REPORT

5.1.7      FACILITY REPORT – Jeff Mize, Director of Facilities and        Maintenance

5.1.8      MODERNIZATION REPORT – Sue Wesselius, Facilities Consultant

                        5.1.9      SUPERINTENDENT – Presenter, Denny Rush                                                                                                                                         School and District Updates, Correspondence                                                                                                     Enrollment Report


            Presenter: Board President and Superintendent

            6.1       Odyssey of the Mind ~ The Board will recognize Odyssey of the Mind students.    

            6.2       Volunteer Recognition ~ The Board will recognize outstanding 2018-19 school volunteers.



              Presenter: Board President

All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion followed by a roll call vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board, staff, or public requests that a specific item(s) be removed from the Consent Agenda and discussed.  Such items will be considered separately in the order in which they appear on the agenda following the Consent Agenda.

   7.1       Board Minutes

               7.1.1     April 10, 2019 Regular Meeting Request to approve

   7.2       Warrants Request to approve

   7.3       May 2019 Personnel Report Request to approve

   7.4       District Auxiliary Organizations Application Request to approve


8.0       ACTION ITEMS

                        8.1       Board Policy Revisions May Adoption (I/D/A)

                                    Presenter: Board Policy Committee

                                    8.1.1     BP/E 0420.41 Charter School Oversight

                                    8.1.2     BP/AR 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures

                                    8.1.3     AR/E 1312.4 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

                                    8.1.4     AR 1340 Access to District Records

                                    8.1.5     BP/AR 3100 Budget

                                    8.1.6     BP/AR 3260 Fees and Charges

                                    8.1.7     BP/AR 3515.4 Recovery for Property Loss or Damage

                                    8.1.8     BP/AR 4030 Nondiscrimination in Employment

                                    8.1.9     AR 4161.1/4361.1 Personal Illness/Injury Leave

                                    8.1.10   AR 4261.1 Personal Illness/Injury Leave


  8.2       PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCLOSE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN NESD and                  NTA for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021. The Board will take input from the public on the tentative agreements                    between NESD and NTA for 2019-21.


               8.2.1     Adoption of Collective Bargaining Agreement with NTA for July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021

                            Presenter: Superintendent

                            The Board will be asked to approve the Tentative Agreement between NESD and NTA, as well as certify the                                disclosure of the proposal, ratify and sign the agreement.

        Certification of Disclosure of Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement Between NTA                                         and Newcastle Elementary School District. (A)                                                                                                                 The Board will certify the disclosure documents for the agreement.

         Ratification and Execution of Agreement and Signatures between the Board of                                                     Trustees of the Newcastle Elementary School District and NTA. (A)                                                                              The Board will ratify and sign the agreement.

                        8.3       2019-2020 and 2020-2021 NESD Calendar Revisions (I/D/A)

                                    Presenter: Superintendent

                                           The Board will be asked to approve 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 NESD Calendar Revisions.

                          8.4    Updated Meal Charge Policy (I/A)

                                Presenter: CBO

                                         The Board will be asked to approve the updated Meal Charge Policy.


                        9.1       Charter Schools 2nd Interim Reports (I/D)

                                    Presenter: CBO

                                           The CBO will present 2nd Interim Reports for Golden Valley Tahoe, Rocklin Academy Gateway, Harvest Ridge                                           Cooperative and Creekside Charters.

                          9.2       Charter Schools Audit Reports (I/D)

                                    Presenter: CBO

                                           The CBO will present Audit Reports for Golden Valley Tahoe, Rocklin Academy Gateway, Harvest Ridge                                                   Cooperative and Creekside Charters.

                          9.3       Plastics Reduction in Cafeteria (I/D)

                                        Presenter: CBO

                                        The CBO will present information about reducing plastics in the school cafeteria.

                        9.4       LCAP Monthly Review (I/D)

                                    Presenter: Coordinator or Superintendent

                                           The Coordinator of State and Local Programs, C&I will review LCAP progress.

