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    April 7, 2021 - Regular Board Meeting
    Posted on 04/02/2021

    Agenda FINAL Post
    Regular Legislative Session

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

    Board of Directors
    Meeting to be held remotely 
    www.seattleschools.org

    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 649 728 2#. 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

    • Rainier Beach High School

    IV. Business Action Items

    A. Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes of the March 18, 2021 Work Sessions and March 24, 2021 Regular Board Meeting (3/24/21 Minutes Updated 4/7/21)
    2.  Personnel Report 
    3.  Approval of Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy funding for Preschool Services for the 2021 – 2022 School Year (A&F, March 15, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to accept FEPP Levy grant funds from the City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) totaling up to $9,178,459.52 for the 2021-22 school year to continue District operation of 29 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) classrooms and open one new SPP classroom and four new fullday SPP Head Start classrooms for a total of 34 Seattle Public Schools SPP classrooms, with any minor additions, deletions and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions and enter into service agreements to accept the grant funds (Updated Since Introduction)
    4. Approval of Amendment to Gersh Academy Services Contract and Academy of Precision Learning (APL) Services Contract (A&F, March 15, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to amend the original contract with Gersh Academy of $273,200, in the amount of $306,225 for a revised total contract amount of $579,425, 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 these contracts; and to amend the original contract of $297,305, with, Academy for Precision Learning (APL) in the amount of $294,462, for a revised total of $591,767, 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 these contracts.
    5. Contract for Middle School and High School yearbooks with Herff Jones (SSC&I, March 16, for consideration) Approval of this item would approve authorize the Superintendent to execute a one-year contract extension with Herff Jones in an amount not to exceed $400,000 and may execute two (2) optional annual extensions each in an amount not to exceed $400,000, each for a total amount not to exceed $1.2 million over three years, for the management and classroom support in the preparation and printing of middle school and high school yearbooks, in the form of the draft Agreement presented to the School Board, with any minor additions, deletions and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contract.
    6. BEX V: Award Contract P1839, for Accessibility Consulting Services, to Studio Pacifica for the for the BEX V program (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute contract P1839 for Accessibility Consulting Services, with Studio Pacifica in the amount of $585,632 with any minor additions, deletions, modifications, and actions deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the contract.
    7. BEX V: Resolution 2020/21-21 Racial Imbalance Analysis for Van Asselt School Addition project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would approve Resolution 2020/21-21 certifying that the proposed Van Asselt School Addition project will not create or aggravate racial imbalance as defined by Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-342-025. (Resolution Signature Lines Updated Since Introduction)
    8. Building Excellence (BEX) V, School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) & Distressed School Grant: Resolution No. 2020/21-20 certifying the Intent to Construct for Kimball Elementary School Replacement, Northgate Elementary School Replacement, Viewlands Elementary School Replacement, Lincoln High School – Phase 2 Gymnasium Building, Rainier Beach High School Replacement and Van Asselt Classroom and Gymnasium Addition projects (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would approve Resolution Number 2020/21-20 for the Kimball Elementary School Replacement, Northgate Elementary School Replacement, Viewlands Elementary School Replacement, Lincoln High School – Phase 2 Gymnasium Building Seismic Improvements, Rainier Beach High School Replacement and the Van Asselt Classroom and Gymnasium Addition projects. (Resolution Signature Lines Updated Since Introduction)
    9. BEX V, Distressed School Grant and K-3 Class Size Reduction Grant: Approval of Budget Transfer for the West Woodland Elementary Addition and Modernization project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would approve the transfer in the amount of $1,000,000 from the BEX V Program Contingency to the West Woodland Elementary Addition and Modernization School project budget.
