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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, September 11, 2019, 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, September 11, 2019, at the district office, 12219 2nd Ave., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 6:00 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Joyce Chamberlain, President; Gabriel Stine, Vice President; Allen Williams, Clerk; Gary Elder and Clayton Moore

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.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Mrs. Betts)

Case # CIVDS 1719667


4.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)


5.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

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


6.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Review Proposed Approval of Classified & Certificated Personnel Reports #20-03 with Addendum(s) (Mrs. Mills)


7.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review Proposed Offer Of Employment For Classified Management School Safety Coordinator Position (Mrs. Mills)


8.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review Proposed Appointment and Offer of Employment for Classified Management Facilities Supervisor Position (Mrs. Mills)


9.

REVIEW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark & Mr. Bettger)

The board will review the educational services report regarding:

A. Readmit for Student #9130022
B. Stipulated Expulsion for Student #9151923


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

The board recessed from closed session at 6:58 p.m. and entered regular session at 7:00 p.m. President Joyce Chamberlain announced that this board meeting is being recorded to assist board minutes preparation.

10.

Pledge of Allegiance

As Mrs. Chamberlain led the Pledge of Allegiance, she asked the audience to remember the events 18 years ago today and keep those that were lost in our hearts and prayers.


11.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

Mrs. Gonzales reported that no actions were taken in closed session.


12.

Review Board Protocol

Teamwork Section #7: Unintentional mistakes may occur and should not be attributed to unwillingness to be a team player.


13.

Review of Basic #7

VESD Basic #7: We take responsibility and communicate concerns, providing possible solutions in order to create an environment of teamwork.


14.

Presentation of Certificate to Dr. Ralph H. Baker 21st Century Learning Center (Mrs. Gonzales)

A certificate was presented to the Dr. Ralph H. Baker 21st Century Learning Center by Ynez Canela, Southern CA Liaison, on behalf of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.


Communication Session

15.

Public Verbal Comments: None


16.

V.E.T.A. Report

Penny Edmiston, VETA President, thanked Tony Thurmond's office for coming tonight to present the certificate. She thanked Mrs. Chamberlain for the 9/11 remembrance. She explained how the teachers emphasized to the students after 9/11 that they are safe and how we now honor the victims by celebrating community service.


17.

C.S.E.A. Report

Ruben Santos, CSEA President, noted that he was a flight attendant and had quit 6 months prior to 9/11. It's nice to see a community that comes together and he is honored to work for our district.


18.

Superintendent's Comments

Mrs. Gonzales stated that many employees are participating in the High Desert Fitness Challenge. It is a good time and creates a lot of bonding on the teams. She thanked those schools that had an activity or event to honor 9/11. She closed by thanking Ynez Canela for coming to the board meeting tonight.


19.

Board Members Comments

(1) Clayton Moore was teaching today at Granite Hills HS and they acknowledged 9/11 by showing a short video and emphasized helping others. Eighteen years ago, he was shocked when he got to Hook Jr. High and found out what was happening. After that, he made it a habit to turn the TV on while getting ready for work to keep up with the day's events. (2) Dr. Stine sent out prayers to the District's former SRO who was involved in a situation last week. (3) Allen Williams thanked the teachers and classified staff; the school year is off to a good start! (4) Dr. Elder noted that University Prep is doing great. They also had a 9/11 ceremony today. (5) Joyce Chamberlain appreciates the audience's support and attendance at the board meeting and would like everyone to encourage other employees to come to future board meetings.


PUBLIC HEARING

20.

Public Hearing for Instructional Materials for 2019-2020 (Ms. Clark)

In accordance with AB 2600, the district is required to hold a public hearing to ensure that each pupil in the Victor Elementary School District has sufficient textbooks and instructional materials.

Time hearing opened: 7:15 p.m. Time hearing closed: 7:16 p.m. There were no comments from the public.


Information Items

21.

RECEIVE RESULTS OF FEASIBILITY STUDY ON POSSIBLE 2020 GOB BALLOT MEASURE (Mrs. Betts)

The Board received the results of the feasibility study on a possible GOB ballot measure presented by Tim Carty, Piper Jaffrey and Joy Tatarka, TBWB Strategies.


22.

RECEIVE REPORT ON DECILE 1-3 WILLIAMS MONITORED SCHOOL VISITS BASED ON 2012 API (Mrs. Betts)

The board reviewed the quarterly report from the County Supt. of Schools office.


23.

SECOND READING OF 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 October 9, 2019.

Revised Policies:

BP 0420.4 Charter School Authorization (Revised)
BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures (Revised)
BP 4119.22, 4219.22, 4319.22 Dress And Grooming (Revised)
BP 5131.2 Bullying (Revised)
BP 5132 Dress And Grooming (Revised)


24.

