February 22, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

February 22, 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

 

Craig Downs, Stacy Brown and John Huffman.

MINUTES

 

Bill Woodard moved to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2010 regular meeting as presented.

Steve Madsen  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Chelsey Rohm reported that the WHS Talent Show is Saturday in the Auditorium at 7pm.  Admission is $5. The Prevention Club will be having meetings on Fridays to plan a school-wide event about drug, alcohol and tobacco awareness.  There has been some discussion about the budget cuts at the High School and interest in the Budget Advisory Team (BAT).  Chelsey spoke with two students who volunteered to be members of the BAT and they are very excited.

OPERATIONS
REPORTS

 

Tech Report- The Board had no questions about the Tech Report.

Financial/Enrollment Report- Stacy Brown gave the Board a page of the report that had been missing from the view online.

SUPERINTENDENT
REPORT

 

 

Mr. Green said that the Auditor's exit conference is in the District Meeting Room at 8:30am Wednesday morning.  The Senate budget had not been released this morning. When it is released the District will have a flavor of what might happen with the budget.  Last Friday, the Board received information about the Governor's budget adjustments.  There is much levy lid talk among the legislators.  Stacy said she received an email that said the House budget will be released tomorrow and the Senate budget later this week. Stacy said that there are some potential bills that could cost the District more money. One is a leave share bill that would allow people outside the District to share their leave with employees in the District.  She said this would be a paperwork nightmare.  Michael said that there is also an anti-discrimination bill that could also cost the District because it changes the avenue of recourse on claims.  Our insurance companies are worried that it will make it a lot easier to file discrimination claims.

Wednesday will be the first Budget Advisory Team (BAT) meeting. Jim Bays asked Mr. Green, what assumptions he will use to begin the BAT process. Michael said that he will use the Governor's original budget that cut $922,000 from the budget. The Team will look at the House numbers when we receive those.  Stacy is planning on decreased revenues for the coming year by $340,000 due to declining enrollment. The Board discussed declining enrollment and how it affects the sports category the District is in.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

WSSDA Regional Meetings
Michael said he received a WSSDA flyer with the regional meeting schedules. He asked if Board members were interested in attending the meetings in Tumwater or Stevenson. Steve Madsen said he was interested in attending the Stevenson meeting on March 17th.

CITIZENS
REQUESTS

 

John Huffman was present and told the Board he was just visiting.  Steve Madsen told John that he had attended the Yale Christmas presentation and really enjoyed it.

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

Steve Madsen said his sled team had won 8th place out of 15 in a recent competition in Montana.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

None.


CONSENT AGENDA

 

Consent Agenda
The Board discussed the consent agenda.

Steve Madsen moved to approve the consent agenda.

Janice Watts  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Tina Cayton yes
Steve Madsen  yes  carried

ACTION ITEMS

 

Policy No. 2024-Online Learning-Second Reading and Approval
Steve Madsen said that, down the road, he would like to learn more about online learning options and guidelines, as per paragraph two of this policy.

Bill Woodard moved to approve Policy No. 2024-Online Learning.

Steve Madsen  yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Board President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 7:26pm to discuss the annual Superintendent evaluation with no action to be taken upon return.

Board President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 9:30pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 9:30pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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