August 18, 2015, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 18, 2015, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

ROLL CALL
Board members in attendance were: Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Al Schreiber, Roger Myers, and Ken Christoferson.

FLAG SALUTE
Director Al Schreiber led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the August 18, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Minutes of the August 4, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
Jeanne Kelly, teacher at Stanwood High School, shared her hope for reaching a timely resolution in contract negotiations between the Stanwood Camano Education Association and the district, which would have a positive effect on our students.

PUBLIC HEARING
Director Christoferson opened the Public Hearing at 7:04 PM for citizen comments on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 Budget. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the FY 2015-16 Budget and said that the budget document and Budget Handbook for our Community was available upon request. There were no comments from the audience for or against the budget. The public hearing was closed at 7:15 PM.

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

DONATIONS
Julie Dean presented the donation as follows: Julie Frauenholtz, Greater Everett Community Foundation Director of Donor Services, announced that the Education Endowment Fund of the Greater Everett Community Foundation awarded $10,000 in support of Stanwood-Camano School District's English language classes for the parents of the District's English Language Learners (ELL) students.

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Gary Platt reported on the financial reports for July 2015. The fiscal year, which is from September 1 through August 31, was 91% complete. He reviewed the Executive Summary and noted that enrollment declined, despite being 83 FTE above the 2014-15 budget projections. A continuing decline in enrollment is projected for the FY 2015-16 budget. The final financial reports for 2014-15 will be reported in October when the accounts are closed.

CONSENT AGENDA
Director Christoferson pulled Consent Agenda item #9, Personnel Consent Agenda and #10, Bills and Payroll for discussion.

Roger Myers made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-8, listed below. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

1. Donations
2. Novels for Stanwood Highs School 11th Grade Honors Class, United States History Through Literature; The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair and Uncle tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
3. Contract for Educational Service Provider, Blue Water Behavioral Consulting, for the 2015-16 School Year.
4. Contract for Educational Service Provider, Sunbelt Staffing, for the 2015-16 School Year.
5. Contract for Educational Service Provider, Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss, for the 2015-16 School Year.
6. Phase Two Services for Technology Consultation and Integration Services with IVOXY Consulting LLC.
7. Resolution 2014/15-004 Establishing the Budget Appropriations for Fiscal-Year 2015-16.
8. Resolution 2015/15-005, 2014 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Emergency Response Grant Acceptance as Complete.

DISCUSSION:
#9, Personnel Consent Agenda: Maurene Stanton introduced George Colby, who was selected to become the half-time Dean of Students at Stanwood High School. Mr. Colby thanked the Board for giving him this opportunity and looked forward to working with the students in his new position. Mr. Colby has worked for the district for 21 years.

VOTE: Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda as presented. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

DISCUSSION
#10, Bills and Payroll: Mr. Christoferson removed voucher #41510, Stanwood Redi-Mix from the bills because of a conflict.

VOTE: Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve all of the bills and payroll except voucher #41510, Stanwood Redi-Mix. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

VOTE: Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve voucher #41510 for $1,004.22 to Stanwood Redi-Mix. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Ken Christoferson abstained from the vote.
10. Bills and Payroll.

  1. Bills and Payroll.
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PAYROLL   FUND   WARRANT   TOTAL
July 2015   Payroll   #41709-41786   $1,152,820.53
    Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)       $1,633,713.21
    Electronic Federal Tax       $607,901.62
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
July 15, 2015   (2015-16)   General   #41511-41513   $1,049.58
    General   #41510-41510   $1,004.22
    General   #41514-41620   $100,758.32
    Capital Projects   #41621-41630   $973,991.31
    Associated Student Body   #41631-41638   $71,222.70
July 15, 2015   (2014-15)   General   #41639-41644   $18,578.65
July 31, 2015   (2015-16)   General   #41645-41648   $13,258.51
July 31, 2015   (2014-15)   General   #41649-41703   $53,084.50
    Capital Projects   #41704-41706   260,854.15
    Associated Student Body   #41707-41708   $3,070.08
August 3, 2015   Capital Projects   #41787-41787   $59,565.63
August 14, 2015  (2015-16)   General   #41789-41798   $22,705.62
August 14, 2015  (2014-15)   General   #41799-41879   $354,213.34
    Capital Projects   #41880-41888   $241,841.38

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Roger Myers said he enjoyed the opportunity to be with the district administrators at their team-building activity and said they were a great group and he enjoyed watching them have fun. He also commented on the Eastern Washington wild fires that were burning near the Chelan High School and said to keep them in our thoughts.

Al Schreiber was excited for school to start and thanked the staff for all they do.

Darlene Hartley also thanked the attending staff for coming to the board meeting and thanked Mr. Colby for his continued interest in our students.

Superintendent Shumate was happy the 2015-16 budget was adopted and school was about to begin. She also invited the staff that was in attendance, to come to more board meetings.

ADJOURNMENT
Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 7:29 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