The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, March 9, 2005 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Freske presiding.



                                Gary Clark           

                                Connie Dersham

                                                Don Ehrich

                                                John Sells

                                                Lonn Robertson

                                                Kathy Thompson







ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Director

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Heath Annett,  CHS Student Representative

                                                Taylor Madden, The Chronicle

                                                Anne Thomas, The Sentinel




                01.          Action, establish a quorum

Chair Freske announced that a quorum of the board was present.


Mr. Ehrich reported that Sgt. Adam J. Plumondore died February 16 in Mosul, Iraq.  Sgt. Plumondore was from Gresham.




02.            Pledge of Allegiance





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03.            Visitors: 

Mrs. Freske 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.



04.          Action, approve agenda/add items

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



05.            Action, approve the February 9, 2005  Regular Board Meeting minutes.

Mr. Clark moved to approve the February 9, 2005 regular board meeting minutes.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


06.            Information, Trustees Reports

A.                  Classified Employees Recognition, Mrs. Freske

Mrs. Freske read a proclamation from Governor Kulongoski that recognized classified employees and proclaimed March 7 through March 11, 2005 to be Classified School Employees Week


B.                  Varsity Scholar-Athletes Recognition, Mrs. Freske

Mrs. Freske announced that the Girls Basketball Team ranked 6th among all 3A girls basketball teams in the stats on the Oregon School Activities Association & Dairy farmers of Oregon Academic All-State awards list with a combined G.P.A of 3.7.  The

Boys Basketball team ranked 11th among  3A boys’ teams with a combined G.P.A of 3.38 and the Cheerleaders ranked 10th with a combined G.P.A. of 3.23.  Sara Dubick, Ashley and Lyonte Nelson were present to receive certificates from the board.


07.          Information, Supervisors Reports

A.                  “Paperless” trails presentation, Mr.Higdon

Mr. Higdon gave a presentation on the process being put in place to submit custodial, maintenance and technology department work orders on line.  There will be more district forms put on line in the future.


08.           Student Representative Report

                                Heath Annett reported that the CHS Talent Show would be held on April 1. 


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09.          Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on this report.


10.          Superintendent's

Dr. Stuber reported on the state CIP (Continuous Improvement Plan) requirements.  Dr. Stuber stated that he would be sending out a staff survey regarding a class on conversational Spanish.  He also stated that there needs to be a committee formed to discuss next year’s school calendar.  Mrs. Freske asked board members to let Dr. Stuber know if they are interested in serving on this committee.                          



11.          None




12.          Action,  Personnel Report

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


13.            Action, Licensed Staff Contract Renewals

Mrs. Dersham moved to approve the Licensed Staff Contract Renewals. Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


14.            Action, Select Graduation Presenters

Mr. Clark and Mrs. Freske will be presenters at the high school graduation and Mr. Ehrich and Dr. Robertson will be presenters at the middle school ceremony.


15.            Information, preliminary building budget estimates

                                The board received preliminary building budget estimates from Mrs. Heiss.


16.                Action , Superintendent Evaluation             

Mrs. Freske announced that she would meet with Dr. Stuber the first part of next week to review the evaluation.  Mrs. Freske suggested a work session after the budget committee meeting on March 16 to go over the evaluation process.


17.                Discussion, School Board evaluation process

Discussion to be held at a future work session.             




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                18.          Executive session to discuss negotiations per ORS 192.660 (1) (d)

Mrs. Freske announced that the board would now meet in executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660 (1) (d) for the purpose of conducting deliberations with the negotiating committee designated by the district to carry on negotiations.  The representatives of the media shall not be allowed to attend. All other members of the audience are asked to leave the room.  No decision shall be made in this executive session.  At the end of the executive session the board does not plan to return to open session.



The board adjourned to executive session as per ORS 192.660 (1) (d) 8:00  P.M.



ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M.






Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent




Anne Freske, Chair