Thu Feb 24 2022, 6:15pm
WHS Library and Zoom
Regular Meeting


Human Resources Report

To: Michael Green

From: Vicky Barnes

Date: February 15, 2022

Subject: Human Resources Report

In January, I attended a bargaining workshop in Seattle, which helped me understand the legal requirements and concerns surrounding bargaining and continue to develop active listening and communication skills used in the negotiation process. I briefed other members of the bargaining team on the main points of the workshop.

I attended the Educator Equity Data Collection Webinar. Certificated staff must have the correct endorsement on their certificate for the subject they are teaching or be approved by the board to teach out of endorsement. In the Data Collection tool, I enter information that tracks assignments and reports our certificated staff. I will work on the tool until June, at which time I submit our information.

I oversee the apprenticeship program, which allows our classified employees who do not have an AA to take classes at Lower Columbia College or Green River College at little cost to themselves. Currently, there are six classified staff members taking advantage of the program. They take classes each quarter and turn in a timesheet each month tracking the training they receive while working in their job. We offer Para I, Para II, Secretary, and Administrative Assistant. I am responsible for tracking their progress in L & I and attending quarterly meetings with the JATC. Recently JATC has proposed a Para III program that could assist paraeducators interested in pursuing a teaching credential. Asha Riley has partnered with JATC in this exciting initiative.

Several community members responded to the recent invitation you extended in your letter to the parents and have applied to be a substitute. Since the beginning of 2022, I have interviewed 11 (eleven) new substitute applicants. 

I will be setting up a booth and attending the Oregon Professional Educator Fair on March 29, which is a great opportunity for our district to meet applicants, share the unique aspects of Woodland, and collect resumes from interested candidates. I will also speak virtually at WSU on February 22 to help prepare students enrolled in the teacher preparation program as they begin applying to positions. Getting Woodland’s name in front of students has increased our visibility at the fair.