September 20, 2011, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 20, 2011, 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, Pat Patterson, Ken Christoferson, and Roger Myers. Darlene Hartley was absent and excused. Student Advisors, Hana Hushagen and Josh Schuh, were also in attendance. Ken Christoferson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the September 20, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 6, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Roger Myers recused himself from voting because he was absent from the September 6th board meeting.

OATH OF OFFICE

Dr. Jean Shumate administered the Oath of Office to the 2011-12 Student Advisors, Hana Hushagen, Lincoln Hill High School, and Josh Schuh, Stanwood High School. 

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments from audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS

Julie Dean read the donations from Rain Shadow Properties & Investments LLC and TARGET.

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS

Dan Johnston, Lincoln Hill High School (LHHS) and Lincoln Academy Principal, reported on the state requirements for the Alternative Learning Experience Programs. Curt Chester, Saratoga Lead Teacher, was unable to attend the meeting. Mr. Johnston presented information on attendance, teacher/student ratios, Student Learning Plans for instruction and learning, supervision and evaluations, goals for academic achievement, and program self-evaluation plans. He said that online classes, independent study, classroom experience, and parent-partnership programs meet the needs of a population of students on their path to graduation. He said the programs address student interest, aptitude and skill levels. Mr. Johnston also reported that the Board Policy 2255, Alternative Learning Experience Programs, has been revised to comply with changes by the state. 

Mr. Johnston addressed Director Patterson regarding Lincoln Hill High School’s graduation rate. He said that the state would notify him after the October enrollment report. He said that forty-six students graduated in 2010-11.

ENROLLMENT FOR SEPTEMBER

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, recapped the enrollment report for September. He said there were sixteen fewer kindergarten students and fourteen fewer students at Saratoga than projected. Mr. Platt said if the decline in enrollment follows the trend, there would be a deficit of $246,000 to the General Fund budget. He said the next count would be on October 3rd.

CONSENT AGENDA

Julie Dean 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. Agreement with Marysville YMCA for use of Swimming Pool for the 2011-12 Swim Season
  3. First Reading of Revised Policy 2255, Alternative Learning Experience Programs.
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda.
  5. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL

FUND

WARRANT

TOTAL

August 2011

Payroll

#23434-23512

$2,493,280.61

Electronic Federal Tax

$509,352.20

September 2011 (August Accrual)

Payroll

#23652-23667

$48,078.72

Electronic Federal Tax

$7,677.02

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

August 18, 2011

Capital Projects 2010-11

#23433-23433

 $438,348.45

August 31, 2011

General 2011-12

#23513-23534

$44,764.42

August 29, 2011

General 2010-11

#23535-23647

$546,155.21

Transportation Vehicle

#23648-23648

$106,282.02

September 10, 2011

General 2010-11

#23649-23650

$2,238.58

General 2011-12

#23651-23651

$320.00

September 15, 2011

General (Prior) 2011-12

#23668-23696

$85,118.22

General 2010-11

#23697-23756

$132,541.73

Associated Student Body

#23757-23763

$9,746.34

General 2011-12 (After)

#23764-23789

$235,160.29

Associated Student Body

#23790-23791

$1,730.00

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT

Hana Hushagen, Lincoln Hill High School, reported that the beginning of school has been good. Josh Schuh, Stanwood High School, said that the first student assembly was held and student spirit was high.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Board members welcomed the Student Advisors and thanked them for their leadership.

Ken Christoferson thanked teachers, administrators and everyone for working so hard to make the beginning of school a great one.

Pat Patterson thanked Dan Johnston, Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy Principal, for his efforts running a good program for our students.

Roger Myers also thanked the student advisors for their participation and invited them to share their opinion on topics brought before the Board.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 7:34 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.