Irvine Unified School District
Irvine, California

Board of Education
Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 18, 1997

Call to Order

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by President Wakeham at 6:15 p.m., in the District Administration Center, 5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA.

Roll Call

Members

Present: Hank Adler, Karen Preston, Mike Regele, Margie Wakeham

Members Absent:  
Jeanne Flint (Member Flint joined the meeting at 6:25 p.m.)

Closed Session

The Board adjourned to Closed Session at 6:20 p.m. to discuss student discipline issues.

(Action to be taken in public session.)

President Wakeham adjourned the Closed Session at 6:50 p.m.

Reconvene Regular Meeting

President Wakeham reconvened the meeting at 7:35 p.m. The Board then took the following action:

Student Discipline Issues

On the motion of Member Adler, seconded by Member Regele and carried, the Board expelled (Student No. 927780) for violation of Ed. Code Section 48900 (b) for one year from the date of the incident (Jan. 31, 1997), with immediate suspension of the expulsion, allowing the student to return under strict probationary conditions.

On the motion of Member Adler, seconded by Member Preston, and carried, the Board expelled (Student No. 891701) for violation of Ed. Code Section 48900 (c) for one year from the date of the incident (Feb. 20, 1997), with immediate suspension of the expulsion, allowing the student to return under strict probationary conditions.

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was led by David Hahn and was followed by a moment of silence.

Roll Call

Members

Present: Hank Adler, Jeanne Flint, Karen Preston, Mike Regele, Margie Wakeham

Members Absent:  
None

Student Members Present:  
Jed Fenchel, David Hahn, Rita Whitted

Student Members Absent:  
None

Staff:  
Dennis M. Smith, Superintendent
Paul Reed, Deputy Superintendent, Business Services
Dean Waldfogel, Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
Lee Brooks, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Other

Staff:  
Carol Anderson, Don Chadd, Mary Cliff, Judy Cunningham,
Andrea De La Cerda, Sharon DeNisi, Rick Felker, Mary Elaine Kunz, Tony Ferruzzo, Dennis Gibbs, Dan Grider, Al Kaufman, Pam LeBleu, Lloyd Linton, Corinne Loskot, Jean Mylen, Craig Ritter, Gail Rothman, Stan Steele,Bruce Terry, Clay White, Ed Wong

Video

Techs:  
Jon Finen, Ken Bishop, Adam Dugan

Approval of Minutes

On the motion of Member Wakeham, seconded by Member Regele and carried, the Board approved the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 4, 1997, as presented.

Oral Communication

Sonal Kapadia, 11 Hawkridge, Irvine 92604, addressed the Board regarding high school open enrollment.

Katherine Filson, 73 Firwood, Irvine 92604, addressed the Board regarding placement of relocatables at Eastshore.

Special Presentations

Recognition of Technology Parent Leaders

Superintendent Smith and Deputy Superintendent Waldfogel recognized the parent leaders who have been instrumental in moving the district forward toward completion of its Wide Area Network. On behalf of the Board and staff, Dr. Smith expressed the District's appreciation and gratitude for their commitment and support in providing students the opportunity to use technology as a tool. In addition, he recognized Dr. Waldfogel and Moe Farsheed, Director, Information Services, for their leadership, and expressed appreciation to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation for their financial support.

Sprint - PCS Art Competition

Marty Zajic, Director, Public Affairs, and Stan Steele, Fine Arts Coordinator, presented details of the high school art competition being sponsored by Sprint - PCS. Students will be invited to create artwork relating to technology and wireless communications which will then be judged on April 7 at City Hall with awards of U.S. Savings Bonds. The selected artwork will be displayed at the Sprint - PCS headquarters. Each participating classroom will be awarded a computer and art software. Mr. Steele expressed gratitude on behalf of the District for this very generous demonstration of support.

