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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 29, 2012, 7:00 pm
Location:
Challenger School, 14777 Hopland 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; Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk; Elise Brown and Karen Morgan

 
 

REGULAR SESSION

 
 

1.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

2.

Review of Basic #5

VESD Basic #5: We are ambassadors of the Victor Elementary School District. We speak positively about the district and each other at work and in the community.

 
 

3.

Review Board Protocol

Communication Section, #6: Personnel matters or any concern reported to the superintendent by a board member is to receive the highest priority, with the disposition of the matter communicated to all of the team (as appropriate).

 
 

4.

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

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

 
 

School Report

 
 

5.

CHALLENGER SCHOOL OF SPORTS & FITNESS REPORT (Mrs. McDonnell)

Principal Liz McDonnell will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

6.

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.

 
 

7.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

8.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

9.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

10.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

Recess:

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

11.

FIRST READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the following new and revised board policies for the first reading. These policies will be brought back for the second reading at the March 14, 2012, board meeting.

BP 0450 (revision): Comprehensive Safety Plan
BP 2121 (new): Superintendent's Contract
BP 5111 (revision): Student Admission
BP 5113 (revision): Student Absences and Excuses
BB 9223 (revision): Filling Board Vacancies
BB 9320 (revision): Board Meetings and Notices

 
 

12.

REVIEW OF BOARD BYLAW, BB 9322 (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder has asked that BB 9322 be reviewed by legal counsel and then discussed at the February 29, 2012, board meeting.

 
 

13.

DISCUSSION REGARDING ROTATION OF BOARD OFFICERS (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder would like to discuss this matter with the board.

 
 

14.

RECEIVE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly attendance report.

 
 

15.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

16.

RECEIVE JANUARY 2012 SUSPENSION REPORT

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 17-24)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items #17-24).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

17.

Approve Minutes of the February 8, 2012, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

18.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

19.

Approve 2012-2013 Mountain View Montessori Charter School Calendar

This calendar is the same as the board approved 2012-2013 VESD school calendar, with the exception of minimum days.

 
 

20.

Approval of Contracts with Supplemental Education Services (SES) Providers from the second enrollment window for Brentwood, Challenger, Green Tree East, Irwin, Lomitas, Mojave Vista and Park View

 
 

21.

Approve Donations for Galileo Academy :

1. $108.96 from a grant for P.E. equipment
2. $1,275.62 from PTO for field trips
3. $372.88 from PTO for field trips

 
 

22.

Approve Donation for The Academy from Edison in the amount of $120.00 to be used for the music program

 
 

23.

Approve Donation for Endeavour School from Kenneth Sofi in the amount of $300 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

24.

Approve Volunteers at Discovery, Park View, Galileo, Mojave Vista, Green Tree East, Challenger, and Village schools

 
 

ACTION ITEM

 
 

25.

ACT TO VOTE ON 2012 CSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY ELECTION (Dr. Marsden)

The board as a whole may vote for up to seven candidates on the ballot for the 2012 CSBA Delegate Assembly.

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

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

26.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SPEECH THERAPIST ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Ms. Goodloe)

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. The district presently has a need for a substitute Speech Therapist. Natasha Stumpf has a B.A. in Leadership Organization. She has enrolled in a university to obtain her B.A. degree in Communication Disorders and will be pursuing her Masters program in Speech and Language Pathology.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Natasha Stumpf as a substitute Speech therapist on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver.

M______ S______ V______

 
 

27.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW MEMBERS FOR THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The following people have submitted applications to serve as members of the VESD Citizens Oversight Committee.

1. Christian H. Guntert, Acting Director for Community Services for the City of Victorville. He would hold a role as "at-large community member."

2. Keith Metzler, the Assistant City Manager for the City of Victorville. He would hold a role as "at-large community member."

3. Naty Alvarado, with Mortgage Solutions in Victorville. He would serve as "Parent or Guardian of Child Enrolled in District."

These two-year terms would commence with the next Citizensí Oversight Committee meeting in April, 2012. If approved, these members would bring the Citizens Oversight Committee to a total of 11, as recommended by the VESD board.

The recommended action is to approve these new Citizens' Oversight Committee applicants as presented.

M______ S______ V______

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

 
 

28.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #12-10 with Addendum(s)


M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

29.

PUPIL SERVICES REPORT

Act to approve:

A. Readmission of student #257717
B. Readmission of student #257980

M_____ S______ V______

 
 

30.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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

 
 

31.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's evaluation

 
 

32.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review and discuss contract extensions for superintendent, assistant superintendents and director of fiscal services

 
 

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.

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

33.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Act to approve superintendent's contract extension

M______ S_______ V_______

 
 

34.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Act to approve assistant superintendent of administrative services contract extension

M______ S_______ V_______

 
 

35.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Act to approve assistant superintendent of personnel services contract extension

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

36.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Act to approve assistant superintendent of educational services contract extension

M______ S_______ V_______

 
 

37.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Act to approve assistant superintendent of pupil services contract extension

M______ S_______ V_______

 
 

38.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Act to approve director of fiscal services contract extension

M______ S_______ V_______

 
 

Adjournment

Time Adjourned: _____________________

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 


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