The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, August 10, 2005 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creswell School District Office Board Room, 998 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Clark presiding.



                                Don Ehrich

                                Anne Freske

                                Lee Kounovsky

                                Ken Leatherman

                                                John Sells

                                                Kathy Thompson







ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                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

                                                Tiffany Gowing, Student Representative

                                                Anne Thomas, The Sentinel




                01.          Action, establish a quorum

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


Mr. Ehrich reported  that Deborah Klecker from the Bend area died on June 27 east of Baghdad, Iraq.  She was employed as a contractor.  Petty Officer First Class Navy Seal Jeffrey A Lucas from Corbett, OR died June 28 in eastern Afghanistan.


02.            Pledge of Allegiance







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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.



04.          Action, approve agenda/add items

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



05.            Action, approve the June 8, 2005 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

Mr. Clark moved to approve the June 8, 2005 regular board meeting minutes.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRED UNANIMOUSLY.


                06.          Information, Trustees Reports

A.                  Certificates of Election, Chair Freske

Mrs. Freske presented certificates of election to Mr. Kounovsky and Mr. Leatherman. 

B.            Chamber of Commerce Award, Chair Freske

Mrs. Freske advised the board that the district had received an award from the Creswell Chamber of Commerce.


07.           Information, Supervisors Reports

Mr. Ophus reported on the new hires at Creswell High School.


08.          Student Representative Report

Tiffany Gowing reported that student council members met today to discuss Freshman orientation on September 6.


09.           Information, Business Manager Report.

Mrs. Heiss stated that summer projects are progressing as scheduled. 


10.                Superintendent's Report

Dr. Stuber advised that the technology report will go first  to the Strategic Planning Finance Committee. The report will then be discussed by the administrators.  He also reported that beginning September 25 the city will begin a sewer upgrade along Nieblock Lane. It will be a two to three week project.  Dr. Stuber invited board members to the all staff breakfast on August 29 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the high school


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commons.  New staff and new board members will be introduced. Dr. Stuber reported that he had met with Ms. Gowing to discuss her role with the board as well as student leadership in general. 



11.          None



12.            Action,  Board Organization/Resolutions

Mrs. Freske asked for nominations for board chair.  Mr. Sells nominated Mr. Clark for board chair.  Mrs. Thompson seconded.  Mr. Sells moved to close nominations.  Mrs. Thompson seconded. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  Mr. Clark assumed the duties of board chair.


Mr. Ehrich nominated Mrs. Thompson as board vice-chair.  Mr. Sells seconded.  Mr. Sells moved to close nominations.  Mr. Ehrich seconded.  THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


Mrs. Freske moved to approve the Business Appointments for 2005-2006.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


13.            Action,  Chair’s Committee Assignments

Mr. Clark announced that the negotiations committee will remain the same with Mr. Ehrich, Mrs. Thompson and  Mrs. Freske serving on that committee.  Mrs. Thompson will serve as chair.  Policy committee members will be Mr. Kounovsky, Mr. Leatherman and Mr. Sells with Mr. Sells serving as chair.


14.            Action, Personnel Report

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the personnel report.  Mr. Sells seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


15.            Action, Set School Lunch/Milk Prices

Mr. Sells moved to adopt the resolution setting the lunch/milk prices for 2005-2006.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


16.                Action, approve the 2005-2006 Consolidated Improvement Plan

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the 2005-2006 Consolidated Improvement Plan as presented.  Mrs.Thompson seconded. Dr. Stuber reviewed the CIP and the improvement priorities set for the district. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 




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17.                Action, Ratify OSEA Agreement for 2005-2007 Wages/Insurance.

Dr. Stuber advised that the results of the OSEA ballots were not available.  The item was tabled until the September board meeting.


18.                Discussion, annual assessment report

A.            Middle School analysis, Principal Burrus

Dr. Stuber gave a presentation on student scope and sequence and learner outcomes.  Mrs. Burrus gave a power point presentation on Creswell Middle School’s test assessment report.


19.                Action,  Approve School Bus Purchases.

Mr. Sells moved to approve the School Bus Purchase Resolution.  Mr. Leatherman seconded.  Mrs. Heiss stated that the buses should be here by February. Mr. Clark moved to amend the resolution to state bus rather than buses in regard to leasing.  Mr. Ehrich seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.  THE MOTION AS AMENDED CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.



Mr. Clark requested that the administrators attend the August 17 board work session.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M.


Mrs. Burrus said an account has been set up at Siuslaw Valley Bank for Sandi Green, Creswell School District teacher, whose apartment burned down in Eugene.



ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.





Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent




Gary Clark, Chair