November 3, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 3, 2009, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:02 PM.  Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, and Roger Myers.  Pat Patterson was absent.  David Thomas, Student Advisor, was present.  David Thomas led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Roger Myers asked to change the order of the agenda and have the Student Advisor Report come before the Superintendent’s Report.  Julie Dean made a motion to approve the revised 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 October 20, 2009, Regular Board Meeting.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by audience members.

STUDENT ADVISOR REPORT
David Thomas announced that the high school was conducting a canned food drive for the holiday season; Associated Student Body officers participated in a leadership workshop at the Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD 189) and learned pertinent information including parliamentary procedures; girls cross country team qualified for state competition; and Veterans Day assemblies would be held on November 10. 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS and RECOGNITIONS
David Thomas read the donations from Whidbey Island Bank, Adonnis Gregory, Haggen’s, and Joni Tanner.  He also read the recognition for Stanwood High School FFA.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Gale Forrest, Director of Special Services, presented an update on the Special Education Program Review.  Using the recommendation from the review, Ms. Forrest described the progress on the following: an annual beginning kick-off event; job-a-like meetings for special education staff members; Special Services Advisory Team meetings; staff development activities; budget assumptions and review procedures; plan and budget for the use of Federal Stimulus funds; formal principal/cabinet updates and discussions; work with the department of Teaching and Learning to implement Response to Intervention model (RTI); identify and implement evidence-based curriculum materials for intervention; and identify and implement a benchmark performance assessment system for struggling learners.  

Board members expressed their appreciation for the special services’ report.

SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL REPORT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the executive summary, managers’ report and budget status reports on the funds for the month of September 2009.  He also discussed the food service program report. 

ENROLLMENT UPDATE
Gary Platt said the enrollment for the month of November was 4, 868.36 Full Time Equivalent (FTE), which was 18 FTE under budget.  He said this followed the trend from last year.

CONSENT AGENDA
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, listed below.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and passed unanimously.
1.    Donations.
2.    Interdistrict Cooperative Agreement with New Market Skills Center for 2009-10.
3.    Contract for Alcohol/Drug Prevention and Intervention Services with Granite Falls School District for 2009-10.
4.    Stanwood High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team Field Trip December 29-30, 2009.
5.    Stanwood High School Horticulture Class and Future Farmers of America Field Trip November 13-14, 2009.
6.    Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Darlene Hartley thanked the staff for their hard work and information they provide. 

Ken Christoferson also appreciated the reports especially the facility committee report.  

Roger Myers reminded board members to exercise their right to vote on the state school board election; give agenda items to Joy Rusko for the December 1st board retreat; and if there were questions on any of the amendments that would be voted on at the WSSDA conference to contact him. 

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:09 PM.

STUDY SESSION
Beginning at 11:15 a.m. Gary Platt gave the Facility Committee Report at the study session. To meet basic facility needs he discussed recommendations for a capital projects levy, staff priorities, and feedback from the Facility Advisory Committee.  Board members shared their concerns of the cost and the burden, at this time, on the district’s voters.  Mr. Platt would give an update to the Board at the November 17, 2009 board meeting.


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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Director


Attest:


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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board