BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
333 South Beaudry Avenue, Board Room
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2003

The Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles, acting as the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District, met in regular session on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the Los Angeles City Board of Education Administrative Offices, Board Room, 333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

President Caprice Young called the meeting to order at 1:47 p.m.

The following Members were present: Ms. Marlene Canter, Mr. José Huizar, Ms. Julie Korenstein,
Mr. Mike Lansing, Mr. David Tokofsky, and President Caprice Young. Ms. Genethia Hudley Hayes arrived at 2:43 p.m.

Superintendent Roy Romer was present.

Student Members Brittney Bennett from Carson High School and Devyn Davis from Narbonne High School were present.

Mr. Huizar led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Mr. Howard Watts addressed the Board regarding Board of Education Report No. 225 - 02/03 and other items on the agenda.

Mr. Lansing moved the adoption of the following reports designated as Consent Calendar items in accordance with Board Rule 61:

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 203 - 02/03
Increase in Revenue in the Health and Welfare Benefits Fund Resulting from Sale of
Stocks Issued as a Result of Prudential Insurance Becoming a Publicly-Held Company

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 204 - 02/03
Increase in E-Rate Revenue

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 218 - 02/03
Report of Warrants Issued

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 221 - 02/03
Authorization to Negotiate and Enter into a Lease Renewal Agreement
for the Los Angeles Technology Center

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 225 - 02/03
Appointment of a Bond Oversight Committee Member

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 228 - 02/03
Employee Retirement Incentive


BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 231 - 02/03
Los Angeles Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP) Charter Petition

Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Hayes was absent

STUDENTS' INPUT

Ms. Brittney Bennett from Carson High School stated that her school has a culturally diverse campus and was chosen as a model school in a report released by the Coalition for Community Schools at a National Policy Making Forum in Washington, D.C. She commented on the improvement of the SAT test scores, and success of the baseball team in making the championship playoffs being held at Dodgers Stadium tonight. She also shared concerns regarding overcrowding and the poor physical condition of the buildings at her school.

Mr. Huizar congratulated the Carson High School baseball team for making it to the finals, and thanked the Dodgers Association for working with the District.

Ms. Devyn Davis from Narbonne High School stated that her school is known for its Gifted High Ability Magnet and that their newly established Arts Academy would be opening in the Fall of 2003. She commented on the student diversity and how students are always encouraged to participate in either of 7 spirit groups, 14 athletic teams, or 27 other clubs available at the school. She noted that out of 352 students surveyed, 319 reported that they will continue with some form of higher education after high school. She also communicated a concern regarding the lack of profits from soda sales, indicating that without these funds some of their student activities would be affected, and concluded by sharing concerns regarding the overcrowding at her school and the long lunch lines, which do not allow all students the opportunity to eat lunch..

Mr. Lansing addressed the long lunch lines issue, and stated that the District would be addressing the problem in the near future.

President Young encouraged Ms. Bennett and Ms. Davis to speak with senior staff present at the meeting for assistance with their concerns.

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President Young modified the Order of Business.
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BOARD MEMBER MOTIONS

The following speakers addressed the Board regarding Mr. Huizar's motion in Support of Senate Bill 60 (Cedillo) Drivers License and Public Safety:

Mr. Tomas Montoya, representing the Services Employees International Union & Local 99

Mr. Ben Monterroso representing California for Safer Road and Highways

Mr. Xavier Reyes representing the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Mr. Huizar moved:

Whereas, The Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles voted unanimously to support AB 60 (Cedillo) on August 13, 2002;

Whereas, AB 60 (Cedillo) was vetoed by the Governor in December 2002;

Whereas, Current State law requires all Californians applying for a California driver's license to provide proof that their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law and submit a social security number in order to obtain a driver's license;

Whereas, Senator Gilbert Cedillo has introduced SB 60, similar to his AB 60 of 2001-02, to remove the impediments to obtaining a driver's license by immigrants by repealing current law requiring DMV to see proof of lawful residence in the country under federal law, and by allowing an applicant to use a federal taxpayer identification number whereas current law requires the use of a social security number;)

