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Cindy Walker voices concerns about planned YVHS field project.

The Mt. Diablo school board will hold its first meeting of the 2013-14 school year at 7:30 p.m. in the district office at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord. The board has decided to meet on Wednesdays, instead of Mondays, from now on. (This is the same day that the Contra Costa County Board of Education meets, as well as the same day the West Contra Costa County Board of Education meets.)

Here is the agenda for tonight’s meeting:

“1.0 Call to Order
1.1 President will call the meeting to order Info

2.0 Announcements
2.1 In closed session, the Board will consider the items listed on the closed session agenda. Info

3.0 Public Comment
3.1 The public may address the Board concerning items that are scheduled for discussion during closed session only. These presentations are limited to three minutes each, or a total of thirty minutes for all speakers or the three minute limit may be shortened. Speakers are not allowed to yield their time. Info

4.0 Adjourn to Closed Session at 6:00 p.m.
4.1 Negotiations – The Board may discuss negotiations or provide direction to its representatives regarding represented employees, pursuant to EERA (Govt. Code Section 3549.1) Agency negotiators: Julie Braun Martin and Deborah Cooksey. Agencies: MDEA, CSEA, Local One M&O, Local One CST, MDSPA, and Supervisory. Action

4.2 Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957.6 Designated District representatives: President Cheryl Hansen, Interim General Counsel Jayne Williams; Unrepresented employee: Superintendent Action

4.3 Public Employee Appointment pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957 (b) (1): Superintendent Info

4.4 Anticipated Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel regarding the initiation of litigation in one (1) matter pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (c). Action

4.5 Potential litigation based on facts and circumstances (one matter) pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (3)(c): Claim filed on behalf of J.Doe Info

5.0 Reconvene Open Session
5.1 Reconvene Open Session at 7:30 p.m. Info

6.0 Preliminary Business
6.1 Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call Info

7.0 Report Out Action Taken in Closed Session
7.1 Negotiations Action
7.2 Conference with Labor Negotiators Info
7.3 Public Employee Appointment – Superintendent Info
7.4 Anticipated Litigation Action
7.5 Potential Litigation Info

8.0 Consent Agenda Action

8.1 (Item #1) Items listed under Consent Agenda are considered routine and will be approved/adopted by a single motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items; however, any item may be removed from the consent agenda upon the request of any member of the Board and acted upon separately. Action

8.2 (Item #2) Recommended Action for Certificated Personnel Action

8.3 (Item #3) Request to increase and decrease Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for the 2013-2014 school year Action

8.4 (Item #4) Recommended Action for Classified Personnel Action

8.5 (Item #5) Classified Personnel: Request to Increase Positions Action

8.6 (Item #6) Education Code 44258.2 – BOARD AUTHORIZATIONS Action

8.7 (Item #7) Approval of Variable Term Waiver Requests Action

8.8 (Item #8) IFAS Vendor Warrant Report and IFAS Vendor Warrant Cancellations Report for the months of June and July 2013 Action

8.9 (Item #9) Approve adjustments to Special Education/Student Services contracts for the 2012-13 School Year for services rendered Action

8.10 (Item #10) Resolution Rendering Local Ordinances Inapplicable: Northgate High School Aquatics Center Project Action

8.11 (Item #11) Resolution, Disposition of Surplus Property Action

8.12 (Item #12) Ratification of Award of Summer Contract Action

8.13 (Item #13) Ratification of Award of Summer Contracts Action

8.14 (Item #14) Ratification of Award of Summer Contracts Action

8.15 (Item #15) Final Change Order for Bid #1618/Contract C-914 for Structured Cabling, Adding Ethernet Drops in Classrooms with Fiber Optic Backbone at various school sites. Action

8.16 (Item #16) Notice of Completion for Bid #1618/C-914 Action

8.17 (Item #17) Ratification of Award – Inspector of Record (Project Inspector) Contract Action

8.18 (Item #18) Independent Contract for The Event Group. Action

8.19 (Item #19) Independent Contract for STAND! for Families Free of Violence. Action

8.20 (Item #20) 2013-14 Contract for Sierra Pacific Tours Action

8.21 (Item #21) 2012 Contract 2012-13 for Michaels Transportation Action

8.22 (Item #22) Williams Quarterly Summary Report Action

9.0 Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

10.0 Public Comment
10.1 The public may address the Board regarding any item within the jurisdiction of the Board of Education of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District that is not on this agenda. These presentation are limited to three minutes each, or a total of thirty minutes for all speakers, or the three minute limit may be shortened. If there are multiple speakers on any one subject, the public comment period may be moved to the end of the meeting. Speakers are not allowed to yield their time. Info

