January 19, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

Stanwood-Camano School District #401
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Administration & Resource Center Boardroom
26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, Washington  98292

January 19, 2021

MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM and announced the statutory waivers/suspensions of the Open Public Meeting Act (OPMA) cited in the Governor's Proclamation 20-28.14 have been extended, including that boards conduct meetings remotely and not in person, therefore, the January 19, 2021 Regular Board Meeting is being held using the Zoom platform.

President Hagglund shared about public speaking opportunities on the agenda.

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Natalie Hagglund announced The Board will recess to a closed Executive Session to review the performance of a public employee for approximately 55 minutes.

RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 
Natalie Hagglund reconvened the Regular Meeting at 6:00 PM.

FLAG SALUTE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 
Nagalie Hagglund announced vote would be taken by roll call.

Charlotte Murry moved to approve the January 19, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

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

Passed - Unanimously

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
January 5, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

Ken Christoferson moved to approve the Minutes of the January 5, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Miranda Evans.

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

Passed - Unanimously

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
1. School Board Recognition Month

Jean Shumate introduced Maurene Stanton who read Governor Inslee’s January 6 Proclamation proclaiming January 2021 as School Board Recognition Month. Videos and words of appreciation from school and administrative staff were shared with the Board.

2. Transportation Surplus - Steve Lidgard
Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, shared an informational memo with the Board regarding the surplus of a district wheelchair bus.

3. December Financial Report - Steve Lidgard
Steve Lidgard presented the December Financial Report. He highlighted the Executive Summary, Fund Balance, Object Summary (salary and Benefits), Debt Service Fund, and Transportation Vehicle Fund sections of the report.

4. Restraint and Isolation Report - Robert Hascall

Robert Hascall, Special Services Director, provided background on the district’s Isolation and Restraint policy and reviewed in detail related RCWs. Mr. Hascall presented a variety of behavior scenarios that may be considered a restraint or isolation event and provided comparison data, by school year, on incident occurrences.

CONSENT AGENDA

Natalie Hagglund invited those in attendance to speak to any items on the Consent Agenda. There were no comments.

Charlotte Murry moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 6, as listed below; seconded by Miranda Evans.

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

Passed - Unanimously

1. Approval of the Second Reading to Retire Policy 3246, Use of Reasonable Force. That the Board approves the Second Reading to Retire Policy 3246, Use of Reasonable Force, dated January 19, 2021. (RH)

2. Approval of the Second Reading to Renumber Policy 3245, Isolation and Restraint of Students, to 3246. That the Board approves the Second Reading to Renumber Policy 3245, Isolation and Restraint of Students, to 3246, dated January 19, 2021. (RH)

3. Approval of the Agreement with the Educational Service District 112 for the purpose of joining their E-Rate Consortium. That the Board approve the Agreement with the Educational Service District 112 for the purpose of joining their E-Rate Consortium, dated January 19, 2021. (DJ)

4. Approval of Personnel Consent Agenda. That the Board approves the Personnel Consent Agenda, including certificated/classified new hires, resignations, leave requests, retirements, and travel, dated January 19, 2021. (MS) 

5. Approval of Bills and Payroll.  That the Board approves the Bills and Payroll, dated January 19, 2021. (SL) (Summary available January 19, 2021)

6. Approval of the corrected December 15, 2020 Accounts Payable Summary. That the Board approves the corrected December 15, 2020 Accounts Payable Summary, dated January 19, 2021. (SL)

PUBLIC COMMENT

Citizens wishing to address the Board are asked to submit their request to speak two hours prior to the board meeting start time. Click on the link PUBLIC COMMENT or email chansen@stanwood.wednet.edu to submit your request; please include your comment topic. 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 and address for the record and will be allowed three minutes to speak. If you are attending the zoom meeting via phone, please include the phone number you will be calling from in your email or Public Comment request so we can locate you in the attendee group and enable the speaking function.

