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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 10, 2010, 7:00 pm
Location:
Discovery School, 13247 Amethyst Rd, Victorville, CA


VISION: To prepare students to be able to select from a variety of career opportunities and to be successful in the world of work.

MISSION: All students will be at or above grade level in reading, writing, and mathematics as measured by results on state exams.

Reasonable Accommodation for any Individual with a Disability:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the public meetings of the district's governing board may request assistance by contacting superintendent's office, (760) 245-1691.

Public Documents Relating to Open Session Agenda Items are available to the public at the Victor Elementary School District, superintendent's office, 15579 8th Street, Victorville, California.
Call To Order
Roll Call

Members:
Karen Morgan, President; Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk; Dr. Gary Elder, Timothy G. Hauk, and Willie Davis Pringle

 
 

REGULAR SESSION

 
 

1.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

2.

Review VESD Basic #15:

Basic #15: Everyone honors agreements, schedules, and timelines.

 
 

3.

Review of VESD Way - Physical Health (Dr. Marsden)

The board will review the Physical Health component of the VESD Way.

 
 

School Report

 
 

4.

DISCOVERY SCHOOL REPORT (Mr. Hill)

Principal Robert Hill will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

5.

Public Verbal Comments

This communication item is included on the agenda of each regular board meeting to provide an opportunity for citizens to make suggestions or identify concerns about matters affecting the district, or to suggest an item be scheduled for a future agenda. The board may not have complete information available to answer questions and may refer specific concerns to the staff for appropriate attention. Discussion of personnel matters is inappropriate for open session. The board is committed to protecting the privacy interests of district personnel. Should any member of the public wish to discuss a personnel matter, it must first be brought to the attention of the assistant superintendent of personnel services. Speakers are cautioned that under California law, no person is immune from liability for making intentionally false or defamatory comments regarding any person simply because those comments are made at a public meeting.

Please limit comments to three minutes per individual. Total time for public input is limited to 45 minutes.

 
 

6.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

7.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

8.

Board Members Comments

Individual board members may wish to share information about topics not on the agenda or suggest items for a future agenda.

 
 

9.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

10.

RECOGNIZE 2009 BOARD PRESIDENT AND CLERK (Dr. Marsden)

The board will recognize Karen Morgan for serving as 2009 board president, and Tim Hauk for serving as 2009 board clerk.

 
 

11.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING COST OF PROVIDING CalPERS GOLDEN HANDSHAKE BENEFIT (Mrs. Sanders)

A part of the Classified Retirement Incentive includes the option of the PERS Golden Handshake. Government Code 20904 allows school employers to offer the Golden Handshake (2 year retirement incentive). This incentive will add 2 years of service credit to the member's CalPERS account at the time of retirement. The first step in offering the Golden Handshake is to discuss the cost of providing this benefit at a public meeting at least two weeks prior to adoption of a board resolution. We will be reducing our workforce by at least 1% in order to demonstrate a savings over a period of time.

 
 

12.

RECEIVE 2008-2009 CHARTER ADA AUDITS (Mrs. Betts)

The district's auditor, Jeff Nigro, CPA of Nigro, Nigro & White, has completed the 2008-2009 annual audit of ADA (average daily attendance) for Mountain View Montessori and Sixth Street Prep. Copies have been forwarded to the county and are available at the district office for review by any interested parties.

 
 

13.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING SALE OF LAND ON NISQUALLI ROAD (Mr. Etter)

Mr. Etter will update the board regarding the city's interest in buying district property for the Nisqualli overpass project.

 
 

14.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the updated district Monitoring Report.

 
 

15.

FIRST READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Dr. Marsden)

New and revised board policies will be presented for the first reading. They will be brought back at the March 10 board meeting for the second reading, and for final approval at the April 7, 2010, board meeting.

 
 

16.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2006 API (Mrs. Gonzales)

According to Section 1240 of the Education Code, the results of the county superintendent's visits to our district schools which were identified as Decile 1-3 schools (Williams monitored schools) based on 2006 API will be presented to the board.

 
 

17.

RECEIVE DISTRICT DASHBOARD REPORT (Mrs. Mikels)

The updated Dashboard Report will be presented.

 
 

18.

RECEIVE DECEMBER 2009 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

During the month of December 2009, approximately 99.3% of the Victor Elementary School District's student population presented themselves with proper conduct.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - by Anatole France.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mikels)

The monthly conference report will be reviewed with the board.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 20-27)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 20-27):

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

20.

Approve Minutes of the January 20, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

(click on Minutes in the left column, then select date)

 
 

21.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

22.

Approve the 2009-2010 Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Program, Part II

Part II of the Consolidated Application for funding Categorical Aid Programs is submitted for board approval. The document was reviewed and approved by the District Advisory Council and the English Learner Advisory Committee.

 
 

23.

Act to Approve the Sale of Surplus Equipment and Designate Michael Benzien to Dispose of Said Equipment

 
 

24.

Approve Volunteers at Green Tree East, Liberty, Brentwood, Park View, Challenger, The Academy/Irwin and Village Schools



Green Tree East Volunteer: Paulinda Martinez

 
 

25.

