January 5, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

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

January 5, 2021

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 1:00 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 5, 2021 Regular Board Meeting is being held using the Zoom platform.

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When: Jan 5, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: January 5, 2021 Stanwood-Camano S.D. Regular Board Meeting

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Natalie Hagglund announced voting will be taken by roll call and noted public speaking opportunities during the meeting.

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

FLAG SALUTE
Natalie Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Al Schreiber moved to approve the Agenda for the January 5, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Miranda Evans.

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

Passed - Unanimously

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
December 15, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes
Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Minutes for the December 15, 2020 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Ken Christoferson

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

Passed - Unanimously

December 15, 2020 Study Session Minutes
Miranda Evans moved to approve the Minutes for the December 15, 2020 Study Session; seconded by Charlotte Murry.

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

Passed - Unanimously

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORTS

1. Donations
Miranda Evans presented the Donations and thanked those who donated for their support.

2. Haggen Community Giving - Steve Lidgard
Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, presented detailed information on the Haggen Foundation's selection of the Stanwood-Camano School District as the recipient of their "Building Brighter Futures" campaign. He noted the campaign runs from January 6 through March 2, 2021 and donations can be made at check out.

3. Enrollment Report - Steve Lidgard
Steve Lidgard reported January 2021 enrollment is 4,410 FTE (student Full Time Equivalent); 210.85 FTE under budget. The next count will be on February 1.

 4. November Financial Report - Steve Lidgard
Steve Lidgard presented the November Financial Report, highlighting information on the Executive Summary, Fund Balance, Object Summary (salaries and benefits), Debt Service Fund and Transportation Fund pages.

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

Ken Christoferson moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 3; seconded by Miranda Evans.

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

Passed - Unanimously

1. Approval of Donations. That the Board approves the Donations, dated January 5, 2021. (SL)

2. Approval of the Second Reading of New Policy 4311 School Resource Officer. That the Board approves the Second Reading of New Policy 4311 School Resource Officer, dated January 5, 2021. (MC)

3. Approval of the Personnel Consent Agenda That the Board approves the Personnel Consent Agenda, including certificated/classified new hires, resignations, leave requests, retirements, and travel, dated January 5, 2021. (MS) 

PUBLIC COMMENT 1:25 PM

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.
There was no public comment.

SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSION 1:30 PM
1. First Reading (no action), Retired Policy 3246 Use of Reasonable Force.
Natalie Hagglund called for discussion on item #1, retirement of Policy 3246. Robert Hascall, Director of Special Services, shared Policy 3246, Use of Reasonable Force, is being retired as it is no longer valid; he added 3245 (#2 below) is being renumbered to 3246 to align with WSSDA's model policy and numbering. 

2. First Reading (no action), Renumber Policy 3245 Isolation and Restraint of Students to 3246 Isolation and Restraint of Students.
Robert Hascall responded to a board member question regarding any significant differences between policies 3245 and 3246. Mr. Hascall responded the standard for the district's current policy 3246, Use of Reasonable Force, is not used. Mr. Hascall provided a brief overview on the current standards used and outlined in Policy 3245, Isolation and Restraint of Students, which will be renumbered to 3246.

The annual report submitted to OSPI on restraint was discussed. Robert Hascall will share this report with the Board at the next meeting. 

Natalie Hagglund moved items #1 and 2 forward for a second reading.

3. Board Goals - Quarterly Progress Check
The Board reviewed and discussed, in detail, progress made to-date and next steps on items #1-7 listed under Short Term and items #1-5 listed under Board Participation, as referenced on the Board's 2020-2021 Goals document. 

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Al Screiber commented he hopes everyone had a good break; he looks forward to getting kids back safely into schools; he extends appreciation to the Haggen Foundation; and, he appreciates snow days are not a worry due to online learning.

Charlotte Murry echoed Director Schreiber’s comments, emphasizing appreciation to the Haggen Foundation. Director Murry added she hopes everyone is feeling refreshed after winter break and acknowledged there is work ahead to get to hybrid learning over the next couple of months. Director Murry made note of a University of Washington study and gave a shout out to (Stanwood-Camano) district nurses, sharing she is grateful for their service as the study is finding districts are struggling in this area.  

Ken Christoferson echoed Director Murry’s comments and added, when faced with adversity, the district is fortunate to have staff and community in place who take care of kids, community, and each other. He offered his appreciation, adding he is proud of them and that it is important to make sure they know how important they are and to thank them for the work they are doing.

Miranda Evans agreed with earlier comments and added the district is making the best of the situation with great people in the right places. Director Evans shared she has heard from friends who have students in other districts who aren’t faring as well and she appreciates the great job staff are doing.

Jean Shumate shared about antigen test kits provided to the district by the Snohomish County Health Department and noted testing will be made available to staff who are in schools buildings. Nurses have developed a testing schedule for next Tuesday and Wednesday. Dr. Shumate briefly shared about the health department’s recent conference call with superintendents, and about various communications the district will be sending to families regarding students who were in buildings prior to winter break, grade 4 and 5 students, and secondary. Dr. Shumate reflected on where the district is today compared to last March and commented she is very proud of staff and how hard they have worked.

Natalie Hagglund shared her thoughts and prayers are with the families involved in the car accident this past weekend. Director Hagglund shared a quote from Brené Brown, “Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how the story ends.”

Director Hagglund thanked everyone for making sure our story ends well.

ADJOURN
Natalie Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 1:56 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