CSD Board Briefing

Cambrian School District, August 20, 2020

Redevelopment of District Property: Resolution 20-21-05 Authorization of Execution of Confirmation Deed - Fire House Property

The Governing Board of Trustees voted to approve Resolution 20-21-05, authorizing the Superintendent, or her designee, to execute and record a confirmation deed of substantially similar form to the grant deed submitted herewith, and any other required documents, to effectuate the recording of a clear and accurate legal description of the Fire House property.The preliminary investigation into the potential redevelopment of the District’s Fire House property, as authorized by the Board on September 19, 2019, identified a portion of the Fire House property that was assigned a distinct APN even though that smaller portion of the property is entirely subsumed within the legal description of the Fire House property.


In the interest of clearly recording the legal description of the District’s property, the District seeks to extinguish the APN for the smaller portion of the Fire House property via the recordation of a confirmation deed. With this item, the District’s Board authorizes the execution of a confirming deed to formally extinguish the recorded APN for the separately identified portion of the parcel.


Interesting fact that the property investigation required going back to 1863 to resolve the area that is entitled as CSD property.


Click here to view the Resolution 20-21-05 AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND RECORDATION OF CONFIRMATION DEED FOR THE FIRE HOUSE PROPERTY.

Operations: Health and Safety Requirements & Recommendations

Superintendent Andrews reviewed the health and safety procedures CSD has and will put in place for both staff and students for when they return to in-person instruction based on the direction and requirements laid out from the California Department of Public Health and Santa Clara Public Health Department. Dr. Andrews presented the requirements that will be followed, however there are additional measures that CSD will integrate that are recommendations or considerations that the Santa Clara County Public Health Department suggested.


While only the “requirements” in the document are actions that the Santa Clara Public Health Department is requiring it does allow to integrate additional measures they have outlined as they call recommendations and or considerations. CSD is embedding within our operations additional recommendations from the SCCPHD to protect the health and safety of students, staff and the broader community. Since the release of the guidelines there have been new state guidance that has been incorporated such as face coverings for grades 3-12th. As requirements change Cambrian School District will follow and revise accordingly.


The operations: health and safety document will be brought back on September 3rd for formal adoption by the Board. The requirements have been changing on the state and local level and CSD will continue to do so as well as measures to support the safety of our students, staff and broader community.


Click here to read Santa Clara County’s Health and Safety requirements and recommendations.


Click here to read CSD Superintendent Dr. Carrie Andrews’ Prevention, Health and Safety presentation.


Board Policies and Procedures: (First Reading) Distance Learning 6157

The Governing Board held their first reading of a new Board policy for Distance Learning. The Board gave input and would like the Board Policy committee to create a procedure and then bring back to the Board.. To review the new Distance Learning policy, please click here.


Board Policies and Procedures: (Second Reading) Employee Use of Technology 4040

The Governing Board agreed the revised Board Policy and Procedure 4040: Employee Use of Technology met their interests. The proposed policy and procedure will be brought back on September 3rd to be approved.

To view a draft of Policy 4040: Employee use of technology, please click here.

To view a draft of Procedure 4040: Employee use of technology, please click here.


Superintendent Contract Amendment

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve amending the CSD superintendent’s annual compensation retroactive to July 1, 2020 as outlined in the attached addendum. The compensation increase includes the 1% increase provided to all employees, effective July 1, 2020. To view the amendment to the CSD Superintendent’s annual compensation, please click here.


Next Board Meeting

There will be a little change at our next board meeting. Cambrian School District is switching to Zoom for our Governing Board Meetings. It will not be a significant shift for the users, but we wanted to keep you apprised of the transition from WebX to Zoom.


The next meeting of the Governing Board will be held Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. through Zoom as a teleconference, in response to the COVID-19 virus situation. The public may participate remotely using the link sent out the week of the event. There will be no public physical location to view the meeting. The meeting will be held via teleconference pursuant to the provisions of the Governor's Executive Orders N-5-20 and N-29-20, which suspend certain requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act.