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January 2021 Board Meeting

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Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

January 26th, 2021

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

            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 (absent)

                        1.2.1 Guests: N/A

            1.3 Approval of Agenda: Agenda approved as written.

            1.4 Approval of Minutes: December minutes approved as written.

            1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: February 23rd, 2021 @7pm. Executive session will begin at 6pm.

1.6 Budget: Board discussed budget.

1.7 Financial Report: 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 – Through COVID-19, additional days are needed to extend the Assistant Director’s contract. Rita Fischer motioned for the addendum of additional days to be added to the Assistant Director’s contract to be approved. Beau seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously passed.

3.2 Preliminary discussion of the 2021 – 2022 budget – Board discussed preliminary 2021-2022 budget.

3.3 Approval of the 2021 – 2022 school calendar – Stacey Kelso moves to accept the 2021-2022 school calendar. Julie Curry seconds the motion. The motion unanimously passed.

3.4 Review FY End 2020 audit – Reviewed and discussed findings of 2020 audit. Beau Garner motioned to accept the 2020 Fiscal Year End 2020 audit. Rita Fischer seconds the motion. Motion was unanimously passed.


4.1 Board Chair report :

  • Staff Survey
  • Board Survey
  • Board Vacancy Applications
  • Complaint Procedure Update

4.2 Administrator’s Report:

  • Metrics
  • Screening Process Update
  • Advertising Plan
  • In-Person Learning Update
  • ESSER Grant Update
  • SIA Grant
  • Tours
  • Open Enrollment for 2021-2022
  • Pre-K Position Opening
  • Staff Wellness Update


Public Session Call to Close: 8:13pm

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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