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, June 11, 2008 beginning at 7:35 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Lee Kounovsky presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR KOUNOVSKY:

                                                Gary Clark

                                                Elena Connelly

                                                David Eusted

                                                Ken Leatherman

                                                Chris Mattheisen

                                                Kathy Thompson

                                               

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                               

               

 

ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                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

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The  Chronicle

                                                Katie Annette, Student Representative

               

 

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

Mr. Kounovsky announced that a quorum of the board was present.

 

                02.          Pledge of Allegiance

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

03.            Visitors:  Mr. Kounovsky 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 that Army Corporal Jessica Anne Ellis of Baker City, Oregon was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq on May 11, 2008.  She was a medic assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion at Fort Campbell, KY.

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APPROVE AGENDA

04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.              Action, approve the May 14, 2008 Regular School Board meeting minutes and the May 21, 2008 Budget Board minutes.

Mr. Clark moved to approve the May 14, 2008 regular board meeting minutes and the May 21, 2008 budget board minutes.  Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

REPORTS

06.           Information, Trustees Reports

  There were no trustee reports.

 

07.               Information, Supervisors’ Reports

There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.

                                 

08.               Student Representative Report

Mr. Kounovsky introduced Katie Annette, the 2008-2009 Creswell High School Student Body President.  She reported that the executive council would meet tomorrow to discuss ideas for next year.

 

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.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.               None       

 

NEW BUSINESS

12.           Action, Personnel Report

Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the personnel report without the Leave Without Pay section.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  Dr. Stuber explained that the last three requests had been tentatively approved by the board chair and he is recommending approval of those three leaves.  Dr. Stuber explained that the other request is from a teacher, Mrs. Bernards.  She requested child care leave in January which was granted.  She is now requesting a years’ leave of absence without pay for the entire 2008-2009 school year. The collective bargaining agreement allows a one year total child care leave of absence. 

 

 

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The board received a letter from Mrs. Robertson regarding the leave of absence.  She believes it is not in the best interest of the district to hire a substitute for one year.  Her recommendation includes other options for Mrs. Bernards.  Dr. Stuber stated that he supports Mrs. Robertson’s recommendation.  Mrs. Thompson moved to approve Ms. Robertson’s recommendation for Mrs. Bernard’s leave request as well as the remaining leave requests.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

13.            Action, approve:

Resolution adopting 2008-2009 budget; Resolution to appropriate funds and Resolution imposing and categorizing taxes.

Mr. Clark moved to adopt the budget for fiscal year 2008-2009 in the amount of $27,299,875, to adopt the resolution to appropriate funds and to adopt the resolution imposing and categorizing taxes at a rate of $4.6426/$1,000 for operations for tax year 2008-2009; and in the amount of $2,052,750 for bonds and $2,288, 657 for debt service.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

14.           Action approve handbook changes

Dr. Stuber stated that this approval includes all handbooks.  Mr. Clark moved to approve the handbooks with changes as presented.  Mr. Leatherman seconded.  Discussion  was held regarding a band instrument rental fee for next school year. Rental of instruments would be based on availability.   The fee would be used for cleaning and repair of the instruments.  Mrs. Thompson moved to amend the motion to include phasing in an instrument rental fee starting at $40.00 per semester or $80.00 per year with a $160.00 cap per family for next school year.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE AMENDMENT CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

                                 

15.            Action, Excise Tax Resolution

Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the Excise Tax Resolution.  Mrs. Connelley seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

16.            Action, Administrators Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the 2008-2010 Administrator Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17.   Post revisions to policy IB.  Post new policies, GCBDA/GDBDA,                                       GCN/GDN, GBD, IGBBB, IMB and JF/JFA, JGA, JGAB/JGAB-AR and                JEDA.

Mr. Clark moved to post revisions to policy IB and post new policies GCBDA/GDBDA, GCN/GDN, GBD, IGBBB, IMB,  JF/JFA, JGA, JGAB/JGAB-AR and JEDA.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

18.            Action, adopt posted policies EEACC-AR and KGC/GBK/JFCG

Mr. Clark moved to adopt policies EEACC-AR and KGC/GBK//JFCG.  Mr.  Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

19.          Action, approve PERS-retiree contract for Ophus and Adler

Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the PERS retiree contracts for Mr. Ophus and Dr. Adler.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

20.          Action, worker’s compensation vendor.

Mr. Clark moved to approve Resolution No. 0708-10, worker’s compensation vendor.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 8:50 P.M.                      

 

 

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Lee Kounovsky, Chair