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To advocate for all students by providing a learning environment which empowers students, staff and the community to maximize their personal, creative and academic potential in order to become lifelong learners and responsible world citizens. 

Edmonds School District No. 15
School Board 
MINUTES

February 14, 2012

             
CALL TO ORDER - 6:30 pm
President Ann McMurray called the regular business meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
 
Present:
Kory DeMun, Diana White, Ann McMurray, Gary Noble, Susan Phillips
Staff Present:
Nick Brossoit, Superintendent;  Tony Byrd, Asst. Supt;  DJ Jakala, Community Relations 
             
FLAG SALUTE
             
APPROVAL OF AGENDA 
Director Noble moved and Director McMurray seconded to amend the agenda.  It was amended to remove Miscellaneous Consent item #1, Resolution #12-2, Agreement with Bellevue College for College in High School Program.
  Moved byBoard Member Ann McMurray, Seconded byBoard Member Gary Noble
 
Aye: Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Kory DeMun, Board Member Susan Phillips
Passed - Unanimously
             
1. Oath of Office for New Student Advisers: Bushra Raza
President Ann McMurray administered the oath of office to Bushra Raza.  Maxxfield Yamasaki did not attend.
             
APPROVE SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES FOR: January 31, 2012
Director Noble requested that student adviser Tebra Draper be acknowledged for receiving the recognition from the Everett Herald as a "super kid."
  Moved byBoard Member Susan Phillips, Seconded byBoard Member Gary Noble
 
Aye: Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Kory DeMun, Board Member Susan Phillips
Passed - Unanimously
             
1. School Board Minutes (attachment) for Jan. 31, 2012.
  Attachments:
  Brd Minutes 1.31.12
 
             
CONSENT AGENDA
  Moved byBoard Member Diana White, Seconded byBoard Member Susan Phillips
 
Aye: Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Kory DeMun, Board Member Susan Phillips
Passed - Unanimously
             
Approve Personnel Actions
             
1. Personnel Actions (attachment) 2.14.12
  Attachments:
  Personnel Actions
 
             
Approve Bills: Vouchers audited and certified by the auditing office required by RCW 42.24.080, and those expense reimbursement claims certified by RCW 42.24.090 have been recorded and the listing made available to the Board.
             
Single reading, approve field trips:
             
1. Edmonds-Woodway High School, Warrior Broadcasting Network, The Shield Yearbook, The Wireless Online Newspaper, Seattle - JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, April 12-15, 2012.
  Attachments:
  EWHS JEA NSPA Convention April 2012
 
             
2. Mountlake Terrace High School, Orchestra, Mt. Hood Community College, March 9-10, 2012
  Attachments:
  Mountlake Terrace High School Mt. Hood Community College March 2012
 
             
3. Mountlake Terrace High School, Orchestra, CWU Orchestra Festival, April 19-20, 2012
  Attachments:
  Mountlake Terrace High School CWU Orchestra Festival April 2012
 
             
4. Meadowdale High School, Boy's Varsity Golf Team, Wenatchee, April 1-2, 2012
  Attachments:
  MDH Boys Varsity Golf Wenatchee April 1 - 2, 2012
 
             
5. Edmonds-Heights K-12; grades 9-12; WIAA State Debate Tournament, Gonzaga University, Spokane; March 15-17, 2012
             
6. Terrace Park School, Grade 6, Islandwood Camp, 2012-2013 school y ear (date TBD)
             
7. Lynnwood High School, Social Studies Close Up Program, Washington DC, May 13-18, 2012.
  Attachments:
  LHS Close Up Program Wash DC Trip May 2012
 
             
Miscellaneous Consent Items
             
1. Agenda Item 1839 has been deleted. Please remove this line from the minutes.
  Attachments:
  ILA with Bellevue College for College in the High School Program
  Resolution No. 12-2 ESD Agreement with Bellevue College
 
             
2. Single reading, approve request to call for bids for roof upgrades at Westgate Elementary School.
             
3. Single reading, approve award recommendation for bid registration #Q11-09GF, wood floor refinishing for gym, stage, and common areas at various school locations.
  Attachments:
  Q11-05GF Bid Tab
 
             
CELEBRATION
The School Board will recognize individuals and groups that have contributed to the children and staff of the District.  Nominees can be an employee, a parent, or a community member that may have supported students and staff in exceptional ways.  The following will be recognized at this Board meeting:

ALL STATE HONORS MUSIC STUDENTS - Scott Barnes acknowledged the many individuals and groups from our district schools that received All-State music honors.  He shared their performance schedules and competitions and he celebrated their talents as well as complimenting their hard work and accomplishments. 
             
REPORTS
             
1. Student Learning Department Report
Tony Byrd provided an update from the Student Learning Department that included a proposed delayed start for kindergarten students at the six schools receiving Gates grant funds for early learning.  Discussion continued with the Board regarding Jump Start, assessments, accommodations for families to meet with school staff, and implementation of the delayed start schedule.  Diversity of families, numbers of students involved, and affects to the number of days students are required to be in school were additional topics reviewed. 

