October 6, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 6, 2009, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:02 PM.  Board members in attendance were Julie Dean, Pat Patterson, and Roger Myers.  Ken Christoferson arrived at 12:03 PM.  Darlene Hartley was absent. Pat Patterson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the agenda.  Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 15, 2009, Regular Board Meeting.  Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
DONATIONS:  Roger Myers read the donations from Elger Bay Elementary PTA, Port Susan Middle School PTA, Haggen, Target, Wal-Mart, and Randy Anderson.

WASHINGTON ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING (WASL) and ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS (AYP) UPDATE  
Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, gave a presentation on the 2008-09 Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) test results for grades 3-8 and grade 10 in the areas of reading, math, writing, and science.  She compared district, state, and individual school results, using charts.  Dr. Schaaf explained that the trends varied and significant growth was absent resulting in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) step one of district improvement for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).  The plan for improvement includes professional development, student learning activities after hours, studio classrooms, and more parent involvement.  

Dr. Shumate and Mike Olson also explained the 30-60-90-day plans that are in progress at the building levels, using the strategic plan as a guide.  Overall, the purpose is to support students moving forward.

Comments by Board members were supportive of the work for improvement using data, classroom sizes, and interventions.

OCTOBER ENROLLMENT  
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, introduced Brian Karlburg, intern, who is working on facility management. 

Mr. Platt gave the enrollment report for the month of October.  He said the number of students enrolled was 4,889.47 students, 10 more than the September count. 

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers said that the Personnel Agenda was revised.
Julie Dean 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.    State Grants: a) Learning Assistance Program $310,000.00, b) State Transitional Bilingual $70,889.00.  Federal Grants: c) McKinney-Vento $4,712.00, d) State Fiscal Stabilization (ARRA) $292,536.00, e) Safe and Drug Free Schools $7,822.00, f) Tobacco Prevention $9,415.00, Drug Omnibus $12,270.00, h) Title I Part A (ARRA) $175,412.00, i) Title I Part A $559,995.00, j) Title II Part A $190,785.00, k) Title II Part D (ARRA) $12,058.00, l) Title II Part D (ARRA) $4,908.00, and m) Title III $14,019.00
3.    Bellingham Technical College Running Start Program Agreement for 2009-10.
4.    Teachers Development Group Professional Development Services Contract.
5.    Dell Financial Services Installment Payment Agreement for Microsoft Office License, Office MAC 2008, and Office Professional Plus 2007.
6.    Stanwood Middle School Natural Helpers Field Trip.
7.    Personnel Consent Agenda.
8.    Public School Employees Letter of Agreement for Food Service Coverage.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Julie Dean thanked everyone for the hard work that is being done.
 
Pat Patterson said he was enthused with the math instruction at Cedarhome Elementary.

Ken Christoferson said he appreciated the reports that were given and learning about what the district is doing.   He also noted that the donations from community members during these troubling times are appreciated.

Roger Myers said that he was impressed with the quality of classroom instruction in the district.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:48 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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Director


Attest:


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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board