March 18, 2014, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 18, 2014 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

President Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

ROLL CALL

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

FLAG SALUTE
Darryl Main, Career & Technical Education Instructor, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Roger Myers revised the Agenda and added New Administrators under Recognitions. Roger Myers made a motion to approve the amended Agenda for the March 18, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers revised the agenda to include new administration under recognitions. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 4, 2014, Special Board Retreat. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 4, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean 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:

DONATIONS

Ingrid Pelletier and Seth Brisendine read the donations as follows: Bob Stanton $200.00 to Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy, Port Susan Middle School PTA $288.91 donated transportation costs for Port Susan Middle School’s 7th grade field trip, Sahara Pizza donated $108.00 to Stanwood Elementary and $225.00 to Cedarhome Elementary for their Pizza Nights, and Washington Technology Student Association donated transportation costs as follows: $174.35 for TSA Leadership and $132.55 for TSA students to attend the Legislative Day in Olympia Washington. Cedarhome Elementary PTA donated transportation costs ($545.68) and Utsalady Elementary ($545.68) for their 4th grade students to the State Capitol, Stanwood High School Booster Club donated transportation costs ($4,961.38) for swim practices and wrestling team competitions. Sarco Precision donated $500.00 to Stanwood High School FFA program.

RECOGNITIONS

Dr. Shumate announced the hiring of two principals that were listed on the Consent Agenda for approval by the Board of Directors. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, introduced Jennifer Allen and Ryan Ovenell as the new administrative hires. Upon approval of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Allen would serve as Principal at Twin City Elementary and Mr. Ovenell would serve as Principal at Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy, effective July 1, 2014.

Board President Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda items for the hiring of Jennifer Allen as Principal of Twin City Elementary and Ryan Ovenell as Principal of Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy. Roger Myers, seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Joy Rusko, Secretary to the Superintendent, introduced the following awards:

  • Shining Star Award: Principal Maurene Stanton and Nate Christensen, teacher, recognized Andrew Meredith from Lincoln Academy and Charlie Smith from Lincoln Hill High School as Shining Stars for 2014.
  • Classified Employee of the Month, January: Debbie Norman, Secretary at Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy, was nominated and recognized by Principal Maurene Stanton.
  • Classified Employee of the Month, February: Bernetta Killingsworth, Secretary for Stanwood High School’s Career & Technical Education Programs, was recognized by Principal Christine Gruver. Darryl Main and Ryan Ovenell, who nominated Bernetta, praised her for her exceptional work.
  • Teacher of the Month, January: Karol Steele, Stanwood High School Health Teacher, was recognized by Principal Christine Gruver. Mrs. Steele was nominated by Scott Knight, who was unable to attend, and Principal Gruver read the nomination.

RECESS

Director Christoferson recessed the meeting at 7:47 p.m. to allow guests to leave. He resumed the meeting at 7:52 p.m.

ASSET PROTECTION PROGRAM ANNUAL FACILITY REPORT

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the Asset Protection Program’s Annual Facility Reports required by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as a condition to receive state matching funds on future school replacements or renovations.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Gary Platt reported on the Financial Report for the month of February 2014. He reviewed the Executive Summary including enrollment, General Fund balance, revenues, and expenditures, and payroll costs. The food service summary showed increase in revenue and a decrease in state and federal funding from the reimbursed meals. He commented that the year was fifty percent complete.

CONSENT AGENDA

Roger Myers made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-8, listed below, excluding the hiring of administrators, Ryan Ovenell and Jennifer Allen, on the Personnel Consent Agenda, which was previously made. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Twin City Elementary Outdoor Educational Field Trip, April 28-30, 2014 Gig Harbor, Wshington.
  3. Stanwod Middle School Science Team Field Trip to State Science Olympiad, April 11-12, 2014, Cheney, Washington.
  4. Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) Boys Basketball to State Tournament, March 5-8, 2014, Tacoma, Washington, (b) Cheer Team to Boys Basketball State Tournament, March 7-8, 2014, Tacoma, Washington, (c) Science Team to State Science Olympiad, April 11-12, 2014, Cheney, Washington, (d) FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team to State FFA Agriculture Mechanics Contest, April 16-17, 2014, Walla Walla, Washington, and (e) Technology Student Association State Officer Training, May 28-30, 2014, Grand Mound, Washington.
  5. Resolution 2013/14-004, Reduced Educational Program and Reduction of Staff.
  6. 2014-15 Legal Services Cooperative with Northwest Educational Service District 189.
  7. Personnel Consent Agenda
  8. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL

FUND

WARRANT

TOTAL

February 2014

Payroll

#34803-34898

$1,068,875.00

Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)

$1,603,353.29

Electronic Federal Tax

$582,265.56

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

February 28, 2014

General

#34899-34989

$229,998.65

Associated Student Body

#34990-35016

$14,133.07

March 14, 2014

General

#35017-35152

$184,891.79

Associated Student Body

#35153-35175

$12,692.87

STUDENT ADVISORS’ REPORT

Ingrid Pelletier reported that the Stanwood High School’s boy’s basketball team placed 6th in the State Tournament and two players, Josh Thayer and Drew Stang along with Coach Zach Ward received The Herald’s honors for being selected on the “All-Area First Team.” Ingrid also announced that the spring sports schedule begun, SHREK was the most successful play, Associated Student Body elections would be held on April 1, and Spring Break would begin on April 7th.

Seth Brisendine reported that a third Advisory Breakfast was held and Associated Student Body officers were nominated.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers said he attended the State Basketball Tournament and was proud of students who were in attendance. He also enjoyed the performance of SHREK at the high school.

Al Schreiber said he attended a meeting at the district office with the sheriff department regarding student safety.

Julie Dean said SHREK was very good and the high school students gave a wonderful performance. She also commented that the new administrators both attended Stanwood schools and have come back, which was touching to her.

Ken Christoferson said that SHREK was fun to be in the audience. He agreed with Julie, that it is an honor for people to come back to Stanwood. This is a place to live and raise their children.

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 8:09PM.

STUDY SESSION

The study session began at 6:00 PM to present the Attendance Area Update. Superintendent Shumate and Gary Platt presented information and showed the PowerPoint that was presented at the March 17th community meeting. The meeting was well attended and community members had an opportunity to give input and comment on the two attendance boundary proposals. The study session ended at 6:43 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 to the Board