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September 8, 2009 Minutes

 
 
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
 September 8, 2009
 
 
1.OPENING CEREMONY
 
Call to Order:
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:46 p.m. at Summit Charter Academy Mathew Campus located at 175 S. Mathew Street, Porterville, California.
 
Present: Devin Wilson, President; Lisa Ruffa, Vice President; Phillip Giannetto, Clerk; John Hodge, Member, and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/ Secretary
 
Absent: Jay Rice
 
2.OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
 
The public was asked if there was anyone who wished to address the Board on Closed Session items. There were none forthcoming.
 
3. CLOSED SESSION
 
 
The meeting was adjourned to Closed Session at 4:46 p.m.
 
4. RECONVENEMENT
 
 
Pledge of Allegiance:
 
Report of Action Taken in Closed      Session:
 
The meeting reconvened to Open Session at 5:15 p.m.
 
The flag salute was led by Devin Wilson.
 
President Wilson stated there was no action taken during closed session.
 
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
 
 
President Wilson asked if there was anyone present who wished to address the Board about any items within the Board’s jurisdiction but not on the agenda. There were none forthcoming.
 

 
6. REPORTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND VISITATION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
 
 
Board members Hodge, Ruffa, and Wilson reported on their visitations to various school sites and open houses and were impressed with the teachers’ organization and parent turnout.
 
7.   CONSENT CALENDAR
 
Approval of Consent Calendar:
 
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the Consent Calendar as follows:
1.    A/P Warrants #60956713-60956801
2.    August 17, 2009 Board Meeting Minutes
3.    Certificated employment of Leora Fuentes, Jennifer Cannella and Kirkwood Stinson
4.    Classified employment of Magali Bautista, Rebecca Williams, Leisle Wilkins, Sara Slate, Tasha Willis, Amber Metheney, Reyna Montero, Irene Gamez and Sandra Garcia
5.    Classified Employee Resignations of Nereida Verduzco and Danielle Beckett
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
 
Presentation of “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award:
 
 
 
Presentation of “You Make a Difference” Award:
 
 
 
Presentation of the Student Recognition Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Cheyenne Ruffa presented the “Every Teacher Succeeding” award to Ms. Cassie Brawley, Resource Specialist at SCA-M.
 
 
Mrs. Cheyenne Ruffa presented the “You Make a Difference” award to Elizabeth Weaver, clerk/typist at SCA-M.
 
 
Certificated staff members Munoz, Median, Huchingson, Tejada, Banuelos, Schwin and Mancebo in turn introduced their respective student as the recipient of the “Student Recognition” award. Students honored were Trenton Gray, Cylee Alkire, Kiarah Ross, Nicholas Tuzon, Luna Bishop-Blaike, Sequoia Brewer and Iridan De La Cruz.
 
 
Public Hearing on the Matter of Determining Pupils Have Sufficient Text Books or Instructional Materials:
 
 
Mr. Wilson asked for public comments regarding the determination of students having sufficient text books or instructional materials for FY 2009/10. There were no comments. Mr. Wilson then closed the public hearing.
9. BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
 
Approval of Resolution 10-04, Establish an Estimated Appropriations Limit for 2009/10 and Actual Appropriation Limit for 2008/09:
 
 
 
 
Approval of the Unaudited Actuals Financial Statement for Year Ending 2008-09:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approval of the Budget Revisions for FY 2008/09:
 
 
 
 
 
Approval of the Budget Revisions for FY 2009/10:
 
 
 
 
 
Approval of Response to the Tulare County Grand Jury on State Lottery Funds:
 
It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve Resolution 10-04. to Establish an Estimated Appropriations Limit for 2009/10 and Actual Appropriation Limit for 2008/09:
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the Unaudited Actuals Financial Statement for year ending 2008-09 as presented by Mrs. Jones.
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
 
It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the budget revisions for FY 2008/09 as presented by Mrs. Jones.
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
 
It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the budget revisions for FY 2009/10 as presented by Mrs. Jones.
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Giannetto, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the Response to the Tulare County Grand Jury on State Lottery Funds as presented by Mrs. Jones.
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 

 
10. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
 
California State Test (CST) Subgroup Performance and Site Presentations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approval of Resolution 10-05,In the Matter of Determining Pupils Have Sufficient Text Books or Instructional Materials for FY 2009/10:
 
 
 
 
 
Messrs. White and Hayes, Mmes. Weisenberger and Milinich, and Mrs. Pengilly and Mr. Bradley presented on their site’s subgroup performance from last spring’s California State Test (CST) and their goals and plan of action to improve student proficiency. 
 
 
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve Resolution 10-05, in the matter of determining pupils have sufficient textbooks or instructional materials for FY 2009/10.
 
Motion passed 4-0
 
11. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
 
Update on Lottery:
 
 
Dr. Mekeel shared with the Board that Burton was not successful in being selected in the federal lottery. He stated that while disappointing, it is not overwhelming and we know what needs to be done to collect funds for our construction projects. Funds should be available by the first of the year for the Redwood project and a few months delay on getting the Lombardi project on the State Allocation Board’s agenda for approval of funding.
 
 
12. BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION
 
Review of BP/AR 3510-6181:
 
 
 
 
 
It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve the second reading of BP/AR 3510-6181.
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
Facilities Update:
Dr. Mekeel reported that Mrs. Styles is in the process of moving into the new professional development center. There will be an open house on September 24th. Mrs. Kamberg suggested hosting a First Friday Coffee at the new location in the near future.
 
13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
 
There were no reports or announcements made by the superintendent.
 
14. BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS
 
 
September District Calendar of Events:
 
 
Enrollment Report:
 
This is an informational item provided to the Board.
 
This is an informational item provided to the Board.
 
15. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.