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Board Meeting March 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

March 20, 2018

MVA Modular

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 – 7:06pm meeting called to order by Julie Valencia.

1.2 Attendance: Rita Fischer, Julie Valencia, Beau Garner, Stacey Kelso, Julie Curry, Laurie Cardwell, and Jessica Cardwell.

1.2.1 Guests: None

1.3 Approval of Agenda – Agenda has been approved with the addition of 3.4.

1.4 Approval of Minutes – Minutes have been approved with spelling changes.

1.5 Schedule Next Meeting – April 24th, 2018 at 7:00pm

1.6 Budget – Laurie reviews the budget. Our budget has taken a hit. The state made some adjustments and took a chunk from our budget.

1.7 Financial Report – Board members have received their financial report and have the chance to review it.



**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 Calendar – Calendar has been updated to match the Lowell SD calendar for Christmas break. Beau moves to accept the calendar. Julie Curry seconds the calendar.

The 2018 – 2019 calendar has been approved unanimously.

3.2 Approve New Policy – See attached policy to be added to MVA School Policy.

Rita moves to approve the new policy, as written. Stacey seconds the policy, as written.

The new policy has unanimously passed.  

3.3 Continue Discussion on Security Options – Laurie brought information on Raptor Technologies & discussed various options. We are continuing the discussion on how to keep our campus secured and students protected.

3.4 Discuss 2018 – 2019 budget – The board discussions on the 2018 – 2019 budget and talked about the adjustments made by the state and the budget adjustments that we would like to see made.



4.1 Administrator’s Report

  • Teacher incentives rolled out
  • Formal observations – completed this week
  • PACE insurance pre-loss incentive-finished, 5% policy refunded
  • Final grant report in progress. One more month to complete
  • Mentoring continues
  • Upcoming field trips – overnight/end of year
  • Looking at contract renewals with added incentives
  • DC trip fundraising



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.

Meeting has been adjourned at 8:42pm

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