May 20, 2014, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE MAY 20, 2014 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Under the direction of President Ken Christoferson, Student Advisors, Ingrid Pelletier and Seth Brisendine, facilitated the meeting. Ingrid Pelletier called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center boardroom.

ROLL CALL

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

FLAG SALUTE
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Agenda for the May 20, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Minutes of the May 6, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson 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:

LINCOLN HILL MURAL PROJECT UPDATE

Maurene Stanton, Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy Principal, introduced Crystal Roig, community volunteer, who is working with students to create a mural for the renovated Church Creek Park. Students representing Lincoln Hill were Elise Nowak, Kayli Rodgers, and Silver Merideth who explained the “Art in the Park” mural process, the relationship with Rick Hawkins, Stanwood’s Chief of Police, and the impact of being involved in a community project.

DONATIONS

Roger Myers presented the donations, as follows: Bob Stanton, REMax Realty, $200.00 to Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy; Twin City Elementary PTA $728.44, for transporting students on a field trip; Sahara Pizza $177.00 to Cedarhome Elementary from the pizza night fundraiser; Elger Bay Elementary PTA $264.64 to purchase library materials, $278.77 for transporting students on a field trip, $4,092.37 for student field trips and classroom materials, and $10,100.00 for the 5th grade outdoor education program.

RECOGNITIONS

  • Mr. Mark Carlson, Port Susan Middle School History Day Advisor, announced the results of the Regional History Day Competition at Western Washington University that was held March 15th. The theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History” and all students advanced to the state competition. Participants were: 1st place, Website: Ashley Peterson and Trinity Hundley, “Lobotomy: Disrespected Rights, Forgotten Responsibilities;” 2nd place, Henry Johnson wrote a paper on “The Boldt Decision: We have always fished and we always will;” and 1stplace, Collin Chung wrote a paper on the Japanese Internment, represented Saratoga School.

State competition was held at Green River Community College on May 3rd where Henry Johnson placed second. Henry advanced to the National History Day Competition that will be held at the University of Maryland June 14-19, 2014. 

Mr. Carlson introduced Port Susan Middle School student, Henry Johnson. Henry shared information about his research and experience writing The Boldt Decision: “We have always fished salmon, and we always will.” 

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

Lynne Donovan, Cedarhome Elementary paraeducator was awarded the 2013-14 Classified Employee of the Year. Principal Jeff Lofgren and teachers Jane Lenz and Shannon Hiegler recognized Lynne by reading their nominations. (Molly Crimin was unable to attend.)

Ken Sims, Stanwood High School Theatre Arts and English Teacher was awarded the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Principal Christine Del Pozo and teacher Carrie James recognized Ken. Ken and Carrie announced that Stanwood Highs School’s production of Shrek the Musical received “Outstanding Overall Musical” by the prestigious 5th Avenue Theatre 2014 Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater. Stanwood High School received a total of 12 awards.

Board members presented certificates of achievement and an engraved paperweight to the award recipients, Dr. Shumate presented framed pictures, and sponsor Tony Warner, Umpqua Bank Manager, presented gift certificates from Dos Reales and Stanwood Cinemas.

  • Board Members recognized Ingrid Pelletier and Seth Brisendine for their service as Student Advisors on the Board for 2013-14. They were presented with engraved paperweights.
  • Maurene Stanton, incoming Director of Human Services on July 1, honored the following retirees: Certificated Staff: Linda Littlefield, Marianne McGarry-Bloom, Kathryn Mietus, Delores Osterhaus, Robin Ringland, Vivian Schnaar, Karol Steele, and Brenda Taylor. Classified Staff: Carol Covert, Gail Olsen, Naomi Carlson, and Eva Pedersen. Other retirees unable to attend: Judy Alexander, Therese Follett, Katherine Norris, Edwin Bentley, Alan Robb, Doug Durand, Victor Loverro, and David Diaz.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, gave the monthly financial report for April. He discussed the executive summary, general fund budget, and the food service program summary.

CONSENT AGENDA

Roger Myers made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-8, listed below. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. 1. Donations. 
    Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) Boys Basketball Team Camp, June 25-July 1, 2014, San Diego, California, (b) Boys Junior Varisity Basketball Team Camp, June 27-30, 2014, Bellingham, Washington. 
    3. YMCA of Greater Seattle Camp Orkila Agreement for Elger Bay Elementary Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Experience June 2-4, 2014.
    4. Second Reading and Adoption of New Student Policies: (a) Policy 3245, Isolation and Restraint of Students with IEPs and Section 504 Plans, (b) Policy 3246, Use of Reasonable Force.
    5. Construction Management Support and Assistance Contract with Educational Service District #112. 
  2. Public Hearing on August 19, 2014, for the Adoption of the FY 2014-15 Budget. 
    7. Personnel Consent Agenda. 
  3. Bills and Payroll. 

PAYROLL

FUND

WARRANT

TOTAL

April 2014

Payroll

#35560-35652

$1,057,985.75

Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)

$1,596,850.07

Electronic Federal Tax

$583,182.84

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

April 30, 2014

General

#35653-35751

$376,878.00

Capital Projects

#35752-35752

$13,019.01

Associated Student Body

#35753-35771

$27,844.75

May 8, 2014

Transportation Vehicle

#35772-35772

$143,976.68

May 15, 2014

General

#35773-35903

$300,968.55

Capital Projects

#35904-35904

$137.20

Associated Student Body

#35905-35933

$17,562.50

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT

Ingrid Pelletier reported on Stanwood High School’s spring athletic events, upcoming activities, concerts, and plays. 

Seth Brisendine announced that Lincoln Hill High School students, Cameron Smith and Shawna Butts, received “Student of the Quarter” honors from the Stanwood-Camano Rotary. Seth also reported that caps and gowns were ready for the graduating seniors June 10th.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers thanked and appreciated the student advisors for their service and wished them the best of luck for the future.

 Al Schreiber stated he was impressed with the talent of students and staff retiring. He shared that he would not be able to attend graduation activities because he will be traveling to a family wedding out of state.

Darlene Hartley commented that the student advisors were extraordinary!

Julie Dean praised Ingrid and Seth for doing a fabulous job facilitating the meeting and throughout the year. Julie said she was excited to hear about Lincoln Hill High School’s involvement with the mural project and bringing the park back to the community, was grateful for our retiring staff, and congratulated the drama department for receiving high honors from the 5th Avenue Theater Awards.

Ken Christoferson commented on the student advisors’ presence on the Board. He also enjoyed seeing the retirees’ smiles as they were honored and he reflected how fortunate the district was to have had such leaders and models for our students.

ADJOURNMENT

Ingrid Pelletier adjourned the regular meeting at 8:38 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