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September 21, 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, September 21, 2009, CLOSED SESSION beginning at 4:45 p.m., OPEN SESSION beginning at 5:15 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                                          _______        _______
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. BEST Instructors, BES (1), D.O. (1), JMA (2)
                        b. Instructional Aide, SCA-M
                        c. Special Education/General Aide, BMS (2)
                        d. Special Education Aide, JMA
                        e. Library Aide, SCA-M
                         f. Instructional Aide/Crossing Guard, WRB
            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Resignation from Classified Employment:
                        a. Special Education Aide/General Aide, BMS
                        .
4.            RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
      4.1      Pledge of Allegiance
4.2       Report of Action Taken in Closed Session (if any)
4.3       Personnel:
            a. Recommendation for Approval of the District Internship Agreement with                                        Fresno Pacific University for Claudia Corcoran, Resource Specialist (Enc. 2)
                (Action item)
            b. Recommendation for Approval of Resolution 10-06, Authorization to Teach                     Outside Credential, Prubhjeet Bajwa (Enc. 3) (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 BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
           
7.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 4) (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 #60959835-60959876 and             #60961863-60961904
            7.2       Recommendation for Approval of September 8, 2009 Board Minutes
            7.3       Recommendation for Approval of Offer of Classified Employment:
                        a. Sandra Anderson, BEST Instructors, BES
                        b. Rebecca Andrews, BEST Instructor, D.O.
                        c. Daniel Cabrera, BEST Instructor, JMA
                        d. Rolando Cerda, Instructional Aide SCA-M
                        e. David Giltner, Special Education/General Aide, BMS
                        f. Julie Hartenberg, Special Education Aide, JMA
                        g. Angelina Leon, Library Aide SCA-M
                        h. Robert Mendez, Special Education/General Aide, BMS
                        d. Bertha Ramirez, BEST Instructor, JMA
                        e. Monica Wallace, Instructional Aide/Crossing Guard, WRB
            7.4       Recommendation for Approval of Resignation from Classified Employment:
                        a. Jeanette Smith, Special Education Aide, General Aide, BMS
            7.5       Recommendation for Approval of the SCA-R Out-of-County Field Trip Request to                       Lone Pine for Students to Participate in the Lone Pine Film Festival
 
8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
           
8.1       Presentation of “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to Mr. Bruce Lankford,            Burton Middle School Science Teacher and Athletic Director
8.2       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award to Mrs. Sherrie Hughes,          Burton Middle School Library Technician
8.3       Presentation of Burton Middle School’s Student Recognitions:
 
Student
Grade
Teacher
1. Dylan Balangue
7th
Sherrianne Brown
2. Madison Meredith
7th
Bruce Lankford
3. James Klug
8th
Chad Brown
4. Tyler Peterson
8th
Aaron Herrema
5. Caylie Watson
8th
Jessica DeLaPena
 
 9.       BUSINESS AND FINANCE
           
10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
            10.1    CST Subgroup Performance and Site Presentations (SCA, JMA, and WRB)         (Enc. 5)
 
11.       BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION
           
            11.1    Review of BP/AR 3110-3440 (first reading) (Enc. 6)
 
12.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
 
            12.1    Facilities Update
 
13.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
14.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS
 
            14.1    Enrollment Report (Enc. 7)           
 
15.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
            15.1    Superintendent’s Annual Evaluation     
16.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
17.       ADJOURNMENT