March 22, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes


WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

March 22, 2010 7:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

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

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

Craig Downs, Jennifer Cullison, Dee Ray, Becky Huesties, Kelli Buck, Judy Lute, Julia Stoll, Chris Wiseman, Stacy Brown, Susan Ziolkowski and Jerome Ziolkowski.

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2010 regular meeting.

Janice Watts  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Tina Cayton  yes  carried

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Chelsey Rohm reported that last week was WHS Senior presentations. She said they went well. There has been no ASB meeting so far this month and she thinks they will meet after spring break.  The Mr. Woodland competition is Thursday at 7pm; admission is $5.  Students are gearing up for spring break. There was no school today, as it was scheduled as a Snow Make-Up day.  There will be early release Wednesday through Friday.

OPERATIONS

REPORTS

 

 

The Board did not have any questions about the Tech and Financial/Enrollment Reports. Stacy said there was only one more enrollment count day. Jim Bays asked her if other districts were experiencing decreasing enrollment. Michael said the districts south of us have indicated that their enrollment has been stable this year.

SUPERINTENDENT
REPORT

 

Mr. Green said that there is a WMS/WHS band concert tomorrow night.

BUDGET ADVISORY TEAM REPORT

 

Michael said that the legislature has not agreed on a budget yet. It could be a month before we know what it will be. The Budget Advisory Team worked on budget recommendations to fill the budget gap for six different scenarios (increasing by $100,000 increments) from $500,000 to $1 million. They looked at five different areas; (1) reducing staffing (2) reducing fund balance (3) paying tech expenses with state forest money (4) having additional targeted cuts (5) and additional cuts across the Board.  The recommendations were to reduce staff by attrition; reduce the fund balance (amount depending on the state budget cuts); pay some tech expenses with State forest money; and look into some targeted reductions. Michael said that we now need to wait for the State to approve a budget to continue the process.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Mr. Green read a thank you letter to the Budget Advisory Team. The Board will receive and sign individual letters at the next meeting.

CITIZENS
REQUESTS

 

Julia Stoll asked the Board to consider using the District's transportation for students to explore the area's geological and geographical attributes. Janice Watts said that WIS students visit Mt. Saint Helens on field trips. Julia thinks that it should be worked into the High School science curriculum. 

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

None.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Budget Process Discussion
The Board discussed the next steps in the budget process. Jim Bays thinks that the Board should have one public meeting to discuss the budget recommendations with the community.  They agreed to an April 19th date. They will also be at Yale School for their annual meeting on April 12th rather than the usually beginning of May. They discussed advertising for the public meeting. Michael said that he would be sure to get the word out.


CONSENT AGENDA

 

Consent Agenda

Bill Woodard moved to approve the consent agenda as presented.


Tina Cayton  yes

Bill Woodard yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

ACTION ITEMS

 

Resolution No. 2534-Cancellation of Outstanding Warrants

Janice Watts moved to approve the Cancellation of Outstanding Warrants.

Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Board President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 7:50pm to discuss a complaint and a personnel issue with no action to be taken upon return.

Board President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 9:04.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 9:04  pm.

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

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