July 22, 2015, Special Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE JULY 22, 2015, SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Ken Christoferson called the special meeting to order at 6:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom. 

ROLL CALL

Board members in attendance were: Julie Dean, Darlene Hartley, Al Schreiber, Roger Myers, and Ken Christoferson.

FLAG SALUTE
Director Christoferson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the July 22, 2015, Special Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley 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:

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, began the report by saying that the legislature approved sufficient funding for voluntary all-day kindergarten programs for qualifying schools (Elger Bay, Twin City, and Stanwood Elementary schools). The unfunded impact for implementing all-day kindergarten in the qualifying schools would be approximately $50,000.  Cedarhome and Utsalady Elementary did not qualify because the poverty rates were above the guidelines.  The district's impact to include these schools for all-day kindergarten would be approximately $225,000.  To implement the new programs an additional $30,000 would be budgeted for initial start-up costs including staff development, furnishings, and equipment.  The proposed 2015-16 budget includes all-day, everyday kindergarten programs at the five elementary schools.

Dr. Shumate assured the Board that the budget maintains the minimum balance of five percent, per Board policy.  She also noted that basic education monies now fund the highly capable and bilingual programs.

Mr. Platt said that the complete budget document would be available at the August 18th meeting.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Gary Platt gave the financial report for the Month of June 2015.  He discussed the Executive Summary and noted that the general fund balance was at a nine-year low.

 

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-3, listed below. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Highly Capable Program Grant for 2015-16.
  2. Implementation of All-Day, Everyday Kindergarten in Cedarhome, Elger Bay, Stanwood, Twin City, and Utsalady Elementary Schools for 2015-16 School Year.
  3. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Ken Christoferson said that this was the longest amount of time to wait for the State’s budget, in order to proceed and thanked the staff their hard work on the 2015-16 budget.

Darlene Hartley also thanked the staff for their collaboration, time and effort to have all-day kindergarten at all the elementary schools.

Al Schreiber added that there are so many students doing great things this summer and one student is competing in the Junior’s World Vaulting Championship in the Netherlands.

Roger Myers also commented that District staff was still able to complete the budget under the timeframe to submit the budget to the Educational Service District.

Julie Dean hoped that the Legislature would fully fund basic education.

Dr. Shumate said that the Board made all-day kindergarten a priority and she praised her Cabinet for working hard to make the kindergarten programs a reality in every elementary.

ADJOURNMENT

Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 6:25 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