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Board Workshop August 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Board Meetings

Mountain View Academy

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

Board of Director’s OSBA Conference workshop

August 7, 2019

Bridgeway Contracting

6:00 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 (20) 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.


1.0OPENING OF PUBLIC SESSION – Bridgeway Contracting

               1.1 Public Session Call to Order: 6:03pm

               1.2 Attendance: Julie Valencia, Beau Garner, Stacey Kelso, Laurie Cardwell, Jessica Cardwell and Rita Fischer arrived at 6:48.

                              1.2.1 Guests:

               1.3 Approval of Agenda: Agenda is approved as written.


                    **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.  Board Members are limited, but not required, to give a brief response to public statement or questions regarding non-agenda items.


               3.1 2019 Summer OSBA Conference Workshop – To review and discuss workshops attended by each member of our board, to have full dialog and understanding as a group.

School Law for Board Members Attorney Panel (all):

  • 24-hour notice must be given on website in order to hold a “special meeting”. Less than 24 hours is considered an “emergency meeting”.
  • Audio video recording can be used in conjunction with minutes.
  • Executive sessions – if an item is not on the agenda, it can’t be added. No additions on ES agenda.
  • Kelly sends out agenda 7 days in advance. If she does not hear additions from board members – the agenda will be posted or agenda sent out with changes, 24 hours before the meeting.
  • Legal pads for all.

Roles & Responsibilities for Board Members:

  • Nothing had changed from information presented in 2018

Ethics for Board Members:

  • Nothing had changed from information presented in 2018

Legislative Session:

  • Measure 98 funds

Ensuring Equity & Excellence for Each Learner:

  • Socio-Emotional education in K-3 through Character Education. Focus on emotional competency.
  • SEL curriculum or ideas to add into the character Education.
  • Giving kids the opportunity to brainstorm, create, problem solve and work on masterpieces.
  • Handing student’s responsibility
  • Being aware of intent vs impact and eliminating micro-aggression (insults, sarcasm, and awareness that students get labeled)
  • Encouraging student self-care
  • How does trauma show up in school = shows up in behaviors.

Hot Topic Tables:

  • Board Members Volunteering à Evaluate which hat you’re wearing when you choose to volunteer.
  • Boards Role in Child Abuse à Board Members are now mandatory reporters. Training for the board.

Media & Social Media:

  • Have a plan of action, or procedure in place when dealing with the media and social media.
  • Add video to our story – as parents and community appreciate videos more than pictures.  

Sexually explicit content on phones – Teachers and staff do not open anything. Phone is taken and it is reported to the police. If you have been made aware of explicit content, the phone needs to be confiscated (WITHOUT WATCHING THE CONTENT) and police are called. Do not view the content.

Phones – if there is explicit content on a phone, phones are taken and given directly to the police. School staff members will not view the content – we cannot by law – view the content.

School Finance:

  • No new information

Charter School Potpourri:

  • Charter school cannot apply for student success act monies. Check with Johnie about submitting our numbers.
  • Website needs to be ADA compliant.
  • Handbook needs to be translated into Spanish.
  • “Please notify the office 24-hours in advance to request a modified handbook.”


  • The goal of the board is to govern, not manage.
  • The board should be the “what” and the staff should be the “how and why”.
  • We have a pretty great team on the MVA board.



Public Session Call to Close:

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.

Meeting adjourned at 8:09pm

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