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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 11, 2009, 7:00 pm
Location:
Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 7:00 with the pledge of allegiance.
Members:
PRESENT: Karen Morgan, President; Timothy G. Hauk, Clerk; Dr. Gary Elder, Dr. Gabriel Stine, and Willie Davis Pringle

REGULAR SESSION

Review of Basic #1:

The board reviewed VESD Basic #1: Everything we do will advance our Vision, Mission and Motto, which shall be known, owned and energized by all.

School Report

1.

GALILEO ACADEMY 101 SCHOOL REPORT (Mrs. Campbell)

Principal Anita Campbell, staff and students presented their action plan to achieve the distict mission.


Communication Session

2.

Public Verbal Comments: None


3.

V.E.T.A. Report

(1) Nancee Fine welcomed everyone and said it's a busy time with the budget crisis. It offers us opportunities to become creative and think of ways to handle the situation. The district and teachers are staying focused. (2) Dr. Gary Thomas' speech was the best Nancee has heard so far. State Superintendent Jack O'Connell was in attendance and Dr. Thomas noted the successes of our VESD schools, and mentioned Del Rey in particular. (3) The goal and purpose of our educational foundation is to raise money to ensure that our sixth graders can get 2-year scholarships. On Wednesday, Wal-Mart presented the foundation with a check for $10,000.


4.

C.S.E.A. Report

(1) John Mickle congratulated Galileo Academy on the great job they are doing. John is busy with the budget committee, and thanked Dr. Marsden and cabinet for including CSEA. (2) Jan, Cheri and the team met regarding a win-win solution on a particular matter. (3) Ten dates have been set for negotiations and he is looking forward to getting some work done.


5.

Board Members Comments

(1) Gary Elder complimented Anita Campbell on the excellent presentation and congratulated her on the 100% parent approval rate. (2) Tim Hauk said he attended the Golden Bell Awards recently and was proud to be at the table when Sixth Street Prep School received their award. Congratulations to principal Linda Mikels. (3) Mr. Hauk thanked Anita Campbell for the bilingual program and said all the kids did a great job with their presentation. It's great to see them learning a second language. (4) Willie Pringle said the first Golden Bell Award ceremony in San Diego was awesome too. It's great that they do it again in the High Desert. (5) Gabe Stine complimented Anita Campbell on the school report. He attended the ceremony when Wal-Mart presented the check to our foundation. (6) Karen Morgan complimented Linda Mikels as she was invited to present at the West Coast Effective Schools Conference in June. (7) Karen congratulated Willie on his community service award from Victor Valley College. (8) Mrs. Morgan reported on the SANDABS meeting she attended today with Jack O'Connell who reported on the budget. She said she is proud of our staff for keeping the budget in good shape so that we don't have as many problems as other districts when there is a state budget crisis.


6.

Superintendent's Comments

(1) Ralph Baker said it was truly an excellent presentation by the Galileo staff and students. (2) Dale Marsden complimented Anita Campbell for teaching the students, including his son, Spanish. The school will undoubtedly hit 900+ on the next API scores. Today's SANDABS meeting with Jack O'Connell was informative. The goal is to protect children and improve education. Jack O'Connell's goal is to speedily get any funding that comes through on the stimulus plan. Dr. Thomas is the right person at the right time, to get the job done.


Recess

The board recessed at 8:02 p.m. before entering closed session at 8:10 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION

7.

Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation:

Upon a motion by Timothy Hauk, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve and accept the resignation agreement of employee Diana Laurence Zatarain to be effective immediately, and directed the superintendent or designee to take all necessary related further action.


Information Items

The board returned to regular session at 8:22 p.m. and reported out to the public on the action taken in closed session above.

8.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The board reviewed the updated district Monitoring Report.


9.

SECOND READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Dr. Marsden)

The board reviewed and discussed the proposed new and revised board policies. The final reading/approval will be on March 11, 2009.


10.

RECOGNIZE WAL-MART FOR THEIR DONATION TO VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION (Mrs. Fine)

Foundation Director Nancee Fine presented the Wal-Mart check for their donation of $10,000 to the Victor Elementary Education Foundation.


11.

REVIEW PLANS FOR BOARD WORKSHOP ON FEBRUARY 21, 2009 (Dr. Marsden)

Dr. Dale Marsden reviewed details of the upcoming special board meeting scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.


12.

RECEIVE DECEMBER 2008 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

During the month of December 2008, approximately 99% of the Victor Elementary School District's student population presented themselves with proper conduct.

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda.


Consent Items

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve all consent items listed below (items #13-21):

13.

Approve Minutes of the January 21, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

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


14.

Approve District Warrants


15.

Approve Revision to Board Delegation-Certify/Attest Board Action

Timothy Hauk, Clerk of the Board, will be added as a board designee to certify or attest governing board actions, per Ed. Code 35161.


16.

