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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, March 14, 2018, 6:00 pm
Location:
Park View School, 13427 Cahuenga Rd,, Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Park View School, 13427 Cahuenga Rd,, Victorville, California. The meeting began at 6:01 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Clayton Moore, President; Joyce Chamberlain, Clerk; Gabriel Stine and Gary Elder. Karen Morgan, Vice President, 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.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent evaluation


3.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #18-09 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Joyce Chamberlain, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a vote of 4-0 (Karen Morgan was not present for the vote), the board approved the Victor Elementary School District personnel reports with addendums as presented.


4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

District Representative: Maureen Mills
Employee Organization: V.E.T.A.

District Representative: Debbie Betts
Employee Organization: C.S.E.A.


5.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)


6.

RECEIVE WORKERS COMPENSATION REPORT (Mrs. Betts)


7.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the Pupil Services Report:

A. Expulsion for student #9139406


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

The board recessed from closed session at 6:59 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:04 p.m

8.

Pledge of Allegiance


9.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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


10.

Review Board Protocol

Respect - Decorum #11: Board members will not conspire against other members for any reason.


11.

Review of Basic #8

VESD Basic #8: We honor and respect others’ time by acknowledging phone calls, e-mails, and messages by the next business day.


SCHOOL REPORT

12.

Park View School (Mr. Barles)

Principal Fortune Barles presented the school action plan to achieve student progress.


Communication Session

13.

Public Verbal Comments: None


14.

V.E.T.A. Report

Penny Edmiston, VETA President, thanked Park View School for sharing all that they do to meet the needs of students and focusing on 21st Century Skills and thanked VESD for providing diverse schools within the public school system with different focuses. She introduces Park View VETA representatives, Sandy Walker and Sue Halperin. All teachers are preparing for their parent/teacher conferences next week. She thanked Dr. Elder's University Prep students, as well as VESD teachers and CSEA members for making over 72 Blankets of Love for 2 homeless shelters. Ms. Edmiston also thanked Park View cashier, Jillene Kelly. Jillene purchased supplies and her 5 grandchildren make blankets and donated them! Ms. Edmiston mentioned that VETA's last community outreach event for the school year is the Relay for Life.


15.

C.S.E.A. Report: None


16.

Superintendent's Comments

Superintendent Jan Gonzales complimented Maintenance, Grounds & Operations for the Career Fair last week. Other departments also participating included Nutrition Services, Technology and Educational Services. The police and fire departments also participated. Outstanding! She thanked teachers for their hard work in prepping for conferences next week and report cards. She commended Park View for doing such a nice job tonight. Cabinet visited the school yesterday and the 21st Century Skills were obvious in the classrooms. She concluded by addressing Mr. Dale's class stating that their presentations were so well done that they could rival high school level presentations.


17.

Board Members Comments

(1) Dr. Elder thanked Park View for a great job. He also thanked the young lady leading the Pledge of Allegiance tonight. (2) Dr. Stine complimented Principal Barles on his leadership. Great job! (3) Mrs. Chamberlain complimented Park View staff and students on a great job. She thanked the parents for their support of the students. She attended the ground breaking for VESD's newest school last week. (4) Karen Morgan welcomed the parents and thanked Principal Barles for doing such a great job. She thanked everyone that will be participating in the Relay for Life. Mrs. Morgan also thanked the Daily Press for all the positive articles about our district. (5) Mr. Moore attended the new school groundbreaking. He also participated in the Dr. Seuss Reading Across America event. He congratulated West Palms sixth grade students in achieving a gold rating at a music festival at Fullerton University recently. Mr. Moore attended the League of Cities event to explore partnership opportunities between school districts and cities to help improve communities.


Recess

The board took a brief recess at 7:36 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:53 p.m.

Information Items

18.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT FOR FEBRUARY, 2018 (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the monthly suspension report.


19.

RECEIVE ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the monthly attendance recognition report.


20.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board received the monthly monitoring report.


21.

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

The following board policies were presented for the second reading and input. The final reading and approval is scheduled for April 25, 2018.

New and Revised Policies:

BP 0420.4 Charter School Authorization (Revised)
BP 1325 Advertising and Promotion (Revised)
BP 3513.4 Drug and Alcohol Free Schools (New)
BP 3515 Campus Security (New # -Formerly BP3515.7)
BP 3515.7 Firearms On School Grounds (New)
BP 4119.21, 4219.21, 4319.21 Code of Conduct/Professional Standards (New)
BP 4140,4240,4340 Bargaining Units (Revised)
BP 4200 Classified Personnel (Revised)
BP 5113.1 Chronic Absence And Truancy (Revised)
BP 5113.12 District School Attendance Review Board (New)
BP 5131.7 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments (New)
BP 5144 Discipline (Revised)
BP 6020 Parent Involvement (Revised)
BP 6153 School-Sponsored Trips (New)
BP 6170.1 Transitional Kindergarten (New)

