The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, November 14, 2007 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Lee Kounovsky presiding.



                                                Gary Clark

                                                David Eusted

                                                Ken Leatherman

                                                Chris Mattheisen

                                                Mark Risen

                                                Kathy Thompson







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

                                                Ryan Kounovsky, Student Representative




                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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


Dr. Stuber reported that Army Sergeant Joshua Charles Brennan was killed in action on Saturday, November 3, 2007 in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan.  Sergeant Brennan , of Ontario, was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team stationed in Vicenza, Italy.






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                02.          Pledge of Allegiance



               03.           Visitors:  Mr. Kounovsky 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. Kounovsky stated that agenda items 14a and 15 have been removed.  Item 15 will be added to the December agenda.  Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.



05.              Action, approve the October 10, 2007 Regular Board Meeting Minutes and the Budget Hearing Minutes.

Mr. Clark moved to approve the October 10, 2007 Budget Hearing Minutes and the Regular Board Meeting Minutes.  Mr. Risen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


06.          Information, Trustees Reports

a.       Food Services Committee

Mr. Clark reported that the committee continues to discuss food services and explore options for that program.  It is estimated that food services will need to be subsidized $12,000 this year. 


07.            Information, Supervisors Reports

a.       CMS DC/NYC trip report

Mrs. Burrus presented a slide show on the  recent CMS DC/NYC trip.

b.       HS Soccer Team

Members of the CHS soccer teams were present and thanked the board for giving them the opportunity to play soccer by including soccer in the budget.


Mr. Ophus reported that high school student Erik Hendricks had been chosen

for the All State Jazz Band.


                                There were no questions on the supervisors  reports.


08.             Student Representative Report

Ryan Kounovsky reported that the high school hosted guest speaker  Mr.    Alvin Law.  The fourth and fifth grade classes as well as the middle school students also attended the assembly.  The senior class will have a canned food


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drive.  Several student council members attended a workshop last weekend.  The volleyball team won fifth place at the recent state tournament.


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.



11.            Information, Bond update   

Mrs. Heiss informed the board that the bid opening will be November 28 at 2 P.M.


12.            Action, Re-Post Policy IGBB and IGBB-AR Talented and                            Gifted.

Mr. Clark moved to re-post Policies IGBB and IGBB-AR Talented and            Gifted.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


                13.       None




                14.     Action, Personnel Report

 Mr. Clark moved to approve the Personnel Report.  Mr. Leatherman seconded   and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


                14a.    Request for leave without pay

                           Removed from the agenda.


15.         Information/discussion, District audit report

 Added to the December agenda.


                16.      Action, approve OSEA MOA

                           Mr. Clark moved to approve the OSEA MOA.  Mr. Leatherman seconded.  Dr.                              Stuber explained that the MOA was referred to the board negotiations committee.                           The MOA changes the pay column for the high school transition coordinator                                  position.  THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


                17.      Action, Post: proposed new policies GBNAA/JFCFA,  KH,  KMC and

                           KMC-AR and revisions to policies JECA, JB, IGBHA, JHCD, JHCDA,

                          GBNA/JFCF, GBA, EEA and AC        Mr. Clark moved to post new policies

                          GBNAA/JFCFA-Cyberbullying, KH- Public Gifts to the District, KMC and

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                                KMC-AR-Community-Funded Activities and revised policies JECA-Admission of Resident Students, JB- Equal Educational Opportunity, IGBHA-Alternative Education Programs, JHCD-Administering Noninjectable Medication to Students, JHCDA-Administering Injectable Medication to Students, GBNA/JFCF -Hazing/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/Menacing, GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity, EEA-Student Transportation Services and AC- Nondiscrimination.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.   


                18.          Discussion, PACE Title IX Report

                Dr. Stuber shared the background of the report with the board. Board members discussed issues raised in the report. The report will also be discussed by the Athletic Review Committee.


19.                Information, 2007-2008 state standards assurance notification.

Dr. Stuber reported that Creswell schools are implementing as required all of the standards for public elementary and secondary schools as set out in OAR Chapter 581, Division 22, including the revised rules.





ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 8:04 P.M.                  






Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent




Lee Kounovsky, Chair