The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, January 16, 2008 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

                                                Kathy Thompson




                                                Mark Risen                          




ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                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.


                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.





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04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Kounovsky added item 18, leave without pay, to the agenda.  Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.                     



05.              Action, approve the December 12, 2007 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

Mr. Clark moved to approve the December 12, 2007 regular board meeting minutes.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


06.          Information, Trustees Reports

a.       Above and Beyond recognition

Recipients of the Above and Beyond Award were Pat Bettencourt and Kim Jordan nominated by Mrs. Burrus and Don Gwyther and Dianna McMahon nominated by Mr. Ophus.  Dr. Stuber also recognized board members with the Above and Beyond Award.


07.            Information, Supervisors’ Reports

There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.


08.            Student Representative Report

Ryan Kounovsky reported that the cheerleaders placed first in a recent competition.  Basketball league has started for both boys and girls.  The Freshman, Sophomore and Junior classes will be holding various fundraisers.  The Senior class collected about 3,000 pounds of canned food during their canned food drive.  There will be a pep assembly on Friday.  Drama productions will be presented tonight and tomorrow night.  Student Council is trying to get a leadership class started.


09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

Mrs. Heiss reported that we have the building permits.   Dr. Stuber stated he would meet with city officials on January 28.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the permit fees and to get support from the mayor to have the transportation fees refunded.   The city council would have to act on the fees because they are encoded in a city ordinance.  There has been a new building code adopted by the city since our previous bond was approved.  Dr. Stuber said the city was revamping their building codes while the district was in the process of drawing the plans for the new middle school. The city was contacted by the district’s architect to make sure that the district would be in compliance with the new code as well as the old.  Dr. Stuber also stated that the district was never apprised by the city that there were additional fees put in

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that were not collected with the last bond.  The biggest fee is ($155,000) for transportation.  The city council meeting will be held on February 11.


10.            Information, Superintendent Report

There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report. 



11.              None




                12.          Action, Personnel Report

Mr. Clark moved to approve the personnel report as revised.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


13.           Action, adopt posted policies: EEACA, GBDA, GBEC, GCDA/GDDA &        AR, IGBB & AR, JFCF/GBNA, JFCFA/GBNAA, and JHFE.

   Mr. Clark moved to adopt policies: EEACA, GBDA, GBEC, GCDA/GDDA


   Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


14.          Action, post proposed special education policy updates: CBA, EEACC- AR, GBK/JFCG/KCG, IGAEB, IGBA & AR, IGBAE & AR, IGBAF-AR, IGBAG & AR,  IGBAH & AR , IGBAI & AR, IGBAJ & AR, IGBAK, IGBAL-AR, JFCG/KCG/GBK, JGDA/JGEA & AR and KGC/GBK/JFCG.

Mr. Clark moved to post policies CBA-Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent, EEACC-AR-Discipline Procedures for District Approved Student Transportation, GBK/JCFC/KGC-Tobacco-Free Environment, IGAEB-Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education, IGBA-Students with Disabilities, IGBA-AR-Child Identification Procedures,  IGBAE-Special Education-Participation in Regular Education Programs, IGBAE-AR-Special Education-Participation in Regular Education Programs, IGBAF-AR-Special Education-Individualized Education Program (IEP), IGBAG-Special Education-Procedural Safeguards, IGBAG-AR special Education-Procedural Safeguards, IGBAH-Special Education- Evaluation Procedures, IGBAH-AR-Special Education-Evaluation and Eligibility Procedures, IGBAI-Special Education-Private Schools, IGBAI-AR-Special Education-Private Schools, IGBAJ-Special Education-Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), IGBAJ-AR-Special Education-Free Appropriate Public Education  (FAPE),  IGBAK-Special Education-Public Availability of State Application, IGBAL-AR-Special Education-Services for Home-Schooled Students with Disabilities, JFCG/KCG/GBK Tobacco-Free Environment,


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JGDA/JGEA-Discipline of Disabled Students, JGDA/JGEA-AR-Discipline of Disabled Students and KGC/GBK/JFCG Tobacco-Free Environment.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


                15.          Action, adopt 2008-2009 Certified Staff Calendar

Dr. Stuber reported that there were no revisions to the calendar as presented at the December board meeting.  Mr. Leatherman moved to approve the 2008-2009 Certified Staff Calendar.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


16.           Action, approve Lane ESD 2008-9 Creswell Services Plan

Mr. Clark moved to approve the Lane ESD 2008-2009 Creswell Services Plan. Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY,


17.            Action, approve 403b resolution: list of approved providers

Mr. Clark moved to approve Resolution No. 0708-6.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


18.            Action, approve Leave Without Pay requests

Dr. Stuber explained that there are three requests for leave without pay that are greater than two days. Leaves for two days or less are approved by the board chair.  Longer leaves require board approval.  Mrs. Burrus presented stipulations for the certified employee leave.  Mr. Clark moved to approve the three leave requests that includes the stipulations stated by Mrs. Burrus.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. CLARK:                      YES

MR. EUSTED:                    YES




MRS. THOMPSON:          NO


Mr. Kounovsky announced that Mr. Risen had resigned from the board.  An advertisement for a board member will be placed in the Chronicle. Mr. Clark, Mr. Leatherman and Mrs. Thompson will serve on the nominating committee.



ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.                  



Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent



Lee Kounovsky, Chair