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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, April 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
Location:
Lomitas School, 12571 First Ave., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Lomitas School, 12571 First Ave., Victorville, CA. The meeting began at 6:01 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Gary Elder, President; Clayton Moore, Vice President; Gabriel Stine and Joyce Chamberlain. Karen Morgan, Clerk, arrived at 6:20 p.m.

ABSENT: None

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

1.

Receive Public Verbal Comments Regarding Closed Session Items: None


CLOSED SESSION

2.

REVIEW BOARD SELF-EVALUATION


3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #17-11 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a vote of 4-0 (Karen Morgan was absent during the vote), the board approved the personnel reports with addendums as presented.


4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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


5.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)


REGULAR SESSION - Immediately following Closed Session but no earlier than 7:00 p.m.

The board recessed from closed session at 6:55 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:03 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 #10: Every appointment and promotion is to be done according to policy, with the board considering recommendation from the superintendent. The board shall allow the hiring and promoting process to occur without interference.


9.

Review of Basic #6

VESD Basic #6: We participate in planning and seek ways to improve current systems while proactively creating opportunities to improve personal competence. We do whatever it takes to ensure positive results.


School Report

10.

Lomitas School Presentation (Dr. Williams)

Principal Dr. Kenisha Williams presented the school action plan to achieve student progress.


Communication Session

11.

Public Verbal Comments: None


12.

V.E.T.A. Report

Beth Fehrs, VETA President, congratulated Lomitas on a great presentation. VETA sent 71 teachers to the Good Teaching conference. The district also sent some teachers to this conference. A New Teacher Social was held last night. Teachers are in full swing with state testing but Mrs. Fehrs explained that state testing is not what the school year is about. It is about students reaching deep within themselves to find answers, modeling strategies they can use for a lifetime, teamwork, confidence building, etc. Teachers are preparing students for the future.


13.

C.S.E.A. Report

Ruben Santos, CSEA President, was amazed with the Lomitas young student leaders this evening. He explained to the audience what classified staff do in the district. He thanked Cindy Rael, CSEA Secretary, and Rhonda Heathcoat, CSEA Vice President, for being in the audience tonight. He loves the Lomitas leadership program for the students. The students greet everyone and makes sure visitors feel welcome. Hats off to the Lomitas staff and students.


14.

Superintendent Comments

Jan Gonzales, Superintendent, thanked all certificated and classified staff. She is proud of what they do for the community (basketball tournaments, after school events, foster youth event, city cleanup, etc.) Mrs. Gonzales enjoys coming to Lomitas and watching the school evolve with education. When education changes, Lomitas steps up and changes too. Running for UNICEF is awesome. Mr. Seck did a great job with the robotics demo. Also, year after year, Mrs. Edwards produces an awesome leadership team; the video was outstanding! She closed her comments with "Well Done" to Dr. Williams!


15.

Board Members Comments

(1) Joyce Chamberlain stated that it is always fun to have board meetings at the schools. Nice to have the students greet everyone as they arrive and see Lilly Leopard and also be greeted by Dr. Williams. The school is absolutely beautiful. The school seems so happy. She thanked the parents and staff for all they do for the kids. (2) Karen Morgan praised the school and added the students were so professional in greeting everyone and asking if they needed anything when they arrived. She noted that this training helps in training for work as adults and good work ethics. Its nice to see the students enjoying outdoor physical activities. The parents rock! (3) Dr. Stine noticed the enthusiasm of the students. The staff must be doing a great job for the kids to be so excited to be at school. He attended the NSBA conference recently to bring back new ideas. Fortunately, our district usually is already doing the things discussed at the conference. (4) Mr. Moore also attended the NSBA conference. One of the speakers was Arianna Huffington who spoke about the importance of wellness and getting enough sleep. Another speaker was the astronaut, Scott Kelley who spoke about having goals and team work. Mr. Moore attended the Maintenance and Operations Career Days. (5) Dr. Elder complimented Lomitas on a fantastic job. He noted that Dr. Williams always has a smile on her face and is full of energy and it goes all the way throughout the school.


Recess

The board recessed at 7:43 p.m. and returned to regular session at 7:59 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING

16.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR INPUT REGARDING SURPLUS TECHNOLOGY BASED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (CHROMEBOOKS) (Ms. Betts)

A public hearing was held pursuant to Education Code Section 60510 which authorizes the donation of surplus instructional materials for the purposes of increasing the general literacy of the people; VESD is proposing to donate surplus technology based instructional materials (Chromebooks) directly to 6th grade students that are promoting out of the District. The Board provided opportunity for members of the public to address the Board regarding the distribution of Chromebooks.

The hearing opened at 7:59 p.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. There were no public comments.


Information Items

17.

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 24, 2017, with final reading and approval on June 7, 2017.

