Monday, September 27, 2010

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon – The Board of Directors met in a work session Monday, September 27, 2010, beginning at 7:30 PM in the Willow Wind Barn, 1497 East Main Street, Ashland OR 97520.  Present were:


Carol Davis                 )           Chair


Keith Massie               )           Board Members

Heidi Parker                )

Eva Skuratowicz         )          


Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Jill Turner, Business Manager

Media Representative



I.          Call to Order


            The meeting was called to order at 7:31 p.m. by Chair Davis.


II.        Roll Check


            A roll check was taken and all board members were present with the exception of Director Alexander.


III.       Final Review of District Goals and Next Steps Related to Those Goals


            The Board discussed district goals.  It was agreed that an additional bullet point would be added to Goal 3 to begin the process of developing sustainable practices throughout the district, and to present a report to the Board on current conditions and programs.


IV.       Planning and scheduling study sessions for the remainder of the year, including meetings held at school sites and parents and site councils


            Board work sessions were scheduled as follows.


            October 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Walker School to review the school’s goals and programs.


            November 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office to meet with the Budget Committee to review the economic forecast from the state and to review current budget projections.


            January 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Ashland Middle School with the Ashland Middle School Site Council to discuss the school’s goals and programs, and to review the new structure for the Ashland Middle School that was implemented this year.  The Board will also discuss the potential of the second language program in the elementary schools.


            February 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Bellview School to discuss the school’s goals and programs.  In addition, Jill Turner and Gary Sisk will present the results of the current conditions relating to utility utilization.


            March 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Ashland High School with the Ashland High School Site Council and administrative team to review the AHS redesign implementation plan.


            April 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Helman School to review the school’s goals and programs.


            May 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at John Muir Elementary School to review the school’s goals and programs.  In addition, the Board will receive an update on the Food Service Program from Gema Soto.


            Juli Di Chiro will schedule an additional meeting to meet with the Willow Wind Parent Council to discuss the Willow Wind program and goals.


IV.       Planning and scheduling “zero-based” budget community meetings.


            There will be a series of zero-based budget community meetings scheduled for the fall.  Three meetings will be scheduled as follows:


            (1)        Discuss elementary school programming.

            (2)        Discuss Ashland Middle School programming.

            (3)        Discuss Ashland High School programming.


            Juli Di Chiro will work with Rich Whitley to facilitate these meetings.  The goal is to have these meetings completed by January in order to inform the budgeting process for the next biennium.


IV.       Adjourn


            There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.


Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.

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