Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
5:15 p.m.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
II. ROLL CALL
III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.
IV. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. to consider matters appropriate for Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7 through 54957.7 and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete Closed Session discussions at this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting. DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION School District Pupils (Education Code 35146)
o Expulsion Case Number 10-11-02
o Expulsion Case Number 10-11-03 Conference With Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation (Subdivision (a) of Government Code 54956.9)
o Case No. CIV239681 Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6)
o Update; Direction to District Negotiators (Jeff Sweeney, Mike Bush, Todd Schieferle, Margaret Chidester) for negotiations with the Fillmore Unified Teachers Association (FUTA), the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Confidential Employees, and District Administration. Personnel Matters (Government Code 54957)
o Hiring, Evaluating, Discipline, Dismissal
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (805) 524-6038. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the district to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [In accordance with Government Code 54961 and Board Bylaw 9320(a).]

6:00 p.m.
V. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION Any Action From Closed Session
VI. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG CONTINUED »

 


 
Mariah Perez
Mariah Perez

Last week several sports took place. Girls volleyball had a match against Carpinteria and lost 0-3. Fillmore Flashes football played a great game against Oak Park. Both Fillmore JV and Varsity taking home the victory JV: 76-52 and Varsity: 13-7.

Congratulations to Hugo Valdovinos, Alexander Frias, Alex Gonzalez, Anthony Rivas, Adrian Mejia, Jordan Mendoza, Jose Alaguer and Jovani Oregon (Boys cross country) for making it to CIF prelims.

Sunday was the Fillmore/Santa Paula dinner which was a huge success and came together well. This coming week is the highlight of our football season, where both Fillmore and Santa Paula will go head to head for the 100th time. This rivalry is the longest in the county and possibly the longest in the state. Unfortunately tickets are sold out! For this week we have planned many activities such as dress-up days, noontime activities, a rally, food day and a pep rally Friday at lunch.

Junior class is selling Fillmore/Santa Paula commemorative pins which are $4.00. Flashes pep squad is selling Fillmore/Santa Paula t-shirts which are $15.00. Get them now before they are gone.

GOODLUCK FILLMORE! LET’S GO FLASHES!

 


 
ASB President Cali Wyand and Kasey Crawford
ASB President Cali Wyand and Kasey Crawford
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Alexis Tovar and Giselle De La Paz
Alexis Tovar and Giselle De La Paz
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Clarissa Alcozar, Bryanna Rivas, and Christina De La Mora
Clarissa Alcozar, Bryanna Rivas, and Christina De La Mora
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Father Gregory Boyle
Father Gregory Boyle

Camarillo, CA. – CSU Channel Islands (CI) will feature Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, for a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. The event will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in Malibu Hall 100 on the CI campus and is open to the public.

Andrea Grove, Associate Professor of the Political Science Program and Faculty Director for both the Center for Community Engagement and the California Institute for Social Business explained, “The many ways in which Father Boyle has given hope to at-risk and formerly gang-involved members of our communities are awe-inspiring. His accomplishments provide our students who are studying social entrepreneurship and will soon be studying social business with essential lessons and inspiration.”

Boyle heads up the largest intervention program in the country, offering job training, tattoo removal and employment to members of enemy gangs. The program has become a national model.

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Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell issued the following statement regarding a ruling issued today by Judge Wynne Carvill of the Alameda County Superior Court that stayed the termination date of CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services for families. A petition to stay the notice of termination was filed by a coalition of public interest law groups seeking to delay the termination. In October, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed all funding for child care services for working families who have been off welfare for 24 months, giving families only a few weeks before CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services would abruptly end for thousands of working poor families.

“While today’s ruling gives working poor families a small reprieve from termination of services, I remain extremely concerned of about the loss of child care that these families depend upon,” O’Connell said. “Thousands of families and children are at the precipice of losing child care services because of the Governor’s veto of funding for CalWORKs Stage 3. These families have struggled over years to obtain employment that would allow them to leave the welfare system, and they have successfully continued to work and be self-sufficient and responsible for their families. The Governor’s veto will result in these families making very difficult decisions about either continuing their employment or providing a safe environment for their children. I remain committed to working with the new Governor-elect Brown Administration and the Legislature to identify funding so that these families will be able continue their employment knowing that their children are in a safe and healthy environment. In the meantime, the California Department of Education will comply with the Judge’s order by directing our contractors to immediately issue notices to families receiving Stage 3 services that child care will continue pending further directive and notice from the California Department of Education.”

Judge Carvill also set a hearing for later this month to consider the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction that would prevent termination of Stage 3 child care services beyond the immediate stay.

