September 21, 2010, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 21, 2010, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers, Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom. Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Pat Patterson, and Roger Myers. Student Advisors, Whitney Hensel and Jordan Taylor, were also in attendance.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Myers adjourned the regular meeting to an executive session at 6:30 PM to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate for approximately 30 minutes. Dr. Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, at Mr. Myers, request announced the executive session would be extended for 15 minutes.

RECONVENE
Mr. Myers reconvened the regular meeting at 7:15 PM. Julie Dean 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.

STUDENT ADVISORS OATH OF OFFICE
Dr. Jean Shumate administered the Oath of Office to the 2010-11 Student Advisors, Whitney Hensel, Lincoln Hill High School, and Jordan Taylor, Stanwood High School. Whitney introduced her father, Gary Hensel, who was in attendance and the Board members congratulated and welcomed the students.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 7, 2010, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by members of the audience.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

DONATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Jordan Taylor, Student Advisor, read the donations from Wal-Mart Foundation, General Mills, Utsalady Booster Club, and Target. Whitney Hensel, Student Advisor, read the recognition of student McKenzie Baker, Stanwood High School junior, and Ella Blackwood, Stanwood High School English instructor.

BUDGET AND ENROLLMENT UPDATE
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, informed the Board that student enrollment for September was 4,710.29 Full Time Equivalent (FTE), which was about 2 FTE below the projected budget. He explained the budget impacts if enrollment continued to decline as in the past year. Mr. Platt said that some staffing increases were necessary that were not budgeted in the FY 2010-11 General Fund.

Based on the September 2010 Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM) economic forecast, Mr. Platt reported the projected impact on the General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12. He said the State could possibly reduce Basic Education Act (BEA) funding by 8% to 10 % October 1st and more reductions may be imposed in May 2011, to compensate for the State’s revenue shortfall. The Federal Jobs Act funding allotment had not been determined, at this time..

CONSENT AGENDA
Ken Christoferson pulled item #6 Bills and Payroll from the consent agenda. Julie Dean made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-5, listed below. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations
2. Receipt of Navigation 101 Grant Funds for 2010-11
3. State and Federal Grants: Learning Assistance Program, State Transitional Bilingual, Immigrant, Title I Part A (ARRA), Title I, Part A, Title II Pat D, Title III, IDEA-B/Section 619
4. Resolution 2020-11/001, 2010 Energy Operational Cost Savings Improvement Grant
5. Personnel Consent Agenda

DISCUSSION: 6. Bills and Payroll
Ken Christoferson said that voucher 74268 would be a conflict of interest.

VOTE: Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve Item #6 Bills and Payroll except voucher 74268, Stanwood Redi-Mix. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve voucher 74268 Stanwood Redi-Mix 948.08. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Ken Christoferson abstained from the vote.

PAYROLL  FUND  WARRANT  TOTAL
August 2010  Payroll  #90524-90591  $2,579,905.03
 Electronic Federal Tax  $550,838.87
September 2010 (August Supplemental Payroll)  Payroll  #90592-90702  $27,822.49
 Electronic Federal Tax  $32,402.47
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
August 31, 2010 General 2009-10 #74190-74267 $229,759.97
General 2009-10 #74268-74268 $948.08
General 2010-11 #74269-74289 $39,620.82
September 15, 2010 General 2009-10 #74290-74361 $161,282.46
General 2010-11 #74362-74376 $22,975.00
General 2010-11 #74377-74420 $61,225.78
Associated Student Body 09-10 #11780-11793  $20,196.63
Associated Student Body 10-11 #11794-11796  $1,099.85
Capital Projects #4377-4377  $316,082.19

STUDENT ADVISORS
Jordan Taylor announced that the high school football game would be in Stanwood on Friday, September 24th against Monroe and Homecoming would be in October.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Julie Dean said she was excited about receiving the Navigation 101 grant.

Darlene Hartley thanked Gary Platt and staff for providing understandable budget information.

Pat Patterson was happy to approve the energy improvement grant.

Ken Christoferson said he also appreciated the staff for preparing and keeping the board informed on budget updates.

Roger Myers announced that the WSSDA Regional Meeting location was changed to the Marine Center in Anacortes, September 28th and the WSSDA Annual Conference in Spokane would be November 18-20, 2010.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 7:48 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