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									                            REGULAR MEETING BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                    WISEBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT


                                              March 13, 2008


The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:05 Call to Order
p.m. by Israel Mora, President, in the Cabrillo School Multipurpose Room.

Members present:                                                                   Roll Call
         Dennis Curtis                         Jo Anne Kaneda
         Nelson Martinez                       Brian Meath
                             Israel A. Mora


Administrators present:
         Don Brann, Superintendent
         Thomas Cox, Chief Business Official

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Chris Jones.


On behalf of Chevron and substituting for Lily Craig, Public Affairs Special Presentations
Representative, Dr. Brann presented Chevron=s $25,000 donation to the
Wiseburn School District. This contribution will be used to outfit five new Dana
Middle School classrooms with Smart Technology, a system that provides quick
feedback for teachers while it engages students in their learning. Dr. Brann
noted that Chevron=s support of the Wiseburn School District has been
unwavering during the past two decades. However, this contribution is the
largest yet received. Those in attendance gave Chevron a rousing applause
for their generous gift.


Anza kindergarten students from Maureen Martineau=s and Becky Robelotto=s
classes dedicated a song to outgoing Superintendent Don Brann, and
performed flawlessly, much to the appreciation of those assembled.          The
students wore handmade ties in recognition of Dr. Brann=s large collection of
kid related ties. Dr. Brann thanked the kindergartners and their teachers for
this recognition.
P.E. coach Art Rodriguez, accompanied by 16 of the 19 finishers of the recent
L.A. Marathon, were saluted by all for their significant accomplishment. All of
the Dana students who started the race finished this grueling 26-mile event, an
amazing feat. The students trained under Coach Rod for many months to
ready themselves for this event.


Dr. Matt Wunder and Kris Torrey presented the students involved in the
Odyssey of the Mind competition. The Dana teams won two first place awards
in the regional competition and now will compete in the State finals. Ms.
Torrey was thanked for her leadership of the team in this creative competition.


A short recess was held from 7:25 - 7:35 p.m., while the meeting was moved
from Cabrillo School to the District Boardroom.


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Dr. Matt Wunder and Sue Beauregard gave a report to the Board on charter Special Presentations
schools. Earlier in the school year the Superintendent approved a charter (cont=d.)
school Exploratory Committee to study the feasibility of launching a state-of-
the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEMS) charter school to
serve K-12 students, and a STEMS charter high school, both to serve students
in the Wiseburn School District attendance area. They presented their findings
to the Board after studying charter school enabling laws, meeting with the
California Charter School Association (CCSA), speaking with State officials,
and attending the CCSA=s Annual Conference.


The focus of the charter school is to serve students pursuing careers in
aerospace. Two tracks were outlined, one for highly skilled jobs, and the other
for scientists and engineers.      The curriculum would include International
Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses and provide an Associates
Degree in five years of high school and concurrent enrollment in college.
The Exploratory Committee recommended beginning the planning and
implementation phase of a charter school with the target of opening in 2009-
10. Dr. Brann recommended to the Board that the establishment of the charter
school be pursued. The Board requested information on the financial needs of
a charter start-up.

A public hearing was opened at 8:54 p.m. for the public and others to Public Hearings
comment on the District=s response to the Wiseburn Faculty Association
Contract Proposal and the District=s Initial Proposal for 2008-09. The hearing
was closed at 8:55 p.m. with no comments offered.


A public hearing was opened at 8:55 p.m. for the public and others to
comment on the District=s response to the California School Employees
Association Contract Proposal and the District=s Initial Proposal for 2008-09.
The hearing was closed at 8:56 p.m. with no comments offered.

Jane Comitz, Cabrillo Principal, announced that Cabrillo would be visited by the From the Public
California Distinguished School Validation Team on March 18. That afternoon
the school will find out if it will receive this notable recognition. Ms. Comitz
invited the Board to the Cabrillo luncheon that day. All wished Cabrillo well
and indicated they expected to receive the well deserved award.

