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July 20, 2009 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
July 20, 2009
 
 
1.   OPENING CEREMONY
 
Call to Order:
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:50 p.m.
 
Present: Lisa Ruffa, Vice President; Phillip Giannetto, Clerk; John Hodge, Member, and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/ Secretary
 
Absent: Devin Wilson
              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:
 
 
Approval of Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators:
 
 
 
 
 
Approval of the Student Teaching Agreement with Western Governors University:
The meeting reconvened to Open Session at 5:20 p.m.
 
The flag salute was led by John Hodge.
 
Vice President Ruffa stated there was no action taken during closed session.
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve the Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve the Student Teaching Agreement with Western Governors University.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
 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
 
Mrs. Ruffa 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
 
 
There were no reports, discussions or visitations  by the Board members.
 
7.   CONSENT CALENDAR
 
Approval of Consent Calendar:
 
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Giannetto, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the Consent Calendar as follows:
1.    A/P Warrants #60941352-60941415, #60944067-60944098 and #60946308-60946337
2.    June 22, 2009 Special Board Meeting Minutes
3.    June 29, 2009 Special Board Meeting Minutes
4.    Certificated employment of Jeremiah Podczaszy, Eric Anthony, Lyndsey Ingle, Meta Zimmerman, Claudia Corcoran, Marisol Vazquez, and Kristen Lambie
5.    Classified employment of Beatriz Alvarez
6.    Classified resignation of Julia Hatwig and Claudia Corcoran
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS
 
Public Hearing on the Burton District Leads Association Contract:
 
 
 
 
Vice President Ruffa opened the public hearing for comments regarding the BSD Leads Association Contract. There were no comments. Vice President Ruffa closed the public hearing.
 
 
2009 Equipment Assistance Grant:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approval on Interdistrict Agreements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Hearing on the Categorical Flexibility Options as Authorized Under SBX3 4:
 
 
 
Mrs. Suzy Hatwig updated the Board on receiving $5,385 for a new freezer as part of the federal stimulus package. She stated there were a small number of districts receiving funding and felt very fortunate that Burton was included in the 18% of requests that did receive federal funding.
 
It was moved by Mr. Giannetto, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the interdistrict agreements for Sebastian Price, Jacob Garrett and Aubri Childress to attend school in the Burton School District for the 2009-10 school year.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
 
 
Vice President Ruffa opened the public hearing on the Categorical Flexibility Options as Authorized Under SBX3 4 which provides the flexibility option for 39 specified categorical program funds to be used for any educational purpose necessary. There were no comments from the public. Vice President Ruffa closed the public hearing.
 
9. BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
 
Approval of the Categorical Flexibility Options as Authorized Under SBX3 4:
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve the Categorical Flexibility Options as Authorized under SBX3 4.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
Items 10.2  and 10.1 were advanced on the agenda at this time.
 

 
10. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
 
Similar School Ranking:
 
 
 
 
Approval of Resolution 10-01, Application for the State Preschool License:
 
 
 
Mrs. Kamberg reported on the California Similar Schools Ranking based on the API of 100 similar schools ranking and provided a school report representing each of Burton schools last year’s scores.
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Giannetto, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve Resolution 10-01, the application for the State Preschool License.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
11. BUSINESS AND FINANCE
 
Approval of the Updated “Additional Administrator Authorized Signatures” for Calendar Year 2009:
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Budget and Federal Stimulus Package Update:
 
 
It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve the updated “Additional Administrator Authorized Signatures” for calendar year 2009.
 
Motion passed: 3-0
 
 
Mrs. Jones reported the state budget crisis continues with the same information we had in May.   The State has begun the issue of I.O.U.’s and the state budget deficit is now at 26.3 billion dollars. The principle apportionment for the 2008-09 school year has been delayed until July 30th due to the ongoing fiscal crisis and cash shortage. Dr. Mekeel stated he fears that public education will be taking another hit; something more that is not planned for. 
 
12. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
 
 
Dr. Mekeel stated that the Redwood expansion project has cleared the State Architects Office and the application is now at OPSC for final review. Hopefully, the project will be on the State Allocation Board agenda for approval in October. Burton recently received notice from the State Architect’s office that we will receive an extra half million dollars due to the engineering design of the New Elementary School (Lombardi) project.

 
13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
 
There were no reports or announcements by the Superintendent.
 
14. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.