Board Meeting November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

45 S. Moss ◊ Lowell, Oregon 97452 ◊ (541)735-1709

Board of Director’s Meeting

November 27, 2017

Modular Classroom

7:00 pm – Public Session

The Mountain View Academy School Board encourages public input.  Persons wishing to address the Board on school related issues, are invited to do so, either when the item is presented on the agenda, or under the “Public Comments” section.  In the interest of time and order, presentations from the public are limited to three (3) minutes per person, and the total time for individual agenda items shall not exceed (20) minutes.  An individual speaker’s allotted time may not be increased by a donation of time from members of the public in attendance.  If you wish to speak under Public Comments, please complete a Public Comment Form and turn it in to Erica Richardson.  The Board requests complaints or charges against an employee be held in Executive Session.  Individuals who require disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the Board meeting should contact the Administrator in writing prior to the meeting.

AGENDA

 

1.0

  • Opening of Public Session – MVA Modular Classroom 19
    • Public Sessioncall to order at 7:05 by Board Chair Julie Valencia.
    • Attendance – Rita Fisher, Beau Garner, Stacey Kelso, Chris Curry, Julie Valencia, Laurie Cardwell, and Jessica Cardwell.
    • Approval of Agenda – Agenda approved
    • Approval of Minutes – minutes from previous meeting approved
    • Schedule Next Meeting – January 23rd, 7pm in the MVA Modular.
    • Budget

– Laurie discussed budget and carryover with board members.

  • Financial Reviewfinancial documents have been reviewed by board.

 

  • Public Comment

No public comments.

 

  • Action Discussion
    • Future Growth Fund Account

– Laurie presented an idea of a “savings account” for future growth of MVA.

– Discussed ideas that MVA could save toward and whether or not we wanted to create a line item.

– Discussion on the name of this line item and if we want to stick with “future growth fund”.

– Discussion on how much the board would like to place in the future growth fund.

Beau – suggested $75,000 be moved into the Future growth fund. Also suggested the Future Focus fund as the name of this fund.

Motion:

Beau moves to place $75,000 from the contingency fund to a new line item called the Future Focus Fund.

Seconds:

Ritaseconds this motion.

Julie – A motion has been made to move $75,000 from the contingency fund to the Future Focus fund. All in favor: Rita, Beau, Stacey, and Chris. All opposed: none

Motion has unanimously passed.

 

  • FMLA/Maternity Insurance Coverage

Laurie – With a teacher going on maternity leave, we want to create a policy for future teachers who would go onto maternity leave but plan to return to MVA.

Beau – suggests 90 days of continued benefit coverage for medical leave.

Motion:

Chris – Adopt the policy to provide uninterrupted medical insurance coverage – for a period of 90 days – with a qualified medical event.

Seconded:

Rita – seconds motion

Julie – motion has been made to provide uninterrupted medical insurance coverage – for a period of 90 days – with a qualified medical event.

All in favor: Beau, Chris, Stacey, Rita, and Julie. Not in favor: none

*Motion passed

 

  • Long Term Sub Benefits

– Discussion on regulations for sub benefits and that we need to look into the state regulations and to talk with our insurance agent on what the rules are in this area.

  • Director Hours

– Jessica presented that the current Director role needs to be expanded.

 

8:10pm – the MVA board will now meet for executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a).

8:30pm – return to public session at 8:30pm

 

  • Information and Study
    • Administrator’s report

– see attached administrative report provided by Laurie Cardwell.

– Laurie handed each board member an updated packet of hiring policies from the Lowell School District. She asked that each board member look at it and make any suggestions.

 

  • Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 8:43pm by Julie Valencia

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Board Meeting October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

45 S. Moss ◊ Lowell, Oregon 97452 ◊ (541)735-1709

Board of Director’s Meeting

October 24, 2017

Modular Classroom

7:00 pm – Public Session

The Mountain View Academy School Board encourages public input.  Persons wishing to address the Board on school related issues, are invited to do so, either when the item is presented on the agenda, or under the “Public Comments” section.  In the interest of time and order, presentations from the public are limited to three (3) minutes per person, and the total time for individual agenda items shall not exceed (20) minutes.  An individual speaker’s allotted time may not be increased by a donation of time from members of the public in attendance.  If you wish to speak under Public Comments, please complete a Public Comment Form and turn it in to Erica Richardson.  The Board requests complaints or charges against an employee be held in Executive Session.  Individuals who require disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the Board meeting should contact the Administrator in writing prior to the meeting.

