May 18, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

Stanwood-Camano School District #401
Administration & Resource Center

26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, Washington  98292

May 18, 2021 - 6:00 PM

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

 

Under the new phasing approach used by the Governor's office, regions in Phase 3 have the option to hold meetings remotely or in-person, in a limited capacity, provided there is strict adherence to all measures established by the Governor's guidance. These requirements are found in the Governor's COVID-19 Miscellaneous Venue Guidance. The public can attend the May 18, 2021 Regular Board Meeting in person or view on livestream.

The public is encouraged to view the meeting livestream and can do so by using the following link:

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In compliance with the requirements established by the Governor's office, we have limited seating for the public who wish to attend in person. We will have an overflow room available.

In order to conduct in-person meetings, the district is required to collect information solely for the purpose of assisting public health authorities with contact tracing, should contact tracing be necessary. This information is NOT subject to public disclosure or public records request; it will only be used for the purpose of contact tracing by public health officials, if necessary, and will be destroyed after 28 days. 

Guests attending in person, will be asked to complete a Health Screening Attestation, participate in temperature screening, wear a proper face covering and maintain appropriate social distancing. 

CALL TO ORDER
At 6:00 PM, Student Advisor Andrew Norton called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL
Board Members Present: Natalie Hagglund, Miranda Evans, Ken Christoferson, Al Schreiber
Student Advisors Present: Kiki Ruljancich, Andrew Norton

FLAG SALUTE
Andrew Norton led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Miranda Evans moved to approve the Agenda for the May 18, 2021 Regular Meeting; seconded by Charlotte Murry.

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

Passed - Unanimously

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

April 30, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Ken Christoferson moved to approve the Minutes for the April 30, 2021 Special Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

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

Passed - Unanimously

May 4, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Minutes for the May 4, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

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

Passed - Unanimously

May 8, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Miranda Evans moved to approve the Minutes for the May 8, 2021 Special Board Meeting; seconded by Ken Christoferson.

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

Passed - Unanimously

May 11, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Al Schreiber moved to approve the Minutes for the May 11, 2021 Special Board Meeting; seconded by Ken Christoferson.

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

Passed - Unanimously

May 12, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Minutes for the May 12, 2021 Special Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

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

Passed - Unanimously

May 13, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Ken Christoferson moved to approve the Minutes for the May 13, 2021 Special Board Meeting; seconded by Miranda Evans.

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

Passed - Unanimously

May 14, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Al Schreiber moved to approve the Minutes for the May 14, 2021 Special Board Meeting; seconded by Miranda Evans.

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

Passed - Unanimously

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORTS

1. Recognitions
    a) Certificated Employee of the Year - Diane Wood, Teacher, Utsalady Elementary
    b) Classified Employee of the Year - Don Vennetti, Director of Food Services
    c) Student Advisors
    d) Special Recognition

Dan Johnston, Executive Director of Human Resources, Certificated Employees, introduced Diane Wood, Utsalady Elementary Teacher, as Certificated Employee of the Year for 2020-2021.  Julie Echols, Utsalady Elementary Principal, shared about Diane’s attributes as a teacher and expressed she is honored to have the opportunity to participate in recognizing Diane.  Miranda Evans presented Diane with an award and certificate on behalf of the Board. Diane shared her appreciation.

Maurene Stanton, Executive Director of Human Resources, Classified Employees, introduced Don Vennetti, Food Services Director, as Classified Employee of the Year for 2020-2021. Ms. Stanton, shared about Don’s nomination and his work facilitating meal programs over the last 14 months.  Al Schreiber presented Don with an award and certificate on behalf of the Board. Don shared his appreciation.

On behalf of the Board, Natalie Hagglund recognized and thanked student advisors Kiki Ruljancich and Andrew Norton for their service this past year. Charlotte Murry presented an award and certificate to each student advisor. Kiki and Andrew each expressed what it has meant to them to serve as student advisor and thanked the Board for the opportunity.

