Monday, November 08, 2004

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon - The Board of Directors met in regular session on November 8, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashland Council Chambers.  Present were:


Amy Amrhein               )            Chair


Chuck Keil                   )                                  

Sheryl Lipski                )            Board Members

Terry Littleton               )

Heidi Parker                 )                      


Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Jeanne Peterson, Executive Secretary

District Administrators

Media Representatives


I.          Call to Order


            The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chair Amrhein. 


II.         Pledge of Allegiance


III.       Roll Check


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


IV.              Welcome Visitors


            Chair Amrhein welcomed visitors.


V.            Consent Agenda


1.         Approve minutes of work and regular session of October 11 and work session of October 21, and work session of November 3, 2004.


2.         Personnel


a.            Employment Recommendations


            Lynn Fain was recommended as a temporary .30 Class Size Reduction Teacher at Walker Elementary.  This is a new position funded by the Class Size Reduction Grant. 


The minutes of November 3, 2004 were removed from the consent agenda.  Director Keil moved that the Board approve the consent agenda as amended.  Director Littleton seconded and the motion passed unanimously.







VI.       Reports


1.         Student and Staff Representative Reports


            Andrew Ainsworth, Student Representative, reported on a bomb threat at Ashland High School, athletic events, music events, and the play at Ashland High School.


            Ron Dulaney, Classified Representative, reported on the classified employee pumpkin pie social to be held on November 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ashland High School Commons.


2.         Ashland schools Foundation Report


            Susan Bacon reported on the Buy in for Books Program, and Impact Grants.   


3.         Affirmative Action Report Goals


            Juli Di Chiro reported on the Affirmative Action Goals and responded to questions.


4.         Review Curriculum on HIV, AIDS, HBV and HCB Health Education


            Juli Di Chiro explained that the Board adopted Board Policy IGAEA which states that the HIV, AIDS, HBV and HCB Health Education curriculum will be reviewed and updated biennially.  Ms. Di Chiro will be meeting with teachers, as well as Judy Blickenstaff and Melinda Brown, to review what is currently being done in the district.  This report will be made to the Board later in the spring.


5.         AQEM Online Community Survey Results


            Juli Di Chiro reviewed the online community survey results and responded to questions.


6.         AQEM Report


            Juli Di Chiro reported that the Board has completed holding work sessions to gather input from community members.  She will develop a summary and a recommendation to present to the Board on November 29 during a work session with board members and administrative staff.  A draft of the Ashland Quality Education Model will be presented to the Board at the December regular meeting.


7.         Ashland School District Report Cards


            This agenda item was removed.


8.         Board Report


            Board members reported on athletic events, the work session of the Ashland Schools Foundation, the Oregon School Boards Association regional meeting, Youth Activity Levy meeting, AQEM meeting, parent conferences, and the Booster Club.  Director Parker stated how understaffed the District Office is and that we should explain to the community how this will be remedied.  She suggested that we have an agenda item to design a process for how this dialog can proceed.  Juli Di Chiro explained the timeline for recruiting a new business manager.


9.         Superintendent Report


            Juli Di Chiro distributed the teacher evaluation pilot.  She discussed mentor stipends, the classified employee Labor Management Meeting, and the Music Teacher retreat.


VII.      Hear public requests not a part of the agenda


A community member gave a brief update on the Safe Schools and Playground Group.  A community member spoke on the AQEM development and urged the Board not to limit their input to the community survey when making decisions.


VIII.     New Business


There was no new business.


IX.       Old Business


There was no old business.


X.            Announcements and Appointments


A joint Work Session will be held between the Parks and Recreation Board and the Ashland School Board on Monday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Office.


A Board Work Session will be held on November 29, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room to meet with district administrators to review the draft of the Ashland Quality Education Model.


The next regular session will be held on December 13, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashland Council Chambers.


XI.            Adjournment


            There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.


Jeanne Peterson, Executive Secretary




Chair                                                                            Clerk   



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