September 18, 2012, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2012, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Roger Myers, President, called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

ROLL CALL

Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Pat Patterson, Darlene Hartley, Julie Dean, and Roger Myers. Student Advisors, Elise Nowak - Lincoln Hill High School, and Jack Lund - Stanwood High School, were also present for their first meeting.

FLAG SALUTE
Jack Lund, Student Advisor, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the September 18, 2012, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 4, 2012, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Roger Myers recused himself as he was absent from the September 4th board meeting.

OATH OF OFFICE – STUDENT ADVISORS

Dr. Jean Shumate administered the Oath of Office to the 2012-13 Student Advisors, Elise Nowak, Lincoln Hill High School, and Jack Lund, Stanwood High School. 

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments from members of the audience.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Jack Lund presented the donations from Target $871.30, Joe Bolewicz $512.00, Empire Lighting $400.00, Robert Riner Studios $110.00, Wesley Hill $500.00, Dick Nelson $500.00 and Gerald Betts $200.00.

RECOGNITIONS

Elise Nowak read Dana Anderson’s recognition for serving on a Content Review Committee of mathematics assessment questions for the Measurements of Student Progress from the Mathematics Assessment Specialist at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Maurene Stanton, Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy Principal, and Curt Chester, Saratoga School Lead Teacher, presented the annual 2011-12 Alternative Learning Experience report to the Board. Each reported on student enrollment, staff/student ratios, student learning plans, supervision and evaluation for their programs. They indicated that the changes in State compliances have created better communication with parents, students and focus on academic growth. The Alternative Learning Experience programs support overall goals for academic achievement by focusing on standards and grade level expectations, provides learning options for students, offers high quality courses, provides alternative to traditional route, and keeps students engaged with schooling and on path to graduation.

SEPTEMBER ENROLLMENT

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services reported on enrollment for the month of September 2012. He said enrollment was lower than anticipated; there were 4,387.01 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students, which was 33.99 FTE less than the budgeted projection. He said that since the 2002-03 school year, enrollment has declined by 942 students.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

  1. Donations
  2. Contract with Camp Seymour and Stanwood Elementary Overnight Field Trip for 5th Grade Outdoor Education, October 10-12, Gig Harbor, Washington.
  3. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Instruction Policy 2022, Technology and Electronic Resources
  4. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Personnel Policy 5251, Conflicts of Interest
  5. Contract with Dave Irwin, dba Language Development Opportunities, for Staff Development Instruction for English Language Learners (ELL)
  6. Professional Services Contract with CareerStaff Unlimited for 2012-13 Psychology Services
  7. Personnel Consent Agenda
  8. Bills and Payroll

PAYROLL

FUND

WARRANT

TOTAL

August 2012

Payroll

#27924-27992

$974,108.43

Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)

$1,589,890.16

Electronic Federal Tax

$519,963.55

September 2012

Payroll “Supplemental”

#28114-28219

$29,681.39

Electronic Federal Tax

$4,762.65

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

August 31, 2012

General 2012-13

#27993-28013

$77,199.86

General 2011-12

#28014-28108

$243,130.68

Capital Projects

#28109-28109

$21,391.33

Associated Student Body

#28110-28111

$19,979.49

General 2012-13

#28112-28112

$2,144.00

September 10, 2012

General 2011-12

#28113-28113

$261.28

September 14, 2012

General 2011-12

#28220-28287

$51,331.55

Capital Projects

#28288-28288

$4,924.11

Associated Student Body

#28289-28303

$70,944.30

General 2012-13 After

#28304-28321

45,672.90

General 2012-13 Prior

#28322-28364

$55,749.84

Associated Student Body

#28365-28368

#13,820.51

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT

Elise Nowak commented that the start of school was going well and no students had been suspended.

Jack Lund announced that Stanwood High School did have a student suspended and noted that student spirit continues after being defeated in the Stilly Cup.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Ken Christoferson welcomed the student advisors and said he was glad to learn the changes to the Alternative Learning Experience program were beneficial to students.

Pat Patterson shared that he’s heard from students that they are pleased to attend Lincoln Hill High School. He also shared that his son was now in 8th grade and is thankful for the school district; as a friend’s child transferred to public education and was relieved that Kaleb was “normal.”

Darlene Hartley complemented all of the district’s staff for making the first day of school “look easy” and for the contributions they make to the community.

Julie Dean thanked the student advisors for their commitment to the Board of Directors.

Roger Myers thanked Julie and Ken for gathering and presenting information at the study session and was happy to hear that school was off to a good start.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 7:28 PM.

STUDY SESSION – SUPERINTENDENT 2012-13 WORK PLAN/GOALS

Roger Myers opened the study session at 6:30 PM. Ken Christoferson and Julie Dean prepared and presented Dr. Shumate’s 2012-13 Work Plan/Goals with the guidance of Dr. Jerry Jenkins, Superintendent at Northwest Educational Service District. Goals one and two include increasing the total average percentage of District students demonstrating proficiency on the state achievement in reading and mathematics by an average of three percent (3%) District-wide, within the same cohort. The third goal would narrow the reading achievement gap between English Language Learner (ELL) students and non-ELL students by increasing the total average percentage of proficient elementary readers by an average of six percent (6%) District-wide, within the same cohort. The work plan also included budget/fiscal responsibility, labor relations, and public relations.

Dr. Shumate said that such a document was appropriate to have in her contract. She said if it (new criteria for evaluations) is expected of teachers and administrators, she would expect it to be the same for her. Recognition relative to paragraph three of Section One of the 2012-13 employment contract would be provided upon successful attainment of two or more of these goals. Dr. Shumate is one of six superintendents working on an evaluation committee for superintendents and is the first one to implement new evaluation goals in her contract.

Minor adjustments to the work plan and goals would be made for clarity purposes and brought to the Board for approval at the next regular meeting.

Mr. Myers adjourned the study session at 6:45 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