October 4, 2016, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 4, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

ROLL CALL
Board members in attendance were: Natalie Hagglund, Roger Myers, Al Schreiber, and Ken Christoferson. Julie Dean was absent and excused.

FLAG SALUTE
Al Schreiber led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Roger Myers made a motion to approve the Agenda for the October 4, 2016, 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 September 20, 2016, Regular Board Meeting. Natalie Hagglund 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:

DONATIONS
Natalie Hagglund presented the donations, as follows:
1. Marsha Ward donated Scholastic books, valued at $249.63, to Cedarhome Elementary Library.
2. Stanwood High School Career and Technical Education, Agriculture Department received donations in memory of Dr. Andrew M. Stang from: Marvin and Gayle Anderson $100, Christi and Kenneth Berg $100, Donald and Mary Schultz $100, Kevin Plambeck $100, and Linda Stang $730.

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Ryan Ovenell, Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy/Saratoga Principal, gave the annual Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) report for 2015-16. Lincoln Hill High School/Academy provides remote learning, online learning and daily classes or a combination of these programs for their students. Saratoga School provides a parent partnership where the student's parents serve as the primary educator and staff consults with parents and students and serves as classroom teachers. The Saratoga program had significant growth in enrollment with 4 FTE staff serving 163 FTE students and a total head count of 185; compared to last year, 2.6 FTE staff served 125 students. Mr. Ovenell also discussed student supervision, evaluation, written student learning plans and ALE programs support and the overall goals for academic achievement.

BOND VIDEO
Dr. Shumate explained the purpose of the YouTube video that shows the condition and concerns at Stanwood High School and the need to replace it without raising the tax rate. She thanked community members for participating in the video: John Smistad, Kirsti Daniels, Sherri Carroll, Marla and Randy Heagle,; staff: Christine Del Pozo, Carolyn Coombs, Ryan Ovenell, Darryl Main, Ross Short, Tom Wilfong, Erik Ronning; and student Kaleb Patterson. Ken Christoferson represented the Board. The board members viewed the six-minute video.

ENROLLMENT
Gary Platt reported on the enrollment report for October 2016. There were 4,383.19 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) students enrolled, which averaged 124 FTE over budget. He commented that there were fourteen staffing adjustments made in August and September.

CONSENT AGENDA
Natalie Hagglund made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-5, listed below. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.
1. Donations.
2. John Restrepo's Request to Solicit Students to Participate in the Educational Tours to Portugal and Spain, June 20, 2018.
3. Contracts for 2017 Stanwood High School Senior Prom: Future of Flight Facility Usage Agreement and Celebrate! Catering, Inc. – Catering Services.
4. 2016-17 Out-of-Area of Teacher Endorsement Assignment.
5. Personnel Consent Agenda.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS
Roger Myers thanked Ryan Ovenell for presenting the Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) annual report. Roger shared information from the Washington State School Directors' Association's (WSSDA) Legislative Assembly and reminded board members that the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Conference was March 25-27, 2017.

Al Schreiber also thanked Ryan Ovenell. He stated that he liked the bond video and the emphasis on safety and the message that approving the bond would not increase tax rates.

Natalie Hagglund enjoyed taking tours at the schools seeing the ASSIST programs and she looked forward to seeing the Elger Bay Elementary Positive Behavior Support classroom.

Ken Christoferson remarked that it was nice to see the positive impact the alternative programs have on students graduating.

Jean Shumate stated that her work plan goals were due and she reminded board members to contact Joy Rusko about travel to the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Conference.

ADJOURNMENT
Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 1:35 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

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Date of Approval