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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, August 14, 2013, 6:00 pm
Location:
Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at the board room located at Galileo Academy, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 6:04 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Dr. Gabriel Stine, President; Karen Morgan, Vice President; Joyce Chamberlain, Clerk; Elise Brown and Dr. Gary Elder

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 #14-03 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved Personnel Reports #14-03 with addendums as presented.


3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Ugo)

Readmit student #308066


4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Discuss salary increase for management employees


5.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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


6.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATOR - Debbie Betts

Property: APN 0394-031-37


7.

LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE - Debbie Betts


8.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's contract


REGULAR SESSION

The board recessed from closed session at 6:48 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:01 p.m.

9.

Pledge of Allegiance


10.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

The action taken in closed session above was reported out to the public.


11.

Review Board Protocol

Chain of Command Section, #4: Personnel changes are to be recommended by the superintendent. Board input will include only significant and relevant data never the "pushing" or "pushing out" of individuals.


12.

Review of Basic #5

VESD Basic #5: We are ambassadors of the Victor Elementary School District. We speak positively about the district and each other at work and in the community.


Communication Session

13.

Public Verbal Comments: None


14.

V.E.T.A. Report

Nancee Fine reported that teachers were delighted to come back to wonderful looking sites - thanks to the classified staff for all their hard work over the summer. Looking forward to welcoming students on Monday and all the changes and challenges ahead.


15.

C.S.E.A. Report

Debra Blake said she enjoyed Opening Day and Dr. Stine's speech and Jan Gonzales' presentation. She appreciates the team/family spirit across the district. She's excited for kids coming on Monday, and excited about Common Core - looking forward to a great year.


16.

Superintendent's Comments

Superintendent Jan Gonzales reported on AB 1266 saying there should be minimal impact on our district and doesn't go into effect until January 1. Opening Day was great, management retreat went well, and everyone is looking forward to a great year ahead.


17.

Board Members Comments

(1) Gary Elder said he was sorry he missed opening day, but he was in his classroom as University Prep started on August 12. The district is off to a good start. (2) Joyce Chamberlain had an enjoyable time at yesterday's Opening Day event. She's is very optimistic and excited about Common Core. She and Jan attended SANDABS today, and there's some interesting legislation coming down. (3) Karen Morgan said she was ill and missed Opening Day. She is excited about Common Core and she wished she could go back to school now. It's going to be a great year. (4) Elise Brown said she had a great time at Opening Day, and especially enjoyed the student performances and Gabe's speech. She hopes the staff had a restful summer. (5) Dr. Gabriel Stine welcomed everyone back for the new school year. Opening Day went well, and he especially enjoyed the amazing student performances.


Information Items

18.

REVIEW UPDATED ACTION PLANS (Mrs. Gonzales)

The updated action plans were presented and reviewed with the board.


19.

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

According to Section 1240 of the Education Code, 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.


20.

SECOND READING OF REVISED BOARD POLICY 1312.3, UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES (Mrs. Ugo)

Revised board policy BP 1312.3, Uniform Complaint Procedures, was presented for the second reading. The final reading and approval is scheduled for September 4, 2013.


21.

RECEIVE MONTHLY BUDGET UPDATE (Ms. Jauregui)

The board received the monthly budget update.


Consent Items (Items 22-26)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved all consent items listed below (items 22-26).

M_____ S_____ V_____

22.

Approve Minutes of the July 17, 2013, Regular Board Meeting, and the July 24, 2013 Special Board Meeting

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


23.

Approve District Warrants


24.

Approve Resolution 13-20, Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators

This is a revision of the Board Delegation of Powers/Duties to Authorized Administrators for the 2013-2014 fiscal year in compliance with the new requirement that Ed Code be referenced on Item #9.


25.

Approve Donation for Brentwood School from the Victor Valley Chamber Foundation in the amount of $500 to be used for the Brentwood Jr. Chamber


26.

Approve Donation for Galileo Academy in the amount of $67.30 from Evelle Cleary through Wells Fargo Foundation to be used for instructional materials


ACTION ITEM

27.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Ugo)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the readmission of student #308066.


28.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED LOCAL EDUCATION PLAN (Ms. Clark)

The approval of a Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA Plan) by the local school board is a requirement for receiving federal funding subgrants for NCLB programs. The LEA Plan includes specific descriptions as outlined in the provisions of NCLB and mandated by the State Board of Education. Per the recommendation of the California Department of Education, additional information has been included regarding Program Improvement actions for school sites in Year 3 and beyond. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the revised LEA Plan as presented.


29.

ACT TO APPROVE MATH ADOPTION (Ms. Clark)

So that each pupil in kindergarten and first grade in Victor Elementary School District will have math instructional materials from the same adoption consistent with E.C. 60119 and 60422, kinder students at Discovery and kinder and first grade students at Irwin and the Academy will utilize Math in Focus: Singapore Math materials. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the math adoption Math in Focus: Singapore Math as presented.


30.

ACT TO APPROVE SALARY INCREASE FOR VESD MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that management employees, with the exception of the superintendent and school safety coordinators, receive a 3% salary increase effective August 15, 2013. In addition, the same management employees shall receive a one-time off schedule payment of 3%, calculated after the 3% salary has been added to the salary schedule. Upon a motion by Joyce Chamberlain, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved a 3% on schedule and a one-time 3% off schedule salary increase for management employees, with the exception of superintendent and school safety coordinators.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adjourned at 7:45 p.m.


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