The California Department of Education (CDE) is a state agency led by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell. The core purpose of CDE is to lead and support the continuous improvement of student achievement, with a specific focus on closing achievement gaps. For more information, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov or by mobile device at http://m.cde.ca.gov/. You may also follow Superintendent O'Connell (@SSPIJack) on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sspijack.

 

Fillmore High School would like to thank our sponsors Fillmore Sunrise Rotary, and Fillmore Noon-time Rotary for their generous donations and support of our Career Day. Also, we’d like to thank all the following representatives who took time out of their busy day to speak with our students at the 2010-2011 Career Day:

A.M.R., U.S. Army, Wells Fargo Bank, Cal State Channel Islands, Cal Lutheran University, The C.R.E.W., County of Ventura Personnel Department, FIDM, City of Fillmore Fire Department*, County of Ventura Environmental Health Department, Lu Ross Academy, Marines, Moorpark College, Diamond Realty & Investments- Mrs. Robledo, Regional Occupational Program, Santa Clara Valley Job & Career Center, Fillmore High Alumni Association*, Fillmore Physical Therapy- Craig Meeks, U.S. Army National Guard, UCSB-Early Academic Outreach, Ventura College, Child Development Center, Air Force Recruiting Office, Ventura County Probation, School Psychologist- Barbara Peterson and Jessica Siegel, DeVry University, Children & Family Service Office, Wm L. Morris Chevrolet, Navy Recruiting Office, Vons Market, UCLA - Joe Torres, Nurse- Mrs. Dewey, The Art Institute, Teacher- Mr. Bedau, Ventura C.H.P., Doctor- Christine Johnston, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Forest Service*, Artist- Luanne Perez, Six Flags Magic Mountain, FBI, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab, FUSD Speech Pathologists, SunRisers Rotary, Make-up Designory, Veterinarian- Dr. Lidikay, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP, Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship-Steve Earhart, Sheet Metal Workers-David Maquinalez, Dentist- Dr. Beer, L.A.P.D.- Officer Frias, Zanotti Floral Design, Santa Paula Insectary, Attractions Spa- April and Sean Hastings, Antelope Valley College- Roger Lynn*.

*Fillmore High School Alumni

 
 
The four elementary schools in Fillmore and Piru wish to thank Wells Fargo for sponsoring their Fall Harvest Festival/Carnival. It was a huge success and a favorite community event. Pictured here (Starting left) are: Abram Zetina, Billy Ramirez (Branch Manager of Fillmore Wells Fargo), Sally Horn, Ingrid Munoz and Jose Ruiz. In front is San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin. Pictured Wells Fargo employees donated their time to work at the carnival.
The four elementary schools in Fillmore and Piru wish to thank Wells Fargo for sponsoring their Fall Harvest Festival/Carnival. It was a huge success and a favorite community event. Pictured here (Starting left) are: Abram Zetina, Billy Ramirez (Branch Manager of Fillmore Wells Fargo), Sally Horn, Ingrid Munoz and Jose Ruiz. In front is San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin. Pictured Wells Fargo employees donated their time to work at the carnival.
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Mariah Perez
Mariah Perez

Last week was Red Ribbon week, we had various dress up days such as shade out drugs, put your thinking caps on wear red and your Halloween costume. Everyone was really involved and participated in all of these dress up days.

Last week’s games: Girls volleyball at Santa Clara on Tuesday, final score 0 - 3 (L). Thursdays game which was also senior night, they hosted Santa Paula, final score 0-3 (L).

Last week our football teams had a bye. This week they take on Oak Park (away). Next week is Santa Paula week. These two rivals have been going head to head for many years. This being our 100th meeting, tickets are completely sold out and there is expected to be a crowd of about 2500 people. We have a whole week of activities planned for the students involving dress up days, rallies, noontime activities and a pep lunch rally on Friday. Cheerleaders are currently selling Fillmore vs. Santa Paula t-shirts. Get your shirts before they are sold out, there’s only about 50 left.

The junior class is selling (preordered) Fillmore vs. Santa Paula commemorative pins which are $4.00. Also seniors are selling Marie Calendar pies for Grand Night Live.

Please help support all of our events, fundraisers and activities.

LET’S GO FLASHES!

