February 16, 2016, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 16, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 5:26 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Christoferson excused the Board members to Executive Session at 5:28 PM to review the performance of staff members for approximately 60 minutes. The Executive Session ended at 6:20 PM. No action was taken.

RECONVENE
Ken Christoferson reconvened the Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 PM.

ROLL CALL
Board members in attendance were: Julie Dean, Natalie Hagglund, Al Schreiber, Roger Myers, and Ken Christoferson. Student Advisor Silver Merideth was present and Riley Cunningham was absent and excused.

FLAG SALUTE
Renee Herigstad, Career and Technical Education Office Manager, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the February 16, 2016, Regular Board Meeting. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the February 2, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Al Schreiber abstained.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
Sara Stiers and husband Ted, Stanwood parents of Twin City Elementary student, asked the Board to consider the families affected by moving the ASSIST (Active Student Support for Independence, Skills and Transition) Program to Utsalady Elementary, stating that it would adversely affect their child and others in the program, school, and community. Their letter was given to board members.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS
Silver Merideth presented the following donations:
1. Museum of NW Art (MoNA) provided transportation costs, $112.48, for Twin City Elementary,
2. Northwest Farm Credit Services donated the cost of transportation, $105.16, for the Stanwood Elementary 5th grade field trip,
3. Imagine Children's Museum provided transportation costs, $207.39, for Twin City Elementary 2nd grade class,
4. Elger Bay Elementary PTA provided transportation costs, $519.70, for Elger Bay Elementary field trips,
5. Cedarhome Elementary PTO donated transportation costs, $243.99 and $746.35, for Cedarhome Elementary field trips,
6. Stanwood Middle School PTO donated transportation costs, $821.28, for Stanwood Middle School students' achievement reward tour of Century Link facility in Seattle, and
7. Stanwood Booster Club (sports account) has donated the following transportation costs for Stanwood High School athletic teams:
    a. $158.40 for Girls Volleyball Tournament, Lynden, Washington
    b. $450.15 for Boys Basketball Tournament, Yakima, Washington
    c. $1,848.55 for Girls and Boys Wrestling Tournament, Othello, Washington
    d. $2,626.79 for Boys Swim Team Practices at YMCA, Marysville, Washington
    e. $5,185.19 for Girls Swim Team Practices at YMCA, Maryville, Washington.

AWARDS
• Joy Rusko, Secretary to the Superintendent, introduced the Shining Star and Employee Awards:
Shining Star, Mihret Maier, Stanwood High School

• Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, introduced the Volunteer Service Award, Teresa Nicholas, Stanwood High School

• Employee Awards: Sabrina Warren, Traffic Safety Education Program Coordinator/Instructor, Classified Employee of the Month for January

Mark Wayland and Nate Hanson, Technology Teachers on Special Assignment, Teacher of the Month for January

Board members presented Certificates of Achievement and Superintendent Shumate presented a framed photo for the employees. Tony Warner, Umpqua Bank Manager presented gift certificates to the recipients on behalf of Umpqua Bank (sponsor) in partnership with Stanwood Cinemas, Dos Reales, Snow Goose Bookstore, Klesick Family Farms, and Wayne's Corner Café.

RECESS
Mr. Christoferson recessed the meeting at 7:32 PM for approximately 5 minutes to allow guests to leave. He resumed the meeting at 7:40 PM.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Kevin Plambeck, Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), explained the fact sheet that was presented to the board members and encouraged board members to visit classrooms. CTE students who were chosen as "Students of the Semester" from a variety of courses were able to talk about their course studies and goals. Students and many of the staff in attendance were:
• Jake Doebke, Technology Education - Engineering Design (Ross Short, Instructor)
• Cole Hayes, Work Based Learning - Career Choices (Geri Prater, Instructor)
• Emily Hoyt, Visual Communications – Graphic Arts/AP Studio Art (Gail Merrick, Instructor)
• Marlin Jones, Business Education – General Business (George Colby, Instructor)
• Taylor Williams – Family & Consumer Sciences – Advanced Culinary Arts (Kris Merritt, Instructor)
The following students earned recognition and were unable to attend:
• Madison Brannam, Work Based Learning - Career Choices (Geri Prater, Instructor)
• Harrison Niehouse, Agriculture Education – Mechanical Technology (Darryl Main, Instructor)
• Malte Reimann, Business Education – Web Page Design (Nate Hanson, Instructor)
• Chris Mandella, Agriculture Education – Veterinary Science (Margaret Olson, Instructor)
• Riley Sykes, Health Occupations – Sports Medicine (Matt Brennan, Instructor)
• Chase Morgan, Fire Service Training (Camano Island Fire and Rescue)

