October 27, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

October 27, 2014 5:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

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

OTHERS PRESENT

 

See attached list.

MEMBERS ABSENT

 

Matt Donald moved to approve Jeremy Stuart’s absence.

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

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve the minutes of the October 13, 2014 regular meeting.

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

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Spencer’s HeartStrong Foundation Presentation
Spencer Best, sudden cardiac arrest survivor (SCA), gave a presentation to the Board about what the Spencer’s HeartStrong Foundation is all about. The Foundation’s mission is to end avoidable death in children and teenagers who suffer from SCA. They save lives through education, awareness and early detection. They annually hold free heart screenings for youth. They give high schools $250 towards their senior party if they have the most screenings done at their screening event at St. John’s Hospital each year. Woodland High School came in second last year. The Bests presented the Board with a check for $8000 from Spencer’s HeartStrong Foundation, to go toward new AEDs for the new High School and AEDs to take on sporting events outside the District. The funds will also provide for replacement pads and batteries for the current AEDs. The Board was very grateful for the donation.

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Student Report
Kurtis Patterson reported that the WHS football team lost their first game of the season to Hockinson, 14-7.  There is a backwards penny drive going on this week at the High School. Funds will go to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.  The last soccer game of the year for the girls is tomorrow at Hudson’s Bay High School.

Other Reports
Kelley Wilson was available to give the Board an update on the new High School construction project and the Change Order #14 summary.  Jim Bays asked if the brick issue had been resolved. Kelley said that Skanska has requested a chance to correct the problem.  Matt Donald asked if they will have enough time in the schedule to complete the project on time if the weather turns bad.  Kelley and Michael said they feel confident that enough time was included for weather related delays.  Michael said that with the later start of school next year, there should be adequate time for transitions to occur.  Janice Watts asked about the skylights in the gym at the new High School.  Photographs presented, show a lot of light coming through. Michael indicated that the photos were taken prior to the translucent skylight panels being installed.  He said that the light in the gym is now more diffused than the picture in his report showed, and is less stark. 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Michael Green shared some photos of District property up at Yale that PacifiCorp has requested for an easement.  He will continue to keep the Board informed regarding this. Everything else is proceeding well in the District.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

None.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS & REQUESTS

 

Jim Bays said that a citizen asked him about fire protection for the second story of the new High School, as the ladder fire truck has been moved out of Woodland.   Clark County Fire and Rescue has moved the trucks to improve response time to Woodland.   In Woodland, the station is staffed with enough firefighters to operate the regular fire truck.  Additional personnel are required to operate a ladder truck.  The response time out of Ridgefield is actually faster, as a full response team can be immediately mustered; whereas, in Woodland the response would be delayed, because the fire service would have to wait for additional staff to be dispatched to the fire station before rolling the vehicle.   Director Matt Donald indicated that this should also be a concern at the Intermediate School.  Michael agreed, indicating that it is perhaps a greater concern for the Intermediate School, because it is made from combustible materials and the new High School is made from concrete and steel. Janice said that people don’t like the fact that the equipment  was moved out of Woodland, as they worked hard to get it here. 

Matt Donald said that he attended the MSP awards and said he was giving a shout out to Mr. Wiseman for his buildings’ work on improving student performance.

ACTION ITEMS

 

New WHS Change Order #14

Jim Bays moved to approve Change Order #14.

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

Second Reading and Approval of Revision to Policy No. 2161-Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
There were no changes made to this policy since first reading at the last Board meeting.

Tina Cayton moved to approve the revisions to Policy No. 2161- Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students.

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

Letter of Request to ESD 112 for Financial Advisor Services
Tim Merlino, Superintendent of ESD 112, and Mark Prussing, Financial Advisor, were present to discuss continuing to have Mark Prussing work as a Financial Advisor for the District, through ESD 112. According to statute, a letter requesting this service must be submitted to ESD 112. 

Matt Donald moved to approve the letter requesting Financial Advisor Services.

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

CONSENT AGENDA

 

The Board discussed the consent agenda. See attached.

Jim Bays moved to approve the consent agenda.

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

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Janice Watts, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 6:18pm.

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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President

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Director

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Attached Files:
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consent agenda 10-27-14.pdf 30KB application/pdf
wsd sign-in 10-27-14.pdf 102KB application/pdf