March 23, 2009 Regular Meeting Minutes

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

March 23, 2009 7:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Jim Bays, Bill Woodard, Janice Watts, Michael Green-Secretary, and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

Stacy Brown and Craig Downs.
 

BOARD MEMBER ABSENCES

 

Bill Woodard moved to approve the absences of Steve Madsen and Tina Cayton.

Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts  yes
Bill Woodard yes  carried

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

Janice Watts moved to approve the minutes of the March 9, 2009 regular meeting.

Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes
Jim Bays  yes  carried

 

 

 

STUDENT
REPRESENTATIVE
REPORT

 


Chelsey Rohm was absent from the meeting.


OPERATIONS
REPORTS

 

The Board received the WCE, Tech Dept. and Financial/Enrollment reports and had no questions for staff about the reports.

SUPERINTENDENT
REPORT

 

Michael Green reminded Board members that they must file an F1 form with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) by April 15. This can be done electronically. He also reminded members who must file for re-election this year (Steve Madsen and Bill Woodard) and Tina Cayton, who must file to be elected to fill the unexpired term for her position, that they may file by mail starting May 18 and in person, June 1-5. This is conference week. Today was a non-student day and a Learning Improvement Day for WHS.  WHS and WMS will have conferences Tuesday and Wednesday. WPS and WIS will have conferences Tuesday through Friday.  Opportunity Time is going well. WHS have been on an altered Opportunity Time schedule due to the WASL testing and conferences. They will return to the regular schedule on Thursday. After spring break, the WHS staff will meet to discuss adjustments in the program. 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board is sending a thank you letter to Woodland Wheelchair Service, Inc. for donating $250 per month for WCC snacks. 
 

CITIZENS
REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

None.


DISCUSSION
ITEMS

 

Board Education: Budget Advisory Team Information Presentation

Michael Green gave an overview presentation of the work of the Budget Advisory Team (BAT) to date. He said that the group has generated a list of ideas to adjust the education program because of the impending budget reductions.  At this week's BAT meeting the list will go back to the Team for refining. It will then be posted for staff and public input.  The feedback will go to the Team to help them further refine the list and prioritize it.  Michael hopes to have the list of recommendations to present to the Board on April 13th.  The Board discussed the process.

Board Education: Reduction in Force Process

The Board discussed the information that Michael had provided for them about the process of the reduction in force at the School District.  This process varies from union-to-union, and is based on Board policy, state law and collective bargaining agreements.

ACTION
ITEMS

 

Consent Agenda

Bill Woodard moved to approve the consent agenda.

Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts  yes
Bill Woodard  yes  carried

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Board President, Jim Bays, opened the public hearing for the Transportation Vehicle Fund Budget Extension at 8:10pm. Since there was no public present, the hearing was closed at 8:10pm.

Resolution No. 2523-Transportation Vehicle Fund Budget Extension
The Board discussed Resolution No. 2523.  The budget extension is necessary to be able to purchase 9 buses. The original budget for the buses was an estimate.

Janice Watts moved to approve Resolution No. 2523-Transportation Vehicle Fund Budget Extension.

Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes
Jim Bays  yes  carried

ADJOURNMENT

 

Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:12pm.

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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