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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, June 25, 2014, 5:30 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

Act to Remove Agenda Item

The board will take action to remove student expulsion #9129666 from this agenda as requested by the student's parent(s).

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

Public Verbal Comments (5:30 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: Complete superintendent's evaluation

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #14-17 with Addendum(s)

M______ S______ V______

 
 

4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review principal recommendation for Village, Discovery and Green Tree East schools

 
 

5.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the pupil services report:

A. Expulsion of student #9129666-THIS ITEM WAS REMOVED AS PARENT(S) REQUESTED
B. Expulsion of student #96816

 
 

6.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

7.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

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

Respect Decorum #6: Disagreements shall not be discussed outside the board room.

 
 

11.

Review of Basic #18

VESD Basic #18: It is the responsibility of everyone to create an environment of teamwork and lateral service so that everyone's needs are met.

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

12.

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.

 
 

13.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

14.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

15.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

16.

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

 
 

17.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the June 2014 Suspension Report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 18-24)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 18-24).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

18.

Approve Minutes of the June 11, 2014, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

19.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

20.

Approve Resolution 14-18, Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators

This is a revision of the Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

 
 

21.

Approve Donations for Discovery School from Edison International in the amount of $150.00 to be used for instructional materials

 
 

22.

Approve Donations for Galileo Academy of $103.44 from Life Touch to be used for instructional materials; and $5,129.13 from Galileo PTO to be used for class field trips

 
 

23.

Approve Donation for Green Tree East School of $296.17 from Wells Fargo Foundation educational matching gift program for instructional materials

 
 

24.

Approve Donations for Challenger School of $264.60 from Life Touch to be used for field trips; and $2,000 from the Challenger CPTO to be used for field trips

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

25.

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 #9129666 - THIS ITEM WAS REMOVED FROM AGENDA AS PARENT(S) REQUESTED
B. Expulsion of student #96816

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

26.

ACT TO APPOINT PRINCIPALS FOR VILLAGE, DISCOVERY, AND GREEN TREE EAST SCHOOLS (Mrs. Mills)

The board has received information regarding the recommendations for principals at Village, Discovery and Green Tree East schools.

The recommended action is to appoint principals for these three schools.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

27.

ACT TO APPROVE LOCAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY PLANS (LCAP) FOR VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND TWO CHARTER SCHOOLS, SIXTH STREET PREP AND MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI (Ms. Jauregui)

The Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) for Victor Elementary School District's traditional schools and two charter schools, Mountain View Montessori and Sixth Street Prep, were presented for the board's information and public hearing at the June 11, 2014, board meeting. The LCAPs are now presented for approval.

The recommended action is to approve the Local Control and Accountability Plans for Victor Elementary School District, Sixth Street Prep School, and Mountain View Montessori School as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE 2014-15 DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET (Ms. Jauregui)

This budget represents the estimate for the 2014-2015 fiscal year on projected revenue and expenditures based on the Governor's May Revise proposal. District staff will revise the budget within 45 days following the governor's approval of the State of California's annual budget. The revised budget will be presented to you at the first interim report.

The recommended action is to approve the 2014-2015 District Annual Budget as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

29.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 14-16 AUTHORIZING TEMPORARY BORROWING BETWEEN FUNDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT (Ms. Jauregui)

Resolution #14-16 will allow payroll warrants to be drawn against the General Fund even if its cash balance is insufficient as long as cash balances in all funds are sufficient to cover the expense.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution #14-16 authorizing temporary borrowing between funds of the school district for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 14-17, ORDER OF ELECTION FOR GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE DECEMBER 5, 2014 (Mrs. Gonzales)

We have been advised by San Bernardino County Supt. of Schools office that the Order of Election and Specification of the Election Order Resolution must be adopted by the governing board and returned to the Registrar of Voters no later than July 7, 2014.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 14-17, ordering a school district election for governing board members whose terms expire December 5, 2014, as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPISTS NATALIE PHILLIPS AND MERRILEE IRONSIDE ON THE BASIS OF SUBSEQUENT VARIABLE TERM WAIVERS (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. Merrilee Ironside and Natalie Phillips are presently taking the necessary prerequisite courses for admission to university masters programs in speech, language and communication disorders and they are making excellent progress to complete the requirements to enter into a masters program.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Natalie Phillips and Merrilee Ironside as speech therapists on the basis of subsequent variable term waivers.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE THINK TOGETHER CONTRACT (Ms. Clark)

This three-year Think Together contract is being presented for the board's approval in order to continue after-school programs at 12 of our school sites: Brentwood, Challenger, Del Rey, Galileo, Green Tree East, Irwin Academy, Liberty, Lomitas, Mojave Vista, Park View, Puesta del Sol, and Village.

The recommended action is to approve the contract with Think Together as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE ONE ADDITIONAL ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST 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 APE Position. Due to the increasing number of students requiring APE services, it is recommended that one additional APE Position be established.

The recommended action is to establish the new position of Adapted Physical Education Specialist effective July 1, 2014. The recommended action is to approve the addition of one Adaptive P.E. teacher for the district to start 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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