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August 4, 2009 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
 August 4, 2009
 
 
1.OPENING CEREMONY
 
Call to Order:
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:50 p.m.
 
Present: Devin Wilson, President; Lisa Ruffa, Vice President; John Hodge, Member, and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/ Secretary
 
Absent: Phillip Giannetto
              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 4:50 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.
 
Item 11.3, Resolution10-02, Authorizing Filing an Application for Qualified School Construction Bond Allocation with CDE, was advanced next on the agenda.
 
6. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
 
Approval of Resolution 10-02, Authorization to File an Application for Qualified School Construction Bonds with CDE:
 
 
 
 
It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve Resolution 10-02, authorization to file an application for Qualified School Construction Bonds with CDE in order to provide the district with a no or low interest loan to help cover a substantial portion of the cost of the second phase of the Redwood project.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
7. REPORTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND VISITATION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
 
 
There were no reports, discussions or visitations by the Board.
 
8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
 
Public Hearing on the Burton District Leads Association Contract:
 
 
 
 
President Wilson opened the public hearing on the Burton District Leads Association Contract and asked if there were any comments the public wished to make. There were no comments. Mr. Wilson then closed the public hearing.
 
9.   CONSENT CALENDAR
 
Approval of Consent Calendar:
 
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the Consent Calendar as follows:
1.    July 20, 2009 Board Meeting Minutes
2.    Certificated employment of  Robert Osak and Paul Ferreira
3.    Classified employment of Josefina Guzman
4.    Classified resignation of Nancy Emerson Vargas and Reshma Pizanis
5.    Burton District Leads Association Contract
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 

 
10. BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
 
Approval of the Joint Powers Agreement with TCOE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Budget Update:
 
 
It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with TCOE for 2009-10 and 2010-11 at a cost of $300 per year.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
Mr. Mano reported the revised state budget was passed on July 24, 2009 with heavy cuts to education, no new revenue sources, and apportionment payment deferrals to districts. He stated many of the revisions were anticipated and were included in the adoption of our district budget in June 2009. He reported there is still the possibility of mid-year cuts and the state’s fiscal crisis is nowhere near over.
 
11. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
 
2009 STAR Results Initial Report:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer School Report:
 
 
Mrs. Kamberg reported on the recent release of CST results and a summary of how the students performed by grade level across the district.   She stated that each site principal will present their school results over the next couple of board meetings
 
Mr. Sergio and Mrs. Verde reported on the summer school program offered for grades K-11, the summer school attendance and the curriculum in Language Arts/Reading and Math offered to students to help improve their basic skill development in those areas. 
 
12. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
 
Update on BES/JMA Fields:
 
 
Mr. Tucker reported the sprinklers are installed at the BES/JMA fields and we should be seeing some green grass soon. The planting of trees will be delayed and access to the fields will be restricted until after the grass is established. Mr. Tucker will contact the City in regards to Youth
 
 
 
 
Update on SCA-R Project:
 
 
 
Football’s use of the fields. Access to the fields by the public will be restricted until Lopes Landscaping states it is ready for use. 
 
Rainscape is working on a pumping schedule to prevent draining the well when watering the fields at Redwood.
 
Dr. Mekeel reported that we have cleared all the state agency hurdles for the Redwood-Ph. 2 project. It is now just a matter of when the project will be funded.
 
Burton has responded to the 15 day letter for the Lombardi project and the project is now moved over to OPSC. As soon as it gets to OPSC, the project is guaranteed funding. If they are out of funds, we go on a list to receive funds later.
 
13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
 
Dr. Mekeel thanked Dr. Kamberg and staff for carrying out the wishes of Mr. Huchingson during his illness and for putting them in place. He stated Mr. Huchingson’s efforts are coming to fruition.
 
14. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.