February 21, 2023 Regular Meeting Minutes

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

February 21, 2023 - 6:00 PM


Board President Miranda Evans called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Board Members Present: Al Schreiber, Debbie Bayes, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund
Students Advisors Present: Jason Orzel, Hunter Sparrow

President Evans led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Director Al Schreiber moved to approve the agenda for the February 21, 2023 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Natalie Hagglund.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Debbie Bayes, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

February 7, 2023 Regular Meeting Minutes
Director Charlotte Murry moved to approve the minutes for the February 7, 2023 Regular Board Meeting

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Debbie Bayes, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously


  1. Donations 
    Student Advisor Jason Orzel presented the donations. 

  2. Secondary Early Withdrawal Report - Deborah Rumbaugh
    Per Board Policy 3112, Superintendent Rumbaugh presented the annual Secondary Early Withdrawal Report. Dr. Rumbaugh shared the attached data reflects students known to fall under the early withdrawal description. Discussion followed.

  3. January Financial Report - Ruth Floyd
    Executive Director of Business Services Ruth Floyd walked the Board through the  Executive Summary, Budget Status reports, and provided a Food Service update.

  4. Twin City Elementary Report and Shining Star Recognition - Jennifer Allen
    Principal Jennifer Allen presented an update on Twin City's progress toward Annual Action Plan (AAP) goals in the areas of Math, Literacy and Multi-Tiered Support Systems, and highlighted teacher strategies and progress toward reaching goals; she presented student assessment data comparing Fall and Winter progress in reading for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades; and she shared school-wide student and staff expectations, implementation of brain break activities for students, strategies for positive behavior reinforcement, and school to home communication tools.

    Principal Allen presented student Cameron McGill to the School Board as Twin City's Shining Star. Everyone congratulated and applauded Cameron for his achievements. Cameron received a certificate and sponsor gift from Heritage Bank and photos were taken. 


President Evans offered anyone in attendance, in person and virtually, the opportunity to speak to any items on the Consent Agenda and asked board members if they wished to pull and discuss any items. There were no requests.  Director Al Schreiber moved to approve Consent Agenda Items 1 through 9 as listed; seconded by Director Charlotte Murry.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Debbie Bayes, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

  1. Donations

  2. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 1220 Board Officers and Duties of Board Members.

  3. Approve the Secondary and Elementary Student Field Trips:
    a) Stanwood High School FFA Poultry Evaluation Team Poultry Clinic, March 10-11, 2023, Kennewick, Washington
    b) Stanwood High School FFA Agriculture Mechanics Livestock Judging, March 23-25, 2023, Moses Lake, Washington.
    c) Stanwood High School Technology Student Association State Conference, March 22-23, 2023, SeaTac, Washington
    d) Stanwood High School Sports Medicine Students to State Competition, April 27-29, 2023, Spokane, Washington.
    e) Elger Bay Elementary 5th Grade Outdoor Education, YMCA Camp Orkila, June 5-7, 2023, Orcas Island, Washington
    f) Cedarhome  Elementary 5th Grade Outdoor Education, YMCA Camp Orkila, June 7-9, 2023, Orcas Island, Washington.
    g) Twin City Elementary 5th Grade Outdoor Education, YMCA Camp Seymour, June 1-2, 2023, Gig Harbor, Washington.

  4. Approval of Course Proposals for Stanwood High School for the 2023-2024 School Year.

  5. Approval to adopt Resolution 2022/2023-003 Reduced Educational Program and Reduction of Staff for the 2023-24 School Year. 

  6. Approval of the Affiliation Agreement with Central State University for Student Interns, February 22, 2023 through February 21, 2025.

  7. Approval of the use of Capital Projects Funding and Bid Solicitation for proposed Summer 2023 Projects

  8. Approve the Personnel Report for February 21, 2023.

  9. Approve the 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.

District parent Bob Uhrich addressed the Board regarding his concern around student safety with regard to the Senior Assassin Game organized and played by high school seniors in the fall. He shared in detail his student's personal experience with the game and urged the Board to intervene and end the practice of this game.


  1. First Reading, Revised Policy 1250 Student Advisors to the Board of Directors
    The board and student advisors discussed at length the proposed updates to policy 1250. The board agreed wording in the last paragraph regarding advisory votes will be modified and policy 1250 will be brought back for another first reading and discussion at the next meeting.

  2. First Reading, Revised Policy 1650 It was noted "1650" as listed in #2 under School Board Discussion is a typo and should read as "1610" Conflicts of Interest.
    There were no questions regarding Policy 1610. Policy 1610 will move forward for a second reading.

  3. First Reading, Revised Policy 3131 District Attendance Area Transfers
    There were no questions regarding Policy 3131. Policy 3131 will move forward for a second reading.


 Hunter Sparrow provided a detailed report on the final preparations for the February 25th Sweethearts Dance and for Spirit Week; he shared about a recent meeting with ASB and Director Murry regarding the student advisor roll and a selection process that will allow more students the opportunity to apply for student advisor and added there will be a process for reviewing the ASB Constitution; he noted ASB elections were moved up a month to provide new ASB leadership more time to prepare for the next school year.

Jason Orzel reported on Lincoln Hill High Schools inter-high conference with Stanwood High School to discuss and learn about strategies to build upon LHHS’s spirit activities, adding it was a good discussion.


Director Hagglund thanked everyone for attending. Director Hagglund reflected on the resolution on the consent agenda, Reduced Educational Program and Reduction of Staff, adding it is difficult for the board to see this resolution come before them and they do not want anyone to think the board takes it lightly; she added that, while Stanwood-Camano is not anywhere near the reduction number for other districts, any reduction no matter the number is personal to someone.

Director Bayes shared she really appreciates hearing from Twin City Elementary and about the  structures in place for teachers and students to reach their goals.

Director Schreiber thanked Director Hagglund for sharing her thoughts on the resolution. Director Schreiber thanked those were acknowledged tonight for their donation; he thanked Principal Allen for her report and presentation of Twin City Elementary’s Shining Star; he expressed appreciation for tonight’s public comment; and commented on the Personnel Consent Agenda, noting appreciation for the Assistant Director of Transportation position.

Director Murry thanked everyone for being present. Director Murry thanked those who presented reports, adding she appreciates the work that goes into preparing them; she thanked Port Susan Middle School students for the card and painted rocks; and shared she is excited to see students getting back to outdoor education field trips as reflected on the consent agenda.

Superintendent Rumbaugh added her affirmation of Director Hagglund’s comments about the resolution and the difficulty of preparing for reductions.

Director Miranda Evans echoed Director Hagglund’s comments about the resolution and not taking these decisions lightly and added the district will try and keep effects of this as far away from students as possible. Director Evans expressed appreciation for tonight’s public comment and thanked the students in the audience for attending tonight’s meeting.

President Evans adjourned the meeting at 7:06 p.m.





Vice President







Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

Secretary to the Board 

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