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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 8, 2012, 1:00 pm
Location:
Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the board room located at Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 6:00 p.m.
Members:
Dr. Gary Elder, President (arrived at 7:00 p.m.); Lionel Dew, Vice President; Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk (arrived at 6:03 p.m.); Elise Brown and Karen Morgan

Public Verbal Comments

1.

Receive Public Verbal Comments Regarding Closed Session Items: None


CLOSED SESSION

2.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #12-09 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a vote of 3-0 (Dr. Stine and Dr. Elder were absent during the vote), the board acted to approve the personnel reports as presented.


3.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

District Representative: Jan Gonzales and Christi Goodloe
Employee Organizations: V.E.T.A. and C.S.E.A.


4.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR - Jan Gonzales


5.

LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE - Jan Gonzales


6.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's evaluation


REGULAR SESSION

The board recessed at 7:03 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:06 p.m., beginning with the pledge of allegiance.

7.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

The board reported out to the public on all actions taken in closed session above.


8.

Review Board Protocol

The board reviewed BB 9400, Board Protocols, Communications Section, #5: Irritations will be communicated as soon as possible to prevent aggravating the situation.


9.

Review of Basic #4

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


10.

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

The board reviewed the Professional Health component of the VESD Way.


Public Hearing

11.

Public Hearing regarding Class Size Penalty Waiver Requests (Mrs. Betts)

A public hearing was opened at 7:08 p.m. to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed Class Size Penalty Waivers. There were no public comments, and the public hearing was closed at 7:09 p.m.


Communication Session

12.

Public Verbal Comments: None


13.

V.E.T.A. Report

Nancee Fine, President of VETA, reported on current political issues, saying the associations will be working together on them. She thanked the board for the new position as it will help teachers and students.


14.

C.S.E.A. Report

John Mickle thanked Brentwood student leaders and introduced student Giselle Vasquez, saying CSEA was proud to award $1,000.00 to the school for their junior chamber program.


15.

Superintendent's Comments

Superintendent Dale Marsden said he is looking forward to preparation for the state testing. He thanked Giselle for all that she does at Brentwood School.


16.

Board Members Comments

(1) Karen Morgan said she has attended many Brentwood Morning Insight meetings and the students always do such a good job greeting the adults who attend, making eye contact, and talking about their plans for their future careers. (2) Elise Brown welcomed everyone to the meeting. (3) Gabriel Stine wished Gary Elder a happy birthday. (4) Lionel Dew reported on the SANDABS meeting he attended today. He received a briefing on President Obama's methods for assessing students other than tests. Mr. Dew recognized Presidents Day, Valentines Day, and Black History Month, saying he has great admiration for this great nation and America is a beacon of the world. (5) Gary Elder thanked Giselle for doing all that she does.


Information Items

17.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

The monthly monitoring report was reviewed.


18.

REVIEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER (Mrs. Mills)

The board reviewed the rough draft of the district's community newsletter.


19.

RECEIVE PRESENTATION ON ILLUMINATE PROGRAM (Mr. Klopping)

The board received a demonstration of Illuminate, the new data and student information system.


20.

DISCUSS CHANGING START TIME OF FEBRUARY 29, 2012, BOARD MEETING (Dr. Marsden)

The County of San Bernardino State of the County 2012 meeting is scheduled for Wed., February 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m. at the San Bernardino International Airport. In order to attend, the board will need to change the board meeting start time to 7:00 p.m. and move closed session to the end of the agenda.


21.

READING OF "CALL TO ORDER: A BLUEPRINT FOR GREAT BOARD MEETINGS" (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder led a discussion on pages 1-10 this California School Boards Association publication. This item will be on future board meeting agendas until the board completes its review. The board will review pages 11-22 at the February 29, 2012, meeting.


22.

SECOND READING OF REVISED BOARD BYLAW 9322 (Dr. Elder)

Board Bylaw 9322 is being brought back to the board for the second reading. Dr. Elder asked that it be brought back for an extra reading at the February 29, 2012, board meeting.


23.

DISCUSS ROTATION OF BOARD OFFICERS (Dr. Elder)

Dr. Elder would like to discuss the rotation of board officers. He asked the superintendent to check on any current CSBA policies and report back at the next board meeting.


24.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2009 API (Mrs. Gonzales)

The results of the quarterly county superintendent's visits to our district schools which were identified as Decile 1-3 schools (Williams monitored schools) based on 2009 API were presented to the board, in accordance with Section 1240 of the Education Code.


25.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Clark)

The board received the monthly attendance recognition report.


Consent Items

Upon a motion by Lionel Dew, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a vote of 5-0, the board acted to approve all consent items listed below.

26.

Approve Minutes of the January 18, 2012, Regular Board Meeting


27.

Approve District Warrants


28.

Approve Establishing a new Special Education Instructional Assistant Position


29.

Approve Donation for Green Tree East from Box Tops for Education in the amount of $332.80 to be used for instructional materials


30.

Approve Donation for Brentwood School from CSEA in the amount of $1000.00 to be used toward the Jr. Chamber Program


31.

Approve Donations for Puesta del Sol School:

1. HP computer tower from Dan Valentine and Lisa Stephens to be used in the front office.
2. Coca Cola Refreshments donation of $31.05 to be used for student rewards and incentives.


32.

Approve Donation of Funding up to $3000 from WLC Construction Services for a mural at Del Rey School


33.

Approve Donation for Village School from Burrtec Waste in the amount of $71.51 to be used for instructional materials


34.

Approve Volunteers at Mojave Vista, Brentwood, Liberty, Endeavour, West Palms, Village, Puesta del Sol, Galileo, and Mountain View Montessori schools


ACTION ITEM

35.

ACT TO APPROVE CLASS SIZE PENALTY WAIVERS FOR GRADES K-3 (Mrs. Betts)

Districts that plan to maximize class sizes in 2012-2013 may find themselves exceeding the maximum class average allowed under Ed Code 41376 and 41378. Exceeding these limits could potentially cost the District millions of dollars in penalties to revenue limit funding.

In order to request exemption from these penalties, districts must file Class Size Penalty Waivers with the California Department of Education. Upon a motion by Lionel Dew, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a vote of 5-0, the board acted to approve the Class Size Penalty Waiver for grades K-3.


36.

ACT TO APPROVE CLASS SIZE PENALTY WAIVERS FOR GRADES 4-6 (Mrs. Betts)

Districts that plan to maximize class sizes in 2012-2013 may find themselves exceeding the maximum class average allowed under Ed Code 41376 and 41378. Exceeding these limits could potentially cost the District millions of dollars in penalties to revenue limit funding.

In order to request exemption from these penalties, districts must file Class Size Penalty Waivers with the California Department of Education. Upon a motion by Elise Brown, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a vote of 5-0, the board acted to approve the Class Size Penalty Waiver for grades 4-6.


37.

ACT TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY (Mr. Etter)

District personnel have discussed the purchase of the 2nd St Building in the southern area of our school district boundaries behind the Desert Valley Hospital. This building will be used to replace the current district office. We are requesting the board's permission to purchase 2nd Street building with 2.79 acres of land for a total of $2,150,000.00 for the future location of the district office. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a vote of 5-0, the board acted to approve the purchase of the 2nd Street building with 2.79 acres for $2,150,000.00 for a future district office location and authorize Jan Gonzales, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, to sign all related documents.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a vote of 5-0, the board acted to adjourn at 8:11 p.m.


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