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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, April 16, 2014, 6:00 pm
Location:
District Office, 12219 Second 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 2nd Ave., Victorville, California.
Call To Order
Roll Call

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

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 #14-13 with Addendum(s)

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

A. Expulsion of student #354794
B. Expulsion of student #80636
C. Expulsion of student #274765
D. Expulsion of student #355330

 
 

4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Assistant Superintendent, Pupil Services

 
 

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.

REVIEW AND DISCUSS BOARD SELF EVALUATION

 
 

8.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's evaluation

 
 

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 #2: Each member of the board is to be treated with dignity and respect..

 
 

12.

Review of Basic #14

VESD Basic 14: Respect and trust are the foundation of our organization. It is the responsibility of everyone to listen actively, participate constructively and communicate effectively. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

 
 

School Report

 
 

13.

Mountain View Montessori School Report (Ms. Dusharme)

Principal Laurien Dusharme will present the school's action plan to achieve the district mission.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

14.

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.

 
 

15.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

16.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

17.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

18.

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

 
 

19.

REVIEW EXPENDITURE PLANS FOR THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION GRANT (Ms. Jauregui)

According to Assembly Bill (AB) 86, as a condition of receiving Common Core State Standard (CCSS) Implementation Funds, the district must develop and adopt a plan delineating how funds shall be spent. The plan must be explained in a public meeting of the governing board prior to its adoption in a subsequent public board meeting.

The Common Core State Standard Implementation Grant plans for Victor Elementary School District, Mountain View Montessori, and Sixth Street Prep are included for the board's review.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE UPDATED MONITORING REPORT AND ACTION PLANS (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will receive and review the updated monitoring report and action plans.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 24-30)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 24-30).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

24.

Approve Minutes of the March 12, 2014, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

25.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

26.

Approve Contracts for the period January - March 2014

 
 

27.

Approve School Calendar for 2014-2015

 
 

28.

Approve Board Meeting Schedule through the 2014-2015 school year

 
 

29.

Approve Donation for Challenger School in the amount of $15,000 from our booster organization to be used for outside tables

 
 

30.

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

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will take action regarding:

A. Expulsion of student #354794
B. Expulsion of student #80636
C. Expulsion of student #274765
D. Expulsion of student #355330

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH VETA (Mrs. Mills)

Through negotiations, a Memorandum of Understanding was developed: Transfer CCSS Coaching 2014/2015. The Memorandum of Understanding, between Victor Elementary School District and Victor Elementary Teachers Association was created by district and VETA negotiators using the Interest Based Bargaining approach and a neutral facilitator. VETA held a ratification vote on April 1, 2014. By a majority vote, the Memorandum of Understanding between District and VETA was approved by the bargaining unit members.

The recommended action is to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between VETA and VESD as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ACT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 14-06, DECLARING THE WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2014 AS CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WEEK (Mrs. Morgan)

The week of May 18-24, 2014, has been designated as Classified School Employee Week in California. To recognize the event locally, Victor Elementary School District will consider adopting a resolution to honor the contribution of the classified professionals of CSEA Chapter 236.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 14-06 as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPOINT ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF PUPIL SERVICES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will take action to appoint the assistant superintendent of pupil services.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

35.

ACT TO APPROVE THE ARROWHEAD SCHOOL PROJECT (Mr. Etter)

Plans are currently underway to build a new school to open in August of 2016. This new school is needed to accommodate growth increased enrollment and smaller class sizes in grades K-3. We have opened 43 new classrooms in the 2013/14 school year and our inventory of empty classrooms is being quickly reduced. Therefore, we are planning now in order to stay ahead of future facility needs.

The recommended action is to approve the Arrowhead School Project and authorize Debbie Betts to approve all professional services contracts for the project.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

36.

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

The board received the following policies at the February 26 and March 12, 2014, board meetings for two readings. The policies are now being presented for the final reading and approval. No changes have been made.

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)

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

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBER CHRISTIAN GUNTERT (Mrs. Betts)

At the 01/27/14 quarterly Citizens Oversight Committee, term renewals were discussed. Christian Guntert agreed to serve a second 2-year term. His current term expires in April 2014. He serves in the role of "member at large."

The recommended action is to approve the Citizens Oversight Committee member renewal of Christian Guntert for a 2-year term as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

38.

ACT TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBER KEITH METZLER (Mrs. Betts)

At the 01/27/14 quarterly Citizens Oversight Committee, term renewals were discussed. Keith Metzler agreed to serve a second 2-year term. His current term expires in April 2014. He serves in the role of "member at large."

The recommended action is to approve the Citizens Oversight Committee member renewal of Keith Metzler for a 2-year term as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

39.

ACT TO APPROVE 2014 GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, RESOLUTION #14-07 (Mrs. Betts)

On June 12, 2013, the board adopted Resolution #13-12 authorizing the issuance of refunding bonds to refund all or a portion of the outstanding prior bonds. The district now desires to approve the forms of a purchase contract, preliminary official statement, and escrow agreement, and authorize the preparation of an official statement, all in connection with the issuance of the refunding bonds.

All the benefits of refunding must be given to the local taxpayers; the district will not receive any money from the transaction. In addition, the final maturity of the refunding bonds will not exceed the final maturity date of the prior bonds.

Administration recommends approval of Resolution #14-07, approving the forms of a preliminary official statement, bond purchase contract and escrow agreement in connection with the issuance of district 2014 general obligation refunding bonds.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

40.

ACT TO APPROVE CHANGES TO TWO CLASSIFIED MANAGEMENT POSITIONS (Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Betts)

Administration is recommending changes to two management positions: 1) The director of purchasing position, currently vacant, will be downgraded to purchasing manager; and 2) the supervisor of safety and transportation will be upgraded to director of safety, operations and transportation with Donald Lester remaining in the position.

The recommended action is to approve the changes to the two management positions, effective April 17, 2014, and approve the revised job descriptions and salary placements for purchasing manager and director of safety, operations and transportation, as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

41.

ACT TO APPROVE MERGE AND NAME CHANGE FOR IRWIN & ACADEMY (Mrs. Mills)

The Academy and Irwin School will be merging into one school. The new name will be Irwin Academy of Performing Arts, and the school will continue to offer the music program with the addition of new programs in the performing arts.

The recommended action is to approve the merge and the name change as presented, effective July 1, 2014.

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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