April 19, 2016, Regular Board Meeting Minutes


Ken Christoferson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom.

Board members in attendance were: Julie Dean, Natalie Hagglund, Al Schreiber, Roger Myers, and Ken Christoferson. Student Advisors, Silver Merideth and Riley Cunningham, were also in attendance.

Ray Mather, Stanwood High School woodshop teacher, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Julie Dean made a motion to approve the Agenda for the April 19, 2016, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Natalie Hagglund made a motion to approve the Minutes of the March 15, 2016, Regular Board Meeting. Al Schreiber seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.

Ken Christoferson announced that the portraits on display were drawn by first-year students in Laura Aseltine's class at Stanwood High School.

Ray Mather, Stanwood High School woodworking instructor, introduced students, Michael Sandquist and Nathan Lynn, and their woodworking projects.

Dr. Jean Shumate introduced the following reports:

Silver Merideth and Riley Cunningham presented the following donations and recognitions:
1. Irene Obrastoff donated $100 to Stanwood High School Performing Arts Department.
2. Cedarhome PTO donated $474.15 to Cedarhome Elementary music program to purchase a microphone.
3. Port Susan Middle School PTO provided transportation costs, $398.43, to Port Susan Middle School band program to travel to three elementary schools to promote the middle school band experience.
4. Utsalady Elementary Booster Club donated $500 to Utsalady Elementary kindergarten program to be used for field trips.
5. Stanwood High School Band Boosters donated $4,298.92 to the Stanwood High School band program to purchase three (3) Marching Band Mellophones.

1. The Schack Art Center announced the award recipients from Stanwood High School for the 2016 Black and White Photography Contest, as follows:
   a. Sofie Lacarrubba, Title: Heart Oreos, Honorable Mention – Grades 9-10 Category
   b. Michaela Moffett, Title: Shadows, Honorable Mention – Grades 9-10 Category
2. The Stanwood High School Technology Student Association (TSA) Team earned awards at the 2016 State Technology Student Association Conference, as follows:
   a. 1st Place – CNC Production: Carter Garcea, Collin McKenzi
   b. 1st Place – Technology Bowl Team: Carter Garcea, Cameron Plautz, Mitchel Roberts
   c. 1st Place – Transportation Modeling: Carlton McDonald
   d. 3rd Place – Manufacturing Prototype: Cameron Plautz, Mitchel Roberts, Karl Lervick, Chase Strieby
   e. 3rd Place – Technology Problem Solving: Cameron Plautz, Chase Strieby
   f. 5th Place – Architectural Renovation: Cameron Plautz, Mitchel Roberts, Chase Strieby, Gabe Johnson
The following students received their Silver Achievement Award for the efforts in Student Leadership: Cameron Plautz, Marlton McDonald, Collin McKenzie, Mitchel Roberts, Arie vanVeen.

3. Stanwood High School student, Marina Hutchison, qualified for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
4. Stanwood High School students in Ms. Val Schroeder's English 12 classes have been selected for the 2015 Make A Difference Day award. The Make A Difference Day projects involved 84 high school seniors from Ms. Schroeder's English 12 classes who both organized and implemented 35 projects to benefit the community. The students' individual and group projects included collecting blankets, clothing and food, as well as supplies and toiletries, for the homeless; building birdhouses and planting trees; mowing landscaping, assisting, and singing for senior citizens; teaching young children about science; picking up litter around the community, roadsides, trails, and beaches; assisting at animal shelters; and sponsoring book drives and bake sales to raise funds for the food bank and animal shelters. Val's student projects are one of the 10 National Honoree projects that will receive a $10,000 grant to a charity of her choice from Newman Own. Ms. Schroeder will be honored at an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 12th, (expenses paid).

Joy Rusko, Secretary to the Superintendent, introduced the Shining Star and Employee Awards:
• Shining Stars: Devin Grizzard – Cedarhome Elementary, Skyy Hefner – Utsalady Elementary
• Employee Awards: Roseann Lindell, Lead Cook at Stanwood High School - Classified Employee of the Month for March, nominated by Stanwood High School kitchen staff; Riitta Dunning, Utsalady Elementary 1st Grade Teacher, Teacher of the Month for March, nominated by Julie Knight.
• Maurene Stanton, introduced the Volunteer Service Awards to: Roger Cooper – Cedarhome Elementary and Bob Crawford – Utsalady Elementary.

Board members presented Certificates of Achievement and Superintendent Shumate presented a framed photo for the employees and gift certificates to the recipients on behalf of Umpqua Bank (sponsor) in partnership with Stanwood Cinemas, Dos Reales, Snow Goose Bookstore, Klesick Family Farms, and Wayne's Corner Café.

Mr. Christoferson recessed the meeting at 7:48 PM for approximately 5 minutes to allow guests to leave. He resumed the meeting at 7:55 PM.

Gary Platt, Executive Director of Business Services, reported on the enrollment for the month of April. The actual enrollment was 4,203.86 Full Time Equivalent (FTE). There was a decrease of 24 FTE for the month.

Gary Platt reported on the Monthly Financial Reports for March 2016.

Ken Christoferson pulled consent agenda item 14, Bills and Payroll, for discussion.

