October 7, 2008, Regular Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 11:30 AM. Board members in attendance were: Roger Myers, Ken Christoferson, and Julie Dean. Darlene Hartley and Pat Patterson were not able to attend.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Roger Myers recessed the regular meeting at 11:31 AM for an executive session to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate for approximately 30 minutes. No action was taken.

RECONVENE
Roger Myers reconvened the regular meeting at 12:03 PM. Colleen Keller, Utsalady Elementary Principal, 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 September 16, 2008, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean 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
Julie Dean presented the donations from Target, O'Connor Photography, Robert T. Photography, and Kathy Tredo.

ENROLLMENT OCTOBER 2008
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, said that there was a slight increase in the October 2008 enrollment. He reported that 5,020 students were enrolled, which was 27 students under budget.

SPRING 2008 WASL RESULTS
Mike Olson and Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendents for Secondary and Elementary Education, respectively, introduced the schools' principals or assistant principal that would present the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) trends and current scores. Each principals' report included achievement increases, decreases, plateaus, explanations and responses. The following principals reported for their schools: Christine Gruver, Stanwood High School; Dan Johnston, Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy; Keri Von Moos (assistant principal), Port Susan Middle School; Barbara Marsh, Stanwood Middle School; Jeff Lofgren, Cedarhome Elementary; Jon Evavold, Elger Bay Elementary; Victor Hanzeli, Stanwood Elementary; Pam Gentz, Twin City Elementary; and Colleen Keller, Utsalady Elementary. Principals focused on the compilation of data to assess the needs of individual students; the critical component of professional development; and the desire for continued improvement. Board members appreciated the reports and felt assured that students' needs are being addressed and opportunities are available to achieve success.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers said that the personnel agenda was revised. Julie Dean made a motion to approve the revised consent agenda, listed below. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations
2. Field Trips: a) Stanwood High School Horticulture Club and FFA Organization, November 7-8, 2008, Woodland and Vancouver, WA; b) Stanwood High School Horticulture Club and FFA Organization, February 27-28, 2009, Ephrata and Warden, WA; c) Stanwood High School Future Business Leaders of America National Fall Leadership Conference, November 20-23, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona; and d) Stanwood Elementary Grade 5 students, Outdoor and Environmental Education Program at YMCA Camp Seymour, March 16-18, 2009, Gig Harbor, WA
3. Contract for Professional Service Provider, Career Staff Unlimited, Inc., for the 2008-09 School Year
4. W.E. Kintner & Associates, Real Estate Appraiser for the 2008-09 Fiscal Year
5. Contract between Stanwood Elementary and YMCA Camp Seymour for the 2008-09 School Year
6. Public Hearing set for October 21, 2008 regarding the Board of Directors' Area Redistricting Plan
7. Agreement with NWESD 189 for Automated Notification Services
8. Personnel Consent Agenda
9. Stanwood-Camano Educational Association Memorandum of Agreement for Locker Room Supervision, September 2, 2008-August 31, 2009

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Julie Dean said that she enjoyed her school visits and witnesses the hard work by our teachers and how they relate to the students.

Ken Christoferson said that he appreciated the detailed reports and the staffs' time and effort to bring the information to the Board.

Roger Myers also said that he enjoyed school visits. He reminded board members about: the Board Retreat would be held October 21; a meeting with legislators would be held October 28 in Anacortes, and a meeting regarding the Open Meeting Act would be held December 3 in Mount Vernon.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 1:55 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