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Board Meeting August 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

August 20, 2019

Bridgeway Contracting

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 Julie Curry.  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 – Bridgeway Contracting

1.1 Public Session Call to Order: Call to order at 7:06 pm

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

1.2.1 Guests: None

               1.3 Approval of Agenda – agenda was approved with no changes.

1.4 Approval of Minutes – minutes approved for the June board meeting, as well as the August workshop.

 1.5 Schedule Next Meeting – Next meeting schedule for September 17th at 7 pm

1.6 Budget – Reviewed and discussed with Maureen

1.7 Financial Report – Board has received and reviewed financial packets.


                    **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 Family Leave Legislation – 38 page bill introduced that states the new State of Oregon guidelines for the new medical leave act. Per guidelines – since MVA has less than 25 employees, we are exempt from this act.

3.2 OSBA Conference –  November 14 – 17 in Portland. Please RSVP to Jessica as soon as possible if you can attend. Looks like some good topics are on the schedule.

3.3 Mandatory Reporter training – All board members watched the OSBA video and now qualify as mandatory reporters.

3.4 Expanded excused absence – Mental health days are now an acceptable reason for a student to be absent. Students can have 5 mental health days in any 3 month period.

3.5 Medart Activity Fee Reimbursement – Julie V. received an email from Mrs. Medart asking for $200 reimbursement of the $250 activity fee. Stacey Motions to refund the $200 activity fee. Rita seconds the motion. Motion unanimously passed.


            4.1 Administrator’s Report

  • Our staff should have access to their classrooms and can begin moving by the end of the week.
  • The MVA office should be up and running by August 28th
  • In-service
  • Fall Embrace the Community Day – September 12th
  • Accuity questionnaire – all board members need to complete this.


Public Session Call to Close: 8:07 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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