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, January 12, 2005 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Freske presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR FRESKE:

                                Gary Clark             

                                                Connie Dersham

                                                Don Ehrich

                                                John Sells

                                                Lonn Robertson

                                                Kathy Thompson

 

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                                                               

 

                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:               Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Director

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Heath Annett,  CHS Student Representative

                                                Taylor Madden, The Chronicle

                                                Anne Thomas, The Sentinel

                                                                                                               

 

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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

 

Mr. Ehrich read the names of two  Oregon soldiers  who lost their lives recently in Iraq.  Sgt. Damian Ficek, a graduate of Beaverton High School, died December 30 in Baghdad. Specialist Edwin Roodhouse from McMinnville died December 5 in Habbaniyah.  Heath Annett read the name of Anthony Stramiello, a civilian working for Haliburton, who lost his life on December 21. He was a resident of Astoria.

                               

02.            Pledge of Allegiance

 

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RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

03.            Visitors: 

Mrs. Freske 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.

 

APPROVE AGENDA

04.          Action, approve agenda/add items

Mrs. Freske announced two additions to the agenda.  Item 10b, Mr. Lampe will address the board , and item 16b, an action item, sale of the old district office.  Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.            Action, approve the December 8, 2004  Regular Board Meeting minutes.

Dr. Robertson moved to approve the December 8, 2004 regular board meeting minutes.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

There were no trustee reports.

 

07.            Information, Supervisors Reports

Mrs. Burrus introduced Mr. Stan Mercer and explained that Mr. Mercer is teaching an elective archery class.  Mr. Mercer introduced some of his students who are taking his archery class.  Mr. Mercer explained the class requirements and gave details on how the students made their own bows.  The students brought their bows to show the board the work they had accomplished in the archery class.

 

08.            Student Representative Report

Heath Annett distributed a written report to the board.

 

09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on the Business Manager report.

 

10.          SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

A.                  Curriculum Director’s Report

The report was included in the board packet.

 

B.            Mr. Lampe, Creswell Middle School teacher, read a statement from the Creswell Education Association to the board regarding negotiations.

 

 

 

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.          None

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

12.            Action, Note Grade day change in 2004-2005 Calendar from January 18              to January 28.    Mr. Clark moved to approve the grade day change from             January 18 to January 28.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE                             MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

13.            Action, Personnel Report

Dr. Robertson moved to approve the personnel report.  Mrs. Dersham seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

14.            Action, Posted new and revised policies:

AE-District Goals, new, ECAA & AR ID Badges, new  ECAB Vandalism, new, IA  Instruction Goals, revised, GBHA & AR Alternative Education Records, revised, IGBHB & AR Alternative Education Programs, revised

JO Educational Records, revised, JECDA & AR Transcript Evaluations, revised, JFCB Care of District Property, new, JHFDA Suspension of Driving Privileges, new,  JN Student Fees, revised, KBA Public Records, revised.

Mr. Clark moved to post policies AE-District Goals, ECAA & AR ID Badges, ECAB Vandalism, IA Instruction Goals, GBHA & AR Alternative Education Records, IGBHB and AR Alternative Education Programs, JO Educational Records, JECDA & AR Transcript Evaluations, JFCB Care of district Property, JHFDA Suspension of Driving Privileges, JN Student Fees, KBA Public Records.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

                                                               

15.          Action, Budget Board appointments

                                Item was tabled.

 

16.          Discussion,  Superintendent evaluation

Mrs. Freske asked board members for their input on the superintendent evaluation instrument.  Mrs. Freske appointed  Dr. Robertson and Mr. Ehrich to meet with Dr. Stuber to research a new format for the superintendent evaluation.  They will come back to the board in February with ideas on a new evaluation instrument.

 

                16 B.      Sale of Old District Office Building

Dr. Stuber reported that there is not any similar property for sale in the area to use as a comparison to establish a value on the old district office property.  He has been working with Traxler Real Estate Agency and they suggested that if

 

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the district is going to list the property $135,000 would be a fair place to start.  Mr. Sells moved to allow Dr. Stuber to put the old district office property on the market. Mrs. Dersham seconded the motion.  Dr. Robertson moved to amend the motion to include the stipulation that the property be listed at $135,000 and that if the price should drop Dr. Stuber would bring it back to the board for approval.   The motion did not receive a second.  THE ORIGINAL MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. CLARK – YES

MRS. DERSHAM – YES

MR. EHRICH – YES

MRS. FRESKE – YES

DR. ROBERTSON – NO

MR. SELLS – YES

MRS. THOMPSON - YES

 

                17.          Executive session to discuss negotiations per ORS 192.660 (2) (d)

Mrs. Freske announced that the board would now meet in executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660 (1) (d) for the purpose of conducting deliberations with the negotiating committee designated by the district to carry on negotiations.  The representatives of the media shall not be allowed to attend. All other members of the audience are asked to leave the room.  No decision shall be made in this executive session.  At the end of the executive session the board does not plan to return to open session.

 

 

The board adjourned to executive session as per ORS 192.660 (2) (d) at 7:05   P.M.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at  6:58 P.M.

 

 

               

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Anne Freske, Chair