Approve Donations for Endeavour School to be used for instructional materials:

$10,000.00 from the Endeavour PTA; and $440.96 from Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc.

 
 

26.

Approve Donations for Galileo Academy from Sue Kim and Paul Kang:

$100 to be used for instructional materials, and a $100 donation to the PTO for the 5th grade Cambria trip

 
 

27.

Approve Donation for West Palms Conservatory in the amount of $457.89 from Carl's Jr. to be used for instructional materials

 
 

Action Items

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION BYLAWS AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS FROM SEVEN TO TEN (Mrs. Sanders)

The Victor Elementary Education Foundation Board of Directors would like to increase the circle of engagement by increasing the number of directors.

The recommended action is to approve the amendment as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

29.

ACT TO APPROVE ONE OF TWO OPTIONS TO REPLACE WILLIE PRINGLE: (A) ORDER AN ELECTION, OR (B) PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT, PER EDUCATION CODE 5091 (Dr. Marsden)

Willie Pringle has submitted his resignation indicating that March 10, 2010, will be his last board meeting. The first step for the board is to take action to approve one of two options for filling the vacancy: (A) Order an Election, or (B) Provisional Appointment, per Ed. Code 5091.

Administration recommends approving the provisional appointment option for filling the board vacancy and authorizing the superintendent to oversee the process.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH V.E.T.A. (Mrs. Sanders)

Through the collective bargaining process, the Victor Elementary Teachers Association and the District have reached agreement for the 2009/2010 school year. Articles for revision include Compensation, Work Year, Part-Time Assignments, Transfer, Assignment, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding on Principals voluntarily returning to the classroom. The Interest Based Problem Solving process continues to serve us well as we work through each issue. The Association will bring these items for ratification by a vote of the membership on February 9, 2010. The AB1200 requirements have been met.

The recommended action is to approve the agreement between VETA and VESD as recommended.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-02, TIE-BREAKING CRITERIA FOR 2010-2011 CERTIFICATED LAY-OFFS (Mrs. Sanders)

Pursuant to provisions of Education Code section 44955, if there are two or more certificated employees who first rendered service to the district on the same date, the governing board determines the order of layoff on the basis of needs of the district and its students. In order to do this, criteria are necessary to determine how ties in seniority will be broken for employees with the same employment date.

In consultation with VETA, we recommend adopting the following criteria: English Language Learner Authorization

If there are still ties after the criteria have been applied, then we recommend breaking the ties by lottery.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 10-02, Tie-Breaking Criteria for Certificated Lay-Offs as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-03 RE CalSTRS GOLDEN HANDSHAKE (Mrs. Sanders)

A part of the Certificated Retirement Incentive that was approved by the board on January 20, 2010, included the option of the Golden Handshake, otherwise known as the 2-Year Retirement Incentive Program. The 2-year incentive will add 2 years of service credit to the member's CalSTRS account at the time of retirement. Employers may offer one window period or multiple window periods. The employee must retire within one of the window periods and the incentive must be offered to all CalSTRS members eligible to retire. This board resolution will open two consecutive window periods for certificated employees to retire between February 11, 2010 and July 1, 2010.

The recommended action is to approve the CalSTRS Golden Handshake Resolution 10-03 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE CLASSIFIED RETIREMENT INCENTIVE (Mrs. Sanders)

In consultation/negotiation with association representatives, the district has developed a retirement incentive plan for classified, confidential and classified management employees. Included in the plan is a resignation incentive option for classified employees with ten years at VESD.

The recommended action is to approve the retirement/resignation incentive plan for classified, confidential and classified management employees as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-04, BOARD MEMBER ABSENCE (Dr. Marsden)

In accordance with Board Bylaw 9250, the board will consider excusing Timothy Hauk's absence at the regular board meeting on January 20, 2010, due to inclement weather/adverse driving conditions.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING

 
 

35.

ACT TO ADJOURN FROM THE REGULAR MEETING AND OPEN THE FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will adjourn from the regular meeting of the Victor Elementary School District and open the Victor Elementary School District Financing Corporation Board Meeting.

M_____ S______ V______

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE THE INCUMBENCY AND SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE OF THE FINANCING CORPORATION OF THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Gonzales)

Mrs. Gonzales will present the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District.

The recommended action is for the board to approve the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

37.

ACT TO ADJOURN THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING AND RETURN TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will adjourn from the Victor Elementary School District Financing Corporation Board Meeting and return to the regular meeting of the Victor Elementary School District.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess before entering closed session.

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

38.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #10-09 with Addendums

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

39.

APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

A. Expulsion of student #229967
B. Expulsion of student #210629
C. Readmit student #228922
D. Readmit student #352098
E. Readmit student #352692
F. Readmit student #242977
G. Readmit student #314050
H. Readmit student #360395

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

40.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

District Representative: Cheri Sanders
Employee Organizations: V.E.T.A. and C.S.E.A

 
 

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

The actions taken in closed session above will be reported out to the public.

 
 

Adjournment

Time Adjourned: _____________________

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 


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