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School Board Regular Business Meeting
Minutes

May 25, 2021
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CALL TO ORDER
Director Kilgore called the Executive Session to order at4:30 pm. The board was updated on a property matter. Director Kilgore adjourned the Executive Session at 4:55 pm.
Attending: Director Kilgore, Director Katims, Director Chase and Director Noble

Director Kilgore called the Study Session to order at 5:01 pm. The Board heard a presentation on Ethnic Studies. Director Kilgore adjourned the meeting at 6:03 pm.
Attending: Director Kilgore, Director Katims, Director Chase and Director Noble

Director Kilgore called the Business Meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

Present:
Gary Noble, Carin Chase, Nancy Katims, Deborah Kilgore
Absent:
Ann McMurray
Staff Present:
Gustavo Balderas, Dana Geaslen, Greg Schwab, Helen Joung, Rob Baumgartner, Victor Vergara, Lydia Sellie, Debby Carter
  Attachments:
  Ethnic Studies Summary
 
             
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Dr. Balderas acknowledged the original inhabitants of this place, the Sdohobsh people and their successors the Tulalip Tribes, who since time immemorial have taken care of, hunted, fished and gathered on these lands.
             
FLAG SALUTE
Director Kilgore led the flag salute.
             
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  Moved by Board Member Carin Chase, Seconded by Board Member Gary Noble
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
             
APPROVE SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES FOR:
             
1.   May 11, 2021
  Moved by Board Member Gary Noble, Seconded by Board Member Nancy Katims
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
  Attachments:
  May 11, 2021 Business Meeting Minutes
 
             
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Board accepted written comments. Directors read the comments received.

Transcript will be attached to published minutes.
  Attachments:
  Public Comments Transcript
 
             
CONSENT AGENDA
  Moved by Board Member Nancy Katims, Seconded by Board Member Gary Noble
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
             
Approve Personnel Actions
             
1.   Single reading, approve personnel actions.
  Attachments:
  Personnel Actions 5.25.21
 
             
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.
             
1.   Single reading, approve General Fund Vouchers, Apr. 2021 Paydays
  Attachments:
  Warrant Register GF Apr. 9, 2021 Payday
  Warrant Register GF Apr. 23, 2021 Payday
  Pcard Transaction Detail Report GF Apr. 9, 2021 Payday
  Auditing Officer Certificate GF Apr. 2021 Paydays
 
             
2.   Single reading, approve Associated Student Body Fund Vouchers, Apr. 2021 Paydays
  Attachments:
  Warrant Register ASB Payday Apr. 9, 2021 Payday
  Warrant Register ASB Payday Apr. 23, 2021 Payday
  Pcard Transaction Detail Report ASB Apr. 9, 2021 Payday
  Auditing Officer Certificate ASB Apr. 2021 Paydays
 
             
3.   Single reading, approve Capital Project Fund Vouchers, Apr. 2021 Paydays
  Attachments:
  Warrant Register CP Payday Apr. 9, 2021 Payday
  Warrant Register CP Payday Apr. 23, 2021 Payday
  Pcard Transaction Detail Report CP Apr. 9, 2021 Payday
  Auditing Officer Certificate CP Apr. 2021 Paydays
 
             
4.   Single reading, approve Private Purpose Trust Fund Vouchers, Apr. 2021 Paydays
  Attachments:
  Warrant Register PPT Apr. 23, 2021 Payday
  Auditing Officer Certificate PPT Apr. 2021 Payday
 
             
5.   Single reading, approve Automated Clearing House (ACH) Remittance of Sales Tax, Payment of Employee Reimbursements and Payroll Direct Deposit; Various Funds, Apr. 2021 Paydays
  Attachments:
  Check Summary ACH Apr. 9, 2021 Payday
  Check Summary ACH Apr. 23, 2021 Payday
  Auditing Officer Certificate ACH Apr. 2021 Paydays
 
             
6.   Single reading, approve Payroll Vouchers as summarized on the Auditing Officer's Certification.  There are no payments for employee taxable meal reimbursements requiring separate board approval in these payroll vouchers.
  Attachments:
  Auditing Officer Certificate GF Payroll Apr. 2021 Paydays
 