 
Fillmore High School Warriors doing PE activities with San Cayetano students. At the end of each school quarter the FHS students come as a reward for good readers during the lunch recess.
Fillmore High School Warriors doing PE activities with San Cayetano students. At the end of each school quarter the FHS students come as a reward for good readers during the lunch recess.
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FHS students with San Cayetano students at the end of quarter lunch.
FHS students with San Cayetano students at the end of quarter lunch.
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Julian Calderon, 5th grade student at San Cayetano created this wonderful poster for Red Ribbon Week. Say No To Drugs!
Julian Calderon, 5th grade student at San Cayetano created this wonderful poster for Red Ribbon Week. Say No To Drugs!
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Mountain Vista Students and Staff are celebrating Red Ribbon and making a school wide commitment to “Say NO to Drugs”!
Mountain Vista Students and Staff are celebrating Red Ribbon and making a school wide commitment to “Say NO to Drugs”!
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Fourth Grade students Shelby Smith, Erin Berrington, Ariana Schieferle, Natalie Couse, Keyanna Stehly, Alejandro Rojas, Matt Van de Meen showing their school spirit by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
Fourth Grade students Shelby Smith, Erin Berrington, Ariana Schieferle, Natalie Couse, Keyanna Stehly, Alejandro Rojas, Matt Van de Meen showing their school spirit by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
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Mountain Vista students Stephanie Romero, Maddie Davis, Lexie Garza, Jillian Graves, Liliana Contreras, and Anahi Nuno show their Red Ribbon Week spirit by “Putting a Cap” on drugs.
Mountain Vista students Stephanie Romero, Maddie Davis, Lexie Garza, Jillian Graves, Liliana Contreras, and Anahi Nuno show their Red Ribbon Week spirit by “Putting a Cap” on drugs.
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The Junior Class from Fillmore High School is selling Collector Sports Enamel Pins for the 100th Santa Paula vs. Fillmore Football Game. Each pin is $4. Contact Taelor Burhoe at 805-421-6813 to pre-order. Please help us Fundraise for PROM!
The Junior Class from Fillmore High School is selling Collector Sports Enamel Pins for the 100th Santa Paula vs. Fillmore Football Game. Each pin is $4. Contact Taelor Burhoe at 805-421-6813 to pre-order. Please help us Fundraise for PROM!
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Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION 6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING 627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
5:15 p.m.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
II. ROLL CALL
III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.

IV. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. to consider matters appropriate for Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7 through 54957.7 and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete Closed Session discussions at this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting. DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION School District Pupils (Education Code 35146)
o Expulsion Case Number 10-11-01 Conference With Real Property Negotiators (Government Code 54954.8)
707 First Street, Fillmore, CA Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6)
o Update; Direction to District Negotiators (Jeff Sweeney, Mike Bush, Todd Schieferle, Margaret Chidester) for negotiations with the Fillmore Unified Teachers Association (FUTA), the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Confidential Employees, and District Administration. Personnel Matters (Government Code 54957)
o Hiring, Evaluating, Discipline, Dismissal
o Employment of Director, Human Resources
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (805) 524-6038. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the district to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [In accordance with Government Code 54961 and Board Bylaw 9320(a).]

6:00 p.m.
V. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION Any Action From Closed Session
VI. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
VII. CLARIFICATION OF AGENDA AND TIME ALLOCATIONS FOR DISCUSSION ITEMS CONTINUED »

 
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA. - When CSU Channel Islands (CI) was designated an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) last spring, it became eligible to receive additional federal grants to support its programs. The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded two separate grants to CI, only one of three, four-year colleges in California to receive both a Strengthening Institutions – Hispanic Serving Institutions (SI-HSI) grant ($3,186,035 over five years) and Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant ($2,824,495 over five years).

“We are extremely pleased to receive these significant grant awards – a testament to our commitment to provide meaningful access for all CI students as well as for elementary, middle, high school, and community college students throughout Ventura County,” stated President Richard R. Rush. “Encouraging a college-going culture in the County will provide a strong workforce for our future.”

The Strengthening Institutions – Hispanic Serving Institutions (SI-HSI) Program part of the U.S. Department of Education, is striving to meet President Obama’s educational goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020. The SI-HSI Program expands educational opportunities and improves educational attainment for students at HSIs. The PPOHA Program supports institutions that offer a post-baccalaureate certificate or degree to help under-represented and low income students enroll and succeed in graduate study.

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International Chapel Service
International Chapel Service
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Week of events includes chapel service, World Fair

THOUSAND OAKS, CA. – California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will mark International Education Week with a variety of events highlighting international students and study abroad experiences Nov. 15 through 19.

CLU has 385 international students from 56 countries. About 150 CLU students study abroad on semester, summer and travel seminar programs each year.

With the theme “World Celebrations,” the week will open with a ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15. CLU international students will carry their national flags from Samuelson Chapel to All Nations Plaza, where the ceremony will be held.

An International Chapel Service honoring international students and students who have studied abroad will be held at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Samuelson Chapel. The service will feature music and prayers in students’ native languages. Rahuldeep Gill, an assistant professor at CLU who is an expert in global religions, will speak. Afterward, a flag recession will lead to All Nations Plaza, where there will be refreshments.