Mr. Plambeck answered questions following the student presentations and explained that all courses are certified and many courses have cross-credits.

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the Monthly Financial Reports for January 2016. He reviewed the Executive Summary.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-12, listed below. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations.
2. Stanwood High School Field Trip for Boys Basketball State Tournament, March 2-5, 2016, Tacoma Washington.
3. Twin City Elementary Outdoor Education Field Trip to Camp Seymour May 2-4, 2016, Gig Harbor, Washington.
4. First Reading of Revised Instruction Policy 2020, Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials.
5. First Reading of Revised Instruction Policy 2023, Lesson Plans.
6. First Reading of New Instruction Policy 2024, Online Learning
7. First Reading of Revised Instruction Policy 2025, Copyright Compliance.
8. Agreement with YMCA Camp Orkila for Elger Bay Elementary Outdoor Education.
9. Contract with Garland/DBS Inc. for Stanwood Middle School Roofing.
10. Agreement with Wetherholt and Associates, Inc for Stanwood Middle School Weatherproofing Project.
11. Personnel Consent Agenda.
12. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL   FUND   WARRANT   TOTAL
January 2016   Payroll   #43851-43926   $1,282,409.53
    Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)       $1,741,190.23
    Electronic Federal Tax       $642,367.00
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
January 29, 2016   General   #43927-44024   $311,994.48
    Capital Projects   #44025-44034   $718,225.74
    Associated Student Body   #44035-44060   $42,494.27
February 12, 2016   General   #44061-44192   $178,337.59
      Capital Projects   #44193-44198   $169,484.86
    Associated Student Body   #44199-44233   $17,127.43

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT
Silver Merideth reported that Lincoln Hill High School officially has a parent booster club, the leadership students helped at Eat's Café, the Chess Club competed in the WESCO Tournament, the YMCA "My Achievers" held a "kids night in" the day before Valentine's Day, and on February 19th the second semester student council will conduct student elections for officers. Lincoln Hill High School graduation is scheduled on Monday, June 13th.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Roger Myers appreciated working with Lloy Schaaf to update Instruction Policies, was pleased with Career and Technical Education (CTE) students who made presentations, and was grateful for the high school booster club for providing transportation costs for the swim team to travel to Marysville for swim practices. He looks forward to the future YMCA pool in Stanwood.

Al Schreiber appreciated the good reports, the CTE program, and the concerns of parents. He also acknowledged the Elger Bay Elementary staff for their time of grief at the death of a student.

Ken Christoferson commented on the great meeting and announced that the Board will host the WSSDA Regional Meeting on March 28th. The high school culinary arts program will cater the event.

ADJOURNMENT
Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 8:06 PM.

STUDY SESSION
A study session preceded the meeting at 6:30 PM. Stanwood High School Associated Student Body Officers, Caleb Patterson, President, and Marlin Jones, Treasurer, presented the "SHS App – Spartans United." This application will be available to download free on iPhones, Android phones, tablets, etc. The purpose of the application is to provide quick and efficient communication with parents, students and community. Events, announcements, resources, club information, calendar, Skyward Family Access, and sporting events would be available. An ASB committee will oversee the content. George Colby, ASB Advisor was introduced.

 

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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President

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Vice President

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Director

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Director

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Director

Attest:

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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary to the Board