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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, December 7, 2011, 6:00 pm
Location:
Sixth St. Prep School, 15478 Sixth St., 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

 
 

TOUR OF FACILITIES (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

The board will meet at 15115 Nisqualli at 3:30 p.m. to go on a tour of facilities.

 
 

RECESS: The board will recess for dinner.

 
 

PUBLIC VERBAL COMMENTS (6:00 p.m. at Sixth Street Prep School)

 
 

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.

 
 

2.

Meet new principal for Puesta del Sol School, Elizabeth Zinda

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #12-07 with Addendum(s)


M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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

 
 

5.

LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE - Jan Gonzales

 
 

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 #2

VESD Basic #2: The VESD Promise to Employees is our principle belief. It will be honored by everyone.

 
 

10.

Review Board Protocol

Communication #4: Questions and clarification of board agenda items are to be communicated to the superintendent or appropriate designee prior to the board meeting, if at all possible.

 
 

11.

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

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

 
 

School Report

 
 

12.

SIXTH STREET PREP SCHOOL REPORT (Mrs. Rueter)

Principal Linda Rueter 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.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

15.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

16.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

17.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

Recess:

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

18.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The monthly monitoring report will be reviewed.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY (Mrs. Gonzales)

Dr. Karla Rhay from the San Bernardino County Joint Powers Authority will present information.

 
 

20.

DISCUSSION REGARDING REVISION OF BOARD BYLAW 9322 (Dr. Elder)

The CSBA sample Board Bylaw 9322 regarding board agenda meeting materials will be reviewed and discussed in consideration of revising the district's current policy.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE BOARD SELF-EVALUATION RESULTS (Dr. Marsden)

The board members will receive a copy of the completed board self-evaluation. A special board meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the district office, to discuss the self-evaluation.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 23-31)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items #23-31).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

23.

Approve Minutes of the November 16, 2011, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

24.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

25.

Approve 2012/2013 School Calendars

 
 

26.

Establish Two New Special Education Instructional Assistant Positions

 
 

27.

Approve Increase in hours for Receptionist/Health Clerk assigned to Galileo

 
 

28.

Act to Approve Employment of Elena Davis as Speech Therapist on the Basis of a Variable Term Waiver

 
 

29.

Approve Donations for Discovery School:

Donations from Target in the amount of $665.10, Life Touch commission check for $589.00, and Edison International in the amount of $150.02 to be used for instructional materials; also, Right Response donation of $10.85 to be used for health supplies.

 
 

30.

Approve Donations for Park View School:

Check from Lifetouch National School Studios for $280; and two pallets of school supplies from Staples

 
 

31.

Approve Volunteers for West Palms Conservatory, Sixth Street Prep, Lomitas, Mountain View Montessori, and Green Tree East schools

 
 

ACTION ITEM

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH CSEA (Ms. Goodloe)

Provisions for a Tentative Agreement by and between CSEA and VESD include changes to the following Articles:

Article IX Leaves
Article XII Layoff and Reemployment

This agreement was reached by District and CSEA negotiators using the Interest-Based Bargaining approach and a neutral facilitator. The AB1200 required report has been completed and was posted for the public for 10 working days. It is presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

The recommended action is to approve the tentative agreement between CSEA and VESD as presented.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

33.

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 not 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, 2011.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 11-21 TO RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR ONGOING BUDGET REDUCTIONS BASED ON THE POTENTIAL FOR STATE TRIGGER REDUCTIONS AND THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS (COLAS) IN THE 2012-13 FISCAL YEAR (Mrs. Betts)

Resolution 11-21 resolves that the Board is adopting the First Interim budget and understands its fiduciary responsibility to maintain fiscal solvency for the current and two subsequent years in light of potential midyear state funding cuts.

It recognizes the need to develop a list of potential ongoing expenditure reductions of $2.5 million beginning with the 2012-13 fiscal year to reduce ongoing deficit spending and maintain the reserve for economic uncertainty while meeting the District's instructional and operational needs to be submitted with interim reports as applicable.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 11-21 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V______

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE AND ADOPT RESOLUTION 11-20 IN SUPPORT OF SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 5 (Dr. Marsden)

Senate Constitutional Amendment, authored by S. Joseph Simitian, State Senator, Eleventh District, would allow school districts to pass a parcel tax with a 55% majority vote rather than the currently required two-thirds.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 11-20 as presented.

M_____ S_____ V______

 
 

36.

ACT TO CONSIDER CHANGING THE ORDER OF BOARD AGENDA ITEMS (Mr. Dew)

Mr. Lionel Dew has proposed changing the order of the board agenda items during the Communication Session portion. The board will review and take action.

M_____ S_____ V______

 
 

37.

ACT TO NOMINATE A CSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE (Dr. Marsden)

CSBA's Delegate Assembly works with local districts, county offices, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Delegates ensure that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education throughout the state. Nomination and candidate biographical sketch forms for CSBA's Delegate Assembly are now being accepted until Monday, January 9, 2012. Any CSBA member board is eligible to nominate board members within their geographical region or subregion. Each board may nominate as many individuals as it chooses.

In addition to the nomination, nominees must submit a candidate biographical sketch form. An optional one-page, one-sided, resume may also be submitted, (resume cannot substituted for the candidate biographical sketch form). All materials must be postmarked no later than Monday, January 9, 2012.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

38.

ACT TO ELECT THE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 (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 2011 was Elise Brown.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

39.

ACT TO ELECT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 (Dr. Marsden)

The clerk will run board meetings when the president and vice-president are absent and will serve as signator on all actions requiring board certification. The clerk for 2011 was Elise Brown.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

40.

ACT TO ELECT THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 (Dr. Marsden)

The vice-president will run board meetings when the president is absent. Lionel Dew was the vice-president for 2011.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

41.

ACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 (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 2011 board president was Gary Elder.

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: _____________________

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 


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