WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404 DIRECTOR'S MEETING MINUTES
December 14, 2015 5:00 p.m. Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room
Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart, Lesa Beuscher, Steve Madsen, Michael Green-Board Secretary and Nicole Galloway-Recording Secretary
Stacy Brown, Judy Whalen, Deb Kernen, Jake Hall, Asha Riley, Dan Uhlenkott, John Shoup, Jim Bays, Lynnell Murray
OATH OF OFFICE
Superintendent Michael Green swore in Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart and Lesa Beuscher who were elected to the office of Directors of Woodland School District.
ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
Jim Bays addressed the board with his best wishes to the new board members. He also commented on a job well done to Michael Green and John Shoup for organizing help at the high school for the stranded travelers after I5 shut down from a mudslide. Michael Green also complimented Scott Landrigan for his participation. Director Watts included that she heard excellent feedback about a job well done.
APPROVAL OF BOARD ABSENCES
Director Steve Madsen moved to approve the absence of Director Donald.
Janice Watts - yes
Sarah Stuart - yes
Lesa Beuscher - yes
Steve Madsen - yes
REPORTS TO THE BOARD
Director Madsen commented how nice the board report formats were looking.
Woodland High School Report
President Watts asked John Shoup if there was a plan of action for the ninth grade “F” data. John Shoup informed the board that he met with around 62 students in early November to discuss the issues. Has plans to meet with the English, Math & Science departments to come up with some non-traditional approaches to help.
Superintendent Michael Green reported that a purchase order was issued today, December 14, 2015, for the new playground equipment at the intermediate school and a climbing wall at the middle school.
There was no correspondence.
BOARD REPORTS, REQUESTS, AND COMMENTS
Director Steve Madsen informed the board that he attended the PTO meeting at Yale Elementary School. He mentioned that they are struggling to get active participates. He suggested that maybe Lewis River Academy could participate too.
Director Madsen also noted that his daughter brought home a flyer from the Woodland Community Library regarding a Saturday Academy that is affiliated with the University of Portland. They offer 60-80 different classes and camps at multiple Portland locations. Is it possible to look into Clark Collage to see if they offer anything similar? He said that he would get the flyer to Superintendent Green.
ANNUAL BOARD REORGANIZATION
Director Sarah Stuart nominated Director Watts as Board President. Director Madsen seconded the nomination.
Steve Madsen – yes
Director Steve Madsen nominated Director Matt Donald as the New Board Vice president.
President Janice Watts nominated Director Steve Madsen as the Legislative Representative.
Director Stuart nominated Director Lesa Beuscher for the WIAA Representative.
January Board Retreat Scheduling
Superintendent Michael Green asked the directors what would be a good time to meet to develop the board and superintendent team and begin to understand how they can work together to be most effective team for the students and community. Directors agreed that Saturday, February 6th would work best for all. Michael Green will confirm with Director Matt Donald.
Director Steve Madsen moved to approve the consent agenda.
Contract for Communication Services of Eric Jacobsen, DBA irx, LLC.
Superintendent Green is seeking to extend Eric Jacobsen’s current contract, which expires on December 31, 2015, through the 2015-2016 school year.
Director Madsen noted that the contract was very expensive and wanted to know if the district could terminate if there was a breach of contract or if performance expectations were not being met. Mr. Green assured that the contract could be terminated at any time, if needed.
Director Stuart moved to approve the contract extension.
President Janice Watts recessed the meeting into executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) at 5:27 p.m.
President Janice Watts reconvened the meeting into public session and immediately adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 5:50 p.m.
_______________________________ Secretary to the Board
WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404 BOARD OF DIRECTORS