WEST COVINA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Education Meeting
October 9, 2007
The Board of Education of the West Covina Unified School District met in Regular Session on
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 1717 West Merced
Avenue, West Covina, California.
CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order by President Steve Cox at
CLOSED SESSION The Board adjourned to Closed Session at 6:31 p.m. to consider:
A. Personnel/Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release
B. Conference with labor negotiators
Employee Organization: California School Employees
Association, Chapter #91
Employee Organization: Teachers Association of West Covina
Negotiators: Liliam Leis-Castillo, Mary Kaufman
The Board adjourned Closed Session at 7:00 p.m.
REGULAR SESSION Regular Session reconvened at 7:05 p.m., followed by an
invocation and flag salute.
Roll Call Present:
Jezzette Ron, Student Representative
PRESENTATION Principals, staff and families were on hand to honor our site
Teachers of the Year for the last school year, as well as District
Teacher of the Year, Vanessa Martin. The Board thanked them
for their hard work and dedication and wished them continued
success in education.
The Board recessed from 7:20 – 7:35 p.m. to congratulate the teachers.
REPORT OF ACTION
TAKEN IN CLOSED
SESSION Mr. Cox stated there was nothing to report out of closed session.
ITEMS FROM THE Members of the audience addressed the Board regarding an
FLOOR invitation to an education summit and volunteering in schools.
Approval of Agenda Moved by Ms. Shewmaker, seconded by Mr. Spence, to approve the
and Consent Items agenda for the regular meeting of October 9, 2007, as presented.
Minutes of Meeting By consent, to approve the minutes of the Regular meeting of
#70 September 25, 2007, as presented.
Minutes of Meeting By consent, to approve the minutes of the Special meeting of
#71 September 27, 2007, as presented.
Designation of Moved by Mrs. Poulos, seconded by Mr. Spence, to vote as
Board Representative a unit, Robert Cruz for the 5th Supervisorial District to serve
#72 on the County Committee for School District Organization.
Consultant Services By consent, to approve the consultant services agreement with
Agreements Kim Thomen, Maria Abramson, Drs. Duncan, Hom, and Horibe,
#73 Doug Thomas, Dr. David Colachico, Lake Educational Technologies,
and Pacific Animal Productions; further, to approve budget transfers,
purchase orders and warrants in support of the agreements.
Authorization for By consent, to approve the additional study trips and competitions,
Additional Extended as presented.
Study Trips for the
2007-2008 School Year
Personnel Report By consent, to approve and/or ratify the personnel recommendations,
#75 as presented on Reference Pages 7-7c.
2007-2008 Purchase By consent, to approve and/or ratify Purchase Orders, as presented
Orders on Reference Page 8.
Warrants By consent, to accept A and B Warrants, as presented on Reference
#77 Page 9.
Gifts to the District By consent, to accept the gifts, on behalf of the district, as presented.
Notice of Completion By consent, to declare the listed project to be substantially completed
#79 and authorize Grace Garner, Director of Purchasing and Support
Services, to file the appropriate notice with the County of Los
Angeles. The ten-percent retention funds can be released sixty days
after the Notice of Completion is filed.
Resolution for By consent, to adopt this resolution to transfer funds as presented.
ROP/TC – Educational By consent, to approve the Educational Services Contract, as
Services Contract presented.
ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Board, the
Regular Meeting of October 9, 2007 was adjourned at 7:56 p.m. by
Jessica C. Shewmaker, Clerk
Board of Education