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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, April 18, 2012, 6:00 pm
Location:
Discovery School, 13427 Amethyst 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; Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk; Elise Brown and Karen Morgan

 
 

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 #12-12 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

 
 

4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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 - Immediately following Closed Session but no earlier than 7:00 p.m.

 
 

7.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

8.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

9.

Review Board Protocol

Communications Section, #8: All team members have a unique responsibility to share pertinent information that they see and hear regarding the district.

 
 

10.

Review of Basic #7

VESD Basic #7: Everyone has a responsibility to communicate concerns and possible solutions to the appropriate person-the appropriate person will ensure follow through to resolution. Seek a solution rather than a "rule book" response.

 
 

11.

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

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

 
 

School Report

 
 

12.

Discovery School Report (Mr. Hill)

Principal Robert Hill 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.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

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.

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

18.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The monthly monitoring report will be reviewed.

 
 

19.

REVIEW PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL TEACHER DAY (Dr. Marsden)

The board will recognize and acknowledge the impact of teachers in observation of National Teacher Day on May 8, 2012.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE STRATEGIC PLANNING OUTCOMES (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive an overview of the academic strategic planning process and outcomes from this year's meeting.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE SECOND INTERIM TESTING RESULTS (Mrs. Mills)

The results of the second administration of the interim test will be presented.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE MONTHLY BUDGET UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

The board will receive the monthly budget update.

 
 

23.

REVIEW OF "CALL TO ORDER: A BLUEPRINT FOR GREAT BOARD MEETINGS" (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder will lead a discussion about this California School Boards Association publication. The board will review pages 11-22 at this meeting. This item will be on future board meeting agendas until the board completes its review.

 
 

24.

DISCUSSION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION (Dr. Marsden)

Mr. Jim Stasiak is unable to continue on the Victor Elementary Education Foundation at this time. Since Mr. Stasiak is one of the VESD Board of Trustees' appointees, the board will need to appoint a replacement as soon as possible. This matter will be brought back at the May 9, 2012, board meeting for further discussion and appointment. Foundation meetings take place every other month, on the fourth Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

 
 

25.

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

The board will review the following board policies. These policies will be brought back at the May 9, 2012, board meeting for the fourth reading and approval:

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

 
 

26.

FIRST READING OF BB 9100, ORGANIZATION, REGARDING ROTATION OF BOARD OFFICERS (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder would like to discuss the rotation of board officers. The board will review new board bylaw BB 9100, Board Organization. This bylaw will be brought back for the second reading at the May 9, 2012, board meeting.

 
 

27.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING AR 4362.1, VESD WAY DAYS (Mrs. Goodloe)

The board will receive a new administrative regulation regarding VESD Way Days for management employees.

 
 

28.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING COUNTY EXPULSION POLICY (Mrs. Clark)

The board will review and discuss the county expulsion policy. This policy will be brought back at the May 9, 2012, board meeting for approval.

 
 

29.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

30.

RECEIVE MARCH 2012 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will review the monthly suspension report.

 
 

31.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 32-39)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 32-39).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

32.

Approve Minutes of the March 14, 2012, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

33.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

34.

Approve and Ratify District Contracts list for the period January 1-March 30, 2012

 
 

35.

Approve Donation for Sixth Street Prep School from Lifetouch Prestige Portraits in the amount of $146.24 to be used for library books

 
 

36.

Approve Donation for Endeavour School from Wells Fargo in the amount of $10.00 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

37.

Approve Donations for Discovery School of the Arts:

1) $2500.00 from the Egbar Foundation to be used for materials and supplies in music/drama classes 2) $125.01 from Edison International Employee Contributions to be used for 2nd and 4th grade instructional materials 3) $125.01 form Edison International Employee Contributions to be used for 2nd and 4th grade instructional materials

 
 

38.

Approve Donation for Galileo Academy:

Grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, Toolbox for Education, in the amount of $5,000.00. The money was awarded to Christina Drost, RSP teacher. It will be used for reading and math programs to be used for Intervention Strategies for Response to Inventions.

 
 

39.

Approve Volunteers at Liberty, Discovery, Sixth Street Prep, Del Rey, Mountain View Montessori, Park View, Village, Galileo, Mojave Vista, Endeavour, and Challenger schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

40.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)


A. Expulsion of student #355726

B. Expulsion of student #354881

C. Expulsion of student #273922


M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

41.

ACT TO APPROVE CLASSIFIED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (Mrs. Goodloe)

The Memorandum of Understanding dated February 21, 2012, was created by district and CSEA negotiators using the Interest Based Bargaining approach and a neutral facilitator. CSEA held a ratification vote on March 20, 2012. By a majority vote, the Memorandum of Understanding to fully restore thirteen health attendant/receptionist positions to eight hours was approved by the bargaining unit members.

The recommended action is to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between CSEA and VESD as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

42.

ACT TO APPROVE CLASSIFIED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (Mrs. Goodloe)

The Memorandum of Understanding dated February 21, 2012, was created by district and CSEA negotiators using the Interest Based Bargaining approach and a neutral facilitator. CSEA held a ratification vote on March 20, 2012. By a majority vote, the Memorandum of Understanding to temporarily incresas the hours of the clerk typist position assigned to nutrition services was approved by the bargaining unit members.

The recommended action is to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between CSEA and VESD as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

43.

ACT TO APPROVE AB 1200 RE CSEA (Mrs. Goodloe)

The AB 1200 financial report is required to be completed when any additions, deletions or modifications have been made to the CSEA agreement. The AB 1200 was posted for public view for 10 working days. It is presented to the board of trustees for approval.

The recommended action is to approve the AB 1200 as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

CLOSED SESSION

A second closed session will be held if needed to complete any 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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