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February 22, 2011 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, February 22, 2011 CLOSED SESSION beginning at 5:15 p.m., OPEN SESSION beginning at 5:45 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
Phillip Giannetto, President ________ ________
Lisa Ruffa, Vice President ________ ________
Jay Rice, Clerk ________ ________
John Hodge, Member ________ ________
Eddie Hernandez, 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 for Resignation from Certificated Employment:

                         (Enc. 1)

                        a. History Teacher, BMS (retirement)

                        b. Language Arts Teacher, BMS (retirement)

                        c. Special Education Teacher, WRB (retirement)

                        d. Fifth Grade Teacher , JMA

                        e. Science Teacher, BMS (retirement)

                        f. Kindergarten Teacher, BES (retirement)

                        g. Kindergarten Teacher, WRB (retirement)

                        h. Third Grade Teacher, O.G. (retirement)

            3.2       Discussion Regarding Layoffs (Enc. 2)

 

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. Approval of Resolution 11-12, Tie Breaking Criteria (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 AND STUDENT

            REPRESENTATIVE 

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 #61101854-61101892

            (Enc. 4 Item 7.1)

7.2       Recommendation for Approval of February 7, 2011 Board Minutes

            (Enc. 4 Item 7.2)

            7.3       Recommendation for Approval of Certificated Resignations:

                        a. Robert Adams, History Teacher, BMS (retirement)

                        b. Sheila Boyer, Language Arts Teacher, BMS (retirement)

                        c. Michael Gagnon, Special Education Teacher, WRB (retirement)

                        d. Kristy Jackson, Fifth Grade Teacher , JMA

                        e. Bruce Lankford, Science Teacher, BMS (retirement)

                        f.  Pamela Littlejohn, Kindergarten Teacher, BES (retirement)

                        g. Gloria Dee Sams, Third Grade Teacher, O.G. (retirement)

            7.4       Recommendation for Out-of-County Field Trip Requests:

                        a. March 24, 2011 – SCA Fourth Graders Travel to Sacramento State Capitol,

                            California Museum and the Railroad Museum (Enc. 4 Item 7.4a)

                        b. April 8, 2011 – SCA Sixth Graders Travel to Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in

                            San Jose (Enc. 4 Item 7.4b)

                        c. May 13, 2011 – WRB Second Graders Travel to Long Beach Aquarium

                            (Enc. 4 Item 7.4c)

                        d. May 31, 2011 – JMA Accelerated Reader Reward Trip to John’s Incredible

                            Pizza in Bakersfield (Enc. 4 Item 7.4d)          

 

8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

           

8.1       Presentation of the “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to Burton Elementary Certificated

            Staff Member, Audra Wilson, First Grade Teacher

8.2       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award to Burton Elementary Classified Staff

            Member, Nancy Ferguson

 

8.3       Presentation of Burton Elementary Student Recognitions Awards:

           

Student

Grade

Teacher

1. Trevor Mounce

K

Ms. Perry

2. Paola Lopez

1

Ms. Wilson

3. Caiden Stockton

2

Ms. Hyder

4. Lauren Sanders

3

Ms. McNutt

5. Shama Saleh

4

Ms. Sanchez

 

9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            9.1       Budget Update

 

10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

            10.1    Recommendation for Approval of the 2011/12 School Year Calendar, Model 1A  (Enc. 5)

                       (Action item)

            10.2    Recommendation for Approval of Monetary Support for the BMS Wrestling

                       Team to Travel to the Northern California’s Tournament of Champions (Enc. 6) (Action item)

            10.3    Step Up Grant (Enc. 7)

            10.4    Update on School Safety Program (Enc. 8)

 

11.       BOARD POLICIES 

           

            11.1    Review of Revised BP/AR 6142.7, Physical Education and Activity (third reading) (Enc. 9)

                       (Action item)

            11.2    Review of BP/AR/E 5118, Open Enrollment Transfers Act (first reading)

                       (Enc. 10)

            11.3    Review of AR 4121, Temporary/Substitute Personnel (first reading) (Enc. 11)

 

12.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

            12.1    Recommendation for Approval of Resolution 11-13, Conveyance of Easements

                       in Real Property to the City of Porterville and an offer of Dedication to the County

                       of Tulare for the NW Elementary School Project (Enc.  12) (Action item)

            12.2    Update on the Groundbreaking Ceremonies at SCCA and the NW Elementary

                       School Sites

 

13.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

14.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

            14.1    Enrollment Report (Enc. 13)         

 

15.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)

           

16.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

 

17.       ADJOURNMENT