June 19, 2012, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE JUNE 19, 2012, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Roger Myers called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 11:45 AM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom. Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, and Roger Myers. Pat Patterson and Darlene Hartley were absent and excused.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Roger Myers excused the Board to Executive Session at 11:45 AM to review the performance of a staff member for approximately fifteen minutes.

RECONVENE

Roger Myers reconvened the meeting at 12:00 PM. Ken Christoferson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the June 19, 2012, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the June 5, 2012, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments by audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Ken Christoferson read the donations from Elger Bay Elementary PTA, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, and Cindy Wagner.

RECOGNITIONS

Ken Christoferson recognized History Day students Sean Dolan, Margaret Phillips and Marlee Raible for receiving 3rd place at the National Competition and Kathy Redfern, AP Physics teacher.

Joy Rusko, on behalf of the Board of Directors, introduced the Teacher of the Year 2011-12, Jennifer Booth, Elger Bay Elementary. Principal Victor Hanzeli, Nichale Van Scoy, Jessica Jansma and Kimber Jansma recognized Jennifer for her accomplishments. Tony Warner, Sterling Bank Manager and sponsor of the award, presented gift certificates from Dos Reales, Stanwood Cinemas, and Snow Goose Bookstore. Jennifer also received an engraved trophy and certificate of recognition from the Board of Directors.

RECESS/RECONVENE

Roger Myers recessed the meeting to excuse guests at 12:10 PM. He reconvened the meeting at 12:15 PM.

BIOLOGY AND NOVEL ADOPTION UPDATE

Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, presented information on the proposed Biology and Novel Adoption. She said the curriculum update for biology was valuable due to state required End of Course Tests for 10th graders. She explained state requirements, introduced committee members, discussed timeline and selection plan. The Pearson Program, Miller and Levine Biology, was selected based on text layout, organization and content; accessibility to students; and technology and assessment components. Teacher inservice would begin at the end of June.

Dr. Schaaf introduced the two novels proposed for adoption to align curriculums for grade levels. The committee recommended the 8th grade Language Arts book, The Girl Who Owned a City, by O.T. Nelson, and the College Preparation Virtual Reality Course for 11th and 12th grades, Neuromancer, by William Gibson. It was noted that although the books were available through use of technology tools, it was recommended to use hardcopy books for consistency in pagination and annotations during instruction.

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

Lloy Schaaf reviewed the first target for the Strategic Plan Update regarding student achievement and instructional core. She described the updates on the District Improvement Plan, the principals’ School Improvement Plans, literacy adoption for elementary students, walkthroughs for grades K-12 and plans to focus on writing next year. Professional development trainings were provided for new curriculum adoptions in literacy and mathematics.

Dr. Jean Shumate described Target 2’s activities, which maintains a collaborative culture, vision, and effective communications with students, parents, staff, and the community. The continuation of Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills, Navigation 101 and advisory programs ensures a focus and cohesion of the development of personal skills for all.

Dr. Shumate addressed maintenance, transportation and technology updates pertaining to the third target, which supports the instructional core. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services discussed facilities, budget, enrollment, and staffing allocations. He said that fall enrollment and facilities would be reevaluated in September.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Gary Platt reported on the Monthly Financial Reports for May 2012. He reviewed the Executive Summary noting that the General Fund Balance had increased compared to last year as a result of the tax collection dates. He also said that the managers’ report showed carry-over balances for all of the schools, which are used by principals for long-term planning for one-time purchases. The food service report indicated an increase in participation for breakfast and ala cart items and fewer meals served this year.

CONSENT AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-9, listed below. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) Future Farmers of America (FFA) Horticulture Team National Convention, October 20-27, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana; (b) FFA Natural Resource Team National Convention, October 20-27, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana; (c) FFA Officers Leadership Retreat, June 20-21, 2012, Camp Casey, Whidbey Island, Washington; (d) Freshman Football Team Camp, July 10-14, 2012, Fort Casey, Whidbey Island, Washington; (e) Football Team Camp, June 23-26, 2012, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington.
  3. Highly Capable Program Plan and Grant for 2012-13.
  4. Biology Adoption: Miller and Levine Biology, Pearson Publishing 2011 for Grade 10 and Novel Adoption:Neuromancer, William Gibson, 1984, for Grades 11-12, College Prep Virtual Reality Class, and The Girl Who Owned a City, O.T. Nelson, 1975, for Grade 8.
  5. Budget Hearing Date on August 21, 2012 for the Adoption of FY 2012-13 Budget.
  6. Contracts and Salary Schedules for 2012-13.
  7. Purchase of One 27-Passenger Bus and One 18-Passenger Bus.
  8. Personnel Consent Agenda.
  9. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL

FUND

WARRANT

TOTAL

May 2012

Payroll

#26895-26983

$1,003,293.51

Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)

$1,616,869.47

Electronic Federal Tax

$525,109.71

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

May 31, 2012

General

#26984-27115

$255,248.30

Capital Projects

#27116-27116

$2,712.83

Associated Student Body

#27117-27157

$33,351.97

June 10, 2012

General

#27158-27158

$7,466.71

June 15, 2012

General

#27159-27315

$246,104.53

Associated Student Body

#27316-27346

$14,106.67

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Board members expressed their enjoyment of graduation ceremonies.

Julie Dean said she looked forward to reading the novel, Neuromancer.

Ken Christoferson thanked the biology committee members for their participation on the adoption process. Ken also request to have enrollment projection and facility usage on the board retreat agenda.

Roger Myers also appreciated the committee work and invited community members to visit schools to view all of the outstanding work being done.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:04 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