8/9 Highlights: Contracts for 2017-18 School Year

Welcome to Board Watch for WCCUSD’s August 9th Board of Education meeting!

This week, our board members approved a set of contracts for the upcoming 2017-18 school year focused primarily on after-school programming.

Click here to see the full meeting agenda.

Agenda Item D.4
Contracts for the 2017-18 School Year

This item was pulled for discussion.

Ms. Kronenberg requested information from Ms. Sullivan regarding Love, Learn, Success. Ms. Sullivan provided history with the group and locations chosen to work this school year. She also explained the program, application process and data collection.

Mr. Panas inquired about the availability of cohort data and Mr. Duffy replied that cohort data was widely available.

Mr. Phillips added to Ms. Kronenberg’s question asking that data be brought back to the Board to better inform decisions.

Mr. Panas, Ms. Cuevas and President Block echoed the same adding they would like to see supporting data from the previous year showing measures of success, plans to ensure data received prior to meetings and any reporting information to State or County also be shared with the Board.

Superintendent Duffy added the data could be bought forward and will make necessary changes should a program not be working.

Mr. Phillips requested that programs staff intend to cut be brought back to Board for approval.

Ms. Kronenberg requested quarterly reports on measurements listed within the contract and agendize to discuss.
Members continued to discuss options for measurements, reporting timeframes, and data gathering.

Motion Passed: Ms. Kronenberg moved approval of the Contracts. Mr. Panas seconded. Ms. Cuevas, Ms. Kronenberg, Mr. Panas, and President Block voted yes, Mr. Phillips abstained and no absences. Motion carried 4-0-1-0. Passed with a motion by Madeline Kronenberg and a second by Tom Panas.

Agenda Item G.1
Governance Subcommittee Recommendations for Board Committee Structure for 2017-18

This item was tabled to a future meeting.

Agenda Item G.2
Neighborhood Transformation Partnership Agreement

Superintendent Duffy shared information on the Partnership Agreement, which will improve the lives of the residents in the neighborhoods surrounding DeJean Middle School. This is a collaborative venture between the District, county, city, Richmond Community Foundation, and California Emerging Technology Fund.

Larry Best, from the California Emerging Technology Fund, provided information on the program, outcomes and benefits to the community.

Ms. Cuevas asked Ms. Carmody to explain the benefits of the program. Ms. Carmody provided information.

Ms. Kronenberg asked Mr. Best to return to the Board with feedback mid and end of year to share results of program, and thanked him for bringing all parties together.

Mr. Panas also thanked everyone for participation and hoped funding possibilities come out of this.

President Block questioned how success would be measured. Mr. Best explained that outcomes would be measured against a 3-5 year plan with measurements of success built into the agreement. He explained the structure and duties of the implementation and leadership team.

Ms. Cuevas asked for the names of the team members.

Motion Passed: Ms. Kronenberg moved approval of the Neighborhood Transformation Partnership Agreement. Mr. Phillips seconded. Ms. Cuevas, Ms. Kronenberg, Mr. Panas, Mr. Phillips, and President Block voted yes, with no abstentions and no absences. Motion carried 5-0-0-0. Passed with a motion by Madeline Kronenberg and a second by Mister Phillips.

Agenda Item D.15
Increase the Budget for Harmon Knolls and Award of Contract for Harmon- Knolls Campus Demolition

This item was pulled for discussion.

President Block questioned why the campus was considered critical need. Ms. LeBlanc provided history.

Motion Passed: Mr. Phillips moved approval to Increase the Budget for Harmon Knolls and Award of Contract for Harmon-Knolls Campus Demolition. Ms. Kronenberg seconded. Ms. Cuevas, Ms. Kronenberg, Mr. Panas, Mr. Phillips, and President Block voted yes, with no abstentions and no absences. Motion carried 5-0-0-0. Passed with a motion by Mister Phillips and a second by Madeline Kronenberg.

Agenda Item D.16
Increase the Budget for Valley View Elementary School (VVES) and Award of Contract for Valley View Elementary School Partial Campus Demolition

This item was pulled for discussion.

Mr. Phillips questioned whether portables were part of the demolition. Ms. LeBlanc clarified. Mr. Freese confirmed one portable on site and explained a bid process would need to be followed. Ms. LeBlanc explained the surplus property sale process.

Ms. Kronenberg moved approval of demolition with the exception of the portable.

Ms. LeBlanc suggested the Board approve the demolition as is, and if the City of El Cerrito was interested in the portable, request a change order from the contractor. Based on Ms. LeBlanc’s response, Ms. Kronenberg rescinded her motion.

Motion Passed: Mr. Panas moved approval to Increase the Budget for Valley View Elementary School (VVES) and Award of Contract for Valley View Elementary School Partial Campus Demolition with a potential Change Order should the City of El Cerrito accept the Portable Building. Ms. Kronenberg seconded. Ms. Cuevas, Ms. Kronenberg, Mr. Panas, Mr. Phillips, and President Block voted yes, with no abstentions and no absences. Motion carried 5-0-0-0. Passed with a motion by Tom Panas and a second by Madeline Kronenberg.

 

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