October 4, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes

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

October 4, 2022 - 1:00 PM


Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

Board Members Present: Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund
Board Members Absent: Al Schreiber (Excused), Charlotte Murry (Excused)

President Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Director Ken Christoferson moved to approve the Agenda for the October 4, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Miranda Evans.

Aye: Directors Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

September 20, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
Director Miranda Evans moved to approved the Minutes for the September 20, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Ken Christoferson.

Aye: Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously


1. Donations
Superintendent Rumbaugh presented the donations.

2. Enrollment - Deborah Rumbaugh
Superintendent Rumbaugh presented October 2022 enrollment at 4,628 Average FTE (Full Time Equivalent) students and highlighted an upward enrollment trend at Utsalady Elementary and Lincoln Hill High School for the month of October.

3. Food Service Update - Don Vennetti
Director of Food Services Don Vennetti, highlighted current positions within the Food Services department, reviewed Summer 2022 meal service, and presented data on back to school meals served. Mr. Vennetti noted there has been a sharp decline in start of school meal participation after returning to paid meals and shared Federal and State Legislature are discussing funding for free meals for all students. Report topics also included supply chain and labor shortage issues, and students re-familiarizing themselves with the point of sale system. Discussion followed.

4. Student Assessment Update - Ryan Ovenell
Deputy Superintendent Ryan Ovenell walked the board through OSPI's (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) trend data for students who took the Smarter Balance Assessment in Spring of 2022. He reviewed the 2023 student assessment calendar and shared about the development of a Program Evaluation Committee who will review the district's assessment program and make recommendations. Discussion followed.

5. Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) - Deborah Rumbaugh (no attachment, verbal update)
Superintendent Rumbaugh shared the district is in the process of community outreach to develop the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. Outreach will include several phases to develop a list of volunteer members. The list will be reviewed for any gaps in representation and followed up with hand invitations to fill those gaps.


President Hagglund offered board members the opportunity to pull and discuss any Consent items and anyone attending from the public was offered the opportunity to speak to items specific to the Consent Agenda. There being none,

Director Ken Christoferson moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 5; seconded by Director Miranda Evans.

Aye: Directors Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

1. Donations

2. Approval of iGrant 217 Highly Capable Program Plan for 2022-23

3. Approval of Amendment Agreement with Maxim Healthcare Services for Occupational Therapy Services for students.

4. Approve the updated School Resource Officer Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County which now contains all of the appropriate signatures for Snohomish County officials.

5. Approve the Personnel Consent Agenda dated October 4, 2022.


Citizens wishing to address the Board are asked to submit online requests using the PUBLIC COMMENT link or email [email protected] two hours prior to the board meeting start time. For those attending the meeting in person, request forms are available in the boardroom for submission prior to meeting start time. Citizens who wish to provide documents to board members will hand them with to the Recording Secretary for distribution after the meeting. 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 for the record and will be allowed three minutes to speak.

There was no public comment.


1. First reading, revised policy 4215 Use of Tobacco, Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices
Revised Policy 4215 was moved forward for a second reading.

2. First reading, revised policy 5201 Drug Free Schools, Community, and Workplace
Revised Policy 5201 was moved forward for a second reading.

3. First reading, revised policy 6250 Cellular Devices
Revised Policy 6250 was moved forward for a second reading.

4. Coffee with the Board.
President Hagglund facilitated a discussion on holding evening listening sessions for the community, hosted by two board members. School visits were also discussed to include one or two board members and a cabinet member. Directors Murry and Schreiber (not in attendance) will be updated and dates calendared.

5. Board Goals.
The board's draft 2022-23 goals document was reviewed. Discussion included scheduling community involvement and listening sessions, also known as Coffee with the Board, building and department checks in, which would involve one or two board members and a cabinet member, and proposed short- and long-term action plans. Directors Murry and Schreiber will have an opportunity to review the draft document prior to posting.


Director Ken Christoferson's comments included sharing his appreciation for today's reports and the clarity they provide, and hearing good things about the school days and students getting back on track despite some of the challenges of starting the school year.

Director Miranda Evans comments included welcoming Evan Caldwell as the new Director of Communications, expressing appreciation for the donations and community support, and thanking those who reported.

Director Natalie Hagglund shared about a recent Making Life Work community collaboration rallying around early learning and kindergarten readiness and funding to support this work.

Superintendent Rumbaugh recognized the Bellingham School District as a leader in the state regarding Transitional Kindergarten, adding the Stanwood-Camano School District benefits from their expertise. Superintendent Rumbaugh announced the next board meeting is October 18 and Evan Caldwell will be on board as the Director of Communications.

President Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 1:44 p.m.