March 4, 2008, Regular Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 4, 2008, REGULAR MEETING 
 
 
CALL TO ORDER 
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:07 PM.  Board members in attendance were:  Roger Myers, 
Darlene Hartley, Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, and Pat Patterson.  Darlene Hartley 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.  
 
MINUTES 
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2008, Regular Board Meeting.  Pat 
Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  Roger Myers recused 
himself because he did not attend the meeting. 
 
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2008, Special Board 
Meeting.  Julie seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  Pat Patterson and 
Roger Myers recused themselves because they did not attend the meeting. 
 
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the corrected minutes of the May 15, 2007, Regular Board 
Meeting.  Pat seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  Julie Dean recused 
herself because she was not a board member at the time.  
 
COMMENTS BY CITIZENS 
There was no audience participation. 
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT 
Dr. Jean Shumate announced the following reports: 
 
DONATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS  
Pat Patterson presented the donations and Darlene Hartley read the recognitions. 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN: Lincoln Hill High School 
Dan Johnston, Lincoln Hill High School (LHHS) principal, reported on the LHHS School Improvement 
Plan.  Topics included the purpose, mission, challenges, and solutions.  He explained goals and 
achievement strategies for reading, mathematics, and writing.  The fourth goal, decrease unexcused 
absences by 33%, will be addressed by developing attendance policies related to earning credits, 
promoting a productive environment, and using the attendance officer for support when appropriate.   
 
ENROLLMENT 
Gary Platt, Executive Director for Business and Operations, reported on the enrollment for the month of 
March 2008.  He stated that there are 5,057.16 full time equivalent (FTE) students.  
 
FINANCIAL REPORT 
Gary Platt reported on the financial report for the month of January 2008.  He discussed the manager’s 
report, fund balance, and food service program report. 
 
CONSENT AGENDA 
Roger Myers stated that the Personnel Agenda was revised.  Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve 
the Consent Agenda as listed below.  Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and 
approved unanimously. 
 
1. Approval of Donations. 
2. Approval of Overnight Field Trip for Elger Bay Elementary Students’ 5th Grade Outdoor Education 
Camp at Warm Beach Camp April 30-May 2, 2008. 
3. Approval of Contract with Warm Beach Camp for Elger Bay Elementary 5th Grade Outdoor Education 
Camp. 
4. Approval of First Reading of Updated Policy 2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible 
Students. 
5. Approval of Bills and Payroll. 

PAYROLL 
January 2008 Payroll #86488-86632 $2,538,257.54 Electronic Federal Tax  $560,996.79 
February 2008 Payroll #86633-86797 $2,606,154.30 Electronic Federal Tax  $580,680.12 
 
 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:  

   FUND WARRANTS   TOTAL $
 January 31, 2008 General  #65614-65758 $251,924.20
  Associated Student Body #10031-10069   $44,098.10
  Capital Projects #4315-4320  $187,268.08
 February 15, 2008 General #65759-65897  $251,158.67
  Associated Student Body #10070-10101  $17,469.81
  Capital Projects #4321-4331  $15,396.33
 February 29, 2008 General #65898-66026  $339,310.57
  Associated Student Body #10102-10133    $26,420.58
  Capital Projects #4332-4334  $108,765.79

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS 
Darlene Hartley announced that Anne Marie Olson, student advisor, was selected as a Girls State 
representative. Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by 
The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school students between their junior 
and senior years. 
 
Pat Patterson expressed appreciation for the valuable information from the board meeting, stability in the 
district’s financial status, and the report on Lincoln Hill High School. 
 
Ken Christoferson thanked Pat Patterson for facilitating the board retreat and the staff for providing 
information on the programs. 
 
Roger Myers announced the WSSDA Regional Meetings would be held April 3rd at Monroe and April 8th 
at Ferndale. 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 12:40 PM to an executive session to review the 
performance of a public employee for approximately twenty minutes. 
 
RECONVENE 
Roger Myers reconvened the regular meeting at 1:00 PM. No action was taken. 
 
ADJOURNMENT 
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 1:01 PM.
 

STUDY SESSION 
Preceding the regular meeting beginning at 11:00 AM, Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and 
Operations, discussed the 2008-09 budget. He reported on enrollment projections, budget development 
guidelines, proposed classified allocation model, and an administration allocation model. The study 
session ended at 11:59 AM. Roger Myers announced that the regular meeting would convene at 
approximately 12:05 PM. 
 
 
STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
 
 
 ___________________________________________
 President 
 
 
 ___________________________________________
 Vice President 
 
 
 ___________________________________________
 Director 
 
 
 ___________________________________________
 Director 
 
 
 ___________________________________________ 
 Director 
 
Attest: 
 
 
 
_____________________________________ 
Jean Shumate, Ed.D. 
Secretary for the Board