Regular Meeting - Board Study Session
Davis Joint USD
November 16, 2017 5:30PM
Closed Session - 5:30 p.m., South Conference Room, 526 B Street; Open Session - 7:00 p.m., Community Chambers, 23 Russell Boulevard Davis, CA 95616

Mission Statement:
The mission of Davis Joint Unified School District, a leading center of educational innovation, is to ignite a love of learning and equip each student with the knowledge, skills, character, and well-being to thrive and contribute to an evolving and increasingly-connected world, through a system characterized by: - Optimal conditions and environments for all students to learn - A team of talented, resourceful, and caring staff - Transforming teaching, learning, and operations in our continuing pursuit of excellence - Resourceful, transparent, and responsible fiscal planning, - A diverse and inclusive culture
II. CLOSED SESSION (Note location at top of agenda)
II.a. Discussion and Possible Action on Personnel Listed on the Consent Calendar for Personnel Employment/Status/ActionsConfidential agenda item.
II.b. Conference with Agency Negotiator, Matt Best, Regarding Collective Bargaining: DTA and CSEAConfidential agenda item.
II.c. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE (Gov. Code § 54957)Confidential agenda item.
II.d. Public Employee Evaluation: SuperintendentConfidential agenda item.
III.a. Open Session Call to Order (Note location at top of agenda)
Quick Summary / Abstract:
It is anticipated the Board will reconvene in open session at 7:00 p.m.
III.b. Patriotic Observance
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Board President Barbara Archer will lead those attending the meeting in a patriotic observance.

III.c. Roll Call
III.d. Announcement of any Decisions Made in Closed Session
III.e. Approval of Agenda
IV.a. Superintendent's Communications
IV.b. DTA Communications
IV.c. CSEA Communications
IV.d. Announcements from Board Members/Board Liaisons
IV.e. Student Board Representative Announcements
Quick Summary / Abstract:

In the interest of conducting the business of public education in a timely manner, there is a two or three-minute limit per individual speaker which, at the discretion of the board president, may be modified depending on the number of speakers.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes for the comment period may be imposed.

In order to maintain a respectful public forum, members of the audience will please limit applause to occasions of student performance, employee recognition, and significant community contributions which are celebrated by everyone present.

During this public comment period, the law does not allow the Board of Education to take action on any item not explicitly posted on the agenda in advance.  However, Board members may ask for clarification, refer concerns to staff, and/or request that an item be placed on a future agenda. 

VI.a. Certificated Personnel Report No. 08-18
Recommended Motion:

Certificated Personnel Report No. 08-18 covers 1 Temporary Employment, 1 Retirement, 1 Resignation, 1 Partial Resignation and possible addendum covering 1 Promotion and 1 Coaching Variable Services Agreement.

The personnel actions requested in this report are essential to meet the goals and mission of the Davis Joint Unified School District. 

Financial Impact:
The personnel actions are budgeted for in the Davis Joint Unified School District Adopted Budget or expressly approved by the Board of Education in open session. 

Certificated Personnel Report 08-18
Certificated Personnel Report No. 08-18 - Addendum A
Certificated Personnel Report No. 08-18 - Addendum B
VI.b. Classified Personnel Report No. 08-18
Recommended Motion:

Classified Personnel Report No. 08-18 covers 12 Employments, 4 FTE Increases, 1 Promotion, 1 Resignation, 1 Retirement and 5 Coaching Variable Services Agreements.

The personnel actions requested in this report are essential to meet the goals and mission of the Davis Joint Unified School District. 

Financial Impact:
The personnel actions are budgeted for in the Davis Joint Unified School District Adopted Budget or expressly approved by the Board of Education in open session. 

Classified Personnel Report 08-18
VI.c. Approval of Minutes
Minutes - October 5, 2017
VI.d. Instructional Materials Approval
Recommended Motion:

Approve the recommended instructional materials for Basic Auto, Advanced Auto, and English 9.  This item was previously presented to the Board on October 5, 2017.


Staff regularly brings instructional materials updates to the Board of Education for consideration. The following changes are being recommended by staff:


  • The House on Mango Street to supplement materials for English 9


  • CDX Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, Jones and Bartlett, CDX, 2018 to replace Modern Automotive Technology, James E. Duffy, 2000 for Advanced Automotive Technology
  • Auto Upkeep, Basic Car Care, Maintenance and Repair, 3rd edition, Michael E. Gray and Linda E. Gray, 2013 to replace Automotive Mechanics, Glencoe, 1986 for Basic Auto
Financial Impact:
The proposed cost for these materials is $9,050.

