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    November 16, 2016 - Regular Board Meeting
    Posted on 11/16/2016

    Agenda FINAL POST
    Regular Legislative Session
    November 16, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

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


    I. Call to Order - 4:15 p.m.

    1. General Welcome Announcement to Audience
    2. Roll Call
    3. Pledge of Allegiance
    4. Recognition

    II. Student Presentations - 4:30 p.m.

    Van Asselt Music Makers

    III. Superintendents Comments - 4:45 p.m.

    Tom Ahearne - Lead Counsel, Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS)

    IV. Student Comments

    V. Business Action Items - 4:55 p.m.

    A. Motion to Amend the Agenda(please see note in Action Item #1)

    B. Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes of the Regular Board meeting on November 02.
    2. Warrants

      October 2016 Warrants​

      General Fund

      *Payroll

      $1,216,807.46


      Vendor

      27,606,519.65

      Capital Project Fund

      Vendor

      27,811,687.32

      Associated Student Body

      Vendor

      258,615.98

      Expendable Trust Fund

      Vendor

      7,500.00

      Grand Total


      $56,901,130.41

      *Note – Payroll total reflects warrants issued to employees. It does not however, reflect cash

    3. Amending Policy No. 2030, Service Animals in Schools - (C&I, Oct. 10, for consideration) Approval of this item would amend Policy No. 2030, Service Animals in Schools.
    4. Amending Board Policy No. 4215, Tobacco-Free Environment - (Ops, Oct. 20, for approval) Approval of this item would amend Board Policy No. 4215, Tobacco-Free Environment.
    5. Annual Approval of Written Plans of Programs or Schools Using the Alternative Learning Experience Model - (C&I, Oct. 10, for consideration) Approval of this item would approve the Alternative Learning Experiences of the Cascade Parent Partnership Program, Interagency Academy School, Nova High School, and Middle College School in the form of the Plans and Annual Reports.
    6. Acceptance the Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) School Security Grant - (A&F, Oct. 13, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the WSRMP grant in the amount of up to $332,657 to reimburse the installation cost of security equipment at designated schools and authorize the Superintendent to take all action necessary to implement this grant.
    7. Resolution 2016/17-6 Certifying Excess Levies and Calculation of General Fund Levy Rollback - (A&F, Oct. 13, for approval) Approval of this item would certify the estimated taxes to be collected for the school district in the next calendar year.
    8. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5065, with Lincoln Construction Inc., for Jane Addams Middle School Repurposing and Seismic Improvements Project, Phase II - (Ops, Oct. 20, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5065 with Lincoln Construction, Inc., for the Jane Addams Middle School Repurposing and Seismic Improvements project, Phase II, as final.

    C. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

    VI. Public Testimony - 5:30 p.m.

    1. Eli Wolk & Sammy Blue Ballard High School 
    2. Joanne Pinkham
    Boundaries, Tobacco Free-Zone
    3. Daniel Vaughan Growth Boundaries Amendments

    Patrick McDonald Growth Boundaries Amendments
    4.

    Chris Jackins

    2016-17 Legislative Agenda; Resolution 2016/17-5, Loyal Heights Intent to Construct; Loyal Heights Constructability Review Report; & Magnolia Elm. Value Engineering Report
    5. Christina Steinburg Growth Boundaries
    6. Ann Hilman Growth Boundaries Amendments
    7. Laura Knights Riley Growth Boundaries Amendments
    8. Jennifer Young Growth Boundaries Amendments
    9. Melissa Pailthorp Motion to Postpone
    10. Aidan Carroll Growth Boundaries Amendments
    11. Sarah Sense-Wilson Growth Boundaries Amendments
    12. Karen Elliott Boundaries, Tobacco Free-Zone
    13. Carol Simmons Growth Boundaries Amendments; Motion to Postpone
    14. Thomas Speer Boundaries, Tobacco Free-Zone
    15. Lisa Saunders Growth Boundaries Amendments
    16. Cherlyn Briggs Boundaries, Tobacco Free-Zone
    17. Kathleen Zagers Growth Boundaries Amendments
    18. Vicki Pinkham Boundaries, Tobacco Free-Zone
    19. Erin Knapton Growth Boundaries Amendments
    20. Ixtli White Hawk Boundaries, Tobacco Free-Zone
        
    Waiting List 
    1. Stephanie Frans Growth Boundaries Amendments
    2. Tom Knapton Growth Boundaries Amendments
    3. Rebecca Brito Growth Boundaries Amendments
    4. Sebrena Burr Repeal of Board Policy D121.00 - Building Use Challenges
    5. Rebecca Vaux Levy Cliff and it's Impact on SPS's Budget
    6. Richelle Dickerson SPS Community Engagement & Accountability
    7.
    Carin Towne
    Proposed Start Times for 2017-18 & the Unique Challenges it Presents at Laurelhurst Elem.
    8. Abe Taylor Transportation RFP and What the District is Requiring of its Contractors
    9. Laura Burke Two-Tier System for Bell Times
    10. Janette Conger Importance of Education for our Teenagers and Native American Classes
    11.  Stanley Cohen
    Improving & Increasing the Safety of WA School Children in the Classroom
    12. Linda Chou Climate Survey at Laurelhurst Elem.
    13. Kirstin Holsman Growth Boundaries Amendments

