September 15, 2015, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 15, 2015, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Director Christoferson excused the Board at 6:30 PM to an executive session to review the performance of a staff member for approximately 30 minutes. The meeting adjourned at 6:47 PM. No action was taken.

RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING
Mr. Christoferson reconvened the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.

ROLL CALL
Board members in attendance were: Julie Dean, Al Schreiber, Roger Myers, and Ken Christoferson. Student Advisors, Riley Cunningham and Silver Merideth, were in attendance. Darlene Hartley was absent and excused from the meeting.

FLAG SALUTE
Director Roger Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the September 15, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 1, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

STUDENT ADVISORS' OATH OF OFFICE
Superintendent Jean Shumate administered the Oath of Office to the 2015-16 Student Advisors. Silver Merideth attends Lincoln Hill High School and Riley Cunningham attends Stanwood High School. Each student shared the school activities they were involved with.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments.

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

DONATIONS
Riley Cunningham presented the donation as follows: Stanwood Middle School PTO donated $200 towards the SMS sculpture, built by WesWeld Corporation, at Stanwood Middle School. The PTO also donated new materials (Plexiglass, letters, light bulbs) and Skagit Valley sign's retrofit design, valued at $2,439.96, to update the existing reader-board at Stanwood Middle School.

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS
Ryan Ovenell, Lincoln Hill High School Principal, and Monica McDaniel, Saratoga Lead Teacher, gave the annual Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) report for 2014-15. Lincoln Hill serves students with classroom-based instruction, independent contracts or with a combination of classes at Stanwood High School. Saratoga supports parents as the primary educators. The written Student Learning Plan serves as the guide for instruction and learning in both programs; addressing the unique needs of their students.

ENROLLMENT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, gave the monthly enrollment report for September. There were 4,198 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolled, which was above budget by 108 FTE. He said staff adjustments were made throughout the district to accommodate the increase in class-sizes.

CONSENT AGENDA
Director Christoferson pulled Consent Agenda item #7, Bills and Payroll for discussion.

Al Schreiber made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-6 and 8, listed below. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

1. Donations
2. Second Reading/Adoption of Revised Student Policy 3418, Response to Student Injury or Illness.
3. Cooperative Agreement with Catholic Community Services of Western Washington for the 2015-16 School Year.
4. Bellingham Technical College District No. 25, Running Start Program Agreement for the 2015-16 School Year.
5. Superintendent's Work Plan Areas for 2015-16.
6. Personnel Consent Agenda
8. Stanwood High School FFA Agriculture Education Field Trip, September 19-22, 2015, Puyallup Fair, Puyallup, Washington.

DISCUSSION
#7, Bills and Payroll: Mr. Christoferson removed vouchers #41788 and #42069, Stanwood Redi-Mix from the bills because of a conflict.

VOTE: Roger Myers made a motion to approve vouchers #41788 for $1,134.78 and #42069 for $317.97 to Stanwood Redi-Mix. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Ken Christoferson abstained from the vote.
August 14, 2015 (2014-15) General #41788-41788 $1,134.78
September 15, 2015 (2014-15) General #42069-42069 $317.97

VOTE: Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve all of the bills and payroll except vouchers #41788 and #42069 Stanwood Redi-Mix. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

10. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL FUND WARRANT TOTAL
August 2015 Payroll #41889-41951 $1,095,071.10
  Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)   $1,592,209.64
  Electronic Federal Tax   $596,655.14
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE      
August 31, 2015    (2015-16) General #41952-41971 $30,182.38
August 31, 2015    (2014-15) General #41972-42062 $148,234.02
  Capital Projects #42063-42068 $126,836.34
September 15, 2015 General #42091-42143 $76,578.24
  Capital Projects #42144-42148 $704,702.37
  Associated Student Body #42149-42162 $5,710.30
September 15, 2015 (2015-16) General #42163-42194 $35,502.56
  Associated Student Body #42195-42196 $1,696.30
  General #42198-42240 $115,725.01
  Capital Projects #42241-42244 $31,677.22
  Associated Student Body #42245-42249 $2,405.54

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT

Silver Merideth started her report announcing Lincoln Hill High School's graduation would be June 7, tentatively. She announced other activities: Open House Barbeque, the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) awareness campaign (poster contest) was underway, students participated in writing their goals on a Lynx Paw and posting them on a wall, and an Attendance Award was promoted.

Riley Cunningham commented on Stanwood High School's facility upgrade and said that it has transformed the climate of the students who feel more pride in their school, "Stanwood united – everyone united." She said that the first student assembly showed a lot of school spirit. Other activities are: a pep rally prior would be held prior to the September 25th football game, October 5-9 is Homecoming Week with a sock-hop after the game, and the cheer squad and class officers are working together to pick-up trash after the football games. Riley also mentioned the outstanding athletes who competed in equestrian vaulting at the Junior World Championships.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Roger Myers thanked Maurene Stanton and the negotiation team for their work to reach a contract with the Stanwood-Camano Education Association for the welfare of the students.

Al Schreiber thanked Ryan Ovenell and Monica McDaniel for the ALE report and moving the program forward.

Julie Dean welcomed the student advisors and commented that their input was valuable.

Ken Christoferson also welcomed the students and was happy to hear about the activities in the schools. He enjoyed the ALE report and has heard nice remarks from the community for the great start of school. Ken also praised Dr. Shumate and Gary Platt for their commitment to make class sizes manageable.

Dr. Shumate welcomed the student advisors. She greatly appreciated Lloy Schaaf and Maurene Stanton's work with all-day kindergarten, Gary Platt's help finding resources within the budget and his work with negotiations and overseeing the facility improvements.

ADJOURNMENT
Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 7:50 PM.

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

___________________________________________
President

___________________________________________
Vice President

___________________________________________
Director

___________________________________________
Director

___________________________________________
Director

Attest:

____________________________
Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary to the Board