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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 26, 2014, 6:00 pm
Location:
District Office, 12219 2nd 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, 12219 Second Ave, Victorville, California.
Call To Order
Roll Call

Members:
Karen Morgan, President; Joyce Chamberlain, Vice President; Elise Brown, Clerk; Dr. Gabriel Stine and Dr. Gary Elder

Open House (5:00 PM)



Celebrate the New District Office

 
 

Public Verbal Comments (6:00 p.m.)

 
 

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 #14-11 with Addendum(s)

M______ S______ V______

 
 

3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the pupil services report:

A. Expulsion of student # 97977

 
 

4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

5.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's contract

 
 

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

Chain of Command Section, #11: The board president is the chief spokesperson for the board when issuing public statements (where practicable in conference with superintendent or trustee designee). The board president may give direction, if appropriate, to the superintendent or another trustee to issue statements on the board’s behalf.

 
 

9.

Review of Basic #12

VESD Basic #12: Think well of yourself and take pride in your professional dress, personal appearance and personal health.

 
 

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.

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.

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

The board will receive the following policies for the first reading. The second reading will be on March 12, 2014, and the final reading and approval is scheduled for April 16, 2014.

BP 3551: Food Service Operations/ Cafeteria Fund (revised policy)

BP 6142.91: Reading/Language Arts Instruction (revised policy)

BP 6162.51: State Academic Achievement Tests (revised policy)

BP 6179: Supplemental Instruction (revised policy)

BP 1230: Community Relations (new policy)

 
 

16.

RECEIVE UPDATE ON COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AND CAREER CURRICULUM (Ms. Clark)

Kim Verduzco (Claire) will present information regarding CCSS and Career Curriculum.

 
 

17.

RECEIVE MONTHLY BUDGET UPDATE (Ms. Jauregui)

The board will receive the monthly budget update.

 
 

18.

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

The board will receive the updated report.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE QUARTERLY WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the quarterly report for October-December 2013.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 23 - 30)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 23-30).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

23.

Approve Minutes of the February 5, 2014, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

24.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

25.

Approve Comprehensive School Safety Plans for all sites

Attached is a sample Comprehensive School Safety Plan. Each school is required to have all the elements as outlined in the sample. All schools follow the same format in order to assure they are meeting the guidelines as set forth by the State of California. Administration has reviewed all the Safety Plans and verified that all are in compliance with state guidelines.

 
 

26.

Approve Donation for Galileo Academy in the amount of $19.23 from Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign to be used for instructional materials.

 
 

27.

Approve Donation for Discovery School in the amount of $412.92 from Parent Support Group to be used for field trip transportation.

 
 

28.

Approve Donation for Park View School in the amount of $117.84 from booster to general fund

 
 

29.

Approve Revised School Site Plans for Academy, Discovery, Galileo, Irwin, Puesta del Sol, Village and Green Tree East schools

 
 

30.

Approve Volunteers for Discovery, Mountain View Montessori, Irwin/Academy, Endeavour, West Palms, Brentwood and Green Tree East schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will take action to approve the pupil services report as presented.

A. Expulsion of student # 97977

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

32.

INCREASE IN HOURS FOR CUSTODIAN ASSIGNED TO FACILITIES/DISTRICT OFFICE (Mrs. Mills)

Due to our beautiful new district office being bigger, having triple the restrooms and housing more departments/employees, administration is requesting a permanent increase in hours for the custodian position assigned to the district office from 6 hours per day to 8 hours per day, effective February 27, 2014.

Administration recommends increasing the hours of the district office custodian from 6 hours per day to 8 hours per day, effective February 27, 2014.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ESTABLISH TWO 1:1 INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS (Mrs. Mills)

To better serve the special needs that are indicated on the IEP of the students of Victor Elementary School District, we determined there is a need to establish two 1:1 instructional assistant positions assigned to Pupil Services.

The recommended action is to approve two 1:1 instructional assistant positions effective February 27, 2014.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE TITLE III PLAN FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT (Ms. Clark)

The board received information regarding the Title III Plan for Program Improvement at the January 15, 2014, board meeting. This document is now being submitted to the board for approval.

The recommended action is to approve the Title III Plan for Program Improvement as presented.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT AS A SUBSTITUTE ADAPTED PE TEACHER, JEFF BRAGG ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Mills)

The district actively seeks to employ fully authorized Adapted PE Specialists. There is a statewide shortage in this profession and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for adapted PE. The district presently has a need for a Substitute Adapted PE teacher. Jeff has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and has worked as a classroom teacher for the district for 7 years. He has shadowed the APE teacher on numerous occasions and has developed a strong interest in pursuing the Adapted PE authorization. Jeff has been accepted into the Chico State University Adapted PE added authorization program. He attended the National Adapted PE conference and participated in several sessions that dealt with the Adapted PE student. During that time he was communicating with several of the leading educators of the Adapted PE realm.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Jeff Bragg as a substitute Adapted PE teacher on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPIST, ALLIE FRALEY ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Mills)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed speech therapists. There is a statewide shortage in this profession and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for speech therapists. The district presently has a need for a speech therapist. Allie Fraley has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and has worked as a classroom teacher for the district for seven years. She has enrolled in a Communication Disorders Program with Utah State University.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Allie Fraley as a speech therapist on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPISTS, NATASHA STUMPF AND RACHEL GILES ON THE BASIS OF A SUBSEQUENT VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Mills)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed speech therapists. There is a statewide shortage in this profession and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for speech therapists. The district presently has a need for speech therapists.

Natasha Stumpf has a B.A. in Leadership Organization. Natasha has been performing the duties for the past year and is applying for a subsequent waiver. She is presently taking the necessary pre-requisite courses for admission to university masters programs in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and is making excellent progress to complete the requirements to enter into a masters program.

Rachel Giles is presently in the clinical practicum portion towards her masters in Communication Disorders & Sciences. She has been performing the duties for the past year and is making excellent progress.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Natasha Stumpf and Rachel Giles as a speech therapists on the basis of a Subsequent Variable Term Waiver.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING

 
 

38.

ACT TO ADJOURN FROM THE REGULAR MEETING AND OPEN THE FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING (Mrs. Betts)

The board will adjourn from the regular meeting of the Victor Elementary School District and open the Victor Elementary School District Financing Corporation Board Meeting.

M_______ S_______ V_______ Time: _______

 
 

39.

ACT TO APPROVE THE INCUMBENCY AND SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE OF THE FINANCING CORPORATION OF THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Betts)

Mrs. Betts will present the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District.

The recommended action is for the board to approve the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District as presented.

M______ S______ V______

 
 

40.

ACT TO ADJOURN THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING AND RETURN TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Betts)

The board will adjourn from the Victor Elementary School District Financing Corporation Board Meeting and return to the regular meeting of the Victor Elementary School District.

M______ S______ V______ Time: _______

 
 

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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