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Board Meeting Brief – June 26, 2018
Posted 6/25/18

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In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of some items on the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board Meeting.          

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:         


10.a. Report on the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) – DELAC, a parent advisory group to support the parents of our District's English Learners will present their Annual Report to the Board which summarizes highlights of the year's activities, along with observations and comments from DELAC Officers and members.

10.b. Safety Update Report - District staff will provide an update on school and workplace safety and review the Orange County Grand Jury recommendations issued to all Orange County school districts.

Consent Calendar

14.a.1-4 Ratify Award of Various Bids for HVAC

  • 14.a.1. Bid #107-18 College Park, Davis, Pomona HVAC – Approve the award to Scorpio Enterprises dba AireMasters Air Conditioning
  • 14.a.2. Ratify Award of Bid #110-18 Wilson Admin, Fence and HVAC - Approve the award to NKS Mechanical Contracting, Inc.
  • 14.a.3. Ratify Award of Bid #109-18 Mariners and Newport Heights Admin and Fence - Approve the award to JRH Construction Company, Inc.
  • 14.a.4. Ratify Award of Bid #108-18 Kaiser and Woodland HVAC - Approve the award to Los Angeles Air Conditioning, Inc.

Resolution Consent Calendar

15.a. Adopt Resolution 39-06-18 All Funds Final Budget - California Education Code Sections 33128, 42127, and 42127(a)(2) require that the governing board of a school district shall adopt a budget for the following fiscal year prior to June 30 of the current fiscal year. District staff has preceded with budget development based on the Governor's May Revised 2018-19 State Budget proposal.  In addition, staff has utilized guidance provided by the Orange County Department of Education, School Services of California, the California Association of School Business Officials and a variety of other sources during the budget development process. As required by Education Code section 52062(b)(2), the district conducted a public hearing on June 12, 2018 whereby the district's 2018-19 budget was presented for public review and input.

Discussion Action Calendar

17.e. First Reading and Adoption of Board Policy Revisions - The following policies have been reviewed, edited, and are now being recommended for review and adoption.

  • BP 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs & Activities
  • BP 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment
  • BP 4119.11-4219.11-4319.11 - Sexual Harassment
  • BP 5111 - Admission
  • BP 5111.1 - District Residency
  • BP 5131.2 - Bullying
  • BP 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination-Harassment
  • BP 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment
  • BP 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior

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.