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Board Meeting October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

October 22, 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.


1.0OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – Bridgeway Contracting

            1.1 Public Session Call to Order: 7:00 p.m.

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

                        1.2.1 Guests: None

            1.3 Approval of Agenda: Agenda was approved with the addition of 3.8: Adding funds to SPED teacher stipend.

            1.4 Approval of Minutes: Approved with no changes.

            1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 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 ESS Act – qualification through the district: MVA can apply through Lowell SD for the ESS Act Grant application. State of Oregon’s deadline for the Continuous Improvement Plans is December 6, 2019 which includes a survey getting feedback from students, parents, and teachers. Board members agreed to help give out surveys.

            3.2 Future Focus Fund discussion: Motion was made by Rita Fischer to move $25,000 from our general fund to our future focus fund, Stacey Kelso seconds, motion unanimously passed.

            3.3 Possible base salary increase with longevity discussion: Base salaries for other schools were researched and discussed. Continued discussion for the possibility of base salary and longevity increase for contracted employees starting 2020-2021 school year.

            3.4 Preschool program update: Search for a building continues.

            3.5 Review Audits: Review of audit was discussed.

            3.6 Approved Contractors list: Rita Fischer moves to accept the approved contractor list provided to the board, Beau Garner seconds, motion passed unanimously approved.

MVA Approved Contractors:

  • J & K Electrical LLC – Electrician
  • Scott Cardwell – Handy Man
  • Don Ratliff – Maintenance
  • Dave Rommel – Construction/Carpenter
  • Bryce Roper – Low Voltage Electrician
  • Lowell School District – cleaning carpets at the end of the year

3.7 Approve and sign audit acceptance letter: Beau Garner motioned to sign the audit acceptance letters provided by Maureen Weathers, Julie Curry seconds, motion unanimously passed.

3.8 Adding funds to SPED teacher stipend: Beau Garner moves to increase the SPED stipend from $2,500 to $3,500 retroactively for the 2019-20 school year, and for years forward. Julie Curry seconds motion and motion unanimously passed.


            4.1 Administrator’s Report

  • Julie Valencia researched what was required to move our website to “ADA accessible” and modifications have been made to be in compliance.
  • ALICE training update – safety updates for MVA
  • Remodel continues – our office is now semi-secure, as the newly installed doors require a button release – which has not been installed yet.
  • Preschool location search – we have a couple buildings on the schedule to tour.
  • First ever ExplOregon activity for middle school
  • Boy & Girl talk scheduled for January
  • Every Student Succeeds Act update


Public Session Call to Close: 8:33 p.m.

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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