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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, July 15, 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 #16-01 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 #10: The superintendent will provide alternatives, options, and rationale for decisions requiring board action.

 
 

10.

Review of Basic #12

VESD Basic #12: Think well of yourself and take pride in your professional dress, personal appearance and personal health.

 
 

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.

 
 

PUBLIC HEARING

 
 

16.

PUBLIC INPUT REGARDING OBSOLETE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) TEXTBOOKS (Ms. Clark)

New ELD state standards were approved in 2012 by the State Board of Education. The district has undergone training and staff development for writing curriculum aligned to the new ELD standards. The district will be reviewing new adoption materials aligned to the new ELD standards in 2016. The current ELD textbooks that are located at the schools sites are obsolete. These books are aligned to the previous set of state standards for ELD. Pursuant to AR 3270, the Board will allow members of the public to address the Board regarding the distribution of these materials.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

17.

RECEIVE BUDGET UPDATE (Ms. Jauregui)

The board will receive a budget update.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 18-21)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 18-21).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

18.

Approve Minutes of the June 24, 2015, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

19.

Approve District Warrants Report

 
 

20.

Approve Annual Membership Agreement with SANDABS

 
 

21.

Approve Quarterly Contract List for April through June 2015

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

22.

ACT TO APPROVE DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) STANDARDS MATERIALS (Ms. Clark)

Pursuant to BP 3270 and AR 3270, the value of the obsolete ELD Standards textbooks has been determined to be insufficient to defray the costs of arranging a sale. Following the public hearing for input regarding the disposal of obsolete ELD Standards textbooks, these materials may be donated or may be disposed of by dumping.

The recommended action is that the textbooks be donated. Any textbooks remaining after 60 days will be disposed of.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

23.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-18 TO APPROVE THE AMENDED AND RESTATED JPA AGREEMENT WITH CSRM (formerly known as SCSRM) (Mrs. Betts)

The California Schools Risk Management (CSRM) provides Property/Liability and Workersí Compensation insurance programs for the Victor Elementary School District and thirty (30) other school/community college districts. Each member school/community college district of CSRM is free to participate in one or all of the programs.

At a meeting held on April 8, 2015, the California Schools Risk Management (CSRM) Board of Directors took action to approve amendments to the CSRM agreement. Upon adoption by three-fourths (3/4) of the membersí governing boards, the agreement will become effective August 1, 2015. The agreement is placed before this governing board for adoption.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution #15-18 and the amended and restated JPA agreement with CSRM as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

24.

ACT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 15-19 AS THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT #2004-1, 2005-1, 2005-2 AND 2006-2, AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE LEVYING OF SPECIAL TAXES WITHIN SAID DISTRICT (Mrs. Betts)

Each year the board must authorize the levying of special taxes for each CFD. Resolution 15-19 is the authorization for CFD 2004-1, 2005-1, 2005-2 and 2006-2. This will allow the county treasurer to collect the required taxes.

The recommended action is for the board as the legislative body of CFD 2004-1, 2005-1, 2005-2 and 2006-2, to approve and adopt Resolution 15-19 as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

25.

ACT TO APPROVE CLASSIFIED MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING (Mrs. Mills)

In preparation for the 2015/2016 school year, it has been determined that position and benefit changes will be necessary. The following three MOUís are presented for approval:

School Clerks: Due to an increase in enrollment, a permanent increase from 4 to 8 hours per day is recommended for school clerks assigned to Del Rey, Endeavour, Galileo, Green Tree East, Irwin Academy, Puesta del Sol and West Palms, effective July 1, 2015.

Bilingual Instructional Assistant: The number of bilingual students has increased at Green Tree East. Therefore, a permanent increase from 3 to 5 hours per day for the bilingual instructional assistant assigned to Green Tree East is recommended. This change will be effective July 1, 2015.

Nutrition Services: Due to the breakfast program and full-day kindergarten, the director of nutrition services and the CSEA president have agreed to continuously monitor and evaluate the need to increase hours for breakfast cooks, food servers and cashiers. Work hours for employees will be increased by 30-minute increments as warranted by attendance numbers. This MOU will be effective for the 2015/2016 year only.

The recommended action is to approve the three memorandums of understanding between CSEA and VESD as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

26.

ACT TO APPROVE ANNUAL DECLARATION OF NEED FOR FULLY QUALIFIED EDUCATORS (Mrs. Mills)

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing currently issues emergency permits and limited assignment permits at the request of employing districts. We have performed a diligent search to recruit fully prepared teachers for classrooms K-6 and special education, and it is necessary to hire interns or emergency permit holders to fill the classroom needs.

The recommended action is to approve the annual Declaration Of Need for Fully Qualified Educators as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

27.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPISTS ANDREA ALBERGOTTI AND ANURADHA ATLURI 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.

Andrea Albergotti has been performing the duties. Anuradha Atluri interviewed and was selected as a new employee upon board approval.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Andrea Albergotti and Anuradha Atluri as Speech Therapists on the basis of Subsequent Variable Term Waivers.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE MVMCS 2% INCREASE ON-SCHEDULE TO HEALTH BENEFIT STIPEND EFFECTIVE 7/1/15 (Mrs. Mills)

The teacher and classified teams met in April and May using Interest Based Bargaining to address healthcare options for employees in order to comply with ACA (Healthcare) and agreed to 2% increase on schedule to the health benefit stipend. This was approved by the MVMCS AC on June 12, 2015.

The recommended action is to approve the 2% increase on-schedule to health benefit stipend, effective 7/1/15 MVMCS employees as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

29.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF LINDSAY KNIGHT AS A CLASSROOM TEACHER ON THE BASIS OF A PROVISIONAL INTERN PERMIT (Mrs. Mills)

The Provisional Internship Permit allows an employing agency to fill an immediate staffing need by hiring an individual who has not yet met the subject matter competence requirement needed to enter an intern program. The district has made diligent recruitment efforts.

The recommended action is to approve the employment of Lindsay Knight assigned to Park View Elementary School, Kindergarten Classroom Teacher on the basis of a Provisional Intern Permit.

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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