October 5, 2010, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 5, 2010, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:01 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. 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
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 21, 2010, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There was no audience participation.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Roger Myers read the donations from CIM Technology Solutions, Utsalady Boster Club and Kelli and Steve Martin and family. Matt Mourges, Stanwood High School senior, was recognized as a graduate of the Washington Aerospace Scholars program.

OCTOBER ENROLLMENT 
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the enrollment for the month of October.  He said enrollment increased by nine (9) Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students, totaling 4,719.40 FTE.  He noted that the senior class was larger than expected and middle levels fewer than projected.  The enrollment history charts were also discussed.  

ENERGY GRANT UPDATE
Gary Platt discussed opportunities for receiving an additional energy grant award from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for capital projects at Stanwood High School, which are based on recommendations from the facilities advisory committee.  Superintendent Shumate reminded the Board that a levy election to fund facility needs would not be considered.  Mr. Platt said the energy grant matching funds would be transferred from the unassigned General Fund Balance.  He also discussed the new General Fund balance categories, their purposes, budget capacity use, revenue sources, and expenditures, as of October 5.  Dr. Shumate explained that the district has not received notice of the exact amount of money that the state would reduce.

Mr. Platt shared the timeline for submitting the high school energy grant and said McKinstry would conduct the preliminary engineering study.

DISTRICT ASSESSMENT RESULTS 2009-10
Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning, reported on the 2009-10 assessment results.  She explained that the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) assessments were new, replacing the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL).  The elementary (grades 3-8) assessment is called Measures of Academic Progress (MSP) and the high school (grades 9-12) is called High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE).  Each tested in the areas of reading, mathematics, writing, and science. 

Dr. Schaaf showed the results of individual schools, by grade level, for each area using grafts and compared five (5) years of data.  They showed varying trends, which could be the results of the new assessments given.  She said the district “out-performed” the state scores in all but five (5) areas and additional focus would be needed in the area of science.  She also stated that the Literacy Committee would soon meet to make recommendations for curriculum alignment.

Dr. Schaaf also discussed the District’s Adequate Yearly Progress results.  She said that mathematics was the area of most concern.  School Improvement Plans, which are aligned with the District Improvement Plan, provides direction for increasing improved instruction in the areas of reading and math.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers noted the personnel agenda was revised. Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-4, listed below.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1.    Donations
2.    Professional Service Contract for Literacy Training
3.    Special Services Contracts for 2010-11:  Children’s Institute for Learning Differences/CHILD and Mount Vernon School District
4.    Personnel Consent Agenda

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
All of the board members shared their appreciation of the presentations that were given.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:10 p.m.


    
STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Attest:


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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board