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Previous MeetingNovember 18, 2014 06:30 PM
Regular Board Meeting
South Pasadena Unified School District
1020 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030


Preliminary Information

Challenging All Students for the 21st Century

South Pasadena Unified School District

Vision and Mission Statement

Board Approved September 28, 2010


(the best future state for SPUSD students)

Our students reach their individual potential by developing intellectual abilities, emotional maturity, unique talents, love of learning and responsibility for their own learning. They confidently participate in the complex, global environment.


(what the District will do to attain the vision)

The SPUSD will provide:

  • challenging, rigorous and relevant curriculum that prepares students for college and the world of work.
  • formative experiences that develop the physical, social, emotional, ethical, linguistic, creative and cognitive pathways of learning.
  • a commitment to recognizing and valuing the abilities of all students and to providing them the encouragement to reach their full potential.
  • effective teaching in an environment that is intellectually stimulating, as well as physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
  • qualified, caring and motivated adults who are inspiring and encouraging.
  • a professional environment that attracts, supports and retains the highest quality professionals in every position in the District.


6:30 P.M. 

5:00 P.M. Closed Session   

South Pasadena Unified School District
Board of Education

Elisabeth Eilers
Julie Giulioni
Michele Kipke, Ph.D.
Joseph Loo
Richard A. Sonner, M.D.


Members from the community are free to speak on a specific item on the Agenda once the item is on the floor for discussion. The President will recognize any individual who wishes to speak. You are asked to complete a yellow speaker card, located at the back of the room, and turn it in to the secretary, and to repeat your name and address once called to the podium. Please limit remarks to three (3) minutes unless given prior permission by the Board President. The President may limit discussion on each topic and each speaker if it appears that a long time is required to dispose of a particular concern or proposal.

(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold I.  OPENING   
1. Call to Order     
2. Roll Call     
3. Opportunity for Public Comment on Closed Session Items     
1. Conference with Labor Negotiator Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Conference with District Negotiator, Karen Reed, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, regarding negotiations with California School Employees Association (CSEA).     
2. Conference with Labor Negotiator Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Conference with District Negotiator, Karen Reed, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, regarding negotiations with Teachers' Association of South Pasadena (TASP).     
3. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE pursuant to Government Code 54957.      (D)  
1. Pledge of Allegiance     
2. Student Board Member Reflection on Vision/Mission Statement     
3. Ordering and Approval of the Agenda     
1. PRESENTATION: Board President Eilers - Report on District Progress     
2. PRESENTATION: Measure S Citizens' Oversight Committee Annual Report     
3. PRESENTATION: Dual Language Update - Mrs. Katy Nielsen, Coordinator, Dual Immersion Program     
4. PRESENTATION: Mr. Ron Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of School Services of California - Update/Analysis of the South Pasadena Unified School District Operating Budget     
5. Visitor Comments     
  This time is reserved for those in the audience who wish to address the Board of Education. The audience should be aware that the Board may not discuss details or vote on non-agenda items. However, board members may respond briefly. Your concerns may be referred to staff or placed on a future agenda. Note: Public input will also be taken during all agenda items. In order to address the Board, a speaker card must be submitted to the Secretary to the Superintendent prior to the beginning of the meeting. TIME ALLOTTED PER SPEAKER: THREE (3) MINUTES.
6. Correspondence     
7. Designated Reports from Represented Organizations     

Teachers' Association of South Pasadena (TASP)

California School Employees' Association (CSEA)

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF)

8. Board Reports     
9. Superintendent's Report     
10. Business Services Update     
11. Human Resources Update     
12. Instruction/Student Achievement Update     
1. Election Day and the Use of Schools for Voting Poll Locations      (D)  
1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes - YANTZ      (C)  
2. Approval of Conference Report dated November 18, 2014 - REED      (C)  
3. Approval of Consultant Report dated November 18, 2014 - REED      (C)  
4. Approval of Personnel Report dated November 18, 2014 - REED      (C)  
5. Approval of Commercial Warrants - LUBS      (C)  
6. Ratification of Purchase Orders - LUBS      (C)  
7. Renewal of Respond Agreement for Phone System Maintenance and Licensing - LUBS      (C)  
8. Approval of Overnight Field Trip for Virtual Business to Bakersfield, California December 2 - 3, 2014 - SEAFORD      (C)  
9. Ratification of Website Agreement between EdLio,Inc. and South Pasadena High School - SEAFORD      (C)  
10. Approval of Settlement Agreement for Parents of a Special Education Student – LEFEVRE      (C)  
1. Approval of Proposal for Enovity to Provide Prop 39 Energy Expenditure Planning - YANTZ      (V)  
2. Approval of Revised Salary Schedule for Career-Technical Education (CTE) / Regional Occupational Program (ROP) for Unrepresented Employees for the 2014-2015 School Year - REED      (V)  
1. Items on the Agenda     
  The foregoing agenda includes all items brought to Staff’s attention for consideration by the Board of Education prior to the printing of the Agenda.  State law dictates that no other matter will be considered by the Board unless specific finds are consistent with the Brown Act, and the matter is declared to be emergency in nature.  While this law does not preclude audience comments on non-agenda matters, the audience should be aware that the Board may not discuss details or vote on non-agenda items.  They may be placed on the next agenda.  

2. Public Access to Board Meeting Agenda Packets, Documents Distributed Before a Meeting, Viewing of Board Meetings     
  Any disclosable public records related to an open session item appearing on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by the South Pasadena Unified School District to all or a majority of the legislative body fewer than 72 hours prior to that meeting are available for public inspection at the Superintendent’s Office, located in Room 6, 1020 El Centro Street prior to the meeting. During the meeting, these documents will be included as part of the “Counter Copy” of the agenda packet kept in the Board Room. Documents distributed during the meeting will be available following the meeting at the Superintendent’s Office.

A DVD of regularly scheduled meetings is available for viewing at the South Pasadena Public Library. DVD copies of the meetings can be purchased from the Superintendent’s Office.


Americans with Disabilities Act 

South Pasadena Unified School District conforms to the protections and prohibitions contained in Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation hereof. A request for disability-related modification or accommodation, in order to participate in a public meeting of the South Pasadena Unified School District, shall be made at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to: 


Sylvia Carroll, Office of the Superintendent 

South Pasadena Unified School District 

1020 El Centro Street South Pasadena, California 91030 

(626) 441-5810, ext. 1100 


I declare under penalty of perjury that I posted this notice of agenda on the bulletin board in the breezeway of the District Office at 1020 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA, as required by law. 

Other Info

 Official Attendees

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