Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon - The Board of Directors met in a work session December 31, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. in the District Board Room.  Present were:


Mat Marr                     )           Chair

Ruth Alexander          )

Keith Massie               )

Heidi Parker               )           Board Members

Amy Patton                 )


Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Senator Alan Bates

State Representative Peter Buckley



I.          Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Chair Marr.


II.        Roll Check


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


III.       Discuss Legislative Issues with Alan Bates and Peter Buckley


            The Board discussed the upcoming legislative session with Senator Bates and Representative Buckley.  Juli Di Chiro presented the impact of the Governorís proposed budget, and noted that this results in a $2.5 million dollar reduction for the Ashland School District next year.  According to Senator Bates and Representative Buckley, all economic indicators at the state are currently negative and the financial conditions could worsen before they improve.  They are not optimistic about additional money for K-12 over what the Governor has proposed.  There is some possibility of a national stimulus package which could have a positive impact, but that is still to be determined.  Senator Bates and Representative Buckley responded to questions of the Board on various issues.


            Senator Bates requested that Juli Di Chiro send him a list of the things that the Oregon Department of Education does that are worthwhile to the district as well as a list of the functions they provide that are necessary.  He would also like information on a growth model for assessment for accountability.


IV.       Adjourn


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:23p.m.


Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.

Download File
12-31-08 Work Session Minutes.pdf


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