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September 6, 2011 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF THE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

September 6, 2011

 

 

1.OPENING CEREMONY

 

Call to Order:

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:16 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; Rebecca Wilson, Member; Student Representative, Jose Moron; and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/ Secretary

 

Delayed Arrival:  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 5:16 p.m.

 

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

 

The flag salute was led by Jose Moron.

 

 

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.  Principal Mekeel took the opportunity to introduce Pathway’s Student Representative, Jose Moron, to the Board of Trustees.  She stated she was very proud he was representing Pathway as their student representative.

 

6. REPORTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND VISITATIONS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

Mr. Hernandez reported he had the opportunity to visit the Lombardi site and was pleased with the progress that is being made.  On October 1st they will be bringing in a crane to put up walls. 

 

There will be a “gang awareness” conference at the Alder Apartments on September 15th.  He hopes to see staff members in attendance. 

 

Mrs. Ruffa attended a Foundation meeting last week.  The Champagne and Chocolate event is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2012, at River Island. 

 

She stated that parking was crazy for Back to School nights and as a parent, sees it as an issue.

 

Mr. Rice attended several Back to School nights.  He was impressed with the teachers and staff and how they set up their classrooms.  He also attended the Chamber’s First Coffee held at Pathway.

 

Jose Moron stated 12 new students were enrolled at Pathway.  There were 40 families present at Back to School night.  They have completed their pre-assessment tests.

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Giannetto requested Item 7.2 and 7.3 be pulled.

 

Mrs. Ruffa requested Item 7.1 be pulled for clarification of expenses.

 

It was then moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve Items 7.4-7.6 of the Consent Calendar.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve Item 7.1, Account Payable Warrants #61154327-61154369 and #61156060-61156144.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the Board Minutes for June 27, 2011 and the Board Minutes for the June 27th Joint Meeting.

 

Motion passed:  4-0

Abstain: Giannetto

 

8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

 

Program Update on Burton Migrant Data:

 

 

 

Mr. Mendoza reviewed how the Migrant Program is funded and how it is designed to support educational programs for migrant children.  He then introduced Angela Hobbs, TCOE’s migrant resource contact for Burton and Burton’s migrant liaison, Rosa Esquivel.  He stated Ms. Esquivel provides many services to Burton’s migrant students.  She has been instrumental in generating extra money for Burton by identifying those students and bringing them into the system.  He stated one of the highlights of the program is taking students to CSU campuses to introduce them to the idea of attending college.  Burton currently has 275 migrant students.

 

9. BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

 

Approval of BMS Gym Facility Use:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of 2010-2011Unaudited Actual:

 

 

 

 

Approval of Resolution 12-03, Establishing an Estimated Appropriations Limit for 2011-12 and an Actual Appropriations Limit for 2010-11:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of Final Budget Revisions for FY 2010-11:

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of TCOE 21st Century Network Proposal:

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve the Facility Use Request by Mr. John Hardin to use the BMS gym for AAU Girls Basketball practice at the reduced fee of $7.25/hr.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the 2010-2011 Unaudited Actuals as presented by Mrs. Jones.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hernandez, to approve Resolution 12-03in the matter of establishing an estimated appropriations limit for the 2011-12 fiscal year and an actual appropriations limit for 2010-11 fiscal year. 

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve the Final Budget Revisions for FY 2010-11 as presented by Mrs. Jones.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Giannetto, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the TCOE 21st Century Network Proposal as presented by Michael Burkey.  TCOE is offering all school districts within Tulare County the opportunity to be tied into a construction project that will allow TCOE to be the sole provider for Internet access.  We are currently at an Internet speed of 40 megabits. The project will eventually move us to 1,000 megabits by 2017 and provide a substantial savings for internet services.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

10. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

Approval of Amendment 01 to the State Child Development Services, Contract CSPP-1654:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Development 2010-11 Program Self-Evaluation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Hernandez, to approve Amendment 01 to the State Child Development Service Contract CSPP-1654, with Resolution 12-04, the authorizedsignatures to sign contract documents.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

This was an informational item presented by Mrs. Daguman.  She stated Mrs. Hill, Director of the district’s State Preschool Program, completed the self evaluation of the program in May of 2011 and then submitted it to the state.   She asked for questions or comments.  There were none forthcoming.

 

Oak Grove and William R. Buckley Presentation:

 

 

 

Oak Grove Principal, Marcus White, and William R. Buckley Principal, Chastity Lollis, each presented their site’s student CST data results, their 2011-2012 goals and planned intervention for students that aren’t proficient.  They each reviewed their English Learner achievement levels as well as school-wide performance. 

 

11. BOARD POLICIES

 

 

Approval of AR 3541.1-Business and Non-Instructional Operations:

 

 

 

 

 

Review of BP/AR 1113- BB 9150

(first reading):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of BP/AR 5117-Inter-District Form (first reading):

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve AR 3541.1-Business and Non Instructional Operations.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

This was a first reading for BP/AR 1113- BB 9150 for review and suggested revisions.  A member in the audience, Mr. John Burkey, suggested BP 5030d, Nutritional Guidelines, be reworded and not left so broad in definition.  It was pulled and will be returned to the next board meeting as a first reading.  BP 5145 was pulled.  There was a question if parents should be notified prior to police asking for access to their child. This will be returned to the next board meeting for a first reading.

 

 

This was a first reading of BP/AR 5117, Inter-District Form.  The form was updated and also translated into Spanish.  It will be returned to the next board meeting for review and suggested approval.

 

12. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Jones reported the projects are on target. SCCA is 29% complete.  There are no new issues and everything looks great.  Lombardi is 22% complete and all is moving forward.  The walls will go up, hopefully, sometime this month.  Mr. Hernandez inquired about the easement issue and Mrs. Jones stated the easement issue has been settled.   She stated she will be meeting with Perkins+Will to form a plan of action and things once again will start moving forward.

 

 


 

13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

 

 

There were no reports by the Superintendent.

 

14. BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Discussion on Changing Day of the Week for Board Meetings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enrollment:

 

September District Calendar of Events:

 

 

This item will be returned to the next board meeting for further discussion.    Dr. Mekeel asked that they think about the changes and return to the next meeting to share their strongest interest so they can take action and put in place a timeline to give notice to the other entities that need notification of the change.

 

This is an informational item.

 

 

This is an informational item.

 

 

15. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

 

16. RECONVENE:

 

The meeting reconvened at 8:35 p.m.

 

17. ADJOURNMENT:

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.