Ken Christoferson presented the 2020-2021 School Board Annual Special Recognition Award. Director Christoferson announced school nurses Mary Hoffman and Sam MacDonald as recipients of the award for their ongoing care and commitment to keeping students, staff, and families healthy and safe. Director Christoferson shared the details of Mary and Sam's nomination. On behalf of the Board, Miranda Evans and Al Schreiber, presented each recipient with an award and certificate. Mary and Sam shared their appreciation and thanked Superintendent Shumate and Mark Carter, Director of Student Services and Safety, for their support throughout the school year.

RECESS 
At 6:30 PM, Andrew Norton called a recess for those who wished to leave after the recognitions.

RECONVENE
At 6:35 PM, Andrew Norton reconvened the regular meeting.

2. COVID Testing Update - Samantha MacDonald and Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman and Sam MacDonald presented a detailed report on the district’s partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital for a COVID testing program for students and staff. They shared photos and detailed information on testing centers that have been established in buildings. They announced the testing program may be broadened to include the community. Discussion followed.

3. April Financial Report - Steve Lidgard

Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, presented the April 2021 Financial Report. He noted that budget changes resulting from the recent legislative session should be reflected in the May 2021 report. Mr. Lidgard highlighted information in the Executive Summary, Fund Balance, Object Summary, General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Debt Service Fund, and Transportation Vehicle Fund reports. Discussion followed.

4. Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan - Dr. Lloy Schaaf

Dr. Lloy Schaaf, Assistant Superintendent Teaching and Learning, presented the Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan. Dr. Schaaf shared the Recovery Plan is in response to two laws, one federal and one state, that connect planning for academic and student well-being in order to receive funding. Dr. Schaaf walked the Board through data obtained to develop the plan. Areas of focus and phases of the plan were also presented. The Equity Decision-Making Tool, used in the development of the plan, was reviewed. Discussion followed. 

 CONSENT AGENDA

Student Advisor Kiki Ruljancich offered opportunities for the Board and the public to comment on the Consent Agenda. There were no comments. Kiki Ruljancich called for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

Al Schreiber moved to approve the Consent Agenda for May 18, 2021; seconded by Miranda Evans. 

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

Passed - Unanimously

1. Approval of the Stanwood-Camano School District Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan for Phase I. That the Board approves the Stanwood-Camano School District Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan for Phase I, dated May 18, 2021. (LS)

2. Approval of Resolution No. 2020/2021-005, adopting the Stanwood-Camano School District Academic and Student Well-Being Plan. That the Board approves Resolution No. 2020-2021/005, adopting the Stanwood-Camano School District Academic and Student Well-Being Plan, dated May 18, 2021. (LS)

3. Approval of the purchase of the Math Expressions Program for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. That the Board approves the purchase of the Math Expressions Program for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, dated May 18, 2021. (LS)

4. Approval of the Service Agreement with Glean Education, LLC, for staff training: Understanding & Recognizing Dyslexia for Washington Educators from September 1, through October 31, 2021. That the Board approves the the Service Agreement with Glean Education, LLC, for staff training: Understanding & Recognizing Dyslexia for Washington Educators from September 1, through October 31, 2021, dated May 18, 2021. (LS)

5. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the COVID-19 Testing Services Agreement with Seattle Children's Hospital. That the Board approves Amendment No. 1 to the COVID-19 Testing Services Agreement with Seattle Children's Hospital, dated May 18, 2021. (JS)

6. Approval of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Stanwood-Camano Education Association regarding additional compensation for teachers impacted by student days extended beyond the agreed upon dismissal time, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. That the Board approves the Memorandum of Agreement with the Stanwood-Camano Education Association regarding additional compensation for teachers impacted by student days extended beyond the agreed upon dismissal time, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, dated May 18, 2021. (DJ)

7. Approval of Resolution No. 2020/2021-006 delegating authority to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) to regulate interschool activities consistent with the rules and regulations of WIAA. That the Board approves Resolution No. 2020/2021-006 delegating authority to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) to regulate interschool activities consistent with the rules and regulations of WIAA, dated May 18, 2021. (JS)

8. 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 May 18, 2021. (MS) 

9. Approval of Bills and Payroll. That the Board approves the Bills and Payroll, dated May 18, 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.

