October 6, 2015, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 6, 2015, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

ROLL CALL
Board members in attendance were: Julie Dean, Al Schreiber, Darlene Hartley, Roger Myers, and Ken Christoferson. Student Advisors, Riley Cunningham and Silver Merideth, were in attendance.

FLAG SALUTE
Ken Christoferson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Agenda for the October 6, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 15, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments.

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

DONATIONS
Silver Merideth presented the donations as follows:
1. The Camano Plaza IGA donated ice cream, value $123, to Utsalady Elementary Back-to-School gathering for students and families.
2. Darcy Edlund donated two Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus calculators, value $170, to Stanwood High School mathematics department.
3. Stanwood Booster Club, Sports Account, provided transportation costs, value $311.85, for the Stanwood High School's Girls Wrestling Team Camp in Puyallup, Washington.
4. Utsalady Booster Club donated $380 to Utsalady Elementary to purchase Die Cuts for staff use.
5. Jackie Van Tassell donated a Mapex Voyager Drum Set, value $800, to Stanwood High School Band Program.

RECOGNITIONS
Riley Cunningham read the recognition as follows: The National Merit Scholarship Corporation notified Christine Del Pozo, Stanwood High School Principal, that students Katie Hammer and Melissa Johnson were named "Commended Students" in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students placed in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, presented the 2014-15 assessment results for the district. She said that it was the first year of the Smarter Balanced Assessments and all elementary grade levels outperformed the state in reading and math. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 outperformed the state in math and were below the state scores in reading. Students that were absent or opted out of the tests were included in the results, however, considering the results excluding students who were absent or had opted out, all elementary and middle level scores were above the state in each category. Students who are considered to be in sub-groups continued to present opportunity gaps. The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be a graduation requirement for 2015-16.

The district continues to improve leadership and instructional practice for the achievement and success of every student by: implementing full day kindergarten programs, realigning curriculum to meet the Washington State Learning Standards, piloting a writing program to augment the Journeys literacy program at the elementary level and piloting a math program called, Engaged New York, at the middle level. Adequate Yearly Progress was discussed and Dr. Schaaf stated that in 2015, the bar for meeting AYP is 100% of students at standard in all areas.

ENROLLMENT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, gave the monthly enrollment report for October 2015. There were 4,224 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolled, which was above budget by 121 FTE. Enrollment at Saratoga was above budget and all building budgets were adjusted in October. Facilities at Saratoga continue to be a challenge for growth.

Mr. Platt informed the Board that the district received a grant from Risk Management to replace bell systems at Twin City Elementary and Stanwood Elementary. The bell systems were under budget by $10,000. The Stanwood High School restrooms, which were upgraded from the facilities levy, were also under budget by $183,000.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 8, listed below. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

1. Donations
2. First Reading of New Student Policy 3419, Automated External Defibrillators.
3. Contract for Educational Service Provider, Salish Sea Deaf School for the 2015-16 School Year.
4. Contract for Educational Service Provider, Pacific Learning Center, NW, for the 2015-16 School Year.
5. Stanwood Middle School, Associated Student Body, Technology Student Association (TSA) Club.
6. McKinstry Directed Engineering Study Proposal and Authorization for Administration to Execute Related Contracts.
7. Public School Employees (PSE) Vision Benefit Change to MetLife Insurance Company.
8. Personnel Consent Agenda

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT
Riley Cunningham reported that Stanwood High School freshmen class officers were elected, the early-release 10 minute pep rally was successful, homecoming week included a "spirit week" video, the coronation assembly, class floats and parade, pre-game tailgate rally and the homecoming game with rival, Arlington, for the "Stilly Cup." Other news: Espy Sanchez received the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week award for her achievements in soccer.

Silver Merideth reported that Associated Student Body (ASB) officers were elected and she was chosen to be the ASB Secretary for Lincoln Hill High School. Other news: there will be four pancake breakfasts to promote unity, anti-bullying posters have been created, students viewed a kindness video, an upcoming assembly will have an "open-mic," and students celebrated Spirit Week with various clothing themes.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Roger Myers, Darlene Hartley and Al Schreiber attended the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Regional Meeting. Collectively they were impressed with the guest speakers and for the opportunity to learn about issues that will eventually affect our district in the future. Natalie Hagglund also attended the meeting.

Al Schreiber looked forward to attending the WSSDA Annual Conference in November.

Darlene Hartley, Julie Dean, and Ken Christoferson appreciated the assessment report given by Lloy Schaaf.

ADJOURNMENT
Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 5:34 PM.

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Attest:

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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary to the Board