Whereas, The new SB 60 (Cedillo) permits applicants for driver's licenses to submit a federal identification number if they do not have social security numbers, and deletes the requirements that applicants for licenses present proof of legal presence in the United States;

Whereas, Los Angeles County is home to many immigrants who contribute to the economy and vibrancy of the State of California;

Whereas, Many immigrant parents take their children to and from school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and if they are undocumented, do not possess a driver's license, thus posing a public safety risk and liability to both children and adults in LAUSD schools, and to the general public;

Whereas, Operating a motor vehicle is an important key to participating in the state's economy and critical for parents with school-aged children;

Whereas, The LAUSD is currently in support of SB 60 (Cedillo) through its Legislative program based upon Board action on AB 60 (Cedillo);

Whereas, The Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution in March 2003 expressing support for SB 60 (Cedillo); and

Whereas, The Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee have approved SB 60 (Cedillo), with a hearing in the full Senate floor the week of June 2nd, 2003; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles support SB 60 (Cedillo), which would permit applicants for driver's licenses to submit a federal identification number if they do not have social security numbers, and deletes the requirement that applicants for licenses present proof of legal presence in the United States; and be it

Resolved further, That the Board of Education urge the State Senate, the State Assembly, and Governor Gray Davis, to approve SB 60 (Cedillo).
Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Hayes was absent.

Later in the meeting, Ms. Hayes recorded an aye vote on the motion.

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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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RECEIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR ACTION AT NEXT BOARD MEETING

Board of Education Report No. 232 - 02/03 - Approval of Management Contracts: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 234 - 02/03 - Agreements and Amendments: Assigned to Regular Calendar


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President Young modified the Order of Business.
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Board of Education Report No. 242 - 02/03 - Facilities Contract Agreements, Changes Orders, Rejection of Bids and Professional Services Agreements: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 243 - 02/03 - Strategic Execution Plan for Existing Facilities: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 244 - 02/03 - Project Approval of Central Shop Annex - Former Newton Street Police Station: Assigned to Regular Calendar, Special Meeting on June 17, 2003

Board of Education Report No. 245 - 02/03 - Approval of Project Stabilization Agreement with the Los Angeles and Orange County Building and Construction Trade Council: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 247 - 02/03 - Submission of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs Courses for State Certification: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 248 - 02/03
Submission of Part I of the 2003-2004 Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs: Assigned to Consent Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 250 - 02/03 - Adoption of Board Rule 1850 Related to Professional Services Contracting and Related Policy Changes: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 251 - 02/03 - Authorization to Negotiate and Enter into a Sublease Agreement for Adult Education Classroom Use at 2525 Firestone Boulevard, South Gate - South Gate Community Adult School: Assigned to Consent Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 252 - 02/03 - Configuration of Gardner and Toland Way Elementary Schools and Delegation of Authority to Reconfigure Schools: Assigned to Consent Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 253 - 02/03 - Los Angeles Virtual Academy [LAVA]): Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 255 - 02/03 - Authorization for Staff to Proceed with the Expenditure of Funds for Real Estate Due Diligence, Environmental Studies and Design Activities Required to Deliver the Proposed Priority Plan Project, South Los Angeles Area New High School No. 3 - Southwest Corner of Slauson Avenue and Hoover Street: Assigned to Consent Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 256 - 02/03 - Establishment of Trust Bank Account for Workers' Compensation Payments by Third Party Administrator: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 257 - 02/03 - Authorization for Accounting Change Requested by the Los Angeles County Office of Education: Assigned to Consent Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 258 - 02/03 - Continuation of the Transition Partnership Program,
2003-04: Assigned to Consent Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 259 - 02/03 - Mathematics Periodic Quarterly Assessments: Assigned to Regular Calendar

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Vice President Huizar assumed the Chair.
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With the consent of the Board, the following speakers addressed the Board regarding the selection process of Local District B Superintendent:

Mr. Jose Hernandez, San Fernando City Mayor

Ms. Mary Martinez, San Fernando Council Member

Ms. Diana Velardez

Ms. Norma Ramirez

Mr. Tony Alcala

Superintendent Roy Romer commented on the selection process used in the selection of the Local Superintendent.

