The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, February 14, 2007 beginning at 7:20 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Thompson presiding.



                                                Gary Clark

                                                Anne Freske

                                                Lee Kounovsky

                                                Ken Leatherman

                                John Sells



Mike Arnold


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 Baghdad, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany.  Army Sgt. Sean Patrick Fennerty of Portland  died January 20 in the Anbar province of Iraq.  He served in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.  Private First Class Brian A.


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Browning died February 6 in Baghdad, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.




04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

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



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

     There were no questions on the 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.


13.            None     




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