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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, May 13, 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 #15-13 with Addendum(s)

M______ S______ V______

 
 

3.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

4.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

5.

REVIEW BOARD SELF-EVALUATION

 
 

6.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent evaluation

 
 

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 #6: Personnel matters or any concern reported to the superintendent by a board member is to receive the highest priority, with the disposition of the matter communicated to all of the board (as appropriate).

 
 

10.

Review of Basic #8

VESD Basic #8: Give people your full attention - "Be There." Always recognize each other immediately with eye contact, a smile, and their name whenever possible, using greetings such as, "Good Morning," "How may I help you?" "I would be happy to," "Have you been helped?".

 
 

Communication Session

 
 

11.

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.

 
 

12.

V.E.T.A. Report

 
 

13.

C.S.E.A. Report

 
 

14.

Superintendent's Comments

 
 

15.

Board Members Comments

Individual board members may wish to share information about topics not on the agenda or suggest items for a future agenda.

 
 

STUDENT RECOGNITION

 
 

16.

Introduction of Students who Received VEEF Scholarships (Mrs. Betts)

Students who received scholarships from Victor Elementary Education Foundation were invited to the meeting to be introduced to the board. A brief reception will follow.

 
 

17.

Recess/Reception:

The board will recess for a 15-minute reception for the recipients of VEEF scholarships.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

18.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING FIVE-YEAR CHARTER RENEWAL FOR MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL (Mrs. Betts)

Information regarding the five-year charter renewal for Mountain View Montessori Charter School will be presented. This item will be brought back to the board for approval on May 27, 2015.

 
 

19.

RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING FIVE-YEAR CHARTER RENEWAL FOR SIXTH STREET PREP SCHOOL (Mrs. Betts)

Information regarding the five-year charter renewal for Sixth Street Prep School will be presented. This item will be brought back to the board for approval on May 27, 2015.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE UPDATE ON CCSS AND LEA PLAN (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive an update on Common Core State Standards and Local Education Agency plan.

 
 

21.

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

The following board policies are presented for the first reading and input. Also included are three policies recommended for deletion. The second reading is scheduled for May 13, with final reading and approval on May 27, 2015.

New and Revised Policies:

BP 0440, District Technology Plan (revision)
BP 1000, Community Relations - Concepts and Roles (new)
BP 1100, Communication with the Public (revision)
BP 1330, Use of School Facilities (revision)
BP 2111, Superintendent Governance Standards (revision)
BP 2120, Superintendent Recruitment and Selection (revision)
BP 2210, Administrative Discretion Regarding Board Policy (revision)
BP 4030, Non-Discrimination in Employment
BP 4131.1, Teacher Support and Guidance (new)
BP 5131.2, Bullying (revision)
BP 6158, Independent Study (revision)
BP 6172, Gifted and Talented Student Program (revision)
BB 9011, Disclosure of Confidential Information (revision)
BB 9110, Terms of Office (revision)
BB 9124, Attorney (revision)
BB 9130, Board Committees (revision)
BB 9140, Board Representatives (revision)
BB 9240, Development in Service (revision)
BB 9270, Conflict of Interest (revision )
BB 9324, Minutes and Recordings (revision)

Policies to be Deleted:

BP 1120, Governing Board Meetings (obsolete)
BP 4131.1, Beginning teacher Support/Induction (replaced with new policy 4131.1 listed above)
BP 4138, Mentor Teachers (combined/replaced with new policy 4131.1 listed above)

 
 

22.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will receive the monthly monitoring report.

 
 

23.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2012 API (Mrs. Betts)

The board reviewed the quarterly report from the County Supt. of Schools office.

 
 

24.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The monthly conference report will be presented.

 
 

25.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT FOR APRIL 2015 (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

26.

RECEIVE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 27-30)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 27-30).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

27.

Approve Minutes of the April 15, 2015, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

28.

Approve District Warrants Report

 
 

29.

Approve Donation of $292.20 from Target for Brentwood School to be used for Top Dog Celebrations (student recognition)

 
 

30.

Approve Volunteers for Park View, Mojave Vista, Lomitas, Discovery, Mountain View Montessori, and Galileo schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPROVE 2015-16 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The proposed board meeting scheduled was presented at the April 15, 2015, board meeting for review and input. No changes have been made to the schedule.

The recommended action is to approve 2015-16 board meeting schedule as presented.

M_______ S________ V_______

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF C.O.C. MEMBER JULIET CANTRELL (Mrs. Betts)

At their 04/20/15 quarterly meeting, the Citizens Oversight Committee (C.O.C.) recommended Juliet Cantrell for a two-year renewal term on the committee. Her current term ends April, 2015. Ms. Cantrell will serve on the committee in the role of "member active in business."

The recommended action is to approve the C.O.C. member renewal of Juliet Cantrell for a two-year term as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPIST 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. Semetrah Harris has been performing the duties and making excellent progress towards her goal of earning her Speech Credential.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Semetrah Harris as a Speech Therapist on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver.

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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