SVVSD Board of Education Agenda for February 13, 2019

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The St. Vrain Valley Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Educational Services Center, 395 South Pratt Parkway, Longmont.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows. It should be noted that sometimes items on the school board agenda need to be changed or adjusted. The agenda included here is as it was posted on February 12. To check the agenda for any changes click here.

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING AND AGENDA

February 13, 2019

Educational Services Center

395 South Pratt Parkway Longmont, Colorado 80501

Joie Siegrist, President, Board of Education Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

1. CALL TO ORDER:

DISTRICT VISION

6:00 pm Regular Business Meeting STATEMENT

To be an exemplary school district

2. ADDENDUMS/CHANGES TO THE AGENDA:

which inspires and promotes high standards of learning and student

3. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: well-being in partnership with parents, guardians and the community.

4. VISITORS:

1. High School Student Advisory Council – Student CASB Attendance 2. Silver Creek High School Student Project

DISTRICT MISSION

3. Superintendent’s Excellence in Education Awards

STATEMENT

5. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: To educate each student in a safe learning environment so that they may develop to their highest

6. REPORTS:

potential and become contributing citizens.

1. Skyline High School Student Advisory Feeder Report

7. CONSENT ITEMS:

ESSENTIAL BOARD ROLES

1. Approval: Staff Terminations/Leaves 2. Approval: Staff Appointments 3. Approval: Approval of Minutes for the January 9, 2019 Regular Guide the superintendent Engage constituents Ensure alignment of resources Monitor effectiveness Model excellence

Meeting, the January 16, 2019 Study Session, and the January 23, 2019 Regular Meeting 4. Approval: Approval of Recommendation to Hire Executive Director of

Human Resources 5. Approval: Approval of Change Order 8 to Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CMGC) Contract for Innovation Center 6. Approval: Approval of Fee Adjustment to Architect Agreement for the BOARD MEMBERS

Niwot High Renovation Project 7. Approval: Approval of Amendment to CMGC Contract for the Clover John Ahrens, Secretary

Basin HVAC Improvement Project Chico Garcia, Member Dr. Richard Martyr, Member Paula Peairs, Treasurer Karen Ragland, Asst Secretary Joie Siegrist, President

8. Approval: Approval of Selection & Contract Award for CMGC

Contract for Main Street School Renovation Project 9. Approval: Approval of Selection & Contract Award to CMGC Contract

for Longmont High School Addition & Renovation Project Robert J. Smith, Vice President

8. ACTION ITEMS:

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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING AND AGENDA February 13, 2019

Educational Services Center

395 South Pratt Parkway Longmont, Colorado 80501

Joie Siegrist, President, Board of Education Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

9. DISCUSSION ITEMS:

DISTRICT VISION

1. Board Reports STATEMENT

2. Signing of Board Exhibit BC-E-1 – Code of Ethics for School Board

To be an exemplary school district

Members

which inspires and promotes high standards of learning and student

10. ADJOURNMENT: well-being in partnership with parents, guardians and the

Board of Education Meetings: Held at 395 South Pratt Parkway, Board community.

Room, unless otherwise noted:

Wednesday, February 20 6:00 – 8:00 pm Study Session-Mead Middle

DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT

Wednesday, February 27 5:30 pm 2nd Quarter Financials

6:00 pm Regular Meeting

To educate each student in a safe learning environment so that they may develop to their highest potential and become contributing citizens.

ESSENTIAL BOARD ROLES

Guide the superintendent Engage constituents Ensure alignment of resources Monitor effectiveness Model excellence

BOARD MEMBERS

John Ahrens, Secretary Chico Garcia, Member Dr. Richard Martyr, Member Paula Peairs, Treasurer Karen Ragland, Asst Secretary Joie Siegrist, President Robert J. Smith, Vice President

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6.1

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Skyline High School Feeder Report – High School Student Advisory Council

PURPOSE

To provide students the opportunity to practice leadership skills and report out on the successes of the Skyline High School feeder to the Board of Education.

BACKGROUND

The Student Advisory Council is comprised of 4-5 high school students from each of our high schools that were chosen by teachers and administrators. The Student Advisory Council was started by Dr. Haddad twelve years ago so that students could give input to the superintendents about what students were feeling about the District.