Mr. Martinez saluted Wiseburn=s approach to the Awhole child,@ shown in the From the Board
performances this evening, by the singers, marathon runners, and problem
solvers.   He expressed appreciation for the fascinating charter school
presentation and was pleased there was a scenario in which the Wiseburn
Bill Denney, M/O Manager, gave a be heldtoaccountable. Mr. Martinez stated From the Chief Business
Board could issue the charter and report the Board on the development of
a District appreciated the preliminary work(Plan). A formal Plan will help Official
that he APreventive Maintenance Plan@ on the District=s Preventative
Maintenance Plan, which would be in the recent evening.
protect the community=s investmentrolled out this construction and renovation
of District schools. Mr. Denney=s Power Point presentation included the goals
and Curtis updated the a formal Plan, progress of the new Cabrillo School
Mr. benefits of having Board on the how the Plan was being developed,
construction of the
components project.Plan and milestones for implementation. The first draft of
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the Plan was distributed to Board members. Implementation of the Plan will
begin May 1, 2008. The Plan will be a Aworking document@ and will always                      March 13, 2008

be subject to changes and updates.          Some items, such as estimated
replacement costs, will be updated after the implementation date.                  From the Chief Business
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Mr. Denney answered questions and the Board expressed their appreciation Official (cont’d.)
and desire to see the Plan implemented to protect and maintain the District=s
facilities.


Mr. Cox added a brief follow-up to the report given by Board member Dennis
Curtis regarding the Cabrillo construction. Concrete foundations and slabs for
all buildings will be completed in March and the various trade contractors are
on schedule for a November completion.


Mr. Cox gave an update on upcoming projects.           The Advisory Facilities
Committee is meeting each Wednesday and is working on a schedule with
Jake Stone (C.W. Driver) and Dave Mathison (Flewelling & Moody) to plan
projects with a desired completion date of August 2009.         These projects
include the Burnett classroom expansion (already approved by DSA), Burnett
drop off/pick up area (still to be developed), the demolition of the old Dana
site with the subsequent renovation of this area into play fields, and the
renovation needed to establish a Maintenance Shop and District Office. A
presentation will be made to the Board at the first meeting in April.

Dr. Brann announced that the Unification Study=s Environmental Impact Report From the Superintendent
was continuing to make progress and was expected to be completed in June
2008. This report is being completed by Terry Hayes & Associates of Culver
City.


Dr. Brann noted that the attempt by the Aorphan streets@ to transfer territory
from Lawndale to Wiseburn continues to be underway with submission of
petitions to be the latest step. This territory transfer may have a negative or
delaying impact on the unification movement.


Dr. Brann shared thank you letters from Susan Coulbourne=s AVID class
students, who responded to his talk with them about how to succeed in school
and life.


Dr. Brann distributed a March 10, 2008, Daily Breeze article on upcoming cuts
to education that stated the Wiseburn School District appears to operate Ain its
own world.@ AThe District passes bonds where few others can and annually
earns enrollment when almost any other loses students.@ ABucking the trend
yet again, Wiseburn isn=t worried about potential state reductions that have
everyone else so stressed.@


Dr. Brann noted that through Board leadership the District has been preparing
itself for this State budget Ameltdown@ for many years.

Mr. Curtis moved and Ms. Kaneda seconded that the minutes of the Regular M07.246
Meeting of February 21, 2008, be approved. Motion carried unanimously.          Minutes




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On a motion by Mr. Curtis, which was seconded by Mr. Martinez, the Board M07.247
voted unanimously to extend the lease of District property at 2330 Utah, El Lease Extension for
Segundo, to Aura Systems, Inc., through April 30, 2008, for a total of 2330 Utah Property
$25,650.

On a motion by Mr. Martinez, which was seconded by Mr. Curtis, the Board M07.248
voted unanimously to approve the District=s response to the Wiseburn Faculty District=s Response to WFA
Association=s Proposal and the District=s Initial Proposal for the 2008-09 2008-09 Proposal
school year.

On a motion by Mr. Martinez, which was seconded by Mr. Curtis, the Board M07.249
voted unanimously to approve the District=s response to the California School District=s Response to
Employees Association=s Proposal and the District=s Initial Proposal for the CSEA 2008-09 Proposal
2008-09 school year.

On a motion by Mr. Curtis, which was seconded by Mr. Martinez, the Board M07.250
voted unanimously to declare the following bids complete, related to Completed Bids - Dana
construction of the new Dana Middle School:                                     Middle School Project


Bid E B Cosco Fire Protection
Bid T B Jaypro Sports Equipment
The effective date of completion is March 6, 2008.