AGENDA

 

1.0 OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – MVA Modular Classroom 19

1.1 Public Session Call to Order at 7:01 pm

1.2 Attendance: Julie Valencia, Beau Garner, Rita Fischer, Laurie Cardwell, and Jessica Cardwell

1.2.1 Guests:none

1.3 Approval of Agenda: unanimously approved

1.4 Approval of Minutes: unanimously approved

1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7 pm

1.6 Budget: Laurie reviews budget with MVA board. Beau mentioned that the insurance was much higher than originally expected. Laurie noted that the increase in technology was the reason she had to increase the insurance, as we now have upgraded all of our technology.

 

2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT

**Opportunity for Citizens to address items not on the Agenda.  Persons wishing to address the Board on any school related issue not listed elsewhere on the agenda are invited to do so now.  Board Members are limited, but not required, to give a brief response to public statement or questions regarding non-agenda items.

 

3.0 ACTION DISCUSSION

3.1 Approve/Discuss Policies: Laurie discussed a training that she had attended on hiring policies.  She discussed how she would like to streamline the hiring process with the board at the next meeting.

3.2 Approve Hiring Mentor Teacher – with grant funding and discretionary budget, we would like to continue with the hiring of mentor teachers to help our new and first year teachers.  Rita Fischer moves to approve the hiring of mentor teachers, Scott Cardwell and Amy Christensen.  Beau Garner seconds the motion.  The motion has unanimously passed.

3.3 Re-visit Cell Phone Stipend – Laurie presented to the board a cell phone reimbursement. Although we have our new phone system, we are still asking our staff to use their cell phone data/minutes during regular school day for messages.  Beau Garner moves to approve cell phone reimbursement of $20 per month (payable only during the school year) for all staff and employees at the MVA campus.  Rita Fischer seconds the motion.  The motion has unanimously passed.

 

4.0 INFORMATION AND STUDY

4.1 Administrator’s Report – see attached

 

5.0 ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 pm by Julie Valencia.

Any documents that are public records and are provided attachments to public session items on this agenda are accessible to the public on the school’s website, with the exception of documents provided at the time of the meeting.  Documents that are public records, and are provided at the time of the meeting to a majority of the Board regarding a public session item, will be made available for public inspection upon request to the Administrator’s Assistant.

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Board Meeting September 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy:

Board of Director’s Meeting

September 26, 2017

Modular Classroom

7:00pm – Public Session

 

  1. Opening of Public Session – MVA Modular Classroom 19
    • Public Session Call to Order

7:05 Julie Valencia calls meeting to order.

  • Attendance

Julie Valencia, Beau Garner, Chris Curry, Rita Fisher, Stacy Kelso, Laurie Cardwell, and Jessica Cardwel.l

  • Guests

No guests in attendance.

  • Approval of Agenda

Julie asks for other items to be added to agenda. No items were added to the agenda. Unanimously approved agenda.

 

  • Approval of Minutes

Julie discusses minutes from prior month. Missing motions being written in the minutes. Rita Fisher made the motions on each item from last month and Stacy Kelso seconded. The prior minutes need to be changed to reflect that.

All in favor of approving the minutes.

  • Schedule Next Meeting

Julie discusses the 4th Tuesday of October. October 24th. Rita has another board meeting that night but can come late. Meeting is scheduled for 10/24 at 7:00pm

  • Budget
  • Laurie talks about budget. Laurie notes that we added a student (142) and lost a student (141), so our number remains the same. We have room for 3 more 8th grade students and we are still on track for a nice carry-over.
  • Board discusses carry-over and “breathing room” on budget and activity fees. The student that left is discussed and that the family would need to request the activity fee back from the school board.
  • Beau discusses the fact that we are starting with a higher ADM than expected. So that boosts our budget further than we originally thought.
  • Beau said that next year we will hit our budget cap by reaching full capacity. Lease on modular is discussed as we review funds.
  • The grant is discussed and how much we have remaining and the reimbursement process.

 

  1. Public Comment

None

  1. Action Discussion

Julie introduces action/discussion items. She begins by noting that we are in compliance.

  • Approve/Discuss Policies

No policies were discussed.

