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Previous MeetingFebruary 01, 2011 06:00 PMNext Meeting
February 1, 2011
To be held in the District Administrative Center
295 North First Street
Blythe, California 92225

 

  
Preliminary Information

PALO VERDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Improving Learning…Together” 

4:00 P.M. (Closed Session) 

6:00 P.M. (Open Session)


(D) Discussion Item
(V) Can Vote
(C) Consent Item
Unfold A.  OPEN SESSION   
         
1. Call to Order     
         
2. Roll Call     
  Mr. John Ulmer, President           
Mr. Garth Underwood, Clerk
Mr. Robin Wellman, Member
Dr. Norm C. Guith, Member            
Mr.Jim Carney, Member                 
Unfold B.  PUBLIC COMMENT/HEARING SESSION   
         
1. Public Comment/ Hearing Session     
 

Session limited to comments/ hearing pertaining to agenda items at this time.  See "Hearing Session" item below for guidelines.

Unfold C.  CLOSED SESSION   
         
1. Public Employee Appointment     
  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, the Board will discuss personnel matters.
         
2. Labor Negotiations     
  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Mr. Bob Bilek, Acting Superintendent and Director of Human Resources, will discuss with the Board of Trustees the current status of negotiations with PVTA, CSEA and Teamsters Local 542.
         
3. To Consider the Appointment, Employment, Evaluation of Performance, Discipline, or Dismissal of a Public Employee         
  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, the Board will consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline, or dismissal of position(s):

CERTIFICATED; SUPERINTENDENT
CERTIFICATED; CLASSROOM TEACHERS
         
4. Conference With Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation         
  The Board will meet to discuss significant exposure to litigation pursuant to government code section 54956.9 (b) – one case

D.  RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION   
E.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   
F.  MOMENT OF SILENCE   
Unfold G.  PROGRAMS AND PRESENTATIONS   
         
1. Student of the Month – Secondary Level (Grades 7-12)     
  Mr. Max Friedman, principal of Twin Palms High School, will introduce Mr. Michael Eddy who has been selected Secondary Student of the Month for December 2010.  Mr. Eddy is currently a 12th grade student at Twin Palms High School.  
         
2. Student of the Month – Elementary Level (Grades K-6)         
  Mr. Jeremy James, principal of Felix J. Appleby Elementary, will introduce Mr. Nicholas Avalos who has been selected Elementary Student of the Month for February 2011.  Mr. Avalos is currently a 6th grade student at Felix J. Appleby Elementary.
         
3. Student of the Month – Elementary Level (Grades K-6)     
  Mrs. Josie Koivisto, principal of Margaret White Elementary, will introduce Miss Brianna Birmingham who has been selected Elementary Student of the Month for January 2011. Miss Birmingham is currently a 6th grade student at Margaret White Elementary School.
         
4. Classifed Employee of the Month Recognition - January 2011     
 

Mr. Bob Bilek, Acting Superintendent/Director of Human Resources, will introduce Mrs. Elizabeth Ortega a Senior Clerk/Secretary at Palo Verde Valley High School, who has been selected as Classified Employee of the Month for January 2011. Mrs. Ortega was selected by the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee (SAC) from nominations submitted district wide.

H.  ADOPTION OF AGENDA   
I.  REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION   
Unfold J.  HEARING SESSION   
         
1. Hearing Session     
 

This is an opportunity for community members to address the Board on agenda and non-agenda items.  Those wishing to speak are to complete the form located on the back table and present it to the secretary prior to the meeting.  Speakers are limited to three minutes each and each subject to twenty minutes except by consent of the Board of Trustees.

Neither Board members nor staff members will respond during the public hearing.  Speakers who ask questions will be informed by the President that responses may be referred to the Superintendent for

investigation or resolution.  Speaking time is limited to three minutes per speaker, twenty minutes total.

If necessary answers will be given:

a.  by telephone after research

b.  by mail after research

c.  at the next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees as an agenda item

The Board also would like to remind anyone who wishes to lodge a complaint against a District employee that there is an existing Board adopted policy in effect specifically for this purpose.  This policy contains a comprehensive procedure for reviewing and investigating public complaints, which includes a right of appeal to the Board.

This process provides a much more thorough opportunity for the complainant and the employee to be heard and the merits of the complaint to be properly investigated.  Anyone who wishes to receive a copy of this policy may contact the Superintendent’s Office.

Unfold K.  REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS   
         
1. Board Member Report     
 

The Board of Trustees will report on recent activities and items of interest.

         
2. Student Board Member Report     
  Miss Marae Kalian, Student Board Member, will report on recent activities and items of interest.
         
3. Superintendent's Report         
 

Mr. Bob Bilek, Acting Superintendent and Director of Human Resources, will report on recent activities and items of interest.

A.)  Update on Site and District Safety Planning

B.)  Mr. Kim Bishoff, Director of Business Services, will present on the "2010-2011 First Interim Financial Report" from RCOE/ Budget report

C.)  Presentation by JROTC

D.)  WASC presentation by Dr. Marrio Walker

E.)  Alternative Governance Board (AGB) presentation by Mr. Malcolm Butler, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

         
4. Reports of Associations     
 

Representatives from local PVTA, CSEA and Teamsters 542 may make presentations on their respective organizations at this time.