Board Members commented on the subject.


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Vice President Huizar resumed the Order of Business.
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RECEIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR ACTION AT NEXT BOARD MEETING
(Continued)

Vice President Huizar announced:

The Board is in receipt of the Westwood Charter School Petition Renewal, Open Magnet Charter School Petition Renewal, Aspire Los Angeles Elementary School Charter Petition, and Aspire Los Angeles Secondary Charter Petition. This constitutes public hearings for the charters, and those individuals who wish to address the Board on these items will be heard. Anyone who wishes to speak to these reports should go to the recording booth and fill out a speaker's card. Those individuals will be heard after the speakers already on the list.

The following speakers addressed the Board regarding Board of Education Report No. 236-02/03 - Westwood Charter School Petition Renewal:

Ms. Stephanie Schulman

Ms. Kristie Cunin

Ms. Loren Pearlman

Ms. Chung Lee
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Ms. Alice Gold

Ms. Barbara Becnel

Ms. Lauren Seo

Mr. Ariel Neydovoud

Board of Education Report No. 236 - 02/03 - Westwood Charter School Petition Renewal: Assigned to Consent Calendar

The following speakers addressed the Board regarding Board of Education Report No. 237 - 02/03 - Open Magnet Charter School Petition Renewal:

Mr. Robert Burke

Ms. Maggie Scott

Ms. Judy Utvich

Mr. Tyrone Hinderson

Board of Education Report No. 237 - 02/03 - Open Magnet Charter School Petition Renewal: Assigned to Consent Calendar

The following speakers addressed the Board regarding Board of Education Report No. 238 - 02/03 - Aspire Los Angeles Elementary School Charter Petition and Board of Education Report No. 239 - 02/03 - Aspire Los Angeles Secondary Charter Petition:

Mr. Don Shalvey

Ms. Jackie Duvivier Castillo

Ms. Michelle Flores

Board of Education Report No. 238 - 02/03 - Aspire Los Angeles Elementary School Charter Petition: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Board of Education Report No. 239 - 02/03 Aspire Los Angeles Secondary School Charter Petition: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Vice President Huizar announced:

The Board will take final action to either approve or deny the charter petition requests at the Board Meeting on June 24, 2003. Should the charter requests be denied, the petitioners may submit the petitions directly to the Los Angeles County Office of Education or directly to the State for action.
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Vice President Huizar modified the Order of Business.
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SPECIAL REPORTS


BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT

Mr. Tom Rubin, Consultant to the Bond Oversight Committee representing Robert Garcia, highlighted some of the areas included in the Committee's quarterly report. He mentioned improvements to their web site include information for parents, taxpayers and voters, strategic execution plans for construction and modernization, and indicated that community input and environmental justice continue to be of vital importance to the Committee.

Mr. Rubin responded to questions from Board Members.

ADOPTION OF REGULAR CALENDAR

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT REVISED NO. 227 - 02/03
Adoption of the Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities
Construction/Modernization/Maintenance Rational Audit Process

Ms. Canter moved that the report be adopted, Mr. Lansing seconded the motion.

Mr. Rubin and Mr. McConnel1, Chief Facilities Executive, responded to questions from Board Members.

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Ms. Canter assumed the Chair during discussion.
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After discussion and by general consent, the report was adopted. Mr. Huizar was absent.

Later in the meeting, Mr. Huizar recorded an aye vote on the report.

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President Young resumed the Chair.
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DIRECTS

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 249 - 02/03 (DIRECT)
Routine Personnel Actions

The following speakers addressed the Board regarding the report:

Mr. Paul Broughton

Ms. Julie Neilson

Mr. Brian Turner

Mr. Larry Minsky representing Ali Chaichi

Ms. Canter moved that the report be adopted. Mr. Lansing seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Hayes, Mr. Huizar and Mr. Tokofsky were absent.

Later in the meeting, Ms. Hayes, Mr. Huizar and Mr. Tokofsky recorded aye votes on the report.

