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					             Please note that per action of the Board on October 17, 2005, this Board meeting
                   has been recorded and these minutes are process-oriented minutes.


                                  JURUPA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                      RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

                               MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
                                       MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008

                                     OPEN PUBLIC SESSION
CALL TO ORDER                   Mr. Carl Harris, President, called the Regular Meeting of the Jurupa
                                Unified School District Board of Education to order at 5:05 p.m. on
                                Monday, October 6, 2008, in the Education Center Board Room, 4850
                                Pedley Road, Riverside, California.

ROLL CALL                        Members of the Board present were:
                                 Carl Harris, President
                                 Mary Burns, Clerk
                                 Dawn Brewer, Member
                                 John Chavez, Member
                                 Michael Rodriguez, Member

STAFF PRESENT                    Staff Advisers present were:
                                 Elliott Duchon, Superintendent
                                 Pam Lauzon, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
                                 Tammy Elzig, Assistant Superintendent Personnel Services
                                 Jackie Espinoza, Assistant Superintendent Education Services
                                 Steve Eimers, Director Administrative Services

                                Other Participants present were:
                                Dina Harris, Attorney with Best Best & Krieger
                                Chris Keeler, Attorney with Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost
                                Susan Brennecke, Attorney with Thompson & Colegate
PUBLIC VERBAL                   Mr. Robert Bier, Community Member, informed the Board that he had
COMMENTS                        dropped his lawsuit against Mr. Rodriguez and JUSD and requested that
                                Mr. Rodriguez resign from the Board.
                                                    HEARING SESSION
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION President Harris noted that the Board would adjourn to Closed Session
                          to discuss the following:

                                 Student Discipline Cases #08-294, #05-049, #08-053, #09-014, #07-
                                 100, #07-196, #07-257, #08-228, #05-074, and #07-156; Its positions
                                 regarding any matter within the scope of representation and instructing
                                 its designated representatives for negotiations with employee groups:
                                 National Education Association-Jurupa and California School
                                 Employees’ Association; Personnel matters as shown on the Personnel
                                 Report to include public employee discipline/ dismissal/ release/ layoff/
                                 non-renewal/ reassignment/ reclassification/ resignation/ retirement/
                                 suspension; Appointment of High School Assistant Principal;
                                 Appointment of Supervisor of Grounds; Conference with Legal Counsel


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                                    – Existing Litigation: Case Number RIC 488865; Conference with Legal
                                    Counsel – Existing Litigation: Case Number RIC496458; Conference
                                    with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Case Number CV08-05592.

                                    At 5:07 p.m., the Board recessed to Closed Session.

                                    At 5:50 p.m., the Board adjourned from Closed Session.
                                                               PUBLIC SESSION
CALL TO ORDER                       At 6:01 p.m., President Harris called the meeting to order in Public
                                    Session.
ROLL CALL BOARD                     Mr. Harris, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Brewer, Mr. Chavez, Mr. Rodriguez
ROLL CALL STUDENTS                  Marissa Garcia, present; Ryan Ybarra, present; Tyler Collett, present
FLAG SALUTE                         Student Board Representative, Ryan Ybarra, led the Pledge of
                                    Allegiance.
MOMENT OF SILENCE                   A moment of silence was held for Mr. Hal Pfeiffer, former Rubidoux High
                                    School teacher and varsity football coach from 1971-1987, who passed
                                    away on September 18th.
                                                        COMMUNICATIONS SESSION
WELCOME

2008-2009 Student Board Member Marissa Garcia, Ryan Ybarra and Tyler Collett updated the Board on
Representatives                recent activities at their school sites.

Personnel Assignments               Mrs. Tammy Elzig reported the following personnel assignments made
                                    during Closed Session:

                                    • Mr. Leonard Fisher – Assistant Principal at Jurupa Valley High
                                      School, by a vote of 5-0.

                                    • Mr. Steve Manzo – Supervisor of Grounds, by a vote of 5-0.

Candidates for November 4, 2008     The Superintendent introduced candidates for the November 4, 2008
Governing Board Election            Governing Board Election, as follows:

                                    •   Ms. Sheryl Schmidt – Trustee Area 2
                                    •   Ms. Tracy McMahon – Trustee Area 2
                                    •   Mr. Carl Harris – Trustee Area 4
                                    •   Ms. Noreen Considine – Trustee Area 4
Introductions                       Mr. Elliott Duchon introduced Ms. Lynne Craig, Member of Riverside
                                    County Schools’ Board of Education, and members of the Riverside
                                    County Schools Boards’ Association, who were visiting the Board
                                    Meeting.
RECOGNITION

After School Education and Safety   Mrs. Jackie Espinoza recognized funding received from the State
(ASES) Program                      Department of Education for the After School Education and Safety
                                    (ASES) Program, in the amount of $1,884,450.




