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    January 22, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting
    Posted on 01/17/2020

    Agenda FINAL Post
    Regular Legislative Session
    January 22, 2020, 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

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

    • Green Lake Elementary  

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

    IV. Board Committee Reports

    V. Student Comments

    • The Center School

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

    A. Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes of the December 14, 2019 Board Retreat, December 18, 2019 Executive Committee of the Whole and Executive Session, and January 8, 2020 Regular Board Meeting
    2. Warrants Report - December
      •  General Fund  *Payroll $1,144,248.52
           Vendor 12,359,691.70
         Capital Project Fund  Vendor 11,081,714.46
         Associated Student Body Fund  Vendor 439,957.52
         Expendable Trust Fund  Vendor  3,500.00      
           Grand Total $25,029,112.20

         

        *Note – Payroll total reflects warrants issued to employees. It does not however, reflect cash transfer amounts in payment of employees’ Direct Deposit payroll.

    3. Purchase of Student and Staff Technology for new BEX IV Schools (Ops, December 5, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute purchase orders through various vendors for a total not-to-exceed $3,100,000 plus Washington State Sales Tax, during the fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, and to take any necessary actions to implement the purchase orders.
    4. BTA IV: Approval of Capacity Management Actions for the 2020-21 School Year (Ops, December 5, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to authorize allocation of up to $2,260,600 from BTA IV capital funds to implement annual capacity management actions in spring semester 2019-20 and summer 2020 to support projected district homeroom capacity needs for the 2020-21 school year and authorize the Superintendent to take the necessary steps to implement the actions as detailed in the attached Capacity Management recommendations. (Updated Since Introduction)
    5. BEX IV/BTA IV: Approval of Construction Change Order #24 for the Lincoln High School Modernization and Addition project (Ops, December 5, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute construction change order #24 for the Lincoln High School Modernization and Addition project in the amount of $770,468.31, plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary action to implement the change order.
    6. BTA IV: Final Acceptance of Contract K5105 with Acc-U-Set Construction, Inc. for the Relocate and Setup Portable Classrooms at Multiple School Sites project (Ops, December 5, for Approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract K5105 with Acc-U-Set Construction, Inc. for the Relocate and Setup Portable Classrooms at Multiple School Sites project as final.

    B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

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

    Order  Speaker    Topic
    Adam Billen  The Center School 
    Angelina Riley  Ethnic Studies Curriculum 
    Christa Chan  hiring and retaining more staff of color and staff training on issues of racial equity
    Erica Ijeoma
    Black Lives Matter at School resolution
     
    Kidist Habte  Ethnic studies
     
    Aneesa Roidad  Black Lives Matter At School and the National Demands for that movement 
    Julie Popper  HCC pathway options
    Cliff Meyer  proposal for changes at Washington Middle School 
    Tanya Davis  Amendment 1
     
    10  Mynique Adams  HC pathway at Washington Middle School 
    11  Milad Mesbahi  my experiences in the Seattle public school system and how I feel the implementation of ethnic studies to this curriculum is vital 
    12  Christine Tang  Amendment 1 - guarantee HC students going to WMS Pathway assignment to another HC cohort 
    13  Chia Wang  HC cohort at Washington Middle School 
    14  Hugh Kim  Amendment 1 - advanced learning 
    15  Chris Jackins  JOA between SPS and TAF and School Board Oversight 
    16  Brian Terry  racial equity in advanced learning 
    17  Sara A. Jones  I am a graduate of the APP (HCC) program at Washington Middle School and now a female minority leader in tech. I would like to address the potential closure of the HCC program at WMS, under the Board’s Action item #1: Approval of a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Technology Access Foundation (TAF), Partial Waiver of Board Policy No. 2190 with respect to Washington Middle School, and Amendment to the Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2020-21 
    18  John Persak  HCC 
    19  Fatoumata Sakho  HCC cohort in the South and advanced learning services services in Middle schools 
    20  Dionne Malatesta  TAF/SPS, Adopting resolution 2019/20-23 to declare that the lives of Black students matter 
    21  Joanna Cullen  Agenda item TAF contract at Washington Middle School 
    22  Gian-Nicholo Rosario  Ethnic studies And Adopting Resolution No. 2019/20-23 to declare that the lives of black students matter; and, that we encourage participation district-wide in the national Black Lives Matter At School Week from February 3-7, 2020 
    23  Emily Wheeler  Why HCC 
    24  Dustin Wunderlich  TAF Academy 
    25  Ya'Vonne Hubbard   HCC pathway access and  Equity 