February 13, 2019 Terminations Leaves of Absence

7.1

EFFECTIVE NAME POSITION/LOCATION FMLA

NON- FMLA MEDIC

AL PERSONAL EXTENDED RESIGNED RETIRED COMMENTS ADMINISTRATIVE/PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL 1/7/2019 Buck, Darrin Frank Assistant Principal / Coal Ridge MS X 12/11/2018 McNeill, Kirsten Principal / Grand View ES X

LICENSED 2/19/2019 Adams, Mandy Teacher, Art / Eagle Crest ES X

2/4/2019 Bouchard, Jean Speech/Language Pathologist X 1/7/2019 Brohm, Kristen Instructional Program Consultant / Innovation Center X 1/15/2019 Carter, Amber Teacher, Preschool / Spark Discovery PS X 1/29/2019 Contreras, Cristina Psychologist / Student Services X

1/7/2019 Cooper, Katie Teacher, Art / Burlington ES X 5/24/2019 Crawford, Connie Teacher, Special Education / Blue Mountain ES X 12/18/2018 Frank, Desirae Teacher, ESL / Timberline PK-8 X X

2/25/2019 Fujimoto, Kyle Teacher, Math / Skyline HS X 12/11/2018 Gates, Brenda Teacher, Kindergarten / Soaring Heights PK-8 X

5/24/2019 Kegler, Steven Teacher, Math / Skyline HS X 20 years 2/21/2019 King, Patricia Teacher, Language Arts / Altona MS X 1/10/2019 Malson, Kathryn Teacher, Grade 2 / Burlington ES X 1/17/2019 Martinez, Veronica Psychologist / Student Services X 12/10/2018 Opal, Matthew Teacher, Language Arts / Silver Creek HS X 12/19/2018 Thornton, Kristen Permanent Substitute / Human Resources X 2/28/2019 Tozlowski, Jessica Teacher, Special Education / Thunder Valley K-8 X 12/14/2018 Vaught, Erica Teacher, Special Education / Frederick HS X X

1/10/2019 Wolfsberger, Janelle Teacher, Grade 4 / Burlington ES X

CLASSIFIED 1/2/2019 Alvarez, Perla Custodian / Auxiliary Services Job Abandonment 3/15/2019 Benson, Greg Custodian / Hygiene ES X 6.50 years 12/20/2018 Bounds, Avery Media Technician / Niwot ES X 2/15/2019 Cantu, Amanda Secretary – Department / Student Services X 12/17/2018 Cherry, Tina Bus Driver / Transportation X 2/19/2019 Clark, Deborah Educational Interpreter / Student Services X 12/17/2018 Copeland, Christopher Group Leader, Child Care / Central ES X 12/20/2018 Ellis, Sheila Paraeducator, Preschool / Burlington ES X 1/25/2019 Fowler, Bailey Paraeducator, Instructional / Black Rock ES X 12/20/2018 Frank, Lisa Paraeducator, Non-Instructional/ Silver Creek HS X

*Will work a 110 Day Contract for 2019-2020

February 13, 2019 Terminations Leaves of Absence

7.1

EFFECTIVE NAME POSITION/LOCATION FMLA

NON- FMLA MEDIC

AL PERSONAL EXTENDED RESIGNED RETIRED COMMENTS 1/24/2019 Glaza, Ronelle Paraeducator, SSN/Autism / Soaring Heights PK-8 X 1/18/2019 Graves, Molly Custodian / Legacy ES X 1/28/2019 Hackett, Martha Paraeducator, Special Education / Erie MS X 12/20/2018 Horsch, Mary Paraeducator, Special Education / Burlington ES X

1/7/2019 Johnson, Nancy Paraeducator, Instructional / Niwot ES X 1/22/2019 Laganosky, Christine Nutrition Services Worker / Coal Ridge MS X 1/7/2019 Lopez, Debbie Paraeducator, Preschool / Northridge ES X 1/18/2019 Lopez, Debbie Paraeducator, Preschool / Northridge ES X Medical Resignation 1/7/2019 Lugo, Tammy Bus Assistant – SPED / Transportation X Medical Resignation 1/10/2019 Malson, John Bus Driver / Transportation X

2/1/2019 Martinez, David Custodian – Head / Rocky Mountain ES X 7.50 years 1/16/2019 Meyer, Mikaela Custodian / Soaring Heights PK-8 X 1/31/2019 Meyer, Mikaela Custodian / Soaring Heights PK-8 X Medical Resignation 12/19/2018 Miller, Sydney Paraeducator, Special Education / Prairie Ridge ES X 1/25/2019 Miltersen, Kelly Paraeducator, Preschool / Grand View ES X 1/25/2019 Montes, Mary Custodian / Erie ES X 1/7/2019 Morgan, Kristen Behavior Coach / Student Services X 2/1/2019 Neal, Laura Clerk – Attendance / Lyons ES X 12/21/2018 Owens, Autumn Bus Driver / Transportation X 12/13/2018 Palmer, Lori Group Leader, Child Care / Fall River ES X 1/14/2019 Parrs, Shari Paraeducator, Preschool / Erie ES X 1/31/2019 Pickering, Sara Paraeducator, Special Education / Skyline HS X 1/30/2019 Ramirez, Debie Custodian / Main Street X 1/16/2019 Reno, Cheryl Paraeducator, Special Education / Mead HS X 2/28/2019 Reser, Lita Bus Driver / Transportation X 18.50 years 1/25/2019 Sandoval, BreAnn Paraeducator, Preschool / Spark Discovery Preschool X 12/20/2018 Sarno, Bethany Paraeducator, Special Education / Lyons M/S X

2/20/2019 Soule, Sally Director, Child Care / Blue Mountain ES X

1/7/2019 Stockwell, Christine Paraeducator, Special Education / Mountain View ES X 2/6/2019 Walker, Samantha Paraeducator, SSN/Autism / Prairie Ridge ES X 1/25/2019 West, Leah Health Clerk / Mountain View ES X*Will work a 110 Day Contract for 2019-2020

February 13, 2019 Staff Appointments

7.2

HIRE DATE NAME POSITION LOCATION NEW POSITION REPLACEMENT

ADMINISTRATIVE/PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL 1/28/2019 Fukai, Todd Executive Director – Human Resources Human Resources X 1/7/2019 Hoehn, Toni Digital Curriculum/Assessment Support Specialist District Technology Services X 1/16/2019 Money, Joanna Specialist – RTTT Innovation Center X

LICENSED 2/4/2019 Boffa, Sarah Speech Language Pathologist Student Services X 1/10/2019 Chen, Yinfeng Teacher, Orchestra Niwot HS X 1/9/2019 Cone, Spencer Teacher, Language Arts Niwot HS X 1/7/2019 Jones, Margarete Teacher, Mathematics Longmont HS X 1/7/2019 Kim, Elaine Audiologist Student Services X 1/7/2019 Larsen, Julie Teacher, Mathematics Silver Creek HS X 1/29/2019 Latchaw, Jacob Teacher, Language Arts Skyline HS X 1/7/2019 Lee, Catrina Teacher, Language Arts Olde Columbine HS X 1/7/2019 McClure, Laura Teacher, Preschool Eagle Crest ES X 1/22/2019 Stevens, Bart Teacher, Special Education Mead HS X 12/20/2018 Suchomel, Chelsea Teacher, Grade 2 Soaring Heights PK-8 X

CLASSIFIED 12/26/2018 Alvarez, Perla Custodian Auxiliary Services X

1/11/2019 Arroyo Rodriguez, Elizabeth Paraeducator, Non-Instructional Silver Creek HS X 1/10/2019 Boggess, Natalie Paraeducator, Instructional Hygiene ES X 1/22/2019 Buser, Kariann Interpreter for the Deaf Student Services X 1/7/2019 Campana, Lisa Health Clerk Longs Peak MS X 1/23/2019 Carpenter, Heather Campus Supervisor Soaring Heights PK-8 X 1/7/2019 Chavez, Shannon Paraeducator, Instructional Grand View ES X 1/22/2019 Chen, Andrea Media Technician Niwot ES X 1/14/2019 Corr, Neian Paraeducator, Instructional Central ES X 1/22/2019 Dodson, Raynell Paraeducator, SSN/Autism/Special Education Thunder Valley K-8 X

1/7/2019 Esposito, Nia Group Leader, Child Care Alpine ES X 12/19/2018 Filchenko, Paige Lab Technician Red Hawk ES X 1/28/2019 Finleon, Robert Technician – HVAC Operations and Maintenance X 1/7/2019 Gazlay, Emily APEX – Instructor APEX Homeschool Program X 1/22/2019 Kirk, Melvin Custodian Auxiliary Services X 11/30/2018 Littlefield, Mariah Bus Driver Transportation X

1/7/2019 Lucero, Audrey Technician, Accounting Finance X 2/4/2019 Mendell, Veronica Technical Support Analyst District Technology X 12/18/2019 Mikesell, Laura Paraeducator, Preschool Spark Discovery PS X

1/7/2019 Miller, Michael Custodian Auxiliary Services X

February 13, 2019 Staff Appointments

7.2

HIRE DATE NAME POSITION LOCATION NEW POSITION REPLACEMENT

1/22/2019 Miyake, Stacie Health Clerk Fall River ES X 1/7/2019 Mullins, Joe Behavior Coach Main Street Schools X 1/7/2019 Parkes, Vanetta Paraeducator, Instructional Blue Mountain ES X 1/16/2019 Peterson, Maria Custodian Auxiliary Services X

1/7/2019 Pope, Anthony Paraeducator, SSN/Autism/Special Education Thunder Valley ES X 1/7/2019 Reid, Shannon Paraeducator, Instructional Longmont Estates ES X 1/22/2019 Rushton, Kathleen Paraeducator, Preschool Mountain View ES X

1/7/2019 Sigman, Haylee Paraeducator, SSN/Autism/Special Education Thunder Valley ES X 1/28/2019 Singateh, Frederick Group Leader, Child Care Hygiene ES X 1/23/2019 Terry, Betsy Paraeducator, Special Education Timberline PK-8 X 1/14/2019 Zimmerman, Courtney Paraeducator, Instructional Frederick HS X

7.3

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Approval of Board of Education Meeting Minutes

RECOMMENDATION

That the Board of Education approve the minutes from the January Board Meetings.

BACKGROUND

The Board will be asked to approve the minutes from the January 9, 2019 Regular Meeting, the January 16, 2019 Study Session, and the January 23, 2019 Regular Meeting.

7.4

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Approval of Recommendation to Hire Executive Director of Human

Resources

RECOMMENDATION

That the Board of Education approve the recommendation to hire Mr. Todd Fukai as Executive Director of Human Resources, effective January 28, 2019.

BACKGROUND

Mr. Fukai graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Colorado Teacher Licensure. He continued his education at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he earned his Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies and his Colorado Principal Licensure.

For the past three years, Mr. Fukai has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the Cherry Creek School District where he collaborated with district-level and building level leaders, and led and supervised a department of approximately 40 employees. Prior to that, Mr. Fukai served as a Human Resources Director in the Cherry Creek School District from 2007 to 2016. Mr. Fukai has also held the position of Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teacher in both the Cherry Creek School District and Jefferson County School District. He has served in a variety of voluntary positions that have helped shape education policy and practices state-wide. Mr. Fukai has been a part of legislative council for the Colorado Association of School Executives and has also served as President of the Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators. Additionally, Mr. Fukai has served nationally as the President of the American Association for Employment in Education, which focuses on the supply and demand of teachers.

SALARY

Annual salary will be according to schedule.

7.5

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Approval of Change Order 8 to Construction Manager/General Contractor

(CMGC) Contract for Innovation Center

RECOMMENDATION

That the Board of Education approve Change Order 8 for $304,493.39 to the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) contract with FCI Constructors, Inc., for the Innovation Center Project. Further, that the Board authorize Brian Lamer, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, to sign contract documents and initiate scope changes in accordance with Board of Education policy.

BACKGROUND

The present contract with FCI Constructors is $18,658,567.30. Change order 8 for $304,493.39 will bring the total contract value to $18,963,060.69.

This Change Order to the project includes automation of the camera system, sound system changes, added power in the woodshop, and additional technology upgrades to complete the building.

This project is funded under the 2016 and 2008 Bond programs. This item is being brought forth to comply with Board policy FEH stating any items over $99,999 must have Board approval.

7.6

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Approval of Fee Adjustment to Architect Agreement for the Niwot High

Renovation Project

RECOMMENDATION

That the Board of Education approve a fee adjustment of $141,854 for a total contract amount of $1,185,000, with Anderson Mason Dale Architects PC for the design of the Niwot High Renovation Project, and further authorize Brian Lamer, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, to sign contract documents.

BACKGROUND

On June 13, 2018, the Board approved a total contract value of $1,043,146.

The contract increase includes architectural fees covering the engineering and design to address structural issues realized during construction, revisions to the fire alarm design, low voltage and technology as-built documentation, and additional construction administration services.

Funding for the contract increase is available in the 2016 Bond program. This item is being brought forth to comply with Board policy FEG stating any items over $100,000 must have Board approval.