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Ms. Canter assumed the Chair.
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SPECIAL REPORTS (Continued)

RECOGNITION OF BIRMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' AND BOYS' TRACK TEAMS

Ms. Young presented the Birmingham High School Girl's and Boy's Track Team with a certificate of recognition and commended the teams for their athletic accomplishments as the Distinguished All City Sections Track and Field Champions for the 2002/03 school year.

RECOGNITION OF NEWSWEEK TOP 100 SCHOOLS

Ms. Young acknowledged North Hollywood High School and presented them with a certificate of recognition for being identified by Newsweek Magazine as 7th out of the 100 Top Schools in the Nation.

Later in the meeting, Ms. Hayes acknowledged Foshay Learning Center and Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) and presented them with certificates of recognition for also making Newsweek Magazine's list of 100 Top Schools in the Nation.

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President Young resumed the Chair.
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CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS

Ms. Canter presented a certificate of recognition to Paul Revere Charter Learn Middle School for being selected as a California Distinguished School. District D Superintendent Carol Dodd and Principal Theresa Riddle accepted the recognition of behalf of the school.

RECOGNITION OF MR. DAFER DAKHIL

Ms. Hayes presented Mr. Dafer Dakhil with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the Board and commended him for his great leadership in the District 1 community.

RECOGNITION OF KLCS, CHANNEL 58

Ms. Hayes commended KLCS, Channel 58, for their exceptional quality programming and acknowledged them for their outstanding contributions to the students and community of Los Angeles. Ms. Janalyn W. Glymph, General Manager, received the award on behalf of the station staff and thanked the Board for the recognition.
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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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RECOGNITION OF DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT MARIA OTT

Ms. Hayes presented Dr. Maria Gutierrez Ott with a certificate of recognition for being selected the 2003 National Hispanic Woman of the Year. Ms. Hayes highlighted some of Dr. Ott accomplishments throughout her career, extended commendations for her contributions to education and identified her as an authentic role model for young Latino women and others who pursue excellence in education.

Dr. Gutierrez Ott accepted the recognition on behalf of all the women leaders in the District.


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President Young modified the Order of Business.
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ADOPTION OF REGULAR CALENDAR (Continued)

REPORTS POSTPONED FROM REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 27, 2003

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 197 - 02/03
Authorization for Staff to Proceed with the Expenditure of Funds for Environmental Studies
Required Under the Voluntary Cleanup Agreement for the Old South Gate Site, Formerly South Gate
New Elementary School No. 1 and South Gate New High School No. 7

Mr. Lansing moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion.

Mr. Richard Sheehan, Special Counsel to the Board, responded to questions from Board Members.

After discussion and by general consent, the report was adopted. Ms. Hayes, Mr. Huizar, and
Mr. Tokofsky were absent.

Later in the meeting, Ms. Hayes, Mr. Huizar and Mr. Tokofsky recorded aye votes on the report.


DIRECTS

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 235 - 02/03 (DIRECT)
Student Expulsions

The following speakers addressed the Board on the report:

Ms. Sophia Washington regarding Case No. 359-02/03

Ms. Marion Rucker regarding Case No. 359-02/03

Ms. Korenstein moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion.

After discussion and by general consent, the report was adopted. Ms. Canter and Mr. Tokofsky were absent.

Later in the meeting Ms. Canter and Mr. Tokofsky recorded aye votes on the report.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 233 - 02/03 (DIRECT)
Student Reinstatement

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. Mr. Huizar seconded the motion which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Canter and Mr. Tokofsky were absent.

Later in the meeting Ms. Canter and Mr. Tokofsky recorded aye votes on the report.


ADOPTION OF REGULAR CALENDAR (Continued)


BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 206 - 02/03
Approval of Modified Project and Consideration of the Addendum with the Adopted Mitigated
Negative Declaration for the Los Angeles New Elementary School No. 1, Wilshire Boulevard
and Norton Avenue

Mr. Huizar moved that the report be adopted. Mr. Lansing seconded the motion.

After discussion and by general consent, the report was adopted.

