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March 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call Regular Meeting To Order
Presenter:  Board Chair
2. Welcome
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  Guests attending the meeting will be introduced.
3. Public Participation
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  This is an opportunity for the audience to address the Board on topics either on, or not on, the agenda.  There will also be opportunities for the audience to comment on specific agenda items as the Board addresses them.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public who wish to provide comment are asked to submit comments via email or in writing to  Comments received will be forwarded to the Board and read aloud at the public meeting.
4. Agenda Review
Presenter:  Board Chair
5. Presentation: Cybersecurity Services
Presenter:  Brandon Webb, Gerald Dees
Description:  Technology Services staff will present on cybersecurity services recently added to services provided to districts.
6. Action Items
Presenter:  Board Chair
6.A. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  The Lane ESD Board of Directors has agreed to implement a consent agenda.  All items in the consent agenda are adopted by a single motion unless a member of the Board or the Superintendent requests that such item be removed from the consent agenda and acted upon separately.  

Generally, consent agenda items are matters which members of the Board agree are routine in nature and should be acted upon in one motion to conserve time and to enable the Board to focus on the other matters on the agenda.  

Back-up materials for consent agenda items are included in the agenda packet as needed.  Minutes of this meeting will reflect action on each item.  

If any board member wishes to withdraw any consent group item, it will be moved to the appropriate section of the agenda.   

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of Lane ESD adopts the consent group as submitted and listed below.
1. Lane ESD Board Meeting Minutes of February 2, 2021
2. Human Resource Report, dated February 25, 2021
3. Authorize Contracts for Licensed Staff for 2020-21
4. Authorize Contracts for Licensed, Administrative Staff for 2020-21
6.B. Accept Financial Report
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of Lane ESD accepts the Financial Report for February 2021.
Attachments: (1)
7. Discussion/Reports
7.A. Legislative Update
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Description:  Superintendent Scurto will provide an update in legislative activities if there are any updates.
Attachments: (3)
7.B. Superintendent Report
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
7.C. Assistant Superintendent Contract
Presenter:  Board Chair, Superintendent Scurto
Description:  The Board will discuss and review the Assistant Superintendent position contracting with the board versus being an employee hired by and supervised by the superintendent.
7.D. Review of Board Budget for 2020-21
Presenter:  Board Chair, Superintendent Scurto
Description:  The Board will review the Board budget year-to-date expenditures.
Attachments: (1)
7.E. NSBA Conference
Description:  The Board will discuss participation in the NSBA Conference.  The conference is scheduled for April 8-10, and will be conducted virtually.
7.F. Lane Council of Governments Annual Awards Event
Description:  The LCOG Annual Awards Event is scheduled for this Friday, March 5 2021, 7:00-9:00 p.m..  This event will be held as a VIRTUAL EVENT!  Brenda Wilson, Executive Director of Lane Council of Governments,  cordially invites you to spend an evening to give thanks to LCOG members and partners and recognize community leaders. This annual event is held to celebrate civic, economic, and regional accomplishments. There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required.
8. Information from Administrative Staff
Presenter:  Administrative Staff
The directors of Human Resources and Title Programs, Special Education, Business Services, Technology and School Improvement have submitted written reports  to the Board on matters of interest concerning his/her area of responsibility.
9. Board Member Reports and Comments/Agenda Planning
Presenter:  Lane ESD Board, Liaisons, Advisors
Attachments: (1)
9.A. Agenda Planning
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  Board members are invited to send agenda items to be considered for the next board meeting.  Please call or email to the Board Chair or Superintendent.
9.B. Board Member Reports
Presenter:  Board, Advisors, Liaisons
Board members are asked to submit their reports in writing to be attached to Boardbook.  Reports can be sent to the Executive Assistant in advance of the meeting.
As Board Members prepare their reports, please consider  the following questions: 
1.    What programs did I visit over the last month? What committees did I participate in?
2.    What is the connection to the LESD services and programs to the component districts or community?
3.     What significance or meaning does the activity have to the broader community?
4.     What are the next steps or follow-up activities planned?

Sherry Duerst-Higgins
Linda Hamilton
Leslie Harris
Nora Kent
Sydney Kissinger
Vanessa Truett
Rose Wilde
Johnie Matthews, Superintendents' Council Advisor
Emilio Hernandez, Community Advisor
Mike Anderson, Liaison, Creswell School District
Mark Boren, Liaison, Fern Ridge School District

10. Announcements/Correspondence
Presenter:  Board Chair
10.A. Acknowledgements and Recognition
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
10.B. Kudos
Presenter:  Administrators
Kudos to:           Deshonte Lomax
Reported by:        Jenn Davis
Reason:             For your high kicks, killer dance moves, amazing voice, and enthusiasm during whole groups. I appreciate your willingness to help our students and class by creating slides, song lists, and visual supports. Thank you for all you do!