A World Fair will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Pavilion. The celebration will feature food, displays on cultures represented at CLU, and entertainment including a performance by the Somis School Marimba Ensemble.

CLU’s international students, those returning from study abroad and foreign students in the ELS Language Center program at CLU will give presentations on their cultures from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Lundring Events Center.

A closing ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 in All Nations Plaza.

All of these events are free and open to the public.

All Nations Plaza is located outside the Hansen Administration Building south of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard. Samuelson Chapel is located south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive. The Pavilion is on the north side of Memorial Parkway outside the Student Union Building. Lundring Events Center is located in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, which is on the north side of Olsen near Campus Drive. Visitor parking is available in the lots at the corner of Mountclef and Olsen.

CLU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and International Student Services and the Office of Campus Ministry are sponsoring the events. For more information, call (805) 493-3323 or (805) 493-3228.

 
 
Celebrating the unveiling of the Mike Curb Studios at CSU Channel Islands are, left to right: David A. DeLorenzo, Dole Food Company, Inc. President and CEO; David H. Murdock, Dole Food Company, Inc. Chairman; Mike Curb, Musician, Politician, and Philanthropist; CI President Richard Rush; Mark Hartley, partner and owner of Fitzgerald Hartley Company.
Celebrating the unveiling of the Mike Curb Studios at CSU Channel Islands are, left to right: David A. DeLorenzo, Dole Food Company, Inc. President and CEO; David H. Murdock, Dole Food Company, Inc. Chairman; Mike Curb, Musician, Politician, and Philanthropist; CI President Richard Rush; Mark Hartley, partner and owner of Fitzgerald Hartley Company.
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Camarillo, CA. – CSU Channel Islands (CI) unveiled on Friday renovated facilities in Napa Hall to help expand the Art program. Through the generosity of Mike Curb – musician, politician, and philanthropist – a new production and post production studio facility was also unveiled. The Mike Curb Studios, which comprises one third of Napa Hall’s space, includes the latest state-of-the-art studio technology and will provide students with hands on experience in film and video production, post-production and visual effects, animation, gaming, and music.

CI has been exploring the idea of expanding existing programs to create hybrid programs involving new technology in the area of multimedia, and the business of entertainment with an emphasis on film, video animation gaming and music. This would be a crossover of the subject areas of art, computer science, and business.

The addition of the Mike Curb Studios allows CI to further advance educational capacity both in art education and in entertainment industry management and production. There are currently courses dealing with entertainment, including a lecture series of professionals from the video, television, film, and music industries. Some of the speakers have included recording artist LeAnn Rimes; Neil Portnow, President and CEO of The Recording Academy; Orly Adelson, President and CEO of Dick Clark Productions; and Budd Carr, film music supervisor to Oliver Stone.

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California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA. – Three CSU Channel Islands (CI) Art students have been announced as finalists in the 2010 CSU Media Arts Festival awards competition. The 2010 CSU Media Arts Festival, which will be held on Nov. 6 at Cal State Fullerton, gives talented students studying film, video, and interactive media within the 23 campus California State University system, an opportunity to present their work for critical review and recognition.

Nominated in the Interactive Media category is Shannon Scobey (http://www.shannonleighdesigns.com), a senior Art major from Ventura, for her interactive website “Satisfactory Sweets” (www.satisfactorysweets.com). Nominated in the Music Video category are Claire Flores (http://kazellmulynncreations.com), a senior Art major from Ventura, for her music video “Pilar” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_uFRVmjEKI) and Ryan Hunnewell, a junior Art major from Simi Valley for his music video “Dear Chatsworth” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S20VkqfPL2w).

Distinguished CSU professors and entertainment industry professionals choose the student finalists and winners in the film, video, and interactive media competition, and all finalist works are screened at the Festival. Winning students will receive cash prizes as well as the Rosebud Award for the top entry in each of the categories.

“I'm very excited to have been chosen as a finalist, it makes me feel like the work I do is appreciated,” said finalist Shannon Scobey, “I'm also grateful I can attend a school that has such a great art program.”

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Second graders from Mountain Vista Elementary earned over $300 for the Relay for life with bookmarks they made to sell at the relay. The Bookmarks were sold for 25-cents and a free book with given with each bookmark purchased. Congratulations to you all for a very good job! Pictured are some of the Mountain Vista second graders with their homemade bookmarks. Photos courtesy teacher Kelly Myers.
Second graders from Mountain Vista Elementary earned over $300 for the Relay for life with bookmarks they made to sell at the relay. The Bookmarks were sold for 25-cents and a free book with given with each bookmark purchased. Congratulations to you all for a very good job! Pictured are some of the Mountain Vista second graders with their homemade bookmarks. Photos courtesy teacher Kelly Myers.
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