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Board Meeting November 19, 2019

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Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

November 19, 2019

Bridgeway Contracting

7:00 pm – Public Session

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1.0OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – Bridgeway Contracting

            1.1 Public Session Call to Order: 7:01 pm

            1.2 Attendance: Julie Valencia, Beau Garner, Rita Fischer, Laurie Cardwell, Jessica Cardwell, and Stacey Kelso phoned in at 3.4.

                        1.2.1 Guests: None

            1.3 Approval of Agenda: Agenda was approved with no changes.

            1.4 Approval of Minutes: Approval with corrected change; 3.8 adding that Julie Curry seconds motion and motion unanimously passed, and adding the list of names of the approved contractor list to 3.6

            1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: January 28,2020

            1.6 Budget: Board reviewed and discussed.

1.7 Financial Report:Board had 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 Review and accept 2018-19 audit: Board received and reviewed Audit and financial review. Rita motions to accept the 2018-19 Accuity, LCC audit report, Julie Curry seconds; motion unanimously passed.

            3.2 Discuss 2020-21 proposed budget: Reviewed and discussed proposed budget. Board will re-discuss at next Board meeting.

            3.3 Continuous Improvement Plan: Plan was turned in to Lowell SD. Laurie filled in the Board on the direction MVA plans on going and main points to that plan.

            3.4 OSBA Conference update: Rita Fischer filled the Board on on OSBA conference updates. Social/Emotional learning topic was mainly discussed, Rita presented to the board different perspectives and helpful information she gained while attending the conference.

            3.5 Preschool program update: Potential location(s) were discussed, along with insurance logistics of a new location.

3.6 Roots of Empathy discussion: Beau attended ninety by thirty conference and presented the roots of empathy program. Board decided that the time commitment would be too great to match MVA’s curriculum.

3.7 Discuss 11/13 incident: 11/13 incident was discussed. board was filled in on standard operating procedures that took place.


            4.1 Administrator’s Report

  • Preschool location search – visited the Jasper Grange
  • Honor Roll – 19 students. Director’s List – 3 students
  • Field Trips – a few have required updates due to no longer taking large groups our size.
  • ESSA update – turned in our CIP to Lowell on 11/18 & our surveys are out to parents and staff. We are working on how to find out how many have been completed.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences – K-5 conferences happened last week; middle school conferences continue this week.
  • Character Education – rewriting our curriculum to incorporate a lot more SEL. Looking at a Leadership (Embark) curriculum for middle school. From the same company as our Character program but aimed at the next step.
  • Building update – building, fences, gates, etc.
  • Staff updates
  • Compassion project – Eugene Mission needs.


Public Session Call to Close: 8:32 pm

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