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November 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call to Order  / Roll Check 
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
2. Adoption of Agenda (At this time Board members are provided the opportunity to amend the Regular Session agenda.)
Description:  It is recommended that the Board adopt the agenda for November 9, 2020.
QUESTION: Should the Board adopt the November 9, 2020, Regular Session agenda as presented?
3. Consent Agenda (All items may be adopted by a single motion unless pulled for special consideration.)
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
Description:  It is recommended that the Board approve the consent agenda.
QUESTION: Should the Board approve the consent agenda for November 9, 2020, as presented?
3.A. Approval of Minutes
Description:  Regular Session October 12, 2020, and Special Session on October 26, 2020. Please see attached.
Attachments: (2)
3.B. Personnel Report for November 2020
Attachments: (1)
3.C. Enrollment Report
Attachments: (1)
4. Recurring Reports
4.A. Ashland Education Association     5 Minutes
Presenter:  AEA Representative Alan Parowski
Description:  An update on the activities of the AEA.
4.B. Oregon School Employees Association    5 Minutes
Presenter:  Lisa March, President, OSEA Chapter 42
Description:  An update on the recent activities of the Oregon School Employees Association Chapter 42.
4.C. Ashland Schools Foundation     5 Minutes
Presenter:  ASF Executive Director Susan Bacon
Description:  Ms. Bacon will provide an update on the Foundation's plans and activities
5. Board Reports     10 Minutes
Description:  Board members will report on recent activities.
Attachments: (1)
5.A. Youth Activities and Academics Levy - YAAL     5 Minutes
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
Description:  Announcement of the results of the vote to renew the YAAL levy.
6. Hear Public Comments (The Ashland School District Board of Directors reserves this time for individuals to speak to the Board regarding topics not on the printed agenda.
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
Attachments: (1)
7. District Staff Updates
7.A. Superintendent Report     15 MInutes
Description:  The Superintendent will report on items of interest.
7.A.1) Annual Report from the Bond Oversight Committee
Presenter:  Committee Volunteer Jill Franko
Description:  The Bond Oversight Committee has submitted its first annual report to Superintendent Bogdanove. Committee member Jill Franko will present highlights of the report.
Attachments: (1)
7.A.2) Superintendent Update on district matters.
Presenter:  Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove
7.B. Capital Bond     15 Minutes
Presenter:  Bond Program Executive Steve Mitzel and HMK Program Director Chris McKay
Description:  HMK Program Director Chris McKay will report on recent activities.
7.B.1) Monthly Bond Report
Description:  A report on the progress of bond projects through September 2020.
Attachments: (1)
7.B.2) Approve a Construction Manager|General Contractor Contract to Gerding Builders, LLC.
Presenter:  ASD Operations Director Steve Mitzel and HMK Program Director Chris McKay
Description:  The Board will review a recommendation to award the CM | GC contract for the Ashland High School Project to Gerding Builders, LLC., and authorize a Pre Construction Services Contract in the amount not to exceed $75,000.
Attachments: (1)
7.C. Equity and Inclusion  10 Minutes
Presenter:  Director of Equity & Inclusion Andrea Townsend
Description:  A second reading of the draft resolution in support of Black Lives Matter.
Attachments: (1)
7.D. Finance Report     10 Minutes
Description:  The Board will receive a report on the current financial condition of the district.
7.D.1) District finance report for the period ending September 30, 2020
7.D.2) Bond expenditures
8. Unfinished Business
8.A. All Students Belong     20 Minutes
Presenter:  Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove
Description:  Review of a new policy required at the direction of the Oregon Department of Education governing bias incidents and symbols of hate in schools. Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 581-022-2312 requires the adoption of this new policy by January 1, 2021.
Attachments: (1)
8.B. OSBA Policy Update:  Sexual Harassment     15 Minutes
Presenter:  Director of Student Services Erika Bare
Description:  The Board will have a second reading of the OSBA recommendation to delete current policies on sexual harassment and replace them with updated versions reflecting changes in Oregon state and Federal laws.
8.C. OSBA Board Elections and Legislative Priorities     15 Minutes
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
Description:  The Ashland School Board is asked to vote on a slate of nominees to represent the southern region on the Board of Directors for the Oregon School Board Association. Information on candidates is attached. The board shall vote on one.

The OSBA also requests a vote of affirmation on its legislative priorities for the current school year and upcoming Oregon legislative session.  
9. New Business
9.A. City of Ashland Proposal: Vertical Housing Development Zone   15 Minutes
Description:  Director of Community Development Bill Molnar and colleagues will present an overview of a proposal to create a Vertical Housing Development Zone. This proposes tax incentives and requires the approval of all the taxing districts within the City of Ashland. They are seeking the support of the school district.
Attachments: (2)
10. Executive Session
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
Description:  The Board will adjourn into Executive Session per ORS 192.660 (2)(f) to consider records exempt by law from public inspection.
11. Announcements and Appointments  
11.A. NOTE DATE CHANGE: The Board will hold a Special and Work Session on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. This is the third Monday, as the following week is Thanksgiving.
11.B. The next Regular Session Board Meeting will be held on Monday, December 14, at 7:00 pm via Zoom link.
12. Adjourn


A. Improve student achievement
B. Recruit and retain high quality and diverse staff
C. Create and maintain an environment that is welcoming, supportive and inclusive
of all students and staff.
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