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Board Meeting February 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

February 28, 2017

Modular Classroom

6:00 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 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 BUSINESS – Professional Development Center

1.1 Call to Order

1.2 Public Comment on Executive Session topics


2.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION – Lowell’s Superintendent’s Office Conference Room

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 7:02 pm

3.2 Attendance: Chris Curry, Rita Fischer, Beau Garner, Julie Valencia, Laurie Cardwell

3.2.1 Guests: Scott Cardwell

3.3 Approval of Agenda – approved

3.4 Approval of Minutes – approved

3.5 Schedule Next Meeting – Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

3.6 Budget

3.7 2017-2018 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.



5.1 Approve AD job – Rita moved to hire Jessica Cardwell as the assistant director.  Chris seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.

5.2 Approve hire of consultant with conflict of interest – Scott Cardwell presented a consultation proposal, outlining a detailed plan on how he would like to enhance the math curriculum, lesson planning, and mentoring at the academy.  Chris made the motion to accept the consultation proposal.  Beau seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

5.3 Approve 2017-2018 Calendar – Chris moved to approve the calendar, Rita seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.




6.1 Administrator’s Report

  • 2017-2018 Enrollment was February 1-15th, with the lottery on the 16th.  We had 40 new applicants, 23 of that was just for kindergarten.  141 total registered.
  • The grant auditors will visit on March 2nd and do a site visit.  There will be an annual report completed on year one and the grant ends on June 30, 2017.
  • PACE is offering a professional development class for schools and board members are encouraged to attend as well as staff.



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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