    VII. Board Comments

    VIII. Business Action Items (Continued) - 6:00 p.m.

    C. Action Items

    1. Authorization to Commence Salary and Contract Discussions - Approval of this item would authorize Directors Blanford and Harris to engage in contract discussions with Superintendent Nyland for the 2016-17 fiscal year, and report back to the full Board, with introduction and action at the December 7, 2016 legislative session.  (This item is for introduction and action at this meeting)

    2. Authorization for Lawsuit Settlement - (Exec., Nov. 3, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to take the necessary actions to resolve the claims for damages brought forward by plaintiff in the amount of $315,000, which would include the execution of a Settlement Agreement. (This item is for introduction and action at this meeting)

    3. 2016-17 Legislative Agenda - (Exec, Oct. 6, for consideration) Approval of this item would adopt the 2016-17 Legislative Agenda.
    4. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement with Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters - (A&F, Oct. 13, for consideration) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute the 2016-19 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications as deemed necessary or appropriate and to implement the terms of the agreement.
    5. Repeal of Policy D121.00, Student Activities General Standards & Regulations - (C&I, Oct. 10, for approval) Approval of this item would repeal Board Policy No. D121.00, Student Activities General Standards & Regulations.
    6. Approval of 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to 2013-20 Growth Boundaries Plan for Student Assignment - (Ops, Sept. 15, for consideration) Approval of this item would amend the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries Plan for Student Assignment. (action report edited and attachments added. This item was introduced on October 12th)
      • Amendment 1A - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to implement grandfathering at the elementary school level for all current Green Lake Elementary School students living in areas 41 and 44. (Directors Burke and Geary) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 1B - Approval of this item would amend proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries Plan to retain areas 41 and 44 in the Green Lake Elementary School attendance Area and to direct staff to engage the community regarding potential boundary adjustments between Green Lake Elementary and B.F. Day Elementary prior to approval of any changes for boundaries for the 2018-19 school year (Directors Burke and Geary)(new amendment)
      • Amendment 2 - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to retain area 45 within the Eckstein Middle School attendance area and direct staff to note where appropriate in the upcoming 2017-18 Student Assignment Plan that this area would be an exception to the rule that an elementary school attendance area feeds into a single middle school attendance area. (Director Geary) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 3 - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to implement grandfathering at the elementary school level for all current K-4th grade West Woodland Elementary School students living in area 126 and implement grandfathering for current 6th and 7th graders living in area 126 to allow those students to finish middle school at Hamilton Middle School. (Directors Burke and Peters) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 4 - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to retain area 124 within the West Woodland Elementary School attendance area and Hamilton Middle School attendance area. (Directors Burke and Peters) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 5A - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to open the new Cedar Park Elementary site as an option school, rather than an attendance area school, establish a geozone for Cedar Park, retain area 88 in the attendance area for Olympic Hills, retain area 95 in the attendance area for John Rogers, provide focused district support for new school visioning and community engagement prior to and during the open enrollment process, and place a high priority on mitigation spending for the new Cedar Park Elementary until the earlier of the first two years of operation are completed or until enrollment reached 80% of capacity. (Directors Burke, Geary, Pinkham) (action report edited, attachments added)
      • Amendment 5B - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to open the new Cedar Park Elementary site as a Kindergarten roll-up attendance area school, allowing current students at John Rogers and Olympic Hills to remain at those schools, and direct staff to initiate a community planning process to determine a curricular focus for an option school at Cedar Park Elementary starting in the 2018-19 school year and provide the Board recommendations by September 2017 for this transition.  (Directors Burke, Geary, Pinkham) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 6A - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to not implement the elementary school boundary adjustments in areas 18, 128, 117, 90, 93, 101, 122, and 120. (Directors Burke, Geary, Pinkham) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 6B - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to allow grandfathering for elementary school boundary adjustments in areas 18, 128, 117, 90, 93, 101, 122, and 120. (Directors Burke, Geary, Pinkham) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 7 - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to retain the portion of area 117 that is west of SR99 in Viewlands Elementary and Whitman Middle School attendance areas and retaining area 18 in the attendance area for Broadview-Thomson Elementary and Eagle Staff Middle School. (Director Geary) (action report edited)
      • Amendment 8 - Approval of this motion would allow for the grandfathering at the elementary school level of all rising 4th and 5th grade students who live within any areas that are changing from one elementary school to another for the 2017-18 school year and do not already have a provision providing grandfathering for rising 4th and 5th graders students within such area. (Director Peters) (new amendment)
      • Amendment 9 - Approval of this motion would allow for the grandfathering at the middle school level of all rising 8th grade students who live within any areas that are changing from one middle school to another for the 2017-18 school year and do not already have a provision providing grandfathering for rising 8th graders within such area. (Director Peters) (new amendment)
      • Amendment 10 - Approval of this motion would, in the event that a second elementary pathway for north-end Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) students is deemed necessary for reasons of capacity in the 2017-18 Student Assignment Plan (SAP), designate in the SAP this second site as an alternative, optional pathway for HCC students assigned to Cascadia Elementary, instead of requiring a forced geographic split. (Director Peters) (new amendment)
      • Amendment 11 - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-2020 Growth Boundaries Plan to provide transportation to all transportation-eligible students in the areas where the Board has approved grandfathering. (Director Peters) (new amendment)
      • Amendment 12 - Approval of this item would amend the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-20 Growth Boundaries plan in order to direct staff on the Highly Capable Cohort middle school pathways for north-end students in the 2017-18 Student Assignment Plan and place a high priority on mitigation funding for Whitman and Washington Middle Schools in the 2017-18 year to address drop in student enrollment due to the opening of Eagle Staff and Meany Middle Schools. (Director Peters and Harris) (new amendment)
      • Motion To Postpone - Approval of this motion would postpone consideration of the proposed 2017-18 Implementation Amendments to the 2013-2020 Growth Boundaries Plan until such time that staff comes back with the 2017-18 Student Assignment Plan, to include middle school pathways, a report for Lincoln High School boundaries and use, and the demographic and Free/Reduced Lunch/socio-economic status and disaggregated data regarding racial balance or imbalance for each proposed change. (Director Harris) (action report edited)
    7. BEX IV: Resolution 2016/17-5, Intent to Construct: the Loyal Heights Elementary School Modernization and Addition Project - (Ops, Oct. 20, for approval) Approval of this item would approve Resolution 2016/17-5, which certifies the intent of Seattle Public Schools to construct the Loyal Heights Elementary School Modernization and Addition project.
    8. BTA IV: Constructability Review Report for the Loyal Heights Elementary School Modernization and Addition Project - (Ops, Oct. 20, for approval) Approval of this item would approve and accept the Constructability Review Report by Meng Analysis for the Loyal Heights Elementary School Modernization and Addition project.
    9. BTA IV: Magnolia Elementary School Renovation and Addition project: Value Engineering Report, State Funding Assistance - (Ops, Oct. 20, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the Value Engineering Report and the Architect's Response and Recommendation Matrix for the Magnolia Elementary School Renovation and Addition project.

