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December 14, 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 December 14, 2020.
QUESTION: Should the Board adopt the December 14, 2020, Regular Session agenda as presented?
3. Consent Agenda (All items may be adopted by a single motion unless pulled for special consideration.)     5 Minutes
Description:  It is recommended that the Board approve the consent agenda.
QUESTION: Should the Board approve the consent agenda for December 14, 2020 as presented?
3.A. Approval of Minutes
Description:  Regular Session November 9, 2020, and Special Session November 16, 2020. Please see attached.
Attachments: (2)
3.B. Personnel Actions for December 1, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
3.C. Enrollment report for December 1, 2020
Attachments: (1)
4. Recurring Reports
4.A. Bellview Elementary      10 Minutes
Presenter:  Principal Lindsay Gates
Description:  Principal Gates will provide the Board with an update on activities at Bellview Elementary.
4.B. AHS Student Report     5 Minutes
Presenter:  AHS Student Rep Michael Holden
4.C. OSEA Report     5 Minnutes
Presenter:  OSEA Board Member Serena Robinson
4.D. AEA Report      5 Minutes
Presenter:  AEA Representative Alan Parowski
5. Board Reports
Description:  Board members will report on recent activities.
5.A. Budget Committee     10 Minutes
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
Description:  Vote on candidates for Budget Committee: Mr. Peter Caudle and Ms. Jill Franko
Attachments: (2)
5.B. Responding to e-mail communications received by the Board    5 Minutes
Attachments: (1)
6. Hear Public Requests (The Ashland School District Board of Directors reserves this time for individuals to speak to the Board regarding topics not on the printed agenda.
Description:  Public comment submitted by Ms. Melissa Mitchell-Hooge, a resident of Ashland.
Attachments: (1)
7. District Staff Updates
7.A. Superintendent Report      10 Minutes
Presenter:  Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove
Description:  The Superintendent will report on items of interest.
7.A.1) Update on school operations
7.A.2) Meals served and delivered by the District
7.A.3) Graduation requirements for Class of 2022 - Recommendation to waive the requirement for senior projects
7.B. Capital Bond     10 Minutes
Presenter:  ASD Operations Director 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
Attachments: (1)
7.C. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion       10 Minutes
Presenter:  Director of Equity & Inclusion Andrea Townsend
Description:  A report on district activities in support of initiatives for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
7.D. Schooling Through COVID     15 Minutes
Presenter:  Director of Programs Christine McCollom
Attachments: (1)
7.E. Finance Report      10 Minutes
Presenter:  Director of Finance Alana Valencia
Description:  The Board will receive a report on the current financial condition of the district.
Attachments: (2)
8. Unfinished Business
8.A. Policy ACB_All Students Belong  (for final approval)     10 Minutes
Presenter:  Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Policy GBN-JBA - Sexual Harassment_Staff  -  Third reading      15 Minutes
Policy JBA-GBN Sexual Harassment_Students
Presenter:  Director of Student Services Erika Bare
Description:  The Board will review the new policy drafts, replacing the existing policies GBN/JBA and JBA/GBN on sexual harassment. Significant changes in federal and state laws resulted in OSBA recommending that school districts rescind their old policies and adopt new ones reflecting all of these legal and regulatory changes.
8.C. Superintendent Evaluation - Review and approve a 360 Survey Tool     15 Minutes
9. The Board will adjourn into Executive Session for two purposes:  (1) per ORS 192.660(2)(e) to conduct deliberations with persons designated to negotiate real property transactions and (2) per ORS 192.660(2)(h) to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
10. The Board will emerge from Executive Session back into regular session for the purpose of reviewing public announcements and adjourning the regular session.
Presenter:  Board Chair Eva Skuratowicz
11. New Business
11.A. Draft Resolution Regarding the Reopening of Schools    15 Minutes
Presenter:  Director Jim Westrick
Description:  The Board will discuss a draft resolution modeled on the one recently passed by the Medford School District urging Governor Brown to amend State guidance on COVID-19 to reflect a priority to reopen public schools.
Attachments: (3)
11.B. Blended Learning Program     10 Minutes
Presenter:  Director of Student Services Erika Bare
Description:  A preliminary discussion of developing an online school option for the Ashland School District.
Attachments: (1)
12. Announcements and Appointments  
12.A. The Board will not hold a Work Session in December.  Winter Break is December 21, 2020, through January 1, 2021.
12.B. The next Special and Work Session will be held Monday, January 25, 2021, via Zoom link.
12.C. The Board will hold a Regular Session Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021, via Zoom link.
13. 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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