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Victor Elementary School District (Amended Agenda)
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, November 6, 2013, 6:00 pm
Location:
Park View School, 13427 Cahuenga 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. Gabriel Stine, President; Karen Morgan, Vice President; Joyce Chamberlain, Clerk; Elise Brown and Dr. Gary Elder

Act to Amend Agenda

 
 

1.

Amendment to Agenda

An action item was inadvertently left off the agenda regarding the addition of a speech therapist position. Therefore, administration recommends an amendment to the agenda to add an action item for this position.

The recommended action is to approve the addition of action item #49 to the agenda for approval of a speech therapist position.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

Public Verbal Comments

 
 

2.

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

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #14-07 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

4.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Stipulated expulsion of student 97046

 
 

5.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review proposed contract amendments for assistant superintendents, director of fiscal services, and superintendent

 
 

6.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review recommendations for interim assistant superintendent of pupil services, and substitute principal for Green Tree East School

 
 

7.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

District Representative: Maureen Mills
Employee Organizations: V.E.T.A. and C.S.E.A.

 
 

8.

LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

9.

QUARTERLY WORKERS COMP REPORT (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

10.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's evaluation

 
 

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

 
 

11.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

12.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

13.

Review Board Protocol

Chain of Command Section #7: No individual board member is to come between the superintendent and his/her staff, and the superintendent shall not come between individual board members.

 
 

14.

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?."

 
 

School Report

 
 

15.

Park View School Report (Mr. Barles)

Principal Fortune Barles will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

16.

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.

 
 

17.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

18.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

19.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

20.

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

 
 

21.

RECEIVE JOINT PRESENTATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REOPENERS WITH VETA (Mrs. Mills)

Using the Interest Based Bargaining approach, Victor Elementary Teachers Association (VETA) and district negotiators met on October 24, 2013, to identify those areas of the contract which we want to review for possible changes. These include Association Rights, Working Time, Assignment, Class Size, Leaves, Benefits, Compensation and Evaluation. We will also: 1) review and update calendar, 2) review and update the district nurse job description and create an evaluation tool, 3) review retirement/resignation incentives, 4) review memorandums of understanding regarding Common Core Standards coaches and program improvement, and 5) review the entire agreement for grammar and format.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Lori Clark, assistant superintendent of educational services, will report on progress made toward Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

 
 

23.

RECEIVE BUDGET UPDATE (Ms. Jauregui)

The board will receive a budget update.

 
 

24.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

25.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

26.

RECEIVE SEPTEMBER 2013 SUSPENSION REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 27-36)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 27-36).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

27.

Approve Minutes of the October 2, 2013, Regular Board Meeting and the October 22, 2013, Special Board Meeting

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

 
 

28.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

29.

Approve Resolution 13-25, to Excuse Board Member Gary Elder's Absence at October 2, 2013, board meeting

 
 

30.

Approve Resolution 13-26, to Excuse Board Member Karen Morgan's Absence at Oct. 2, 2013, board meeting

 
 

31.

Approve Revised School Site Plans for Academy, Brentwood, Del Rey, Green Tree East, Irwin, Mountain View Montessori, Puesta del Sol, Village and West Palms schools

(Mojave Vista was listed originally, but will not be revising their site plan at this time.)

 
 

32.

Approve Contracts for the period July - September 2013

 
 

33.

Donations for Liberty School:

(1) Verizon's "Tools for Schools" donated $125.00 worth of various school supplies; and
(2) Schools First Bank donated $60.00 worth of various school supplies

 
 

34.

Approve Donations for Park View School:

$300 Rotary Grant donation and a $1000 donation to Park View for technology from parent Anthony Bautista

 
 

35.

Approve Donation for Discovery School from Edison International of four checks totalling $900 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

36.

Approve Volunteers at Endeavour, Del Rey, Village, Galileo, Lomitas, Discovery, Green Tree East, Mojave Vista, Liberty, West Palms, Irwin/Academy, and Park View Schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Stipulated expulsion of student #97046

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

38.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will review the following new and revised board policies for the third reading.

BP 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils
BP 1431 - Waivers
BP 5141.27 - Food Allergies/Special Dietary Needs
BP 6144 - Controversial Issues
BB 9010 - Public Statements
BB 9250 - Remuneration, Reimbursement and Other Benefits

The recommended action is to approve the new and revised board policies as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

39.

ACT TO APPROVE PURCHASE FROM CDW GOVERNMENT FOR CHROMEBOOKS USING PIGGY BACK BID FROM DESERT SANDS (Mr. Klopping)

Information will be presented regarding the costs for the Chromebooks.

