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August 17, 2009 Minutes

 
 
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
 August 17, 2009
 
 
1.OPENING CEREMONY
 
Call to Order:
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:54 p.m.
 
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 4:54 p.m.
 
4. RECONVENEMENT
 
 
Pledge of Allegiance:
 
Report of Action Taken in Closed      Session:
 
Authorization to Teach Outside Credential:
 
The meeting reconvened to Open Session at 5:16 p.m.
 
The flag salute was led by Devin Wilson.
 
President Wilson stated there was no action taken during closed session.
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Giannetto, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve Resolution 10-03, authorization for Karen Holloway and Sheila Boyer to teach outside their credential for the 2009-10 school year.
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 

 
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
 
 
 
Mr. Hodge stated he attended the Welcome Back Breakfast and commented on how phenomenal Kim Bearden was as our guest speaker. Mr. Wilson had the opportunity to attend the SCA-R Back to School evening event and felt it was well attended by the parents and stated it was great to see Mr. Huchingson present.
 
7.   CONSENT CALENDAR
 
Approval of Consent Calendar:
 
 
 
It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the Consent Calendar with one *noted correction:
1.    August 4, 2009 Board Meeting Minutes
2.    *Certificated employment of  Leora Fuentes as a First Grade Dual Immersion Teacher; not a Sixth Grade Teacher
3.    Classified employment of Joy Girado, Special Education Aide
4.    Resignation from Classified employment of Jessica Haro-Ponce and Shellie Taylor
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
 
 
 
There were no presentations or hearings to report.
 

 
9. BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
 
Approval of Budget Revisions:
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the FY2009-10 Budget Revisions as presented by Mrs. Jones.
 
Motion passed: 4-0
 
10. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
Update of Summer Feeding Program, the State Preschool Building, BMS and SCA’s Orientation Camp, the Welcome Back Breakfast, and Enrollment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Kamberg reported that the Summer Feeding Program provided by Burton’s Nutritional Service Department fed approximately 25-30 people from the Burton Community, outside of the summer school program participation. Burton profited approximately $10,000 after labor, food and supplies.
 
The State Preschool building at WRB is ready for inspection for the state license. There has been little communication from the state on when that will be. Furniture is on site and the electrical was completed today. Mrs. Kamberg is hoping to open the doors to the families by the first of September. Mrs. Hill is exploring adding days at Christmas to make up for the days in missed attendance while waiting for the state inspection. In the meantime, Mrs. Hill is keeping the parents updated.
 
BMS Bulldog camp hosted over 200 students for their two day orientation camp conducted August 10-11th. Mr. Huchingson was pleased to see 92 seventh and eighth grade students in the morning session and 90 high school students in attendance at the SCA-R Bear Camp afternoon session.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Kamberg stated the Welcome Back Breakfast held at the BMS campus was a success. The guest speaker, Kim Bearden, stated there were several Burton teachers she encouraged to apply for the National Teaching Award. The successful candidate would receive a $15,000 cash award.
 
Enrollment is up at SCA from last year with a positive growth of 136 students between the two campuses. Mr. Wilson was interested in knowing how many were out-of-district students at the SCA campuses. BMS is up five students from last year. Site principles have been asked to contact the “no shows” to help level out the overenrolled classes. 
 
 
Report on the New Teacher Training:
 
Mrs. Styles stated she was impressed with the 15 teachers that attended the New Teacher Training August 3-7, 2009. Mmes. Lollis, Pengilly, Weisenberger and Milinich presented on a variety of subjects to help give the new teachers a vision of what our staff is looking for in excellent teaching.  Mrs. Styles stated we have added some excellent teachers to our staff this year.
 
 
11. BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION
 
Review of BP/AR 3510-6181:
 
This was a first reading of BP/AR 3510-6181 for Board review and comment. These items will be returned to the September 8th meeting for final review and approval.
 
12. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
 
Facilities Update:
 
Dr. Mekeel reported that the SCA-R edition and new elementary school funding is locked in with the state. It is now a matter of when we will get the funding. There is evidence of grass growing at the BES/JMA fields. A lot of fertilizing is taking place which will delay the planting of trees to prevent their damage. The well issue has been resolved. The Little League infield at the pitcher mound seems to be too low and Dr. Mekeel requested Tracy contact the company that leveled the fields to look at it.

 
13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
 
The were no reports or announcements made by the superintendent.
 
14. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.