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Previous MeetingDecember 11, 2014 08:30 AM
Special Board Meeting
South Pasadena Unified School District-Board Room
1020 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, California 91030


Preliminary Information

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.



South Pasadena Unified School District
Board of Education

Elisabeth Eilers

Julie Giulioni

Michele Kipke, Ph.D.

Joseph Loo

Richard 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.

Prior to meetings, agenda packets are available at the following locations:


         Breezeway of the District Office (near Room 6), 1020 El Centro Street

         On the Web:


Individuals can be placed on an email notification list to receive forthcoming agendas by calling the Superintendent’s Office at (626) 441-5810, 

(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold A.  CALL TO ORDER   
1. Roll Call     
2. Pledge of Allegiance     
3. Public Comment         
  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.
Unfold B.  ACTION ITEMS   
1. Consideration of Request to Postpone Expulsion Hearing for Case No. 328282-14/15 - 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.


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. 

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