Labor: The council supported a memo from members Filseth, DuBois, Scharff and Tanaka on adding transparency to labor negotiations. Yes: Unanimous
Board of Education (Feb. 27)
Elementary SPSAs: The board heard the elementary schools' annual Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) reports. Action: None
PAEA MOU: The board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA), which will forego a 2 percent bonus to be reallocated to the schools. Yes: Unanimous
Special ed: The board heard an update on special-education improvements. Action: None
Class size: The board discussed a new class size policy. Action: None
Budget: The board heard a report on the district's second interim budget. Action: None
Bond: The board authorized staff to spend up to $50,000 on consultant services to evaluate placing a bond on the November 2018 ballot. Yes: Unanimous
Solar agreement: The board waived its two-meeting rule and approved an amendment to a solar-power purchase agreement with REC Solar. Yes: Unanimous
ARC Alternatives: The board authorized staff to increase an existing agreement with ARC Alternatives, Inc. to design and construct a solar system. Yes: Unanimous
Funding resolution: The board adopted a resolution urging the state legislature to fully fund California's public schools. Yes: Unanimous
CSBA election: The board waived its two-meeting rule and supported four candidates, including board member Melissa Baten Caswell for the California School Board Association delegate election. Yes: Unanimous
Parks and Recreation Commission (Feb. 27)
Baylands: The commission heard a presentation on the status of the Baylands Comprehensive Conservation Plan. Action: None
Architectural Review Board (March 1)
350 Sherman Ave.: The board approved the design for the proposed parking garage at 350 Sherman Ave. Yes: Baltay, Furth, Lew, Thompson No: Gooyer
3045 Park Blvd.: The board approved a two-story research-and-development building proposed for 3045 Park Blvd. Yes: Baltay, Furth, Gooyer, Lew No: Thompson
Board of Education (March 1)
Budget: The board directed staff to come back with proposals to cut 0.9 percent from the overall district budget. Action: Unanimous
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