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Board Meeting Brief - June 15, 2021
Posted 6/14/21


Board Meeting Brief – Tuesday, June 15, 2021

To continue to follow our local and state guidelines, our Board of Education meeting will be a virtual meeting. Please see links below for access to Board Meeting live stream link and online form to submit public comments. 

Tuesday June 15, 2021, NMUSD Board of Education Meeting:

NMUSD Board Meeting Link (Zoom Webinar) -  Zoom Meeting 99143086640

  • 2:30 pm  - Closed Session

  • 6:00 pm  - Public Board Meeting 

  • Habrá interpretación al español a través del mismo enlace de Zoom

  • Please fill out a comment card, by the deadline, in order to give live comment during the meeting.

  • Members of the public wishing to comment during the live meeting teleconference must submit an electronic comment card no later than Tuesday June 15, 2021 by 11:00 a.m. via the following links: 

The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

Below are the items that may be of specific interest:

Introduction of New Staff

  • 10. Introduction of New Staff - Kerrie Torres, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and Juliana Sauvao, Director of Special Education

Consent Calendar

  • 17.b.1. Approve Elementary Textbooks - The textbooks listed have been presented for adoption and use in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in the Spanish Dual Immersion Program Grades 4-6. It has been certified that these textbooks are aligned with 1997 or 1998 State Board of Education adopted content Standards (Section 60605).

    • Title: Impacto California: Un Estado Cambiante
      Publisher: McGraw Hill
      Grade 4

    • Title: Impacto Historia del los Estados Unidos: La Creacion de una Nueva Nacion
      Publisher: McGraw Hill
      Grade 5

    • Title: Impacto Historia y Geografía Mundial, Civilizaciones Antiguas
      Publisher: McGraw Hill
      Grade 6

  • 17.b.4. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County to Continue the High School Bigs Program at Newport-Mesa Unified School District High Schools, Sonora and Victoria Elementary Schools for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • 17.d.4. Approve the MOU between NMUSD and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County to Provide Mobile School Pantry Services

  • 17.d.5. Approve the MOU between NMUSD and Stand Up for Kids of Orange County to Provide Services to Homeless Students

Discussion/Action Calendar

  • 20.a. & 20.b Report and Public Hearing on the Local Control and Accountability Plan and the 2021-22 Budget

Board Meeting Overview

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session. 

  • Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session. 

  • Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold.  

  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.

  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.

  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  

  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.