Regular Meeting
Davis Joint USD
April 05, 2018 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. Conference with Labor Negotiator, John Bowes, Regarding Unrepresented Employee: Deputy Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Chief Business and Operations Officer, Administrative Leadership Team and Confidential StaffConfidential agenda item.
II.d. Conference with Labor Negotiator, Tom Adams, Regarding Unrepresented Employee: SuperintendentConfidential agenda item.
II.e. Consider Proposed Recommendation to Expel Student No. 18-06Confidential 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 Tom Adams 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. 16-18
Recommended Motion:

Certificated Personnel Report No. 16-18 covers 1 Probationary Employment, 1 Conversation from Temporary to Probationary Status, 1 Temporary FTE Increase, 1 Leave of Absence, 1 Partial Leave of Absence, 1 Resignation, 1 Retirement, 1 Variable Services Agreement Coaching and possible addendum covering 1 promotion.

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 16-18
VI.b. Classified Personnel Report No. 16-18
Recommended Motion:

Classified Personnel Report No. 16-18 covers 1 Employment, 1 FTE Increase, 1 Promotion, 5 Resignations,  2 Variable Services Agreements Coaching and 10 Variable Services Agreements Coaching.

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 16-18
VI.c. Approval of Minutes
Minutes - February 15, 2017
VI.d. Secondary Course Approval
Recommended Motion:

The Computer Science Discoveries course provides students opportunities to engage with culturally and personally relevant topics in a wide variety of contexts and aims to show all students that Computer Science is engaging and accessible to all learners.  Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun.  The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data.  The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices. The course is provided by, supported by Yolo County Office of Education, and will be the introductory course to Da Vinci Charter Academy's Computer Science pathway.  All professional development and curriculum materials are provided by Yolo County Office of Education and at no cost to Davis Joint Unified.

Staff is recommending that the Board of Education approve this course for 2018-19.  


Computing power is ubiquitous and that all academic fields and businesses use computation methods to analyze data, solve problems, and predict future behavior.  So important are these skills that "coding" is broadening well beyond computer science.  Computational thinking (the ability to frame a problem so that it can be solved by computer resources) impacts all industries from healthcare to manufacturing to finance to art.  This course aims to make computer programming a practical step in solving problems.  

The goal of getting computer science courses in K-12 education is both a national and state priority.  This course will help DJUSD move in this direction. 

 This course was presented to the Board on February 2, 2018.

Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact to this item.  All curriculum resources and tutorials are free to use and openly licensed under a Creative Commons license, allowing others to make derivative education resources for non-commercial purposes.  DJUSD will not be allotting any additional FTE to Da Vinci Charter Academy for this course.

Computer Science Discoveries Course Proposal
VI.e. Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints
Recommended Motion:

Accept for information the quarterly report on the Williams Uniform Complaints from the Davis Joint Unified School District staff.


The Williams Uniform Complaint requires that all school districts report to their governing board and to the County Offices of Education on a quarterly basis.  Education Code 35186(d) states, “A school district shall report summarized data on the nature and resolution of all complaints on a quarterly basis to the county superintendent of schools and the governing board of the school district.  The summaries shall be publicly reported on a quarterly basis at a regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board of the school district.  The report shall include the number of complaints by general subject area with the number of resolved and unresolved complaints.  The complaints and written responses shall be available as public records.”

 The quarter report is attached.  This form reflects only the required reporting elements.

Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints
VI.f. Approve Letter of Support for AB 3136: Special Education Funding (Finance Reform)
Recommended Motion:

Approve the letter supporting AB 3136: Special Education Funding.


AB 602 (California’s special education funding formula) does not equitably provide the necessary funding to pay for the costs of providing educational services to our students with disabilities. Additionally, California’s special education funding rates vary considerably (i.e., from $480 to $930 per ADA) for no logical reason. Yolo SELPA, of which the Davis School District is a member, is funded at $522 per ADA.

AB 3136 will address these critical needs by:

  • Establishing a funding mechanism to support special education preschool programs, by adding preschoolers to the AB 602 funding formula. 
  • Addressing long-standing inequities by equalizing special education funding rates to the 95th percentile.
  • Providing a supplemental grant to support students with greater needs, including students on the autism spectrum, and students who are blind, visually impaired, and intellectually disabled.
  • Allowing school districts the ability to calculate a declining enrollment adjustment based on district, rather than SELPA, average daily attendance.

AB 3136 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 

1. Letter of Support for AB 3136
2. AB 3136 Fact Sheet
VI.g. Acceptance of Gifts
Recommended Motion:

Accept the gifts totaling $538.36 for this period presented for use in the District's programs.


The Board of Education gratefully accepts donations totaling $538.36, which have been received by the District since the March 15, 2018, Board of Education meeting.  A summary amount of gifts received is included in the Board packet.

