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SPECIAL Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Novato USD
August 10, 2019 9:00AM
Novato Education Center - 1015 Seventh Street, Novato, CA 94945

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL - 9:00 a.m.
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA - 9:02 a.m.
2.a. a. The Board reserves the right to change the order in which agenda items are discussed and/or acted upon at this meeting. Subject to further action by the Board, the agenda for this meeting is to be approved as presented. Items may be added to this agenda for discussion or action only as permitted by the Brown Act.
3. NON-AGENDA PUBLIC COMMENT - 9:03 a.m.
3.a. Individuals may address the Board in accordance with the Public Comment statement on the last page of the agenda.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION - 9:05 a.m.
4.a. Review Governance Handbook
Rationale:

Debbie Butler, President – Board of Trustees

Board Priority/Goal

Staff Support, Student Success

Objective  

To review/revise the Governance Handbook

Background

In 2004, the trustees developed a Governance Handbook to guide the district. The document has been revised and updated since 2004. The latest revisions were Board approved on March 1, 2016.

Funding Source/Cost

N/A

Recommendation

Board of Trustees recommends reviewing/revising the Governance Handbook.



 
Attachments:
NUSD Governance Handbook 3.1.16
5. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT/RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION - 10:30 a.m.
5.a. ANNOUNCEMENT: Prior to adjourning into closed session, a representative of the legislative body must orally announce items to be discussed. Individuals may address the Board on these items of the agenda.
5.b. With respect to every item of business to be discussed in closed session pursuant to Gov Code §54957: Public Employee Performance Evaluation: Superintendent
6. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
7. ADJOURNMENT - 12:00 p.m.
7.a. The Board believes that late night meetings deter public participation, can affect the Board's decision-making ability, and can be a burden to staff. No new item of business, except the consent agenda, will be considered after 10:00 p.m., unless it is determined by a majority of the Board to extend to a specific time. The meeting shall be extended no more than once, or may be adjourned to a later date.
8. FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS
Rationale:
  • August 20, 2019 Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m. District Education Center
  • September 3, 2019 Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m. District Education Center


All district meetings are open to the public. The public is encouraged to attend. The Board of Trustees meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Closed Session and 7:00 p.m. Open Session unless noted otherwise.




 
9. AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING
Rationale:
AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Ellen Christensen-Denton, certify that on Thursday, August 8, 2019, I caused to be posted
a notice of the meeting of the Novato Unified School District Board of Education.

______________________________________________





 
10. MEETING PROCEDURES
Rationale:

Public Comment Announcement

Individuals may address the Board of Education on agenda items on both the closed session and regular session agenda at the time they are under consideration by completing the form provided on the table at the entrance to this hall and submitting the form to the executive assistant.

Public comment cannot be acted upon or discussed by the Board unless placed on an agenda at a subsequent meeting, in accordance with the law (Brown Act).  The Board may request staff to respond orally at the meeting or in writing at a future time.

Public comments are limited to three minutes per individual. Speakers will be chosen in random order. Each person may only speak once per agenda topic, and is required to address the Board from the podium.

The meeting is recorded, video taped, and /or telecast on local Education Channel 30 and Novato Community Television (NCTV) YouTube channel.



Request To Place An Item On The Agenda

Members of the public may request that items be placed on the agenda of any regular Board of Education meeting. The request must be in writing and be submitted to the Superintendent or designee with supporting documents and information, if any, at least one week before the scheduled meeting date. Items submitted less than a week before the scheduled meeting day may be postponed to a later meeting in order to allow sufficient time for consideration and research of the issue.

The Board president and Superintendent shall decide whether the request is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. Items not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board may not be placed on the agenda. In addition, the Board president and Superintendent will determine if the item is merely a request for information or whether the issue is covered by an existing policy or administrative regulation before placing the item on the agenda.

The Board president and Superintendent shall decide whether an agenda item is appropriate for discussion in open session or closed session, and whether the item should be an action item, informational item or consent item. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Assistance will be provided to those requiring accommodations for disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Interested persons must request accommodations at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at 415-897-4211.


 

Published: August 8, 2019, 5:41 PM

The resubmit was successful.