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 14, 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

                                                Joel Higdon, District Technology Coordinator

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The  Chronicle

                                                Katie Annett, Student Representative

               

 

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.

 

APPROVE AGENDA

04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Leatherman tabled item 18 until the February board meeting.   Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the amended agenda. Ms. Mattheisen                  seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

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MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.              Action, approve the December 10, 2008 Regular School Board meeting minutes.

Mrs. Connelly moved to approve the December 10, 2008 regular board meeting minutes.  Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

REPORTS

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

A.  Raja Shah, Mr. Kounovsky.

      Mr. Shah, a community development coordinator intern working with the       city of Creswell, gave a presentation to the board regarding the Cobalt           Building project.  He asked for school district involvement in                         determining possible uses for the building.  He also stated that a survey         would be sent to Creswell residents requesting their input.

 

07.            Information, Supervisors’ Reports

There were no questions on the Supervisors’ Reports.

 

08.            Student Representative Report

Katie Annett reported that Julia Jones will be the student representative on the CHS principal search committee.  There will be a dance this weekend with the proceeds going toward the prom. The week of February 16-20 will be Club Week at the high school. 

 

09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

Mrs. Heiss distributed a general fund forecast for 2009-2010 to the board.

 

10.            Information, Superintendent Report

There were no questions on the superintendent’s report.

 

NFINISHED BUSINESS

11.            Information, Superintendent Search, Kounovsky

Mr. Kounovsky reported that the first meeting of the superintendent search committee will be February 18.  

 

               12.       None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS

                     

13.        Action, adopt posted policies GCQBA Copyrights and Patents, and GBC                                Staff Ethics.

              Mr. Clark moved to adopt posted policies GCQBA Copyrights and                                  Patents, and GBC Staff Ethics. Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE                                  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

14.          Action, Personnel Report

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

 

                15.        Information, Audit Report

                             There were no questions on the Audit Report.                           

 

                16.        Discussion/Action, re-establish District Finance Committee

             Dr. Stuber explained that a District Finance Committee was previously                            established in 2001 as recommended by the Strategic Planning Committee.  Mr.              Eusted moved to re-establish the District Finance Committee. Mr. Kounovsky                seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Mr.                                 Leatherman appointed school board members David Eusted and Kathy                            Thompson and  budget committee members Ron Blatch and Lonn Robertson to              the new committee. Representatives from the district administrators and district              bargaining  units will also serve on the committee.  Mr.  Leatherman requested               that the committee be established before the February board meeting.                               Mrs. Heiss, Business Manager, will facilitate the first committee                                       meeting.           

 

                17.        Action, approve 2009-2010 Lane ESD Service Plan.

                            Mr. Kounovsky moved to approve the 2009-2010 Lane ESD Service Plan.                                     Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

18.         Action, award successful bid for MS athletic field construction.                    

                            This item was tabled until the February board meeting.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.                      

 

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Ken Leatherman, Chair