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CITY OF PASADENA
NOTICE OF MEETING
OF THE CITY COUNCIL
AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
January 11, 1999
Closed Session 5:30
Joint Meeting with Pasadena Board of Education 6:30 P.M.
Pasadena City Hall, Room 247
5:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION A. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION: Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code: One potential case
ACTION: DISCUSSED, NO ACTION REPORTED 6:30 P.M. PUBLIC MEETING 1. ROLL CALL 2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA 3. JOINT MEETING ITEMS (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) A. PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PRIORITIES 1998-99 Recommendation of City Manager and Superintendent of Schools: It is recommended that the City Council and the Board of Education: (1) Review the 1998-99 District goals and priorities, the learning plans, and the activities which support these goals; (2) Identify areas in which the City can support the priorities, especially those relating to student learning, before and after school student activities, and technology infra-structure; and (3) Reach agreement on specific areas to be explored and/or developed immediately. 113(k)
ACTION: DIRECTED THAT THE CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFFS WORK TOGETHER TO IDENTIFY BUDGETARY OPPORTUNITIES THAT CAN ENHANCE NOT JUST THE SUPERVISORY ASPECTS OF AFTER SCHOOL AND OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOUR PROGRAMS, BUT ACTIVITIES WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THOSE AREAS AS WELL. STAFF IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT POSSIBLE FUNDING SOURCES AND WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH THOSE DOLLARS -- NOT ONLY FOR SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS, BUT WHAT DOLLARS CAN BE DIRECTED TO LIBRARIES AND COMMUNITY CENTERS AS WELL. B. JOINT COLLABORATION ON ENSURING CHILDREN'S HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH THE HEALTHY FAMILIES/MEDI-CAL FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM AND OTHER INSURANCE SOURCES Recommendation of City Manager and Superintendent of Schools: It is recommended that the City Council and the Board of Education take the following actions: (1) Adopt and endorse a common logo as the uniform symbol for community-based initiatives to provide affordable health coverage to uninsured children in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD); (2) Direct staffs to develop a public education, outreach and enrollment campaign to increase awareness, disseminate information and enroll children and families into available insurance programs; (3) Direct staffs to investigate potential financing to expand outreach and enrollment assistance strategies; and (4) Direct staffs to track proposed legislation and advocate for enactment of policy which improves the design, implementation and evaluation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) or the Healthy Families Program. 389(k)
ACTION: APPROVED AS AMENDED C. PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES: MEASURE Y AND STATE PROPOSITION 1A Recommendation of City Manager and Superintendent of Schools: It is recommended that the City Council and the Board of Education: (1) Review the background of Measure Y and receive a report on its implementation; (2) Review the background of the State Proposition 1A and its impact for PUSD; (3) Become familiar with the work of the District's Facilities Master Planning Committee and the student population growth projected over the next seven years; and (4) Explore ways in which the City and the District can partner regarding: (a) the increased use of school sites by the community; and (b) support for interim housing of students during school construction and potential growth. 101(k)
ACTION: APPROVED AS AMENDED D. SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNANCE ISSUES Recommendation of City Manager and Superintendent of Schools: It is recommended that the City Council and the Board of Education: (1) Review the history of discussion and action concerning governance of the Pasadena Unified School District and reach a joint agreement on whether there is a need for a new task force; (2) If there is agreement to move forward, jointly define the charge of the task force; and (3) Reach agreement on the membership of the task force. 130(k)
ACTION: THERE WAS GENERAL CONSENSUS AMONG THE SCHOOL BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD, THE CITY COUNCIL OF SIERRA MADRE, AND SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH OR HIS DESIGNEE (E.G., THE ALTADENA TOWN COUNCIL) WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE THEIR INPUT TO THE PASADENA CITY COUNCIL ON WHAT THEY THINK THE APPROPRIATE MAKEUP OF THE TASK FORCE SHOULD BE, THE REPRESENTATION THAT TASK FORCE MIGHT HAVE AND WHAT THE CHARGE OF THE TASK FORCE MIGHT BE. EACH OF THESE BODIES WILL BE ASKED TO PUT THIS ISSUE ON THEIR AGENDAS FOR DISCUSSION AND INPUT BACK TO THE PASADENA CITY COUNCIL. E. GENERAL COMMENTS OF CITY COUNCIL AND BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS ACTION: STAFF WAS DIRECTED TO REPORT BACK TO COUNCIL ON (1) ADDITIONAL STAFFING FOR THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE, AND (2) THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TAPPING INTO THE CITY'S FIBER OPTIC INFRASTRUCTURE AS IT WIRES ALL THE SCHOOLS. 4. ADJOURNMENT
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