REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The regular school board meeting of
the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40,
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR
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
01. Action, establish a quorum
Chair Clark announced that a quorum of the board was present.
Pledge of Allegiance
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.
03. Action, approve agenda/add items
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.
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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.
Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Gary Clark, Chair