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, April 13, 2005 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Freske presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR FRESKE:

                                Gary Clark           

                                Connie Dersham

                                                Don Ehrich

                                                John Sells

                                                Lonn Robertson

                                                Kathy Thompson

 

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                                                               

 

                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Director

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Heath Annett,  CHS Student Representative

                                                Taylor Madden, The Chronicle

                                                Anne Thomas, The Sentinel

                                                                                                               

 

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

Chair Freske announced that a quorum of the board was present.

 

Mr. Ehrich reported that on April 8, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq Staff Sgt. Kevin Davis of Lebanon, Oregon died from wounds received when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle. 

 

02.            Pledge of Allegiance

 

 

 

 

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RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

03.            Visitors: 

Mrs. Freske 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.

 

APPROVE AGENDA

04.          Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

05.            Action, approve the March 9, 2005  Regular Board Meeting minutes, the          March 17, 2005 Special Board Meeting, April 6, 2005 Board Work Session        minutes.

Mr. Ehrich moved to approve all minutes as presented.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

               

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

A.                  Labor Management Committee, Mrs. Freske

Mrs. Freske reported that she, Dr. Stuber, Mrs. Dubick and Mr. Moran met on April 4 to discuss issues in Article 3 of the bargaining agreement.   There was also a discussion on setting up a protocol  and/or meeting rules.  Mrs. Freske announced that Mrs. Thompson will also be on the committee.  The next meeting will be held on April 25.  The committee will prioritize  issues and discuss  timelines and limits for the meetings.

 

07.          Information, Supervisors Reports

A.                  Americorps, Ms. Robertson

Ms. Robertson introduced 10 members of the AmeriCorps team who are helping at Creslane in classrooms, playground and after school activities three days a week.  The team also works at Creswell Middle School and are helping to move the Creswell Public Library to its new location.

 

08.          Student Representative Report

Heath Annett distributed a written report to the board.  In addition he reported that Prom will be held on May 7.  Also, there will be a drama production in May.

 

 

               

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09.          Information, Business Manager Report.

Mr. Clark complimented the Transportation Department on the excellent report they received during a recent school improvement visit from the Transportation Section of the Oregon Department of Education. . Dr. Robertson complimented the Food Services Department for keeping the program in the black.

 

10.          Superintendent's Report

Mrs. Freske moved Dr. Stuber’s evaluation response  to the goals and evaluation agenda item for further discussion.

                               

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.          None

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

12.          Action,  modify 2004-2007 Confidential Bargaining Agreement

Mr. Clark moved to accept the modified 2004-2007 Confidential Bargaining Agreement.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION  CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.     

 

13.            Action, ratify 2004-2007 Administrators Bargaining Agreement

Mr. Clark moved to approve the 2004-2007 Administrators Bargaining Agreement.  Dr. Robertson recused himself from voting.  THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. CLARK – YES

MRS. DERSHAM – YES

MR. EHRICH – YES

MRS. FRESKE – YES

MR. SELLS – YES

MRS. THOMPSON - YES

 

14.            Action, Ratify 2004-2007 Superintendent’s contract

Dr. Robertson moved to ratify the 2004-2007 Superintendent’s contract.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

               

15.            Action, adopt 2005-2006 calendar

Mrs. Dersham moved to approve the 2005-2006 calendar.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

16.                Action, Parking Lot Resolution

Mr. Ehrich moved to adopt the Parking Lot Resolution.  Mr. Sells seconded.  

Dr. Robertson requested a public reading of the resolution.  Mr. Ehrich read the following:  “Whereas overnight parking and/or storage of vehicles on

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school property poses a safety risk to the District and students; and Whereas there is no perceivable reason for the District to allow overnight parking and/or storage of vehicles on school property; and Whereas any overnight parking or storage should have the expressed authorization by the District superintendent; It is hereby resolved that said unauthorized vehicles shall be towed at owner expense and signage shall be erected to indicate the District’s intent.”

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

17.                Action, Personnel Report

Mr. Sells moved to accept the personnel report.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

                18.          Action, Policy IKF-AR Waiver

Mr. Clark moved to accept the IKF-AR waiver.  Mr. Sells seconded.  Mr. Clark explained that policy IKF-AR lists requirements for graduation.  It limits the number of outside credits from community colleges  that can be applied to Creswell graduation requirements.  Some students are currently attending LCC or taking other credits via the internet and would be penalized by the policy.  This is a request for a waiver for this year only.  THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

19.            Discussion, Board evaluation/goals

A work session will be held at a later date for board members and administrators to discuss the board evaluation and goals.

 

                20.          Action, District Office Offer

Mr. Sells moved to not accept the offer.  Mrs. Dersham seconded.  Mr. Ehrich suggested that the motion be to reject the offer. Mr. Ehrich explained that to not accept leaves the offer open. Mr. Ehrich moved to amend the motion to reject the offer.  Mr. Clark seconded the amendment.  THE AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.   The amended motion to reject the district office offer CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.

  

 

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Anne Freske, Chair