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Approval of minutes from January 25, 2016 Board Meeting

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

January 25, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart, Lesa Beucher, Matt Donald, Taylor Vossen-Student Representative , Michael Green-Board Secretary and Vicky Barnes-Recording Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Shari Conditt, Jim Bays, Scott Landrigan, Lynnell Tsugawa-Murray, Stacy Brown, Asha Riley, Leslie Lawley, Nick Massie, Sierra Orr, Briana Lewellen

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

There were no citizen’s comments on non-agenda items.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Director Matt Donald moved to approve the minutes from January 11, 2016, Board Meeting.

Director Watts – yes

Director Stuart - yes

Director Beuscher – yes

Director Donald - yes

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

 

Student Representative Report-Taylor Vossen said she asked students if they had any concerns and they asked about the ovens being fixed. Superintendent Michael Green told her they had been fixed. Taylor Vossen also said that Planters Days’ Princesses were selected at Woodland High School: Taylor Blatnik, Jaiden Marshall, and Calista Clifford.

Director of Facilities and Safety Report-Director Watts asked Scott Landrigan about the breakdown of the accident reports and Scott said they would be broken down into students, staff, and visitors and analyzed for ways to decrease the number of incidents.

Superintendent’s Report- Superintendent Michael Green acknowledged that it was Board Appreciation Month, and presented the Board with a card signed by the administrative team thanking them for their dedication to excellence in Woodland Public Schools.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

There was no correspondence.

BOARD REPORTS, REQUESTS, AND COMMENTS

 

Director Stuart asked how the libraries were staffed at the Primary and Intermediate schools. Superintendent Michael Green replied six (6) or seven (7) years ago, there were full time librarians at each campus. The decision was made to change from a librarian to technology teacher at Woodland Intermediate School.  When the librarian retired at Woodland Primary School, they followed suit. Currently the district has two half-time librarians that split their time between the campuses, .Each library is staffed with a library assistant to support circulation and technology..

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Discussion of Board Policy 1400: Board Meetings-Director Donald thanked Superintendent Michael Green for the nice job of communicating the board meeting times at the nearby districts. The board had a discussion about the different possibilities in adjusting the start time to allow patrons interested in participating in the meetings a more convenient time to attend. They discussed the possibility of having one board meeting a month at a later time with topics of particular community interest in that meeting. Superintendent Michael Green asked what would be deemed community heavy topics since all of the board meetings have community topics. He said typically, if there is a special topic where community input, desired and or interest expected to be high, we have a special meeting or public forum at a later time. Director Watts said she was worried about confusion if the meetings were at different times with the lack of consistency. The board discussed the impact of a later meeting on staff especially if the meetings went late. Superintendent Michael Green noted many of the other Board meeting are held at 5:30. Directors Stuart and Beucher said 5:30 would be easier for them. The board came to a consensus to move the meeting to 5:30 p.m. and the policy will be brought back next meeting for a second reading. Beginning on Monday, February 22, 2016, the time will change to 5:30 p.m.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Director Matt Donald moved to approve the Consent Agenda.

Director Watts – yes

Director Stuart - yes

Director Beuscher – yes

Director Donald - yes

ACTION ITEMS

 

Development of Capital Facilities Plan Interlocal Agreement- Superintendent Michael Green explained that the City of Woodland has requested an updated Capital Facilities Plan from the district with adjustment to the district’s impact fees.

Director Matt Donald moved to approve the Development of Capital Facilities Plan Interlocal Agreement.

Director Watts – yes

Director Stuart - yes

Director Beuscher – yes

Director Donald – yes

Textbook Approval: Novels for HS English and Trade Text for History-Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley explained to the Board that there were five (5) books recommended for adoption. She introduced English high school teacher, Shari Conditt, to talk more about the novels. Shari Conditt said she the novel The Devil in the White City did a great job of painting what life was like in 1892 surrounding the World Fair, including the lack of law enforcement. The book includes the true story of serial killer, H.H. Holmes, who took advantage of the lack of tracking of criminal activity. She mentioned the author, Erik Larson, lives in Seattle and she hopes to have him visit her classroom. Superintendent Michael Green pointed out that the novels are targeted at Juniors and Seniors who typically have the maturity to deal with more adult topics. Director Beucher said she would appreciate more lead-time in the future to do more research on the books. Director Donald said he appreciated the write up the committee for each novel.

Director Lesa Beucher moved to approve the textbook novels for HS English and Trade Text for History.

Director Watts – yes

Director Stuart - yes

Director Beuscher – yes

Director Donald – yes

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:24 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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Director

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Director

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Director

 

 

Attached Files:
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Consent Agenda 1.25.16.pdf 85KB application/pdf