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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, April 26, 2006, 7:00 pm
Location:
Galileo Academy 101, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wed., April 26, 2006, at Galileo Academy 101 School, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 7:00 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Members:
Ernie Moran, President; Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk; Karen Morgan, Willie Davis Pringle, and Monte Worle

Basic #2:

The board reviewed Basic #2: The VESD Promise to Employees is our principle belief. It will be honored by everyone.

School Report

1.

Galileo Academy 101 School Presentation

Principal Jan Gonzales and the students and staff from Galileo Academy 101 presented their plan to achieve the district mission.


Communication Session

2.

Public Verbal Comments

Assistant Superintendent Ross Swearingen presented the Team Excellence Awards to recipients from The Academy and Sixth Street Prep School.


3.

Recess

The board recessed at 7:51, and returned to regular session at 8:03 p.m.


4.

V.E.T.A. Report

(1) Nancee Fine thanked the board for taking her to the recent National School Boards Association (NSBA) Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. She learned a lot and heard some interesting speakers. General Colin Powell made a very intriguing speech. (2) Nancee attended a Team Excellence meeting and the teachers are appreciating the opportunity. There were more applications this year than ever. (3) Mrs. Fine invited everyone to attend an informational meeting on Thurs., May 4, 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. regarding SB840, the new concept for statewide health care. (4) Junior Olympics were awesome today - a little cold and wet, but had fewer students as the schools were split into two groups. The music was great and the events moved along quickly. (5) Nancee expressed sympathy to Willie Pringle on behalf of the association.


5.

C.S.E.A. Report

Marsha Owens expressed condolences to Willie Pringle.


6.

Board Members Comments

(1) Karen Morgan reported on the Calif. School Boards Association Awards meeting she attended Monday night and said it was nice to see all the parent "volunteers in action" and business partners in education who received well-deserved awards. Also, the NSBA Conference in Chicago was good, and she was grateful to be able to attend. (2) Gabriel Stine commented on the NSBA Conference saying he attended a session on hiring administrators put on by the Indiana School District which presented a salary schedule like the one our district recently put in place; however their highest teacher salary is $54,000. There did not seem to be as many NSBA sessions as in the past. Dr. Stine also attended this morning's Junior Olympics, and said he was thoroughly impressed with the event, as well as the great sportsmanship among the students. (3) Willie Davis Pringle thanked everyone for their prayers and thoughts and cards. He attended NSBA in Chicago also, and went to several sessions on replacing the superintendent as well as a session on communicating with the community. Overall, the quality of this year's conference did not seem to be as good as last year's. Victor Valley College will be having a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday with speakers George and Sharon Runner. (4) Ernie Moran expressed his condolences and said he knew Willie's father, and he was an awesome man. Mr. Moran, Dale Marsden and various staff members attended the California Council on Excellence awards ceremony recently to receive the district's Prospector Award. Mr. Moran also attended the Calif. Assn. of School Business Officials (CASBO) conference and said it is one of the best conferences he has ever been to. He learned a lot, and the conference was very well organized. Mr. Moran also commented on the newspaper article regarding The Academy in today's paper, and added that all of our schools are great.


7.

Superintendent's Comments

Dr. Ralph Baker reported on the NSBA Conference as well as other activities he enjoyed in Chicago. Dr. Baker also reported on yesterday's Chamber Legislative Committee trip to Sacramento, where he got to hear from Governor Schwarzenegger and Phil Angelides. The district sent several staff members to this year's CASBO conference. It is an excellent conference, and Dr. Baker recommends that board members attend every other year, alternating with the NSBA Conference.


Information Items

8.

VICTOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION STEERING COMMITTEE PRESENTATION (Mrs. Young and Mrs. Mikels)

The Steering Committee has completed two important parts of their project. Several members attended the board meeting to present the foundation's vision and mission statements and the scholarship criteria. The committee requested feedback from the board of trustees to make sure that they are moving in the right direction.


9.

REVIEW MONTHLY MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Baker)

The monitoring report was reviewed with the board.


10.

RECEIVE QUARTERLY UNIFORM COMPLAINT REPORT (Mrs. Miller)

The quarterly report covering January through March 2006 was presented for the board's information.


11.

RECEIVE MARCH 2006 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Miller)

During the month of March 2006, approximately 98.1% of the Victor Elementary School Districtís student population presented themselves with proper conduct. Further information regarding suspensions was presented for the board's review.


12.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Young)

The monthly Conference Report was submitted for the board's information.


Consent Items

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Monte Worle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve all consent items which included:

13.

Approve Minutes of the April 5, 2006, Regular Board Meeting


14.

Approve District Warrants


15.

Approve and ratify District Contracts awarded January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2006 per Education Code 39659


16.

Approve and Adopt Resolution 06-04, Renewal of Application for Federal Surplus Property Program

The State of California Department of General Services requires Resolution #06-04 in order to renew our participation in the Federal Surplus Property Program.


17.

Approve Donations for Galileo Academy 101 School to be used in support of school programs:

$258.00 from Sean and Trinity Hemstedt, and $64.00 from Brandon Mayo


18.

Approve Donations for Mountain View Montessori Charter School to be used for instructional materials:

$105.43 from Cold Stone Creamery; $76.00 from Life Touch Studios; and $20.00 from parent Elsa Nelson


Action Items

19.

ACT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 06-05, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION OF 2001 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES C (Mrs. Creason)

This will be the third and final issuance of bonds from the Measure E 2001 election, in the amount $3,250,395.50. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to adopt Resolution 06-05 as presented and approve Jerene Creason, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, to sign all the necessary related documents.


Closed Session

The board adjourned to closed session at 9:20 p.m., and took the following two actions:

20.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Expulsion of student #303483

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve expulsion of student #303483 for the rest of the 2005-06 school year and the first semester of the 2006-07 school year, as recommended.


21.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Expulsion of student #288241

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Monte Worle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve expulsion of student #288241 for the rest of the 2005-06 school year, as recommended.


Return to Regular Session - Action Items

22.

REPORT ON ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

The Board returned to regular session at 9:40 p.m., and reported out to the public on the actions taken in closed session above.


23.

APPROVE CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL REPORT #06-05 WITH ADDENDUM

Upon a motion by Monte Worle, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report with addendum, which included: approval of unpaid leave of absence for the 2006-07 school year for teacher Susan Puett; and acceptance of resignation from teacher Jennifer Nager.


24.

APPROVE CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL REPORT #06-05 WITH ADDENDUM

Upon a motion by Monte Worle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report with addendum, which included: acceptance of resignation from Karen Zimprich, Instructional Assistant, and Crystal Chavez, Food Server; approval of retirement for Brenda Waddington, Instructional Assistant; and approval of unpaid leave of absence for Margarita Peralta, Custodian (May 8-19, 2006).


25.

APPROVE CHARTER SCHOOL PERSONNEL REPORT #06-05

There were no items on this report for approval.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to adjourn at 9:50 p.m.


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