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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, December 10, 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 December 10, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Karen Morgan, President; Joyce Chamberlain, Vice President; Clayton Moore, Dr. Gabriel Stine and Dr. Gary Elder

Administer Oath of Office to Newly Elected Board Member

Superintendent Jan Gonzales administered the Oath of Office to newly elected board member Clayton Moore at the beginning of the board meeting.

Public Verbal Comments

1.

Receive Public Verbal Comments Regarding Closed Session Items: None


CLOSED SESSION

The board entered closed session at 6:02 p.m.

2.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #15-06 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the personnel reports with addendums as presented.


3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review principal recommendation for Liberty School


4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review principal recommendation for Del Rey School


5.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the pupil services report regarding:

Readmit student #257874


6.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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


7.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)


8.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent's contract


REGULAR SESSION

The board adjourned closed session at 6:56 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:05 p.m.

9.

Pledge of Allegiance


10.

Oath of Office for New and Reelected Board Members (Mrs. Gonzales)

Superintendent Jan Gonzales administered the oath of office to newly elected board member Clayton Moore and reelected board members Gary Elder and Karen Morgan.


11.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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


12.

Review Board Protocol

Respect – Decorum #12: Each board member was elected by a constituency and the points of view of each member deserve to be heard, as long as they do not violate the protocols or the district core values.


13.

Review of Basic #2

VESD Basic #2: The VESD Promise to Employees is our principle belief. It will be honored by everyone.


Action Items

14.

MOTION TO REARRANGE AGENDA

Gary Elder made a motion to bring agenda items 32 and 33, appointment of principals at Del Rey and Liberty Schools, up to this point on the agenda in order to excuse members of the audience early. Joyce Chamberlain seconded the motion, and motion passed on a 5-0 vote.


15.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL FOR LIBERTY SCHOOL FOR THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Mills)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the appointment of Kimberly Verduzco as the principal for Liberty School.


16.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL FOR DEL REY SCHOOL FOR THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Mills)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the appointment of Douglas Bergquist as the principal for Del Rey School.


Recess

The board recessed briefly at 7:16 p.m. and returned to regular session at 7:31 p.m.

Communication Session

17.

Public Verbal Comments:

Mr. Hakeem Majeid, parent from Brentwood School, addressed the board regarding his concern for 6th graders transitioning to junior high.


18.

V.E.T.A. Report

Victor Elementary Teachers Association President Beth Fehrs congratulated Clayton Moore, Gary Elder, and Karen Morgan on their recent election. She reported that teachers had a nice fall break and are excited about the ELD standards. Also excited about the appointment of the new principals. Beth wished everyone a Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year.


19.

C.S.E.A. Report

Classified School Employees Association President Ruben Santos welcomed everyone. He reported that the December 18 CSEA elections should result in a full executive board. Ruben thanked the board, cabinet and audience, and especially the parent who shared his concern tonight. Mr. Santos congratulated and welcomed Clayton Moore to the VESD family. He also thanked Jan Gonzales for Quality Works and wished everyone Happy Holidays.


20.

Superintendent Comments

Superintendent Jan Gonzales thanked maintenance and operations for working to repair the gas leak at one of the schools - much appreciated. Looking forward to attending the California School Boards Association annual conference in San Francisco. Our district will receive the Golden Bell Award for Quality Works. Happy Holidays to all.


21.

Board Members Comments

(1) Gary Elder congratulated Karen Morgan and Clayton Moore on their election, and he thanked the voters. Dr. Elder is looking forward to working with the board and district for the next four years. He reported on the teachers conference he attended recently. (2) Gabriel Stine apologized for missing the last board meeting due to illness. He was sorry he was not there to say good-bye to Elise Brown, and he acknowledged her for her decision-making which was always made with the students in mind. (3) Joyce Chamberlain congratulated Dr. Elder, Karen Morgan, Clayton Moore and Penny Edmiston on their recent elections. She thanked Ruben Santos and Beth Fehrs for all they do for the district, and wished everyone a very Merry Christmas and New Year. (4) Clayton Moore thanked the voters for electing him. He is looking forward to a good year filled with friendship, justice, and learning. (5) Karen Morgan said ditto on all the other board members comments. She thanked the voters, and said she is going to miss Elise Brown and her sweetness and friendship. She welcomed Mr. Moore to the family and knows he will be a good board member. Karen expressed her appreciation to all the VESD employees.


