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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, January 20, 2010, 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, January 20, 2010, at the board room located at Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 7:05 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Members:
PRESENT: Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk (acting president); Dr. Gary Elder, and Willie Davis Pringle

ABSENT: Karen Morgan, President, and Timothy G. Hauk

REGULAR SESSION

1.

Review of Basic #14:

The board reviewed 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.


2.

Review of VESD Way - Financial Health (Dr. Marsden)

The board reviewed the Financial Health component of the VESD Way


Communication Session

3.

Public Verbal Comments: None


4.

V.E.T.A. Report: None


5.

C.S.E.A. Report: None


6.

Board Members Comments: None


7.

Superintendent's Comments

(1) Dr. Dale Marsden reminded the board of the Academic Strategic Planning Meeting scheduled for February 10, 2010. Dr. Gary Elder and Dr. Gabe Stine will attend this meeting. (2) Dr. Marsden facilitated at the recent Victor Valley College Board of Trustees meeting, which was good experience. Dr. Marsden reviewed the Victor Elementary Education Foundation information with them. (3) The Victorville Chamber of Commerce has agreed to partner with Brentwood School, after Minda Stacklehouse presented to them. This is the first-time ever that the chamber has partnered with a school. (4) The VESD Stakeholders 2nd Meeting will be held on February 18, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. at West Palms Conservatory. Willie Pringle and Dr. Gabe Stine will attend.


Information Items

8.

RECOGNITION OF 2009 BOARD PRESIDENT AND CLERK (Dr. Marsden)

This item was tabled since both Karen Morgan and Tim Hauk were absent. It will be moved to the Feb. 10, 2010, board meeting.


9.

RECEIVE 2008-09 DISTRICT AUDIT (Mrs. Betts)

The District's Auditor, Jeff Nigro, CPA of Nigro, Nigro & White, has completed the 2008-2009 audit. Copies have been forwarded to the appropriate state and county agencies. Copies are also available at the district office for review by any interested parties.


10.

RECEIVE INFORMATION ON VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION BYLAWS AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS FROM SEVEN TO TEN (Mrs. Sanders)

The Victor Elementary Education Foundation Board of Directors would like to increase the circle of engagement by increasing the number of directors. Information was presented for the board's review at the January 20, 2010, board meeting. This item will be brought back for action at the February 10, 2010, board meeting.


11.

REVIEW PLANS FOR SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS ON FEBRUARY 20 AND 24, 2010 (Dr. Marsden)

The board reviewed plans for two special board meetings in February 2010: Saturday, February 20, 8:00 a.m. to noon for the review of the superintendent's evaluation and board's self-evaluation; and Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m., to review and approve recommended budget cuts.


12.

RECEIVE UPDATED MONITORING REPORT & ACTION PLANS (Dr. Marsden)

The monitoring report and action plans were reviewed with the board.


13.

RECEIVE NOVEMBER 2009 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

During the month of November 2009, approximately 99.2% of the Victor Elementary School District's population presented themselves with proper conduct. The board reviewed the suspension report.


14.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Mikels)

The monthly conference report was presented for the board's information.


Consent Items (Items 15-24)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to approve all consent items listed below (items #15-24):

15.

Approve Minutes of the December 9, 2009, Regular Board Meeting and the January 4, 2010, Special Board Meeting


16.

Approve District Warrants


17.

Approve Contract Listing


18.

Approve Budget Calendar for 2010-2011


19.

Approve Revised Site Plans

Request approval for revised school site plans for the Academy, Brentwood, Del Rey, Discovery, Endeavour, Irwin, Liberty, Lomitas, Park View, Sixth Street Prep, Village, Green Tree East, Galileo, Mojave Vista, Puesta del Sol, West Palms, and Challenger which include action plans and updated budget information.


20.

Approve Donation to The Academy from The Academy Booster Club (ABC) in the amount of $2,611.31 towards to purchase of stage risers.


21.

Approve Donations for Galileo Academy 101:

$134.77 from Burrtec Waste Industries for student leadership's recycling efforts; $50 from City of Victorville for student leadership's recycling efforts; PTO donations in the amount of $471 for a field trip to USC, and $163.67 for a field trip to Victor Valley College


22.

Approve Donation for Brentwood School

$2,000 from Cal Poly Foundation received for a grant that our 4th grade teachers applied for; to be used for a field trip to Riley Farm in Oak Glen as well as instruction materials for their classrooms.


23.

Approve Donation to Endeavour School from Herff Jones Photography in the amount of $761.93 to be used for instructional materials


24.

Approve Volunteers at Challenger, Del Rey, Green Tree East, Liberty, Mojave Vista, Puesta del Sol, Sixth Street Prep, and Village schools


Action Items

25.

ACT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 10-01, AND APPROVE THE ANNUAL AND FIVE YEAR REPORTABLE FEES REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009, IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 66006 AND 66001 (Mr. Etter)

The Annual and Five-Year Reportable Fees Report covers the collections and expenditures of reportable fees, and the appropriate procedures have been followed. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to approve Resolution 09-01 and the Annual and Five-Year Reportable Fees Report as presented.


26.

ACT TO APPROVE CERTIFICATED RETIREMENT/RESIGNATION INCENTIVE PLAN (Mrs. Sanders)

In consultation/negotiation with association representatives, the district has developed a retirement incentive plan for certificated employees. Included in the plan is a resignation incentive option for certificated employees with ten years at VESD. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to approve the retirement/resignation incentive plan for certificated employees as presented.


CLOSED SESSION

The board recessed at 7:47 p.m. before entering closed session at 8:00 p.m.

27.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #10-08 with Addendums

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to approve all items on these reports except the resignation of Cheryl L. Peil which was removed from the certificated personnel report.


28.

APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT:

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to approve:

A. Stipulated Expulsion for student #273499
B. Stipulated Expulsion for student #272609
C. Stipulated Expulsion for student #313879


29.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

District Representative: Cheri Sanders Employee Organizations: V.E.T.A. and C.S.E.A.


Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

The board returned to regular session at 8:55 p.m. and reported out to the public on all actions taken in closed session.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to adjourn at 9:05 p.m.


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