October 20, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 20, 2009, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, Pat Patterson, Darlene Hartley, and Roger Myers. Ashley Glenn and David Thomas, Student Advisors, were also present. Justin Nygard, Stanwood High School student, 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 October 6, 2009, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Director Hartley recused herself because she was absent from the October 6, 2009, board meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by audience members.

STUDENT ADVISOR OATH OF OFFICE
David Thomas, Stanwood High School student, was given the oath of office as Student Advisor to the Board of Directors by Dr. Jean Shumate.  Julie Dean introduced David and all board members welcomed him.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS and STAFF RECOGNITIONS
Ashley Glenn read the donations from Office Deport and Westside Pizza.  David Thomas read the recognition of Gail Merrick.

OCTOBER TEACHER OF THE MONTH & CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Joy Rusko, secretary to the superintendent, explained how the recognition awards were developed and sponsored by Sterling Savings Bank.  Mike Gibson, Sterling Savings Bank manager, recognized the participating partners, Christine’s Restaurant, Dos Reales, Anytime Fitness, and Stanwood Cinemas for providing gift certificates for each of the awards.

Christine Gruver, principal of Stanwood High School, announced and introduced Amy Elmore, math teacher, who was selected as the Teacher of the Month award recipient. Justin Nygard, former student, read his nomination to Mrs. Elmore.  

Mike Olson, principal of Port Susan Middle School (PSMS) and Assistant Superintendent of Operations, announced that Susan Fortner received the Classified Employee of the Month award.  PSMS staff members, Mark Carlson, Jana Swenson, and Sheri Schoerder nominated Mrs. Fortner.  Mr. Olson read excerpts from the nominations to Mrs. Fortner.

AUGUST FINANCIAL REPORT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the executive summary for the month of August 2009.  He reported on the five funds: general, capital projects, debt service, associated student body, and transportation vehicle fund.  The food service report detailed program comparisons and impacts on loss of revenue from school closures due to weather related problems and food spoilage. 

Mr. Platt said at this time, the State is facing budget deficits of $1.5 billion, which would impact the district and the ability to project budget details.  He said there would be significant reductions in FY 2010-11.

CONSENT AGENDA
Ken Christoferson pulled item 7, Bills and Payroll for discussion.  Roger Myers pulled item 3, Resolution 2009/10-003 Opposing Initiative 1033 for discussion.

Roger Myers stated that the Personnel Agenda was revised and the numerical order of items on the consent agenda was incorrect.  He renumbered the duplicated numbers as the ‘second 3 and second 4’ for the vote.  

Pat Patterson 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.    Resolution 2009/10-002, Re-establish the Maintenance and Operations Tax Levy for the General Fund.
4.    Resolution 2009/10-004, Public Records Index.
3.3 Field Trip for Stanwood High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and   Leadership Class.
4.4 Field Trip for Stanwood High School Horticulture/FFA.
5.   Special Services Contracts for CareerStaff Unlimited
6.   Personnel Consent Agenda.

DISCUSSION:  Roger Myers said that he pulled item 3, Resolution 2009/10-003, Opposing Initiative 1033, to bring attention to the impact Initiative 1033 would have on public education.
VOTE:  Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve item 3, Resolution 2009/10-003, Opposing Initiative 1033.  Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

DISCUSSION:  Ken Christoferson removed item 7, Bills and Payroll, because of a conflict of interest on voucher 71411, Stanwood RediMix.  
VOTE:  Ken made a motion to approve the remainder of the Bills and Payroll, excluding voucher 71411.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
VOTE:  Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve voucher 71411, Stanwood RediMix.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  Ken Christoferson recused himself from the vote.

PAYROLL    FUND    WARRANT    TOTAL
SEPTEMBER 2009    Payroll    #89309-89391    $2,563,011.67
     Electronic Federal Tax        $535,476.37
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009   General 2009-10   #71378-71410    $22,407.79
    General 2009-10   #71411-71411   $301.36
    General 2009-10   #71412-71502   $117,074.54
    General 2008-09   #71503-71540   $99,573.56
    General 2009-10   #71541-71541   $738.00
    Associated Student Body   #11171-11180   $10,172.60
    Associated Student Body   #11181-11207   $48,967.64
    Associated Student Body   #11208-11208   $500.00
OCTOBER 1, 2009   General   #71542-71542   $9,448.00
OCTOBER 7, 2009   Transportation Vehicle   #153-153   $579,500.28
OCTOBER 15, 2009   General   #71543-71695   $465,504.63
    Associated Student Body   #11209-11231   $5,718.01
             

STUDENT ADVISORS
Ashley Glenn shared that the Lincoln Hill High School Independent program was at capacity and had a waiting list of students.  Students have found greater success with the Independent online course program where students attend a computer lab once a week.

David Thomas, said that the Stanwood High School homecoming was successful; a food-drive for the local food bank was on-going; a student senate meeting was planned; and the Stilly Cup, Stanwood vs. Arlington football, would be held in Arlington.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Christoferson welcomed the student advisors and thanked them for their participation.  He thanked Mr. Platt and all the staff involved in the budget process and said that the information is important to all.

Pat Patterson said that the last piece of budgeting is the forecast and he felt that the district is still reasonably on tract.  He admired the work being done on the budget; staff recognitions are valuable; and we need to further engage the community for educational needs.

Darlene Hartley praised the staff for always being prepared and thanked Ms. Rusko for continuing the recognition programs.

Julie Dean said that it was a great meeting.

Roger Myers said it was a fun evening; the financial report drives the district and he appreciated the dedication of the staff for working on the budget.

The annual WSSDA Conference is in Seattle, November 18-21, 2009.  Ken Christoferson would be recognized in the graduation ceremony of the WSSDA Leadership class. 

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 8:26 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