BOARD MEMBER MOTIONS

ACTION

Ms. Hayes moved her motion regarding Anti-War/Pro-War Attire:

Whereas, The exigencies of the war have been the subject of intellectual debate in communities and classrooms throughout the world;

Whereas, Open and balanced debate about the implications of the war are consistent with the Los Angeles Unified School District's standards-based curriculum insofar as it provides a foundation for instruction on the ideals of democratic citizenship and freedom of speech;

Whereas, Teachers, aides and administrators should be allowed to express their views on the war freely within the context of a democratic society;

Whereas, The wearing of attire/apparel that espouses a position on the war exemplifies free expression, debate and political engagement and is protected under the Constitution;

Whereas, The Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles acknowledges the need for teachers and other District employees to dress in a manner that is respectful of the educational climate in our schools and to exhibit professional conduct when engaging students in discussion of complex global issues; and

Whereas, The District's policy prohibiting the wearing of pro or antiwar attire/apparel by school employees is an anti-democratic gesture in a war climate in which equal access to democratic freedoms should be cherished; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles support the right of free political expression of all its employees and students on the war and oppose the abridgement of civil liberties elaborated in the District's March 20th memorandum prohibiting the "Wearing of Anti- War or Pro War. Attire or Apparel by Teachers, Aides and Administrators in the Classroom"; and be it

Resolved further, That the District rescind recommendations for employee reprisal that are outlined in the March 20 memorandum; and be it finally

Resolved, That the District immediately notify local district administrators about this rescission and conduct an investigation into the censuring of any and all employees that has occurred pursuant to the March 20 directive.

Mr. Huizar seconded the motion.

Mr. Harold Kwalwasser, General Counsel, and Mr. Sheehan responded to questions from Board Members.

Roll call was held open pending the return of Board Members.

The motion failed, 3 noes, 3 ayes. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

ADOPTION OF REGULAR CALENDAR (Continued)

DIRECT

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 246 - 02/03 (DIRECT)
Authorization for Staff to Enter into a Development Agreement for the Delivery
of the Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School

Mr. Gene Hale, Chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, addressed the Board regarding the report.

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion.

Mr. Sam Yoshida, Director of Facilities Contracts, and Mr. McConnell responded to questions from Board Members.

By general consent, the report was adopted. Ms. Canter and Ms. Korenstein were absent.

Later in the meeting, Ms. Canter recorded an aye vote on the report.

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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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REGULAR CALENDAR (Continued)

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 194 - 02/03
Authorization for Staff to Proceed with the Expenditure of Funds for Real Estate Due
Diligence, Environmental Studies and Design Activities Required to Deliver the Proposed
Priority Plan Project, South Central Los Angeles Area New High School No. 2A,
66th Street and Avalon Boulevard

The following speakers addressed the Board on the report:

Ms. Gladys Rayo

Ms. Norma Dominguez representing Congressman Xavier Becerra

Ms. Margaret Martin

Mr. Raul Marias/Pastor Luigi Sanoto

Mr. Jorge Felix/Ms. Martha Samano

Mr. Joel Vaca/Ms. Renata Fernandez

Ms. Irma Ortega

Ms. Rosita Felix

Mr. Ramon Perez/Ms.Teresa Moran

Mr. Sergio Diaz/Ms. Ana Corona

After discussion, the report was withdrawn by the Superintendent.

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Vice President Huizar assumed the Chair and modified the Order of Business.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT REVISED NO. 217 - 02/03
Agreements and Amendments

The following speakers addressed the Board regarding the report:

Mr. Doug Waybright

Ms. Christine Cassidy

Mr. Christopher Lund

Mr. Lansing moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion.

Deputy Superintendent Merle Price responded to questions by Board Members.

After discussion, the mover and seconder agreed to amend the report by reducing the cost for the Institute for Learning contract in Section I-A, by 20 percent.

