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May 2, 2011 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF THE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

May 2, 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;  Shane Hernandez, Student Representative and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/Secretary

 

Absent:  Jay Rice

 

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 5:15 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened to Open Session at 5:50 p.m.

 

The flag salute was led by Burton Middle School Principal, Michelle Pengilly.

 

President Giannetto reported there was no action taken in 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

 


 

Selection of Candidates to be Formally Interviewed for a Board Appointment to the Board of Trustees:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to formally interview Board of Trustee candidates Tommie May, Daniel Winchester, and Rebecca Wilson on May 16, 2011, for a Board appointment to the Board of Trustees.  All candidates were present and introduced themselves.

 

Motion passed:  3-0

 

SCCA Student Representative, Shane Hernandez, reported on upcoming events at their campus.  May 9-13th is their Multi-Cultural week, May 14th is Prom, May 19th the sixth graders will be visiting their campus, and May 27th is their “Goodbye” dance.  The School Board Representative for next year will be Jasmine Arthur.

 

Mrs. Ruffa reported she attended Pathway’s Wednesday meeting and had a great time interacting with their staff.  She attended Oak Grove’s ceremony for opening their time capsule and it was a wonderful event.  Mrs. Ruffa complimented Mrs. Lollis on her staff and how impressed she was with their campus

 

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

 

Mr. Hernandez requested Item 7.4 be pulled from the Consent Calendar for further discussion.

 

It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hernandez, to approve 7.1 – 7.3 of the Consent Calendar.

 

Motion passed:  3-0

 

Mr. Hernandez questioned that a classified staff member was in charge of the SCCA out-of- county field trip to Los Angeles.  Mr. Beecher assured him that Mr. Uphoff and other staff members would also be attending. 

 

It was then moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve Item

7.4a-b of the Consent Calendar.

 

Motion passed:  3-0

 

 

8.  SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

Presentation of “Every Teacher Succeeding” Award:

 

 

 

 

Presentation of BMS “You Make a Difference” Award:

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation of Student Recognition Awards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burton Middle School Principal, Mrs. Michelle Pengilly, introduced certificated staff member, Mr. George Reneau, Coach, as the recipient of the “Every Teacher Succeeding” award.

 

 

Burton Middle School Vice Principal, Mr. Stephen Bradley, introduced classified staff member, Mr. Shane Rapp, RSP Aide, as the recipient of the “You Make a Difference” award.

 

 

Mrs. Pengilly introduced Burton Middle School staff members Mmes. Landis, Boyer, De La Pena, Santos, Stiegleder and Franco who in turn introduced their students Francisco Colunga, Melinda Gonzales, Sabrina Rodriguez, Arturo Camberos, Jonathan Stoops, and Rhiannon Wright as the recipients of the Student Recognition awards.

 

 

Approval to Name the New Elementary School:

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to name of the new elementary school, Summit Charter Academy-Lombardi Campus.

 

Motion passed: 3-0

 

 

Public Hearing on CSEA’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for Negotiations with BSD:

 

 

Mr. Giannetto opened the Public Hearing on CSEA’s initial bargaining proposal for negotiations with Burton School District.  He asked if there were any comments from the public.  There were none forthcoming.  Mr. Giannetto closed the Public Hearing.

 

9. BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

 

 

Approval of CSEA’s Initial Bargaining Proposal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Update:

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve CSEA’s Initial Bargaining Proposal for Negotiations with the Burton Elementary School District.

 

Motion passed:  3-0

 

Mrs. Jones reported there is nothing new to discuss.  Legislatures are not in agreement on areas of revenue such as new taxes.  Both houses agree on more deferrals.  A budget has to be approved by the end of June and we are waiting to see what the May revise entails.  Public rumor is that it could get worse than expected. Mr. Giannetto requested that Mrs. Jones provide a “worse case” scenario on what budget options the district can take.

 

 

10.  CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

 

 

Approval of Resolution 11-16, Amendments 01 and 02 to the State Preschool Contract:

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve Resolution 11-16, amendments 01 and 02 to the State Preschool Contract CCSPP-0662 which

 

 

 

represents a reduction of funds in the original contract amount ending June 2010.

 

Motion passed:  3-0

 

 

11. BOARD POLICIES

 

 

Review of BP/AR 0520- BB 9323:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a first reading of BP/AR 0520-BB 9323 for review and any suggested revisions.  The policies will be returned to the May 16th board meeting for a second reading and final review for recommended approval.

 

 

12. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING AND GROUNDS

 

 

Project Updates:

 

Mrs. Jones provided semi monthly reports on the Redwood Middle School Expansion and the New Elementary School projects for the Board’s review.  Mr. Hernandez asked if the target dates for completion are still in line and Mrs. Jones responded that she hasn’t been notified of any anticipated delays.  She stated the completion date for SCCA is scheduled for January 2012.

 

 

13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

 

Leadership Porterville-Corporate Games:

 

 

As a member of the Class of 2011 of Leadership Porterville, Michael Burkey presented a slide show of the Porterville Corporate Games which was the first ever of Leadership Porterville’s business-to- business competition.  The event was a week long endeavor happening in the evenings at the Heritage Center with Burton employees participating in the event.

 

 

       

 

14. BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Enrollment Report:

 

District Calendar of Events for May-June 2011:

 

 

15. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

 

 

16.  RECONVENEMENT:

 

 

17. ADJOURNMENT:

 

This is a standard informational item.

 

 

This is a standard informational item.

 

 

The meeting adjourned back into Closed Session at 7:00 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened into Open Session at 7:25 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.