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Pleasanton school board to discuss multi-tiered system of support

Elementary Counseling Master Plan, English language development among other topics

The Pleasanton school board board is set Thursday to hear an update on the multi-tiered system of support in the district.

The aim of the MTSS is to strengthen, intervene and support structures in order to effectively improve the physical, mental and social wellness of students, according to district staff. Their presentation will include an overview of current restorative practices, the positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) program, and the coordination of services team (COST) goals.

MTSS is designed to understand and work toward deconstructing systemic barriers to achieve equity and inclusion. Additionally, it aims to improve instructional practice, addressing disproportionate referrals to special education or discipline by race/ethnicity, according to staff.

The board meeting will be conducted both in-person and online, with the open session beginning at 6 p.m.

The full agenda can be accessed here.

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In other business

* A discussion on the Elementary Counseling Master Plan, which seeks to ensure delivery of a comprehensive counseling program for all elementary students. It also includes materials like children's books, social/emotional support tools and printing of student worksheets.

* Next on the agenda is the possible action on designated and integrated English learner professional development and materials contract with E.L. Achieve

The initiative is to build an understanding of emerging bilingual profiles, levels, and effective English language development instruction, to train educators on practices and instruction to support emerging bilingual students. The topic also includes approval for a two-year contract with E.L. Achieve to provide professional development and supporting materials for the ELD.

* Next is a discussion on a possible action on the memorandum of understanding between the California School Employees Association Chapter No. 155 and PUSD for the reorganization of the Adult and Career Education Department.

* Upgrading the fire alarm systems at all schools for student safety and consistency for six PUSD schools, which are divided into two groups termed packages.

Package 1 includes Alisal, Mohr and Valley View elementary schools, and Package 2 includes Donlon and Walnut Grove elementary schools and Harvest Park Middle School. Once approved, the project will bring all the school sites up to the current building code standards for fire alarms.

* Agreement with Benchmark Inspection for inspection services on HVAC and roofing projects at six Sites. Four of these projects are completed and a fifth is scheduled this summer. The request is asking the remaining work to be given highest priority to be completed.

* A possible action on the Garlex Pizza contract for emergency noncompetitive procurement public health emergency declaration, which includes seeking a responsible vendor to provide pizza delivery services to 15 campuses operating the USDA Child Nutrition Programs in Pleasanton.

* Last on the agenda is to find a fruits and vegetables vendor and delivery services to five campuses operating the USDA Child Nutrition Programs in Pleasanton.

* Among the consent agenda is the recommended approval of an MOU between PUSD and San Francisco State University that provides for student teaching and internship agreements, which is for a one- to five-year term and may be terminated at the district's discretion.

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Pleasanton school board to discuss multi-tiered system of support

Elementary Counseling Master Plan, English language development among other topics

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Apr 14, 2022, 8:46 am

The Pleasanton school board board is set Thursday to hear an update on the multi-tiered system of support in the district.

The aim of the MTSS is to strengthen, intervene and support structures in order to effectively improve the physical, mental and social wellness of students, according to district staff. Their presentation will include an overview of current restorative practices, the positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) program, and the coordination of services team (COST) goals.

MTSS is designed to understand and work toward deconstructing systemic barriers to achieve equity and inclusion. Additionally, it aims to improve instructional practice, addressing disproportionate referrals to special education or discipline by race/ethnicity, according to staff.

The board meeting will be conducted both in-person and online, with the open session beginning at 6 p.m.

The full agenda can be accessed here.

In other business

* A discussion on the Elementary Counseling Master Plan, which seeks to ensure delivery of a comprehensive counseling program for all elementary students. It also includes materials like children's books, social/emotional support tools and printing of student worksheets.

* Next on the agenda is the possible action on designated and integrated English learner professional development and materials contract with E.L. Achieve

The initiative is to build an understanding of emerging bilingual profiles, levels, and effective English language development instruction, to train educators on practices and instruction to support emerging bilingual students. The topic also includes approval for a two-year contract with E.L. Achieve to provide professional development and supporting materials for the ELD.

* Next is a discussion on a possible action on the memorandum of understanding between the California School Employees Association Chapter No. 155 and PUSD for the reorganization of the Adult and Career Education Department.

* Upgrading the fire alarm systems at all schools for student safety and consistency for six PUSD schools, which are divided into two groups termed packages.

Package 1 includes Alisal, Mohr and Valley View elementary schools, and Package 2 includes Donlon and Walnut Grove elementary schools and Harvest Park Middle School. Once approved, the project will bring all the school sites up to the current building code standards for fire alarms.

* Agreement with Benchmark Inspection for inspection services on HVAC and roofing projects at six Sites. Four of these projects are completed and a fifth is scheduled this summer. The request is asking the remaining work to be given highest priority to be completed.

* A possible action on the Garlex Pizza contract for emergency noncompetitive procurement public health emergency declaration, which includes seeking a responsible vendor to provide pizza delivery services to 15 campuses operating the USDA Child Nutrition Programs in Pleasanton.

* Last on the agenda is to find a fruits and vegetables vendor and delivery services to five campuses operating the USDA Child Nutrition Programs in Pleasanton.

* Among the consent agenda is the recommended approval of an MOU between PUSD and San Francisco State University that provides for student teaching and internship agreements, which is for a one- to five-year term and may be terminated at the district's discretion.

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