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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, October 9, 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, October 9, 2019, at the district office, 12219 2nd Ave., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 6:00 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Joyce Chamberlain, President; Allen Williams, Clerk; Gary Elder and Clayton Moore

ABSENT: Gabriel Stine, Vice President

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 LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

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


4.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Review Proposed Approval of Classified & Certificated Personnel Reports #20-04 with Addendum(s) (Mrs. Mills)


5.

REVIEW OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT FOR CLASSIFIED MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS SUPERVISOR POSITION (Mrs. Mills)


6.

RECEIVE WORKERS COMPENSATION REPORT (Mrs. Betts)


7.

REVIEW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board will review the educational services report regarding:

A. Suspended Expulsion for Student #9137614
B. Stipulated Expulsion for Student #9157098
C. Stipulated Expulsion for Student #9129414


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 7:02 p.m. President Joyce Chamberlain announced that this board meeting is being recorded to assist board minutes preparation.

8.

Pledge of Allegiance


9.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

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


10.

Review Board Protocol

Teamwork Section #8: Every action by a member of the board should be directed toward improving the educational program for students. If not, that action is not to be taken.


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.


Information Items

12.

PRESENTATION OF 2018-19 OPERATIONAL AWARDS (Mrs. Betts)

The following 2018-19 operational awards were presented:

A. Five Star Quality Awards
B. Industrial Accident-Free Awards
C. Energy Conservation Awards


Communication Session

13.

Public Verbal Comments: None


14.

V.E.T.A. Report : None


15.

C.S.E.A. Report

Rhonda Heathcoat, CSEA Vice President, noted that the school year is off to a great start. She congratulated all the award winners this evening.


16.

Superintendent's Comments

Mrs. Gonzales is proud of the award winners tonight and noted how difficult it is to achieve these awards. It is fun to see everyone here this evening. She expressed the Board and Cabinet's condolences to Cheryl Magnuson's family and the Green Tree East family. She thanked GTE Principal Steve Potter for what he is doing this week.


17.

Board Members Comments

(1) Clayton Moore thanked all the school volunteers that are on the Consent items tonight. He thanked the schools for their board notes. He enjoys reading them. (2) Dr. Elder congratulated the award winners tonight. (3) Allen Williams also congratulated tonight's winners. He extended the Board's condolences to Green Tree East and asked the staff to let the Board know if there is anything they can do. He enjoyed hearing about Sixth St. Prep's walking field trip see the "Big Boy" train today. (4) Joyce Chamberlain gave kudos to all the award winners tonight. She wished everyone good luck during the school year and is looking forward to the upcoming board tour of some of the schools.


Recess

The board recessed at 7:21 p.m. and returned to regular session at 7:30 p.m.

Information Items (continued)

18.

RECEIVE QUARTERLY WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board received the quarterly report for July 2019 - September 2019.


19.

RECEIVE MONTHLY SUSPENSION REPORT FOR AUGUST, 2019 (Ms. Clark)

The board received the suspension report for August, 2019.


20.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The board received the monthly conference report.


21.

LCAP DASHBOARD - LOCAL INDICATORS (Ms. Clark)

CA Dashboard Local Indicators were presented to the board. The board then asked for comments and input from members of the public concerning the presentation.

Public Comment: None


22.

RECEIVE UPDATE ON POSSIBLE 2020 GOB BALLOT MEASURE (Mrs. Betts)

The board received updates on a possible 2020 GOB ballot measure presented by Joy Tatarka with TBWB Strategies.


23.

RECEIVE REPORT ON 2018-19 ACTION PLANS (Mrs. Gonzales)

Superintendent Gonzales gave a summary report of the closed action plans for 2018-19.


24.

REVIEW OF 2019-20 ACTION PLANS (Mrs. Gonzales)

Superintendent Gonzales gave a summary report of the action plans for 2019-20.


Consent Items (Items 25-33)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by 4-0 vote, the board approved all consent items listed below (items 25-33).

25.

Approve Minutes of the September 11, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

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


26.

Approve Classified Personnel Report #20-04 with Addendum(s)


27.

Approve Certificated & Charter School Personnel Reports #20-04 with Addendum(s)


28.

Approve District Warrants


29.

