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, June 13, 2007 beginning at 7:15 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 THOMPSON:

                                                Gary Clark

                                                David Eusted

                                                Anne Freske

                                                Lee Kounovsky

                                                Ken Leatherman

                                                John Sells

                               

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                                               

                                               

 

                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Coordinator

                                                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

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

 

                02.          Pledge of Allegiance

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

               03.           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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APPROVE AGENDA

04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mrs. Thompson added item 16 PERS Bonding to the agenda.  Mr. Sells moved to approve the amended agenda.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.   Mr. Clark moved to add  item 13.5 budget adjustment for food service to the agenda.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

               

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.              Action, approve the May 9, 2007  Regular Board Meeting Minutes and the May 16, 2007 Budget Board minutes.

Mr. Clark moved to approve the May Regular Board meeting and Budget Board meeting minutes.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

                                There were no reports.

 

07.              Information, Supervisors Reports

  Mrs. Freske stated  that in addition to the harassment reports a graph                showing data from year to year would be helpful.  Mr. Ophus suggested that    the harassment policy language be reviewed. Dr. Stuber stated that perhaps      the board could review that policy next year.

 

08.             Student Representative Report

 The student representative was not present.

 

09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on this report.

 

10.         Information, Superintendent's Report

      There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                11.     

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

12.            Action, Personnel report.

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

 

 

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13.                Action, approve 2007-2008 school lunch prices

Mr. Clark moved to approve the 2007-2008 school lunch prices.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                13.5        Food Service budget adjustment

Mr. Clark moved to authorize that $35,890 be moved from contingency to function 3120 to cover the additional costs due to the freezer issue last summer and to increase the budget in function 3120 an additional $20,000.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                14.          Discussion, soccer field sites.

Dr. Stuber explained that the loss of field space at the middle school creates a  lack of play space for several events including soccer.  A possible site identified behind Creslane was determined by the architect to be partially wetlands. He stated that the only other area the district has to explore is an area directly north of the high school tennis courts. This would necessitate using some of the space that is currently used by the FFA. There is also some wetland possibility in that area.  Another possibility is to remove the tennis courts and some of the trees near the tennis courts. Mr. Coltrin, Creswell High School Agriculture teacher, expressed his concern regarding the use of the high school property that is part of the area used by the FFA and his Agriculture program. Dr. Stuber said the architect developed a template that could be placed over a map of district property to help determine space for a field.  Mr. Sells moved to direct Dr. Stuber to look into the possibility of using a portion of the high school property as a soccer field. Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

15.          Action, approve :

a. Resolution adopting 2007-2008 budget, Resolution to appropriate                 funds and the Resolution imposing and categorizing taxes.

      Mr. Clark moved to adopt the budget for fiscal year 2007-2008 in the                total of $30,050,336, to adopt the resolution to appropriate funds and to            adopt the resolution imposing and categorizing taxes at a rate of                         $4.6426/$1,000 for the general fund and $1,858,750 for debt service.  Mr.       Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED  UNANIMOUSLY.

 

16.          Action, approve handbook changes

Mr. Clark moved to approve the handbook changes as presented.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

16.5            PERS Bonding

Mr. Clark moved to authorize Mrs. Heiss to send $1,000 to PERS for the actuary study in preparation for the bonding of the PERS unfunded liability.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

 

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Executive Session:  Mrs. Thompson announced that the board would now meet  in executive session to conduct deliberations with persons designated to carry on labor negotiations.  ORS 192.660 (a) (d)

 

The board adjourned to executive session at 8:45 P.M.  The board returned to regular session at 9:15 P.M.

 

17.                Action, Ratify approved collective bargaining agreements and superintendent contract.

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the OSEA, Administrator and Confidential bargaining agreements and Dr. Stuber’s contract.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

18.                Action, swear in new board members.

Mrs. Heiss gave the oath of office to new board members Gary Clark, David Eusted, Chris Mattheisen, Mark Risen and Kathy Thompson.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 9:25 P.M.                  

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

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Kathy Thompson, Chair