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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, April 15, 2015, 6:00 pm
Location:
Green Tree East School, 17246 Gibralter, Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Green Tree East School, 17246 Gibralter, Victorville, CA. The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Dr. Gabriel Stine, Vice President; Gary Elder, Clerk; Clayton Moore
ABSENT: Joyce Chamberlain, President; 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 #15-12 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board took action to approve the personnel reports with addendums as presented.


3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review recommendation for new principal for Irwin Academy of Performing Arts


4.

RECEIVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT

A. Stipulated Expulsion student #280999
B. Stipulated Expulsion for student #210728
C. Readmit student #334862


5.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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


6.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)


7.

REVIEW BOARD SELF-EVALUATION


8.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent evaluation


REGULAR SESSION

The board recessed from closed session at 7:00 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:03 p.m.

9.

Pledge of Allegiance


10.

Report Action Taken in Closed Session

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


11.

Review Board Protocol

Communication Section #5: Irritations shall be communicated as soon as possible to prevent aggravating the situation.


12.

Review of Basic #7

VESD Basic #7: Everyone has a responsibility to communicate concerns and possible solutions to the appropriate person - the appropriate person will ensure follow through to resolution. Seek a solution rather than a "rule book" response.


School Report

13.

Green Tree East School Presentation (Mr. Bettger)

Principal Brian Bettger presented the school action plan to achieve student progress.


Recess

The board recessed from at 7:21 p.m. and entered communication session at 7:34 p.m.

Communication Session

14.

Public Verbal Comments: None


15.

V.E.T.A. Report

Beth Fehrs, VETA President, reported that teachers are focused on student testing. Thanks to the board for allowing her to attend the recent NSBA Conference.


16.

C.S.E.A. Report

Ruben Santos, CSEA President, thanked Mr. Bettger for a great school report, adding that he has heard lots of positive comments from classified staff. Thanks to the classified staff for all they do. Special thanks to instructional aides who are a great asset to the district.


17.

Superintendent Comments

Superintendent Jan Gonzales reported on the Civil War reenactment at Irwin Academy, and the Clippers game students attended. At Endeavour School, students have had the opportunity to participate in an online discussion with a NASCAR engineer. Mrs. Gonzales thanked Mr. Bettger for an outstanding presentation. Jan was excited to see a former classmate of hers in the audience tonight, who she haD not seen in 20 years (the grandmother of a Green Tree East student).


18.

Board Members Comments

(1) Clayton shared resources he learned about at the NSBA conference. He also enjoyed a facilities tour of the district led by Don Lester. (2) Gary Elder thanked the GTE principal and staff for their report. Dr. Elder read off the names of high school seniors who have been accepted to UCLA (16 students) and other universities. Most of these students were former VESD students. (3) Gabriel Stine welcomed everyone to the board meeting and thanked Mr. Bettger for a great school report.


Information Items

19.

RECEIVE JOINT PRESENTATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REOPENERS WITH CSEA (Mrs. Raynolds for Mrs. Mills)

Using the Interest Based Bargaining Approach, CSEA and District Negotiators met to identify those areas of the contract which we want to review for possible changes. These include:

• Article V - Hours, Overtime and Extra Hours
• Article VI - Transfer and Promotion
• Article VII - Pay and Allowances
• Article IX - Leaves Goal: Discuss definition & usage of CPI
• Article X - Health and Welfare Benefits
• Article XIII - Evaluation Process

These reopeners were presented as information for the board and the public.


20.

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

The following board policies were presented for the first reading and input. The second reading is scheduled for May 13, with final reading and approval on May 27, 2015.

New and Revised Policies:

BP 0440, District Technology Plan (revision)
BP 1000, Community Relations - Concepts and Roles (new)
BP 1100, Communication with the Public (revision)
BP 1330, Use of School Facilities (revision)
BP 2111, Superintendent Governance Standards (revision)
BP 2120, Superintendent Recruitment and Selection (revision)
BP 2210, Administrative Discretion Regarding Board Policy (revision)
BP 4030, Non-Discrimination in Employment
BP 4131.1, Teacher Support and Guidance (new)
BP 5131.2, Bullying (revision)
BP 6158, Independent Study (revision)
BP 6172, Gifted and Talented Student Program (revision)
BB 9011, Disclosure of Confidential Information (revision)
BB 9110, Terms of Office (revision)
BB 9124, Attorney (revision)
BB 9130, Board Committees (revision)
BB 9140, Board Representatives (revision)
BB 9240, Development in Service (revision)
BB 9270, Conflict of Interest (revision )
BB 9324, Minutes and Recordings (revision)

