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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, May 9, 2012, 6:00 pm
Location:
Mojave Vista School, 16100 Burwood Ave, 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 #12-13 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

6.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

7.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

8.

Review Board Protocol

Communications Section, #9: The team has the responsibility to educate the district and community regarding the roles of team members.

 
 

9.

Review of Basic #8

VESD Basic #8: Give people your full attention - "Be There." Always recognize each other immediately with eye contact, a smile, and their name whenever possible, using greetings such as, "Good Morning," "How may I help you?" "I would be happy to," "Have you been helped?".

 
 

10.

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

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

 
 

School Report

 
 

11.

Mojave Vista School Report (Mrs. San Nicolas)

Principal Christina San Nicolas will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

12.

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.

 
 

13.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

14.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

15.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

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.

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

17.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The monthly monitoring report will be reviewed.

 
 

18.

RECEIVE REPORT REGARDING NSBA CONFERENCE (Dr. Elder)

Board members who attended the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Conference last month will report on the information they received.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE JOINT PRESENTATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REOPENERS WITH CSEA (Ms. Goodloe)

Using the interest based bargaining approach, CSEA and district negotiators met to identify those areas of the contract which we want to review for possible changes. These include: Association Rights; Hours, Overtime and Extra Hours; Pay and Allowances; Health and Welfare Benefits; Evaluation Procedures; and Safety. These reopeners are presented for the board's information and for the public. Some team members may be present to answer questions.

 
 

20.

REVIEW 2012-13 BOARD STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES & GOALS (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will review and discuss the strategic objectives and goals for 2012-13.

 
 

21.

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.

 
 

22.

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 Chapter 3 (pages 23-34) at this meeting. This item will be on future board meeting agendas until the board completes its review.

 
 

23.

FOURTH 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 30, 2012, board meeting for the final 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

 
 

24.

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

Dr. Elder presented new board bylaw BB 9100, Board Organization, for discussion at the April 18, 2012, board meeting. This bylaw will be brought back for the third reading and approval at the May 30, 2012, board meeting.

 
 

25.

RECEIVE UPDATED CONFERENCE BUDGET (Dr. Marsden)

The board will receive the updated conference budget report.

 
 

26.

REVIEW BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR (Dr. Marsden)

The board will review the schedule for next year's meetings. This item will be brought back for approval at the May 30, 2012, board meeting.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 27-35)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 27-35).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

27.

Approve Minutes of the April 18, 2012, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

28.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

29.

Approve increase in hours for bilingual instructional assistant assigned to Challenger School

 
 

30.

Approve Job Description for Psychologist

 
 

31.

Approve Resolution 12-04 to Excuse Board Member Absence for Gary Elder

 
 

32.

Approve Resolution 12-05 to Excuse Board Member Absence for Lionel Dew

 
 

33.

Approve Donation for Del Rey School from Lauren Studios in the amount of $591.61 to be used for school uniforms and for the annual CST celebration

 
 

34.

Approve Donation for Puesta del Sol School from Dan Valentine: Sony 36 inch television, remote control and stand to the computer lab at Puesta del Sol

 
 

35.

Approve Volunteers at Del Rey, West Palms, Sixth Street Prep, Village, Park View, Discovery, Mountain View Montessori, and Mojave Vista schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE DISTRICT-WIDE L.E.D. LAMP BID AWARD (Mr. Etter)

The bid opening for this project was May 1, 2012. Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) was the apparent low bidder with the bid amount of $1,460,658.15.

The recommended action is to approve Consolidated Electrical Distributor as the apparent low bidder as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AND E-WASTE LIST AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO DISPOSE OF SAID EQUIPMENT (Mr. Etter)

The attached list is surplus equipment and e-waste not needed by the district. The total value of this property is less than $2,500.00.

The recommended action is to approve the list of surplus equipment and e-waste as presented and authorize Bill Klopping, director of technology, to dispose of the equipment in accordance with administrative regulation AR 3270.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

38.

ACT TO ESTABLISH THREE SPECIAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR (Ms. Goodloe)

To better serve the needs of the students within the Victor Elementary School District, we determined there is a need to establish three special education instructional assistant positions. The placement of these positions will support the enrollment needs that arise throughout the district and will be effective for the 2012-2013 school year.

The recommended action is to approve three special education instructional assistant positions effective July 1, 2012.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

39.

ACT TO APPROVE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST POSITION (Ms. 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 additional school psychologist position. Due to the increasing number of students requiring special education, it is recommended that one school psychologist position be established.

The recommended action is to establish one new position of school psychologist effective 2012-2013 school year.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

40.

ACT TO APPROVE FOUR ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM TEACHING POSITIONS (Ms. 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 four new special education classroom positions. Due to the increasing number of students requiring special education, it is recommended that four special education positions be established.

The recommended action is to establish the four new positions of special education classroom teachers effective 2012-2013 school year.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

41.

ACT TO APPROVE 2011-2012 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION FOR FUNDING CATEGORICAL AID PROGRAM, PART II (Mrs. Mills)

Part II of the Consolidated Application for funding Categorical Aid Programs is submitted for board approval. The document will be reviewed and approved by the District Advisory Council on May 14, 2012, and the District English Learning Advisory Committee by the May 25, 2012, submission deadline date.

The recommended action is to approve the Consolidated Application, Part II, as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

42.

ACT TO APPOINT A 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. Foundation meetings take place every other month, on the fourth Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The board will take action to appoint Mr. Allen Williams as a member to the Victor Elementary Education Foundation.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

43.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 12-06, AUTHORIZING TEMPORARY BORROWING BETWEEN FUNDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Betts)

Resolution 12-06 will allow payroll warrants to be drawn against the General Fund even if its cash balance is insufficient as long as cash balances in all funds are sufficient to cover the expense.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 12-06 authorizing temporary borrowing between funds of the school district for the fiscal year 2012-2013.

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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