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    January 13, 2021 - Regular Board Meeting
    Posted on 01/08/2021

    Agenda FINAL Post
    Regular Legislative Session

    Wednesday, January 13, 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 prohibiting public agencies from conducting meetings subject to the Open Public Meetings Act in-person 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 323 785 202#. 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. Acknowledgement and Announcement of District IV School Board Director Resignation

    III. Superintendent Comments 

    IV. Student Comments

    • Ballard High School

    V. Business Action Items

    A. Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes of the October 28, 2020 Oversight Work Session and Work Session (Updated Since Posted for 12/2/20 Meeting), November 9, 2020 Work Session (Updated Since Posted for 12/2/20 Meeting), December 9, 2020 Work Sessions, December 14, 2020 Executive Session, December 16, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, December 17 Board Special Meeting, and December 18, 2020 Executive Sessions
    2. Personnel Report
    3. Adoption of Board Policy No. 6225, Use of Electronic Signature (Exec, December 9, for Approval) Approval of this item would adopt Board Policy No. 6225, Use of Electronic Signature, as attached to the Board Action Report.
    4. Approve the purchase of comprehensive insurance and support for iPads. Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent’s execution of purchase orders through Apple for a total Not-To-Exceed (NTE) amount of $633,080 plus estimated Washington State Sales Tax, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent and to take any necessary actions to implement purchase orders for AppleCare for K-2nd students and staff.
    5. Approving a contract for RFP072094 PRI/DID Phone Circuits with Magna5, LLC. (Ops, December 3, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute a contract with Magna5, LLC for Primary Rate Interface, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Direct Inward Dial (DID) services, not to exceed $257,615 over three years including Washington Sales Tax, extendable to five years, at the same rate, in the form of the draft contract attached to the 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.
    6. BTA IV: Approval of Capacity Management Actions for the 2021-22 School Year (Ops, December 3, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to authorize allocation of up to $1,681,500 from the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics (BTA) IV Capital Levy to implement annual capacity management actions to support projected district homeroom capacity needs for the 2021-22 school year and authorize the Superintendent to take the necessary steps to implement the actions as detailed in the attached Capacity Management recommendations.
    7. BEX V: Award Contract K1395 to perform master planning services for BTA V Capital Levy Planning (Ops, December 3, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute consultant contract K1395 with Mahlum Architects Inc., in an amount that will not exceed $355,310 to complete master planning services associated with the planning of the BTA V Capital Levy at four sites.
    8. BTA III/BEX IV: Approval of Budget Transfer and Award Construction Contract for the Lafayette Elementary School Seismic, Fire Sprinkler & HVAC Upgrades project (Ops, December 3, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the transfer in the amount of $275,000 from the BTA III Program Contingency to the Lafayette Elementary School Seismic, Fire Sprinkler & HVAC Upgrades project budget and authorize the Superintendent to execute construction contract P5155 with Kassel & Associates, Inc., in the amount of $3,045,500, including base bid plus Alternate #2, plus Washington State sales tax, with any minor additions, deletions, modifications and actions deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the contract.

    9. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5096 with Hensel Phelps Construction for the Queen Anne Elementary School Classroom and Gymnasium Addition project (Ops, December 3, for Approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5096 with Hensel Phelps Construction for the Queen Anne Elementary School Classroom and Gymnasium Addition project as final.

    10. BEX IV/BTA IV: Resolution 2020/21-6, Final Acceptance of Contract P5084 with Lydig Construction for the Lincoln High School Modernization and Addition project (Ops, December 3, for Approval) Approval of this item would adopt Resolution 2020/21-6 and accept the work performed under Contract P5084 with Lydig Construction for the Lincoln High School Modernization and Addition project as final. (Resolution signature line updated since introduction)

    B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

    VI. 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, January 11, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. The public testimony list will be posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Those who are placed on the posted public testimony list may provide their testimony by dialing 206-800-4125 and using Conference ID 323 785 202#. For information on how the public testimony list is created, please visit the Board's website.

