The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, February 11, 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.



                                                Gary Clark

                                                Elena Connelly

                                                David Eusted

                                                Lee Kounovsky

                                                Chris Mattheisen

                                                Kathy Thompson






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, Oregon died January 26 in northern Iraq.  He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY.



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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 Creswell High School on February 28.  The interviews are public and will begin at 11:00 A.M.


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.


               12.       None    




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