April 27, 2021 Board Meeting

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

April 27th, 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: 7:04pm

            1.2 Attendance:

Julie Valencia, Board President

Julie Curry, Board Secretary – Absent

Beau Garner, Board Vice President

Rita Fisher, Board Member – Arrived at 7:19pm.

Stacey Kelso, Board Member via Zoom

Jessica Cardwell, Director

Laurie Cardwell, Director – Absent

                        1.2.1 Guests – Stephanie Johnson

1.3 Approval of Agenda: Strike 4.1 from the agenda and add it to May’s agenda. With the noted change, agenda approved.

            1.4 Approval of Minutes: March minutes approved as written.

            1.5 Schedule Next Meeting:  May 25th,  7pm, unless an executive session is needed.

1.6 Budget: The budget was discussed.

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 Approve the 2021 – 2022 Budget – Rita Fischer moves to approve the 2021 – 2022 budget. Beau Garner seconds the motion to approve the 2021 – 2022 budget. Motion unanimously passed.

3.2 Approve FT Director and PT Director 2021-2022 contracts –

Beau Garner moves to approve the Full Time Director contract for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Stacey Kelso seconds the motion. Motion unanimously passed.

Rita Fischer motions to approve the 2021 – 2022 Part Time Director contract. Beau Garner seconds the motion. Motion unanimously passed.


4.1 The History of MVA – Presented by Laurie Cardwell (moved to May meeting)

4.2 Administrator’s Report

  • Staff update
  • Terra Nova Testing (K-8th)
  • Smarter Balanced Testing (3rd-8th)
  • ESSER grants
  • Comprehensive Distance Learning grants
  • SIA grant


Public Session Call to Close: 7:47pm

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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