On Thursday the South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting and addressed several agenda items.
The board approved a memorandum of understanding between South San Francisco High School and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center that explained the terms and goals of the partnership. PCRC is providing services between July 2012 to the end of June 2013 for $24,000. This amount is being paid for with a grant from Kaiser Permanente.
South City High currently has a violence prevention program created in partnership with PCRC. For 16 hours each week, a PCRC representative will be at the school to run leadership programs and assistant in direct conflict resolution with students, as needed. According to the memorandum, the school principal will meet with PCRC quarterly to assess the initiative.
The Board also approved several adjustments to its policies, including one related to bullying. The following language was added to board policy:
Cyberbullying includes the transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking int another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’sidentity in order to damage that person’s reputation.
The board also approved a recommendation to proceed with negotiations with three architecture firms for various next steps related to Measure J improvement projects. Contract terms will be brought back to the school board at a future meeting.
Quattrochi Kwok Architects has was recommended for negotiations for the design and engineering of 20 classrooms at South San Francisco High School.
HKIT Architects was recommended for new classrooms at Monte Verde Elementary, Skyline Elementary and Alta Loma Middle.
Cody Anderson Wasney Architects was recommended for ADA transitions for elementary schools where playground equipment will be replaced.
Also at last week's meeting, Spruce Elementary and Parkway Heights Middle School staff presented on their learnings from a conference this past summer in Colorado.
The board also approved expense reports for August and travel stipends for school employees. See attached PDF for a log of those expenses and stipends.
The board's next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the district office, 398 B St.