January 6, 2009 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 6, 2009, 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, and Julie Dean.  Pat Patterson was unable to attend.  Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the agenda, as revised.  Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 16, 2008, Regular Board Meeting.  Ken Christoferson 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
Darlene Hartley read the donations from Stanwood Elementary PTA and Len Hoover, community member, and recognized Robyn Canalas, high school student.  Roger Myers also stated that Kyle Koetje, high school senior, was featured in "Faces In the Crowd" in the December issue of Sports Illustrated magazine for his accomplishments in tennis.

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Mike Olson and Lloy Schaaf, assistant superintendents of secondary and elementary education, respectively, presented the strategic plan update.  They explained that the administrative leadership team have reviewed and is updating the strategic plan that serves as a guiding document to focus and prioritize our work to increase achievement and success for each student.  Curriculum would be individualized by starting with a common core and using a common language to address the needs of all learners.  The final strategic plan document is anticipated to be completed by May.  

ENROLLMENT REPORT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, reviewed the January 2009 enrollment report.

BOND REFUNDING
Gary Platt gave an update of the districts 1996-1998 bond refunding history.  He inroduced Trevor Carlson, Senior Vice President, Seattle-Northwest Securities (SNW), who presented the current bond refunding results including bond market conditions, refunding savings goals, refunding results, a press release, and pricing reports.  He stated that refunding the bonds would save the districts' taxpayers over $425,000 over 3 years.  Mr. Carlson said that the districts' fund balance was a significant factor in the rating upgrade to A-1.
  
CONSENT AGENDA
Julie Dean 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 Granite Falls School District for Drug/Alcohol Prevention and Intervention Services for 2008-09
3.  Personnel Consent Agenda
4.  Bond Refunding Resolution 2008/09-004
5.  Declaration of Emergency Resolution 2008/09-005
6.  Revised Policy 5280 Termination of Employment of Non-Represented Classified Staff and New Policy 5256 Retention of Administratiive Staff

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Christoferson said he was pleased to be a part of refunding bonds and having such a solid financial position to operate in was a bonus. 

Darlene Hartley agreed with Mr. Christoferson and thanked the staff for paying close attention to financial decisions and being sensitive to the district's taxpayers.

Roger Myers said that it was a 'super' meeting becuase enrollment increased, the strategic plan is being worked on, and the bond refunding was in process.  He also thanked Dr. Shumate for all of her work done over vacation due to weather issues.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 12.53 PM.
 
STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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President

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Vice President

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Director

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Director

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Director

Attest:


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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board