The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, January 11, 2006 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Clark presiding.



                                Anne Freske

                                Lee Kounovsky

                                Ken Leatherman

                                John Sells

                                                Kathy Thompson







ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Director

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Tiffany Gowing, Student Representative

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The Chronicle

                                                Ann Thomas, The Sentinel




                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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


Dr. Stuber stated that the district recognizes Staff  Sergeant Michael S. Zyla from Elgin, Oregon who died December 13, 2005 while conducting combat operations in Iraq and Specialist Ryan Doran Walker of Pendleton, Oregon who died on January 5, 2006 during convoy operations in Baghdad, Iraq.


02.            Pledge of Allegiance






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03.            Visitors: 

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.



04.          Action, approve agenda/add items

Chair Clark added item 18 to the agenda.  Item 18 will be an action item to approve Article 13 of the teachers’ cba.



05.            Action, approve the December 14, 2005 Regular Board Meeting                      Minutes.

Mr. Sells moved to approve the December 14, 2005 board meeting minutes. Mr. Leatherman seconded.  Mr. Clark noted that it was Mr. Leatherman not Mr. Clark who seconded item 18 at the December 14, 2005 board meeting.  THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


06.            Information, Trustees Reports

There were no trustee reports.


07.          Information, Supervisors Report

Mrs. Bowers advised the board on the Chalkboard Project Grant received by the high school recently.  The grant funds will be used for the installation of the Edline program at the high school.   Parents using this program will be able to access information on their students such as attendance and assignments by using a password.


08.            Student Representative Report

Tiffany Gowing reported that the FFA is sponsoring a Donkey Basketball game on March 3.  Key Club will be having a Hurricane Katrina fundraiser.  The student council is working on revising the school constitution.


09.           Information, Business Manager Report.

Mrs. Heiss answered questions on her district enrollment report.


10.                Superintendent's Report

Dr. Stuber reviewed the district’s emergency plan with the board.  He advised that during an emergency the district notifies Flash News.Net.  Flash News distributes information on the emergency to the local media.





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12.            Action, appoint Budget Board member

Mr. Sells moved to combine agenda items 12 and 13 and plan a work session to hold interviews for the budget board and school board applicants.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  The  work session will be held on February 1 at 7 P.M in the board room.


13.            Action, appoint School Board member

Combined with agenda item 12.


14.           Action, Personnel Report

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


15.            Action, post proposed policies JFCG/KGC/GBK Tobacco-Free                           Environment, JFCG-AR Tobacco Use by Students, IGAEB Drug, Alcohol         and Tobacco Prevention Health Education, EFA Local Wellness                         Program.

 Mr. Sells moved to post policies JFCG/KGC/GBK Tobacco-Free Environment, JFCG-AR Tobacco Use by Students, IGAEB Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Prevention Health Education and EFA Local Wellness Program.  Mr. Leather man seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


16.            Action, adopt posted policies IHGA Alternative Education Programs,                IGBHB Establishment of Alternative Education Programs and LBE-AR          Public Charter Schools.

Mr. Sells moved to adopt policies IHGA Alternative Education Programs, IGBHB Establishment of Alternative Education Programs and LBE-AR Public Charter Schools.  Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.







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17.           Discussion, Superintendent and Board evaluations

Dr. Stuber will update the Superintendent evaluation with the current goals.  The evaluation instruments will be discussed at the February work session.  Mr. Clark requested that evaluations be completed and given to Mrs. Cruzan by the end of  February.


18.            Action, Article 13 Operational Guidelines

Dr. Stuber advised that the district does budget for Article 13. Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the changes to Article 13 Operational Guidelines.   Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.




ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at 8:20 P.M.





Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent




Gary Clark, Chair