May 19, 2015, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE MAY 19, 2015, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM and adjourned to executive session at 6:02 PM to review the performance of a staff member for approximately 60 minutes. All members of the Board were present.

CALL TO ORDER
Under the direction of President Ken Christoferson, Student Advisors Ingrid Pelletier and Mindy Atwell, facilitated the meeting. Mindy Atwell called the meeting to order at 7:00 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. Mindy Atwell and Ingrid Pelletier, Student Advisors, were also present.

FLAG SALUTE
Ingrid Pelletier, Student Advisor, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Agenda for the May 19, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve the Minutes of the May 5, 2015, Special Audit Exit Conference Minutes. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the May 5, 2015, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
1. Washington Achievement Awards – Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning presented the Washington Achievement Awards to:
• Cedarhome Elementary - Principal Jeff Lofgren and reading specialist Cindy Phillips
• Stanwood Elementary – Principal Barbara Marsh, teacher Jenny Sepulveda, and office manager Ruth Turner
• Port Susan Middle School – Principal Dan Johnston, Assistant Principal Keri Von Moos, Counselor Cindy Taggart-Deffinbaugh, teacher Chris Jadwin, paraeducator Michelle Cruse, and office staff Toshi Thorne, Rona Olson, and Cindy Wittman
• Stanwood High School – Principal Christine Del Pozo, Kevin Plambeck, Director of Career and Technical Education, and teachers Kris Merritt and Ross Short accepted the award.

2. Employee Retirements – Maurene Stanton, Executive Director of Human Resources presented the retirement awards and tributes as follows.
Certificated Staff: Marijane Johnsen, Liz Chester, Curt Chester, Garry Swartz, Cindy Taggart-Deffinbaugh, Linda Welborn, and Lindsay Gilbreath.
Classified Staff: Rosanne Johnson, Richard Bradshaw, Deborah Rice, and Lynne Donovan.

3. Volunteer Recognition – Maurene Stanton introduced Principal Dan Johnston who recognized Cindy Hand with the Volunteer Service Award for her contributions at Port Susan Middle School.

4. Classified Employee of the Year – Joy Rusko introduced Rona Olson, Port Susan Middle School Secretary, as the Classified Employee of the Year for 2014-15. Principal Dan Johnston and Director Darlene Hartley recognized Ms. Olson.

5. Teacher of the Year – Joy Rusko introduced Kris Merritt, Stanwood High School Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts Teacher, as the Teacher of the Year 2014-15. Principal Christine Del Pozo and Director of Career and Technical Education Kevin Plambeck, and Director Roger Myers recognized Ms. Merritt.

Dr. Shumate presented the awardees with pictures for their schools and sponsor Tony Tony Warner, Vice President, Store Manager, Stanwood Umpqua Bank, presented gift certificates from Dos Reales and Stanwood Cinemas.

6. Student Advisors – Ingrid Pelletier and Mindy Atwell were recognized for their service as Student Advisors on the Board of Directors. Directors Julie Dean and Roger Myers presented them with certificates of achievement and engraved paperweights.

RECEPTION AND RECESS
The meeting was recessed at 7:59 for a short reception of cake and punch to celebrate those who were recognized. The meeting resumed at 8:12 PM.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

DONATIONS and RECOGNITIONS
Roger Myers presented the donations and recognitions, as follows:
DONATIONS
1. Stanwood Elementary PTO provided student scholarships, $484.00 to Elger Bay Stanwood Elementary for 5th grade Outdoor Education at Camp Orkila. (The correction on May 19 was incorrect; the donation will be resubmitted June 2 to read: Elger Bay PTO provided the student scholarships to Elger Bay 5th grade Outdoor Education.)
2. Utsalady Booster Club provided teacher stipend, $353.77, for a hand-embroidering after-school enrichment class at Utsalady Elementary.
3. Stanwood Elementary PTO provided $318.00 for Stanwood Elementary kindergarten field trip entrance fees.
4. Twin City Elementary PTA provided bus transportation $489.48 for Twin City Elementary kindergarten and 1st grade field trips.
5. Camano Plaza IGA, Register Tapes for Education, donated office and classroom supplies, valued at $918.38, to Elger Bay Elementary.
6. Stanwood High School Booster Club donated $1,850.00 to the Stanwood High School drama department on behalf of the Cole Foundation.
7. The Discover Brighter Futures Fund of the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund donated $6,000.00 to Stanwood High School Career and Technical Education program to support education curriculum.

RECOGNITIONS
1. Andi Hillman, a Stanwood High School graduating art student of Gail Merrick was selected to receive a $750.00 scholarship from the Washington Art Education Association Stuart Davis Memorial Scholarship Award for her high quality artistic achievements.

