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Board Meeting Highlights - June 26, 2019
Posted 6/27/19

At its June 26th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:

  • Approved Administrative Appointments - The Board also appointed Mission San Jose High School Assistant Principal, Jeff Evans, as Interim Principal at MSJHS, and Brookvale Elementary Principal, Cindy Hicks-Rodriguez, as new Principal of Horner Junior High School. Both will assume their new positions July 1st.

     

  • Approved the 2019-20 Proposed Budget - The District prepared a multi-year budget projection (MYP) to determine if the District will be able to meet its financial commitments for the two projected years. As soon as the State budget is enacted, staff will revise the MYP to incorporate the new information. Additionally, any budget savings generated in closing the 2018-19 budget will be included in the ending fund balance.

 

  • Approved the Local Control and Accountability Plan - Guidelines for the development of the LCAP requires the LEA to hold a Public Hearing to receive comments from the public prior to the date of its adoption. At that time, the Board of Education made the decision to eliminate the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) stipend from the 2019-20 LCAP. The allocation for the PLC stipend has been moved to goal 3, action 10. This goal and action provides support for unduplicated students with special needs in order to meet the goals of their IEPs. 28% of the school psychologist salaries and burdens will be paid for out of LCAP for the 2019-20 school year. The final LCAP is now being submitted for approval by the Board of Trustees. It will then be submitted to the Alameda County Office of Education on June 28, 2019 for final approval. 

 

  • Approved Revised Letter of Conferment between Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) and Fremont School Management Association (FSMA) - The Board approved several budget balancing solutions to meet the financial shortfall for the 2019–2020 school year. One of the solutions included two non-work days for FSMA that would equate to $190,000 contribution to address the shortfall. The two non-work days would incur a double impact for FSMA members that would decrease the annual earnings and the retirement annual salary. Instead, FSMA and FUSD reviewed the one-time off schedule payment for the 2019-2020 school year and reduced the one-time off schedule payment from 1.5% to 0.65% to reach the $190,000 contribution.

 

  • Held Public Hearing on the Evaluation of Property using California Department of Education School Site Selection Standards for the Williamson SiteAs required, the Board held a public hearing to evaluate the Williamson site and adopted Resolution 028-1819, Evaluation of Property Using Site Selection Standards. Before acquisition of property intended for use as a school site, school districts are required to hold a public hearing to evaluate the property in accordance with California Department of Education (CDE) Code. The resolution details site compliance with CDE’s criterion; findings relating to the site’s proximity to facilities having hazardous air emissions; and verifies the site is not currently or formerly a hazardous substance release or solid waste disposal site, and does not contain pipelines carrying hazardous wastes or substances.

 

  • Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement with PlaceWorks for California Environmental Quality Act Consulting Services for the Williamson Property - The Board authorized staff to enter into an agreement with PlaceWorks in the amount of $182,815 for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) consulting services for the Williamson property. CEQA studies include any or all of the following:

     

    • Technical studies, including traffic, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, community risk, and noise and vibration studies.
    • Environmental impacts, such as air quality, biological and cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, hazards and hazardous materials, land use and planning, population and housing, public services, etc.

 

  • Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement with Sixth Dimension, LLC for Design and Bidding Phases Construction Management Services for the New Construction and Modernization Projects at Thornton Middle School (Middle School Conversion) - The Board authorized staff to enter into an agreement with Sixth Dimension, LLC in the amount of $343,956 for design and bidding phase construction management services for the new construction and modernization projects at Thornton Middle School. Staff will present a planned amendment to the Board for the construction administration and close out phases of the project at a future Board meeting. The cost for these services is within the budget for new construction and modernization projects at Thornton.

     

    Board Approves by 4-1 vote (Trustee Crosbie votes Nay).

     

  • Received a Presentation on the New Construction and Modernization Projects at Centerville Middle School (Middle School Conversion) and Authorize Staff to Proceed with Option 2d The Board received a presentation on the new construction and modernization projects at Centerville Middle School and authorized staff to proceed with Option 2d, which has a total estimated project cost of $87,233,148. Option 2d provides permanent capacity for the enrollment population in the study (1,572), and recommends an enhanced investment into new classroom buildings and existing building modernization beyond the other two options. In addition, this option recommends construction of a new central quad.

     

    Board approves Option 2d by 3-2 vote (Trustees Berke and Crosbie vote Nay)

 

  • Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement with LCA Architects for Theater Improvements at Washington High School - The Board authorized staff to enter into an agreement with LCA Architects in the amount of $368,992 for the theater improvements at Washington High School. The work is anticipated to commence in winter 2019, with an estimated completion/occupancy of fall 2020.

 

  • Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement with CCM/STV for Construction Management Services for the Proposition 39 Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting Replacement Project - The Board authorized staff to enter into an agreement with CCM/STV in the amount of $224,776 for construction management services for the Proposition 39 Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting replacement project. Previously, the Board authorized a $3.5 million contract with Clear Blue Energy Corporation for design-build services for this project. By replacing interior and exterior lighting, the District will realize an estimated annual cost savings of $466,025 from the General Fund in the first year of operation, and $4.6 million over the Effective Useful Life of the new LED lighting equipment.

 

  • Authorized Staff to Enter Into Agreement for Bulk Gasoline - The District requested bids from qualified vendors. The fuel pricing submitted by the vendors is as follows:

     

Vendor    

Regular Gasoline Unleaded Octane 87 (+) or (-) Differential

Pinnacle Petroleum Inc.

-$0.07129

Western States Oil

-$0.06900

Valley Oil Company

-$0.03000


Based on the current market condition, the price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is approximately $3.50. The estimated annual total based on this pricing is approximately $157,500. Staff recommends entering into agreement with Pinnacle Petroleum, Inc. for Regular Unleaded Octane 87 gasoline for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

 

See Video of entire meeting here 

 

The Board’s next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st, 6:00pm (time subject to change), at the District Office Board Room – 4210 Technology Dr. – in Fremont.