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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, September 9, 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 #16-03 with Addendum(s)

M______ S______ V______

 
 

3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the pupil services report which includes:

A. Readmit student #280999

B. Readmit student #299716

C. Readmit student 308132

 
 

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.

BOARD BYLAWS & PROTOCOLS (Mr. Moore)

 
 

7.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent evaluation

 
 

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

Teamwork Section #2: No individual board member will make or appear to make a decision, which appropriately should be made by the entire board.

 
 

11.

Review of Basic #14

VESD Basic #14: Respect and trust are the foundation of our organization. It is the responsibility of everyone to listen actively, participate constructively and communicate effectively. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

 
 

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 JOINT PRESENTATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REOPENERS WITH VETA (Mrs. Mills)

Using the Interest Based Bargaining Approach, VETA and District Negotiators met on August 24, 2015, to identify those areas of the contract which we want to review for possible changes. These include: Benefits, Compensation, Evaluation, School Calendar. Any additional articles will be Sunshined by the November 4, 2015 Victor Elementary School district Board Meeting.

 
 

18.

REVIEW 2014/2015 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL REPORTS (Ms. Jauregui)

The district has completed closing the financial books for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. The financial reports (unaudited) are included for review.

 
 

19.

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

The following board policies are presented for the first reading and input.The second reading is scheduled for October 7, with final reading and approval on November 4, 2015.

New and Revised Policies:

BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures
BP 3312 Business and Noninstructional Operations
BP 4121 Temporary/Substitute Personnel
BP 4040 Employee Use of Technology
BP 4143/4243 Negotiations/Consultation
BP 5111 Admission
BP 6020 Parent Involvement
BP 6163.4 Student Use of Technology


Policies to be deleted:

BP 4121 Substitute Teachers (replaced with new policy 4121 listed above)

 
 

20.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The monthly conference report will be presented.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 21-28)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 21-28).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

21.

Approve Minutes of the August 12, 2015, Regular Board Meeting

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

 
 

22.

Approve District Warrants Report

 
 

23.

Approve Donation of $500 from Target for Challenger School to be used for field trip funds

 
 

24.

Approve donation of $200 from Westat of Rockville, MD, for Park View School

 
 

25.

Approve Donation of $273.72 from Lifetouch for Discover School of the Arts

 
 

26.

Approve Donation of $154.44 from Lifetouch for Galileo to be used for instructional materials.

 
 

27.

Approve Donation of $484.68 from Lifetouch for West Palms Conservatory to be used for student electives.

 
 

28.

Approve Volunteers for Endeavour, Green Tree East, Liberty, Mojave Vista, Sixth St. Prep, Del Rey, Irwin, West Palms, Park View, Mountain View Montessori, Lomitas, Galileo, Discovery, Challenger, Brentwood, and Puesta Del Sol schools

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

29.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will take action to approve the pupil services report as presented.

A. Readmit student #280999

B. Readmit student #299716

C. Readmit student #308132

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION, TRANSLATOR, AND UPDATED CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE (Mrs. Mills)

Due to the growth of the District EL population and the responsibility of serving our bilingual students and families, it’s our opinion that there is a need to establish a new classified job description, Translator. The individual(s) working within this job description will be critical to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of translating materials, information and documents. The new job description is presented for the Board’s approval along with an updated Classified Salary Schedule with the Translator position added.

THE RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO APPROVE THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND SET THE SALARY PLACEMENT OF THE TRANSLATOR POSITIONS AT RANGE 8 ON THE CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW CLASSIFIED POSITIONS (Mrs. Mills)

Cabinet has assessed the staffing needs throughout the District and determined there is a need to establish four new classified positions. We are recommending the following staffing additions:

• One 2 hour Library/Media Clerk position assigned to Sixth Street Prep

• One 4 hour Clerk Typist position assigned to Maintenance and Operations

• Two 6 hour Translator positions assigned to Pupil Services

THE RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO APPROVE THE FOUR CLASSIFIED POSITIONS, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPOINT BARBARA LORD AS SUBSTITUTE PRINCIPAL FOR VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015. (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that Barbara Lord be appointed as substitute principal for Village Elementary School effective September 10, 2015. This assignment is per California Ed Code 44861.

The recommended action is to appoint Barbara Lord as substitute principal for Village Elementary School effective September 10, 2015.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-20, ADOPTING THE GANN LIMIT (Ms. Jauregui)

Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123 specify that each year District Governing Boards shall identify their annual estimated appropriations limits for the current year and their actual appropriations limits for the preceding year. The State approved software was used in calculating the two GANN Limits. A copy of the worksheet is included for your information. Also attached for your consideration is Resolution #15-20 adopting the GANN Limit thereby complying with Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123.

The recommended action is to approve Resolution 15-20 as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

34.

ACT TO NOMINATE CSBA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (Mrs. Gonzales)

California School Boards Association (CSBA) is accepting nominations for Director-at-Large African American, American Indian, and County candidates. Any board member may nominate board members from CSBA member districts or county offices of education. The board will consider taking action to approve one or more nominees. 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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