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					MINUTES
                                       of the Regular Board Meeting
                                 of the River Delta Unified School District
                                              Board of Trustees
                                               April 17, 2007
1.   Call Open Session to Order         The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:03 p.m. by
     David Bettencourt, President, Board of Trustees at the Bates School, Courtland, California
2.   Roll Call of Board Members
                                  Mr. David Bettencourt, President
                                  Mrs. Joy Baker, Vice President
                                  Ms. Marilyn Riley, Clerk
                                  Mrs. Kathleen Jackson, Member
                                  Mr. Bill Schauer, Member
                                  Mrs. Alicia Fernandez, Member
                                  Mr. Lee Williams, Member
     NOTE: Members of the Administration Present: Dr. Alan Newell, Interim Superintendent; Mr. Jim Maxwell,
                         Interim Chief Business Officer; Mr. Wayne Rebstock, Director of Facilities, Mr. Robert Hubbell,
                         Chief Education Services Officer, and Ms. Barbaralee Moore, Recorder
3.   Review and Approve Closed Session Agenda                 Board President Bettencourt announced the Closed Session
     Agenda regarding personnel matters and potential litigation matters. Member Riley moved to approve Closed
     Session Agenda, Member Baker seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
4.   Adjourn to Closed Session Member Riley moved to adjourn to closed session, Member Baker seconded. Motion
     carried 7:0. Board adjourned to Closed Session at 4:08 p.m.
5.   Reconvene Open Session Open Session was reconvened at 7:50 pm. Roll Call was retaken with all members
     present.
6.   Pledge of Allegiance         The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Member Baker.
7.   Review and Approve Open Session Agenda Board President Bettencourt noted that Item #12 is to be pulled from
     the agenda. Member Baker moved to approve the agenda as amended, Member Schauer seconded. Motion carried
     7:0.
     8.       Public Comment
     1.       Peter Hamilton addressed the Board regarding the contract negotiations being in mediation and addressed
              again the concerns of the teachers regarding their pay scales and the need for more equity with surrounding
              districts.
     2.       Judy Romanini read from a written statement (and it was translated into Spanish by a translator she
              provided) regarding issue of teacher pay and the need for higher salaries and that teachers will now only
              work 8-3:15 p.m.
     3.       Lorelyn Hechtman spoke regarding expenditure at Rio Vista High School specifically the staff parking lot
              and her concern that when feedback is given to the Board “it falls on deaf ears but I hope you hear us
              today.”
     4.       John Allerson spoke regarding what he felt was the high salary of the Superintendent compared to the low
              beginning salaries of teachers in the district.
     5.       Marianne Mize requested that she receive the Board packet in a timely manner.
     6.       Ms. Serla spoke stating she knows “the superintendent, Board and teachers are on the same page wanting
              what is best for our kids.” She was concerned about teacher retention and how the district addresses that
              issue.
     7.       Rio Vista City Mayor, Eddie Woodruff, and former councilperson, Ron Jones, presented to the district a
              Sisterhood banner and some pictures of their April trip to Japan to visit the Rio Vista City’s sister city,
              Tobishima Village. He noted that their Mayor will be coming to Rio Vista in August and their entire 8 th
              grade class will also be coming. We would like to have the schools involved with the welcoming
              committee. He will try to do formal process through the 2X2 committee. There will be a major
              presentation to the Board at the July meeting of the Board.
     8.       Bill Mortimer spoke and was pleased to announce that the research vessel, Robert Browning will be back
              around the 17th ans 22nd of September of 2007 visiting Rio Vista. Fourth through twelve graders are
              invited to view and participate in its activities once again with emphasis on the 4 th - 12th graders from the
              Walnut Grove and Clarksburg areas at $30 per child. He requested that anyone interested in this education
              experience to contact him and he noted that all are responsible for their own transportation to the Rio Vista
              dock. He would like to have all names by June 1.
9.   Roxanne Donnely-Stiles inquired about the inability to access the district website. Ms. Moore said she
     would have to check into that as she knows they have been having some difficulties with the various
     servers for some time now. She also addressed some difficulties with the Rio Vista High School portables
     and handed out a check sheet form teachers in the portables.
