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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.



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.



**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/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.



4.1 Administrator’s Report – see attached



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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