Adoption of the Agenda

On the motion of Member Adler, seconded by Member Flint and carried, the Board adopted the agenda, as amended:

ADD Item 11s, Submission of Grant Proposal to the Department of Education, Bilingual Education: Program Enhancement Projects, 1997-1998

Announcements and Acknowledgments

Member Flint announced that she served as "Principal for a Day" at University High School and reported on her various activities in that role, thanking Dr. Schmelzer and the staff at UHS for the opportunity.

Member Flint also expressed her appreciation to Food Services, who provided the refreshments for the Technology Parent Leader reception just prior to the Board meeting.

Mrs. Flint also encouraged those present to consider purchasing a multilingual cookbook coordinated by UHS's international student's association club "Uni World," with all proceeds being donated to the "Save the Children Foundation."

Member Regele reported that he had the opportunity to address the Northwood PTA parents regarding Class Size Reduction and the opening of Northwood High School.

Mr. Regele also advised he was invited to be part of the parent interviews conducted by the National Blue Ribbon Schools committee during their recent visitation to Vista Verde. He acknowledged the strong parent commitment to the school and expressed his best wishes for success in their pursuit of this prestigious recognition.

Member Preston reported on school visitations including Northwood, where she was impressed with the myriad of technology efforts in both infrastructure and instruction, and Westwood Basics Plus, where she observed "Important Persons Day" presented by grade 3 students.

Mrs. Preston also reported that she attended the Earl Engmann Invitational Relays at Rancho Santiago College, and commented on the outstanding job Coach George Varvas is doing at WHS, as evidenced by the camaraderie and success of the students involved.

Member Preston further advised she attended Vista Verde's musical presentation of "Annie" and congratulated Rachel Feldman, grade 6, for her outstanding performance.

Mrs. Preston also advised she participated in the "Teacher of the Year" delegation on 3/18/97, and visited Sierra Vista to present one of the awards to Mark Sontag.

President Wakeham reported she had the opportunity to welcome the visiting WASC Accreditation Team at WHS and expressed her full confidence that they would receive a very positive review.

Superintendentís Report

Superintendent Smith announced the three IUSD Teachers of the Year:

Maureen Allen - Elementary Science Specialist
Mark Sontag - Sierra Vista
Peter Fournier - University H.S.

He congratulated these outstanding teachers, nominated by their peers, and announced they would be recognized at the annual "Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner" on May 8.

Mr. Smith reported on the Woodbridge High School Fashion Show to raise funds for 1997 Grad Night on March 15. He expressed his appreciation to Jackie Hyland, Grad Night Coordinator, and all the parent volunteers who provide our students with a safe and healthy alternative to celebrate the end of their high school experience.

Dr. Smith announced the District's annual Science Fair on March 12, and acknowledged the remarkable job being done by our science specialists and students.

He further reported that the following three "Astounding Inventions" winners were invited to appear on the Jay Leno Show which aired on March 10:

Linda Fruh - Grade 4, Alderwood
Alan Foreman - Grade 5, Eastshore
Keerthi Prabhala - Grade 5, Deerfield

Superintendent Smith thanked Mrs. Kapadia for her questions regarding open enrollment and assured her staff would address each question and provide answers for all interested parents. He further suggested that the issues raised might also be included on the District's web page.

Student Board Membersí Report

President Wakeham welcomed Rita Whitted as the new student board member representing Irvine High School.

Student Members Fenchel, Hahn and Whitted then reported on school activities.

President Wakeham announced the following upcoming Music Festival dates:

March 21 (8:20 a.m. - Noon) - Vocal Music Festival at UHS
March 26 & 27 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Band and Orchestra Festival at UHS
April 17 (7:00 p.m.) - Honors Concert at the UCI Bren Center
May 9 - Elementary Honors Chorus will perform at the Pacific Chorale Vocal Music Festival at the Performing Arts Center

Consent Calendar

On the motion of Member Regele, seconded by Member Preston and carried (Student Members Fenchel, Hahn and Whitted voting "Yes"), the Board took the following action on the amended Consent Calendar:

1. Cash Donations to Montessori International ECE's Facility Fund for the Purpose of Relocation

Accepted gifts in the amount $19,935 to Montessori International ECE's Facility Fund for the purpose of relocation. (A copy is attached to and made a part of these minutes.)

