September 13, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes


WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

September 13, 2010 7:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Jim Bays, Janice Watts, Bill Woodard, Tina Cayton, Steve Madsen, Mia Patterson, Student Representative, Michael Green-Secretary and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

Asha Riley, Mark Houk, Cari Thomson, Chris Wiseman, John Shoup, Mariah Reese and Stacy Brown.

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve August 23, 2010 regular meeting minutes.

Janice Watts-yes
Bill Woodard-yes
Tina Cayton-yes  carried

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Mia Patterson reported that school had started and all the students were impressed with the gym renewal project that Paul Huddleston had overseen. The football team has lost to Kalama and Ridgefield, but the Senior Kick-off Dance went well. Though the volleyball team lost to Centralia, they believe they will have a good season. High School students are excited about the AP US History for college credit program. Students are interested in this and enjoying getting the college credit.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Mr. Green reported a good start to the school year.  Enrollment is still down a little from last year, but well above projections. There are more 2nd and 4th graders than anticipated. TEAM High and Yale are lower in enrollment. This prompted Mr. Green and Mr. Houk to transfer a half-time teacher from Yale to WPS.  Mr. Green, Mr. Houk and Mr. Madsen, met with parents from Yale last week to discuss the teacher transfer. The first all-staff get together of the year was this morning. Board members, Jim Bays and Janice Watts attended.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed two thank you letters from scholarship recipients Max Essig and Jessica Pain. The Board viewed thank you letters that will be sent to Grace Community Church for helping to clean up schools before the start of school, the American Legion/VFW for a donation of backpacks with school supplies, and to Columbia Bank for the magnetic calendars.

Mr. Green said that correspondence was sent to Tina Cayton's attention by a parent. This was referred to Administration for follow-up. He will provide follow-up information to the Board.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

Mariah Reese thanked Mr. Green and Mr. Madsen for coming to Yale last week to explain and answer questions about the teacher transfer.

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

None.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

SWW Math Partnership
The District is now a part of the SW Washington Math Partnership. Asha Riley presented this web-accessible curriculum to the Board.  The Board discussed this program that is continuing to develop with the collaboration of Evergreen, Washougal and Woodland School Districts.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Goal 6: Board Self-Development
The Board discussed their Goal 6.2, which is to: Provide ongoing opportunities for staff to provide input to the Board. Mr. Green will develop a survey for staff distribution about the Goals and ask Administrators to submit opportunities for activities and events for Board members to attend.  The Board will discuss Goal 6.3 at the next meeting.

Selection of Board Rep for Calendar Committee
Janice Watts volunteered to continue as the Board Rep for the Calendar Committee.

WHS Location Survey Draft
The Board discussed the draft of the WHS Location Survey that will be mailed to Woodland Postal Patrons. They gave Mr. Green suggestions of rewording for Draft 2. They liked the idea of changing the pros and cons to features and differences. Michael will rework the draft mailer and bring it back to the Board.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

The Board discussed the consent agenda.

Janice Watts moved to approve the consent agenda.

Steve Madsen-yes
Tina Cayton-yes
Bill Woodard-yes
Janice Watts-yes  carried

ACTION ITEMS

 

Policy Nos. 2004, 2410, 3241 and 6530 Second Reading
These policies are unchanged since the first reading.

Bill Woodard moved to approve Policy Nos. 2004, 2410, 3241 and 6530 as presented.

Steve Madsen-yes
Tina Cayton-yes
Bill Woodard-yes
Janice Watts-yes  carried

Approval of Addition of Teacher at WPS
Tina Cayton moved to approve the Addition of a Teacher at WPS.

Steve Madsen-no
Tina Cayton-yes
Bill Woodard-yes
Janice Watts-yes  carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Board President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 8:29 pm to discuss personnel with no action to be taken upon return.

Board President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 8:43pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:43pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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