MOUNT BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT #507
School Board Meeting - July 8, 2004
Board Members – Ellen Dodson; Trish Hart; Russ Pfeiffer-Hoyt; David Smith. Jim Freeman was tardy, and excused, he arrived at 7:50 pm
Certificated Administrators – Rick Gantman; Pat Bieber; Trina Hall
a. Good of the Order – Attachment “A” and the following
o The board recognized classified employees who have been with the district for many years, for their important contributions to the district and to the community.
2. Approval of Minutes – Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt moved and Ms .Hart seconded the motion to approve the Minutes from the June 10, 17 & 24 meetings of the board. Motion passed unanimously.
3. Consent Agenda – Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt moved and Ms Hart seconded the motion to approve all items on the Consent Agenda. Motion passed unanimously.
a. Personnel Actions – Attachment “B”
b. Cancelled Warrants – None
c. Surplus Property – Resolution #03/04:31
d. Two Year Contract – Junior/Senior High Yearbooks – Premier Graphics
e. Office System’s Copier Rental Agreement – 5 Year Lease
f. Insurance Rates for Private Vehicles
g. Overnight Trips – Harmony 5th grade, 3 nights (Date tbd between 9/22 – 10/22)
h. Flood Easement for Access to Deming Dike
i. Approval of Accounts Payable for July 04 and Payroll for June 04
Vouchers audited and certified by the auditing officer as required by RCW 42.24.080, and those expense claims certified as required by RCW 42.24.090, have been recorded on a listing, which has been made available to the Board. As of this day, July 8, 2004 the Board by a unanimous vote does approve the payment of those vouchers included in the above list and further described as follows: ASB Fund vouchers #376 – 385 in the total amount of $7,381.68; ASB Fund vouchers #386 – 387 in the total amount of $6,150.22; and Capital Projects Fund vouchers #85356 – 83537 in the total amount of $3,535.00; General Fund vouchers #83403 – 83535 in the total amount of $250,507.65.
4. Information from Board Members
a. Report on School Board Goals –
i. School Board Portfolio – The portfolio provides accountability for progress the board is making in achieving its goals.
o Ms. Dodson & Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt both attended the Ellin Oliver Keene workshop on June 22nd and 23rd, which was also well attended by Mt Baker teachers.
o Ms Dodson attended Nooksack Library grand opening. The library is providing a tutoring program during the summer months.
o Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt said he would comment about the Transportation Symposium regarding the proposed Commerce Corridor later on the agenda.
5. Information from the Audience – None
6. Presentations –
a. Safe Schools Initiative – Supplemental Curriculum Materials – Trina Hall, Curriculum Director provided information about the recommended materials, titled “Masters of Disaster.” Ms Hall, other Mt Baker staff and representatives from Mt Baker Area Red Cross worked together in deliberations about choosing the supplemental materials. Ms Hall said that this will be an exciting additional resource for teachers to use in conjunction with health, science and social studies curricula. The materials will be presented to staff at the 2004/2005 Teacher Institute in August. Katy Ferguson and Randy Scott, Red Cross employees, were recognized for their work on the project.
b. Interim Assistant Superintendent Search – The board encouraged Dr. Gantman to continue the search for an interim assistant superintendent. There was no formal action taken.
c. Overview of 2004/2005 General Fund Budget – There was extensive discussion about the proposed 04/05 General Fund Budget. Highlights of the discussion were:
Dr. Gantman & Donna Getchell will address discussion items, concerns and report again to the board before consideration of budget adoption the July 22 special meeting.
