September 17, 2013, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 17, 2013, 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, Roger Myers, Pat Patterson and Ken Christoferson. Darlene Hartley was absent and excused. Ingrid Pelletier and Seth Brisendine, Student Advisors, were also in attendance.

FLAG SALUTE
Marcus Bresko, Citizens for Stanwood-Camano Schools co-chair, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Agenda for the September 17, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson 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 3, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

OATH OF OFFICE

Dr. Jean Shumate administered the Oath of Office to the 2013-14 Student Advisors, Ingrid Pelletier, Stanwood High School, and Seth Brisendine, Lincoln Hill High School. 

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

Marcus Bresko, Co-chair of the Citizens for Stanwood-Camano Schools Levy Campaign, shared his enthusiasm to get the message to community members that the School Facilities and Technology Levy would be on the November 5th ballot. He said that the levy would replace existing taxes when the bond is paid off in December of this year. He stressed the need to have clean-safe schools and technology for student learning to keep students competitive in the workforce and for furthering their education. Mr. Bresko said the district is fiscally strong and he urged the community to support the levy by voting yes. 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

The donations were read by Seth Brisendine and Ingrid Pelletier, as follows: Target Take Charge of Eduation Programdonated to Cedarhome Elementary ($359.44), Elger Bay Elementary ($232.00), Stanwood Elementary ($96.13), Twin City Elementary ($160.63), Utsalady Elementary ($282.56), and Port Susan Middle School ($124.58), REMax, Arlington to Lincoln Hill High School ($100.00); Julie Olson, Getzen Tombone to Stanwood Middle School ($100.00), Firefly Images to Cedarhome Elementary ($460.00), anonymous donor ($500.00) to Twin City Elementary, and Camano Plaza IGA to Elger Bay Elementary ($1,300.00).

RECOGNITIONS

  1. Seth Brisendine read the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s recognition of Dana Anderson, Grade 3 teacher at Utsalady Elementary, for her contributions to mathematics education.
  1. Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T Foundation: Mr. Kevin Plambeck, Career and Technical Education Director, Geri Prater, Work Based Learning Coordinator, and Jenny Tate, Special Education Teacher, recognized barriers holding students back to getting their graduation. Bob Bass, AT&T Representative and sponsor of the Jobs for Washington’s Graduates grant, awarded Stanwood High School Career and Technical Education program with a $30,000.00 grant. Mary Kannikeberg, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) JAG Coordinator and Kathleen Lopp, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction said the grant was data driven. The school-to-career program has a mission to assist students in school through graduation and beyond. Stan Kalamoto, Jobs for Washington’s Graduates, was also in attendance.

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Maurene Stanton, Principal at Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy, and Curt Chester, Lead Teacher at Saratoga School, gave the annual Alternative Learning Experience report for 2012-13, to the Board. Mrs. Stanton and Mr. Chester described the process for developing Student Learning Plans, student supervision and evaluation, overall goals for academic achievement, and the alternative program self-evaluation plan.

ENROLLMENT

Mr. Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, discussed the September Enrollment Report. The total enrollment for September was 4,193.78 Full Time Equivalent (FTE), which was 12 FTEs below the budget projection. The financial loss from the State’s Basic Education Apportionment was $330,000. He reported kindergarten enrollment was higher than projected.

Dr. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, reported on over-loaded classes at specific grade levels and in some secondary content areas. After reviewing class loads and discussing possible solutions, the Stanwood-Camano Education Association leadership and district proposed additional support in three elementary schools, both middle schools and the high school, totaling $279,750.00. This provided additional teachers to lower class sizes in some cases, teacher release-time, reading and/or math intervention and support, and additional para-educator time.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ken Christoferson removed Item #13, Bills and Payroll, from the Consent Agenda for discussion.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-12, listed below. Pat Patterson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Contract Agreement and Outdoor and Environmental Field Trip for Stanwood Elementary 5th Grade Students to YMCA Camp Seymour, October 9-11, 2013, Gig Harbor, Washington.
  3. Agreements with Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University for Practicum and Student Teaching Field Experiences.
  4. Agreement with Public School Employees of Stanwood-Camano to Add Substitute Mechanic and Rate of Pay for Transportation Classification.
  5. Agreement with Royal Argosy for Stanwood High School Senior Prom, May 3, 2014.
  6. Agreement with CenturyLink Private Switch/Automatic Location Identification Service for 911 Emergency Calls.
  7. Agreement with Marysville YMCA for use of Swimming Pool for the 2013-14 Swim Season.
  8. Stanwood High School Field Trip for the Horse Evaluation Team to attend the FFA State Horse Career Development event, September 12-13, 2013, Othello, Washington.
  9. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Instruction Policy 2255, Alternative Learning Experience Programs.
  10. Professional Services Contract with Gayle Burditt & Associates for the 2013-14 School Year for Speech Language Pathology Services.
  11. Approval of Jobs for America’s Graduates Program (JAG) and Memorandum of Understanding with Jobs for Washington’s Graduates for Stanwood High School, Career and Technical Education.
  12. Personnel Consent Agenda.

DISCUSSION: Item # 13, Bills and Payroll

Mr. Christoferson noted that he would not vote on voucher #32633, Stanwood Redi-Mix, due to a conflict of interest.

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve all of the bills and payroll, except voucher #32633. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

13. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL

FUND

WARRANT

TOTAL

August 2013

Payroll

#32453-32520

$965,772.40

Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)

$1,532,860.44

Electronic Federal Tax

$557,100.42

September 2013 (Accrual)

Payroll

#32634-32755

$27,833.59

Electronic Federal Tax

$5,178.29

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

August 30, 2013

General

#32521-32533

$43,401.00

General 2013-14

#32534-32557

$56,307.92

General 2012-13

#32558-32632

$164,630.73

September 13, 2013

General 2012-13

#32633-32633

$405.28

General 2013-14

#32756-32768

$18,937.01

General 2012-13

#32769-32815

$73,004.30

General 2013-14

#32816-32854

$40,763.86

Associated Student Body

#32855-32867

$27,643.55

Associated Student Body

#32868-32872

$4,037.85

Pat Patterson made a motion to approve voucher #32633, Stanwood Redi-Mix. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Ken Christoferson abstained from the vote.

STUDENT ADVISORS’ REPORT

Ingrid Pelletier reported on Stanwood High School’s fall athletic events and reminded everyone that Friday, September 20, was the football “Stilly Cup” game against Arlington. A dance would be held after the game.

Seth Brisendine said that Lincoln Hill High School started three new classes: art, yoga, and leadership. A breakfast was held during advisory period, which may become a quarterly event.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers complimented staff and administration for the start of a good year.

Pat Patterson stated that absentee ballots are available for voters. He thanked staff and citizens for volunteering on the citizens levy committee and said that community members should take a tour of Stanwood High School to see the noticeable facility needs.

Julie Dean welcomed Seth Brisendine and Ingrid Pelletier as Student Advisors to the Board and thanked staff for the Alternative Learning Experience report. Julie also shared her excitement about the Jobs for Washington’s Graduates grant.

Ken Christoferson was also excited about the grant and the possibilities for at risk students.

Superintendent Shumate also welcomed the student advisors. She thanked Kevin Plambeck and Ryan Ovenell (who is working on his administration internship) for their addition to the levy presentations in the community.

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 8:00 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