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November 7, 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, November 7, 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 ________ ________
Eddie Hernandez, Member   ________ ________
Rebecca Wilson, Member ________ ________
Jose Moron, Student Representative ________ ________
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 (Enc. 1)

 

            3.1       Discuss Recommendation for Certificated Employment:

                                     a. ELA Teacher, SCCA

            3.2       Discuss Recommendation for Classified Employment:

                        a. Clerk Typist, BES

            3.3       Discuss Recommendation for Resignation of Certificated Management Employment:

                        a. School Nurse, District

            3.4       Discuss Recommendation for Approval of Request for Leave of Absence:

      a. Special Education Aide, BMS

            3.5       Personnel/Release of a Public Employee (Gov. Code Section 54957) (Enc. 2)

      The board will meet in Closed Session to consider accepting the resignation of a public employee and to

      consider granting a leave of absence to a public employee

 

 

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

 

            6.1       Set Date for Annual Organizational Meeting (Enc. 3) (Action item)

            6.2       Selection to Fill Expired Terms of County Committee Members (Enc. 4) (Action item)

 

7.         CONSENT CALENDAR (Enc. 5) (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 #61172402-61172460 And

                        61173470-61173563 (Enc. 5, 7.1)

            7.2       Request for Approval of the October 17, 2011 Board Minutes (Enc. 5, 7.2)

            7.3       Request for Approval of Certificated Employment:

                        a. Benjamin Posluch, ELA Teacher, SCCA

            7.4       Request for Approval of Classified Employment:

                        a. Elizabeth Ramirez, Clerk Typist, BES

            7.5       Request for Approval of Resignation from Certificated Management Employment:

                        a. Brenda Dhanens, School Nurse, District

             7.6      Request for Approval of Request for Leave of Absence:

                        a. Cindy Gonzalez, Special Education Aide, BMS

             7.7      Request for Approval of Out-of-County Field Trips:

              a. November 21, 2011 – SCCA Students Travel to Samos Restaurant & Korean Mart, Fresno

                  (Enc. 5-7.7a)

              b. November 29, 2011 – WRB First Graders Travel to Sacramento to the California Rail

                  Museum (Enc. 5-7.7b)

              c. December 1, 2011 - WRB Fourth Grade Classes Travel to Hollywood to See “Wicked”

                  (Enc. 5-7.7c)

                        d. May 22, 2012 - BMS 8th Grade Trip to Magic Mountain (Enc. 5-7.7d)

 

8.         SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

           

            8.1       Recognition of M.O.T. Staff

            8.2       Report on Data Teams (Enc. 6)

 

9.         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

            9.1       Budget Update

 

10.       CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

10.1    Recommendation for Approval of the Revision of ConApp, Part I (Enc. 7)

           (Action item)

10.2    Recommendation for Approval of Schools’ Single Plan for Student Achievement: (Enc. 8)

           (Action item)

a. Burton Elementary (Enc. 8a)

b. Oak Grove (Enc. 8b)

c. William R. Buckley  (Enc. 8c)

d. Jim Maples Academy (Enc. 8d)

 

11.       BOARD POLICIES 

           

            11.1    Review of BP/AR 6153, School Sponsored Trips (first reading) (Enc. 9)

 

12.       CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

            12.2    Project Update (Enc. 10)

                        a. SCCA (Enc. 10a)

                        b. New Elementary School (Enc. 10b)

 

13.       REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

           

            13.1    Review of Strategic Plans for 2011-12 (Enc. 11)

 

14.       BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

            14.1    Enrollment Report (Enc.12)          

            14.2    November District Calendar of Events (Enc. 13)

 

15.       ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (IF NEEDED)

           

16.       RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

 

17.       ADJOURNMENT