REVIEW REVISED BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR (Mrs. Gonzales)

The board received the revised board meeting schedule for their review and input.


Consent Items (Items 25-34)

Upon a motion by Allen Williams, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a vote of 5-0, the board approved all consent items listed below (items 25-34).

25.

Approve Minutes of the August 7, 2019, Regular Board Meeting

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


26.

Approve Classified Personnel Report #20-03 with Addendum(s)


27.

Approve Certificated & Charter School Personnel Reports #20-03 with Addendum(s)


28.

Approve and Adopt Resolution #19-23 Determining Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials for 2019-2020


29.

Approve District Warrants Report


30.

APPROVAL OF JOSEPH PONT, DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES, AS DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE FOR OPSC AND DGS

Approval of Joseph Pont, Director of Facilities, replacing Dale Etter, as District Representative to the State Office of Public School Construction and Dept. of General Services regarding school construction, modernization, deferred maintenance and eligibility determination.


31.

Approve Donation from NCS Pearson for $250.00 to Challenger School of Sports and Fitness for field trip transportation.


32.

Approve Donation of $258.20 from Lifetouch Studios that will be used by Galileo Academy for school supplies.


33.

Approve Donation from Think Wise Credit Union for $239.00 to Endeavour School for 3rd Grade Recorders.


34.

Approve Volunteers for Brentwood, Challenger, Del Rey, Discovery, Dr. Baker, Endeavour, Galileo, Green Tree East, Irwin, Liberty, Lomitas, Mojave Vista, Montessori, Park View, Puesta del Sol, Sixth St. Prep, Village and West Palms schools


ACTION ITEMS

35.

ACT TO APPROVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Upon a motion by Clayton Moore, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the following action as presented:

Readmit for Student #9130022


36.

ACT TO APPROVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the following action as presented:

Stipulated Expulsion for Student #9151923


37.

ACT TO APPROVE OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT FOR CLASSIFIED MANAGEMENT SCHOOL SAFETY COORDINATOR POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

The offer of employment for the School Safety Coordinator will be presented for the board’s consideration as attached.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the offer of employment for the Classified Management School Safety Coordinator position as presented.


38.

ACT TO APPROVE APPOINTMENT AND OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT FOR CLASSIFIED MANAGEMENT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR POSITION (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that Kristy Rodriguez, Secretary assigned to Facilities, be appointed as the Facilities Supervisor. The offer of employment will be presented for the board’s consideration as attached.

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the appointment of Kristy Rodriguez to the position of Facilities Supervisor and the offer of employment as presented.


39.

ACT TO APPROVE MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING WITH CSEA (Mrs. Betts)

Through negotiations, an agreement has been reached with CSEA and Victor Elementary School District on the following:

Memorandum of Understanding: Addressing the need to increase night custodian hours at school sites as warranted during the 2019-2020 school year.

Memorandum of Understanding: Addressing the need to increase hours of the kitchen staff as warranted during the 2019-2020 school year.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the Memorandums of Understanding between CSEA and VESD as presented.


40.

ACT TO APPROVE CSEA AB 1200 (Mrs. Betts)

The AB 1200 financial report is required to be completed when any additions, deletions or modifications have been made to the CSEA agreement. The AB 1200 was posted for public view for 72 hours. It is presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the AB 1200.


41.

APPROVE 2018/2019 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL REPORTS (Mrs. Betts)

The district has completed closing the financial books for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. The financial reports (unaudited) are included for the Board's approval.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board approved the Unaudited Actual Report as presented.>

The Board noted their appreciation of the work done by Jackie Jauregui and the rest of the business office staff.


42.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 19-24, ADOPTING THE GANN LIMIT (Mrs. Betts)

Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123 specify that each year District Governing Boards shall identify their annual estimated appropriations limits for the current year and their actual appropriations limits for the preceding year.

The State approved software was used in calculating the GANN Limits. A copy of the worksheet is included for your information. Also attached for your consideration is Resolution #19-24 adopting the GANN Limit thereby complying with Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123.

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adopted the resolution as presented.


43.

ACT TO NOMINATE CSBA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (Mrs. Gonzales)

California School Boards Association (CSBA) is accepting nominations for Directors-at-Large African American and American Indian candidates. The nominations must be made by a CSBA member board and the nominee must be a board member from a CSBA member district.

There were no nominations from the board, and no action was taken.


CLOSED SESSION

The Board returned to closed session at 8:37 p.m. to complete items from the first closed session.

REGULAR SESSION - REPORT OUT TO PUBLIC ON CLOSED SESSION ACTIONS

The board recessed from closed session at 9:15 p.m. and entered regular session at 9:16 p.m. No action was taken in closed session.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Clayton Moore, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adjourned at 9:16 p.m.


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