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Board Minutes 2018-4-9

Board Minutes 2018-4-9

A meeting of the Governing Board of Jacoby Creek School District was held on April 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM, in the Library


Board Members Present:   Shari Lovett, JR Renteria, and Tuan Luu    

Board Members Absent:  Kris Sundeen

Board Members Arriving Late: Brenna Goodman

Staff Present:  Superintendent Timothy Parisi, Principal Melanie Nannizzi, Karen Roberts, John Moore, Abby Monroe-Proulx

Visitors Present:  Greg and Stephanie Pierson




Meeting called to order at 7:15 PM

1.1 Pledge of Allegiance was led by John Moore

1.2 Agenda: Items to be removed from the agenda or changes to the agenda will be made at this time.

Item 7.7 was moved to follow item 1.2

Motion made by Trustee Luu, seconded by Trustee Renteria

Motion passed unanimously


7.7 Selection of a Lease Leaseback Contractor for Facilities Project.  

Superintendent Parisi updated the Board  regarding the selection of contractors to interview for the upcoming facilities project.  Two contractors interviewed and the interview panel recommends

that the Board select Pierson Construction as the firm.

Motion made by Trustee Renteria, seconded by Trustee  Luu

Motion passed unanimously



2.1 Financial Report: Report given by Superintendent Parisi.  The budget is tracking as it should be.

2.2 2017-18 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Report given by Principal Nannizzi



3.1 Approval of Warrants & Payroll   

3.2 Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of Mar 12, 2018

3.3 Resignations, Hires and Leaves

3.4 Williams Uniform Complaint, Quarterly Report

Motion made by Trustee Luu, seconded by Trustee Renteria

Motion passed unanimously



4.1 Comments by the Public-No comments

Under this item, the public is invited to address the Board regarding items that are not on tonight’s agenda.  Speakers are limited to three minutes each. The Board is not allowed under the law to take action on matters that are not on the agenda.  Should comments from the public pertain to a charge or complaint against an employee of Jacoby Creek School District, the Board encourages the speaker to utilize the district’s written complaint procedures to pursue the matter.  The public will have an opportunity to comment on all agenda items as those items are heard this evening.

No comments were made.





6.1 Board Members-Trustee Lovett shared that she felt that the auction was a great event.  The venue was beautiful and the food was delicious.

6.2 Jacoby Creek Teachers Association (JCTA) – No Recognitions, Announcements or Reports    

6.3 California School Employees Association (CSEA) – No Recognitions, Announcements or Reports    

6.4 Principal-Principal Nannizzi announced that the auction was a great success.   The staff is currently preparing for Open House and CAASPP testing.

6.5 Superintendent-Superintendent Parisi reported that he attended a kindergarten play, a staff band music performance, and Pancakes with the Principal.  He shared that we may have information about the Governor’s May revise before next Board meeting.



7.1 Student Enrollment and Attendance Report-

Enrollment: 468

95.32% attendance rate and 446.073 ADA                                          

7.2 Administrative Structure for the 2018-2019 School Year

Superintendent Parisi shared that historically the Jacoby Creek School District administration has consisted of a 1.0 FTE Principal/Superintendent.

During the current school year and for the past two years the administrative structure a 0.31 FTE  District Superintendent and a 1.0 FTE Principal.

The Superintendent is interested in transitioning the focus of his work to the upcoming facilities projects and to supporting the administration of the District while continuing to serve the District in a part time capacity.

The administrative staff requests that the Board consider a change to the current administrative structure of the District to consist of a 1.0 Principal-Superintendent and a .25 Assistant Superintendent. Job descriptions for these positions are attached below.

In this agenda item, public input was requested on this proposed change and Superintendent/Principal and Assistant Superintendent job descriptions were shared.  


7.2 Administrative Structure for the 2018-2019 School Year

Motion made by Trustee Luu, seconded by Trustee Goodman

Motion passed unanimously

7.4 Board Policies (BP) and Administrative Regulations (AR), Second Reading and Adoption

AR 1312.1Complaints Concerning District Employees

Motion made by Trustee Luu, seconded by Trustee Renteria

Motion passed unanimously

7.5 Report on Results of the California Healthy Kids Survey

Principal Nannizzi shared the results of the California Healthy Kids survey which was administered to fifth and seventh grade students.  

7.6 State and Local Bond Report

Superintendent Parisi reported that:

  1. The Facilities Improvement Committee met on April 5th to continue to look at the preliminary design of the “Project Two” classrooms.
  2. The District has seven projects from the past that were Occupied Without (Final) Certification by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and one project that was not closed. The District’s architect and the Superintendent have obtained Final Certification (FC) for two of these projects and are close to obtaining FC on two more.
  3. The City of Arcata:
  4. i) Negotiations with the City of Arcata regarding Zoning Use Permits and a Coastal Development Permit are continuing. The primary issue is the installation of curbs and sidewalks along the interface of District property and Old Arcata Road.
  5. ii) Some progress has been made on this issue. At a meeting between the Superintendent and the Director of Public Works informally and unofficially agreed to contribute $25,000 in funds and $30,000 in design services. The Superintendent emailed the Director requesting confirmation the content of this meeting on March 22nd and as of this writing has not received a response.

iii) In addition, there is a legal question concerning which entity is responsible for curbs and sidewalks. The Superintendent is researching this topic.

  1. iv) It is possible that we will be required to incur some cost from our bond funds for sidewalks and curbs. However, this is not finalized at this point. The current estimate by our architect for curbs and sidewalks is $120,000. At this point, the cost to our bond is estimated to be roughly $75,000.
  2. The Superintendent is continuing to monitor the budgets for Project One and Project Two. There are items currently in Project Two that will have to be cut. After bids come in for Project One, we will have a better idea what how much needs to be cut from Project One. At that point we will obtain input from our FIC and report to the Board and the public.
  3. We are in the process of selecting a proposal from a firm to manage our Lease Leaseback projects. Additional information on this topic may be found in agenda item 7.7.
  4. Overall, we continue to be on schedule with all of our bond activities.

Abby Monroe shared that she has concerns about the parking spaces that will be lost in the redesign of the parking lot.  Superintendent Parisi shared that the current plans only lose two spaces.


  2. FACILITIES-No Items   

10.1 Items to consider for future agendas-no items


11.1 Future Board meetings

Monday, May 14, 2018, Thursday, June 14, 2018, Friday, June 15, 2018 8:30am


12.1 The Board President will verbally review items to be discussed during Closed Session as listed below.

12.2 Closed Session Open Hearing

Under this item, the public is invited to address the Board regarding items that are on the Closed Session.  Speakers are limited to three minutes each. The Board is not allowed under the law to take action on matters that are not on the agenda.

12.3 Adjourn to Closed Session at 7:45

The Board will adjourn to closed session pursuant to Government Code 54950-54962. Closed Session attendees shall include: Board members, Superintendent Timothy Parisi, Principal: Melanie Nannizzi, other staff as necessary.


12.3.1 Conference with Labor Negotiator

Agency designated representative: Melanie Nannizzi

12.3.2 Public Employment Appointment

Title:  Superintendent-Principal

12.3.3 Public Employment Appointment



13.1 Report any action taken during Closed Session  

The Board appointed Melanie Nannizzi as Superintendent/Principal and Timothy Parisi as the Assistant Superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year.  

Motion made by Trustee Luu, seconded by Trustee Renteria

Motion passed unanimously

Trustee Sundeen was absent