June 2, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE JUNE 2, 2009, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 11:36 AM.  Board members in attendance were Darlene Hartley, Ken Christoferson, Roger Myers, and Julie Dean.  Pat Patterson was unable to attend. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Myers excused the Board to executive session at 11:40 AM to evaluate the performance of an employee for approximately 15 minutes.  Mr. Myers announced at 12:06 PM that the executive session would be extended approximately 7 minutes.  No action was taken.

RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING
Roger Myers reconvened the regular meeting at 12:13 PM.  Roger Myers 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
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Minutes of the May 19, 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 Elger Bay Elementary PTA, General Mills, Steven Kalupson, and TARGET.    He also read the recognitions given to Cathy Britt, Public Information Coordinator, and the Stanwood High School FFA team.  Board members praised Ms. Britt for her professionalism and the accurate information she provides on behalf of the District.


SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REVIEW
Gale Forrest, Director of Special Services, gave background information on the Special Education Program Review conducted by Frederic Row and Valerie Lynch, educational consultants, in January-March, 2009.  She reported on their observations and recommendations related to enrollment, fiscal management, and staffing.   Ms. Forrest concluded with a Work and Action Plan.  It involves the following:  to plan and conduct Special Services Advisory Team meetings; develop clear budget assumptions and establish review procedures; and to assist in the implementation of the district wide instructional model called Response To Intervention (RTI).  Additionally, on-going staff development opportunities in instructional content and practice would be supported.

Board members expressed their appreciation for having the program review.  They also praised the dedicated special education department staff.

2009-10 BUDGET AND STAFFING UPDATE
Dr. Jean Shumate, Superintendent, said the FY 2009-10 revised reduced educational program, presented at the two board meetings in May, continues to be updated.  She said the unrestricted IDEA-B federal stimulus funding was increased.  Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, explained that revisions to the special education program compliance rating allowed the district to use $510,389 to help offset the projected $2.1 million FY 2009-10 state special education program cost overrun amount.  He said the change would allow the district to reinstate several positions.  Dr. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, explained where the positions would be reinstated for one year.  Dr. Shumate added that if additional funds become available, the revised reduced educational program would be revised again.

CONSENT AGENDA
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, listed below.   Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it passed unanimously
1.  Donations
2.  Northwest School of Innovative Learning Contract for 2008-09 and 2009-10
3.  Stanwood-Camano School District 2009-10 Student Calendar
4.  Personnel Consent Agenda

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Director Christoferson said he appreciated hearing the good news from the budget and staffing report and thanked those that worked on it.

Director Myers reminded everyone of upcoming events:  Stanwood High School graduation, June 12; Lincoln Hill High School graduation, June 15; and the date for the next board meeting changed to June 23rd at 12:00 PM. 

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 1:39 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