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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, May 12, 2010, 6:00 pm
Location:
Puesta del Sol School, 15887 Academy 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

 
 

CLOSED SESSION 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The board will begin with closed session at 6:00 p.m. Regular session will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 
 

1.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Appoint Principal, Del Rey School

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

2.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Appoint Principal, Mojave Vista School

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Appoint Principal, Sixth Street Prep School

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Appoint Principal, Liberty School

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

5.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: RECEIVE Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #10-13

THERE ARE NO ITEMS FOR BOARD APPROVAL - INFORMATION ONLY

 
 

6.

APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

A. Stipulated Expulsion of student 228642
B. Stipulated Expulsion of student 334706
C. Stipulated Expulsion of student 352499
D. Stipulated Expulsion of student 229825

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

7.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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

 
 

REGULAR SESSION (7:00 PM)

 
 

8.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

9.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

10.

Review VESD Basic #20:

Basic #20: Think safety first. Everyone is responsible for creating a safe, secure, and accident free environment.

 
 

11.

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

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

 
 

School Report

 
 

12.

PUESTA DEL SOL SCHOOL REPORT (Mrs. Erolin)

Principal Christa Erolin will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

13.

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.

 
 

14.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

15.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

16.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

17.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

18.

JOINT PRESENTATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REOPENERS WITH CSEA (Mrs. Gonzales)

Using the Interest Based Bargaining Approach, CSEA and District Negotiators met on April 28, 2010, to identify those areas of the contract which we want to review for possible changes. These include: Association Rights, Bargaining Unit Member Rights, Hours, Overtime and Extra Hours, Transfer and Promotion, Pay and Allowances, Leaves, Health and Welfare Benefits, Grievance Procedure, Layoff and Reemployment, Disciplinary Procedures, Safety, Holiday Listing, Position Classification, Salary Schedule and Job Descriptions. These reopeners are presented for the Board's information and for the public. Some team members may be present to answer questions.

 
 

19.

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

The board will review proposed new and revised policies. The second reading will be on May 26, 2010, and the final reading/approval is scheduled for June 9, 2010.

 
 

20.

REVIEW BOARD BYLAW 9400, PROTOCOLS (Dr. Marsden)

The board will be reviewing the Teamwork section of Board Bylaw BB 9400. The last two sections will be reviewed at future board meetings.

 
 

21.

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

The board will review the revised board meeting schedule. The July 21, 2010, date has been changed to July 28, 2010, due to the Superintendents Institute of America Conference. Three meeting dates have been designated as optional. The board would only meet on the optional dates if there are action items that cannot wait until the next regular meeting date. The list of other meetings and conferences is also provided for planning purposes. Please note two school tour dates are listed so that all schools are visited.

 
 

22.

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.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the updated district Monitoring Report.

 
 

24.

RECEIVE THE DASHBOARD REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive the VESD Dashboard Report.

 
 

25.

RECEIVE MARCH 2010 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

During the month of March 2010, approximately 98.3% of the Victor Elementary School District's student population presented themselves with proper conduct.

"The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success." - David Sarnoff

 
 

26.

REVIEW 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."

 
 

Consent Items (Items 27-31)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 27 - 31):

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

27.

Approve Minutes of the April 21, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

28.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

29.

Approve Volunteers at Green Tree East, Endeavour, Challenger, Discovery, Galileo, Mojave Vista, and Park View Schools


Green Tree East Volunteer: Cynthia Wray

Endeavour School Volunteers: Maria Kent and Dena Hurst

Challenger School Volunteer: Christine Davis

 
 

30.

Approve Donations for Maintenance to be used for Career Days

Outback Patio & Sunrooms, Inc. - $50 cash
ERP Painting - $50 cash
Target - $50 gift card
Real McCoy Entertainment - $50 cash
Stater Bros - $25 gift card

 
 

31.

Approve Donations for Junior Olympics and Math Competition student events:


Child Parent Teacher Organization from
Challenger School of Sports & Fitness - $600.00;

Discovery School Explorer Parent Group - $600.00;

Endeavour PTA - $1,200.00;

Galileo Parent Teacher Organization - $600.00;

Green Tree East Elementary Boosters - $300.00;

Lomitas Elementary School PTA - $600.00;

West Palms Conservatory Booster Club - $600.00;

TOTAL $4,500.00

 
 

Action Items

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE ANNUAL DECLARATION OF NEED FOR FULLY QUALIFIED EDUCATORS (Mrs. Sanders)

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing currently issues emergency permits at the request of employing districts. Only Emergency CLAD, BCLAD, Resource Specialist, and Library Media may be requested.

Some of our fully credentialed teachers may be applying for renewal of an Emergency CLAD Permit this year. The District places every ELL student in a class with a teacher who holds an EL authorization. The Emergency CLAD Permit is an option for teachers to properly have ELL students assigned to them while they are completing coursework or the CTEL Exam for the CLAD Certificate. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of our teachers have an EL Authorization. We will encourage and monitor those teachers who are working on obtaining their EL authorization until 100% of VESD teachers are authorized to provide instruction to EL students.