Policies to be Deleted:

BP 1120, Governing Board Meetings (obsolete)
BP 4131.1, Beginning teacher Support/Induction (replaced with new policy 4131.1 listed above)
BP 4138, Mentor Teachers (combined/replaced with new policy 4131.1 listed above)


21.

REVIEW PROPOSED 2015-2016 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The proposed 2015-2016 Board Meeting Schedule was presented for board review and input. The schedule will be brought back for approval at the May 13, 2015, board meeting.


22.

RECEIVE MONTHLY BUDGET UPDATE (Ms. Jauregui)

The board received the monthly budget update.


23.

RECEIVE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the monthly attendance recognition report.


24.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board received the monthly conference report.


25.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the monthly suspension report.


Consent Items (Items 26-30)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board took action to approve all consent items listed below (items 26-30)

26.

Approve Minutes of the March 10, 2015, Regular Board Meeting

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


27.

Approve District Warrants


28.

Approve District Contracts List for January - March 2015


29.

Approve Donation for Del Rey School from Target in the amount of $85.77 to apply to field trip transportation


30.

Approve Volunteers for Irwin Academy, Sixth Street Prep, Endeavour, Discovery, Galileo, Liberty, Mojave Vista, Green Tree East, West Palms, Village and Challenger schools


ACTION ITEMS

31.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board approved the pupil services report regarding the following students, as presented:

A. Stipulated Expulsion for student #280999
B. Stipulated Expulsion for student #210728
C. Readmit student #334862


32.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL FOR IRWIN ACADEMY SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS FOR THE 2015/2016 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Gonzales)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board took action to appoint Patricia Frederick as principal of Irwin Academy of Performing Arts for the 2015/2016 school year.


33.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #15-03, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF 2008 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES B (Mrs. Betts)

An election was held in the Victor Elementary School District on November 4, 2008, for the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds of the district for various purposes in the maximum amount of $150,000,000. The district has previously sold one series of bonds under the 2008 authorization in an aggregate principal amount of $19,999,831.05. The district now desires to issue its second series of bonds under the 2008 authorization in an amount not to exceed $16,500,000. The district proposes that the issuance of Bonds include current interest bonds, as well as bonds that allow for the compounding of interest, including capital appreciation bonds. The bonds are being authorized for sale for the purpose of providing funds to finance projects approved by the 2008 authorization and to pay the costs of issuing the bonds.

The resolution and materials included in this agenda item were first publicly noticed as an information item at the March 10, 2015, board meeting. At this board meeting, the resolution and materials are being publicly noticed as an action item for consideration by the board.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board took action to approve Resolution 15-03, authorizing the issuance of 2008 General Obligation Bonds, Series B.


34.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-06, RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2015 GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS (Mrs. Betts)

An Election was held in Victor Elementary School District (the “District”) on November 6, 2001 for the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds of the District for various purposes in the maximum principal amount of $30,000,000 (the “Authorization”). The District has previously caused the issuance of its second series of bonds under the Authorization, in the aggregate principal amount of $3,249,942.25 (the “2001 Series C Bonds”). On June 9, 2005, the District issued $12,000,000 of its 2005 General Obligation Refunding Bonds (the “Refunding Bonds”) to refund certain of the District’s Election of 1999 Bonds and Election of 2001 Bonds, and together with the “2001 Series C Bonds,” the “Prior Bonds.”

The District now desires to refinance portions of the outstanding Prior Bonds (so refunded, the “Refunded Bonds”) through the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds (the “Refunding Bonds”) in an aggregate principal amount of not-to-exceed $4,500,000. All benefits from the refunding will be delivered to the property owners in the District. The final maturity of the Refunding Bonds will not be later than the maturity dates of the Refunded Bonds.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board took action to approve Resolution 15-06, authorizing the issuance of Victor Elementary School District 2015 General Refunding Bonds.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board adjourned at 8:08 p.m.


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