CRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #9
15 March 2022
I. Call to order/Public Participation. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen called the Board of Trustees meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym. Present were Board Trustees Jessica Sandven-Sorensen, Twila Brenneman, Barry Farrell, Nevada Hafer and Julie Horton. Also in attendance were Elizabeth Kaleva of Kaleva Law, various teachers, staff, and community members. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen called for any public comments – there were none offered or previously sent in.
II. Consideration of Action Items:
A. Safe Return to School and Continuity of Services Plan. Information only. No action taken.
B. Principal Interview including an executive session. Rachel Stevens was interviewed – questions are attached. At the conclusion of the formal interview Rachel Stevens was excused and public comment was taken. At 6:46 p.m. Jessica Sandven-Sorensen determined that the demands of individual privacy clearly exceed the merits of public disclosure and closed the meeting for an executive session to conduct the background check of Rachel Stevens with legal counsel, Elizabeth Kaleva. The meeting was reconvened in open session at 7:15 p.m. The trustees held a discussion about the interview. Barry Farrell motioned to approve the hire of Rachel Stevens and to have Elizabeth Kaleva negotiate the terms of an employment contract. Nevada Hafer seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
III. Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.
Tammy Bartos, District Clerk
Jessica Sandven-Sorensen, Board Chair