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                       CHATOM UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
                          BOARD MEETING MINUTES
                                      February 14, 2012
Closed Session:       6:00 p.m.
Public Session:       7:00 p.m.

Any writings or documents that are public records and are provided to the Governing Board
regarding an open session item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the
District Office located at 7201 Clayton Road, Turlock, CA, during normal business hours.

The Chatom Union School Board of Trustees welcomes you to its meetings which are regularly
scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. Your interest is encouraged and appreciated.
There are two procedures for public comment. They are:
Commenting on Items Not on the Agenda
California law prohibits the Board from taking action on any matter which is not on the posted
agenda unless it is determined to be an emergency by the Board of Trustees.
The audience may comment on items that are not on the agenda during the Public Comments
section, only. Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes maximum.
Commenting on Agenda Items
Procedures
1. Prior to the meeting, fill out a 3x5 agenda comment card. Wait for the Item to be announced.
2. Item Announced
3. Board Motion/Second
4. Public Comment (3 minute maximum)
5. Close of Public Comments
6. Board Discussion
7. Board Vote
Consent Calendar
Items listed under the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and are acted on by the Board
of Trustees in one motion. There is no discussion of these items before the vote unless a Board
member, staff or public requests specific items be discussed and/or removed from the Consent
Calendar. It is understood that the administration recommends approval on all Consent Items. Each
item approved by the Board shall be deemed to have been considered in full and adopted as
recommended.)
The District welcomes Spanish and other language speakers to Board meetings. Anyone
planning to attend and needing an interpreter should call (209) 664-8505, 24 hours in advance of
the meeting, so arrangements can be made for an interpreter. El Distrito da la bienvenida a las
personas que hablan español a las juntas de la Mesa Directiva. Si planea asistir y necesita
interpretación llame al (209) 664-8505, 24 horas antes de la junta, para poder hacer arreglos de
interpretación.



         1. CALL TO ORDER
             1.1  Roll Call
                  Rob Santos_X_, Kevin Blount_AB_, Dan Costa_X_,
                  Anthony Avila_X_, Steve Soderstrom_X_
                1.2    Adjourn to Closed Session
                       Motion: Steve Soderstrom                    Second: Anthony Avila
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         2. CLOSED SESSION
                   Disclosure of Items Discussed in Closed Session (Gov. Code
                   54947.7)

              3. OPEN SESSION: CALL TO ORDER
                   3.1    Roll Call
                          Rob Santos_X_, Kevin Blount_AB_, Dan Costa_X_,
                          Anthony Avila_X_, Steve Soderstrom_X_

                   3.2    Flag Salute
                          Led by President Rob Santos

                   3.3    Report from Closed Session
                          Approved employment of Cristina Lopez-Calderon as a
                          para-educator (up to 4 hrs.)
                   3.4    Approval of Agenda
                          APPROVED
                          Motion: Steve Soderstrom             Second: Anthony Avila
                          Vote: Ayes: 4      Noes: 0           Abstentions: 0

          4. CONSENT CALENDAR
               4.1 Board Minutes

                   4.2    Fiscal Services – Warrants/Payroll

                   4.3    Declaration of Obsolete Items

                   4.4    Collection of Developer Fees (if any)

                          APPROVED – Consent Calendar
                          Motion: Steve Soderstrom    Second: Dan Costa
                          Vote: Ayes: 4     Noes: 0   Abstentions: 0

              5. PUBLIC COMMENT/RECOGNITION/COMMUNICATION
                 There was no public comment.

              6. INFORMATION
                   6.1 Calendar of Events
                       A note was made that the Alumni Night Fundraiser will be
                       held on Thursday, February 23, 2012.
                   6.2    Board Financial Summary Report
                          Jim presented the Financial Summary Report. The General
                          Fund has an ending balance of $977,042.34. Total ending
                          balance of all funds is $1,622,179.79.
                   6.3    Chatom Union School District Strategic Plan
                          Cherise presented a mock-up of the proposed Strategic Plan
                          for the district. Steve Soderstrom suggested that Cherise
                          look into having the brochure professionally produced.
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                   6.4   Program Reports:
                               Chatom Elementary School
                               The Omelet Breakfast will be held on Sunday,
                               February 26, 2012 to benefit 6th grade Outdoor
                               Education participation.

                                Mt. View Middle School
                                The Ag in Motion Lab on wheels was a tremendous
                                success. The project worked on by the seventh grade
                                students was a DNA experiment. Cherise pointed out
                                a media release regarding research done by West Ed,
                                AIR and School Services of California on Turn
                                Around Schools. Mountain View was identified as
                                one of three successful middle schools in the state
                                and was selected to be interviewed for the study.

                                Chatom State Pre-School
                                Sonia informed the Board that they had just
                                conducted a parent meeting. She had more than 60
                                participants. There was a speaker from Leaps &
                                Bounds.

