Creswell School Board Meeting: November 13, 2019

Creswell School Board Meeting for November 2019

The Creswell School Board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the District Office Board/Conference Room (District Office, 998 West A Street)

The public is welcome to attend School Board Meetings. Regular meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Board/Conference Room. Special meetings and work sessions are scheduled as necessary.

The Board encourages public input. Comments for items not on the meeting agenda may be made at the beginning of the meeting. Audience members who wish to comment on specific agenda items may sign up to speak when the agenda item is being discussed.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Cruzan at 541-895-6000

Review the Creswell School Board Meeting Agenda for November 13, 2019 (Link)

Wednesday, November 6: Creswell Community Forum Reminder

On Wednesday 11/6/2019, Superintendent Michael Johnson and Lane ESD Executive Director Carlos Sequeira will be hosting a community input session at the Creswell School District Board Room located at Creslane Elementary School. You are invited to join in. The session is intended to hear about your needs, hopes, requests, and offers. We will be providing dinner (pizza, salad, drinks) and child care for the event.

The agenda will be:

  • 5:30-6:00 Dinner in the Creslane Cafeteria
  • 6:00-7:00 Student Success Act Input Session – Carlos Sequeira
  • 7:00- 7:30 Creswell School District Strategic Planning Input Session – Mike Johnson

The priority areas are:

  1. Reducing Academic Disparities
  2. Meeting Students’ Mental and Behavioral Needs
  3. Providing Access to Academic Courses
  4. Allowing teachers and staff to have sufficient time to collaborate, review data and develop strategies to support students to stay on track to graduate
  5. Establishing and Strengthening Partnerships

The three questions being asked for each priority area are:

  1. What is working well for students, schools and educators?
  2. What are challenges for students, schools and educators?
  3. What suggestions do you have for improvement?

Improving education in Creswell will take all of us. Its imperative that you add your voice to the conversation and help us develop a plan for our schools and district for the next three to five years!

Our students. Our success.


Michael Johnson
Superintendent Creswell School District

How many Adults will be attending? Please help us with our attendance count by emailing the answer to our Board Secretary Marilyn Cruzan @

Review previous posts on our Community Forum Input and Strategic Planning:

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Saturday School @ Creslane Elementary: With a Focus on Instructional Improvement

Creslane Elementary Instructional Staff recently came together on a Saturday to focus on instructional improvement

On November 2, Creslane principal Amy Halley, assistant principal Devin Pixton and teaching staff were hard at work collaborating and teaming together with the Lane Education Service District for instructional improvement.

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Amy Halley reports, “Our school staff is dedicated and driven to do what it takes to continue to make Creslane a destination school. The partnership we have with the Lane ESD provides teachers with ongoing opportunities for professional learning.Due to previously scheduled professional development activities, Lane ESD was not able to fit Creslane into their work-week schedule, so they worked with us to create a special session on Saturday.

I couldn’t be more THANKFUL to work with such dedicated and caring educators including a village of committed teachers! This month when you visit with teachers at conferences please be sure to thank them for all they do for kids!”

Learn more about the Instructional Improvement: “Lane County Teaching and Learning Academy Module 1 – The Knowledge Base of Teaching”

We need your input! Join us Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

We need your ideas to better support our students!

On November 6, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Superintendent Michael Johnson and Lane Education Service District Curriculum Specialist Carlos Sequeira are hosting a community input session at the Creswell School District Conference Room, located at the Creslane Elementary School campus. You are invited to join in. The session is intended to hear about your needs, hopes, requests, and offers for student achievement and success. You all will have the opportunity to learn more about Oregon’s Student Success Act – a new law that provides an historic opportunity for our students, your family, and our educators. You will also provide input for the Creswell School District vision and strategic improvement plan for the next 5 years.

We need your input to help develop a plan to best meet the needs of our students and our community.

We will provide Spanish translation services, dinner and child care for the event. Dinner will be served from 5:30 – 6:00 in the Creslane Cafeteria. At 6:00, parents and community members will meet in the Conference Room for the input session, while the children participate in activities with the child care providers.

Improving education in Oregon will take all of us. Come add your voice to the conversation and help us develop a plan for our schools and district for the next three – five years!

Our Students! Our Success!


Michael Johnson, Superintendent