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September 21, 2021 Board Meeting

Posted by on Sep 23, 2021 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s Meeting

September 21, 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 the Rita Fischer.  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: 7:09pm meeting called to order

            1.2 Attendance:

Julie Valencia, Board President

Beau Garner, Board Vice President

Rita Fisher, Board Member

Stacey Kelso, Board Member (via ZOOM)

Stephanie Johnson, Board Member

Jessica Cardwell, Director

Laurie Cardwell, Director (absent)

                        1.2.1 Guests:

1.3 Approval of Agenda: Agenda is approved as written.

            1.4 Approval of Minutes: Minutes are approved as written.

            1.5 Schedule Next Meeting: October 26th, 2021.

1.6 Budget: Enrollment is currently 142, budget was set at 144, so we are not far off. Placement testing is occurring to fill these two openings. ESSER grant update, and SIA grant update.

1.7 Financial Report: The Board has received and reviewed their financial packet.

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 Recap of meeting with lawyers from Pacific Justice InstituteRita made a motion to approve Jessica and Laurie to retain a lawyer to act on behalf of MVA.  Stephanie Seconded the motion.  Finding no further discussion, the motion was unanimously approved.


4.1 Information regarding the vaccine mandate for school employees – Jessica provided an update on where we are with our staff, what documentation we are requiring.

4.2 Board Chair report – Annual audit will be taking place on Monday the 27th. Julie will be on campus to meet with the Auditor.

4.3 Administrator’s Report :

  • Enrollment – 142 + 17 Prekindergarteners.
  • COVID protocol, updates & notifications.
  • Staffing update
  • Masking – working with parents & students to find solutions.
  • Meeting with Lawyers – Pacific Justice Institute
  • Field Trips
  • Pictures by Membrant Photography (paid for by MVA)
  • School staff vaccine requirement updates.
  • 21-22 Grants

REMINDER – online trainings are due by October 15th. You should have received an email to your school account outlining how to access your trainings.

Charter contract – Laurie is working on this.


Public Session Call to Close: 8:15pm

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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