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James Jordan Middle School Board of Trustees

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING regarding LCAP for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date and Time

Thursday September 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM PDT

This Board Meeting is open to the public.IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDERS FROM GOVERNOR NEWSOME, THIS BOARD MEETING WILL BE ONLINE.  James Jordan Middle School ("School") welcomes your participation at the School's Board meetings. 


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The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Trustees ("Board") is to conduct the affairs of the School in public. We are pleased that you are in attendance and hope that you will visit these meetings often. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our School.

To assist you in the ease of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided:
1. Agendas are available to all audience members on the home page of www.jamesjordanms.com.  
2. ONLINE Board meetings will still have time reserved for PUBLIC COMMENT.  If you wish to make a public comment, expect to be limited to 3 minutes.  To speak, send an email to bsmith@jamesjordanms.com with a Subject of PUBLIC COMMENT.

a. Non-agenda items: any person may address the Board concerning any item not on the agenda provided that no individual presentation shall be for more than 3 minutes (or 6 minutes with translation) and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed 20 minutes (provided that the President may grant additional time if circumstances permit). Ordinarily, Board members will not respond to such presentations and no action can be taken as the Board is allowed to take action only on items on the agenda. However, the Board may give direction to staff following a presentation or calendar the issue for further discussion. Individuals may also request that a topic related to school business be placed on a future agenda and once such an item is properly agendized and publicly noticed, the Board can discuss, respond, and possibly act upon such an item. 
b. Agenda Items:The presentation to the Board shall be made at the time a specific item is under discussion.  Any person may address the Board concerning any item on the agenda provided that no individual presentation shall be for more than 3 minutes (6 minutes with translation) and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed 30 minutes (provided that the Board Chair may grant additional time if circumstances permit).  Speakers are requested to state their name and address and adhere to the time limits set forth herein. Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes in English and 6 minutes with translation. Spanish translation will be provided by the school at every board meeting. If you need translation for another language, please contact the school 48 hours in advance to allow us to find a translator. 
4. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and upon request, the School may furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require appropriate alternative modification of the agenda in order to participate in Board meetings are invited to contact the Principal (lara@jamesjordanms.com, 818-882-2496)

Agenda

  Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 7:00 PM
Opening Items
A. Record Attendance and Guests
 
B. Call the Meeting to Order
 
C. Take public comment
  Bridget Smith 30 m
D. approve minutes
Approve Minutes Bridget Smith 5 m
II. Governance 7:35 PM
A. Expert legal guidance on future obligations for student education
Discuss Bridget Smith 20 m
In light of the recent public health order allowing schools to provide small cohorts with on campus services, JJMS is determining what services it must offer and what services the school is likely to be required to offer. An attorney from Young Minney and Corr will present an overview of the current legal issues being negotiated around the right of pupils to have in-person services.  Recent legal actions taken by advocates for students with IEPs regarding assessments and on campus services.  The future demands that we can anticipate around students that are unsuccessful with distance learning, English Learners and other vulnerable populations.  
B. Human Resources laws and work obligations
FYI Bridget Smith 20 m
Chastin Pierman, an attorney from Young Minney and Corr will present basic information about the rules surrounding asking employees to work on campus during the pandemic.  Ms. Pierman will provide information about what JJMS has done to make employees aware of their rights to leave and accommodations as well as the issues of asking essential workers to return to the worksite. 
III. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: 8:15 PM
A. Board approval of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
Vote Bridget Smith 60 m
Additional public comment may be taken on this agenda item at this time.  The Learning Accountability and Attendance Plan was posted for public hearing at the August board meeting. The board must approve a LCAP plan before September 30, 2020. 
IV. Closing Items 9:15 PM
A. Adjourn Meeting
Vote