February 20, 2024 Regular Board Meeting

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

February 20, 2024, 6:00 PM


Board President Al Schreiber called the meeting to order at
 6:00 p.m.

Board Members Present: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Betsy Foster, Steve King
Board Members Absent: Miranda Evans (excused)
Student Advisors Present: Bee Hartell
Student Advisors Absent: Grace Pacheco (excused)

Stanwood Elementary School Shining Star, Carter Almberg, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Director Charlotte Murry moved to approve the agenda for the February 20, 2024 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Betsy Foster. 

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed: Unanimously

February 6, 2024, Regular Board Meeting
Director Betsy Foster moved to approve the minutes for the February 6, 2024, Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Charlotte Murry. 

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed: Unanimously


1. Donations: Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh
Student Advisor, Bee Hartell, presented the donations. Superintendent Rumbaugh expressed her appreciation for the donations.

2. Twin City Elementary School Report: Jennifer Allen
Principal Jennifer Allen presented an update on Twin City Elementary School's Annual Action Plan (AAP) goals. Principal Allen highlighted the math goals. She presented student data comparing Fall and Winter progress in math by grade level. Questions followed. 

b. Shining Star Recognition
tudent Wyatt Nickell was honored as Twin City Elementary School's Shining Star by the School Board and staff. Principal Allen shared the criteria for selection and Wyatt's attributes as a Shining Star. A certificate and sponsor gift from Heritage Bank were presented and pictures were taken. Wyatt placed a star with his name on it on the "Wall of Shining Stars" on the Board Room wall. 

3. Stanwood Elementary School Shining Star Recognition: Staci Lauinger
Student Carter Almberg was honored as Stanwood Elementary School's Shining Star by the School Board and staff. Principal Lauinger shared the criteria for selection and Carter's attributes as a Shining Star. A certificate and sponsor gift from Heritage Bank were presented and pictures were taken. Carter placed a star with his name on it on the "Wall of Shining Stars" on the Board Room wall. 

4. Enrollment Report: Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh
Superintendent Rumbaugh presented the enrollment report for February, noting that district enrollment is down five from last month but overall, enrollment is up 18 from this time last year. 

5. Secondary Early Withdrawal Report (Policy 3112): Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh
Per Board Policy 3112, Superintendent Rumbaugh presented the annual Secondary Early Withdrawal Report. Dr. Rumbaugh shared the attached data which reflects students known to fall under the early withdrawal description. Discussion followed.

6. Safety Audit Report: Ryan Ovenell
Deputy Superintendent Ryan Ovenell presented the Board with the results of a Safety Audit conducted in the late fall. Deputy Superintendent Ovenell shared that one-third of the staff district-wide participated in the survey. He shared some of the highlights of the staff survey which included staff perception of preparedness as well as areas where retraining is needed. Deputy Superintendent Ovenell also shared that the district will be hosting a Fentanyl and Opioid Awareness Night on March 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Stanwood High School in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. Questions followed.

7. Policy 1210 and Policy 1220 Update
Superintendent Rumbaugh offered the Board an opportunity for discussion regarding revised Policy 1210 and revised Policy 1220 which were moved forward for a third reading at the February 6, 2024 Regular Board Meeting. Superintendent Rumbaugh highlighted the proposed changes to each of these policies and offered the board an opportunity for discussion on the policies. There was no further discussion on Revised Policy 1210 and Revised Policy 1220.


President Schreiber offered board members an opportunity to pull and discuss any Consent items; he offered those attending the meeting in person and virtually the opportunity to speak to any item on the Consent agenda. 

Director King pulled Consent item #1 Donations.  

There being no other comments or requests, President Schreiber asked for a motion to approve Consent agenda items 2 through 17; moved by Director Murry seconded by Director Foster. 

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed: Unanimously

Director King led a discussion regarding the recognition of the large donation received from Warm Beach Free Methodist Church. President Schreiber shared that the donation has been accepted and a thank you letter will be sent on behalf of the Board for this generous donation. The suggestion was made to acknowledge the impact of the donation through the newspaper media. 

President Schreiber thanked the local churches, parent-teacher groups, booster clubs, local businesses, and individuals for their generous support of the kids.

President Schreiber asked for a motion to approve Consent agenda item #1; moved by Director King; seconded by Director Foster. 

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed: Unanimously

1. Approve the Donations

2. Approve the Stanwood High School Field trips as follows:

3. Approve the Second Reading, Revised Policy 5525 Professional, Civic and Service Organization Memberships

4. Approve the Second Reading, Revised Policy 5010 Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action 

5. Approve the Third Reading, Revised Policy 1210 Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers

6. Approve the Third Reading, Revised Policy 1220 Board Officers and Duties of Board Members

7. Approve the CTE Program Vehicle Purchase of two Ford Expeditions from Bud Clary Ford 

8. Approve the Transportation Support in Time of Emergency Cooperative Memorandum of Understanding between the Stanwood-Camano School District, Arlington School District, Lakewood School District, and Marysville School District

9. Approve the Sheltering and Reunification Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lakewood School District

10. Approve the Contract with Snohomish County to provide Student Support Advocates

11. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Building Administrators

12. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Stanwood-Camano Education Association and the Stanwood-Camano School District regarding the Transitional Kindergarten program

13. Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with Western Washington University to accept student interns

14. Approve the Hewlett Packard (HP) Management Print Services contract to renew print service, toner replacement, and repair of office and classroom printers

15. Approve the Fee change for the Preschool Peer Model Program

16Approve the Personnel Report for February 20, 2024

17. Approve the 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 the meeting start time. Citizens who wish to provide documents to board members will hand them 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.

President Schreiber called upon a citizen who signed up to address the Board prior to the meeting, however, the citizen withdrew his request to address the board. 


1. First Reading, Revised Policy 5005 Employment and Volunteers: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances and Approval
The board did not have any questions regarding revised Policy 5005; there was a consensus to move Policy 5005 forward for a second reading. 


Bee Hartell, Lincoln Hill High School, reported on the upcoming events which included the upcoming Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation (SCAF) scholarship deadline of March 11; she also provided an update on the recent fundraiser, noting this was the school's first fundraiser in almost a decade.

On behalf of Grace Pacheco, Bee Hartell also reported on the upcoming events for Stanwood High School which included an upcoming school dance on February 24th from 7-10 p.m., sharing tickets are currently on sale. ASB elections are coming up in March and Spring sports will be starting soon.


Director Murry shared details of her recent Sno Isle Skill Center tour as well as provided an update on the WASA (Washington Association of School Administrators)-WSSDA (Washington State School Directors' Association)-WASBO (Washington Association of School Business Officials) Legislative Conference she attended which is an opportunity to hear updates on shared legislative priorities and how to advocate for collective needs. Director Murry also emphasized the importance of student voice. 

Director Schreiber's comments included: congratulating Director Murry on being selected for the Leadership WSSDA (Washington State School Directors' Association) Program, thanking Dr. Rumbaugh for her work to include the district in the Sno Isle Skills Center agreement as well as her work on the recent levy. Director Schreiber shared that three of the district sports teams went to state. 

Director Foster asked Director Murry about some of the legislative bills submitted. Discussion followed.

President Schreiber adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.





Vice President







Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

Secretary to the Board