July 2, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE JULY 2, 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, Pat Patterson, Roger Myers and Ken Christoferson.

FLAG SALUTE
Julie Dean led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Agenda for the July 2, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the June 18, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Julie Dean abstained from the vote because she was absent from the meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Roger Myers read the donations as follows: Washington State Technology Student Association ($146.85), Megan Dascher-Watkins ($240.00), Firefly Images ($108.00), Callies Photography ($169.00), Utsalady Booster Club ($389.97), Twin City Elementary PTA ($400.95), Stanwood Elementary PTA ($542.39), Rain Shadow Properties and Investments ($681.57), David Baumchen ($550.00), Cedarhome Elementary PTA ($1,740.87), Elger Bay Elementary PTA ($1,411.38), Stanwood Middle School PTO ($1,926.84), and Port Susan Middle School PTA ($500.00).

BUDGET UPDATE

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, told the Board that the state legislature reached a budget agreement and preliminary information, which would affect the district’s 2013-14 budget, includes reinstating salary schedules and furlough days for employees. Additional information is expected the week of July 8thaddressing Learning Assistance Program (LAP), materials, supplies, and operating costs (MSOC’s), transportation and the state apportionment funding formula. Mr. Platt said the greatest impact to the district’s budget would be a 2.3 percent increase in the state retirement system for all employees.

Mr. Platt said that staff was busy working on the general fund to have the budget submitted by July 10th, the legal requirement. He also noted that if The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction interprets the state budget differently, additional changes in funding would need to be addressed. The Board would receive an update on the budget as soon as possible and at the August 6th board meeting.

CONSENT AGENDA

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 Drum Line Team Camp, July 19-20, 2013, Ellensburg, Washington.
  3. Authorization to Call for Bids for Technology Equipment.
  4. FY 2013-14 Fee Schedule Report.
  5. Interlocal Agreement with Northwest Educational Service District 189 for Network Services.
  6. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Board members expressed their appreciation for the work the administration does on behalf of the district. 

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:17 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