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Board Meeting Brief - October 24, 2017

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Board Meeting Brief – October 24, 2017


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. A few items that may be of interest to the general public are noted below.


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:




13.a. Adopt Resolution 21-10-17 Certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Approve the Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field(s) Project, Option A or B




15.a.6. Ratify the Notice of Completion for Bid #106-17 Estancia High School - Classroom Enclosures


15.a.7. Ratify the Notice of Completion for Bid #103-17 Costa Mesa High School - Project Lead the Way Project


15.e.1. Approve Date Change of November 28, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. It is recommended that the Board of Education move the regularly scheduled Board meeting of November 28, 2017 to December 5, 2017.

Resolution Consent


17.a. Adopt Resolution No. 22-10-17 Authorizing the Superintendent to Seek a Waiver From the State Board of Education. Adopt Resolution No. 22-10-17 authorizing the superintendent to see a waiver from the State Board of Education change in trustee election system.


17.b. Adopt Resolution No. 23-10-17 - In Compliance with Requirements of Education Code Sections 60119 and 60422(b) - Sufficiency of Textbooks and Instructional Materials. Each year, the school district's Governing Board must ensure that they have fully complied with the requirements of Education Code 60119 and 60422(b), which establishes steps and procedures to ensure the availability of textbooks and instructional materials.

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.
Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/23/17
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