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September Board Meeting

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

September 22nd, 2020

MVA Room 2

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– Mountain View Academy Room 154.

1.1 Public Session Call to Order:   7:20pm

1.2 Attendance:

Julie Valencia, Board President

Julie Curry, Board Secretary

Beau Garner, Board Vice President

Rita Fisher, Board Member

Stacey Kelso, Board Member (via Zoom)

Jessica Cardwell, Director

Laurie Cardwell, Director (absent)

1.3 Approval of agenda – Agenda approved with the addition of 2.4 Public Comment Discussion.

1.4 Approval of minutes – Last month’s minutes approved as written.

1.5 Schedule the next meeting – October 27, 2020 at 7pm

1.6 Budget: Board reviewed and discussed the budget.

1.7 Financial Review: Board has received and reviewed financial packets.


2.1 Approve updated budget with amended ADM numbers for 2020 – 2021.

Rita Fischer moves to approve the updated budget with new ADM numbers & removal of SIA funds. Julie Curry seconds the motion. The motion was unanimously passed.

2.2 Approve update to 2020-2021 calendar .

Rita Fischer motions to approve the updated school calendar with additional days added. Julie Curry seconds the motion. The motion was unanimously passed.

2.3 ORS 581-022-2312 All Students Belong Rule update.

Updated rule was discussed and noted. Changes will be made to MVA’s handbook.

2.4 Public Comment Discussion. Public comment procedures were reviewed; appropriate changes will be updated including to not exceed 21 minutes vs 20 minutes for public comment. Moving forward, public comment will be listed as 1.6 on the agenda.


3.1 Administrator’s Report

Audit update – Julie Valencia met with auditors via Zoom last week and provided an update on how it went.

K-3rd grade in person classes – Updates were given on how our in-person classes were running, cleaning protocol, and various other items.

4-8th grade distance learning with limited in person – Our goal is to have these students on campus as soon as possible. While we are in distance learning with this group, we will continue to host live classes and work will be completed via paper/pencil.

Emergency Childcare License – Due to the fires, and displaced students, we applied for an emergency childcare license in the event that students did not have a place to go to access internet.

ODE/OSHA update – Updates were given on the most recent ODE guidance and rules.

PreKindergarten – We have set the date for the restart of our PreK class – October 12th. MVA kindergarten assessments were completed this week and data was shown to the board. MVA PreK students scored incredibly high on the Kindergarten assessment.

Staffing update: Updates were given on how our staff is navigating the changes of this school year, the impact to the directors, and how our staff faired during the wildfires.


Public Session Call to Close: 8:42 pm

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