Approve Revision to District Conflict of Interest Code

Remove four positions: Director of Quality and Development, District Administrative Manager, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation, and Cafeteria Administrative Manager
Add three new positions: Deputy Superintendent, Supervisor of Safety and Transportation, and Supervisor of Facilities


17.

Approve Revised School Site Plan for Galileo Academy 101 for 2008-09

Request approval for revised school site plan for Galileo Academy 101 which include action plans and updated budget information.


18.

Approve Authorization for Schoolwide Title 1 Program at Galileo Academy 101

Galileo Academy 101 is submitting a request for authorization to receive Title 1 funds utilizing a Schoolwide program. They have met the district criteria of exceeding 45% free/reduced lunch rate with 50% of their student eligible to participate.


19.

Approve Volunteers at Puesta del Sol, West Palms, Village, Galileo, Mojave Vista, Liberty and Challenger Schools

PUESTA DEL SOL VOLUNTEERS: Stella Aguilera and Lupe Aguilera
WEST PALMS CONSERVATORY: Gloria Hill and Shawna Whittingslow


20.

Approve Donation for Galileo Academy 101:

Target donation to Paul Longshore in the amount of $700, to be used for supplies and transportation for a field trip to Kelso Dunns and Mitchell Caverns


21.

Approve Donations for Park View School

Park View Student Council appreciates your vote to approve the following donations: Herff Jones Photography, $726.95; Chuck E. Cheese, $123.65; Target, $315.57; Edison International Employee Contributions, $60.00


Action Items

22.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-05 APPROVING BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION PLANS (HUGHES BILL) MANDATED COST CLAIM SETTLEMENT (Mrs. Clark)

This resolution approves a settlement bringing our district approximately $14.85 per 2007-08 ADA annually for six years beginning 2011-12 and approx. $10.92 per ADA for the SELPA beginning 2009-2010. It also agrees to waive filing future mandated cost claims on the Hughes Bill statute. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve Resolution 09-05 as presented.


23.

ACT TO VOTE ON 2009 CSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY ELECTION (Dr. Baker)

The board as a whole may vote for up to six candidates on the ballot for the 2009 CSBA Delegate Assembly. Upon a motion by Gabe Stine, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 4-1 vote (Gary Elder voted no), the board acted to vote for Tom Courtney, Barbara Dew, and Karen Morgan.


24.

ACT TO APPROVE THE 2008-09 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION FOR FUNDING CATEGORICAL AID PROGRAMS, PART II (Mrs. Mills)

Part II of the Consolidated Application for funding Categorical Aid Programs is submitted for board approval. The document was reviewed and approved by the District Advisory Council and the District English Learner Advisory Committee. Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve the 2008/2009 Consolidated Application, Part II, as presented.


25.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-04 CERTIFYING GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ELECTION RESULTS / MEASURE E (Mrs. Gonzales)

The district has received from the Registrar of Voters the Canvass Certificate and Official Statement of Results for the General Obligation Bond Election held on November 4, 2008. The district must certify these election results and submit to the Board of Supervisors of San Bernardino County. Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve and adopt Resolution 09-04 as presented.


26.

ACT TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR ALLOWANCE OF ATTENDANCE BECAUSE OF EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, FORM J-13A (Mrs. Betts)

Due to a bomb threat at Liberty Elementary, attendance was affected. Education Code Section 46392 provides for the crediting of ADA when the ADA has been materially decreased in emergency conditions. Form J-13A requires each Board member to swear (or affirm) to the statements in Form J-13A and sign the affidavit, which will be sent to the County Superintendent of Schools and forwarded to CDE requesting approval.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve that the Assistant Superintendent Jan Gonzales administer the required oath to all Board members and that each Board member sign the required affidavit.


CLOSED SESSION

The board entered closed session at 8:45 p.m.

27.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #09-10 with Addendums

Upon a motion by Timothy Hauk, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve all items on the following personnel reports:

CHARTER PERSONNEL REPORT: No items

CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL REPORT: Approval of leave of absence for Bridgett Pfenning, School Administrative Manager assigned to Lomitas School, February 25 - May 19, 2009; extension of service for short term employee Linda Schrimpf for five days.

CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL REPORT: No items.


28.

APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT:

Upon a motion by Timothy Hauk, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 4-1 vote (Willie Pringle opposed), the board acted to approve items A-F on the report as recommended, and take separate action on item G below:

A. Expulsion of student #354158
B. Readmission of student #354617
C. Suspension of expulsion for student #288927
D. Expulsion of student #280751
E. Expulsion of student #314050
F. Expulsion of student #244103

G. Suspension of expulsion for student #229332
Upon a motion by Timothy Hauk, seconded by Gary Elder and followed by a 3-2 vote (Willie Pringle and Gabriel Stine opposed), the board acted to approve expulsion of student #229332 for the remainder of the year.


Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

The board returned to regular session at 9:12 p.m. and reported out to the public on the actions taken in closed session above.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Timothy Hauk, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to adjourn at 9:16 p.m.


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