January 11, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

January 11, 2010 7:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Jim Bays, Janice Watts, Bill Woodard, Tina Cayton, Steve Madsen, Chelsey Rohm-Student Representative, Michael Green-Secretary, and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

Mark Houk, Deb Kernen, Cari Thomson, John Shoup, Jim Avino, Jennifer Cullison, Chris Wiseman, Matt (PSU Student)

OATHS OF OFFICE

 

Michael Green administered the oath of office to Tina Cayton who was elected by voters to complete the term for her position from November 2010-2011.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

LEGO Presentation
Jim Bays recessed the meeting at 7:05pm so that the Board could attend a LEGO Presentation by Tim Brown and his LEGO Robotics Team in the Library and WMS classroom. Students demonstrated how they analyzed and solved a traffic problem in the community. Then they demonstrated how their programmed robots will compete in the Oregon State First Lego League Championship Tournament on January 16th.

Jim called the meeting back to order at 7:40pm. Tina Cayton was excused from the meeting to attend her son's basketball game.

MINUTES

 

Bill Woodard moved to approve the minutes of the December 21, 2009 regular meeting.

Steve Madsen  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Chelsey Rohm said that this was the second week back from winter break. Finals are next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The O Ambassador Club is sponsoring a coat and blanket drive.  The International Club is holding a fundraiser called "Kiss a Pig". The High School put 4 jars in their office. The jars are assigned to Mr. Roos, Mr. Greenleaf, Ms. Grider and Ms. Cullison. The teacher who gets the most money donated in their jars will kiss a pig at a school assembly.

SUPERINTENDENT
REPORT

 

 

Mr. Green gave the Board the WSSDA Legislative Update information from their website.  He said this legislative session is focused on the budget.  He is hopeful for our upcoming M&O Levy. Brochures are going out this week. Ballots for the levy will go out next week. There will be more information added to the website about the levy this week.

Michael read the Governor's proclamation to make January school board recognition month. He said that most people don't realize how hard school board members work.

The calendar committee met today to discuss a conflict with the 2010-2011 calendar and the WEA contract that Michael had noticed before the last Board meeting. The group agreed on the changes made and both the 2010-2011 and the 2011-2012 calendars will be on the next Board agenda for approval.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Board members received an email from the State Auditor about the entrance conference scheduled for Friday at 2pm.

Michael sent a letter to Walmart about the work they are doing that involves water being pumped to the District's property.

Mark Houk sent a thank you letter to Design Manufacturers who donated materials and services to build cabinets at WPS.

CITIZENS
REQUESTS

 

Jennifer Cullison, the WEA Co-President, said that the WEA would like to contribute to the M&O Campaign. She said that they would contribute manpower and money to a community group.  The Board said that they appreciate the WEA for their efforts.

Steve Madsen asked if it was legal to do a voter registration at the High School. Michael said that this could be done but there are PDC Rules which do create some restrictions. If it is not something that is done regularly, it is not allowed. Steve asked if it was okay for an outside group to do this. Michael said it would be.

Jim Avino gave the Board a card from TEAM staff members and said that he heard from 50 students who asked him to let the Board know how much they appreciated them for making the TEAM High program possible. He said he heard from former students who are college and trade school graduates or who have other successful stories; all appreciative of the program and the Board for their work. Deb Kernen gave the Board cards and a gift from administers and staff in recognition of their work.  John Shoup also gave the Board cards from the High School staff.

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

None.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Planning for January 20 Woodland Joint Jurisdiction Meeting
Mr. Green said that there will be a Joint Jurisdiction Meeting on January 20, hosted by Woodland School Board. The High School's Culinary Class may be catering. He asked which Board members could attend. Jim, Janice and Bill will be able to attend. Steve Madsen will not be available and Michael will ask Tina if she can attend.  Jim said he would like to learn more about the dike recertification issue.

 ACTION
ITEMS

 

*Since Steve Madsen had to leave the meeting early, Jim Bays moved to the Legislative Priorities Action Item-11A, because he knew Steve was interested in that item.

Woodland School Board Legislative Priorities
The Board discussed Resolution No. 2532-Legislative Priorities. Michael and Jim had worked on this resolution and had identified four key Board priorities. They are:

1)Levy Equalization
2)K-4 Class Size Enhancement Funding
3)Pupil Transportation Funding
4)Funding for Non-Employee Related Costs (NERCS)

Steve Madsen said that he would like to add school construction funding to the list. This was added to Resolution No. 2532.

Steve Madsen moved to approve Resolution No. 2532-Legislative Priorities.

Janice Watts  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Steve Madsen  yes
Jim Bays  yes  carried

Steve Madsen  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts yes  carried

RETURN TO DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Draft Strategic Goals Work Plan
This items was moved to the next agenda in consideration of the 2 absent Board members.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Consent Agenda
The Board discussed the consent agenda.

Bill Woodard moved to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Jim Bays  yes
Janice Watts yes
Bill Woodard  yes  carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Board President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 8:25pm to discuss property with no action to be taken upon return.

Board President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 8:34pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:34pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

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