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March 21, 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 Monday, March 21, 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   ________ ________

 

1.3     Declaration of District Negotiations Representatives, Dr. Gary Mekeel and Dr. Ken Caves,

          on Behalf of the Board of Trustees in Negotiations with BETA/CSEA/BDLA

 

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 Classified Employment:

                        a. Instructional Aide, SCA (Enc. 1)

            3.2       BETA/CSEA/BDLA Contract Issues

                        a. Discussion Regarding Pending Negotiations with BETA/CSEA/BDLA

                       

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 AND STUDENT

            REPRESENTATIVE 

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 #611009711-61109768 and #61112379-

             61112419 (Enc. 2, Item 7.1)

7.2       Recommendation for Approval of March 7, 2011 Board Minutes (Enc. 2, Item 7.2)

7.3       Recommendation for Approval of Resignation from Classified Employment:

            a. Hilary Vasquez, Instructional Aide, SCA

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

a. April 8, 2011 -

 

b. May 5, 2011 -

BMS Travel to Los Alamitos for Drill Team Competition (Enc. 2, Item 7.4a)

WRB Third Grade Classes Travel to Los Angeles California Science Center (Enc. 2, Item 7.4b)

 

8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

           

8.1       Presentation of the “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to JMA Certificated Staff Member,

            Ms. Cheryl Ramsey, Sixth Grade Teacher

8.2       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award to JMA Classified

            Staff Member, Ms. Clara Perrine, Inclusion Aide

8.3       Presentation of JMA Student Recognitions:

 

Student

Grade

Teacher

1. Eddie Landicho

6

Mr. Bonnar

2. Andrea Oviedo

5

Mr. Bonnar

3. Kayla Watson

6

Mr. Sharp

4. Andrew Mosana

6

Mr. Sharp

 

            8.4       Presentation of “Chef Coat” Honor (Enc. 3)

            8.5       Recommendation for Approval to Accept the District Staff’s Recommendation for                                     an Interdistrict Appeal (Enc. 4) (Action item)

            8.6       Public Hearing on the District’s Initial Proposal to BETA for 2011-12 (Enc. 5)

            8.7       Public Hearing on the District’s Initial Proposal to CSEA for 2011-12 (Enc. 6)

            8.8       Public Hearing on the District’s Initial Proposal to BDLA for 2011-12 (Enc. 7)

 

9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            9.1       Budget Update

            9.2       Report on the Attendance Incentive Program Celebration (Enc. 8)   

            9.3       Recommendation to Approve the District's Initial Bargaining Proposal for Negotiations with

                        Burton Elementary Teachers Association (BETA) (See Enc. 5) (Action item)

            9.4       Recommendation to Approve the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for Negotiations with

                        California School Employees Association (CSEA) (See Enc. 6) (Action item)

            9.5       Recommendation to Approve the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for Negotiations with

                        Burton District Leads Association (BDLA) (See Enc. 7) (Action item)

           

10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

            10.1    Recommendation for Approval of SARCs (Enc. 9) (Action item)

                        a. Burton Elementary School (Enc. 9, 10.1a)

                        b. Oak Grove (Enc. 9, 10.1b)

                        c. William R. Buckley (Enc. 9, 10.1c)

                        d. Jim Maples (Enc. 9, 10.1d)

                        e. Burton Middle School (Enc. 9, 10.1e)

                        f. Summit Charter Academy (Enc. 9, 10.1f)

            10.2    Update on Naming of the New School (Enc. 10)         

            10.3    Recommendation for Approval of 2011-12 School Calendar (Enc. 11)

                        (Action item)

 

11.       BOARD POLICIES 

           

            11.1    Recommendation for Approval of BP/AR 5117, Interdistrict Attendance (second reading)

                       (Enc. 12) (Action item)

            11.2    Review of BP/AR 5022, Student and Family Privacy Rights (first reading)

                        (Enc. 13)

 

12.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

           

            12.1    Recommendation for Approval of Resolution 11-15, Accepting Conveyance of

                       Easement from City of Porterville for the Northwest Elementary School Project

                       (Enc. 14) (Action item)     

 

13.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

           

14.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

            14.1    Weekly Enrollment Report (Enc. 15)       

           

15.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)      

16.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

17.       ADJOURNMENT