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					                           REGULAR BOARD MEETING
                       LASSEN UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
                               BOARD OF TRUSTEES

1324 Cornell Street                                                      February 14, 2006
Susanville, CA 96130                                                     6:00 pm

                                 APPROVED MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER:              The meeting was called to order by President Hal Meadows at 6:00
                            pm.

BOARD MEMBERS
PRESENT:                    President Hal Meadows, Vice President Ken Theobald, Clerk
                            Connie Herman, and Trustees Karen Bradbury and Mark Nareau.

BOARD MEMBERS
ABSENT:                     There were no members absent.


OTHERS PRESENT:             Debbie Fry, Brett Mitchell, Nancy Albers, Carol Glenzer, Candy
                            David, Maria Fregulia, Joe Zampi, Holly Egan, James Barnwell,
                            Phyllis Sherburne, Donna Talley, Kayla Reeser, Calvin Norton,
                            Sue Norton, Kim Norton, Diana Cron, Belinda Cron, Jay
                            McKennon (arrived 7:15).
PLEDGE OF
ALLEGIANCE:                 The flag salute was led by Trustee, Mark Nareau.

ACTION ON
MINUTES:                    Motion by Trustee Ken Theobald and second by Trustee Karen
                            Bradbury to Approve Minutes as presented for the January 10,
                            2006 Board meeting (MSCU).

      Dr. Meadows asked that the students from FFA to present their report prior to going to
      executive session so that the students wouldn’t have to wait.

      Brad Hansen, President of Susanville FFA, Taylor Hagata, Vice President, and Marissa
      Allen, Secretary gave a report on upcoming activities for National FFA Week to promote
      involvement and show their pride in their organization. They reported that 25% of the
      student population is involved in FFA. Brad stated that he would be reporting on the
      Magazine Distribution Committee which will distribute magazines in the library and
      other areas at school and in local businesses. The magazine focuses on Agriculture.
      Taylor reported on the Display Cases Committee who will be updating the display cases
      with awards and recognitions by our local chapter members. Marissa reported on the
      Poster Committee who will be working with LEAPP students to take pictures of activities
      and post them around to raise awareness of FFA. Other activities are Public Service
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              Announcements on the radio and local newspaper and having all students wear their FFA
              jackets on the same day. Mr. Lewis reminded the Board that in the packet is a
              Proclamation for National FFA Week.

              Mr. Lewis commended Mrs. Egan regarding her actions and professionalism in the recent
              auto accident she and some of her students were in. The Board echoed their appreciation.

              The Board adjourned to executive session at 6:10 pm and convened the regular session at
              6:45 pm.

      2.0     EXECUTIVE SESSION:

              2.1     The Board may meet in closed session pursuant to Government Code section
                      54957; meet with lead negotiator, Dan Lewis, on collective bargaining issues with
                      classified and certificated employee groups. The Board may meet in closed
                      session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and 54957(a) to consider
                      assignment, appointment, employment, dismissal, release, and evaluation of
                      performance of public employees; pursuant to Government Code Section
                      54956.9(c) to consider significant exposure to litigation.

                       MSC (Theobald/Bradbury, 4 Ayes, 1 No-Nareau) to appoint a hearing officer,
                       Alan Swanson, if necessary for a disciplinary hearing.

3.0         COMMUNICATIONS/INFORMATION:

                    Public Input – Mr. James Barnwell addressed the Board and asked to have an item
                       on the Agenda for the next board meeting. Mr. Lewis told Mr. Barnwell that he
                       would send him a letter confirming the date and time of the next meeting.

                       Phyllis Sherburne verbalized a complaint against an employee and provided the
                       Board with a written complaint. Superintendent Lewis was directed to follow up
                       on the complaint.

