June 23, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

June 23, 2014 5:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Janice Watts, Jim Bays, Tina Cayton, Matt Donald, Jeremy Stuart, Kurtis Patterson-Student Representative, Michael Green-Board Secretary and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Steve Carney, Jodi McLendon and Kelley Wilson.

MINUTES

 

Jeremy Stuart moved to approve the June 9, 2014 regular meeting minutes.

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

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Student Report
Kurtis Patterson was present and reported that school was out and the WHS graduation went well.  The Girls’ Basketball team went to summer camp, but he didn’t know when the Boys’ Basketball team was going.

Other Reports
Michael said the dates of the budget workshop and approval mentioned in Stacy’s report were going to change. They will move forward a meeting each. So, she will be presenting the workshop at the second July meeting and the budget approval at the first August meeting. The cabling bids will be opened On July 7th and presented at the next meeting.  Janice and Jeremy will miss the July 14th meeting.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Michael Green formally introduced Steve Carney, who he is recommending as WPS Principal. He has strong knowledge of instructional improvement and the interview team almost unanimously picked him as their number one recommendation.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Michael passed around a card from Mrs. Sanders’ class, thanking the Board for their support of the Buddy Bench.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS & REQUESTS

 

Jim Bays said that it is not likely that he will be going the WSSDA conference in Spokane this November.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Revision to Policy No. 3110
School psychologists and WPS staff have found a new developmental assessment that they would like to use to evaluate Kindergarteners through 1st Grade placement. The suggested revisions for this policy are a result of the new assessment and describe the new scoring interpretation. This policy will return to the Board on the July 14th agenda for approval.  Michael said that Tina had brought up the question of equity of second language students being able to have accommodation for their language when testing. She is concerned that students might be held back because they are not fluid in English yet.   He asked if the Board was interested in exploring this. He will discuss it with Deb Kernen.

June Construction Update
Kelley Wilson was present to review the WHS construction progress with the Board. He discussed the construction progress, scheduling and financial review. He also discussed critical issues regarding raising the footings or the GeoGrid conflict, which has been resolved, and the grandstand snow loading issue that is still being deliberated. The Board viewed several aerial views of the project progress. Jim Bays asked if the brick issue had been resolved. Michael said that he doesn’t believe it’s going to be an issue now that they have learned the correct process of applying the cleaner. Kelley said that the contractor came back with a better flooring idea that will be more efficient to maintain. The price is over the $50,000 that Michael is authorized to approve. The Board will meet Thursday to consider the change order for the flooring.  Janice, Tina, Matt and Jim said they would be available to meet.  Kelley discussed the summary of changes in Change Order #7 with the Board. 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

See attached consent agenda. The Board discussed the new CTE teacher’s qualifications.

Jim Bays moved to approve the consent agenda.

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

ACTION ITEMS

 

Proposal to Eliminate Reduced Lunch Fee
Stacy Brown prepared a Reduced Lunch Price Analysis for the Board to review.  The belief is that eliminating the $.40 reduced lunch fee will increase students who will eat lunch, thus increasing government funding. Jim wondered why more districts weren’t doing this.  Michael said that Stacy theorized that they may not understand the rules that allow them to charge up to $.40 but does not require any change. Jeremy asked if this fee could be brought back if it doesn’t bring in the revenue, as expected. Jim said he doesn’t feel comfortable about eliminating the fee, and only wants to do this if the program remains revenue neutral.  Matt agreed. Janice asked that this be revisited in a year. 

Matt Donald moved to approve the proposal to eliminate the $.40 reduced lunch fee, with the condition of revisiting this in a year.

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Matt Donald  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts yes  carried.

Approval of Progress Center Contract
This is the annual renewal for special services with the Progress Center.

Jim Bays moved to approve the Progress Center Contract renewal.

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Matt Donald  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts yes  carried.

Approval of Resolution No. 2589-WSSDA ESEA Resolution Urging Congress to Show Leadership and Reauthorize ESEA
WSSDA requested that boards consider approving this resolution, which contains their recommended language.

Tina Cayton moved to approve Resolution No. 2589-WSSDA ESEA Resolution Urging Congress to Show Leadership and Reauthorize ESEA.

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Matt Donald  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts yes  carried.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Woodland Secretarial Association (WSA) and Woodland Public Schools

Matt Donald moved to approve the WSA collective bargaining agreement. 

Jeremy Stuart  yes
Matt Donald  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts yes  carried.

Approval of Columbia Pacific Contractors Bid for the Completion of the Yale Elementary School Water System Improvements

Tina Cayton moved to accept the bid of Columbia Pacific Contractors for the Yale water project and to authorize the Superintendent to execute appropriate contract on the Board’s behalf.

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

Approval of Change Order #7

Jeremy Stuart moved to approve Change Order #7.

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

Michael asked to move the last action item, approving Change Order #8, to after the executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

President, Janice Watts, recessed the meeting into an executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) at 7:18pm with action to be taken afterward.

President, Janice Watts, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 7:12pm.

Jeremy Stuart moved to approve Change Order #8.

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

President, Janice Watts, recessed the meeting into an executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) at 7:14pm, with no action to be taken upon return.

President, Janice Watts, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 7:30pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Janice Watts, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 7:30pm.

 

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 6-23-14.pdf 43KB application/pdf