    10. BEX V: Approval of Construction Change Order #5 for the Van Asselt Elementary School at African American Academy (the school was renamed Rising Star Elementary School at African American Academy after the contract had been executed with Wayne’s Roofing, Inc.) Roof Replacement project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to approve Construction Change Order #5 with Wayne’s Roofing, Inc., for the Van Asselt Elementary School at African American Academy Roof Replacement project, in the amount of $543,369, plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications and actions deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the construction change order.
    11. BEX V: Approval of Parametrix Contract Modification #2 for the Rainier Beach High School Replacement project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute the Parametrix contract modification #2 for Rainier Beach High School Replacement in the amount of $500,032.50, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications, and actions deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the contract.
    12. BEX V: Resolution 2020/21-19: Approval of General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) Delivery Method and Award GC/CM Contract P5160 to Lydig Construction, Inc., for the Rainier Beach High School Replacement project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to utilize the GC/CM alternative construction delivery method for the Rainier Beach High School Replacement project and award Contract P5160 to Lydig Construction, Inc. This authorizes Lydig Construction, Inc., to immediately provide preconstruction services for an amount not to exceed $899,880, plus Washington State sales tax. Approving Resolution 2020/21-19 certifies that the district intends to comply with RCW 39.10. This approval also authorizes the Superintendent to negotiate and execute a contract amendment, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications, and actions deemed necessary for the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) as defined by the RCW 39.10.370 for an amount not to exceed $153,000,000, which includes the pre-construction services allowance, Specified General Conditions, Negotiated Support Services Allowance, the Maximum Allowable Construction Cost (MACC) including subcontractor bonds, the MACC Contingency, and the GC/CM fee, no earlier than completion of 90% construction documents unless otherwise agreed to by the parties. The GMP excludes Washington State sales tax. (Resolution Signature Lines Updated Since Introduction)
    13. BEX V: Award Construction Contract P5143, to KCDA/Musco Sports Lighting, LLC for the Athletic Field Lighting Improvements at Jane Addams Middle School project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute construction contract P5143 with King County Director’s Association (KCDA) in the amount of $504,991, including base bid, plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications and actions deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the contract.
    14. BEX IV/BEX V/Distressed School Grant: Award Construction Contract P5157, Bid No. B102027 to FORMA Construction for the North Beach Elementary School Heating, Ventilating, Exterior Door, and Seismic Improvement project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute construction contract P5157 with FORMA Construction in the amount of $ $2,054,400, including the base bid plus alternate #1, #2,and #4, plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications, and actions deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the contract.
    15. BEX IV: Award Construction Contract P5131, Bid No. B102026, to Lincoln Construction, Inc. for the Washington Middle School Seismic Improvements project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute construction contract P5131 with Lincoln Construction, Inc. in the amount of $2,207,000, plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications, and actions deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the contract.
    16. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5123 with CDK Construction Services, Inc., for the Catharine Blaine Seismic Improvements project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5123 with CDK Construction Services, Inc., for the Catharine Blaine Seismic Improvements project as final.
    17. BTA IV/BEX V: Final Acceptance of Contract K5120 with Coast to Coast Turf for the Athletic Field Improvements at Nathan Hale High School and Jane Addams Middle School project (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract K5120 with Coast to Coast Turf for the Athletic Field Improvements at Nathan Hale High School and Jane Addams Middle project as final.

