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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, April 21, 2010, 7:00 pm
Location:
Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica 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 Allen G. Williams

 
 

REGULAR SESSION

 
 

1.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

2.

Review of Basic #19:

VESD Basic #19: We always seek ways to improve current systems and are proactive in seeking opportunities for innovation.

 
 

3.

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

The board will review the Financial Health component of the VESD Way

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

4.

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.

 
 

5.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

6.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

7.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

8.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Information Items

 
 

9.

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

Mrs. Mikels will present information regarding revisions to the five-year charter renewal for Sixth Street Prep School. This item will be brought back to the board for approval on May 12, 2010.

 
 

10.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING FIVE-YEAR CHARTER RENEWAL FOR MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL (Ms. Lyons)

Ms. Lyons will present information regarding the charter renewal for Mountain View Montessori Charter School. This item will be brought back to the board for approval on May 12, 2010.

 
 

11.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING VESD COORDINATION WITH THE NATIONAL SAM PROJECT (Mrs. Sanders)

Mrs. Sanders will present information regarding VESD's coordinated efforts on the joint innovation grant application and the National SAM Project.

 
 

12.

RECEIVE McREL RESEARCH REGARDING SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERSHIP (Dr. Marsden)

Dr. Marsden will review the McRel study, "School District Leadership that Works: The Effect of Superintendent Leadership on Student Achievement."

 
 

13.

REVIEW BB 9400, BOARD & SUPERINTENDENT PROTOCOLS (Dr. Marsden)

The board will be reviewing the first section of Board Bylaw BB 9400, Communication. Each of the other sections will be reviewed at future board meetings.

 
 

14.

RECEIVE PROPOSED BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2010-2011 (Dr. Marsden)

The proposed board meeting schedule will be presented for the board's review and input.

 
 

15.

DISCUSS BOARD CONFERENCE BUDGET (Dr. Marsden)

The board will discuss their conference budget.

 
 

16.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The monthly conference report will be presented for the board's information.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 17-21)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items #17-21)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

17.

Approve Minutes of the April 7, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

18.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

19.

Approve Contract Listing

 
 

20.

Approve Donation for Challenger School from Vallarta Supermarket contest, school sweepstakes sponsored by Juanita's Foods, in the amount of $1,000.00 to be used for instructional materials in support of our character counts program

 
 

21.

Approve Volunteers at Del Rey, Liberty, Discovery, Brentwood, Puesta del Sol , Mt. View Montessori, Academy/Irwin, and Village schools


Del Rey School Volunteer: Marina Garcia

 
 

Action Items

 
 

22.

ACT TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR ALLOWANCE OF ATTENDANCE BECAUSE OF EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, FORM J-13A (Mrs. Betts)

Due to unsafe driving conditions caused by excessive rain, flooding, debris in the roads, and sinkholes, attendance was affected. Education Code Section 46392 provides for the crediting of ADA when the ADA has been materially decreased in emergency conditions.

Form J-13A requires each board member to swear (or affirm) to the statements in Form J-13A and sign the affidavits, which will be sent to the county superintendent of schools and forwarded to CDE requesting approval. There are two affidavits: (1) All regular VESD schools, except Galileo and (2) Mountain View Montessori.

The recommended action is for assistant superintendent Jan Gonzales to administer the required oaths to all board members and for each board member to sign the required affidavits.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

23.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-08, 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.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 10-08, Establishing an Early Primary Program for the 2010-2011 school year, as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

24.

ACT TO APPROVE AN INCREASE TO THE CALIFORNIA ED CODE STATUTORY BENEFIT FOR LAID-OFF CERTIFICATED STAFF TO REFUSE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT (Mrs. Sanders)

Increasing Length of Time Laid off Certificated Staff have for Refusing an Offer of Re-employment. California Education Code 44956 gives tenured employees an unlimited number of refusals for reappointment for 12 months only. California Education Code 44957 gives probationary employees no rights to refuse any position they qualify for. The Board may increase these rights, however. It is my recommendation to increase the rights of refusal to laid off certificated employees as follows:

Tenured Certificated Staff: Increase rights of refusal from 12 months to 39 months

Probationary Certificated Staff: Increase rights of refusal from 0 months to 24 months

Increasing the amount of time for refusing an offer of re-employment would allow the affected employees to continue to be on the 24 and 39 month reemployment lists even if they refuse. Increasing this right will add no additional cost to the district. It is my recommendation to approve the increases as stated above.

The recommended action is to approve an increase to the statutory benefit under California Ed Code for laid-off tenured certificated staff from 12 months to 39 months and for laid-off probationary certificated staff from 0 months to 24 months to refuse an offer of reemployment.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

25.

ACT TO APPROVE FEMA DESIGNATION OF APPLICANT'S AGENT RESOLUTION 10-10 (Mr. Etter)

This is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirement when applying for FEMA funds. The "Designation of Applicant's Agent Resolution" authorizes Dale Etter and Debbie Betts to sign all related paperwork in regards to FEMA.

The recommended action is to approve Dale Etter and Debbie Betts as Designated Applicant Agents and to complete the Designation of Applicant's Agent Resolution 10-10 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

Recess

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

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

26.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Receive Information Items - Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #10-12 with Addendums

NO ACTION ITEMS TO APPROVE - INFORMATION ONLY

 
 

27.

APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT:

A. Stipulated Expulsion for student 355259
B. Stipulated Expulsion for student 304986
C. Stipulated Expulsion for student 307998
D. Stipulated Expulsion for student 298974
E. Stipulated Expulsion for student 333267
F. Stipulated Expulsion for student 320038
G. Expulsion for student 229693


M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

28.

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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