March 15, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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

March 15, 2022
6:00 pm Regular Meeting


Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

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


Student Mac Martin, Stanwood High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance

Director Schreiber moved to approve the Agenda for the March 15, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Murry.

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

Passed: Unanimously

March 1, 2022 Regular Board Meeting and Study Session Minutes

Director Christoferson moved to approve the minutes for the March 1, 2022 Regular Board
Meeting; seconded by Director Schreiber.

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


Director Murry moved to approve the minutes for the March 1, 2022 Special Meeting (Study Session); seconded by Director Christoferson.

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



Education Support Professionals Week (formerly referred to as Classified Employee Appreciation Week) - March 14-18 Superintendent Rumbaugh read Governor Inslee's proclamation in honor of Education Support Professionals Week. Stanwood-Camano Public School Employees (PSE) leadership Wendy Roope, Judith Brown, and Merry Carlson, were present to receive recognition on behalf of PSE.


  1. Donations.
    Student Advisor Madalyn Thornton presented the donation: $15,000.00 from Stanwood
    Camano Area Foundation to purchase ReadyK learning kits for Pre-K support.

  2. Strategic Plan Update - Performance Fact, Inc.
    Performance Fact President and CEO, Mutiu Fagbayi, and Senior Associate, Lauren Klaffky presented results of the Strategic Planning sessions that have taken place thus far.

  3. Enrollment Report - Deborah Rumbaugh
    Superintendent Rumbaugh presented current enrollment data, noting the District is up four students in the month of March, or 140 students from this time last year.

  4. February Financial Report - Steve Lidgard
    Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the February 2022 month-end General Fund Balance, Object Summary Report (salaries and benefits), and Budget Status Report for the General Fund.

  5. Quarterly Equity Update - Maurene Stanton
    Maurene Stanton, Executive Director of Human Resources, prefaced the Equity report by reading vision statements and a theory of action statement. Ms. Stanton introduced Kionte Brown, Stanwood High School (SHS) Equity Advisor, who gave an update on the activities of the SHS Equity Club, including organizing virtual assemblies and videos in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and organizing a Women's History Month project.

  6. Capital Facilities Plan Update - Liz Jamieson
    Liz Jamieson, Director of Capital Projects, reviewed next steps for developing the district's 2022-2028 Capital Facilities Plan. Next steps include further evaluation of building capacity, identifying property for suitable use, and analyzing district data prepared by a consultant. Ms. Jamieson will provide another update in one to two months.

  7. Cedarhome Elementary School Report - Jeff Lofgren
    Principal Jeff Lofgren presented an update on Cedarhome Elementary School. The presentation included data on enrollment, attendance, and students meeting grade level standards. Principal Lofgren noted Cedarhome enrollment is up from data shared in the report to 580 students. Highlights included: new teachers/staff and excitement about the SIP program and how that will effect students.


President Hagglund offered the public an opportunity to speak to items on the Consent Agenda. Online attendee Christi Bell asked a question regarding new builds in Stanwood and impact fees. Director Hagglund reminded Ms. Bell that only questions directly related to the Consent Agenda could be asked and took her name to follow up later. There were no additional comments.

Director Christoferson pulled Consent Agenda item number 10, in relation to Warrant number 236480.

Director Evans moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 9; seconded by Director Schreiber.

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

Passed: Unanimously

Director Christoferson moved to approve Consent Agenda item 10, excluding warrant 236480; seconded by Director Murry.

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

Passed - Unanimously

Director Schreiber moved to approve warrant 236480; seconded by Director Murry.

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


  1. Approval of Donations.
  2. Approval of the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5050 (Contracts)
  3. Approval of the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5280 (Separation from Employment)
  4. Approval of the Third Reading of Revised Policy 5402 (Maternity Leave)
  5. Approval of Stanwood High School Field Trips as listed below:
  1. Future Farmers of America (FFA) North Central Washington (NCW) Livestock Show, March 24-26, 2022, Moses Lake, WA
  2. FBLA, State FBLA, April 20-23, 2022 Spokane, WA
  3. Horse Evaluation Team, State Horse CDE's, April 25-26, 2022, Ellensburg, WA
  4. Ag Mechanics, State Ag Mechanics Contest, April 15-16, 2022, Moses Lake, WA
  1. Approval of the Agreement for Services with Bridget Walker PhD Consulting, Incorporated for specialized educational services.
  2. Approval of Authorization to Rebid Stanwood Middle School Window Replacements
  3. Approval of the 2022 Asset Preservation Program (APP) Annual Facility Report
  4. Approval of the March 15, 2022, Personnel Consent Agenda.
  5. Approval of Bills and Payroll.


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Lara Brown addressed the board regarding her concerns with the excessive absence letter that is sent to families and board policy. She urged the Board to consider an update to the policy and to the attendance letter sent to families.


Director Hagglund noted that everyone has had an opportunity to review the policies listed below and asked for any follow up questions or comments. The board agreed that 5405, 6220 and 6212 would move forward for a second reading.

Director Evans shared the Washington Interscholastic Activities proposed 2022 Amendments and discussion followed.

  1. First Reading, Retirement of Policy 5405 Emergency Leave
  2. First Reading, Revised Policy 6220 Bid or Request for Proposal Requirements
  3. First Reading for Policy 6212 Charge Cards
  4. WIAA Proposed Amendments - Director Evans


Mac Martin spoke for Andrew Norton, Stanwood High, reported students are following COVID rules and staying masked up; ASB has been promoting positivity and recognition around Black History Month, Women's History Month and Spring Break; sports are doing really well, including swim, wrestling, and boys and girls basketball; clubs are continuing to meet as planned and it was noted that the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had all 30 members placed in regionals and will head to state competition this April; the student senate will meet next week; ASB instagram has been well received and is being used to share information on what is happening at the high school; COVID testing has been offered for students and families who feel the need to be tested; Stanwood High School will have its first whole school dance since 2019 and tickets are $5; Spring Sports: baseball, softball, track/field, lacrosse, boys soccer and golf have started.

Madalyn Thornton, Lincoln Hill High School, reported that students have elected their ASB officers, are volunteering to assist with the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation philanthropy awards on March 18th; leadership class is working on a recognition project for all non-teaching support staff; the Equity Club designed a presentation for Women's History Month; and as a school, will continue to offer Late Night Thursdays and weekly after school credit retrieval options for students.


Director Schreiber's comments included thanking the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation for their donation; thanking our Classified employees; thanking Mac Martin and Madelyn Thornton for providing school updates; and sharing appreciation that information about the levy has gone out.

Director Murry's comments included an additional thank you to the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation; encouragement to celebrate our Classified employees; a suggestion to read the Asset Preservation Program report (included in the Consent Agenda), as a means to learn about the condition of district buildings; and sharing excitement about how the Stanwood High School Girl's Basketball team has performed.

Director Christoferson's comments included expressing it was a great meeting; sharing appreciation for the Strategic Plan update; celebrating sports for an outstanding year; and noting from reports, the work that is happening, focusing on the needs of students.

Director Evan's comments included a "ditto" for earlier Board comments; noting it was great to have an Employee Recognition in person; expressing thanks to the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation for their donation; and sharing excitement that Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America and the Technology Student Association are all going to State.

Director Hagglund's comments included being thankful for the opportunity to sit in on the virtual Hi-Q championship earlier in the day, announcing Hi-Q students placed 2nd, and for being able to attend a festival in Everett that included Stanwood High School Choir participation.

Superintendent Rumbaugh expressed gratitude at seeing families and students enjoy the things they were doing before COVID.


President Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 7:33 PM.