March 17, 2009, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE MARCH 17, 2009, REGULAR MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Board members in attendance were:  Darlene Hartley, Ken Christoferson, and Roger Myers.  Julie Dean and Pat Patterson were not able to attend.  Alex Keller, student advisor, was present and Anne Marie Olson was absent.  Roger Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Darlene Hartley 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 March 3, 2009, Special Board Retreat.  Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.            

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 3, 2009, Regular Board Meeting.  Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.  
  
COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There was no participation by audience members.
 
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate announced the following reports:

DONATIONS and RECOGNITIONS
Alex Keller, student advisor, read the donations from Wells Fargo Foundation, Lifetouch National School Studios, Wal-Mart Foundation, Washington Mutual, Target, O'Connor Photography, Utsalady Boosters Club, Dixie Prasad, and Andrew Dillon.  Mr. Keller also read the recognitions for the two high school science teams and the Stanwood Middle School science team.

Shining Star Award -  Lincoln Academy student, Reed Jensen, and Lincoln Hill High School student, Cassie Granger, received the Board of Directors' Shining Star Award. The students were recognized for their hard work, integrity, and ability to overcome challenges, by Dan Johnston, principal, and Nate Christianson, teacher.  

Teacher of the Month - Jane Lenz, first grade teacher at Cedarhome Elementary, was recognized as the February Teacher of the Month, and Karen White, kindergarten teacher at Utsalady Elementary, was March Teacher of the Month as presented by Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education.  

Roger Myers recessed the meeting at 7:33 p.m., for five minutes, to excuse the guests in the audience.

The meeting was reconvened at 7:38 p.m. by Mr. Myers.
  
FEBRUARY 2009 FINANCIAL REPORT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, reviewed the February Financial Report.  He discussed the managers report, general fund, and fund balance.  Mr. Platt said that, due to the economy, future tax revenues may be effected by the potential foreclosures of homes in the district.

FY 2009-10 BUDGET
Superintendent Jean Shumate explained that the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Budget report refers to Consent Agenda item 2, Resolution 2008/09-006 Reduced Educational Program and Reduction of Staff.  The resolution directs the superintendent to develop a reduced educational program, which is due to the economic challenges of declining enrollment and decreases in state funding.  Gary Platt, informed the Board of the impacts on the budget, based on the most current information.  Mr. Platt gave background information on the formulas used to determine a potential budget deficit of $2–3.9 million.  Dr. Shumate said that documentation on the proposed $2.4 million, two-year, federal education stimulus package is not available. 

Board members expressed their appreciation for the information provided and thanked the administration for the dedication and thoroughness in building this budget during such turbulent economic uncertainties.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers pulled item #2, Resolution 2008/09-006 Reduced Educational Program and Reduction of Staff, for discussion.  Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda, listed below.   Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

1.  Donations

3.  Resolution 2008/09-007 Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement for the Purpose of Establishing an Interlocal Agreement with the Everett School District No. 2

4.  Mathematics Adoption: Grades K-5 Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions, 2009, and Grades 6-8 Holt Mathematics, 2007

5.  City of Stanwood Right-of-Way Dedication Easement, Construction Easement, Drainage Easement, and Wetlands Easement near Cedarhome Elementary

6.  Utsalady Elementary Grade 5 Outdoor Education Camp, May 13-15, 2009, Warm Beach Camp, Stanwood, Washington

7.  Stanwood Middle School Science Trip April 17-18, 2009, Vancouver, Washington

8.  Stanwood High School field Trips: (a) Future Farmers of America - NCW Junior Livestock Show April 2-4, 2009, Moses Lake, Washington; (b) Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference March 31-April 3, 2009, Wenatchee, Washington; (c) Future Farmers of America State Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event April 21-22, 2009, Walla Walla, Washington; (d) Washington Vocational Sports Medicine Association April 17-18, 2009, Redmond, Washington

9.  Memorandum of Agreement with the Stanwood-Camano Building Administrators (Principals) for 2009-2010 National Conference Travel

10.  Lease Agreement with Bank of America for Copier Equipment at Stanwood High School

11.  Personnel Consent Agenda (revised)

12.  Approval of Bills

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
March 13, 2009   General   #69508-69664   $435,661.40
    Associated Student Body   #10840-10880   $16,425.13

DISCUSSION: Roger Myers said that he pulled item #2, Resolution 2008/09-006 Reduced Educational Program and Reduction of Staff, to read letters of support from Directors Pat Patterson and Julie Dean regarding the resolution.  Directors Christoferson and Hartley also shared their support of the resolution.

VOTE: Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve Resolution 2008/09-006 Reduced Educational Program and Reduction of Staff.  Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT
Alex Keller reported on the winter sports programs and activity clubs' events at the high school.  

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Christoferson thanked Alex Keller for his presence and report. 

Roger Myers said that the student advisors would facilitate the May 19th board meeting.

Dr. Shumate reported that there would be one board meeting in April.  The meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the Regular Meeting at 8:17 PM.

STUDY SESSION
A study session to discuss the recommendation to adopt a mathematics curriculum preceded the meeting beginning at 6:15 PM.  Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, introduced 13 members of the math adoption committee that were in attendance. Dr. Schaaf and math coaches Staci Lauinger, Monica McDaniel, and Dana Anderson explained the purpose and guidelines of selecting the Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions, 2009, for Grades K-5 and Holt Mathematics, 2007, for Grades 6-8.  Board members expressed their gratitude for thecomprehensive work done by the math adoption committee.

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Attest:


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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary for the Board