Minutes Regular Meeting January 8, 2018

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

January 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Study Session-Woodland High School Room 2203

MEMBERS PRESENT

 

Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart (arrived at 5:45 p.m.), Lesa Beuscher, Matt Donald, Steve Madsen (left at 7:00 p.m.), Michael Green-Board Secretary and Nicole Galloway-Recording Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Stacy Brown, James Johnston, John Shoup, Ingrid Colvard, Steven Carney and Paul Huddleston.

CALL TO ORDER

 

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

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Director Donald moved to approve the consent agenda.

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

PUBLIC COMMENT ON WORK SESSION TOPICS

 

There was no public comment.

WORKSHOP

 

This month the workshop was focused on how Woodland Public Schools prepares students for college, career and life. The workshop began with Superintendent Green giving a Powerpoint presentation that provided an overview of multiple documents provided to the board in preparation for the worksession.. These included: “The Future of the US Workforce” discussing how high school graduates, without additional education or training, have limited career opportunities. Projections of the changing workforce show that 65% of all jobs will require postsecondary education or training by the year 2020. Mr. Green reviewed the Washington State 24 credit graduation requirements and discussed the various options and pathways available for students to achieve this standard.

Paul Huddleston joined the presentation with a Powerpoint on Career and Technical Education. He covered the current courses offered at Woodland High School and Cascadia Technical Academy. He provided a brief overview of where the program will be heading and the plan to create a partnership with Partners in Careers, starting with a summer internship in the summer of 2018. Mr. Huddleston and middle school principal, James Johnston, shared the future plans to expand CTE to the middle school level.

Michael Green continued by sharing the data from the WHS class of 2015 post-graduate survey. The purpose of the survey was to gather information from the graduates on their experiences during their high school years, how high school prepared them for life, how many were attending a college or an educational program, current employment and what changes they would have made during their high school experience. The school board noted that, although the information was interesting, it wasn’t all that useful because of the limited number of students that participated and the fact that the data was not demographically representative of the graduating class. The school board members would like to refine the questions and consider alternatives for surveys of future graduates.

Lastly, Mr. Green shared the senior exit survey results from 2012-2017. These data were collected by principal John Shoup. He then turned the conversation over to the school board members to ask questions, share concerns or comments and provide suggestions of additional areas they would like to see discussions or data on in the future. Director Donald noted the importance of student tardiness to school/classes and how highlighting this small task could provide students with a valuable skill in the future since timeliness seems to be lacking in a lot of young employees. Director Stuart would like to see more academics on personal finance and budgeting. Director Beuscher was a little surprised at all the occupational areas provided by Cascadia Technical Academy and suggested broadening the communication of these courses, especially to parents.

The next workshop is scheduled for February 12, 2018, and the discussion topic is changes to school finance and mid-year update on progress toward goals.

ADJOURNMENT

 

President Watts adjourned at 7:49 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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Attached Files:
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Consent Agenda 1.8.18.pdf 42KB application/pdf