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
1 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2000

I. Roll Call of Members


II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag



III. Special Report


Introduction of Local District Superintendents

The Winnick Family Foundation Education Grant

IV. Receipt of Initial Proposal from Bargaining Unit

Los Angeles School Police Officers Association‹Paul Quezada

Teamsters, Local 572, Unit S (Classified Supervisors)‹Bill Piercy

V. Reports Postponed from Regular March 28, April 11, and May 9, 2000, Meetings

A. Board of Education Report No. 2 (March 28) POSTPONED TO JULY 25
Office of the Superintendent No 1 AT THE REQUEST OF STAFF
(Chanda Smith Consent Decree Implementation Plan and Budget No. 9: Parent Participation)

B. Board of Education Report No. 16 (April 11) WITHDRAWN

(Approval of Feasibility Studies for Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 3 (Dodger Stadium Parking Lot) to Relieve Overcrowding at Belmont High School)

C. Board of Education Report No. 9 (May 9) WITHDRAWN
(Feasibility Studies for Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 12 (Former Queen of Angels Site‹Kent Street and Coronado Terrace) to Relieve Overcrowding in the Belmont Area)

D. Board of Education Report No. 10 (May 9) WITHDRAWN
(Feasibility Studies for Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 13 (6th Street and Bixel Site) to Relieve Overcrowding in the Belmont Area)

E. Board of Education Report No. 11 (May 9) WITHDRAWN
(Feasibility Studies for Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 14 (7th Street and Union Avenue Site) to Relieve Overcrowding in the Belmont Area)



F. Board of Education Report No. 12 (May 9) WITHDRAWN

(Feasibility Studies Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 15 (7th Street and Bonnie Brae Street Site) to Relieve Overcrowding in the Belmont Area)

G. Board of Education Report No. 13 (May 9) WITHDRAWN
(Feasibility Studies Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 16 (8th Street and Francisco Street Site) to Relieve Overcrowding in the Belmont Area)

H. Board of Education Report No. 14 (May 9) WITHDRAWN
(Feasibility Studies Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 17 (Union Avenue and 9th Street Site) to Relieve Overcrowding in the Belmont Area)

I. Board of Education Report No. 15 (May 9) WITHDRAWN
(Feasibility Studies Central Los Angeles Senior High School No. 18 (Figueroa Street and Boston Street Site) to Relieve Overcrowding in the Belmont Area)

REPORTS DATED JUNE 27, 2000

VI. Consent Calendar (Board Rule 61) - Communications Dated June 13, 2000

J. Board of Education Report No. 1 ADOPTED
Office of the Superintendent No. 1

(Request for Approval of the 2000-2001 Senate Bill (SB 65) School-Based Pupil Motivation and Maintenance Program Competitive, Non-Competitive and Planning Grant Application)

Office of the Superintendent No. 3
(Peer Assistance Review Program [PAR])

Office of the Superintendent No. 4
(Paul Revere Charter/LEARN Middle School Renewal Petition)

Office of the Superintendent No. 5
(Canyon Elementary Charter/LEARN School Renewal Petition)

Office of the Superintendent No. 6
(Topanga Elementary Charter/LEARN School Renewal Petition)

Office of the Superintendent No. 7
(Palisades Charter/LEARN High School Renewal Petition)

Office of the Superintendent No. 8
(Palisades Elementary Charter/LEARN School Renewal Petition)

Accounting and Disbursements Division No. 1

(Authorization of Signature on all Orders [Drawn on the Funds of the Los Angeles Unified School District in the Name of the Governing Board])

Personnel Division No. 2
(Approval of Nonroutine Personnel Actions: Demotion and Dismissals of Classified Employees)

K. Business, Finance, Audit and Technology Committee Report No. 1 ADOPTED
Accounting and Disbursements Division No. 1
(Cash Management Investment Policy)

Budget Services and Financial Planning Division No. 1
(Superintendent's 2001-2002 Budget Development Calendar and Related Issues)