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PUBLIC VERBAL COMMENTS          Mr. Robert Bier, Community Member, corrected a remark he had
                                made at a previous meeting and commented on the upcoming
                                school board election and read portions of a transcript from the
                                January 2, 2007 board meeting.

                                Members of the Riverside County School Boards’ Association
                                presented a plaque to Mr. John Chavez for his 30+ years on the
                                Jurupa Board of Education.
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS           Mr. Rodriguez congratulated Mr. Chavez on his recognition this evening
                                and thanked him for his 30 years of service to the district. He thanked
                                the student board members for a great job and reported on school
                                activities that he had attended.

                                Mr. Chavez reported on district meetings and school activities that he
                                had attended and thanked the student board members for their
                                excellent reports.

                                Mrs. Brewer congratulated the new appointees and Mr. Chavez on his
                                recognition this evening. She reported on district meetings and school
                                activities that she had attended.

                                Mrs. Burns congratulated the new appointees and reported on a school
                                athletic event held at the Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center.

                                Mr. Harris congratulated the new appointees and reported on school
                                activities and district meetings that he had attended. He informed the
                                board and audience of a threatening letter he had received and the
                                resulting Sheriff’s investigation and report.
BOARD MEMBER COMMITTEE          Mrs. Brewer reported on her attendance at the budget meeting.
REPORTS
                                Mr. Chavez reported that he had attended Van Buren Elementary
                                School’s 50 year anniversary celebration.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
AND WRITTEN
COMMMUNICATIONS

ROP Sequencing of Course        Ms. Margie Shamblin, Coordinator Principal for the Riverside County
Offerings                       Office of Education Career Technical Education Program, presented a
                                report on the ROP AB 2448 Course Sequencing Plan.

Patriot High School WASC        Mr. Jay Trujillo, Patriot High School Principal and staff presented a
Accreditation                   report on the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
                                Commission findings, which awarded Patriot a six year, full-term
                                accreditation.

2008/2009 Inter/Intradistrict   Mrs. Pam Lauzon reported on 2008/2009 Intradistrict Transfers (Open
Attendance Permits              Enrollment transfers within the District) and 2008/2009 Interdistrict
                                Transfers (outgoing and incoming transfers to and from other districts).

2008-2009 State Budget          Mr. Elliott Duchon updated the Board on the 2008-2009 state budget.