The recommended action is to approve the purchase of the Chromebooks utilizing the piggyback bid from Desert Sands Unified School District, and to authorize Debbie Betts, assistant superintendent of administrative services, to sign all contracts and other documents relating to the purchase.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

40.

ACT TO APPROVE ONE NEW CLASSIFIED POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

After analyzing the needs of the district, I am requesting to establish a new 4 hour roving day custodian position. The duties of the 4 hour roving day custodian will align with the current job description of the day custodian. This position will work alongside the 8 hour day custodian to help manage the workload for the site(s) where the enrollment surpasses 1000 students. The 4 hour roving day custodian position will support the site(s) when school enrollment is elevated. Therefore, the school site assignment may change at the discretion of the district.

Administration recommends establishing one new classified roving day custodial position effective November 7, 2013.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

41.

ACT TO APPROVE TWO CLASSIFIED MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING (Mrs. Mills)

The Memorandums of Understanding dated June 12, 2013, and August 22, 2013, were created by district and CSEA negotiators using the Interest Based Bargaining approach and a neutral facilitator. CSEA held a ratification vote on September 17, 2013. By a majority vote, the Memorandums of Understanding listed below were approved by the Bargaining Unit Members.

• The hours for the position of cook at Galileo, and lead cooks at Discovery, Liberty, Park View and other sites as warranted shall be increased by thirty minutes per day. The cook position at Galileo shall reflect the work hours increase from five hours per day to five and one-half hours per day. The aforementioned lead cook positions shall reflect the work hours increase from six hours per day to six and one-half hours per day.

• The three hour clerk typist assigned to Nutritional Services shall have an increase of one half hour to the scheduled work day.

• The delivery driver assigned to Nutritional Services will have an increase of one hour to the scheduled work day.

• The cook assigned to Galileo shall have an increase of fifteen minutes to the scheduled work day.

The recommended action is to approve the two memorandums of understanding between CSEA and VESD as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

42.

ACT TO APPROVE AB 1200, CSEA (Mrs. Mills)

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_______

 
 

43.

ACT TO APPROVE AMENDMENT TO PIPER JAFFRAY’S CONTRACT (Mrs. Betts)

The proposed amendment to Piper Jaffray's contract with the Victor Elementary School District will convert their role from that of bond underwriter to that of financial advisor for the Measure "E" General Obligation Bond program.

The recommended action is to approve the amended Piper Jaffray's contract as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

44.

ACT TO APPROVE CONTRACT AMENDMENTS FOR ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS, SUPERINTENDENT AND DIRECTOR OF FISCAL SERVICES (Mrs. Gonzales)

A contract amendment for each of the assistant superintendents, superintendent, and the director of fiscal services was necessary to reflect changes in the law.

The recommended action is to approve the contract amendment for each of the assistant superintendents, the superintendent, and the director of fiscal services as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

45.

ACT TO APPOINT TANYA BENITEZ AS INTERIM ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, PUPIL SERVICES, TO INCLUDE MONTHLY STIPEND AND AUTOMOBILE ALLOWANCE (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that Tanya Benitez be appointed as interim assistant superintendent, pupil services, and receive a monthly stipend in the amount of $1240 as compensation for her duties effective November 4, 2013, until June 30, 2014, or until the position is filled, whichever comes first. It is also recommended she receive an automobile allowance of $350/month.

M_______ S_______ V________

 
 

46.

ACT TO APPOINT BRENDA CAMBRA AS SUBSTITUTE PRINCIPAL FOR GREEN TREE EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 4, 2013 (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that Brenda Cambra be appointed as substitute principal for Green Tree East Elementary School effective November 4, 2013. This assignment is per California Ed Code 44861.

The recommended action is to appoint Brenda Cambra as substitute principal for Green Tree East Elementary School effective November 4, 2013.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

47.

ACT TO APPROVE CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended the salary schedule for classified hourly/daily employees be approved retroactively effective 9/16/13. The recommendation aligns the hourly/daily cashier rate with the VESD Classified Salary Schedule.

The recommended action is to approve the updated salary schedule for Mountain View Montessori Charter School hourly/daily employees effective 9/16/13.

M_______ S_______ V________

 
 

48.

ACT TO APPROVE DECEMBER 11, 2013, AS THE ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING (Mrs. Gonzales)

The Education Code requires that governing boards hold an annual organizational meeting between December 6 and December 20, 2013. The board president, vice president, and clerk shall be elected at the organizational meeting, as well as the voting representative.

The recommended action is to approve December 11, 2013, as the annual organizational meeting.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

49.

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 position be established.

The recommended action is to establish a new language, speech and hearing specialist position effective November 6, 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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