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The Board Report

The Board Report is the Gresham-Barlow School District's summary of regular school board meetings. In the Board Report, you will find the superintendent's monthly report on the school district, a summary of action taken by the district's board of directors, and information about individuals honored by the school board. The Board Report is published after every regular school board meeting. If you live in Gresham, you can watch board meetings LIVE on MetroEast Community Media Comcast Cable Channel 27 and Frontier Cable Channel 35. If you live in Damascus, you can watch a tape of the board meeting on Willamette Falls TV every Saturday at 1 p.m. on Cable Channel 23.

Below you will find the latest edition of the Board Report.
To view back issues
click here.

Meeting of July 10, 2014
Board Members PresentChair Matt O’Connell, Dan Chriestenson, Kris Howatt, Carla Piluso, Kathy Ruthruff, and Kent Zook.
 
Presentations/Recognitions
There were no presentations/recognitions.
 
Citizens’ Requests of the Board
There were no citizens’ requests of the board.
 
Superintendent’s Report
Superintendent Schlachter provided an update on the work completed during 2013-14 to meet the district’s mission and vision. The 2013-14 goals included maintaining a focus on the district’s strategic plan, communicating the district’s mission and vision, implementation of district and school improvement processes, and oversight of executive projects. The superintendent will report to the board on this work in greater detail at the board’s August planning session. The session will also include a look at work planned for 2014-15.
 
Action Items
 
APPROVED, electing Matt O’Connell school board chair and Carla Piluso school board vice-chair for 2014-15
Board policy requires the election of the board chair and vice-chair at the first meeting of the school year.
 
APPROVED, appointing Sharon Garner to board Position 6, At-Large,
until June 30, 2015
Garner is a retired graphic designer. She serves as a steering committee member of the East Metro STEM Partnership and is also a member of the city of Gresham’s Citizens Involvement Committee. Garner previously worked as a graphic designer. She has two grandchildren attending schools in the Gresham-Barlow School District.
 
Director Dale Clark stepped down from the school board in June. The school board interviewed six candidates for his position. An election will be held in May of 2015 to fill the remainder of Mr. Clark’s term, which ends on June 30, 2017.
 
APPROVED by one motion, Resolutions 1415-04 through 1415-08 for fiscal year 2014-15
Resolution 1415-04: Designates the district’s Depository of Funds, Auditor, Legal Counsel, Newspaper of Record, and Agent of Record for Insurance, as required annually by Oregon Revised Statutes.
Title
Designee
 
District Depository of Funds
 
US Bank
Bank of America
Clackamas County Bank
Key Bank
Merchants Bank
OnPoint Credit Union
Umpqua Bank
West Cost Bank
Wells Fargo
State of OR Local Govt Invest. Pool
UBS Financial Securities, Inc.
Piper Jaffray
Bank America Merrill Lynch
Auditor
Pauly, Rogers and Co., P.C.
Legal Council
 
The Hungerford Law Firm, LLP
Miller Nash, LLP
Ball Janik, LLP
Hawkins Delafield & Wood
Mersereau & Shannon, LLP
Garrett Hemann Robertson
Newspaper of Record
The Gresham Outlook
Insurance Agent of Record -
Property/Liability/Casualty
Brown & Brown Northwest –
 
Special Districts of Oregon
 
Insurance Agent of Record -
Workers’ Compensation
LaPorte Insurance
 
Insurance Agent of Record –
Medical Benefits/Services
Moloney & O’Neill
Insurance Agent of Record –
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
Myers, Stevens, Toohey and Company
 
Agent of Record for Tax Sheltered Annuity & Deferred Compensation Compliance
Carruth Compliance Consulting
 
 
Resolution 1415-05: Designates the District Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Budget Officer, Authorized Signers, Finance Officer, Custodian of Funds, and Surplus Property Authority, as required annually by Oregon Revised Statues.
 
Title
Designee
District Clerk
Jim Schlachter, Superintendent
Deputy Clerk
Mike Schofield, Chief Financial Officer
Budget Officer
Mike Schofield, Chief Financial Officer
Authorized Signers
 
Mike Schofield, Chief Financial Officer
Jim Schlachter, Superintendent
Facsimile signatures are authorized
Finance Officer
Mike Schofield, Chief Financial Officer
Custodian of Funds
Mike Schofield, Chief Financial Officer
Surplus Property Authority
 
Mike Schofield, Chief Financial Officer
Terry Taylor, Director of Facilities
Jim Schlachter, Superintendent
 
Resolution 1415-06: Directs the Superintendent and the Chief Financial Officer to designate 2013-14 ending fund balances in accordance with GASB 54 requirements.
 
Resolution 1415-07: Authorizes the Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer to enter into contracts obligating district funds for products, materials, supplies, and other services that are in the current budget appropriations in accordance with District Policy DJA, District Purchasing
 
Resolution 1415-08: Designates the Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer as Officials for Federal, State, and other grants and/or contracts.
 
APPROVED, adding Portland Youth Builders as an alternative education program for 2014-15 school year
A team from the David Douglas School District evaluated this program and found that they meet the criteria for approval.
 
APPROVED, Proposed Board Meeting Schedule for 2014-15
The board meeting schedule will be posted to the district website.
 
Information Items
There were no information or discussion items.
 
Upcoming meetings
August 15
Board Planning Session
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Center for Advanced Learning
 
September 4
Regular Board Meeting
7 p.m.
Public Safety and Schools Building
 
Can’t Attend Board Meetings?
You can watch regular school board meetings LIVE on Comcast cable channel 27 and Frontier cable channel 35. MetroEast Community Media replays the board meeting at the following times:

Second Showing-Monday at 7 p.m.
Third Showing-The following Thursday at 4 p.m.
 
If you live in Damascus-
Board meetings are shown on Willamette Falls TV for patrons in the Damascus area. They are scheduled for cablecast on channel 23 every Saturday at 1 p.m.
 

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