April 1, 2014, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 1, 2014 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

President Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

ROLL CALL

Board members in attendance were Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Roger Myers, and Ken Christoferson. Al Schreiber was absent and excused.

FLAG SALUTE
Roger Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the April 1, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 18, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Darlene Hartley did not vote, as she was absent from the meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Julie Dean presented the donations, as follows: Bob Stanton $100.00 to Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy, Sahara Pizza donated a total of $274.00 to Utsalady Elementary and Elger Bay Elementary, Patrons of Academic Learning and the Sciences donated transportation costs ($722.16) for the high school science team competition, Stanwood Middle School PTO donated $2,499.92 to purchase 16 microscopes at Stanwood Middle School, and Jobs for Washington’s Graduates donated $1,203.98 to the Career and Technical Education JAG Program.

ATTENDANCE AREA UPDATE

Superintendent Jean Shumate provided an update on the attendance area community meetings. Dr. Shumate reviewed the summary of comments and questions received from parents, staff and community members, which the Attendance Area Committee also discussed at their meeting the previous day. After considering the least impact on students, Dr. Shumate determined to remove the pink scenario as an option. Using the orange scenario and themes that developed from input, Dr. Shumate said there was more work to be done and a preliminary recommendation would be presented to the Board on April 15. 

Dr. Shumate thanked the committee members for serving as facilitators at the community meetings, in which approximately 250 people participated.

ENERGY GRANT

Dr. Shumate invited Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, to share information on the energy grant. Mr. Platt announced that the District was awarded $310,085 from The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Energy Efficiency Grant. He said the District’s grant application was chosen number 3 of the 29 projects awarded, based on the criteria to help improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and greatly improve the indoor learning environment in our schools, and help stimulate Washington construction industry jobs. A total of 50 districts applied for the grant. Mr. Platt stated that preliminary plans, based on receiving the grant, included improvements to the high school heating and ventilation system. Other capitol projects such as surfacing the high school parking lot would begin when funds are available. The district will also be receiving nearly $80,000 in utility incentive rebates.

CONSENT AGENDA

Roger Myers removed the Personnel Consent Agenda for discussion.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-6, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

1. Donations.

2. Stanwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Field Trip to State Competition April 17-19, 2014, Seattle, Washington.

3. Cedarhome Elementary Outdoor Education Field Trip to Camp Orkila June 2-4, 2014, Orcas Island, Washington.

4. Interlocal Agreements for 2014-15 Special Education Services with Northwest Educational Service District 189: (a) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Cooperative, (b) Snohomish Discovery Cooperative, (c) Northwest Regional Learning Center.

5. 2014-15 Northwest Educational Service District 189 Data Communications Network Support Services.

6. Versatrans Bus Routing Software One-Year Contract with Tyler Technologies, Incorporated.

DISCUSSION:

7. Personnel Consent Agenda. Roger Myers deferred to Dr. Shumate who invited Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, to introduce Tod Klundt as Principal and Cherae Almanza as Assistant Principal at Stanwood Middle School, upon approval of the Board. Tod and Cherae thanked the Board for the opportunity to serve the District.

VOTE:

7. Personnel Consent Agenda. Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers said that he attended the attendance area community meetings and was impressed by the willingness of the committee members to devote their time and work on such an important topic.

Julie Dean appreciated the district working with the community to generate input on the attendance area changes.

Ken Christoferson was proud that our district was able to respond to Darrington School District’s request for help for those affected by the Oso mudslide. He said, “Our hearts go out to those people and our prayers go out to those people affected.” He was also proud how our students and community have responded to the needs of the Oso community.

Jean Shumate congratulated Tod Klundt and Cherea Almanza as Principal and Assistant Principal at Stanwood Middle School.

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:28 PM.

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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President

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Vice President

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Director

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Director

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Director

Attest:

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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.

Secretary to the Board