March 17, 2015, Regular Board Meeting Minutes


President Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

Board members in attendance were: Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Al Schreiber, and Ken Christoferson. Roger Myers was absent and excused. Mindy Atwell and Ingrid Pelletier, Student Advisors, were present.

Tony Warner, Umpqua Bank Branch Manager, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the March 17, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 3, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.

Pat Miller, parent of Stanwood High School student, requested additional information on the Instagram incident and was concerned for his daughter's safety.

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

Ingrid Pelletier and Mindy Atwell presented the following donations and recognition: (1) Patrons of Academics Learning and the Sciences (PALS) provided transportation costs, $199.65 and $134.20, for the Stanwood High School Science Team to attend the District and Regional Science Olympiad Tournaments, (2) Utsalady Booster Club donated a Nikon Cool Pix Camera valued at $485.00 to Utsalady Elementary to use for website and yearbook pictures and also donated transportation costs, $528.14 for the 4th grade field trip to the State Capitol in Olympia, and (3) Stanwood Booster Club provided transportation costs, $607.20, for the Stanwood High School Boys Basketball team to attend a winter tournament in Vancouver, Washington.

1. The Science Team students had a great day at the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 28th, as announced by Science Team Advisors Kathy Redfern and Susan Britain. Stanwood High School took two teams and they both qualified to attend the Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 18th at Highline Community College. Medal winners at the tournament were:

1st place - Air Trajectory: Jonathan Evoy & Daniel Evoy
1st place - Bridge Building: Jess Grant & Ronnie Ripley
1st place - Fossils - Connor Tayon & Braeden Hood
1st place - Geologic Mapping - Danielle Fortin & Yasmine Hejazi
1st place - Scrambler - Aleric Riggs and Connor Tayon
1st place - Wright Stuff - Wesley Garman & Collin McMillan

2nd place - Compound Machines - Paul Mourges & Jonathan Evoy
2nd place - Experimental Design - Yasmine Hejazi, Danielle Fortin & Braeden Hood
2nd place - Wright Stuff - Daniel Evoy & Jonathan Evoy

3rd place - Astronomy - Alex Kelley & Yasmine Hejazi
3rd place - Bridge Building - Jonathan Evoy & Daniel Evoy
3rd place - Forensics - Caitlin Lingrey & Aleric Riggs
3rd place - Mission Possible - Jess Grant & Ronnie Ripley

Joy Rusko, Secretary to the Superintendent, introduced the Shining Star Awards.
• Shawna Butts, senior at Lincoln Hill High School, was recognized by Principal Ryan Ovenell and Doug Smith and other teachers for being helpful, a leader, and persistent.
• Jeffrey Schmitt, Lincoln Academy, was recognized by Principal Ryan Ovenell and Nate Christensen for his strong effort, attitude, and being a role model for his peers.

Director Julie Dean presented certificates of achievement to the Shining Stars on behalf of the Board; Dr. Shumate presented the pictures for their school and sponsor, Tony Warner Umpqua Bank Manager, presented gift certificates from Snow Goose Bookstore and Stanwood Cinemas.

Maurene Stanton, Director of Human Resources, introduced the Volunteer Service Awards. Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy Principal Ryan Ovenell recognized the following volunteers:
• Ron Deffinbaugh received the Volunteer Service Award at Lincoln Hill High School.
• Gary Rygg received the Volunteer Service Award at Lincoln Academy.

Director Darlene Hartley and Al Schreiber presented the Volunteer Service Award certificates to each recipient. Ken Christoferson commented on Mr. Rygg's dedication and outstanding service as a member of the Board for 14 years in the 1980's and '90's.

Superintendent Jean Shumate announced that Classified Employees Appreciation Week was celebrated March 9-13 throughout the district. She took the opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of the classified employees for their contributions in helping all students reach their potential.

Joy Rusko introduced the employee awards as follows:
• The Classified Employee of the Month for February, Jim Ross, was unable to attend the meeting and will be recognized at the April 21st Board meeting.

• Casey Kelly, Lincoln Hill High School, received the Teacher of the Month Award for February. Ms. Kelly was recognized by Principal Ryan Ovenell and teacher Linda Miller, who nominated Ms. Kelly, read her nomination.

Director Darlene Hartley presented the certificate of achievement to Ms. Kelly; Dr. Shumate presented the picture for her school, and sponsor Tony Warner, Umpqua Bank Manager, presented gift certificates from Dos Reales and Stanwood Cinemas.

