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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 21, 2007, 7:00 pm
Location:
Mojave Vista Elem. School, 16100 Burwood, Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Feb. 21, 2007, at Mojave Vista Elementary School, 16100 Burwood, Victorville, California. The meeting began at 7:05 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Members:
Dr. Gabriel Stine, President; Willie Davis Pringle, Clerk; Karen Morgan, Timothy G. Hauk, Dr. Gary Elder

Basic #14

The board reviewed VESD Basic #14: Respect and trust are the foundation of our organization. It is the responsibility of everyone to listen actively, participate constructively and communicate effectively. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

School Report

Principal Martha McCarthy and the Mojave Vista School staff presented their plan to achieve the district's mission.

Recess

The board recessed at 7:31 p.m. and returned to regular session at 7:42 p.m.

Communication Session

1.

Public Verbal Comments

(1) Candy Stallings, representative from San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services spoke regarding the sexual predator training she is doing for the district, saying the school administrators should not be blamed for the actions of one teacher. (2) Del Rey teacher Vicki Conrad-Silva complimented the principal and teachers at the school. (3) Joetta Kinchen said she has grandchildren at Del Rey, and parents need to speak with their children about sexual predators. (4) Del Rey students Benjamin Azul, Sydney Marquez, and Jacqueline Rosales spoke in favor of their school and expressed their disagreement with the recent negative media reports that were unfair and incorrect. (5) Larry Kinyon said he considers Del Rey School and its leadership to be outstanding, and he wondered if the Daily Press was at the board meeting. (6) Christopher Watkins, Denise Allen, Fortune Barles all complimented the district and Del Rey staff for their caring and positive accomplishments. (7) Allyson Herek addressed the board regarding "Edge Hall," and inquired about the board policy change. (8) Jill Raynolds, Admin. Manager, Nutritional Services, reported on the recent state audit.


2.

V.E.T.A. Report

Nancee Fine complimented Mojave Vista School on their report to the board. She thanked Ross Swearingen for the recent AB 33 training. Mrs. Fine congratulated Del Rey on their very dedicated staff. Nancee reported on the recent Governor's Budget Conference she attended and the health insurance conference on how to keep costs down. She also attended the very interested Social Styles training this month.


3.

C.S.E.A. Report

Marsha Owens said she is gathering information for negotiations; the current contract ends in June. She attended the Social Styles training and highly recommends it. She complimented the student leadership for supporting Del Rey at the board meeting.


4.

Board Members Comments

(1) Tim Hauk said he enjoyed the Social Styles training. (2) Karen Morgan complimented Martha McCarthy's leadership at Mojave Vista School. Mrs. Morgan added that she attended Del Rey School as a child, and her grandchildren have attended Del Rey, and the school has always had great leadership, teamwork and enthusiasm. (3) Karen Morgan reported on the recent Federal Relations Conference in Washington, D.C. that she attended along with 900 representatives from around the nation. Several issues were discussed, the biggest one being "No Child Left Behind." (4) Dr. Gary Elder thanked staff, parents and students who came to the board meeting to support Del Rey School and their principal. He wished the Daily Press would have attended the board meeting. Dr. Elder's son attends school in the district, and he is impressed with the staff and principals throughout the district. (5) Dr. Elder reported on the recent conference he attended in Sacramento for new board members. (6) Willie Pringle thanked Del Rey for the outstanding job they are doing. Mr. Pringle reported on the subcommittee's work and the revision to the policy regarding naming of facilities. Willie Pringle welcomed Ernie Moran who was in the audience. (7) Dr. Gabriel Stine complimented Del Rey staff for doing an outstanding job.


5.

Superintendent's Comments

Dr. Ralph Baker complimented Del Rey School staff and parents for attending the meeting and expressing their support of the school and Principal Christa Robinson. Everyone needs to be vigilant and get training to stop the preditors.


Recess

The board recessed at 8:52 p.m. and returned to regular session at 9:06 p.m.

Information Items

6.

SECOND READING OF BOARD POLICY 7310, NAMING OF FACILITY (Dr. Stine)

Board Policy 7310 was presented for the board's review and input. It will be presented for the third reading and approval at the March 14, 2007, regular board meeting. Karen Morgan addressed the way the subcommittee worked to review the policy.


7.

RECEIVE REPORT ON MONITORING PLAN (Dr. Baker)

An update on the monitoring plan for board goals and objectives was reviewed with the board.


8.

RECEIVE DECEMBER 2006 AND JANUARY 2007 SUSPENSION REPORTS (Mrs. Miller)

During the month of December 2006, approximately 99.1% of the Victor Elementary School District's student population presented themselves with proper conduct. During the month of January 2007, approximately 98.8% of the Victor Elementary School District's student population presented themselves with proper conduct. Further details regarding suspensions were submitted for board review.


9.

RECEIVE CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Young)

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


Consent Items

Upon a motion by Gabriel Stine, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve all consent items, as follows:

10.

Approve Minutes of the January 10, 2007, Regular Board Meeting, and February 3, 2007, Special Board Meeting


11.

Approve District Warrants


12.

Approve Revision to Certification of Board Minutes - Board Delegation


13.

Approve 2007-2008 School Calendars


14.

Approve Changes in Classified Positions - Educational Services


15.

Approve Donations for The Academy/Irwin School:

Hanh Doan and Minh Tran (parents) donated a Dell Computer for the media center valued at $881.40; $45 from Edision Employee Contributions Campaign to be used for instructional materials at The Academy; $90.77 for Irwin School and $96.41 for The Academy from Verizon Extra Credit for Schools to be used for instructional materials.


16.