Approve Contract Listing


30.

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


31.

Approve Donation of $9,757.50 from Galileo PTO for field trips.


32.

Approve Donation of Celestrone-8 2000 MM-F/10 Telescope via Lowell Observatory and Hannsjoerg Hasche-Kluender to Victor Elementary School District


33.

Approve Donation of Classroom Supplies from Victorville Lions Club for Puesta Del Sol School.


ACTION ITEMS

34.

ACT TO APPROVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the following action as presented:

Suspended Expulsion for Student #9137614


35.

ACT TO APPROVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the following action as presented:

Stipulated Expulsion for Student #9157098


36.

ACT TO APPROVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT (Ms. Clark)

Upon a motion by Clayton Moore, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the following action as presented:

Stipulated Expulsion for Student #9129414


37.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF SPEECH THERAPIST, CORINNE ARY 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.
Corinne obtained her BA in Communicative Disorders. She is actively enrolled in a Speech Language Pathology Masters Program through Northern Arizona University meeting the requirements for the Variable Term Waiver.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Corinne Ary as a Speech Therapist on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver.


38.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF STEPHANIE CARRETERO ON THE BASIS OF A PROVISIONAL INTERN PERMIT (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 Gary Elder, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Stephanie Carretero on the basis of Provisional Intern Permit as presented.


39.

ACT TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF MARTENE PERRY ON THE BASIS OF A PROVISIONAL INTERN PERMIT (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 Allen Williams, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the employment of Martene Perry on the basis of Provisional Intern Permit as presented.


40.

ACT TO APPROVE TWO CLASSIFIED NIGHT CUSTODIAN POSITIONS (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that two Night Custodian positions be established. These positions will be 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, and will be assigned to the Dr. Ralph H. Baker 21st Century Learning Center.

Upon a motion by Allen Williams, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved two 8 hour/260 day Night Custodian positions assigned to the Dr. Ralph H. Baker 21st Century Learning Center.


41.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED CLASSIFIED MANAGEMENT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR SCHOOL SAFETY COORDINATOR (Mrs. Mills)

The job description for the Classified Management School Safety Coordinator position has been reviewed and updated.

Upon a motion by Allen Williams, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the job description for the School Safety Coordinator position as presented.


42.

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

The offer of employment for the Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor will be presented for the board’s consideration as attached.

Upon a motion by Allen Williams, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the offer of employment for the Classified Management Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor position as presented.


43.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED 2019-2020 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE (Mrs. Gonzales)

The proposed 2019-2020 board meeting schedule revisions were presented at the September 11, 2019, board meeting for review and input.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved the revised 2019-2020 board meeting schedule as presented.


44.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The following board policies were presented for review at the August 7, 2019, and the September 11, 2019, board meetings as information items. They are now presented to the board for approval.

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)

Gary Elder motioned to change the agenda to remove BP 4119.22, 4219.22, 4319.2 from the vote in order to vote on that board policy separately. His motion was seconded by Clayton Moore and with a 4-0 vote, the board removed BP 4119.22, 4219.22, 4319.22 from the vote.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved BP's 0420.4; 1312.3; 5131.2; and 5132.

Gary Elder moved to approve BP 4119.22, 4219.22, 4319.22. His motion was seconded by Allen Williams. A discussion was held addressing Gary Elder's concern with 4219.22 requiring professional standards of dress but being too vague with regards to what those standards are. He wanted it to be noted on the record that he does not have a problem with the gender identity piece of the policy. After the discussion, BP 4119.22, 4219.22, 4319.22 was approved as presented by a vote of 3-1 (Gary Elder voted nay).


45.

ACT TO APPROVE PIGGYBACK ON CMAS CONTRACT #3-19-84-0042F TO TIME AND ALARM SYSTEMS (Mrs. Sharp)

The District has thoroughly evaluated its competitive 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 Gary Elder, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board approved utilization of CMAS Contract #3-19-84-0042F to Time and Alarm Systems for Information Technology Goods and Services authorizing Jennifer Sharp, Purchasing Manager, to sign a piggyback agreement for use of this contract for its full term through July 31, 2023.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Allen Williams, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board adjourned at 8:52 p.m.


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