November 1, 2011, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 1, 2011, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Roger Myers, President of the Board, called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 12:01 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom. Board members in attendance were Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Ken Christoferson, and Roger Myers. Pat Patterson was absent and excused. Ken Christoferson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the November 1, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the October 18, 2011, 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

DONATIONS

Julie Dean read donations from Dave Smith Repair and Stanwood Elementary PTA.

LITERACY IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE

Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, presented an update on the implementation of the adopted literacy program, Journeys, for kindergarten through fifth grades. She gave the timeline of events, feedback from teachers and students, and explained the alignment to the core learning standards. The schools’ reading specialists, teachers who piloted the program last year, and professional development trainings have provided necessary support for the success of implementing a cohesive literacy program, which provides differentiated instruction for all students.

AUGUST FINANCIAL REPORT

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, presented the August 2011 Financial Report, which was the final report for the 2010-11 school year. He discussed the Executive Summary and said the ending General Fund balance was reduced nearly a million dollars since last year, which included planned budget decrease and mid-year adjustments. He also explained reports on FY 2010-11 fund balance projection versus actual ending balance, final year-end fund balance accounts, school carry-overs, impacts of proposed state funding reductions 2011-13, and estimated fiscal year 2012-13 budget reductions. 

Mr. Platt noted the current food service free and reduced program was over 50% participation in two elementary schools, qualifying the district to receive funding for a summer meal program.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

  1. Donations.
  2. Stanwood High School Varsity Wrestling Team Field Trip, December 9-11, 2011, Othello, Washington.
  3. Contract for Professional Service Provider, Brooks Powers Group, for Special Services Educational Consulting Services, Program Development, Implementation, and Training for 2011-12.
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda.
  5. Private Event Agreement with Columbia Tower Club and Stanwood High School for the Senior Prom Dance, April 21, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Darlene Hartley said it was a pleasure to meet with various community groups to discuss the upcoming educational maintenance and operations levy, commenting on the commitment of our community to our schools.

Board members expressed their appreciation for the reports on the budget and literacy program. 

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:58 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