Saturday, September 29, 2012

Amador County Library - Events & Programs in October

Event:      This is a fund raiser for the Amador County Library
Saturday October 6th     “Gourd Ornament Workshop” 
Learn to make 4 gourd ornaments for any of the Holidays!
Cost:  $35 (tax deductible).  Make checks payable to:   The Friends of Amador County Library
Registration:  Now until October 5th at the library
Time:  from 10am to 4pm.
Where:  Agriculture Center  12200B Airport Road, Martell, CA
There will be a $10 fee for all materials needed that day, paid to the gourd artist for all 4 classes.  Please bring an apron and small brushes if you have them.

Programs in October
Saturday October 13th from 1 to 3pm Open to everyone
·         Learn about the various types of E-Readers available
·         Test drive an E-Reader
·         Learn how to check out E-Books from the library’s E-Book collection

Saturday October 20th  Computer class.  Two times offered  12 to 1pm and 1:30 to 2:30pm
Registration is required
·         Create an email account
·         Basic Facebook access
·         Simple searching on the internet
Where:  Both of these programs will take place at the Amador County Library
Cost:  Both are free
Amador County Library is located at 530 Sutter St. Jackson, CA 95642    phone  209-223-6400

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

University of CA to host Forest Landowner Workshops: Learn how to pass on your “Ties to the Land” to the next generation

South Lake Tahoe, CA, September 24th, 2012:  The University of California is hosting a two-part workshop series on succession planning to help forest landowners learn simple techniques to pass their land and its legacy on to the next generation. The first workshop is being offered at 7 locations throughout California.  In the central Sierra Nevada, workshops will be held in Auburn on October 30th, Jackson on November 13th, and Sacramento on November 15th. All workshops will be held from 6 to 8 PM. 

During this first workshop, participants will learn the steps needed to plan for passing land along to their heirs. An important first step in this process is clarifying the current owners’ goals and values for their family forest or ranch. This allows landowners to start the discussion with heirs about their long term vision for the property.  Participants will also learn about the financial impacts of ownership transfers across generations. This first round of identical workshops is being held before the holidays, to allow time for families to get together during the winter holidays and discuss their goals.

The second workshop will be held after the holidays and will cover the financial and legal approaches and tools such as trusts, limited liability companies, and easements used in succession planning as well as specific planning approaches used to manage land and resources. Dates and times of the second workshop will be announced later.

The workshops will use a curriculum developed by Oregon State University called “Ties to the Land.” The goal of the workshops is to help empower forest landowners to pass on both their land and their vision and passion for it to the next generation.

Registration for the workshop is $25 per family to cover costs of the family workbook and DVD. Multiple members of each family are encouraged to attend both workshops. If family members do not live in the same location, they are encouraged to attend the workshop location nearest to them as the curriculum will be the same at each location.  For information on registration, locations of the central Sierra workshops or the entire workshop series, please see the University of California Forest Research and Outreach website http://ucanr.edu/tiestotheland/  or contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or sdkocher@ucanr.edu.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Amador County Unified School District Board Meeting - Wed Sept 26