VII. Regular Calendar - Communications Dated June 13 and June 22, 2000

L. Board of Education Report No. 2 ADOPTED
Office of the Superintendent No. 9
(California Academy for Liberal Studies Charter Petition)

M. Board of Education Report Revised No. 3 ADOPTED
Business Services Division No. 1

(Ratification of Amendments and Agreements, Ratification of Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services, Agreement for Master Contract Over $250,000, Agreements for Personal/Professional Services Aggregating Over $250,000, Amendments to Agreements for Personal/Professional Services, and Amendments to Agreements for Personal/Professional Services Aggregating Over $250,000)

N. Board of Education Report No. 4 ADOPTED
Facilities Services Division No. 1
(Award of Advertised and Unadvertised Contracts and Rejection of Bids)

O. Board of Education Report No. 5 ADOPTED
Personnel Division No. 1
(Special Education Credential Waiver Authorization)

P. Board of Education Report No. 6 PUBLIC HEARING ADOPTED
Office of the Superintendent No. 1
(Request for State Waiver for Schools Participating in the Immediate Intervention/ Underperforming Schools Program)

Q. Facilities Committee Report No. 1 ADOPTED
Facilities Services Division No. 1

(Authorization to Enter Into a Joint Use Agreement with the City of San Fernando for Use of the Auditorium at San Fernando Middle School)

VIII. New Reports ­ Direct to Board for Action

R. Board of Education Report No. 7 ADOPTED
(Travel Authorization Policy for Members of the Board)

S. Board of Education Report No. 8 ADOPTED AS AMENDED
(Student Expulsions)

T. Board of Education Report No. 9 ADOPTED AS AMENDED
(Student Reinstatements)

U. Board of Education Report No. 10 ADOPTED

(Reimbursement Resolution Pertaining to Expenditures Made in Connection with the Federal E-Rate Projects‹Certificates of Participation)

V. Board of Education Report No. 11 ADOPTED
(Approval of Nonroutine Personnel Actions: Election of Unclassified Employee, and Rescission of Dismissal, Suspension-Dismissal and Demotion of Classified Employee)

W. Board of Education Report No. 12 ADOPTED AS AMENDED
(Approval of Routine Personnel Actions)

X. Board of Education Report No. 13 ADOPTED
(Extension of One Time Two Percent Employee Compensation)

Y. Board of Education Report No. 14 ADOPTED
(Various Purchasing Transactions)

Z. Board of Education Report No. 15 ADOPTED
(Decision Support System)


IX. Motions and Resolutions for Action

AA. Ms. Korenstein - Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation (Waiver of Board Rule 72) ADOPTED

Whereas, The health and safety of our students and employees are a fundamental concerns of the Los Angeles Unified School District;

Whereas, There continues to be considerable debate and uncertainty within the scientific community as to the potential health effects to individuals, especially children, from exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic and radio-frequency radiation;

Whereas, A number of epidemiological and biological studies are inconclusive with regard to the carcinogenicity carcinogenic potential of exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Institutes of Health recently concluded that enough evidence exists to support the classification of electromagnetic fields as a possible human carcinogen;

Whereas, Recent studies suggest there is evidence that radio-frequency radiation may produce "health effects" at "very low field" intensities;

Whereas, The scientific community and most health officials agree that more research is needed to provide a definitive answer as to the effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic and radio-frequency radiation on our health and recommend the prudent avoidance of equipment which generates non-ionizing radiation; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles petition the California Environmental Protection Agency to perform the appropriate research and experimentation to determine the effects of non-ionizing radiation on the health, of not only adults, but children who are the most vulnerable and, if appropriate, establish a safe level of exposure; and be it

Resolved further, That the Board of Education oppose the future placement of telecommunications installations cellular telecommunications towers on or immediately adjacent to school property currently owned by the District until appropriate regulatory standards are adopted. º

BB. Ms. Fields - Use of Guns and Rifles by Jr. ROTC Assigned to School Safety and Campus Environment Committee (Noticed May 23, 2000) POSTPONED TO JULY 25, 2000

