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August 4, 2008 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, August 4, 2008, CLOSED SESSION beginning at 5:45 p.m., OPEN SESSION beginning at 6:15 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

Eric Kroutil, President                                             _______        _______

Jay Rice, Vice President                                        ______           _______

Devin Wilson, Clerk                                                            _______        _______

Phillip Giannetto, Member                                     _______        _______

Lisa Ruffa, 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 to Approve Resignation from Classified Employment:

a. School Secretary (retirement), BES

            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Offers of Certificated Employment for the 2008-09                                     School Year:

                        a. P.E. Teacher, BES

                        b. Math Teacher, BMS

                        c. Fifth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        d. Sixth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        e. Chemistry Teacher (part time), SCA

                        f. Biology Teacher (part time), SCA

            3.3       Discuss Recommendation for Offers of Classified Employment for the 2008-09                            School Year:

                        a. P.E. Aide, SCA

                        b. Instructional Aide, SCA

                       

4.            RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

      4.1       Pledge of Allegiance

4.2       Report of Action Taken in Closed Session (if any)


 

            4.3       Personnel Items:

                        a. Recommendation to Approve the Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) for     

                            Rosa Luna, Third Grade Half Time Teacher at O.G. (Enc. 2) (Action item)

                        b. Recommendation to Approve the Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) for Amanda Perry, Half Time Art Teacher at SCA (Enc. 2) (Action item)

                        c. Recommendation to Approve the Waiver Request for Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential for Leisle Wilkins (Enc. 3) (Action item)

                        d. Recommendation for Approval to Allow John Lujan, Math Teacher at BMS, to Continue Teaching Under Ed. Code 44256B (Enc. 4) (Action item)

                        e. Recommendation to Modify and Hire Additional Food Service Staff (Enc. 5)                                 (Action item)

                         f. Recommendation to Approve Salary Schedule Changes for M.O.T. Positions (Enc. 6) (Action item)

                        g. Recommendation to Approve Modification of M.O.T. Staffing (Enc. 7) (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.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS, AND/OR HEARINGS

7.1       Informational Presentation on the “Olweus Program” District-Wide Questionnaire Results (Enc. 8)

7.2       Review and Recommendation on Inter-District Appeal (Enc. 9) (Action item)

 

8.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 10) (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.)

8.1       Request for Approval of Accounts Payable Warrants #60736803-60727344

8.2       Recommendation for Approval of July 21, 2008 Board Minutes

8.3       Recommendation to Approve the Resignation from Classified Employment:

            a. Janie Dignam, Secretary(retirement), BES

            8.4       Recommendation to Approve Offers of Certificated Employment for the 2008-09                         School Year:

                        a. Chad Brown, P.E. Teacher, BES

                        b. John Lujan, Math Teacher, BMS

                        c. Kristen Lambie, Fifth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        d. Rebecca Grayson, Sixth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        e. Leo Maruffo, Chemistry Teacher,(part time), SCA

            f. Jeff Cozad, Biology Teacher (part time), SCA

8.5       Recommendation to Approve Offers of Classified Employment for the 2008-09                 School Year:

                        a. Marcellus McCoy, P.E. Aide, SCA

                        b. Anita McCoy, Instructional Aide, SCA


 

9.         CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

            9.1       Recommendation to Select Three Dates for Special Board Meetings for 2008-09 School Year (Enc. 11) (Action item)

           

10.       BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION

            10.1    Discussion and Update of Board Policies (first reading) (Enc. 12)

 

11.       BUSINESS AND FINANCE

            11.1    Recommendation to Approve Budget Revisions (Enc. 13) (Action item)

            11.2    Proposal for Financing by Means of Certificate of Participation (COP) (Enc. 14)

 

12.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

            12.1    Recommendation to Award the SCA Redwood Alarm Contract to S.T.O.P. Alarm (Enc. 15) (Action item)

            12.2    Recommendation to Approve a Contract with SchoolWorks, Inc., to Prepare a       Level 1 Developer Fee Justification Study (Enc. 16) (Action item)

                       

13.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

            13.1    Selection of Date for Special Board Training – Brown Act Requirements                                        (Enc. 17) (Action item)

            13.2    Upcoming District Events:

            a. August 4th-8th: New Teacher Training

            b. August 7th-8th:  BMS Bulldog Camp, 8:00 a.m. -12:00 noon

            c. August 13th: Welcome Back Breakfast at 7:45 -10:00 a.m. at BMS Cafeteria

            d. August 15th: JMA Fifth Grade Orientation 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

            e. August 26th: Back to School Night at BMS and SCA

            f.  September 9th: Back to School Night at WRB

            g. September 16th: New Teacher Dinner

            h. September 27th:  Champaign and Chocolate Event

 

14.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)

 

15.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

16.       ADJOURNMENT