 

  1. Information and Study
    • Administrator’s report
  • Laurie passes out the administrator’s report to each board member.
  • She covers the back to school orientation and that the new organization worked well.
  • Laurie notes that we have many new staff members and we have to train, mentor, and communicate well. The staff is doing a great job.
  • She notes that the parents are being retrained at parent pick up and that it is working well and that traffic is very limited.
  • Middle school schedule had to be adjusted greatly. Laurie discussed the scheduling.
  • Health Insurance/Retirement was a hassle
  • Behavior issues – the influx of new students has meant that we have behavior issues within our school but we are working hard to get this under control and working with parents to cooperatively find solutions.
  • She discusses digital advertisement and that she would like to move MVA to that. Laurie would like to do this during the open enrollment.
  • Field trips – she discusses the next two month’s field trips and the field trips for the future.
  • The bond is also discussed and what it would do for our school.
  • Working with an assistant director has been a huge improvement to our day. Jessica is working on the website.
  • We have $40,000 remaining in the grand budget.
  1. Adjournment

Julie asks if there are any additional items.

Julie adjourns the meeting at 7:28pm

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Board Meeting August 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

45 S. Moss ◊ Lowell, Oregon 97452 ◊ (541)735-1709

Board of Director’s Meeting

August 22, 2017

Modular Classroom

7:00 pm – Public Session

The Mountain View Academy School Board encourages public input.  Persons wishing to address the Board on school related issues, are invited to do so, either when the item is presented on the agenda, or under the “Public Comments” section.  In the interest of time and order, presentations from the public are limited to three (3) minutes per person, and the total time for individual agenda items shall not exceed (20) minutes.  An individual speaker’s allotted time may not be increased by a donation of time from members of the public in attendance.  If you wish to speak under Public Comments, please complete a Public Comment Form and turn it in to Erica Richardson.  The Board requests complaints or charges against an employee be held in Executive Session.  Individuals who require disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the Board meeting should contact the Administrator in writing prior to the meeting.

AGENDA

 

1.0 OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – MVA Modular Classroom 19

1.1 Public Session Call to Order at 7:13 PM

1.2 Attendance: Chris Curry, Rita Fischer, Stacey Kelso, Julie Valencia, Laurie Cardwell, and Jessica Cardwell

1.2.1 Guests:

1.3 Approval of Agenda: Approved

1.4 Approval of Minutes: Approved

1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: September 26, 2017

1.6 Budget: Approved

 

2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT

**Opportunity for Citizens to address items not on the Agenda.  Persons wishing to address the Board on any school related issue not listed elsewhere on the agenda are invited to do so now.  Board Members are limited, but not required, to give a brief response to public statement or questions regarding non-agenda items.

 

3.0 ACTION DISCUSSION

3.1 Approve/Discuss Policies: Rita Motions to accept reviewed/amended Compensation policy. Stacey seconds motion.  Passed unanimously.

3.2 Approve/Accept Directors Contract: Rita motions to accept Directors Contract. Stacey seconds motion. Passed unanimously.

3.3 Create Full-time Aide Position: Rita motions to accept the proposal to create one of the part time aide positions into a full time position. Stacey seconds motion. Passed unanimously.

 

4.0 INFORMATION AND STUDY

4.1 Administrator’s Report

  • BSO Plan
  • New Web Page
  • Digital Advertising

 

5.0 ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment: 7:44PM

Any documents that are public records and are provided attachments to public session items on this agenda are accessible to the public on the school’s website, with the exception of documents provided at the time of the meeting.  Documents that are public records, and are provided at the time of the meeting to a majority of the Board regarding a public session item, will be made available for public inspection upon request to the Administrator’s Assistant.

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Board Meeting June 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

45 S. Moss ◊ Lowell, Oregon 97452 ◊ (541)735-1709

Board of Director’s Meeting

June 27, 2017

Modular Classroom

7:00 pm – Public Session

The Mountain View Academy School Board encourages public input.  Persons wishing to address the Board on school related issues, are invited to do so, either when the item is presented on the agenda, or under the “Public Comments” section.  In the interest of time and order, presentations from the public are limited to three (3) minutes per person, and the total time for individual agenda items shall not exceed (20) minutes.  An individual speaker’s allotted time may not be increased by a donation of time from members of the public in attendance.  If you wish to speak under Public Comments, please complete a Public Comment Form and turn it in to Erica Richardson.  The Board requests complaints or charges against an employee be held in Executive Session.  Individuals who require disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the Board meeting should contact the Administrator in writing prior to the meeting.