Whereas, The Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles appreciates the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (Jr. ROTC ) Program, because it provides valuable training to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) by developing leadership and citizenship skills such as integrity, responsibility, dignity, self respect, kindness to others and both written and oral communication skills;

Whereas, Students or "cadets" participating in the Jr. ROTC Program also offer meaningful services to the Los Angeles Unified School District by presenting colors before ceremonies and events;

Whereas, Through their participation in school ceremonies and other District-related events, Jr. ROTC cadets serve as representatives of the LAUSD, as well as one of the branches of armed forces such as the Army, Navy, Airforce or Marines;

Whereas, The Board of Education has adopted a strict policy of zero-tolerance regarding the bringing of guns, mock guns, and toy guns on school campuses;

Whereas, The regalia carried by the Jr. ROTC during practice drills and public ceremonies includes non-functional rifles;

Whereas, The Jr. ROTC also instructs cadets on the use of guns and provides them with functional guns and shooting practice as part of the program; and

Whereas, The Jr. ROTC's use of non-functional and functional rifles and its program to instruct students on the use of guns is in conflict with the district's zero-tolerance gun policy; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Jr. ROTC eliminate any aspect of its curriculum that includes the carrying of or instruction in the use of guns by students of the Los Angeles Unified School District; and be it further

Resolved, That the Jr. ROTC work with the Superintendent of Schools to determine an appropriate substitute for rifles used during its drills, practices and appearances at District functions; and be it further

Resolved, That the Jr. ROTC return to the Board of Education 30 days from the passage of this resolution with that appropriate substitute; and be it further

Resolved, That the Jr. ROTC provide, with cooperation and approval from the Superintendent of Schools, a budget for transitioning from non-functional rifles to the agreed upon substitute. º

CC. Waiver of California Credential Requirements (Waiver of Board Rule 72) ADOPTED

Resolved, That the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles, pursuant to Education Code Section 35029, waives any and all California credential requirements for Mr. Roy Romer, who has been appointed as Superintendent of Schools, a position equivalent to that of Chief Administrative Officer, effective July 1, 2000, for so long as he serves`as Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.


X. Receipt of Communications for Action at Next Board Meeting

(The Board will decide which are to be referred as Consent Calendar communications)

Board of Education
DD. Office of the Superintendent No. 1 WITHDRAWN

EE. Office of the Superintendent No. 2 REGULAR

(Chanda Smith Consent Decree Finance and Budget Plan No. 10: Review Expenditures/ Search for Additional Funding)

FF. Office of the Superintendent No. 3 WITHDRAWN

GG. Office of the Superintendent No. 4 REGULAR

(Adoption of the 2000-2002 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Los Angeles Unified School District and Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA); Compensation Package for District-Represented Classes)

HH. Business Services Division No. 1 REGULAR
(Ratifying Agreements and Amendments, Agreements for Personal/Professional Services Over $250,000, Agreements for Personal/Professional Services Aggregating Over $250,000, Amendments to Agreements for Personal/Professional Services, and Donations of Money

II.Environmental Health and Safety No. 1 REGULAR
(Approval for Environmental Health and Safety to Receive Cost Recovery Money for Jefferson New Middle School)

JJ. Facilities Services Division No. 1 CONSENT
(Award of Advertised and Unadvertised Contracts, and Cancellation of Architectural Agreements)

KK. Personnel Division No. 1 CONSENT
(Dismissal of Classified Employees)

Facilities Committee
LL. Accounting and Disbursements Division No. 1 REGULAR
(Increase in Developer Fees)


XI. Approval of Minutes APPROVED


MM. 1:30 p.m., Closed Session, May 22, 2000
1:00 p.m., Regular Meeting, May 23, 2000
9:30 a.m., Closed Session, June 6, 2000

XII. Correspondence and Petitions

NN. Report of Correspondence APPROVED


XIII. Miscellaneous Business

Motions and Resolutions (Initial Announcements)

Meeting, Conference and Convention Motions and Announcements

Election of Board Member Representative to the California School Boards Association Board of Directors

This Week in Education

Mr. Lansing will comment on the following:

Speakers


XIV. Adjournment


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