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School Board Regular Business Meeting
Minutes

March 12, 2019

Educational Services Center
20420 68th Ave. West, Lynnwood WA 98036

 

             
CALL TO ORDER

6:30 pm - Regular Business Meeting

President White called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
Present:
Carin Chase, Deborah Kilgore, Diana White, Gary Noble, Ann McMurray
Staff Present:
Kris McDuffy, Justin Irish, Greg Schwab, Debby Carter, Rob Baumgartner, Kimberlee Armstrong, Dana Geaslen, Lydia Sellie
             
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
             
FLAG SALUTE
             
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  Moved by Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Seconded by Board Member Carin Chase
 
Aye: Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble
Passed - Unanimously
             
APPROVE SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES FOR:
             
1.   School Board Minutes - February 26, 2019
  Moved by Board Member Ann McMurray, Seconded by Board Member Carin Chase
 
Aye: Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble
Passed - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  School Board Minutes - February 26, 2019
 
             
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 or personally directed.

Mike Neumeister, Area Director Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish and Lynnwood resident, addressed the Board regarding a letter he received from the district informing the Boys & Girls Club their current before/after school program contract expires August 31, 2019. Mr. Neumeister reflected on the club's history with the district, reviewed services they provide, and shared concerns he's heard from parents regarding the new program. Mr. Neumeister asked the Board to reinstate the Boys & Girls Clubs facilities use contract or, at a minimum, consider it their duty to bus kids to the Alderwood or Edmonds Boys and Girls Club for those who wish to continue with the program.

Matt Faber, Hilltop Elementary Parent and Bothell resident, stated he reiterates Mr. Neumeister's comments and added the cost of the incoming program is not equitable. Mr. Faber asked why the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs were not given an opportunity to provide input. Mr. Faber shared he understands the goal of on-site care for all, however, he feels the district didn't look at all the options and get sufficient input from the community. Mr. Faber commented on the 6-8 middle school model and asked how pvercrowding is going to be handled. Mr. Faber referenced the county planning office not being made aware of overcrowding in schools.

Superintendent's Comments

Superintendent McDuffy thanked Mr. Neumeister and Mr. Faber for their comments, adding the district researched equitable opportunities for families for after school care, reviewed feedback from colleagues across the state, and looked at how quickly community needs could be met. Superintendent McDuffy acknowledged and apologized for opportunity's missed to further engage the commuity. McDuffy affirmed the Board took action at the last board meeting (Right at School) and the program will be monitored as it moves forward. McDuffy expressed she deeply values the district's partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA, adding they are valued part of the community and her commitment to these organizations will continue. Superintendent McDuffy referenced Mr. Faber's comments regarding the county planning department, sharing Edmonds S.D. is one of the few districts that does not have mitigation impact fees and the district will revisit how the county understands our growing population.

Greg Schwab added conversations are just starting regarding the district's review of the 6-8 grade middle school model, the Facilities Committee is looking at feasability, and staff and community input meetings will be offered.
             
CONSENT AGENDA
  Moved by Board Member Ann McMurray, Seconded by Board Member Deborah Kilgore 

Director White expressed appreciation to Snohomish County for their ongoing financial support of the district's Student Support Advocate Program.

 
Aye: Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble
Passed - Unanimously
             
Approve Personnel Actions
  Attachments:
  Personnel Addendum
 
             
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.   Hilltop Elementary, 6th Grade, Camp Killoqua, September 18-19, 2019
  Attachments:
  HT Killoqua Sept 2019
 
             
2.   Edmonds-Woodway High School, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club, State Competition, Bellevue, WA., April 10-13, 2019 
  Attachments:
  EWHS, FBLA Club, Bellevue, WA., April 10-13, 2019
 
             
3.   Meadowdale High School, Jazz Bands I and II, Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco, April 12-13, 2019 
  Attachments:
  MHS, Jazz Bands, Columbia Basin C.C., Pasco, April 12-13, 2019
 
             
4.   Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale, and Mountlake Terrace High Schools, Leadership Camp, Cispus Learning Camp, Randle, WA., July 6-11, 2019
  Attachments:
  Four (4) High Schools, Leadership, Randle, Wa., July 6-11, 2019
 
             
5.   Lynnwood High School, Future Business Leaders Of America (FBLA), Washington State Competition, Bellevue, WA., April 10-13, 2019 
  Attachments:
  LHS, FBLA, Bellevue, WA., April 10-13 ,2019
 
             
6.   Meadowdale High School, Sports Medicine Club, State Leadership Symposium and Competition, Tacoma, WA., April 18-20, 2019 
  Attachments:
  MHS, Sports Medicine Club, Tacoma, April 18-20, 2019
 
             
7.   Lynnwood High School, Technology Student Association (TSA), Washington State Conference, Seatac, WA, March 28-30, 2019 
  Attachments:
  LHS, TSA, Seatac, March 28-30, 2019
 
