APRIL 21, 2009 7:00 P.M.
MEMBERS PRESENT GUESTS
Mike Pauley, Chairman M’Liss Hansen
Jim Peterson, Vice Chairman
Ray Yoder, Superintendent
Sandy Sundling, Business Manager
1. CALL TO ORDER, VERIFICATION OF QUORUM, AND FLAG SALUTE
The meeting was called to order by the chairman, Mr. Pauley. Roll was called all were present. The flag salute was said by all present.
2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Mr. Yoder clarified that item 7A. 2008-2009 school calendar recommendation is a revision of this year’s calendar. Mr. McDougall made a motion to adopt the agenda. Mrs. Gardiner seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT
Mr. Tyndell stated that there are a lot of good and interesting senior projects this year. The dugouts on the baseball and fastpitch field’s are almost completed. They received a $500 donation and Bayview Redimix donated the concrete to complete the projects. Also, the football stands are being pressure washed and will be painted orange and black as another senior project. Justin Talevich and Blake Busse built a deck for Joe McCloud. There are so many in depth project that there will be two nights of presentations for senior project this year.
4. MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE WHO MAY WISH TO ADDRESS THE BOARD:
M’Liss Hansen asked how many students are graduating this year. Mr. Tyndell responded that 21 students are graduating. M’Liss Hansen asked what the latest news was from the legislature. Mr. Yoder stated that they have done all the cuts and followed through, but put off on making a final decision. The legislature is supposed to fund education according to the definition of basic education. They have passed a bill to define education by the year 2018. In nine years they hope to have a definition so they can fund basic education. Until then they are cutting educational funding. M’Liss Hansen asked how many teacher the district will have next year. Mr. Yoder responded that we will have 12.4 to 12.6 teachers next year. M’Liss Hansen asked if Kindergarten is going back to half days five days a week and if there will be an early afternoon bus run. Mr. Yoder stated that the Kindergarten will be half days with an early afternoon bus run.
5. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA
Mr. McDougall made a motion to adopt the consent agenda, Mr. Peterson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
6. OLD BUSINESS
A. 2nd reading of new policy and procedure 3420 and 3420P anaphylaxis prevention. No discussion.
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. Mr. McDougall made a motion to approve the updated 2008-2009 School Calendar adding an extra day for inclement weather. Mrs. Gardiner seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The board adjourned into executive session at 7:10 to discuss the principal’s contract.
The board reconvened at 7:20.
B. Mr. McDougall made a motion to approve the principal’s contract for the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Peterson seconded the motion. The motion passed 3 to 1.
C. Mr. McDougall made a motion to approve Mike Daniels letter of resignation as Head Baseball Coach. Mr. Peterson and Mrs. Busse seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. McDougall made a motion with appreciation and regret to accept the letter of resignation from Jessie Winter. Mrs. Busse seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
D. Mr. McDougall made a motion to accept the letter of resignation from Judy Aleksey with profound gratitude and some regret. She is the kind of teacher you would like to stock your entire school district with. Mrs. Gardiner seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
8. PRINCIPAL REPORT
Mr. Tyndell reported that the Knowledge Bowl team had a great time at state.
Mr. Tyndell reported that there was a little glitch on the WASL and we will have to self report which is no big deal. The students were supposed to take the science test yesterday and they took it last week.
Mr. Tyndell stated that he has completed all of the teacher evaluations and the district should receive the last two as soon as they are signed.
Mr. Tyndell reported that the big project he has been working on with Mrs. Killen’s help is the schedule for next year.
Mr. Tyndell reported that we gained a student from Hoquiam and we will have 3 from France enroll during May. Their mother was a foreign exchange student in the district during the 1970’s.
9. SUPERINTENTDENT REPORT
Mr. Yoder stated that he is collecting schedules from districts across the state that have enrollment between 70 and 99 (K-12). From what he can determine these schedules are very similar to our schedule, their funding is similar to us, and they have similar staffing. He will be visiting North River on May 5th and meeting with Dave Pickering to examine their school and compare their programs to ours. Mr. Peterson asked what additional requirements the state is imposing on the district. Mr. Yoder responded that going back to defining education by 2018 they are talking about imposing the core 24, which will increase the credits to graduate to 24. Our requirements currently are 25 the states are 19. By increasing the credits to 24 the students will get more of the basics classes and less electives. Now with that being said, they openly and honestly stated that they are not going to fund it so they are not going to require it. It’s like the definition they are going to put it in place. They will let us know when they are going to fund it. Mr. Peterson asked what the difference between what we provide now and what the state requires with the 24. Mr. Yoder stated that we will have to ensure that the student’s take 6 basic education classes each semester for their entire high school career, fortunately our schedule can already accommodate that requirement.
Mr. McDougall made a motion to adjourn at 7:38 pm. Mrs. Busse seconded the motion.