Current Board Agenda



20512 West First Street

Cottonwood, CA 96022



AGENDA FOR Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6:30 P.M.

Regular Board Meeting, West Cottonwood Library



Rules and Procedures

The  Cottonwood  Union  School  District  Board  desires  that  its  meetings  be  conducted  in  an  open  fashion  and encourages public participation.   Persons attending a meeting who wish to speak concerning an agenda item should notify the Board Chairperson of their desire to speak prior to   the start  of the meeting and should come forward during the time set aside for public comment and communication. It may be necessary, at  times, for the Chairperson to limit discussions due to time considerations.

Arrangements to place an item on the agenda and make a presentation concerning said item must be established with the Superintendent, or any    Board Member,  at least ten calendar days in  advance of the meeting. The request to

address the Board shall be submitted in writing and the   proposed stated in, or with, the request.


1.0       Call Regular Meeting to Order


2.0       Pledge of Allegiance


3.0       Approval of Agenda


4.0       Recognition (Students, Staff, Curriculum) Curriculum Review



5.0       Public Forum/Hearing of Person Wishing to Address the Board

In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the  Board comply with the  following procedures: At a time so designated on the agenda at a regular meeting, members of the public may bring before the Board matters that are not listed on the  agenda. The Board shall take no action or discussion on any item not appearing on

the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. (Education  Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2)  Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to statements  made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions   posed by the public, a Board or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her    own activities. (Government Code

54954.2) Furthermore, the Board or a Board member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to   the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. Comments shall be limited to 3 minutes per person and 20 minutes for all comments, unless different time limits are set by the Chairman subject   to the approval of the Board.


6.0       Consent Agenda


            6.1     Review of Consent Agenda


                      6.1.1    Approval of Board Meetings for:

                                      Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

                                    Special Board Meeting held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

                                    Special Board Meeting held on Thursday, May 7, 2020


6.1.2    Accept Letters of Resignation from: Don Ray- Principal, Rebecca Tweedy- Nurse, and Anna Traetz- Instructional Assistant


6.1.3    Accept Letter of Retirement from: Linda Haley- Instructional Assistant

6.1.4    Approval to Hire: Cecile Lamar- Principal and Laurel Kalnins- SDC Teacher


             6.2      Approval of Consent Agenda


7.0       Discussion/Action items


             7.1      Consider approval of the Commercial Warrants.


             7.2      Consider approval of Resolution #2020-5, Regarding Reduction of Classified Services

for the 2019-20 School Year.


             7.3      Consider approval:  Board Policies/Administrative Regulations:

                        BP 4113.5/4213.5/4313.5 - Working Remotely

                        BP 6157 - Distance Learning

                        BP/AR 6143 - Courses of Study

                        BP 6154 - Homework/Makeup Work

                        AR 6174 - Education for English Learners

                        AR 6175 - Migrant Education Program

                        BB 9150 - Student Board Members


8.0       Informational Items:


8.1       CTA Report

8.2       Superintendents Report

8.3       Principal’s Report


9.0       Information/Communication Items.


            9.1     Enrollment Report

9.2       Shasta County Pooled Investment Report for March 31, 2020

9.3       Shasta County Pooled Investment Report for April 30, 2020


10.0     Governing Board Discussion and Suggested Agenda Items


11.0     Future Meetings:


11.1     Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m. in the West

Cottonwood School Library, 20512 w. First Street, Cottonwood, CA  96022.


12.0     Closed Session:  Adjournment to Closed Session during this meeting to consider and/or take action upon the following items:


12.1     Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957

Public Employee / Discipline / Dismissal / Release


Public Notice of Action Taken in Closed Session


13.0     Adjournment



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Documents provided to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session item on this agenda, including documents distributed to the   board less than 72 hours in advance of a board meeting are available for public inspection at the District office located at 20512 West First Street,  Cottonwood, CA 96022 during normal business hours.





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