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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, February 13, 2008, 7:00 pm
Location:
Liberty School, 12900 Amethyst Rd., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Liberty School, 12900 Amethyst Rd., Victorville, California. The meeting began at 7:05 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Members:
PRESENT: Dr. Gabriel Stine, President; Karen Morgan, Clerk; Timothy G. Hauk (arrived at 8:45 p.m.), Dr. Gary Elder and Willie Davis Pringle

REGULAR SESSION

The board reviewed Basic #6:

We take personal responsibility for personal and group decisions; therefore, "We versus They" does not exist, we do not blame or make excuses.

Receive Proclamation on Project U-Turn:

Marquita Ogilvie-Harper from the City of Victorville presented information on Project U-turn. This is a city project to turn gang members into productive citizens, sponsored by Councilman Bob Hunter. The board's approval of a resolution in support of the program is listed on tonight's consent agenda.

Liberty School Report

Principal Ailene Cammon and the staff presented their action plan to achieve the district mission.

Communication Session

1.

Public Verbal Comments

(1) Michael Olme, Deputy Chief of Staff, presented a resolution recognizing Sixth Street Prep School from 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, San Bernardino County. (2) Ross Swearingen presented Team Excellence Awards to two Liberty teams.


2.

V.E.T.A. Report

Beth Fehrs, VETA Vice President, thanked cabinet and the board for the wonderful communications dinner meeting held recently. Preparations are underway for this year's election of VETA officers scheduled for April 8. The deadline to file for candidacy is March 11.


3.

C.S.E.A. Report

Marsha Owens thanked Liberty for hosting the board meeting. She reported on the recent communications dinner meeting with CSEA, cabinet and board, saying that concerns were shared and bridge building took place. Negotiations are also going very well, and a tentative agreement has been reached which includes salary. She offered support with the upcoming transition.


4.

Board Members Comments

(1) Karen Morgan reported on the SANDABS meeting she attended today. Kevin Gordon, legislative advocate from Sacramento, presented details on this year's budget situation which appears to be very bleak. She added that this district has always been run so well that we are not expecting to have many of the worries that other districts have. (2) Gary Elder congratulated Liberty staff on the great job they are doing at the school. He also complimented his son's teacher at The Academy, Mrs. Anderson, for taking special care of him when he became ill in class. (3) Willie Pringle said it was nice to see everyone at the board meeting. He enjoyed the presentation on the city's U-turn Project, and said that maybe in the future we could make it a part of the district's foundation to show our support. (4) Gabriel Stine thanked everyone for their school report saying it was good to see the job they are doing. He appreciates the city's work on the U-turn Project.


5.

Superintendent's Comments

Dr. Ralph Baker thanked all of the Liberty staff for working as a team. It is good to see all of the staff at the board meeting in support of their school.


Recess:

The board recessed at 8:10 p.m. and returned to regular session at 8:40 p.m. Board Member Timothy Hauk arrived at 8:45 p.m.

Information Items

6.

DISCUSS CHAPTER 3, "TURNAROUND LEADERSHIP" BOOK (Dr. Baker)

The board members and superintendent discussed what they read in Chapter 3, Change, of the book entitled Turnaround Leadership, by Michael Fullan, from the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education. Feedback was very positive, and some said this was the best book on leadership they've ever read.


7.

RECEIVE CALIFORNIA AWARD FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE (CAPE) FEEDBACK REPORT (Dr. Marsden)

Dr. Dale Marsden presented the 2007 CAPE Feedback Report and discussed the opportunities for improvement section.


8.

RECEIVE 2006-2007 CHARTER ADA AUDITS (Mrs. Betts)

The district's auditor, Jeff Nigro, CPA of Nigro, Nigro, & White, has completed the 2006-2007 annual audit of ADA (average daily attendance) for Mountain View Montessori and Sixth Street Prep. Copies have been forwarded to the County and are available at the District Office for review by any interested parties.


9.

RECEIVE DISTRICT 2008/2009 BUDGET UPDATE (Mrs. Creason and Mrs. Betts)

Mrs. Creason and Mrs. Betts gave an update on the proposed 2008/2009 budget and shared the budget committee's input regarding budget cuts.


10.

FIRST READING OF PROPOSED REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Dr. Baker)

Revised BP 4133 and 5145.2 were presented for the board's first reading. Second and third readings and approval will be at future board meetings.


11.

RECEIVE MONITORING REPORT (Dr. Baker)

The district Monitoring Report was presented.


12.

