The regular school board meeting of
the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40,
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR KOUNOVSKY:
BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:
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,
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.
04. Action, approve agenda/add items
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
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.
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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
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