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September 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call Work Session to Order
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  The Board of Directors will conduct a work session to review the Strategic Planning process with the process facilitators.
Attachments: (1)
1.A. Presentation of Process Booklet
Presenter:  Nancy Golden
Attachments: (1)
1.B. Presentation of Equity Lens Document
Presenter:  Carmen Gelman
Attachments: (1)
1.C. Receive Input on the Equity Lens
Presenter:  Carmen Gelman
1.D. Next Steps in the Strategic Planning Process
Presenter:  Nancy Golden
Attachments: (1)
1.E. Close of Work Session
Presenter:  Board Chair
2. Oath of Office
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  The Chair of the Board of Directors of Lane ESD will administer the Oath of Office for newly elected Board member Sydney Kissinger.
Attachments: (1)
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
Description:  This is an opportunity for the audience to address the Board on topics either on, or not on, the agenda.  Comments on non-agenda items may be presented at this time.  Due to the emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are streamed virtually.  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.

Public comments can be emailed to the board secretary, Julie Simmonds at and must be received by 4:00pm on Monday, September 13, 2021. 
Attachments: (1)
6. Agenda Review
Presenter:  Board Chair
7. Presentation: Lane County Feeding and Swallowing Clinic (a pilot project)
Presenter:  Lane ESD Speech Language Pathologist Sara Mansfield, Eugene School District Occupational Therapists Molly Pierce and Carol Welch, and Developmental Pediatricians Ami Bear and Amelia Roth
Description:  This program is supported by funding from the Lane Education Foundation.  It is a partnership between Lane ESD, Eugene School District 4j, and two local Developmental Pediatricians.
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. Human Resource Report, dated September 1, 2021
2. August 2021 Grant Report
Attachments: (2)
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 August 2021.
Attachments: (1)
8.C. Declaration of National Hispanic Heritage Month
Presenter:  Board Chair

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

WHEREAS, each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the culture, heritage and countless contributions of those whose ancestors were indigenous to North America as well as those who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; and
WHEREAS, what began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Johnson and was expanded by President Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15; and
WHEREAS, although too numerous to recognize individually by name, Hispanics and Latinos serve as civil rights leaders and community organizers, politicians, soldiers, educators, journalists, first responders, pioneers in art and science, healthcare professionals, athletes, inventors, entertainers and so much more; and
WHEREAS, Hispanics and Latinos continue their rich history of significant and diverse contributions to the cultural, educational, economic and political vitality of our communities;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lane Education Service District hereby proclaims September 15th – October 15th, 2021 as Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month and encourage all residents to honor the rich diversity of the Hispanic and Latino communities and celebrate the many ways they contribute to our nation and society.

8.D. Nominate Candidate for OSBA Board of Directors and Nominate Candidate for OSBA Legislative Policy Committee
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  Nominations are now open for the OSBA 2021 election.  Candidates for the OSBA Board of Directors and Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) must be nominated by official action of a member board within their region.

In 2021, all even-numbered board positions, except Position 16, plus board Position 1 (Gorge - to serve while Scott Rogers serves as OSBA President and Past President), board Position 11 (Marion - one-year term) and board Position 15 (Washington - one-year term) are up for election.  All Legislative Policy Committee positions are up for election. 

The Legislative Policy Committee consists of the voting members of the OSBA board of directors and 20 representatives from 14 regions throughout the state. Members are listed below by region with their school district and e-mail address if available.  Judy Newman, Eugene School District 4j Board Member, is the 2020 Legislative Policy Committee member for Position 6.

WHEREAS, the Lane Education Service District is a member of the Oregon School Boards Association;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Lane Education Service District nominates a candidate for the OSBA Board of Director position 6;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Lane Education Service District nominates a candidate for the OSBA Legislative Policy Committee position 6;
9. Discussion/Reports
9.A. Legislative Update
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Description:  Superintendent Scurto will provide an update on any legislative activities.
9.B. Superintendent Report
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Attachments: (2)
9.C. Board and Superintendent Working Agreements
Presenter:  Board Chair, Superintendent Scurto
Description:  The Board and Superintendent Scurto will review their working agreements and renew the agreements for the 2021-22 school year.
Attachments: (1)
9.D. Lane ESD Board Member District and Committee Assignments
Presenter:  Board Chair, Superintendent Scurto
Description:  The Board of Directors of Lane ESD will review the 2020-21 Lane ESD Board Committee and District Assignments, discuss, and affirm assignments for the 2021-22 school year.  The 2020-21 Lane ESD Board Member District and Committee assignments is attached.
Attachments: (1)
9.E. 2021-22 Superintendent Evaluation Process
Presenter:  Board Chair, Superintendent Scurto
Description:  The Board of Directors of Lane ESD will discuss the method of evaluation of the superintendent for the 2021-22 school year.  In previous years, the Board has used the OSBA Superintendent Evaluation Tool, revised in 2017. 

The Board will discuss what groups they would like to gather input from for the purposes of evaluating Superintendent Scurto. 
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 will present 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

12. Announcements/Correspondence
Presenter:  Board Chair
Description:  The NAACP has submitted a letter to the Board.  The letter is attached.
Attachments: (1)
12.A. Acknowledgements and Recognition
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
12.B. Kudos
Presenter:  Administrators
Description:  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:  The 2021 OSBA Fall Convention has been canceled.

- OSBA Webinar:  Basic Roles and Resonsibilities, 9/15/21
- OSBA Webinar: Virtual 2021 Fall Legisltaive Update, 9/15 and 9/16, 2021
- OSBA Board Retreat, September 17-19, 2021
- OSBA Finance Committee Meeting, 9/23/21
- NSBA 2021 Pacific Region Winter Meeting, 10/8-10/21
- OSBA Fall Regional Listening Sessions, October 2021
- OSBA Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, 2/11/22

Lane ESD Workshops and Trainings
12.C.2. Component District Board Meeting Dates
Attachments: (1)
13. Adjournment
    •    The next regular meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Lane ESD Main Campus, 1200 Highway 99 N, Eugene.

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