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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, November 16, 2011, 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:
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 #12-06 with Addendum(s)


M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Appointment of Principal at Puesta del Sol School


M_____ S______ V______

 
 

4.

PUPIL SERVICES REPORT

Act to approve stipulated expulsions for:

A. Student #308390
B. Student #257861


M_____ S______ V______

 
 

5.

LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Jan Gonzales & Christi Goodloe)

 
 

6.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's evaluation

 
 

REGULAR SESSION (7:00 PM)

 
 

7.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

8.

Report Out to Public on Closed Session Actions

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

 
 

9.

Review of Basic #1

VESD Basic #1: Everything we do will advance our Vision, Mission and Motto, which shall be known, owned and energized by all.

 
 

10.

Review Board Protocol

Communication:
3. All board members are to be apprised in a timely manner of any incident to which they may be called upon to answer or explain.

 
 

11.

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

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

 
 

School Report

 
 

12.

GALILEO ACADEMY REPORT (Mrs. Campbell)

Principal Anita Campbell will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

13.

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.

 
 

14.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING VERIZON'S THINKFINITY GRANT (Mrs. Mills)

Mr. Mike Page from Verizon will present information regarding the Thinkfinity grant.

 
 

15.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

16.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

17.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

18.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Recess:

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

19.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the monthly monitoring report.

 
 

20.

DISCUSSION REGARDING BOARD BYLAW 9322 (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder will discuss BB 9322, Agenda/Meeting Materials with the board.

 
 

21.

DISCUSSION REGARDING BOARD AGENDA FORMAT (Mr. Dew)

Lionel Dew would like to discuss the order of agenda items under the Communication Section.

 
 

22.

DISCUSSION REGARDING CHANGES TO EXPULSION DOCUMENTS (Mr. Dew)

Lionel Dew would like to discuss changing the expulsion documents per Sherman Garnett's recommendations.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2009 API (Mrs. Gonzales)

According to Section 1240 of the Education Code, the results of the quarterly county superintendent's visits to our district schools which were identified as Decile 1-3 schools (Williams monitored schools) based on 2009 API will be presented to the board.

 
 

24.

JOINT PRESENTATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REOPENERS WITH VETA (Mrs. Goodloe)

Using the Interest Based Bargaining Approach, VETA and District Negotiators met on November 9, 2011, to identify those areas of the contract which we want to review for possible changes. These include: Association Rights, Decision Making, Working Time, Assignment, Transfer, Class Size, Leaves, Benefits, Compensation/Salary, Part Time Assignments & Job Sharing Partnerships, Evaluations, Personnel Files, Citizen Complaints, and Professional Development. We will also review the Memorandum of Understanding regarding No Child Left Behind requirements and the impact on the district, assess and update job descriptions and discuss transitional kindergarten. These reopeners are presented for the board’s information and for the public. Some team members may be present to answer questions.

 
 

25.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The attendance recognition report will be presented.

 
 

26.

RECEIVE CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

27.

RECEIVE SUSPENSION REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2011 (Mrs. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 28-34)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items #28-34).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

28.

Approve Minutes of the October 24, 2011, Special Board Meeting and the October 26, 2011, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

29.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

30.

Approve Contracts with SES Providers

 
 

31.

Approve Renewal of Term for five Citizens Oversight Committee Members

 
 

32.

Approve Donation of two computers from Alex Guzman for instructional use at Mountain View Montessori Charter School

 
 

33.

Approve Donations for Park View School from:

(1) Horizon Milling Co. in the amount of $1,280 to purchase Raz Kids Logitech Clear Chat USB headsets for the 1st grade team.

(2) Park View PTO in the amount of $1,200 for subs during academic field trip to Knotts Berry Farm.

 
 

34.

Approve Volunteers for Park View, Galileo Academy, Mt. View Montessori, West Palms, Liberty and Village and Green Tree East schools

 
 

ACTION ITEM

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE LEARNING FOR ALL PLAN (Mrs. Mills)

The district's Learning for All Plan was reviewed at a previous board meeting. It is presented now for board approval.

The recommended action is to approve the 2011-12 Learning for All Plan as presented.

M_____ S______ V_____

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE DECEMBER 7, 2011, AS ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING (Dr. Marsden)

The Education Code requires that governing boards hold an annual organizational meeting between December 2 and December 16, 2011. The board president and clerk shall be elected at the organizational meeting, as well as the voting representative.

The recommended action is to approve December 7, 2011, as the annual organizational meeting.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL SPEECH THERAPIST POSITION (Mrs. Goodloe)

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 new Language Speech and Hearing Specialist Position. Due to the increasing number of students requiring speech services, it is recommended that one additional Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist Position be established.

The recommended action is to establish the new position of Language Speech and Hearing Specialist effective November 17, 2011.

M_____ S______ V_____

 
 

38.

ACT TO APPROVE AND ADOPT RESOLUTION 11-19, ADOPTING A COUNTYWIDE VISION FOR OUR FUTURE (Dr. Marsden)

The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors and SANBAG (SB Associated Governments) Board of Directors have endorsed and adopted a countywide vision. Resolution 11-19 is presented in an effort to ensure that this vision is supported countywide so that resources are used wisely and county entities move forward together with a common purpose.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 11-19 as presented.

M_____ S______ V_____

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

A second closed session will be held.

 
 

39.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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

 
 

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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