    Wait List

    Order  Speaker  Topic 
    Sebrena Burr  Black Lives Matter & TAF 
    Emily Lieberman  SPS should provide both TAF and equitable access to HCC 
    Michelle Merriweather  on behalf of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle in favor of TAF Academy at Washington Middle School 
    Dr James D. Carter  TAF 
    Shraddha Shirude  Agenda item #6, Ethnic Studies course approvals. Specifically speaking from the ES advisory board perspective 
    Sheila Edwards Lange  Expanding Equity Through Partnership with Technology Access Foundation 
    Yvette Dinish  HCC Program 
    Elizabeth Maher  Orca K-8 and the current issues the school is experiencing with leadership, safety, and classroom management 
    Alex Tsimmermann  Seattle Fascism and the US Constitution 
    10  Gitane Versakos  centering policy-making and outcomes on students furthest from educational justice 

    VIII. Board Comments

    IX. Business Action Items (Continued) - 6:30 p.m.

    C. Action Items

    1. Approval of a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Technology Access Foundation (TAF), Partial Waiver of Board Policy No. 2190 with respect to Washington Middle School, and Amendment to the Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2020-21 (Exec, December 18, for Consideration) Approval of this item would implement the STEMbyTAF academic model at Washington Middle School (WMS), beginning with the 6th grade in the 2020-21 school year, adding 7th grade in 2021-22, and adding 8th grade in 2022-23. (Updated Since Introduction)
    2. Approval of the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar Approval of this item would approve the 2020-2021 school year calendar as attached to the Board Action Report with any minor, non-substantive additions, deletions or modification deemed necessary by the Superintendent. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)
    3. Adopting Resolution No. 2019/20-23 to declare that the lives of black students matter; and, that we encourage participation district-wide in the national Black Lives Matter At School Week from February 3-7, 2020 Approval of this item would approve Resolution No. 2019/20-23, a resolution of the Board of Directors of Seattle School District No. 1, King County, Seattle, Washington to declare that the lives of black students matter, as well as the lives of all of our underserved students; that we affirm the demands of the Black Lives Matter At School Movement, and that we encourage participation district-wide in the national Black Lives Matter At School Week from February 3-7, 2020, as attached to this board action report. Immediate adoption is in the best interest of the district. (Introduction and Action)
    4. Authorization for Claim Settlement Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to take all necessary actions to resolve the claim for damages dated March 26, 2019 brought by a former student and his mother against the District, which would include payment of District funds in the amount of $475,000 in exchange for a waiver and release of all claims, following any necessary court approval. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)
    5. Approval of Department of Education School Climate Transformation Grant (A&F, December 9, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to accept the U.S Department of Education School Climate Transformation Grant in the amount of $3,719,936 across 5 years.
    6. Approval of courses with new content as defined by Superintendent Procedure No. 2026 (C&I, December 10, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the New Course Additions for 2020-21 as attached to the Board Action Report. (Updated Since Introduction)
    7. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5068 with Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. for the Provide, Move/Setup Portable Classroom Modules at Multiple School Sites project (Ops, January 9, for Approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5068 with Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc., for the Provide, Move & Setup Portable Classroom Modules at Multiple School Sites project as final. (Introduction and Action)

    X. Executive Session: To consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased price; To consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of decreased price. RCW 42.30.110(1)(b), (c). This session will begin at the conclusion of the regular Board meeting and last approximately 30 minutes. The legislative session will reconvene at the conclusion of the executive session to adjourn the meeting if there is no further business before the Board. No action will be taken during the legislative session as a result of the executive session.

    XI. Adjourn - 8:30 p.m.

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