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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, December 10, 2014, 6:00 pm
Location:
District Office, 12219 2nd Ave., Victorville, CA


VISIONARY MISSION STATEMENT: VESD is committed to inspiring purposeful learners who create their futures with confidence, curiosity, innovation, and integrity through engaging learning experiences in safe environments within a supportive culture.

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 governing board may request assistance by contacting the office of the superintendent at (760) 245-1691.

Public Documents Relating to Open Session Agenda Items are available to the public at the Victor Elementary School District, office of the superintendent, 12219 Second Ave, Victorville, California.
Call To Order
Roll Call

Members:
Karen Morgan, President; Joyce Chamberlain, Vice President; Clayton Moore, Dr. Gabriel Stine and Dr. Gary Elder

Administer Oath of Office to Newly Elected Board Member

Superintendent Jan Gonzales will administer the Oath of Office to newly elected board member Clayton Moore at the beginning of the board meeting.

 
 

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 #15-06 with Addendum(s)

M______ S______ V______

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review principal recommendation for Liberty School

 
 

4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review principal recommendation for Del Rey School

 
 

5.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the pupil services report regarding:

Readmit student #257874

 
 

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)

 
 

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.

Oath of Office for New and Reelected Board Members (Mrs. Gonzales)

Superintendent Jan Gonzales will administer the oath of office to newly elected board member Clayton Moore, and reelected board members Gary Elder and Karen Morgan.

 
 

11.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

12.

Review Board Protocol

Respect – Decorum #12: Each board member was elected by a constituency and the points of view of each member deserve to be heard, as long as they do not violate the protocols or the district core values.

 
 

13.

Review of Basic #2

VESD Basic #2: The VESD Promise to Employees is our principle belief. It will be honored by everyone.

 
 

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.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

19.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will receive the monthly monitoring report.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE FINAL COUNTY REPORT REGARDING WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOLS (Mrs. Betts)

The board will receive a copy of the final report from the county superintendent of schools regarding Williams monitored schools based on the 2012 API.

 
 

21.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The monthly conference report will be presented.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORTS FOR OCTOBER 2014 (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 24-29)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 24-29).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

24.

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

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

 
 

25.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

26.

Approve 2014-15 School Site Plan for Puesta Del Sol School

 
 

27.

Approve Resolution 14-23, Excusing Absence for Dr. Gabriel Stine at Nov. 5, 2014, board meeting

 
 

28.

Approve Resolution 14-23, Excusing Absence for Dr. Gary Elder at Nov. 5, 2014, board meeting

 
 

29.

Approve Volunteers for Mountain View Montessori, Endeavour, Mojave Vista, Galileo, West Palms, Park View, Lomitas, Village, Sixth Street Prep, and Puesta del Sol schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will take action to approve the pupil services report regarding the following student, as presented.

A. Readmit student #257874

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

31.

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.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL FOR LIBERTY SCHOOL FOR THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Mills)

The recommended action is to approve the appointment of the principal for Liberty School.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL FOR DEL REY SCHOOL FOR THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Mills)

The recommended action is to approve the appointment of the principal for Del Rey School.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT AS AN 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 an Adapted PE teacher. Jeff has been making excellent progress through Chico State University’s Adapted PE added authorization program meeting the minimum requirements to renew his existing Variable Term Waiver

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

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

35.

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 has made excellent progress towards her BA in Communication Disorders with Utah State University meeting the minimum requirements to renew her existing Waiver.

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_______

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE INCREASE IN RATE OF PAY FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS (Mrs. Mills)

We have surveyed other school districts on the rate of pay for substitute teachers, and are recommending an increase. Since August 2007, our substitute teachers have been paid at $120/day and $150 for long term assignments.

The recommended action is to approve an increase in the rate of pay for substitute teachers to $135/day and maintaining the long term rate of $150/day on the 21st day, retro to the first day in the assignment.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

37.

ACT TO ELECT THE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The representative serves to vote at the county committee on school district organization annual meeting, to fill any vacant committee positions. The county committee reviews requests on unification and/or transfers of territory. The board representative for 2014 was Joyce Chamberlain.

The board will take action to elect a voting representative for 2015.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

38.

ACT TO ELECT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (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 clerk of the board for 2014 was Elise Brown.

The board will take action to elect a clerk of the board for 2015.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

39.

ACT TO ELECT THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The vice-president will run board meetings when the president is absent. Joyce Chamberlain was the vice-president for 2014.

The board will take action to elect a vice president of the board for 2015.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

40.

ACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The president of the board is in charge of the board meetings and serves as the spokesperson on behalf of the board. Karen Morgan served as the board president for 2014.

The board will take action to elect a president of the board for 2015.

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

41.

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

The CSBA 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 Delegate Assembly are now being accepted until January 7, 2015. 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 Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

The board may take action to nominate candidates.

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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