October 7, 2014, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 7, 2014 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, 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 October 7, 2014, 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 September 16, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. Roger Myers 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 recognitions, as follows: 
1. Target, Take Charge of Education Program, donated $234.10 to Elger Bay Elementary for miscellaneous supplies.
2. Paul and Melanie Sobotta of Stanwood donated $5,000 to the Career and Technical Education engineering program at Stanwood High School.

ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, reported on the District’s Assessment Results for the 2013-14 school year. She compared the state averages for grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 in reading and math, and grades 4, 7, and 10, in writing and grades 5 and 8 in science. She was pleased to announce that the District outperformed the state averages in all grade levels and categories. Sub groups (special education, English language learners, and low income) continue to need improvement to increase assessment results.

Dr. Schaaf summarized many of the opportunities that support the work that continues to move the district forward. She explained the District Improvement Plan (instruction, content and equity for all students) and the intricacies of Adequate Yearly Progress, which the district did not meet. Dr. Schaaf has been available to answer parents’ questions regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and No Child Left Behind requirements.

ENROLLMENT
Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, gave the enrollment report for the month of October 2014. There were 4,190.30 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolled, which was above the budget projection by 118.04 FTE. Mr. Platt noted that the district is still 21 FTE below last year’s October enrollment count.

Mr. Platt briefly updated the Board on some of the facility projects:
· the high school parking lot is near completion;
· a portable building for technology was on order and the old portable building that housed technology has been demolished;
· plans for remodeling the high school restrooms was in progress
· architect interviews would be held on October 8th; and
· specifications to purchase a generator for the technology servers and technology equipment was being researched.

When the technology room is complete, Board members are welcome to take a tour.

CONSENT AGENDA
Roger Myers made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-8, listed below. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. 

  1. Donations.
  2. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Student Policy 2410 High School Graduation Requirements.
  3. State and Federal Grants for 2014-15:
     STATE: a. Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program, $20,148
    b. Learning Assistance Program (LAP), $607,347 
    c. Transitional Bilingual, $82,744
    FEDERAL: d. IDEA-B (Section 611), $787,131
    e. IDEA-B (Section 619), $33,247
    f. Title I Part A, $458,067
    g. Title II Part A, $148,488
    h. Title III Part A, $14,345
  4. Memorandum of Agreement with the Stanwood-Camano Education Association for Traffic Safety Training Rate of Pay Decrease.
  5. Memorandum of Agreement with the Stanwood-Camano Education Association for Certificated Staff Leave.
  6. Purchase Authorization of Portable Technology Facility.
  7. Personnel Consent Agenda.
  8. Adjusted Non-Represented Employees Salary Schedule for the 2014-15 School Year.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Roger Myers attended the high school football game and enjoyed the Homecoming festivities and was impressed with the FFA tractor.

Al Schreiber thanked Mr. Platt for his work on the high school project. He also looked forward to attending the Annual Washington State School Director Association Conference in Spokane, November 19-22, 2014.

Darlene also attended the football game and sat with Lloy Schaaf. She thanked Maurene Stanton for teaching football to her friends’ children while at Lincoln Hill High School.

ADJOURNMENT

Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 12:30 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