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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, September 5, 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 #13-03 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT

Readmit student #257861

 
 

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 interim 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

Teamwork Section, #5: No individual team member will ever use the media as a forum.

 
 

10.

Review of Basic #14

VESD Basic #14: Respect and trust are the foundation of our organization. It is the responsibility of everyone to listen actively, participate constructively and communicate effectively. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

11.

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.

 
 

12.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

13.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

14.

Interim Superintendent's Comments

 
 

15.

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

 
 

16.

REVIEW INFORMATION REGARDING SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH SERVICES (Dr. Elder)

At the August 22, 2012, special board meeting, the board received information submitted by four superintendent search firms: SB County Supt. of Schools, Dave Long & Associates, Leadership Associates, and Demeter Educational Consulting. The board will discuss the information received.

 
 

17.

REVIEW STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA (Mrs. Mills)

Maureen Mills will review the latest student achievement data with the board.

 
 

18.

SECOND READING OF REVISED BOARD BYLAW 9400, PROTOCOLS (Dr. Elder)

Board Bylaw 9400, Board and Superintendent Protocols will be reviewed. Dr. Elder would also like to discuss item #11 under Chain of Command as it relates to speaking with the media. The final reading and approval is scheduled for October 3, 2012.

 
 

19.

FIRST READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The following proposed revisions to board policies will be reviewed, with the second reading scheduled for October 3, 2012, and the final reading and approval on November 7, 2012:

BP 5117, Interdistrict Attendance
BB 9321, Closed Session Purposes and Agendas

 
 

20.

REVIEW 2011/2012 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL REPORTS (Mrs. Betts)

The district has completed closing the financial books for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. The financial reports (unaudited) are included for the board's review.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 21-23)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 21-23).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

21.

Approve Minutes of the August 15, 2012, Regular Board Meeting, and the August 22, 2012, Special Board Meeting

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

 
 

22.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

23.

Approve Volunteers for Discovery, Liberty, Mojave Vista, West Palms, Irwin/Academy, Mountain View Montessori, Park View, Endeavour, and Galileo schools

 
 

ACTION ITEM

 
 

24.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The recommended action is to approve the following item:

Readmit student #257861

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

25.

ACT TO APPROVE MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING AND TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH CSEA (Mrs. Goodloe)

This agreement between the district and CSEA, Chapter 236, will modify the listed articles in the Memorandums of Understanding dated June 2012. CSEA held a ratification vote on August 21, 2012. By a majority vote, the following Memorandums of Understanding were approved by the bargaining unit members: Food servers assigned to Brentwood and Liberty adjustment of assignment due to increased number of students being served lunch; Breakfast cooks and cashiers adjustment of assignment due to increased number of students being served breakfast; Custodian and clerk adjustment of assignment due to the after school program; Lead cook adjustment due to all day kindergarten; CSEA President release time.

The recommended action is to approve the Memorandums of Understanding and tentative agreement with CSEA as presented.

M_______ S________ V________

 
 

26.

ACT TO APPROVE AB 1200 WITH 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________

 
 

27.

DISCUSSION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION (Ms. Goodloe)

Mr. Mike Nutter is unable to continue on the Victor Elementary Education Foundation at this time. Mrs. Janet Young passed away recently. Since Mr. Nutter and Mrs. Young were the VESD Board of Trustees' appointees, the board will need to appoint replacements as soon as possible.

The recommended action is to approve the appointment of two members to the Victor Elementary Education Foundation.

M_______ S________ V________

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #12-15, ADOPTING THE GANN LIMIT (Mrs. Betts)

Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123 specify that each year District Governing Boards shall identify their annual estimated appropriations limits for the current year and their actual appropriations limits for the preceding year. The State approved software was used in calculating the two GANN Limits. A copy of the worksheet is included for your information. Resolution #12-15 is presented to adopt the GANN Limit thereby complying with Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution #12-15 as presented.

M_______ S________ V________

 
 

29.

ACT TO ESTABLISH TWO SPECIAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS (Mrs. Goodloe)

To better serve the needs of the students within the Victor Elementary School District, we determined there is a need to establish two special education instructional assistant positions. The placement of these positions will support the enrollment needs that arise throughout the district and will be effective September 6, 2012.

The recommended action is to approve two special education instructional assistant positions effective September 6, 2012. Approval is recommended.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE USE/PURCHASE OF TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM (Mrs. Mills)

School sites were given the opportunity to review transitional kindergarten program/components to teach math, language arts, social studies and science standards. After review by teachers the Houghton Mifflin "Splash into Pre-K" program was selected.

The recommended action is to approve the transitional kindergarten materials as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

31.

ACT TO NOMINATE CSBA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (Mrs. Gonzales)

California School Boards Association (CSBA) is accepting nominations for Director-at-Large Asian/Pacific Islander, and Director-at-Large Hispanic. Any board member may nominate board members from CSBA member districts or county offices of education. The board will consider taking action to approve one or more nominees.

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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