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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, November 1, 2006, 7:00 pm
Location:
Galileo Academy 101, 17000 Silica Rd., Victorville, CA


Members:
PRESENT: Ernie Moran, President; Dr. Gabriel Stine, Clerk; Karen Morgan (arrived at 7:05 p.m.), Willie Davis Pringle

ABSENT: Monte Worle

Basic #11:

The board reviewed Basic #11: It is our responsibility to participate as a team member in a collaborative environment using ideas, resources, and information to achieve common goals.

Public Hearing

1.

Public Hearing on Grant Offer from High Priority Schools Grant (Mr. Swearingen)

The purpose of this public hearing is to review the reasons and rationale for not participating in the High Priority Schools Grant Program at Green Tree East, Irwin, and Puesta del Sol Schools. The public hearing was opened at 7:01 p.m., and closed at 7:06. There were no comments from the public.


Communication Session

2.

Public Verbal Comments

(1) Ross Swearingen, Asst. Supt., Educational Services, presented Team Excellence Awards to various teams of teachers from Brentwood School. (2) Lori Clark, Principal at Brentwood School, introduced Captain Dan Nelson from the fire department, and expressed her appreciation for the assistance he provided during the recent bee incident. (3) Allyson Herek, parent volunteer from Lomitas School, congratulated all who received recognition at the board meeting, and asked how the committee work is going on the board policy regarding naming of facilities. Mrs. Herek added that no money would be involved as the parents have said they would be able to raise funds.


3.

V.E.T.A. Report

Nancee Fine reported that everything is quiet and calm. The teachers and students are happy.


4.

C.S.E.A. Report

Marsha Owens said it's a busy time, and she's looking forward to next week's election being over. The issues she reported to the board at the last board meeting are being addressed. The Leadership 101 class is being attended by classified employees and that is appreciated.


5.

Board Members Comments

(1) Karen Morgan said she had another meeting before this one and it went a little longer than usual, so she apologized for being late. She welcomed Tim Hauk who was in the audience. Karen reported on the nice ribbon cutting at Mojave Vista Park where Mayor Rothschild complimented our school district on the relationship we have with the city. The event was well-attended and the 1st and 2nd graders who performed did a wonderful job. (2) Dr. Gabriel Stine said the board visited schools east of the freeway. He truly enjoys this time as well as having the board meeting at the sites, and he likes seeing everyone at the schools. He thanked everyone for doing such a fabulous job at educating our students, and said it is no surprise that other districts are taking a look at what we are doing. (3) Willie Pringle apologized for missing the afternoon part of the tour as he had to attend a negotiations meeting at the college. Mr. Pringle reported on the County School Boards Association Fall Jt. Meeting. (4) Ernie Moran commented on the Community Recognition event that was held recently, saying that we still need the community to be a part of our success in addition to the great staff we have in the district. Mr. Moran reported on the County School Boards Association and the Victorville Chamber Meeting. Mr. Moran gave a big thanks to everyone for their hard work at making our district great.


6.

Superintendent's Comments

Dr. Ralph Baker reported on the SAM study. Principals and cabinet members will be attending the ACSA conference this week.


Information Items

7.

REVIEW REASONS AND RATIONALE FOR NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE HIGH PRIORITY SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM (Mr. Swearingen)

Mr. Swearingen shared the reasons and rationale for not participating in the High Priority Schools Grant Program at Green Tree East, Irwin and Puesta del Sol Schools.


8.

RECEIVE QUARTERLY WORKERS COMP REPORT (Mrs. Creason)

The quarterly Workers Compensation Report was presented for the board's information.


9.

RECEIVE SEPTEMBER 2006 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Miller)

During the month of September 2006, approximately 99.6% of the Victor Elementary School Districtís student population presented themselves with proper conduct. The suspension report was reviewed by the board.


Consent Items

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

10.

Approve Minutes of the October 4, 2006, Regular Board Meeting


11.

Approve District Warrants


12.

Approve Mr. John Clayton as a new member of Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee


13.

Approve Establishing New Position for Instructional Aide at Challenger School


14.

Approve Increase in Hours for Library Media Clerk at Challenger School


15.

Approve New Classified Management Position Job Description - Director of Technology


16.

Approve Interdistrict Attendance Agreement with Adelanto School District


17.

Approve Increase in District Mileage Reimbursement Rate


18.

Approve Supplemental Educational Services from B.E.S.T., Inc.

Contract with Basic Educational Services Team, Inc. (BEST, Inc) to provide supplemental educational services to the students at Del Rey Elementary School pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These services will commence November 7, 2006, pending board approval.


19.

Approve Bilingual Tester Waiver Request


20.

Approve Donations for Discovery School:

10 Eastern Redbud Trees from Skye and Cherokee Anderson and their grandmother Bonita Richardson (through The National Arbor Day Foundation) to be planted at the school; and $283.14 from Target, Edison International Employees Contributions $357 from Joseph Baker $120 Gregory Irigoyen and $43.88 from Desert Communities United Way to be used for instructional materials.


21.

Approve Donations to Challenger: Two used Compaq computers from Principal Audrey Howard and one Macintosh computer from Teacher Johnette Ellis


22.

Approve Donations for Liberty School:

$276.42 from Target for instructional materials; $10,162 from the Liberty PTO for a poster printer, laminator and supplies, and $3,900 from the PTO for painting of doors.


23.

Approve Donations for Endeavour School:

$369.00 from Endeavour PTA for Red Ribbon Week materials for students; and $850.00 from Endeavour PTA for Student Store materials for students and copier costs


24.

Approve $25,000 Grant from Verizon for Green Tree East School to support the district's Career Program


25.

Approve Volunteers for Endeavour, Discovery, Village, Park View, Del Rey, Mojave Vista, and Puesta del Sol Schools


Action Items

26.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Dr. Baker)

New and revised board policies were presented for the board's third reading and approval. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve the policies as presented.


27.

ACT TO APPROVE DECEMBER 13, 2006 AS ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF GOVERNING BOARD (Dr. Baker)

According to Education Code, governing boards must hold an organizational meeting between December 1-15, 2006. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Gabriel Stine, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve December 13, 2006, as the date of the organizational meeting for Victor Elementary School District.


Closed Session

The board recessed at 7:45 p.m. and entered closed session at 8:00 p.m.

28.

DISCUSS CONTRACT WITH ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Jerene Creason

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve payment of Victorville Rotary Club one-time initiation fee, annual dues and meals effective Oct. 31, 2006, and until further notice for Jerene Creason, Asst. Supt., Admin. Services.


29.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve suspension of expulsion for student #354104.


30.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve revocation of suspension of expulsion for student #304594.


31.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve readmittance of student #227108.


Return to Regular Session - Action Items

32.

REPORT ANY ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

The board returned to regular session at 8:35 p.m. and reported out to the public on the items approved in closed session above.


33.

APPROVE CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL REPORT #07-06

There were no items on this report for approval.


34.

APPROVE CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL REPORT #07-06 WITH ADDENDUM

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 4-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report, which included: Employment of Adrienne Cason as account clerk, Elizabeth Ruvalcaba as instructional assistant, Cynthia Martinez as food server, and Derek Allen as technology instructional support specialist; change of status for Sonia Santa Maria to receptionist/health attendant; resignation from Joanne Wheller; and short-term employee Gina Frasquillo.


35.

APPROVE CHARTER SCHOOL PERSONNEL REPORT #07-06

There were no items on this report for approval.


Adjournment

The board adjourned at 8:40 p.m.


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