September 16, 2008, Regular Board Meeting

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 16, 2008, REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Roger Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Board members in attendance were: Roger Myers, Darlene Hartley, Ken Christoferson, Pat Patterson, and Julie Dean. Student advisors, Alex Keller and Anne Marie Olson, were present. Anne Marie Olson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Julie Dean made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 2, 2008, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Pat Patterson made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 2, 2008, Special 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
Alex Keller presented the donations from Haggen, Wal-Mart, Lifetouch National School Studios, Puget Sound Land Service, Inc., and Stanwood Cinemas.

ENROLLMENT SEPTEMBER 2008
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business and Operations, said that 5,019 students are enrolled in the district as of the September 5th count day, 25 students below the budget projection. Mr. Platt said that there may be some final correcting adjustments to the September enrollment report and he would inform the Board of the impact on the budget from the loss of revenue. Dr. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, added that minor adjustments were made to staffing due to the increase in students at the kindergarten level. Director Christoferson requested information on class sizes at the individual schools.

BOARD REDISTRICTING PLAN
Dr. Jean Shumate, Superintendent, reported on the progress of adjusting the director district boundaries and how they would better serve the community. She said that configuring two director districts in Stanwood, two on Camano Island, and one at-large would provide more opportunity for people to get involved as a board director no mater where they reside within our school district boundaries. Mr. Platt presented a timeline for the board redistricting plan, which included a public hearing October 21, 2008. Ken Christoferson stated that board redistricting is a positive move for our unique community and opens the possibilities for more involvement to become a board director. Darlene Hartley thanked Dr. Shumate and Mr. Platt for their research and plan. She added that South Whidbey School District has two at-large directors on their board. Pat Patterson clarified that a change in the director boundaries does not affect student attendance areas.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers said that the personnel agenda was revised. Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the revised consent agenda, listed below. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations
2. Contract with Lakewood School District for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) 2008-09 Drug Omnibus Grant funding.
3. Agreement with Workforce Development Council Snohomish County for the Building Bridges 2008-09 grant funding.
4. Agreement with Northwest Educational Service District 189 Coaching Support September 1, 2008-July 31, 2009.
5. Personnel Consent Agenda
6. Bills and Payroll
7. Group Health Interlocal Agreement Provision of Certain Welfare Benefits to Employees.

PAYROLL   FUND   WARRANT    TOTAL  
August 2008   Payroll   #87529-87636   $2,512,974.92  
    Electronic Federal Tax       $576,597.78  
 September "Cycle X" 2008   Payroll    #87637-87757    $57,779.54  
    Electronic Federal Tax        $10,964.51  
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE              
August 29, 2008   General 2008-09   #67593-67644   $134,821.57  
    General   #67645-67736    $165,792.32  
September 15, 2008    General 2007-08   #67737-67813   $118,667.20  
    General 2008-09 after   #67814-67838   $36,446.61  
    General 2008-09 prior   #67839-67942    $130,564.57  
    Associated Student Body 07-08   #10458-10477    $17,988.87  
    Associated Student Body   #40478-10479    $410.00  
    Capital Projects   #4350-4350   $7,993.40  

STUDENT ADVISORS' REPORT
Anne Marie Olson reported on the high school activities and Alex Keller reported on sports events. Alex said that he was in his Senior year and Anne Marie was enrolled in Running Start and would attend a community college.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Christoferson thanked Superintendent Shumate and staff for all of the work done opening schools and adjustments made because of declining enrollment.

Darlene Hartley expressed her appreciation and said that the Twin City Elementary staff were gracious and sensitive.

Roger Myers said the the WSSDA Regional Meeting would be October 2 in Burlington.

Dr. Shumate gave an update on an injured football player and thanked Cathy Britt, Public Information Coordinator, for her expertise. Dr. Shumate also thanked the excellent help and response from other district administrators and staff that helped with the emergency.

ADJOURNMENT
Roger Myers adjourned the regular meeting at 7:33 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