4.0         STAFF REPORTS:

              4.1 Principal Reports/Student Representatives –
                  Mrs. Glenzer turned the floor over to Mrs. Fregulia who introduced Kayla Reeser a
                  clothing student who recently won first place in a competition in Fresno. The other
                  three competing were Geanie Bragg - Clothing Construction Morgan Clancey - Menu
                  Design & Table Display Samantha Honea - Menu Design and Table Display Kayla
                  Reeser - Salad Preparation. Mrs. Glenzer introduced Spelling Bee competitors. First
                  place in grades 10, 11, 12 was Kim Norton, a senior at Lassen High School. Dianne
                  Lynn took first place in grades 7, 8, 9 and Janice Miller took second place in grades
                  10, 11, 12. Mrs. Glenzer reported that the CAHSEE was administered for seniors
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            who had not passed; she also reported that Mrs. Talley arranged training in
            Gradebook and a review of the Assertive Discipline Program was conducted on the
            recent staff development day.

            Mrs. Albers reported that the Credence High Student of the Month for January was
            Shawn Simpson. She also reported that semester awards were held on February 9 and
            there were 23 parents and relatives in attendance. She stated that for the mid-year trip
            35 students visited Harrah’s Auto Museum in Reno. She thanked Mrs. Herman for
            her donation to the trip. She reported that Credence High School Enrollment is 65
            today.

            Mrs. Albers reported that the Community Day School students were given a field
            trip/tour of the Federal Prison in Herlong and an afternoon of bowling at the Herlong
            Army Base. She reported the enrollment as 7 students at Spring Ridge and 5 at
            Lassen Community Day.

            Diamond Mountain Charter High School Report - Mrs. Albers reported that the
            Active Presentation for Charter School was well attended. She said that the next
            presentation night will be held in March, and the final one would be held in May.
            She said graduation is slated for June 6, 2006. She reported that there are currently
            27 seniors enrolled with a total enrollment of 69 with two pending.

         4.2 LTA and CSEA Representatives –
             Maria Fregulia, LTA Co-president stated that she feels the unit is still interested in the
             calendar for next year.

            Candy David, CSEA President stated they are currently in negotiations and that one
            of the main concerns of the unit will be some reclassifications to keep the members
            within the top third of the comparison districts.

         4.3 Construction Report –
             Brett Mitchell reported that he is still working with the Office of Public School
             Construction (OPSC) and Division of the State Architect (DSA) to allow the fire
             alarm and electrical in the scope of the Credence High School HVAC system. He
             said they will allow the ceiling replacement. He said he has a meeting there next
             week.

5.0   CONSENT AGENDA:
      MSCU (Theobald/Herman) Vice President Theobald made the motion to accept the consent
      agenda as presented, Items 5.1-5.5; seconded by Clerk Herman. Motion carried
      unanimously.

         5.1 Warrants and Payroll – Approve payroll ending January 31, 2006 in the amount of
             $467,311.24 and health benefit payments in the amount of $85,214.50 for a grand
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           payroll cost of $552,525.74. Warrants totaling $77,209.83 were approved with back
           up data indicating each vendor.

        5.2 General Waiver, Education Code 33050-33053 – Approve filing of waiver for
            students to attend an out-of-state conference for the EAST Grant.

        5.3 Cash Transfer – Approve a cash transfer for the District’s match into the deferred
            maintenance program.

        5.4 Proclamation FFA – Approve a proclamation recognizing Future Farmers of
            America Week.

        5.5 Friday Night Live Mentoring Program – approve participation with Diamond View
            School in the Friday Night Live Mentoring program through a Grant received by
            COMPAC.

6.0   GENERAL AGENDA:

        6.1 Curriculum Guide – MSCU (Bradbury/Herman) to approve the curriculum guide
            for the 2006/07 school year.

        6.2 Authorization to Bid – MSC (Herman/Theobald, 4 Ayes, 1 No – Nareau) to
            approve solicitation of bids for the HVAC Project at Credence High School. Trustee
            Nareau expressed concern regarding the use of funds in such an old building and felt
            it was a waste of time and money.

