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October 17, 2011 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF THE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

October 17, 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: Lisa Ruffa, Vice President; Jay Rice, Member; Rebecca Wilson, Member; Jasmine Arthur, Student Representative, and Dr. Gary Mekeel, Superintendent/ Secretary 

 

Delayed Arrival:  Phillip Giannetto

Absent:  Eddie Hernandez       

 

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

 

Vice President Ruffa 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 5:15 p.m.

 

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

 

The flag salute was led by Principal, Jan Mekeel.

 

 

Vice President Ruffa 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

 

 

 

Vice President Ruffa 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. Rice reported he had attended the New Teacher Dinner held on Thursday, October 13th.  He complimented Mrs. Estrada and Mrs. Hatwig for their hard work and very successful evening.

 

Mrs. Ruffa reported she and Dr. Kamberg had recently toured the Oak Grove campus and visited several classrooms.

 

Jasmine Arthur reported that SCCA’s Dance for Hope raised $500 for the Relay for Life team and that 15 students participated in the walk.  Their campus is currently working on the Spook Fest and will have a  haunted house along with several other booths. In recognition of students with perfect attendance,169 students from their campus will be attending the red carpet event that will be held at the Galaxy Theater.  Their cheer squad will be walking in the Veterans’ Day Parade. 

 

Dr. Kamberg took the opportunity to invite the Board, management team, and audience to the Wine and Art Show being held on October 29th.  A local artist will display work that will also be for sale.  It is an open house affair from 3:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. at the La Belle Winery in Terra Bella.

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR


 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Motion passed:  3-0

8. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND/OR HEARINGS

 

Burton Briefings-Pathway and BMS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing on  CSEA AB2756:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing on BETA AB2756:

 

Pathway Principal, Mrs. Mekeel, in conjunction with Vice Principal Hayes, and BMS Principal, Dr. Pengilly, each presented their site’s student CST data results, their English Learner achievement levels as well as school-wide performance, planned intervention for students and their 2011-2012 goals.

 

Mr. Giannetto entered the meeting at 6:12 p.m.

 

Mr. Giannetto opened the Public Hearing on the CSEA AB2756, financial impact of the salary settlement and asked for public comments.  Mr. Burkey from the audience asked for clarification concerning the savings in health care and Step and Column increases.  Mr. Giannetto then closed the Public Hearing.

 

Mr. Giannetto opened the Public Hearing on BETA AB2756 and asked for public comments.  There were none forthcoming.  He then closed the Public Hearing.

 

9. BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

 

Approval of CSEA AB2756, Financial Impact of Salary Settlement:

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of BETA AB2756, Financial Impact of Salary Settlement:

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of the 2011/12 Budget Revisions:

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Update:

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Rice, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the CSEA AB2756, the financial impact of salary settlement, as presented.

 

Motion passed:  4-0

 

 

It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve the BETA AB2756, the financial impact of salary settlement, as presented.

 

Motion passed:  4-0

 

 

It was moved by Mr. Rice, seconded by Mrs. Ruffa, to approve the 2011/12 budget revisions as presented by Mrs. Jones.

 

Motion passed:  4-0

 

Mrs. Jones reported this week has been slow with no new action or discussions from the state.  The revenue for September fell short.  We are still waiting for the December date.

 


 

10. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

Presentation of Migrant P.A.S.S. Program:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of Resolution 12-06, Application for Step-Up Grant:

 

 

Mr. Mendoza presented a PowerPoint report reviewing the Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program, a workbook-based high school program that is available to migrant students in grades 9-12 at no cost.  The curriculum can also be deployed electronically and is referred to as Cyber High Program.  It is a portable program wherein students can receive credits to meet their high school graduation requirements.

 

 

It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Giannetto, to approve Resolution 12-06Burton Middle School’s application for the Step-Up Grant.

 

Motion passed:  4-0

11. BOARD POLICIES

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Mrs. Ruffa, seconded by Mr. Rice, to approve the second reading of BP/AR 5145.11, Questioning and Apprehension by Law Enforcement.

 

Motion passed:  4-0

12. CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

 

Construction Project Updates:

 

 

 

Mrs. Jones reported that next Tuesday they are scheduled to raise the walls at the Lombardi site. 

13. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

 

 

Dr. Mekeel thanked the Board for taking the opportunity this month to attend different site events.  He stated that their presence is always appreciated.

 


 

14. BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Enrollment:

 

 

 

 

This is an informational item.

 

Mr. Rice requested that we obtain an estimate on security cameras for our schools. Burton Middle School is always being vandalized.  Other sites to be considered would be SCCA and Oak Grove.

 

 

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.