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March 21, 2011 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF THE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 21, 2011

 

 

1.OPENING CEREMONY

 

Call to Order:

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. in the Burton School District Board Room located at 274 N. Westwood Street, Porterville, California.

 

Present: Phillip Giannetto, President; Lisa Ruffa, Vice President; Eddie Hernandez, Member; John Hodge, Member, Jay Rice, Member; Shane Hernandez, Student Representative; and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/Secretary

 

2. OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

 

The public was asked if there was anyone who wished to address the Board on Closed Session items. There were none forthcoming.

 

3. CLOSED SESSION

 

 

4. RECONVENEMENT

  

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

   

 

Report of Action Taken in Closed Session:

 

The meeting adjourned into Closed Session at 4:50 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened to Open Session at 5:45 p.m.

 

The flag salute was led by JMA Principal, Jean Miller.

 

President Giannetto reported there was no action taken during Closed Session. 


 


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

 

 

 

President Giannetto asked if there was anyone present who wished to address the Board about items within the Board’s jurisdiction but not on the agenda.  There were none forthcoming.

 

6. REPORTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND VISITATIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

 


 

 

 

 

Mr. Rice and Ms. Ruffa reported on their opportunity to attend a behind the glass observation of first grade teachers and students at the PALL Center.  Mrs. Ruffa thanked Mitzie for inviting them. She thought the kids were adorable. 

 

SCCA Student Representative, Shane Hernandez, reported on upcoming events at the SCCA campus.  Their campus will be starting a can food drive April 4-8.  April 8th is their Spring Semi Formal before prom on May 14th.  ASB elections will start on April 11th to select a new student Board for the next school year.   

 

 

 

7.  CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

 

 Approval of Consent Calendar:

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve Items 7.1-7.4 of the Consent Calendar.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

       

 

  8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Presentation of JMA “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award:

 

 

 

 

Presentation of JMA “You Make a Difference” Award:

 

 

 

 

 

 

JMA Principal, Jean Miller, introduced Certificated staff member, Cheryl Ramsey, sixth grade teacher, as the recipient of the “Every Teacher Succeeding” award.

 

 

Vice Principal Milinich announced that JMA’s Classified staff member, Clara Perrine, an Inclusion Aide, was scheduled to be presented the “You Make a Difference” award but was unable to be present due to a family emergency.

 

Presentation of the Student Recognitions Award:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation of “Chef Coat” Honor:

 

 

 

 

Approval to Accept District’s Recommendation for Interdistrict Appeal:

 

 

 

 

Principal Miller introduced staff members Messrs. Bonnar and Sharp who each in turn introduced their students Eddie Landicho, Andrea Oviedo, Kayla Watson and Andrew Mosana as the recipients of the Student Recognition awards.

 

Mrs. Hatwig honored several of Pathway’s students from the Culinary Arts Institute for their accomplishments and presented each of them with a chef’s coat.

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to not accept the District’s recommendation to deny approval of the interdistrict transfer of Josh Sanchez but to approve his transfer to Burton Middle School for the remainder of the school year with the stipulation the student is not to exceed two  absences with no tardies.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

Public Hearing on the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal to BETA for

2011-12:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing on the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal to CSEA for

2011-12:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing on the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal to BDLA for

2011-12:

 

 

 

 

Mr. Giannetto opened the Public Hearing on the District’s initial bargaining proposal to BETA for 2011-12.  He asked for public comments.  There were none forthcoming.  President Giannetto then closed the Public Hearing.

 

 

 

Mr. Giannetto opened the Public Hearing on the District’s initial bargaining proposal to CSEA for 2011-12.  He asked for public comments.  There were none forthcoming.  President Giannetto then closed the Public Hearing.

 

 

 

Mr. Giannetto opened the Public Hearing on the District’s initial bargaining proposal to BDLA for 2011-12.  He asked for public comments.  There were none forthcoming.  President Giannetto then closed the Public Hearing.

 

 

9.  BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

 

Budget Update:

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance Incentive Program Update:

 

 

 

Mrs. Jones reported the Governor had not yet received the support needed for his proposal of the 1% sales tax extension to be put on the June ballot.  There were no other new issues to report at this time.

 

Mrs. Jones thanked the Board for the district’s sponsorship of the student incentive program to increase ADA in our district. She reported that in this trimester, there were 1,124 students with perfect attendance.  To date, the program has brought in more than $78,000 to our district, and we are $50,000-$60,000 to the good.  Faculty is already selling our next program to award perfect attendance by taking the students to McDermont Field House.

 

Item 10.2, Update on Naming the New School, was advanced as the next item on the agenda.

 

10. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

 

Update on Naming the New School:

 

Mr. Castle was in the audience and introduced himself to the Board and requested his grandfather’s name be considered in naming our new school. He gave a brief history of the generations of his family members that have lived in the Burton community, taught school and attended Burton schools.  He thanked the Board for their consideration.

 

Mr. Hodge requested to see more of the narratives submitted to date in naming the school.  Dr. Mekeel stated it will be part of the board packet at the next board meeting.

 

 

11.  BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

 

Approval of District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for BETA Negotiations:

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for CSEA Negotiations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for BDLA Negotiations:

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for negotiations with BETA.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

It was moved by Ms. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hernandez, to approve the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for negotiations with CSEA.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Hodge, to approve the District’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for negotiations with BDLA.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 


 

12. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

 

Approval of SARCs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of 2011-12 School Calendar:

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve Items 10.1a-f, School Accountably Report Cards (SARC) for BES, OG, WRB, JMA, BMS, and SCA.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the Model 1A school calendar for the 2011-12 school year.

 

Motion failed:  2-3

13.  BOARD POLICIES

 

 

Approval of BP/AR 5117, Interdistrict Attendance (second reading):

 

 

 

 

 

 

BP/AR 5022, Student and Family Privacy Rights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Hernandez, to approve BP/AR 5117, Interdistrict Attendance as presented by Mr. Mendoza.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

This was a first reading of BP/AR 5022, Student and Family Privacy Rights, to be reviewed for any suggested revisions.  It will be returned to the April 4, 2011 board meeting for final review and action.

 

 

14. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

Approval of Resolution 11-15:

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hodge, seconded by Mr. Hernandez, to approve Resolution 11-15, accepting the conveyance of easement from the City of Porterville for the Northwest Elementary School Project.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

 

15.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

 

There were no reports or announcements made by the Superintendent.

 

16. BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Enrollment Report:

 

17. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

 

 

This is a standard informational item.

 

The meeting adjourned to Closed Session at 7:15 p.m.

 

18. RECONVENEMENT

 

The meeting reconvened to Open Session at 7:45 p.m.  It was then moved by Mr. Hernandez to reopen the discussion and possible re-voting on Item 10.3, the selection of the 2011-12 school calendar.  It was seconded by Mrs. Ruffa.

 

Mr. Giannetto opened the topic for discussion.  At the conclusion of the discussion, Mr. Giannetto called for the “question” to rescind the Board’s previous vote and to revote on Item 10.3, to adopt the school calendar as presented and to rescind the previous vote.

 

Motion passed:  4-1

 

19. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.