February 4, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 4, 2014 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

President Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

ROLL CALL

Board members in attendance were Darlene Hartley, Julie Dean, Al Schreiber, and Ken Christoferson. Roger Myers was absent and excused. Student Advisor Seth Brisendine was also in attendance.

FLAG SALUTE
Erik Titus, Stanwood Middle School teacher and athletic director, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the February 4, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Ken Christoferson removed the January 21, 2014, Special Audit Entrance Conference Minutes, due to the lack of a quorum at the meeting.

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Minutes of the January 21, 2014, Special Board Retreat. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the January 21, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

RECOGNITIONS

Ken Christoferson commented on a letter addressed to the Board from Troy Kelley, State Auditor, congratulating the District’s exemplary record of no audit findings for the last 10 years. Board members joined Ken in praising all of the staff for their diligent work on behalf of the District.

DONATIONS

The donations were read by Julie Dean as follows: Bob Stanton REMax ($200.00) to Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy, Carol Covert donated a dishwasher (value $400.00) to Stanwood Middle School staff lounge, Boeing Company Gift Match Program ($250.00) to Cedarhome Elementary, and Charles and Donna Cole Charitable Foundation ($2,000.00) to Stanwood High School choir program.

LINCOLN HILL HIGH SCHOOL

Principal Maurene Stanton and students from the Leadership Team – Hannah Waite-Thiede, Alex Avalos, Cameron Smith, and Seth Brisendine shared the importance of having an Associated Student Body at Lincoln Hill High School. 

Julie Dean commended the students for their leadership roles and Darlene Hartley commented on the special breakfasts that the Lincoln Hill High School Leadership Students coordinate to create school spirit.

ATHLETICS UPDATE

Athletic Directors Erik Titus, Keri Von Moos, and Tom Wilfong, reported on the number of participants in each of the athletic opportunities provided by Stanwood Middle School, Port Susan Middle School and Stanwood High School. Although participants varied from year to year, each of the programs are important, as well as intramural programs, to enhance academic performance and responsibilities.

Tom Wilfong stated that one of the highlights of the past year was the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame. He thanked the many individuals that were part of the development and the success of Stanwood’s first Hall of Fame. In other news, he explained the re-alignment for WESCO 3A north schools and 3A south schools for the next 4-year cycle.

Keri Von Moos noted the Athletic Administrators Association State Conference would be held April 27-30 in Spokane, Washington. Each of the athletic directors will be conducting workshops.

Support staff, Becca Nunnally, Lynelll Lewis, Rona Olson, and Sheryl Wark, was recognized by the athletic directors for all the work done behind the scenes on behalf of the athletic departments.

FEBRUARY ENROLLMENT REPORT

Superintendent Shumate reported on the enrollment for the month of February. The actual enrollment was 4,208.66 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), which averaged within 5 FTE of the projected budget. She noted the decline of 14 students since last month. Dr. Shumate shared that the Attendance Area Committee commenced on February 3rd to discuss re-aligning school boundaries for enrollment balance between schools.

CONSENT AGENDA

Al Schreiber made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-5, listed below. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Associated Student Body at Lincoln Hill High School.
  3. First Reading of Revised Student Policy 3702, Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying.
  4. Integra Telcom Contract Revision.
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda.

STUDENT ADVISOR REPORT

Seth Brisendine reported that Lincoln Hill High School is involved with the City of Stanwood to reopen Church Creek Park. Principal Stanton added that a community member volunteered to help create a mural with the students that would be located in the park for all to enjoy.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Al Schreiber thanked the staff for supplying information that assists Board Members.

Darlene Hartley said she enjoyed Jazz Night at the high school and watched the Missoula Children’s Theater’s production of Hansel and Gretel, in which her grandson was involved. She also praised Julie Dean for her professional work at Skagit Valley Hospital.

Julie Dean said she was proud to hear that Katie Ryan, a 2003 Stanwood High School graduate, was the designer of the Seattle Seahawks graphics on the Boeing plane (for the 2014 Super Bowl).

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:45 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