December 2, 2008, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 2, 2008, REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM. Board members in attendance were: Roger Myers, Ken Christoferson, Darlene Hartley, Julie Dean, and Pat Patterson. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the agenda. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

REORGANIZATION OF BOARD Ken Christoferson nominated Roger Myers for Board President; no other nominations were made. A vote was taken and Roger Myers was unanimously elected to be Board President.

Darlene Hartley nominated Julie Dean for Board Vice-President; no other nominations were made. A vote was taken and Julie Dean was unanimously elected to be Board Vice-President.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Pat Patterson corrected the November 18, 2008, Minutes to reflect that he recused himself from the vote on the November 4, 2008 Minutes because he was absent from that meeting. Julie Dean made a motion to approve the corrected minutes of the November 18, 2008, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There was no audience participation.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate announced the following reports:

DONATIONS and RECOGNITIONS
Julie Dean read the donations from CollegeBoard, Stanwood AAAA Booster Club, and Stanwood Elementary PTA. Recognitions for the 2008 Advanced Placement Scholar results and volunteers from the Lions Club were also announced by Julie Dean.

DECEMBER ENROLLMENT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, reported on the December enrollment. He said that there was 5,017.52 full time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled, which was below budget by 26.38 FTE students. Budget reductions are necessary due to the continued decline in enrollment, projected state revenue shortfall, and unanticipated cost increases for special needs student services.

CONSENT AGENDA
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the consent agenda, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations
2. Contract with Northwest School for Hearing Impaired Children, December 1, 2008-June 30, 2009
3. Personnel Consent Agenda

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Board members shared their appreciation for the valuable information they received while attending the WSSDA Annual Conference in November.

Pat Patterson invited everyone to visit the Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach Camp beginning the 4th of December.

Darlene Hartley enjoyed and appreciated visiting staff at Lincoln Hill High School and Utsalady Elementary. She also commented on WSSDA Conference speakers, Dr. Terry Bergeson, out-going state superintendent, and Randy Dorn, newly-elected state superintendent.

Roger Myers said that he was proud of his colleagues for taking on WSSDA committee assignments. Darlene Hartley will continue to be on the WSSDA nominating committee and Ken Christoferson will be on the Resolution Committee.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 12:22 PM.

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Attest:


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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board