October 1, 2013, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, 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, Pat Patterson, and Ken Christoferson.

FLAG SALUTE

Bill Hartley, husband of Director Darlene Hartley, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the October 1, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 17, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Pat Patterson read the donations as follows: $5,300.00 was donated anonymously to Cedarhome Elementary and Charles Bakken donated $1,130.00 to the FFA Natural Resource Team.

SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
Mr. Don Vennetti, Director of Food Services, reported on the results of the 2013 Summer Feeding Program that was free for all children 18 years and younger. Information was provided comparing the feeding site at Twin City Elementary for the past two years and the additional feeding site for 2013, Stanwood High School. Mr. Vennetti noted that the YMCA’s participation at Twin City Elementary increased to three days, which contributed to the success of the feeding program. He said the two feeding sites served 2,527 breakfasts and 4,275 lunches, a total of $3,676.02 in surplus.

Board members and Superintendent Shumate complimented Mr. Vennetti for providing nutritional meals and the YMCA program’s involvement. The programs, together, benefitted the whole community.

ASSESSMENT RESULTS

Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, was pleased to announce that the 2012-13 assessment scores for the District were significantly higher than the State scores in all areas (grades 3-9 reading, grades 3-8 math, grades 4, 7,and 10 writing, grades 5 and 8 science). She said part of the district improvement plan focuses on the sub-groups (students with special needs, English language learners and low income) to increase assessment results as Washington State Report Card summarized on the Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO).

Dr. Schaaf listed various means the district uses to support student achievement. Some examples were: refining the reading, writing and literacy program, transition to Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), continued collaboration and implementation in all classrooms of the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning, intervention classes at the secondary level, and professional development opportunities.

CONSENT AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-4, listed below. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Stanwood High School FFA Horticulture Team Field Trip to attend the FFA Horticulture Career Development Events (Floriculture and Nursery Landscape), October 11-12, 2013, Kennewick, Washington.
  3. Agreement with Public School Employees of Stanwood-Camano, Clarifying Language for Terms of Promotions and Transfer.
  4.  Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers said he appreciated the efforts of the YMCA working with the District’s summer feeding program to the benefit of our community and kids. He also mentioned the retirement of Lee Heinrichs, Director of Transportation, and thanked him for his service to the District and wished him well.

Pat Patterson commented on the improved assessment scores that are the results of the investments in curriculum adoptions and dedicated staff. He also mentioned that the levy presentation list was extensive and hoped the community would support the upcoming levy.

Darlene Hartley thanked the Stanwood/Camano News for their coverage of the levy and providing the community with valuable information.

Julie Dean also thanked everyone for helping on the levy; stating how much the school facilities and technology levy is needed. 

Ken Christoferson shared comments heard from community members about the reasons to support our students. Ken also appreciated the efforts of students and staff for the improved test scores, the summer feeding program and YMCA partnership for the community.

Ken announced that a Board Retreat would be held November 5th prior to the board meeting. Darlene Hartley would be the facilitator.

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:31 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