Approve Donations for Challenger School of Sports and Fitness:

Donation of a Mac computer and two printers for Challenger School from Teacher Ann Zimmer; $6,690.59 from CPTO for performance risers.


17.

Approve Donations for Discovery School of the Arts to be used for instructional materials:

$472.93 from Applebee's; $1,059.83 from Herff Jones; $81.62 from Verizon Long Distance; and $357 from Joseph Baker and $120 from Greg Irigoyen through Edison International Employee Contributions.


18.

Approve Donation of $69.24 for Brentwood School from parent to be used for books


Action Items

19.

ACT TO APPROVE BOARD POLICY AND ADMIN. REGULATION 4331, STAFF DEVELOPMENT (Dr. Baker)

New Board Policy 4331, and revised Administrative Regulation 4331, regarding Management Staff Development are submitted for the third reading and approval. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve BP 4331 and AR 4331 as presented.


20.

ACT TO APPROVE REVISED SELPA LOCAL PLAN (Mrs. Miller)

At its November 9, 2006 meeting, the Desert/Mountain SELPA Board of Directors approved an amendment to its Local Plan. The State Dept. of Education requires that each individual school board with the SELPA adopt the amendment to the Local Plan. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve the amendment to the SELPA Local Plan as presented.


21.

ACT TO APPROVE 2006-2007 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION FOR FUNDING CATEGORICAL AID PROGRAMS-PART II (Mr. Swearingen)

Part II of the Consolidated Application for funding Categorical Aid Programs is submitted for Board approval. The document was reviewed and approved by the District Advisory Council and the District English Learner Advisory Committee. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve the Consolidated Application Part II as presented.


22.

ACT TO APPROVE COMMUNITIES FACILITIES DISTRICT 2005-2 (ION) BOND SALE WITH RESOLUTION 06-33 (Mrs. Creason)

We are presenting a resolution that the Board of Trustees of the Victor Elementary School District, acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District #2005-2 of the Victor Elementary School District, authorize the issuance, sale and delivery of its 2007 Special Tax Bonds, Series A, in a principal amount not to exceed $3,200,000 in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 06-33 and the fulfillment of the purposes of the 2007 Special Tax Bonds as described in the Fiscal Agent Agreement. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve and adopt Resolution 06-33 as presented, and authorize Jerene Creason, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, to sign all necessary related documents.


23.

ACT TO APPROVE COMMUNITIES FACILITIES DISTRICT 2006-2 (WOODSIDE) BOND SALE WITH RESOLUTION 06-34 (Mrs. Creason)

We are presenting a resolution that the Board of Trustees of the Victor Elementary School District, acting as the legislative body of Community Facilities District #2006-2 of the Victor Elementary School District, authorize the issuance, sale and delivery of its 2007 Special Tax Bonds, Series A, in a principal amount not to exceed $3,500,000 in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 06-34 and the fulfillment of the purposes of the 2007 Special Tax Bonds as described in the Fiscal Agent Agreement. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve and adopt Resolution 06-34 as presented, and authorize Jerene Creason, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, to sign all necessary related documents.


24.

ACT TO APPROVE THE ANNUAL AND FIVE-YEAR REPORTABLE FEES REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 (Mr. Calvin)

The annual and five-year reportable fees report covers the collections and expenditures of reportable fees and the appropriate procedures that have been followed. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve Resolution 07-02 as presented.


Closed Session

The board recessed at 10:06 p.m. before entering closed session at 10:22 p.m.

25.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Expulsion of student #304427

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve expulsion of student #304427 as recommended.


26.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Suspension of expulsion for student #261014

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Timothy Hauk, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve expulsion for student #261014 with a stay for 2006-07.


27.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Expulsion of student #240630

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Timothy Hauk, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve expulsion of student #240630 as recommended.


28.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Extension of expulsion for student #243775 expelled from Rialto Unified School District

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Timothy Hauk, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve extension of expulsion of student #243775 as recommended.


29.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Extension of expulsion for student #62294 expelled from San Bernardino City Unified School District

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Timothy Hauk, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve extension of expulsion of student #62294 as recommended.


30.

ACT ON CLAIM AGAINST THE DISTRICT #1442271-JC

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to reject claim #1442271-JC.


31.

APPROVE CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL REPORT #07-11 WITH ADDENDUM

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report with addendum, which included: Discontinuation of services for Renee McCarty, classroom teacher at Del Rey School, after exhausting all available leaves of absence, effective Feb. 28, 2007, and placement on the reemployment list for a period of thirty-nine (39) months; acceptance of resignation from Terilyn Sproles, Speech Therapist, effective February 11, 2007; employment of Misty Ubina as classroom teacher assigned to Puesta del Sol School effective February 22, 2007; temporary employment of Merry Beck as classroom teacher assigned to Lomitas School effective February 22, 2007 through June 22, 2007.


32.

APPROVE CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL REPORT #07-11 WITH ADDENDUM

Upon a motion by Timothy Hauk, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report with addendum, which included: Change of status for Jennifer Sharp to cook, Eva DeAlba-Barriga to clerk typist in Personnel Services, and Brian Porter's reclassification to warehouse person; acceptance of resignation from Douglas Calvin, Director of Facilities; employment of Charlotte Burgess as custodian; and employment of Marcel Barrios as food server.


33.

APPROVE CHARTER SCHOOL PERSONNEL REPORT #07-11

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve this report, which included: employment of John Eltiste as P.E. Coordinator, 4 hours per week.


Return to Regular Session - Action Items

34.

REPORT ANY ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

The board returned to regular session at 11:15 p.m. and reported out to the public on the actions taken in closed session above.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adjourned at 11:16 p.m.


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