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February 2021 Board Meeting

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting – MVA Activity Room

February 23rd, 2021

6:00pm – Executive Session

7:00pm – 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.


1.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION Mountain View Academy Activity Room

  1. Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(i)
    1. Pursuant to ORS 192.192.660(2)(f)


            2.1 Public Session Call to Order: 7:04pm

            2.2 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, Asst. Director

                        1.2.1 Guests: N/A

            2.3 Approval of Agenda: Approved as written

            2.4 Approval of Minutes: Approved as written

            2.5 Schedule Next Meeting: March 16, 2021. 7pm.

2.6 Budget: Board discussed budget

2.7 Financial Report: Board has received and reviewed their financial packets.

3.0 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.


4.1 Accept the 2020 -2021 Director review – Beau Garner conducted the annual review of the Director, compiled the data from the Board, as well as the staff. He then provided a narrative on all the information gathered, accompanied by a spreadsheet of data. Rita Fischer moves to accept the 2020-21 Director’s review. Julie Curry seconds. Director Review unanimously passed.

4.2 Continued discussion of the 2021 – 2022 budget – Board discussed and will continue to review at the March board meeting.

4.3 Discussion regarding 2021 board candidates – Board reviewed the four applications received and discussed the candidates.


5.1 Board Chair Report

  • Researched and responded to application question asked by the Board at last month’s meeting.
  • Provided answer to confidentiality question asked by the Board at last month’s meeting.
  • Discussed adding a training/workshop, as we onboard our new member.
  • Discussed a School Board Operating Agreement and creating one for the MVA board.

5.2 Administrator’s Report

  • Honor Roll
  • Enrollment
  • 2021 Lottery
  • Pre-Kindergarten hiring process
  • Staff update
  • 2021-2022 contract meetings will begin in March


Public Session Call to Close: 8:20pm

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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