        9.       Consent Calendar
        1.       Minutes
                 1.      Regular Meeting of the Board, March 20, 2007
                 2.      Special Meetings of the Board, March 6, March 6a and March 28, 2007
        2.       Receive and Approve Monthly Expenditure Report
        c.       Receive and Approve Monthly Fund Summary Report
        d.       Personnel:
                 i.      Receive and Approve Monthly Personnel Transactions
        e.       Donations
                 i.      Western Farm Service of Walnut Grove, Fertilizer valued at $225 for Delta High School

Expense Report was pulled by Member Williams for questions. Member Jackson, Member Baker moved to approve balance of
Consent Calendar as presented. Motion carried 7:0. Member Williams questions the Nextell bills stating he felt they were way
too high and needed to be looked into. The Board did not move to approve this months Expenditure Report and will be carried
over to the May meeting.


10.     Reports, Presentations, Information
        1.       Board Member(s) and Superintendent Report(s) and/or Presentation(s) - Dr. Newell reported that for the third
                 time the District has gone out for a full search for a Chief Business Officer and has failed. This time the
                 position will be advertized as “open until filled” which will allow us to interview candidates as they become
                 known.
        2.       Presentation by Rio Vista CARE on services to students 2006-2007 – Araminta Blackwelder, Director, gave a
                 presentation on their services and the services provided by them to this district’s schools in Rio Vista and
                 Isleton (see attached).
        3.       Presentation on the Healthy Start Program and Nursing activities for the 2006-2007 school year – Holly
                 Pauls, Linda VanDeMaele gave a presentation on the program and their activities this last year (see attached).
        4.       Presentation on the Healthy Kids Survey – Linda VanDeMaele, Holly Pauls presented information on this
                 survey (see attached).
        5.       Report on the new Oral Health Assessment Requirement for new students – Linda VanDeMaele, Holly Pauls
                 Presented the information on the new mandated program for kindergartners or first time students in first grade
                 (see attached).
        6.       Report on the Joint Meeting of the City of Rio Vista and River Delta Unified School District “2 X 2"
                 Committee – Alan Newell noted that the meeting was cancelled so no report at this time.
        7.       Monthly Enrollment and ADA Report – Jim Maxwell presented and noted the district is still declining in
                 enrollment although this month pulled a small increase. But the declining enrollment number is well within
                 the budgeted projections. Member Fernandez would like to see an analysis of why the decline in enrollment
                 between August and now at several of the schools.
        8.       SFID #1 Bond Projects Update– Wayne Rebstock and
        9.       SFID #2 Bond Projects Update– Wayne Rebstock present reports on both committee’s activities. Ms. Peggy
                 Bohl of SFID #2 gave kudos to Mr. Rebstock regarding getting the Delta High School Science Building
                 going on time and within budget. The Board noted it would be great to have the opening ceremony at the
                 May meeting as it is at the Delta High campus. Mr. Rebstock stated that would depend on the timing of the
                 final pieces of the construction. Member Williams talked about doing the student parking lot and Mr.
                 Rebstock stated he hoped to have that bidded in May for the May Board meeting. Mr. Mortimer again
                 stressed the need to follow the Measure U and the priority lists the people voted for on that Measure.
        10.      Maintenance & Operations Information and Projects for Routine Restricted Maintenance and Deferred
                 Maintenance – Craig Hamblin presented. He noted the Health Department had visited Riverview Middle
                 School and locked at what had been done at the school kitchen area. The Department felt what was done was
                 good. Member Fernandez asked about the vandalism at Isleton and Mr. Hamblin stated they filed with the
                 police but they do not know who did the vandalism. He also noted that over the Spring Break the
                 maintenance/custodial/grounds crews will be fairly active. Mr. Mortimore presented for the record and read
                 (see attached) his letter to Mr. Lake, Principal of Riverview Middle, at Dr. Newell’s request regarding the
                 state of the site and lack of custodial care. Bruce Vieira also spoke to the site’s conditions feeling there was
                 not enough custodial coverage there. Dr. Newell stated that this issue will once again be assessed noting the
                 solution of 2 years ago was not working either so the district need to continue to work through what needs to
                 happen with the staffing formulas. Member Williams was concerned regarding the lack of cross walks at the
                 schools especially Montezuma and Second Streets near Riverview.
