March 2, 2021 Regular Meeting and Study Session

Stanwood-Camano School District #401
REGULAR BOARD MEETING AND STUDY SESSION
Administration & Resource Center Boardroom
26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, Washington  98292

March 2, 2021

REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES
(Study Session minutes below)

CALL TO ORDER

Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM and announced the Governor's emergency proclamation, including  20-28.15, has been extended, "...until the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to RCW 43.06.210, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first; and,

Under the new phasing approach used by the Governor's office, regions in Phase 2 have the option to hold meetings remotely or in-person at 25% capacity provided there is strict adherence to all measures established by the Governor's guidance. To ensure the health and safety of all staff and community, the Stanwood-Camano School District is holding the March 2, 2021 Regular Board Meeting using the Zoom platform.  

President Hagglund shared about public speaking opportunities in the agenda.

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When: Mar 2, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Stanwood-Camano School District Regular Board Meeting

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ROLL CALL
Board members present: Natalie Hagglund, Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans
Natalie Hagglund announced that due to technical difficulty Ken Christoferson has not yet joined the meeting.

FLAG SALUTE

Natalie Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Agenda for the March 2, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
February 16, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Miranda Evans moved to approve the Minutes for the February 16, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

 February 18, 2021 Study Session Minutes

Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Minutes for the February 18, 2021 Study Session; seconded by Miranda Evans.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

February 22, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Minutes for the February 22, 2021 Special Meeting; seconded by Miranda Evans.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORTS

1. Enrollment Report - Steve Lidgard

Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, reported Full Time Equivalent (FTE) student enrollment for March 2021 is 4,401.75, a drop of 5.57 FTE from February, and average enrollment, 4,419.26, a drop of 2.92 FTE from the February average. K-3 and Saratoga enrollment numbers were also highlighted.

2. Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) Program Status
Yzabel Nelson, Senior Risk Services Consultant, WSRMP
Nancy Nichols, Claims Consultant, WSRMP

Steve Lidgard introduced Yzabel Nelson and Nancy Nichols of Washington Schools Risk Management (WSRMP), a self-insured pool that provides insurance coverage and service to Washington's public schools. Ms. Nelson and Ms. Nichols provided an in depth review of the safety and preventative risk management services WSRMP provides to the Stanwood-Camano School District. 

3. School and District Improvement Plans - Lloy Schaaf

Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, provided an overview on the development of the 2020-21 District and School Improvement Plan addendums. Dr. Schaaf highlighted sections in the school plans, including school demographics, leadership teams involved in development, a narrative of goals and accomplishments schools were able to achieve when the pandemic hit, data points that will be re-visited, and building goals and activities to support goals. In closing, Dr. Schaaf noted there may be some adjustments to the plans as the district moves forward but it is critical to have them in place and they are required by law. Principals were available to answer any questions.

Following the Superintendent Report, Natalie Hagglund announced Ken Christoferson joined the meeting.

CONSENT AGENDA

Natalie Hagglund asked the board if there were any items they wish to pull and discuss and offered an opportunity for public comment, specific to the Consent Agenda. There being none, Natalie Hagglund asked for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, items 1 through, as listed below. 

Al Schreiber moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 5; seconded by Charlotte Murry.

Aye:  Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund.

 Passed - Unanimously

1. Approval of District and School Improvement Plans (a-l) as listed below.

a. Cedarhome Elementary  h. Lincoln Academy
b. Elger Bay Elementary  i. Lincoln Hill High School
c. Stanwood Elementary  j. Stanwood High School
d. Twin City Elementary  k. Saratoga School
e. Utsalady Elementary  l. District
f. Port Susan Middle
g.Stanwood Middle  

That the Board approves the District and School Improvement Plans (a-l) as listed above, dated March 2, 2021. (LS) 

2. Approval of the Snohomish County Detention Center Education Program Interlocal Agreement. That the Board approves the Snohomish County Detention Center Education Program Interlocal Agreement, dated March 2, 2021.

3.Approval of the Interlocal Agreement with Everett Public Schools for special education services. That the Board approves the Interlocal Agreement with Everett Public Schools for special education services, dated March 2, 2021. (RH)

4. Approval of the Contract with Snohomish County Human Services for the Student Support Advocate Program. That the Board approves the Contract with Snohomish County Human Services for the Student Support Advocate Program, dated March 2, 2021.

