June 23, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE JUNE 23, 2009, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 12:01 PM.  Board members in attendance were Ken Christoferson, Roger Myers, Pat Patterson, and Julie Dean.  Darlene Hartley was absent because of illness.  Julie Dean led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the June 2, 2009, Regular Board Meeting.  Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
 
COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments by audience members.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate announced the following reports:
 
DONATIONS and RECOGNITIONS
Roger Myers read the donations from Stanwood Elementary PTA, Dimensional Communications, Inc., Stanwood Redi-Mix, O’Conner Photography, and Dr. Crystal Garnes.   Mr. Myers also read the recognitions given to high school students, Christy Swartz, Derek Britain, and Jimmy Besancon, and the high school’s Envirothon team.

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Dr. Lloy Schaaf and Mike Olson, Assistant Superintendents, presented the 2008-2016 Strategic Plan.  Mr. Olson provided information on the development of the plan, mission and vision statement, and theory of action.  He said the document was revised with the collaboration from parents, administrators, community members, students, and staff.  Dr. Schaaf explained the three targets (goals) and activities in which each surround the success of every student using various methods of core instruction, organization, common language, dedicated resources, and effective communication. The strategic plan is evaluated and adjusted annually.

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Dan Johnston, principal of Lincoln Hill High School (grades 9-12) and Lincoln Academy grades (7-8), and Curt Chester, lead teacher of Saratoga School (parent-partnered school grades K-10), described and highlighted their respective programs, in which each is responsible.  They discussed student learning plans, supervision, and evaluation for academic achievement.  Programs shared increased enrollment, flexible learning options, and high quality courses to keep students engaged in school. 

MAY 2009 FINANCIAL REPORT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, gave the May 2009 Financial Report.  He reviewed the executive summary, managers’ expenditures report, and budget status report.  Mr. Platt also described the challenges of comparing school districts’ food services programs. 

CONSENT AGENDA
Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, listed below.   Julie Dean seconded the motion; it passed unanimously
1.  Donations
2.  Public Hearing on August 18, 2009, for the Adoption of FY 2009-10 Budget
3.  Stanwood-Camano Educational Association Memorandum of Agreement for National Board Certification Cohort Program
4.  Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) and Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) for 2009-10
5.  Strategic Plan 2008-2016
6.  Saratoga School Science Field Trip
7.  Stanwood High School Envirothon Team Field Trip
8.  Personnel Consent Agenda
9.  Bills and Payroll

PAYROLL    FUND    WARRANT    TOTAL
MAY 2009    Payroll    #88792-88909    $2,839,686.60
     Electronic Federal Tax        $592,284.01
             
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
MAY 29, 2009   General   #70238-70380   $331,809.17
    Associated Student Body   #111030-11071    $24,473.03
JUNE 15, 2009   General Fund 2008-09   #70389-70562   $373,232.94 
    General Fund 2009-10   #70381-70388    $16,475.99
    Associated Student Body   #11072-11094   $15,718.59 
    Capital Projects   #4362-4364   $3,234.50 

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Board members shared their appreciation for the reporting on the alternative programs and strategic plan, noting that district resources are scarce but is being stretched to ensure student success. 

Roger Myers said that the next board meeting would be held July 14, 2009, at 12:00 PM.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:20 PM.

STUDY SESSION
A study session preceded the regular meeting at 11:30 AM to discuss the FY 2009-10 budget.  Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, explained that there was a delay in processing the budget due to errors in the new operating system. He also noted changes in account codes to track federal stimulus funds. The associated student body fund and debt service fund had a few minor changes; capital projects and transportation funds codes remained the same.  Mr. Platt is expecting to complete the budget by July 10, 2009, and would provide copies of the budget to the Board.

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