November 23, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

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

November 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM

The November 23, 2021 regular board meeting was held remotely, using the Zoom platform.
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Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM.

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

Natalie Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance.

At 12:31 PM, Natalie Hagglund announced the Board would recess to an executive session until 1:00 PM to review the performance of an employee.

At 1:00 PM, Natalie Hagglund reconvened the regular meeting.

Al Schreiber moved to approve the Agenda for the November 23, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Ken Christoferson.

Natalie Hagglund announced voting will be by roll call as the meeting is virtual.

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

Passed - Unanimously

November 2, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Charlotte Murry requested the November 2, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes be corrected to reflect that she abstained from approving the October 19, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes, as she was not present at the October 19, 2021 meeting.

Natalie Hagglund asked for a motion to approve the November 2, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes, as corrected; moved by Miranda Evans; seconded by Al Schreiber.

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

Passed - Unanimously


  1. Donations
    Superintendent Deborah Rumbaugh presented the donations.

  2. August and September Financial Update - Steve Lidgard

    Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, prefaced his report by thanking Lisa Beckt and staff for their work on the 2020-21 budget. He reviewed, in detail, the August 2021 year-end financial report, highlighting the Fund Balance, Object Summary (salaries and benefits), and the Budget Status Report for the General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Debt Service Fund and Transportation Vehicle Fund. A detailed review of the September 2021 financial report followed.

  3. Port Susan Middle School Report - Cherae Almanza

    Principal Cherae Almanza and Assistant Principal Crysty Auckland walked the board through a detailed report on how things are going at Port Susan Middle School, including data on English Language Arts, Math and Science standards and academic performance by student demographic (pre-pandemic). Social and emotional supports for students and building goals for 2021-22 were also presented.

Natalie Hagglund announced anyone in attendance may speak to items contained specifically in the Consent Agenda using the raise hand feature and asked the Board if they wished to speak to any items on the Consent Agenda. There were no requests. Natalie Hagglund requested a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 11.

Ken Christoferson moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 11; seconded by Charlotte Murry.

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

Passed - Unanimously

  1. Approval of Donations

  2. Approval of theMemorandum of Understanding with Stanwood-Camano Education Association concerning impacts of COVID.

  3. Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with Stanwood-Camano Education Association regarding Certificated Evaluation during the 2021-2022 school year.

  4. Approval of Certification of 2022 Excess Property Taxes, Resolution No. 2021/2022-004.

  5. Approval of Western Washington Internship Affiliation Agreement for students to receive field work experience.

  6. Approval of reference to the Snohomish Health District's Memorandum of Agreement for the Test to Stay Program as the Learn to Return Program, for audit and accounting purposes.

  7. Approval of The Fee Schedule for Technology that is damaged or not returned.

  8. Approval of the Instructional Materials Committee Members.

  9. Approval of the purchase of Lenovo devices for staff equipment replacement.

  10. Approval of the Personnel Consent Agenda dated November 16, 2021.

  11. Approval of Bills and Payroll.

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.

Natalie Hagglund reviewed protocol for submitting online public comment requests.

No requests were received prior to the two hour deadline for requests made online. Director Hagglund noted for those attending that there will be another opportunity to speak at the 1:00 PM board meeting on December 7, 2021 and shared the meeting will be in person with a virtual option. Those attending in person can fill out a public comment form and turn in prior to the meeting start time (by 1:00 PM) or submit a request online (by 11:00 AM).

Natalie Hagglund asked the Board if they had any concerns or discussion after reviewing the policies listed below.

  1. 1st reading 3232 Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys, Analysis or Evaluations.
    No discussion, no concerns. 3232 was moved forward for a second reading

  2. 1st reading 5001 Hiring of Retired School Employees
    No discusison, no concerns. 5001 was moved forward for a second reading.

  3. 1st reading 5006 Certification Revocation
    Maurene Stanton clarified the update is related to an addition under section "M" regarding digital communications. No additional discussion, no concerns. 5006 moved forward for a second reading.

  4. 1st reading 5011 Sexual Harassment.
    Maurene Stanton clarified the update is an addition to the cross-references section. 5011 moved forward for a second reading. The policy additions will be in red text for the second reading.

  5. 1st reading 5630 Volunteers.
    Maurene Stanton clarified policy 5630 has not been updated since 2003, adding the district will be updating the Volunteer Handbook which will include updated policies 5630 and 5011.


Al Schreiber thanked Triple C Farms for their donation and Port Susan Middle School for their presentation. Director Schreiber reminded everyone of the December 11 Open House for Stanwood High School and Church Creek Campus, adding he looks forward to seeing everyone there and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Charlotte Murry acknowledged those attending today's meeting, adding she appreciates their presence even though they were not able to provide public comment and shared she looks forward to hearing from them at the next meeting. Director Murry thanked Port Susan Middle School for their report and Steve Lidgard for the financial update; she added appreciation for today's donation and wished everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Ken Christoferson thanked Port Susan Middle School for their presentation, adding he appreciates hearing from school staff how they are identifying areas of concern and taking steps to address them. Director Christoferson reflected on how he has come to appreciate opportunities to meet in person and see people face-to-face (versus virtual meetings); he expressed gratitude to district office staff for their work this past year putting together financial reports and keeping the board informed, and shared he looks forward to the December 11 Open House and sharing the new buildings and what they have to offer with the community.

Miranda Evans thanked those who reported tonight, adding she appreciates having individual schools and departments highlighted at each meeting to learn how the district is supporting students and focusing on areas for improvement; she thanked district office staff for everything they do to help the district run successfully. Director Evans shared about attending the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Annual Conference last week, noting there was a lot of good information shared among districts across the state and she looks forward to taking what was learned and moving forward. Directors Evans wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travel.

Natalie Hagglund shared Tim Garchow, WSSDA Executive Director, was at the conference and reflected on the numerous hurdles districts have had to deal with since March 2020 and she thanked staff and community for their help and support to get the district where it is today. Director Hagglund commented she appreciated the opportunity to attend the conference, participate in breakout sessions, and understand what goes into a government entity; she thanked the district for their willingness to send board members to the conference and have that learning opportunity. Director Hagglund thanked everyone for attending today's meeting, adding it is nice to be able to share this time and wished all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Superintendent Deborah Rumbaugh added her appreciation for the opportunity to attend the WSSDA Conference as Secretary to the Board and network with school boards across the state to learn what has worked well and what has been challenging. Dr. Rumbaugh thanked those who attended and noted there will be a link for the 1:00 PM December 7, 2021 board meeting on the website in the coming days for those who wish to attend virtually.


Natalie Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 1:59 PM.