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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 26, 2014, 6:00 pm
Location:
District Office, 12219 2nd Ave., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the district office, 12219 2nd Ave., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 5:00 p.m. with an Open House celebration at the new district office.
Members:
PRESENT: Joyce Chamberlain, Vice President; Elise Brown, Clerk; Dr. Gabriel Stine and Dr. Gary Elder (arrived at 6:00)

ABSENT: Karen Morgan, President

Open House (5:00 PM)



The board members participated in the Ribbon Cutting and Celebration event at the new District Office.

Public Verbal Comments (6:00 p.m.)

The board entered regular session at 6:00 p.m.

1.

Receive Public Verbal Comments Regarding Closed Session Items: None


CLOSED SESSION

The board entered closed session at 6:00 p.m.

2.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #14-11 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the personnel reports with addendum as presented.


3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board reviewed the pupil services report:

A. Expulsion of student # 97977


4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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


5.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's contract


REGULAR SESSION

The board recessed from closed session at 6:40 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:00 p.m.

6.

Pledge of Allegiance


7.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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


8.

Review Board Protocol

Chain of Command Section, #11: The board president is the chief spokesperson for the board when issuing public statements (where practicable in conference with superintendent or trustee designee). The board president may give direction, if appropriate, to the superintendent or another trustee to issue statements on the board’s behalf.


9.

Review of Basic #12

VESD Basic #12: Think well of yourself and take pride in your professional dress, personal appearance and personal health.


Communication Session

10.

Public Verbal Comments: None


11.

V.E.T.A. Report

(1) Nancee Fine welcomed everyone to the new district office. The ribbon cutting ceremony was fun. (2) Nancee reported that the Chromebooks are a big hit with the students and teachers. (3) She attended the county superintendent's state of education address recently, along with cabinet members. (4) The VETA election is next Tuesday evening and the new president will be announced.


12.

C.S.E.A. Report

(1) Debra Blake thanked the classified staff for all their hard work in getting the new district office ready and assembling the furniture once it was moved. It is a great building. (2) Mrs. Blake thanked Gary Elder and Elise Brown for attending the chapter meeting. (3) She thanked everyone who helped with the Chromebooks project. She has heard lots of positive comments from the staff. (4) Debra thanked the board for all they do.


13.

Superintendent's Comments

(1) Superintendent Jan Gonzales reported on the recent site visits and board tour. Thanks to the staff for welcoming everyone. Thanks also to the personnel department for the open house arrangements. Huge thank you to the classified staff for getting the furniture in place. (2) On March 19th, we will be hosting a Google Symposium with reps from Google and several other school districts meeting to review the Chromebook project. Then, they will go out to the schools and visit classrooms to see them in action. (3) Dr. Gary Thomas' state of education address was a little bittersweet as he will be retiring from his post soon. (4) On Saturday, the district will be showcasing our new schools of choice programs, and our Chromedog will be making an appearance.


14.

Board Members Comments

(1) Gary Elder thanked CSEA for having him at their meeting. It is so nice to see such a well-run district as VESD. (2) Gabriel Stine visited Galileo, Lomitas, Mojave Vista, and Endeavour on the board tour. He got to see some great things going on in the classrooms. (3) Elise Brown also attended the tour and said she was impressed with the Chromebooks and Common Core instruction in the classrooms. The students loved it. Great job to everyone in putting this building together ~ it's beautiful. (4) Joyce Chamberlain said she appreciates the hard work put into this building. It is in a safer location, especially for staff who work late hours. Thoughts and prayers to Karen Morgan on her recovery. Joyce was honored to cut the ribbon in Karen's place.


Information Items

15.

FIRST READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will receive the following policies for the first reading. The second reading will be on March 12, 2014, and the final reading and approval is scheduled for April 16, 2014.

BP 3551: Food Service Operations/ Cafeteria Fund (revised policy)

BP 6142.91: Reading/Language Arts Instruction (revised policy)

BP 6162.51: State Academic Achievement Tests (revised policy)

BP 6179: Supplemental Instruction (revised policy)

BP 1230: Community Relations (new policy)


16.

RECEIVE UPDATE ON COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AND CAREER CURRICULUM (Ms. Clark)

Kim Verduzco (Claire) will present information regarding CCSS and Career Curriculum.


17.

RECEIVE MONTHLY BUDGET UPDATE (Ms. Jauregui)

The board will receive the monthly budget update.


18.

RECEIVE UPDATED OBJECTIVES AND GOALS MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board will receive the updated report.


19.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly attendance recognition report.


20.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will receive the monthly conference report.


21.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the monthly suspension report.


22.

RECEIVE QUARTERLY WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will receive the quarterly report for October-December 2013.


Consent Items (Items 23 - 30)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved all consent items listed below (items 23-30).

23.

Approve Minutes of the February 5, 2014, Regular Board Meeting

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


24.

