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, September 13, 2006 beginning at 7 P.M. in the Creswell
School District Office Board Room, 998
A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Thompson presiding.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR
BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. Rick Stuber,
Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager
Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB
Higdon, Technology Director
Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal
Burrus, CMS Principal
Ophus, CHS Principal
Cruzan, Administrative Secretary
Turnbull, The Chronicle
01. Action, establish a quorum
announced that a quorum of the board was present.
Pledge of Allegiance
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
02. 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.
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Dr. Stuber reported that Army Sergeant lst Class Richard J. Henkes II
died September 3 during a combat operation in Iraq. Army Private Joseph R. Blake of Portland died on August 17 in Turkalay, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade combat
Team, 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, New York. Marine Lance Corporal Randy L. Newman died
August 20 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He
was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st
Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Twentynine Palms, California.
approve agenda/add items
Chair Thompson added item 14Aa
leave request and item 17A transfer request to the agenda. Items 17 and 17A moved to 6A and 6B. Mr. Kounovsky moved to approve the agenda as
amended. Mr. Clark seconded and THE
MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS
04. Action, approve the August
9, 2006 Regular Board Meeting and August 28, 2006 Special Board Meeting Minutes.
Mr. Arnold moved to approve the minutes as
presented. Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE
MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
05. Information, Trustees Reports
There were no reports.
06. Information, Supervisors Report
were no questions on the Supervisors reports.
Discussion, Transfer Policy
Mr. Arnold requested a discussion
and clarification of the AR for the district’s transfer policy. Dr. Stuber
stated that when he first came to the district he was advised by the board that
out of district transfers were to be approved by the board if there was not a
one to one exchange. After a discussion
by board members, Mrs. Thompson directed the policy committee to review and consider
revision of the current criteria in the policy AR.
O6B. Transfer Request
Mr. Clark moved
to deny Mr. Randall’s request. Mr. Kounovsky
seconded. Mr. Randall addressed the board regarding his request that his son be
allowed to attend Pleasant Hill
High School tuition free
this year. He stated that during his
son’s Freshman and Sophomore years there was a one to one exchange. There was not an exchange for his Junior year
so tuition was paid to Pleasant Hill.
There is not a one to one exchange for
his son this year
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either. After board discussion, Mr. Leatherman and Mr.
Arnold stated their reasons for voting
no on the motion. THE MOTION TO DENY THE REQUEST CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
07. Student Representative Report
Leisha Price, CHS student
representative to the board, reported on Homecoming plans. The Homecoming game will be against Taft High
School on October 20. She asked board members if they would be willing to
judge the Homecoming floats this year. A
parade will begin at 4 P.M. on October 20.
The Homecoming Dance will be held October 21.
Business Manager Report.
Mrs. Heiss reported that the low bid for the freezer replacement was
from Clay’s Refrigeration for $24,750. Mr. Clark moved to accept the bid of $24,750
from Clay’s Refrigeration. Mr.
Leatherman seconded AND THE MOTION
Dr. Stuber presented the proposed budget
calendar. There were no questions on his
Action, CSB committee assignments
Mrs. Thompson announced the
2006-2007 board committee assignments.
Policy committee members are Mr. Kounovsky, Chair, Mr. Leatherman, Mr.
Sells and Mr. Clark as an alternate.
Negotiation committee members are Anne Freske, Chair, Mrs. Thompson, Mr.
Arnold and Mr. Clark as alternate.
Information, CMS Bond
Mrs. Burrus reported that the bond
committee will meet on September 14 at 7 P.M. in the Community Center.
Mr. Clark moved to approve the
personnel report. Mr. Kounovsky seconded
and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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Mr. Leatherman moved to approve
the 3 day unpaid leave for Mr. and Mrs. Mercer.
Mr. Clark seconded. Mr. Kounovsky asked if this would be considered a
break in service. Mr. Leatherman amended
his motion to state this is not a break in service. Mr. Clark seconded the amendment. THE AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY. THE MOTION AS AMENDED CARRIED
15. Discussion, alternative education
Dr. Stuber explained that
HomeSource was developed in 1995. The Bethel superintendent
realized that there were many home school students who wanted to get services
from a credited area. The Bethel superintendent worked with the person who had set
up HomeSource and with the Oregon Department of Education to allow Bethel to count home
school students who attended HomeSource as their students. When students attended
HomeSource, HomeSource received 80% of the weighted ADA
and Bethel got
the remaining 20%. Last summer ODE
rescinded that agreement and said that HomeSource needed to contract with or
have approval from the district where the home schooled students resided. Home school parents had to register their
students in the home district before they could attend HomeSource. The home district then received 20% of the
and HomeSource 80%. Last year Fernridge
and Junction City
districts decided to contract with HomeSource using the same type of contract sent
to other alternative education providers.
Contracts were submitted to HomeSource and HomeSource decided not to
sign. As a result, HomeSource lost the students from
those two districts. Lane County
superintendents met with Cliff Brush from ODE and alternative education
providers in the area at Lane ESD last year.
Districts thought they would still be able to approve students to attend
HomeSource. In August, Dr. Stuber sent
an email to other districts to see what they were doing regarding this matter. Some
districts either don’t have a need for HomeSource, or have refused to sign
contracts with HomeSource. This year Pleasant
Hill has decided not to sign a contract with
HomeSource. Dr. Stuber said he had been
approving HomeSource student releases assuming the district would reexamine our policy this year. In addition, this summer ODE made a ruling
regarding HomeSource funding. The state told HomeSource that because they did
not meet some state requirements funding would be cut 50%. Mr. Kounovsky said he understood Eugene School
District was establishing a policy on how to evaluate
who goes to Home Source. At this time, Eugene
is allowing students who attended HomeSource last year to continue for the
06-07 school year. Dr. Stuber stated
that in the past parents had the complete choice to send their children to
HomeSource because they went through Bethel and Bethel
released them without any questions. Typically in an
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alternative education setting the
district makes the placement, not the parent. Under the new rules districts,
such as Eugene,
are setting up a processing point at the district level. Home school parents will need to come in and
meet with a committee or an agent within the district who makes a determination
if HomeSource is a proper placement for the student. Dr.
Stuber encouraged the policy committee to meet and review district alternative
education policy and also encouraged Dr. Adler, a home school parent and a
director from HomeSource to attend the policy committee meeting. At that time, the committee could also
discuss a policy rescinding current contracts.
approve alternative education providers.
Dr. Adler informed the board that she has been working with Chris Parra
from South Lane
to approve criteria as requested by the state to evaluate alternative education
providers. Dr. Adler recommended approval of the list with the exception of the
Center for Appropriate Transport. Mr.
Clark moved to approve Center Point School,
Creative Minds, Looking Glass Riverfront School, Northwest Youth Corps,
SCAR/Jasper Mountain, Wellsprings
and Al Kennedy Alternative High School as the alternative education programs
for the 2006-2007 school year. Mr.
Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Mr. Clark moved to approve HomeSource pending
final review of district policy and procedures.
Mr. Arnold seconded and THE
MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
17. Discussion, transfer policy
Moved to agenda item 6A.
17A. Transfer Request
Moved to agenda item 6B.
Discussion, OSBA state convention
Mrs. Thompson announced that the OSBA Convention will be held in Portland November
9-12. She asked board members to notify
Marilyn by the end of this week if they plan to attend.
board meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.
Dr. Rick Stuber,
Kathy Thompson, Chair