                          9.5       Review CSBA Board Policies for June Adoption

                                    Presenter: Board Policy Committee

                                           The Board will be asked to review the following Board Policies:

                                       9.5.1      BP/AR 5117 Interdistrict Attendance

                                    9.5.2     AR 5125.2 Withholding Grades Diploma and Transcripts

                                    9.5.3     BP 5127 Graduation Ceremonies and Activities

                                    9.5.4     E 5145.6 Parental Notifications

                                    9.5.5     AR 5148 Child Care and Development

                                    9.5.6     BB/E 9323.2 Actions by the Board




12.1       REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS are generally held at 6:00PM. Meetings with Closed Sessions generally begin at 5:00PM.

              12.1.1    2019 Meeting Dates: 1/9; 2/13; 3/13; 4/10; 5/8; 6/12; 6/26 no July meeting; 8/14; 9/11; 10/16; 11/6; 12/18

12.2       Board Policy Committee meetings are generally held on the 4th Thursday of the month. 

Accommodating Those Individuals with Special Needs – In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Newcastle Elementary School District encourages those with disabilities to participate fully in the public meeting process.  If you have a special need in order to allow you to attend or participate in our public meetings, please contact our office at (916) 259-2832 at least 48 hours in advance of the regular meeting you wish to attend so that we may make every reasonable effort to accommodate you, including auxiliary aids or services.

72 Hours prior to each Board meeting, a copy of all available documents supporting the agenda items are available on or in the District Office at 645 Kentucky Greens Way, Newcastle, CA 95658


District Vision

The Newcastle Elementary School District is committed to work in partnership with students, teachers, parents and community to provide every student with a personalized, challenging, academic program that develops 21st Century skills necessary to become active and effective global citizens. Each child’s innate ability will be supported in a caring, interactive, project/inquiry based learning environment with an emphasis on strong character and personal value.

District Core Values

● All decisions are based upon what is best for students.

● All students can be successful in the right environment.

● A safe positive and nurturing learning environment fosters forward thinking, creativity and collaboration.

● Social, emotional, physical and academic growth are all equally important in the education of each child.

● Parents are partners in providing a quality education.

● Strong staff and parent relationships require open communication and transparency of


Newcastle Elementary School District Priorities

1. Student Learning and Achievement

2. Fiscal Soundness/Positive Cash Flow

3. Safe and Fully Functional Campuses

Specific Board Goals (2019-20)

1. Seek out diverse views in the community to be shared with the Board.

2. Provide community leadership on educational issues and advocate on behalf of students and public education.

3. Improve the visual presence of all Board members at school and community events.

4. Each Board Member strives to improve their knowledge and skills.


District Goals

1. Student Learning and Achievement

1.1 Empowering staff to ensure all students achieve a level of proficient or advanced in essential Common Core areas of skill and knowledge as measured by local assessments and CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress), and attain the academic, career, and technical skills needed for critical thinking and lifelong learning.

2. Facilities

2.1 Implement the requirements of Title II, Americans With Disabilities Act by fully completing all the steps of a self evaluation of policies and procedures relating to Title II requirements.

2.2 Develop and approve a 5-year Facilities Master Plan.

2.3 Set aside a funding source to implement the plans.

3. Finance

3.1 Maintain the fiscal integrity of the District and manage the District’s assets and accounts to improve educational opportunities for all students with priorities for student achievement for targeted student populations with a focus of using one-time revenue only for one-time expenditures.

3.2 Maintain the reserve to sustain the District expenses for a minimum of three months or a minimum of 15%.

3.3 Support technology that will enhance student learning, teaching, communications and non instructional operations.

3.4 Align long term debt with facility procurement and facility improvements.

3.5 Maintain a positive cash flow in all funds within the District.

4. District Culture

4.1 Cultivate positive and inclusive relationships between staff, sites, central office, site governance boards, and the Board of Trustees.

4.2 Ensure our students, families, staff, community members and Charter partners feel safe, connected, informed and welcome to participate as true partners in the education of our collective students.