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 11, 2009 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Ken Leatherman presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR: Ken Leatherman

                                                Gary Clark

                                                Elena Connelly

                                                David Eusted

                                                Lee Kounovsky

                                                Chris Mattheisen

                                                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

                                               

               

 

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

Mr. Leatherman announced that a quorum of the board was present.

 

                02.          Pledge of Allegiance

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

03.            Visitors:  Mr. Leatherman 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

04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Leatherman added items 23 and 24 to the agenda.   Ms. Mattheisen moved to approve the amended agenda.  Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.              Action, approve the February 11, 2009 Regular School Board meeting minutes.

Mr. Kounovsky moved to approve the February 11, 2009 regular board meeting minutes.  Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

REPORTS

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

None.

 

07.          Information, Supervisors’ Reports

                                There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.

 

08.           Student Representative Report

The student representative was not present.

 

09.           Information, Business Manager Report.

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

 

10.           Information, Superintendent Report

  There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.           Superintendent Search Update, Kounovsky

  Mr. Kounovsky reported that the superintendent search is still underway with   interviews taking place in executive session.

 

               12.        None    

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

                     

13.          Action, approve Personnel Report

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

 

 

 

 

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14.          Action, adopt policies EEA, Student Transportation; EEAB,                                School Bus Scheduling and Routing and EEAE, Student Transportation           in Private Vehicles.

                             Mr.. Clark moved to adopt policies EEA, Student Transportation; EEAB,                                        School Bus Scheduling and Routing and EEAE , Student Transportation in                                     Private vehicles.  Ms.  Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED                               UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                15.         Action, post revised policy DLA, Payday Schedule.

                             Mr. Clark moved to post revised policy DLA, Payday Schedule.  Mrs.                                            Connelly seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

                              

                16.          Action, licensed staff renewals               

Ms. Connelly moved to approve the licensed staff renewals.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.                              

 

                17.         Discussion, 2009-2010 revenue information

Mrs. Heiss distributed an overview of education funding for 2007-09 and 2009-2011 and reviewed  the information with the board.

 

18.           Action, appoint graduation/promotion diploma presenters

Mr. Leatherman appointed Mrs. Connelly and Mr. Kounovsky to present  diplomas at the high graduation ceremony and Ms. Mattheisen and Mr. Leatherman to present certificates at the eighth grade promotion ceremony.

 

19.            Action, add Willamette Leadership Academy, Willow Learning Center             and Bridgeway House School to approved alternative placements list.

Mr. Clark moved  to approve adding Willamette Leadership Academy, Willow Learning Center and Bridgeway House School to the approved alternative placement list.  Mrs. Connelly seconded.  Dr. Adler reported that we have a student with severe needs that could not be met in the Lane ESD Life Skill class. The student needed to be placed at both these private schools.  She also reported that ODE has recently approved Willow Learning Center and Bridgeway House School.  Mrs. Thompson asked about the necessity of approving Willamette Leadership Academy, which is a charter school.  Mr. Clark amended his motion to state that only Willow Learning Center and Bridgeway House School be added to the approved alternative placement list.  Mrs. Connelly seconded and the amendment to the motion CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.   THE MOTION AS AMENDED CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

20.            Action, sick leave bank request         

Dr. Stuber stated that this request is from the CEA and that the board has approved sick leave banks in the past.  He also said that the board may set a cap for the number of days donated and also set the number of days an

 

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employee could donate.  If the day limit is reached the CEA could submit another request.  Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the request for a sick leave bank with a cap of three days with unused days  being redistributed to donors, that all staff may donate, if more days are needed another request must be made to the board and that there would an update to the board in three months to clarify the status of the situation.  Mr. Clark seconded.     There was discussion regarding the update.  Mrs. Thompson amended her motion to drop the three month update.  Mr. Clark seconded the amendment. Dr. Stuber stated that staff should be notified that if they donate they will not receive the sick leave incentive.  THE AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

                               

                21.          Action, request to support street  abatement

Dr. Stuber reviewed the request for the street abatement.  Mr. Clark moved to support the request for the street abatement.  Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

22.            Discussion, 2008-2009 School Board Goals evaluation

The evaluation document will be sent to the board and administration.  The   completed forms should be returned to Mr. Leatherman by June 1.

 

                23.          Action, Vehicle Purchase

Mr. Clark moved to approve Resolution 0809-8 in the amount of $18,500 out of contingency fund 274 for the purchase of a new automobile for the transportation department. Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

                                MR. CLARK – YES

                                MRS. CONNELLY –NO

                                MR. EUSTED – YES

                                MR. KOUNOVSKY – YES

                                MR. LEATHERMAN – YES          

                                MS. MATTHEISEN – YES

                                MRS. THOMPSON - YES

 

                24.          Action, Creswell Middle School Asbestos Abatement Resolution

 Mr. Kounovsky moved to accept the Creswell Middle School asbestos    abatement resolution. Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at  8:10 P.M.                      

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

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Ken Leatherman, Chair