Ken Christoferson made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1-13 and 15, listed below. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it was voted on and approved unanimously.
1. Donations.
2. Student Field Trips, as listed:
   a. Stanwood High School FFA Livestock Judging, April 21-23, 2016, Moscow, Idaho,
   b. Stanwood High School FFA State Livestock Judging Career Development Event, May 3-4, 2016, Spokane, Washington,
   c. Stanwood High School FFA State Convention, May 11-15, 2016, Pullman, Washington,
   d. Utsalady Elementary Outdoor Education, May 26-27, 2016, Warm Beach Camp, Stanwood, Washington, and
   e. Elger Bay Elementary Outdoor Education, June 6-8, 2016, Camp Orkila, Orcas Island, Washington.
3. First Reading of Board of Director Policies, (a-e) as listed:
   a. 1310 Policy Adoption, Manuals and Administrative Procedures
   b. 1410 Executive or Closed Sessions,
   c. 1430 Audience Participation,
   d. 1733 Board Member Compensation, and
   e. 1805 Open Government Trainings
4. First Reading of Revised Management Support Policies, (a-f) as listed:
   a. 6000 Program Planning, Budget Preparation, Adoption and Implementation,
   b. 6020, System of Funds and Accounts,
   c. 6100, Revenues From Local, State and Federal Sources,
   d. 6101, Federal Cash and Financial Management,
   e. 6112, Rental or Lease of District Real Property, and
   f. 6114, Gifts

5. Interlocal Agreements with Northwest Educational Service District 189 for 2016-17 Special Education Services, as listed:
a. Northwest Regional Learning Center
b. Snohomish Discovery
6. Stanwood High School Associated Student Body (ASB) N.A.G.O. (Nerds Association for Geeks and Otaku) Club.
7. Develop a Middle School Behavior Program for 2016-17 School Year.
8. Combine the Twin City and the Utsalady Elementary ASSIST Classrooms Into One Program at Utsalady Elementary.
9. Memorandum of Agreement with Stanwood-Camano Education Association for a National Board Certification Cohort Facilitator for 2016-17 School Year.
10. Bid for Technology Equipment Products to Apple, Inc. from 2015-16 School Year through August 31, 2018.
11. Final Acceptance for Stanwood High School Greenhouse Renovation and Stanwood Middle School Woodshop Renovation Projects.
12. Facilities and Technology Levy Fund Use Revision to Provide Playground Equipment Updates at Stanwood Elementary and Twin City Elementary.
13. Personnel Consent Agenda.
15. Purchase Laptop Computers from Apple Inc . That the Board approves the Purchase of Laptop Computers from Apple, Inc., dated April 19, 2016. (KP)

Ken Christoferson removed the Bills and Payroll for discussion, due to two vouchers #44667, Stanwood Redi-Mix for $283.70 and #44896, Natalie Hagglund for $930.00. Ken and Natalie would not vote on those vouchers.

Al Schreiber moved to approve the bills and payroll except vouchers #44667 and #44896. Natalie Hagglund seconded the motion; it was approved unanimously.

Ken Christoferson moved to approve vouchers #44667, Stanwood Redi-Mix for $283.70 and #44896, Natalie Hagglund for $930.00. Roger Myers seconded the motion; it waas approved. Natalie Hagglund and Ken Christoferson abstained.

14. Bills and Payroll.

March 2016   Payroll   #44668-44743   $1,265,242.09
    Payroll ACH (Automated Clearing House)       $1,766,345.47
    Electronic Federal Tax       $653,367.71
March 31, 2016   General   #44667-44667   $283.70
    General   #44744-44863   $293,176.75
    Capital Projects   #44864-44871   $159,707.66
    Associated Student Body   #44872-44895   $7,773.24
April 15, 2016     General   #44896-44896   $930.00
      General   #44897-45014   $563,546.94
      Capital Projects   #45015-45023   $71,381.97
      Associated Student Body   #45024-45040   $2,249.69
      Transportation Vehicle   #15041-45044   $546,219.28

Silver Merideth announced that Lincoln Hill High School's state testing begins April 25 and students in grade 10 would take the English Language Arts test. Activities are scheduled for the 9th graders during test week, which includes mentoring students at Twin City Elementary. Pre-ordered school breakfasts will be delivered to Lincoln Hill High School to eliminate students being late to class.

Riley Cunningham reported that a Fine Arts Assembly, a Talent Show, and a Powder Puff Football game were successful. The Associated Student Body Officers were elected and class officer elections will be held. The Senior Prom is scheduled for May 7 and community meetings for planning the replacement of Stanwood High School will be held May 2 and May 9th. State competitions for the Technology Student Association (TSA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) were held. Stanwood defeated Everett in a tennis match; Riley played singles and won her match.

Roger Myers thanked the student advisors for giving their time to the Board and stated that the new student club, Nerds Association of Geeks and Otaku (N.A.G.O.), would connect more kids.

Al Schreiber appreciated learning that the transportation department plans to pilot a software program on the buses that communicates bus stop arrival times, he thanked the I.T. department for fixing his email issues, and he shared his appreciation of volunteers in the schools.

Natalie Hagglund was pleased that necessary funds to improve playground equipment at Twin City Elementary and Stanwood Elementary was made available.

Julie Dean said that it was a wonderful meeting and commented that it's getting close to the end of year.

Ken Christoferson also appreciated the recognitions and reports.

Director Christoferson adjourned the regular meeting at 8:10 PM.



Vice President





Jean Shumate, Ed.D.
Secretary to the Board

Date of Approval