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Board Meeting Brief - July 13, 2021
Posted 7/12/21


Board Meeting Brief – Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Beginning July 13, 2021, members of the public can attend meetings in person or watch via live stream on the NMUSD YouTube channel. In-person Spanish interpretation will be available. You may follow the link below to view the agenda for the 7-13-21 board meeting.

Board Meeting Agenda - July 13, 2021

Members of the public wishing to comment during the in-person meeting are required to complete a speaker card/form prior to addressing the Board of Education. The speaker card/form (located on the table at the rear entrance of the board room) must be completed with the speaker's name, the specific agenda item number to be commented upon, or the non-agenda topic, and the card given to the Executive Assistant to the Board of Education.  Persons addressing the Board are asked to do so from the podium and microphone provided for that purpose so that comments will be on the video record which is posted in an accessible format online on the NMUSD YouTube Channel.

Below are some items that may be of specific interest:


  • 13.a. Receive Update from Leadership Associates on Superintendent Search

  • 13.b. Report on District's Site Security Projects

Consent Calendar

  • 14.b.2. Approve the 2021-22 Joint Powers Agreement Between Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and Newport-Mesa Unified School District

  • 14.b.5. Approve the Renewal Agreement Between the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Training for Secondary Schools for the 2021- 2022 School Year

  • 14.d.1. Approve Agreements with the Cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach to Provide School Resource Officers to District Schools for the 2021-22 School Year

  • 14.e.1. Ratify Ecamm Live License for Live Streaming of Board Meetings 2021-22

Discussion/Action Calendar

  • 15.a. First Reading and Adoption of Modifications to Board Policy on Calendar

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.