Monday, December 08, 2008

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon – the Board of Directors met in regular session December 8, 2008, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Ashland Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street, Ashland OR 97520.  Those present:

 

Mat Marr                     )           Chair

Ruth Alexander          )

Keith Massie               )           Directors

Heidi parker                )                      

 

Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Jill Turner, Business Manager

Amy Korth, Classified Representative

District Administrators

Media Representative

Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant

 

 

I.

Call to Order

 

Director Massie called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

 

 

 

II.

Pledge of Allegiance

 

 

 

III.

Roll Check

 

All board members were present with the exception of Director Patton.

 

 

 

IV.

Welcome Visitors and Acknowledgments

 

 

 

 

A.

Vision and Mission Statement

 

Director Alexander read the vision and mission statement.

 

 

 

 

B.

AHS Water Polo Team

 

Director Massie reported that both the boys and girls Water Polo Teams won the state championship this year.  Christi Gilmore reported on the success of the Water Polo Team.  A short video of the contest was shown.

 

 

 

 

 

V.

Consent Agenda

 

It was recommended that the Board approve the consent agenda as presented. 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approve minutes of regular session of November 17, 2008. 

 

Director Parker moved that the Board approve the consent agenda as presented.  Director Alexander seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

 

 

 

VI.

Hear Public Requests not a part of the agenda

 

There were no public requests.

 

 

 

VII.

Reports

 

 

 

 

A.

Student and Staff Representative Reports

 

Amy Korth, Classified Representative, wished the Board and staff happy holidays and looked forward to the 2009 year.

 

 

 

 

B.

Immunization

 

Joel Kerrick, a nursing student at OHSU, explained that he is working with Jackson County Health Director, Dr. Jim Shames, on a study regarding the abnormally high rate of religious exemptions (which can be for any philosophical reason) for immunizations in Oregon Schools.  Ashland’s rate of religious exemptions is much higher than other schools in the state.  If a disease came to Ashland, these kids would be quarantined at home.  He discussed the pros and cons of vaccinations  A community engagement meeting will be held on January 10 at 9:00 to 4:00 at the AMS Commons.  The Board invited Mr. Kerrick to meet with the Board after the community meeting to provide a summary report.

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Project Management Update

 

Gary DeCock, Project Manager, gave an update on the construction projects and responded to questions of the Board. 

 

 

 

 

D.

Superintendent Report

 

The superintendent reported on the Governor’s proposed budget.  We still feel our proposed reduction target for next year is $2.5 million. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Unfinished  Business

 

There was no unfinished business.

 

 

 

IX.

New Business

 

 

 

 

A.

Annual Site Council Goals and Approval of Charters

 

In accordance with Board Policy IFCA on 21st Century School Councils, principals and parent representatives from Bellview, Helman, Ashland Middle School and Ashland High School reported on the annual goals of the School Site Councils.  Walker had already given its report at the November regular board meeting.

 

Director Alexander moved that the Board approve the Annual Charters for the 2008-09 school year as presented.  Director Marr seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Approve Revised 2009-10 Budget Calendar

 

At the Budget Committee Work Session held on November 24, it was recommended that the 2009-10 Budget Calendar be revised to move the Public Hearing from June 8 to June 22, 2009. 

 

Director Alexander moved that the Board approve the revised 2009-10 Budget Calendar as presented.  Director Marr seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Consider Reduction in Force

 

It was recommended that the Board consider reduction in force for all employee groups to allow flexibility in balancing the 2009-10 budget. 

 

Director Parker with great sadness moved that the Board consider reduction in force for all employee groups to allow flexibility in balancing the 2009-10 budget as recommended.  Director Massie seconded and the motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Memorandum of Understanding #2008-03 Between the Ashland School District and the Southern Oregon Bargaining Council regarding insurance

 

Memorandum of Understanding #2008-03 was approved by the Board at the November regular meeting.  However, item #5 was added to the Memorandum.  It was recommended that the Board approve the revised memorandum as presented. 

 

Director Alexander moved that the Board approve Memorandum of Understanding #2008-03 Between the Ashland School District and the Southern Oregon Bargaining Council regarding insurance as presented.  Director Parker seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

 

 

 

 

 

X.

Board Report

 

Board members reported on the Harvest Luncheons, AHS foods class, construction projects,  affordable workforce housing, AHS Redesign meetings,  the Rogue News, Free and Reduced lunch opportunities, the food service program, The Second Language Committee, The AHAA Winter Fine Arts Festival on January 13 & 14, and the Wellness Committee. 

 

 

 

XI.

Announcements and Appointments - 5 minutes

 

 

 

A.

The next regular session will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashland Council Chambers.

 

 

 

B.

The next Capital Projects Advisory Committee meeting will be held on January 5, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room.

 

 

 

C.

 

 

 

D.

 

 

E.

A Board Work Session will be held on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashland High School Commons for a community meeting on the Ashland High School Redesign.

A Board Work Session will be held on December 18, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room to discuss legislative issues with Alan Bates and Peter Buckley.

The Board will hold a retreat on January 19 to meet with the Lead Team to discuss budget issues.

 

 

 

 

XII.

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:31 p.m.

 

 

 

 

            Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.



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