July 7, 2015, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE JULY 7, 2015, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 5:00 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
Al Schreiber led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the July 7, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the June 16, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  Al Schreiber and Darlene Hartley did not vote due to their absence from the June 16th meeting.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS

There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS

Roger Myers presented the donations, as follows:

  1. Target, Thanks a Billion campaign, donated $150 to Stanwood Elementary, $100 to Stanwood High School, and $100 to Twin City Elementary for miscellaneous supplies,
  2. Haggen School Bucks for Education program donated $110.89 to Stanwood High School for the Celebration of Excellence and Graduation ceremonies,
  3. Arlington Garden Club donated $100 to support the Stanwood High School FFA Chapter,
  4. Geri Prater donated a Sceptre 36” flat-screen television (valued at $240) to Stanwood High School ASSIST program,
  5. Elizabeth Newland donated $296.87 to Utsalady Elementary Art Cart Program,
  6. Maurene Stanton donated an alto saxophone, value $250, to Port Susan Middle School band program,
  7. Stanwood Elementary PTO provided transportation costs, $398.60, for Stanwood Elementary 3rd grade students to visit the Boeing plant and 4th grade students to visit the Tulalip Museum, and $421.06 for the Crossing Guards’ field trip to Birch Bay Waterslides and kindergartners to visit the Everett Children’s Museum,
  8. Utsalady Booster Club provided entrance fees, $399, for Utsalady Elementary kindergarten’s field trip to the Everett Children’s Museum, $318.39 for a teacher stipend for a Spring Choir Club after school enrichment program, $374.81 for transporting the ASSIST class to the Woodland Park Zoo, and $1,486.54 for various field trips to Pacific Science Center, Everett and Bellingham Museum and Woodland Park Zoo,
  9. Stanwood Middle School PTO provided transportation costs, $135.16, to Stanwood Middle School art students’ field trip to Pilchuck Glass School and $2,179.92 for transporting the High Honors Group to Birch Bay Water Slides and for transporting the 8th grade class to Edmonds for their promotion celebration,
  10. Elger Bay Elementary PTA provided $790 to Elger Bay Elementary for additional expenses with transportation, teacher stipends and scholarships for Outdoor Education,
  11. Marijane Johnsen donated speech-language intervention materials, value $896, to Elger Bay speech program,
  12. Friends of Camano Island Parks donated transportation costs, $500.50, for 2nd grade students from Elger Bay Elementary, Utsalady Elementary, and Stanwood Elementary to attend Education Days at Camano Island State Park,
  13. Port Susan Middle School PTA provided transportation costs, $136.38, for the Port Susan Middle School band students to visit and promote the band program at Utsalady and Twin City Elementary.  The PTA also provided transportation costs, $1,422.10, for a field trip to Woodland Park Zoo for science studies group,
  14. Cedarhome Elementary PTA provided transportation costs, $245.74, for the Cedarhome Elementary 5th grade science study field trip to the Stillaguamish Fish Hatchery; $1,733.92, for crossing guards, and 5th grade field trips; and $1,822.06 for first, second and third grade field trips,
  15. Stanwood Band Boosters provided transportation costs, $606.60, to SeaTac Airport for the high school band students and chaperones field trip and performance at the Anaheim Music Festival in California,
  16. Twin City Elementary PTA provided transportation costs, $747.06, for Twin City Elementary student field trips, and $3,540.21 for outdoor education teacher stipends and substitute teacher expenses, and various field trips.

BUDGET UPDATE

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, explained that the district just received budget information from The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; the pivot table, which projects impacts of the proposals of the Governor’s Budget, House Budget, Senate Budget and Conference Budget, and the Budget Driver (John Jenft) Summary.

Based on the January enrollment and the just released pivot tables funding increased by almost $3.5 million.  A 3% Cost of Living Adjustment (C.O.L.A.) increase for base teachers’ salary schedule, classified employees and administrative staff will be funded.  The district is responsible for the increased costs for approximately 20-25 staff that are funded by the local levy.

Funding for full-time kindergarten programs were approved for Elger Bay, Stanwood, and Twin City Elementary Schools.  The district would need to fund full-time kindergarten programs at Cedarhome and Utsalady Elementary for the 2015-16 school year. A half-day program must be offered, however parents would need to provide transportation mid-day.  Board members concurred that the priority is to fund full-time kindergarten programs at all elementary schools.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-15, listed below. Darlene Hartley seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations
  2. Stanwood Elementary 5th Grade Outdoor Education Field Trip to Attend Camp Seymour, October 7-9, 2015, Gig Harbor, Washington.
  3. Contract for Services with YMCA Camp Seymour for Stanwood Elementary Outdoor Education Camp.
  4. Second Reading/Adoption of Revised Board of Directors Policy 1400, Meeting Conduct, Order of Business, and Quorum.
  5. Interlocal Agreement with Mount Vernon School District for Special Education Services for the 2015-16 School Year.
  6. Agreement with Island County for Mental Health Services from August 15, 2015 through June 30, 2020.
  7. Interlocal Agreement with the Puget Sound Joint Purchasing Cooperative for Food Services, 2015-2020.
  8. Revised Public School Employees (PSE) Salary Schedule A.
  9. 2015-16 Salary Schedules for Non-represented Office Workers, Public School Employees, Building Administrators, and District Level Administrators.
  10. Resolution 2014/15-003, Delegating Authority to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) for 2015-16 Memberships.
  11. Memorandum of Agreement with Western Washington University for Student Teaching and Intern Experiences for Five Years Beginning September 1, 2015.
  12. Use Facilities and Technology Levy to Pay the Costs of a New.400 FTE Technology Director Position.
  13. 2015-16 School Fee Schedules and Breakfast/Lunch Prices.
  14. Personnel Consent Agenda.
  15. Bills and Payroll.
PAYROLL   FUND   WARRANT   TOTAL
June 2015   Payroll   #41218-41292   $1,108,342.77
    Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)       $1,707,708.61
    Electronic Federal Tax       $632,094.14
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
June 24, 2015   General   #41293-41293   $12,500.00
June 30, 2015    (2015-16)        General   #41294-41296   $1,350.00
June 30, 2015    (2014-15)   General   #41297-41454   $227,645.24
    Capital Projects   #41455-41459   $32,945.48
    Associated Student Body   #41460-41508   $68,167.22
    Trust   #41509-41509   $2,128.45

 

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Al Schreiber recalled how awesome the graduation ceremonies were and said that he read an article about students who had art in the early years had higher math scores in later years.  He also thanked staff for their work on the budget.

Darlene Hartley stated that she and Julie Dean attended the YMCA ground-breaking ceremonies. She said that the YMCA facility would be built in a little over a year’s time.

Julie Dean and Ken Christoferson were excited about having full-time kindergarten programs.

Dr. Shumate stated that the Northwest Educational Service District’s budget deadline was extended by one week.

ADJOURNMENT

Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 5:45 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