The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, October 13, 2004 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.



                                Gary Clark             

                                                Connie Dersham

                                                Don Ehrich

                                                John Sells

                                                Lonn Robertson

                                                Kathy Thompson







ALSO PRESENT:               Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education

                                                Joel Higdon, District Technology Coordinator

                                                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

                                                Ann Thomas, The Sentinel                                                               



                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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


02.            Pledge of Allegiance



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.






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04.          Action, approve agenda/add items

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


Mrs. Freske advised that the letter from Barry Barreau is informational only.  Dr. Robertson requested that the board discuss the letter at their November meeting.



05.            Action, approve the September 8, 2004  Regular Board Meeting minutes.

Mrs. Dersham moved to approve the September 8, 2004 board meeting minutes.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.        


06.            Information, Trustees Reports

Ms. Brenda Brainard, director of The Natives Program, gave a presentation to the board on the program.  She also asked the board to have the Student Eligibility Certification form available at the schools for parents to fill out.


07.            Information, Supervisors Reports

Dr. Adler explained the TESA program to the board.


Mrs. Freske thanked Dr. Stuber and Mr. Ophus for their thorough reports on the Pleasant Hill incident.  She stated that the Creswell School Board of Directors is sending a card to the Pleasant Hill School Board of Directors.


08.            Student Representative Report

Heath Annett reported that Homecoming Week went very well.  New clubs are being established and existing clubs continue to meet.  The Key Club will be doing a clean-up at Garden Lake Park, a dance put on by the DJ Club will be held in November and there will be a blood drive this Friday.  Upcoming sports activities include a cross-country meet at Lane Community College tomorrow, a football game at LaPine on Friday and a volleyball game at Marist.


09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on this report.


10.            Information, Superintendent Report.

Dr. Stuber reported that the tobacco-free administrative rule has been amended by the Oregon Board of Education.  The revision makes all school buildings and grounds tobacco free zones. This includes the parking lots and covered


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areas outside school buildings.  He encouraged the local media to help spread the word.









12.          Discussion, appointing Budget Committee Members 

Dr. Stuber advised the board that there are currently two budget committee positions open.   He asked Mrs. Cruzan to advertise the two open positions in the Chronicle.  Mrs. Dersham, Mr. Ehrich and Dr. Robertson will serve on the committee to review the budget committee applications.        


13.                Action,  approve Personnel Report

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


                14           Action, Joint Principles Resolution

Dr. Stuber reported that forest receipts have provided revenue to Oregon schools.  Oregon has received a large portion of the federal forest receipts and Lane County has received one of the largest allotments.   In 1999 an act of Congress provided relief to states effected by statutory changes that occurred in the mid 90s.  That relief act will expire soon.   Lane County Commissioner Morrison, the local chair for the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, is asking the board to adopt a resolution supporting the passage of appropriate legislation by Congress to honor the obligations and commitments by the federal government to local communities and schools in forested regions of the United States. 


Dr. Robertson moved to approve the Joint Principles resolution.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


15.            Action, ratify OSEA collective bargaining agreement

Mr. Clark moved to approve the OSEA collective bargaining agreement as presented.  Dr. Robertson seconded AND THE MOTION CARRIED UNAIMOUSLY.


16.            Action, MOA-PERS request for Mr. McFadden

Dr. Stuber recommended that the board approve Mr. McFadden’s request.  The request has the support of the high school administrator, it complies with


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the board resolution regarding this type of MOA and will result in cost savings for the district.


Mr. Clark moved to approve the MOA-PERS request for Mr. McFadden.  Mr. Ehrich seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

                                MR. CLARK – YES

                                MRS. DERSHAM – NO

                                MR. EHRICH – YES

                                MRS. FRESKE – YES

                                DR. ROBERTSON – YES

                                MR. SELLS – YES

                                MRS. THOMPSON - YES


17.            Executive Session to discuss negotiations per ORS 192.660 (1) (d)

Mrs. Freske announced that the board would now meet in executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660 (1) (d) for the purpose of conducting deliberations with the negotiating committee designated by the district to carry on negotiations.  The representatives of the media shall not be allowed to attend.  All other members of the audience are asked to leave the room.  No decision shall be made in this executive session.  At the end of the executive session the board does not plan to return to open session



                The board adjourned to executive session at 8:37  P.M



                ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at 8:30  P.M.





                Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent





                Anne Freske, Chair