             
8.    Lynnwood High School, Career and Tech Ed Sports Medicine Program, Tacoma, WA., April 19-20, 2019
  Attachments:
  LHS, Sports Medicine, Tacoma, WA., April 19-20, 2019
 
             
9.   Alderwood Middle School, Technology Student Association (TSA), Washington State Conference, Seatac, WA, March 28-30, 2019
  Attachments:
  AMS, TSA, Seatac, WA., March 28-30, 2019
 
             
10.   Brier Terrace Middle, Technology Student Association (TSA), SeaTac, WA., March 28-30, 2019
  Attachments:
  BTM, TSA, SeaTac, March 28-30, 2019
 
             
11.   Edmonds-Woodway High School, Engineering, Technology Student Association (TSA), State Competition, SeaTac, WA., March 28-30, 2019 
  Attachments:
  EWHS, TSA, SeaTac, WA., March 28-30 , 2019
 
             
12.   Mountlake Terrace High School, Drama Club Workshop, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.,June 24-29, 2019 
  Attachments:
  MTHS, Drama Club, Nebraska, June 24-29, 2019
 
             
13.   Mountlake Terrace High School, Sports Medicine Club, WCTSMA Spring Symposium and Competition, Tacoma, WA., April 18-20, 2019 
  Attachments:
  MTHS, Sports Medicine Club, Tacoma, WA., April 18-20
 
             
14.   Edmonds-Woodway High School, Knowledge Bowl, State Competition, Yakima, WA., March 22-23, 2019 
  Attachments:
  EWHS, Knowledge Bowl, Yakima, WA., March 22-23, 2019
 
             
15.   Scriber Lake High School, Civic Environmental Club, Fort Flagler, Norland, WA., March 29-31 ,2019 
  Attachments:
  SLH, Fort Flagler, March 29-31, 2019
 
             
16.   Meadowdale High School, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Washington State Competition, Bellevue, WA., April 10-13, 2019 
  Attachments:
  MHS, FBLA, Bellevue, WA., April 10-13, 2019
 
             
Miscellaneous Consent Items
             
1.   Single reading, approve Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County for Student Support Advocate Program continuance of services, Resolution No. 19-09.
  Attachments:
  SnoCo Contract BH-19-15-14-290
  Resolution No. 19-09 Authorize ILA Snohomish County Human Services 2019
 
             
REPORTS

No reports.
             
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
             
1.   Second reading, adopt policy 6210 Purchasing and rescind policy 6220 Bid Requirements.
  Moved by Board Member Gary Noble, Seconded by Board Member Carin Chase
 
Aye: Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble
Passed - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  6210 Purchasing Final
  6220 Bid Requirements
  6210 Purchasing Authorization and Control
 
             
NEW BUSINESS
             
1.   Single reading, approve revised 2018-19 school year calendar.
  Moved by Board Member Gary Noble, Seconded by Board Member Deborah Kilgore 


Superintendent McDuffy thanked Debby Carter and Rob Baumgartner for their work analyzing options for a modified calendar and working with union leaders on the best way to approach making up the snow days.

Debby Carter reviewed modifications to the 2018-19 staff calendar as a result of six days of school closure due to snow. Ms. Carter shared the missed days created impacts to other aspects of the calendar, resulting in an agreement to adopt a revised calendar. Ms. Carter shared five snow make up days had been designated on the calendar, one being the May 10 non-student, supplemental day, and the four remaining days were added following the last day of school. For the sixth make up day, the district has agreed to seek a waiver from the state. Ms. Carter reviewed modifications to building and individual time and shared there is a process for certificated staff to make up individual time, if they choose to do so, for the now missed opportunity on May 10. It was noted, for secondary students, the end of the third quarter has moved to April 12 and green days (no meetings) have moved to align with the end of quarter adjustment. Board questions and discussion followed, to include noting there is no fiscal impact to modifying the calendar, expression of appreciation for work that went into analyzing and adjusting the calendar, and appreciation for holding student learning as a focus while making adjustments.

 
Aye: Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble
Passed - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Revised 2018-19 Staff Calendar
 
             
2.   Single reading, accept Public Works contract for 2017 District Wide UPS Project RFP16-27TL, Resolution No. 19-08.
  Moved by Board Member Ann McMurray, Seconded by Board Member Gary Noble
 
Aye: Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble
Passed - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution 19-08
 
             
3.   Single reading, approve Interlocal Agreement with the City of Edmonds for a School Resource Officer at Scriber Lake High School, for the 2019-20 school year, Resolution No. 19-06.
  Moved by Board Member Gary Noble, Seconded by Board Member Ann McMurray 
Board discussion and questions followed, including working with Principal Andrea Hillman to plan forums for community input, reflecting on positive outcomes of placing an SRO who clicks with students and community, and noting a difference in cost ratio for district/county vs. district/municipality for similar Interlocal Agreements.

 
Aye: Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Ann McMurray, Board Member Deborah Kilgore, Board Member Diana White, Board Member Gary Noble
Passed - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  ILA for SRO Edmonds Scriber Lake
  RESOLUTION 19-06 City of Edmonds Interlocal SRO
 
             
PUBLIC COMMENTS
No public comment.
             