New and Revised Policies:
BP 1230 School-Connected Organizations (Revised)
BP 3230 Federal Grant Funds (New)
BP 3513.3 Tobacco-Free Schools (Revised)
BP 3580 District Records (New)
BP 5112.1 Exemptions from Attendance (Revised)
BP 5131 Conduct (Revised)
BP 5131.1 Bus Conduct (Revised)
BP 5131.2 Bullying (Revised)
BP 5131.6 Alcohol And Other Drugs (Revised)
BP 5141 Health Care and Emergencies (Revised)
BP 5141.23 Asthma Management (Revised)
BP 5141.27 Food Allergies Special Dietary Needs (revised)
BP 5142 Safety (Revised)
BP 5145.11 Questioning and Aprehension by Law Enforcement (Revised)
BP 6154 Homework-Makeup Work (Revised)
BP 6173.1 Education for Foster Youth (Revised)


18.

REVIEW PROPOSED 2017-2018 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The proposed 2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule was presented for board review and input. The schedule will be brought back for approval at the May 24, 2017, board meeting.


19.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board received the monthly monitoring report.


20.

RECEIVE MONTHLY ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the monthly attendance recognition report.


21.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board received the monthly conference reports for February and March, 2017.


22.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the monthly suspension reports for February and March, 2017.


Consent Items (Items 23-27)

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved all consent items listed below (items 23-27).

23.

Approve Minutes of the March 9, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

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


24.

Approve District Warrants


25.

Approve Donations for Brentwood School from Brentwood PTA in the amount of $5,095.99.

BW Sixth Grade Science Camp $600.00; Staff Appreciation Week $1,000.99; Spirit Wear $2,000.00; BW Jr. Olympics $350.00; Boys Basketball $286.25; Cheer $286.25; Girls Basketball $286.25; Sixth Grade Boys Basketball $286.25


26.

Approve Donation of $27.29 from Kula Foundation and Red Robin for Green Tree East School


27.

Approve Volunteers for Brentwood, Discovery, Endeavour, Galileo, Green Tree East, Liberty, Lomitas, Mojave Vista, Montessori, Park View, Village and West Palms Schools


ACTION ITEMS

28.

ACT TO APPROVE DONATION OF OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY BASED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS - CHROMEBOOKS - TO PROMOTING 6TH GRADE STUDENTS (Mrs. Betts)

Following the public hearing for input regarding the disposal of surplus technology based instructional materials (Chromebooks) and pursuant to Education Code Sections 60510, 60510(d), BP 3270 and notwithstanding AR 3270 these materials may be donated for the purposes of increasing the general literacy of the people.

Upon a motion by Clayton Moore, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the donation of 1800 surplus Chromebooks to 2016/17 promoting 6th grade students.


29.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #17-04, SUPPORT OF FOOTSTEPS2BRILLANCE COUNTYWIDE EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM (Mrs.Gonzales)

Resolution 17-04 is presented for the board consideration in support of the Vision2Read initiative implementing Footsteps2Brilliance, a countywide early literacy program commencing on April 19, 2017.

Upon a motion by Joyce Chamberlain, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved Resolution 17-04 as presented.


30.

ACT TO ESTABLISH NEW CLASSIFIED NIGHT CUSTODIAN POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

Administration is recommending that the Board of Trustees act to establish one new 4.25 hour/260 day Night Custodian position that will be assigned to Del Rey and Maintenance & Operations. This position is needed to support District growth and changes to school locations.

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the establishment of one new Night Custodian position assigned to Del Rey and Maintenance & Operations.


31.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF CLASSROOM TEACHERS ON THE BASIS OF PROVISIONAL INTERN PERMITS (Mrs. Mills)

The Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) allows an employing agency to fill an immediate staffing need by hiring an individual who has not yet met the subject matter competence requirement needed to enter an intern program. The District has made diligent recruitment efforts.

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the employment of individuals on the basis of Provisional Intern Permits as presented.


32.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 17-05 - CALSTRS EXEMPTION TO SEPARATION FROM SERVICE REQUIREMENT (Mrs. Mills)

In response to concerns about the teacher shortage, including substitute teachers, existing law provides for an exemption to the separation-from-service requirement imposed immediately after retirement under qualifying conditions. Cynthia Walker requested this exemption.

Upon a motion by Clayton Moore, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved Resolution 17-05 for the exemption to the separation-from-service requirement pursuant to section 24214.5 or 26812 of the Education Code for Cynthia Walker.


33.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, CRYSTAL ESQUIVEL ON THE BASIS OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES WAIVER (Mrs. Mills)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed Administrators. Administrative Services is considered a low incidence area and we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates.

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Crystal Esquivel as an Assistant Principal on the basis of an Administrative Services Waiver per Ed Code 44270.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adjourned at 8:11 p.m.


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