             
Miscellaneous Consent Items
             
1.   Single reading, approve School Board Resolution #21-18  Edmonds School District membership renewal with Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). 
  Attachments:
  2021 School Board Resolution WIAA
  2021 Membership Renewal Form
 
             
2.   Single reading, approve waiver regarding (Professional Growth and Assessment (PGAP) Conference deadline for the Health Services Department for the 21-22 school year.
  Attachments:
  Waiver re: PGAP Conference
 
             
3.   Single reading, approve waiver regarding changes to start time for Certificated Staff at Edmonds Elementary for the 21-22 school year.
  Attachments:
  Waiver re: Cert Staff start time Edmonds El 21-22
 
             
4.   Single reading, approve waiver regarding the start time for certificated staff at College Place Middle School for the 21-22 school year.
  Attachments:
  Waiver re: CPM Cert Staff Start Time 21-22
 
             
5.   Single reading, approve waiver regarding planning periods at College Place Middle School for the 2021-22 school year.
  Attachments:
  Waiver re: Planning Periods at CPM 21-22
 
             
6.   Single reading, approve Memorandum of Understanding regarding provision of Speech/Language Pathologist Services for the 2021-22 school year.
  Attachments:
  MOU re: Provision of SLP services 21-22
 
             
7.   Single reading, approve changes to Pay Rates for Classified Substitutes and Hourly Pay Rates
  Attachments:
  Classified Sub and Hourly Pay Rates Updated 5/2021
 
             
STUDENT PRESENTATION
             
  Brier Terrace Middle School presented Community Building Through Journalism.  Principal Scott Morrison introduced Journalism teacher Krista Morales who shared that this is the first year that journalism has been offered as an elective. Students Savanah Coco-Barrett, Gelila Asgedom, Isaac Baumann, Ethan Hudson and Teya Shook spoke about their roles and experiences in producing the Bulldog Brief, their electronic publication.

Presentation is attached.

 
  Attachments:
  BTMS Student Presentation
 
             
REPORTS
             
1.   Superintendent Balderas and district leadership provided an update on the current reentry status, in person graduation ceremonies, the county health picture, summer learning opportunities, and a look ahead at the 21-22 school year.

Presentation is attached.
  Attachments:
  Re-Entry Presentation
 
             
2.   Dr. Rob Baumgartner and Brandon Lagerquist provided an iReady Math Assessment System Report. 

Presentation is attached.
  Attachments:
  i-Ready Board Presentation May 25 2021.pdf
  I-Ready Board Report
 
             
NEW BUSINESS
             
1.   Single reading, approve Resolution  #21-17, Authorize Interfund Transfer of Invest Ed Funds from Private Purpose Trust Fund to Associated Student Body Fund.
  Moved by Board Member Gary Noble, Seconded by Board Member Nancy Katims A roll call vote was called
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
  Attachments:
  InvestED Resolution 21-17
 
             
2.   Single reading, approve Project and Budget Authorization for the Boiler Replacement at Cedar Way Elementary School.
  Moved by Board Member Carin Chase, Seconded by Board Member Nancy Katims A roll call vote was called
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
             
3.   Single reading, approve Authorized Agents for OSPI Construction Grants Process
  Moved by Board Member Gary Noble, Seconded by Board Member Nancy Katims A roll call vote was called.
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
  Attachments:
  Resolution 21-12 SPE authorized Signatures
  OSPI Authorized Agents
 
             
4.   Single reading, approve Resolution #21-19 June Proclaimed LGBTQA+ Pride Month.
  Moved by Board Member Nancy Katims, Seconded by Board Member Gary Noble Director Katims read a revised version of the resolution. The revisions in the fourth paragraph the addition of "2020" before the word study, "(Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)" after GLSEN, and the words "this year" removed. Added to the sixth paragraph were the words " to share age-appropriate readings and activities with students about the achievements, culture, and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community".
A roll call vote was called to adopt the resolution as read.
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
  Attachments:
  Resolution 21-19
 
             
5.   Single reading, approve Resolution # 21-21 Edmonds School District Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan
  Moved by Board Member Nancy Katims, Seconded by Board Member Gary Noble Noted to check the WAKids box for assessments used in the final document.
A roll call vote was called.
 
