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

REGULAR MEETING ORDER OF BUSINESS
450 North Grand Avenue, Room H-160
3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2001

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 July 10, 2001, in Room H-160, Los Angeles City Board of Education Administrative Offices, 450 North Grand Avenue.

President Caprice Young called the meeting to order at 3:11 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 3:18 p.m.

Superintendent Roy Romer was present.

Mr. Huizar led the Pledge of Allegiance.

SPECIAL REPORT

ACCELERATED SCHOOL‹TIME MAGAZINE'S
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

Mr. Lansing acknowledged and recognized the Accelerated School, which was honored nationally by Time Magazine as the Elementary School of the Year. He thanked Time Magazine for taking the time to promote a positive story. Mr. Kevin Sved and Mr. Jonathan Williams, Co-Directors of the school, were presented with a Certificate of Recognition for their dedication and sustained academic achievements since 1994.

DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT

President Young introduced Ms. Rosalyn Stewart, General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment for the City of Los Angeles. She noted that the City is working together with the District to bring neighborhood councils and communities to hold meetings at local school sites.

REPORTS DATED JULY 10, 2001

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following speakers addressed the Board on Board of Education Report No. 1 regarding the 2000-02 Memorandum of Understanding between the District and the California School Employees Association for Unit D members:

Mr. Howard O. Watts

Mr. Dafer Dakhil

Mr. Tokofsky moved the adoption of the following report designated as Consent Calendar item in accordance with Board Rule 61:

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 1

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

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

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Office of the Superintendent No. 2 - CHIME Charter School Petition: Assigned to Consent Calendar

President Young announced:

The Board is in receipt of the CHIME Charter School Petition. This constitutes a public hearing

and those individuals who wish to address the Board on this item will be heard. Anyone who wishes
to speak to this report should go to the recording booth at the back of the Board Room 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:

Dr. Arlinda Eaton representing College of Education, California State University Northridge

Ms. Claire Cavallaro representing CHIME Charter Institute

Ms. Laura San Giacomo representing CHIME Charter School

Ms. Ellen Schneiderman

Dr. Ann R. Bisno representing California State University Northridge

Ms. Delia Calderon

Mr. Dafer Dakhil

Mr. Patrick Smith

Mr. Howard O. Watts

Ms. Joyce R. Linden

Ms. Elsa S. Lewis

Ms. Lorena Jaramillo

Mr. Aureliano Cortes


Ms. Rosa Mendoza

Ms. Princess Sykes

Ms. Rita Suarez

President Young announced:

The Board will take final action to either approve or deny the charter request at the Board meeting on July 24, 2001. Should the charter request be denied, the petitioner may submit the petition directly to the Los Angeles County Office of Education or directly to the State for action.

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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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REGULAR CALENDAR

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 2
Approval for Master Contract for Enrichment Activities, Agreement for Master Contract for
Professional Services, Agreements for Professional Services, Amendments to Agreements for
Professional Services, Agreements for Professional Services Aggregating Over $500,000,
and Donations of Money

Mr. Tokofsky moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Hayes seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 3
Award of Advertised, Unadvertised and Informal Contracts,
Rescission of Contract, and Rejection of Bids

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.

FACILITIES COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1
Resolution Stating the Board of Education's Intent to Utilize State Government Code 53094
on a Districtwide Basis, Which Allows the Governing Board with a Two-Thirds Vote to Render
City and County Zoning Ordinances Inapplicable to a Proposed Use of the Property

At the request of staff, this report was postponed to the July 24, 2001, Board meeting.

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President Young modified the Order of Business.
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DIRECT REPORTS

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 6
Various Purchasing Transactions

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. Mr. Lansing seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 7
2001-2002 Federal Class Size Reduction Program

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. KMs. Korenstein seconded the motion

Action on the report was postponed until later in the meeting for staff to provide information requested by Board Members.
Later in the meeting and by general consent, the report was adopted.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 8

Liability Insurance Claims, Employee Reimbursement Program Payments, Self-Insured Liability Program Payments, Construction Claims Payments, Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program Payments, Rejection of Liability Claims, and Miscellaneous Insurance Coverage

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. Mr. Tokofsky seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 9
Nonroutine Personnel Actions: Election of Unclassified Employees to Professional Expert,
and Demotions, Dismissal, Suspension-Dismissals, Modification of Demotion, and
Modification of Suspension-Dismissal of Classified Employees

Ms. Margarita Gonzales addressed the Board on the report.

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 10
Routine Personnel Actions

Mr. Tokofsky moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Korenstein seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.

RECEIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR ACTION AT NEXT BOARD MEETING (Continued)

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Office of the Superintendent No. 1 - Additional Compensation of PERS Contribution for Identified District Represented Employees for 2001-2002: Assigned to Consent Calendar

Business Services Division No. 1 - Ratification of Agreements and Amendments, Agreements for Legal Services, Agreement for Master Contract for Professional Services, Amendment to Agreement for Legal Services, Amendments to Agreement for Professional Services, Agreements for Professional Service Aggregating Over $500,000, Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services Aggregating Over $500,000, and Donations of Money: Assigned to Regular Calendar

Facilities Services Division No. 1 - Award of Advertised, Unadvertised and Informal Contracts, and Cancellation of Contract: Assigned to Regular Calendar

FACILITIES COMMITTEE

Facilities Services Division No. 1 - Authorization to Transfer the Signature for Public Works Contracts from the Business Services Division to the Facilities Services Division: Assigned to Consent Calendar

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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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DIRECT REPORTS(Continued)

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 4
Student Expulsions

The following speakers addressed the Board on the Report:

Ms. William Navarro regarding Case No. 002-01/02

Ms. Juana Alcala

Ms. Julia Sylva regarding Case No. 018-01/02

With the approval of Board, Ms. Candi Smith addressed the Board regarding Case No. 018-01/02

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

Mr. Huizar moved to amend the report by withdrawing Case No. 018-01/02 on the condition that the parent or guardian approve a waiver of the timeline for expulsion. Mr. Lansing seconded the motion.

During discussion, Mr. Tokofsky moved to amend the disposition of Case No. 018-01/02 to suspended enforcement of the expulsion. Ms. Canter seconded the motion. Subsequently, the amendment was withdrawn by the maker and seconder of the motion.

On roll call, Mr. Huizar's amendment was adopted, 6 ayes, 1 no, Ms. Young.

By general consent, the report as amended was adopted.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT NO. 5
Student Reinstatements

Ms. Hayes moved that the report be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted.

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President Young modified the Order of Business.
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MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

SPEAKERS

The following speakers addressed the Board on the subjects indicated:

Mr. Gene Krischer representing Facilities
Friends of the Children

Mr. Jeff Carr Proposed South Gate High School Site

Ms. Lorena Jaramillo Accountability

Mr. Aureliano Cortes Accountability

Ms. Clara Holmes Health and Safety Issues

Mr. Joel Littauer Teaching Training Technology

Later in the meeting, the following speakers addressed the Board:

Ms. Patricia Mendoza Student Transportation

Mr. Geraldo Hermosillo Student Transportation

With the consent of the Board, Ms. Isabel Cortez was given an opportunity to address the Board regarding her children academic performance and Mr. Jaime Cruz addressed the Board regarding the administrative assignment at Hollenbeck Middle School.

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President Young resumed the Order of Business.
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Tokofsky moved the approval of the following presented Minutes of the Governing Board of
the Los Angeles Unified School District.

9:30 a.m., Closed Session, June 19, 2001
9:30 a.m., Closed Session, June 26, 2001
10:00 a.m., Annual Meeting, July 3, 2001

With the approval of the Board, the Minutes of July 3, 2001 was withdrawn, seconded by Ms. Hayes was adopted as amended by general consent. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

CORRESPONDENCE AND PETITIONS

President Young announced:

Before action is taken on the Report of Correspondence regarding correspondence from Delaine Eastin, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, concerning receipt of a notification of non-compliance, Compliance Investigation Case No. S-0980-00/01, a public hearing must be held.

This constitutes a public hearing and those individuals who wish to address the Board on this item will be heard. Speakers should go to the recording booth at the back of the Board Room and fill out a speaker's card. Those individuals will be heard after any speakers already on the list.

There were no speakers.


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

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

ADOPTION OF STANDING COMMITTEES SCHEDULES

Mr. Tokofsky moved that the Schedule of Standing Committees be adopted. Ms. Canter seconded the motion, which by general consent was adopted. Ms. Korenstein was absent.

President Young announced:

Ms. Genethia Hudley Hayes has been appointed as representative to the Council of Great City Schools.

ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVE TO COUNTY COMMITTEE ON
SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION

Ms. Canter moved the following appointments:

The appointment of Mr. David Tokofsky to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association
and to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Reorganization.

Mr. Tokofsky seconded the motion, which on roll was adopted 6 ayes. Ms. Korenstein was absent.


MEETING, CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION MOTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Canter moved:

That Ms. Victoria Castro, Former Member of this Board of Education, be found absent due to illness
at the time of June 12, 2001, Regular Board meeting.

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

Mr. Tokofsky announced:

There will be Special Committee of the Whole meetings on Thursday, July 19, 2001, regarding the After School Program, and School Site Resources at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. respectively, in Room H-160 (Board Room).

Mr. Crain announced:

That there will be a Facilities Committee meeting on July 17, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., and a Business, Finance, Audit and Technology Committee at 4:00 p.m., in H-160 (Board Room).

THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION

Mr. Tokofsky reported that Fourth Street Elementary School was selected as one of the recipient of eleven Model Elementary Library of the Year awards. He also noted that Superintendent Judy Burton, Local District B, received a $2.7 million 21st Century Learning Community Grant to implement the "Bright
Tomorrow After School Achievement Program" at Beachy, Sharp and Haddon Elementary Schools; the schools will each receive $870,000 per year for 3 years in partnerships with the Girl Scouts and Woodcraft Rangers to improve student performance in the afterschool programs. He commented on the health clinic to be built at Pacoima Middle School in cooperation with the L. A. County Department of Health Services. The clinic will provide services to Beachy, Sharp, Haddon Elementary Schools and Montague Charter Academy.

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:19 p.m.




APPROVED BY BOARD: August 28, 2001




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CAPRICE YOUNG JEFFERSON CRAIN
PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE BOARD

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