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    FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

    5:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION

    6:30 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING 627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

    MINUTES

    A. CALL TO ORDER Board Member Garnica called the Regular Board Meeting, Closed Session of the Board of

    Education of the Fillmore Unified School District to order at 5:00 p.m.

    B. ROLL CALL Board Members Present: Lucy Rangel, Dave Wilde, John Garnica. Virginia de la Piedra

    arrived at 5:12 p.m. and Tony Prado arrived at 5:15 p.m.

    Board Members Absent: None

    District Personnel Present: Dr. Alan Nishino, Interim Superintendent; Dr. Michael Bush,

    Assistant Superintendent, Business Services; Michael Johnson, Interim Assistant

    Superintendent, Educational Services; Todd Schieferle, Director of Human Resources

    Others Present: Guest

    C. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS

    None

    D. CLOSED SESSION

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Rangel, seconded by Board Member

    Wilde and unanimously carried with a 3-0 vote to adjourn to closed session for the

    purpose of:

    DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION

    School District Pupils (Education Code 35146) o Expulsion Case Number 11-12-18

    Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6) o Update; Direction to District Negotiators (Dr. Alan Nishino, Dr. Michael Bush,

    Todd Schieferle, Margaret Chidester) for negotiations with the Fillmore

    Unified Teachers Association (FUTA), the California School Employees

    Association (CSEA), Confidential Employees, and District Administration.

    Personnel Matters (Government Code 54957) o Hiring, Evaluating, Discipline, Dismissal, Release, Reassignment, Transfers

    Public Employee Performance Evaluation: Superintendent (The Board and Superintendent meet periodically to provide feedback to one another concerning

    the achievement of goals.)

    Board Member, de la Piedra arrived at 5:12 p.m. and Board Member Prado arrived at 5:15

    p.m.

    E. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Wilde, seconded by Board Member

    Rangel and unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote to reconvene into regular session.

    Any Action From Closed Session None

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    F. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG Board Member Garnica called the regular meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. and led the flag

    salute.

    G. RECOGNITIONS

    Celebration of Migrant Speech and Debate Students and Coaches Jennifer Weir recognized the students and coaches that participated in the County

    Regional Speech and Debate Tournament. Board Member Garnica presented the

    State winners with certificates. Jennifer Weir recognized Maria Gonzalez for her

    hard work in organizing the tournament event and Dr. Alan Nishino also thanked

    Jennifer Weir.

    Migrant Student of the Year Jonathan Gonzalez The migrant student of the year is awarded to the student who exhibits exceptional

    leadership; maintains a grade point average of 3.5 or better; and plans to continue

    their education and involvement in their school and community.

    Board Member Garnica recognized Student of the Year Jonathan Gonzalez and

    presented him with a certificate on behalf of the Board.

    Migrant Parent of the Year Mrs. Maria Pascual The migrant parent of the year is awarded to parents who become involved in their

    childrens education, strive to further their education and get involved in school and

    community.

    Board Member Garnica recognized Parent of the Year Maria Pascual, and presented

    her with a certificate on behalf of the Board.

    Staff Appreciation Todd Schieferle recognized Certificated and Classified staff.

    Student Representative Recognition - Sammy Martinez Not present

    H. COMMUNICATIONS

    Superintendents Report Dr. Alan Nishino said the recognition of the speech and debate students is a proud

    moment for Fillmore Unified. He gave an update on the State budget and said this

    is going to be a very tough year and the focus is on how to educate children in

    spite of the State funding. He said he is proud to be in Fillmore and appreciates

    the cooperation and hard work from staff to provide a quality education to students

    on a shoestring budget. Dr. Alan Nishino said the District will have a celebration

    for reclassification of Fluent English Proficient (FEP) students on Tuesday, May

    29, 2012.

    I. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS AND NONAGENDA ITEMS,

    PETITIONS

    Tron Burdick said the recognition for staff is bittersweet because of the item on the

    agenda regarding classified cuts. He spoke regarding CSEA labor relations and

    negotiations and asked the Board to guide and lead the people at the negotiations table.

    Lola Rogers distributed information regarding furlough days and classified reductions.

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    J. PUBLIC HEARING

    Pursuant to Government Code Sections 6062(a) and 65090(2), the Governing Board of the

    Fillmore Unified School District will hold a public hearing to consider a resolution to

    adopt a Developer Fee Justification Study.

    Board Member Garnica opened the Public Hearing and asked for comments, there were

    none, and the Public Hearing was closed.

    K. INFORMATION/DISCUSSION

    1. Teaching Strategies Task Force Report Cynthia Frutos

    Cynthia Frutos presented a PowerPoint presentation on the Teaching Strategies

    Task Force, introduced the Task Force members and reviewed the Teaching

    Strategies Task Force process. Jennie Bortins reviewed Blooms Taxonomy which

    provided teachers an effective tool in the classroom. Erin Sebek reviewed the

    teaching strategies list focusing on specific parts of the lessons and said teachers

    will receive a copy of the document. She reviewed opening the lesson, delivering

    the lesson and closing the lesson. In addition, teachers will receive posters and a

    ring document of the information. Jennifer Weir said part of the opening and

    closing lessons have been imbedded into web links. She presented a videotape of

    checking for understanding by Ms. Raina Arellanos class. Diana Vides

    reviewed the teaching strategies and said teachers will have access to video clips

    and information will be gathered and placed on the website for teacher access. She

    reviewed the plan on how the information will be rolled out and said it will be

    revisited on a yearly basis. Cynthia Frutos added that there is also a blog for

    instant feedback. Michael Johnson reviewed the timeline for training and rolling

    out of the various research base strategies.

