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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, December 8, 2010, 7:00 pm
Location:
Irwin School, 15907 S. Mojave Dr., 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, Lionel Dew and Elise Brown

 
 

REGULAR SESSION (7:00 PM)

 
 

1.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

Oath of Office

 
 

2.

Oath of Office for New and Reelected Board Members (Mrs. Dew)

Barbara Dew, board member for Victor Valley Union High School District, will administer the oath of office to new board members Elise Brown and Lionel Dew, and reelected board members Gary Elder and Karen Morgan.

 
 

VESD Basic and VESD Way

 
 

3.

Review VESD Basic 8 (Mrs. Morgan)

Basic 8: Give people your full attention - "Be There." Always recognize each other immediately with eye contact, a smile, and their name whever possible, using greetings such as, "Good Morning," "How may I help you?" "I would be happy to," and "Have you been helped?"

 
 

4.

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

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

 
 

Public Hearing

 
 

5.

Public Hearing on 2010-11 Flexibility Transfers (Mrs. Betts)


The governor's approved 17-month budget which was enacted in February 2009 included program flexibility provisions to help mitigate the effects of the budget cuts to education. As part of that flexibility, districts were given the ability to use formerly restricted funding identified as tier 3 for any educational purpose through the 2012-13 school year. Resolution #10-27, on tonight's agenda, authorizes the unrestricted use of the formerly restricted funds that are being flexed to unrestricted resources.

time opened: ________ time closed: ________

 
 

School Report

 
 

6.

IRWIN SCHOOL REPORT (Mr. Miller)

Principal Allan Miller will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

7.

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.

 
 

8.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

9.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

10.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

11.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

12.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the updated district Monitoring Report.

 
 

13.

RECEIVE EVERYDAY COUNTS ATTENDANCE REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will review the monthly attendance reports and recognize the school with the largest increase in ADA and the school with the highest ADA.

 
 

14.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING CSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY NOMINATIONS (Dr. Marsden)

California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegates ensure that the association reflects the interest of school districts throughout the state. Any CSBA member board is eligible to nominate board members within their geographical regional or subregion. Victor Elementary School District is in Subregion 16-B. Nominations and candidate biographical sketch forms are now being accepted until Friday, January 7, 2011.

 
 

15.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING SANDABS OPENING (Dr. Marsden)

The San Bernardino County School Boards Association (SBCSBA) will conduct an election for representatives to two-year terms on the SBCSBA Executive Committee and SANDABS. This year, there is one seat open on SANDABS, as Karen Morgan has completed two terms. Any board member may submit an interest form by Friday, January 7, 2011.

 
 

16.

REVIEW THE ROLES OF VICE PRESIDENT AND CLERK (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder will review the roles of vice president and clerk with the board.

 
 

17.

DISCUSSION REGARDING AR 2122 AND BP 2210 (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Gary Elder will present possible revisions to the following policies for the board's discussion:

AR 2122, Superintendent of Schools: Job Description
BP 2210, Administrative Leeway in Absence of Governing Board Policy

 
 

18.

RECEIVE NOVEMBER 2010 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will review the November 2010 suspension report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 19-26)

The board will review and act to approve all consent items listed below (items 19-26):

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

19.

Approve Minutes of the November 17, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

20.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

21.

Approve District Program Improvement LEA Plan Addendum

 
 

22.

Approve Resolution 10-28, Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators

This is a revision of the Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. This includes the addition of Christi Swearingen, assistant superintendent of personnel services.

 
 

23.

Approve Volunteers at Green Tree East, Mojave Vista, West Palms, Sixth Street Prep, Puesta del Sol, Discovery, Brentwood and Challenger Schools


Green Tree East School Volunteer: Evelin Davy

Lomitas Career Academy Volunteers: Michelle Montoya and Khallid McGee

 
 

24.

Approve Donations for Brentwood School from Victorville Sheriff's dept. in the amount $1,000 to be used for the Junior Chamber program, and $300 from the Victorville Chamber of Commerce for student transportation for Christmas wrapping for seniors program

 
 

25.

Approve Donation for Green Tree East School from Herff Jones in the amount $141.95 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

26.

Approve Donation for Endeavour School in the amount $1010.69 from Endeavour PTA to be used to pay for school field trips

 
 

Action Items

 
 

27.

ACT TO APPROVE FIRST INTERIM REPORT (Mrs. Betts)

The recommended action is for the board to direct its president to certify that, based on current conditions, the district will be able to meet its financial obligations for this year and the ensuing two years; and to approve changes to the district's budget through October 31, 2010.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 10-27, AUTHORIZING FLEXIBILITY OF 2010-11 TIER 3 CATEGORICAL FUNDING (Mrs. Betts)

The Governor's approved 17 month budget which was enacted in February 2009 included program flexibility provisions to help mitigate the effects of the budget cuts to education. As part of that flexibility, districts were given the ability to use formerly restricted funding identified as tier 3 for any educational purpose through the 2012-13 school year. Resolution 10-27 authorizes the transfer of these funds for the district's use for 2010-11.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 10-27 authorizing program flexibility of 2010-11 tier 3 categorical funding as listed in the resolution.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

29.

ACT TO ELECT THE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011 (Dr. Marsden)

The representative serves to vote at the county committee on school district organization's annual meeting, to fill any vacant committee positions. The county committee reviews requests on unification and/or transfers of territory. The board representative for 2010 was Karen Morgan.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

30.

ACT TO ELECT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011 (Dr. Marsden)

The clerk will run board meetings in the president's absence and will serve as signator on all actions requiring board certification. The clerk for 2010 was Gabriel Stine.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

31.

ACT TO ELECT THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011 (Dr. Marsden)

The vice-president will run board meetings when the president and clerk are both absent. This is a new position for 2011.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

32.

ACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011 (Dr. Marsden)

The president of the board is in charge of the board meetings and serves as the spokesperson on behalf of the board. The 2010 board president was Karen Morgan.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

Recess

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

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

33.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated and Classified Personnel Reports #11-07 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

34.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Act to appoint Tim Nordstrom as substitute principal for Village School effective December 9, 2010. This assignment is per California Ed Code 44861.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

A. Stipulated expulsion of student 307608
B. Readmit student 242879

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

36.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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

 
 

37.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Discussion regarding board approval of substitutes (Dr. Elder)

 
 

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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