September 10, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes


WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

September 10, 2012 6:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

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

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

Chris Wiseman, Mark Houk, Stacy Brown, Cari Thomson, Deb Kernen, Dan Uhlenkott and Asha Riley.

MINUTES

 

Bill Woodard moved to approve the August 27, 2012 regular meeting minutes.

Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts  yes
Bill Woodard  yes  carried

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Asha Riley discussed the National Board Cohort with the Board. She said that Shari Conditt and Holly Royle were coaching and supporting a group of Woodland School Teachers, including one school counselor who are all pursuing Certification from the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards this year.

Paul Huddleston was not present to answer Jim Bay's question regarding the Hall of Fame and the Ring of Honor. Michael Green said that the Hall of Fame was at the High School; but he did not know about the Ring of Honor.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Michael Green reported that preliminary enrollment numbers showed that the District is about 65 students over budget; 14 are from Kindergarten. The FTE is about 2069.

School started well. Sadly one teacher broke his neck on Labor Day weekend, but was  surprisingly back at school today. Michael was able to observe new teachers in the classrooms and said he was very impressed with what he observed. This morning was the annual staff breakfast. Janice Watts and Jim Bays attended.

CAPITAL FACILITIES UPDATE

 

Michael gave an update of the planning occurring for the HS Project. He showed the Board site illustrations of the work being discussed. One illustration was from the Civil Engineers for the site layout and usage and showed the design features that allow water to flow from the property. He said a lot of work must be done for that. Phase one of the project will hopefully go to bid this winter. This will be for pre-loading the site and having seismic treatments installed. He showed the Board design illustrations that are still a work in progress.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed a closing memo from The PFM Group regarding the bond sale.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS AND REQUESTS

 

None.

DISCUSSION

 

Student Assessment Update
Asha Riley said that she is very pleased with the student performance and progress last year. She discussed the results of last year's student assessments with the Board. Michael told the Board not to compare test numbers from year-over-year as the state's definition of meeting standard varies from grade level to grade level.

Briefing on Changes to NCLB
Asha discussed the changes brought about by the State's signing of the waiver for No Child Left Behind.

Strategic Planning and Goal Setting Workshop Follow-up
The Board reviewed the mission statement and goals that they worked on at their retreat. They edited these slightly. Attached is the amended statement and goals.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

The Board discussed the consent agenda including a voucher for a reimbursement for shoes that are now mandatory for cooks to wear.

Tina Cayton moved to approve the consent agenda as presented.

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

ACTION ITEMS

 

Approval of New Inter-Local Agreement for an Occupational Therapist with Castle Rock School District
This agreement is for sharing an Occupational Therapist from Castle Rock.

Janice Watts moved to approve the Inter-local Agreement with Castle Rock for an Occupational Therapist.

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

Approval of Mission Statement and Goals

Jeremy Stuart moved to adopt the District Mission Statement and Goals as amended.

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

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 7:11pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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