September 6, 2011, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the September 6, 2011 Board Agenda. 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 August 16, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Pat Patterson abstained from voting because he was absent from the August 16th board meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments from audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATION
Dr. Jean Shumate, Superintendent, read the donation from Twin City Elementary PTA.

ENROLLMENT AND STAFFING UPDATE
Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, referred to the unofficial Enrollment Report for the second day of school in September. He said the preliminary student enrollment for the district was 4,596 Full Time Equivalent (FTE), which was 31 FTE over the budgeted amount and the actual, official count date would be September 7th. Dr. Shumate added that the Board would be informed of the official enrollment count.

Dr. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, reported that all certificated positions were filled, with one exception, Utsalady Elementary ASSIST’s classroom. She said additional time was needed to screen applicants and conduct interviews for the ASSIST teacher position. At this time, a qualified substitute teacher is covering the class. Dr. Littlefield also noted that there is a .5 FTE budgeted unassigned certificated position available if needed for class-size adjustments. Dr. Shumate reminded Board members that legislators changed class-size regulations.

Dr. Littlefield also said that many of the classified employees were recalled and they are on the Personnel Agenda for the Board’s approval.

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

1. Donation
2. Contract for Professional or Consultant Services with Jo Linda Finne, Teacher for Visually Impaired Students.
3. Affiliation Agreements for Student Internships: a) Seattle Pacific University, b) Washington State University, and Bellingham Technical College.
4. Resolution No. 2011/12-001, Authorizing a Transfer of Energy Improvement Grant Funds Totaling $467, 722.70 from the General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund.
5. 2011-12 Student Calendar, Stanwood-Camano Education Association Memorandum of Understanding to Address the 1.9% Reduction to the State Allocation Model and Scheduling Concerns for Principals Assigned to Two School Buildings.
6. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Christoferson noted that the start of school appeared to operate smoothly and hoped that enrollment would be stable. Mr. Christoferson commended the good work of everyone throughout the summer. 

Pat Patterson shared impressions from his son’s first days of school.

Darlene Hartley said she was grateful for the leaders who are responsible for making the start of school look so easy.

Julie Dean reported that she visited Utsalady Elementary’s opening day where students and staff displayed their excitement. She noted how welcoming the well-groomed flowerbeds and grounds looked.

ADJOURNMENT
Jean Dean adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:14 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