RECEIVE JANUARY 2008 SUSPENSION REPORT (Mrs. Miller)

During the month of January 2008, approximately 99.1% of the Victor Elementary School District's student population presented themselves with proper conduct. The board reviewed and discussed the suspension report.


13.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Mrs. Young)

The monthly conference report was presented.


Consent Items (Items 14-22)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve all consent items listed below (items #14-22):

14.

Approve Minutes of the January 15, 2008, Regular Board Meeting


15.

Approve District Warrants


16.

Approve Change in Classified Position, Nutrition Services


17.

Approve Resolution 08-05 re City of Victorville U-turn Program


18.

Approve Revision of 2008/09 Liberty School Calendar


19.

Approve Donations for Discovery School to be used for instructional materials

Albertsons in the amount $998.74
Verizon Long Distance in the amount $17.67
Edison International/Employee Contributions by Joseph Baker $535.50, Gregory Irigoyen $120, and Robert Morse $150 (total $805.50)


20.

Approve Donation for Irwin School from Herff Jones Photography in the amount $92.72 to be used for instructional materials


21.

Approve Donation for Discovery School from the City of Victorville in the amount $250 to be used for instructional materials


22.

Approve Volunteers: Park View, Brentwood, Challenger, Village, Galileo, Mojave Vista and West Palms schools


Action Items

23.

ACT TO APPROVE AND ADOPT RESOLUTION 08-04 WITH THE INTENTION TO ANNEX PROPERTY TO OUR CFD 2005-2 AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES (Mrs. Creason)

Century Vintage Homes has petitioned VESD to annex a 35 unit single family detached housing project into our existing Community Facilities District (CFD) #2005-2. Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve and adopt Resolution No. 08-04 as presented.


24.

ACT TO APPROVE THE IMPACT MITIGATION AGREEMENT FOR PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED INTO CFD 2005-2 (Mrs. Creason)

We have negotiated with Century Vintage Homes on the attached Impact Mitigation Agreement to help fund a new school or other district facilities in order to mitigate the impact of 35 new homes. to adopt Resolution No. 08-04 as presented. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve the Impact Mitigation Agreement as presented.


25.

ACT TO APPROVE THE 2007-08 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 Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve the Consolidated Application Part II as presented.


Financing Corporation Board Meeting

26.

ACT TO ADJOURN FROM THE REGULAR MEETING AND OPEN THE FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING (Mrs. Creason)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to adjourn from its regular board meeting and enter the Financing Corporation board meeting at 10:04 p.m.


27.

ACT TO APPROVE THE INCUMBENCY AND SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE (Mrs. Creason)

Mrs. Creason will present the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District. Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve the Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Financing Corporation of the Victor Elementary School District as presented.


28.

ACT TO ADJOURN THE FINANCING CORPORATION BOARD MEETING AND RETURN TO THE REGULAR MEETING (Mrs. Creason)

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to adjourn from the Victor Elementary School District Financing Corporation board meeting and return to the regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District, at 10:05 p.m.


CLOSED SESSION

The board recessed at 10:05 p.m., and entered closed session at 10:13 p.m. The board took the following actions in closed session.

29.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL PERSONNEL REPORT

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Willie Pringle, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve readmission of student #334212.


30.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #08-10

Upon a motion by Willie Pringle, seconded by Karen Morgan, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board acted to approve Certificated, Classified and Charter Personnel Reports #08-10, which included:

Certificated Personnel Report: Retirement notices from teachers Mary Jane Young, John Young, Jayne Meschter, Rex Piatt, Chris Richards, and Elsbeth Roach.

Classified Personnel Report with Addendum: change of status for Cruz Calderon to 6 hr. custodian, Annette Gastelum to health attendant/receptionist, Betty Henry to cook, and David Cliff as 8 hr. maintenance I at Nutrition Services; employment of Larry Dunkin as 4 hr. custodian, Deborah Richard as 4 hr. custodian, Elizabeth Lopez as 3 hr. bilingual instructional assistant, and Jacqueline Valenzuela as bilingual instructional assistant; short-term employees Kenneth Cook-Askins Jr. as cadet corp facilitator at Puesta del Sol School, Aminah Shabazz as art consultant at Brentwood School, and Nancy Ramirez as aide at Green Tree East School as teacher's assistant for a student with Kyphoscoliosis; retirement notices from Roger Busch, maintenance/electrician and Bernadine Encarnacion, custodian.

Charter Personnel Report: no items


Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

The board returned to regular session at 10:50 p.m. and reported the actions taken in closed session above out to the public.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Karen Morgan, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 5-0 vote, the board adjourned at 10:52 p.m.


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