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Student Advisor Comments

Sarah asked for confirmation that commencement dates will not change due to the modified calendar (Superintendent McDuffy responded they would not change). Jonathan expressed appreciation for the comment about getting feedback on an SRO placement, as it shows concern. Faith thanked the Board for all of the thought they put into what is best for students. Meghan reflected on growing up with Kids Crew and expressed appreciation for earlier public comment, adding it sounds like there are some viable concerns and she hopes the Board will work hard to address them. Meghan also thanked Debby Carter for her work on the calendar.

Board Member Comments

Director Noble expressed appreciation for the opportunity to provide an SRO at Scriber and a positive role model. Noble thanked those who provided public comment regarding the before and after school childcare program, noting it was heartfelt and change can be difficult, however, he supports a program that provides equity of opportunity across all schools. Director Noble shared he visited Spruce Elementary and was excited to see progress made with the new admin building, cafeteria, and gym, adding he looks forward to a 2020 Bond Issue and completing the classroom wing. Director Noble reminded everyone the Foundation for Edmonds School District is holding their Annual Breakfast and Luncheon (luncheon is new this year) and encouraged attendance. The breakfast starts at 7 am; luncheon, 11:30 am, at the Embassy Suits in Lynnwood.

Director McMurray shared the Facilities and Bond Committee is working on a recommendation for the Board on the size and scope of a February 2020 Bond Issue. The latest a report would come to the Board is late May. Director McMurray added the committee is actively looking at the rationale of a 6-8 middle school model and community members on the sub-committee are asking good questions.

Director Chase thanked Director McMurray for her work on the Facilities and Bond Committee, adding she looks forward to their recommendation. Director Chase acknowledged the district is hearing and listening to concerns expressed regarding before and after school care and asked staff and community to keep the Board informed. Director Chase shared the legislative session is past the half-way mark and announced the makeup day for the Day on the Hill (previously canceled due to snow) is Tuesday, February 19, and she will be attending along with any interested Student Advisors. Chase shared there has been quite a bit of debate around E2SSB 5395 regarding comprehensive sexual health education in grades K-12 and she will continue to track. There are a number of bills, including SB5689, requiring updates to school district policies for preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying, adopting a transgender model policy and procedure, and requiring training for school resource officers (SROs). Director White shared she was pleased to see HB 1660 is still active (regarding ASB fees).

Director Kilgore shared she has toured a few schools as she continues to get to know her Director District. She recently toured Maplewood K-8 and Cedar Valley Elementary, adding they are two very unique schools which reminds her how unique the needs of each school’s community can be. Kilgore shared she looks forward to continuing her visits to learn about these needs and interests and bringing them back to the Board to share and deliberate.

Director White thanked staff for installing dog waste stations on school grounds.

Director Chase added a shout out to Dr. Kimberlee Armstrong to show appreciation for organizing an event for middle and high school girls to see a screening of the new Captain Marvel movie in support of International Women’s Day.
             
SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTS


Superintendent McDuffy shared work on Blueprint 2025 is progressing nicely, adding there was a forum last night for staff and community to look at feedback received to date and identify priorities. The steering committee meets Thursday regarding next steps. McDuffy shared budget development is ongoing and Lydia Sellie will update the Board next Wednesday. Greg Schwab was invited to provide a progress report on course fees and reviewed the attached. With the exception of the Chef program, which requires a food handler’s card, all CTE course fees have been eliminated. Mr. Schwab shared there will be a meeting with principals to ensure standard course fees are reflected in course catalogs. Director White referenced teachers asking about loss of fee revenue, adding revenue is not about what we charge kids rather it is taxes we collect.
  Attachments:
  Course Fees
 
             
DISCUSSION TOPIC
             
FUTURE BOARD MEETING DATES

March 20, 2019 - Study Session, 8:00 am
March 26, 2019 - Regular Business Meeting, 6:30 pm.
March 28, 2019 - Study Session, 6:30 pm
April 9, 2019 - Regular business Meeting, 6:30 pm
April 23, 2019 - Regular Business Meeting, 6:30 pm
             
ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.


_____________________________________________________
Diana White, President


_____________________________________________________
E. Kristine McDuffy, Ed.D., Board Secretary/Superintendent

EDMONDS SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Carin Chase Term Expires Dec. 2019 Director District #1
Ann McMurray Term Expires Dec. 2021 Director District #2
Gary Noble Term Expires Dec. 2019 Director District #3
Deborah Kilgore Term Expires Dec. 2021 Director District #4
Diana White Term Expires Dec. 2019 Director District #5


 

Student Advisers:  Leilah Abdalla, Fanuel Abraha, Bani Bedi, Faith Boulom, Jonathan Kwong, Dylan Mustach, Marianne Nacanaynay, Meghan Park, Sarah Robbins, Edlawte Sentayehu, Sofia Tang, Chase Waugler

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