CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
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1. CALL TO ORDER
2. CLOSED SESSION COMMENTS
PUBLIC SPEAKERS CLOSED SESSION Item #C-2 speaking on behalf of 8th Grade Shorecliff student Henry Derocha Pierra who was being expelled for defending himself from another child that bullied hm for months.
Board Audio 1:15 James Benton
The student being expelled has been continually bullied and Student acted in self defense.
Board Audio 4:35 Whitney Harrington
The student being expelled has been continually bullied and CUSD swept this under the rug.
Board Audio 9:27 Mr. Beekman Henry Derocha Pierra Shore Cliffs 8th Grade Student
Board Audio 9:27 Superintendent Vital allows 1 speaker from the family to speak for 3 minutes on the record.
Board Audio 9:40 Father of Henry Derocha Pierra School did not deal with the bullying properly, all they did was expell the victum. CUSD only looks at physical abuse- they ignor the psychological abuse.
Board Audio 13:53 Trustee Martha McNicholas
We cannot mediate what we did not know.
Board Audio 13:53 Father of Henry Derocha Pierra
As of May 9, 2019 I notified CUSD that my son has been bullied for three months. A lot of parents - students and parents sent messages that my sone was being bullied.
Board Audio 15:19 Superintendent Kristen Vital
Clarifying that prior to May 9, 2019 your son never reported the bullying. THAT WAS A NO CORRECT?
Board Audio 15:31 Trustee Gila Jones
So you are a psychologist and you have seen people that have suffered abuse. When you have clients that are abused is it your recommendation that they go and beat someone up?
Board Audio 15:45 Father of Henry Derocha Pierra
No, I recommend that they defend themselves.
Board Audio 15:50 Trustee Gila Jones
You recommend that they physically defend themselves
Board Audio 15:53 Superintedent Kristen Vital
Any other questions from the Board? If not, I recommend that we go back into closed session.
TRUSTEES GO INTO CLOSED SESSION
3. CLOSED SESSION (as authorized by law)
THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING STARTS AT 7:03 pm
Board Audio 16:29 Trustee Gila Jones opens the regular meeting with the following statement:
"The purpose of a school, or school district is to teach. In addition to typical academic instruction of typical academic subjects, we want to teach young people sppropriate behavior and respect for other points of view. We appreciate your support tonight in modeling a more respectful and more discourse for our students and our community".
ROLL CALL - ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT
PLEDGE OF ALLIGENCE
Board Audio 17:21 Lead by Jessica Bouchae
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Board Audio 17:48 Staff is pulling Agenda Item #43 DECLARATION OF NEED FOR FULLY QUALIFIED EDUCATORS: page 1165
Approval of the Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators. Education Code § 80026 requires that a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators be on file with the appropriate County Office of Education before the beginning of a new school year and shall remain in force until the end of that academic year. A Declaration of Need is necessary if there is an insufficient number of qualified applicants. Submission of this declaration does not commit the District to issuing short term staff permits or emergency credentials, but rather is submitted as a matter of routine in the event it becomes necessary to employ such individuals. A Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators must be filed prior to the beginning of the school year, even though there is no way to determine if there will be a need to employ teachers. However, if the Board of Trustees has not approved the appropriate declaration for the upcoming year, the District is precluded from hiring such individuals should the need arise. There is no financial impact to the general fund in the Board’s acceptance of this declaration.
Contact: Tim Brooks, Associate Superintendent, Human Resource Services
This Item will be brought back at a Special Board meeting June 26, 2019
Board Audio 18:00
MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA Excluding Items #43 and #47
Motion by Trustee Martha McNicholas. Second by Trustee Jim Reardon.
47. PRESENTATION ON THE SAN CLEMENTE HIGH SCHOOL ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH FOR MASTER PLAN AND RENDERINGS: THIS ITEM PULLED FROM AGENDA. page 1223
MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA CARRIES 7-0
Board Audio 18:22 REPORT OUT FROM CLOSED SESSION
A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
B. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION
D. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS
E. LIABILITY CLAIM
F. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT
G. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE
H. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE