The Piedmont Unified School District's Board of Education meets today at 7 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 120 Vista Ave. — and no, the Piedmont High School "fantasy sex league" is not on the official agenda. It's anyone's guess whether local residents will address the issue during the open forum portion of the meeting, which normally occurs about 7:15 p.m.
Among the items that are on the agenda:
- Results of a survey of 200 Piedmont residents assessing their support for renewing the School Support Tax (school parcel tax), expected to be on the ballot for a March 5, 2013, election. According to the poll taken by TrueNorth Research, 80 percent of local residents would probably or definitely vote in favor of continuing the tax.
- A public hearing on and likely approval of amendments to the collective bargaining agreement between the district and the California School Employees Association, Chapter 60 (2011-12), which represents classified (non-certificated) employees. The tentative agree includes three unpaid furlough days for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.
- Approval of an increase in the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) to Cahill Construction, Inc. for the Beach Elementary School Seismic Renovation Project by $821,166. This is expected to be the last such increase and would bring the total to $8,984,866. According to district reports, much of this increase was necessary to meet requirements imposed by the Division of the State Architect. The increase would put the Beach project about $810,000 over its original budget.
- Approval of plans for student achievement at Piedmont Middle School, Piedmont High School and Millennium High School.
The meeting agenda is attached above as a PDF. Staff reports and other supporting materials are available on the PUSD website.