October 25, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

October 25, 2010 7:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Jim Bays, Janice Watts, Tina Cayton, Steve Madsen, Mia Patterson, Student Representative, Michael Green-Secretary and Stacy Brown-Recording Secretary

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

Chris Wiseman, Jenny Barton, Dee Ray, Julia Stoll, Joe Crawford and Stacy Brown.

MEMBERS ABSENT

 

Janice Watts moved to approve Bill Woodard's absence from the meeting.

Steve Madsen  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve October 11, 2010 regular meeting minutes.

Steve Madsen  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Mia Patterson reported that Hannah Ingraham won Homecoming Queen and the Homecoming Dance was on October 15th.  The WHS staff won the lip sync contest.  Alexa Little and Nicole Sallee hosted a Burgerville night for the Ronald McDonald House charity for an Interact Club and Senior project.  The WMS is having a Monster Mash Dance.

OPERATIONS REPORTS

 

The Board did not have any questions about the Tech, Maintenance or Financial reports.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Mr. Green reported that there will be a State of KWRL meeting on Thursday at 7pm. Directors Madsen and Woodard are scheduled to attend.

Mr. Green attended Saturday's Make a Difference Day. He said it was great to see 90-100 Middle and High School students engaged in community service.

High School students have the opportunity to write as guest reporters for The Daily News. Michael showed the Board one recent article about the O Ambassadors Club projects abroad.  He also shared a Daily News article on ways that Woodland School District is trying to curb bullying in the schools.  Janice Watts said that she had read another article from one of the guest reporters about the problem of public displays of affection at the High School.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Mr. Green received a letter from OSPI congratulating Yale School for the Apple Award Construction Achievement Grant. Yale School received a memo from CEE and PDK-WA State Chapter Leadership notifying them that they have received a 2010 School of Distinction Award.  Principal Mark Houk received a letter from the Cowlitz County Commissioners, congratulating him for receiving the Apple Award. Mr. Green received a letter from OSPI saying that, overall, they had a clean Food Service audit.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

None.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Addressing Student Safety and Bullying at Woodland Schools
Last spring there were several parents who came to the Board with concerns and claims that student-to-student bullying and harassment was a serious problem at Woodland Intermediate School.  In response to these concerns a great deal of effort has been invested at Woodland Intermediate, as well as other Woodland Schools to identify assess and address the concerns.  The purpose of this presentation was to present the Board with information regarding what has been learned and what has been, and is being, done to actively address the concerns presented.  Mr. Green presented a slide show entitled "Conclusions from the Student Bullying Survey-A Comparison of 2000 Results to 2010 Results". This slide show is available in the Board meeting archives on the website. Chris Wiseman and Joe Crawford presented the slide show, "So What Are We Doing About It?" which is also available on the website. 

The Board discussed the information. Mr. Madsen asked about the cost of implementation. He said that we need to explain the costs to the community, if this is important to them. Joe Crawford said that data showed a 19% academic gain in schools that implement these types of programs that they are using at the Intermediate School. Steve said that this was the type of data that the community needs to hear. Jim Bays said that if students don't get an adult response from talking with an adult about bullying and/or harassment, they will feel that they have to do something about it themselves. He wants to be sure that adults give students the correct response to their concerns.

The Board said that the presentations they saw tonight was really good information. Janice asked when the next survey would be. Mr. Green said probably in 2012.  Chris said that he would be comparing the discipline data at the end of the school year with other years.  Steve Madsen asked what tools were being sent home to parents.  Chris said they have articles consistently in their bulletins.  Michael said that the School District offers the Strengthening Families program every year.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

The Board discussed the consent agenda.

Janice Watts moved to approve the consent agenda.

Steve Madsen  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

ACTION ITEMS

 

Resolution No. 2540-Granting Easement to OALC
Prior to approving this resolution, the Board asked for an estimate of the cost of utilities construction.  The OALC has agreed to offer a 50% reduction in latecomer's fees for the 12" water and the 12" sewer lines that will be installed by the OALC.  The estimated cost of these improvements is $389,303 (Engineering, $17, 125 and Construction, $372,178).

The latecomer's fee is calculated as follows:
The total property capable of being served by the aforementioned sewer and water mains consists of 1580 feet of frontage.  The City has determined that the means of allocating cost of said sewer and water lines is based on the prorate share of front footage of each property benefitting by said improvements.

Mr. Green measured the frontage of our property using Google Earth at 1340' which is 85% of the 1580 feet.  The estimated cost is $389,303.  85% of that is $330,907.55   Half of that is $ 165,453.78. 

Steve Madsen moved to approve Resolution No. 2540-Granting Easement to OALC.

Janice Watts  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Steve Madsen  yes  carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 8:06 pm to discuss personnel with action likely to be taken upon return.

President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 8:18 pm.

PESONNEL ACTION

 

Personnel Action

Janice Watts moved to accept the resignation of Maury Peterson.

Steve Madsen  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:18 pm.

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

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