Shelby Stephenson, Stanwood, Washington resident, read comments she submitted earlier, including requesting the Board bring students back for in-person learning and provide access to high school sports.

SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSION
1. High School Sports
Natalie Hagglund introduced Tom Wilfong, Stanwood High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, who presented a detailed report on Wesco’s return to athletics plan and Stanwood High School’s plan for return to in-person training sessions. Highlights included the governor’s updated Phase 1 and 2 chart on indoor/outdoor sports activities; the Department of Health’s level of sports participation divided into Phase 1 and 2 (in Wesco’s Healthy Washington Sport and Activity Guidelines); Wesco’s proposed plan for return to athletics, including the order seasons will be played and timelines; and Stanwood High School’s plan for student-athlete return to campus/athletics for in-person practice/conditioning. Discussion and questions followed. Mr. Wilfong will provide another update at February 2, 2021 meeting. Crysty Aucklund, Port Susan Middle School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, reported middle schools are not yet in the process of bringing students back for training or conditioning. Dr. Shumate suggested a middle school sports update be brought to the Board toward the end of February. Steve Lidgard will follow up on transportation with Risk Management.

STUDENT ADVISORS REPORT

Stanwood High School Student Advisor Andrew Norton reported:

- The move to the new high school has gone well and everyone seems happy where they are right now
- Google meets continue
The library is open for students on Wednesdays
Getting ready to move into sports
People are adjusting after winter break
- First
 semester ends January 28
Student have an opportunity to catch up on missing work the week before first semester ends
Virtual Math Night is coming up for those students who need help with math
There will be a virtual video to welcome students to the new building in February
ASB continues to do morning announcements
There will be a Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly tomorrow at 10 AM during advisory
The virtual Hi-Q match on January 13 went smoothly
Knowledge Bowl will start competing in mini-tournamentsFBLA are deciding on which events they will compete in virtually over the next couple of months

 Andrew shared it has been a stressful but exciting month for high school and thanked everyone for their support and for the work they are doing with virtual learning.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Al Schreiber commented the wellbeing of kids is a priority and he looks forward to safely getting kids back in school and doing sports. Director Schreiber thanked Tom Wilfong for his report and efforts; he thanked schools for their show of appreciation, adding the board’s gratitude goes out to staff and the leadership of Dr. Shumate.

Charlotte Murry offered appreciation for the Athletics update, adding it is important for the mental and physical health of kids to get them back into something somewhat normal. Additional comments included thanking Robert Hascall for his report and helping the board better understand restraints and the language around policy; extending thanks for the expressions of appreciation; and, echoing Director Schreiber’s comments that the Board is grateful for staff and their hard work

Ken Christoferson echoed earlier board comments. He added receiving board reports is a reminder of how hard staff works and cited tonight’s reports as an example. Additional comments included appreciation for board recognition and adding it is the board who is appreciative of staff who are working hard to do what is right for kids. He thanked everyone for the work they have done.

Miranda Evans dittoed earlier comments, adding her appreciation for the recognitions. Director Evans thanked everyone for the work that goes into making it easier for the board as they make difficult decisions and continue to do the best they can for students and community.

Jean Shumate shared it is great to see kids back in person after a two week pause after the holiday break and added she looks forward to bringing grades 4 and 5 back in February. Dr. Shumate expressed hope for case rates to go down to meet guidelines for secondary. Additional comments included appreciation to administrators and athletic directors for their work as they navigate bringing athletics back, and acknowledging nurses Mary Hoffman and Sam McDonald and describing their efforts to ensure safety of students and staff. Dr. Shumate added she looks forward to more in-person opportunity as metrics allow and thanked the Board for their support.

Natalie Hagglund thanked everyone for attending and those who presented, adding it is important for the community to have information. Director Hagglund shared a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.,Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Director Hagglund thanked everyone for being willing to serve for something that is much bigger than all of us.

ADJOURN
Natalie Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 7:30 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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Attest:

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Jean Shumate, Ed.D.

Secretary to the Board