11.   Request to ratify administrative reassignments at Rio Vista High School and Riverview Middle School effective 4-1-
      07 for the rest of the 2006-2007 school year, including assignment of Jim Lake to the Rio Vista High School
      principalship and assignment of Dennis Wallin to a teaching assignment and placement on the teachers salary
      schedule, for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year.. – Alan Newell presented. Member Fernandez moved to
      approve, Member Baker seconded. Motion carried 7:0
12.   Request approval of Jim Lake’s reassignment as Rio Vista High School Principal for the 2007-2008 school year –
      Alan Newell – PULLED
13.   Request to approve posting of Riverview Middle School principalship, inside applicants first, then to outside
      applicants, if appropriate, effective the 2007-2008 school year – Alan Newell – Requested it ba pulled. PULLED
      Member Jackson moved to pull, Member Baker seconded. Motion carried 7:0: Mr. Peter Hamilton commented on
      his perception of the process on the appointments and teachers not being advised. Dr. Newell reminded him that he
      had indeed meet with the teachers of both sites early in the morning prior to school.
14.   Request to approve three (3) contracts with Perry-Smith to conduct: a) the annual audit for the school year ending
      June 30, 2007; b) the annual audit for SFID #l, and c) the annual audit for SFID #2 – Jim Maxwell presented the three
      contracts and noted that as this would be their third year with us, that next year the district would go out for bid for
      services around October 2007. Member Baker moved to approve all three contracts, Member Jackson seconded.
      Motion carried 7:0.
15.   Request approval ratification of an application for Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funding for Walnut
      Grove School – Deborah Evans presented. There were 1500 applications and they chose 350 randomly. The district
      was #380–there may still be a chance to be funded. Member Jackson moved to ratify the submission of this
      application, Member Baker seconded. Motion carried 7:0
16.   Request approval to renew Superintendent’s Small District Funding Waiver for River Delta Community Day School
      for the 2007-2008 School Year – Vicky Turk presented. Member Fernandez moved to approve, Member Baker
      seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
17.   Request approval of a services contract with Kontraband Interdiction &Detection Services for 2007-2008 school year
      for “drug dog” services ($7,500) from General Funds – Alan Newell presented. Angela Rooney expressed concern
      that the district be sure to also look at more programs on prevention education. Holly Pauls also noted there are
      numerous preventative education programs available. Member Williams acknowledged there were programs, for
      instance like the “Every 15 Minutes”. But, the administrators wanted the extra assistance the drug dogs give to them
      too. Member Baker moved to approve, Member Jackson seconded. Motion carried 6:1 (Member Fernandez voted
      No).
18.   Request approval of Sacramento County Office of Education’s Special Education Local Plan Area Local Education
      Agency (LEA) Assurances (LEA Assurance Certification) as required by Part B of Individuals with Disabilities
      Education Act – Robert Hubbell presented. Member Jackson moved to approve, Member Baker seconded. Motion
      carried 7:0.
19.   Request approval and adoption of the District’s LEA Plan as per the NCLB (1112) – Robert Hubbell presented.
      Member Schauer moved to approve, Member Jackson seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
20.   Request approval and adoption of the District’s Master Plan for the English Learners Program – Robert Hubbell
      presented and complimented Ms. Ceil Wiegand for compiling the report. He noted he had personally presented this
      plan to the DLAC committee. Mr. Peter Hamilton noted that he felt some points of the plan need to be negotiated.
      Member Schauer moved to approve the Plan with the understanding that the program and union will work on the
      language concerns of the union and if there are major changes those are to be brought back to the DLAC and Board.
      Member Jackson seconded the motion. Motion carried 7:0.
21.   Request approval for the lease/rental of four(4) portable buildings for Rio Vista High School in the amount of $16,779
      each per year for a 24-month rental cost from Mobile Modular to be paid by Fund 22 – Wayne Rebstock presented
      noting that these portables may be needed longer than the two years and if that turned out to be the case the funding
      source for the portables would be changed to developer fees and not Fund 22. Member Jackson moved to approve,
      Member Schauer seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
22.   Request approval for the lease/rental of one (1) portable building for Riverview Middle School in the amount of
      $16,779 each per year for a 24-month rental cost from Mobile Modular to be paid by Fund 22 – Wayne Rebstock
      presented and requested that the funding source be amended to read Fund 25 as this is a portable that is to be used by
      the Special Education program. Member Jackson moved to approve, Member Baker seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
23.   Request approval for the lease/purchase of three (3) portable buildings for Isleton Elementary School from Gary
      Doupnik Manufacturing in the amount of $389,720 with a five-year lease/purchase of $77,184 per year to be paid by
      Fund 22 – Wayne Rebstock presented. Member Jackson moved to approve, Member Baker seconded. Motion carried
      7:0.