Financial Impact:
The amount of the cash gifts will be a budget revision for the Board-approved budget under local grants and donations.
April 2018 Report of Gifts
VI.h. Ratification of Contracts and Agreement
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. Amador Stage Lines Agreement - DVCA
b. Aquadarts, Inc., Agreement
c. Auburn-Davis Center for Dialectical Behavior Therapy Agreement
d. Bud's BBQ Pitmaster Agreement - Robotics
e. California Department of Education Migrant Education Program Agreement
f. California School Boards Association (CSBA) Agreement
g. CSI Corporate Services International Agreement - Robotics
h. Emics, Inc. dba Informed K12 Agreement
i. Excel Photographers Agreement
k. Lifetouch National School Studios Agreement - Harper
l. Lifetouch National School Studios Agreement - Holmes
m. Lifetouch National School Studios Agreement - Pioneer
n. Mia Bella Trattoria Agreement - Robotics
o. Michael's Transportation Agreement- Davis High
p. Michael's Transportation Agreement- North Davis Elementary
q. Seso, Inc Agreement
r. SWISSuite Agreement - North Davis
VII.a. Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5131.4: Student Disturbances

The Board will discuss Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5131.4 - Student Disturbances.  

Administrative Regulation 5131.4
Board Policy 5131.4
VII.b. Public Disclosure of, and Public Input in Accordance with AB 1200 Regarding Compensation for the Davis Teachers Association
Recommended Motion:

Accept public disclosure of the fiscal impact of the agreement between the District and the Davis Teachers Association (DTA) in accordance with AB 1200. 


In accordance with AB 1200, the law governing the fiscal health and reporting of school districts, the Board of Education must make public the financial impact of the Agreements between the District and the Davis Teachers Association (DTA).

Included in the Board packet is a public disclosure statement that outlines the effect of the negotiated agreements on the district budget. 

DJUSD Disclosure of Collective Bargaining Agreement with DTA
VII.c. Approve the Tentative Agreements between the Davis Joint Unified School District and the Davis Teachers Association as Presented
Recommended Motion:

Approve the Tentative Agreements between the Davis Joint Unified School District and the Davis Teachers Association as presented.


The District and the Davis Teachers Association have reached Tentative Agreements as shown on the attached documents.  The agreements were ratified by the DTA membership on April 5, 2018.

To finalize the agreement, the Board must also approve the agreement.

Financial Impact:

The financial impact to the DJUSD general fund for this agreement is $1,516,550 ongoing starting in the 2017-18 school year and $890,931 one-time in the 2018-19 school year.

2017-18 DTA DJUSD TA' s and MOU's
VII.d. Approve DTA Salary Schedule Retroactive to July 1, 2017
Recommended Motion:

Approve DTA Salary Schedule that reflects an ongoing 3.5% increase retroactive to July 1, 2017.

Financial Impact:

This 3.5% salary increase is reflected in the current purposed budget for the Davis Joint Unified School District.  The cost to the General Fund for DTA employee salary increase is approximately $1,516,550 ongoing starting in the 2017-18 school year and $890,931 one-time in the 2018-19 school year. 

2017-18 Davis Parent Nursery Teacher Salary Schedule
2017-18 Head Counselor 197 days Salary Schedule
2017-18 Head Counselor 202 days
2017-18 Nurses Salary Schedule
2017-18 Psychologist. Coordinator. Speech Language Pathologist Salary Schedule
2017-18 Social Worker. Secondary Counselor Salary Schedule
2017-18 State Preschool Teacher Salary Schedule
2017-18 Teacher Elementary Counselor Salary Schedule
VII.e. Dashboard Presentation and Workshop
Recommended Motion:

Staff will present an overview of the California Dashboard and model how information from the Dashboard is used for continuous improvement in the DJUSD. Staff will also facilitate a workshop to review areas of high performance, areas in need of further growth, and a "root cause" protocol. 


The California Dashboard is the state accountability system, an online tool that that reports on multiple measures, including state and local indicators. It is released annually to provide student performance results by district and individual school sites. 

Staff use performance of these indicators to inform the district-wide Local Control Accountability Plan and school Site Plans. The workshop for this agenda item will guide Trustees through an analysis of the Dashboard, with particular attention to English Learner Progress, English Language Arts, Math, Suspension Rates, and Graduation Rates.

Financial Impact:

None at this time.

Dashboard Presentation (Rev 4-5-18)
VII.f. Consider Proposed Recommendation to Expel Student No. 18-06
Recommended Motion:

Consider the recommendation of the administration and the presented records regarding Student No. 18-06.


A student is alleged to have committed an expellable offense under Education Code Sections 48900(k), 48900.4, 48900.7, and Board Policy 5144.1


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
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The next meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for April 19, 2018. 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 April 2, 2018.

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: April 2, 2018, 2:08 PM

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