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
November 7, 2016 – 6:30 PM Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting
CALL MEETING TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (REF. POLICY 1400 & 1420)
President Henrikson called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 6:00pm with all Board Members and Student Board Representatives present, with the exception of Director Short, who was excused. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.
PRESENT – a Sign-In Sheet was provided and those who wished to sign in are listed below:
Robin Henrikson, President Greg Madsen
Bev Horan, Vice-President Jack Walsh
James Stoffer, Director Steve Bearman
Michael Howe, Director Pam Landoni, District Office
Ann Renker, Assistant Superintendent Leah Bauman, Greywolf
Heidi Hietpas, Finance and Operations Aaron Reno, Greywolf
Paul Wieneke, Human Resources Lauren Powell, Greywolf
Donna Hudson, Greywolf
Gary Neal, Superintendent Tom Kelly
Marilyn Walsh, Admin Assistant Mike McAleer
Mike Dashiell, Sequim Gazette
Patsene Dashiell, District Office
Eric Danielson, Helen Haller Elementary
George & Marcella Cluff, Sequim Seniors for Sequim Youth
Karla Richardson, Citizen
Michelle Rhodes, Citizens for Sequim Schools
Valorie Knieper, District Office
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Stoffer moved to approve the minutes from the October 17, 2016 Regular Board Meeting as presented. Vice-President Horan seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
CHANGES/ADDITIONS AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (REF. POLICY 1420)
Vice-President Horan moved to approve the agenda as printed. Director Stoffer seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNICATION & STUDENT RECOGNITION
PUBLIC COMMENTS - The Board believes that public comments are a very important connection between our community and the Board. This time is set aside for receiving both written and oral communication. President Henrikson first asked for Comments Regarding Agenda items:
President Henrikson next asked for Comments Regarding General Items:
BOARD COMMUNICATION AND OTHER ITEMS
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. 187004 thru No. 187130 in the total amount of $348,286.00.
b. ASB Fund Vouchers No. 10648 thru No. 10671 in the total amount of $27,690.23.
c. 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 Frank Shimek, Bus Driver, effective November 17, 2016 as presented.
2) Offer Classified Night Shift Custodian position to Roger Ulm, for the 2016-2017 school year, effective October 24, 2016 as presented.
3) Offer Certificated Director of Human Resources position to Paul Wieneke, for the 2016-2017 school year, effective November 8, 2016 as presented.
4) Offer Classified Career and Technical Education (CTE) Paraeducator position to Taylor Sebring, for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
d. Approve the District’s Highly Capable Program plan for 2016-2017 as presented.
e. Contract for Services between Sequim School District #323 and Judy Price, to serve as a hearing officer, when requested by the Superintendent, in the appeal of student disciplinary actions, for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
f. Approve Interlocal Agreement Between Department of Enterprise Services Engineering and Architectural Services Division and Sequim School District to Design and Construct 4 (four) Classrooms using Cross Laminated Timber, on its property, as presented.
g. Approve WIAA Cooperative/Combined Approval Form for Sequim High School Divers to compete with Port Angeles High School Divers, for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented, as Sequim does not have a diving board.
h. Approve Agreement between Sequim School District and City University of Seattle to provide cooperative arrangements for student teaching/school counseling and/or field experiences, and/or practicums, and/or internships for students who do not hold valid Washington State teaching or ESA certification, effective September 30, 2016 as presented.
i. Approve Student Teaching Affiliation Agreement between Western Governors University, a Utah non-profit corporation, and Sequim School District, to provide student teaching experiences for teacher candidates enrolled in WGU’s educational programs, as presented.
Director Howe requested that Consent Agenda Item d be moved to New Business. Director Howe moved to approve the Consent Agenda, Items ‘a’ thru ‘i’ with the exception of item ‘d’, as presented. Director Stoffer seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
There was none at this time.
a. Vice-President Horan moved to approve Resolution 02-2016/2017 – Capital Levy to Renovate and Expand the Central Kitchen Facility as presented. Director Stoffer seconded. Discussion followed. A roll-call vote was taken. Director Howe voted Aye. Director Stoffer voted Aye. Vice-President Horan voted Aye. President Henrikson voted Aye. The motion carried.
b. Dr. Ann Renker, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, gave an update of the Highly Capable Program. The iReady program is being implemented to help identify students who qualify. Discussion followed.
a. Representatives from the Elementary Instructional Materials Committee presented a demonstration of the various elements of the Eureka Math Curriculum, which was piloted in our elementary schools and is recommended for district-wide adoption. Discussion followed.
b. Donna Hudson, Greywolf Elementary Principal, gave an overview of school achievement at Greywolf Elementary School and presented the School Improvement Plan for the 2016-2017 school year. Discussion followed.
c. Dr. Ann Renker, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, advised the board that the Second Annual Community Needs Assessment will be opening on November 10. Links to the survey will be on our website and distributed to parents during parent conferences. Results will be shared in January. Discussion followed.
d. Superintendent Neal reported that he attended the Composite Recycling Tech Center’s Open House and was very impressed with the program and the tremendous opportunity for our students to train for high tech positions within that field. Deb Beckett is working with Superintendent Neal to implement Project Lead the Way, in order to offer dual credit opportunities for students in bio-med and technology, hopefully next school year.
The facilitators that Superintendent Neal had hoped to use to begin district strategic planning have had to decline. He has contacted a couple of other leads and hopes that the board will be able to begin that work soon.
At the last Superintendent Advisory Meeting attended by Superintendent Neal, one of the hot topics for discussion was the McCleary decision. This year’s legislature must come up with a plan for implementation beginning in September 2018.
Karen Sande, Director of Human Resources retired on November 4. Superintendent Neal introduced Mr. Paul Wieneke, the new Executive Director of Human Resources for Sequim School District.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
President Henrikson drew board members’ attention to:
a. Upcoming Board Meetings, etc.
b. November 2016 Enrollment Report
c. Other Events of Interest
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
President Henrikson informed board members that final travel arrangements for the WSSDA Conference would be confirmed within the next few days. President Henrikson reminded board members that there will be a Board Planning Workshop at 5:30pm, immediately prior to the next board meeting.
At 8:06pm Director Stoffer moved to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Vice-President Horan seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.