Director Christoferson recessed the meeting at 7:45 PM for approximately 5 minutes to allow guests to exit. He resumed the meeting at 7:52 PM.

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the Asset Protection Program's Annual Facility Report and explained that it is a requirement of the state in order to receive state matching funds on future school replacements or renovations. The district completed a formal inspection of the schools built after 1994 (Port Susan Middle School, Cedarhome Elementary, Utsalady Elementary and Elger Bay Elementary).

Gary Platt reported on the Monthly Financial Report for February 2015, which designates the halfway point of the year. He reviewed the Executive Summary, the General Fund Budget Status Report and Food Service Report.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-11, listed below. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations.
2. Twin City Elementary Outdoor Education Environmental Camp for 5th Grade Students, April 27-29, 2015, Gig Harbor, Washington
3. Highly Capable Elementary Students' Outdoor Education Environmental Camp at Camp Casey, April 27-29, 2015, Coupeville, Washington.
4. Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Team to State Competition, April 15-17, 2015, (b) Wind Ensemble/Jazz Band/Percussion Students to Anaheim Music Festival in Disneyland, April 23-27, 2015, Anaheim, California, (c) Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Team to State Leadership Seminar/Competition, March 24-27, 2015, Wenatchee, Washington, (d) Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Team to Advanced Culinary Education Seminar and Lincoln Bistro, May 8-9, 2015, Portland, Oregon, and (e) FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team to State Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event, April 15-16, 2015, Moses Lake, Washington.
5. Memorandum of Understanding for Snohomish County Police Staff and Auxiliary Services (SNOPAC).
6. Novel Adoptions: Grade 6 –Wonder, RJ Palcio and The Lightening Thief, Riordan; Grade 7 – Lyddie, Katherine Patterson; Grade 8 – Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand and Inside Out and Back Again, Thanhha Lai.
7. Memorandum of Agreement with Seattle Pacific University for Student Interns, 2015-2020.
8. McKinstry Essention, Inc. Directed Engineering Study Proposal at Stanwood High School.
9. Stanwood High School Pre-bond Planning Financial Advisor Agreement with D.A. Davidson & Company.
10. Personnel Consent Agenda.
11. Bills and Payroll.
February 2014 Payroll #39560-39631 $1,100,859.31
Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House) $1,644,120.11
Electronic Federal Tax $602,155.97
March 27, 2015 General #39632-39746 $344,469.91
Capital Projects #39747-39753 $104,042.34
Associated Student Body #39754-39776 $9,415.09
March 13, 2015 General #39777-39926 $197,401.27
Capital Projects #39927-39933 $288,795.21
Associated Student Body #39934-39981 $16,491.99
Transportation Vehicle #39982-39983 $152,290.03

Ingrid Pelletier reported on the Stanwood High School's athletic teams' schedules, the drama performance of Into the Woods and upcoming choir and band concert schedules. The Senior Prom will be held May 2 with the theme "A Night at the Oscars," and Spring Break would be April 6-10.

Mindy Atwell commented on Lincoln Hill High School's recognition assembly for students on the honor role and for having perfect attendance for a week during the semester. She explained Anchor Week, where students drew one or more colored anchors on their wrist signifying something they had experienced and school staff provided support. Students were looking forward to a field trip to Pilchuck Glass School and botanical gardens. Lincoln Hill High School was scheduled to renew accreditation and staff and students would host an accreditation team April 21-22, 2015.

Al Schreiber announced that Jazz Night will be held April 23 and the high school band boosters will have a spaghetti-feed.

Darlene Hartley thanked Dr. Shumate for providing the "review" article on Into the Woods. It was a wonderful article raving about Stanwood's outstanding performances, stage design, props and director. Mrs. Hartley also asked our student advisors to thank their parents for supporting them in all they do.

Julie Dean stated that the end of the school year was near. She said she enjoyed the awards for the fabulous staff, students and volunteers.

Ken Christoferson was excited to recognize staff, students, and volunteers. He said he was honored to shake Gary Rygg's hand, as he was a past board member who contributed numerous years of service to the district and is again volunteering at Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy to enrich the lives of the students and support the staff. Mr. Christoferson thanked the parent who commented on his safety concerns for students and said the situation would be reviewed. He also said he was proud of the staff and police for their care and concern of the safety of our students.

Superintendent Shumate stated that the Instagram investigation continues and police are working with agencies outside our area. She said that the safety of our students and staff are in the forefront and measures to ensure safety to all, continues on a daily basis.

Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 8:06 PM.



Vice President





Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary to the Board