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Victor Elementary School District
Agenda
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 3, 2016, 6:00 pm
Location:
Lomitas School, 12571 First 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:
Gabriel Stine, President; Gary Elder, Vice President; Clayton Moore, Clerk; Karen Morgan and Joyce Chamberlain

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: Review superintendent evaluation

 
 

3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #16-08 with Addendum(s)

M______ S______ V______

 
 

4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

 
 

5.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the Pupil Services Report:

A. Expulsion for student #9134876

B. Expulsion for student #9134589

C. Expulsion for student #220317

D. Readmission for student #330320

 
 

6.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)

 
 

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

Teamwork Section, #7: Unintentional mistakes may occur and should not be attributed to unwillingness to be a team player

 
 

10.

Review of Basic #4

VESD Basic #4: Meeting Guidelines serve as norms for all meetings.

 
 

School Report

 
 

11.

Galileo Academy 101 Presentation (Mr. Devlin)

Principal Conor Devlin will present the school action plan to achieve student progress.

 
 

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.

 
 

Recess

The board will take a brief recess.

 
 

Information Items

 
 

17.

RECEIVE NEW SITE #20 DESIGN PLAN (Mr. Etter)

The board will receive the new site #20 design plan that includes five drawings from Dale Etter, Facilities Director.

 
 

18.

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

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

 
 

19.

RECEIVE MONTHLY BUDGET UPDATE (Mrs. Spiller)

The board will receive the monthly budget update.

 
 

20.

RECEIVE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.

 
 

21.

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

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.

 
 

22.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will receive the monthly monitoring report.

 
 

Consent Items (Items 23-27)

The board will review and approve all consent items listed below (items 23-27).

M_____ S_____ V_____

 
 

23.

Approve Minutes of the January 13, 2016, Regular Board Meeting, the January 21, 2016, Special Board Meeting, and the December 8, 2015 Special Board Meeting (tour)

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

 
 

24.

Approve Resolution #16-2 Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators

This is an update to the annual Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators to add the new Director of Fiscal Services and Business Office Manager authorizations for the period of February 4, 2016 through June 30, 2016.

 
 

25.

Approve District Warrants

 
 

26.

Approve Contract List

 
 

27.

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

 
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
 

28.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will act to approve the Pupil Services Report which included the following items:

A. Expulsion for student #9134876

B. Expulsion for student #9134589

C. Expulsion for student #220317

D. Readmission for student #330320



M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

29.

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

The Memorandums of Understanding were created by District and CSEA negotiators using the Interest Based Bargaining Approach and a neutral facilitator. CSEA held a ratification vote on January 19, 2016. By a majority vote, the Memorandums of Understanding were approved by the Bargaining Unit Members.

The recommended action is to approve the two Memorandums of Understanding between CSEA and VESD as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

30.

ACT TO APPROVE AB 1200 (Mrs. Mills)

The CSEA AB 1200 financial report is required to be completed when any additions, deletions or modifications have been made to the CSEA agreement. The CSEA AB 1200 was posted for public view for 72 hours. It is presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

The recommended action is to approve the CSEA AB 1200.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

31.

ACT TO APPOINT NICHOLAS HARTMAN AS SUBSTITUTE PRINCIPAL FOR MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL EFFECTIVE JANUARY 19, 2016 (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that Nicholas Hartman be appointed as substitute principal for Mountain View Montessori Charter School effective January 19, 2016. This assignment is per California Ed Code 44861.

The recommended action is to appoint Nicholas Hartman as substitute principal for Mountain View Montessori Charter School effective January 19, 2016.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

32.

ACT TO APPROVE LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) REGARDING THE RELOCATION OF MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Mrs. Betts)

This Letter of Understanding (LOU) between Mountain View Montessori Charter School (MVMCS) and the Victor Elementary School District (VESD) details the terms and conditions of the relocation of MVMCS to the current Galileo campus beginning with the 2016-2017 School Year.

The recommended action is to approve the Letter of Understanding as presented.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

33.

ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 16-3 TO INITIATE A TRANSITION TO A BY-TRUSTEE AREA ELECTION SYSTEM COMMENCING WITH THE 2018 GOVERNING BOARD ELECTION & STATEMENT OF INTENT TO SEEK A WAIVER OF THE ELECTION REQUIREMENT FROM THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mrs. Gonzales)

In 2002, the California legislature enacted the California Voting Rights Act ("CVRA"), which prohibits the use of at-large elections of governing board members for a school district if it "impairs the ability of a protected class to elect candidates of its choice or its ability to influence the outcome of an election…." (Elections Code § 14027, emphasis added.) Under the CVRA, the only election system that provides an accepted “safe harbor” from a potential CVRA claim is a “by-trustee area” election system. Under a “by-trustee area” election system, a school district is divided into separate trustee areas and one governing board member is elected by the registered voters in that particular trustee area, rather than the community at-large. The Victor Elementary School District currently employs an “at-large” election system for the purposes of electing Governing Board members.

Numerous school districts and other public agencies throughout the state have been targeted by private law firms for alleged violations of the CVRA. In order to prevent receipt of such demand letters and lawsuits, public agencies have been moving forward in establishing "by-trustee area" elections to reduce any potential liability under the CVRA. One of the significant motivating factors behind such action is a public agency’s potential liability for a prevailing plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees and expert witness fees under the CVRA should a violation be established. Notably, a right to attorneys’ and expert witness fees is not provided to a prevailing public entity.

For these reasons, staff recommends the Governing Board adopt Resolution No. 16-3 initiating the transition to a "By-Trustee Area" election system commencing with the 2018 Governing Board Election.

M_______ S_______ V_______

 
 

34.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED BOARD BYLAW AND POLICIES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The following board bylaw and policies were presented for review at the December 9, 2015, and January 13, 2016 board meetings as information items. They are now presented to the board for approval.

The recommended action is to approve the following board bylaw and policies, as presented.

Revised Bylaws/Policies
BB 9400 Board and Superintendent Protocols (revised)
BP 3270 Sale and Disposal of Books, Equipment and Supplies (revised)
BP 6190 Evaluation of the Instructional Program (revised)

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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