On roll call, the report as amended was adopted, 6 ayes, with the exception of Agreement No. 0400007 on which Ms. Hayes abstained. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 205 - 02/03
Award of Advertised Construction Contracts; Approval of Change Orders; Completion of
Contract, Award of Unadvertised Special Services, Unadvertised and Informal Facilities
Contracts; Rejection of Bids, Cancellation of Contracts, etc.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 210 - 02/03
Adoption of the Local Plan for Special Education

Ms. Canter moved that Board of Education Report Nos. 205 - 02/03 and 210 - 02/03 be adopted.
Mr. Lansing seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Mr. Huizar and Ms. Korenstein were absent.

Later in the meeting, Mr. Huizar recorded an aye vote on the reports.



BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 207 - 02/03
Measure K Charter School Expansion Policy

At the request of staff, this report was postponed until the Regular June 24, 2003, Board Meeting.

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President Young modified the Order of Business.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 240 - 02/03 (DIRECT)
Various Purchasing Transactions

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 241 - 02/03 (DIRECT)
Liability Insurance, Claims and Payments

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 254 - 02/03 (DIRECT)
Nonroutine Personnel Actions

Mr. Lansing moved that Board of Education Report Nos. 240 - 02/03, 241 - 02/03 and 254 - 02/03 be adopted. Mr. Tokofsky seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.
Mr. Huizar and Ms. Korenstein were absent.

Later in the meeting, Mr. Huizar recorded an aye vote on the reports.


BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 258 - 02/03 (DIRECT)

This report was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following speakers addressed the Board on the subjects indicated:

Ms. Amalia Manzo/Ms. Carmen Hernandez Student Discipline/Education

Ms. Norma Pedregon Uniform Complaint

Mr. Leonard Rose Kids Summer Activities

Ms. Lorena Jaramillo Public Comment

BOARD MEMBER MOTIONS (Continued)

Ms. Canter moved her motion regarding Board Committees:

Resolved
, That the Board of Education directs the Executive Officer of the Board to amend the Rules for the Operation of the Board of Education such that:

1.All matters receiving a committee recommendation for approval by majority vote of the assigned committee members present may be forwarded to the Regular Calendar of a regularly scheduled Board meeting, provided there are at least 2 affirmative votes.
2. All matters receiving a committee recommendation for approval by unanimous vote of all
assigned committee members may be forwarded to the Consent Calendar of a regularly scheduled Board meeting, provided all assigned committee members are present and voting.

3. All matters not receiving a majority vote may be forwarded to the receipt calendar of a
regularly scheduled board meeting. However, at its discretion, a majority of the Committee may hold any item for one additional meeting, provided there are at least two affirmative votes for such an action.
Ms. Young seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

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The Board recessed into closed session at 9:23 p.m.
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The Board reconvened the meeting at 9:50 p.m. The following Board Members were present:
Ms. Canter, Ms. Hayes, Mr. Huizar, Mr. Lansing, Mr. Tokofsky, and President Young.
Ms. Korenstein was absent.

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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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ADOPTION OF REGULAR CALENDAR (Continued)


BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 209 - 02/03
Reduction-in-Force and/or Reassignment of Certain Certificated Bargaining Unit Positions

Mr. Lansing moved that the report be adopted with the following amendment:

Item 2 in Attachment A, be changed by reducing the number of Psychiatric Social Workers from 22 to 12.

Ms. Young seconded the motion which on roll call failed, 4 noes, 2 ayes, Mr. Lansing and President Young. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

BOARD MEMBER MOTIONS (Continued)

Mr. Huizar moved his motion regarding Co-Sponsoring of Board Motions, Board Rule 75:

Resolved, That Board Rule 75 be established with the following language:

Board Member originated motions and resolutions may have more than one sponsor but are limited by the Open Meeting Laws to having less than a quorum discuss a motion or resolution by any means outside of a properly noticed meeting.

Less than a quorum of sponsors of any motion or resolution can be listed as cosponsors when the motion or resolution is first presented to the Board Secretariat or added as cosponsors by notification from the originating Board Member and the verification of the added cosponsor. Cosponsorship can also be listed by the request of a Board Member when the motion or resolution is discussed at a properly noticed meeting and, in this case, the number of cosponsors can exceed a quorum.

