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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, March 12, 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

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 #14-12 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 #360460
B. Expulsion of student #98373
C. Expulsion of student #308132
D. Expulsion of student #334862

 
 

4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

5.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION

 
 

6.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

7.

RECEIVE QUARTERLY WORKERS COMP REPORT (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

8.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's contract

 
 

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

 
 

9.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

10.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

11.

Review Board Protocol

Respect Decorum #1: All conversation taking place in closed sessions will remain absolutely confidential.

 
 

12.

Review of Basic #13

VESD Basic #13: We celebrate and recognize each other's accomplishments.

 
 

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.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

18.

RECOGNITION OF 2013 PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, AND CLERK OF THE BOARD (Mrs. Gonzales)

The district will recognize the 2013 board officers for their service: 2013 President Gabriel Stine, 2013 Vice President Karen Morgan, and 2013 Clerk of the Board Joyce Chamberlain.

 
 

19.

REVIEW PROPOSED BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Gonzales)

The proposed board meeting dates for the 2014-2015 school year will be presented for the board's review and input.

 
 

20.

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

The board will receive the following policies for the second reading. 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)

 
 

21.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 22-27)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 22-27).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

22.

Approve Minutes of the February 26, 2014, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

23.

Approve Resolution 14-05 to Excuse Board Member Karen Morgan's Absence on February 26, 2014

 
 

24.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

25.

Approve revised County Form No. 1, Certification of Board Minutes, to reflect board officers for calendar year 2014

 
 

26.

Approve Donation for Brentwood School from Burrtec Waste (for placing 2nd in the recycling contest) in the amount of $500.00 to be used for School of Choice advertising

 
 

27.

Approve Volunteers for Sixth Street Prep, Mountain View Montessori, Discovery, Irwin/Academy, Endeavour and Park View schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

28.

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 #360460
B. Expulsion of student #98373
C. Expulsion of student #308132
D. Expulsion of student #334862

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

29.

ACT TO APPROVE SECOND INTERIM REPORT (Ms. Jauregui)

The recommended action is for the Board of Trustees 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 January 31, 2014.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPIST, JENET WHITMAN 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.

Jenet Whitman has a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Jenet 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 Communication Disorders and is making excellent progress to complete the requirements to enter into a Masters Program.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Jenet Whitman as a Speech therapist on the basis of a Subsequent Variable Term Waiver.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPROVE HVAC PROJECT AND BUDGET FOR VILLAGE AND MOJAVE VISTA SCHOOLS (Mr. Etter)

The recommended action is to approve the HVAC project budget for Village and Mojave Vista schools and authorize Debbie Betts to award bids to the lowest responsive bidder and to sign all related contracts and paperwork for the project.

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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