February 2, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 2, 2010, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:07 PM.  Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Pat Patterson, and Roger Myers.  Adam Stewart, Stanwood/Camano NEWS reporter, 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
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the January 19, 2010, Regular Board Meeting.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  Darlene Hartley recused herself because she was absent from the January 19th meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by citizens.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS AND RECOGNITION
Roger Myers read the donations from Dawn Cairus, Jack and Anne Callaghan, and Wells Fargo Community Bank.  He recognized Ellen Wise, Stanwood High School student, for earning top scores at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition.

ENROLLMENT UPDATE
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, gave the enrollment update for the month of February.  He reported that due to the scheduled semester change on February 1st, there was a decrease of almost 30 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students, primarily at the high school level.  The high school was able to enroll approximately 13 students on February 2nd, which was the first day of the second semester.

CONSENT AGENDA
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, listed below.  Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and passed unanimously.
1.    Donations.
2.    Stanwood High School Technology Student Association (TSA) Officers’ Field Trip, February 9-10, 2010, Olympia, Washington.
3.    Cedarhome Elementary Outdoor Education/Environmental Field Trip, May 19-21, 2010, Orcas Island, Washington.
4.    Stanwood High School Jazz Band Field Trip, February 26-28, 2010, Moscow, Idaho.
5.    Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Julie Dean thanked the district staff (administrators, district office administrators, district office employees, and all classified employees (Public School Employees) for sacrificing their salary adjustments for FY 2010-11 budget.  Mrs. Dean also enjoyed attending the spelling bee at Twin City Elementary.

Ken Christoferson thanked the district office staff for hosting the recognition reception for the Board prior to the meeting and acknowledged that during difficult times, the staff continues to exceed expectations.   Mr. Christoferson said that he attended the Kiwanis dinner in recognition of the high school FFA programs.

Roger Myers stated that he attended the Seattle Pacific University’s Medallion Award ceremony honoring Darlene Hartley.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:18 PM.

STUDY SESSION
A study session to discuss the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-11 Budget was presented by Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, beginning at 11:40 AM.  He discussed the process of developing the budget, budget parameters and policies, and the initial planning report on educational program reductions.  

Dr. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, informed the Board that the Public School Employees (PSE) group would extend their contract one year and retain salary Schedule A instead of negotiating a new contract.  She added that the building administrator’s group would not take salary steps or averaging and no professional development and the district administrators and district office staff would also refrain from re-averaging salaries for FY 2010-11.

Dr. Shumate added that these groups, described by Dr. Littlefield, understand that the District does not want to reduce staff.  She said that the Budget Task Force has been working on suggestions of prioritizing educational program reductions.  Dr. Shumate announced that community meetings to discuss the budget are scheduled in March and the Budget Task Force would have final suggestions in April.  The presentation of the educational program reductions would be held on May 4, 2010, at 7:00 PM at the Board of Directors' meeting.

Board members expressed their gratitude for the presentation and the employees who are doing what they can to support student learning.


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