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April 4, 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, April 4, 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 Representative, Dr. Gary Mekeel, 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       Public Employee Dismissal/Release (Gov. Code Sec. 54957)

                        a. Release of probationary classified employee (Enc. 1) (Action item)

            3.2       Discussion on Teachers Serving on Board Authorization to Meet Credential Requirements

                        (Enc. 2)

 

4.            RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

 

4.1       Pledge of Allegiance

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

            a. Recommendation for Release from Probationary Classified Employment

4.3       Personnel:

            a. Recommendation for Approval of the Student Teacher Placement Agreement

                (Enc. 3) (Action item)           

            b. CSEA’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for Negotiations with the Burton Elementary School District

                (Enc. 4)

 

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    

            6.1       Recommendation for Approval of the 2011/12 School Board Meeting Dates

                        (Enc. 5) (Action item)

            6.2       Recommendation for Acceptance of Letter of Resignation by Mr. John Hodge

                        (Enc. 6) (Action item)

            6.3       Board Approval of Staff Recommendation to Appoint for Board Vacancy (Enc. 7) (Action item)

            6.4       Review of Names Submitted for Naming the New Elementary School (Enc. 8)

 

7.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 9) (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 #61114274-61114330 (Enc. 9-Item 7.1)

7.2       Recommendation for Approval of March 21, 2011Board Minutes (Enc. 9-Item 7.2)

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

                        a. April 14, 2011 – SCA Kindergarten Classes Travel to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo

                            (Enc. 9-Item 7.3a)

                        b. May 11, 2011 – SCCA Senior Trip to Santa Barbara (Enc. 9-Item 7.3b)

                        c. May 13, 2011 – BES Second Graders Travel to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

                            (Enc. 9-Item 7.3c)

                        d. May 18, 2011 – BMS CJSF to UC Santa Barbara (Enc. 9-Item 7.3d)

                        e. May 20, 2011 – SCA 5th Grade Classes Travel to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles

                            (Enc. 9-Item 7.3e)

                        f. May 26, 2011 – JMA 5th Grade Students Trip to the Fresno Zoo (Enc. 9-Item 7.3f)

 

8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

           

8.1       Presentation of the “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award to Oak Grove Elementary Certificated Staff

            Member, Dee Sams, Third Grade Teacher

8.2       Presentation of the “You Make a Difference” Award to Oak Grove Elementary Classified Staff Member,

            Susan Neal, Instructional Aide

8.3       Presentation of Oak Grove Elementary Student Recognitions Awards:

           

Student

Grade

Teacher

1. Clarice Sanchez

K

Rosa Luna

2. Bryson Hornsby

1

Erin Poe

3. Liam Fleming

2

Barbara Gaffrey

4. Stephanie Uribe

3

Dee Sams

5. Daniel Cervantez

4

Cassie Rios

 

9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            9.1       Recommendation for Approval of FY 2010-11 Monthly Budget Revisions

                        (Enc. 10) (Action item)

            9.2       Budget Update

 

10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

            10.1    Recommendation for Approval of the Step Up Grant Agreement with County of Tulare Youth

                       Commission and Burton Middle School (Enc.11) (Action item)

 

11.       BOARD POLICIES 

           

            11.1    Recommendation for Approval of BP/AR 5022, Student and Family Privacy Rights (second

                       reading) (Enc. 12) (Action item)

 

12.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

           

            12.1    Project Update (Enc. 13)

                        a. New Elementary School (Enc. 13a)

                        b. SCCA Expansion (Enc. 13b)      

 

13.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

14.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

            14.1    Enrollment Report (Enc. 14)         

 

15.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)      

16.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

17.       ADJOURNMENT