February 13, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

February 13, 2012 6:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Jim Bays, Janice Watts, Bill Woodard, Tina Cayton, Jeremy Stuart, Katie Longrie-Student Representative, Michael Green-Secretary and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

Deb Kernen, Cari Thomson, Doug Nichols, Chris Wiseman, Stacy Brown, Dan Uhlenkott, Mark Houk, Asha Riley, Todd Cloud and Scott Landrigan.

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve the January 23, 2012 regular meeting minutes.

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes carried

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Student Representative Report
Katie Longrie reported that last Friday, there was a good turn-out at the WPS movie night. The WPS has new school sweatshirts and T-shirts, with their new logo.  The High School staff encouraged students to vote.  The Be the Change Club had the second reading and approval of their new constitution.  The Mountain Bike Club and Trap Shooting Club had their first reading of their constitution.

Bill Woodard said he was happy to hear about Jennifer Cullison's AP classes that were approved for CTE credit by the State, and that the Robotics team won first place in innovative solution for the food preservation research project.

Janice Watts asked Asha about how many students take the end of course math exam for the second time. Asha said that there were 20 students and TEAM, and John said there were about 65 at the High School. John said that this is due to various reasons and that because the credit is spread over two years.

Bill asked if Asha was recruiting for LRA students. She said that she has advertised and the enrollment is a little slower at the moment, but she feels it will pick up in March when more families start thinking about what they want to do about next year. It's still early for some families to be thinking about school next year.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Michael Green said the WHS received congratulations from OSPI for being a recipient of the Washington Achievement Award, celebrating top performing schools in the State. John was researching the School's award and found that WPS was listed as an exemplary school.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board received letters from NEWS about the McLeary Decision. Michael said that it appears the legislature is paying attention. He is hopeful that the decision may mitigate impacts of upcoming budget cuts. Paul Huddleston wrote Steve Hansen a thank you letter for his years of service. The Board received a congratulations letter from OSPI for being a recipient of the Washington Achievement Award.

Tina Cayton said that she heard negative comments about the WPS restrooms. Michael said that he discussed the restrooms with Bill Hanson. Michael was sent pictures from Bill from the High School restrooms, where the new stalls had been ruined. They are working to do what they can to keep restrooms nice, but restroom users need to work on this also. Mark Houk said that the WPS restrooms are old and over-used. Michael said that Bill Hanson is focusing on this area, but it is a challenge.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS AND REQUESTS

 

Jim Bays asked Michael if he would be going to Kelso for results of the election tomorrow night. Michael said that he will monitor election results online.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

CTE Update
Michael said that when the Assistant Superintendent position was removed, other staff took on many of the pieces. Cari Thomson took a big piece, which was the CCTE piece (formerly CTE). She has done a fantastic job of upgrading the program and making sure that it is in compliance. Cari gave the Board an update of her progress with the program. Michael said that he cannot emphasize enough how much Cari has done for the program.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Bond Issue Planning Discussion
At the last meeting, the Board had questions about restricting the use of bond funds so that either bonds would not be sold, or issued bonds would be paid off early should proceeds not be needed for the proposed scope of the projects in the April 17th bond request. Michael discussed this with Faith Pettis, the bond attorney, Mark Prussing, the financial advisor, and Jim Bays. Based on the discussion, Michael is recommending a solution with a resolution (No. 2555) that addresses the issues. The Board discussed the options and decided to add the resolution as an action item on the agenda this evening.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Bill Woodard moved to approve the consent agenda.


Jeremy Stuart  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

ACTION ITEMS

 

Resolution No. 2553-Special Election Resolution-General Obligation Bonds
The Board discussed the resolution.

Bill Woodard moved to approve Resolution No. 2553-General Obligation Bonds as presented.

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes
Jim Bays  yes  carried

Resolution No. 2554-2011-2013 Energy Operational Savings Project Grants
Stacy Brown said that OSPI has funding available for energy grants. The District will need an energy audit as part of the grant process. This resolution is a letter of intent that OSPI needs to get the process started.

Janice Watts moved to approve Resolution No. 2554-2011-2013 Energy Operational Savings Project Grants.

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes carried

Resolution No. 2555-Bond Sale
This is the resolution that was discussed earlier in the evening that the Board added to the agenda regarding Bond Sale.

Tina Cayton moved to approve Resolution No. 2555-Bond Sale as corrected.

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes
Jim Bays  yes  carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 7:04pm for approximately 15 minutes, to discuss matters allowed under 42.30.110(1)(g), with no action to be taken upon return.

President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 7:17pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 7:23pm.

 

ATTEST:

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