January 18, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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

January 18, 2022
5:00 Executive Session
6:00 Regular Meeting


Director Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

Board Members Present: Al Schreiber, Ken Christoferson, Charlotte Murry (Director Schreiber joined the meeting at 5:21 PM.
Board Members Absent: Miranda Evans (Excused), Natalie Hagglund (Excused)

Director Christoferson announced the Board would recess to an Executive Session for one hour to discuss the performance of a district employee.

At 6:00, Director Christoferson reconvened the regular meeting.

Director Christoferson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Director Schreiber moved to approve the Agenda for the January 18, 2022 Regular Meeting; seconded by Director Murry.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson

Passed - Unanimously

January 4, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Director Schreiber moved to approve the Minutes for the January 4, 2022 Regular Meeting; seconded by Director Christoferson

Aye: - Directors Al Schreiber and Ken Christoferson

Abstain: Director Charlotte Murry



  1. School Board Recognition Month
    Superintendent Deborah Rumbaugh read Governor Inslee's Proclamation proclaiming January 2022 as School Board Recognition Month. Dr. Rumbaugh expressed her personal appreciation to the Board for their service to families, students, and community.

  2. December Financial Report - Steve Lidgard
    Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, presented the fiscal report for December 2021, highlighting the Executive Summary, Fund Balance, Object Summary (salaries and benefits), and the Budget Status Report General Fund and Debt Service Fund balances.

  3. Equity Update - Maurene Stanton

    Maurene Stanton, Executive Director of Human Resources (Certificated) presented a quarterly update on district equity work, including establishing student-driven equity leadership teams at secondary schools, continuation of staff professional development, and upcoming student focus group sessions with PUSH Inspiration. Ms. Stanton introduced David Choe, Lincoln Hill High School, who shared, in detail, about Lincoln Hill's student-led after school equity club and the club's goals and values.

  4. Governor's Proclamation, School Retirees Appreciation Week, March 21-27, 2022
    Student advisors read Governor's Inslee's proclamation recognizing all retired school employees and proclaiming March 21-27, 2022 as School Retirees Appreciation Week.


Director Christoferson pulled Consent Agenda Item 5, Bills and Payroll, for further review. Director Christoferson asked if board members wished to pull any other items and offered an opportunity for the public to speak to items specific to the Consent Agenda. There being none, Director Murry moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 4; seconded by Director Schreiber.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson

Passed - Unanimously

  1. Approve Rate of Pay Adjustment for Student Workers and Activity Workers
  2. Approve Letter of Agreement with Public School Employees
  3. Approve Goods and Services Contract with Therapeutic Health Services
  4. Approve January 18, 2022 Personnel Consent Agenda
  5. Approve Bills and Payroll (Pulled)



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No public comment.


  1. Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) Annual Conference Take-Aways - Directors Evans and Murry.

    Director Christoferson announced discussion item #1 will be on the next meeting's agenda when all board members are present.


Andrew Norton, Stanwood High School, reported students love their new building; students are following masking rules; the recent school Open House for the community was a great success; sports are doing great; clubs are continuing as planned; there is a Student Senate meeting Thursday; ASB uses Instagram to communicate with students and it is well received; COVID testing at the school is available for anyone who wants it; and school sports have won two Stilly cups in three days.

Madalyn Thornton, Lincoln Hill High School, reported students are following safety guidelines; an Open House for the Lincoln High was held on December 11 and students volunteered to host tours and take photos for the yearbook; the school's post-holiday food drive is taking place through January 28; the school's first pancake breakfast was held December 17 and was well-received; the Equity Club looks forward to providing more activities for equity and inclusion at Lincoln Hill High; and end-of-semester after school credit retrieval opportunities have begun.


Director Schreiber's comments included welcoming new Special Education Director Melissa Robertson; encouraging people to vote on February 8; thanking Maurene Stanton and David Choe for the update on equity work, adding it was exciting to hear about what's happening at Lincoln Hill High School; reflecting on the recent Open House and enjoying the student comments; and acknowledging retiree announcements. Director Schreiber expressed well wishes to those who are retiring and thanked them for their years of service.

Director Murry echoed Director Schreiber's comments, including welcoming Melissa Robertson, adding she looks forward to the work that can be done in Special Services. Director Murry encouraged people to vote on February 8; expressed excitement for the New Year, adding she looks forward to things getting better and attending events, as a board, and school-related activates; and offered her best wishes to those who have announced they are retiring. Director Murry shared she was sad to see the retirement announcement of some long-term staff and offered her gratitude for their many years of service.

Director Christoferson's comments included acknowledging retiring staff and thanking them for devoting their careers to the education of kids; he commented they have been through good and bad times, always shining well, and have earned a well-deserved retirement. Director Christoferson offered his thanks and appreciation for their service and perseverance and efforts to always do their best. Director Christoferson welcomed the opportunity to express his gratitude to retirees, staff and community, and noted there will continue to be challenges to deal with but everyone's efforts are noticed and appreciated.

Dr. Rumbaugh added her appreciation for staff across the district, specifically for their efforts last week (and in the coming weeks) to support student and staff safety and maintain in-person instruction. She noted some staff have stepped outside of their comfort zone in this effort and she appreciates and acknowledges them.

Director Christoferson adjourned the meeting at 6:32 PM.