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October 19, 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, October 19, 2009, CLOSED SESSION beginning at 4:45p.m., OPEN SESSION beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the Burton School District Board Room at 274 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                                          _______        _______
Jay Rice, Member                                                    _______        _______
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. Migrant Liaison, District
            3.3       Discuss Recommendation of Resignation from Classified Employment:
                        a. Migrant Liaison, District
 
4.            RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
 
      4.1      Pledge of Allegiance
4.2       Report of Action Taken in Closed Session (if any)
                                                           
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
            6.1       Recommendation for Acceptance of the Resignation of Board of Trustee  Member, Jay Rice (Enc. 2) (Action item)           
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 #60966548-60966651 and             #60969901-60969946
            7.2       Recommendation for Approval of October 5, 2009 Board Minutes
            7.3       Recommendation for Approval for Offer of Classified Employment:
                        a. Rosa Esquivel, Migrant Liaison, District
            7.4       Recommendation for Approval of Resignation from Classified Employment:
                        a. Mariela Ochoa, Migrant Liaison, District
            7.5       Recommendation for Approval Summit Charter Academy-Mathew Out-of-                                     County Field Trip Request to the La Brea Tar Pits and California Science Center                                     on Friday, November 6, 2009
            7.6       Recommendation for Approval Summit Charter Academy-Mathew Out-of-                                     County Field Trip Request to the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno on
                        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
 
8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
           
8.1       Presentation of the “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to Ms. Jaclyn Zito,             Kindergarten Teacher at Burton Elementary School
8.2       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award to Ms. Paula Delk, Burton             Elementary School Instructional Aide
8.3       Presentation of the Burton Elementary School Student Recognition Awards:
           
Student
Grade
Teacher
1. Cynthia Kasis
K
Jaclyn Zito
2. Audrey Estrada
1
Tami Martin
3. Jonathan Nelms
2
Kirsten Hyder
4. Michiela Franco
3
Bev McNutt
5. Destiny Hernandez
4
Megan Barajas
 
 9.        BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
            10.1    Dual Immersion Program – Summit Charter Academy-M (Enc. 4)    
 
11.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
 
            11.1    Facilities Update

 
 
12.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
13.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS
 
            13.1    Change of Start Time for Closed Session
            13.2    Board Meetings Location
            13.3    Public Relations – Financial Issues
            13.4    Enrollment Report (Enc. 5)           
 
14.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)
15.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
16.       ADJOURNMENT