LCSD Board Minutes 02/11/2020

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

DATE: February 11, 2020

TIME: 6:00 PM                                                   

LOCATION: District Learning Center

PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Agustin Benegas-Garcia, Kim Thorpe, Jodi Smith, Cori Pflug, Heidi Busk, Sarah Clarke, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Brad Wilson, Scott Granger, Brian Wood, Rob Rainville, Erik Peterson, Seth Manthey, David Chavez, Ringo Renteria, Dylan Zavala, Monroe Kenck, Amber Corrigan, and Georgia Mashayekh                                                                                                                              

AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS

  • Call to Order

Jeff Fehr called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

  • Approval of Agenda

Heidi will not be presenting.

Lynda 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.

 

REPORTS / BUILDING SUMMARIES

  • HS Med Club – Seth Manthey

David Chavez, Ringo Renteria, Dylan Zavala, Monroe Kenck shared a presentation informing the board about the Medical Science Club.  They included Community Service opportunities and activities provided by the club, Future Plans, and Future Goals.

The club works directly with students in all the buildings to teach healthy choices.  Annually the club plans and facilitates the MOE Safety Fair to teach healthy habits to the students. They also work with the community hospital in learning and community activities. There are about 68 students involved in the club this year.

The club is looking into the possibility of providing certification through educational opportunities on different skills required in different medical professions.

  • PBIS Training – Jody Smith / Cori Pflug

Jody and Cori are PBIS Consultants (formerly from the Wenatchee School District) and have been working with MOE and CMS teachers this year since October.  They are leading work to develop a Positive Behavior Intervention System in both schools.  The goal is for both schools to have a consistent behavior system in place in both schools. Their presentation explained what PBIS is and is not, the continuum of Effective Behavior Support, Tier 1, Five Containers, and support from PBIS World at www.pbisworld.com.

  • Morgen Owings Elementary – Erin Morin

Erin provided a presentation on the progress around MOE’s School Improvement Plan including: What is the Purpose?, Data-Based Needs Assessment & Action Planning, different data collection, Established Guiding Coalition, Identified 3 Priority Areas, Increased Collegiality, Culturally Responsive Practices, and Decreasing Gaps.

She gave the board a copy of a chapter from the book, Supervision and Instructional Leadership, describing different types of schools. After looking at some of the data, one of the priorities is to Increase Culturally Responsive Practices.

The board engaged in a conversation with Mrs. Morin regarding the new EL classroom and how things are progressing with this added support for students.  Mrs. Morin reported that Kinder and 1st Grade teachers feel  that speaking and writing skills are improving. There was discussion about scaffolding learning and differentiation as strategies that are best practice with EL Students.

Heidi Busk talked about all students having access to grade level curriculum with depth for students who need more challenges; and support for those who help.  She stressed the importance of teachers needing to consistently review classroom data to meet the needs of ALL students.

MOE hosted a Migrant PAC meeting last week and Barry shared information from the presentation.  Luis Orteaga was the guest speaker and several migrant students from the HS made presentations. Barry was impressed by the PAC President’s closing remarks where she expressed her gratitude toward the elementary administration for their work in valuing Hispanic cultural events and promoting Hispanic culture at MOE.

  • Athletics/Activities – Rob Rainville

Rob thanked the transportation department for all of their work in getting athletes to and from competitions. He also thanked Georgia Mashayekh for all of her help with scheduling gyms as the Facilities Coordinator.

Rob explained school team changes in the Caribou Trail League.

“Wraps with Rainy” are monthly meetings with coaches, admin, and Rob Rainville to discuss district athletics.

Kids attending games and events in the Green Zone has been noticed by larger districts, and they are inquiring about how this culture and support for athletics was developed.

Wrestling is growing in Chelan with more students in youth wrestling and moving up to MS and HS.

Hall of Fame induction went well with the gym packed with attendees.

22 Seniors were honored in Winter sports over the past few weeks.

Districts and Regionals games/matches are happening in the next few weeks.

March 10th at 6:30pm Winter Sports Banquet.

Spring Sports start March 2nd with many students going out for Tennis, Boys’ Soccer, Softball, and Baseball.

MS ASB Activity Night will be Friday 2/14.

 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

  • Barry DePaoli

Barry spoke about the board taking a walk-through at MOE to look at the building for future needs. Specifically to help the board understand the space challenges that exist for students and staff.

Employee of the Year is an annual event recognizing the work of staff.  Barry explained how it will be rolled out this year and invited board members to join in the meeting to select the recipients of this honor in March.

There are many safety concerns around crosswalks, pickup/drop off at MOE, para list of traffic violations before and after school.  Barry plans to meet again with the DOT to see if better signage can be added and/or other possibilities to improve safety. He plans on  working with the Crossing Guards in real time to better understand their frustration.  At this point in time our crossing guards are worn out with the lack of respect from drivers when students coming to and from school.

Barry shared a presentation on the importance of system thinking.  There are multiple initiatives, programs, and practices to support student achievement. There are also many national concerns as administrators and educators are faced with a number of diversified challenges. A MTTS (Multi-Tiered Support System) needs solid framework to move forward. Social-Emotional supports need to be built out to support the Whole Child.  The district is working on a systematic plan for a growth mindset on Traditional Discipline versus Positive Behavior Intervention Systems.  To move this work further, Barry will be working with administrators to implement a MTSS system in the years ahead.  In order to be efficient in managing behavior and academic performance a strong intervention system is paramount.

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS

  • Holden Village – Erin Morin

Erin gave a presentation based on Holden’s School Improvement Plan.  She began with the nature of Holden Village community and school and then shared the make-up of the school, achievement/learning goals, assessments (SBA will be given by paper this year), communication, professional development for staff,

She explained how whole class and multi-level learning happens around project-based learning.  The plan was approved by the board and sent to OSPI.

Erik provided an overview of CSI’s school improvement plan. He shared the CSI Mission, Vision, PLC (Professional Learning Community) Focus, Data, Data to Establish Academic Improvement, meeting graduation requirements, Interventions and Test-prep, ReadTheory Data, CEE Data, CSI SEL Tool Kit, and Culture Builders.

Erik stated that CSI has focused on a job shadow program to explore many different jobs across the nation. Barry asked about school visits to community colleges, universities, and trade schools so that students learn about all sorts of future opportunities.

Earth Day is coming up in April and CSI will team up with CHS to offer more activities at the event.  Eric gave the board members the CSI Winter 2020 Newsletter.

The plan was approved by the Board and sent to OSPI.

 

POLICY/PROCEDURE UPDATES

Barry and the board worked on the remainder of the procedure to decide on verbiage. There was discussion about what services and support the district can help with and enforce.  Barry will go back and update all discipline forms after the procedures are approved.  There was a suggestion to provide the policy and procedure to parents when a student is suspended and/or expelled.

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve BP 3241 & Procedure with discussed changes; motion carried.

Barry shared with the board that the district currently has a Threat Assessment Team and they would review the policy and procedure to make sure that it supports the district team. These policies cross reference with BP 3241 of Student Discipline.

 

ACTION ITEMS

The board discussed the Payables and Barry answered any questions the school board had.

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

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

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the School Improvement Plans for Holden Village and Chelan School of Innovation; motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • To discuss the performance of an employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110

Jeff moved the board to executive session at 8:25pm for approximately 10 minutes.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Fehr reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 8:35 pm.

 

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Jeff Fehr, Board Chair                                                                                Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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