TVUSD Board Meeting Highlights

August 20, 2019

This communication is to share highlights, recognitions, and notable action items from the Board meeting. The official minutes serve as the public record.

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The Board Recognized Apple Core Academy Participants

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Forty-four participants gave of their own time to learn Apple programs and apps using iPads to develop lessons that are meaningful for students. These individuals are now coaches for other TVUSD teachers working to develop their iPad skills.

Alamos Elementary: Teri Keb, Mackenzie Newbry, Randi Crance

Abby Reinke Elementary: Sarah Gibbs
Crowne Hill Elementary: Jennifer Alexander
French Valley Elementary: Brittney Purnick
Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary: Jennifer Kurvers, Stephanie Roush
Susan LaVorgna Elementary: Mike Brewer, Rosealinda Jaimes
Pauba Valley Elementary: Calah Hurd, Michelle Nelson
Rancho Elementary: Ashley Capehart
Red Hawk Elementary: Alicia Cardenas, Dana Guzman
Temecula Elementary: Emily Boatright, Holly Bowron, Mary Cook, Sue Cook, Dan Evans, Amy Eytchison, Emily Frye, Kim Gomez, Tonia Jackson, Sandy McKay, Sherri Patterson, Briana Ramer, Nancy Reza, Darla Underwood, Kate Dixon, Jennifer Schwank, Michele Bushby,

Bridget Cloonan

Temecula Luiseno Elementary: Cindy Hurley, Rita Paladino
Tony Tobin Elementary: Tarah Gilbert, Tanya Jeremiah, Deirdre Klepacz, Holly Sorensen
Vail Elementary: Jennifer Woods, Leanne Cornwell, Noel Dela Cruz, Carrie Moore
Vintage Hills Elementary: Tiffany Heincy


The Board approved all items listed on the Consent Calendar.

Introduction of New and Reassigned School Site Administrators for the 2019/20 School Year

Assistant Principals:

Erin Nielsen, LaVorgna Elementary School
Timothy Lucore, Great Oak High School

Carmen Madrigal, Tony Tobin Elementary School

Michelle Gosnell, Crowne Hill Elementary School
Anthony Califano, Temecula Valley High School

April Zickafoose, Day Middle School

Randy Thomas, Chaparral High School

Elementary Intervention Administrators:
Mary Jimenez, Alamos, and Barnett Elementary Schools

Stephanie Webb, Temecula Luiseno, and Tony Tobin Elementary Schools
Amy Rankin, Temecula Elementary, and Vail Elementary Schools

Jeana Utech, Rancho Elementary, and Jackson Elementary Schools

Manuel Graniel, French Valley, and LaVorgna Elementary Schools

Adrienne Blackburn, Jackson Elementary School
JoeAnna Hernandez, Rancho Elementary School
Natalie Waddell, Abby Reinke Elementary School

Amy Whann, Bella Vista Middle School
Peter McKee, Gardner Middle School

Tim Dignan, Director of Career Technical Education and Sparkman Alternative Education Center


Opening of School Report:
Superintendent Ritter provided the Annual Opening of School Report. He reviewed the opening of school data; 2019/20 actions and goals for continuous improvement; reviewed significant accomplishments for the 2018/19 school year; Notable: Our three comprehensive high schools according to US News and World Report are the highest in Riverside County; and, TVUSD remains the highest performing school district in Riverside County. The complete presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

District Complaint Policies and Procedures:
The Board received information and engaged in a discussion regarding district complaint policies and procedures.

Certificated Substitute Teacher Pay Rates:
The Board received information from staff regarding Certificated substitute teacher pay rates. They were last increased by the Governing Board on April 7, 2015. This action brought pay rates back to 2010-2011 levels ($110 per day and $120 for long-term assignments). The District has reviewed Certificated substitute pay rate information from eight (8) comparative school districts. In reviewing this data, it appears that an adjustment may be warranted. This item will be brought back for the Board's approval consideration at a future meeting.

Proposed Changes to Board Policies:

The Board reviewed recommended changes to the following Board Policies:
Board Policy (BP) and Administrative Regulation (AR) 6174 - Education for English Learners

Board Policy (BP) 6162.5 - Student Assessment

Board Policy (BP) and Administrative Regulation (AR) 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan

The policies will be brought back for the Board's approval consideration at a future meeting.


Approval of Revised Classified Substitute Salary Schedule:
Early childhood education programs are subject to the laws and regulations under the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 12. Title 22 states that substitute teachers and aides must have the same qualifications as the permanent preschool staff. Title 22 sets the minimum standards for safety and quality. The Love to Learn general education preschool exceeds the minimum standards set by Title 22. The Board approved the revised Classified Substitute Salary Schedule.

Approval of New Job Specification of Assistant Director – Compliance/Human Resources Development:
The Board approved the new job specification of Assistant Director - Compliance/Human Resources Development.

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