A. The House on Mango Street
B. Basic Auto
C. Advanced Auto
D. Proposed Instructional Materials Expenditures
E. Instructional Materials Timeline
VI.e. School-Connected Organizations Authorization
Recommended Motion:

Approve the complete 2017-2018 School-Connected Organization list as presented.

Pursuant to Board Policy 1230 on School-Connected Organizations, any organization that desires to raise money to benefit district students shall submit to the Board a request for authorization as a school-connected organization. 

Complete 2017-2018 School-Connected Organization List
VI.f. Ratification of Contracts and Agreements
Recommended Motion:
Ratify the contracts and agreements as presented.

Pursuant to Board Policy 3312 and California Education Code, all contracts and agreements need to be approved and ratified by the Board of Education.  The current contracts which are being presented to the Board are listed in the Attachment section below.

Financial Impact:
All items are budgeted in their respective department/program approved budget plans. The cost of each individual item is posted in attachments.

a. A Touch of Understanding Agreement
b. All West Coachlines Agreement - DSHS SF Field Trip
c. All West Coachlines Agreement - DSHS Ski Team
d. All West Coachlines Agreement - DVCA
e. All West Coachlines Agreement - Willett Sly Park
f. Bulletlink Agreement
g. Caltronics Lease Agreement - DSHS
h. Cisco Umbrella Agreement
i. CLEAResult Agreement
j. Hyatt Regency Agreement - DSHS
k. Leonard Purdy Agreement
l. Lifetouch Photography Agreement - DSHS
m. Michael's Transportation Agreement - NDE Walker Creek
n. School Datebooks Agreement - Holmes
o. State of California Agreement Amendment - CDE
p. Yolo County Office of Education Agreement - Transportation
VII.a. Facilities Master Plan/General Obligation Bond/Parcel Tax Study Session
Recommended Motion:

Receive a report from staff regarding facilities master plan updates and engage in a Board of Education dialogue regarding a general obligation bond for facilities and parcel tax for employee salaries. 


Staff will provide a process overview for both a general obligation bond for facilities as well as a parcel tax for employee salaries. Considerations for each item will be described by staff for Trustees to discuss. 

Financial Impact:

Potential future expenditure for polling services and election costs.

Study Session Presentation

The calendar is a fluid, working document used by the Board President and Superintendent in support of the Board conducting efficient and effective Board meetings. Changes in the date of future agenda items occur frequently to best fit Board items into the time parameters of Board meetings and District priorities.  

Tentative Board Agenda Calendar
VIII.a. Announcement of Annual Organization Meeting on December 7, 2017
Recommended Motion:

The purpose of this item is to set the Board of Education's Annual Organization Meeting on December 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.                         


Under the provisions of Education Code section 35143 and Board Bylaw 9100, the governing board is required to set the day and time of its annual organization meeting at its regular meeting held immediately prior to the first Friday in December; that meeting falls on November 16, 2017.   The annual organization meeting shall be conducted within a 15-day period beginning with the same first Friday in December (December 1-15, 2017).  This year's annual organization meeting will be held on December 7, 2017.

Financial Impact:
There is not a financial impact associated with this agenda item.
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The next meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for December 7, 2017. The Board will convene in open session, and immediately thereafter adjourn to closed session at 5:30 p.m. in the Susan B. Anthony Administration Building at 526 B Street, Davis, California. The Board will reconvene in open session at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the Community Chambers at 23 Russell Boulevard, Davis, California.

Quick Summary / Abstract:

In compliance with the Brown Act regulations, Penny Pyle legally posted this agenda on November 9, 2017.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the Board meeting room or to otherwise participate during this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (530) 757-5300 ext. 142. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the Board meeting.

The Board meeting will be televised live on cable television on DJUSD Education Channel 17. Streaming video of this meeting is also available at: DJUSD Board Meeting.

Agenda Packets are available for review at the Davis Joint Unified School District office, 526 B Street (530-757-5300 x 142); or online at


Published: November 9, 2017, 3:03 PM

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