Aye: Board Member Gary Noble, Board Member Carin Chase, Board Member Nancy Katims, Board Member Deborah Kilgore
Passed
  Attachments:
  Resolution #21-21
  Edmonds Academic and Well-Being Plan
 
             
6.   First reading, (no action) adopt Policy #4218 Family Language Access Plan
  Attachments:
  4218 Family Language Access Plan
 
             
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
Ritika Khanal, Student Advisor said she was excited for Pride Month, a step forward in terms of equity. She said the Journalism presentation highlights the need for support and funding for electives to get students involved and keep them engaged.

Isabel Vergara Ramos, Student Advisor really loved the journalism elective presentation and that it is a great opportunity for students. She was glad that the Pride Month resolution was adopted. She has noticed Edmonds School District providing helpful information for her as she prepares for college, and she appreciates the support from counselors.

Cerelia Vu, Student Advisor, was excited for the adoption of the Pride Month resolution and the support it provides for the students.

Director Katims thanked Krista Morales and students for the presentation. She also thanked Brandon Lagerquist, Rob Baumgartner and their team for all they are doing and that she knows how hard it is to implement an assessment system. She is proud of adopting the Pride Month resolution. She shared the Equity interest of the Board, and that at last week’s retreat they received a two-hour equity training. The training included parts staff are also receiving. She said the Board will continue learning with an interest in equity issues.]

Director Chase is proud of the district for being inclusive and supporting initiatives for the community. She spoke of Bill 5044, WSSDA Equity training for school directors and Boards. She shared that WSSDA is creating some training to meet the requirements of the bill. The legislative committee met last week and a report will be out soon for bills to consider later this month, and she will share it when it is available. She asked the Board members to hold June 10th for a meeting with Representatives, Larsen and Jamayapal.

Director Noble thanked students for presenting, saying the class is a boon for Hawkeye at Mountlake Terrace High School. He appreciated the iReady presentation for the information and comprehensive report. He noted the need for an assessment tool and that the process has been thorough. He shared he is proud to have approved June Pride Month

Director Kilgore reminded her colleagues of the Superintendent review, and to please look at the documents he sent. She shared she is really pleased about adopting the Pride Resolution and thanked Dr. Katims for taking the lead. Dr. Katims for taking the lead. She was appreciative of the iReady presentation as well as the long process, noting no product is perfect. She was in favor of the implementation and the need for a broad look at all we should be doing to support our students.
             
SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTS
Dr. Balderas said it is about systems and culture in school districts for them to be effective and Edmonds is continuing to work on these with the strategic plan based on the Board’s guidance and vision. He noted what they saw tonight, with Krista Morales and her students, hands on learning and the engagement that is had. He said it is about good first teaching, what happens in the classroom the very first time and making sure that we have continued professional learning wrapped around the right interventions with the right data to inform student placement and meet students at their level

He appreciated the Board for their engagement to do the hard work. He thanked them for being champions for the equity work and looked forward to the conversations to continue. He thanked Director Katims and the whole Board for the Pride Month resolution noting the positive impact it will have for our students.
             
FUTURE BOARD MEETING DATES
June 8, 2021-Executive Session-Legal Updates
June 8, 2021-Business Meeting
June 15, 2021-Study Session-Budget Development
June 22, 2021-Business Meeting
             
ADJOURNMENT
Director Kilgore adjourned the meeting at 8:52 pm.

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Deborah Kilgore, Board President

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Gustavo Balderas, Board Secretary/Superintendent

EDMONDS SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Carin Chase Term Expires Dec. 2023 Director District #1
Ann McMurray Term Expires Dec. 2021 Director District #2
Gary Noble Term Expires Dec. 2023 Director District #3
Deborah Kilgore Term Expires Dec. 2021 Director District #4
Nancy Katims Term Expires Dec. 2023 Director District #5

 


 

Student Advisers: Bandhna Bedi, Kai Hinch, Ritika Khanal, Isabel Vergara Ramos, Cerelia Vu 

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