The recommended action is to approve the Annual Declaration Of Need For Fully Qualified Educators as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-13 OPPOSING STATE BUDGET CUTS (Dr. Marsden)

The California School Boards Association drafted a sample resolution offering a formal avenue for school boards to take a stand in protesting the state budget cuts that are targeting K-12 and higher education. Noting that "California's educational programs have been cut to the bone, in some cases down to the marrow," the resolution "opposes further cuts to education funding and urges the legislature to take responsibility for California's future by making education a priority."

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 10-13 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

34.

ACT TO FURTHER REDUCE BOARD CONFERENCE BUDGET (Dr. Marsden)

The recommended action is for the board to further reduce and combine their conference budget to limit attendance, not to exceed a total of six non-local conferences (CSBA, CASBO, NSBA, etc.) for 2010-11. Additionally, it is agreed that each member of the board who attends a conference will be responsible to prepare a brief summary for the entire board and present pertinent information during "Board Member Comments" at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

35.

APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-14, AUTHORIZING TEMPORARY BORROWING BETWEEN FUNDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Betts)

Resolution #10-14 will allow payroll warrants to be drawn against the General Fund even if it's cash balance is insufficient as long as cash balances in all funds are sufficient to cover the expense.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution #10-14 authorizing temporary borrowing between funds of the school district for the fiscal year 2010-2011.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

36.

APPROVE REQUEST FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL ADVANCE FOR THE 2010-2011 FISCAL YEAR (Mrs. Betts)

Due to the budget cuts and cash deferrals that the State of California has imposed on districts, VESD may experience a cash deficit in July 2010. We may not have sufficient cash to cover payroll or other expenses in July 2010. Consequently, we are requesting a constitutional advance, which is a temporary loan, from the San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Recorder's Office.

These funds are available on a first requested basis and will be used to meet payroll and other vendor payment needs. We are able to borrow up to $4,502,005 which is 85% of the anticipated 2010/2011 property taxes. Repayment of the advance will be 50% in December 2010 and 50% in April 2011.

The recommended action is to approve the request for a Constitutional Advance for use in the 2010/2011 fiscal year.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE CHARTER RENEWAL FOR SIXTH STREET PREP SCHOOL (Mrs. Clark)

The board reviewed the five-year charter renewal for Sixth Street Prep School at previous board meetings. One revision was made since the last board meeting per the board's request, on page 9 of the charter renewal document where highlighted.

The recommended action is to approve the Sixth Street Prep five year charter renewal as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

38.

ACT TO APPROVE CHARTER RENEWAL FOR MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL (Mrs. Clark)

The board reviewed the five-year charter renewal for Mountain View Montessori School at the April 21, 2010, board meeting. No changes were made since that board meeting.

The recommended action is to approve the five year charter renewal for Mountain View Montessori School as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

39.

ACT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 10-09, THE DECISION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DATED APRIL 13, 2010, REGARDING THE REDUCTION IN SERVICES OF CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES (Mrs. Sanders)

The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has issued his decision regarding the layoff hearing. The next step is for the Board to review the proposed decision and then act to adopt, reject or amend it through a Board Resolution.

Although the AJL's decision indicates a total of 77 full-time equivalent (FTE) certificated positions (82 minus 5 notices that were rescinded by the District at the hearing because we re-employed 5 certificated employees for special education vacancies), we have since rescinded an additional 10.5 full-time equivalent certificated positions due to retirements and resignations. Although the names of the individuals in the 10.5 FTE positions still remain on the ALJ's original list (Exhibit A), their letters of layoff have been personally delivered and rescinded on May 3, 2010 and they will not be receiving final notices of layoff.

The recommended action is to adopt Resolution No. 10-09 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

40.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF JONNI VINDIOLA, HEIDI TRENTHAM, NATALIE PHILLIPS, AND MERRILEE IRONSIDE AS SPEECH THERAPISTS ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Sanders)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed speech therapist. There is a statewide shortage in this profession and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for speech therapists. Heidi Trentham and Jonni Vindiola are participating in the Victor Elementary School District speech Pathologist Training Program. They are currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Speech, Language and Communication disorders Program offered by NOVA Southeastern University and are making excellent progress to complete the requirements needed to renew their waivers while completing their program.

Natalie Phillips and Merrilee Ironside have been selected to fill two speech therapist vacancies for the 2010-2011 school year. They are both successful, tenured teachers with the district and are presently taking the necessary pre-requisite courses for admission to university masters programs in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders.

The recommended action is to approve employment of Jonni Vindiola, Heidi Trentham, Natalie Phillips, and Merrilee Ironside as speech therapists on the basis of a variable term waiver.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

Recess

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

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

A second closed session will be held if necessary to continue items from the first closed session.

 
 

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

Adjournment

Time Adjourned: _____________________

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 


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