August 19, 2008, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 19, 2008, REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Board members in attendance were: Roger Myers, Darlene Hartley, Ken Christoferson, Pat Patterson, and Julie Dean. Kristi Snodgrass led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2008, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Pat Patterson abstained because he was absent from the August 5th board meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There was no audience participation.

PUBLIC HEARING
Roger Myers declared the public hearing open at 7:02 PM for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget appropriations for each fund for the 2008-09 fiscal year. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, said that the main purpose of the public hearing was to allow the public to make comments either for or against the fixing and adoption of the budget for fiscal year 2008-09. Mr. Platt presented the Budget Handbook for our Community designed by Cathy Britt, Public Information Coordinator, which gives an overview of the budget. Mr. Myers invited the public to make comments; hearing none, the budget hearing was closed at 7:09 PM.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate announced the following reports:

FINANCIAL REPORT JULY 2008
Gary Platt, Executive Director for Business and Operations, reported on the Financial Report for July 2008 . He said that the fiscal year was 91.67 % complete. Mr. Platt explained the managers' report and I-728 budget parameters.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers said that the personnel agenda was revised. Mr. Myers pulled item 11, Bills and Payroll, for discussion. Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the remainder of the consent agenda, items 1-10, listed below. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment License Renewal for 2008-09
2. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Policy 3131, District Attendance Area Transfers
3. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Policy 3520, Student Fees, Fines, Charges
4. First Reading of Revised Policy 3207, Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
5. First Reading of Revised Policy 2336, Required Observances (Veteran's
6. First Reading of Policy 5001 Hiring of Retired School Employees
7. Resolution 2007/08-008 Fixing and Adopting the Budget for FY 2008-09
8. Special Services' contracts for 2008-09: (a) Children's Institute for Learning Differences; and (b) Pacific Learning Center NW, LLC
9. 2008-09 Contract Renewal with Compass Group USA, Inc. dba Chartwells Division.
10. Personnel Consent Agenda
11. Bills and Payroll -DISCUSSION/VOTE: Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve General Fund voucher #67365 for $983.94 to Stanwood Redi-Mix. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was approved. Ken Christoferson recused himself from the vote. Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the remainder of the Bills and Payroll. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanaimously.

PAYROLL   FUND   WARRANT    TOTAL    
July 2008   Payroll   #87386-87528   $2,579,115.98    
    Electronic Federal Tax       $589,557.01    
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE                
July 31, 2008   General 2008-09   #67356-67364   $4,111.18    
    General   #67365-67365    $983.94    
    General    #67366-67451   $137,405.41    
    Capital Projects   #4347-4348   $2,961.23    
    Private Purpose Trust    #23-26    $2,000.00    
August 15, 2008    General 2008-09    #67452-67473    $65,821.96    
     General    #67474-67559    $146,612.09    
     General    #67560-67592   $42,746.00    
     Capital Projects    #4349-4349    $8,592.91    
               

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Board members expressed their appreciation to Gary Platt and staff for providing budget information to board members, maintaining the reserve that is on the list of priorities, and for Cathy Britt's design on the budget handbook.

Pat Patterson proudly shared that his son, Caleb, earned third place overall in vaulting and the trot team won first place at the national competition.

Roger Myers announced important dates: October 2-WSSDA Regional Meeting in Burlington; Augst 27-opening meeting for all staff at the high school Performing Arts Center; October 21-board retreat, 4:00 PM. He also said that he attended the Administrative Advance and was excited to see the administrative team preparing for the 2008-09 school year.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 7:21 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