September 14, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

September 14, 2015 5:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

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

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Tony Peterson, Stacy Brown, Asha Riley, Bill Woodard, Kyle Riggs, Lan Ha, Judy Whalen

CITIZENS COMMENTS

ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

Kyle Riggs wanted to make the Board aware that Yale and Cougar area students are arriving home more than 1 hour later this fall on the bus. Michael Green said that he spoke with the Director of Transportation, who said they are getting the data to look at, to figure out a plan to improve arrival times on some runs. The Board discussed this with Mr. Riggs, who said that he would pass the information on to other families up in the Yale area. Mr. Green said that he can’t promise the times will be the same as last year. He reminded the Board that the “hybrid” transportation plan they approved did have longer bus rides for students than the two tier model. Kyle said that buses are very crowded, also. 

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve the August 24, 2015 regular meeting and August 31, 2015 special meeting minutes.

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

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Mr. Green reported that the opening of school went smoothly, but he was surprised by the huge increase in enrollment. The FTE was up significantly; approximately 130 students above projections. He has been working with principal Steven Carney to determine where teachers might be added to reduce class sizes.  The biggest impacts are in Kindergarten and Grade 2.

Matt Donald asked if the women’s restroom at the new WHS was fixed. Michael said it had been fixed. Matt asked if there was a warranty on the stadium seat backs. Michael did not know if there was warranty beyond the one year construction warranty, but said that other districts had these types seating.  Mr. Donald asked if there were any issues with the closed campus and how lunches were going there. Lan Ha said there were some slow lines at school the first few days, due to students bringing cash and checks; but it has improved.  Students seem to be purchasing more salads and wraps and other healthier choices. Lan introduced Judy Whalen, who will be replacing her when she is out on maternity leave. Taylor Vossen said that the food tastes better. Michael said that 2 students went off campus on the first day and were disciplined. Taylor said that students who don’t carry backpacks wish they could go to their cars, but are not allowed. Janice Watts asked for more feedback on meals, in the future. Matt Donald said that he’s heard from parents that they are not being well received by KWRL staff. Michael said that it may be due to the time they are calling, as the KWRL staff can be very busy with calls before and after school. Matt said that Shannon is very good about communicating his contact information.

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Student Representative
Taylor Vossen reported that she’s heard mostly good things about the new WHS. Both gyms have a sound and audio problem. Michael said it takes a year to work out all the systems.  Taylor said that the Football Team took a loss against Kalama. Both teams beat La Center.  Matt said that it was nice to be able to hear the referees at the game, through the audio system. Taylor said it is a beautiful school building.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

DNR Letter of Praise for Kitchen Staff
The Board viewed the letter from DNR, thanking Lucy Dooley, Dawn Summers, Cindee Claycamp and Jewel Porter, who provided “truly exceptional meals” to the Colvin Creek firefighters.

 

BOARD REPORTS & REQUESTS

 

Tina Cayton asked if they were going to discuss how bullying issues are handled. Michael said that was a topic for a future meeting. Matt Donald said there was a long wait at WIS the first day, but he spoke with Steven Carney and said there was good communication. He said he had read that parents were asked not to send home cooked food to school anymore at the WMS level, due to allergies. They were asked to send pencils and stickers instead.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

First Reading-Policy No. 3210-Nondiscrimination and Policy No. 3207-Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
Michael said the changes to these policies were from WSSDA, based on changes to State law. Jim Bays said he did not like the wording regarding the severity of instances. He said if it’s happening, that should be the only criteria. Mr. Bays discussed this policy and procedure with Michael, including the wording, times for filing and responding to complaints, and how people know when the complaints have been addressed. Michael said that the timelines are set by federal law and said that he would advise against changing those. Other laws prevent him from disclosing some information regarding how issues have been addressed. If the issues has been corrected, then it will be evident.

First Reading-Policy No. 5272-School Board-Staff Communication
Jim Bays prepared this policy for the Board. All members agreed they like this policy.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

The Board discussed the consent agenda. (See attached)

Matt Donald moved to approve the consent agenda.

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

ACTION ITEMS

 

Approval of 2015-2016 Fire Science Program Agreement
This is an annual contract renewal.

Jim Bays moved to approve the 2015-2016 Fire Science Agreement.

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

Ratification of Serendipity Contract
This is an annual contract renewal. In the interest of time, the Superintendent approved this contract, but is seeking ratification of his approval.

Tina Cayton moved to ratify the approval of the Serendipity contract.

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

Approval of KWRL Collective Bargaining Agreement
The Board discussed the agreement.

Jim Bays moved to approve the KWRL Collective Bargaining Agreement as presented.

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

Approval of the Fir Grove Agreement
This is an annual contract renewal.

Matt Donald moved to approve the Fir Grove Agreement.

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

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Janice Watts, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 6:26pm.

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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Director

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Director

 

Attached Files:
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consent agenda 9-14-15.pdf 35KB application/pdf