The regular school board meeting of
the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40,
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR THOMPSON:
BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:
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
01. Action, establish a quorum
Chair Thompson announced that a quorum of the board was present.
02. Pledge of Allegiance
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
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04. Action, approve agenda/add items
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
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.
Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Kathy Thompson, Chair