Dr. Byrd summarized work in the areas of literacy and math.  The new on-line assessment process was reviewed. Questions discussed included support for students in the summer months, algebra requirements & timeline, math curriculum for middle school students, alignment of materials, and a pilot math curriculum for middle school students.  Questions continued related to gaining input from CPC, gaps in the current math curriculum, timing of selection of new middle school curriculum, and how a summer support program would be of assistance.  The Board requested future information on how the restructuring of Cedar Valley School and the District's literacy project are progressing.  The book distributed to the Board "Enhancing Professional Practice - A Framework for Teaching" by Charlotte Danielson, was discussed.  The publication is a research-based set of components of instruction that are grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. It is a foundation for professional conversations to enhance teaching skills.
  Attachments:
  Student Learning Report
  Delayed Start proposal
 
             
2. Minority Achievement Project (MAP) Update 
JJ Frank reviewed the MAP mission to motivate and support students of color and immigrant students to achieve higher educational and career goals.  The program is a YMCA program and in place at CPM. Mr. Frank described components of the program that included attendance at meetings and activities, transportation, exposure to a variety of careers, guidance for the process of college planning, and scholarships funds.  Connections to working professionals, businesses, tutors, and mentors are also important components of the program. He noted that the minority population has grown from 8% in 1990 to over 20% currently. Since MAP started in Snohomish County in 2001, measurements show that students who were in the program for 2 or more years had a graduation rate of 87%. Student success stories were shared.  Board Member Susan Phillips requested a future update on the project. Mr. Frank expressed appreciation to the College Place Middle administrators for their support of the project.
             
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
             
NEW BUSINESS
             
1. Single reading, approve acceptance of public works contract: furnish and install shelving at Meadowdale Middle School project Q10-21cp, Resolution #12-4.
  Moved byBoard Member Susan Phillips, Seconded byBoard Member Kory DeMun
 
Aye: Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Kory DeMun, Board Member Susan Phillips
Passed - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution 12-4
 
             
2. Single reading, approve acceptance of public works contract: furnish and install CCTC video surveillance upgrades at Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale and former Woodway High Schools, project Q10-19-cp, Resolution #12-5.  Superintendent Brossoit clarified that this surveillance equipment is located outside of the buildings.
  Moved byBoard Member Susan Phillips, Seconded byBoard Member Kory DeMun
 
Aye: Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Kory DeMun, Board Member Susan Phillips
Passed - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution 12-5
 
             
PUBLIC COMMENTS
The public comment item on the agenda is an opportunity for citizens to address the School Board.  Items brought forward during this portion of the agenda will not be acted upon by the Board at this time, but may be addressed during the Superintendent's comments section on the agenda. Questions may also be referred to the superintendent or staff for examination and later response. The Board encourages public comments;       please limit comments to three minutes. The Board President may interrupt or terminate an individual's statement when it is too lengthy, personally directed, or concerning a legal matter.

Kim Baca, Lynnwood resident and Terrace Park parent, spoke regarding  having a covered play area added to the Terrace Park playground. She confirmed her work on this project for the past couple of years and was clear about her goal to have a suitable option for students to get some exercise outside without regards to the weather.  She expressed appreciation for support from the capital partnership program and understands why this could be perceived as problematic in the recent levy initiative.  She requested that a higher percentage of match be given to this project and asked the Board to help with a new process.  The demographics of the Terrace Park school was discussed and an understanding expressed of how this project could fall into a unique category given the history. She asked the Board to consider taking a deeper look at this issue.  It was determined that the Bacas, Directors Noble and Phillips, Capital Projects and Facilities staff, along with Marla Miller would meet to determine how best to proceed with this project.
             
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
Students expressed appreciation for the reports and discussions about curriculum and program.  They asked if the MAP project could be put in all the middle schools and there was discussion about cost.  Student Advisers appreciated the support of the program for minority students.  Other comments included support for the Special Olympics program, congratulations to the music students, and discussed scholarship applications.

Board Members commented on; appreciation for MAP project, Jump Start program and assessments, implementation of delayed start for some Kindergarten classes, middle school mathematics curriculum, and the Terrace Park covered play area.  Questions were presented to Mr. Frank of the MAP project related to teacher feedback at CPM.  Discussion ensued regarding assessment of the Jump Start program, implementation of a delayed start for the Gates funded all-day Kindergarten classes, enrollment in those Kindergarten classes, diversity of enrollment, and the timing of a new middle school math curriculum.
             
SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTS
Dr. Brossoit responded to Ms. Baca's comments regarding the Terrace Park covered play area.  He thanked her for her advocacy of the project, and expressed appreciation for her thoughtful and respectful suggestions.  He recognizes the difficulty in having the parent group raising that large amount of matching funds for the capital partnership project.  Dr. Brossoit will request that Marla Miller facilitate a joint meeting with the Bacas and include representatives from capital projects and the facilities departments along with two Board members that wish to participate and help problem-solve the issue.
             
DISCUSSION TOPIC
             
FUTURE BOARD MEETING DATES
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 pm, Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 pm, Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 pm, Study Session - Property/Financial Construction
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 pm, Regular Board Meeting
             
ADJOURNMENT  The regular meeting adjourned at: 9:05 pm.

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Ann McMurray, Board President

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Nick Brossoit, Board Secretary/Superintendent


EDMONDS SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kory DeMun

Term Expires Dec. 2015 Director District #1
Ann McMurray Term Expires Dec. 2013 Director District #2
Gary Noble Term Expires Dec. 2015 Director District #3
Susan Phillips Term Expires Dec. 2013 Director District #4
Diana White Term Expires Dec. 2015 Director District #5

 

Student Advisers:
*Trent Dorsey, *Will Valentine, Jordan Jacobson, Shubham Jain, Sarina Wright, *Bushra Raza, Pooja Jardi, *Tebra Draper.

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