Board Meeting May 25, 2021

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

May 25, 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: 6:58pm

            1.2 Attendance:

Julie Valencia, Board President

Julie Curry, Board Secretary

Beau Garner, Board Vice President (Absent)

Rita Fisher, Board Member

Stacey Kelso, Board Member (Via Zoom)

Jessica Cardwell, Director

Laurie Cardwell, Director

                        1.2.1 Guests: Stephanie Johnson

1.3 Approval of Agenda: Agenda is approved as written.

            1.4 Approval of Minutes: April minutes have been approved as written.

            1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: June 22, 2021 @ 7pm, with an executive session starting 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 Annual Report 2020 – 2021 – Jessica and Laurie presented the 2020-2021 annual report which was presented to the Lowell School Board on Monday and will be submitted to the Oregon Department of Education.

3.2 Activity Fee DiscussionRita Fischer motioned to approve that the surplus activity fee money is reimbursed $50/student – or 1/5 of the total activity paid – for each Kindergarten – 8th grade student for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Julie Curry seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously was passed.

3.3 Declare six (6) printers as surplus  – Julie Curry motions to declare the six printers as surplus, Rita Fischer has seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously passed.

3.4 Declare thirteen (13) LG Tribute Empire phones as surplus –  Rita Fischer motions to declare thirteen LG Tribute Empire phones as surplus. Stacey Kelso seconds the motion. The motion has unanimously passed.


4.1 The History of MVA – Presented by Laurie Cardwell

4.2 Media & Social Media 101 – Presented by Rita Fischer

4.3 Board Chair report:

  • Process for on boarding a new member
  • Update on staff cards
  • Annual report
  • Possible executive session next month to wrap up finances.

4.4 Administrator’s Report :

  • Back to School Orientation – August 25th.
  • Copier/Printers being replaced in June
  • Completed California Achievement Testing
  • Completed Smarter Balanced Testing
  • Pre-Kindergarten update
  • Placement testing students for the 2021-2022 school year is complete.
  • Graduations & promotions update
  • Grant progress & updates


Public Session Call to Close: 8:31 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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