Kudos to:           SaMara Evans
Reported by:        Jenn Davis
Reason:             Thank you isn't enough to express my appreciation for you! Each day without fail, you support our students and classroom. I appreciate your attitude of " I can" and "I'll try something new". Thank you for continuing to cheer on our group when things get hard. And thank you for being the class octopus as you juggle visual supports, iPads, token boards, and props! Let's not forget about our foot bumps, our day would not be complete without them!
Kudos to:           Sara Mansfield
Reported by:        Jenn Davis
Reason:             I'm so incredibly grateful for your attention to our class and students. I appreciate your individualized support to our class of diverse communicators. I am in awe of your knowledge and am always learning from you. Thank you for working non stop to meet the needs of our students, family, and staff. We couldn't do the work we do without your guidance. :)
Kudos to:           Tristen Smith
Reported by:        Jenn Davis
Reason:             Tristen I would be so lost without you!! Thank you for bringing your expertise to our class. I will never turn away an idea, suggestion or consultation that you bring to our class. You make us better everyday and I'm incredibly grateful to you! And thank you for your compassion that you bring to our families, students, our team, and me. Your words of encouragement keep us all going, even when things are so very challenging  :)
Kudos to:           Superintendent Scurto
Reported by:        Annie Whiddon
Reason:             I have had the opportunity to attend the ESD and 4J School Board meetings in February. Superintendent Scurto's collaborative leadership and his ability to be a supportive partner to our consortium districts was discussed by both of these school boards, and as an employee of Lane ESD I couldn't have been more proud. Thank you for keep safety and equity at the forefront for staff and students in Lane county.
Kudos to:           Julie Simmonds
Reported by:        Annie Whiddon
Reason:             Julie is just rad. I can't even believe the work she puts into making the Lane ESD School Board meetings run smoothly. In
the best of times her record keeping and preparation are amazing, and in COVID times she's managing Zoom meetings! That was a lot of muting and unmuting, and I don't even know how many times she had to call the vote. Nice work, Julie!
Kudos to:           Elena W.
Reported by:        Tristen Smith
Reason:             Shout out to Elena! This is my full second year working with her directly and I am just in awe of her grace, professionalism and love for the students she supports. She goes above and beyond the call of duty and puts in so much more to make sure the students she supports receive what they need!  We have collaborated, cried, had meetings, brainstormed and problem solved too many times to count. I could not have done this year without her!
Kudos to:           Lisa Baber
Reported by:        David Lanza
Reason:             Thanks for 20+ years of ESD service and the many years of public service you put in.  Your retirement is well deserved!
Kudos to:           Brad Johnston
Reported by:        Sharon England
Reason:             Brad went above and beyond to get my new cubicle to be ergonomically correct for me. I love my new spot and set up! I really appreciate all Brad does!
Kudos to:           Carlos Sequeira
Reported by:        Sharon England
Reason:             I appreciate all that Carlos has done to make the new SI suite beautiful for our team with the new cubicles and showing support to me to get my area set up to be ergonomically correct for me. I love my new spot!
Kudos to:           Niels Pastermak
Reported by:        Pamela Hatlen
Reason:             For always helping the staff and students if we had a problem or just a question he is always ready to listen and takes time for us. Zoom working is different for all of us, but Niels makes us feel comfortable and has great ideas for us to teach. Thanks Niels your great. Pam
Thank you to those who took the time to acknowledge co-workers/staff with kudos.  Employees and Board members can submit a "kudo" any time during the month.   To submit a kudo visit:
10.C. Announcements
Presenter:  Board Chair
10.C.1. Component District Board Meeting Dates
  Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June
Bethel 9/14/20
11/9/20 12/14/20 1/11/21
3/8/21 4/12/21
5/10/21 6/14/21
Blachly 9/16/20 10/21/20 11/18/20 12/16/20 1/20/21 2/17/21 3/17/21 4/21/21 5/19/21 6/16/21
Creswell 9/9/20 10/14/20 11/11/20 12/9/20 1/13/21 2/10/21 3/10/21 4/14/21 5/12/21 6/9/21
CAL 9/21/20 10/19/20 11/16/20 12/21/20 1/18/21 2/15/21 3/15/21 4/19/21 5/17/21 6/21/21
Eugene 9/16/20 10/7/20
1/13/21 2/3/21
4/21/21 5/5/21
Fern Ridge 9/21/20 10/19/20 11/16/20 12/21/20 1/25/21   3/15/21 4/19/21 5/17/21 6/21/21
Junction City                    
Lowell 9/28/20 10/26/20 11/23/20 12/14/20 1/25/21 2/9/21 3/8/21 4/5/21
Mapleton 9/16/20 10/21/20 11/18/20 12/16/20 1/20/21 2/17/21 3/17/21 4/21/21 5/19/21 6/16/21
McKenzie 9/16/20                  
Oakridge 9/14/20 10/12/20 11/9/20 12/14/20 1/11/21 2/8/21 3/8/21 4/12/21 5/10/21 6/14/21
Pleasant Hill 9/14/20 10/5/20
12/7/20 1/4/21 2/8/21
3/8/21 4/5/21
Siuslaw 9/16/20 10/14/20 11/18/20 12/9/20 1/13/21 2/10/21 3/10/21 4/14/21 5/12/21 6/16/21
South Lane 9/14/20
11/2/20 12/14/20 1/11/21
2/1/21 3/1/21 4/5/21
5/3/21 6/7/21
Springfield 9/14/20
11/9/20 12/14/20 1/11/21
3/8/21 4/12/21
5/10/21 6/14/21
10.C.2. Lane ESD Board Member Activities and Opportunities 
Description:  OSBA Professional Development:
11. Adjournment
    •    The next regular meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Lane ESD Main Campus, 1200 Highway 99 N, Eugene.

NOTE:  A work session will precede the regular April 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors.  This work session will include the full Budget Committee and be a Budget Preview presentation.
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