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FUSD Board Meeting Highlights - November 12, 2020
Posted 11/17/20

At its November 12th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:

 

Discussed Reevaluation/Envisioning of the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program – The School Resource Officer (SRO) Task Force was established at the direction of the Board. The Task Force was established to review the SRO program, consider modifications, and make recommendations to the Board of Education regarding the program. The Task Force met on September 24, October 8 and October 29, 2020, and have drafted their recommendation. The Board of Education was asked to receive and discuss the recommendations of the School Resource Officer Task Force and take action to maintain, revise, or eliminate the School Resources Officer Program. See full report here. See Fremont Police Department presentation here.  Board votes 3-2 to accept recommendations of SRO Task Force.

Reviewed, Discussed and Approved Athletic Tryout Guidelines – Optional conditioning for FUSD athletes continues at the five comprehensive high schools. The athletic directors, coaches, and principals wish to continue a cautious and measured approach to returning athletes to competition. The next step after conditioning involves tryouts. The most current plan is attached to this agenda item and new protocols and procedures which are in addition to those approved in July and October are indicated with purple text. Staff will continue to monitor conditions related to COVID-19 and Alameda County guidelines prior to bringing forth an item to return our athletes to competition. 

Approved the 2020-21 Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) Alameda County Office of Education Recommendations – Trailer Bill SB 98 identifies the new accountability requirements for districts for the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 98 establishes California Education Code Section 43509 and the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) requirement for the 2020–21 school year. Districts are required to solicit input from stakeholders and develop an LCP to address how the district will provide continuity of learning and address the impact of COVID-19 on pupils, staff, and the community. Input for the development of the LCP began in July as the district sought input via district-wide surveys that were sent out to staff, parents, guardians and students. District staff met with labor partners, administrators and counselors to gather more input. Per Ed Code 43509, each district had to engage their local community to develop a LCP.  This required districts to hold a public hearing and have the Board approve the LCP on or before September 30, 2020.  Part of this requirement included submitting the LCP to County Offices of Education (COE's) EC 43509 (c)(1) for review. On October 30, 2020, FUSD received a notice from Alameda County of Education (ACOE) that they had minor recommendations to be considered to be added to Fremont USD's LCP.  FUSD was informed there were minor adjustments to make which included noting the total dollar amount for the 2020-21 LCAP budget.  ACOE also requested more description on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted unduplicated students. The changes are located on pages 26-27 within the document and include: updating the box to show the percentage and the total allocation for the LCAP. The raw number on the original LCP has been updated to reflect the current LCAP Supplemental funding for the 2020-21 school year and percentage required for improved and increased services for unduplicated students. The changes are reflected as $15,520,626 and 5.31%. Also, pages 26-27 were updated to include more detailed responses to describe how funds were prioritized due to the pandemic. 

Approved the First Reading of Amended Board Policy 9270, Conflict of Interest – District staff has reviewed the current conflict of interest code which was last revised by the Board in 2016. Working with counsel, District staff identified several amendments to the conflict of interest code.  These amendments include making the disclosure requirements consistent for Board members, the Superintendent, the Associate Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent, and the Director of Purchasing.  These amendments also eliminate the disclosure requirement for positions which no longer exist or which do not exercise independent contracting authority.  Finally, the amendments also include the addition of an “incorporation” statement at the beginning of the Policy which incorporates the Fair Political Practices Commission’s recommended conflict of interest code provisions.

Adopted Resolution 020-2021 of Intent to Convey Easements to Alameda County Water District – The District is the owner of the real property located at 37720 Fremont Boulevard in Fremont, currently developed with the Centerville Junior High School. In furtherance of the ongoing middle school conversion project at the Property, Alameda County Water District (“ACWD”) has requested that the District grant easements, at three locations approximately 10 feet wide, for installation and connection of new fire and irrigation services (collectively, “Easements”). The District engaged BkF Engineers to prepare the legal descriptions for the proposed easements, in recordable form, in anticipation for the conveyance of easements. Pursuant to Section 17557 of the Education Code, District staff requested the Board adopt the enclosed Resolution of Intent, which declares the District’s intention to convey the Easements to ACWD for utilities and right of way purposes.

Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement for Project Stabilization Agreement Coordination Services with Labor Compliance Managers for the New Construction and Modernization Project at Centerville Middle School (Centerville) – The District requested proposals from the pool of qualified project stabilization agreement (PSA) coordination consultants. The scope of services includes providing PSA coordination services for project at Centerville Middle School. The District received proposals from two firms. The proposals were independently reviewed and scored. Staff asked the Board to authorize entering into an agreement with Labor Compliance Managers for a total of $399,550 for PSA coordination services for the project at Centerville Middle School.

Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement for Project Stabilization Agreement Coordination Services with Davillier-Sloan, Inc. for the Washington High School Theater Improvement Project – The District requested proposals from the pool of qualified project stabilization agreement (PSA) coordination consultants. The scope of services includes providing PSA coordination services for Washington High School project. The District received proposals from two firms. The proposals were independently reviewed and scored. Staff asked the Board to authorize entering into an agreement with Davillier-Sloan for a total of $200,000 for PSA coordination services for the project at Washington High School.

Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement with Rodan Builders, Inc. for Construction Services for the Theater Improvement Project at Washington High School - The District implemented a bidding process for the selection of the lowest bidder for the Washington High School Theater Improvement Project. In addition to the base bid, bidders provided pricing for three alternates:

  • Alternate #1: Includes upgrading the seating for comfort during long performances.
  • Alternate #2: Construction of a seismically independent entry canopy.
  • Alternate #3: Exterior thin-brick wall finish, adding value to the exterior of the theater.

A decision was made to include alternates #1 & #3 in the project scope and to exclude alternate #2. Alternate #2 was not chosen because it would not be cost effective to the overall program and is not an item that is critical to the support of continued instruction to the space. The table below shows the responsive firms that submitted a proposal and their pricing.

  Firm

Base Bid

Alternate #1 & #3

Total Bid

Rodan Builders, Inc.

2,907,174

41,446

2,948,620

Beals Martin & Associates

2,966,146

48,112

3,014,258

James R. Griffin

2,991,623

90,000

3,081,623

DL Falk Construction, Inc.

3,183,400

82,680

3,266,080

EF Brett

3,393,500

55,000

3,448,500

Build Group, Inc.

3,851,844

65,443

3,917,287

Bana Builders

4,264,067

82,000

4,346,067

Staff asked the Board to authorize entering into an agreement with Rodan Builders, Inc. for construction services for the theater improvement project at Washington High School in the amount of $2,948,620.

 

 

See Video of entire meeting here 

 

The Board’s next Regular Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th, 6:30pm (time subject to change)