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February 2, 2009 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, February 2, 2009, CLOSED SESSION beginning at 4:45 p.m., OPEN SESSION beginning at 5:00 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

Devin Wilson, President                                         _______        _______

Lisa Ruffa, Vice President                                     _______        _______

Phillip Giannetto, Clerk                                          _______        _______

Jay Rice, Member                                                    _______        _______

John Hodge, 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 Classified Employment:

                        a. Cashiers (2), BMS and JMA

                        b. Cafeteria Helper, Nutrition Services

                        c. Instructional Aide, WRB

                        d. BEST Program Instructor, WRB

                                                                                                                                    

4.            RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

 

      4.1       Pledge of Allegiance

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

                                   

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.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 2) (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.)

 

7.1       Request for Approval of Accounts Payable Warrants #60896121-60896152

            7.2       Recommendation for Approval of January 20, 2009 Board Minutes

            7.3       Recommendation for Approval of January 26, 2009 Special Board Meeting           Minutes

            7.4       Recommendation for Approval of Offer of Classified Employment:

a. Dezrae Vasquez, Cashier, BMS

b. Isabel Vasquez, Cashier, JMA

c. Marty Davis, Cafeteria Helper, Nutrition Services

d. Kristen Duncan, Instructional Aide, WRB

e. Jennifer Van Kirk, BEST Program Instructor, WRB

            7.5       Recommendation for Approval of SCA-R Out-of-County Field Trip Request to                              Cal Poly on March 6, 2009

            7.6       Recommendation for Approval of Financial Support for the BMS Wrestling Team                        to Travel Out-of-County to Attend the Northern California Tournament of                                       Champions in Loomis, California on March 13-14, 2009

           

8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

 

8.1       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award:

            a. Mr. Wade Ferguson, Maintenance (by Tracy Tucker)

            b. Mrs. Donna Smith, Nutrition Services (by Suzy Hatwig)

            c. Mrs. Brenda Dhanens, District School Nurse (by Kathleen Daguman)

            8.2       Discussion and Recommendation on Inter-District Appeals (Enc. 3)

                        (Action item)

            8.3       Public Hearing for the Tentative Agreement with BETA (Enc. 4)

            8.4       Public Hearing for the Tentative Agreement with CSEA, Chapter #521 (Enc. 5)   

           

9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            9.1       State Budget Update (Enc. 6)

            9.2       Public Disclosure of the Financial Impact Salary Settlement (AB-2756) Between             Burton School District and the Burton Elementary Teachers Association (BETA) (Enc. 7)

            9.3       Public Disclosure of the Financial Impact Salary Settlement (AB-2756) Between             Burton School District and the California School Employees Association (CSEA)             (Enc. 8)

            9.4       Report on Cost Comparison of Retiree Health Benefits (Enc. 9)

            9.5       Report on Current Practice for Board Members’ Health Insurance

                        Coverage (Enc. 10)

           


10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

            10.1    Update on the Burton Community Day School (Enc. 11)

            10.2    Report on BMS and SCA-Redwood Benchmark Summary (Enc. 12)

           

11.       BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION

           

11.1    Recommendation for Approval of BP 0520-BB 9320 (second reading) (Enc. 13)             (Action item)

 

12.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

            12.1    Report on the ACSA 2009 Superintendents’ Symposium

 

13.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS

 

            13.1    Enrollment Report (Enc. 14)

            13.2    February 2009-District Calendar of Events (Enc. 15)

 

14.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)

15.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

16.       ADJOURNMENT