2. Gifts

Accepted gifts to the District as submitted.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Donation: $50.00
Donor: MacPherson Enterprises
Attn: Joe MacPherson, President
2 Auto Center Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

BONITA CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Donation: $50.00 for instructional supplies
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hoff
15 Bluff View, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $50.00
Donor: MacPherson Enterprises
Attn: Joe MacPherson, President
2 Auto Center Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

Donation: $200.00 for delivery of playground sand
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parret
22 Southern Wood, Irvine, CA 92612

CULVERDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Donation: $50.00
Donor: MacPherson Enterprises
Attn: Joe MacPherson, President
2 Auto Center Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

EASTSHORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Donation: 200 IBM computer disks
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Alan Ho
6 Orangegrove, Irvine, CA 92604

SANTIAGO HILLS MONTESSORI/DAS PROGRAM

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Bilquis and Syed Ahmed
63 Kazan, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $400.00
Donor: ARCO Foundation
ATTN: Matching Gift Program
P. O. Box 2679, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Parivash and Alireza Ashabi
359 Portico Aisle, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $666.00
Donors: Hector Baeza and Francine Girad
35 Timberline, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Michael and Rosemary Black
6 Hidalgo, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $334.00
Donors: John and Louanne Brazil
15 Fulton, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Kwong and Hing Chan
3545 Eboe, Irvine, CA 92606

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Nai Chun and Yueashai Chaing
21 Alba West, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Joseph and Mikyung Chai
59 Willow Tree Lane, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $333.00
Donors: Tien and Heilin Chang
21 Santa Rida, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $2,000.00
Donors: Percy and Ming-Fen Cheng
73 Bluejay, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Daryeong Chen and Huiwen Hsu
20 Alba East, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $500.00
Donors: Yung and Frances Chiu
8 Melody Lane, Irvine, CA 92614

Donation: $334.00
Donors: James and Colleen Clark
918 Oakwood, Fullerton, CA 92635

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Jay and Lakshmi Dhanvanthari
13 Campanero West, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Etienne Droulez and Mad. Dossin
31582 West St., Laguna Beach, CA 92677

Donation: $333.00
Donors: Joanne and David Emery
25 Sycamore Creek, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Steven and Barbara Fields
10 Alba East, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $700.00
Donors: Eric Fuh and Pam Lee
12 Sangallo, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $400.00
Donor: Reddy Govardhan
6 Buck Eye, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $667.00
Donors: Fred and Martha Greene
8 Shenandoah, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $667.00
Donors: Cyril and Tomoko Harnisch
4561 Lockhaven Circle, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $668.00
Donors: Houn Hsia and Wenlie Lee
73 Monserrat, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

Donation: $300.00
Donors: Yuan and Wiechin Hsu
39 Brena, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Sridahar and Sumathi Iyengar
37 Wintermist, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,500.00
Donors: Joel and Ann Kahn
4 Delamesa West, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $2,000.00
Donors: Randolf and Virginia Katz
14711 Mulberry Ave., Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,334.00
Donors: Charles and Bok Hee Kim
3932 Capri, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Hyun and Hye Kyong Kim
6 Alegria, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $334.00
Donors: Jae and In Kim
4532 Charleville, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Anne and Stephen Klenk
4 Sheridan, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Carol and George Kornievsky
6 Longshore, Irvine, CA 92714-7054

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Peggy and Shizuka Koyama
22051 Richford, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Frank and June Kuo
11 Pamlico, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000
Donor: Geraldine Kurumada
9 Faith, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $1,000.00
Donor: Steve Kwak
46 Bull Run, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Tai and Eunhi Kwak
11 Rapallo, Irvine, CA 92614

