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
Monday, February 6, 2017 -- 6:00pm Regular Board Meeting
CALL MEETING TO ORDER/ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (REF. POLICY 1400/1420)
President Robin Henrikson called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:00pm noting the excused absences of Vice-President Horan and Director Short, as well as the excused absences of Student Board Representatives Kaylee Gumm and Téa Gauthun. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.
Robin Henrikson, President Jack Walsh
James Stoffer, Director Randy Hill, Principal Sequim Options School
Eric Lewis, Olympic Medical Center
Gary Neal, Superintendent Shenna Younger, Citizens for Sequim Schools
Marilyn Walsh, Administrative Assistant Tom Kelly
Patsene Dashiell, District Office
Candi Hayden, Citizens for Sequim Schools
Michael Dashiell, Sequim Gazette
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Stoffer moved to approve the minutes from the January 17, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and the January 30, 2017 Special Meeting of the Board, as presented. Director Howe seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
CHANGES/ADDITIONS AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (REF. POLICY 1420)
President Henrikson requested that Item E-4 be removed from the Consent Agenda, as requested by Ms. Boots, and that Item 11a be stricken from Reports, as Ms. Beckett was unable to be present due to inclement weather. Director Stoffer moved to approve the agenda as amended. Director Howe seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNICATION & STUDENT RECOGNITION
Our Student Board Representatives were absent, due to inclement weather. They submitted their building reports via email, as follows:
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 (Ref. Policy 1400, 1623, and 1620P).
President Henrikson asked for any Public Comment regarding Agenda Items. Hearing none, President Henrikson asked for any Public Comment 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. 187568 thru No. 187650 in the total amount of $168,083.61.
b. ASB Fund Vouchers No. 10745 thru No. 10760 in the total amount of $13,165.02.
c. Capital Projects Fund Vouchers No. 2600 thru No. 2600 in the total amount of $340.00.
d. Payroll for the month of January 2017 in the total amount of $2,123,291.20.
e. 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 Kevin Barnett, Sequim Middle Head Building Custodian, effective February 6, 2017 as presented.
2. Accept Letter of Resignation from Tom Saffold, Sequim Middle School Drama teacher, effective August 31, 2017, for the purpose of retirement, as presented.
3. Accept Letter of Resignation from Marilyn Walsh, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, for the purpose of retirement, as presented.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Patra Boots, Executive Director of Technology and Assessment, effective February 16, 2017 as presented.(Rescinded)
f. Approve Memorandum of Understanding between Sequim School District #323 and Olympic Education Service District 114 regarding Healthy Youth Survey Data, as presented.
g. Approve Consultation Services Agreement Between Sequim School District and Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss, to provide an evaluation and follow up consultation for district students, for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
h. Accept Cash Donation in the amount of $10,000 from Praxair, Inc. for the purpose of supporting the Sequim High School Robotics Team for equipment and tournament entry fees, as presented.
Director Stoffer moved to approve the Consent Agenda, Items ‘a’ thru ‘h’ as presented. Director Howe seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
a. Director Stoffer moved to Approve at Second Reading and Adopt Policy #3115 – Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services. Director Howe seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
b. Director Stoffer moved to Approve at Second Reading and Adopt Policy #3140 – Release of Resident Students. Director Howe seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.
c. Director Stoffer moved to Approve at First Reading Policy #5240 – Evaluation of Staff. Director Howe seconded. The policy has been updated to remove procedural implementation language. The procedure has been deleted entirely to avoid confusion with collective bargaining agreements, which typically address evaluations. Classified Essential. Vote taken; motion carried.
a. There was no New Business at this time
Student Performance Report for Science – Deb Beckett, District Science CoordinatorPostponed due to inclement weather
b. Superintendent Gary Neal thanked Eric Lewis on behalf of Olympic Medical Center and Shenna Younger on behalf of Citizens for Sequim Schools for their support. Superintendent Neal reported that he met with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council. They were very supportive of the levies and made a sizeable donation to Citizens for Sequim Schools. School was cancelled due to overnight snowfall and icy roads. Superintendent Neal informed the board how the decision was made and ways parents were notified of the closure. Discussion followed.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
President Henrikson drew board members' attention to the following:
a. PDC Filing for Board members is open online. Due April 15th
b. Upcoming Board Meetings, etc.
o February 12-13 – 2017 Legislative Conference at South Puget Sound Community College
Monday, February 20 – Regular Board MeetingMoved to February 21 due to Holiday
o Tuesday, February 21 – 6pm Regular Board Meeting followed by a Board Planning Workshop
o Monday, March 6 – 6pm Regular Board Meeting
c. Other Events of Interest:
o February 10 -- the 100th day of school
o February 14, 2017 – EP&O and Capital Projects Levy Election ♥
o February 17 -- NO SCHOOL, District Office is OPEN
o February 20th – President’s Holiday / District Office Closed
d. February 6-10 is National School Counseling Week in our schools.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
President Henrikson announced that the February 21 Board Workshop will take place following the meeting instead of preceding the meeting, to better accommodate the work schedules of board members.
At 6:28pm Director Stoffer moved to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Director Howe seconded. Vote taken; motion carried.