February 3, 2015, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 3, 2015, 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, Roger Myers, Al Schreiber, and Ken Christoferson. Darlene Hartley was absent and excused.

FLAG SALUTE

Director Al Schreiber led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the February 3, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Minutes of the January 20, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Julie Dean presented the donations, as follows: (1) Mr. Sidharth Sethi, Camano Lodge Restaurant, donated six gift certificates, valued at $100.00, to Twin City Elementary for student recognitions. The gift certificate is for a kid’s entrée, drink and ice cream; (2) Stanwood Lions Club Foundation donated $100.00 to Stanwood Middle School’s music department; (3) Twin City Elementary PTA donated $1,000.00 to Twin City Elementary for school safety supplies; and (4) a donation of $5,000.00 was anonymously given to Cedarhome Elementary for the 5th grade outdoor education program.

ATHLETICS UPDATE

Keri Von Moos, Port Susan Middle School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tom Wilfong, Stanwood High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, and Eric Titus, Stanwood Middle School representative for athletics, presented the annual athletics report.

Mr. Wilfong shared the high school teams’ successes in track, boys tennis, girls swim, cross-country and girls soccer; reviewed the fall, winter and spring seasons’ participation numbers; announced the names of new coaches and stated that Stanwood High School will host the 3A Sub Regional Wrestling Tournament. Tom said the biggest facility improvement was the stadium parking lot, thus far. There are plans to replace and refigure the main gym floor, bleachers and outside track in the summer of 2015.

Roger Myers inquired if the participation numbers declined when the pay to participate fees began. Keri Von Moos addressed the issue and told the Board that they would get a report sent to them as soon as possible.

Keri Von Moos brought the Board’s attention to the poster on the wall created by Port Susan Middle School’s leadership team. The poster was in recognition of Board Appreciation Month and Keri thanked the Board members for all they do for the district.

Keri also reviewed the participation numbers at Port Susan Middle School for the first and second season of the year. At this time, the cross-country team and football teams are combined with Stanwood Middle School students, due to the fluctuation in student participation.

Erik Titus explained that the north league philosophies in 2009 was to accept all students who wanted to participate in a sport, which allowed for junior varsity teams to exist. When budgets declined, teams restricted student participation. Erik also discussed the participation numbers at Stanwood Middle School and said the 7th grade football league would include Monroe, Everett and Snohomish School Districts.

Tom Wilfong expressed his excitement about talking with YMCA representatives regarding pool configurations at the new Y facility. He also shared information on the success of the high school’s Hall of Fame awards program.

FEBRUARY ENROLLMENT

Superintendent Jean Shumate gave the enrollment report for the month of February 2015. There were 4,139.61 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolled, which was above the budget projection by 104.64 FTE. January’s enrollment decreased by about 13 FTE overall. The high school’s enrollment decreased 18 FTE, which had the largest decline of all schools.

CONSENT AGENDA

Roger Myers made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-4, listed below. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

1. Donations.

2. Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) FFA Horticulture Team, Floriculture Career Development Event, February 6-7, 2015, Kennewick, Washington, and (b) FFA Leadership Team, Leadership Conference, February 7-8, 2015, Ellensburg, Washington.

3. Letter of Agreement with Public School Employees (PSE) of Stanwood Clarifying Language Related to Industrial Insurance.

4. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers attended Port Susan Middle School’s spelling bee and was impressed by the students’ work and the poise. The overall spelling bee winner was a sixth grade student.

Al Schreiber, for the record, wanted Gary Platt to know he was missed; commented on the number of excellent employees retiring at the end of year; and said he appreciated the athletic programs’ focus on the student’s mind and body.

Ken Christoferson also appreciated the athletics presentation.

ADJOURNMENT

Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 12:33 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