June 7, 2011, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE JUNE 7, 2011, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Roger Myers called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 11:15 AM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom. Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Pat Patterson, Darlene Hartley, Julie Dean, and Roger Myers.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Roger Myers excused the Board to Executive Session at 11:15 AM to review the performance of a staff member for approximately 45 minutes.

RECONVENE

Roger Myers reconvened the meeting at 12:00 PM. Roger Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the agenda. 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 May 17, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS

Julie Dean read the donations from Twin City Foods, Inc. and from an anonymous donor.

RECOGNITIONS

  1. Sabrina Shaw, History Day Advisor, introduced students Madalyn Schei, Emily Najar, Adam Knott, and Marlee Raible, who will be representing Stanwood High School at the National History Day Competition in Washington, D.C. The students explained their projects: Debating Ideologies: The Splintering of the Civil Rights Movement and The Genocide Convention: Debating Diplomatic Solutions Leading to the Prosecution and Prevention of Genocide.

Sabrina Shaw and Marlee Raible will also attend the Normandy Institute including a field trip to Normandy, France.

  1. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Joy Rusko, secretary to the superintendent, introduced the Classified Employee of the Year and the Teacher of the Year award recipients. Classified Employee of the Year was Pam Palmer, paraeducator at Stanwood Middle School and Teachers of the Year were Julie Spores and Diane Wood, Utsalady Elementary. Principals, Board Members, and Kerri Cunningham shared their appreciation for the award recipients.

Mike Gibson, Sterling Savings Bank manager and sponsor of the awards programs, presented gift certificates to all of the recipients on behalf of the sponsors, Lenz Enterprises, Dos Reales, Stanwood Cinemas, and A Portrait By Indy.

Roger Myers recessed the meeting for five minutes and excused the guests. He reconvened the regular meeting at 12:38 PM.

LITERACY ADOPTION K-5

Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, and staff, Katie Pickerell, Jennifer Booth, and Staci Lauinger, presented the Literacy Adoption for kindergarten through fifth grade. They reviewed the comprehensive process of the past year and announced that the Houghton Mifflin Journey’s program (copyright 2011) was best suited for the district. The literacy committee for the secondary level continues to review materials to find a program that would be consistent and engaging for students at all levels.

Dr. Schaaf explained that ordering materials and staff training would be scheduled after Board approval.

Board members praised Dr. Schaaf and committee members who were articulate and thorough in the search for a literacy program that included the targeted rubrics.

CONSENT AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-9, listed below. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

  1. Donations
  2. Field Trip for Stanwood High School: a) Girls Golf State Tournament, May 23-25, 2011, Spokane, Washington, b) Track Team State Tournament, May 26-28, 2011, Tacoma, Washington, c) Girls Tennis State Tournament, May 26-28, 2011, Vancouver, Washington, d) Cheerleading Camp, June 22-25, 2011, Tacoma, Washington, and e) Leadership Camp, July 12-17, 2011, Randle, Washington.
  3. Resolution No. 2010-11/006, Delegating Authority to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA).
  4. Resolution No. 2010-11/007, Puget Sound Joint Purchasing Cooperative Interlocal Agreement for Food Purchasing.
  5. Resolution No. 2010-11/008, Support for the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS).
  6. Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD 189) Data Processing Services
    with Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) and the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) for FY 2011-12.
  7. Utility Audit Report Submitted by Northwest Capital Recovery Group.
  8. Literacy Adoption for: a) Journey’s Program by Houghton Mifflin, 2011 for grades K-5, and b) Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Multicultural Literature for grades 11-12.
  9. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Julie Dean enjoyed attending the Lincoln Hill High School Graduation ceremony and scholarship night. She looked forward to the athletic banquet and high school graduation.

Darlene Hartley appreciated all of the activities scheduled for students and community.

Pat Patterson said he was grateful his son attends schools in the district and wished he had the opportunity to use the newly adopted literacy program, Journeys, before middle school.

Ken Christoferson said it was a time of celebration, especially for the literacy adoption.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:03 p.m.

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