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Board Meeting July 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

July 25, 2016

MVA 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.


1.0 OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – Professional Development Center

1.1 Public Session Call to Order at 7:04 pm


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

1.2.1 Guests: Rita Fischer

1.3 Approval of Agenda: Approved unanimously

1.4 Approval of Minutes: Changes to last month’s minutes are; dropping the word :nominal” from 1.6 and changing the word “ad” to “had” on 3.3.  Approved unanimously

1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: August 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

1.6 Budget



**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.



3.1 Approve New Board Member: Laurie recommends Rita Fischer as a nomination for the board.  Chris moves to accept Rita as a board member and it was seconded by Beau Garner.  Motion passed unanimously.

3.2 Approve Clothing Stipend for Aides: Chris Curry moves to award the two aides that are currently employed each a $300 clothing stipend for the 2016-2017 school year.  Funds will be paid to the aides upon submission of the receipts for their professional development clothing purchases.  Rita Fischer seconds the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

3.3 Approve Two New Aides: Beau Garner motions to allow Laurie to be able to hire up to two aides at 4 hours a day each at $10 an hour as the need arises.  Chris Curry seconds the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.

3.4 Approve New Charter Agreement: Tabled the approval of the new charter agreement until requested changes are made.




4.1 Administrator’s Report:

  • Technology Purchases – Smartboards and student and staff computers.
  • Enrollment – 133 students.
  • Walt & Laurie are working on the new charter agreement.
  • Technology needs upgraded to handle the new technology and modular classrooms.



Meeting adjourned at 8:42 pm.

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