September 21, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

Stanwood-Camano School District #401
Administration and Resource Center Boardroom
26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, Washington 98292

September 21, 2021 - 5:00 PM

The September 21, 2021 regular board meeting was held in person with an option to view livestream using the link below.

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Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

Board Members Present: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund.

At 5:00 PM, Natalie Hagglundannounced the Board would recess to a closed Executive Session, as allowed by RCW 42.30.110, 1G, for one hour to evaluate the performance of a district employee.

At 6:00 PM, Natalie Hagglund reconvened the regular meeting at 6:00 PM.

Natalie Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ken Christoferson moved to approve the Agenda for the September 21, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

1. Andrew Norton, Stanwood High School
2. Madalyn Thornton, Lincoln Hill High School
Superintendent Rumbaugh administered the Oath of Office to incoming 2021-22 Student Advisors Andrew Norton and Madalyn Thornton.

September 7, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
Miranda Evans moved to approve the Minutes for the September 7, 2021 Regular Meeting; seconded by Ken Christoferson.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously


  1. Donations
    Student Advisor Andrew Norton presented the Donations.

  2. Enrollment
    Superintendent Rumbaugh presented September enrollment at 4,454 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students; 30 FTE above projection.

  3. Maintenance Update - Kevin Cruse
    Kevin Cruse, Maintenance Manager, presented an in-depth report on work performed over the summer by the maintenance, grounds, and HVAC staff, and on work that will happen moving forward as his department transitions from summer work back into buildings.

  4. Capital Projects Update - Liz Jamieson
    Liz Jamieson, Director of Capital Projects, presented a capital projects update. Church Creek Campus highlights included receipt of certificate of occupancy and noting warranty work is taking place; for Stanwood High School, the district is close to receiving a certificate of occupancy, finishing work is taking place on the greenhouse, Cornerstone is finishing up change order work, landscaping is nearly complete, and punch list work is finishing up. Ms. Jamieson shared it is nice to see students in the new buildings. Director Christoferson thanked the capital projects team for their work, adding there were areas that required a lot of attention that were not anticipated and it is nice to see things wrapping up.

Natalie Hagglund announced anyone in attendance may speak to items on the Consent Agenda. There were no requests to speak. Natalie Hagglund asked if any Board Members would like to pull any items. Ken Christoferson requested to pull Bills and Payroll.

Al Schreiber moved to approve consent items #1 through 7 as listed below; seconded by Miranda Evans.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

Ken Christoferson commented he pulled Bills and Payroll as he has a conflict with voucher #234570. Ken Christoferson moved to approve Bills and Payroll, excluding voucher #234570; seconded by Charlotte Murry.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

Al Schreiber moved to approve voucher #234570; seconded by Miranda Evans.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund
Abstain: Ken Christoferson


  1. Approval of Donations.

  2. Approval of the Interagency Agreement with Everett Community College for the 2021-2022 College in the High School Program.

  3. Approval of the 2021-2022 Northwest Educational Service District 189 Multilingual Learner (formerly English Language Learner) Cooperative Agreement in support of district development of effective Multilingual Learner programs.

  4. Approval of the Agreement with Performance Fact, Incorporated, for consulting services regarding development of the Stanwood-Camano School District's long-term Strategic Plan.

  5. Approval of the Copier Lease Agreement with Kelly Connect for the least of two copiers at Stanwood Middle School.

  6. Approval of the Stanwood-Camano Education Association (SCEA) Collective Bargaining Agreement & Appendices for Non-Supervisory Certificated Staff, September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024.

  7. Approval of the Personnel Consent Agenda dated September 21, 2021.

  8. Approval of Bills and Payroll.

Citizens wishing to address the Board are asked to submit online requests using the PUBLIC COMMENT link or email [email protected]two hours prior to the board meeting start time. For those attending the meeting in person, request forms are available in the boardroom for submission prior to meeting start time. Citizens who wish to provide documents to board members will hand them with to the Recording Secretary for distribution after the meeting. The Board President will call upon individuals who have requested to speak during the Public Comment section of the agenda. Individuals will state their name for the record and will be allowed three minutes to speak.

There was no public comment.

There were no items for discussion.


Andrew Norton, Stanwood High School, reported students are excited to be in the new school; students are staying masked and it hasn't been a problem; sports and club activities are in progress; it is nice to see people in the stands at games; there is a student senate meeting tomorrow where it is decided how to spend activities money; the ASB Instagram account has been successful at getting information out to students; and, homecoming preparations are taking place.

Madalyn Thornton, Lincoln Hill High School, shared about the thoughtful process, facilitated by Principal Pike, that has taken place for students to create a school charter; added it has helped a lot with building school culture and has helped students to get to know each other. Madalyn also reported ASB officers will start assuming their new roles.


Al Schreiber thanked Kevin Cruse and Liz Jamieson for their reports. Director Schreiber thanked the donors presented tonight and shared about an opportunity to attend a soccer game and watch the swim team; he added it is nice to see how the district reaches out to students with different abilities.

Charlotte Murry thanked Kevin Cruse for the in-depth report, adding she appreciates having an awareness of all the work done by the maintenance department. Director Murry thanked Liz Jamieson for the capital projects update and added it is wonderful to see kids back and in their new building.

Ken Christoferson expressed appreciation for having in person meetings and reflected on not having many opportunities in over a year to do this; he added it is the best forum for board meetings. Director Christoferson echoed earlier board member comments of appreciation for tonight's reports, adding he is looks forward to the time when there is a formal dedication for the new schools and and opportunity for the community to visit the new buildings. Director Christoferson thanked the community for their support.

Miranda Evans echoed appreciation for the maintenance and capital projects reports. Director Evans commented it was nice to receive two views of the work that was involved in opening new buildings. Director Evans commented she is glad for the positive enrollment information and that it would be great to receive that news every month.

Natalie Hagglund thanked the audience for being present. Director Hagglund noted that some districts have gone back to meeting remotely and shared Stanwood-Camano chose not to as the audience has been respectful and following the rules. Director Hagglund thanked the audience for doing their part to help the Board conduct business in person and added she hopes to see meetings stay in person.

Deborah Rumbaugh extended gratitude for the student advisors being present and to staff for the work that has been done across systems to open schools; Dr. Rumbaugh added it has been a heavy lift this year and she is grateful for their efforts.

Natalie Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 6:35 PM.