Monday, February 25, 2008

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon - The Board of Directors met in a work session Monday, February 25, 2008, at 7:00 pm. in the Bellview School Library.    Present were: 

 

Mat Marr                     )           Chair

 

Ruth Alexander )          

Keith Massie                )           Board Members

Heidi Parker                 )

Amy Patton                  )

 

Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

District Administrators

                                                                       

I.          Call to Order

 

            The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Marr

 

II.         Roll Check

 

            A roll of the board was taken and all members were present.

 

III.       Discuss Elementary Class Size

 

Juli Di Chiro reviewed the declining enrollment in the district, the AQEM prototype school cost model, and research on class size and teacher quality.  The Board asked clarifying questions and made comments on the information which was presented. 

 

Public comment was received.  A community member presented a synthesis of an analysis of current class size conditions of elementary schools in Ashland.  Other community members talked of their concerns related to their children’s’ classrooms and the number of students in those classrooms.  The Board responded to the public comments.

 

There was consensus amongst board members to form a task force to study this issue.  This item will be placed on the board agenda for consideration in March.

 

IV.       Adjournment

             

              There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

             

Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.

 

 



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