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Daniel Lai and Joyce Want
7 Butterfly, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Alan and Florence Lee
69 Highland View, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $700.00
Donors: Wee and Sarah Lee
270 S. Bristol, 101-222, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Donation: $667.00
Donors: Weili Lin and Guann-Pyng Li
20 Young Ct., Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $500.00
Donors: Michelle and Carl McGhee
11 Calandria, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $666.00
Donors: Piyush and Meena Mehta
31 Lanciano, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Daniel and Janet Mendenhall
20 Lucero East, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $100.00
Donors: Mindy and Marc Miller
24 Diamante, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $500.00
Donors: Byung and Suk Nam Min
50 Cornell St., #13, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $700.00
Donors: Young and Jaehee Nam
17 Santa Eugenia, Irvine, CA 92606

Donation: $333.00
Donors: Itshak and Anne Neman
12 Alderwood, Irvine, CA 92604

Donation: $800.00
Donors: Ada and Chris Ngai
20 Bethany, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $650.00
Donors: Kenneth and Eileen Ngo
7 Palmatum, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donor: Cuong Nguyen
2619 W. Edinger, Suite B1
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Donation: $675.00
Donors: Yasuo and Mary Niiro
18 Cape Cod, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $670.00
Donors: Rolbert and Diane Odell
14 Alba East, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Toshio and Takako Okano
29 Hermosa, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $500.00
Donors: Gelincik and Gokhan Orakcilar
14 Bellezza, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $666.00
Donor: Charles Panasewicz
18 Urbino, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $333.00
Donors: Thomas and Sara Pashalides
24 Abeto, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $2,000.00
Donors: Paul and Dung Phinouwong
17461 Teachers Ave., Irvine, CA 92614

Donation: $500.00
Donors: Stephen and Cheryl Rounds
14861 Mayten Ave., Irvine, CA 92606

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Grigory and Lidya Rozenovich
18 W. Ensueno, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Howard and Mike Sawada
3 Bayporte, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $500.00
Donor: James Sedgewick, Inc.
1000 Ridgeway Loop Rd., Memphis, TN 38120

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Mark and Janelle Spragg
14521 Oak Ave., Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $800.00
Donors: Donald Strenk and Diane Elliott
21 Hermosa, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Thomas and Lisa Sweet
25 Diamante, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $650.00
Donor: Marjorie Taylor
25 Wildwood, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $500.00
Donor: Diane Tewsley
5091 Barkwood, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $1,334
Donor: Eileen Thiessen
12 La Paloma, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $666.00
Donors: Mark and Kathleen Thompson
15 Greenwood, Irvine, CA 92714

Donation: $700.00
Donors: Wei Kang and Madeline Tsai
8 Young Ct., Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Chuang and Chao-hua Tseng
30 Palmatum, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,400.00
Donors: Donald and Megan Wagner
25 Abeto, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $700.00
Donors: Michael Whalen and S. Zanton
18 Abeto, Irvine, CA 92620-1803

Donation: $1,000.00
Donors: Jeanne and Warren Williams
12 Ensueno West, Irvine, CA 92620-1845

Donation: $1,000.00
Donor: Jung-I Yang
14785 Jeffrey, Suite 105, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $1,005.00
Donors: Shing-Lu and Shuhsien Yang
22 Eden, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $2,000.00
Donors: Polly and Ching Yuen Yau
10 Hexham, Irvine, CA 92612

Donation: $300.00
Donor: Chang K. Yoon
14 Delamesa East, Irvine, CA 92620

Donation: $2,000.00
Donor: Joy Yorita
5051 Alton Pkwy, #36, Irvine 92714

SOUTH LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Donation: $50.00
Donor: MacPherson Enterprises
Attn: Joe MacPherson, President
2 Auto Center Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

SPRINGBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Donation: computer equipment and software
Donors: Greg and Robin Gray
22701 Rockford, Lake Forest, CA 92630

STONE CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Donation: $100.00
Donor: MacPherson Enterprises
Attn: Joe MacPherson, President
2 Auto Center Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

VISTA VERDE SCHOOL

Donation: computer equipment
Donor: Mrs. Karen McKenzie
3 Owen Court, Irvine, CA 92612

WESTWOOD BASICS PLUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Donation: $50.00
Donor: MacPherson Enterprises
Attn: Joe MacPherson, President
2 Auto Center Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

3. Conference Attendance

Approved attendance of staff at out-of-state events listed.

Event: Oregon Professional Educator Fair
Location: Portland, Oregon
Dates: April 7-8, 1997

Attendee: Sue Long, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources, and Leah Laule, Director, Human Resources

Cost: $1,275.00
Budget: 01-5210-241-6100-013 (General Fund)

Event: Teacher Employment Days
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Dates: April 14-16, 1997

Attendee: Sue Long, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources

Cost: $65.00
Budget: 01-5210-241-6100-013 (General Fund)

Event: Greater Denver Teacher Fair
Location: Denver, Colorado
Dates: April 17-20, 1997

Attendee: Sue Long, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources

Cost: $692.00
Budget: 01-5210-241-6100-013 (General Fund)

Event: Washington Educator Career Fair '97
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Dates: April 23-25, 1997

Attendees: Sue Long, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources, and Leah Laule, Director, Human Resources

Cost: $1,625.00
Budget: 01-5210-241-6100-013 (General Fund)

Event: Converse Lake Tahoe Basketball Clinic
Location: Stateline, Nevada
Dates: April 25-27, 1997

Attendee: Bob Bernal, Athletics Coach/Teacher, University High School

Cost: $65.00
Budget: 01-5210-220-4700-608 (Grant)

4. Certificated Personnel Action Report

Approved the Personnel Action Report 1996-97/16 as submitted for Certificated Employment, Resignations, Separation and Leaves of Absence. (A copy is attached to and made a part of these minutes.)

5. Classified Personnel Action Report

Approved the Personnel Action Report 1996-97/16 as submitted for Classified Employment, Leaves of Absence and Terminations. (A copy is attached to and made a part of these minutes.)

6. Contract Services Report

Approved and/or ratified the Contract Services Report 1996-97/16 as submitted. (A copy is attached to and made a part of these minutes.)

7. Payment for Related Services for Special Education Students

Approved the individual pupil service contract(s) for handicapped student(s) negotiated between the Irvine Unified School District and State Certified Nonpublic Agencies, and approved the necessary revision to the budget to pay the District's mandated portion of such contract(s).

8. Reimbursement to Parents Resulting from a Due Process Hearing/Mediation

Authorized payment to the parents in an amount not to exceed $24,630 resulting from a due process hearing/mediation.

9. Reimbursement to Parents Resulting from a Due Process Hearing/Mediation

Authorized payment for the Independent Educational Evaluation and Attorney's fees in an amount not to exceed $1,000.00.

10. Submission of 1997 School-Based Educational Technology Grant Program (SB 1510), to the California Department of Education

Approved the submission of Irvine High School's proposal to the California Department of Education, 1997 School-Based Educational Technology Grant Program (SB 1510), for the purpose of developing a program using technology that is guided by the needs of pupils.

11. Submission of "Time Together V" Grant to the Department of Mental Health, Early Mental Health Initiative

Approved the submission of the 1997 Early Mental Health Initiative Grant, "Time Together V" under the provisions of the California State Department of Mental Health. This proposal is designed to provide K-3 students with activities to assist in healthy school adjustment and enhanced mental health.

12. Claim for Damages

Denied the claim for damages #97-014 on behalf of the named claimant and referred the matter to the District's insurance administrator.

13. Claim for Damages

Denied the claim for damages #97-015 on behalf of the named claimant and referred the matter to the District's insurance administrator.

14. Retention of Consultant - In-plant Inspection Services - Montessori Early Childhood Education Relocation Project

Authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with California Services, Inc., to provide continuous in-plant inspection services for relocatables, and OHMS/MEGGER ground testing at the Montessori Early Childhood Education Program relocation site at a fee of $1,500.00 plus $100.00 per OHMS/MEGGER test.

15. Purchase of Relocatable Classrooms - Montessori Early Childhood Education Relocation Project

Authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a purchase contract with Aurora Modular Industries for six relocatable classrooms to be placed at Irvine Valley College to house the Montessori Early Childhood Education program at a cost of $190,998.00.

16. Additional Budgetary Authorization for Law Firm of Parham & Rajcic

Approved an additional budgetary authorization of $30,000 for the law firm of Parham & Rajcic for 1996-97.

17. Second Reading and Adoption: Board Policy No. 3521 Electronic Mail

Approved for final reading and adoption Board Policy No. 3521 Electronic Mail.

18. Checks and Purchase Orders

Approved check numbers 89170 through 89733 for previously approved purchase orders, contracts and bids and new purchase orders as submitted per 3/10/97 listing. (A copy is attached to and made a part of these minutes.)

19. Submission of Grant Proposal to Department of Education, Bilingual Education: Program Enhancement Projects, 1997-98

Approved the submission of the Montessori International ECE grant proposal to the Department of Education, Bilingual Education: Program Enhancement Projects, 1997-98 for the purpose of providing literacy training using technology as a tool to improve instruction and assessment for 3,4 and 5 year old language minority and LEP children.

CFD Consent Calendar

On the motion of Member Regele, seconded by Member Adler and carried, the Board took the following action on the CFD Consent Calendar:

Retention of Consultant - Materials Testing & Inspection - Northwood High School Construction Project

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with P.S.I. to provide construction materials testing and inspection at the Northwood High School construction project for an amount not to exceed $264,620.00.

Retention of Consultant - Geotechnical Services - Northwood High School Construction Project

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with Pacific Soils Engineering, Inc., to provide geotechnical soils engineering and testing at the Northwood High School construction project for an amount not to exceed $136,010.00.

Retention of Consultant - Architectural Services - Class-Size-Reduction Relocatable Project - Various Sites

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorize the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with MOKA Architects to provide architectural services for the class-size-reduction relocatable building project at various sites in the amount of $98,000.00.

Retention of Consultant - Architectural Services - Enrollment Growth Relocatable Project - Various Sites

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with Nyberg Architects to provide architectural services for the enrollment growth relocatable building project at various sites in the amount of $30,000.00.

Purchase of Relocatable Classrooms - Class Size Reduction Relocatable Project - Various Sites

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a purchase contract with Aurora Modular Industries for twenty-one relocatable classrooms to be placed at various class size reduction elementary school sites throughout the District in the amount of $1,287,165.00.

Purchase of Relocatable Classrooms - Enrollment Growth Relocatable Project - Various Sites

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a purchase contract with Aurora Modular Industries for sixteen relocatable classrooms to be placed at various enrollment growth and program relocation school sites throughout the District in the amount of $586,662.00.

Retention of Consultant - In-plant Inspection Services - Class-Size-Reduction Relocatable Project

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with California Services, Inc., to provide continuous in-plant inspection services for relocatables and OHMS/MEGGER ground testing at various class size reduction relocatable project sites throughout the District in the amount of $7,200.00 plus $100.00 per test for the on-site OHMS/MEGGER ground tests.

Retention of Consultant - In-plant Inspection Services - Enrollment Growth Relocatable Project

Acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with California Services, Inc., to provide continuous in-plant inspection services for relocatables, and OHMS/MEGGER ground testing at various enrollment growth relocatable project sites throughout the school district in the amount of $3,600.00 plus $100 per OHMS/MEGGER ground test.

