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December 15, 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) 791-9020.  Notification 49 hours prior to the meeting will enable the School District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (29 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II)

Burton Elementary School District

Board of Education

AGENDA

For the regular meeting of Monday, December 15, 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

President                                                                   _______        _______

Jay Rice, Vice President                                         ______           _______

Devin Wilson, Clerk                                                  _______        _______

Phillip Giannetto, Member                                       _______        _______

Lisa Ruffa, Member                                                  _______        _______

Dr. Gary Mekeel, Secretary/Superintendent          _______        _______

2.         OATH OF OFFICE

            2.1       Administered to John Hodge

            2.2       Administered to Lisa Ruffa

                         (Oaths will be administered by Superintendent, Dr. Gary Mekeel)

 

3.         OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS (Gov. Code Section 54954.3)

4.         ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (Enc. 1)

            4.1       Discuss Recommendation for Offer of Classified Employment:

                        a. Library Aide, SCA-R

            4.2       Discuss Recommendation to Approve Resignation from Classified Employment:

                        a. Groundsman, M.O.T.

                        b. Instructional Aide, WRB

            4.3       Discuss Recommendation to Approve Resignation from Certificated                                       Employment:

                        a. Principal (retirement), WRB

                                                                                                                                    


5.         RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

 

      5.1       Pledge of Allegiance

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

                                   

6.         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)

7.         BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL REORGANIZATION

            7.1       Board of Trustees Annual Organizational Meeting (Ed. Code 35143) and             Attending to State Requirements: (Enc. 2) (Action items)

                        a.         Selection of the Board’s President

                        b.         Selection of the Board’s Vice President

                        c.         Selection of the Board’s Clerk (Ed. Code 35143)

                        d.         Selection of the Board’s Representative to Vote in 2009 Election of                                         County Committee Members (Ed. Code 4005, 350)

                        e.         Identify Authorized Signatures of the District (Ed. Code 4633)

                        f.          Formally Respond to the Development of the Statement of Facts

8.         REPORTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND VISITATIONS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

            8.1       CSBA Conference

9.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS, AND/OR HEARINGS

 

9.1     Presentation of “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to Mrs. Heather Funderburk, Kindergarten Teacher at Oak Grove Elementary School

            9.2     Presentation of “You Make a Difference” Award to Mrs. Pat Ziegler,      ELL/Instructional Aide at Oak Grove Elementary School       

            9.3    Presentation of Student Recognitions for Oak Grove Elementary School:

 

Student Name

Grade

Teacher

a. Joshua Mosqueda

K

Mrs. Funderburk

b. Ailin Arciga

1

Ms. Johnson

c. Cheyenne Campbell

2

Mrs. Rocha

d. J.T. Lee

3

Mrs. Rios

e. Neftali Guerero

4

Mrs. Houy

 

9.4       Board Discussion to Adjust the Starting Time for Regularly Scheduled Board

            Meetings (Enc.3) (Action item)

 


10.       CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 4) (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.)

 

10.1 Request for Approval of Accounts Payable Warrants #60885803-60885854

10.2 Recommendation for Approval of December 1, 2009 Board Minutes

            10.3    Recommendation to Approve Offer of Classified Employment:

                        a. Morgan Peterson, Library Aide, SCA-R

            10.4    Recommendation to Approve Resignation from Classified Employment

                        a. Ryan Ridenour, Groundsman, M.O.T.

                        b. Carol Vossler, Instructional Aide, WRB

10.5    Recommendation to Approve Resignation from Certificated Employment:

            a. Skip Sonksen, William R. Buckley Elementary Principal (retirement)

10.6    Recommendation for Approval of Out-of-County Field Trip Request for Video            Production Students from SCA-Redwood to Travel to Owens Valley

            January 4-7, 2009

 

11.       BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            11.1    State Budget Crisis Update (Enc. 5)

 

12.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

            12.1    District Benchmarks Summary Presentation (Enc. 6)

            12.2    Recommendation for Approval of Resolution 09-17, State Preschool            Instructional Materials Contract and Authorized Designated Signatures for FY         2008/09 (Enc. 7) (Action item)

            12.3    Recommendation for Approval of SCA-Mathew and Redwood Campus Single          Plan for Student Achievement (Enc. 8) (Action item)

           

13.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

            13.1    Recommendation to Enter Into an Agreement for Architectural Services Between      Burton School District and Perkins+Wills for New Northwest Elementary School         Project (Enc. 9) (Action item)

            13.2    Summit Charter Academy-Redwood Campus Project Closeout Update (Enc. 10)

 

14.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

            14.1    Setting a Date for the Board’s Mid-Year Strategic Planning Study Session                             (Enc. 11) (Action item)

 

15.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS

 

            15.1    Enrollment Update (Enc. 12)

            15.2    Parent Calendar of Events for January 2009 (Enc. 13)

 

16.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)

17.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

18.       ADJOURNMENT