The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, October 10, 2007 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Lee Kounovsky presiding.



                                                Gary Clark

                                                David Eusted

                                                Ken Leatherman

                                                Mark Risen

                                                Kathy Thompson




                                                Chris Mattheisen                                



ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of  Special Education/NCLB

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Coordinator

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The  Chronicle

                                                Ryan Kounovsky, Student Representative




                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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


Dr. Stuber reported that Army Captain Drew Jensen, of Clackamas, died September 7 from wounds suffered on May 7 in Iraq.  He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.  Army Corporal Graham McMahon, from Independence, died September 19 of respiratory failure in Balad, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 4th Brigade, Stryker Brigade Combat Team.


                02.          Pledge of Allegiance


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               03.           Visitors:  Mr. Kounovsky 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.



04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Kounovsky added item 15a resolution to amend the annual business appointments to the agenda. Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.



05.              Action, approve the September 12, 2007 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

Mr. Leatherman moved to approve the September 12, 2007 regular board meeting minutes.  Mr. Risen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


06.          Information, Trustees Reports

a.       Construction levy update, Leatherman/Thompson

Mr. Leatherman reported that the first meeting will be held on October 11 at 6:30 P.M. in the Creslane Library.


b.       Soccer field update, Thompson

Mrs. Thompson reported that she met with Therese Brubaker and Chris Pietsch regarding the soccer field site and she has relayed that information to Dr. Stuber.  She said that their biggest concerns are drainage problems and the actual placement of the soccer field.  Dr. Stuber stated that an environmental specialist will look at the site before any decisions on placement of the soccer field are made.


c.        Athletic Review Committee update, Mattheisen/Risen

Mr. Risen distributed the minutes from the October 10 Athletic Review Committee meeting.  Discussion items included the ARC mission and goals, CHS coach’s handbook, facility use regarding athletic venues and fundraising policy/procedure.


07.            Information, Supervisors Reports

There were no questions on the supervisors’ reports.




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08.            Student Representative Report

Ryan Kounovsky reported that there will be a guest speaker at the high school on October 24.  The Student Council has invited students in grades four

through eight to hear the speaker.  Homecoming is this week with the Powder Puff and He Man Football games on Thursday and the Homecoming Parade and football game on Friday.  There will also be a barbeque on Friday night before the game.  Student Council Leadership will attend the fall conference at Seaside on November 4.


09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on the Business Manager’s report.


10.         Information, Superintendent Report

                           Dr. Stuber advised that on November 8 a training will be held for staff                                        involved in administering state tests.  Teachers not involved with testing will                             be working on curriculum.  Creslane students will not have school that day.                               Middle school and high school students will be released after lunch.




11.        Information, Middle School Bond report    

           The bond report was included in the Business Manager’s report.


12.        Action, Approve Posted Policy IGBB and IGBB-AR Talented and                 Gifted.

Mr. Clark moved to approve Policy IGBB and IGBB-AR –Talented and           Gifted.  Mr. Eusted seconded.  Mrs. Thompson raised questions regarding some of the policy language.  Mr. Clark moved to table this item.  Mr. Risen seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UANIMOUSLY.


                13.      None





                14.      Action, Personnel Report

                         Mr. Clark moved to approve the personnel report.  Mrs. Thompson seconded                             and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


                15.     Action, approve Resolution 0708-4 Supplemental Budget (PERS resolution).

                         Mr. Clark moved to approve Resolution 0708-4 Supplemental Budget (PERS                                Resolution).  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED                                               UNANIMOUSLY.






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                15a.    Action, approve Resolution 0708-3 Amendment to Annual Business


                           Mr. Clark moved to approve Resolution 0708-3 Amendment to Annual

                          Business  Appointments.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION

                           CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.              


                16.      Action, appoint ad/hoc food services review committee

                          Mr. Kounovsky stated that the board needs to appoint an ad/hoc food services                                review committee.  Mrs. Heiss advised that the committee will review the food                             services budget and the goal set by the board for food services to be self-                                        sustaining.  Mrs. Heiss explained that at this time food service has very little                                  reserve and under the current situation she does not see how that goal can be met.

                          Mr. Clark and Mr. Eusted volunteered to serve on the  committee.



ADJOURNMENT:     The board meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M.                  






Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent




Lee Kounovsky, Chair