Minutes Regular Meeting December 18, 2017

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

December 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting-Woodland High School Room 2203

MEMBERS PRESENT

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

OTHERS PRESENT

Asha Riley, Vicky Barnes, Stacy Brown, Eric Jacobson, Ingrid Colvard, Steven Carney, Laura Perry and Katelyn Beuscher.

CALL TO ORDER

President Janice Watts called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

OATH OF OFFICE

Superintendent Michael Green swore in Matt Donald and Steve Madsen who were reelected as Directors for districts 4 and 5, respectively, of Woodland Public School District.

ANNUAL BOARD REORGANIZATION

Director Donald nominated Director Watts as Board President.

Director Watts – yes
Director Stuart – yes
Director Beuscher – yes
Director Donald – yes
Director Madsen – yes 

Director Donald nominated Director Madsen as Board Vice President.

Director Watts – yes
Director Stuart – yes
Director Beuscher – yes
Director Donald – yes
Director Madsen – yes 

Director Stuart nominated Director Beuscher as WIAA Representative.

Director Watts – yes
Director Stuart – yes
Director Beuscher – yes
Director Donald – yes
Director Madsen – yes

CITIZENS REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

There were no citizen requests to comment on non-agenda items.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Laura Perry from Nutrition Services gave a presentation on a “Captured” event at Woodland Middle School. Multiple groups of 5th & 6th graders and 7th & 8th graders were given digital cameras to capture their experiences during the lunch break. The purpose was to gather input for improvement of the student foodservice program. The students were able to share their good experiences, as well as, areas where they thought were opportunity for improvement. Laura and the middle school kitchen staff have been working on how to make these improvements and plan to reconvene with the students in May to check back in.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Director Beuscher moved to approve the minutes from November 27, 2017.

Director Watts – yes
Director Stuart – yes
Director Beuscher – yes
Director Donald – yes
Director Madsen – yes

REPORTS TO THE BOARD

The directors asked a few questions to get a better understanding of the high school grade changes, the Chromebox lab at the middle school, cameras at all the schools and the number of graduates from TEAM High.

BOARD REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS

President Watts talked to the other directors to get their opinion on including the student representative when attending future WSSDA Conferences. These conferences offer sessions aimed toward school board student representatives. Provided the student representative wants to attend, the directors were in agreement that this was a good opportunity.

Superintendent Green informed the board of the upcoming legislative conference at the end of January. 

Director Steve Madsen wanted to make sure to publicly thank Steve Rippl and Elizabeth Talvitie for their support and time during the recent Robotics competition.

Lastly, the school board directors discussed appropriate communication and responses to non-school district managed social media posts.  The board had a good discussion and emphasized the need for accurate, timely, and appropriate communication to our public.  In the end, the board did not feel that utilizing district resources to actively monitor and reactively respond to inaccurate information on third-party social media platforms was the appropriate strategy.   The board did comment that they appreciate the quality and timeliness of the administration’s response to parents and community members who reach out appropriately and directly with concerns, questions, and criticism.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

First Reading of Policies Revision, Additions and Deletions

With no objections from the school board, these policies will be presented for second reading and approval at the next month’s board meeting.

CONSENT AGENDA

Director Donald moved to approve the consent agenda.

Director Watts – yes
Director Stuart – yes
Director Beuscher – yes
Director Donald – yes
Director Madsen – yes

ACTION ITEMS

Director Madsen moved to approve a three (3) year plan of Apptegy as presented

Director Watts – yes
Director Stuart – yes
Director Beuscher – yes
Director Donald – yes
Director Madsen – yes

RECESS

The regular meeting was recessed at 6:52 p.m. to entered into executive session under RCW 42.30.110 (1)(g) and continued in closed session under RCW 42.30.140(4)(a).

ADJOURNMENT

President Watts reconvened the meeting into open session and adjourned at 7:15 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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