5. Approval of the Personnel Consent Agenda That the Board approves the Personnel Consent Agenda, including certificated/classified new hires, resignations, leave requests, retirements, and travel, dated March 2, 2021. (MS) 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Citizens wishing to address the Board are asked to submit their request to speak two hours prior to the board meeting start time. Click on the link PUBLIC COMMENT or email chansen@stanwood.wednet.edu to submit your request; please include your comment topic. The Board President will call upon individuals who have requested to speak during the Public Comment section of the agenda. Individuals will state their name and address for the record and will be allowed three minutes to speak. If you are attending the zoom meeting via phone, please include the phone number you will be calling from in your email or Public Comment request so we can locate you in the attendee group and enable the speaking function.

Jessica Rubio, Stanwood resident, expressed concern about student reading in the Language Arts curriculum and referenced Edgar Allen Poe’s, The Tell-Tale Heart. Ms. Rubio shared parts of the story that concern her and asked the board to replace these kinds of stories with something more positive.

SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSION
1. Middle School Sports Update - Holly Christmas Harris and Crysty Auckland

Crysty Aucklund and Holly Christmas Harris, Athletic Directors of Port Susan Middle and Stanwood Middle, respectively, presented a middle school return to athletics plan. Ms. Aucklund shared how the plan was developed by surveying students for interest and availability. The resulting spring sports plan was presented; Season 1 and 2. An example schedule for Season 1 basketball and volleyball was shared. Holly Christmas Harris noted a sign-up form has gone out to parents.  Discussion followed. 

2. Revised Policy 6220 Bid or Request for Proposal Requirements - Steve Lidgard

Steve Lidgard shared revised policy 6220 follows WSSDA's recommendation and is an essential update. Natalie Hagglund asked for any discussion from the board on Revised Policy 6220. There being none, 6220 will move to the next meeting for a second reading.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Al Schreiber expressed appreciation for work on the improvement plans.

Charlotte Murry thanked everyone for their work on the improvement plans and shared she appreciated the risk management report, adding it was nice to see faces behind the work. Director Murry expressed appreciation for today’s public comment and added she looks forward to getting some insight.

Ken Christoferson’s comments included he is enthused about the amount of work that has gone into the School Improvement Plans, specifically on closing the gap for students who are struggling; he noted closing the gap will be a challenge and appreciates the work underway and thanked staff for their efforts; he shared it is great to hear about the middle school back to sports plan; and, he expressed appreciation for Jessica Rubio's public comment.

Miranda echoed earlier board comments, including appreciation for the School Improvement Plans and the positive outlook on credit retrieval to help students. Director Evans expressed she appreciates the efforts that have been made to bring students back and for the middle school sports plan. Director Evans shared she enjoys attending the monthly employee recognition events.

Jean Shumate thanked staff for their hard work and support and commented she enjoyed the risk management report. Dr. Shumate shared a vaccine schedule is in place for this Friday and people are starting to get their second dose.

Natalie Hagglund read Governor Inslee’s Proclamation in honor of March 8-12, 2021 Education Support Professionals Week. On behalf of the Board, Director Hagglund thanked classified employees for all they do in service to the district. Director Hagglund shared a quote from Robert K. Greenleaf, “The servant leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve...then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The best test is do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?"

ADJOURN

Natalie Hagglund adjourned the regular meeting at 2:38 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 to the Board 

 

Stanwood-Camano School District #401
Administration & Resource Center Boardroom
26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, Washington  98292

March 2, 2021
STUDY SESSION

MINUTES

Board President Natalie Hagglund called the study session to order at 2:43 PM

The Governor's emergency proclamation, including  20-28.15, has been extended, "...until the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to RCW 43.06.210, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first."

Under the new phasing approach used by the Governor's office, regions in Phase 2 have the option to hold meetings remotely or in-person at 25% capacity provided there is strict adherence to all measures established by the Governor's guidance. To ensure the health and safety of all staff and community, the Stanwood-Camano School District is holding the March 2, 2021 Study Session using the Zoom platform.  

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 2, 2021 02:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Stanwood-Camano School District Study Session

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84807845024
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +12532158782,,84807845024# or +13462487799,,84807845024#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 848 0784 5024
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SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSION

1) Discussion with Northwest Leadership Associates (NWLA)
NWLA March 2, 2021 Discussion Agenda
NWLA Superintendent Search Timeline

Wayne Robertston and Mark Venn, Northwest Leadership Associates, walked the board through a detailed superintendent search timeline. Discussion and questions followed.

ADJOURN

Natalie Hagglund adjourned the study session at 3:51 PM.

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


_________________________________________

President


_________________________________________

Vice President


_________________________________________

Director


_________________________________________ 
Director   


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Director                                                                                                                             

Attest:

____________________________

Jean Shumate, Ed.D.

Secretary to the Board