Mountain View Whisman School District

Board of Trustees - Regular Meeting

1400 Montecito Avenue

February 10, 2022

5:30 PM

The Governor has declared a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19 (aka the "Coronavirus"). The Governor issued Executive Order N-25-20, which directs Californians to follow public health directives including canceling large gatherings. The Executive Order also allows local legislative bodies to hold meetings via conference calls while still satisfying state transparency requirements. The Governor has also issued Executive Order N-33-20, prohibiting people from leaving their homes or places of residence except to access necessary supplies and services or to engage in specified critical infrastructure employment. The Public's health and well-being are the top priority for the Board of Trustees of the Mountain View School District and you are urged to take all appropriate health safety precautions. To facilitate this process, the meeting of the Board will be available by:

Dial in Phone Number: (669) 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 989 4080 5094

Passcode: 565328

There is no participant ID


Members of the public who call in to the meeting will be placed in a waiting room until the appropriate time to address the Board. During that time in the waiting room, the caller will not be able to hear the meeting. Callers can view and hear the meeting here:


Members of the public who wish to address the Board during the Board of Trustees meeting may email comments to In order to expedite the meeting, please send your comments by the Wednesday before the meeting. Staff will make all attempts to share and record any submissions received, however, depending on timing, late submissions will be provided to the Board after the conclusion of the meeting.

Members of the public seeking to attend and to address the Board who require reasonable accommodations to access the meeting, based on disability or other reasons, should contact the following person at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of a Regular meeting to make arrangements for such reasonable accommodations. (For Special meetings, please request accommodations no less than 12 hours prior to the meeting.)

(Live streaming available at


As a courtesy to others, please turn off your cell phone upon entering.


Under Approval of Agenda, item order may be changed. All times are approximate.

I.CALL TO ORDER (5:30 p.m.)
B.Roll Call
C.Approval of Agenda
A.Potential Litigation
1.Legal advice re: Anticipated Litigation [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)] Student # 60012126
Extension to previous agreed upon settlement agreement to allow student to use funds previously unused due to Covid-19
2.Legal advice re: Anticipated Litigation [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)] Student #: 60011383
Student was re-evaluated in Fall 2020, wherein an offer was made for Crittenden Middle School. IEP team could not reach agreement re: FAPE, district and parents participated in mediation in 2021 and could not reach an agreement re: FAPE
1.Conference with Labor Negotiators (Government Code 54957.6. subd. (a)

Agency designated representatives: Ayindé Rudolph, Tara Vikjord, Rebecca Westover, Swati Dagar, Heidi Galassi, Jonathan Pearl

Employee Organization: Mountain View Educators Association

2.Conference with Labor Negotiators (Government Code 54957.6. subd. (a)

Agency designated representatives: Ayindé Rudolph, Tara Vikjord, Rebecca Westover, Swati Dagar, Heidi Galassi, Jonathan Pearl

Employee Organization: California School Employees Association

C.Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release
1.Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release (Gov. §54957. subd. (b)(1))
D.Public Employee Performance Evaluation
1.PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Gov. Code, § 54957, subd. (b)(1)) Title: Superintendent
B.Closed Session Report
All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be approved in one motion. If discussion is required, items may be removed for separate consideration.
A.Personnel Report
1.Personnel Report to the Board of Trustees
1.Minutes for January 20, 2022 Regular Board Meeting
D.2022-2023 Governor's Proposed State Budget
E.AB 361 State and Local Agencies: Teleconferences
F.Approval of Bridging Architectural/Engineering Services Agreement with Guidepost Solutions for the District Wide Access Control Project
G.Approval of Payroll Report and Accounts Payable Warrant List for the Month of January 2022
H.Gabriela Mistral Elementary School Phase 4 Increment 3 Administration Building Modernization, Change Order No. 2
I.Mountain View Whisman School District Fencing Upgrades Project Phase 1, Change Order No. 1
J.Mountain View Whisman School District Fencing Upgrades Project Phase 2, Change Order No. 2
K.Quarterly Report on Williams Uniform Complaints
L.Resolution 01-021022, Adopting a Conflict of Interest Code (10 minutes)
A.Employee Organizations
B.District Committees

This is the time reserved for community members to address the Board on items that are not on the agenda.  The Board and Administration welcome this opportunity to listen; however, in compliance with the Brown Act, the Board is not permitted to take action on non-agenda items. 