Ms. Hayes seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.



MOTION REQUESTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT

Mr. Lansing moved:

Pre-July 1 Notice for Adjustments to Salary; Revision to Work Year, Change of Staff Development Days, and Adjustments to Health and Welfare Plan Benefits (Noticed May 27, 2003)

Due to the Fiscal crisis in the State at this time, the District has to make reductions to the General Fund budget to eliminate a $400 million gap between expected income and expenditures. The District faces tremendous uncertainty with regard to its financial condition for 2003-2004. Also, the State has yet to finalize its budget, which has a direct effect on our operating income. Further, it will be some weeks until our books are closed and our ending balances determined. The current fiscal crisis and uncertainties, combined with the potential impact of pending legal actions, make it financially prudent to provide the Board with appropriate options to protect the District and the students we serve. Therefore, the following motion is presented to comply with the technical requirements of the law with regard to flexibility in next year's budget and expenditure:

The Board of Education, pursuant to Article XXXII, Section 4.0 of the 2000-2003 Agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District) and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), pursuant to the 2000-2003 Agreement between the District and Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA), and in accordance with the individual employment contracts of these and other District employees, hereby declares salaries and benefits for 2003-2004 for District employees to be indefinite and to be subject to change or reduction on or after July 1, 2003, as may appropriately result from collective bargaining negotiations or otherwise. The District shall act to implement such changes or reductions, as the District deems necessary, in light of financial or other uncertainties, to help balance the District's budget. These financial constraints and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the adequacy of State funding, District operating costs, and pending legal actions.

Possible changes or reductions in salaries or benefits which may be implemented in 2003-2004 for UTLA-represented employees, AALA-represented employees, management, confidential, supervisory, and other District-represented employees include, but are not limited to:

1. Adjustments to salary rates, tables and differentials.

2. Revisions to work year (number of paid days).

3. Elimination/Reduction of Staff Development Buy Back Days.

4. Adjustment to health and welfare plan benefit levels, contribution levels, eligibility rules, changes in deductibles, co-pays or other cost sharing.

All such changes or reductions are to result from collective bargaining where appropriate, and all Board Rules, policies and practices are subject to revision to carry out any of the changes or reductions described above. The above actions are listed by way of example, not limitations, and may be supplemented.

Ms. Canter seconded the motion.

After discussion and on roll call, the motion was adopted 6 ayes. Mr. Korenstein was absent.

CORRESPONDENCE AND PETITIONS

REPORT OF CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Lansing moved that the recommended disposition of the items of correspondence as indicated
in the report be approved. Mr. Huizar seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.
Ms. Korenstein was absent.

MISCELLANEOUS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Lansing moved the approval of the following presented minutes of the governing board of the
Los Angeles Unified School District:

9:30 a.m., Special Meeting, May 22, 2003
9:30 a.m., Closed Session, May 27, 2003
9:30 a.m., Special Meeting, May 27, 2003

Mr. Huizar seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

BOARD MEMBER MOTIONS (Continued)

Mr. Lansing's motion regarding Distribution of Measure K Leveling Funds (Noticed May 27, 2003) was postponed to the Regular Board Meeting of June 24, 2003.

Whereas, The Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles successfully passed the Measure K New School Construction and Modernization Bond in November of 2002;

Whereas, $128 million was originally set aside for Board Member "leveling" purposes to offset the imbalance of new school construction funds allocated to particular Board Member Districts and create "equity" in the distribution of bond funds among the seven Districts;

Whereas, At the request of staff, the Board set aside $20 million of these leveling funds towards the compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Chanda Smith Consent Decree;

Whereas, The Measure K Leveling Funds now has $108 million in funding available for distribution to Board Districts for modernization, rehabilitation and repair of existing facilities;

Whereas, Proposition BB had a similar funding stream called the Proposition BB/Board Member Matching Grant Program, which was designed specifically to address Board Determined Needs in each of the seven Board Districts;

Whereas, This funding stream was distributed among Board Members based on the number of K-12 students enrolled in each Board District in an effort to offset the impacts placed on larger districts with higher enrollments;

