LCSD Board Meeting 11/09/2021
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: November 9, 2021
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)
PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Barb Polley, KC Knudson, Sarah Clarke, Brian Wood, Erik Peterson, Trisha Schock, Bo Charlton, Todd Hausman, Erin Morin, Scott Granger, Stefani Morgan, Carrie Austin, Jody Peyersrn, Jody Petersen, Jennifer Polley, Lindsay Wood, Laura Clinton, Kris Perry, Stephanie Fuller, Josh, Erik Nelson, Briceida Gonzalez, Danita Breeze, Tara Cunningham, and Georgia Mashayekh
AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS
- Call to Order
Jeff Fehr called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
- Approval of Agenda
Barry requested that the MOE report be removed from the agenda for tonight, to move the Levy resolution to a discussion item during his presentation and asked to discuss the Student ASB travel meal per diem amount for student ASB overnight events (athletics and clubs).
Kim moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the requested amendments to the agenda; motion carried.
Barb moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the minutes as presented; motion carried.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There were no public comments.
- HS ASB Report – Reed Stamps
Reed Stamps shared a presentation about ASB Leadership and the activities that were planned for the fall.
Homecoming week was a success with dress up days, a downtown parade, field day, the big game, and a dance at MOE with multicultural music for music appreciation.
There are several students in the Senior Executives in Leadership Class. This is a HS course through EWU (Eastern WA Univ.) that teaches leadership skills and helps students learn about different leadership styles.
CHS Staff members have come to the leadership class to share some of their backgrounds and what they think makes a good leader.
ASB Leaders are in charge of the Green Zone at all athletic events to support their peers playing sports. This leadership team also supports all students in wearing masks.
Upcoming events include: Winter sports, Winter Spirit Week, and a TOLO Dance.
PROGRAM SUMMARY REPORT
- Teaching & Learning – K.C. Knudson
KC shared an Executive Summary from i-Ready (Curriculum Associates) with the Board. This summary comes from Curriculum Associates and is a study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on students since schools closed and went to remote learning in the spring of 2020. This disruption has caused a large impact among students across the nation and world and particularly in reading. There needs to be a continuum of support and services for the students.
K.C. talked about what has happened over he past year as a result of students have had their reading practice interrupted over the past 20 months during the pandemic. The teaching and learning student support system teams have met with the business department and administrators to work on creating a process of building program tiered interventions to support students at each grade level. There is extra support for the remainder of this school year and into the next few years. Together with the business department, administrative leadership has strategically planned the use of ESSER dollars to be spread out equally across the next three years to ensure sustainability.
LCSD is working on the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) with all the teachers. KC gave kudos to the teachers who have been learning and growing after work with all of the trainings being offered through the Teaching and Learning supports.
BUIILDING SUMMARY REPORTS
- Chelan School of Innovation – Erik Peterson
Erik shared a document with the Board that covered subjects of CSI’s SIP (School Improvement Plans) high-priority goals, successes, challenges, and other projects.
Karen Portillo-Robles was hired this year as a Student Advocate and is connecting well with the students and helping them with various needs both personally and academically.
Mental Health is a high priority goal this year as the students in CSI are at an extremely elevated risk for mental health/trauma. Data on this came from the Healthy Youth Survey and can be seen daily in conversation with the students. Students are working on their midterm assessments this month.
CSI Enrollment is currently at 26 students.
Sarah shared that the District Social Worker will be supporting mental health services at all buildings. This will be done with group and individual sessions.
- Superintendent – Barry DePaoli
All of the staff are in the buildings at this time. There is high transmission of COVID in the county and in the school, but numbers are down across the state.
Barry shared a presentation on the upcoming replacement levy now referred to as the Educational Programs and Operational Levy (formerly the Maintenance and Operations Levy) that will be on the ballot on February 8, 2022. This presentation summarized the district’s history of levy elections, levy amounts over the years, and school tax rates. One of the pages shared comparable school tax rates of liked sized school districts across the region. LCSD does not have a bond, has a small tech levy, and the levy rate continues to go down each year due to the number of houses being built.
This is a replacement levy that is voted on every two years for educational programs and operations. The levy fills the gaps of programs and resources that are not funded fully by the State. One of the graphs in the presentation shared a detailed list of items the levy funds. Barry shared a levy planning overview for 2021-22.
Barry brought up a discussion about raising the travel meal per diem for students who are traveling for ASB Club and Athletic events on State competitions. The board was in agreement to raise the travel meal per diem and will move to the action items.
There will be a child vaccination clinic at the fire hall on Saturday. CVCH is asking the district for help in sharing information about this clinic. After much discussion the board agreed to share community health events on the website in the parent section.
- BP 5000 & Procedure – Recruitment and Selection of Staff
Barry presented changes that the administration had gone over. The Board requested to see the policy and procedure in the clean form at the next board meeting.
Barry and Trisha answered questions about the payables.
Kim moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve the payables as presented; motion carried.
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the personnel updates as presented; motion carried.
- Student ASB Travel Meal Per Diem
Kim moved and Lynda seconded a motion to update the Student ASB Travel meals per diem to $30.00 a day; motion carried.
- To discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110
Jeff moved the board to executive session at 7:05pm for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.
Jeff Fehr reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 7:25 pm.
Jeff Fehr, Board Chair Barry DePaoli, Superintendent