    D. Introduction Items   

    1. Acceptance of Teacher Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) iGrant 664 - (C&I, Oct. 10, for consideration) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to accept TPEP iGrant funding in the amount of $250,557 to support teacher training initiatives.
         
    2. Accepting the Seattle Foundation/Vulcan Foundation grant to fund Creative Advantage/CTE Media Arts Skills Center Programs and Creative Advantage Regional Arts Showcase (A&F, Nov. 10, for approval) Approval of this item would approve the acceptance of grant funds of $465,000 to establish the Media Arts Skills Center Programs and a Regional Arts Showcase in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. (attachment edited)

    3. BEX IV Learning Phase II: Authorize purchase orders, through Bid No. B06691 and RFP 03662, to Thornburg, Apple, B&H Photo Video, CDW Government and Troxell for purchase of Classroom Technology ​- (Ops, Oct. 20, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute purchase orders with Thornburg, Apple, B&H Photo Video, CDW Government and Troxell for the amount of $3,093,676.39 over the 2016/17 fiscal year.
         

    IX. Adjourn - 8:00 p.m.

    Calendar Reminders

    • Board Special Meeting: Operations Committee/Operations Committee of the Whole: Special Education Placement Update, Thursday, November 17, 4:30-7:15pm, Board Conference Room, Stanford Center
    • District I Community Meeting (Director Pinkham), Saturday November 19, 3:45-5:15pm, Seattle Public Library, Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. NE
    • Board Special Meeting: Executive Session: Evaluate the Performance of Public Employee, Monday, November 21, 5:00-6:00pm, Board Conference Room, Stanford Center
    • Closed Session (per RCW 42.30.140), Monday, November 21, 6:00-7:00 pm, Board Conference Room, Stanford Center
    • Board Special Meeting: Work Session: Budget; Work Session: 2015-16 Board Annual Evaluation, Tuesday, November 22, 4:30-7:00pm, Auditorium, Stanford Center
    • Board Special Meeting: Executive Session: Evaluate the Performance of Public Employee, Wednesday, November 30, 4:30-7:30pm. Board Conference Room, Stanford Center
    • Board Special Meeting: Executive Committee, Thursday, December 01, 8:30-10:30am, Board Conference Room, Stanford Center
    • Board Special Meeting: Board Retreat, Saturday, December 03, 10:00am-3:00pm, Auditorium, Stanford Center
    • Regular Board Meeting, Wednesday, December 07, 4:15-8:30pm, Auditorium, Stanford Center