REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The regular school board meeting of
the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40,
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR: Ken Leatherman
BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB
Joel Higdon, District Technology Coordinator
Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal
Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal
Jan Ophus, CHS Principal
Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary
Katie Annett, CHS Student Representative
Hugh Turnbull, The Chronicle
01. Action, establish a quorum
Mr. Leatherman announced that a quorum of the board was present.
02. Pledge of Allegiance
03. Visitors: Mr. Leatherman announced that if an audience member would like to speak to the board on an agenda item this evening, there are forms to fill out by the door.
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04. Action, approve agenda/add items
Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
05. Action, approve the March 11, 2009 Regular School Board meeting minutes.
Mrs. Connelly moved to approve the March 11, 2009 regular board meeting minutes. Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
06. Information, Trustees Reports
Mrs. Thompson announced that Dr. Stuber had received the Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the April 24 Chamber dinner.
a. Introduction of new HS Principal, Gary Mounce
Mrs. Thompson introduced Mr. Mounce, the new CHS Principal
07. Information, Supervisors’ Reports
There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.
08. Student Representative Report
Katie Annett reported that the
equestrian team is sending at least five members to state. The Jazz Band will be attending the Pleasant
Hill Jazz Festival and then head to
09. Information, Business Manager Report.
There were no questions on the Business Manager’s report.
10. Information, Superintendent Report
There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.
11. Mr. Kounovsky thanked all those who participated in the superintendent search for all their hard work.
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12. Action, approve Personnel Report
Mr. Clark moved to approve the personnel report. Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Mr. Leatherman introduced Ruby Price, our new superintendent.
13. Action, adopt policy DLA, Payday Schedule.
Mr. Clark moved to adopt policy DLA, Payday Schedule. Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
14. Discussion, 2009-2010 draft budgets information.
Dr. Robertson, Finance Committee Chair, summarized what the committee had discussed during their meetings over the last two months. The recommendations to the board were to not make cuts this year and that the board enters into negotiations with each bargaining group to reduce the 2009-2010 school year by 12 days as a way to help balance the 2009-2010 budget. This would be approximately a $500,000 savings which represents a pay cut for all district employees. This still leaves $266,000 in needed cuts. Mr. Leatherman reminded everyone that this is a discussion only and not a decision. Dr. Stuber recommended board action on the Finance Committee’s recommendation and stated that if the board accepts the committee recommendation the Labor Management Committee needs to meet with each bargaining group as soon as possible.
Mr. Clark moved to accept the recommendation of the Finance Committee to cut 12 days from the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Mr. Leatherman stated that as a result of the motion the LMC is directed by the board to open negotiations with the four bargaining units in pursuit of the 12 day cut recommended by the Finance Committee.
Mr. Leatherman requested a motion to reschedule the budget calendar. Mr. Clark moved to reschedule the budget calendar with budget committee meetings held on April 29, May 20, and June 10 and to change the regular board meeting from June 10 to June 17. Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
ADJOURNMENT: The board meeting adjourned at 8:50 P.M.
Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Ken Leatherman, Chair