        6.3 Contracts for Internet Services –(MSCU Meadows/Herman) to approve contracts
            for internet services with the Butte County Office of Education and E-Chalk. Mr.
            Lewis asked Debbie Fry to comment on the agreements. Debbie stated that the
            contracts indicate the full amount of the contract but that both services would be
            subject to the E-Rate Discount which is 51% for our District.

7.0   INFORMATION/SUPERINTENDENT/BOARD MEMBER REPORTS:

        7.1 Board Member Reports – There were no reports. Dr. Meadows asked if a future
            agenda item might be the purchase of additional vehicles. He expressed concern for
            the safety of some of the vehicles being used in light of the recent accident involving
            students.

           Superintendent Report – Mr. Lewis provided enrollment numbers as of today there
           are 1167 students district-wide. He stated that we had 964 at Lassen High on May 4
           last year and we might expect to be down that low again this year. He handed out
           draft calendar #3. He said he would not be bringing a final calendar to the March
           meeting as the elementary schools have still not finalized and the bargaining units are
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         interested in continuing to explore options. He asked Jay McKennon, Transportation
         Director to report on the loading/unloading on Main Street based on the comments
         that were made at the last meeting. Jay reported that things are going much better
         now. He said a line has been painted on the sidewalk to indicate where kids should
         wait so that others can exit the buses without incident and he has directed the drivers
         not to impede traffic on Highway 36.

2.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION (Continued)

  The Board may meet in closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957; meet
  with lead negotiator, Dan Lewis, on collective bargaining issues with classified and
  certificated employee groups. The Board may meet in closed session pursuant to
  Government Code Section 54957 and 54957(a) to consider assignment, appointment,
  employment, dismissal, release, and evaluation of performance of public employees;
  pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c) to consider significant exposure to
  litigation.

  The Board adjourned to executive session at 7:38 pm and convened the regular session at
  8:35 pm.

        2.1 Personnel Assignment Order No. 2005/06 #8 – MSCU (Theobald/Herman) to
            approve Personnel Assignment Order No. 2005/06 #8.
     a.       Change of Assignment
              Bill Martens to            Freshman Basketball       2nd Semester
              Kellie Bainbridge
              Paul Gomez to              Head Varsity Wrestling    2nd Semester
              Rodney Hartrum
     b.       Prep Buy Out
              Name                       Assignment                Date
              Jim Ernaga                 Chemistry                 2nd Semester Only
              Paul Geoia                 World History             2nd Semester Only
              Jim Reichle                Integrated Science        2nd Semester Only
     c.       Extracurricular Assignments
              Name                       Assignment                Date
              Brooke Johnson             Link Crew Leader          05/06 School Year
     d.       Temporary Teacher
              Name                       Assignment                Date
              Nedra Graves               Spanish                   Jan 17, 06 ending
                                                                   date to be determined
     e.       Leave of Absence
              Name                       Assignment                Date
              Anne Murchison             Sp. Ed Instructional Aide Dec 26, 2005
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      2.      Spring Sports Personnel
              a.     Softball
                     Paul Moore                   Head Varsity                   2005/06 school yr.
                     Greg Dickerson               Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Steve Robertson*             Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Brian Dunn                   Head J.V.                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Linda Dunn*                  Assistant                      2005/06 school yr
              b.     Baseball
                     Scott Dwyer                  Head Varsity                   2005/06 school yr.
                     Brad Sanchez                 Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Jon Westfall                 Head J.V.                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Eric Perry*                  Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Brian Neagle*                Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
              c.     Track
                     Kevin Cooper                 Head Coach                     2005/06 school yr.
                     Erin Sprague                 Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Vern Watson                  Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
                     Jed Falkowsky                Assistant                      2005/06 school yr.
              d.     Golf
                     Jim Ernaga                   Head Coach                     2005/06 school yr.
                     * designates volunteer non-paid positions
      3.      Certificated Retirement
                     Nancy Albers                         Principal of Alternative     June 30, 2006
                                                          Education

8.0        ADJOURNMENT – The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.

9.0        NEXT MEETING - March 14, 2006 6:30 pm.

				
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