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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, June 29, 2011, 6:00 pm
Location:
Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, CA


Teleconference Locations:
Gabriel Stine, Embassy Suites Hotel (lobby), 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska 68128
Karen Morgan, Rutherford County Board of Education Office, 2240 Southpark Ave., Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128

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

 
 

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.

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

2.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #11-16 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

A. Expulsion of student 299739
B. Expulsion of student 333388
C. Expulsion of student 257980
D. Expulsion of student 355687
E. Readmit student 257996

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

4.

Act to Approve Continuance of Insurance for Employee #11-01

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

 
 

7.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

8.

Review of Basic #17

VESD Basic #17: Everyone is empowered. We involve people in the planning of the work that affects them.

 
 

9.

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

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

 
 

Public Hearings

 
 

10.

Public Hearing on 2011-12 Annual District Budget (Mrs. Betts)

The presented 2011-2012 district budgets have been available at the District Office since June 24, 2011. Adjustments to these budgets will be made after Governor Brown signs the California State Budget. At this time a public hearing will be opened to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed budget.

 
 

11.

Public Hearing on 2011-12 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 11-11 authorizes the unrestricted use of the formerly restricted funds that are being flexed to unrestricted resources.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

12.

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.

 
 

13.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

14.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

15.

Board Members Comments

 
 

16.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Information Items

 
 

17.

RECEIVE EVERYDAY COUNTS ATTENDANCE REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

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

 
 

18.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will review the monthly suspension report.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will review the conference report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 20-31)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 20-31).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

20.

Approve Minutes of the June 8, 2011, Regular Board Meeting, and the June 13, 2011, Special Board Meeting

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

 
 

21.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

22.

Approve Interdistrict Agreement with Redlands Unified School District

 
 

23.

Approve Appointment of Sharon Cobb to Victor Elementary Education Foundation

 
 

24.

Approve Resolution 11-10, Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators

This is the annual revision of the Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

 
 

25.

Approve Donations for Green Tree East donation from CTPO in the amount of $4,500.00 to be used towards our game and craft room for student use

 
 

26.

Approve Donations for Galileo Academy from the Galileo PTO in the amounts of $356.39 and $1,311.35 to use for class field trips

 
 

27.

Donation for Discovery School from Lifetouch National School Studios in the amount $303.73 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

28.

Approve Donation for Park View School from Lifetouch in the amount of $640.76 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

29.

Approve Donation for Del Rey School from Kona Ice in the amount of $221.25 to be used to purchase school uniforms.

 
 

30.

Approve Donation for Puesta del Sol School from Coca Cola in the amount of $13.33 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

31.

Approve Volunteers for Green Tree East School

 
 

Action Items

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE 2011-2012 DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET (Mrs. Betts)

This budget represents the estimate for the 2011-2012 fiscal year on projected revenue and expenditures 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 2011-2012 District Annual Budget as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE ONE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST POSITION (Mrs. Swearingen)

To better service the needs of the staff and students of Victor Elementary School District, we have determined that there is a need to establish one Occupational Therapist Position for the 2011/2012 school year. The increased need for staffing is due to the increasing number of students requiring occupational therapy evaluations/assessments/therapy in the programs that have been pulled back to district from the county. It is recommended that one Occupational Therapist Position be established.

The recommended action is to establish an Occupational Therapist position effective July 01, 2011.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF JONNI VINDIOLA, HEIDI TRENTHAM, NATALIE PHILLIPS, MERRILEE IRONSIDE AND AMY SAPIENZA AS SPEECH THERAPISTS 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. 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. Amy Sapienza is also currently in a Masters Program with anticipated completion July 2012.

Natalie Phillips and Merrilee Ironside are presently taking the necessary pre-requisite courses for admission to university masters programs in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and they too are making excellent progress to complete the requirements to enter into a Masters Program.

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

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 11-11, AUTHORIZING FLEXIBILITY OF 2011-12 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 11-11 authorizes the transfer of these funds for the district's use for 2011-12.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution #11-11 authorizing program flexibility of 2011-12 tier 3 categorical funding as listed in the resolution.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 11-12, ESTABISHING FUND 14 AS A COMMITTED FUND BALANCE (Mrs. Betts)

Due to the required implementation of the new Governmental Accounting Standard's Board Statement 54 (GASB 54), Fund 14 monies must be committed to be able to continue to use them for the purpose of deferred maintenance according to the 5-year plan.

VESD's Board Policy 3100 defines the Board's authority to set aside funds as a committed balance through the passage of a resolution. Resolution 11-12 commits Fund 14 fund balances.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 11-12 establishing Fund 14 Deferred Maintenance Fund as a committed fund balance.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE 2011-2012 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION FOR FUNDING CATEGORICAL AID PROGRAM, PART I (Mrs. Mills)

Part I of the Consolidated Application for funding Categorical Aid Programs is submitted for board approval. The document was reviewed and approved by the District Advisory Council and the District English Learner Advisory Committee.

The recommended action is to approve the Consolidated Application Part I as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

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

 
 

REGULAR SESSION - REPORT OUT TO PUBLIC ON CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS

The board will return to regular session to report out to the public on any actions taken in closed session.

 
 

Adjournment

Time Adjourned: _____________________

 
 


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