August 20, 2013, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 20, 2013, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

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

ROLL CALL

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

FLAG SALUTE
Iain Rosenstiel, student and Boy Scout (obtaining the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge), led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Agenda for the August 20, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the August 6, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

Lei Wiley-Mydske, parent, announced and invited Board Members to the first meeting to form a Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The meeting was scheduled for August 21 at 6:00 PM, at the Viking Restaurant. The purpose of the new group is to support teachers and staff, improve accessibility and inclusion for students, and to enhance existing programs.

PUBLIC HEARING

Mr. Christoferson opened the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-14 Budget Public Hearing at 7:08 PM. Mr. Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the FY 2013-14 Budget and the Budget Handbook for our Community. There were no comments from the audience for or against the budget. The public hearing was closed at 7:14 PM.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Julie Dean read the donations as follows: Rober Riner, Firefly Images ($304.50) and Stanwood Booster Club ($1,594.91).

RECOGNITIONS

Julie Dean read Gail Merrick’s recognition from the Schack Art Center for “Volunteer of the Year.”

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the July Financial Reports. He noted that levy collections were about 99.9%. Mr. Platt stated that the next financial reports would be available in October due to the process of closing the 2012-13 books, which include accruals, final August payroll, and other adjustments. 

CONSENT AGENDA

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

  1. Donations.
  2. Contracts for Special Education Service Providers: (a) Children’s Institute for Learning Differences and (b) Jo Linda Finne, Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
  3. Contract for Professional Services with Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG Education) for Medicaid Services.
  4. Resolution No. 2012/13-006, Fixing and Adopting the 2013-14 Budget.
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda.
  6. Bills

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

August 6, 2013

General

#32346-32346

$4,544.25

August 15, 2013

General

#32347-32445

$147,744.76

August 15, 2013 (2013-14)

General

#32446-32451

$7,443.52

 August 21, 2013

Transportation Vehicle

#32452-32452

$247,470.20

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Darlene Hartley praised staff for all the preparations made for the start of school.

Julie Dean noted that the traffic sign was activated for Elger Bay Elementary.

Ken Christoferson commended district office staff for all the work done on behalf of the district.

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 7:23 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