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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, March 9, 2011, 6:00 pm
Location:
Endeavour School, 12403 Ridgecrest, 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:
Dr. Gary Elder, President; Lionel Dew, Vice President; Elise Brown, Clerk; Karen Morgan and Dr. Gabriel Stine

PUBLIC VERBAL COMMENTS (6:00 PM)

 
 

1.

Receive Public Verbal Comments Regarding Closed Session Items

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.

 
 

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

2.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated and Classified Personnel Reports #11-10 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

RECEIVE LITIGATION SUMMARY UPDATE (Mrs. Gonzales)

Jan Gonzales will update the board regarding current and recent lawsuits that involve VESD.

 
 

4.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT

A. Expulsion of student #257977
B. Expulsion of student #307936


M______ S______ V______

 
 

5.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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

 
 

REGULAR SESSION (7:00 PM)

 
 

6.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

VESD Basic and VESD Way

 
 

7.

Review VESD Basic 11 (Dr. Elder)

Basic 11: It is our responsibility to participate as a team member in a collaborative environment using ideas, resources, and information to achieve common goals.

 
 

8.

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

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

 
 

School Report

 
 

9.

RECEIVE ENDEAVOUR SCHOOL OF EXPLORATION REPORT (Mrs. Thomas)

Principal Renee Thomas will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

10.

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.

 
 

11.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

12.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

13.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

14.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

15.

RECEIVE MONTHLY MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the updated district Monitoring Report.

 
 

16.

DISCUSS APPOINTMENT OF ONE MEMBER TO THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Mrs. Swearingen)

The board will discuss prospective candidates for appointment to the Victor Elementary Education Foundation Board of Directors.

 
 

17.

DISCUSS NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will review and discuss the number of members on our district's Citizens Oversight Committee.

 
 

18.

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.

 
 

19.

SECOND READING OF REVISED BOARD POLICIES: BP 2210 AND BB 9123, 9123.1, AND 9400 (Dr. Elder)

The board will review the following revised board policies:

BP 2210, Admin. Leeway in Absence of Gov. Board Policy

BB 9123, Clerk of the Board

BB 9123.1, Vice-President of the Board

BB 9400, Board & Supt. Protocols

These policies will be brought back for the final reading and approval at the April 6, 2011 board meeting.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE FEBRUARY 2011 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will review the February 2011 suspension report.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive the conference report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 22-32)

The board will review and act to approve all consent items listed below (items 22-32):

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

22.

Approve Minutes of the February 9, 2011, Regular Board Meeting, February 19, 2011, Special Board Meeting, and February 23, 2011 Special Board Meeting

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

 
 

23.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

24.

Approve Comprehensive Safe Schools Plans

Attached is a sample Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan. Each school is required to have all the elements as outlined in the sample. All schools follow the same format in order to assure they are meeting the guidelines as set forth by the State of California. Administration has reviewed all the plans and verified that all are in compliance with state guidelines.

 
 

25.

Approve Revised School Calendars for 2010/2011

The revised 2010/11 school calendars reflect the snow day taken on 01/03/11 due to a snowstorm which created unsafe road conditions. This creates a 179 school day calendar, which still complies with Ed Code Section 46201.2.

 
 

26.

Approve Revised Site Plans for Galileo Academy, Liberty, Park View and Village Schools

Request approval for revised School Site Plans for Galileo, Liberty, Park View and Village which include Action Plans and updated budget information.

 
 

27.

Approve Notice of Governing Board's Intention to Provide for Annual Audit

 
 

28.

Approve Volunteers at Challenger, Endeavour, Mojave Vista, Puesta del Sol, Del Rey, Discovery, Green Tree East, Village and West Palms Schools

CHALLENGER VOLUNTEER: Sandra Goins
ENDEAVOUR VOLUNTEERS: Angela Ayala and Marilynn Harris

 
 

29.

Approve Donation for Galileo School from Galileo PTA in the amount $157.00 to be used for field trips to Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center

 
 

30.

Approve Donation to Village School from Carls Jr. in the amount of $188.36 to be used for student incentives

 
 

31.

Approve Donation to Discovery from Lifetouch in the amount of $644 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

32.

Approve Donations for Puesta del Sol School to be used for instructional materials:

Box Tops for Education in the amount $434;
Herff Jones in the amount $150.90;
Staples in the amount $9.96; and
Puesta del Sol Parent Teacher Organization in the amount $7189.45

 
 

Action Items

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 11-05, RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH (Mr. Dew)

Attached is a resolution to recognize the month of February as Black History Month.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 11-05 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE SECOND INTERIM REPORT (Mrs. Betts)

The recommended action is for the Board of Trustees to direct its President to certify that based on current conditions, the District may not meet its financial obligations in 2012/13; and to approve changes to the District's budget through January 31, 2011.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW BOARD POLICY BP 5118, OPEN ENROLLMENT ACT TRANSFERS (Mrs. Mills)

Proposed new board policy BP 5118, Open Enrollment Act Transfers, is presented for the final reading and approval. The administrative regulation and exhibit are included for the board's information.

The recommended action is to approve BP 5118 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

36.

APPROVAL OF FM & SONS SETTLEMENT (Mr. Etter)

Administration is recommending that the board approve the settlement reached for the FM & Sons case involving asphalt and grading work for the transportation facility.

The recommended action is to approve the settlement as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF AMY SAPIENZA AS SPEECH THERAPIST ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Swearingen)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed speech therapists. 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.

Amy Sapienza has been selected to fill one speech therapist vacancy for the 2010-2011 school year. She has a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and is presently enrolled in a Master's program for Communication Disorders.

The recommended action is to approve employment of Amy Sapienza as Speech Therapist on the basis of a variable term waiver.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

38.

ACT TO VOTE ON 2010 CSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY ELECTION (Dr. Marsden)

The board as a whole may vote for up to six candidates on the ballot for the 2011 CSBA Delegate Assembly.

The recommended action is to vote for up to six candidates.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

Recess

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

 
 

SECOND CLOSED SESSION

The board will adjourn to closed session if needed to finish 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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