Approval of minutes from December 14 board meeting

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

December 14, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart, Lesa Beuscher, Steve Madsen, Michael Green-Board Secretary and Nicole Galloway-Recording Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Stacy Brown, Judy Whalen, Deb Kernen, Jake Hall, Asha Riley, Dan Uhlenkott, John Shoup, Jim Bays, Lynnell Murray

OATH OF OFFICE

 

Superintendent Michael Green swore in Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart and Lesa Beuscher who were elected to the office of Directors of Woodland School District.

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

Jim Bays addressed the board with his best wishes to the new board members. He also commented on a job well done to Michael Green and John Shoup for organizing help at the high school for the stranded travelers after I5 shut down from a mudslide. Michael Green also complimented Scott Landrigan for his participation. Director Watts included that she heard excellent feedback about a job well done.

APPROVAL OF BOARD ABSENCES

 

Director Steve Madsen moved to approve the absence of Director Donald.

Janice Watts - yes

Sarah Stuart - yes

Lesa Beuscher - yes

Steve Madsen - yes

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Director Madsen commented how nice the board report formats were looking.

Woodland High School Report

President Watts asked John Shoup if there was a plan of action for the ninth grade “F” data. John Shoup informed the board that he met with around 62 students in early November to discuss the issues. Has plans to meet with the English, Math & Science departments to come up with some non-traditional approaches to help.

Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Michael Green reported that a purchase order was issued today, December 14, 2015, for the new playground equipment at the intermediate school and a climbing wall at the middle school.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

There was no correspondence.

BOARD REPORTS, REQUESTS, AND COMMENTS

 

Director Steve Madsen informed the board that he attended the PTO meeting at Yale
Elementary School. He mentioned that they are struggling to get active participates. He suggested that maybe Lewis River Academy could participate too.

Director Madsen also noted that his daughter brought home a flyer from the Woodland Community Library regarding a Saturday Academy that is affiliated with the University of Portland. They offer 60-80 different classes and camps at multiple Portland locations. Is it possible to look into Clark Collage to see if they offer anything similar? He said that he would get the flyer to Superintendent Green.

ANNUAL BOARD REORGANIZATION

 

Director Sarah Stuart nominated Director Watts as Board President. Director Madsen seconded the nomination.

Janice Watts - yes

Sarah Stuart - yes

Lesa Beuscher - yes

Steve Madsen – yes

Director Steve Madsen nominated Director Matt Donald as the New Board Vice president.

Janice Watts - yes

Sarah Stuart - yes

Lesa Beuscher - yes

Steve Madsen – yes

President Janice Watts nominated Director Steve Madsen as the Legislative Representative.

Janice Watts - yes

Sarah Stuart - yes

Lesa Beuscher - yes

Steve Madsen – yes

Director Stuart nominated Director Lesa Beuscher for the WIAA Representative.

Janice Watts - yes

Sarah Stuart - yes

Lesa Beuscher - yes

Steve Madsen – yes

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

January Board Retreat Scheduling

Superintendent Michael Green asked the directors what would be a good time to meet to develop the board and superintendent team and begin to understand how they can work together to be most effective team for the students and community. Directors agreed that Saturday, February 6th would work best for all. Michael Green will confirm with Director Matt Donald.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Director Steve Madsen moved to approve the consent agenda.

Janice Watts - yes

Sarah Stuart - yes

Lesa Beuscher - yes

Steve Madsen - yes

ACTION ITEMS

 

Contract for Communication Services of Eric Jacobsen, DBA irx, LLC.

Superintendent Green is seeking to extend Eric Jacobsen’s current contract, which expires on December 31, 2015, through the 2015-2016 school year.

Director Madsen noted that the contract was very expensive and wanted to know if the district could terminate if there was a breach of contract or if performance expectations were not being met. Mr. Green assured that the contract could be terminated at any time, if needed.

Director Stuart moved to approve the contract extension.

Janice Watts - yes

Sarah Stuart - yes

Lesa Beuscher - yes

Steve Madsen – yes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

President Janice Watts recessed the meeting into executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) at 5:27 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

 

President Janice Watts reconvened the meeting into public session and immediately adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 5:50 p.m.

 

 

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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