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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, April 7, 2010, 7:00 pm
Location:
Challenger School, 14777 Hopland St, 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 Allen G. Williams

 
 

Welcome Meeting for Allen Williams

The board, cabinet, Nancee Fine and John Mickle will meet at La Casita Restaurant, 14977 Palmdale Rd., Victorville, at 5:00 p.m. to welcome Allen Williams to the board and meet his family.

 
 

REGULAR SESSION (7:00 PM)

 
 

1.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

2.

Review VESD Basic #18:

Basic #18: It is the responsibility of everyone to create an environment of teamwork and lateral service so that everyone's needs are met.

 
 

3.

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

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

 
 

4.

Administer Oath of Office to Allen Williams (Dr. Marsden)

Superintendent Dale Marsden will administer the oath of office to new board member Allen Williams who was appointed to replace Willie Pringle.

 
 

School Report

 
 

5.

CHALLENGER SCHOOL REPORT (Mrs. McDonnell)

Principal Lizette McDonnell will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

6.

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.

 
 

7.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

8.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

9.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

10.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

11.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING 2010-11 EARLY PRIMARY PROGRAM RESOLUTION (Mrs. Mills)

The attached resolution complies with Education Code 8970 and will allow the district to extend the amount of instructional time to students in kindergarten through third grade in order to assist each student in meeting state standards. The resolution will help us implement common minimum days in the district by extending the school day for all kindergarten students so their school day will be the same length as the school day for 1st-6th graders. In addition, we will pilot extended kindergarten classrooms at some of our school sites during 2010-11. This item is presented for the board's information. It will be brought back for approval at the April 21, 2010, board meeting.

 
 

12.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING FIVE-YEAR CHARTER RENEWAL FOR SIXTH STREET PREP SCHOOL (Mrs. Mikels)

Mrs. Mikels will present information regarding the five-year charter renewal for Sixth Street Prep School. This item will be brought back to the board for approval on April 21, 2010.

 
 

13.

RECEIVE WILLIAMS QUARTERLY REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The Williams Quarterly Report will be reviewed with the board.

 
 

14.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the updated district Monitoring Report.

 
 

15.

RECEIVE FEBRUARY 2010 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

During the month of February 2010, approximately 98.6% of the Victor Elementary School District's student population presented themselves with proper conduct.

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything." ~ Napoleon Hill

 
 

Consent Items (Items 16 - 24)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 16 - 24):

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

16.

Approve Minutes of the March 10, 2010, Regular Board Meeting, and the March 17, 2010, Special Board Meeting

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

 
 

17.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

18.

Approve Bradford Hansen as a member of the Citizens Oversight Committee

The recommended action is to approve Bradford S. Hansen as a member of the Citizens Oversight Committee, to hold the role as a "taxpayer organization member" on the committee.

 
 

19.

Approve Title 1, Part A Waiver Application and Waiver Plan

This application allows districts to apply for waivers related to Title 1, Part A monies including American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds (ARRA). These waivers allow districts to exclude some or all of Title 1, Part A, ARRA, from calculation in the LEA's 20% obligation for choice related transportation and SES services, from calculation in the 10% obligation for professional development in performing and PI schools, calculation of the per-pupil amount for SES and to carryover more than the 15% of Title 1, Part A 2009 and 2010 allocations. Waivers for excluding these funds from the choice-related transportation and SES services, as well as obligation for professional development require that a Waiver Plan also be included.

 
 

20.

Approve Volunteers at Puesta del Sol, Mojave Vista, Brentwood, Park View, Galileo, Discovery, and Liberty Schools


Puesta del Sol Volunteer: Chesha Botts

 
 

21.

Approve Donation of a Community Grants check for Puesta del Sol School from Walmart Foundation in the amount $1,000 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

22.

Approve Donation for Liberty School from Edison in the amount $60 to be used for 5th and 6th grade instructional materials

 
 

23.

Approve Donations for The Academy from Mark Landis in the amount $45.00 and matching donation from Edison in the amount $45 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

24.

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

Edison Employee Contributions, check #122732, in the amount of $188.22 (breakdown is Felix Alonzo $24.00, Joseph Baker $89.22 and Robert Morse $75.00);
Edison International, Edison Gifts, check #152392, in the amount of $164.22 (breakdown is Joseph Baker $89.22, Robert Morse $75.00);
Explorer Parent Support Group, check #1945 in the amount of $1,320.00;
Edison International, Edison Gifts, check #154080 in the amount of $164.22 (breakdown is Joseph Baker $89.22, Robert Morse $75.00)

 
 

Action Items

 
 

25.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Dr. Marsden)

New and revised board policies will be presented for the third reading and approval.

The recommended action is to approve the new and revised board policies as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

26.

ACT TO APPROVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PROGRAM (ELAP) FUNDING APPLICATION (Mrs. Mills)

The English Language Acquisition Program (ELAP) funds from the state department of education are available to sites serving students in grades 4-6 who are acquiring English as a second language. Districts who accept these funds must provide supplemental services to EL students, keep data on student progress and coordinate funds with other student assistance programs.

The recommended action is to approve the funding application.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

27.

ACT TO APPROVE FURTHER REDUCTION TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES' CONFERENCE BUDGET (Dr. Marsden)

The recommended action is to further reduce the conference budget for the board of trustees by 20%.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

Recess

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

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

28.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #10-11 with Addendums

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

29.

APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

A. Expulsion of student #229433
B. Expulsion of student #257996
C. Stipulated Expulsion of student #257873
D. Stipulated Expulsion of student #228636
E. Stipulated Expulsion of student #224501

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

30.

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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