     Order Speaker Topic
     1  Anna Fina
     Ballard High School
     2  Chris Jackins
     Resignation of School Board Director Eden Mack, Final Acceptance of the Queen Anne Elementary Project, and keeping track of how students are doing
     3  Sebrena Burr  1. School Reopening - In-Person Instruction
    2. Enhanced Cleaning for COVID - In-Person Instruction
    3. Adoption of 2021-22 Board Goals and Objectives
    4. Approval of Courses with new content for the secondary course catalog
    5. Introduction Item -Approval of Southeast Middle School Attendance Area Boundaries 2021-220
     4  Emily Cherkin   Enhanced Cleaning for COVID-19 In-Person Instruction at Elementary and K-8 Schools
     5  Tiffany Acker  proposal for Kimball families to be reassigned to Washington Middle School
     6 Kristen Su  Mercer boundary change
     7  Michelle R. Hunter  the Mercer Middle School boundary change
     8 Noah Purcell  the proposed Mercer boundary change
     9 Christine Boyll the proposed changes to the Mercer and Washington middle school zones.
     10  Jennifer Wittenberg  Mercer Boundary Change
     11  Qi qun Ma Wong  Mercer boundary change for Kimball families.
     12  Connie Wingsze Fung  Mercer Boundary Change
     13  Zeinab Ahmed  Mercer Boundary Change
     14  Callista Vera Chen  Southeast Middle School Attendance Area Boundaries for 2021-22
     15  Jennifer Soriano  Testifying in favor of the boundary changes for middle schools in SE Seattle and in favor of preserving dual language pathways through Mercer middle school.
     16  M. Angela Castañeda  Southeast Seattle Middle School Boundary issue
     17  Alexandra Olins  reopening SPS this school year.
     18 Janis White  March 1 Plan and Special Education
     19  Kadie Bell Sata  Reopening School Grounds for Play
     20  Crystal DeLoach Thornton  Topic: 1. The emotional and mental health damage to children of not attending in person school.  2. Pleading to the Governor to prioritize vaccines for all school staff and to fund public schools so they are able to return all students THIS SPRING.   

    Wait List

    Order Speaker Topic
     1  Lucie Campbell  PLANNING for Secondary Schools Reopening in late Spring and next Fall
     2  Gabbie Campbell  Reopening of High Schools
     3  Todd Sawicki
     return to school plans.
     4  Peter Douglas Ehrenkranz  importance of preserving the continuity of the dual language immersion program from elementary to middle school

    VII. Board Committee Reports

    VIII. Business Action Items (Continued)

    C. Action Items

    1. Adoption of 2021 Board Goals and Objectives (Exec, December 9, for Approval) Approval of this item would adopt the 2021 Board Goals and Objectives as attached to the Board Action Report.
    2. Approval of courses with new content for the secondary course catalog (SSC&I, December 8, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the New Course Additions for School Year 2021-22 as attached to the Board Action Report.
    3. Enhanced Cleaning for COVID-19 In-Person Instruction at Elementary and K-8 Schools (Ops, December 3, for Consideration) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute two contracts for enhanced cleaning services for an amount not to exceed $2,848,075 in the form of the agreement attached to the School Board Action Report with any minor additions, deletions, or modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent.

    D. Introduction Items

    1. Approval of Southeast Middle School Attendance Area Boundaries for 2021-22 (Ops, Jan 6, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the 2021-22 attendance areas for Mercer, Aki Kurose, and Washington, as outlined in Attachment A.1, and grandfather assignments for currently enrolled students impacted by these changes. This action shifts the Kimball feeder area into Washington, and the Hawthorne feeder area into Aki Kurose. This item would direct the Superintendent to take any appropriate action to implement this decision. This item would end, effective for the 2021-22 school year, the Board’s June 24, 2020 partial waiver of Board Policy No. 3130, Student Assignment and Enrollment, that applies to new students to the district who would otherwise be assigned to Mercer Middle School as their designated attendance area school. The waiver shall be in effect through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. 
    2. Approval of the Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2021-22(Ops, Jan 6, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2021-22 as attached to the Board Action Report with any updates necessary to implement changes to the attendance areas for Mercer, Aki Kurose, and Washington middle schools approved by the Board through a separate Board Action Report.

    IX. Board Comments

    Comments will be limited to two minutes per Director

    X. 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.