REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
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
Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB
Joel Higdon, Technology Director
Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal
Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal
Jan Ophus, CHS Principal
Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary
Leisha Price, Student Representative
Dean Rea, 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: Private First Class Ryan J. Hill of Keizer
died on January 20 in
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Browning died February 6 in
04. Action, approve agenda/add items
05. Action, approve the January 10, 2007 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Mr. Clark moved to approve the January 10, 2007 regular board meeting minutes. Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
06. Information, Trustees Reports
Mrs. Freske requested that a report be given to the board on how the harassment and bullying policy is working in the district and how harassment complaints are being resolved.
Mrs. Thompson announced that she had received a letter of resignation from Budget Board member Carol Vandervort. An announcement of the vacancy will be placed in the Chronicle.
a. Above and Beyond recognition
The board recognized the following first semester recipients of the Above and Beyond Awards. Sue Bowers nominated by Mr. Ophus, Suzanne Amos nominated by Mrs. Burrus, Jackie Odegaard nominated by Ms. Robertson, Lauri Thomas nominated by Mr. Kounovsky and Joel Higdon, nominated by Dr. Stuber.
07. Information, Supervisors Reports
a. Mrs. Weber, HS Curriculum report
Mrs. Weber was unable to attend.
There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.
08. Student Representative Report
Leisha Price reported that the girls basketball team is first in the league this year. The boys basketball team won their game on Thursday. The chess team placed 5th in the state competition. The Winter Ball raised $1,300 for the Prom. There will be a school-wide talent show at CHS this year. Graduation will be held outside this year weather permitting.
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09. Information, Business Manager Report.
There were no questions on the Business Manager’s report.
10. Information, Superintendent's Report
11. Action, adopt 2007-2008 teachers’ calendar
The board received two versions of the calendar. Mr. Clark moved to accept Version I of the teachers’ calendar. Mrs. Freske seconded. Dr. Stuber explained that Version I is exactly like the draft the board was given last month except that one-half day was added at the middle school to give more preparation time for the student directed parent/teacher conferences. Version II takes two student instruction days away in December and adds them to the end of the year. This would make winter break 12 days instead of 10. The Labor Management Committee recommendation was to consider making winter break longer as in Version II and to try to coordinate with other districts in our area. Dr. Stuber reported that he did contact other districts in the county and most of them had not developed their calendar yet. THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:
MR. CLARK – YES
MRS. FRESKE – YES
MR. KOUNVSKY – NO
MR. LEATHERMAN - YES
MR. SELLS – YES
MRS. THOMPSON – YES
12. Action, adopt Foreign Exchange Student policy
Mr. Kounovsky moved to adopt JECBA-AR Foreign Exchange Student policy. Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
14. Action, Personnel Report
Mr. Clark moved to approve the amended personnel report. Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
15. Discussion, Superintendent evaluation instrument
Dr. Stuber will update the evaluation and send it out this week.
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16. Discussion, School Board evaluation instrument
There were no revisions to the evaluation document. Mrs. Thompson requested that the evaluation be given to the administrators and Dr. Stuber to be filled out and returned by March 5.
17. Action, approve Lane ESD Local Service Plan
Mr. Clark moved to approve the Lane ESD Local Service Plan. Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
18. Action, post new and revised policies
Mr. Kounovsky announced that policy IGBCA Parent Involvement is on hold until the administrators have a chance to look it over and give feedback to Mr. Kounovsky. The transportation policies are also on hold until next month. Mr. Kounovsky moved to post revised policies BBF-Board Members Standards of Conduct, BBFA-Board Members Ethics and Conflicts of Interest, BDD-Board Meeting Procedure, DJ-District Purchasing, DJC-Bidding Requirements, DJC-AR-Special Procurements and Exemptions from Competitive Bidding, DJCA-Personal Services Contracts, DJCA-AR-Personal Services Contracts, EBC/EBCA-Emergency Procedures and Disaster Plans. Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Mr. Kounovsky moved to post new policies EBAD-Indoor Air Quality, EBAD-AR-Indoor Air Quality Management Plan, GCBDE/GDBDE-Military leave of Absence, IGBHA-AR3-Alternative Placement, IGBHE-Expanded Options Programs, IGBHE-AR1-Expanded Options Programs Notification, IGBHE AR-2-Expanded Options Programs Summary District, IGBHE- AR3- Expanded Options Programs Program Check List, IKI-Academic Integrity, JFCH-Alcohol, JFCI-Substance Abuse, JHCC-Communicable Disease, JHCC-GBEB-AR-Communicable Disease. Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Mr. Leatherman requested a written observation by Mr. Ophus and Mr. Goldspink about how the Athletic Director/Coach arrangement worked. Mrs.
Freske requested that input from the coaches be included in the review of the coaches’ handbook. Mr. Clark stated he would like a summation on how the interaction with all coaches and the Athletic Director has been as it fits in with district policy.
ADJOURNMENT: The board meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.
Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Kathy Thompson, Chair