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
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.
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.
CALL TO ORDER At 6:01 p.m., President Harris called the meeting to order in Public
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
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.
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
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
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.
Mr. Chavez reported that he had attended Van Buren Elementary
School’s 50 year anniversary celebration.
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
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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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.
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 –
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 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
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