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Business Meeting


September 24, 2013

The School Board of the Center for Advanced Learning conducted a Business Meeting at the Center for Advanced Learning on Tuesday, September 24 starting at 4:30 p.m. Board Members Present: Sam Breyer Linda Florence Jim Schlachter Rob Brading Debra Derr

Superintendent, Centennial SD Superintendent, Reynolds SD Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow SD Business Representative President, Mt. Hood Community College

Board Members Absent: Robert Fowler, Chair Stacy Breunig

Business Representative Business Representative

Staff Present: Carol Egan Jerry Jones

Director Treasurer / Fiscal Agent


In the absence of Board Chair Robert Fowler, board member Sam Breyer called the Business Meeting to order at 4:35 p.m. Motion 14-01 – Meeting Agenda It was moved by Jim Schlachter, seconded by Linda Florence and carried 5 to 0 to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Motion 14-02 – Election of Board Chair for 2013-14 Rob Brading nominated Sam Breyer to serve as board chair for 2013-14. The nomination was seconded by Debra Derr and carried unanimously. Mr. Breyer assumed the position as chair at that time, and officiated the balance of the meeting.


Motion 14-03 – Election of Board Vice-Chair for 2013-14 Jim Schlachter nominated Robert Fowler to serve as board vice-chair for 2013-14. The nomination was seconded by Linda Florence and carried unanimously.

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Sam Breyer opened the meeting for public participation and comments at 4:40 p.m. Being there were no members of the public present public participation was closed. Jim Schlachter suggested to Director Carol Egan to continue to participate in Confederation of School Administrator (COSA) activities and professional development opportunities.

BOARD COMMUNICATION Individual Comments Director’s Comments

Director Carol Egan reported on the following: • Orientation activities at start of the school year and the training for staff on Synergy, the new student information system


Director Carol Egan introduced CAL Ambassador and Health Science Senior, Krista Cornett. Ms. Cornett described the general work of CAL Ambassadors in promoting and supporting CAL students. Ms. Cornett shared with the board the purpose and the value of the August training for CAL Ambassadors as a preparation for Orientation Day, held on September 9, 2013. With instructional support and debriefs from CAL teachers on the first day with juniors, senior CAL Ambassadors facilitated activities from the August training.

Student Reports

Carol Egan shared with the board the manufacturing community’s efforts to support CAL’s mechanical engineering and manufacturing program. Director Egan introduced Mr. Chris Holden of KCR Manufacturing and Mr. Chris Engstrom, CAL mechanical engineering and manufacturing instructor. Mr. Engstrom shared with the board the partner involvement and the increased engagement of students developing real-world solutions to real problems. Mr. Engstrom described the engineering project for the Troutdale Fire Department. Mr. Holden shared with the board the purpose of his participation of both his and his employees’ involvement and the importance of industry partners visiting and working alongside CAL students.

Program Update: Manufacturing Improvements

Chair Breyer excused presenters. Jerry Jones provided the board with a financial update and the 2013 Auditor’s Report, and he recommended the board review the report information and discuss at the next board meeting. The following item(s) were included in the consent agenda: 1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes, June 17, 2013.

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Financial and Audit Report


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Motion 14-04 – Consent Agenda It was moved by Sam Breyer, Jim Schlachter seconded and the motion carried 5 to 0 to approve the consent agenda. October 22, 2013


Board Meeting – 4:30 p.m. Center for Advanced Learning Partnership Room

Jerry Jones recommended the board consider OSBA Policies for CAL. Mr. Jones will work with OSBA to determine those policies and prepare them for a future business meeting for the board to review and make adjustments if necessary. There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. Minutes submitted by: Carol Egan

____________________________________ Sam Breyer, Chair

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