November 10, 2008 6:55PMRegular Meeting-District Meeting Room
Jim Bays, Bill Woodard, Janice Watts, Tina Cayton, Steve Madsen, Chelsey Rohm-Student Representative, Michael Green-Secretary, and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary
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Jim Bays, Board President, opened the meeting at 6:55pm and adjourned to executive session to discuss a property matter with no action taken upon return.
Tina Cayton moved to approve the minutes of the October 27, 2008 regular Board meeting.
Janice Watts yesSteve Madsen yesTina Cayton yes carried
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
Chelsey Rohm said that the ASB asked if or when a bond for the new high school was coming up this year. Jim Bays said that they don't foresee a new proposal at this time, due to the economy. Chelsey said the canned food drive is this week. Breanna Wolf was named homecoming queen. Chelsey missed the last meeting because she attended the DECA Fall Leadership Conference with 17 other students.
The Board reviewed the school reports. Jim Bays asked John Shoup about the attendance at the conferences. John said he continues to be disappointed and frustrated by the low parent attendance. Jim said the reports were very informative.
Mr. Green showed the Board a flyer for a fall fundraising event for TEMPO called "An Evening of Swing" happening this Saturday at the Oak Tree. He encouraged the Board to attend.
Janice Watts said that she received a ballot in the mail for the District 4 State Board of Education position. Jim Bays said that the other members should also receive one and he encouraged members to get them turned in as soon as possible.
BOARD REPORTS AND REQUEST
Woodland High School Site Comparison About a month ago, the School Board reviewed the Site Comparison. Michael Green and Doug Nichols refined the comparison and did more investigation on the wetlands issue out at Dike Access Road. Michael said they received encouraging information. The Board discussed the updates to the comparison with Doug Nichols. Lisa Willis and Frances O'Kelly were available from Ecological Land Services to discuss wetland mitigation with the Board.
*Bill Woodard joined the meeting at 7:45pm.
Michael said he would like to begin work on the communication strategies to bring the information to the public. The Board would like to put the site comparison on the agenda for the next meeting for further discussion.
Project READY! Mark Houk and Mary Franklin, WPS Early Childhood Teacher, gave a presentation about Project READY! Mary was proud to bring the program to Woodland and is providing 50 families with the information and a bag of items to help train parents to get their children ready for Kindergarten. Mary was able to get WinCo Foods in Longview to provide totes for the toolkit and the Bill Woodard asked her for a contact name to write a thank-you letter for the donation.
Consent AgendaThe Board discussed the consent agenda.
Bill Woodard moved to approve the consent agenda.
Tina Cayton yesSteve Madsen yes Janice Watts yesBill Woodard yes carried
Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:59pm.
_______________________________Secretary to the Board
WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404 BOARD OF DIRECTORS