SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
FOR THE BENNETT VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Meetings of the Board are not public meetings, but meetings held in public for the purpose of carrying on the business of the schools.
MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CLOSED SESSION AT 5:30 PM
2250 MESQUITE DRIVE, SANTA ROSA, CA 95405
CLOSED SESSION - DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM
OPEN SESSION - YULUPA MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring special assistance to access the meeting, meeting documents, or the meeting room may contact the Board Secretary, Superintendent Cala, at 707-542-2201. Notification at least 48 hours before the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the Board meeting and to provide any required accommodations, auxiliary aids or services.
CONVENE IN OPEN SESSION (5:30 | District Office Conference Room)
RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION
CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Government Code Section 54957.6)
Agency Negotiator: Alexis Cala, Superintendent
District Representative: Rich Parde, Chief Business Official
RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION (6:30 | Yulupa Multi-Purpose Room)
REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION
The Board may elect to consider items in a different order than they appear on the agenda.
PUBLIC HEARING • APPEARANCES • CORRESPONDENCE
Individuals may address the Board in accordance with the Public Comment statement on the last page of the agenda. Members of the public who would like to speak need to raise their hand when prompted.
- Public Hearing: Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP): The 2023-2024 LCAP represents year three of a three-year plan indicating plans and expenditures to address District goals. The 2023-24 LCAP maintains the original two District goals with modifications to metrics and actions in response to data and stakeholder feedback. As practical, affordable, and appropriate, all input, including feedback generated from this Public Hearing, is reviewed and considered for the final LCAP document. The current draft reflects survey data, April 12 Public Hearing input, SELPA feedback, and feedback from the District Advisory Council. Districts are required to hold a public hearing at a meeting prior to final adoption of their LCAP. The public hearing of the LCAP must be held at the same meeting as the public hearing for the Budget. In accordance with Education Code section 52062(b)(2) final adoption will be considered at the regular meeting on June 14, 2023 along with the district’s Local Indicators. The 2022-23 LCAP is posted on our website www.bvusd.org. The current draft of the 2023-24 LCAP is available for public inspection at the District Office, 2250 Mesquite Dr. and on ParentSquare. The 2023-24 LCAP will be posted on our website after final adoption and approval.
- Public Hearing: 2023-24 Budget and Reserves: The Board is required to hold a public hearing on the budget and reserves before adopting it. The adoption of the budget will be considered at the regular meeting on June 14, 2023. This public hearing includes the district’s Statement of Balances in Excess of Minimum Recommend Reserves, in accordance with EC 42127 (a)(2)(B).the Reserve Transparency disclosure document.
TRUSTEE CONSIDERATIONS: ACTION
These items need to be considered individually and acted upon as such by the Board.
Review and Possible Action to Gratefully Accept/Approve the Bennett Valley Alliance of Parents and Teachers Budget for 2023-24. This budget includes a full array of support for schools including funding toward the cost of field trips, assemblies, technology, planners, physical education equipment, teacher allowances, and school supplies. The Superintendent gratefully recommends approval.
Review and Possible Action to Gratefully Accept/Approve the Bennett Valley Education Foundation Budget for 2023-24 The budget includes funding for a 9-10 lesson series in Multicultural Music and Dance with Tina Malone, a 5 lesson series in Visual Arts, Art Docent supplies and partial funding for the Strawberry Band and Chorus.The Superintendent recommends approval.
Review and Possible Action to Approve Resolution #22-017 Regarding the Education Protection Account (EPA): California voters passed Prop 30 in November, 2012, establishing the Education Protection Account, which was subsequently extended by the passage of Prop 55 in November, 2016. The Education Protection Account collects and disburses incremental taxes for certain public education expenditures. The district must approve the expenditures made from this account each year. In 2022-23, the district used the Education Protection Account funds for classroom teacher salaries. The Superintendent recommends approval.
Review and Possible Action to Approve Resolution #22-018 Requesting Fund Transfer Under Article XVI, Section 6 of the State Constitution: The County of Sonoma Treasurer has a mechanism that allows for a temporary transfer of funds to cover cash flow needs. The Superintendent recommends approval.
Review and Possible Action to Approve Resolution #22-019 To Establish Temporary Interfund Transfers: This action allows for limited borrowing between funds to meet fiscal obligations in funds that fall short due to unforeseen circumstances. The Superintendent recommends approval.
PUBLIC RECORDS NOTICE
In accordance with Government Code section 54957.5 and the Public Records Act, public records that are distributed to a majority of the Board of Trustees concerning the open session agenda will be made available upon request. Such records distributed less than 72 hours prior to a regular meeting are available for inspection at the district office located at 2250 Mesquite Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.
Pursuant to BVUSD Board Bylaw 9323, Government Codes 54954.2 and 54954.3 and Education Code 35145.5, members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction as follows:
Opportunities for public comment on an item appearing on the agenda will be provided before or during the Board’s consideration of the item.
Members of the public may provide input on non-agenda items during Public Appearances. Board members or district staff members may ask clarifying questions or briefly respond to statements or questions from the public about items not appearing on the agenda, but will not engage in discussion or take action. Board members may also ask staff to report back to the Board or place a matter of business on a future agenda.
Any person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president. Members of the public may have up to three minutes per speaker and up to 20 minutes per item unless the Board president, with Board consent, adjusts the amount of time. Any such adjustment shall be done equitably so as to allow a diversity of viewpoints.
The Board shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts, or omissions; however the Board may remove disruptive individuals and order the room cleared for persistent disruption or statements that threaten the safety of any person(s) at the meeting. When the room is ordered cleared due to a disturbance, further Board proceedings shall concern only matters appearing on the agenda.