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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 6, 2013, 6:00 pm
Location:
Lomitas Career Academy, 12571 First 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. Gabriel Stine, President; Karen Morgan, Vice President; Joyce Chamberlain, Clerk; Elise Brown and Dr. Gary Elder

 
 

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 #13-08 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Ugo)

A. Expulsion of student 098011
B. Expulsion of student 097166
C. Expulsion of student 315939
D. Expulsion of student 244942
E. Readmit student 229955
F. Readmit student 390339
G. Readmit student 305112
H. Readmit student 273558

 
 

4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

District Representative: Jan Gonzales and Maureen Mills
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

Teamwork Section #10: Openly considering options and alternatives is recognized as a vehicle to good decision-making.

 
 

10.

Review of Basic #19

VESD Basic #19: We always seek ways to improve current systems and are proactive in seeking opportunities for innovation.

 
 

Recognition

 
 

11.

RECOGNITION OF BUS DRIVER AND CITIZENS WHO ASSISTED AT BUS ACCIDENT (Mr. Lester)

On October 11, 2012, when a VESD school bus was involved in an accident and overturned on the street, the bus driver Veronica Torres and two good samaritans Kim Velder and Dawn Mason took action to ensure the students on board were removed from the bus safely and assisted until their parents and paramedics arrived. The board will recognize them at tonight's meeting.

 
 

School Report

 
 

12.

Lomitas School Report (Mrs. Williams)

Principal Kenisha Williams 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 2011-2012 CHARTER ADA AUDITS (Mrs. Jauregui)

The district's auditor, Jeff Nigro, CPA of Nigro & Nigro, has completed the 2011-2012 annual audit of ADA (average daily attendance) for Mountain View Montessori and Sixth Street Prep. Copies have been forwarded to the county and are available at the district office for review by any interested parties.

 
 

19.

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

The board will receive the following new and revised board policies for the first reading. The second reading is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2013, and the third reading/approval is scheduled for March 13, 2013.

BP 4215: Evaluation/Supervision-Classified Staff (new policy)

BP 6161.1: Selection & Evaluation of Instructional Materials (revised policy)

BP 6174: Education for English Language Learners (revised policy)

BB 9322: Agenda/Meeting Materials (revised policy)

BB 9323.2: Actions by the Board (revised policy)

 
 

20.

REVIEW BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will review the revised board meeting schedule, which includes the following:

A. The February 23, 2013, special board meeting has been changed to February 12, 2013.

B. The July 30, 2013, special board meeting has been added.

C. Proposed board meeting dates for September through December 2013 have been added to the schedule for the board's review and input.

The schedule will be brought back for approval at the February 27, 2013, board meeting.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Ugo)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2009 API (Mrs. Betts)

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.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 24-34)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 24-34).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

24.

Approve Minutes of the January 16, 2013, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

25.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

26.

Approve California Council for Excellence (CCE) Membership for Superintendent

 
 

27.

Approve County Form No. 1, Certification of Board Minutes, revised to add Joyce Chamberlain and Jan Gonzales; and delete Lionel Dew

 
 

28.

Approve Increase in Hours for Receptionist/Health Attendant assigned to Galileo Academy

 
 

29.

Approve Employment of Substitute Speech Therapist on the Basis of a Variable Term Waiver

 
 

30.

Donation for Sixth Street Prep School from TerraCycle, Inc. in the amount of $105.00 to be used to purchase library books

 
 

31.

Approve Donation for Park View School from Lifetouch in the amount $672.07 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

32.

Approve Donations for Discovery School to be used for instructional materials

$55 from Valley-Hi Toyota/Scion
$1,230 from Gold Medal Taekwondo

 
 

33.

Approve Donation for Del Rey from Scholarship America in the amount of $700.00 to be used for our 6th grade field trip to the Museum of Tolerance

 
 

34.

Approve Volunteers at Liberty, West Palms, Irwin/Academy and Green Tree East schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Ugo)

A. Expulsion of student 098011
B. Expulsion of student 097166
C. Expulsion of student 315939
D. Expulsion of student 244942
E. Readmit student 229955
F. Readmit student 390339
G. Readmit student 305112
H. Readmit student 273558

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE VETA MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR SCHOOLS IN PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT (Mrs. Mills)

Through negotiations, a Memorandum of Understanding for the period of January 24, 2013 through June 30, 2014 was developed. VETA held a ratification vote on January 24, 2013. By a majority vote, the Memorandum of Understanding addressing No Child Left Behind, School Improvement Plan for Schools in Program Improvement for VETA was approved by the bargaining unit members.

The recommended action is to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between VETA and VESD Addressing No Child Left Behind School Improvement Plan for Schools in Program Improvement as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE AB 1200 FOR CERTIFICATED STAFF (Mrs. Mills)

The AB 1200 financial report is required to be completed when any additions, deletions or modifications have been made to the VETA Agreement. The Certificated AB 1200 Memorandum of Understanding Addressing No Child Left Behind School Improvement Plan for Schools in Program Improvement dated January 24, 2013, was posted for public viewing for 10 working days. It is presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

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

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

38.

ACT TO ESTABLISH ONE SPECIAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

To better serve the needs of the students within the Victor Elementary School District, we determined there is a need to establish one special education instructional assistant position. The initial placement of this position will be at Galileo Academy.

The recommended action is to approve one special education instructional assistant position effective February 7, 2013. Approval is recommended.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

39.

ACT TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL SPEECH THERAPIST POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

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 new language, speech and hearing specialist position. Due to the increasing number of students requiring speech services, it is recommended that one additional language, speech and hearing specialist position be established.

The recommended action is to establish the new position of language, speech and hearing specialist effective February 7, 2013.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

40.

ACT TO APPROVE NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT FOR SUPERINTENDENT (Mrs. Mills)

Currently, Jan Gonzales is the only authorized agent for the district who can sign the notice of employment forms. Therefore, the board is required by the county to approve and sign the notice of employment for the superintendent.

The recommended action is to approve and sign the notice of employment form for Jan Gonzales.

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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