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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, September 8, 2010, 6:00 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

 
 

CLOSED SESSION (6:00-7:00 PM)

 
 

1.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated and Classified Personnel Reports #11-03 with Addendum(s)

 
 

2.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

District Representative: Jan Gonzales
Employee Organizations: V.E.T.A. and C.S.E.A.

 
 

REGULAR SESSION (7:00 PM)

 
 

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

4.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

5.

Review of Basic #4:

VESD Basic #4: Meeting Guidelines serve as norms for all meetings.

 
 

6.

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

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

 
 

Public Hearing

 
 

7.

Public Hearing on 2010-2011 Revised Annual District Budget (Mrs. Betts)

The presented 2010-2011 revised district budgets have been available at the district office since September 2, 2010. At this time, a public hearing will be held to give the public an opportunity to comment on the revised budget.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

8.

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.

 
 

9.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

10.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

11.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

12.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Information Items

 
 

13.

FIRST READING OF BOARD BYLAW 9123.1 RE BOARD VICE PRESIDENT POSITION (Dr. Marsden)

The board will review and discuss Board Bylaw 9123.1 regarding adding a vice president position to the board. The second reading is scheduled for the October 6th board meeting, with approval at the November 17, 2010, board meeting.

 
 

14.

RECEIVE INFORMATION ON THE EVERYDAY COUNTS ATTENDANCE PROGRAM (Mrs. Clark)

The board will receive information on the Everyday Counts attendance program.

 
 

15.

REVIEW CHAPTER 1, THE GENIUS IN ALL OF US BY DAVID SHENK (Dr. Marsden)

The board will begin review of this book, and additional chapters will be reviewed at future board meetings.

 
 

16.

REVIEW 2009-2010 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL REPORTS (Mrs. Betts)

The district has completed closing the financial books for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. The financial reports (unaudited) are included for the board's review.

 
 

17.

RECEIVE SCHOOL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Betts)

At the district's request, and as agreed upon in the last VETA negotiations session in June, School Services of California (SSC) reviewed the district's finances. They performed a comprehensive analysis of the district's budget and overall financial health and found the district's assumptions and projections are reasonable and in accordance with industry standards. SSC concluded that the district has a structural deficit that cannot be sustained for the long term. A powerpoint was presented by John Gray of School Services on August 30, 2010, to cabinet, and both CSEA and VETA bargaining unit presidents, executive boards and negotiations teams as well as the budget committee.

 
 

18.

REVIEW EFFECTIVE BOARD MEETING RUBRIC (Dr. Marsden)

The board will review and discuss an Effective Board Meeting Rubric to utilize as a part of the self-evaluation process as outlined in board bylaws referenced in BB 9323, Meeting Conduct, and BB 9400, Board Self-Evaluation/Protocols.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 19 - 23)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items #19-23)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

19.

Approve Minutes of the August 18, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

20.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

21.

Approve Selection of Audit Firm for the remainder of the 2009-2010 year

 
 

22.

Approve New Classified Position Assigned to Sixth Street Prep School

 
 

23.

Approve Donation for Park View School:

The staff and students at Park View would like to thank VerizonTools for Schools, Patnership Program, for its generous donation of over $4000 worth of school supplies for our students.

 
 

Action Items

 
 

24.

APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-22, ADOPTING THE GANN LIMIT (Mrs. Betts)

Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123 specify that each year District Governing Boards shall identify their annual estimated appropriations limits for the current year and their actual appropriations limits for the preceding year. The state approved software was used in calculating the two GANN limits. A copy of the worksheet is included for your information. Also attached for your consideration is Resolution #10-22 adopting the GANN Limit thereby complying with Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 10-22 adopting the GANN Limit as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

25.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-23, ADOPTION OF A TSA/403(b) PLAN (Mrs. Betts)

To provide employees the option to participate in TSA/403(b) plans, we need to approve a resolution adopting a plan and agreeing to use county approved National Benefit Services, LLC, and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union as our administrator and common remitter.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution #10-23, Adoption of a TSA/403(b) Plan and authorize Debbie Betts, director of fiscal services, to sign the required service agreement.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

26.

ACT TO APPROVE 2010-2011 REVISED DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET (Mrs. Betts)

Due to county conditionally approving the district's 2010-11 budget, the budget has been revised and is again being presented to the board for approval. Projected revenue and expenditures are based on the Governor's May Revise proposal. District staff will revise the budget within 45 days following the governor's approval of the State of California's annual budget. The revised budget will be presented to you at the first interim report.

The recommended action is to approve the 2010-2011 revised District Annual Budget as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

27.

ACT TO APPROVE AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUAL TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR AND ADMINISTER THE LOWER-EMISSIONS SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM (Mr. Lester)

The recommended action is to approve and designate Jan Gonzales as the authorized individual to make application for, to sign required assurances, and to administer the Lower-Emission Bus Program with respect to applications for local, state and federal programs, projects or grants, on behalf of the Victor Elementary School District.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL CLASSIFIED SALARY SCALE (Ms. Dusharme and Mrs. Clark)

Mountain View Montessori has never had a classified salary scale in place. As a result, employees who have been working at the school for years have not received a pay increase. Mountain View Montessori has been working on implementing a classified salary scale for the last three years. Concern about the fiscal impact of the scale as well as changes in Mountain View Montessori staff delayed implementation.

At the August 26th Mountain View Montessori Advisory Committee meeting, the action to adopt the classified salary scale was passed. Based on analysis of the Mountain View Montessori budget, this is a financially sustainable action that will result in fairer compensation and lower staff turnover, which positively impacts our educational program.

It is the recommendation of the Mountain View Montessori Charter School Advisory Committee to adopt this classified salary scale and place classified employees at their appropriate step on the scale. No employee will advance on the scale until a future recommendation is made.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

Adjournment

Time Adjourned: ______________

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 


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