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May 4, 2022 – Regular Board Meeting

Agenda – FINAL Post
Regular Legislative Session
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 4:15 p.m.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Public access to this meeting will be available both at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence and through remote access.

The meeting will be live streamed on SPSTV 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 234 409 214#. 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.

All in-person attendees must adhere to any health and safety protocols communicated onsite. Please do not come to the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever (100.4 F); chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; recent loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; or diarrhea.


I. Call to Order – 4:15 p.m.

  1. General Welcome Announcement to Audience
  2. Roll Call

II. Superintendent Comments 

III. Business Action Items

A. Consent Agenda

  1. Minutes of the April 20, 2022 Regular Board Meeting
  2. Personnel Report
  3. Renaming and Amendment of Board Policy No. 3208, Sexual Harassment, and Adoption of Board Policy No. 5011, Sexual Harassment of Staff Prohibited (A&F, March 25, for consideration) Approval of this item would amend and rename Board Policy No. 3208, Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited, and adopt Board Policy No. 5011, Sexual Harassment of Staff Prohibited, as attached to this Board Action Report. (Updated Since Introduction, Materials Further Updated 5/3/22)

B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

IV. Board Committee Reports

V. Public Testimony – 5:00 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to address the board in person or by teleconference may sign up online or by calling (206) 252-0040, beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. The public testimony list will be posted Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Those who are placed on the posted public testimony list may provide their testimony by dialing 206-800-4125 and using Conference ID 234 409 214#. For information on how the public testimony list is created, please visit the Board’s website.

 OrderNameTopic
1Student SpeakerStudent Testimony
2Chetan SoniRenaming and Amendment of Board Policy No. 3208
3Chris JackinsMinutes of the April 20, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; Distressed School Grant: Approval of Budget Transfer for the Leschi Elementary School Four Classroom Addition project; Adoption of K-5 Math Instructional Materials; BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5168 with Premier Field Development for the Athletic Field Improvements at the Hazel Wolf K-8 School project; Rainier Beach High School – to not demolish and replace the school
4Janis WhitePolicy 3208 and Transportation Service Standards
5Manuela SlyeBell times; sexual harassment and abuse in schools
6Alex TsimermanAgenda Number 3 Sexual Harassment
7Emily CarmichaelThe proposed change to school bell times
8Ariel MielingSchool start times
9Sharon PeasleeSchool Start times
10Rebecca VauxProposal to move to 3 tier bell times, proposal to delegate authority for transportation standards to the superintendent.
11Mary Ellen Russellbusing
12Robert CruickshankAmendment 1 to the Board Action Report titled “Approval of the 2022-23 Transportation Service Standards: Ridership Eligibility”
13Kristine HighlanderSchool busing times proposal
14Laura Marie RiveraSPS parent addressing 3 tier schedule
15Rilee LarsenProposed change to school start times
16Dana BarnettSchool schedule
17Janel LardizabalPolice governance
18Sebrena BurrAuthentic Engagement

VI. Business Action Items (Continued)

C. Introduction Items

1. Approval of Satterberg Foundation Elementary Feeder School Grant (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to accept the Satterberg Foundation Elementary Feeder School Grant funds in the amount of $1,800,000.

2. Amend Yellow Wood Academy Contract for the 2021-22 School Year (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to amend the contract with Yellow Wood Academy to a total amount of $1,045,360 for special education programming serving 18 students, as attached to the School Board Action Report, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contract.

Approval of Amendment to Gersh Academy Services Contract (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to amend the contract with Gersh Academy, in the additional amount of $448,125, for a revised total contract amount of $1,025,400, for private placement of fewer than ten students who require therapeutic day services and programming, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement this contract. (Agenda item removed 5/4/22)

3. Amendment of School Board Policy No. 2413, Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would amend School Board Policy No. 2413, Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses, as attached to the Board Action Report.

4. Adoption of K-5 Math Instructional Materials (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would approve the K-5 Math Adoption Committee’s recommendation to adopt enVision Math, published by Savvas Learning Company, for instructional materials for all grade K-5 Seattle Public Schools classrooms and authorize the Superintendent to purchase envision Math as the core instructional material for all grade K-5 Seattle Public Schools classrooms for an amount not to exceed $4,797,867, covering licensing for school years 2022-23 through 2030-31, and an amount not to exceed $3,434,595 for in-house professional development, coordination, and collaboration.

Approval of the 2022-23 Transportation Service Standards: Ridership Eligibility (Ops, April 21, for consideration) Approval of this item would approve the recommended Transportation Service Standards, as attached to the Board Action Report, for the 2022-23 school year, and authorize the Superintendent to implement the standards with minor modifications as needed. (Agenda item removed 5/4/22)

  • Amendment 1 to the Board Action Report titled “Approval of the 2022-2 3 Transportation Service Standards: Ridership Eligibility” (Rankin) Approval of this amendment would substitute the attached substitute Transportation Service Standards in place of the 2022-23 Transportation Service Standards and appendices that are currently attached to the underlying Board Action Report; confirm the Board’s delegation of authority to the Superintendent or their designee to identify annual exceptions for transportation, and to set bus arrival and departure times and school start and end times; and authorize the Superintendent or their designee to make minor modifications as needed to the Transportation Service Standards. To the extent the substituted Transportation Service Standards conflict with the information presented in the underlying Board Action Report and its attachments, this amendment and the attached substitute Transportation Service Standards shall control. (Agenda item removed 5/4/22)

5. Distressed School Grant: Approval of Budget Transfer for the Leschi Elementary School Four Classroom Addition project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would approve the transfer in the amount of $500,000 from the BEX V Capital Levy Program Contingency to the Leschi Elementary School Four Classroom Addition project budget.

6. BTA III: Final Acceptance of Contract K5111 with Wayne’s Roofing, Inc., for the Olympic View Elementary School Select Roof Repair & Replacement project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract K5111with Wayne’s Roofing, Inc., for the Olympic View Elementary School Select Roof Repair & Replacement project as final.

7. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5132 with CDK Construction Services, Inc., for the Whitman Middle School Seismic Improvement project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5132 with CDK Construction Services, Inc., for the Whitman Middle School Seismic Improvement project as final.

8. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5161 with M.J. Takisaki, Inc. for the Roxhill Building Seismic Improvements project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5161 with M.J. Takisaki, Inc., for the Roxhill Building Seismic Improvements project as final.

9. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5168 with Premier Field Development for the Athletic Field Improvements at the Hazel Wolf K-8 School project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5168 with Premier Field Development for the Athletic Field Improvements at the Hazel Wolf K-8 School project as final.

10. BEX V: Final Acceptance of Contract P5169-BR with Buell Recreation for the BEX V Playground Projects at Gatewood & John Hay Elementary Schools (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5169-BR with Buell Recreation for the BEX V Playground Projects at Gatewood and John Hay Elementary Schools as final.

11. BEX V Final Acceptance of Contract P5169-PNW with Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc. for the BEX V Playground Project at View Ridge Elementary School (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5169-PNW with Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc., for the BEX V Playground Project at View Ridge Elementary School as final.

VII. Board Comments

Comments will be limited to two minutes per Director

VIII. 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 calendar website. If you have any questions, please contact the School Board Office at 206-252-0040.