LCSD Board Minutes 02/09/2021

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

 

DATE: February 9, 2021

TIME: 6:30 pm

LOCATION: Online meeting

PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Agustin Benegas-Garcia, Kim Thorpe, Sarah Clarke, Amy Eddy, Scott Paine, Scott Granger, Amber Corrigan, Brad Wilson, Brian Wood, Camisha Hughbanks, Carrie Austin, Cindy Bertomeu, Danita Breeze, Erik Peterson, Erin Morin, Heidi Summers, Jamie Mack, Jayme Berg, Jennifer Polley, Jeremy Bonner, Jessica Helm, Jess Poland, Jody Petersen, K.C. Knudson, Kristi Collins, Krystina Nelson, Laura Clinton, Lindsay Wood, Melanie Froman, Michelle Fanton, Mindy Christopherson, Rebecca Benson, Rosemary Moller, Tammy Williams, Tara Cunningham, Kate, Bre Stockdale, Erik & K-tina, and Georgia Mashayekh

 

AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS

  • Call to Order

Jeff Fehr called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

  • Approval of Agenda

There were no changes to the agenda.

Kim moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve minutes as presented; motion carried.

  • Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items

There were no public comments.

 SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

  • COVID 19 Update / School Re-opening Planning

Barry’s report focused on COVID19 updates that included:

  1. County numbers and local city comparisons
  2. Increasing Instructional Time (adding Wednesdays to the Hybrid Learning Model) and

planning ahead to review the potential for full time instruction at the K-1 level.

At this time the Re-opening modifications to in-person learning is just in the planning stages. There are several parameters/considerations in the decision-making process about returning all students to full day in-person learning.  These include Health and Safety, Equity, Instruction, Transportation and Food Service.  The district has had students in the buildings since October and transports 815 students (approximately 65%) to school by bus.  Many schools in the state are just starting to bring students back in their buildings. Ongoing planning continues across the district in all departments.  The district continues to study and analyze music classes, elementary class sizes, online enrollment, dual cameras in classrooms, summer school, and parent conferences.

Barry updated the Safe Start in-person timeline and explained how that may work as the district moves forward.

He stressed that in this planning, the district needs to be cognizant of the COVID19 variants that are moving around the globe.  He also stated that he is not in favor of increasing to in-person learning until all staff involved have had the opportunity to be vaccinated, should they choose to do so.

Barry shared the recent enhancements to the district’s Calvert Education program with Interactive Read-Alouds, Individual Consultations, STEM learning activities, Social Emotional Learning sessions, and Individualized Feedback.

Following this part of the report, Barry encourage questions from the board, staff and the community.

Kim thanked Barry for all of the information around research and planning that the district is doing.

Barry reiterated that the staff has been working consistently on discussions and planning around re-opening.

The presentation continued with information about boat trailer parking at the MS/HS.

Barry shared some of the history of the boat trailer parking in the MS/HS parking lot.  It has been used for trailers for the last 20 years because of the proximity to the PUD Riverwalk Boat Launch. It hasn’t been an issue until the past few years due to the increase in the number of people recreating on the lake.  There is very limited parking at the PUD boat launch (16 slots).

Barry presented information to the Chelan City Council earlier this evening and asked the council for some help in monitoring day-use parking in the lot.  The council members and city employees listened to the information and will have further discussion after their research of options and general parking issues.  Barry is hopeful that a true partnership can be developed with the city so that day parking use can continue to serve local residents and tourists.

PROGAM REPORTS

  • Student Services – Sarah Clarke and Amy Eddy

A presentation was shared with information about Social Emotional learning and goals.  Prior to the Board meeting, resources were previously shared with the board to provide some context for  MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) and Social Emotional Learning.  Sarah asked the board if any of the resources resonated with them.  The Board responded positively and thanked Sarah for the opportunity to learn more.

Katie Novak is a Renowned education consultant and author who will be presenting on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to district staff in the fall.

Sarah explained about how MTSS Social Emotional Learning Tiers work to builds skills for improving attitude toward school, controlling negative behaviors, encouraging more engagement, creating mindfulness, suicide prevention, teaching coping skills, and improving school climate.

WA State has standards for Social Emotional screening and learning for districts. Sarah and Amy explained the SEL Universal Screening that could be used by the district in 2021-2022. Through data collected from screenings, there can be individual and group support with Tier interventions.

Lynda and Barry thanked Sarah and Amy for bringing Social Emotional surveys and assessments to students and staff and commended them for this outstanding work.  This will be valuable information to help students and improve school climate.

  • Athletics Reopening Update – Scott Paine

Mr. Paine, opened his remarks by referencing the WA State Department of Health  and informed the board that the WIAA sets the regulations for athletic participationWIAA (WA Interscholastic Activities Association) . He also share information about the Governor’s regional phase in plan. WA State Phase Regions for athletic programs.

 

Chelan High School is part of the North Central Region with 29 high schools where the Athletic Directors are making up different leagues within the regions. Competitions may be allowed when the region reaches phase 2 guidance, as there is a phased approach to allow kids to play and compete.  Plans are being made for competitions with no spectators allowed with lots of logistical planning just to get there.

Athletes, coaches, and athletic directors have been flexible with changing up practice opportunities.

Summer 2.0 workouts have allowed students and coaches opportunities to get together and move around. PE classes have different criteria and restrictions than afterschool athletics.

 POLICY UPDATES

  • BP 6220 – Bid or Request for Proposal Requirements (2nd reading after discussion)

Lynda moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve BP 6220 as presented; motion carried.

  • BP 2410P – HS Graduation requirements (2nd Reading)

Ken moved and Lynda seconded a motion to approve BP 2410 Procedure as presented; motion carried.

Barry explained the equity driven changes to this policy and procedure driven by State Bill 1660 approved last summer.  Brad explained some of reasons and ways to waive fees for ASB.

The school board took policy and procedures for BP 1400, BP 1430, and BP 3510 as first readings.

ACTION ITEMS

Lynda moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve the payables as presented; motion carried.

Barry talked about the personnel changes.

Agustin moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • To discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. 30.110

Jeff moved the board to executive session at 7:40pm for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.

 ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Fehr reconvened to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 7:56 PM

 

___________________________________________                      ______________________________________

Jeff Fehr, Board Chair                                                                                                Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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