The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, January 10, 2007 beginning at 7:10 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Thompson presiding.



                                                Mike Arnold

                                                Gary Clark

                                                Anne Freske

                                                Lee Kounovsky

                                                Ken Leatherman

                                John Sells





ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Hugh Turnbull, 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 that Sgt. Brennan Gibson of Tualatin died on December 10 of injuries sustained when an explosive device detonated near his HMMWV in Baghdad, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Fort Richardson, Alaska.



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04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mrs. Thompson announced that item 17, Purchase of a  Special Education Bus, was being added to the agenda. Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mr. Sells  seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.



05.          Action, approve the December 13, 2006 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Mr. Clark moved to approve the December 13, 2006 regular board meeting minutes.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


06.         Information, Trustees Reports



07.         Information, Supervisors Reports

                                a.    Middle School health presentation

Ms. Lauri  Thomas, CMS health teacher, introduced students Andrew     Bidwell, Emily Case, Theressa Clack, John Geil, Gabe Heater,                Austin Howe, Wendie Kelly,  Spencer Litchfield, Ellie Perkins, Beau     Poling, Raleigh Shepler, Sam  Shrives, Kayla Stram, Rosie  Taylor and   Taylor Williamson.  The students gave power point presentations  to the board on the components of fitness.                 

b.    High School Frosh Academy update

Mr. Stan Kramer gave the board an update on the Frosh Academy          class he teaches at the high school.  Mr. Kounovsky stated  that  he would like to continue the discussion on  the Frosh Academy at the High School Committee meeting.  Mrs. Freske will add the topic to next Thursday’s committee meeting agenda.

c.        High School Senior Success update

Mr. Will Coltrin gave the board an overview of the Senior Success class. The intent of this class is to focus on the new graduation requirements.  He reported that 82 Seniors are taking the class.  Students are currently working on projects to complete their Creative Learning Standards and Creative Learning Experience.

d.       High School Darfur presentation, Martin

Mr. Martin, CHS social studies teacher, introduced students Perry Eastham, Breeana Mackin-Oldham and Rachel Shepler.  The students reported to the board on the Creswell High School chapter of STAND (Students Taking Action Now Darfur)  The organization is trying to create awareness of the tragedy taking place in Darfur.  Creswell High School members of STAND will be fundraising at various events to benefit schools in Darfur.


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There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.  Mrs. Burrus            announced that a retailer has given a large donation of stationery to the Creswell Education Foundation.  The donation is to be used for fundraising.  Students at CMS who plan to go on the Washington, D.C. trip next year will be selling the stationery as a fundraiser.


08.            Student Representative Report

Leisha Price reported that there will be a pep assembly on January 23.  There will be boys basketball games at Chemawa this Friday.  The drama class production will be held next Wednesday and Saturday at the high school.


09.               Information, Business Manager Report.

a.       Bond Report #2

There were no questions on the bond report.


10.            Information, Superintendent's Report

There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.



11.             None                    



12.            Action, Personnel Report

Mr. Clark moved to approve the personnel  report.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


13.            Discussion, Tim Demanett from Creswell City Council

                                Mrs. Thompson advised that Mr. Demanett was unable to attend.


14.            Action, 2007-08 Teachers’ Calendar

This item was tabled until the February board meeting.


15.            Action,  post Foreign Exchange student policy

                Mr. Leatherman moved to post JECBA-AR, Foreign Exchange Student policy.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


16.            Action, resolution for issuance and negotiated sale of 2006 Bond

Mr. Clark moved to adopt Resolution No. 0607-6,  A resolution of Creswell School District No. 40, Lane County, Oregon authorizing the issuance and negotiated sale of not to exceed $13,000,000 general obligation bonds; designating an authorized representative, bond counsel and underwriter; authorizing appointment of a paying agent and bond registrar; and authorizing

execution of a purchase agreement.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


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17.            Request for Special Education Bus

Mrs. Heiss explained that the bus is needed due to the increased number of special education students being transported out of the district. Mr.  Clark moved to authorize the purchase of a special education bus.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.







ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 9:25 P.M.






Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent





Kathy Thompson, Chair