March 7, 2017, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE MARCH 7, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
President Julie Dean called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

ROLL CALL
Board members in attendance were: Natalie Hagglund, Roger Myers, Al Schreiber, Ken Christoferson, and Julie Dean.

FLAG SALUTE
Superintendent Jean Shumate led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Agenda for the March 7, 2017, Regular Board Meeting. Natalie Hagglund 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 21, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

RECOGNITION
Al Schreiber presented the recognition, as follows: Gayle Richards, Bloodworks Northwest Representative, recognized Christine Del Pozo, Principal, George Colby, Leadership Advisor, and the Leadership Class at Stanwood High School, for their sponsorship and their help organizing the blood drive on February 24, 2017. Stanwood High School registered 75 donors, collected 62 pints of blood and had 22 first-time donors.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Dr. Shumate explained that this was the last year for the current Strategic Plan and a new plan would be developed for the coming year. Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, began the presentation with the update on improving the instructional core. Maurene Stanton, Executive Director of Human Resources provided data on the district's personnel and Superintendent Shumate gave the evidence of effectively communicating district goals and programs with parents and community members to increase the achievement of each student.

Lisa Orton, Director of Transportation, Kevin Cruse, Director of Maintenance, and Don Vennetti, Director of Food Services, each reported on their respective areas. Dr. Shumate reported for Kevin Plambeck, Director of Career & Technical Education, on technology. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the facility improvements from the capital levy and he gave an update on the bond measure that was approved on February 14, 2017 to replace Stanwood High School, Lincoln Hill High/Lincoln Academy, Saratoga, the maintenance and technology building, and the plans for sports fields and field-house upgrades.

MARCH ENROLLMENT
Gary Platt reported on enrollment for the month of March 2017. There were 4,348.79 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolled, which was 121.48 FTE above the average projected budget.

CONSENT AGENDA
Al Schreiber made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-8, listed below. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Stanwood High School FFA Horticulture Field Trip, March 24-25, 2017, Vancouver.
2. Stanwood High School Band Field Trip, April 20-24, 2017, Anaheim, California.
3. Second Reading/Adoption of Personnel Policy 5402 Maternity Leave.
4. Second Reading/Adoption of Personnel Policy 5404 Family and Medical Leave.
5. Memorandum of Understanding with Capital Region Educational Service District #113 for Collection of Evidence for Biology.
6. Professional Services Consultant Contracts related to the Bond Replacement Projects with (a) Gibson Traffic Consultants - Traffic Study, and (b) The Knebel Company - Hazardous Materials Testing.
7. Authorize the Administration to Negotiate a Contract with McGranaham Architects for Services Related to the Design, Bidding, and Construction of the New Stanwood High School, Lincoln Hill High/Academy/Saratoga School and Other Projects.
8. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Roger Myers appreciated the Strategic Plan information that was presented. He said that the Stanwood High School Hi Q team placed first in the league and will host the final competition on March 17 at 9:45 AM. The girls' basketball team was 12th in the state and the boys' team finished in 4th place, which was the highest place that any Stanwood team had finished. Roger also commented on the field trips that were approved, which was such a great opportunity for kids.

Ken Christoferson said there was cause for celebrations in our district, especially for the kids and community, the sports and academic teams, the bond measure, and for all that was presented in the Strategic Plan report.

Natalie Hagglund invited everyone to come to the high school's Spring Musical, The Addams Family, March 9, 10, and 11, at 7:00 PM. (Natalie plays keyboard in the pit.)

Al Schreiber also commented on the State basketball teams success and he looked forward to the upcoming team (6th graders) coached by Principal Dan Johnston.

Julie Dean was thankful for the approval of the bond for the safety of our students. Julie announced that Classified Employee Week was March 13-17 and she thanked all of our classified employees.

ADJOURNMENT
Julie Dean adjourned the regular meeting at 1:55 PM.

STUDY SESSION
The study session began at 2:10 p.m. in the curriculum training room to discuss the state of the middle school programs. Ryan Ovenell, Principal of Lincoln Academy, Tod Klundt and Cherae Almanza, Principal and Assistant of Stanwood Middle School, and Dan Johnston and Keri Von Moos, Principal and Assistant of Port Susan Middle School, presented information on focused strategies and results on targeted students, data and plans for next year's School Improvement Plans, and athletics/activities. Board members received sincere feedback during discussions and Julie Dean will coordinate site visits with the principals in the spring.

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

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Date of Approval