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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, January 14, 2015, 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:
Joyce Chamberlain, President; Gabriel Stine, Vice President; Gary Elder, Clerk; Clayton Moore and Karen Morgan

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 #15-07 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 #97857
B. Readmit student #258012

 
 

4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

5.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

6.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's contract

 
 

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

 
 

7.

Pledge of Allegiance

 
 

8.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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

 
 

9.

Review Board Protocol

Communication Section #1: During a meeting, board members, when interacting with the public, will not make statements that could be interpreted as having full board concurrence.

 
 

10.

Review of Basic #3

VESD Basic #3: The Professional Guidelines for Common Courtesy are the standards for our conduct.

 
 

11.

Special Recognition Item

The Board will observe a moment of silence in remembrance of former board member Willie Pringle.

 
 

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.

RECOGNITION OF 2014 PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD (Mrs. Gonzales)

The district will recognize the 2014 board president, Karen Morgan, and vice-president, Joyce Chamberlain, for their service.

 
 

18.

FIRST READING OF BOARD BYLAW 9250 (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder is proposing a revision to Board Bylaw 9250 regarding an increase to the board member stipend.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE 2013/2014 DISTRICT AUDIT (Mrs. Jauregui)

The Districtís Auditor, Jeff Nigro, CPA of Nigro & Nigro, has completed the 2013-2014 audit. Copies have been forwarded to the appropriate State and County agencies. Copies are also available at the District Office for review by any interested parties.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will receive the monthly monitoring report.

 
 

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 receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2014 (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 24-31)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 23-29)

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

24.

Approve Minutes of the December 10, 2014, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

25.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

26.

Approve 2015-2016 Budget Calendar

 
 

27.

Approve Updated 2014-15 School Site Plan for Brentwood School of Environmental Studies

 
 

28.

Act to Approve Updated County Form No. 1, Certification of Board Minutes

 
 

29.

Approve Quarterly Contracts List for October - December 2014

 
 

30.

Act to Approve Donation for Park View School from Federal Corrections Complex in Victorville of 50 computer CPUs, mice and keyboards

 
 

31.

Approve Volunteers for West Palms, Green Tree East, Mojave Vista, Sixth Street, Park View, and Mountain View Montessori schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

32.

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 #97857
B. Readmit student #258012
M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE MATH ADOPTION (Ms. Clark)

So that each pupil in kindergarten through sixth grade in the Victor Elementary School District will have math instructional materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we completed a math pilot. Staff reviewed math textbooks that were State Board approved and voted on the selection that best aligned with CCSS for our district. A majority of the staff have voted for the Envision math program.

The recommended action is to approve the math adoption Envision as presented.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL SPEECH THERAPIST POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

We have determined that there is a need to establish one new Language Speech and Hearing Specialist Position due to the increasing number of students requiring speech services. It is recommended that one additional Language Speech and Hearing Specialist Position be established.

The recommended action is to establish the new position of Language Speech and Hearing Specialist effective January 15, 2015.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

35.

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.

Natasha Stumpf and Rachel Giles have been performing the duties and making excellent progress towards their goal of earning their Speech Credentials.

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_______

 
 

36.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FIRM FOR SERVICES ON PROJECTS INCLUDING "MEASURE E PROJECTS" FOR A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS (Mr. Etter)

The District solicited several firms through a Request for Qualifications/Proposal (RFQ/RFP) process. One firm responded with a proposal, WLC Construction Services, Inc.

The recommended action is to approve the appointment of the construction management firm WLC Construction Services, Inc., for construction projects over a period of 5 years.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

37.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF AN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM FOR SERVICES ON PROJECTS INCLUDING "MEASURE E PROJECTS" FOR A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS (Mr. Etter)

The District solicited several firms through an RFQ/RFP (request for quote/request for proposal) process and has selected WLC Architects for recommendation to the Board.

The recommended action is to approve the appointment of WLC Architects for a period of five years, as presented.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

38.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-01 APPROVING THE ANNUAL AND FIVE YEAR REPORTABLE FEES REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014, IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 66006 AND 66001 (Mr. Etter)

The district has received and expended statutory and/or alternative school facilities fees for the construction and/or modernization of school facilities in order to accommodate students. Pursuant to Government Code Section 66006(a), the district is required to deposit the reportable fees collected into a separate capital facilities account.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 15-01 in compliance with Government Code.

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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