March 18, 2008, Regular Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE MARCH 18, 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, and Julie Dean. Pat Patterson was absent from the meeting. Mary Wennerberg, Stanwood Elementary paraeducator, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

MINUTES
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2008, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2008, Retreat Minutes. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There was no audience participation.

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

DONATIONS AND RECOGNITION
The student advisors, Anne Marie Olson and Alex Keller, presented the donations and recognitions.

Victor Hanzeli, Stanwood Elementary principal, gave a special recognition to Mary Wennerberg, Stanwood Elementary paraeducator, who was nominated and the recipient of the Washington State Classified Employee Excellence Award. She was presented with a certificate of achievement from Roger Myers on behalf of the Board of Directors.

SHINING STAR AWARDS
Madison Sellers, grade 5 student at Cedarhome Elementary, Eyerusalem McDowell, grade 6 student at Saratoga, and John Patzer, Stanwood High School senior, received the Board of Directors’ Shining Star Award. Assistant superintendents, Lloy Schaaf and Mike Olson, principals, and staff described the students’ outstanding qualities. Board members presented the students with a certificate of recognition.

At 7:33 PM Roger Myers announced that the meeting would be in recess for five minutes to allow students and family members to leave. Roger Myers reconvened the regular meeting at 7:38 PM.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Jeff Lofgren, Cedarhome Elementary principal, and staff members Molly Crimin, Kris Wayland, and Lee Szymborski, presented the Cedarhome Elementary School Improvement Plan. They presented WASL data and discussed math, reading and writing goals, activities, and overall progress. They are striving to continue to provide a safe and supportive environment for each child to learn their best. Mr. Lofgren also stated that continued professional development opportunities and document cameras are still desired.

STRATEGIC PLAN QUALITY FOR ALL UPDATE
Mike Olson, Lloy Schaaf, and the directors of maintenance, food services, and transportation, reviewed the strategic plan Quality For All goals and activities. They reported that additional grants were received for student learning and dropout prevention/retrieval; the district continues to focus on mathematics, science, health instruction, and professional development opportunities in technology, fine arts, and reading comprehension; and a web-based school perception survey is planned for March 24-April 4, 2008.

Lee Heinrichs, transportation director, reported that drivers continue to encourage students to participate in weekly math problems; continue to develop positive relations with students, and ensure consistent schedules. Tom Webb, maintenance director, reported that maintenance schedules are coordinated around school testing schedules; and classrooms are better regulated for fresh air-flow. Kristie Snodgrass, food services director, hosted a Washington State Food Service Inservice; conducted a survey for high school students; is providing Taco Time and two pizza choices on the menu; and has catered the Dad’s breakfast at Stanwood Middle School, Kiwanis breakfasts, and other district events. She said that the beef recall consumed a significant amount of time.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, gave the financial report for the month of February 2008. He discussed the executive summary, manager’s report, budget status report, budget reserve account, food service report, and the 2008 legislative budget update. Mr. Platt said that the State legislative budget did not allow for increased fuel costs.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers stated that the Personnel Agenda was revised. Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the consent agenda, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations
2. Second Reading and Adoption of Policy 2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
3. Northwest ESD 189 Legal Services Cooperative for 2008-09
4. Resolution 2007/08-005 Delegating Authority to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)
5. Stanwood High School's FFA Field Trips to Moses Lake, March 27-29; Asotin, April 24-25; and Spokane, May 6-7, 2008
6. Associated Student Body (ASB) Rate of Pay Adjustment
7. Memorandum of Understanding: Chemical Hygiene Officer with Stanwood-Camano Education Association (SCEA)
8. Public Schools Information Cooperative Agreement for 2008-09
9. Interlocal Cooperative Purchasing Agreements with ESD 112 for Instructional Technology Equipment
10. Bills and Payroll

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FUND WARRANTS TOTAL $
March 14, 2008 General    
  Associated Student Body    
  Capital Projects    

11. Approval of Personnel Agenda

STUDENT REPORTS
Anne Marie Olson reported on the high school activities and Alex Keller announced the sporting events.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Board members expressed their appreciation for all of the reports that were given and for the first “paperless” board meeting.

Roger Myers reported that the next board meeting would be held April 15, 2008. He also reminded board members that the WSSDA Regional Meetings would be held April 3rd in Monroe and April 8th in Ferndale.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 9:02 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