Whereas, Subsequent to the passage of Measure K, the Board passed the Measure K Repair and Modernization Outreach Plan which outlined the school outreach program for the creation of an Integrated Priority Repair and Modernization List for each local district, including the identification of projects that can be matched with State Modernization Funds;

Whereas, Each of the eleven local districts is currently compiling its priority lists by conducting outreach with school principals, staffs and stakeholders, and subsequent to that outreach, staff will have identified priority repairs and modernization projects in each of the respective local districts; and

Whereas, The Board has committed itself, with the passage of both the Measure K Bond and the Measure K Execution Plan, to address the priority needs of each local district and its respective schools, based upon the Integrated Priority Repair and Modernization Lists, utilizing both Measure K Local District Modernization and Board District Leveling Funds; now, therefore. be it

Resolved, That the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles, remaining consistent with the spirit of previous Board policy in this area, distribute Measure K Leveling Funds based on 2002 K-12 enrollment in each Board District and will only be utilized to fund projects listed in the Integrated Priority Repair and Modernization List, to be approved by the Board; and be it

Resolved further, That the Board ask the Superintendent to instruct his staff to continue the Measure K Repair and Modernization Outreach Plan and create eleven independent priority lists based on that outreach; rank those projects by level of urgency and need; include the representative Board Member or designee, Local District Superintendent; and the Local District Facilities Director in the decision making process of ranking and allocating funds for the priority projects; fund the projects as Board Member Priority Repair and Modernization Projects; and with the combination of Local District Repair and Modernization Funds; plan for the utilization of these funds for projects named only in the Integrated Priority Repair and Modernization List.

MISCELLANEOUS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Huizar moved:

That a Special Board meeting be called on Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at 12 noon to receive the Superintendent's Provisional Budget, Charter Petitions, and other items. The meeting will be held in the Board Room.

Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which on roll call was adopted 5 ayes, 1 no, Ms. Hayes. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

Mr. Tokofsky moved:

That Mr. José Huizar and Ms. Genethia Hayes, Members of this Board, would have incurred hardship by attending the Closed Session, Special, and Regular Board Meetings of May 27, 2003, and that Mr. Huizar would have incurred hardship by attending today's Special Board Meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

Ms. Canter announced:

The Human Relations Committee scheduled for June 17, 2003, has been canceled.

PUBLIC HEARING
Resolution of Intention to Dedicate Easements at Southeast Area New Continuation High
School No. 1 to the County of Los Angeles without consideration

This item was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

MOTIONS (Continued)

INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Mr. Tokofsky announced his intention to introduce a motion regarding Principles for a Balanced Solution to the State Budget Crisis.

President Young and Ms. Canter announced their intention to present the following motion to Support Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4:

Whereas, Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4, which will reduce the two-third vote requirement on parcel taxes, will be acted on by the California State Legislature;

Whereas, Reductions in state General Fund revenue have led to reduced school funding;

Whereas, Parcel tax revenue can provide stable, predictable sources of school revenue;

Whereas, Passage of ACA 4 will empower local voters to invest in their schools based on the needs of their communities by requiring a tough, but fair 55 percent vote to pass local parcel taxes. Taxpayers and homeowners will be protected with accountability provisions that will ensure that funds generated from the parcel taxes are not wasted or mismanaged;

Whereas, Safe and clean learning environments are essential for the health and morale of all students;

Whereas, Revenue from parcel taxes can be spent according to local priorities and are not subject to state control;

Whereas, The two-third vote requirement results in minority rule by requiring two "yes'' votes to cancel out one "no'' vote; and

Whereas, Passage of ACA 4 would allow local voters to decide to make investments in their neighborhood schools in addition to state funding; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles strongly urge the California State Legislature to support and adopt ACA 4.

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Mr. Tokofsky moved that the meeting be adjourned. Mr. Huizar seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

The meeting adjourned at 10:04 p.m.

APPROVED BY BOARD: August 26, 2003




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CAPRICE YOUNG JEFFERSON CRAIN
PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE BOARD

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