December 4, 2012, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 4, 2012, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Roger Myers, President, called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 12:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

ROLL CALL

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

FLAG SALUTE
Roger Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the December 4, 2012, 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 20, 2012, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

ANNUAL REORGANIZATION OF BOARD

Roger Myers opened nominations for president of the board by nominating Ken Christoferson. There were no further nominations and Mr. Myers called for a vote. The Board voted and unanimously approved Ken Christoferson as president. Roger passed the gavel to Ken. Ken thanked Roger for the many years of service.

President Ken Christoferson opened nominations for the position of vice president of the board. Darlene Hartley nominated Julie Dean. There were no further nominations and Mr. Christoferson called for a vote; it was voted on and Julie Dean was approved unanimously for vice president.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments from members of the audience.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

RECOGNITIONS

Joy Rusko, Secretary to the Superintendent, introduced Cindy Cutforth, Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy Office Manager as the Classified Employee of the Month for October. Maurene Stanton, Principal, read the nomination she wrote for Cindy. Director Julie Dean presented a certificate of achievement. Dr. Shumate presented Cindy with a framed picture of the award and presented the sponsors’ gift certificates from Sterling Bank, Dos Reales, and Stanwood Cinemas.

DECEMBER ENROLLMENT

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the enrollment for the month of December. The total enrollment for December was 4,384.78 Full Time Equivalent (FTE), four less than the month of November. He said enrollment averaged about 32 FTE below budget, a reduction of $320,000.00 in state funding.

CONSENT AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items one through five, listed below. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) Wrestling Team Tournament, December 7-8, 2012, Othello, Washington, (b) Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference, March 28-30, 2013, Bellevue, Washington.
  2. First Reading of Revised Instruction Policy 2162, Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  3. School Improvement Plans for 2012-13 School Year:
    a. Stanwood High School f. Cedarhome Elementary
    b. Lincoln Hill High School g. Elger Bay Elementary
    c. Lincoln Academy h. Stanwood Elementary
    d. Port Susan Middle School i. Twin City Elementary
    e. Stanwood Middle School j. Utsalady Elementary
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Board members expressed their appreciation for the past and present leadership of the board.

Pat Patterson thanked the high school choir for performing at the Lights of Christmas.

Julie Dean acknowledged the School Improvement Plans and the efforts to do the best we can to educate our students. 

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:14 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