Board Briefs for Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016

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Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016

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BOARD MEETING

  • Student Representative Report: Student Representative Taylor Vossen mentioned that Planters' Day Princesses were selected at Woodland High School: Taylor Blatnik, Jaiden Marshall, and Calista Clifford.

  • School Board Appreciation Month: Superintendent Michael Green mentioned that January is School Board Appreciation Month, and presented the Board with a card signed by the administrative team thanking them for their dedication to excellence in Woodland Public Schools.

  • Discussion of Board Policy 1400 – Board Meetings: The board discussed Policy 1400 to change the Board Meeting start time to allow patrons interested in participating the meetings more time to attend. Following a second reading at the next board meeting and board approval, the start time for board meetings will move to 5:30 p.m. beginning on Monday, February 22. 2016to allow for travel time for patrons to get off work and get to the meeting. 

  • Board Reports: Sarah Stuart (Director District #1) asked how the libraries are set up in the district, and if Woodland Public Schools has full-time librarians. Superintendent Green explained that the decision was made 6-7 years ago toshift from a full-time librarian at Woodland Intermediate, using that staff for a technology teacher. Over time, the model has evolved, and we now have two half-time librarians covering two schools. Each of the school libraries is also supported by a paraeducator. 

  • Development of Capital Facilities Plan Interlocal Agreement: The City of Woodland has requested an updated Capital Facilities Plan from the district with adjustments to the district's impact fees. The board approved an interlocal agreement with ESD 112 to develop the updated plan.

  • Textbook Approval: Novels for High School English and Trade Text for History: Five books were voted on and approved by the board. The board discussed how the books were selected as well as the use of the word "objectionable" to describe any of the books. Superintendent Green pointed out that the novels are targeted at Juniors and Seniors who have the maturity to deal with more adult topics.

 

 

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING


Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the District Meeting Room