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Board Briefs

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

 

  • Reports to the Board:
    Each month, the board receives written reports from each school and program: https://www.woodlandschools.org/board/meeting/276/3

    • Student Representative Report: Jamie commended all the students that participated in the school play for a job well done. Jamie then wanted to thank the high school teachers for encouragement to help keep students focused during these last couple of weeks.

    • Facilities Report: Director Matt Donald commented that he was proud to see all the great projects that the facility department has completed as well as their plans for future improvements.

    • Teaching and Learning Report: Director Lesa Beuscher asked for more clarification on the appeal of science assessment scores and whether they would be done in time for students who failed the assessment to walk at graduation. Superintendent Michael Green shared that there is not a clear deadline and the appeals to the State are still pending.

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:

    • Director Donald asked about landslide road conditions and impacts to pupil transportation on the newly reopened route to Yale. Director Steve Madsen answered that the road was open again with just a short section as one-lane only. 

  • Discussion Items:

  • Action Items:

    • Woodland High School Trust Fund Scholarships: Director Madsen shared plans for the use of scholarship funds for this year and moving forward. Madsen’s request to the board was to approve six (6) scholarships at $2,500.00 each. After some discussion, Director Donald made a motion to hand out ten (10) scholarships this year at $2,500.00 each. The Board unanimously approved the motion.

    • Approval of KNOW Curriculum Videos: The Board unanimously approved the use of KNOW Curriculum Videos.

    • Textbook Adoption Recommendation: The Board unanimously approved the recommended adoption for the use of “The Language of Composition” textbook in AP English for 11th-grade students.

    • Addressing Impacts of State Budget Delay, Resolution 17-5 and MOU: The Board unanimously approved proposed solutions to managing delays caused by the State Legislature not having adopted a budget for the coming biennium.

    • Second Reading and Approval of Policy No. 1400 – Meetings of the Board of Directors: The Board unanimously approved revisions to policy 1400 regarding Board Meeting scheduling, conduct, etc.

    • Second Reading and Approval of Policy 3416 – Medication at School: The Board unanimously approved revisions to policy 3416 regarding the administration of medication to students while at school.

    • Second Reading and Approval of Policies 4000-4300: The Board unanimously approved revisions, additions, deletions, and other modifications to the series of district policies related to the Language Access Plan; Public Information; Confidential Communications; Public Access to District Records; Distribution of Materials; Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises; Use of Tobacco; Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs; Contests, Advertising and Promotions; District Relationships with Governmental Agencies; Notification of Threats of Violence or Harm; Release of Information Concerning Sexual and Kidnapping Offenders; and Cooperative Programs with Other Districts and Public Agencies, Private Schools and Daycare Agencies.

    • Approval of 2017-20187 Student Meal Prices – The Board unanimously approved minimum meal price increases for 2017-2018 to $2.40 at the Elementary level from $2.30, $2.70 at the Middle School level from $2.65, $2.85 at the High School level from $2.70, and $3.75 for adults from $3.50. Food Services Director Lan Ha explained that the price increases resulted from calculations from OSPI. Director Donald inquired about lunch shaming and what the school process is to prevent such activities. Business Manager Stacy Brown explained that all students K-8 can eat regardless of the balance on their food service account. Food service staff do not handle money or discuss account balances with students.


    Upcoming Board Work Session:
    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Woodland High School Library

    Upcoming Board Business Session: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room