March 1, 2011, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 1, 2011, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom. Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley and Roger Myers. Pat Patterson was absent and excused. Roger Myers, Board President, 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

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the February 12, 2011, Special Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the February 15, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. 

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There was no audience participation.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

BUDGET UPDATE

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the budget timeline, role of the Board in the budget development process, budget guidelines, final enrollment projections, preliminary staffing allocations and the General Fund Balance. He said that the guidelines put classroom needs as a priority. Mr. Platt explained the decrease in fund balance due to declining enrollment, funding reductions due to the state budget deficit, and increasing operational costs. The student enrollment projection decline of 147 FTE for 2011-12 would result in a reduction of approximately 17 certificated staff.

Dr. Shumate informed the Board that budget updates, including enrollment and staffing, had been conveyed to the building principals. 

CONSENT AGENDA

Roger Myers removed item 3, Resolution No. 2010-11/003, Support for the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA), from the consent agenda for discussion.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-2 and 4, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

  1. Contract with Northwest Evaluation Association
  2. High School Field Trips: a.) Boys Swim, State Tournament, February 17-19, 2011, Federal Way, Washington; b.) Boys Wrestling, State Tournament, February 17-19, 2011, Tacoma, Washington; c.) Family, Carer and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Leadership Conference, March 22-25, 2011, Wenatchee, Washington
  3. Personnel Consent Agenda

Discussion: Mr. Myers expressed the benefits of the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) for all districts and strongly urged support of Resolution No. 2010-11/003, Support for the Washington State School Directors Association. Mr. Christoferson and Mrs. Hartley concurred and further shared their experiences and how WSSDA benefits our district and prepares Board Directors to best represent their citizens.

Vote: Julie Dean made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2010-11/003, Support for the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA). Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and passed unanimously.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Board members thanked the staff for presenting the budget information and said they were proud of the Stanwood-Camano Camano School District.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:39 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