August 5, 2008, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 5, 2008, REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM. Board members in attendance were: Roger Myers, Darlene Hartley, Ken Christoferson, and Julie Dean. Pat Patterson was unable to attend the meeting. Alex Keller, student advisor, was also present. Darlene Hartley led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2008, Regular Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Roger Myers recused himself because he was absent from the July 15, 2008, Regular Meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There was no audience participation.

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

DONATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Alex Keller presented the donations and recognitions.

BOND REFUNDING
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, introduced Jon Gores, Senior Vice President of D.A. Davidson & Co., who presented and explained the process of refunding bonds. Mr. Gores said that current interest rates are lower and refunding the existing unlimited tax general obligation bonds, which were refunded in 1996 and 1998, would again save the district's taxpayers. Mr. Platt added that the community would potentially save approximately $230,000 over the life of the bonds. The refunded bond would mature in 2011. Roger Myers said that by refunding the bonds would only benefit the taxpayers, not the school district.

CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN 2008-2013
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, presented information on the Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) for 2008-2013. He said that the Capital Facilites Plan is required by the Growth Management Act (GMA) and is used by Snohomish County and the City of Stanwood as they consider growth impacts of new development. Mr. Platt explained the methodology used to predict student generation rates and facility needs. Due to the declining enrollment in the district, the growth calculations do not support a fee for the next two years. The CFP is an unfunded mandate.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers stated that the Personnel Consent Agenda was revised. Roger Myers pulled item 10, Personnel Consent Agenda, for discussion. Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the remainder of the consent agenda, items 1-9 listed below. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations
2. On-line Learning contract with Class.com
3. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Interlocal Agreement for the Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS)
4. Stanwood Middle School Field Trip for the Middle Level Leadership Camp, August 14-17, 2008, in Randle, Washington
5. First Reading of Revised Policy 3520 Student Fees, Fines, Charges
6. Resolution 2008/08-006 Bond Refunding with D.A. Davidson and Company
7. Resolution 2007/08-007 Capital Facilities Plan 2008-2013
8. First Reading of Revised Policy 3131 Distric tAttendance Area Transfers
9. Pool Facility Use Agreement with Port Susan Athletic Club for 2008-2010
10. Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the revised Personnel Consent Agenda. Julie Dean seconded the motion. DISCUSSION: Dr. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, stated that a recommendation to hire a principal for Port Susan Middle School was on the agenda due to the recent resignation of Cinco Delgado. She explained the process or hiring and read policy 5612, Temporary Administrators, which allows retired administrators to be appointed as temporary replacements. Dr. Littlefield introduced Eldon Allen, who retired from Stanwood-Camano School District in 2005 where he served as an elementary and middle school principal before he became an assistant superintendent. Dr. Littlefield recommended Mr. Allen to be hired as a retire-rehire administrator (principal) at Port Susan Middle School. Roger Myers asked for the vote on the motion to approve the revised Personnel Consent Agenda. It was voted on and approved unanimously.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Student Advisor, Alex Keller said he was having fun this summer. He traveled to Spain with the high school Spanish club and went to Boys State in eastern Washington where he learned leadership skills; Ken Christoferson said he was pleased that refunding of the bonds would save taxpayers money. He also said that it was a great opportunity to hire Eldon Allen; Julie Dean said that she had a great time at the Stanwood/Camano Fair; Darlene Hartley said that she attended Girls State in 1960; and Roger Myers said he was looking forward to a great year with the caliber of administrators in the district.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the meeting at 12:36 PM.