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November 17, 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, November 17, 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

            3.1       Discuss Recommendation to Accept Resignation of Certificated Employee:

                        a. ELA Teacher, BMS (Enc. 1)

            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Expulsion of Student A, Ed. Code 48900(i)(Enc. 2)

            3.3       CSEA Negotiations Tentative Agreement-Rita Verde (Enc. 3)            

                                   

4.            RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

 

      4.1       Pledge of Allegiance

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

            4.3       Personnel:

                        a. Recommendation to Approve Ms. Alicia Franco to Teach English Language                                 Art at BMS (Enc. 4) (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

            6.1       Special Recognition of Board President, Eric Kroutil  

7.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS, AND/OR HEARINGS

 

7.1     Presentation of “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to Mrs. Michelle Davis, Kindergarten Teacher at William R. Buckley Elementary School

            7.2     Presentation of “You Make a Difference” Award to Mrs. Rosa Hernandez,     Secretary at William R. Buckley Elementary School

            7.3    Presentation of Student Recognitions for William R. Buckley Elementary School:

 

Student Name

Grade

Teacher

a. Juan Rocha

K

Michelle Davis

b. Aaron Paul Baun

K

Michelle Davis

c. Madison Chapman

1

Linda Hill

d. Abigayle Ramboyong

2

Doug Kamberg

e. Timothy Schlegel

3

Donna Yaeger

 

7.4       Discussion and Recommendation on Inter-District Appeals (Enc. 5) (Action item)

            7.5       SCA-Redwood Phase 2 Conceptual Presentation (Enc. 6)

7.6       Public Hearing in Consideration of Conveying Real Property for Public Street Purposes to the County of Tulare (Enc. 7)

 

8.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 8) (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 #60877722-60877784

8.2       Recommendation for Approval of November 3, 2008 Board Minutes

8.3       Recommendation to Approve the Resignation of Certificated Employee:

            a. Nicole Contreras, ELA teacher, BMS

8.4       Recommendation to Approve Expulsion of Student A, Ed. Code Ed. Code             48900(i)

9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            9.1       Update on Budget Crisis (Enc. 9)

           


10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

            10.1    Presentation on California English Language Development Test (CELDT)            (Enc. 10)

            10.2    Presentation on Burton Middle School’s English Language Learners Action Plan             (Enc. 11)

            10.3    Presentation on GATE Program (Enc. 12)

            10.4    State Preschool Grant Award (Enc. 13)  

 

11.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

            11.1    Recommendation to Approve Resolution 09-14, Conveying Real Property for      Public Street Purposes to the County of Tulare (Enc. 14) (Action item)

            11.2    Recommendation to Approve Resolution 09-15, Selection of Lease-Leaseback   Contractor for New Northwest Elementary School Project (Enc. 15)                     (Action item)

            11.3    Recommendation to Approve Resolution 09-16, Selection of Lease-          Leaseback Contractor for Phase 2 of Summit Charter Academy-Redwood          Campus (Enc. 16) (Action item)

           

12.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

13.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS

 

            13.1    Enrollment Update (Enc. 17)

 

14.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)

15.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

16.       ADJOURNMENT