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Item Title:Resolution No. 2021-2022.34 Proclaiming a Local Emergency Ratifying the Proclamation of a State of Emergency by Governor Newsom Dated March 4, 2020 and Authorizing Remote Teleconference Meetings for the Period January 11, 2021 Through February 8, 2022
Item Type:Action

On September 20, 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order waiving the application of AB 361 until October 1, 2021, when the provisions of a prior executive order that established certain requirements for public agencies to meet remotely during the COVID-19 emergency will expire.


AB 361 extends the flexibilities provided in the Governor’s prior executive order to local and state bodies to hold public meetings electronically beyond the executive order’s September 30, 2021 expiration date. The order specifies that for any meetings held to determine if remote meetings are justified beyond September 30, local legislative bodies must follow the statutory requirements established by AB 361.


The action provides clarity for local legislative and state bodies about the applicable requirements for holding remote meetings.


The text of the Governor’s executive order can be found here.


With AB 361, AUSD can continue to hold remote Board meetings provided a few conditions are met.  Since Alameda County’s Public Health Department no longer has a social distancing requirement, the District’s Board must make a finding that in-person meetings “present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees.” Superintendent Scuderi is presenting a resolution stating this is the case.


Superintendent Scuderi asks that the Board approve the attached resolution. This resolution can only be valid for 30 days, so the Board will need to approve a new resolution each month in order to continue to hold remote meetings.

AUSD LCAP Goals:1. Eliminate barriers to student success and maximize learning time.| 2a. Support all students in becoming college and career ready.| 2b. Support all English Learners (ELs) in becoming college and career ready.| 3. Support parent/guardian development as knowledgeable partners and effective advocates for student success.| 4. Ensure that all students have access to basic services.
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Recommendation:Approve as submitted.
AUSD Guiding Principle:#1 - All students have the ability to achieve academic and personal success.| #2 - Teachers must challenge and support all students to reach their highest academic and personal potential.| #3 - Administrators must have the knowledge, leadership skills and ability to ensure student success.| #5 - Accountability, transparency, and trust are necessary at all levels of the organization.| #6 - Allocation of funds must support our vision, mission, and guiding principles.
Submitted By:Pasquale Scuderi, Superintendent

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Resolution Authorizing Continuation of Remote Board Meetings1/5/2022Resolution Letter