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Special Board Meeting                                                                           March 2, 2011

Applegate Elementary                                                                            7:00 PM



6:30 PM            Executive Session (Session under the authority of ORS 192-660)

 (1) Personnel


Meeting was called to order by Board Chair, Jeff Ramp at 7:12 PM.  Directors present Denice Goodheart, Dean Livelybrooks, Troy Wilson and Darren Willits.  Staff Present: Superintendent, Susan Nakaba, Principal, Ron Osibov, Technology Director, Ken Hamilton, Maintenance Supervisor, Mike Proffitt, Director Business Services, Lee Ann Hartwig, SPED Director, Georgann Squire, Kim Ramp, Lisa Mattox, Tracy Schwartz, Donna Willits, Billy Anderson, Kathy Davis, Tracy Engholm, Jodi Perry, Robin McCay, Diana Osibov, Carol Myers, Loyd Fultz, Tina Dworakowski, Pat McGuire, Steve Grube, Robin Chinburg and Joan Norris.  Patrons present: Doug Perry, Kevin Mattox, Breanna Mattox, Kathy Sisson, Sally Diess, Dean Diess, Diane Diess, Kyle Rolnick, Tom Giesen, Steve Wickwire, Lindsay Wickwire, Leann Mills, Pam Kersgaard, Linda Lay, Daniel Lay, Bill Myers, Ryan Sisson, Gary Thompson, Lil Thompson, Carrie Warden, Don Gleason, Karen Faust, Mike Faust, Sara Larsen, Stacey Behke, Mandy McGuire, Doug Bragg, Paula Bloom, Adrienne Bragg, Camas Dorsey, Darren Dorsey, Caren Reardon, Alyssa Shepherd, Candy Middaugh, Don Parker, and Shari Parker.


II           Agenda Review


No changes at this time.


II           Public Comment on Non Agenda Items


Patrons spoke to the board regarding the following items:  2 Hr Kindergarten, (Pam Kersgaard) Charter School at Lorane (Sara Larsen) Tina Dworakowski on the value of Elective Classes as well as Kathy Davis, Steve Grube spoke to the board regarding the values our students have and take forth with them during their college years.  Doug Perry regarding the safety of Lorane Elementary from the standpoint of a Fire Marshall.  Robin McCay spoke to the board regarding the mud slinging that has been going on and that what we are teaching our students by it is wrong.  That we are all in this together and should not slander the Superintendent in the paper or anywhere else.  Billy spoke to the board regarding the Athletic Department and how valuable sports are to our students.  He realizes the district has been good stewarts of the districts funds. Lil Thompson spoke to the board regarding the time she was in the district and worked at both sites and that all our teachers no matter where they are housed are good teachers and that she knows this decision is a hard one for the board and that her and Gary support the board in their decision to close an elementary and the better of the two building would probably be Applegate.  Mike Faust presented an article and would get copies to the board on how the PERS situation began and that state employee’s such as teachers are not accountable for this issue.



III          Reports


Superintendent, Susan Nakaba addressed the board regarding the budget deficit and the cost analysis for both elementary sites provided by the district.  Discussion was also held regarding reports from Bethel School District, 4J School District and Junction City School District who offered services to analyze each elementary site (see attached reports).    All three reports reflected Applegate Elementary would be best suited to hold additional students.


V          Action Items


Moved by Darren Willits, seconded by Troy Wilson and carried 3-2 to accept the recommendations presented to the board by Superintendent, Susan Nakaba  Budget Reductions and Recommendations for 2011/2012 school year including consolidation to AES of K-6 grade with a seven classroom configuration.  Approval of Amendment to seven classroom configuration Budget Reductions stating the Athletic Director position being maintained through private funding by donations and the Crow Athletic Booster Club; Music Teacher and Counseling positions maintained at 2010/2011 school year levels if funded through negotiated teacher furlough days.


VI         Discussion Items:


Further discussion was held to start working on long term configurations of the CAL School District including a possible bond.  More to come on this subject.


Committee to be established transitioning of LES to AES site.


Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM