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September 2, 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 Tuesday, September 2, 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 for Offer of Certificated Employment for the 2008/09                           School Year:            

                        a. Fifth/Sixth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        b. Second grade Teacher, SCA

                        c. Kindergarten Teacher, WRB

                        d. Third Grade Teacher, WRB

            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Offer of Classified Employment:

                        a. Instructional Aide/BEST Instructor, JMA

                        b. BEST Program Lead, JMA

                        c. BEST Program Lead, WRB

                        d. Night Custodian, SCA

                        e. Instructional Aide, SCA

            3.3       Discuss Recommendation for Approval of Resignation from Classified                                          Employment:

                        a. BEST Program Instructor, BES

            3.4       Discuss Recommendation for Approval of Resignation from Certificated                                        Employment:

                        a. Chemistry Teacher, SCA

            3.5       Discuss Recommendation to Release Classified Employee During Progationalry                                    Period:

                        a. BEST Program Instructor, BES

                                                                                                                                    

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 Six Emergency CLAD Authorizations                                    (Enc. 2) (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     Presentation of “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to Jorge Ramos, Third Grade           Teacher at Summit Charter Academy

            7.2     Presentation of “You Make a Difference” Award to James Weaver, Custodian/Bus           Driver for Summit Charter Academy

            7.3    Presentation of Student Recognitions for Summit Charter Academy:

Student Name

Grade

Teacher

a. Abby Miller

K

Glenda Armstrong

b. Rosabella Magana

1

Spencer Stinson

c. McKenna Burns

2

Mayra Trevino

d. Case Johnson

3

Jorge Ramos

e. Zachery Taylor

4

Fidel Banuelos

 

8.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 3) (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 #60851375-60851475

8.2       Recommendation for Approval of August 18, 2008 Board Minutes

            8.3       Recommendation for Approval of Offer of Certificated Employment for the                                                 2008/09 School Year:                    

                        a. Heather Holliman, Fifth/Sixth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        b. Mayra Trevino, Second Grade Teacher, SCA

                        c. Diana Robinson, Kindergarten Teacher, WRB

                        d. Sandra Newman, Third Grade Teacher, WRB

            8.4       Recommendation for Approval of Offer of Classified Employment:

                        a. Sam Duarte, Instructional Aide/BEST Instructor, JMA

                        b. Troy Fleischman BEST Program Lead, JMA

                        c. Sara Styles, BEST Program Lead, WRB

                        d. Fred Lawson, Night Custodian, SCA

                        e. Anita McCoy, Instructional Aide, SCA

            8.5       Recommendation for Approval of the Resignation from Classified                                                   Employment:

                        a. Emily Henschel, BEST Program Instructor, BES

            8.6       Recommendation for Approval of the Resignation from Certificated                                                             Employment:

                        a. Leo Marruffo, Chemistry Teacher, SCA

8.7       Recommendation for Approval to Release Classified Employee During      Probationary Period:

            a. Cindy Osegura, BEST Program Instructor, BES

 

9.         CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

            9.1       Common Planning Time (Enc. 4)

            9.2       Recommendation to Approve the Discarding of the Old Text Book Adoption          (Enc. 5) (Action item)

 

10.       BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION

            10.1    Review and Revision of AR 1240(a), Volunteer Assistance (first reading)              (Enc. 6)

 

11.       BUSINESS AND FINANCE

            11.1    Recommendation for Approval of Unaudited Actuals Financial Statements for     Year Ending 2007-08 (Enc. 7) (Action item)

            11.2    Recommendation to Approve Resolution 09-09, to Establish Estimated     Appropriations Limit for 2008-09 and Actual Appropriations Limit for   2007/08 (Enc. 8) (Action item)

 

12.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

            12.1    Presentation of Potential Facility/Grounds Projects (Enc. 9)  

 

13.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

            13.1    M.O.U. between the Trustees of Burton School District and Directors of Summit                           Charter Academy (first reading) (Enc. 10)

            13.2    Recommendation to Approve the Professional Services Agreement,                                               Communication Resources for Schools (Enc. 11) (Action item)

            13.3    Masters in Governance Program in Sacramento, October 24-25, 2008

 

14.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS

            14.1    Parent Calendar of Events for September 2008 (Enc. 12)

 

15.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)                                                  

16.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

17.       ADJOURNMENT