                   6.5   Recap of Governor’s Proposed 2012-2013 State Budget
                         Cherise presented the Governor’s State Budget Proposal for 2012-
                         2013. Cherise had presented the budget information to other
                         stakeholders during meetings held in January and February. All of
                         the comments and suggestions were listed and included as part of
                         the presentation. A budget survey was sent out to all parents and
                         staff members requesting their input on possible budget reductions
                         in the district, as well as programs they felt should not be
                         considered for reduction. The school board members were given a
                         complete list of all budget suggestions made by staff and parents
                         on the surveys. The School Board Members also received a
                         summary of recommendations from the Budget Advisory
                         Committee. The Budget Advisory Committee consisted of PTC
                         President, Chatom School Site Council Representative, Mountain
                         View School Site Council Representative, Transportation
                         Supervisor, Food Service Director, Business Manager, Classified
                         Representative, Certificated Representative, Chatom Principal,
                         Chatom Union School Board Member and the Superintendent.
              7.   ACTION
                   7.1  Ratification of 2011-2012 Contract for CUEA
                        The Board accepted the ratification of the CUEA contract.
                        Thursday, April 5, 2012 has been selected as a furlough
                        day. Member of management and the District Office will
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                    also participate in the furlough day.
                    APPROVED
                    Motion: Steve Soderstrom          Second: Dan Costa
                    Vote: Ayes: 4        Noes: 0      Abstentions: 0

              7.2   District Sunshine Proposal for Negotiations with CSEA
                    The Board accepted the proposal to be presented to CSEA.
                    The proposal is similar to that of the CUEA and includes
                    the one furlough day on April 5, 2012.
                    APPROVED
                    Motion: Steve Soderstrom           Second: Anthony Avila
                    Vote: Ayes: 4       Noes: 0        Abstentions: 0

              7.3   SARC Annual Revision for Mountain View Middle School
                    Cherise introduced the SARC report for Mt. View. It will be
                    posted on the website. The Board accepted the report.
                    APPROVED
                    Motion: Steve Soderstrom        Second: Dan Costa
                    Vote: Ayes: 4      Noes: 0      Abstentions: 0

              7.4   SARC Annual Revision for Chatom Elementary School
                    Chanda shared Chatom’s SARC report with the Board.
                    APPROVED
                    Motion: Anthony Avila         Second: Dan Costa
                    Vote: Ayes: 4     Noes: 0     Abstentions: 0

              7.5   Consider Approval of Revised Facilities Use Form to be Used
                    in Conjunction with Board Policy 1330
                    The Request for Facilities Use Form was brought under
                    review to include wording indicating consequences for the
                    use of alcohol and/or tobacco when facilities were used.
                    The penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) and termination
                    of the event if either item were found in use was added. A
                    stipulation was added for security indicating that there
                    must be one guard for every one-hundred (100) people in
                    attendance.
                    APPROVED
                    Motion: Dan Costa            Second: Anthony Avila
                    Vote: Ayes: 4         Noes: 0       Abstentions: 0

              7.6   Consider Approval of Chatom Elementary School Night with
                    the Stockton Thunder Fund Raiser to Benefit Outdoor
                    Education
                    This fundraiser will benefit funds for Outdoor Education.
                    Two dollars ($2.00) from every ticket sold will be donated to
                    the school.
                    APPROVED
                    Motion: Anthony Avila             Second: Dan Costa
                    Vote: Ayes: 4        Noes: 0      Abstentions: 0
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                7.7    Consider Approval of Resolution 02-14-12-01 to Apply for
                       and to Sign Certain Assurances with Respect to
                       Applications for Local, State and Federal Programs, Projects
                       or Grants
                       This resolution gives Cherise Olvera the authority to make
                       application for, to sign and to administer the Lower-
                       Emission School Bus Program for the district.
                       APPROVED
                       Motion: Dan Costa                 Second: Steve Soderstrom
                       Vote: Ayes: 4         Noes: 0     Abstentions: 0

                7.8    2012 CSBA Delegate Assembly Election
                       There was no delegate selected.

                7.9    Consider Approval of SES Contract with Foundations
                       Educational Services
                       The District approved the contract with Foundations
                       Education Services to provide tutoring for the district’s
                       students.
                       APPROVED
                       Motion: Dan Costa                Second: Steve Soderstrom
                       Vote: Ayes: 4       Noes: 0      Abstentions: 0

                7.10  Consider Approval of SES Contract with Ace It! Tutoring
                      Powered by Sylvan Learning
                      The District approved the contract to provide tutoring for
                      the district’s student with Ace It! Tutoring.
                      APPROVED
                      Motion: Steve Soderstrom            Second: Anthony Avila
                      Vote: Ayes: 4        Noes: 0        Abstentions: 0
          8.   ITEMS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION
                The next board meeting will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2012
                at noon.

          9.   ADJOURNMENT
               APPROVED
               Motion: Anthony Avila             Second: Steve Soderstrom
               Vote: Ayes: 4      Noes: 0        Abstentions: 0

								
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