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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, August 15, 2012, 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; 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 #13-02, with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

4.

LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE - Jan Gonzales

 
 

5.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review interim superintendent's evaluation

 
 

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

Teamwork Section, #4: No one is to divide board members.

 
 

9.

Review of Basic #13

VESD Basic #13: We celebrate and recognize each other's accomplishments.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

10.

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.

 
 

11.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

12.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

13.

Interim Superintendent's Comments

 
 

14.

Board Members Comments

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

 
 

Information Items

 
 

15.

REVIEW AUGUST 22, 2012, SPECIAL BOARD MEETING AGENDA FOR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH PRESENTATIONS (Dr. Elder)

At the July 18, 2012, board meeting, the board requested that a special board meeting be scheduled to receive presentations from the various superintendent search firms: SB County Supt. of Schools, Dave Long & Associates, Leadership Associates, and Demeter Educational Consulting. The board will review the draft agenda for the August 22, 2012 special board meeting.

 
 

16.

RECEIVE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS REPORT (Mrs. Mills)

The board will receive the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Report.

 
 

17.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING EMPLOYEE CONDUCT POLICIES (Ms. Goodloe)

As requested at the July 18, 2012, board meeting, information regarding employee professional conduct policies will be presented for the board's review.

 
 

18.

DISCUSS THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO MEMBERS TO THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION (Ms. Goodloe)

As discussed at the July 18, 2012, board meeting, Mr. Mike Nutter is unable to continue on the Victor Elementary Education Foundation at this time. Mrs. Janet Young, who recently passed away, was also one of the board's appointees. The board will need to appoint replacements as soon as possible. A list of possible appointees will be presented for the board's consideration.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE ANNUAL CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE REPORT (Mrs. Betts)

The Citizens Oversight Committee Chairperson, Andrew Jaramillo, and committee member, Martha Brodie, will present an Oversight Committee Report to the board as required by Section 3.3 of the committee's bylaws.

 
 

20.

FIRST READING OF REVISED BOARD BYLAW 9400 (Dr. Elder)

At the August 4, 2012, special board meeting, several revisions to BB 9400 were discussed. These revisions will be reviewed at tonight's board meeting, with the second reading scheduled for September 5, 2012, and the final reading and approval at the October 3, 2012, board meeting.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2009 API AND QUARTERLY WILLIAMS COMPLAINT REPORTS (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. In addition, the quarterly complaint reports for January-March and April-June are presented for the board's information.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 22-29)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 22-29).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

22.

Approve Minutes of the July 18, 2012, Regular Board Meeting and August 4, 2012, Special Board Meeting

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

 
 

23.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

24.

Approve Benefits Adjustment for Confidential Employee

 
 

25.

Approve Employment of Merrilee Ironside and Natalie Phillips as Speech Therapists on the Basis of a Variable Term Waiver

 
 

26.

Approve California Cadet Corps CACC Form 17, Delegation of School District Signature Authority

 
 

27.

Approve Revision to Conflict of Interest Code

This is the regular biennial review and revision of positions that are required to file a statement. Interim Superintendent was added and Supervisor of Facilities was deleted on page 5 of the code.

 
 

28.

Approve Donation for Park View in the amount of $200 from ECLS-K:2011 Research to be used for materials/supplies by K-1 teachers

 
 

29.

Donation for Irwin & The Academy from Life Touch

$493.01, to The Academy be used for uniforms $181.14, to Irwin to be used for uniforms

 
 

ACTION ITEM

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED BOARD BYLAW 9400 RE BOARD PROTOCOLS (Dr. Elder)

The revised BB 9400 which the board reviewed at the July 18 and August 4 board meetings is submitted for the third reading and approval.

The recommended action is to approve Board Bylaw 9400, as presented.

M_______ S________ V________

 
 

31.

ACT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 12-13 IN SUPPORT OF PROP 30 AND 38 ON NOVEMBER BALLOT (Mrs. Gonzales)

California School Boards Association (CSBA) is requesting that school boards consider passing a resolution in support of both Prop 30 and Prop 38, a move that complements the historic vote taken May 20 by CSBA's Delegate Assembly. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has also endorsed both measures.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 12-13, as presented.

M_______ S________ V________

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 12-14 ORDERING JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF DELINQUENT SPECIAL TAXES AND RETAIN COUNSEL (Mrs. Gonzales)

Government Code authorizes districts with CFD's (Community Facility Districts) to file foreclosure actions on behalf of the debt holders. Approval of Resolution 12-14 is required to start the foreclosure proceedings. Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP would act as our special counsel to prosecute the foreclosure actions and collect on behalf of the District the amounts due.

The recommended action is for the board of trustees to approve Resolution 12-14 and retain counsel 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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