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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, December 11, 2013, 6:00 pm
Location:
Village Elem. School, 14711 Mojave Drive, 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, 12219 Second Ave., 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 #14-08 with Addendum(s)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

 
 

4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Discuss recommendation for principal of Challenger School

 
 

5.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

6.

LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

7.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's evaluation

 
 

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

 
 

8.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

9.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

10.

Review Board Protocol

Chain of Command Section #8: All substantive contacts, including phone calls, between a board member and staff or community are to be reported to the superintendent as soon as possible.

 
 

11.

Review of Basic #9

VESD Basic #9: We answer all calls and emails in a timely manner (phone calls within 3 rings, emails within 24 hours).

 
 

School Report

 
 

12.

Village School Report (Mr. Nordstrom)

Principal Tim Nordstrom 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.

INTRODUCTION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES STAFF (Ms. Clark)

Lori Clark, assistant superintendent of educational services, will introduce the educational services staff members to the board.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE UPDATED OBJECTIVES AND GOALS MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

Cabinet will present the updated monitoring report.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2012 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 2012 API will be presented to the board.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE OCTOBER 2013 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs.Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 24-31)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 24-31).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

24.

Approve Minutes of the November 6, 2013, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

25.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

26.

Approve Contracts with Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers

 
 

27.

Approve Donations for Discovery School:

(1) $300.00 donation from TXI Cement, arranged by parent/employee Kelly Fischel, to support the K-Kids Thanksgiving Baskets for needy families; and
(2) $347.41 raised by kindergarten on Del Taco Night to be used for field trips

 
 

28.

Approve Donation for Challenger School from Target in the amount of $58 to be added to the field trip fund

 
 

29.

Approve Donation of $100 for Park View School from Athena Jean Salon and Day Spa to be used for instructional materials

 
 

30.

Approve Donation for Brentwood School from Lifetouch in the amount of $246.00 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

31.

Approve Volunteers at Discovery, Brentwood, Mojave Vista, Challenger, West Palms, Sixth Street Prep, Mountain View Montessori, Village, Green Tree East, Irwin/Academy, Endeavour and Park View Schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will take action regarding the following expulsions:

1. Expulsion of Student #245894
2. Expulsion of Student #98288

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE FIRST INTERIM REPORT (Ms. Jauregui)

The first interim budget report will be presented.

The recommended action is for the Board to direct its President to certify that, based on current conditions, the District will be able to meet its financial obligations for this year and the ensuing two years; and to approve changes to the District's budget through October 31, 2013.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 13-27 OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVING THE ANNUAL AND FIVE YEAR REPORTABLE FEES REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013, IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 66006 AND 66001 (Mr. Etter)

The district has received and expended statutory and/or alternative school facilities fees for the construction and/or modernization of the District's school facilities in order to accommodate students from new development. Pursuant to Government Code Section 66006(a), the District is required to deposit the Reportable Fees collected into a separate capital facilities account.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 13-27 in compliance with Government Code Sections 66006 and 66001.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 13-28 AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO ADD ADDITIONAL PROVIDERS TO THE DISTRICTíS 457(B) PLAN AND ESTABLISH A FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES (Mrs. Betts)

The District desires to amend the 457 plan as needed allowing for Plan Member Services as an investment provider in the plan and to implement a Financial Literacy and Financial Wellness program designed to increase participation in the program and to assist employees in better understanding their retirement.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution #13-28 as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE ONE NEW 4-HOUR DAY CUSTODIAN POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

To better serve the staff and students of Galileo, I am requesting to establish one four hour day custodian position for this site. Currently, we have one eight hour custodian working a split shift (2 hours in the morning and 6 hours in the evening) leaving the site unattended during peak school hours, when operational assistance is needed the most.

The recommended action is to approve one new four hour day custodian position effective December 12, 2013.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE ESTABLISHING ONE NEW 1:1 INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

To better service the special needs that are indicated on the IEP of the students of Victor Elementary School District, we have determined that there is a need to establish one new 1:1 instructional assistant position assigned to pupil services.

