January 5, 2010, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 5, 2010, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM.  Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Pat Patterson, and Roger Myers.  Clarene Ricarte, Stanwood-Camano Education Association (SCEA) representative, 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
Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 15, 2009, Special Board Retreat Meeting.  Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 15, 2009, Regular Board Meeting.  Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by citizens.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS 
Roger Myers read the donations from Elger Bay Elementary PTA, Stanwood Elementary PTA and Cindy Edmonds-Healy.

TEACHER OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2009
Joy Rusko, secretary to the superintendent, introduced Victor Hanzeli, Stanwood Elementary principal, who recognized Michelle Freedman as the recipient of the Teacher of Month for December 2009.  Co-worker, Sara Lemke read her nomination to the Board.  

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES
A presentation by athletic directors, Tom Wilfong – Stanwood High School, Keri Von Moos – Port Susan Middle School, Eric Titus, and Tod Klundt – Stanwood High School Assistant Principal, gave an overview of the athletics and activity programs for secondary students. Each described the opportunities, purpose and integrity, student participation and accountability, program adjustments, facility enhancements, and professional development for coaches and athletic directors.

Board members acknowledged the importance of activities and athletics being available for all students.  Mr. Myers said that he would like every student to be able to participate without paying.

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Superintendent Shumate, Assistant Superintendents Mike Olson and Lloy Schaaf, presented the Strategic Plan Update. The three Targets were read and associated activities were discussed.  Each of the activities affects every student’s achievement using student learning assessment, effective communication and engagement, development of personal skills, job-embedded professional development, cohererence across grade levels, and proactive maintenance systems and facility recommendations.  Specific examples were given in each activity group.

Dr. Shumate added that the district organizational chart would be examined to ensure resources are directed to support the instructional core.

ENROLLMENT UPDATE
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, said there was a decrease of 13 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students, as reported on the January 4th enrollment report. He added that if the declining pattern continued budget projections would be approximately seven FTE's above budget at the end of the year.  All of the information would be used for making budget projections for fiscal year 2010-2011.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, listed below.  Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and passed unanimously.
1.    Donations.
2.    Stanwood High School Technology Student Association (TSA) Field Trip, March 25-27, 2010.
3.    Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Darlene Hartley relayed a message from a citizen thanking Mike Olson and Dr. Shumate for ensuring the safety of their children.

Julie Dean commended the District's responsible staff for the virtually flawless 2008-09 state audit.

Roger Myers congratulated Darlene Hartley (class of ’65) for being the recipient of the 2010 Medallion Award from Seattle Pacific University Alumni Association.  An award ceremony is planned for January 28th at SPU.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:35 PM.

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Attest:


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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board