September 3, 2013, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 3, 2013, 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 Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Roger Myers, Pat Patterson and Ken Christoferson. 

FLAG SALUTE
Ken Christoferson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Agenda for the September 3, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the August 20, 2013, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Pat Patterson abstained from the vote because he was absent from the meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Roger Myers and Julie Dean read the donations as follows: Emily Sanson Blackman ($140.00) and Cedarhome Elementary PTA ($2,512.27).

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Superintendent Jean Shumate remarked on the first day of school and observed the students’ excitement. The unofficial enrollment was 13 FTE below projection and the official student count date would be Friday, September 6th. She said that Cedarhome Elementary and Elger Bay Elementary added a half-time kindergarten class at each school due to enrollment.

Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, added that there were open teaching positions at Stanwood High School, Port Susan Middle School and Stanwood Elementary due to resignations just prior to the start of the school year.

CONSENT AGENDA

Pat Patterson made a motion to approve consent agenda items 1-9, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Memorandum of Agreement with Stanwood-Camano Education Association for Modification of Length of Work Day.
  3. Memorandum of Understanding with Stanwood-Camano Education Association Regarding Teacher Evaluation.
  4. Memorandum of Agreement with Building Administrators Regarding the New Principal Evaluation Process.
  5. Second Reading/Adoption of Instruction Policy 2414, Community Service
  6. First Reading for Revised Instruction Policy 2255, Alternative Learning Experience Programs.
  7. Interlocal Agreement for Fire Service Training with Island County Fire District #1 for the 2013-14 School Year.
  8. Running Start Program Agreement with Bellingham Technical College District No. 25.
  9. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers stated he was glad that school was back in session. He noted that his youngest grandson experienced his first day in kindergarten and his wife went to greet him as he came home from school.

Pat Patterson thanked each of the board members for their service during his absence. He said his family received many reminders by phone on upcoming high school events; as his son is now a high school student.

Darlene Hartley said she was acquainted with a family whose two students attend Lincoln Hill High School and the staff and administration impressed them.

Julie Dean was looking forward to the new school year.

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Christoferson adjourned the Regular Meeting at 12:10 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