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April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call Work Session to Order
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  The Chair of the Board of Directors will call the Work Session to Order.  The purpose of the Work Session is for the agency to provide a Budget Preview for the full Budget Committee. 
1.A. Presentation:  Budget Preview
Presenter:  Superintendent Scurto, Dave Standridge
Attachments: (1)
2. Adjourn Work Session
Presenter:  Board Chair
3. Call Regular Meeting To Order
Presenter:  Board Chair
4. Welcome
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  Guests attending the meeting will be introduced.
5. 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.

Due to the emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the District facilites are currently closed to the public and meetings are streamed electronically.  Emails from community members who would like to comment on non-agenda items will be read into record at this time.  Emails must contain the community member's name, address, and material that can be read within the three minute time limit.
6. Agenda Review
Presenter:  Board Chair
7. Presentation: Grow Your Own Program
Presenter:  Nicole Reyes, Carlos Sequeira
Description:  Dr. Carlos Sequeira and Nicole Reyes will present on the Grow Your Own grant program.
8. Action Items
Presenter:  Board Chair
8.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 March 2, 2021
2. Human Resource Report, dated March 31, 2021
8.B. Accept Financial Report
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of Lane ESD accepts the Financial Report for March 2021.
Attachments: (2)
8.C. Approve Lane ESD Healthy and Safe Schools Plan
Presenter:  Assistant Superintendent Carol Knobbe
Description:  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of Lane ESD approves the Lane ESD Healthy and Safe Schools Plan as presented.
9. Discussion/Reports
9.A. Legislative Update
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Description:  Superintendent Scurto will provide an update in legislative activities if there are any updates.
Attachments: (2)
9.B. Superintendent Report
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
9.C. OAESD Task Force on Equity & Racial Justice
Presenter:  Vice-Chair Linda Hamilton
Description:  Board Vice-Chair Linda Hamilton will provide a report on the efforts of the OAESD Task Force on Equity & Racial Justice.
9.D. Superintendent Goals
Presenter:  Superintendent Scurto
Description:  Superintendent Scurto will discuss his goals for 2021-22.
Attachments: (1)
10. 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.
11. Board Member Reports and Comments/Agenda Planning
Presenter:  Lane ESD Board, Liaisons, Advisors
11.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.
11.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

Attachments: (1)
12. Announcements/Correspondence
Presenter:  Board Chair
12.A. Acknowledgements and Recognition
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
12.B. Kudos
Presenter:  Administrators

Kudos to:           Shelly Ellis and the NEHS Team
Reported by:        Rachel Moore
Reason:             Shelly and her team have been AMAZING at modeling AAC devices for students in their classroom during CDL. I have been so impressed at their participation in trainings, their skills gained in modeling and navigating AAC devices independently, and their enthusiasm for integrating AAC throughout the daily lesson plans. Their hard work is showing in their student outcomes and it warms my heart to work with such a dedicated team each week. Thank you for all you do!

Kudos to:           Ian Jungjohann
Reported by:        Emily Bennett
Reason:             Thank you Ian for always being such a great source of support. Especially in this very difficult and emotional week! You are always happy and ready to go for our students and continue to be a sense of motivation for me! Appreciate you!

Kudos to:           Pam Hatlen, Robert Uhler, Tyler Coleman, Classroom IA's in general
Reported by:        Niels Pasternak
Reason:             This week is classified employees week and I appreciate all of you a lot and I could not ask for a better team. Thank you for being there every day for our students, working hard to support our classroom, and teaching me new things as we continue to learn together on a daily basis. Thank you Tyler Coleman for taking over for Cathy after she moved and helping to stabilize our program. Our Classified Employees are the backbone of Lane ESD and the classes
can't run without you!

Kudos to:           Tamara Duvall
Reported by:        Niels Pasternak
Reason:             Tamara has been filling in as our autism consultant at SEHS and she has been a supportive and positive addition to our team. She has attended all of our classroom meetings and spent time getting to know the students each week online with us. Everyone on our team likes working with you. Thanks Tamara!

Kudos to:           Cameron Yee
Reported by:        Carol Knobbe
Reason:             Thanks for your flexibility in filling in as courier for a couple of days this month.  I appreciated it and I know our districts do too!

Kudos to:           Blake at Lane School
Reported by:        Randy Stark
Reason:             Blake has been super helpful when I've needed him, but that's fairly common at Lane School...what really sets Blake apart is his overall unshakeable calmness in all situations.

Kudos to:           Kristin Gault
Reported by:        Annie Whiddon
Reason:             Kristin recognized a gap in services in the area and took it upon herself to take courses, study, and pass the tests required to attain an endorsement for working with children who have Cortical Vision Impairments (CVI). Children with CVI have very unique learning needs and I am so delighted that Kristen has become one of two Teachers for the Blind with the CVI endorsement in the whole state. We are lucky to have her!

Kudos to:           The Sign Language Interpreter Team
Reported by:        Annie Whiddon
Reason:             This team has been so flexible and willing to just roll with the needs of our interpreter users. Sometimes the technology they have to use changes with no notice, sometimes they get locked out of accounts or meetings, and they continue to strive to support student access to instruction and social communication with absolute professionalism. I'm so proud of how this group has handled CDL and the many unknowns as we transition to hybrid!

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:
12.C. Announcements
Presenter:  Board Chair
12.C.1. Lane ESD Board Member Activities and Opportunities 
Description:  - 2021 NSBA Online Annual Conference, April 8-10, 2021
- NSBA 2021 Virtual Advocacy Institute, June 8-9, 2021
- OSBA Virtual Summer Conferences 2021, July 2021
- OSBA 75th Annual Convention, November 11-14, 2021 (in person)
- OSBA Webinar: Superintendent Evaluation, April 21, 2021
- OSBA Webinar: Orienting New Board Members, May 6, 2021
12.C.2. 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
13. Adjournment
    •    The next regular meeting is scheduled to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Lane ESD Main Campus, 1200 Highway 99 N, Eugene.

NOTE:  The Budget Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
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