AGENDA
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Meeting Location: Amador County Administration Center
810 Court Street, Jackson, CA
1.0 CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 PM.
2.0 BOARD MEMBERS
[ ] Wally Upper, President
[ ] Mary Walser, Clerk
[ ] Lynnette Lipp
[ ] Pat Miller
[ ] Rose Oneto
Roll Call Taken by the Secretary to the Governing Board.
3.0 ADDITIONS/DELETIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA
4.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS on Closed Session Agenda Only.
6.0 OPEN SESSION – 6:30 PM
Pledge of Allegiance.
7.0 REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTION
8.0 PRESENTATIONS – RECOGNITION
8.1 Rosa Serrato – Amador High School “A” Block Letter for Community Service.
9.0 STUDENT REPORT
5.0 CLOSED SESSION – 6:00 PM
May be called for personnel matters (Government Code §54957), labor negotiations (Government Code §54957.6) real estate Negotiations/acquisitions (Government Code §54956.8), and/or hearing to Consider the Expulsion of a Student (Education Code§48918[c]).
5.1 CONSIDERATION OF STUDENT EXPULSIONS-
5.1a. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-1.
5.1b. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-2-Stipulated.
5.1c. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-3-Stipulated.
5.1d. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-5.
5.1e. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-6.
5.1f. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-7.
5.1g. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-8-Stipulated.
5.2 RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION.
10.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any person may address the Board at this time upon any subject within the jurisdiction of the Amador County Unified School District Board of Trustees; however, any matter that requires action may be referred to
staff and/or Committee for a report and recommendation for possible action at a subsequent Board Meeting.
Please note – (20 minutes total on any subject or 3 minutes per speaker).
11.0 CONSENT AGENDA
Items listed on the consent agenda are considered routine and may be approved by one motion. Any item may
be removed for discussion at the request of a Trustee or the Superintendent.
11.1 Minutesa.
Regular Board Meeting – September 12, 2012. 5.
11.2 Businessa.
Warrants issued between September 7, 2012 and September 14, 2012 in the amount of $584,602.29. 8.
11.3 Personnela.
Personnel Actions. 12.
11.4 Gifts and Donations Received From-(Governing Board received under separate cover – public copy 13.
available at Amador County Public Schools District Office, 217 Rex Avenue, Jackson, CA).
a. Argonaut High School-Mr. & Mrs. Staby, Science Department Equipment.
b. Argonaut High School-Jackson Rancheria, $2,500 for the purchase of Boys Basketball Uniforms.
c. Ione Junior High School-Preston Youth Correctional Facility- 1916 Aldrich Baby Grand Piano.
d. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. & Mrs. Blevins, Mr. & Mrs. Knittel, Mr. & Mrs. Huerta, Ms.
Bingham, Mr. & Mrs. Votaw, Ms. Fazendin, Mr. & Mrs. Bonini, Mr. & Mrs. Mayfield, Mr. & Mrs.
Neuschmid, Mr. & Mrs. Davis –Science Donation – 1 $6.00 donation and 9 $10.00 donation.
e. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. Steve Schultz/Famous Footwear- 12 Benches.
f. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. & Mrs. Zysman – Classroom Supplies.
g. Jackson Junior High School-Jackson Rancheria - $556.10 (Help our Science Department upgrade
Equipment).
h. Jackson Junior High School, Amador Youth Basketball - $2,000 for JJH Girls & Boys Basketball
Program.
i. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. & Mrs. Poore, Mr. & Mrs. Sinnott, Mr. & Mrs. Dunlop, Mr. &
Mrs. Lucke, Mr. & Mrs. Cabri, Mr. & Mrs. Orey, Ms. Smith – Science Donation between $5.00 and
$20.00.
j. Ione Elementary School, Ms. Upton/Wells Fargo Education Matching Gift Program - $57.72.
k. Sutter Creek Elementary and Sutter Creek Primary- Mr. & Mrs. Chernay, Assorted Office Supplies.
l. Sutter Creek Primary- Staples, Assorted School Supplies.
m. Sutter Creek Primary-Farms of Amador, $200 for Primary Garden Project.
n. Sutter Creek Elementary – State Farm Insurance/Ms. Lintz-Road Atlases for 5th Graders.
11.5 Miscellaneous-(Governing Board received under separate cover – public copy available at Amador County 13.
Public Schools District Office, 217 Rex Avenue, Jackson, CA).
a. Comprehensive School Safety Plans: Amador High School, Argonaut High School,
Independence High School/North Star Independent Study, Ione Jr. High School, Jackson Jr. High School,
Ione Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Pine Grove Elementary School, Pioneer Elementary
School, Plymouth Elementary School, Sutter Creek Elementary School, Sutter Creek Primary School.
b. California Department of Education/Grant Award Notification-Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical 14.
Education Improvement Act of 2006.
12.0 DISCUSSION / ACTION
12.1 Public Hearing – Sufficient Textbooks or Instructional Materials in each subject 15. that is consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework adopted by the State Board: As required and specified by CCR Title 5, Section 9531 and California
Education Code Sections 60119, 60422(b) and 60451 that in order to receive funding for
Pupil Textbooks and Instructional Materials from any State source in a fiscal year, the
Governing Board shall hold a public hearing involving whether each pupil, in each school
in the District has/or will have sufficient textbooks or curriculum framework adopted by the
State Board.
12.2 Approval of Certification of Provision of Standards-Aligned Instructional Materials16.
and Resolution No. 12/2013-03 Resolution for Sufficiency of Instructional Materials
and Textbooks for Amador County Unified School District: Resolution No. 12/2013-03
Resolution for Sufficiency of Instructional Materials and Textbooks for Amador County
Unified School District verifies that each student, in each school in the District has/or will
have sufficient textbooks or curriculum framework adopted by the State Board.
12.3 Second Reading/Possible Approval of Board Policy 0410: Adjust Board Policy 0410 18.
to reflect changes in the Law.
12.4 Approval of the Amador County Unified School District’s Unaudited Actuals 23.
Financial Report for 2011-12(Governing Board received under separate cover – public
copy available at Amador County Public Schools District Office, 217 Rex Avenue,
Jackson, CA): Per Education Code 42100, the District shall approve, on a form prescribed
by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, an annual statement of all receipts and
expenditures of the District for the preceding fiscal year. The report is included under
separate cover and includes the Unaudited Actuals for 2011-12 and Adopted Budget for
2012-13.
12.5 Resolution No. 12/2013-04-Interfund Borrowing for Bridge Financing of ACOE 24.
Facility Projects: The Amador County Office of Education has been approved to receive
Financial Hardship funding for eligible Special Education and Community School projects.
The ACOE does not have funds available to move forward with the design and construction
apportionment requests to the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) and the State
Allocation Board (SAB). ACOE would like to move forward with the design and
construction phases for the referenced projects, by utilizing ACUSD’s project savings. On
September 12, 2012 the ACOE was notified by OPSC that they had approved the request to
use bridge financing from closed out ACUSD projects, under the SAB Bridge Financing
Policy.
12.6 Discussion/Action Director of Transportation Hiring Process Report: The current 26.
Director of Transportation has accepted a position in Southern California creating a position
vacancy.
13.0 REPORTS
13.1 Report from Assistant Superintendent/CBOa.
Transportation Report and Boundary Information.
13.2 Report from Superintendent-
13.3 ACRA Report ~ Board Member Miller-
13.4 CAC Report ~ Board Member Lipp-
13.5 Reports and Requests from Board Members-
14.0 FUTURE MEETING ITEMS
15.0 NEXT MEETINGS
15.1 Cancelled-Regular Meeting: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Amador County Administration Center, 810 Court
Street, Jackson, CA 95642, 5:30 PM Closed Session, 6:30 PM Open Session.
15.2 Regular Meeting: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Amador County Administration Center, 810 Court Street,
Jackson, CA 95642, 5:30 PM Closed Session, 6:30 PM Open Session.
15.3 Regular Meeting: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Amador County Administration Center, 810 Court Street,
Jackson, CA 95642, 5:30 PM Closed Session, 6:30 PM Open Session.
16.0 ADJOURNMENT to ACOE MEETING.
* The Amador County Unified School District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you require special accommodations,
or more information about accessibility, please contact the Superintendent’s Office by calling (209) 257-5353. All efforts will be made for
reasonable accommodations.
* Any writings or documents that are provided to the governing board in open session will be made available for public inspection at the meeting
or at the Amador County Public Schools District Office located at 217 Rex Avenue, Jackson, CA during normal business hours.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Early Start Preschool Social Group - Beginning Sept 25