Items of Business

Selection of An Auditor for District Funds

A written report was included with the agenda and is on file in the District Office.

Paul Reed advised that this recommendation was based on the excellent job done by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. on the recent district audit. He further reported that no formal action was taken by the Finance Committee in this regard due to the lack of a quorum at their meeting of 3/17/97.

Then, on the motion of Member Adler, seconded by Member Regele and carried, the Board authorized the Deputy Superintendent of Business Services to enter into a three-year contract with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. for auditing services in an amount not to exceed $31,800 for the 1996-97 fiscal year, to be increased by the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) extended to the District for each of the 1997-98 and 1998-99 fiscal years.

Assurance of Ability to Meet Multi-Year Financial Commitments (AB 1200, Chapter 1213, Statutes of 1991)

A written report was included with the agenda and is on file in the District Office.

On the motion of Member Regele, seconded by Member Adler and carried, the Board accepted the Interim Budget Review and certified that the District is able to meet its multi-year financial commitments in all funds.

Second Reading: 1997 Annual Facilities Report Incorporating Attendance Area and Open Enrollment Changes for 1997/1998

A written report was included with the agenda and is on file in the District Office.

Paul Reed advised this was the second reading of the report presented at the Facilities Workshop on March 11, incorporating the changes the Board had requested at that time. In addition, Mr. Reed responded to questions raised by the Board at the workshop.

President Wakeham announced that the Board had spent four hours in an in-depth study session on March 11.

Member Flint requested that staff provide clear information to the community relative to the District's open enrollment policy and possible alternative options, in view of the expected impacted enrollment prior to the opening of Northwood High School.

Member Regele advised that parents have expressed concerns relative to the heightened competition resulting from the number of students competing for positions in sports and other non-academic activities.

After further Board discussion, on the motion of Member Regele, seconded by Member Adler and carried, the Board approved the recommendations contained in the 1997 Annual Facilities Report for elementary, middle and high school level attendance areas and open enrollment opportunities.

CFD Items of Business

Receive Bids/Award Contract - Northwood High School Construction Project

A written report was included with the agenda and is on file in the District Office.

Paul Reed provided an overview of the bid process.

On the motion of Member Flint, seconded by Member Regele and carried, the Board, acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District 86-1, provided Blake Construction, Inc., with relief of the bid as allowed under Public Contract Code 5101 and authorized the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, to enter into a contract with Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc., in the amount of $36,451,789.00 for the construction of Northwood High School.

RESOLUTION NO. 96-97-24: Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $80,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Community Facilities District No. 86-1 of the Irvine Unified School District Special Tax Bonds, Series 1997, Approving the Execution and Delivery of an Indenture, an Escrow Agreement, a Bond Purchase Agreement, and a Continuing Disclosure Agreement and the Preparation of an Official Statement and Other Matters Related Thereto

Mr. Reed advised this transaction represents a refinance of previous bonds due to a more favorable marketplace, resulting in significant savings (approximately 10%) over the life of the bonds. He further explained that the bonds will be sold competitively and bids will be taken.

Representatives were present from: Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates - Financial Advisor; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Bond Counsel; and Brown & Wood LLP - Special Disclosure Counsel.

Then, after further Board discussion with counsel and staff, on the motion of Member Adler, seconded by Member Regele and carried, the Board, acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District No. 86-1, approved and adopted Resolution No. 96-97-24, and authorized the Deputy Superintendent of Business Services to execute the Indenture, the Escrow Agreement, the Continuing Disclosure Agreement, and the Bond Purchase Agreement documents which are necessary for the sale of CFD Series 1997 Bonds.

AYES: Members Adler, Flint, Preston, Regele, Wakeham

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

Oral Communication
None

Adjournment

There being no further Board of Education business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Margie Wakeham         Dennis M. Smith

President                     Superintendent