Information Items

22.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board received the monthly monitoring report.


23.

RECEIVE FINAL COUNTY REPORT REGARDING WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOLS (Mrs. Betts)

The board received a copy of the final report from the county superintendent of schools regarding Williams monitored schools based on the 2012 API.


24.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The monthly conference report was presented.


25.

RECEIVE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board reviewed monthly attendance recognition report.


26.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORTS FOR OCTOBER 2014 (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the monthly suspension report.


Consent Items (Items 27-32)

Upon a motion by Joyce Chamberlain, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved all consent items listed below (items 27-32).

27.

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

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


28.

Approve District Warrants


29.

Approve 2014-15 School Site Plan for Puesta Del Sol School


30.

Approve Resolution 14-23, Excusing Absence for Dr. Gabriel Stine at Nov. 5, 2014, board meeting


31.

Approve Resolution 14-23, Excusing Absence for Dr. Gary Elder at Nov. 5, 2014, board meeting


32.

Approve Volunteers for Mountain View Montessori, Endeavour, Mojave Vista, Galileo, West Palms, Park View, Lomitas, Village, Sixth Street Prep, and Puesta del Sol schools


ACTION ITEMS

33.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the pupil services report regarding the following student, as presented: Readmit student #257874


34.

ACT TO APPROVE FIRST INTERIM REPORT (Ms. Jauregui)

The first interim budget report was presented. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved directing its president to certify that, based on current conditions, the district will be able to meet its financial obligations for this year and the ensuing two years.


35.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT AS AN 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 an Adapted PE teacher. Jeff has been making excellent progress through Chico State University’s Adapted PE added authorization program meeting the minimum requirements to renew his existing Variable Term Waiver. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Jeff Bragg as an 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 has made excellent progress towards her BA in Communication Disorders with Utah State University meeting the minimum requirements to renew her existing Waiver. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 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 INCREASE IN RATE OF PAY FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS (Mrs. Mills)

We have surveyed other school districts on the rate of pay for substitute teachers, and are recommending an increase. Since August 2007, our substitute teachers have been paid at $120/day and $150 for long term assignments. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved an increase in the rate of pay for substitute teachers to $135/day and maintaining the long term rate of $150/day on the 21st day, retro to the first day in the assignment.


38.

ACT TO ELECT THE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The representative serves to vote at the county committee on school district organization annual meeting, to fill any vacant committee positions. The county committee reviews requests on unification and/or transfers of territory. The board representative for 2014 was Joyce Chamberlain. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved Joyce Chamberlain as the voting representative for 2015.


39.

ACT TO ELECT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The clerk will run board meetings when the president and vice-president are absent and will serve as signator on all actions requiring board certification. The clerk of the board for 2014 was Elise Brown. Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved Gary Elder as clerk of the board for 2015.


40.

ACT TO ELECT THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The vice-president will run board meetings when the president is absent. Joyce Chamberlain was the vice-president for 2014. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved Gabriel Stine as the vice president of the board for 2015.


41.

ACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2015 (Mrs. Gonzales)

The president of the board is in charge of the board meetings and serves as the spokesperson on behalf of the board. Karen Morgan served as the board president for 2014. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved Joyce Chamberlain as the president of the board for 2015.


42.

ACT TO NOMINATE CSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The CSBA Delegate Assembly works with local districts, county offices, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Delegates ensure that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education throughout the state. Nomination and candidate biographical sketch forms for CSBA Delegate Assembly are now being accepted until January 7, 2015. Any CSBA member board is eligible to nominate board members within their geographical region or subregion. Each board may nominate as many individuals as it chooses. Gary Elder motioned to nominate Penny Edmiston from the high school district. Penny Edmiston was in the audience and declined the nomination. As there were no further nominations from the board, the board did not take action on this item.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adjourned at 8:45 p.m.


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