    2. 2011-2012 3rd

    Quarter Williams/Valenzuela COE Activity Report

    Michael Johnson reviewed the letter from the County summarizing the report and

    read the conclusions of the report.

    L. CONSENT ITEMS (Corresponding to numbers 3-9)

    3. Approve Minutes: Regular Board Meeting Held May 1, 2012 4. Approve Personnel Order 11-12-15

    5. Ratify Accounts Payable Month of April 2012 (ReqPay12a)

    6. Ratify Purchase Orders Month of April 2012 (ReqPay11a)

    7. Ratify 4/01/12 through 04/30/12 Certificated and Classified Payroll in the Amount

    of $1,687,693.25 (Pay01a)

    8. Approve Contracts 9. Accept Donations

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Wilde, seconded by Member

    de la Piedra and unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote to approve the consent items.

    M. ACTION

    10. Adopt Resolution Number 11-12-14 to Approve Level 1 (Basic) Developer Fee

    Adoption of School Facilities Fees

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Rangel, seconded by Board

    Member Prado.

    DISCUSSION: Dr. Michael Bush said this is a routine resolution for Level 1 fees.

    The motion was unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote.

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    11. Adopt Resolution Number 11-12-15 for Approval of Teachers Who Are Teaching

    Outside of Their Credential Authorization or on an Emergency Permit

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Prado, seconded by Board

    Member Wilde.

    DISCUSSION: Todd Schieferle said this resolution is for the Summer School

    Bridge Program to secure as many math teachers as possible. The motion was

    unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote.

    12. Adopt Resolution Number 11-12-16 to Approve Layoff of Classified Employees

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member de la Piedra, seconded by

    Board Member Prado.

    DISCUSSION: Todd Schieferle said because of State funding it is unfortunate the

    District has to make cuts and this has nothing to do with employee performance.

    The motion was unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote.

    13. Approve Alternative Governance Board Findings and Recommendations for

    Fillmore Middle School

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member de la Piedra, seconded by

    Board Member Rangel.

    DISCUSSION: Michael Johnson introduced the Alternative Governance Board

    members and reviewed the process for visiting the three schools, gathering data for

    the findings and the recommendations from the second visit.

    Anna Merriman commended Dr. Green for her leadership role at the Middle

    School. She gave an overview of the Middle School report recommendations,

    findings and action taken. There was a discussion regarding the Accelerated

    Reader program. Anna Merriman reviewed the final recommendations summary

    and next steps. She said informal visits will continue for the fall and spring, how

    many will depend on the CST scores. She said there should be some limited

    restructuring based on the principals recommendations. The motion was

    unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote.

    14. Approve Alternative Governance Board Findings and Recommendations for San Cayetano School

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Rangel, seconded by Board

    Member Prado.

    DISCUSSION: Carol Barringer gave an overview of the San Cayetano School

    recommendations and finding from the visit in the Spring. She reviewed the final

    summary of recommendations and findings and said the recommendation is for

    two formal visits, several informal visits and a school wide restructuring based on

    the principals recommendation. The motion was unanimously carried with a 5-0

    vote.

    15. Approve Alternative Governance Board Findings and Recommendations for Piru School

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member de la Piedra, seconded by

    Board Member Prado.

    DISCUSSION: Carol Barringer gave an overview of the Piru School

    recommendations and findings from the spring visit. She reviewed the final

    summary of recommendations and said the recommended growth is evident and

    several ongoing informal visits are recommended. She said the recommendation

    may be revised depending on the CST scores. The motion was unanimously

    carried with a 5-0 vote.

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    N. STUDENT DISCIPLINE

    16. Student Expulsion

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Wilde, seconded by Board

    Member Rangel and carried with 3 aye votes and 1 vote abstained by Board

    Member de la Piedra and 1 vote abstained by Board Member Prado to accept the

    recommendation for the expulsion for Case Number 11-12-18.

    O. FUTURE MEETINGS

    June 5 5:00 p.m. Closed Session Board Room

    6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting Board Room

    June 19 5:00 p.m. Closed Session Board Room

    6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting Board Room

    June 26 5:00 p.m. Closed Session Board Room

    6:30 p.m. Special Meeting Board Room

    Board Member Rangel will not be able to attend the June 19, 2012 Board meeting.

    P. BOARD CLOSING COMMENTS AND AGENDA BUILDING

    Board Members thanked the efforts of the Alternative Governance Board.

    Board Member Garnica said despite the fact of cuts, staff and administration have risen to

    the challenge and the sacrifices have not gone unnoticed.

    Dr. Alan Nishino thanked staff for attending the Board meeting and said he appreciates

    their hard work. He announced that Chrissy Schieferle will be transferring to San

    Cayetano School as principal and John Wilber will be transferring to Mountain Vista

    School as principal for the next school year.

    Q. CLOSED SESSION

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Wilde, seconded by Board Member

    Rangel and unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote to adjourn to closed session.

    R. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

    MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Prado, seconded by Board Member

    Rangel and unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote to reconvene into regular session.

    Any Action From Closed Session None

    S. ADJOURNMENT MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Prado, seconded by Board Member

    Wilde and unanimously carried with a 5-0 vote to adjourn at 11:18 p.m.

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