AGENDA

 

1.0 OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – MVA Modular Classroom 19

1.1 Public Session Call to Order: 7:08 pm

1.2 Attendance: Julie Valencia, Beau Garner, Chris Curry, Rita Fischer, Stacey Kelso

1.2.1 Guests: None

1.3 Approval of Agenda: Approved

1.4 Approval of Minutes: Approved

1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: July 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

1.6 Budget: Reviewed and discussed.

 

 

2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT

**Opportunity for Citizens to address items not on the Agenda.  Persons wishing to address the Board on any school related issue not listed elsewhere on the agenda are invited to do so now.  Board Members are limited, but not required, to give a brief response to public statement or questions regarding non-agenda items.

 

3.0 ACTION DISCUSSION

3.1 Approve/Discuss Policies: The policy was discussed and each board member signed that they agree to it.

 

 

4.0 ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment: 7:47 p.m.

Any documents that are public records and are provided attachments to public session items on this agenda are accessible to the public on the school’s website, with the exception of documents provided at the time of the meeting.  Documents that are public records, and are provided at the time of the meeting to a majority of the Board regarding a public session item, will be made available for public inspection upon request to the Administrator’s Assistant.

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Board Meeting May 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

45 S. Moss ◊ Lowell, Oregon 97452 ◊ (541)735-1709

Board of Director’s Meeting

May 23, 2017

Modular Classroom

7:00 pm – Public Session

The Mountain View Academy School Board encourages public input.  Persons wishing to address the Board on school related issues, are invited to do so, either when the item is presented on the agenda, or under the “Public Comments” section.  In the interest of time and order, presentations from the public are limited to three (3) minutes per person, and the total time for individual agenda items shall not exceed (20) minutes.  An individual speaker’s allotted time may not be increased by a donation of time from members of the public in attendance.  If you wish to speak under Public Comments, please complete a Public Comment Form and turn it in to Erica Richardson.  The Board requests complaints or charges against an employee be held in Executive Session.  Individuals who require disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the Board meeting should contact the Administrator in writing prior to the meeting.

AGENDA

 

1.0 OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – MVA Modular Classroom 19

1.1 Public Session Call to Order at 7:11 pm

1.2 Attendance: Beau Garner, Julie Valencia, Erica Richardson, Chris Curry, and Laurie Cardwell

1.2.1 Guests: none

1.3 Approval of Agenda: Action item 3.2 was added to discuss an application for the board vacancy

1.4 Approval of Minutes: approved

1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: June 27, 2017

1.6 Budget

 

 

2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT

**Opportunity for Citizens to address items not on the Agenda.  Persons wishing to address the Board on any school related issue not listed elsewhere on the agenda are invited to do so now.  Board Members are limited, but not required, to give a brief response to public statement or questions regarding non-agenda items.

 

3.0 ACTION DISCUSSION

3.1 Approve/Discuss Policies: Chris Curry moved to accept changes to the admission policy. Erica seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

3.2 Board Vacancy: The application was reviewed/discussed.  Erica moved to accept Stacey Kelso as an applicant to the board.  Chris seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

4.0 INFORMATION AND STUDY

4.1 Administrator’s Report

  • The teaching positions for 3rd, 2nd, and 1st grade have been filled.  Interviewing for 7th grade position.
  • Finalizing the details on the DC trip.  Kindergarten and 8th grade graduation is scheduled.
  • Director of Logos Charter has been reaching out for guidance in running a charter school with PEO.
  • Smarter Balanced testing is complete.
  • All the activity fee money for the 2016-2017 school year has been collected.
  • Annual report to the Lowell School Board was presented.
  • Jessica Cardwell will  start her part-time administration duties in July.  Her main role will be mentoring all the new teachers.

 

5.0 ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 8:36 pm

Any documents that are public records and are provided attachments to public session items on this agenda are accessible to the public on the school’s website, with the exception of documents provided at the time of the meeting.  Documents that are public records, and are provided at the time of the meeting to a majority of the Board regarding a public session item, will be made available for public inspection upon request to the Administrator’s Assistant.

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