WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404 DIRECTOR'S MEETING MINUTES
April 25, 2016, 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting-Woodland Primary School
Ashley Kleinschmidt, Andrea Edwards, Cyndee Peabody, Scott Peabody, Ingrid Colvard, Asha Riley, Lynnell Tsugawa-Murray, Scott Landrigan, Malinda Huddleston, Juliann McCarthy, Stacy Brown, Katie Barragan, Kylie Barragan
CALL TO ORDER
CITIZEN’S COMMENTSON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
REPORTS TO THE BOARD
BOARD REPORTS, REQUESTS, AND COMMENTS
Director Steve Madsen spoke of seeing that the State School Board had received a grant to work on career-readiness efforts. He asked Green to follow up with the State Board to see if there was opportunity for local school board member participation in their work.
Director Matt Donald spoke of seeing AT&T offering low-income Internet connections. Superintendent Green will investigate options that may be available to Woodland community members.
The Board reviewed and continued to fine tune the Vision Statement, removing “Our Vision” and changing nimbleness to adaptability. Director Donald moved to approve to adopt a new Vision Statement: “Woodland Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, will create a PreK-12 system that serves and supports ALL children and ensures that EACH child has FULL access to, is engaged in, and obtains an excellent education that prepares them for responsible citizenship and a future of adaptability and success in life and their chosen endeavors.” Director Watts – yes Director Stuart – yes Director Beuscher – yes Director Donald – yes Director Madsen - yes
The Board of Directors continues to read a book entitled “Effective School Boards: Strategies for Improving Board Performance” to help unify board members. The Board discussed Chapter 3 regarding exercising appropriate authority. Director Madsen said he had spoken to Jim Bays and the board doesn’t have a history of using committees, either ad hoc or continuing, and would like to look as an aggressive committee model to look into things like teacher wellness or graduation readiness. President Watts said in the past, committees have been used, for example with the new building. She cautioned that the board needed to be careful to not step into the role of an administrator in deciding how to implement something. Superintendent Green said the board does have a history of using ad hoc committees fairly often and referred to when budget cuts were needing to be made. Director Madsen said he would like to see more structure in committees, that there is an advantage to be able to talk to other board members and not only as a group. President Watts said the board can send Michael to get more information about issues, saying the board needs to be informed. Director Donald said in the last two years, there has been a lot of change to deal with and he wants to know more of the basics of how the schools are doing. Director Beuscher said as a new member she needs to learn more about the district and what tools are available before moving into heading up a committee. President Watts said in moving forward the board can look for these opportunities.
Resolution 16-02 - Superintendent Green said the district maintains a system of bank accounts as defined in Board Policy No. 6020 with Columbia Bank that include depository accounts and petty cash accounts associated with the ASB Fund and General Fund income and expenses. He said due to staff changes it has become necessary to update the account signers on the District Depository Account, the Food Service Depository Account and the District Revolving Fund. Director Donald moved to adopt resolution 16-02.Director Watts – yesDirector Stuart – yesDirector Beuscher – yesDirector Donald – yesDirector Madsen – yes
Resolution 16-03 – Superintendent Green said by action of the 1976 Legislature, each School District Board of Directors may delegate control, supervision, and regulation of any extracurricular activity to the WIAA and compensate such entity for services provided. The approval of this resolution form indicates that the School Board has approved the Woodland Public School District’s membership with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and as members, our schools will follow the WIAA Rules and Regulations. Director Stuart moved to adopt Resolution 16-03. Director Watts – yes Director Stuart – yes Director Beuscher – yes Director Donald – yes Director Madsen – yes
Approval of 2017-2018 School Year Calendar – Superintendent Green said that on Monday, April 18, a committee convened to develop the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The board asked clarifying questions about the holidays and the start and end times. Superintendent Green said the calendar has to have 180 days and for that year, 2 (two) snow days are built in; if they go over the allocated days, it would extend the last day of school. Director Donald moved to approve the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar as presented. Director Watts – yes Director Stuart – yes Director Beuscher – no Director Donald – yes Director Madsen – yes
President Watts adjourned the meeting at 7:11 p.m.
_______________________________ Secretary to the Board
WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404 BOARD OF DIRECTORS