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March 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, March 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. BEST Instructor, O.G.

            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Resignation from Certificated Employment:

                        a. Fifth/Sixth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        b. Fifth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        c. Kindergarten Dual Immersion Teacher SCA-M

                        d. Second Grade Teacher, SCA-M

                        e. Social Studies Teacher, SCA-R

                        f. Art Teacher, SCA-R

                       

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 Resolution 09-20, Release of Temporary                                         Certificated Employee (Enc. 2) (Action item)

                        b. Recommendation to Approve Resolution 09-21, Non-Reelection of                                                Probationary Employees (Enc. 3) (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.         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.)

 

7.1       Request for Approval of Accounts Payable Warrants #60904731-60904762

            7.2       Recommendation for Approval of February 17, 2009 Board Minutes

            7.3       Recommendation for Approval of Offer of Classified Employment:

                        a. Kristin Keen, BEST Instructor, O.G.

            7.4       Recommendation to Approve Resignations from Certificated Employment:

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

                        b. Joy Samuels, Fifth Grade Teacher, JMA

                        c. Lorena Reyes, Kindergarten Dual Immersion, SCA-M

                        d. Mayra Trevino, Second Grade Teacher, SCA-M

                        e. Juan Gonzalez, Social Studies Teacher, SCA-R

                        f. Amanda Perry, Art Teacher (half time), SCA-R

            7.5       Recommendation for Approval for the BMS UCDC Out-of-County Field Trip                                  Request to Washington, DC, April 4-9, 2009

            7.6       Recommendation for Approval of SCA-M Out-of-County Field Trip Request to                              Monterey Bay Aquarium on March 6, 2009

 

8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS, AND/OR HEARINGS

           

8.1       Public Hearing Pursuant to Burton Teachers Association (BETA) Initial     Bargaining Proposal (Enc. 5)

8.2       Discussion and Recommendation on an Inter-District Appeal (Enc. 6) (Action     item)

 

9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            9.1       Recommendation for Approval of Budget Revisions for FY 2008-09 (Enc. 7)         (Action item)

            9.2       State Budget Update (Enc. 8)

            9.3       Recommendation for Approval of Participation in the Ventures for Excellence      Training (Enc. 9) (Action item)

            9.4       Recommendation for Approval of Inspection Services Proposal Contract with       K.B. Company (Enc. 10) (Action item)

           


10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

            10.1    Recommendation for Approval of 2009-2010 School Calendar (Enc. 11)    (Action item)

            10.2    Summit Charter Academy Redwood Intervention Plan (Enc. 12)

            10.3    Update on Burton Community Day School (Enc. 13)

            10.4    SCA-M and JMA Benchmark Summary (Enc. 14)

           

11.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

            11.1    Information on Proposal by Lopes Landscape (Enc. 15)

 

12.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

13.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS

 

            13.1    March 2009 District Calendar of Events (Enc. 16)

 

14.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)

15.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

16.       ADJOURNMENT