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School Board Meeting                                                             January 8, 2006

Crow High School                                                                      7:00 PM

English Room


Board Chair:________________________________Superintendent:______________________




7:00 PM            Meeting called to Order


Board Chair, Jeff Ramp called the meeting to order at 7:07 PM.  Present were Directors: Andy Stahl Wellborn, Mike Wiederhold, and Dean Livelybrooks.  Paul Atkinson absent. Staff present: Superintendent, Dr. Eileen Palmer, Administrative Assistant, Lee Ann Hartwig, Principals, Ron Osibov, and Kathi Holvey, Steve Grube, Michele Kau, Jason Gard, Krin Hunt, Faye Beu, and Kim Wilson.  Patrons: Ron and Tracy Evans, Jayne Eversole, Sharon Kester, Candy Middaugh, Stephanie Dahl, Steffane Crowder, Guy Wiederhold, Kenneth Eastlick, Heidi Ramp, Niki, Engel, Doug Engel, Coleen Jentzsch, Marian Hall, Cindy Cabron, Darren Willits, Travis Wilson, Victoria Wilson, Steve Grube, Michele Kau, Mike Libby, Mary Libby, Troy Jentzsch, and Sharleen Henery.


1.1               Call to Order-Flag Salute

1.2               Review and Acceptance of Agenda

1.3               Approval of Minutes Regular Board Meeting, December 2006


Moved by Dean Livelybrooks, seconded by Mike Wiederhold and carried 4-0-1 to accept the December 11, 2006 Regular Board Meeting, Lorane Elementary as presented to the board.


1.4               Next Board Meeting, February 12, 2007, Crow High School English Room, 7:00PM.


1.5               Board Report


a.       Board Chair, Jeff Ramp spoke to the patron’s regarding the policy procedures for filing a complaint with the board.  Complaints must be filed in advance with the district Superintendent and not brought to the board meeting without the board or Superintendent aware of their concerns.  No decision will be made without the board or Superintendent having time to evaluate the situation/complaint.

b.       Board Chair Jeff Ramp also discussed the Board elections and the 2 vacant seats that will be filled in May 07.  Deadline for the positions is March 15, 2007.


1.6               Introduction and Comments of Guests and Representatives


a.       Colleen Jentzsch again spoke to the board regarding parental concern of the Middle school students being housed at CHS.  She wanted to know what has been done with the committee that was to be appointed, who was on it and when they would be meeting.  She also wanted to know how the board was going to address the low-test scores in the Middle School.


Principal, Ron Osibov, identified that he knew he was assigned by the board to set up the committee but in light of the fact that his mother is terminally ill in the hospital he had not returned to work until 1/8/07, so he had not done any calling as of yet to interested parents or patrons.


Superintendent, Dr. Eileen Palmer spoke regarding the accusations of bullying that were stated during a media interview.  That at no time has any complaint crossed her desk regarding older students bullying the Middle school students. That this information was a misrepresentation to the patrons of the district and not factual. 


Further discussion was held regarding the committee to be appointed.   The number that should be on the committee and how/who should be represented on this committee.


Moved by Andy Stahl Wellborn, seconded by Dean Livelybrooks to have a 10-person committee with representation of 3 Administrators, 2 Staff members, 3 parents and 2 students.  They would meet and return in one month with an update to the board on the committee’s progress.  In two months they would have finalization to their findings to present to the board.  This would be an open public meeting and students and parents are encouraged to attend.  Motion carried 4-0-1 Paul Atkinson absent.


1.7               Staff Reports


a.       Superintendent, Dr. Eileen Palmer spoke to the board regarding the district newsletter that will be going out at the end of the month.  She also spoke regarding the beginning process of the budget and that staff were beginning to prioritize their needs for the 2007/2008 budget.

b.       Athletic Coordinator, Jason Gard spoke to the board regarding the Cheerleading team winning two first place trophies at an invitational.  His gratefulness for the volunteers who continue to support the athletic programs and his moving of his office to the equipment room.

c.       Principal, Kathi Holvey spoke regarding the new hires at AES, the elementary staff previewing the reading curriculum, and the proposed TAG Plan.


1.8               Student Body Report


a.       ASB Representative, Geena Zimmerman spoke to the board regarding the Humanitarian Club being started at CHS.


Director, Mike Wiederhold spoke to Geena and express what the board would like to hear from the students.  That feedback from the students regarding problems, items such as the Humanitarian Club would be what the board wants to know about. 


2.0               Review and Correspondence to Board


a.                   None at this time


3.0               Consent Agenda


The following procedures for the consent agenda are established by Policy.  The Superintendent recommends adoption by a single consent motion the following listed items which are identified on the agenda by a double **.  Any of these items may be removed from the consent agenda by a director notifying the Superintendent at least 24 hours prior to the meeting that the director will request that the item be considered separately and as regularly listed on the agenda.  Items that remain on the consent agenda will be acted upon following the “Preliminary Business.”


The affected individual, organizations or institutions shall be notified that the item has been removed from the consent agenda and informed of the approximate time for consideration.  Persons who request an opportunity to address the board prior to action shall be granted 15 minutes for such presentations.  If a director request the removal of an item at the meeting without prior notifications, that item will be considered at the next regular board meeting.


a.                   Auditors Report


Postponed until February meeting.


4.0               Financial


4.1               General Fund Financial Summary

4.2               Check Register Payment of Claims against the district, December 2006

4.3               Student Body Accounts


Moved by Mike Wiederhold, seconded by Andy Stahl Wellborn and carried 4-0-1 Paul Atkinson absent, to accept the reporting of agenda items 4.1,4.2,and 4.3, and further approvers the payment of claims against the director listed in agenda items 4.2.


5.0               Curriculum


a.                   Division 22 Assurances


Superintendent, Eileen Palmer reported the District’s standing of Division 22 Assurances, Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.  Crow-Applegate-Lorane is in compliance of all rules with exception of OAR 581-022-1210 (2) A planned K-12 instructional program.  District is still working on completing the revised program.  OAR 581-022-1310 Local district policies and procedures for the identification of talented and gifted students is in process of being completed.


b.                   SIM/CAM


Discussion was held regarding the current SIM class being taught at CHS.  Is SIM being phased out and should we be doing away with this class.


6.0               Transportation, Building and Maintenance


a.                   None at this time


7.0               Policies


a.                   None at this time


8.0               Personnel


Moved by Dean Livelybrooks, seconded by Mike Wiederhold and carried 4-0-1, Paul Atkinson absent to accept the following hiring’s:


·         Krissy Smith     SPED/Title 1 Probationary Teacher

·         Tracy Schwartz  Applegate Elementary Secretary

·         Kim Baune        Instructional Aide/Applegate

·         Geena Zimmerman         Girls Basketball Coach MS

·         Dana Gillespie   Boy Basketball Coach MS


Moved by Dean Livelybrooks, seconded by Mike Wiederhold and carried 4-0-1 Paul Atkinson absent, to accept the resignation of Library Aide, Teri Robertson.


9.0               Items for Next Agenda


a.                   Lane ESD Services

b.                   Personnel Contract Renewals

c.                   Preliminary Report from MS Committee



10.0            Meeting adjourned at 8:58


Executive Session (Non public Session) Session under the authority of ORS 192-660 (1) Personnel (2) Evaluations


Superintendent, Dr. Eileen Palmer announced her resignation/retirement to the board effective June 30, 2007.  The board discussed various options for filling the vacancy of the Superintendent.