REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The regular school board meeting of
the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40,
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR: Ken Leatherman
BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager
Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB
Joel Higdon, District Technology Coordinator
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.
Dr. Stuber reported that Army Chief Warrant Officer
Joshua M. Tillery of Banks,
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04. Action, approve agenda/add items
Mr. Leatherman announced that agenda item 18 had been removed. Ms. Mattheisen moved to approve the amended agenda. Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
05. Action, approve the January 14, 2009 Regular School Board meeting minutes.
Mrs. Connelly moved to approve the January 14, 2009 regular board meeting minutes. Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
06. Information, Trustees Reports
a. High School Principal Search Report
Mrs. Thompson reported that four
applicants had been selected for interviews and all had accepted the invitation
to interview. Interviews will be held at
07. Information, Supervisors’ Reports
Mr. Nickelson, CHS Cross Country Coach, introduced members of the cross country team. The team placed first in the district meet. Ms. Green, CHS Jazz Band instructor, reported that the Jazz Band won first place at the Clark College Jazz Festival. She introduced Eric Hendricks who won an Outstanding Soloist award at the same competition.
There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports. Ms. Robertson gave a brief presentation on Creslane’s Dibel scores.
08. Student Representative Report
Katie Annett announced that Club Week will take place at CHS in two weeks. CHS Student Council members Camille Heltman, Julia Jones and Matt Shrives also attended the board meeting.
09. Information, Business Manager Report.
a. Finance Committee Report
Mrs. Heiss updated the board on the finance committee deliberations. The committee will make recommendations to the board regarding next year’s budget. Mrs. Heiss will send out the committee minutes to the board.
b. Funding scenarios report/discussion
Dr. Stuber reviewed the state of education funding. He reported that the state is anticipating a revenue shortfall and that number will be made public on February 20.
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10. Information, Superintendent Report
There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.
11. Information, Superintendent Search, Kounovsky
Mr. Kounovsky reported that so far OSBA has received 16 applications for the superintendent position. The first meeting of the superintendent search screening committee will be February 18 beginning at 6:30 P.M. in the school district office board room. Mr. Clark stated that the board negotiations committee met and recommended a salary range of $90,000 to $105,000 for the new superintendent. It was the consensus of the board to accept the salary range as recommended.
13. Action, approve Personnel Report
Mr. Kounovsky moved to approve the personnel report as amended. Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
14. Action, post proposed policies EEA, Student Transportation; EEAB, School Bus Scheduling and Routing; EEAE, Student Transportation in Private Vehicles and EFA-AR, Local Wellness Program.
Mr. Clark moved to post policies EEA, Student Transportation; EEAB, School Bus Scheduling and Routing; EEAE, Student Transportation in Private
Vehicles and EFA-AR, Local Wellness Program. Mrs. Connelly seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
15. Action, adopt District Technology Plan.
Mr. Clark moved to adopt the District Technology Plan. Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOULSY.
16. Action, adopt Finance Committee Charge
Mr. Eusted moved to adopt the Finance Committee Charge. Ms. Mattheisen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
17. Action, Middle School request to amend calendar.
Mrs. Burrus requested a teacher in-service day on March 30. She explained that the additional day would give teachers the opportunity to prepare for the opening of the new school on March 31. Mrs. Connelly moved to approve the request for March 30 to be an in-service day for the middle school. Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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18. Action, request to approve Bridgeway House as an alternative placement. This item was removed from the agenda.
ADJOURNMENT: The board meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.
Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent
Ken Leatherman, Chair