Approve District Warrants


25.

Approve Comprehensive School Safety Plans for all sites

Attached is a sample Comprehensive School Safety Plan. Each school is required to have all the elements as outlined in the sample. All schools follow the same format in order to assure they are meeting the guidelines as set forth by the State of California. Administration has reviewed all the Safety Plans and verified that all are in compliance with state guidelines.


26.

Approve Donation for Galileo Academy in the amount of $19.23 from Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign to be used for instructional materials.


27.

Approve Donation for Discovery School in the amount of $412.92 from Parent Support Group to be used for field trip transportation.


28.

Approve Donation for Park View School in the amount of $117.84 from booster to general fund


29.

Approve Revised School Site Plans for Academy, Discovery, Galileo, Irwin, Puesta del Sol, Village and Green Tree East schools


30.

Approve Volunteers for Discovery, Mountain View Montessori, Irwin/Academy, Endeavour, West Palms, Brentwood and Green Tree East schools


ACTION ITEMS

31.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will take action to approve the pupil services report as presented. Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the expulsion of student #97977.


32.

INCREASE IN HOURS FOR CUSTODIAN ASSIGNED TO FACILITIES/DISTRICT OFFICE (Mrs. Mills)

Due to our beautiful new district office being bigger, having triple the restrooms and housing more departments/employees, administration is requesting a permanent increase in hours for the custodian position assigned to the district office from 6 hours per day to 8 hours per day, effective February 27, 2014. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved increasing the hours of the district office custodian from 6 hours per day to 8 hours per day, effective February 27, 2014.


33.

ESTABLISH TWO 1:1 INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS (Mrs. Mills)

To better serve the special needs that are indicated on the IEP of the students of Victor Elementary School District, we determined there is a need to establish two 1:1 instructional assistant positions assigned to Pupil Services. Upon a motion by Elise Brown, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved two 1:1 instructional assistant positions effective February 27, 2014.


34.

ACT TO APPROVE TITLE III PLAN FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT (Ms. Clark)

The board received information regarding the Title III Plan for Program Improvement at the January 15, 2014, board meeting. This document is now being submitted to the board for approval. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the Title III Plan for Program Improvement as presented.


35.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT AS A SUBSTITUTE ADAPTED PE TEACHER, JEFF BRAGG ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Mills)

The district actively seeks to employ fully authorized Adapted PE Specialists. There is a statewide shortage in this profession and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for adapted PE. The district presently has a need for a Substitute Adapted PE teacher. Jeff has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and has worked as a classroom teacher for the district for 7 years. He has shadowed the APE teacher on numerous occasions and has developed a strong interest in pursuing the Adapted PE authorization. Jeff has been accepted into the Chico State University Adapted PE added authorization program. He attended the National Adapted PE conference and participated in several sessions that dealt with the Adapted PE student. During that time he was communicating with several of the leading educators of the Adapted PE realm. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Jeff Bragg as a substitute Adapted PE teacher on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver.


36.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPIST, ALLIE FRALEY ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Mills)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed speech therapists. There is a statewide shortage in this profession and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for speech therapists. The district presently has a need for a speech therapist. Allie Fraley has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and has worked as a classroom teacher for the district for seven years. She has enrolled in a Communication Disorders Program with Utah State University. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Allie Fraley as a speech therapist on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver.


37.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPISTS, NATASHA STUMPF AND RACHEL GILES ON THE BASIS OF A SUBSEQUENT VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Mills)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed speech therapists. There is a statewide shortage in this profession and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for speech therapists. The district presently has a need for speech therapists.

Natasha Stumpf has a B.A. in Leadership Organization. Natasha has been performing the duties for the past year and is applying for a subsequent waiver. She is presently taking the necessary pre-requisite courses for admission to university masters programs in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and is making excellent progress to complete the requirements to enter into a masters program.

Rachel Giles is presently in the clinical practicum portion towards her masters in Communication Disorders & Sciences. She has been performing the duties for the past year and is making excellent progress.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Natasha Stumpf and Rachel Giles as a speech therapists on the basis of a Subsequent Variable Term Waiver.


FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING

38.

ACT TO ADJOURN FROM THE REGULAR MEETING AND OPEN THE FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING (Mrs. Betts)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board adjourned from the regular meeting of the Victor Elementary School District and opened the Victor Elementary School District Financing Corporation Board Meeting at 7:45 p.m.


39.

ACT TO APPROVE THE INCUMBENCY AND SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE OF THE FINANCING CORPORATION OF THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Betts)

Mrs. Betts will present the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Elise Brown, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District as presented.


40.

ACT TO ADJOURN THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING AND RETURN TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Mrs. Betts)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board adjourned from the Victor Elementary School District Financing Corporation Board Meeting and returned to the regular meeting of the Victor Elementary School District at 7:47 p.m.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board adjourned at 7:48 p.m.


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