The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, September 12, 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

                                                Chris Mattheisen

                                                Mark Risen

                                                Kathy Thompson






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

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The  Chronicle

                                                Mirkan Schoolcraft, Student Representative



                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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


Dr. Stuber reported that Army Sergeant First Class Adrian Marcos Alizalde of North Bend died September 1, in Al Aziziyah, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, lst Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, WA.


                02.          Pledge of Allegiance



               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.

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04.              Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Kounovsky added a request for a student transfer to the agenda under new business.  Mr. Clark moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mr. Eusted seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.



05.              Action, approve the August 8, 2007  Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Mr. Clark moved to approve the August 8, 2007 regular board meeting minutes.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


06.          Information, Trustees Reports

                            There were no trustee reports.


07.             Information, Supervisors Reports

                            There were no questions on the supervisor reports.  


08.             Student Representative Report

 Mirkan Schoolcraft reported that the kiosk at the high school is up and             running.   The student council is planning to have an inspirational speaker,      Mr. Allen Law, speak to the high school, middle school and fourth and fifth    grade students in October.  The assembly will be held at the high school.         The Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, October 12.  The parade route    has not been determined.  The Homecoming Dance will be held on October 

 13.  A Welcome Freshmen Dance was held on September 8.  He also asked  if  board members had a specific report they would like to receive from the student council.


09.            Information, Business Manager Report.

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


10.         Information, Superintendent Report

                           There were no questions on the Superintendent’s report.



11.          Information, MS Bond Update  

Dr. Stuber reported that both the middle school and district storage building are on schedule. The district is waiting for the final touches on the draft documents before they can go out for bid. The bid process will take about one month.



12.          None



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                13a.        Transfer Request

Dr. Stuber explained the district policy on student exchanges between districts.  Mr. Kelley addressed the board regarding his request that his daughter be released to Cottage Grove High School.  He explained that Cottage Grove High School offers courses related to her chosen career.  Mr. Ophus advised that Creswell High School offers classes equivalent to those at Cottage Grove High School.  Other classes are offered in the high school’s distance learning lab. Discussion followed.  Mrs. Thompson moved to deny the transfer request.  Mr. Risen seconded. Mr. Leatherman clarified that as a board member he is voting in support of the district and its offerings. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 


13b.        Action, adopt posted policies EH-Data Management,  KBA & KBA-AR – Public Records,  JFCF/GBNA and AR Hazing, Harassment, et al.

Mr. Clark moved to adopt policies EH-Data Management, KBA  & KBA-AR-Public Records and JFCF/GBNA and AR Hazing, Harassment, et al. and to post revised policy IGBB and IGBB-AR Talented and Gifted.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


14.            Action,  Personnel Report

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


                15.          Action, approve Short-Form Investment Policy and Procedures.

Mr. Clark moved to approve the Short-Form Investment Policy and Procedures.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


                16.          Discussion, Construction Levy

Dr. Stuber explained that Senate Bill 1036 allows school districts to levy a construction tax on new construction or remodels that add square footage in the district. The tax is limited to $1.00 per square foot for residential and $.50 per square foot for commercial construction.  Some structures are exempt. Dr. Stuber has contacted LCOG regarding a survey they are doing related to this issue and will bring that information to the board when it is available. A board committee was established to look into the feasibility of implementing the tax. Mr. Leatherman and Mrs. Thompson will serve on the committee.  They will contact community members and businesses to participate on this committee.



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17.                Action, ratify CEA collective bargaining agreement

Mr. Kounovsky moved to ratify the CEA collective bargaining agreement.  Mr. Clark seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.






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






Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent




Lee Kounovsky, Chair