Policies to be Deleted:

BP 0520.3 Title 1 Program Improvement Districts (Delete - Obsolete)
BP 3515.7 Utilization of Video Surveillance (Delete-Changed # to BP 3515 above)
BP 3517 Facilities Inspection (Delete- replaced by AR only)
BP 4119.21 Code of Ethics (Delete-Replaced with new BP 4119.21 listed above)
BP 4219.21 Code of Ethics (Delete-Replaced with new BP 4219.21 listed above)
BP 4319.21 Code of Ethics(Delete-Replaced with new BP 4319.21 listed above)
BP 4240 Organization-Units (Delete-Replaced with combined revised BP 4140, 4240, 4340 listed above)
BP 5131.7 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments (Delete- Replaced with new BP 5131.7 listed above)


Consent Items (Items 22-27)

Upon a motion by Joyce Chamberlain, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved all consent items listed below (items 22-27)

22.

Approve Minutes of the February 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting and the February 27, 2018, Special Board Meeting (Board Tour)

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


23.

Approve District Warrants


24.

Approve Contract List


25.

Approve Donation of $1,379.52 from Galileo PTO for Galileo field trip/busing expenses


26.

Approve Donation of $60.00 to Liberty School from Your Cause LLC, Trustee for Pacific Gas and Co.


27.

Approve Volunteers for Brentwood, Discovery, Endeavour, Galileo, Green Tree East, Irwin Academy, Lomitas, Mojave Vista, Park View, Puesta del Sol, Village and West Palms Schools


ACTION ITEMS

28.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the following action as presented:

A. Expulsion for student #9139406


29.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED JOB DESCRIPTION - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST (Mrs. Mills)

We have reviewed and updated the job description of our school psychologist to reflect change in supervision and some language changes under major duties and responsibilities.

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the revised job description.


30.

ACT TO APPROVE SIX ADDITIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST POSITIONS (Mrs. Mills)

Based on LCAP, Stakeholder Input, Teacher Input and the increased needs of the student population it is recommended to increase the number of school psychologist positions by six. We have analyzed caseloads, reviewed data and have seen an increase in students with significant needs. We are requesting the addition of six school psychologist positions in order to meet the increasing needs of our students.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the establishment of six new positions, School Psychologist, effective March 15, 2018.


31.

ACT TO APPROVE UPDATED MATH MATERIALS PURCHASE (Ms. Clark)

In order for each pupil in kindergarten through sixth grade in the Victor Elementary School District to have math instructional materials aligned to the California State Standards, we completed a math review of the upgraded Envision materials. All staff were able to view materials.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved this agenda item authorizing the purchase of the math upgrade of Envision textbooks.


32.

ACT TO APPROVE SECOND INTERIM REPORT (Mrs. Gleason)

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the Board of Trustees directed 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; and to approve changes to the district's budget through January 31, 2018.


33.

ACT TO APPROVE PIGGYBACK ON COLTON JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BID #18-02 TO DAVE BANG ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND DSA SHADE SHELTERS (Mrs. Gleason)

The District was previously piggybacked on Colton Joint Unified School District Bid 15-04 to Dave Bang Associates, Inc. for playground equipment and shade shelters. This contract expired March 11, 2018. Colton conducted a new bid #18-02, for the same items, which was awarded to the same vendor. The District has thoroughly evaluated options and has found the use of this contract to be in the best interest of the District based on value, quality, and a positive relationship with the vendor.

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved utilization of Colton Joint Unified School District Bid #18-02 to Dave Bang Associates, Inc. for playground equipment and DSA shade shelters authorizing Denise Gleason, Director of Fiscal Services, to sign a piggyback agreement for use of this contract for its full term through December 6, 2022.


34.

ACT TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF PIGGYBACK ON DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACT #1-16-23-20D TO WINNER CHEVROLET FOR FLEET VEHICLES-TRUCKS (Mrs. Gleason)

The District currently utilizes Department of General Services Contract #1-16-23-20D to Winner Chevrolet for fleet vehicles-trucks. This contract was effective through February 21, 2018, but has been extended through August 21, 2018. The District has thoroughly evaluated its options and has found the continued use of this contract to be in the best interest of the District based on value, quality, and a positive relationship with the vendor.

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and after a brief discussion regarding the bid process, the board voted 5-0 in favor of continued utilization of Department of General Services Contract #1-16-23-20D to Winner Chevrolet for fleet vehicles-trucks authorizing Denise Gleason, Director of Fiscal Services, to sign a piggyback agreement to continue use of this contract for its full term through August 21, 2018.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Joyce Chamberlain, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adjourned at 8:31 p.m.


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