March 2009 SUPERINTENDENTíS REPORT

 

1.    Curriculum.  Math Committee is nearing completion of their project.

 

2.    Facilities.  See Business Manager Reports.

 

3.    Public Relations. 

 

4.    Staff. 

 

5.    Other. 

a.    Agenda items.

The new MS tour begins at 6:00 p.m.  Meet at the front of the old MS.

14.  Posted policies are on the web site.  Mrs. Cruzan will bring hard copy to meeting.

15.  Proposed policy DLA posted on web site.

16.  List attached.

17.  2009-11 revenue information will be presented at meeting.  The Finance Committee asked that the draft budgets be postponed to the April meeting.

18.  The school board appoints representatives in March.

19.  Dr. Adler requests Willamette Leadership Academy, Willow Learning Center and Bridgeway House School be added to the list of approved alternative schools.

20.  See FACT SHEET.

21.  See FACT SHEET.

22.  The school board will discuss a format for its annual evaluation.

23.  This is on the updated agenda emailed 05MAR09.  The resolution (0809-7) approve the asbestos contract was emailed to the school board.

24.  Will add item at meeting to consider request from Business Manager to purchase a vehicle.  Info on the item was emailed to board 06MAR09.

 

b.    Superintendent will be absent March 30-April 3.

c.    Donations:

                                          i.    Amber Dawn Krupicka donated $120 to cover the cost of transportation for Creslane Choir to go to the Hult Center.  Ms. Krupicka is the Creslane counselor.

 


 

 

BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

 

MEETING DATE: 11MAR09         DATE PREPARED:  04MAR09

AGENDA ITEM:  #20 AGENDA TITLE:  Sick leave bank request

ITEM REQUESTED BY:  CEA

 

SUMMARYThe HS CEA Building Rep is requesting the board to establish a sick leave bank for one of the HS teachers.  The teacherís spouse has a long-term illness.

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS ADVICE:  The Board has a past practice of approving these requests.  There is no established bank with holdover days.  If the Board wanted to approve this request, a new bank would need to be established.  The Board may:  1) set a cap on the number of days, 2) determine the number of days an employee could donate, and 3) clarify the ďbreak in serviceĒ constraints, if any.  Usually the donors are not group-specific; in other words any employee could contribute.  Since these banks are normally employee-specific in terms of the beneficiary; upon termination of the day limit the CEA can reapply, or if there are excess days after the employee no longer needs to use the bank those days are typically pro-rated back to the donors.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED:  CEA letter/request.

 

ESTIMATED COST/FUND:   Basically, the cost to the district is the

difference between paying for a sub if the employee was absent

without pay, or paying the employee salary as well as the sub pay. 

There is some net saving to the district if teachers donate a day and

would otherwise have benefited from the provisions of Article 17, A.

Sick Leave, 7. Sick Leave Bonus.

 

BOARD ACTION:

                                Motion       Second      Aye   Nay   Abstention

Clark

Connelly

Eusted

Kounovsky

Leatherman

Mattheisen

Thompson


 

BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

 

MEETING DATE:   11MAR09        DATE PREPARED:  04MAR09

AGENDA ITEM:  #21 AGENDA TITLE:  Street abatement

ITEM REQUESTED BY:  Sean Stevens

 

SUMMARYSean Stevens is a property owner adjacent to the southeast edge of the Middle School.  The week of 09MAR, Batzer will erect fencing along the northern boundary of the MS property as part of the bond project.  There is a strip of land currently owned by the city as part of 7th and D Streets between Stevens and the MS and this area (as part of the overall fencing scheme) will be fenced to separate it from MS property.  Currently this area is where Batzer has located its trailers and part of it is being used as an access road from Barber Street.  Stevens has asked the city to vacate this land so that he might purchase and include it in his tax lots.  To accommodate his request, the city requires adjacent land owners to Consent to Vacate (in this case, an unimproved public right-of-way).

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS ADVICE:  When Board members tour the MS on 11MAR, I suggest you view first-hand this area.  I do not foresee where the district would have a compelling reason to want the property itself, nor to contest the Stevens request inasmuch as the land is (will be) fenced outside the district boundary.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED:  A plot plan and a copy of the consent form are attached.

 

ESTIMATED COST/FUND:   n/a

 

BOARD ACTION:

                                Motion       Second      Aye   Nay   Abstention

Clark

Connelly

Eusted

Kounovsky

Leatherman

Mattheisen

Thompson