March 12, 2002

Board Action Summary

March 12, 2002 Meeting of the Board of Education

John de Beck, Ed Lopez, Ron Ottinger, Sue Braun and Frances O'Neill Zimmerman present.

The Board of Education made the following appointments 5-0, with the effective dates to be determined:

Austin, Joseph; from Program Specialist, School to Career to Vice Principal, Serra High School, Institute for Learning

Dyson, Lloyd; from Substitute Vice Principal, Crawford High School to Vice Principal, Crawford High School, Institute for Learning

Garcia, Maria; from Acting Principal, Emerson/Bandini Elementary School to Principal, Emerson/Bandini Elementary School


Major agenda items included:


The board voted 5-0 to ratify one-time agreement for emergency repair and reconstruction of classrooms and adjoining structures damaged by arsonist fire at Mission Bay High School under Agreement No. 12-137 with Building Restoration, Inc. (Public Contract Code Section 20113) Payment by agreement. (E.1.a)

The board reviewed and voted 5-0 to approve the 2001-02 Fiscal Year Interim Financial Report as of January 31, 2002. (E.2.a)

The board voted 5-0 to table the adoption of the Master Calendar and Related Single-Track Schedule for 2002-2003 School Year. (E.3.b)

The board voted 5-0 to approve the Targeted Intervention Plans for Mann Middle School and San Diego High School. (E.4.a)

The board voted 3-2, with Zimmerman and de Beck voting no, to approve an agreement, effective March 13, 2002 through June 30, 2002, between the San Diego Unified School District and A.U.S.S.I.E. INC. to provide consultant services for site staff development for schools choosing to buy services. (E.4.d)

The board voted 3-2, with Zimmerman and de Beck voting no, to approve the Magnet Focus at Chollas/Mead, Knox, Keiller, Roosevelt, Kearny and Memorial Schools effective school year 2002-03. (E.4.f)

The board voted 5-0 to approve the Proposed Changes to the Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program Allied Patterns 2002-2003. (E.4.g)

The board voted 5-0 for an agreement, effective March 13, 2002 through September 29, 2004, between the San Diego Unified School District and Metro United Methodist Urban Ministry to provide mentoring and hiring of grant-specific staff for Gompers Secondary and Memorial Academy for the Mental Health Resource Center. (E.5.a)

The board voted 5-0 for the Resolution in the Matter of the Recognition of April 1, 2002, as Cesar E. Chavez Day. (E.8.a)

The board voted 5-0 to approve the Schedule of Public Meetings July through December 2002. (G.2)

A motion was made to adopt Member Zimmerman's Code of Ethical Governance for Board Members. The board voted 2-3, with Braun, Lopez and Ottinger voting no, and the adoption failed. (Zimmerman) (G.3)

The board voted 3-2, with Zimmerman and de Beck voting no, to approve an agreement, effective March 12, 2002 through April 30, 2002 between the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education and R.J. Watkins & Company, Ltd. To provide assistance to the Board of Education regarding the Superintendent's employment contract. (Ottinger) (E4)

The following items were withdrawn from the agenda:

First Amendment to Agreement, effective October 24, 2001 through July 30, 2002, between the San Diego Unified School District and Myriam Met now known as the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland to provide training on accelerated English language development for English learners at Logan Elementary School. (E.4.b)

Ratification of First Amendment to Agreement, effective January 9, 2002 through February 28, 2002, between the San Diego Unified School District and Myriam Met now known as the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland to provide training on accelerated English language development for English learners at Jackson Elementary School. (E.4.c)