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                                                   HEARING SESSION
ROP SEQUENCING OF COURSE A hearing was held to allow the public to express their comments on the
OFFERINGS                ROP AB 2448 Course Sequencing Plan. There were no comments
                         from the public.
                                                          ACTION SESSION
APPROVE ROUTINE ACTION    Mrs. Brewer moved the Board approve Routine Action Items A 1-15.
ITEMS BY CONSENT – MOTION Mrs. Burns seconded the motion, which carried unanimously as follows:
#63                       Minutes of September 15, 2008 Regular Meeting; Disbursement Orders;
                          Purchase Orders; Agreements; Donations; Rejection of Goss Claim;
                          Non-Routine Student Field Trip Request from Mr. Keith Chann for 24
                          Rubidoux High School students to participate in a cross-country race in
                          Fresno, CA from October 10-11, 2008; Non-Routine Student Field Trip
                          Request from Mr. Paul Wakefield for 20 Jurupa Valley High School
                          students to observe geological and biological features of a desert salt
                          lake in Trona, CA from October 11-12, 2008; Non-Routine Student Field
                          Trip Request from Ms. Jennifer Green for 40 Jurupa Valley High School
                          students to visit seven colleges in Northern California from October 27-
                          29, 2008; Non-Routine Student Field Trip Request from Mr. Walt
                          Lancaster for 4 Jurupa Middle School students to construct housing for
                          needy residents in Colonias (bordering Tijuana and Tecate, Mexico)
                          from November 20-25, 2008; Non-Routine Student Field Trip Request
                          from Mr. Andy Elliott for 105 Pedley Elementary School students to
                          participate in Outdoor Science School in Forest Falls, CA from
                          December 15-18, 2008; Non-Routine Student Field Trip Request from
                          Ms. Carole Patty for 100 West Riverside Elementary School students to
                          participate in Outdoor Science School in Green Valley Lake, CA from
                          March 23-27, 2009; Non-Routine Student Field Trip Request from Ms.
                          Wendy Eccles for 15 Mira Loma Middle School students to experience
                          eighth grade history in Boston, MA and New York City, NY from April 6-
                          11, 2009; Non-Routine Student Field Trip Request from Ms. Amanda
                          Benavides for 21 Rubidoux High School choir students to perform for
                          passengers on a Paradise Cruise from Long Beach, CA to Ensenada,
                          Mexico from May 15-18, 2009; Non-Routine Student Field Trip Request
                          from Ms. Kristina Moore for 50 Patriot High School students to
                          experience and learn about Italian music, art, history, culture and
                          practice speaking Italian in Italy (Pompeii, Rome Vatican City, Assisi,
                          Florence and Venice from May 15-24, 2010.
AUTHORIZE SUBSTITUTION OF Mr. Rodriguez moved the Board authorize the substitution of fencing
SUBCONTRACTOR FOR BID NO. subcontractor, ABS Fence Company, with Precision Fence, as
07-08-11MO, SWIMMING POOL requested by JM Pool and Spa, Inc. Mrs. Brewer seconded the motion,
RENOVATIONS AT RUBIDOUX   which carried unanimously.
HIGH SCHOOL – MOTION #64
APPROVE PURCHASE OF       Mrs. Burns moved the Board approve the lease/purchase of a Konica
COPIER FOR TROTH STREET   Minolta Bizhub 750 digital copier for Troth Street Elementary School
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL –       from Konica Minolta, in the amount of $17,451.15 ($3,490.03 annually
MOTION #65                for five years with a $1.00 buy-out fee). Mrs. Brewer seconded the
                          motion, which carried unanimously.




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ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.            Mr. Rodriguez moved the Board adopt Resolution No. 2009/08,
2009/08, ORDERING JUDICIAL      Ordering Judicial Foreclosure of Delinquent Special Taxes. Mrs. Burns
FORECLOSURE OF                  seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
DELINQUENT SPECIAL TAXES –
MOTION #66
ACT ON STUDENT DISCIPLINE       Mrs. Burns moved the Board approve the recommendations for the
CASES – MOTION #67              discipline cases listed. Mrs. Brewer seconded the motion, which carried
                                4-0-1; Abstain-Mr. Rodriguez, as follows:

                                Revoke the Suspended Expulsion Order of the pupil in Discipline Case
                                #08-294 for violation of Education Code Sections 48900 (a)(1), (k), (.4)
                                and 48915 (b), (e) and expel the pupil under the terms of the original
                                expulsion order. The pupil is assigned to Community Day School,
                                operated at the District Learning Center. This case will be reviewed for
                                possible readmission to the Jurupa Unified School District on or before
                                January 20, 2009; Readmit the pupil in Discipline Case #05-049 to the
                                schools of the Jurupa Unified School District; Reinstate the pupil in
                                Discipline Case #08-053. The pupil will continue in their current
                                educational placement; Admit on a suspended expulsion the pupil in
                                Discipline Case #09-014 to the schools of the Jurupa Unified School
                                District. This case will be reviewed for possible reinstatement to the
                                District on or before January 20, 2009; Readmit on a suspended
                                expulsion the pupils in Discipline Cases #07-100, #07-196, #07-257 and
                                #08-228 to the schools of the Jurupa Unified School District. These
                                cases will be reviewed for possible reinstatement to the District on or
                                before January 20, 2009; Deny readmission of the pupils in Discipline
                                Cases #05-074 and #07-156. The pupils will continue in their current
                                educational placement. These cases will be reviewed for possible
                                readmission to the District on or before January 20, 2009.
APPROVE PERSONNEL
MATTERS

Approve Personnel Report #6 –   Mrs. Burns moved the Board approve Personnel Report #6.          Mrs.
Motion #68                      Brewer seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
ADJOURNMENT                     There being no further business or reportable action, President Harris
                                adjourned the Regular Meeting from Public Session at 7:35 p.m.

                                MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 6, 2008 ARE
                                APPROVED AS:

                                _________________________________________________________

                                _______________________          _________________________
                                       President                               Clerk

                                _________________
                                       Date




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