September 19, 2017, Regular Board Meeting Minutes

STANWOOD-CAMANO SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 19, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING 
 
CALL TO ORDER
Julie Dean called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

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

FLAG SALUTE
Al Schreiber led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Al Schreiber made a motion to approve the Agenda for the September 19, 2017, Regular Board Meeting. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Natalie Hagglund made a motion to approve the Minutes of the September 5, 2017, Regular Board Meeting. Ken Christoferson seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

STUDENT ADVISORS OATH OF OFFICE
Dr. Jean Shumate administered the Oath of Office for the Student Advisors: Ashley Peterson, Stanwood High School, and Omar Figueroa, Lincoln Hill High School.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS
There were no comments.

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

DONATIONS
The student advisors presented the donations, as follows: 
1. Kandi Magana donated a clarinet and two folding music stands, valued at $500, to the Stanwood Middle School band program.
2. Camano Yacht Club donated school supplies (10 back packs, 10 lunch bags, 18 dozen pencils, 16 dozen colored pencils, 30 Sharpies, 50 dry erasers and 20 boxes of crayons), valued at $600, to Utsalady Elementary.
3. Jim Austin donated $3,000 to Twin City Elementary to help support the implementation of the PAX program.

SUMMER CELEBRATIONS 
Maurene Stanton, Executive Director of Human Resources, praised staff and students for their time and effort over the summer months. Christine Del Pozo, Principal of Stanwood High School, spoke on behalf of Ryan Ovenell, Principal of Lincoln Hill High School, regarding the summer school programs that were offered at their schools. She felt the program was quite successful; students earned 18 whole credits in the 20 days, 3 hours at school. The majority of the students’ focus was done outside of the classroom studying to earn their credits in the courses offered: English, history, science and mathematics.

Mrs. Stanton invited the paraprofessionals that attended a grant-funded autism boot camp up to the podium to be recognized, they were: Rhea Link, Casey Lamb, Heidi Schmakeit-Jaksha, Kirsten Winter, Lisa Dean and Rebecca Foster. Natalie Burkham, Sherry Dingman, Michele Kunzman, Marilou Gaylan, Mikel Pitzler, Tina Havard, Sandra Pitzler and Kristine Cook, also attended the autism boot camp but were unable to attend the board meeting.

ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Dan Johnston, Director of Assessment and Technology, reported on the 2016-17 assessment results for English Language and math for grades 3 through 8; and science for grades 5 and 8. Biology was assessed for grade 11 students. All grades exceeded the state’s average. Mr. Johnston explained how the data is used in the classrooms. Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent of Teach and Learning, added that the new teachers are curriculum-ready and that the students that started kindergarten full time two years ago are excelling.

ENROLLMENT
Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the enrollment report for September 2017. The actual enrollment was 4,409.43 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) which was an increase of 50.43 FTE above budget.

CONSENT AGENDA
Ken Christoferson removed consent agenda item #10, Bills Payroll, for discussion.

Al Schreiber made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-9, listed below. Natalie Hagglusnd seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.  
1. Donations.
2. Stanwood High School FFA Livestock Field Trip to the Puyallup Fair, September 15-18, 2017, Puyallup.
3. Stanwood Elementary Outdoor Education Field Trip at YMCA Camp Seymour, October 4-6, 2017, Gig Harbor.
4. Second Reading and Adoption of the Revised Management Support Policy 6700, Local Health and Wellness.
5. Interlocal Agreement with Educational Service District #112 for Cooperative Purchasing.
6. Professional Services Contract with MENG Analysis for Stanwood High School Value Engineering and Constructability Review Services and Further Authorize the Execution of the Contract.
7. Teachers Out-of-Area Endorsement Assignments.
8. Letter of Agreement with the Stanwood-Camano Public School Employees (PSE) Regarding Vacation Contracts.
9. Personnel Consent Agenda.

DISCUSSION
Ken Christoferson explained that Voucher #51142 was for Stanwood Redi-Mix, which he is associated.

VOTE
Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve the Bills and Payroll except Voucher #51142 to Stanwood Redi-Mix. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Natalie Hagglund made a motion to approve Voucher #51142 to Stanwood Redi-Mix for $549.86. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved.  Ken Christoferson abstained.

10. Bills and Payroll.

PAYROLL

 

FUND

 

WARRANT

 

TOTAL

August 2017

 

Payroll

 

#50896-50954

 

$1,309,081.76

   

Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)

     

$1,816,872.72

   

Electronic Federal Tax

     

$692,179.08

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

           

August 31, 2017

 

General

 

#50955-50974

 

$39,032.00

   

Transportation Vehicle

 

#50975-50975

 

$56,083.14

(2017-18)

 

General

 

#50976-50997

 

$75,713.19

   

Capital Projects

 

#50998-50998

 

$67.20

   

General

 

#50999-51098

 

$156,840.29

   

Capital Projects

 

#51099-51112

 

$1,059,666.28

   

Associated Student Body

 

#51113-51124

 

$17,702.88

September 15, 2017(2017-18)

 

General

 

#51142-51142

 

$549.86

(2017-18)

 

Transportation Vehicle

 

#51143-51143

 

$435,165.64

(2016-17)

 

General

 

#51144-51200

 

$79,535.24

   

Capital Projects

 

#51201-51213

 

$387,311.58

   

Associated Student Body

 

#51214-51220

 

$12,264.86

(2017-18 before)

 

General

 

#51221-51248

 

$38,628.27

   

Capital Projects

 

#51249-51249

 

$13,637.50

   

Associated Student Body

 

#51250-51252

 

$1,893.50

(2017-18 after)

 

General

 

#51253-51282

 

$41,856.13

   

Associated Student Body

 

#51283-51288

 

$2,683.65

STUDENT ADVISORS’ REPORT
Omar Figueroa reported that Lincoln Hill High School had an annual back-to-school barbeque on September 12th; 150 burgers and hotdogs were consumed. All the classes are full and the first session ends on October 6th. Members from Camano Chapel remodeled the commons area with new paint, tables, chairs, television and games, which made the commons area nice and about 50 students plan to travel to the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon to attend a showing of Stand and Deliver.

Ashley Peterson reported on Stanwood High Schools events: Link Crew welcomed freshman and helped with orientation and the first day of school activities, Senior Sunrise was celebrated, an assembly was held and new staff, class officers were introduced and the 2017-18 school theme is: Love is Louder. The football team played at home and students are planning a food drive, club fair, homecoming and prom.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS 
All board members and the superintendent welcomed the 2017-18 student advisors on the Board.

Ken Christoferson commented that the new 24 credits to graduate may be more difficult for students. He appreciated the assessment report and learning about strategies to transform instruction. He also noted that donations of school supplies have been made by local churches, meeting the needs of our community.

Natalie Hagglund announced that it was national Pirates’ Day. She also stated that professional development is important for paraeducators, as it makes them feel empowered.

Julie Dean agreed with Natalie and said that paraeducators are eager to improve.

Al Schreiber visited schools on the first day and he thanked all of the staff for being prepared. He enjoyed the reports and thanked Dan Johnston for working on the website hack and Ryan Ovenell for working with the state to be able to count Saratoga’s kindergarten students as full time.

ADJOURNMENT
Julie Dean adjourned the regular meeting at 7:57 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