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October 3, 2011 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF THE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

October 3, 2011

 

 

1.OPENING CEREMONY

 

Call to Order:

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:18 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; Jay Rice, Member; Rebecca Wilson, Member; Jose Moron, Student Representative, and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/ Secretary         

 

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

 

President Giannetto asked if there was anyone present 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 5:18 p.m.

 

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

 

The flag salute was led by Mrs. Cheyenne Ruffa.

 

 

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 EDUCATION

 

 

Mr. Hernandez reported on his site visit to Oak Grove Elementary.  He was impressed with the legacy Treasure Weisenberger left and the vision Marcus White has for the campus.  Mr. Hernandez also visited the PALL Center to look at the new addition of  another conference room and was impressed with what he saw.  He said that he struggles with Burton’s financial liability of these facilities because he knows how tight the budget is but when he sees the commitment to training, then he can embrace it easier.

 

Mrs. Lisa Ruffa toured WRB with Dr. Mekeel.  The kindergarten classes were pretty lively and she had a concern about Burton opting out of Class Size Reduction next year.  Mrs. Ruffa attended Relay for Life in Strathmore this past weekend.  Pathway provided the lunches and it was one of the best she has had at that event.

 

Student Representative, Jose Moron, reported that seven students from Pathway helped in the assembly line for lunch at the Relay for Life event, everything went well, and they received a lot of good comments on it.    As the student leader of the SCICON Youth Commission, he reported they are working on organizing a dance for all high schools and want to make it a life-changing experience.  Jose reported that five students visited Fresno State campus through the Migrant Program.  It was fun and provided an eye-opening experience.  They were provided with a lot of information in applying for scholarships.

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

It was then moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve Items 7.1 – 7.4 of the Consent Calendar.

 

Motion passed:  5-0

8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

 

Burton Briefings-SCCA and SCA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing on Resolution 12-05, In the Matter of Determining that Pupils Have Sufficient Text Books or Instructional Materials for the 2011-2012 School Year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCCA Principal, Mr. Beecher, and SCA Principal, Ms. Barba, each presented their site’s student CST data results, their 2011-2012 goals and planned intervention for students.  They each reviewed their English Learner achievement levels as well as school-wide performance. 

 

 

 

President Giannetto opened the Public Hearing by asking for comments from the public regarding Resolution 12-05, in the matter of determining that pupils have sufficient text books or instructional materials for the 2011-12 school year.  There were no comments forthcoming.  Mr. Giannetto closed the Public Hearing.

 

9. BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

 

 

 

 

There were no reports for Business and Finance.

10. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

Approval of Resolution 12-05, In the Matter of Determining that Pupils Have Sufficient Text Books or Instructional Materials for the 2011-12 School Year:

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approveResolution 12-05,in the matter of determining that pupils have sufficient text books or instructional materials for the 2011-12 school year. 

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

11. BOARD POLICIES

 

 

Approval of BP 5030, Student Wellness (second reading):

 

 

 

 

 

BP/AR 5145.11, Questioning and Apprehension by Law Enforcement (first reading):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Rice, seconded by Mr. Hernandez, to approve the second reading of BP/AR 5030, Student Wellness. 

 

Motion passed:  5-0

 

 

 

BP/AR 5145.11 will be brought back as a second reading with the recommended revisions and for  Board approval at the on October 17th Board meeting.


 

12. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mekeel reported that the Lombardi project looks like it is on time and to expect to have the keys by the end of July.  The gym at SCCA is taking shape inside and the second floor is actually complete on the two story building.  We are moving pretty quickly.

 

 

13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

Approval to Change Board Meeting Day:

 

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Hernandez, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to move the Board meeting day from the first and third Monday to the first and third Thursday  of each month.

 

Motion Failed:  2-3

 

The Board meeting day will remain on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

 

14. BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

 

 

Mr. Giannetto requested that the calendar of board meeting dates be included on their iPads.

 

Enrollment:

 

 

 

This is an informational item.

 

Dr. Mekeel reminded the Board of the upcoming County Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the Board room.

 

Mrs. Estrada stated the New Teacher Dinner is October 13th at SCA-Mathew cafeteria.

 

 

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.