11.0 Communications
11.1 District Organizations – At regular Board meetings, a single spokesperson of each recognized district organization may make a brief presentation following the Consent Agenda. Items are limited to those which are informational. Info

12.0 Reports/Information

13.0 Business/Action Items
13.1 Appointment of Principal, Elementary School Action

13.2 Appointment of Vice Principal, High School Action

13.3 Appointment of Vice Principal, High School Action

13.4 Appointment of Vice Principal, Middle School Action

13.5 Appointment of Administrator, Equity and Disproportionality Action

13.6 Appointment of Program Specialist, Categorical Programs, Site Based Action

13.7 Appointment of Program Specialist, Categorical Programs, Site Based Action

13.8 Appointment of Program Specialist, Special Education Action

13.9 Appointment of Program Specialist, Special Education Action
13.10 Appointment of Coordinator, Student/Community Services 9-12 Action

13.11 Classified Personnel: Appointment of Assistant Construction Manager Action

13.12 Classified Personnel: Appointment of Educational Consultant/Behavior Management Specialist Action

13.13 Classified Personnel: Appointment of Interim Transportation Coordinator Action

13.14 Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Accepting Final Environmental Impact Report for the Ygnacio Valley High School Sports Field Lighting Project Info

13.15 Community Facilities District # 1 (Measure A) Action

13.16 Solar Energy Savings and District Cost Update Info

13.17 Department of Justice – Open Purchase Order Action

13.18 Diablo Valley Community College, Contra Costa Community College District, agreement for MDUSD high schools funding, effective July 1, 2013 to May 30, 2014. Action

13.19 Request to approve MDUSD/Solution Tree Marzano Research Lab Contract Action

13.20 Multi-Disciplinary Team for Equity and Disproportionality Action

13.21 Meeting Extension Action

14.0 Future Agenda Items

15.0 Board Member Reports
15.1 Board reports Info

16.0 Closed Session
16.1 Items not completed during the first Closed Session will be carried over to this closed session. Action

17.0 Adjournment
17.1 Adjourn Meeting Info”

Although Trustee Brian Lawrence has repeatedly asked that the names of candidates be made public before board meetings, so the public can comment on the appointments before they are made, no names appear on the agenda reports. The district typically doesn’t name the candidates until the item comes up for a vote, when the name is announced by Julie Braun-Martin. This gives the public no opportunity to comment, since the public is left in the dark until the last minute.

Do you think the district and board should list the names of those to be appointed on staff reports or attach an addendum to the agenda the day of the meeting listing the names, so the public could have the opportunity to comment before the board votes?


Trustee Lynne Dennler is absent.

Hansen reported out of closed session that board discussed negotiations with an unrepresented employee and will continue those discussions after the meeting (regarding superintendent).

Board approved consent calendar.

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Tim Clark is Donald Trump’s California State Director and he is about as folksy and friendly as Donald Trump is brash and belligerent. So when Clark let me know last night that he didn’t like my story about how quite a few Trump delegates were not exactly do-or-die Trumpers, it went down pretty easy.

It noted that Clark, for good reason, filled quite a few delegate slots with GOP activists and donors, who had given far more money to Trump’s rival for the Republican nomination than Trump himself.

Clark pointed out that California’s delegation on Monday was boisterously pro-Trump especially when some rogue delegates tried to grind the convention to a halt by demanding a roll call to approve the convention rules.

He’s right on that count, but quite a few of the delegates I talked Monday freely acknowledged that Trump was not their first choice –- or even their second.

Vanila Singh, a delegate from Silicon Valley (shown below), had actually first been selected as a delegate for Tim Cruz.

But she said she supports him now and so does Luis Buhler, a Cupertino resident and GOP operative that Alameda County Republican Party Chairman David Erlich didn’t think belonged as a Trump delegate.

Buhler wasn’t extolling Trump’s virtues Monday night. But he said he joined with the entire delegation in raising their voices to beat back the mini-insurrection earlier in the day.

“It made me very proud to be a Trump delegate,” he said. “What the Trump team is doing is preserving the connection between the millions of voters and the delegates here.”

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