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, May 13, 2009 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office by Vice-Chair Gary Clark presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO VICE-CHAIR: Gary Clark

                                                Elena Connelly

                                                David Eusted

                                                Lee Kounovsky

                                                Chris Mattheisen

                                                Kathy Thompson

                                               

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                                                Ken Leatherman

 

ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB

                                                Joel Higdon, District Technology Coordinator

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Katie Annett, CHS Student Representative

                                                Debby Turnbull, The  Chronicle

                                               

               

 

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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

 

Dr. Stuber reported that Private First Class Richard Allen DeWater, of Grants Pass, Oregon, died April 15 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device near Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the lst Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, lst Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

 

                02.          Pledge of Allegiance

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

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.

                               

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APPROVE AGENDA

04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Clark added items 12 D, a three day leave without pay request and 20, discussion of the 12 day committee memorandum of understanding.  Mrs. Connelly moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.              Action, approve the April 8, 2009 Regular School Board meeting minutes.

Mr. Kounovsky moved to approve the April 8, 2009 regular board meeting minutes.  Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

REPORTS

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

       There were no Trustee reports.

 

07.          Information, Supervisors’ Reports

                                There were no questions on the Supervisors’ reports.  

 

08.           Student Representative Report

Katie Annett reported that the Mr. Bulldog Pageant raised $9,300.  Ryan Kounovsky was crowned Mr. Bulldog.  She also reported that the prom was a huge success.  There will be a talent show on May 29. Katie thanked Dr. Stuber, Mr. Ophus and the board for all they had done for Creswell High School.  She introduced Zach Maillard, the 2009-2010 student body president.

 

09.           Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on the Business Manager’s report.  Mrs. Heiss reported a plumbing problem at the middle school. 

 

10.           Information, Superintendent Report

  There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.          None              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS

                     

12.          Action, approve Personnel Report

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

                a.    Action, request to allow second (one year) leave of absence.

                                     Mrs. Thompson moved to deny the request for the addition year leave of                                         absence.  Mr. Eusted seconded.  Mr. Clark stated that by approving the                                           request the district would be setting a precedent and also that the                                                      negotiations committee recommended denying the request.                                                             MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                b.   Action, approve 2009-2010 HS coaches

                       Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the fall sports coaches only.  Ms.                                 Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED                                                      UNANIMOUSLY.      

 

                c.    Action, approve the 13 day leave without pay request.

                      Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the 13 day leave without pay request.                         Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED                                                      UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                d.    Action, approve the 3 day leave without pay request

        Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the 3 day leave without pay request.            Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED                               UNANIMOUSLY.

 

        13.          Action, post policy/AR regarding corporate sponsorships.

Ms. Mattheisen moved to post the corporate sponsorship policy and AR.  Mrs. Connelly seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOULSY.

            

                14.          Action, approve 2009-10 lunch/milk prices               

                                Mrs. Heiss advised that the lunch/milk prices will remain the same next year.

 

                15.          Action, approve 2009-10 handbook changes.

                                Tabled until the June 17 board meeting.

 

                16.          Discussion, 2009-10 Budget

It was decided to cancel the May 20 budget committee meeting and reschedule it for June 3 at 6 P.M.  The regular board meeting will be held on June 17.

               

17.                Discussion, Finance Committee charge regarding 2010-11 budgets.  

Dr. Stuber researched the Finance Committee charge and it does not limit the committee to the 2008-09, 2009-10 budgets.  It would be at the direction of the board for the Finance Committee to continue. Dr. Stuber suggested that the board could redefine the Finance Committee charge at the August board goal setting meeting.

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                18.          Action, consider request for sick leave bank

Mrs. Connelly moved to approve the request for a sick leave bank.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

The board recessed at 8:00 P.M. and reconvened at 8:10 P.M.

 

 

                19.          Discussion, Athletic Director job description.

Mrs. Thompson stated that the posting does not coincide with the AD job description and questioned the necessity of posting the Athletic Director position at this time. Dr. Stuber said he supports posting the position at this time. Dr. Stuber suggested that the board compare our Athletic Director job description with those of other districts. Board members discussed the current AD job description. Mr. Clark requested the addition of who the AD reports to.  Mr. Kounovsky requested  that the AD would update as well as administer the coaches’ handbook. The revision of the Athletic Director job description was assigned to the Athletic Review Committee.

 

                20.          Discussion, 12 Day MOU

The board reviewed the MOU.  Consensus of the board was to tentatively accept the MOU.

 

 

 

                               

ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at  8:40 P.M.                      

 

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Ken Leatherman, Chair