Monday, March 14, 2011

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon – The Board of Directors met in regular session Monday, March 14, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Ashland Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street, Ashland OR 97520.  Present were:
Carol Davis                )           Chair
Ruth Alexander          )
Keith Massie              )
Heidi Parker               )           Board Members
Eva Skuratowicz        )
Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent
Jill Turner, Business Manager
Toni Knox, Certified Representative
Media Representative
Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant  
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Check
A roll of the Board was taken and all members were present.
IV. Welcome Visitors and Acknowledgments
A. Vision and Mission Statement
Director Massie read the vision and mission statements.
V. Consent Agenda

It was recommended that the Board approve the consent agenda as presented.
A. Approve minutes of regular session of February 14, Executive and Work Sessions of February 28, and Executive Session of March 7, 2011.
B. Personnel
There were no personnel items.
The minutes of February 14 were corrected to reflect that Carol Davis chaired the meeting.  Director Alexander corrected the minutes of February 14, Item X, Board Reports to indicate that Board Members “reported,” rather than “will reported.” Director Parker moved that the Board approve the consent agenda as amended.  Director Skuratowicz seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
VI. Hear Public Requests not a part of the agenda
VII. Reports
A. Student and Staff Representative Reports

Student and staff representatives will report.
Toni Knox, Certified Representative reported on the Helman bike program, Walker Science night, Oregon Battle of the Books, AMS Concert Band, AHS Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble, Winter Almost Spring Concert, the Chicago musical, AHS Actors competition, and the First Friday Art Walk.
B. Ashland Schools Foundation Report
Susan Bacon reported on the activities of the Ashland Schools Foundation and summarized the goals of this year’s fundraising. 

C. Summary of Community Budget Forums

Juli Di Chiro reviewed the recent community budget forums and shared the input received from community participants.  She further shared the budget funding options that were shared with the community and the need to reduce the budget. 

D. Superintendent Report
Juli Di Chiro reported on Classified Employee Appreciation Week and the recognition activities that took place.
Juli Di Chiro reported that we are on hold for the Chinese Board School Program proposed for the next school year.  Efforts will continue so that the program can be implemented the following year.
Juli Di Chiro explained that the athletic programs at Ashland Middle School will be eliminated next year.  Middle School athletic programs are being eliminated throughout the Southern Oregon region.  Steve Retzlaff explained that this spring the District will be looking for other opportunities to provide after-school activities for students.  He emphasized that the Middle School will continue its current after-school clubs. 
VIII. Unfinished Business
A. Board Policy Revision - Second Reading

Juli Di Chiro reported that Revised Board Policy Revision IGAEA on HIV, AIDS, HBV and HCV Health Education was submitted to OSBA for review.  As a result of legislation and state board action, OSBA replaced that policy with IGAI – Human Sexuality, AIDS/HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Education. 
The Board agreed to present new Board Policy IGAI for first reading.  Extensive revisions were made.  The administration  will submit the revision to OSBA for review prior to the next meeting.   Action on this item was tabled until the next meeting.
IX. New Business
A. Approve School Calendar for 2011-12 School Year 
Juli Di Chiro reviewed the proposed School Calendar for the 2011-12 school year, and explained that it eliminates 1 teaching day and eliminates 1 teacher inservice day.
Director Massie moved that the Board approve the proposed School Calendar for the 2011-12 school year as presented.  Director Alexander seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

X. Board Report

Board members reported on the Chicago Musical, Classified Bargaining Training, “Pie” Day, political rally on President’s Day, work session on energy savings, Legislative Hotline, Certified Bargaining Committee, upcoming parent teacher conferences, college visitations, the First Friday Art Walk, the community budget forums, Empty Nest Syndrome parent night at AHS, and the deadline for Board Member Candidate applications on March 17, 2011.
XI. Announcements and Appointments
A. A Work Session will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ashland High School Video Conference Room to review the Ashland High School Redesign Implementation Plan.
B. The next regular session will be held on Monday, April 11, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashland Council Chambers.
XII. Adjourn
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.
Chair                                                   Clerk

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3-14-11 Regular Board Minutes.pdf


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