2. The 2015 National Honor Society Inductees were announced by Susan Hauenstein, Stanwood High School Honor Society Advisor, as follows:

Ashley Bierer Grace Howell Jeb McGlinchy Quinton Steere
Quinton Borseth Emily Hoyt Grace Mitchell Shilah Stevens
Amber Boyd Hannah Hunhoff Mackenzie O’Brien Hannah Strickland
Megan Butler Marina Hutchison Kaleb Patterson Chase Strieby
Sadie Clem Ashley Jensen Natalie Peterson Bailee Tate
Helaina Crouch Marlin Jones Cameron Plautz Abigail Taylor
Kianni Demmert Bryson Kelley Samuel Rich Kiramie Terpening
Bradie Ferguson Alyssa Khoury Mitchel Roberts Brooke Vansant
Collin Fridlund Brianna Lawson Rebecca Rustand Kassidy Whetham
Carter Garcea Lauren Lund Michael Sandow Hylie Wright
Jenae Harris Christopher Mandella Michael Sandquist Kyle Zacharias
Gus Hedeen Katherine McFall Kody Smith Alissa Zietz

STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEAM PRESENTATION
Science Olympiad volunteer, Frank Besancon, introduced members of the Stanwood High School State Science Team, who earned 8th place at the State Science Olympiad competition. Student presenters were Yasmine Hejazi and Danielle Fortin and projects were demonstrated by: Jonathan and Daniel Evoy - Air Trajectory, Daniel Evoy and Ronnie Ripley - Bridge Breaking, and Jonathan Evoy and Paul Mourges - Mission Possible.

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the monthly financial reports for April 2015. He discussed the Executive Summary, the General Fund Balance Report, and the Food Service Report.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers removed item #3, Revised Stanwood High School Athletic/Activities Code for 2015-16 School Year, for discussion.

Darlene Hartley made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-2, 4-8, listed below. Julie Dean seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

1. Donations.
2. Stanwood High School Field Trips: (a) Boys Golf State Tournament, May 25-28, 2015, Kennewick, Washington; (b) Girls Golf State Tournament, May 26-28, 2015, Richland, Washington; (c) Girls Tennis State Tournament, May 28-30, 2015, Kennewick, Washington; (d) Track State Tournament, May 28-30, 2015, Tacoma, Washington; and,(e) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Competition, June 27-July 2, 2015, Chicago, Illinois.
4. Second Reading/Adoption of Revised Student Policy 3416, Medication at School.
5. Northwest Educational Service District 189 Interlocal Agreement for Stanwood High School Initial Accreditation Services.
6. Northwest Educational Service District 189 Agreement Providing Data Processing Services, Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) and Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC), for FY 2015-16.
7. Personnel Consent Agenda.
8. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL   FUND   WARRANT   TOTAL
April 2015   Payroll   #40396-40475   $1,103,841.56
    Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)       $1,661,735.63
    Electronic Federal Tax       $606,055.10
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE            
April 30, 2015   General   #40476-40600   $306,116.49
    Capital Projects   #40601-40603   $56,520.27
    Associated Student Body   #40604-40624   $15,798.22
May 15, 2015   General   #40625-40773   $229,685.34
    Capital Projects   #40774-40779   $31,255.89
    Associated Student Body   #40780-40812   $22,791.63

DISCUSSION – Board members were unable to review the Revised Athletic/Activities Code electronically. Dr. Shumate removed item #3 from the consent agenda and moved it to the June 2nd board meeting.

STUDENT ADVISOR REPORTS
Ingrid Pelletier announced Stanwood High School athletic events and senior activities: Scholarship Night, Celebration of Excellence, Senior Athletic Banquet, and Graduation June 5th.

Mindy Atwell announced that Lincoln Hill High School completed the reaccreditation review, students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment and End of Course tests and Lincoln Hill High School Graduation would be held June 9th at 7:00 PM.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Roger Myers stated that this was the best time to experience school, fun events, graduation, et cetera. He thanked Ingrid and Mindy for doing a great job and he congratulated all of the award recipients and retirees.

Al Schreiber stated that Stanwood/Camano News reporting on high school incidents have been fair and balanced and commented that there are higher expectations for high school seniors than kindergarteners. He appreciated the great students who presented their science projects and was thankful for our student advisors.

Darlene Harley thanked all the district staff and said that they are quality people that care about children.

Julie Dean like the opportunity to recognize all the schools who received the Washington Achievement Award and she enjoyed watching the students present their science projects.

Ken Christoferson thanked Ingrid and Mindy for facilitating the meeting and for their wisdom. He said the meeting was great and it was a bonus to celebrate all the successes.

ADJOURNMENT
Ingrid Pelletier, Student Advisor, adjourned the regular meeting at 8:42 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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Attest:

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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary to the Board