7. Action Items
a. Federal Grant Program Overview – Special Education Director, Pat Bieber and Curriculum Director, Trina Hall provided information about each Federal Grant the District may be applying for. The Grants are:
i. No Child Left Behind (ESEA) Title I Improving Achievement of Disadvantaged Students; Federal – $490,163
ii. Learning Assistance Program (LAP). Remediation of Basic Skills for Low Achieving Students; State – $170,000
iii. State Transitional Bilingual Instruction in English with limited assistance in primary language; Title III – LEP and Immigrant student support; State – $171,250 (est); Federal – $17,000
iv. Federal Special Education IDEA – B; IDEA, Section 619 (Pre); Federal – $462,180; $19,070
v. Indian Ed Formula Grant. Supplementary assistance to Native American students; Federal – $20,000 (est)
vi. Readiness to Learn, Whatcom County Consortium for Family Resource Services; State – $40,400
vii. Title II, Teacher and Principal Quality; Federal – $113,820 (est)
viii. Title II, Part D: Enhancing Education Through Technology. Federal – $12,989
ix. Title V, Innovative Programs; Federal – $15,152
x. High Capable Student Program; State – $15,689
xi. OSPI Drug Omnibus Grant (consortium through Lakewood School District); State – $9,436 (est)
xii. Safe & Drug Free School and Communities Act (administered through NW ESD 189); Federal – $14,605
At 9 pm Ms Dodson recessed the meeting and opened the Public Hearing to receive input from audience members about the grants and programs. No comments were offered. The Hearing was closed at 9:05 pm, and the meeting resumed.
b. Mount Baker Public Schools Employees Contract – Dr. Gantman said that the ratification vote was substantial, and recommended the board approve the Contract. Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt moved and Mr. Freeman seconded the motion to accept the PSE contract. Motion passed unanimously.
c. Mount Baker Education Association Contract – Dr. Gantman recommended the board approve the Contract. Mr. Freeman moved and Ms Hart seconded the motion to accept the MBEA contract. Motion passed unanimously.
d. Superintendent’s Contract – Related Resolutions – Mr. Freeman moved and Ms Hart moved to approve the Superintendent’s contract. Motion passed unanimously. Ms. Dodson said that she would entertain a second motion to consider related resolutions. Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt moved and Ms. Hart seconded the motion to approve all related resolutions. Motion passed unanimously.
e. Recognition of the District’s Interest Regarding the Washington Commerce Corridor – Resolution #03/04:32 – Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt moved and Mr. Freeman seconded the motion to approve the resolution. Motion passed unanimously.
f. Social Studies curriculum materials were presented to the board in previous meetings and work sessions, and accepted by the board for public review. Materials will be available for review for the next several weeks; a public notice will be posted to alert the pubic of the review dates.
g. In the action to accept the MBEA contract, the board approved 8 early dismissal days during the 2004/2005 school year. Mr. Pfeiffer-Hoyt moved and Mr. Freeman seconded the motion to acknowledge the 8 early dismissal days as part of the 2004/2005 school calendar. Motion passed unanimously.
a. None at this meeting.
a. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Gantman provided his written report. Highlights of the report were:
10. Meeting(s) Schedule – All meetings begin at 7 pm in the District Office unless otherwise noted
Work sessions, Special Meetings.
There was further discussion about other scheduled events.
11. Executive Session – At 10:00 pm Ms. Dodson recessed the regular meeting and the board met in Executive Session to discuss a real estate matter. Ms Dodson estimated a meeting time of one-half hour.
12. Adjourn – At 10:45 pm the regular meeting was reconvened and then adjourned.
Ellen Dodson, President Dr. Richard Gantman, Secretary
LEAVES/REDUCTION IN HOURS
Peer Mentorship Program Stipends for 2003-04
Technology Mentorship Program 2003-04
Building Tech Support
Correction from June Agenda
Technology Curriculum Mentors
Food Service Long Range Planning
In a Public School Employees meeting on Tuesday, June 15, the following people were recognized:
PSE Certificate of Merit:
Lisa Strachila - Acme Para-Ed
Fe Lara - HS Food Service Secretary
Kristi Anderson - HS Library Para-Ed
Pat Brown - HS Custodian
Elizabeth Badillo - HS Food Service
Susan Dittli -Kendall Para-Ed
Cindy Lawrence - Kendall Food Service
Robert Nelson - Trans
Cheryl Olson – Kendall Food Service
Lynda Solberg - Harmony Para-Ed
Cindy Steagall - Kendall Custodian
Becky Cronk - HS Para-Ed,
Lizette Custer - Kendall Para-Ed,
Sandra Madison - HS Career Counselor,
Virginia Pederson - Trans,
Mary Stavik - Trans
Sandy Knudsen - Acme Para-Ed, Susi Pavesi - HS Secretary
Cindy Mellema - HS Secretary
Gary Varang - Trans