December 6, 2011, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 6, 2011, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers, President of the Board, called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 12:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom. Board members in attendance were Julie Dean, Ken Christoferson, Pat Patterson, Darlene Hartley, and Roger Myers. Roger Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the December 6, 2011, 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 November 15, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

OATH OF OFFICE
Dr. Jean Shumate, Superintendent, administered the Board of Directors’ Oath of Office to Julie Dean, Ken Christoferson, and Darlene Hartley.

REORGANIZATION OF BOARD
Julie Dean nominated Roger Myers for Board President. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion. There were no other nominations. A vote was taken for Roger Myers as President of the Board; it passed by four votes. Roger Myers abstained.

Darlene Hartley nominated Julie Dean for Board Vice-president. Pat Patterson seconded the motion. There were no other nominations. A vote was taken for Julie Dean as Vice-president of the Board; it passed by four votes. Julie Dean abstained.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

EDUCATIONAL MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS LEVY UPDATE
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, gave an update on the Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy that is scheduled to be on the February 14, 2012 ballot. He explained that the tax rates decreased a small amount and said the legislature has not made any changes at this time.

John Russell and Marcus Bresko, co-chairs of the Citizens for Stanwood-Camano Schools, strongly expressed their commitment to support the District’s levy by promoting awareness to community members of their responsibility for educating children.

Board members expressed their appreciation to Mr. Russell and Mr. Bresko for their dedication to our community.

ENROLLMENT 
Gary Platt reviewed the enrollment report for the month of December. He said the enrollment was stable since the month of November. Enrollment for the month of December was 4,580.79 Full Time Equivalent (FTE). Stanwood High School’s enrollment decrease was due to non-attendance and students moving out of the district.

OCTOBER FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Platt reviewed the financial report for the month of October 2011.  He reviewed the Executive Summary stating that the General Fund balance was higher due to expected tax collections.  The General Fund balance was $4.5 million in October.  Mr. Platt also reviewed the Food Service report, which indicated an increase in salaries due to having the director of the program on staff. Participation in breakfast meals has increased.

CONSENT AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1- 9, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Second Reading/Adoption of Revised Policy 3115, Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services.
2. Stanwood High School Girls’ Wrestling Field Trip to Girls West Coast Wrestling Championship, December 28-30, 2011, Vancouver, Washington.
3. Stanwood Elementary Contract with YMCA Camp Seymour and Stanwood Elementary Outdoor Educational Field Trip, March 5-7, 2012 at Camp Seymour, Gig Harbor, Washington.
4. 2011-12 Interagency Agreement with Washington State Health Care Authority for Special Education Medicaid Reimbursement Claims.
5. 2011-12 School Improvement Plans fro Cedarhome Elementary, Elger Bay Elementary, Stanwood Elementary, Twin City Elementary, Utsalady Elementary, Port Susan Middle School, Stanwood Middle School, Stanwood High School, Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy, and Saratoga.
6. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Professional Services Contract for Professional Development with the New Literacy Curriculum.
7. Xerox Photocopier Lease Agreement for Port Susan Middle School.
8. Resolution No. 2011/12-002 Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy.
9. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Christoferson thanked John Russell and Marcus Bresko, co-chairs of the citizen’s committee and Mr. Platt for financial and enrollment reports.

Julie Dean said she was honored to serve as a Board member for another four years. She also attended the Washington State School Directors Association’s annual conference and was excited to hear Dr. Bill Dagget’s message to inspire to get kids engaged in their education. Julie wished everyone a wonderful and happy Christmas.

Roger Myers expressed his sincerity for the opportunity to serve such a dedicated group of educators and community members.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:30 PM.


STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Attest:

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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board