October 4, 2011, Regular Board Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 4, 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, Darlene Hartley and Roger Myers. Pat Patterson arrived at 12:02 PM. Jeremy Wellner, technology technician, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the October 4, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 20, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Darlene Hartley did not vote because she was absent from the September 20th board meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments from audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS

Julie Dean read the donations from Elger Bay Elementary PTA, Twin City Elementary PTA, Island County Mental Health, Target, and Callies Photography.

ASSESSMENT RESULTS 2010-11

Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, presented the district’s 2010-11 assessment results as a system. She compared district results by grade level with the state results in reading, mathematics, writing and science, in grades 3-10. She also compared the district results over time, showing continuous improvement in math trends for grades 3-5, small gains in writing, and improvement needed in literacy in grades 3-8, which is a focus with the newly adopted literacy curriculum for grades K-5. Dr. Schaaf explained that science standards have changed and assessment results are difficult to compare with accuracy.

Dr. Schaaf stated that the district did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) although the high school met AYP, elementary and middle levels did not. A District Improvement Plan focused on improving the instructional core was updated.

ENROLLMENT FOR OCTOBER

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, presented the enrollment report for the month of October. He said student enrollment increased by 25 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) totaling 4,602.48 FTE, which, if this year follows last year’s enrollment trends, would result in an enrollment shortfall of 28.556 FTE and a budget loss of -$179,043 in state funding.

CONSENT AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-6, listed below. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

  1. Donations
  2. Second Reading/Adoption of Revised Policy 2255, Alternative Learning Experience.
  3. Agreement with Bellingham Technical College District No. 25, Running Start Programs.
  4. Stanwood High School Future Farmers of America Horticulture Field Trips, a) Horticulture Career Development Event, October 14-15, 2011, Othello, Washington, and b) Horticulture Career Development Event, November 4-5, 2011, Vancouver, Washington.
  5. Contract with Kelley Imaging Systems and Toshiba for Lease/Maintenance of Copy Machine at Elger Bay Elementary.
  6. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Board members shared their appreciation to Dr. Schaaf for presenting the assessment results.

Mr. Myers commented on the expectations of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act concerning the education of children in public schools.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:38 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