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, October 12, 2005 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Clark presiding.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR CLARK:
BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager
Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education
Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal
Jan Ophus, CHS Principal
Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary
Tiffany Gowing, Student Representative
Hugh Turnbull, The Chronicle
Anne Thomas, The Sentinel
01. Action, establish a quorum
Chair Clark announced that a quorum of the board was present.
02. Pledge of Allegiance
Mr. Clark 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
05. Action, approve the September 14, 2005, 2005 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.
Mr. Ehrich moved to approve the September 14, 2005 board meeting minutes. Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
06. Information, Trustees Reports
a. Athletic Booster Club, Mrs. Thompson
Mrs. Thompson reported that she did not have a treasurer’s report available this evening but the Booster Club balance as of October 3 was $4,474.13. The Boosters approved the purchase of uniforms for the boys basketball team.
b. Music Booster Club
Mr. Clark asked board members to refer any questions regarding the Music Boosters Club to Mr. Ophus. He will forward them to the appropriate person.
c. Finance Subcommittee Board appointment, Mr. Clark
Mr. Clark appointed Mr. Kounovsky and Mr. Leatherman to the Finance Subcommittee.
07. Information, Supervisors Reports
There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.
08. Student Representative Report
Tiffany Gowing, student representative, reported on last week’s Homecoming and Spirit Week activities. Activities included class competitions, a parade and a tailgate barbeque before the game. Key Club and Student Council members will be helping at the Creswell Cross Country Invitational tomorrow at Lane Community College. Jessica Harrington has been elected CHS Student Body Treasurer.
09. Information, Business Manager Report.
There were no questions on the Business Manager’s report.
10. Superintendent's Report
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11. Information, Labor Management Committee
Updated information was included in the board packet.
12. Action, Personnel Report
Mrs. Thompson moved to add Robert Selner’s leave of absence request in regard to cba Article XII, Section F Leave Without Pay to the personnel report. Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Mrs. Freske moved to approve the revised personnel report. Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
13. Discussion, pedestrian safety.
Dr. Stuber reported that he had met with Faye Stewart, Mark Shrives and a Lane County engineer. He will attend another meeting on October 14 to review grants available for funding to improve pedestrian routes.
14. Discussion, Technology Report-Heiss/Freske
Mrs. Heiss reported that the Finance Committee met on September 22 and reviewed the technology report. The committee recommends that the board adopt and support the report and the following recommendations: plan for increase of personnel in the department in the future, support a committee that would update the strategic technology plan that aligns with the CIP, emphasize communication between technology and staff in the district, implement a technology replacement fund using the strategic technology plan as a filter for purchases, to have monthly trainings and newsletters to staff with tips on how to be more efficient in the use of technology, Mr. Higdon will attend staff meetings in the buildings and perhaps do some of the training in those meetings, increase connection of community to schools via technology using the web site more and use Quicken with various school groups, such as FFA, so they can have financial information and learn a skill. Mrs. Heiss would provide the training on Quicken. Mrs. Freske said that the committee recommendations reflect some of the concerns in the report. Mr. Clark advised that Mr. Higdon has requested a re-opener on his salary in regard to this report. Mr. Clark asked if there was anything in the report to justify a re-opener. Mr. Clark said his recollection was that this issue had been settled during negotiations. Mr. Ehrich recalled that the board and Mr. Higdon came to an agreement in terms of his salary and compensation that everyone was comfortable with regardless of the study. Mr. Clark said he would refer Mr. Higdon’s letter to the negotiations committee chair.
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15. Discussion, Budget Board vacancy and expirations
Mr. Clark advised that there are three vacancies by expiration of their terms and one resignation. Mr. Clark also stated that he had received a request from Dr. Lonn Robertson to be on the budget committee. Mr. Clark appointed Mr. Ehrich and Mr. Sells to be the review committee for budget board member applications. Mr. Ehrich will contact the members whose terms have expired. There will be a report from that committee at the November board meeting.
16. Action, Out-of-StateTrip Request
Mr. Sells moved to approve Mrs. O’Connell’s out-of-state trip request. Mr. Ehrich seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Requests for the November board meeting: Audit report, Budget Board vacancies.
ADJOURNMENT The board meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Gary Clark, Chair