December 3, 2013, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 3, 2013 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

President Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

ROLL CALL

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

FLAG SALUTE
Bill Hartley led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the December 3, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Minutes of the November 19, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Julie Dean was absent from the meeting and did not vote.

OATH OF OFFICE
Dr. Jean Shumate, Superintendent, administered the Board of Directors’ Oath of Office to Roger Myers and Al Schreiber.

REORGANIZATION OF BOARD
Roger Myers nominated Ken Christoferson for Board President. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion and Al Schreiber moved to close the nominations. A vote was taken for Ken Christoferson for Board President; it passed unanimously.

Darlene Hartley nominated Julie Dean for Board Vice President. Roger called for the vote. A vote was taken for Julie Dean as Board Vice President; it passed unanimously.


PUBLIC HEARING 

Ken Christoferson opened the Public Budget Hearing on the School Facilities and Technology Levy at 12:13 p.m. and asked for comments from the audience. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, explained the purpose of the hearing was to insure citizens are notified of the changes to the FY 2013-14 budget due to the passage of the School Facilities and Technology Levy. The levy was approved by voters and certified November 26th

There were no comments and Mr. Christoferson closed the Public Budget Hearing at 12:17 p.m.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

The donations were read by Darlene Hartley as follows: Stanwood Elementary ($320.08), Cedarhome Elementary ($403.51 and $554.98), Elger Bay Elementary ($183.80 and $297.84), Bob Stanton REMax ($100.00), Amigo Restaurant ($200.00), Skagit Farmer’s Supply of Burlington ($500.00), and Utsalady Booster Club ($1,126.17).

DECEMBER ENROLLMENT REPORT

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the enrollment for the month of December. The actual enrollment was 4,214.54 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), which averaged within 3 FTE of the projected budget. He noted the Career and Technical Education (state funded program) was 20 FTE above projected budget. 

CONSENT AGENDA

Julie Dean removed consent agenda item 15, 2013-14 Work Plan/Goals for Dr. Jean Shumate, from the consent agenda for discussion.

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-14 and16, listed below. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. 2013/2014 Carl Perkins Career & Technical Education Grant Application.
  3. Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) Technology Student Association State Conference, March 27-29, 2014, Bellevue, Washington, (b) Varsity Wrestling Team to Othello Wrestling Tournament, December 13-15, 2013, Othello, Washington.
  4. 2013-14 School Improvement Plans (a) Cedarhome Elementary, (b) Elger Bay Elementary, (c) Stanwood Elementary, (d) Twin City Elementary, (e) Utsalady Elementary, (f) Port Susan Middle School, (g) Stanwood Middle School, (h) Lincoln Academy, (i) Lincoln Hill High School, (j) Stanwood High School, Literacy, Math, 5 Dimensions, Culture and Climate, (k) Saratoga School.
  5. First Reading of Revised Instruction Policy 2020, Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials.
  6. Second Reading/Adoption of Revised Community Relations Policy 4210, Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises.
  7. First Reading of Revised Student Policy 3115 Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services.
  8. First Reading of Revised Instruction Policy 2162, Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972.
  9. First Reading of Revised Student Policy 3206, Sexual Harassment.
  10. First Reading of Revised Student Policy 3210, Nondiscrimination.
  11. First Reading of Revised Management Policy 6590 to Personnel Policy 5160, Sexual Harassment.
  12. Second Reading/Adoption of Management Support Policy 6220, Bid Requirements.
  13. Resolution 2013/14-002 Capital Projects Fund Excess Levy.
  14. Authorize the Issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Architectural and Engineering Services.
  15. Personnel Consent Agenda.

DISCUSSION

Julie Dean shared Dr. Shumate’s Work Plan and Goals, which included increased student achievement goals that must be met for an increase in salary. Dr. Shumate is the only superintendent in 35 districts that has student achievement connected to contract language. Julie expressed her gratitude to Dr. Shumate for being a role model and for her leadership in the district.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve consent agenda item 15, 2013-14 Work Plan/Goals for Dr. Jean Shumate. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers encouraged everyone to enjoy the many winter programs in the schools.

Al Schreiber appreciated attending the Washington State School Directors Association Conference and boot camp for new board members. He introduced his daughter who was in the audience.

Darlene Hartley welcomed Al Schreiber on the Board, who replaced Pat Patterson. 

Julie Dean thanked Ken for accepting the role of president and welcomed Al on the Board.

Ken Christoferson presented Darlene Hartley with a certificate of recognition from Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) for 10 years of service. She currently serves on the nomination committee.

Superintendent Shumate welcomed Roger Myers and Al Schreiber. Roger Myers was elected to serve his fourth term on the Board and Al for his first term. She also congratulated Darlene Hartley for her commitment to WSSDA.

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:34 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 for the Board