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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, September 7, 2011, 7:00 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:
Dr. Gary Elder, President; Lionel Dew, Vice President; Elise Brown, Clerk; Karen Morgan and Dr. Gabriel Stine

 
 

REGULAR SESSION

 
 

1.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

2.

Review of Basic #20

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

 
 

3.

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

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

 
 

Public Hearing

 
 

4.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR 2011-12 (Mrs. Mills)

In accordance with AB 2600, the district is required to hold a public hearing to ensure that each pupil in the Victor Elementary School District has sufficient textbooks and instructional materials.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

5.

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.

 
 

6.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

7.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

8.

Board Members Comments

 
 

9.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Information Items

 
 

10.

RECEIVE BRIEFING ON DISTRICT SECURITY (Mr. Lester)

Mr. Don Lester will present information regarding the district's security.

 
 

11.

(THIS ITEM WILL BE MOVED TO THE END OF REGULAR SESSION) RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING THE LEARNING FOR ALL PLAN (Mrs. Mills)

The district Learning for All Plan will be presented and discussed.

 
 

12.

SECOND READING OF REVISED BOARD POLICY BP 5113.1, TRUANCY AND CHRONIC ABSENCE (Ms. Goodloe)

Board Policy 5113.1 has been revised to reflect changes in the law. This policy is scheduled to be brought back to the board for the third reading and approval at the October 5, 2011, board meeting.

 
 

13.

(THIS ITEM WILL BE MOVED TO THE END OF REGULAR SESSION) REVIEW PROPOSED 2011-2015 BOARD STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND GOALS (Dr. Marsden)

The proposed 2011-2015 Board Strategic Objectives and Goals will be reviewed and discussed.

 
 

14.

(THIS ITEM WILL BE MOVED TO THE END OF REGULAR SESSION) REVIEW 2010/2011 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL REPORTS (Mrs. Betts)

The district has completed closing the financial books for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. The financial reports (unaudited) are included for the board's review.

 
 

15.

RECEIVE WORKERS COMPENSATION REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The workers compensation report will be reviewed with the board.

 
 

16.

REVIEW PRINCIPAL SELECTION TIMELINE (Ms. Goodloe)

The following is the timeline for selection of Principals for Endeavour School of Exploration and West Palms Conservatory:

Job Posting, September 9, 2011 - September 19, 2011

Screening/Interviews, week of September 26 through September 30

 
 

Consent Items (Items 17-23)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items #17-23).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

17.

Approve Minutes of the August 17, 2011, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

18.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

19.

Approve and Adopt Resolution 11-15, Determining Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials for 2011-2012

 
 

20.

Approve Employment of Alinda Kniss as a substitute speech therapist on the basis of a variable term waiver

 
 

21.

Approve Donations for Puesta del Sol School:

$10.00 from Robert Elkins, $13.32 from Coca Cola, $24.50 from the Harris family to be used for instructional materials; and eight digital cameras, memory cards and a battery charger for our photography elective from Eastman Kodak Company

 
 

22.

Approve Donation for Village School from Wells Fargo in the amount of $500 to be used for instructional technology

 
 

23.

Approve Volunteers for Liberty, Discovery, Park View, West Palms, and Sixth Street Prep schools

 
 

ACTION ITEM

 
 

24.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 11-16, 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 11-16 adopting the GANN Limit thereby complying with Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 11-16 adopting the GANN Limit as presented.

M_____ S_____ V______

 
 

25.

ACT TO APPROVE 2011-12 EARLY PRIMARY PROGRAM RESOLUTION 11-17 (Mrs. Mills)

The attached resolution complies with Education Code 8970 and will allow the district to extend the amount of instructional time to students in kindergarten through third grade in order to assist each student in meeting state standards. The resolution will help us implement common minimum days in the district by extending the school day for all kindergarten students so their school day will be the same length as the school day for 1st-6th graders. In addition, we will continue extended day classrooms at some of our sites for the 2011-2012 school year.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 11-17 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V______

 
 

26.

ACT TO NOMINATE CSBA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (Dr. Marsden)

CSBA is accepting nominations for Director-at-Large, American Indian and Director-at-Large, Black. Any board member may nominate board members from CSBA member districts or county offices of education.

M_____ S_____ V______

 
 

INFORMATION ITEMS MOVED FROM BEGINNING OF AGENDA

The board will discuss information items moved from the beginning of the agenda so that Gary Elder may participate: Items #11, 13, 14 on the agenda.

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

27.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #12-03 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT

A. Readmit student 229433
B. Readmit student 299864

M______ S______ V______

 
 

29.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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

 
 

30.

BOARD DISCUSSION REGARDING SELF-EVALUATION

 
 

31.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Discussion regarding superintendent's contract

 
 

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: _____________________

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 


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