August 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 21, 2018, REGULAR BOARD MEETING 
 
CALL TO ORDER
Julie Dean called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

ROLL CALL
Board members in attendance were: Natalie Hagglund, Ken Christoferson, Al Schreiber, and Julie Dean.

FLAG SALUTE
Isaac Randall, Boy Scout, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Agenda for the August 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
 
DIRECTOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Julie Dean announced that Chad Lewis was selected to fill the Director District 2 vacancy. Ken Christoferson made a motion to appoint Chad Lewis in the District 2 position. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously by voice vote.

OATH OF OFFICE – DIRECTOR
Superintendent Jean Shumate administered the Oath of Office to Chad Lewis.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Minutes of the August 7, 2018, Regular Board Meeting. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously. Chad Lewis abstained.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
The following staff and community members made comments regarding: the importance of using the McCleary funds solely for the purpose of staff compensation; to value the teachers; invest in students; keep and recruit quality teachers, bargaining a fair contract; support teachers; and apprenticeships on the high school project.

Shoaleh Colombi
Nicole Campbell
Minde Carlson
Carolyn McNeil
Stacy Martin
Julie Ruhaak
Katelyn Durfee
Mike Morton
Carrie James
Ed Farrey

Megan Ector
Marianne McGarry Bloom
Nicole Couevas
Jessica Bridgman
Joan Andrews
Segornae Douglas
Jennifer Benton
Tricia Tayon
Tessa Deyo
Jeanne Kelly

Jonathan Bloetcher
Jenny Sepulveda
Deanna Brown
Rick Codiga
Linda Miller
Kelly McGill
Lara Brown
Tia Hannawalt
George Zeigen
Michele Devora-McNabb

Julie Dean recessed the meeting at 7:30 p.m. for approximately five minutes to allow the audience members to leave. The meeting was reconvened at 7:42 p.m.

Julie Dean announced that the board meeting would recess until Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. The budget hearing would be held at that time.

Julie Dean recessed the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

AUGUST 23, 2018, (Continuance of the August 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting)

Julie Dean reconvened the August 21, 2018, at 6:00 PM for the sole purpose to meet the statutory requirement, outlined in RCW 28A.505.060 (2), for holding a public budget hearing and adopting the 2018-19 Budget; all board members were in attendance.

BUDGET HEARING
Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the 2018-19 Budget Appropriations and explained that the Board President needs to declare the public hearing open for public comments either for or against the proposed budget. Following that action for comments the hearing should be declared closed.

Julie Dean opened the public budget hearing at 6:03 PM. Comments: Jeanne Kelly, representing the Stanwood-Camano Education Association members who attended the August 21st meeting, stated the McCleary funds were designated to be used for salaries, only. Robert Shelley, community member, questioned the legal requirements for having the meeting on August 23rd. Julie Dean declared the public hearing closed at 6:10 PM.

CONSENT AGENDA 
Al Schreiber made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017/18-008, Adoption of 2018-19 Budget. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Chad Lewis abstained.

4. Approval of Resolution No. 2017/18-008, Adoption of 2018-19 Budget

Julie Dean announced that the remainder of the August 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting agenda items would be held on August 28, 2018, at 6:00 PM

Julie Dean recessed the continued meeting at 6:12 PM.

AUGUST 28, 2018, (Continuance of the August 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting)

Julie Dean reconvened the August 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting at 6:00 PM; all board members were in attendance.

Ken Christoferson made a motion to amend the agenda to allow a public comment period. Chad Lewis seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
The following staff and community members spoke in support of teachers and competitive wages.

 Kelly McGill
Judy Williams
Jackie Williams
Joyce Zeigen
Dee Dee Alfieri

Stacey Hensrude
Kim Hildenbrand
Courtney Ballard
Emily McKagan
Mauri Yopp
Laura Lauers
George Zeigen
Bud Fish
Marlene Shoe
Jennifer McFall

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

DONATIONS
Natalie Hagglund presented the donations, as follows:
1. The Camano Island Quilters donated $272.00 to the Stanwood High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Competition.