On a motion by Mr. Curtis, which was seconded by Ms. Kaneda, the Board M07.251
voted unanimously to approve commercial warrants, payroll warrants and Warrants and Miscellaneous
miscellaneous receipts, as submitted.                                          Receipts

On a motion by Ms. Kaneda, which was seconded by Mr. Curtis, the Board M07.252
voted unanimously to approve the Second Interim Report and all related budget Second Interim Report
revisions and transfers as of January 31, 2008, as a positive certification.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.253
unanimously to ratify/approve attendance at the following meetings or Conference Attendance
conferences, including provision of substitute teachers as needed, and
transportation by car at 404 per mile, or lowest reasonable air fare as
appropriate:


1. Matt Wunder at the California Charter Schools Association A15th Annual
Conference@ in Sacramento from March 4-7, 2008, at a cost of approximately
$330, to be paid from the General Fund.


2. Tom Cox and Wendy Tsubaki at the ASCIP AAnnual Membership Meeting@
in Long Beach on March 6, 2008, at no cost to the District.


3. Shannon Tupper at the Computer Using Educators A2008 Conference@ in
Palm Springs from March 6-8, 2008, at a cost of $225, to be paid from Title
II funds.


4. Ruby del Rio and Cara Ichinotsubo at the Computer Using Educators
A2008 Conference@ in Palm Springs from March 7-8, 2008, at a cost of
$525 for Ms. del Rio and $885 for Ms. Ichinotsubo, to be paid from Title V
funds.                                                                                    Page 91, Minutes
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5. Renee Amaral and Ruby del Rio at the Bureau of Education & Research M07.253
ARead, Read, Read: Motivating Your Students to Read More@ in Anaheim on Conference Attendance
Friday, May 2, 2008, at a cost of approximately $330 each, to be paid from (cont=d.)
Title II funds.


6. Carrie Schat at the Southwest SELPA ABehavior Intervention Case Manager
Training@ in El Segundo on May 22 & 29, 2008, at no cost to the District.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.254
unanimously to approve advancement on the Certificated Salary Schedule for Certificated Salary
the following employees, effective March 1, 2008:                             Advancement


$   Amber Franco - Group II
$   Jeannette Payne Sutton - Group III

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.255
unanimously to ratify the following Saturday School Teachers, at $30 per hour Saturday School
each, to be paid from the General Fund:                                       Teachers


$   Erma Bisignano, four hours on December 17, 2007
$   Rose Mary Angel, four hours each day on November 17, 2007, March 1,
    2008, April 12, 2008, May 10, 2008, and June 14, 2008 (20 hours total)

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.256
unanimously to ratify Amber Franco as the Anza Reading Intervention Reading Intervention
Advisor/Coordinator and substitute teacher, effective January 23 - May 23, Advisor/Substitute Teacher
2008. To be paid $30 per hour, from Reading Intervention funds.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.257
unanimously to ratify Krista Pachuta as a presenter at the Wiseburn Technology Festival
Technology Festival, not to exceed a total of six hours at $30 per hour, to be Presenter
paid from One-Time funds.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.258
unanimously to ratify the following substitute teachers:                      Substitute Teachers


$   Deborah Bishoff, effective February 27
$   Lisa Luna, effective March 5
$   Gayle McQuown, effective February 21
$   Margaret Meza, effective February 25
On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.259
unanimously to approve submission of an Exemption Certification for Exemption Certification,
Emergency Employment of Retired Member (SR 0165), on behalf of the SELPA Employee
Southwest SELPA, for retiree Martha N. Berry.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.260
unanimously to ratify employment/additional hours for the following Classified Classified Employment/
employees:                                                                        Additional Hours



Anza:
$   Dana O=Dell, Food Service Worker, not to exceed a total of 19.75 hours
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    per week, effective March 3, 2008. Cafeteria funds, Range 1E. Replaced
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    Dena Guerrero.



Burnett:                                                                          M07.260
$   Devon Cervantes, Instructional Aide, not to exceed a total of four hours per Classified Employment/
    week from February 25 - May 23, 2008. Reading Intervention funds, Additional Hours (cont=d.)
    Range 6E. Helping at risk students in the Reading Intervention Program.
$   Gil Gonzalez, Custodian/Groundskeeper, not to exceed a total of sixteen
    hours on December 13, 2007 and January 19, 2008. General Fund,
    Range 11E. Repair of heater at Burnett School.

