January 20, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 20, 2009, REGULAR MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Board members in attendance were:  Roger Myers, Ken Christoferson, Julie Dean, and Pat Patterson.  Darlene Hartley was unable to attend.  Student advisor, Anne Marie Olson, was in attendance and Alex Keller was absent.  Jerry Snodgrass, community member, led the Pledge of Allegiance.  
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the agenda.  Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the January 6, 2009, Regular Board Meeting.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.
 
COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There was no audience participation.
 
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate announced the following reports:
 
DONATIONS and RECOGNITIONS
Donations:  Anne Marie Olson, student advisor, presented the donations from Jerry and Susan Campbell, Pilchuck Audubon Society, and North End Truck.

Shining Star Award:  The Board of Directors' Shining Star Award was explained by Cathy Britt, Public Information Coordinator.  Principals and teachers recognized Megan Killinger from Stanwood Elementary and Tony Knapp from Stanwood High School for their hard work, ability to overcome challenges, and being a positive shining star in their schools.  Sterling Savings Bank sponsors the Shining Star Award program and has partnered with Stanwood Cinemas and Hollywood Video.

Teacher of the Month:  Cathy Britt announced that John Yarnell, Port Susan Middle School teacher, received the honor of being selected as the January Teacher of the Month.  He will be recognized by the Board at the February 3, 2009, Regular Board Meeting, beginning at 12:00 PM.

School Board Appreciation:  Dr. Jean Shumate stated that January is School Board Appreciation month.  She thanked the Board Members and Student Advisors for their continued service and explained as “governors” of our district, they contribute hundreds of volunteer hours each year making decisions aimed at promoting student achievement. She said that school directors have a multitude of responsibilities, including vision- and goal-setting, establishing standards for what students should learn, adopting policies and budgets, and working as a team with administrators, teachers, parents, students and the community to foster a safe and productive learning environment.  Each board member received a certificate of appreciation from Superintendent Shumate.

Other Board recognitions came from Pam Gentz, Twin City Elementary Principal, who presented student artwork, posters, cards, pictures, kind words, and gifts.  Cathy Britt presented a gift that was designed by Stanwood High School senior, Mason Wrolstad, a student in Ross Short's Career and Technology Education class.  He engraved a detailed glass cube using a 3-D computer aided drafting program that thanked the individual board members for their service.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, reviewed the December Financial Report including the Executive Summary, Managers Report, and Food Service Report. 

CONSENT AGENDA
Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the consent agenda, listed below.  Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1.  Donations

2.  Second Reading/Adoption of Revised Policy 5280 Termination of Employment of Non-Represented Classified Staff and Second Reading/Adoption of New Policy 5256 Retention of Administrative Staff

3.  Interlocal Agreement Language Revisions with Northwest Educational Service District 189 for (a) Classroom-Based Assessments (CBA) 2008-09 Cooperative; (b) Information Systems Support Cooperative, Remote Service; (c) Learning Resource Cooperative; (d) Legal Services Cooperative; (e) Northwest Regional Learning Center; (f) Science Materials Center Cooperative; (g) Skagit Deaf Hard of Hearing Cooperative; (h) Skagit Discovery Cooperative; and (i) Snohomish County Public Schools Information Cooperative


4.  Title V Part A Innovative Programs Grant for 2008-09

5.  Stanwood High School Jazz Band Field Trip, February 27-March 1, 2009, in Moscow, Idaho

6.  Personnel Consent Agenda

7.  Bills and Payroll

PAYROLL   FUND   WARRANT    TOTAL
DECEMBER 2008    Payroll   #88152-88279   $2,744,942.18
    Electronic Federal Tax       $605,147.20
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
December 31, 2008   General   #68894-68979   $190,397.56
January 15, 2009   General   #68980-69104   $287,662.79
    Associated Student Body   #10726-10754   $11,152.97 
    Capital Projects   #4357-4358   $729.360

STUDENT ADVISORS' REPORT
Anne Marie Olson reported on high school activities, including Random Acts of Kindness Everyday (R.A.K.E.) group, Knowledge Bowl and Hi-Q teams, and a benefit concert for autism.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Board members shared their appreciation for the great meeting and thanked everyone for the recognitions.  

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 7:47 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