    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, April 5, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. The public testimony list will be posted Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Those who are placed on the posted public testimony list may provide their testimony by dialing 206-800-4125 and using Conference ID 649 728 2#. For information on how the public testimony list is created, please visit the Board's website

    Order  Name Topic
     1  Chris Jackins  1) State Grant Funding Kimball Union 2) Board Policy 6220 3) Furniture Contract 4) Rising Start Change Order 5) Rising Star Order 6) Resolution 2020/21-20 7) Recall charges for Directors
     2  Laura Teeuw  SEA/SPS Memorandum of Understanding for Grades 6-12
     3  Manuela Slye  Authorizing The district to pay the necessary expenses to defend school board members in judicial proceedings to determine the efficiency of recall charges.
     4  Sebrena Burr  1) Approval of the Addendum to the August 2020 MOU between the SSD #1 & SEA
    2) Authorizing the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Seattle School Board Directors, Zachary DeWolf; Chandra Hampson; Leslie Harris; Brandon Hersey; Eliza Rankin and Lisa Rivera-Smith in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges.
     5  Christina Pizana  Authorizing the district to pay the necessary expenses to defend school board members in judicial proceedings to determine the efficiency of recall charges.
     6  Vivian van Gelder  recall charges for Board directors.


    VI. Board Committee Reports

    VI. Business Action Items (Continued)

    C. Action Items

    1. Amending Board Policy No. 6220, Procurement (A&F, March 15, for approval) Approval of this item would amend Board Policy No. 6220, Procurement, as attached to the Board Action Report.
      Amendment 1 to the Board Action Report “Amending Board Policy No. 6220, Procurement” (Director Hampson) Approval of this item would approve Amendment 1 to the Board Action Report titled “Amending Board Policy No. 6220, Procurement” and substitute Board Policy No. 6220 as attached to the amendment. To the extent the attached substitute policy conflicts with the information presented in the underlying Board Action Report titled “Amending Board Policy No. 6220, Procurement,” the substitute policy shall control. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district. (Amendment 1 posted 4/7/21)

    2. Approval to rename the Southwest Athletic Complex (SWAC) to the Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (Ops, March 11, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the change of the name of the Southwest Athletic Complex (SWAC) to the Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex.
    3. Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between Seattle Public Schools (“the District”) and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 609 (“609”) regarding Enhanced Cleaning during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Approval of this item would approve the MOU with 609 as attached to the Board Action Report. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action, Materials Updated 4/7/21)
    4. Approval of an Addendum to the August 2020 Memorandum of Understanding between the Seattle School District No. 1 and Seattle Education Association Approval of this item would approve the Addendum to the August 2020 MOU as attached to this Board Action Report, which will become effective upon ratification by SEA estimated to be on or before April 16, 2021. I further move that the School Board waive the provision of Policy No. 1420 that Board Action Reports and relevant supplementary information will be posted to the District’s website at least three days in advance of Board meetings. This action authorizes the Superintendent to take all steps necessary to implement the District responsibilities detailed in the Addendum. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action, Materials Added 4/7/21)
    5. Authorizing the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Seattle School Board Director Zachary DeWolf in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges. Approval of this item would authorize the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Director Zachary DeWolf in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges that were filed with the King County Department of Elections on March 22, 2021. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)
    6. Authorizing the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Seattle School Board Director Chandra Hampson in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges. Approval of this item would authorize the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Director Chandra Hampson in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges that were filed with the King County Department of Elections on March 22, 2021. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)
    7. Authorizing the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Seattle School Board Director Leslie Harris in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges. Approval of this item would authorize the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Director Leslie Harris in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges that were filed with the King County Department of Elections on March 22, 2021. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)
    8. Authorizing the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Seattle School Board Director Brandon Hersey in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges. Approval of this item would authorize the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Director Brandon Hersey in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges that were filed with the King County Department of Elections on March 22, 2021. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)
    9. Authorizing the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Seattle School Board Director Eliza Rankin in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges. Approval of this item would authorize the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Director Eliza Rankin in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges that were filed with the King County Department of Elections on March 22, 2021. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)
    10. Authorizing the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Seattle School Board Director Lisa Rivera-Smith in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges. Approval of this item would authorize the District to pay the necessary expenses of defending Director Lisa Rivera-Smith in judicial proceedings to determine the sufficiency of recall charges that were filed with the King County Department of Elections on March 22, 2021. Immediate action is in the best interest of the District. (Introduction and Action)

    VII. Introduction Item

    1. Adoption of School Board Resolution No. 2020/21-24, Emergency Waiver of High School Graduation Requirements Approval of this item would adopt School Board Resolution No. 2020/21-24, Emergency Waiver of High School Graduation Requirements, as attached to the Board Action Report.

    D. Board Comments

     Comments will be limited to two minutes per Director

    VIII. Student Outcomes Focused Governance

    IX. Adjourn - 7:30 p.m.

    Calendar Reminders

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