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Board Meeting September 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

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Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

September 21, 2015

Professional Development Center

6:15 pm – Executive Session

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 Beth Sprague.  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.


1.0 OPENING BUSINESS – Professional Development Center

1.1 Call to Order

1.2 Public Comment on Executive Session topics


2.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION – Professional Development Center

2.1 Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(i)

To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing

2.2 Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(f)

To consider records exempt by law from public inspection.

2.3 Return to Public Session


3.0 OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – Professional Development Center

3.1 Public Session Call to Order at  7:18 pm


3.2 Attendance: Julie V. , Jessica Justman, Beau, Erica, and Laurie Cardwell

3.2.1 Guests

3.3 Approval of Agenda

3.4 Approval of Minutes: Last month minutes Beau moved to approve and Erica 2nd, As Julie set forth since there were no objections . Beau moved to approve the agenda is approved and Jessica 2nd.

3.5 Schedule Next Meeting:  Monday, October 19th  at  7:00 pm with Executive session @ 6:15 pm.

3.6 Budget: August 2015 Budget Reviewed by Board Members, No Concerns. Current Enrollment is 110 students. 1- 3rd grade spot and 1- 6th grade spot.





**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.




Nominate Board Member: Based upon the resignation received on 9/21/15 of Jake Plahn, Beau motions to nominate Chris Curry to the Board and Jessica 2nd. Julie has been made to add Chris Curry to the Board of Directors, votes were unanimous.

5.1 Enrollment policy defined: Enrollment Policy Defined. In the packet on Page 12 Enrollment Policy Questions. For current year Students that want to apply, may apply for current year once school starts in current year. Clarified returning students will have a re-enrollment form to help save there spot for the following school year. Board will readdress further policy specifics at next meeting for Enrollment details from Laurie.

5.2 Approve additional aide 2 hours per day: Financial impact $3,000/year.  For 9:40 am- 11:40 am Monday thru Thursday. Chris Curry moves to approve an Aide @ 2hrs a day and Beau 2nd the motion. Julie asked if there were questions for the Aide. Beau asked if there were any other expenditures for future. Julie motions for the Aide to be added, unanimous vote for approval.

5.3 Approve Director’s contract: Set this aside to the end for Executive Session. Board returns @ 8:54pm. Julie motions that the Board approves the Director’s Contract. Jessica motions that the Director’s Contract and Chris Curry 2nd. Board voted unanimous approval.

5.4 Approve new kinder cap: Approve New Kinder Cap. Laurie would like to change the Kinder Cap to 12 students. Erica motion to change the Kinder Cap to 12 and Jessica 2nd. Julie motion to adjust the Kinder Cap to 12 and it was an unanimous vote for approval.

5.5 PTO Plan. Jessica stated that the volunteer list was a great turn out. Jessica wanted to develop a committee for fundraising. The Board appointed Jessica to organize the development for the Fundraising Committee.



6.1 Administrator’s Report:  Laurie gave the Administrative report for the beginning of the year.



Meeting ended at 8:55 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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