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How they voted: Needles Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting

April 19, 2018

How they voted: Needles Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting in regular session on April 17, 2018. Trustees Michael ‘Shane’ Breaux, Christina Cameron-Otero, Laurie Fragoso, June Leivas, John Paul Lusk, Marilyn Mathews and Superintendent Mary McNeil were present. Trustee Carolynn Blair was absent.

NUSD action item: Conduct interviews, make provisional appointment, swear in candidate, Laurie Fragoso, for Trustee Area 2 board member. The newly sworn trustee may abstain from voting.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

Report from closed session. Board of Trustees decided to expel the student for the remainder of the school year.

Consideration for expulsion: one student.

NUSD informational item: Reports from board members, superintendent, staff and Associated Student Body Representative Katelyn Harter.

NUSD informational item: Presentations.

Dr. McNeil - Big River school update.

Dr. McNeil and principals - Update on transitional program for sixth grade students.

Principals - Update on school plans.

NUSD action item: Approve $6,000 California School Boards Association subscription and policy service agreement for school years 2018 through 2020.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve five year memorandum of understanding with the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools to assist in providing credentialing services for designated subjects and Adult and Career Technical Education programs for 2017 through 2022.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve Resolution 17-18-23 consent to teaching assignment for Charles Stahl to teach physical education at Needles Middle School for school year 2017-18.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve Resolution 17-18-24 consent to teaching assignment for Tanner Hatzenbuehler to teach physical education at Needles Middle School for SY 2017-18.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve calendar for SY 2018-19.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-N, Leivas-Y, Lusk-N, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Adopt Resolution 17-18-25, temporary borrowing between funds for fiscal year 2018-19; certify board minutes for temporary loan resolution action.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve temporary transfer of funds from county Superintendent of Schools auditors office.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve individual school site single plans for 2017-18 student achievement from Chemehuevi Valley Elementary, Vista Colorado Elementary, Needles Middle and High schools. Required for using remaining categorical funds.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Designate Needles Desert Star to be used by the county superintendent for designated publications in SC 2018-19.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve quarterly complaint report summary for the first quarter of the 2018 calendar year per requirements of the statewide Williams settlement on school quality.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve financial service agreement with Jeanetta L. Garcia and Associates for auditing in years ended June 30 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve notice of the governing board’s intention to provide for audit in accordance with Ed. Code Section 41020. Garcia and Associates to perform services. Cost will be $25,000 for period ending June 30, 2018.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve agreement with California School Employees Association 22 for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve contract for tuition with Parker Unified School District for SY 2018-19.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD discretionary item: Discuss recent sealed bid process to sell Grace Henderson property; provide direction to superintendent on the sale process.

NUSD action item: Approve contract with Debbie Smihula to complete training support in the district Business Services Department; a critical need position, at $35 per hour not to exceed $3,500 for the remainder of SY 2017-18.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Approve contract with Debbie Smihula to provide attendance training and support for business service staff.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

NUSD action item: Consent agenda including warrant, personnel, donation, enrollment and financial reports.

Breaux-Y, Cameron-Otero-Y, Fragoso-Y, Leivas-Y, Lusk-Y, Mathews-Y

Second closed session if required.

The next regular meeting is to be held on May 15 in the NUSD Support Office at 1900 Erin Dr. in Needles. Executive (closed) sessions begin at 5 p.m., public sessions at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

Key: Y is a yes vote, N is a no vote, A is abstain from voting.