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July 20, 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, July 20, 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 Certificated Employment:
                        a. Language Arts, BMS
                        b. Fifth Grade, JMA
                        c. First Grade, WRB
                        d. Speech and Language Specialist, District
                        e. Resource Specialist, BMS/SCA-R
                        f. Second Grade, SCA-M
                        g. Fifth Grade, JMA
            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Offer of Classified Employment:
                        a. Bilingual Secretary, D.O.
            3.3       Discuss Recommendation for Resignation of Classified Employment:
                        a. Cafeteria Helper, Nutrition Service
                        b. Special Education Aide, SCA-R

 
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 Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified                                          Educators (Enc. 2) (Action item)
                        b.   Recommendation for Approval of the Student Teaching Agreement with                                              Western Governors University (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 OF 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, 60941352-60941415, and             60944067-60944098, #60946308-60946337
            7.2       Recommendation for Approval of the Special Board Meeting Minutes for June 22,             2009
            7.3       Recommendation for Approval of the Special Board Meeting Minutes for June 29,                      2009
            7.4       Recommendation for Approval of Offer for Certificated Employment:
                        a. Jeremiah Podczaszy, Language Arts, BMS
                        b. Eric Anthony, Fifth Grade, JMA
                        c. Lyndsey Ingle, First Grade, WRB
                        d. Meta Zimmerman, Speech and Language Specialist, District
                        e. Claudia Corcoran, Resource Specialist, BMS/SCA-R
                        f. Marisol Vazquez, Second Grade, SCA-M
                        g. Kristen Lambie, Fifth Grade, JMA
            7.5       Recommendation for Approval of Offer for Classified Employment:
                        a. Beatriz Alvarez, Bilingual Secretary, D.O.
            7.6       Recommendation for Approval of Resignation from Classified Employment:
                        a. Julia Hatwig, Cafeteria Helper, Nutrition Services
                        b. Claudia Corcoran, Special Education Aide, SCA-R
 
8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
           
8.1       Public Hearing on the Burton District Leads Association Contract (Enc. 5)
8.2       2009 Equipment Assistance Grant (Enc. 6)

8.3       Recommendation for Approval on Interdistrict Agreements (Enc. 7)
             (Action item)
8.4       Public Hearing on the Categorical Flexibility Options as Authorized
             Under SBX3 4 (Enc. 8)
 
9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
            9.1       Recommendation for Approval of the Categorical Flexibility Options as      Authorized under SBX3 4 (See Enc. 8) (Action item)
            9.2       Recommendation for Approval of the Updated “Additional Administrator     Authorized Signature for Calendar Year 2009” (Enc. 9) (Action item)
            9.3       State Budget and Federal Stimulus Package Update (Enc. 10)
 
10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
            10.1    Recommendation for Approval of Resolution 10-01, Application for the State       Preschool License (Enc. 11) (Action item)
            10.2    PowerPoint Presentation on Similar Schools Ranking (Enc. 12)
           
11.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS                                                    
 
            11.1    Update on Redwood Campus
 
12.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
13.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)
 
14.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
15.       ADJOURNMENT