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March 10, 2021 – Regular Board Meeting

AgendaFinal Post
Regular Legislative Session

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Board of Directors
Meeting to be held remotely  
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This meeting will be held remotely per the Governor’s proclamation allowing public agencies to conduct meetings subject to the Open Public Meetings Act remotely to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

The meeting will be live streamed on SPSTV via YouTube and broadcast on television on Comcast 26 (standard-def) and 319 (hi-def), Wave 26 (standard-def) and 695 (hi-def), and Century Link 8008 (standard-def) and 8508 (hi-def).

To listen by phone, dial 206-800-4125 and use Conference ID 239 483 025#. This phone number and Conference ID will also be used by those who sign up to provide public testimony through the process described on the Agenda below.


I. Call to Order – 3:30 p.m.

  1. General Welcome Announcement to Audience
  2. Roll Call 

II. Superintendent Comments

III. Student Comments

  • Cleveland High School

IV.  Business Action Items

A. Consent Agenda

  1. Minutes of the February 24, 2021 Regular Board Meeting, February 25, 2021 Board Special Meeting, and March 1, 2021 Executive Session
  2. Personnel Report
  3. Building Excellence (BEX) V: Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools regarding the Student and Community Workforce Agreement (Ops, February 4, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to approve the MOA between Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and the City of Seattle regarding the implementation of the SCWA in an amount of $452,648 on an annual basis not to exceed a period of five years. (Updated Since Introduction)
  4. Recommendation to Extend Contract Terms and Amend Contract Amounts for Furniture Procurement for 2021-2022, Bid No. B01834 (Ops, Feb 4, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract amendments that extend the current contracts approved by the board on April 4, 2018, effective as of April 2018 through March 31, 2021, and amend the contract amounts for an additional year for the Furniture Procurement for 2021-2022 with the following four vendors: Catalyst Workplace Activation Inc., a one-year amendment to contract #P5110 (Bid No. B01834) with an increase of $469,834.10 to a current contract amount of $943,232.10 for a revised contract total not to exceed $1,413,066.20; Evergreen Furnishings LLC, a one-year amendment to contract #P5111 (Bid No. B01834) with an increase of $1,722,557.50 to a current contract amount of $3,584,355 for a revised contract total not to exceed $5,306,912.50; Saxton Bradley Inc, a one-year amendment to contract #P5112 (Bid No. B01834) with an increase of $68,010 to a current contract amount of $289,235 for a revised contract total not to exceed $357,245; and School Specialty LLC, a one-year amendment to contract #P5114 (Bid No. B01834) with an increase of $494,520.65 to a current contract amount of $610,345.35 for a revised contract total not to exceed $1,104,866; plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contracts.
  5. Recommendation to Extend Contract Terms and Amend Contract Amounts for Furniture Procurement for 2021-2022, Bid No. B05866 (Ops, February 4, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract amendments that extend current contracts approved by the board on March 11, 2020, and amend the contract amounts for an additional year for Furniture Procurement for 2021-2022 with the following three vendors: Catalyst Workplace Activation Inc., a one-year amendment to contract #P5118 (Bid No. B05866) with an increase of $1,541,836.20 to the current contract amount of $6,500,858.77 for a revised contract total not to exceed $8,042,694.97; Evergreen Furnishings LLC, a one-year amendment to contract #P5119 (Bid No. B05866) with an increase of $5,000.00 to the current contract amount of $369,850.00 for a revised contract total in the amount not to exceed $374,850.00; and Saxton Bradley Inc, a one-year amendment to contract #P5120 (Bid No. B05866) with an increase of $91,930.00 to the current contract amount of $235,585.00 for a revised contract total in the amount not to exceed $327,515.00; plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications, and actions deemed necessary to implement the contracts.

B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

V. Public Testimony – 3:45 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to address the board by teleconference may sign up to do so by e-mailing the School Board Office or calling (206) 252-0040, beginning Monday, March 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. The public testimony list will be posted Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Those who are placed on the posted public testimony list may provide their testimony by dialing 206-800-4125 and using Conference ID 239 483 025#. For information on how the public testimony list is created, please visit the Board’s website.

OrderNameTopic
 1 Mia Dabney Cleveland High School
 2 Eric Anthony Souza-Ponce on behalf of policy 1250.
 3 Leah Scott students on the school board meeting.
 4 Chris Jackins 1) School board policy 1250 2) Guiding principles for BTA V 3)Renaming Northgate Elementary 4)Cleveland Forest Easement 5) Comments on Covid 19 Safety
 5 Shaun Alice Hubbard Northgate Elementary School renaming
 6 Scott Mayer Renaming Northgate Elementary to James Baldwin Academy
 7 Emily Cherkin FERPA and returning all SPS students to the classroom.
 8 Dr. Fiona Goodchild Reopening of all public schools in Seattle
 9 Todd Sawicki School Reopening for grades 6-12
10 Robyn Reed School reopening in spring 2021
 11 Anne Goodchild reopening the schools for High School students.
 12 Anya Souza-Ponce Policy 1250, youth representation on the School Board

VI. Board Committee Reports

VII. Business Action Items (Continued)

C. Action Items

  1. Motion to adopt Board Policy No. 1250, School Board Student Members, and amend Board Policy No. 1240, Committees (Exec, February 10, for approval) Approval of this motion would adopt Board Policy No. 1250, School Board Student Members, and amend Board Policy No. 1240, Committees, as attached to the Board Action Report.
  2. Approval of Guiding Principles for the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics (BTA) V Capital Levy (Ops, February 4, for consideration) Approval of this item would approve the guiding principles for the BTA V Capital Levy as attached to this Board action report.
  3. Approval to Rename Northgate Elementary School to James Baldwin Elementary School (Ops, February 4, for consideration) Approval of this item would authorize the change of the name Northgate Elementary School to James Baldwin Elementary School. This change will take effect when the new building is completed (estimated in 2022-2023). (Updated Since Introduction)
  4. Cleveland High School Memorial Forest Conservation Easement Agreement with King County and Memorandum of Understanding with the Cleveland High School Alumni Association (Ops, February 4, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute a Conservation Easement Purchase and Sale Agreement with King County and to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between Seattle Public Schools and the Cleveland High School Alumni Association in the form of the draft agreements attached to the BAR, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement these agreements.(Updated Since Introduction

  VIII. Board Comments  

Comments will be limited to two minutes per Director

  • Announcement of Completed Internal Audit by Audit & Finance Chair

IX. Adjourn – 7:30 p.m.

Calendar Reminders

A complete list of upcoming Board meetings and Director community meetings can be found on the School Board calendar website. If you have any questions, please contact the School Board Office at 206-252-0040.