LCSD Board Minutes 02/08/2022

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

 

DATE: February 8, 2022

TIME: 6:00 PM                                                    

LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)

PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Kim Thorpe, Jeff Fehr, Barb Polley, Erik Nelson, Stephanie Fuller, Aurora Flores (WSSDA), Karen Munguia, Natalie Vazquez, Veronica Ramirez, Jose Hurtado, Makenzie Griggs, Seth Manthey, Arden Paglia, Erik Peterson, Maeve Early, Mandy Earley, Aiden Jones, Allan Simmons, Shauna Ventimiglia, Brian Wood, Scott Granger, K.C. Knudson, Crystal Austin, Bo Charlton, Briceida Gonzalez, Cindy Bertomeu, Danita Breeze, Jayme Berg, Jody Petersen, Krystina Nelson, Laura Clinton, Lindsay Wood, Michelle Fanton, Rebecca Benson, Sarah Clarke, Tammy Williams, Tara Cunningham, Todd Hausman, and Georgia Mashayekh

                                                                              

AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS

  • Call to Order

Kim Thorpe called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

  • Approval of Agenda

There were no changes to the agenda.

Barb moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve the minutes as presented; motion carried.

  • Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items

There were no public comments.

 

DIRECTOR PRESENTATION

  • WA State School Directors Assoc. – Aurora Flores

Barry introduced Aurora Flores, Manson Board Member, WSSDA  Board Director for our region (Area VII)

WSSDA is the governing body for all of the school directors from around Washington state.  Aurora has been a long-time representative for district area 7. She has been on the WSSDA Board, the legislative committee, and is currently looking for a legislative representative from area 7.  If any of the LCSD school board is interested in serving in this position, they should contact her.

There are several branches of WSSDA: leadership, legal and policy, strategic and advocacy, and professional development.  The WSSDA Board of Directors meet 6 times a year for 1.5 days and review positions from the local school districts.

 

STUDENT REPORT

  • HS Med Club

The Med Club officers Arden Paglia, Mackenzie Griggs, Natalie Vazquez, Veronica Ramirez, Joey Hurtado, and Karen Munguia introduced themselves and gave a presentation explaining what MED CLUB is about, 2021-22 and shared membership numbers along with this year’s activities including: CPR training, Great American Smokeout, suturing clinic, Junior and Senior mentorships with CVCH, Safety Fair 2022, Red Cross Blood Drive, field trips to CWU and UW, and club Member of the Month.

During the spring of 2020, Med Club became a chapter of the National Assoc. of Biology Teachers BioClub. The NABT BioClub provides opportunities for students, including outreach activities, the preparation of experiments, presentation of technical information before groups, and shares information about career, technical training, and college opportunities. Students can interact with role models in the professional biology community and participate in national NABT programs.

 

  • Chelan School of Innovation

The CSI student reps Maeve Early, Aiden Jones, and Ronnie Gregory introduced themselves and shared a presentation covering information about their community services, outdoor experiences, and highlights involving clubs, fieldtrips, and Chelan Earth Day Fair 2022.

Outdoor education involves morning wellness walks and hikes in the region for exercise and exploring science.

The students shared why they chose CSI, including: studying subjects that interest them, having opportunities for more individual projects work,  having the ability to incorporate a creative outlet into their learning, and meeting independent working styles.

 

PROGRAM REPORTS

  • Chelan School of Innovation (CSI) – Erik Peterson

Erik gave a presentation  explaining the inception of CSI and what the program is all about.  This presentation included information about Big Picture Schools, the CSI essentials, individualized learning plans, interest driven projects, learning goals, CSI Facts, and the staffing.

CSI was established in 2014 replacing the Glacier Valley Alternative School. There are many community partnerships with THRIVE, HDCA (Historical Downtown Chelan Assoc.), Chelan Senior Center, Heritage Heights, US Forest Service, Chelan Valley Hope, Morgen Owings Elementary, and several more.

Erik brought books to share with the board.

Student exhibitions are scheduled for May.

 

  • Teaching and Learning – K.C. Knudson

K.C. shared a presentation explaining the inclusionary practices of UDL (Universal Designed Learning) and provided the board with an update on the Literacy Adoption process.

UDL is founded on the science that there is no average learner, and everyone has great variation on how they learn.  When schools and systems don’t support the learning variations of individuals, students lose motivation to participate in class and it affects their ability to learn.

It is important to be able to identify what kids need to know and understand prior to leaving the school district. The reality is that when students arrive in the district, they come in with different levels of development and learning patterns.  The district needs to be able to understand the challenges of each individual student in order to better support students so that they become purposeful and motivated.

As a society we can use different texts in different formats for kids based on what they need and their interests. Engagement and learning are what UDL focuses on.  Part of the design is to help students become strategic and goal oriented in sharing what they have learned.

LCSD has been working on materials adoption for 1-12 Literacy.  KC shared the LCSD Literacy Vision Statement developed by the K-12 ELA Adoption Committee in December 2021.  The committee has several materials under review, and this is a great time to be evaluating new curriculum with UDL perspectives.  KC also shared a timeline visual including the different groups reviewing curriculum for the board to approve new curriculum by May 10th.

Barry shared that each year the district looks at a different subject for adoption based on a predetermined cycle over a 7-year period.

 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

Barry congratulated Brad again for being recognized as AWSP 2022 WA State Principal of the Year.  He has been in the district for 9 years starting as the CMS Principal.  He shared a letter from Brad Hawkins, Senator for the 12th District.

Brad thanked Barry for inviting his family to Chelan for this award.  Brad also thanked everyone for working together to make CHS a great school.

A contractor hired by the City of Chelan for pipe replacement has put in a request to use 10 parking spaces on the North side of the Community Gym parking lot.  Chelan Fresh is OK with this.  Barry suggested that there should be a fee for the company to use this space and a contract for the dates of use.  The Board will take this to an action item.

Barry shared some Omicron information based on national, state, and regional data.  The percentage of students and staff out of schools for illness has gone down this past week.  It is still the State governor’s decision if schools will continue to wear masks.  The state superintendents want to create a path forward and will support guidance made by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Barry shared a video of Jesus Rodriguez who is a CHS alum, attended WSU (WA State University), and is now a horticulturist with the WA Fruit & Produce Company.  He is a STEM super advocate with WA STEM Wenatchee.

CTE pathways are a great example of helping students explore and reach their goals in future careers.

 

POLICY & PROCEDURE REVIEWS

The Board chose to take the policies and procedure to the next board meeting for a second reading.

 

ACTION ITEMS

Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the Payables as presented; motion carried.

Barry answered questions about the personnel changes.

Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.

  • Parking request in Community Gym parking lot.

Erik moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve the parking request for KRCI LLC; motion carried.

 

Barry shared that Rosey Burkhard, Supervisor of Facilities and Maintenance, is getting different bids to have the HVAC in the Community Gym work efficiently year-round.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

 Kim moved the Board to executive session at 7:21pm for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Kim Thorpe reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 7:40 pm.

_________________________________                  _______________________________________

Kim Thorpe, Board Chair                                                                  Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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