Sequim School District No. 323
“Inspire and Achieve”
503 North Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382
Telephone: (360) 582-3260, FAX: (360) 683-6303, www.sequim.k12.wa.us
Preliminary Agenda Revised September 4, 2015 – All meetings in the District Board Room unless otherwise noted.
September 8, 2015 – 6:00pm - Regular Board Meeting
(Meeting Changed from September 7, 2015 due to Holiday)
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER (REF. POLICY 1400)
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (REF. POLICY 1420)
4. CHANGES/ADDITIONS AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (REF. POLICY 1420)
5. STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNICATION & STUDENT RECOGNITION
a. Introduce Junior Student Board Representative Kailee Gumm
b. Welcome back Senior Student Board Representative Ben Hughes
6. BOARD COMMUNICATION AND OTHER ITEMS
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS - This time is set aside for receiving both written and oral communication from those in attendance who wish to speak on any item. The Board thanks you for your comments and will take into consideration what you have shared when making decisions about this topic. (Ref. Policy 1430, 4220 and 4220P)
8. CONSENT AGENDA – REQUEST BOARD APPROVAL: Any item may be moved to New Business with a motion from any Board member.
a. General Fund Vouchers No.184307 thru No. 184389 in the total amount of $247,904.64.
b. ASB Fund Vouchers No. 10187 thru No. 10213 in the total amount of $51,326.72.
c. Capital Projects Fund Vouchers No. 2577 thru No. 2583 in the total amount of $192,155.72.
d. Personnel - Employment with the District will be conditional upon the district’s receipt of a criminal conviction history record that is clear of any convictions, adjudications, protective orders, final decisions, or criminal charges in accordance with Washington State law and conditional upon receipt of a sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form from prior Washington State employer(s), where employment was in a school setting, indicating that no sexual, verbal or physical misconduct materials were found in the records of such employer(s) pursuant to RCW 28A.400 and WAC 180-87-080.
1) Accept Letter of Resignation from Katie Salmon-Newton, Greywolf Elementary Paraeducator, effective immediately, as presented.
2) Accept Letter of Resignation from Nathan Davis, Sequim High School History teacher, effective immediately, as presented.
3) Accept Letter of Resignation from John Qualls, Sequim High School JV baseball coach, effective immediately, as presented.
e. Payroll for the month of August, 2015 in the total amount of $1,854,197.45.
f. Approve Agreement for Special Education and Related Services between Olympic Educational Services District 114 and Sequim School District to provide personnel is specified disciplines to support the delivery of special education and related services within the school district for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
g. Approve Early Intervention Service Contract between Sequim School District #323 and Concerned Citizens for the provision of Early Intervention services for children from birth to age three that reside within the boundaries of Sequim School District for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
9. OLD BUSINESS
a. Superintendent Goals for 2015-2016
10. NEW BUSINESS
a. At first reading, Policy #3241 – Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action. WSSDA has updated Policy/Procedure #3241, now titled Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action instead of Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishment, to comply with the revised administrative rules governing student discipline issued by OSPI pursuant to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5946 which went into effect last falI. Highlights of the changes include:
· The word “punishment” has been struck throughout.
· An expulsion may no longer be for an indefinite period of time. An expulsion may not exceed one calendar year UNLESS the school petitions the superintendent and the superintendent makes a determination to extend pursuant to new revised WACs.
· A long-term suspension may no longer be imposed beyond the school year in which the violation of school rules occurred.
· A student may not be emergency expelled unless the superintendent has good and sufficient reason to believe the student poses an immediate and continuing danger to other students or staff OR an immediate or continuing threat of substantial disruption of the educational process.
· Emergency expulsions must now end after ten school days or be converted to another form of corrective action (e.g., suspension, expulsion).
· All notice of appeals by students and/or their parents/guardians may now be provided in writing or orally.
· Districts should make reasonable efforts to assist suspended and expelled students return to an educational setting as soon as possible. When a long-term suspension or expulsion is issued, a reengagement meeting should be convened within 20 days and no later than five days prior to a student’s reentry or reenrollment.
· A reengagement plan must be tailored to the student’s individual circumstances, including consideration of the incident that led to the student’s long-term suspension or explusion, and should aid the student in taking the necessary steps to remedy the situation that led to the corrective action.
The whole purpose of the adjustments of timelines for everything from notice to scheduling a hearing is to minimize the time students are excluded from school and, if they must be excluded, to assist them with reengaging in the learning process as soon as possible. Changes to the policy include moving the definitions of types of discipline and the process for appeal to the procedure. Classification: Priority Current Policy Suggested Changes Merged document
b. At first reading, Policy #1400 – Meeting Conduct, Order of Business and Quorum.
The title of the policy has been changed from “Meetings, Public Notice, Quorum and Public Comment”. A provision has been added to allow board members to participate in a meeting remotely. Classified: Essential Current Policy Suggested Changes Merged document
c. At first reading, Policy #0550 – Goals and Objectives. The 0000 series is a link connecting board processes with the district policy manual. This series provides an opportunity for a board to codify in policy the district’s mission, vision, beliefs, plans and planning process. It becomes the district’s personalized series. The 0000 series is small, with only seven policies, and all are designated ‘discretionary,’ meaning that the wording and the choice whether or not to include the policy is at the discretion of the district. The Mission and Vision Statements from our strategic plan have been moved to this new section, as a first step to updating our strategic plan. Classification: Optional Current Policy -- None Suggested Changes Merged Document
d. At first reading, Policy #1810 – Annual Governance Goals and Objectives. In the WSSDA Policy Reference Manual, there were five policies that reflected an outdated role of school board governance. One of Those policies was #1810. It has now been updated to align with the five board standards. Classification: Priority Current Policy Suggested Changes
e. Draft Board Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year
11 . REPORTS
b. Preliminary Enrollment Count – Brian Lewis
c. Superintendent’s Report
12. FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
13. FOR YOUR INFORMATION
a. Upcoming Board Meetings and Events
September 18 & 19 – Legislative Assembly at SeaTac Marriott
September 21 – Regular Board Meeting @ 6pm
September 28 – Board Study Session @ 6pm
September 29 – Bond Public Forum at Sequim High School Room P-1 @ 6pm
October 24 – WSSDA Fall Regional Meeting in Port Angeles from 11am to 1pm @ Skills Center
October 5 – Regular Board Meeting @ 6pm
October 13 – Bond Public Forum at Helen Haller Elementary Library @ 6pm
October 15 – Bond Public Forum at Greywolf Elementary Multi-purpose Room @ 6pm
October 19 – Regular Board Meeting @ 6pm
October 22 – Bond Public Forum at Sequim High School
b. Other events of Interest
- September 10 – Commitment to Graduation @ 6pm in auditorium
- September 23 -- Sequim High School College Fair @ 2:45pm in the high school gym