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
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
01. Action, establish a quorum
Mr. Leatherman announced that a quorum of the board was present.
02. Pledge of Allegiance
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.
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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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.
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.
11. Information, Superintendent Search, Kounovsky
Mr. Kounovsky reported that the first meeting of the superintendent search committee will be February 18.
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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.
Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Ken Leatherman, Chair