March 10, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

March 10,  2014 5:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Janice Watts, Jim Bays, Tina Cayton, Matt Donald, Tayler Summers- Student Representative, Michael Green-Board Secretary and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Asha Riley, Dan Uhlenkott, Cari Thomson, Deb Kernen, Stacy Brown, Chris Wiseman and John Shoup

MEMBERS ABSENT

 

Matt Donald moved to approve Jeremy Stuart’s absence from the meeting.

Janice Watts  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Matt Donald  yes  carried

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve the February 24, 2014 regular meeting minutes.

Matt Donald  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Student Report
Tayler Summers reported that last Saturday’s Talent Show had a good turnout.  The Mr. Woodland competition will be held Wednesday, March 12th at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium. This FBLA-sponsored event will raise funds for their trip to State.  Next week is HSPE testing. The week after is conference week; then spring break.

Other Reports
Cari Thomson said that Kim Miller’s Culinary kids won 3 awards at the Skills USA competition. (Culinary: Patrique Weaton-Bronze Medal (qualified for State, but won’t be going), Michael Anderson- 5th place (on to State); Restaurant Service: Makayla Holland-Bronze Medal (on to State), Lucia Perez-4th place, Richard Franklin-6th place, Cierra Cordrey-7th place; Customer Service: Michael Anderson -6th place (on to State); Pin Design: Makayla Holland-Bronze Medal (on to State).

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Michael Green said that the Great News postcard was mailed out last week, inviting people to the presentation on the Common Core curriculum. The meeting is tonight from 7-8pm in the Commons.  Asha is presenting.  Things are going well and it is a very fast-paced time in the District.  The new High School gym floors will be poured tomorrow and the day after.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

None.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

Asha Riley invited the Board to the Common Core meeting tonight. She said that this will be a tabletop discussion and hoped that Board members would spread throughout the group. This format will allow for everyone’s questions and answers.

BOARD REPORTS & REQUESTS

 

None.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Planning for WQCC
The WQCC meeting was moved to March 31st.  Michael asked the Board for their catering preferences, as the School District is responsible for the food for this meeting. It was originally, a work session, but has been changed to a full presentation.  It will be held at the City Council Chambers on Scott Street, at 6pm.  Michael asked the Board for extra items they would like to see on the agenda. The Board thought, beside the East Scott Avenue Overpass info, they’d like to hear an update on the new High School, with the PowerPoint that shows the interior designs. Jim Bays thought that people would really like to see that.

PreK-8 Space Use Options Plan
The Board saw three options of what PreK-8 spaces could look like. These options were created by Construction Services Group (CSG) and narrowed down from six to three, by Administrators.  Michael asked the Board if they had questions about the options, and how they would like to proceed in choosing an option. The Board discussed the options. There are not a lot of options, as there is not a lot of space.  Jim thinks people will be surprised how little room there is when portables are taken away. Janice said that she had always thought we were going to need an elementary school after the new High School is built.  The Board said they’d like community input.  Michael will work on ideas on how to proceed.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

See attached consent agenda.

Matt Donald moved to approve the consent agenda.

Janice Watts  yes 
Jim Bays  yes
Tina Cayton  yes 
Matt Donald  yes  carried

ACTION ITEMS

 

Arts Commission Inter-local Agreement
Michael said that there was a time when a district had to spend 1% of construction funds on art in public spaces.  They have modified that law. John Shoup applied for a $90,000 grant for art for the new High School.  A district has to agree to a plan and maintenance for bringing art into the school. This item is for the agreement with the Arts Commission for the art for the new High School.

Tina Cayton moved to approve the Inter-local Agreement between the Arts Commission and the Woodland School District.

Matt Donald  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

Approval of Calendars for School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Additional professional development days were added to the 2014-2015 calendar. The 2015-2016 school year starts after Labor Day and later than usual. This means the graduation could end up on Planters Day.  Janice was concerned about this, as in the past it’s been a nightmare for traffic for police. Michael said that the graduation would take place at the new High School, so there should be less of a traffic issue. The late school start was driven by a desire to have the building completely ready for students.

Matt Donald moved to re-approve the 2014-2015 calendar.

Janice Watts  yes 
Jim Bays  yes
Tina Cayton  yes 
Matt Donald  yes  carried


Tina Cayton moved to approve the 2015-2016 calendar.

Matt Donald  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

EXECUTVE SESSION

 

President, Janice Watts, recessed the meeting to executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), with no action to be taken upon return.

President, Janice Watts, closed the executive session and the regular meeting was  called back to order at 6:28pm.  

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Janice Watts, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 6:28pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Attached Files:
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consent agenda 3-10-14.pdf 32KB application/pdf