March 20, 2012, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 20, 2012, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Roger Myers, President of the Board, called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 7:00 PM In the Administration & Resource Center boardroom. Board members in attendance were Julie Dean, Ken Christoferson, Darlene Hartley, Pat Patterson and Roger Myers. Dan Johnston, Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy Principal, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Agenda for the March 20, 2012, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 6, 2012, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 6, 2012, Special Board Retreat Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments by audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS

Hana Hushagen, student advisor, read the donations from Intermec Foundation, Cedarhome Elementary PTA and Kimberly Clark Foundation.

Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning, told Board Members that the American Association of University Women (AAUW) donated eleven pieces of art, totaling $2,940.00, to Stanwood High School’s Performing Arts Center. Dr. Schaaf introduced AAUW members Cathlin Starke, president, and Claire Winget, who also shared information on the history of AAUW and scholarships information.

Ken Sims, drama teacher, and Tod Klundt, Vice Principal, shared their appreciation on behalf of the performing arts department and Stanwood High School.

RECOGNITIONS

Hana Hushagen and Josh Schuh read the Stanwood High School student recognitions.

Joy Rusko, Secretary to the Superintendent, introduced the Shining Star Awards and employee awards on behalf of the Board of Directors, as follows:

SHINING STAR AWARDS: Dan Johnston, Principal, and staff, Nate Christensen and Linda Miller, recognized Kyle Berryman, Lincoln Hill Academy, for his energy and successes. Mr. Johnston recognized Lincoln Hill High School student, Destiny Soto, for her progress socially and academically.

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, NOVEMBER: Barbara Marsh, Stanwood Elementary Principal, and Tessa Karlberg, teacher, recognized Ghvette Bergstrom, Para-educator.

TEACHER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY: Debbie Booth, Elger Bay Elementary, was recognized by students, Kimber Jansma and Alia Van Scoy, and staff members, Jessica Jansma, Debbie Lilja, Nichale Van Scoy and DeAnn Larson.

TEACHER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY: Sara Harlan, Stanwood Middle School, was recognized by Barbara Marsh, Principal, Pam Palmer, staff member. Mrs. Marsh read the nomination by Gaylen Brule, who was unable to attend. 

RECESS

Roger Myers recessed the meeting at 8:01 PM to excuse guests. He resumed the regular meeting at 8:07 PM.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Mr. Platt reviewed the Financial Report for the month of February 2012. He reviewed the Executive Summary and stated that the General Fund Balance was $4.3 million dollars. Mr. Platt said he expects the General Fund Balance to fluctuate for the rest of the year due to tax collection. 

CONSENT AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-5, listed below. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Stanwood High School Field Trips: a. Science Team to State Science Olympiad Tournament, April 13-14, 2012, Cheney, Washington; b. Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriculture Mechanics Team to State Contest, April 18-19, 2012, Walla Walla, Washington; c. FFA Horticulture to Floral Design Show, Roses and More, March 23-24, 2012, Spokane, Washington; d. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to State Competition and Leadership Conference, April 11-14, 2012, Spokane, Washington; e. Revised dates of Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, April 25-28, 2012, Vancouver, B.C.
  3. Cooperative Agreement with Northwest Educational Service District 189 for 2012-13 Legal Services Cooperative.
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda.
  5. Bills, as listed below.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

 FUND

WARRANT

TOTAL

March 10, 2012

General

#25903-25903

$7,853.99

March 15, 2012

General

#25904-26049

$180,710.57

Capital Projects

#26050-26050

$61,210.08

Associated Student Body

#26051-26083

$25,241.02

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT

Hana Hushagen and Josh Schuh reported on the following: Lincoln Hill High School and Stanwood High School received the Washington Achievement Award for Improvement; the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) were in progress; student conferences would take place March 21-23; and many students completed scholarship forms. Josh also noted that the production of the play, “GREASE” was sold-out every night and he and Hana were part of the ensemble. They both agreed that the experience was fun.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Darlene Hartley said she was proud of staff and students for their many accomplishments. She also commended the Utsalady Elementary staff and community for caring about each other in times of tragedy.

Pat Patterson commented on the high school’s sold-out performances of “GREASE” and read an excerpt of a letter written to the Board from Barb Bennett, community member. Mrs. Bennett congratulated the “incredible high school Performing Arts Program” and the talented Director Ken Sims and Music Director Erik Ronning.

Ken Christoferson said the performance of GREASE was incredible and uplifting and also a good cause of celebration for those students behind the scenes.

Julie Dean said she enjoyed the student and staff awards and enjoyed seeing the community come together with the performances at the high school.

Roger Myers asked Hana and Josh to communicate with the cast members and directors how the much the Board enjoyed the performance of GREASE.

Dr. Shumate was disappointed to be turned away from the sold-out performance, although felt positive that so many people attended and was proud of another part of our school program.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 8:10 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