7.7

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Approval of Amendment to Construction Manager/General Contractor

(CMGC) Contract for the Clover Basin HVAC Improvement Project

RECOMMENDATION

That the Board of Education approve the Amendment to the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) contract with FCI Constructors, Inc., for $686,632 for the Clover Basin HVAC Improvement Project. Further, that the Board authorize Brian Lamer, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, to sign contract documents and initiate scope changes in accordance with Board of Education policy.

BACKGROUND

The CMGC review committee reviewed responses to RFQ 2017-027 for Construction Manager/General Contractor services. FCI Constructors, Inc., was selected as the most qualified for the project based on their experience within the District and their level of performance delivering previous projects at the Clover Basin Educational Support Center.

The project includes the replacement of the RTU and the addition of hot water heating to serve the second floor District Technology Services area, new duct work, and acoustical ceiling replacement.

The project is funded under the Capital Reserve Fund account. This item is being brought forth to comply with Board policy FEH stating any items over $99,999 must have Board approval.

7.8

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Approval of Selection & Contract Award for Construction Manager/General

Contractor (CMGC) Contract for Main Street School Renovation Project

RECOMMENDATION

That the Board of Education approve the selection and contract award to Golden Triangle Construction, Inc., for Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) services for $542,000 for the Main Street School Renovation Project. This partial award approval is to allow early procurement of equipment to maintain the project schedule, with construction beginning during the summer of 2019. Further, authorize Brian Lamer, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, to sign contract documents up to the approved amount referenced above.

BACKGROUND

The CMGC review committee reviewed responses to RFQ 2017-027 for Construction Manager/General Contractor services. Golden Triangle Construction, Inc. (GTC), was selected as the most qualified for the project based on their experience.

The current project includes a complete upgrade of the building HVAC system to provide air conditioning throughout the building, relocation of the main building entrance to an accessible entrance on the South side of the building, and miscellaneous building and site upgrades and renovations. The estimated total project cost is $8,245,000.

Funding for the project is available in the 2016 Bond program and partial BEST Grant reimbursement. This item is being brought forth to comply with Board policy FEG stating any items over $100,000 must have Board approval.

7.9

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Approval of Selection & Contract Award to Construction Manager/General

Contractor (CMGC) Contract for Longmont High School Addition & Renovation Project

RECOMMENDATION

That the Board of Education approve the selection and contract award to Fransen Pittman Construction Co, Inc., for Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) services for $9,950,000 for the Longmont High School Addition & Renovation Project, and further authorize Brian Lamer, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, to sign contract documents up to the approved amount referenced above.

BACKGROUND

The CMGC review committee reviewed responses to RFQ 2017-027 for Construction Manager/General Contractor services. Fransen Pittman Construction Co, Inc., was selected as the most qualified for the projects based on their experience.

The current project includes a new secure entrance addition, as well as building preservation items including upgraded and expanded counseling offices, upgraded HVAC controls, and a new exterior for the 2-story building.

Funding for the projects is available in the 2016 Bond program. This item is being brought forth to comply with Board policy FEG stating any items over $100,000 must have Board approval.

9.1

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Board Reports

PURPOSE

To provide the Board of Education with the opportunity to share recognitions.

BACKGROUND

Board members will have the opportunity to share recognitions, commendations of staff/ students, committee reports and events they have attended.

9.2

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 13, 2019

TO: Board of Education

FROM: Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of Schools

SUBJECT: Board Member Code of Ethics Policy Signing

PURPOSE

For the newly appointed member of the Board of Education to sign the District’s Code of Ethics policy.

BACKGROUND

Board Policy BC – School Board Member Conduct, states that “Public office is a trust created by the confidence that the public places in the integrity of its public officers. To preserve this confidence, it is the desire of the Board to operate under the highest ethical standards.”

Board Policy BC-E-2, Board Member Code of Ethics, states that “According to the Colorado Revised Statute 24-18-105, the following ethical principles for school board members are intended as guides to conduct and do not constitute violations as such of the public trust of office…” It further states the following:

1. A board member “should not acquire or hold an interest in any business or undertaking which he has reason to believe may be directly and substantially affected to its economic benefit by official action to be taken by an agency over which the member has substantive authority.”

2. A board member “should not, within six months following the termination of his office, obtain employment in which he will take direct advantage, unavailable to others, of matters with which he was directly involved during his term of [office]. These matters include rules, other than rules of general application, which the member actively helped to formulate, and applications, claims or contested cases in the consideration of which the member was an active participant.”

3. A board member “should not perform an official act directly and substantially affecting a business or other undertaking to its economic detriment when the member has a substantial financial interest in a competing firm or undertaking.”


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