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Board Meeting Brief – August 22, 2017

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

                                 

The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Presentation

10. Introduction of New Staff: Michelle O’Neill, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education, Marc Trocchio, Principal at Back Bay High School, and Amanda Estrada Principal at Newport Elementary.
 

Report

11.c. What Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Did While You Were on Summer Vacation Report. The Facilities, Maintenance and Operations team will report on the work they performed over the summer break.

 

Consent

14.a.28. Approve Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for Engineering Services for the Re-Design of the New Air Conditioning Projects at College Park Elementary, Davis Magnet, Pomona Elementary, and Wilson Elementary. It has been determined that ground installed HVAC systems will be designed and installed for all future HVAC projects.

 

14.a.29. Approve Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for Mechanical Engineering and Design Services for the 2018 New and Renovated Air Conditioning Projects at Kaiser Elementary and Woodland Elementary. The project will provide for new HVAC including cooling systems for administration, classrooms, library, and miscellaneous rooms such as teacher’s lounge.

 

14.b.6. Approve the Consulting Agreement With the Freedom Committee of Orange County for the 2017-2018 School Year. The members of the Freedom Committee of Orange County have brought the “Living History” of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Secondary Education schools for several years.

 

Discussion/Action

16.a. Set Three Public Hearing Dates to Receive Community Input on Draft Boundary Maps and Sequence of Elections Regarding Trustee Areas in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. It is recommended that the Board of Education set three public hearings to receive community input on draft boundary maps and sequence of elections regarding Trustee Areas in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/21/17
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