24.   Request approval for the lease/purchase of two (2) portable building for D.H. White Elementary School in the amount
      of $136,845 with a five-year lease/purchase of $27,369 per year to be paid by Fund 22 or 25 – Wayne Rebstock
presented and stated this would be paid out of Fund 25. Member Jackson moved to approve, Member Baker seconded.
Motion carried 7:0.
25.     Request approval to enter into a Facilities Agreement (handout) between Delta Elementary Charter and the River Delta
        Unified School District as to portables that would be purchased and placed on the Clarksburg/Delta School campus
        area for the 2007-2008 school year with the understanding that 60% of all costs will be provided by the district and
        40% provided by the Delta Elementary Charter, subject to verification of the actual percentage of students in the
        Charter as of October 1,2007. Further, approval of this Agreement is also subject to an understanding by the parties
        that such approval does not constitute a waiver any district rights conferred by the Charter Facilities Act, Proposition
        39. – Alan Newell presented. Following considerable discussion, Member Fernandez moved to approve but with
        continued approval dependent upon both parties working on, reaching and executing an Agreement acceptable to both
        sides as to portables that would be purchased and placed on the Clarksburg/Delta School campus area for the 2007-
        2008 school year; and also subject to the District’s submission and receiving it’s 50% funding from the Proposition 1d
        facilities program. The Board maintains the position that 60% of all costs will be provided by the District (subject to
        the above provision for State matching funds) and 40% to be provided by the Delta Elementary Charter, subject to the
        verification of the actual percentage of students in the Charter as of October 1, 2007. Approval of this Agreement
        remains subject to an understanding by the parties that this directive does not constitute a waiver of any district rights
        conferred by the Charter Facilities Act, Proposition 39. Member Schauer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7:0.
26.     Request approval for the lease/purchase of seven (7) portable buildings from Gary Doupnik Manufacturing, Inc. in the
        amount of $419,338 for the Delta Elementary Charter School facilities with a five-year lease/purchase of $83,050 per
        year to be paid by Fund 25 {provided full funding for two(2) of these portables (for these lease purchase costs plus
        installation and all set up costs) is received by the district no later than May 1, 2007] – Dr. Newell presented noting
        that the District is in a quandary since the parties are still not in agreement (see #25 above), there is a deadline to order
        the portables so as to receive them on time to conceptually open the charter school in the Fall. There was discussion
        regarding the concern of expending such a large portion of the district’s developer fees on a site that isn’t the district’s
        own home facilities. Member Jackson moved to approve ordering the lease/purchase of seven (7) portables from
        Doupnik from Fund 25 -- assuming there will be no cost to District if the order has to be cancelled because an
        agreement between the district and the charter could not be reached in time regarding facilities and funding shares,
        Member Fernandez seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
27.     Request approval to ratify the Turbine Well Pump Replacement for Bates Elementary School from M. E. Seebeck &
        Sons in the amount of $23,585.80 to be paid by Fund 14 – Wayne Rebstock presented noting this is a request to ratify
        the work that had to be done prior to the Board meeting. Member Jackson moved to ratify, Member Schauer
        seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
28.     Request approval of Action taken during Closed Session regarding Student Disciplinary/Expulsion Hearing(s) (action
        taken to be announced and voted on individually by student case number to maintain student confidentiality) {Ed.
        Code Sections 49070(c) and 76232(c)} – Board President Bettencourt
        1.         Expulsion Hearings
                   1.       Student Case #0607-335-009 – Expelled: Member Baker moved to approve, Member Jackson
                            seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
                   2.       Student Case #0607-335-010 – Expelled: Member Jackson moved to approve, Member Baker
                            seconded. Motion carried 7:0.
29.     Report of Action taken, if any, during Closed Session (Government Code Section 54957.1) – Board President
        Bettencourt reported no other action was taken during Closed Session.
30.     Adjournment There being no further business before the Board, Board President Bettencourt called for a motion to
        adjourn. Member Baker moved to adjourn the meeting, Member Riely seconded. Motion carried 7:0. Meeting was
        adjourned at 11:15 p.m.



Submitted                                                                                                                 Approved:




_______________________________                                                       ____________________________________
Alan Newell, Superintendent                                                                Marilyn Riley, Clerk, Board of Trustees
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