Unfold L.  ACTION ITEMS   
         
1. Expulsion Case #10-11-09         (V)  
  The Child Welfare and Attendance department submits for action to the Board of Trustees
Expulsion Case # 10-11-09, student #54192.
         
2. Expulsion Case #10-11-10         (V)  
  The Child Welfare and Attendance department submits for action to the Board of Trustees
Expulsion Case #10-11-10, student #1002072.
         
3. Second Reading and Approval: BP 3314.2 Business and Noninstructional Operations         (V)  
  The Business Department submits to the Board of Trustees for second reading and approval updates to board policy #3314.2 Business and Noninstructional Operations.  The updated policy reflects various types of revolving funds authorized by law, including the purposes and limits of the funds.  Policy also contains new language specifying that such funds are subject to the district's internal control procedures established for the purpose of fraud prevention and financial impropriety and must be maintained in accordance with the California School Accounting Manual.  The policy is recommended by the California School Board Association for adoption.
         
4. Second Reading and Approval: Board Policy #3220.1 Lottery Funds         (V)  
  The Business Department submits to the Board of Trustees for second reading and approval the new Board Policy #3220.1, titled Lottery Funds. The revised policy reflects NEW LAW (AB 142) which authorizes the state Lottery Commission to establish the percentage of revenue to be allocated at a level that maximizes revenues to public education.  The revised policy also reflects Title 5 regulations which requires auditors to examine whether lottery funds have been expended for the education of students and not for a noninstructional purpose.  The policy is recommended by the California School Board Association for adoption.  
         
5. Second Reading and Approval: BP 3100 Business and Noninstructional Operations         (V)  
  The Business Department submits to the Board of Trustees for second reading and approval updates to Board Policy #3100 Business and Noninstructional Operations.  The updated policy reflects Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 54, which makes changes in the way public agencies must report fund balances in the general fund and gives the Board sole authority to specify purposes of funds classified as "committed" and to express, or delegate the authority to express, intended purposes of resources that result in the "assigned" fund balance.  The policy is recommended by the California School Board Association for adoption.
         
6. Second Reading & Final Approval: Updated Job Description of Supervisor of Transportation         (V)  
 

The Personnel Services Department submits to the Board of Trustees for approval an update to the job description of Supervisor of Transportation. 

         
7. Approval of Service Agreement: Aavanza         (V)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval by the Board of Trustees an agreement with Aavanza to provide Supplementary Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Thirty-four (34) students are enrolled to receive services from Aavanza, which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $40,362.08.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.
         
8. Approval of Service Agreement: Academic Tutoring Services         (V)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval to the Board of Trustees an agreement with Academic Tutoring Services to provide Supplemental Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Eighty-eight students are enrolled to receive service from Academic Tutoring Services, which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $104,466.56.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.  
         
9. Approval of Service Agreement: Arriba Education         (V)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval by the Board of Trustees an agreement with Arriba Education to provide Supplementary Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Seventeen (17) students are enrolled to receive services from Advanced Reading Solutions LLC ‘dba’ UROK Learning Institute, which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $20,181.04.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.
         
10. Approval of Service Agreement: L.E.A.P.S. Learning Services         (V)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval by the Board of Trustees an agreement with L.E.A.P.S. Learning Services to provide Supplementary Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Thirteen (13) students are enrolled to receive services from L.E.A.P.S. Learning Services, which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $15,432.56.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.
         
11. Final Reading & Approval: Facility Use Fee Schedule         (V)  
  The Facilities & Operations Department submits to the Board of Trustees for final reading and approval the Facility Use Fee Schedule.
Unfold M.  CONSENT ITEMS   
         
1. Minutes         (C)  
  The Superintendent’s Office submits to the Board of Trustees for approval the minutes from the Regular Meeting held on January 11, 2010 and the Special Meeting held on January 25, 2011.
         
2. Personnel Report #2010-11-11      (C)  
  The Personnel Department submits to the Board of Trustees for approval the current Personnel Report.  




         
3. BMS Student Body Statement December 2010         (C)  
  Blythe Middle School submits to the Board of Trustees for ratification the BMS Student Body Statement for December 2010.
         
4. PVHS Associated Student Body Financial Report - November, 2010      (C)  
  Palo Verde Valley High School to the Board of Trustees for ratification the Student Body Statement for November 2010.
         
5. PVHS Associated Student Body Financial Report - December 2010      (C)  
  Palo Verde Valley High School submits to the Board of Trustees for ratification the Student Body Statement for December 2010.
         
6. PVHS Overnight Travel - JROTC      (C)  
  Palo Verde Valley High School Junior Reserve Office Training Corps (JROTC) unit requests from the Board of Trustees permission/approval for student overnight travel in order for 20-30 cadets to participate in a required Spring encampment activity.  The camp is scheduled for March 25-29, 2011, at Fort Irwin, CA.  The 20-30 cadets will be accompanied by SSG Tony McBride, JROTC Instructor and MSG Melvin Walker, Senior Instructor.  The group will travel by bus on Friday, March 25 to Ft Irwin, CA.  All expenses are paid by the U.S. Government.  Please see attached letter.  
         