Satin Arnett, Camano Island resident, parent, community member, and member of the district’s Equity Leadership Team, commented on her support of House Bill 5044 and provided background on the bill concerning professional learning, equity, cultural competency, and inclusion.

SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSION
There were no discussion items.

STUDENT ADVISOR REPORTS

Andrew Norton reported Stanwood High School students have returned to in person learning for two days a week, six periods a day, and added he has heard students really like it. He also reported the third season of athletics has started; the library contains to be open for all students; ASB elections have concluded and class elections will start on May 27 for secretary, treasurer, vice president, and president. He added the ASB team continues to create posters; assemblies are being planned for next school year; clubs continue to meet; seniors are excited about graduating; and everyone loves the new building. Andrew thanked Dr. Shumate for the COVID testing available for student athletes, adding it is simple and easy test.

Kiki Ruljancich, Lincoln Hill High School, noted there are twenty days left of school. Kiki reported graduation will be June 9 at 6:30 pm and it is still being determined whether graduation will be inside or outside; students love the new Church Creek Campus; and, parents are planning a grad night event for seniors. Kiki shared Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy, and Saratoga have a new principal, Ryan Pike, starting next school year. She expressed Principal Ovenell will be missed and thanked him for everything he has done for  students and the school. Kiki also reported caps and gowns have been ordered, and students are finishing their High School and Beyond plans and reviewing transcripts and they are on track and excited.

ITEMS BROUGHT UP BY BOARD MEMBERS

Al Schreiber commented it’s great to be back in person; he extended congratulations to Diane Wood and Don Vennetti; he thanked Kiki and Andrew for serving on the board; and he thanked Mary Hoffman, Sam MacDonald, and Mark Carter for their work. Director Schreiber thanked Dr. Shumate for her leadership, adding he is happy and sad at the same time for Dr. Shumate’s retirement and he wished her all the best. Director Schreiber shared he looks forward to Dr. Rumbaugh coming to the district.

Charlotte Murry commented she is grateful for being back in person for the meeting and she thanked Mary Hoffman and Sam MacDonald for the work they have done to make it possible for everyone to be back in person; she expressed hope that people will become informed about House Bill 5044 by taking a look at the legislation and added 5044 is positive for districts and for putting equity into the school system.

Ken Christoferson’s comments included he is proud the community is involved in the direction the district is going in and that they hold the district accountable and feel comfortable voicing their opinions. Director Christoferson shared he has received calls about the expectations of legislation and 5044 and added he appreciates that the district will move forward with a vision and scope that represents the community. He offered congratulations to those who were honored tonight and also to those behind the work. Director Christoferson shared he is proud to be part of a district with such caring people and noted honoring individuals and those behind the work is a tribute to everyone’s pride in community.

Miranda Evans reflected on celebrations, including the announcement Friday of Dr. Rumbaugh’s selection, on those being honored tonight, and on being back in person for the meeting. Director Evans acknowledged the efforts involved in preparing for an in person meeting and thanked those who made it possible so that everyone could be together for tonight’s celebrations. Director Evans thanked the community for their support during the superintendent selection process, adding she has had many people reach out to say thank you for the opportunities to be a part of the process.

Natalie Hagglund echoed earlier board member comments; she thanked Andrew and Kiki for running the meeting and shared she is grateful to be back in person and for everything we do here.

Dr. Shumate thanked Kiki and Andrew on doing a great job running the meeting, adding she is happy they could hold the meeting in person. Dr. Shumate shared she is proud of everyone that was honored tonight, adding the district has an amazing team who work together to do what is best for students and the community. Dr. Shumate shared she is excited about having Deborah Rumbaugh as her replacement and feels Dr. Rumbaugh's strengths will complement the team and take the district to the next level.

ADJOURN
At 7:27 PM, Andrew Norton adjourned the meeting.

 

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