The recommended action is to approve one 1:1 instructional assistant position assigned to pupil services, effective December 12, 2013. Approval is recommended.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

38.

ACT TO APPROVE INCREASE OF HOURS FOR THREE CUSTODIAN POSITIONS AND ONE NEW 4-HOUR CUSTODIAN POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

Due to student enrollment growth and the Local Control Funding Formula requirement that we reduce class sizes in grades K-3, the district has had to add 31 new classrooms across the district. The additional classrooms have resulted in the need to increase custodian support by a total of 8.5 hours. Cabinet has reviewed all custodian increments and we propose the following staffing recommendations:

1. The 4-hour custodian assigned to Del Rey will be increased by 3 hours to the scheduled work day; total hours to be 7.

2. The 4-hour custodian assigned to Puesta del Sol will be increased by 2.25 hours to the scheduled work day; total hours to be 6.25.

3. The 4-hour custodian assigned to West Palms will be increased by 1.5 hours to the scheduled work day; total hours to be 5.5.

4. Establish one new 4 hour custodial position assigned to rove between Brentwood and Village.

The recommended action is to approve the increase in hours for the three custodian positions listed above and establish one new custodian position effective December 12, 2013.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

39.

ACT TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF THREE CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS (Mrs. Betts)

At the October 21, 2013 quarterly Citizens Oversight Committee, term renewals were discussed. Andrew Jaramillo, Michele Spears, and Kristine Verhague each agreed to serve a third 2-year term. Their current terms expire in December, 2013.

The roles of these committee members will be:

Andrew Jaramillo: active in business
Michele Spears: active in senior citizens organization
Kristine Verhague: member at large

The recommended action is to approve 2 year renewal terms for these 3 C.O.C. members as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

40.

ACT TO APPROVE CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR SUPERINTENDENT (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that the Superintendent receive a 3% salary increase effective January 1, 2014.

The recommended action is to approve an amendment to the superintendent's contract reflecting a 3% salary increase effective January 1, 2014.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

41.

ACT TO NOMINATE CSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE (Mrs. Gonzales)

CSBA's Delegate Assembly works with local districts, county offices, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Delegates ensure that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education throughout the state. Nomination and candidate biographical sketch forms for CSBA's Delegate Assembly are now being accepted until Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Any CSBA member board is eligible to nominate board members within their geographical region or subregion. Each board may nominate as many individuals as it chooses.

In addition to the nomination, nominees must submit a candidate biographical sketch form. An optional one-page, one-sided, resume may also be submitted, (resume cannot substituted for the candidate biographical sketch form). All materials must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

The board may take action to nominate candidates.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

42.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL FOR CHALLENGER SCHOOL OF SPORTS AND FITNESS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2013/2014 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Mills)

The recommended action is to approve the appointment of the Principal for Challenger School of Sports and Fitness.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

43.

ACT TO ELECT THE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2014 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The representative serves to vote at the county committee on school district organization's annual meeting, to fill any vacant committee positions. The county committee reviews requests on unification and/or transfers of territory. The board representative for 2013 was Joyce Chamberlain.

The board will take action to elect a voting representative for 2014.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

44.

ACT TO ELECT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The clerk will run board meetings when the president and vice-president are absent and will serve as signator on all actions requiring board certification. The current clerk of the board is Joyce Chamberlain.

The board will take action to elect a clerk of the board, effective immediately.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

45.

ACT TO ELECT THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The vice-president will run board meetings when the president is absent. Karen Morgan is currently the vice-president.

The board will take action to elect a vice president of the board effective immediately.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

46.

ACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The president of the board is in charge of the board meetings and serves as the spokesperson on behalf of the board. The current board president is Dr. Gabriel Stine.

The board will take action to elect a president of the board effective immediately.

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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