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December 1, 2020 Board Meeting

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

December 1, 2020

Limited in-person and via ZOOM

Due to the Governor’s pause orders, public attendance is not permitted.

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 (21) 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.



            1.1 Public Session Call to Order: 7:00 pm call to order

            1.2 Attendance:

Julie Valencia, Board President

Julie Curry, Board Secretary

Beau Garner, Board Vice President

Rita Fisher, Board Member

Stacey Kelso, Board Member

Jessica Cardwell, Director

Laurie Cardwell, Director

                        1.2.1 Guests: N/A

            1.3 Approval of Agenda: Agenda approved as written

            1.4 Approval of Minutes: Minutes approved as written

            1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: January 26, 2021 at 7 pm

1.6 Budget: Discussed budget and LGIP line item, which Beau had asked about at last month’s meeting.

1.7 Financial Report: The board has received and reviewed their financial packets.

2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT 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.  Audience time is not intended as a forum for public debate. Questions raised may require further investigation. Normally, the board will wait until its next meeting before responding to concerns raised.


3.1 Additional days for Assistant Director – the board discussed adding more days to the assistant director’s year, due to COVID-19 and the requirements of the director position. The board will consult with our financial advisor and continue this conversation next month.


4.1 Board Chair report:

  • Director review process with begin in January
  • Board applications will be accepted in January & February to fill open positions.

4.2 Administrator’s Report:

  • Metrics & Safe Harbor Clause
  • MVA-Lowell SD grant agreements
  • Cares Act money
  • Smarter Balanced testing removed from 20-21 school year due to COVID-19
  • New OSHA rule
  • Veteran’s Thanksgiving Meal
  • Stockings
  • Advertising


Public Session Call to Close: Meeting adjourned at 8:26 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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