Cabrillo:
$   Michelle Edmunds, Instructional/Playground Aide, not to exceed a total of
    17 hours per week (twelve as Instructional Aide and five as Playground
    Aide), effective February 21, 2008.        Title I/SI funds, Range 6A.
    Replaced Mary Porter.
$   Michelle Edmunds and Marsha Rhoades, Instructional Aides, not to exceed
    a total of 2.5 temporary hours each per week from February 25 - May 30,
    2008. Reading Intervention funds, appropriate Range/Step. Helping at
    risk students in the Reading Intervention Program.
$   JoAnne Gibb, Instructional Aide, not to exceed a total of twelve hours from
    February 21-22, 2008. Title I/SI funds, Range 6E. Temporary until a
    replacement for Mary Porter was hired.
$   Cristy Leyva, Instructional Aide, not to exceed a total of 19.75 hours per
    week, effective February 21, 2008. General Fund, Range 6A. Replaced
    Paula Meyer in the Computer Lab.
$   Adriana Roque, Instructional Aide, not to exceed a total of ten temporary
    hours per week from February 28 - June 20, 2008. EIA funds, Range
    6A. Replaced Nora Baraja in servicing English Learner students.


District:
$   Trisha Maano, Instructional Aide, not to exceed a total of 12.5 hours per
    week from March 3-31, 2008.           Special Ed. Funds, appropriate
    Range/Step.       Temporarily covering a one-on-one position until a
    replacement is hired. In addition, Ms. Maano will train the new aide.
$   Rene Torres, Instructional Aide, not to exceed a total of 20 hours from
    February 25 - June 21, 2008. Special Ed. Funds, Range 6E. Will cover
    in an SDC classroom on an as-needed basis.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.261
unanimously to ratify the following Reading Intervention Consultant=s Consultant=s Agreements -
Agreements, not to exceed a total of $7,000 each:                               Reading Intervention


$   #667.08 - Marta Vallejo, at $18 per hour
$   #668.08 - Megan Swan, at $20 per hour


The effective date is February - June 2008, to be paid from Reading
Intervention funds.




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On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07. 262
unanimously to ratify Consultant=s Agreement #669.08 with Dr. Ray Gen to Consultant=s Agreement -
provide Smart Classroom Advisory/Training at Dana School, effective February Smart Classroom
- June 2008. To be paid from Dana donation funds at $85 per hour, not to
exceed a total of $3,000.
On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.263
unanimously to ratify the following Consultant=s Agreements for professional Consultant=s Agreements -
development during the 2007-08 school year, to be paid from the Teaching Teaching American History
American History Grant:                                                      Program


$   #670.08 - Kristal Basua, not to exceed a total of $4,500
$   #671.08 - Mary Ann Livingston, not to exceed a total of $850

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.264
unanimously to approve Consultant=s Agreement #672.08 with Dr. Irv Consultant=s Agreement -
Howard, for consulting in the areas of instructional strategies and school-wide Dana School Improvement
improvement. Effective March 14 - December 31, 2008, at $1,500 per day,
not to exceed a total of $5,000, to be paid from Title II funds.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.265
unanimously to ratify/approve the following field trips:                     Field Trips


Cabrillo:
$   April 15 - TEDDE/BOOST: Redondo Beach Performing Arts, AGreg &
    Steve@
$   May 9 - Kindergarten: Kidspace in Pasadena
$   June 4 - 1st Grade: Long Beach Aquarium
$   April 11 - 2nd Grade: California Science Center and Imax


Cabrillo PTA will pay all costs.


Dana:
$   Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition B Ms. Torrey, parents, and
    selected students will go to Marshall Fundamental High School in
    Pasadena on February 23, 2008. Parents and staff are transporting and
    fees will be paid by the Dana donation account.

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.266
unanimously to declare obsolete the following District-owned vehicles:       Obsolete Vehicles
Year/Make                      License         VIN
1971 Chevrolet pickup truck    E584275         CS141Z650065
1984 Ford pickup truck         E443424         IFTBR10A6EUD30142
1888 Ford pickup truck         E063417         IFTBR10A9JUC7557

On a motion by Mr. Meath, which was seconded by Mr. Mora, the Board voted M07.267
unanimously to approve changing Anza=s Open House from Thursday, May Revision to 2007-08
15, to Thursday, May 22.                                                         Elementary Calendar




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The Board entered closed session at 11:05 p.m. and reconvened at 12:03 a.m.
                                                                                 Closed Session


Ms. Kaneda moved and Mr. Meath seconded that the meeting be adjourned at
12:04 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.                                           Adjournment


The Regular Board meeting of Thursday, March 27, 2008, was canceled.


The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held Thursday, April
10, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room.




                                                     ____________________________________________
                                                                                                  Dennis Curtis
                                                                                          Clerk of the Board




                                                 _____________________________________________
                                                                                                    Don Brann
                                                                                      Secretary to the Board
Certified as approved.




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