June 1, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE JUNE 1, 2010, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
  
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 11:30 AM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom and immediately adjourned to Executive Session to evaluate the performance of an employee for approximately 30 minutes.  Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Pat Patterson and Roger Myers.  

RECONVENE
Roger Myers reconvened the regular meeting at 12:00 PM.  Mr. Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the agenda.  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 May 18, 2010, Regular Board Meeting.  Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
Ron Hendricks, community member, proposed to name the high school stadium after former superintendent and city mayor, Bob Larson. Mr. Larson was a lifelong member of the community and was instrumental in securing funds to build the stadium at the high school.

Ella Blackwood, Stanwood High School teacher encouraged board members to consider retaining “senior projects” for parents only.

Mick Hansen, community member and former board member, emphasized Bob Larson’s qualities as an academia and leader in the community. Mr. Hansen supports naming the high school stadium in honor of Bob Larson.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS 
Roger Myers read the donations from Port Susan Middle School PTA.

BUDGET FY 2010-11 
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, explained the new fund balance reporting standards adopted by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) that are incorporated into the Washington State school district accounting manuals.  Fund balance account terminology changes would address inconsistencies and align how governments report fund balance. Mr. Platt said that board policy 6022, Budget and Program Planning, would be adjusted to accommodate the new standards.

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES
Gary Platt, Keri Von Moos, Port Susan Middle School athletic director, and Eric Titus, Stanwood Middle School athletic director, provided information, based on the results of the community survey, which supported student “pay to participate” fees for athletics in the 2010-11 school year.  Procedures and guidelines were compiled and adapted using comparison districts’ previously adopted practices.  The cost to participate in athletics for high school students is $100 per sport, maximum annual payment $200; middle school students $50 per sport, maximum annual payment $100.  Rates will be waived or reduced for students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches. 

Board members shared their concerns with pertinent questions regarding programing, participation exclusion, fund distribution, and alternatives.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-4, listed below.  Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1.    Donations
2.    Stanwood High School Field Trips:  a) Leadership Team to Mr. Olympus Leadership Camp, July 12-17, Randle, Washington; b) Track Team to State Tournament, May 27-29, Tacoma; c) Varsity Softball State Tournament, May 27-29, Tacoma; d) Tennis State Tournament, May 27-29, Tacoma, Washington
3.    Implementation of Athletic Participation Fee Schedule FY 2010-11
4.    Personnel Consent Agenda

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS 
Ken Christoferson said he reluctantly approved the athletic fee schedule, but understands the necessity due to the increased costs for officials and transportation.

Pat Patterson hopes that district level funding for athletic programs would not be reduced any further.

Darlene Hartley enjoyed attending the FFA awards program and commended the advisors who work with the students.  Mrs. Hartley desires to rescind the athletic fee schedule in the future.

Julie Dean advocated for having a system in place for students unable to afford athletic fees. 

Roger Myers also was proud of the FFA program.  Mr. Myers asked Ken Christoferson to be involved with the committee to name the high school stadium and Ken accepted.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:00 PM.

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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Attest:

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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board