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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, October 4, 2006, 7:00 pm
Location:
Lomitas School, 12571 First Ave., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at Lomitas Elementary School, 12571 First Ave., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 7:01 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Members:
PRESENT: Ernie Moran, President; Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk; Willie Davis Pringle, and Monte Worle
ABSENT: Karen Morgan

Basic #10:

The board reviewed VESD Basic #10: We are always Ladies and Gentlemen in all interactions, even when a conversation grows abusive and must be terminated.

Public Hearing

1.

PUBLIC HEARING ON RESOLUTION 06-31, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR 2006-2007 (Mr. Swearingen)

In accordance with AB2600, 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. The hearing was opened at 7:02 and closed at 7:05 with no comments from the public.


School Report

2.

RECEIVE LOMITAS SCHOOL REPORT (Mrs. Edge)

Ross Swearingen presented the Team Excellence Award to the Lomitas School staff. Lomitas School staff presented their action plan to achieve the district's mission.


Recess

The board recessed at 7:54 p.m. and returned to regular session at 8:04 p.m.

Communication Session

3.

Public Verbal Comments

Nancee Fine introduced the VETA Officers: Shelley Wong, Vice President; Penny Edmiston, Secretary; Elsbeth Roach, Treasurer; Jeff Bragg, Director at Large; and Kim Adams, Director at Large.


4.

V.E.T.A. Report

Nancee Fine reported that the schools are busy with parent-teacher conferences. Teachers are staying late to accommodate working parents. They appreciate the board's wonderful support, and they are very glad that Dr. Baker is coming to the CTA Annual Conference on School Improvement in November.


5.

C.S.E.A. Report

Marsha Owens read a prepared statement to the board regarding issues related to the continuous growth in the district, stating that the level of support staff in the district must increase in order to properly serve the needs of students, parents, sites and staff in the district. Dedicated employees have been working through breaks, staying late and taking work home without asking for extra compensation, and this has caused administration to not get a true picture of staffing needs. She asked that administrators demand that employees take their breaks and not work late unless overtime is approved in advance. Marsha thanked the district for continuing to provide top quality leadership.


6.

Board Members Comments

(1) Monte Worle said that state and national level journals have contained articles about schools doing a super job, namely because of the No Child Left Behind legislation. The three ingredients are: staff that works well together and plans ahead, dynamic principal, and very active parent group. Mr. Worle congratulated Lomitas' staff and parents for all the awards the school has received. (2) Willie Pringle congratulated everyone on their Team Excellence Award and other awards, and said "keep it up." (3) Dr. Gabriel Stine said he truly appreciates the board meetings at school sites. He addressed Principal Denise Edge saying that she is truly blessed to have such a great support staff. (4) Ernie Moran said he agreed with all the other board members' comments.


7.

Superintendent's Comments

(1) Dr. Ralph Baker thanked Bill Klopping for his work on updating the district website. (2) He announced that parent Heidi Strain and the Lomitas parents will be starting to sell Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee on Friday mornings. (3) Ginger Ontiveros from Victor Valley College has asked if VESD staff could assist with the upcoming phone banks. (4) Dale Marsden did an fantastic job on the Daily Press article regarding the student leadership program.


Information Items

8.

REVIEW MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Baker)

The board reviewed the monthly monitoring report with cabinet members.


9.

SECOND READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Dr. Baker)

New and revised board policies were presented for the board's second reading and input. These policies will be on the November 1, 2006, board agenda for approval.


10.

RECEIVE WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT REPORT (Mrs. Miller)

The quarterly report was submitted for the board's information.


11.

RECEIVE AUGUST 2006 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Miller)

During the month of August 2006, approximately 99.8% of the Victor Elementary School Districtís student population presented themselves with proper conduct. The board reviewed the suspension report.


12.

RECEIVE CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Young)

The monthly conference report was submitted for the board's information and review.


Consent Items

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Monte Worle, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve all consent items, which included:

13.

Approve Minutes of the September 13, 2006, Regular Board Meeting and the September 18, 2006, Special Board Meeting


14.

Approve District Warrants


15.

Approve Douglas Calvin, Director of Facilities, as district representative

authorized to sign forms for the Office of Public School Construction and Department of General Services, regarding school construction, modernization, deferred maintenance and eligibility determination.


16.

Approve and Adopt Resolution #06-31 Regarding Sufficiency or Insufficiency of Instructional Materials for 2006-2007


17.

Approve Converting and Upgrading Current Position


18.

Approve Donations from Target for The Academy in the amount of $244.13, Irwin School in the amount $45.60, and Galileo in the amount $35.92; to be used for instructional materials


19.

Approve Volunteers for Mojave Vista School, Sixth Street Prep School, and Liberty School


Action Items

20.

ACT TO APPROVE NAME FOR NEW SCHOOL AT SENECA SITE (Dr. Baker)

Administration is recommending that the new school at the Seneca site be named West Palms Conservatory. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 3-1 vote (Monte Worle voted no), the board acted to name the new school West Palms Conservatory.


21.

ACT TO EMPLOY TERILYN SPROLES AS SPEECH THERAPIST ON THE BASIS OF A VARIABLE TERM WAIVER (Mrs. Young)

The district actively seeks to employ fully credentialed speech therapists. Because of the state-wide shortage in this profession, we have an ongoing need to find qualified candidates to fill our vacancies for speech therapist. Mrs. Sproles is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders Program offered by the University of Redlands and anticipates completion of the program in May of 2007. We would like to employ her as a part-time employee. She will work one and one-half days per week for the remainder of the 2006-07 school year. In January, she will begin her internship in the district while also working her part-time schedule. Her internship will be unpaid. Upon a motion by Monte Worle, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve employment of Terilyn Sproles as Speech Therapist on the basis of a Variable Term Waiver for the Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential.


Closed Session

The board recessed at 8:31 p.m. and entered closed session at 8:32 p.m.

22.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Gabriel Stine, the board acted to expel student #304944


Return to Regular Session - Action Items

23.

REPORT ANY ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

The board returned to regular session at 9:30 p.m. and reported out to the public on the action taken in closed session above.


24.

APPROVE CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL REPORT #07-05 WITH ADDENDUM

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Monte Worle, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report with addendum, which included: employment of Terilyn Sproles as Speech Therapist effective October 5, 2006. This is a temporary offer of part-time employment from October 5, 2006 through and including May 31, 2007.


25.

APPROVE CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL REPORT #07-05 WITH ADDENDUM

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report with addendum, which included: employment of Grace Tinio as instructional assistant and placement at step 4A on the salary schedule; employment of Barbara Moreo and Karen Miranda as food servers; resignation from Maria Ramos, food server; employment of Baron Breaux as custodian; employment of Paula Urban as custodian; resignation from Debbie Reynolds, account clerk; salary placement for Stacie York at step 8H-1 retroactive to 9-1-06; and short-term employees Diane Gillespie, Susan Yates, and Cassie Gonzalez.


26.

APPROVE CHARTER SCHOOL PERSONNEL REPORT #07-05

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Monte Worle, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report, which included: resignation from Carmen Perez, noon-duty supervisor/instructional aide and cashier, effective 10/13/06; employment of Veronica Trujillo as an instructional aide.


Adjournment

The board adjourned at 9:33 p.m.


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