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March 1, 2022 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
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.
4. Agenda Review
Presenter:  Board Chair
5. Presentation: Lane Regional Inclusive Services - Visual Impairment
Presenter:  Kristin Gault
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. Human Resource Report, dated March 1, 2022
  2. Authorize Contracts for Licensed Staff for 2022-23
  3. Authorize Contracts for Licensed, Administrative Staff for 2022-23
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 2022.
Attachments: (1)
6.C. Declaration of Classified Employee Appreciation Week
Presenter:  Board Chair, Superintendent Scurto
Description:  BE IT RESOLVED

WHEREAS, the education of youth is essential to the future of our community, state, country and world; and

WHEREAS, classified employees are the backbone of our public education system; and

WHEREAS, classified employees work directly with students, educators, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members; and

WHEREAS, classified employees support the smooth operation of offices, the safety and maintenance of buildings and property, and the safe transportation, healthy nutrition and direct instruction of students; and

WHEREAS, our community depends upon and trusts classified employees to serve students; and

WHEREAS, classified employees, with their diverse talents and true dedication, nurture students throughout their school years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lane Education Service District Board of Directors proclaims March 7-11, 2022, to be CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lane Education Service District Board of Directors strongly encourages all members of our community to join in this observance, recognizing the dedication and hard work of these individuals.

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: (4)
7.B. Superintendent Report
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
7.C. Masking Mandate
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Description:  Superintendent Scurto will discuss changes to masking mandates in Oregon education.
7.D. ODE Listening Session:  Community Conversation on Hhigh School Graduation Requirements
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Description:  The public can provide input to help the Oregon Department of Education make recommendations to the state legislature about how to make high school graduation requirements work better for all kids.  This conversation is for families and community members in the Lane County region.
Attachments: (1)
7.E. Future Meetings of the Board of Driectors
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Description:  The Superintendent and Board of Directors will discuss the location and participation of future meetings of the Board.
7.F. OAESD Spring Conference
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
Description:  The Board will discuss the agenda, participation and transportation to the OAESD Spring Conference, happening in Sunrive on March 9-11, 2022.
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.
Attachments: (4)
9. Board Member Reports and Comments/Agenda Planning
Presenter:  Lane ESD Board, Liaisons, Advisors
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
Sidney Kissinger
Vanessa Truett
Rose Wilde
Johnie Matthews, Superintendents' Council Advisor
Emilio Hernandez, Liaison, Springfield Public Schools
Mike Anderson, Liaison, Creswell School District
Mark Boren, Liaison, Fern Ridge School District
Erin Zygaitis, Community Advisor

Attachments: (3)
10. Announcements/Correspondence
Presenter:  Board Chair
10.A. Acknowledgements and Recognition
Presenter:  Superintendent Tony Scurto
10.B. Kudos
Presenter:  Administrators
Description:  Kudos to:           Erin White, Annie Whiddon, Sue Wilson, Sharon England, Vanessa Clemons, Angela Healow, Daniel Gallo, Cassidy Ross, Dustie Brett, and Katie O'Sullivan
Reported by:        Lane School Staff
Reason:             Thank you for supporting the Lane School Holiday Bazaar with your time and donations. It was a complete success! You made a difference in our students lives.
Kudos to:           Jenaro Ramirez
Reported by:        Tony Scurto
Reason:             Great job setting up the Owl system for our Board Meeting!
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. Lane ESD Board Member Activities and Opportunities 
Description:  - OSBA Board Meeting - March 2022, March 5, 2022
- OSBA Listening Session, April 7, 2022
- OSBA Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, April 8, 2022
- OSBA Board Meeting - June 2022, June 17-18, 2022
- OSBA Legislative Policy Committee Meeting, August 23, 2022
- OSBA Board Meeting - September 2022, September 23-25, 2022 | Sunriver - Sunriver Resort
10.C.2. Component District Board Meeting Dates
Attachments: (1)
11. Adjournment
    •    The next regular meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the Lane ESD Main Campus, 1200 Highway 99 N, Eugene.

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