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, March 8, 2006 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 996 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Clark presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR CLARK:

                                                Mike Arnold

                                Anne Freske

                                Lee Kounovsky

                                Ken Leatherman

                                John Sells

                                Kathy Thompson

 

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                                               

 

                                                               

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

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The Chronicle

                                                Ann Thomas, The Sentinel

                                                                                                               

 

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

02.            Visitors: 

Mr. Clark 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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APPROVE AGENDA

03.            Action, approve agenda/add items

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

04.          Action, approve the February 8, 2006 Regular Board Meeting                            Minutes.

Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the February 8, 2006 Regular Board Meeting minutes.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

a.       OSEA Proclamation, Mr. Clark

Mr. Clark read a proclamation from Governor Kulongoski recognizing classified employees and declaring the week of March 6-10, 2006 Classified School Employees Week.

 

b.       Bulldog Magic, Mrs. Thompson

Mrs. Thompson announced that $50,000 was raised at the Bulldog Magic Dinner Auction.   She thanked Pete Apo, Dr. Robertson and the committee that helped to make the evening a success.

 

07.          Information, Supervisors Report

a.         CMS Student presentation, Mr. Lampe/Mrs. Burrus

Mr. Lampe introduced Destiny Baguio and Austin Howe, two of his math students, who gave a presentation on the use of Palm Pilots in their math class.

 

08.            Student Representative Report

The student representative was not present.  Mrs. Thompson reported that students are getting ready for the talent show and the student council members are reviewing the sports policies and wellness policy.

 

09.           Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on the Business Manager’s report.

 

10.                Superintendent's Report

There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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11.                None

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS

 

12.            Action, Personnel Report

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the personnel report.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

13.            Action, licensed staff contract renewals

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the contract renewals.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

14.           Action, select graduation presenters

Presenters at Creswell High School graduation will be Mr. Clark and Mrs. Thompson.  Presenters at the Creswell Middle School graduation will be Mr. Kounovsky and Mr. Leatherman.

 

15.            Information, preliminary building budget estimates

Mrs. Heiss shared information about the various revenue projections and lack of stability in state school funding.  The board will be given very preliminary general fund expenditure information prior to the March 15 budget committee meeting.

 

16.            Action, Superintendent’s evaluation

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the Superintendent’s evaluation.  Mr. Arnold seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

17.            Action, Adopt Posted Policies

a.       IGBA Students with Disabilities (with AR)

b.       IGBAB Records of Students with Disabilities

c.        IGBAC Special education-personnel development

d.       IGBAE Special Education-Participation in Regular Ed. Programs (with AR)

e.        IGBAF Special Education-Individualized Education Programs (with AR)

f.        IGBAG Special Education-Procedural safeguards (with AR)

                                f.2   IGBAH Special Education-Evaluation Procedures (with AR)

g.       IGBAI Special Education-Private Schools (with AR)

h.       IGBAJ Special Education-Free Appropriate Public Education (with AR)

i.         IGBAK Special Education-Public availability of State Application

j.         IGBAL-Special Education-Home-schooled Students with Disabilities (with AR)

k.       JGDA/JGEA-Discipline of Disabled Students (with AR)

l.         IGDH-Purpose and Philosophy of CSD Athletic Program

m.     IGDI AR1-Process for Adding Athletic Programs

 

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Mrs. Thompson moved to adopt policies IGBA Students with Disabilities (with AR), IGBAB Records of Students with Disabilities, IGBAC Special Education-Personnel Development, IGBAE Special Education Participation in Regular Education Programs (with AR), IGBAF Special Education-Individualized Education Programs (with AR), IGBAG Special Education-Procedural Safeguards (with AR), IGBAH Special Education-Evaluation Procedures (with AR), IGBAI Special Education-Private Schools (with AR), IGBAJ Special Education-Free Appropriate Public Education (with AR), IGBAK Special Education-Public Availability of State Application, IGBAL-Special Education-Home-Schooled Students with Disabilities (with AR), JGDA/JGEA-Discipline of Disabled Students (with AR).  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mrs. Thompson moved to adopt policies IGDH-Purpose and Philosophy of Creswell School District Athletic Program and IGDI-AR1-Process for Adding Athletic Programs.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.               

 

18.            Action, post proposed policies

a.       IGDI-Adding/Dropping Athletic Programs

b.       IGDI AR2-Process for Dropping Athletic Programs

c.        IGDJ-Club Sports

d.       IGDJ AR-Club Sports, Terms and Conditions

e.        EBBCC-Use of Automated External Defibrillator

 

Mr. Sells moved to post policies IGDI Adding/Dropping Athletic Programs, IGDI AR2-Process for Dropping Athletic Programs, IGDJ-Club Sports, IGDJ AR-Club Sports, Terms and Conditions, EBBCC-Use of automated External Defibrillator.  Mr.Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

      

19.            Discussion, proposed school funding lawsuit.

Dr. Stuber reported that the Oregon School Funding Defense Foundation is bringing suit against the State of Oregon for inadequate funding for education as mandated.  The foundation is in the process of developing their complaint  to file the suit.  They are doing their own research and are picking school districts they feel will most benefit their suit. Creswell is not included at the present time. The Pendleton School District as well as the Eugene and Crow Applegate school district have been named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.  Board action is required to join the suit.

 

 

 

 

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20.            Action, Middle School Bond Steering Committee Requests

Mr. Clark stated there will be two action items. One is to hire a public relations firm and to send out RFPs to hire an architect.  Mrs. Burrus reported that she and Mrs. Heiss have visited middle schools in Eagle Point, The Dalles, Corvallis and Springfield. Mr. Leatherman moved to allow the steering committee to present the RFP for the architect and hire a  public relations firm with a not to exceed budget of $10,000 initially.  Mr. Kounovsky seconded.

                                THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

                                MR. ARNOLD:  YES

                                MR. CLARK:      YES

                                MRS. FRESKE:  NO

                                MR.  KOUNOVSKY:  YES

                                MR. LEATHERMAN:  YES

                                MR. SELLS:   NO

                                MRS. THOMPSON:  NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at 8:20  P.M.

 

 

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Gary Clark, Chair