REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, April 11, 2007 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Thompson presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR THOMPSON:

                                                Gary Clark

                                                David Eusted

                                                Anne Freske

                                                Ken Leatherman

                               

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                                                Lee Kounovsky

John Sells

 

                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Coordinator

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Leisha Price, Student Representative

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The  Chronicle

                                               

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

Chair Thompson announced that a quorum of the board was present.

 

                02.          Pledge of Allegiance

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

               03.           Visitors:  Mrs. Thompson 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.

 

Dr. Stuber reported the following: Lance Corporal Nathan Windsor, of Newport, died March 10, 2007 in Anbar Provice, Iraq.  Sgt. 1st Class John Stephens of La Grande died March 15 in Tikrit, Iraq.  He was assigned to the lst Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, lst Brigade, lst Infantry Division at Fort

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Riley, Kansas.  Sgt. Nicholas J. Lightner of Newport died March 21 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  He was assigned to the lst Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

APPROVE AGENDA

04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mrs. Thompson added item 19 PERS Bonding to the agenda.  Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.              Action, approve the March 14, 2007 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Mr. Clark moved to approve the March 14, 2007 regular board meeting minutes.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

06.          Information, Trustees Reports

a.   Athletic Review Committee, Mrs. Thompson

      Mrs.  Thompson advised that the Athletic Review committee chair is Mr.       Kounovsky.  If anyone has suggestions for the handbook they should             contact Mr. Kounovsky.  Any suggestions or comments are due by April       16.

 

07.            Information, Supervisors Reports

a.  “Around the World” with Ms. Young, Mrs. Burrus

      Ms. Young’s “Around the World” class gave a fashion show presentation        to the board.  The presentation included a slideshow and music. 

b.  HS curriculum/assessment, Mrs. Weber

                                Mrs. Weber gave an update to the board on curriculum work and                                                assessments at the high school. 

 

08.            Student Representative Report

Student representative Leisha Price reported that the Bloodmobile will be at the high school on April 20.  The Mr. Bulldog Pageant will be held April 21 beginning at 7 P.M.  Also, the CHS Talent show is April 24 and the Prom will be held at Gerlinger Hall at the U of O on May 5.

 

09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on the Business Manager’s report.

 

 

 

 

 

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10.         Information, Superintendent's Report

     There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                11.     

               

 

NEW BUSINESS

12.            Action, Appoint Position 5 Board Member

Mr. Clark moved to appoint Mr. David Eusted to Board Position 5.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mrs. Heiss gave the oath of office to Mr. Eusted.

 

13.                Action, Appoint budget board member

Mr. Clark moved to appoint Mr. David Case to the budget board.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mrs. Thompson advised that Mrs. Meyers has resigned from the budget board. Mr. Clark moved to appoint Mr. Ron Blatch to the budget board.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                14.          Action, AD Job Description

Mr. Leatherman moved to delete number 12 on the job description.  Mr. Clark seconded.  Mr. Clark amended the motion that number 12 be reinstated adding that the Athletic Director may not coach more than one sport.  Mr. Clark withdrew his amendment to the motion. Mr. Leatherman referred to information given to the board last month that the majority of schools in the area have this position as a combination position, a position that does more than just full time AD duties.  Mr. Leatherman stated that considering our budget, district size and ability to fund a full time AD it behooves the district to have the flexibility in the AD position to coach.  Mrs. Thompson stated she was concerned that parts of the AD job were not being done.  THE MOTION FAILED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. CLARK – NO

MR. EUSTED – YES

MRS. FRESKE – NO

MR. LEATHERMAN – YES

MRS. THOMPSON – NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Clark moved that number 12 be re-written to state that the Athletic Director may only coach one sport and be an AD.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. CLARK – YES

MR. EUSTED – YES

MRS. FRESKE – NO

MR. LEATHERMAN – YES

MRS. THOMPSON - NO

 

15.          Discussion, District Web Site enhancements-Mrs. Freske

Mrs. Freske suggested that the middle and high school class schedules be posted on the district website.  This would give parents information about when they would be able to contact teachers during the school day.  Consensus was that would be an excellent addition to the website.

 

16.          Action, Approve Personnel Report

There were no items on the personnel report this month.

 

17.          Action, Adopt IGBCA Policy-Parent Involvement

Mr. Clark moved to adopt Policy IGBCA, Parent Involvement. Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                18.          Action, Post JECBA Admission of Foreign Exchange Students

Mr. Clark moved to post Policy JECBA-Admission of Foreign Exchange Students.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                19.          PERS Bonding Unfunded Actuary Liability

Mrs. Heiss explained that Seattle Northwest is looking into bonding the PERS UAL for districts. Bonding would lower the PERS costs.    Mr. Leatherman moved to authorize Mrs. Heiss to get more information on this option.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M.

 

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Kathy Thompson, Chair