February 1, 2011, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 1, 2010, 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. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, 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 January 18, 2011, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Roger Myers and Julie Dean abstained from voting because they did not attend the January 18th board meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There was no audience participation.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS

Roger Myers read the donations from Cedarhome Elementary PTA and The Tree Farm.

CONSENT AGENDA

Roger Myers removed item 4, Agreement with National University, for discussion. Julie Dean made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-3 and 5, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

  1. Donations
  2. Book titled Enrique’s Journey, for Stanwood High School Reading and Writing in the Media course
  3. Agreement with Antioch University
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda

Discussion: Roger Myers said he would not vote on item 4, Agreement with National University, due to his connection with the institution.

Vote: Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve item 4, Agreement with National University. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Roger Myers recused himself from the vote.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Ken Christoferson said that he appreciated the budget information. He also shared his appreciation of Roger and Julie and was happy for their return.

Darlene Hartley said she was thankful that staff is pro-active with sharing budget information.

Julie Dean said she enjoyed the spelling bee at Port Susan Middle School and was sorry she missed the last board meeting where so many students and staff were recognized.

Roger Myers thanked Ken Christoferson for conducting the January 18th board meeting. He also said he was happy that Dr. Littlefield returned from her medical leave.

ADJOURNMENT

Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:09 p.m.

STUDY SESSION

A study session to discuss the budget began at 11:19 AM. Superintendent Shumate explained the process and challenges of receiving information regarding the impacts of state budget reductions. She said no decisions have been made on staff reductions for next school year. The Budget Advisory Committee suggestions on reductions from last year would be considered to help reduce the 2011-12 budget by $2.6 million.

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, presented the current and future budget impacts as of February 1st, totaling between $-2.6 and $-2.8 million. Dr. Shumate added that budget meetings with staff and community members continue throughout the month. Additional budget meetings include: a presentation with state legislators on February 12th at 10:00 AM in the Administration & Resource Center board room; February 17th Elger Bay Elementary community meeting in the library beginning at 6:30 p.m.; and a community meeting would be held in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom on March 7 at 6:30 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