March 8, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

March 8, 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

 

Cari Thomson, Lesley Miller, Stacy Brown, Steve Rippl, Chris Wiseman, Mark Houk, John Shoup and Deb Kernen.

MINUTES

 

Janice Watts moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2010 regular meeting.

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

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Chelsey Rohm reported that the FBLA is having another Mr. Woodland competition this year, on March 25th. The February Students of the Month are: 9th Grade-Thomas Effingham and Rebecca Olmsted; 10th Grade-Riley Stapleton and Emily Smith; 11th Grade-Nicole Graybill and Linda Muthandi; 12th Grade-Heather Dalpais and Sara Koistinen.

SCHOOL

REPORTS

 

 

Steve Madsen asked Cari Thomson to explain some terminology and details of the WMS math department's work that they did on common assessments this month. The WMS math department is working on standardizing math tests and pulling together a question bank so that the resources are relative to the classes. Jim Bays asked if the Title 1 numbers were up as a result of a change in students or because of economic times. Deb and Mark believe that it is the economic situation that has changed enrollment and the Title 1 numbers. Michael Green said that the new school model for Title1 opens the door for students and has more flexibility and less paperwork. Jim said that it sounds like a positive thing that will make the District more able to better serve students.  Jim Bays said that he enjoys having a regular TEAM High report again. Bill Woodard said that he would like a report from Bill Hanson so that the Board knows what projects he's working on.

Cari Thomson added that Michael Smith and the Art Department are going to be coordinating Art Fest this year. The setup will be on May 24th, and the public will view the work on the 25-26th. The display will be taken down on the 27th.   She said that they are looking for volunteers and asked if everyone would get the word out.

SUPERINTENDENT
REPORT

 

 

Mr. Green said the WMS was dismissed 10 minutes early today due to a gas leak. Something had fallen against a valve in the attic above Debbie Hunt's classroom during the wind storm this afternoon and it created the leak. The gas company came and repaired it.

Last Wednesday was the second Budget Advisory Team (BAT) meeting. We still do not know what the final legislative budget will be.  The group looked at needed reductions. Because of last year's conservative and aggressive measures that the District took for budget reductions, the fund balance has grown. The staff reductions through attrition, forest fund money, and the increased fund balance may be potential avenues for balancing the budget.  The Team may potentially wrap up this Wednesday and have a recommendation for the Board by the next Board meeting.

Michael will be taking a team from Woodland School District to participate in a training on a system-wide approach on student assessment in Portland on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Steve Madsen said that he had received a call from an architectural firm who wanted him to go to a sub-contractors presentation in Dallas, OR. Jim Bays said that he received a call from the same guy. They discussed the call.

CITIZENS
REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

Steve Madsen thanked the Board for sending flowers to his wife who has recently been in the hospital.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

WHS Dike Access Site Plan Draft
Michael Green and Doug Nichols have been working on wetland and traffic mitigation for the Dike Access Road property. In order to move forward with a wetland mitigation plan, they needed to do a site plan of what the site might look like if it is decided to build a high school on that site. Michael wanted to get Board feedback about the site plan and a nod to move forward with the work. The Board discussed the draft of the site plan, which was created for discussion purposes. The Board agreed to have Michael and Doug move forward using this footprint.


CONSENT AGENDA

 

Consent Agenda

Bill Woodard moved to approve the consent agenda as presented.

 

Steve Madsen  yes
Tina Cayton  yes

Bill Woodard yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

ACTION ITEMS

 

WSD 3-year Technology Plan 2010-2013
Steve Rippl presented the 2010-2013 Technology Plan. He said that this plan focuses more on the 8th grade. What is really changing is, rather than learning to use technology, the focus is on integrating technology in teaching students. He said that textbooks will be moving online. The District has been using the Apex program and other online tools already. Steve demonstrated these programs and tools to show the Board what classes are already using.  The Board discussed looking into the possibility of creating a community computer lab to help students with their homework. Steve Rippl said that he had been at a conference recently where people had heard of Patty O'Flynn and the work she's doing with technology. He said we are doing better than some districts our size with our use of technology.

Janice Watts moved to approve the 2010-2013 Technology Plan.

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 8:09pm 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 8:58.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:59  pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

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