Regular Board Meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016

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Regular Board Meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016

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BOARD MEETING

  • Special Presentation:

    • Woodland High School senior, Taylor Hennings, gave a short presentation on high school credit system problems as part of achieving a gold award in Girl Scouting. Hennings addressed board members with data from the 2015-2016 school year, presenting additional options to help improve these numbers in the coming years. The board members thanked Taylor for her presentation and ideas, then suggested that she speak to Principal John Shoup with her great ideas.
  • Reports to the Board:

    • Director Matt Donald thanked the administrators for their diligence, patience, and hard work during the recent snow days. Director Lesa Beuscher noted that many of the concerts and events have been canceled due to the weather, and asked if these were being rescheduled and how it would be communicated to parents and community members. Superintendent Michael Green replied that all canceled events were rescheduled within the next day or rescheduled in the month of January. Green also noted that the banner on the website, social media, and School Messenger were a few of the tools the district uses to communicate all schedule changes to the students, families, staff and community.

    • Facilities and Safety Report – Director Donald asked if the gas detector installation at the middle school was due to an existing issue or a precautionary measure. Superintendent Green replied that these were precautionary. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5250

    • Woodland Primary School Report – Director Sarah Stuart commented at the mentor/mentee program in Principal Colvard’s report. Stuart asked Principal Ingrid Colvard if there were any mentor programs for student-to-student and community-member-to-student. Colvard replied that she is currently working with Woodland Middle School Principal Jake Hall to create a student-to-student program. She also noted that a community member mentor program doesn’t exist at this time, but it would be something to look into in the future.
  • Discussion Items:

    • 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Closing Report – Stacy Brown, Executive Director of Business Services, presented the 2015-2016 fiscal year closing. Brown provided fund balance, enrollment numbers, levy dollar spending, general fund revenues, expenditures by program and other data. Brown also presented historical data to provide more comparison details for the school board members. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5258

    • First Reading of Selected 3000 Series Policies – With no questions or concerns from the board members these policies, involving the district’s policies toward nondiscrimination, student conduct, and other behavior issues, will be presented at the next board meeting for final reading and approval. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5261

    • First Reading of Policy Revisions for Policy 3110-3144 – Superintendent Green explained that most of the changes to policies 3110-3144, involving student custody, student residency, and related policies, involved minor language changes. All board members agreed to have these presented at the next board meeting for final reading and approval. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5278
  • Action Items:

    • Quest Academy Agreements – The school board members were unable to open the attached agreements for review. They requested the attachments be fixed and brought back at the next meeting for review and approval.

    • Director Stuart moved to approve the Approval of Revisions, Additions, and Deletions of Policies 1400-1830 involving board meetings, superintendent evaluations, and related policies. All board members unanimously approved the changes. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5254

    • Director Donald moved to approve the quote for electronic door access systems for WPS, WIS and WMS. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5260

    • Director Steve Madsen moved to approve the text adoptions involving two books for use by the high school: “Playwriting: Brief and Brilliant” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5277

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS


Upcoming Board Workshop: Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room

Upcoming Board Business Meeting: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room