2. The Stillaguamish Tribe donated $5,000 to Twin City Elementary for classroom supplies.
3. The Stanwood-Camano School District received the following donations:
a. Snohomish Conservation District, $306.36, for Cedarhome Elementary 4th grade field trip transportation costs to Kayak Point;
b. Elger Bay PTA, $243.02, for Elger Bay Elementary 3rd grade field trip transportation costs to the Hibulb Cultural Center and $1,867.62, for two teacher stipends for 5th grade outdoor education;
c. Stanwood Booster Club- Sports Account, $276.00, for Stanwood High School Girls Wrestling field trip transportation costs to North Idaho College, $2,413.50 for Football Camp at Central Washington University and Cheer Camp at Great Wolf Lodge;
d. Utsalady Booster Club, $344.84, for Utsalady Elementary 3rd grade field trip transportation costs to Woodland Park Zoo, $974.57, for a teacher stipend for 5th grade outdoor education, and $1,749.12, for three Eagle Enrichment stipends for the robotics teams and garden club.

CONSENT AGENDA
Ken Christoferson removed the Bills and Payroll from the consent agenda for discussion.

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-3 and 5-6 listed below. Chad seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  
1. Donations.
2. Northwest Educational Service District Language Learner (ELL) Cooperative Agreement for the 2018-19 School Year.
3. 2018-19 Contract with Snohomish County Human Services Department for Student Support Advocates at Stanwood Middle School, Lincoln Hill High School and Stanwood High School.
4. Resolution No. 2017/18-008 Budget. (Approved on August 23, 2018.)
5. Letter of Agreement with Public School Employees (PSE) of Stanwood-Camano for New Employees to Meet with a PSE Representative.
6. Personnel Consent Agenda.

DISCUSSION
Ken Christoferson removed voucher #60583 made to Stanwood Redi-Mix and Al Schreiber removed voucher #60405 made to his wife, JoAnne Schreiber.

VOTE
Julie Dean made a motion to approve all bills and payroll except vouchers #60583 and #60405. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Natalie Hagglund made a motion to approve vouchers #60583 and #60405. Chad Lewis seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved. Ken Christoferson and Al Schreiber abstained.

7. Bills and Payroll

PAYROLL

 

FUND

 

WARRANT

 

TOTAL

July 2018

 

Payroll

 

#60523-60582

 

$1,506,208.79

   

Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)

     

$2,141,964,.99

   

Electronic Federal Tax

     

$736,585.21

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

           

July 13, 2018

 

General

 

#60405-60405

 

$222.36

   

General

 

#60583-60583

 

$1,097.71

July 13, 2018 2018-19

 

General

 

#60584-60588

 

$8,350.98

July 13, 2018

 

General

 

#60589-60662

 

$181,789.71

   

Capital Projects

 

#60663-60666

 

$72,317.36

   

Associated Student Body

 

#60667-60672

 

$5,843.11

August 15, 2018

 

General

 

#60673-60773

 

$141,080.33

   

Capital Projects

 

#60774-60789

 

$2,548,447.18

   

Transportation Vehicle

 

#60790-60790

 

$142,635.92

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS 
Ken Christoferson thanked everyone in the audience for attending the meeting. He encouraged the bargaining teams to come to a successful agreement for fair wages and to get this done for school to start on time.

Chad Lewis stated that he was new to being a board member; as he had been in the classroom for 36 years and understood the teachers’ position. He thanked the audience for attending.

Natalie Hagglund also thanked the audience. She clarified that she has great respect, care and love for teachers and staff and that everyone wants what is best.

Al Schreiber dittoed the previous comments and made reference to a comment that the board members are not paid.

Julie Dean said that we all have the same goal and share the same needs. She has faith that a fair agreement will be made.

Jean Shumate, Superintendent, said that she did not agree with all the statements that were made. She stated that she had worked in other districts and that the Stanwood-Camano School District was the best and she plans to continue to work hard. She appreciated and thanked everyone for coming and invited the audience to attend an evening board meeting to hear Steve Lidgard’s financial reports.

ADJOURNMENT
Julie Dean adjourned the reconvened August 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting at 7:03 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