February 11, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404

DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

February 11, 2013 6:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

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

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Deb Kernen, Todd Dinehart, Stacy Brown, Asha Riley, Dan Uhlenkott, John Shoup, Megan Shea, William Summers.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT

 

Janice Watts moved to approve Bill Woodard’s absence.

 

Jeremy Stuart  yes

Tina Cayton  yes

Janice Watts  yes  carried

 

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve the January 28, 2013 regular meeting minutes.

 

Jeremy Stuart  yes

Tina Cayton yes

Janice Watts  yes  carried
 

BOARD REPORTS

 

Student Representative Report
Tayler Summers reported that winter sports were doing well. Both boys and girls basketball teams are in district tournaments presently. The wrestling team is going to the State Tournament. Michael Green noted that Josh Risley (Boys Swim team), qualified for State in 2 events.

 

Other Report
The Board did not have any questions about the other reports.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Mr. Green has been attending many construction meetings. He would like to have the Board meet with architects to view the design progress. The construction committee have been fine-tuning the WHS plans. They are waiting for feedback from Cowlitz County on sprinkling and water supply issues for the Yale Gym project. The Construction Services Group (CSG) goes over all items on invoices from the architects to be sure charges are accurate. This is the reason for the late addition of an accounts payable item on the consent agenda. Michael appreciates this level of service from CSG.

 

The Board discussed the meeting to review the design. They decided to try to attend the Design Teams meeting on February 27th , from 3:30pm-6pm, or possibly after that meeting on the evening of February 27th.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

None.

 

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS & REQUESTS

 

None.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Discussion of Policy No. 2420-Grading and Progress Reports

Michael said that there have been recent concerns about the grading system used at the High School. John Shoup was present to discuss this with the Board. He said that he encourages his staff to be justifiable and base grades on requirement expectations of the course. They have had many conversations about standards-based grading, which is used by their English and Math departments. He discussed with the Board how the process works. The Board was concerned that the Districts procedure 2420P does not clearly reflect the practice of the High School, and they felt that would frustrate parents and cause the issue to perennially arise.

 

Todd Dinehart feels that the grading system does not support students. He thinks WHS grading practices will be an issue for those with the goal of a 4-year graduating timeline and college. He stated that he has experienced problems with the teachers not getting grades into Skyward on time. He said students can be punished unjustly by parents when this happens. The Board discussed this and asked Mr. Green to ensure teachers be trained in entering grades promptly and accurately into the Skyward system so that students wont suffer the consequences from their parents.

 

Mr. Summers said that he appreciates the grading system and the WHS efforts of making sure students learn the work that will help them into college. Asha Riley said she, as a parent, appreciates the standards-based grading and assessments used in the District. Review of class grades and end-of-course exam results show a high level of correlation. As for the policy and procedure, the Board agreed to let the High School wrestle with it and make recommendations back to the Board that reflect a consistency of practice and applicability in the grading procedures.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

Janice Watts moved to approve the consent agenda as presented.

 

Jeremy Stuart  yes

Tina Cayton  yes

Janice Watts  yes  carried

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Second Reading and Approval of Policy No. 2162

This policy was unchanged from the last meeting.

 

Jeremy Stuart moved to approve Policy No. 2162-Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

 

Janice Watts  yes

Tina Cayton  yes

Jeremy Stuart  yes  carried

 

Adoption of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Implementation Timeline
Asha Riley discussed the timeline of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Implementation with the Board.

 

Jeremy Stuart moved to adopt the schedule for implementation of the revised evaluation system as presented.

 

Janice Watts  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jeremy Stuart  yes  carried

 

Approval of Revised KWRL Cooperative Agreement
The Board discussed the agreement. Michael recommended that the Board table the agreement.

 

Tina Cayton moved to table the agreement.

 

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Janice Watt yes

Jim Bays  yes  carried

 

Joint Resolution No. 2568-Concerning KWRL Pupil Transportation Cooperative

The Board discussed the resolution. Michael recommended adoption of this resolution.

 

Jeremy Stuart moved to adopt Joint Resolution No. 2568-Concerning KWRL Pupil Transportation Cooperative.

 

Janice Watts  yes

Tina Cayton  yes

Jeremy Stuart  yes

Jim Bays  yes  carried

 

Appointment of Board Legislative Representative

Jeremy Stuart volunteered to be the Legislative Representative.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

President, Jim Bays recessed the meeting into executive session at 7:58pm, to discuss a legal matter with counsel, as allowed under RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) with no action to be taken upon return.

 

President, Jim Bays reconvened the meeting into regular session at 8:15pm.


ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:15pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

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