Regular Meeting
Davis Joint USD
March 05, 2020 5:00PM
Closed Session - 5:00 p.m., South Conference Room, 526 B Street; Open Session - 6:30 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. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation, One (1) Case Government Code Section 54956.9
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 6:30 p.m.

III.b. Patriotic Observance
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Board Member Joe DiNunzio 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. 13-20
Recommended Motion:

Approve Certificated Personnel Report No. 13-20 covering 1 Temporary FTE Increase, 2 Leaves of Absence, 3 Retirements, 4 Resignations, 5 Status Changes, 1 Coaching Variable Services Agreements and possible addendum for 1 Employment.

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 13-20
Certificated Report No 13-20 Addendum A
VI.b. Classified Personnel Report No. 13-20
Recommended Motion:

Approve Classified Personnel Report No. 13-20 covering 10 Employments, 1 Promotion, 4 Coaching Variable Services Agreements and possible addendum covering 5 Employments, 4 Promotions, 5 Resignations and 10 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 13-20
VI.c. Approval of Minutes
VI.d. Adopt the CEQA Notice of Exemption for the Preschool Project at Korematsu Elementary School
Recommended Motion:

Adopt the CEQA Notice of Exemption for the Preschool Project at Korematsu Elementary School


The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code Sections 21080 et seq. requires the District, as the project proponent, to comply with certain environmental impact documentation.  The required documentation is based on the specific nature of each proposed project.

Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Chapter 3, Article 19, provides for categorical exemptions for classes of projects which have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment and which shall, therefore, be exempt from the provisions of CEQA. 

Section 15314 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Chapter 3, Article 19 provide a categorical CEQA exemption for the minor additions to existing schools within existing school grounds where the addition does not increase original student capacity by more than 25% or ten classrooms, whichever is less.

The proposed preschool project at Korematsu Elementary School will not increase original student capacity by more than 25% or ten classrooms and is therefore categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA.

Financial Impact:

Approval of the CEQA Notice of Exemption has no financial impact

Korematsu Preschool CEQA NOE
VI.e. Approve and Ratify Bond Program Agreement
Recommended Motion:

Approve the following Bond Program Agreement: 

Project Development agreement - KMM Services, Inc., for the DJUSD Technology Infrastructure Master Plan Development


The proposed KMM Services, Inc., agreement consists of preparing a Technology Infrastructure Master Plan to support the planning and implementation of the $12 million technology infrastructure and classroom technology improvement project that is included in the DJUSD Bond Program.

Financial Impact:

This item is included in the Facilities Master Plan and approved Bond Program priorities. 

Approval of the KMM Services, Inc. agreement will result in a Bond Program impact of  $77,865.

KMM Services, Inc. Agreement
VI.f. Approval and Ratification of Contracts and Agreements
Recommended Motion:
Approve and 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.  Additional contract(s) may be included prior to the meeting.

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

1. Summary of Contracts and Agreements - 3-5-2020
All West Coachlines Agreement - DSHS
All West Coachlines Agreement - Harper
Big Picture Learning Agreement
Christine Sleeter Professional Services Agreement
Daktronics Agreement
Jostens Inc.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fresno Riverpark Agreement
LP Consulting Engineers Agreement
Lux Bus America Agreement
Music Celebrations International, L.L.C. Tour Agreement
Parchment Agreement
Regents of the University of California Agreement
Teachers Test Prep Agreement
University of Idaho Agreement
Western Motorcoach Agreement
Yolo County Office of Education MOU
VII.a. Parcel Tax Election Update
Recommended Motion:

Receive an update from staff on the March 3, 2020, election results


Staff will provide an update on the election results for Parcel Tax Measure G. 

VII.b. Second Interim Budget Planning
Recommended Motion:
Discuss the current budget status and the budget topics for the upcoming Second Interim Budget. 


The next official budget report for the district is the Second Interim Report.  This budget report will include the updates since the last budget, review of actuals to date and projections for next year using the Governor’s January Budget proposals.  This report will include changes in budget projections for the current year as well as future year projections.

The Governor's proposal includes revenue to fund the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) for inflation (COLA). As part of the funding formula (LCFF), the districts are also required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) concurrently with the budget.

For 2020-21, the proposed budget contains funding for LCFF growth that calculates to a $205 per student (+2.2%) of possible on-going new funding next year. This is anticipated to be offset by a continued net decline in DJUSD students. The budget proposal also includes other on-going and one-time State level funding for Special Education.

Some important things to know about the increased funding are:

  • The LCFF revenue funds all area of district needs:
    • Employee Compensation
    • State Pension Cost Increases (STRS and PERS employer rates)
    • Staffing required for student enrollment levels (site and program)
    • Inflation/Cost Increases
    • Deficit Spending Reduction

Staff will discuss the status of the upcoming budget with these themes and make recommendations on a course of action for the Second Interim budget.

a. Second Interim Budget Update
b. Yolo County Common Message 2019-20 Second Interim
c. YCOE Review of First Interim 2019-20
d. School Services of California Fiscal Report - January 28, 2020
e. FCMAT Indicators of Risk or Potential Insolvency
f. FCMAT Fiscal Health Risk Analysis
VII.c. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Update
Recommended Motion:

Hear an update on DJUSD's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), including an overview of changes to the LCAP template and the community outreach process. Staff will provide highlights of stakeholder feedback as shared through District advisory groups and YouthTruth Family Survey data.


Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) is committed to seeking the input of stakeholders to inform the drafting and implementation of the DJUSD LCAP.  Through stakeholder outreach DJUSD staff has collected feedback, identified crosscutting themes from community advisory groups, and will be engaging in a process to prioritize actions and services for the 2020-23 LCAP.

Financial Impact:

None at this time. 

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Presentation
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Long Form
VII.d. DJUSD Bond Program Financing and Sequencing
Recommended Motion:

Receive an update from staff and the Board Facilities Subcommittee regarding the DJUSD Bond Program financing. The Board will also discuss future Bond project sequencing. 

Receive and update from staff regarding the refinancing of the Series 2010 and 2011 General Obligation Bonds Provide direction to staff regarding refinancing, which would require future approval at a future meeting to finalize. 


Bond Program Financing and Sequencing

In June 2018, the DJUSD Board of Education approved a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, which outlined the facilities’ needs of the District. In November 2018, voters approved Measure M, a $150 million facilities bond to fund much of the DJUSD Facilities Master Plan. In addition, another $76 million from other sources make up the entire DJUSD Bond Program. 

On February 5, 2020, staff provided the Board of Education with an update on the projects currently underway, projects needing to be sequenced and Bond Program finances. At the March 5 meeting, the Board will discuss a schedule for potential future bond sales and project sequencing. At the March 19 meeting, the Board will provide direction to staff regarding a schedule for potential future bond sales and project sequencing.

Refinancing of Series 2010 and 2011 Refunding Bonds

Government Financial Strategies (GFS), works with district staff to monitor the District’s outstanding debt.  Based on current market conditions, GFS and District staff recommend the Series 2010 and 2011 Refunding Bonds be refinanced.Government Financial Strategies projects a total savings to taxpayers of approximately $550,000 from refinancing the Series 2010 and 2011 Refunding bonds. This savings (reduction in debt service) will result in lower tax rates for District taxpayers, with this decrease estimated to be approximately $0.72 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. It is important to note that the savings will only benefit District taxpayers and not the District's General Fund or other funds. Efficient refinancing is part of our obligation to taxpayers in managing our outstanding debt. The district has refinanced bonds in the past to save money for the Davis Joint Unified School District taxpayers.  Staff will provide a brief presentation covering the issuance of the refinancing bonds, which will include information about the projected savings, the schedule of events, and the proposed Board actions for April 16, 2020.

Financial Impact:

No financial impact to the district.

Bond Financing and Sequencing Presentation
General Obligation Refinancing Bonds Schedule of Events
VII.e. California School Board Association Delegate Assembly Election
Recommended Motion:
Vote for a CSBA Delegate Assembly candidate.  

The CSBA Delegate Assembly is made up of approximately 270+ delegates who are elected by local board members in 21 geographic regions throughout California.  This Delegate Assembly drives the CSBA priorities on policy related matters.  Delegates are elected to two-year terms; the last election was in February 2018.  This item has been agendized to allow the Board to vote for a candidate to represent the Yolo County Region 6A, which includes Davis, Esparto, Washington, Winters and Woodland school districts and the Yolo County Office of Education.  

There is a single candidate for the Region 6A, Jackie Thu-Huong Wong of the Washington Unified School District. The Board as a whole may cast only one vote, either for the candidate or a write-in candidate.  Information about the candidate is included in the agenda packet.  

CSBA Candidate Information
CSBA Regions
Current Region 6 Delegate Members

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.  

BOE Agenda Calendar 2019-20 rev 02-28-20
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The next meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for March 19, 2020. The Board will convene in open session, and immediately thereafter adjourn to closed session at 5:00 p.m. in the Susan B. Anthony Administration Building at 526 B Street, Davis, California. The Board will reconvene in open session at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at 23 Russell Boulevard, Davis, California.

Quick Summary / Abstract:

In compliance with the Brown Act regulations, Monica Roque legally posted this agenda on February 28, 2020.

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: February 28, 2020, 3:54 PM

The resubmit was successful.