May 3, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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

May 3, 2022 - 1:00 PM


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

Board Members Present: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Natalie Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Director Schreiber moved to approve the Agenda for the May 3, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Murry.

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

Passed - Unanimously

April 19, 2022, Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Director Christoferson moved to approve the Minutes for the April 19, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Evans.

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

Passed - Unanimously


  1. State Auditor's Stewardship Award - Presented to the District by Pat McCarthy, State Auditor
    Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy presented the State Auditor's Stewardship Award in recognition of the district's outstanding performance on state audits and commitment to safeguard public resources. After reading the attached letter and presenting the award, Pat McCarthy thanked the fiscal department and all those who made the award possible.

  2. Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2022
    President Hagglund read the attached Proclamation and, on behalf of the Board, thanked teachers for the work they do; all applauded.


  1. Donations - Deborah Rumbaugh
    Superintendent Rumbaugh presented the donations.

  2. Enrollment Update -Deborah Rumbaugh
    Superintendent Rumbaugh presented the enrollment for May 2022, noting the district is up six FTE (Full Time Equivalent) students from April.

  3. Safety and Wellness Report - Ryan Ovenell

    Ryan Ovenell introduced the district's new Safety & Wellness web page and described involvement of the community planning team to recommend resources to include on the page. Mr. Ovenell highlighted the School Site Safety Plans page, under the Safety & Wellness tab, noting there is only a Stanwood High School prototype on the page currently and it includes an example of information that could be accessed in the event of an emergency. Mr. Ovenell shared that the Wellness Committee, consisting of classified, certificated, and administrative staff, started meeting in January and Maurene Stanton is leading that group monthly. Ms. Stanton shared about strategies being implemented around staff wellness. A follow up Wellness report will be presented to the board in January.

  4. Highly Capable Program Update - Dan Johnston

    Dan Johnston, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, and Crysty Auckland, Assistant Principal Port Susan Middle School and Highly Capable Program Coordinator, presented an overview of the Highly Capable Program, including current elementary and secondary configuration for hi-cap instruction and current and projected program enrollment. Highlights and photos from the Port Susan Middle School program were shared and discussion followed.

  5. Twin City Elementary School Report - Jennifer Allen

    Principal Jennifer Allen presented data on Twin City Elementary, including enrollment, percent of students meeting standard, growth percentages in Math and English Language Arts, enrollment by demographic, and student growth by program. Principal Allen highlighted Title I/LAP interventions, specifically the focus of Tier II and Tier III interventions, and described goals and next steps for a multi-tiered system of support to address student academic and behavioral needs. Discussion followed.


President Hagglund noted everyone has had an opportunity to review Consent Agenda items 1 through 10 and anyone in the room or online may comment on items specific to the Consent Agenda. President Hagglund asked if anyone wished to comment or pull any items. Director Murry requested to pull Item #7 - Stanwood High School Field Trips. There were no additional comments.

Director Schreiber moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 6 and 8 through 10; seconded by Director Evans

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

Passed - Unanimously

  1. Approve Donations.

  2. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students

  3. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5202 Federal Motor Carrier Safety

  4. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5240 Evaluation of Staff

  5. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5407 Military Leave

  6. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5408 Judy Duty and Subpoena Leave

  7. Approve the Stanwood High School Field Trips as listed below:
    a) Boys Basketball Camp field trip to the University of Santa Barbara, California, June 23 through June 29th, 2022.
    b) Girls Basketball Tournament, Cashmere, Washington, June 10 through 12, 2022
    c) Girls Basketball Camp, Corvallis, Oregon, June 23 through 29, 2022
    d) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Competition, Chicago, Illinois, June 27 through July 3, 2022

  8. Approve the Proposals with the Apple for Education Institution for the purchase of computers for the Career and Technical Education Multimedia Program.

  9. Approve the Purchase of Four, 78-passenger School District Buses.

  10. Approve the Personnel Consent Agenda dated May 3, 2022.


Director Murry commented she pulled Consent item #7, field trips, as she had questions around equity and stated Superintendent Rumbaugh is prepared to provide clarifying information.

Superintendent Rumbaugh addressed the questions, 1) whether all students have access to all the opportunities identified on each of the field trip forms, regardless of families' ability to pay, and 2) what are the methods for students to access and be aware of these opportunities. Dr. Rumbaugh described how all students have access to participate in field trips, whether they can pay or not, and how cost will not stand in the way of participation. Dr. Rumbaugh described discussion that has taken place with school staff to ensure there is ample outreach and communication to families and students regarding access to field trip opportunities. Dr. Rumbaugh noted the field trip form used for board approval will be updated to include confirmation that students have been made aware of opportunities to participate and that all students can participate regardless of their ability to pay.

Director Murry moved to approve Consent Agenda item #7; seconded by Director Schreiber

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

Passed - Unanimously


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

President Hagglund confirmed there are not items for discussion.


Director Schreiber's comments included congratulating district staff on receiving the Auditor's stewardship award, adding it is good for the community to hear that their dollars are being well spent; offering special appreciation to teachers in honor of appreciation week; thanking the Stanwood Elementary PTO, the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, and the American Heart Association for their donations; noting sports teams have done well this year; and thanking staff for tonight's reports.

Director Murry's comments included appreciation for recognition of the district's outstanding audits over the last several years, noting it is a team effort and it was special to have State Auditor Pat McCarthy present the award; she shared excitement for teacher appreciation week, adding without teachers we're not a school and teachers do a fantastic job of reaching out to students; and she thanked the community for serving on the safe schools committee and other special committees, adding it is important to include community voice in district work.

Director Christoferson's comments included appreciation for the opportunity to celebrate the good work of people in the district in the presence of the auditor, adding it is good work that happens every day and a long-time source of pride for everyone. He commented outside recognition is a reminder of all of the positive things happenings in the district, adding it is a focus that will continue and an ongoing source of pride for the district and community. Director Christoferson thanked Jennifer Allen for her report, adding he appreciates hearing about areas of need and structured plans in place to address those needs, and he thanked Ms. Allen for the hard work her staff does every day on behalf of students.

Director Evans reiterated her comments from the previous board meeting that it is known district staff work hard, but it is nice to hear others express their appreciation. Director Evans commented she is excited to see things returning to normal and reflected on events like the prom, middle school dances, and end of spring and summer celebrations.

Director Hagglund commented it is good to have volunteers back in buildings, adding it is an opportunity for the community to see what is happening in schools and be a part of learning and support for students.

Superintendent Rumbaugh echoed earlier board comments about the audit award, adding it is well-earned by many in the system. Dr. Rumbaugh acknowledged teacher appreciation week, adding the district could not be its best without the work of teachers and shared about a teacher appreciation poster she saw while visiting Twin City Elementary.

President Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 2:03 pm.