BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

 

MEETING DATE: 12-13-06 †††††† DATE PREPARED:12-06-06

AGENDA ITEM:#13††††††††† AGENDA TITLE:Harassment Policy

ITEM REQUESTED BY:Chair

 

SUMMARY:The chair asked for a compliance discussion relative to the districtís JFCF Harassment, et al policy.This request follows a parent complaint regarding a principalís handling of their harassment complaint.

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS REPORT:I investigated the parent complaint of non-compliance with respect to Policy JFCF.My review and conclusions were that we had not responded to this particular harassment complaint as directed by policy. To date I have taken the following remedial steps:

1.       A full review of JFCF with the administrative team on November 29.I determined that non-compliance with JFCF was not universal across the district.

2.      A targeted review with the specific building administrator including my expectations on how complaints in the future will be recognized and investigated.

3.      A targeted staff training in the specific building for teachers and others to enable them to recognize their responsibilities and to recognize and report suspected harassment.

4.      A review of JFCF for the school board December 13, 2006

 

In addition, the Districtís insurance carrier has been conducting sexual harassment seminars at staff meetings.To date these sessions have been held at Creslane and the Middle School and are scheduled at the HS.Furthermore, the carrier is going to make a second set of seminar presentations on harassment this spring.

 

 

BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

 

MEETING DATE: 12-13-06 †††††† DATE PREPARED:12-06-06

AGENDA ITEM:#14††††††††† AGENDA TITLE:BM Bond report

ITEM REQUESTED BY:BM

 

SUMMARY:Due to the bond and construction interest, Mrs. Heiss will make monthly reports.

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS ADVICE:A couple of items in this monthís report should be specifically discussed/noted:

1.      While the board has discussed bond management as an area that Mrs. Heiss and I can oversee, we desire that intent more formally established.

2.     The Bond Oversight Committee membership will be announced by the Chair.I have previously recommended some membership and we have made public solicitation for others but hope to keep the total number to 5.I will forward a list of nominees to the board on Dec 11.

3.     The Design Committee will also be established.I have recommended some key personnel, two citizens have been added to my list and as noted above we are soliciting other membership.The critical personnel for membership of this committee are already in place however other members can be added.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED:1) Mrs. Heissí report.2) Dec 6 press release.

ESTIMATED COST/FUND:†† n/a

BOARD ACTION:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion†††††† Second††††† Aye†† Nay†† Abstention

Arnold

Clark

Freske

Kounovsky

Leatherman

Sells

Thompson

 

 

BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

 

MEETING DATE: 12-13-06 †††††† DATE PREPARED:12-06-06

AGENDA ITEM:#16AGENDA TITLE:Bond Architect

ITEM REQUESTED BY:Stuber

 

SUMMARY:Mr. Reid Anderson is the districtís architect for the Middle School Bond project.I asked Mr. Anderson to attend this meeting for the following:

1.      a presentation of the time line estimates for the various phases of this project.

2.      a presentation of rough estimates for the associated costs within the project.

3.      a framework for comparing the costs of all-weather surfaces and alternative surfaces.

4.      an opportunity for Q and A with the board.

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS ADVICE:This is a discussion item.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED:None at this time however Mr. Anderson may forward some.

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BOARD ACTION: n/a

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion†††††† Second††††† Aye†† Nay†† Abstention

Arnold

Clark

Freske

Kounovsky

Leatherman

Sells

Thompson

 

 

BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

 

MEETING DATE: 12-13-06 †††††† DATE PREPARED:12-06-06

AGENDA ITEM:#19††††††† AGENDA TITLE:out-of-state travel

ITEM REQUESTED BY:Ophus

 

SUMMARY:The Creswell High School Jazz Band desires to participate in a music festival at Clark College located in Vancouver, WA.Out-of-state student trips must be approved by the board.

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS ADVICE:The request has been properly documented and is approved by the building principal.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED:IICA-AR paperwork

 

ESTIMATED COST/FUND:†† Unknown, students will ďdefrayĒ costs.

BOARD ACTION:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion†††††† Second††††† Aye†† Nay†† Abstention

Arnold

Clark

Freske

Kounovsky

Leatherman

Sells

Thompson

 

 

 

BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

 

MEETING DATE: 12-13-06 †††††† DATE PREPARED:12-06-06

AGENDA ITEM:#21††††††† AGENDA TITLE:07-08 calendar

ITEM REQUESTED BY:Stuber

 

SUMMARY:A calendar has been outlined for next school year using the same format as the current calendar.The teacherís cba requires they have an opportunity for input before adoption.If the proposed format looks okay to the board I will forward a copy to the union for their input.

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS ADVICE:I have made a couple technical changes:

1.      I have re-titled the document so that it is clear it represents the 190 contract days of teachers.There has been some confusion among other bargaining units as to whether the calendar applies to them or not.

2.      I have indicated holidays as being paid or unpaid.There are five paid holidays within the 190 paid contract days.Other ďnon-paidĒ days are described as holidays without pay.

3.      We donít have 8th grade graduation here, we have an 8th grade promotion.Itís taken me several years but I finally got it right.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED:Proposed calendar

 

ESTIMATED COST/FUND:†† n/a

 

BOARD ACTION:No action needed, this is a discussion item.