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November 16, 2009 Agenda

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Government Code section 54954.1, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Administrative Assistant, (559) 781-8020. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the School District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II)
Burton Elementary School District
Board of Education
AGENDA
For the regular meeting of Monday, November 16, 2009, CLOSED SESSION beginning at 5:15 p.m., OPEN SESSION beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Burton School District Board Room at 264 N. Westwood Street, Porterville, California.
1.         OPENING CEREMONY
1.1         Call to Order
1.2         Attendance
Board of Education:                                                            Present          Absent
Devin Wilson, President                                         _______        _______
Lisa Ruffa, Vice President                                     _______        _______
Phillip Giannetto, Clerk                                          _______        _______
John Hodge, Member                                             _______        _______
Dr. Gary Mekeel, Secretary/Superintendent       _______        _______
2.         OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS (Gov. Code Section 54954.3)
3.         ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (Enc. 1)
            3.1       Discuss Recommendation for Offer of Classified Employment:
                        a. Special Friends Aide, WRB
                        b. Technology Technician I, D.O.
            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Resignation from Certificated Employment:
                        a. Fifth Grade Teacher, SCA-M
                       
4.            RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
     
      4.1      Pledge of Allegiance
4.2       Report of Action Taken in Closed Session (if any)
            4.3       Personnel Items:
                        a. Recommendation for Approval of the Provisional Internship for Ryan O’Neal,                              BMS Math Teacher (Enc. 2) (Action item)
                                                           
5.         OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ABOUT ANY ITEMS WITHIN THE BOARD’S JURISDICTION BUT WHICH ARE NOT ON THE AGENDA (Public input for agendized items is accepted at the time the matter is considered)
6.         REPORTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND VISITATIONS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
           
7.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 3) (Action Items) (Note: These are generally routine items that are acted on together for efficiency. Board members may remove any item for further discussion prior to taking action.)
 
7.1       Request for Approval of Accounts Payable Warrants #60975114-60975208
            And #60978256-60978311
            7.2       Recommendation for Approval of November 2, 2009 Board Minutes
            7.3       Recommendation for Approval for Offer of Classified Employment:
                        a. Sarah Johnson, Special Friends Aide, WRB
                        b. Douglas Cairns, Technology Technician I, D.O.
            7.4       Recommendation for Approval of Resignation from Certificated Employment:
                        a. Diana Robinson, Fifth Grade Teacher, SCA-M
            7.5       Recommendation for Approval of BMS Out-of-County Field Trip Request to                                  Washington, DC, March 26-31, 2010
 
8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
           
8.1       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award to the Director of M.O.T.,        Tracy Tucker
8.2       Presentation of the “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to William R. Buckley      First Grade Teacher, Jeff Edwards
8.3       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award to William R. Buckley             ELL/Resource Aide, Mayra Romero
8.4       Presentation of William R. Buckley Student Recognition Awards:
 
Student
Grade
Teacher
1. Adrian Galvan
K
Mrs. Witzel
2. Berenzie Bermuda
1
Mrs. Hasnain
3. Tyler Avila
2
Mrs. Kaye
4. Clarissa Reyes
3
Mrs. Taylor
5. Solomon Denning
4
Mrs. Stinson
 
9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
            9.1       Recommendation for Approval of Monthly Budget Revisions for FY 2009-2010
                        (Enc. 4) (Action item)
 
10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
            10.1    Recommendation for Approval of Resolution 10-08 for the 2009-10 State             Preschool Contract         (Enc. 5) (Action item)
            10.2    Presentation on Comparison Data of English Language Learners in English       Language Development and Dual Immersion (Enc. 6)

 
            10.3    Recommendation for Approval of the Revision of the Burton District Technology                                     Plan (Enc. 7) (Action item)
            10.4    Presentation on the District-Wide Olweus Program Questionnaire Results
                        (Enc. 8)
            10.5    Presentation on the Staff Development Plan for 2009-10 (Enc. 9)
            10.6    Update on Special Friends Program (Enc. 10)
 
11.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
           
12.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
           
            12.1    Update on Community Day School Enrollment (Enc. 11)
 
13.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS
 
            13.1    Enrollment Report (Enc. 12)         
 
14.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)      
15.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
16.       ADJOURNMENT