Early Start Preschool Social Group
Beginning September 25, 2012
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3—5 year old from Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Children 5 and older from 1:00 - 2:00P.M.
Classes held at First 5 Amador, 975 Broadway, Jackson,
Intake Assessments will be held on September 18, 2012
Call 209-728-2184

Does your child have difficulty playing with others?
Do they get frustrated when asked to share their toys?
Do you worry that they are not making friends at school?
Are you constantly trying to help them get along with other children?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then your child may benefit from this early start preschool group!
We will be working on:
  • Teaching play skills
  • Initiating play with peers
  • Taking turns
  • Decreasing frustration,
  • Working with the family to generalize skills to home.
  • Utilization of video taping to document growth and for utilization of strategies for use at home and school.

Skills will be taught through the child’s preferred activities. Parent participation will be encouraged!
Call Cristi at 209-728-2184 for more information or to sign up!Sponsored by Mind Matters. Space provided by First 5 Amador

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Library Event: "Gourd Ornament Workshop" - Sat Oct 6

AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY 
Event and News

Event:      Saturday October 6th     “Gourd Ornament Workshop” 

This is a fund raiser for the Amador County Library

Learn to make 4 gourd ornaments for any of the Holidays.

Cost:  $35 (tax deductible).  Make checks payable to:   The Friends of Amador County Library


Registration:  Now until October 5th at the library

Time:  from 10am to 4pm
.

Where:  Agriculture Center  12200B Airport Road, Martell, CA


There will be a $10 fee for all materials needed that day, paid to the gourd artist for all 4 classes.  Please bring an apron and small brushes if you have them.



News:  The Amador County Library now has WiFi available during our open hours.

Amador County Library is located at 530 Sutter St. Jackson, CA 95642    phone  209-223-6400

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FACL Fall Book Sale - Oct 12-14

The Friends of the Amador County Library will hold its Fall Book Sale on October 12,13 & 14 at the American Legion Hall at 12134 Airport Rd , Sutter Creek/ Martell at Hwy. 49 across from the Italian picnic grounds. Thousands of books, audio books and audio visual materials in every category will be sold at bargain prices.

Friday, Oct 12 4 pm – 7 pm (reserved for FACL members or those who join)
Saturday, Oct 13 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 14 11 am – 3 pm (half off day)
 
Proceeds from the sale benefit the Amador County Library
For more information, contact Larry  at 209-274-2123