7. Ratification Regular School Business      (C)  
  The Superintendent’s Office submits for ratification from the Board of Trustees, contracts and services approved during the normal course of business under $15,000.:

a. Donation to MWE from McDonald's McTeacher Night: $585.81

b. Donation to PVVHS from Exxon/ Mobil:  $750.00
         
8. Request for Permission for Student Overnight Travel - PVHS Wrestling Team      (C)  
  Palo Verde valley High School Wrestling Team requests from the Board of Trustees permission/ approval for student overnight travel in order to participate in two upcoming CIF meets.  All wrestling team members will compete in the CIF Master Tournament scheduled for February 25-26, 2011, in Chula Vista, CA.  The CIF Master Meet is scheduled for March 4-5, 2011, in Bakersfield, CA.  The teams will travel in Palo Verde Unified School District vans with chaperones Jesse DeLaO, Head Coach, Frank Borboa, Assist. Coach and Arturo Gonzalez, volunteer assistant.  Total expenses of approximately $1,000.00 will be paid through a combination of team fundraising and individual student contribution.  Please see attached itinerary packet for further information.   
         
9. Approval of Contract: Total Compensation Systems, Inc.         (C)  
  The Business Department submits to the Board of Trustees for approval an agreement between Total Compensation Systems, Inc. and Palo Verde Unified School District.  The purpose of this agreement is to provide a consulting report including all actuarial information necessary to comply with GASB 43 and 45 related to "other postemployment benefits" (OPEB's).  This information is a required disclosure as part of the District's annual financial report.  The term of this agreement is from February 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011 or until the report has been completed. Funding for this agreement will be through the General Fund.  Fiscal Impact:  NTE $4,500 for 2010-2011 annually plus expenses.
         
10. Approval of Service Agreement: Advanced Reading Solutions LLC 'dba' UROK Learning Institute         (C)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval by the Board of Trustees an agreement with Advanced Reading Solutions LLC 'dba' UROK Learning Institute to provide Supplementary Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Four (4) students are enrolled to receive services from Advanced Reading Solutions LLC ‘dba’ UROK Learning Institute, which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $4,748.48.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.
         
11. Approval of Service Agreement: Basic Educational Services Team (BEST)         (C)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval by the Board of Trustees an agreement with Basic Educational Services Team (BEST) to provide Supplementary Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Six (6) students are enrolled to receive services from Basic Educational Services Team (BEST), which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $7,122.72.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.
         
12. Approval of Service Agreement: Carney Educational Services         (C)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval by the Board of Trustees an agreement with Carney Educational Services to provide Supplementary Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Five (5) students are enrolled to receive services from Carney Educational Services, which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $5,935.60.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.
         
13. Approval of Service Agreement: Smart Kids Tutoring & Learning Center, Inc.         (C)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for approval by the Board of Trustees an agreement with Smart Kids Tutoring & Learning Center, Inc. to provide Supplementary Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Felix J. Appleby Elementary, Ruth Brown Elementary, Margaret White Elementary, Blythe Middle School and Palo Verde High School.  These schools are Program Improvement Schools, Year 2 and above.  The California Department of Education has set the Per Pupil Rate for Palo Verde Unified at $1,187.12 for 2010-2011, which is the amount of services each eligible student is allowed to receive.  Four (4) students are enrolled to receive services from Smart Kids Tutoring & Learning Center, Inc., which reflects a total cost to the district not to exceed $4,748.48.  Title I funds will be used to facilitate the cost of this agreement.
Unfold N.  DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEMS   
         
1. Discussion regarding Alternative Governance Board Model         (D)  
  The Curriculum & Instruction Department submits for discussion to the Board of Trustees Alternative Management of School Sites.  Per No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Program Improvement School Requirements, schools in Program Improvement Year 4 are required to participate in restructuring and planning to include one of the following: reopen school as a charter school, replace all of most staff including the principal, contract with outside entity to manage the school, State takeover of the school, or any other major restructuring.  Also, NCLB Program Improvement schools in Year 5 are required to implement the Alternative Management Plan developed in Year 4.  This discussion will delineate the components, structure and success Riverside County Office of Education has experienced using the Alternative Governance Board Model (AGB) Model.  
         
2. Vandalism Report December 2010         (D)  
  The Facilities and Operations Department submits to the Board of Trustees for discussion the Vandalism Completion Report for December 2010.
         
3. Work Order Report December 2010         (D)  
  The Facilities and Operations Department submits to the Board of Trustees for discussion the Work Completion Report for December 2010.
         
4. Weekly Enrollment Report         (D)  
  The Personnel Department submits to the Board of Trustees for discussion the most recent Weekly Enrollment Report.
O.  OTHER BUSINESS   
P.  FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS   
Q.  ADJOURNMENT   
Unfold R.  CALENDAR   
         
1. Next Meeting     
  Regular Meeting: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
5:00 PM - Closed Session / 6:00 PM - Regular Session
District Administration Center
295 North First Street, Blythe, California 92225

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