Speakers are requested to complete a speaker card and state their name for the record.


If there are additional comments after 10 minutes have elapsed, this item may be continued after all the action and discussion items are completed.


Notes on Community Comments on Agendized Items
The staff presentation to the Board will occur first for each item.  The Board will then ask clarifying questions.  Afterwards, the community will be invited to comment.  Any person wishing to speak will be granted up to three (3) minutes at the time the item appears on the agenda.  Comments will be taken for up to 10 minutes, with extra time allowed for translation, as needed.  Prior to addressing the Board, each speaker is requested to complete a speaker card (located on the counter near the door), give it to the Superintendent's Executive Assistant, and state his/her name for the record.  We ask that you speak from the podium so that we may better hear you.  At the conclusion of remarks or after 10 minutes has elapsed, the public comment portion is closed for that item and the Board will return to their own deliberations and comments.  Please see the Board's "Welcome" brochure for more specifics on how Board meetings are run.  The Board is grateful to have district personnel in the audience.  These personnel may be consulted during the Board's discussion on any item.

A.Board Resolution 02-021022 Change of Date of School Holiday (10 minutes)
B.School Calendar for the 2022-2023 School Year (20 minutes)
C.Tentative Agreement with California School Employees Association (5 minutes)
D.Management and Unrepresented Staff Salary Increase (5 minutes)
E.Employment Agreement for Cathy Baur as Chief Academic Officer (5 minutes)
F.Employment for Rebecca Westover as Chief Business Officer (5 minutes)
G.Employment Agreement for Tara Vikjord as Chief Human Relations Officer (5 minutes)
A.2020-2021 Financial Audit Report (20 minutes)
B.2020-2021 Audit for Measure G/T (20 minutes)
C.Supplement to the Local Control Accountability Plan Annual Update (20 minutes)
D.Monta Loma Field and Site Improvements Project Update (30 minutes)
E.Health & Wellness Survey Update (45 minutes)
F.English Learner Reclassification Overview and Update (45 minutes)
A.Future Board Meeting Dates

March 10, 2022

  • 2nd Interim Report
  • Understanding Educational Equity
  • Learning Recovery Update

March 24, 2022

  • Strategic Plan Initiatives Update
  • Monta Loma Update

April 7, 2022

  • Update on Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)
  • Child Nutrition Meal Cost





The open session will be video recorded and live streamed on the District's website (




As a courtesy to others, please turn off your cell phone upon entering. 




Persons attending Board meetings are requested to refrain from using perfumes, colognes or any other products that might produce a scent or chemical emission. 




The Mountain View Whisman School District is dedicated to providing access and communication for all those who desire to attend Board meetings. Anyone planning to attend a Board meeting who requires special assistance or English translation or interpretation is asked to call the Superintendent's Office at (650) 526-3552 at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of the meeting.


El Distrito Escolar de Mountain View Whisman esta dedicado a proveer acceso y comunicacion a todas las personas que deseen asistir a las reuniones de la Junta. Se pide que aquellas personas que planean asistir a esta reunion y requieren de asistencia especial llamen a la Oficina del Superintendente al (650) 526-3552 con por lo menos 48 horas de anticipacion del horario y fecha de esta reunion, para asi poder coordinar los arreglos especiales.


Documents provided to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the District Office, located at 1400 Montecito Avenue during normal business hours. 

Los documentos que se les proveen a la mayoria de los miembros de la Mesa Directiva sobre los temas en la sesion abierta de este orden del dia estaran disponibles para la inspeccion publica en la Oficina del Distrito, localizada en el 1400 Montecito Avenue durante las horas de oficinas regulares.