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    April 29, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting
    Posted on 04/24/2020

    Agenda FINAL Post
    Regular Legislative Session

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

    Board of Directors
    Meeting to be held remotely 
    The John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence is closed to the public
    www.seattleschools.org

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This meeting will be held remotely per the Governor's Proclamation 20-28, which currently prohibits public agencies from conducting meetings subject to the Open Public Meetings Act in-person to curtail the spread of COVID-19, and consistent with School Board Resolution 2019/20-29.

    The meeting audio will be live streamed on SPS-TV or can be listened to on television on Comcast 26 (standard-def) and 319 (hi-def), Wave 26 (standard-def) and 695 (hi-def), and Century Link 8008 (standard-def) and 8508 (hi-def). To listen by phone, dial 206-800-4125 and use Conference ID 445 028 856#. The meeting can also be streamed with Microsoft Teams.

    There will be no public testimony consistent with the Board’s March 11, 2020 vote to waive relevant provisions of Board Policy 1430 and Board Procedure 1430BP and Board Resolution 2019/20-29, suspending Board policies to facilitate implementation of emergency measures in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Written comments may be submitted to the Board at any time by email to schoolboard@seattleschools.org, by fax to 206-252-0101, or by mail to Seattle School District, Attention: Board of Directors, MS 11-010, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1165. The School Board Office can be reached by phone at 206-252-0040 for questions about providing written comments.


    I. Call to Order - 1:00 p.m.

    1. General Welcome Announcement to Audience
    2. Roll Call

    II. Superintendent Comments 

    III. Business Action Items

    A. Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes of the March 4, 2020 Work Sessions and Executive Session, April 1, 2020 Oversight Work Session, April 7, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, and April 20, 2020 Board Special Meeting
    2. Warrants Report - March

      The following warrants as audited and certified by the auditing officer, as required by RCW 42.24.08, are approved for payment:

      General Fund  *Payroll        $1,092,677.70 
          Vendor        34,707,873.12 
      Capital Project Fund    Vendor        13,231,173.90 
      Associated Student Body Fund    Vendor             374,850.94 
      Expendable Trust Fund    Vendor                 2,500.00 
      Grand Total         $49,409,075.66 

      *Note – Payroll total reflects warrants issued to employees. It does not however, reflect cash transfer amounts in payment of employees’ Direct Deposit payroll.

    3. BEX IV: Approval of Budget Transfer from the BEX IV Program Contingency and Award Construction Contract P5126, Bid No. B11832, to Reynolds General Contracting, Inc., for the Seismic Improvements at Beacon Hill, Maple, and Whitworth-Orca K-8 Schools project (Ops, March 24, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the transfer of $481,000 from the BEX IV Program Contingency to the Seismic Improvements at Beacon Hill, Maple, and Whitworth-Orca K-8 Schools project budget; and authorize the Superintendent to execute construction contract P5126 with Reynolds General Contracting, Inc., for the Seismic Improvements at Beacon Hill, Maple, and Whitworth-Orca K-8 Schools project in the amount of $677,875 including base bid, plus Washington State Sales Tax, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contract. (Updated Since Introduction)

    B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

    C. Action Items

    1. Authorizing Board Resolution No. 2019/20-33 to Suspend State and Local Graduation Requirements, and Suspending Provisions of Board Policy No. 2415, High School Graduation Requirements Approval of this item would authorize the attached Board Resolution, and temporarily suspend identified provisions of Board Policy No. 2415, High School Graduation Requirements, for high school seniors during the COVID-19 school closure. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district. (Introduction & Action)
    2. BTA III: Approval of Budget Transfer from BTA III Program Contingency and Award Construction Contract K5118, Bid No. B012038, to Good News Group, Inc., for the Adams Elementary School Fire Sprinkler Upgrades project (Ops, March 24, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the transfer in the amount of $1,026,688 from the BTA III Program Contingency to the Adams Elementary School Fire Sprinkler Upgrades project budget; and authorize the Superintendent to execute Construction Contract K5118 with Good News Group Inc. in the amount of $1,121,950, including base bid plus Washington State Sales Tax, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contract. (Updated Since Introduction)

    D. Introduction Items

    1. High School Chemistry B Instructional Materials Adoption (C&I, April 21, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve the recommendation of the Instructional Materials Committee to adopt the selection of the High School Science Adoption Committee to adopt the CHEM B instructional materials, developed by Seattle Public Schools in collaboration with university partners, as core instructional materials for Seattle Public Schools’ high school Chemistry B (CHEM B) science classrooms and would further authorize the Superintendent to enter into agreements and incur costs to implement the CHEM B instructional materials for all Seattle Public Schools’ high school Chemistry B (CHEM B) science classrooms for an amount not to exceed $367,845, covering school years 2020-21 through 2027-28.
    2. Approval of new Board Policy No. 3423, Parent/Guardian Administration of Marijuana for Medical Purposes, and amending existing Board Policy No. 5201, Drug-Free Schools, Community & Workplace (Ops, April 8, for Approval) Approval of this item would approve Board Policy No. 3423, Parent/Guardian Administration of Marijuana for Medical Purposes, and amend Board Policy No. 5201, Drug-Free Schools, Community & workplace, as attached to the Board Action Report.
    3. BEX V: Award Contract P1721 for Construction Project Management Services to CBRE | Heery for the Lincoln High School Phase 2 project (Ops, April 8, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute contract P1721 for Construction Project Management Services with CBRE | Heery in the amount of $1,399,056, including reimbursable expenses, with any minor additions, deletions and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent to implement the contract.
    4. BEX V: Award Construction Contract P5139 to Wayne’s Roofing, Inc., for the West Seattle High School Roof Replacement project (Ops, April 8, for Approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute construction contract P5139 with Wayne’s Roofing, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $7,048,041, plus Washington State Sales Tax, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contract.

    IV. Board Comments - 2:45 p.m.

    • Comments will be limited to two minutes per Director

    V. Executive Session: To discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the agency. RCW 42.30.110(1)(i). This session will begin at the conclusion of the regular Board meeting and last approximately 30 minutes. The legislative session will reconvene at the conclusion of the executive session to adjourn the meeting if there is no further business before the Board. No action will be taken during the legislative session as a result of the executive session.

    VI. Adjourn - 3:30 p.m.

    Calendar Reminders

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