WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404DIRECTOR'S MEETINGMINUTES
May 14, 2018, 5:30 p.m.Study Session-Woodland High School Room 2203
Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart, Lesa Beuscher, Matt Donald, Steve Madsen, Michael Green-Board Secretary and Nicole Galloway-Recording Secretary
Stacy Brown, Jake Hall, Asha Riley, John Shoup, Ingrid Colvard, Dan Uhlenkott and Scott Landrigan.
CALL TO ORDER
President Janice Watts called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON WORK SESSION TOPICS
There was no public comment.
Director Donald moved to approve the consent agenda.
Director Watts – yesDirector Stuart – yesDirector Beuscher – yesDirector Donald – yesDirector Madsen – yes
The workshop topic was capital facilities and planning for future growth. Superintendent Green gave a PowerPoint presentation that outlined the capacity information for each school, projected enrollment growth data up to the year 2023, the impact of growth for single family homes and multi-family homes for the elementary, middle and high school levels. Woodland could easily expect to see an additional 1000 single family homes within the next 8-10 years Based on the anticipated information, it is expected growth would quickly exceed the school district current capacity levels.
Superintendent Green presented two options to the school board. Option A: grow the schools as extra capacity is needed by expansions to current facilities and additions of additional portable classrooms. He provided maps of each location to see where the potential growth could happen. Option B: build a new elementary school that would house about 441 students. In this option, the 5th grades would transition back to the elementary schools to allow growth at the current middle school. The school board members discussed the pros and cons of both options.
In order to present short-term relief, the board discussed that a good next step would be to transition Woodland’s elementary schools from the current tiered grade-level configurations to a configuration that serves P-4 or K-4 Students in regional attendance areas starting in the 2019-20 school year. A resolution for this configuration change will be presented for board consideration at the May 29, 2018, school board business meeting.
The regular meeting was recessed at 7:09 p.m. to enter into executive session under RCW 42.30.110 (1)(g).
President Watts reconvened the meeting into open session at 7:10 p.m. and adjourned at 7:11 p.m.
_______________________________Secretary to the Board
WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404BOARD OF DIRECTORS